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Anderson, Donald B.; Jones, Suzanne H.; Longhurst, Max L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
This present phenomenological case study explored collective class actuation as experienced by a seminary teacher in a Western State. Collective class actuation results when teachers or students perceive their class group as being in an optimal performing state of dynamic equilibrium. The participant of this present study sought dynamic…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Burton, Lauren M.; Campbell, Brett D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
We examined the effects of an alternative classroom structure on self-efficacy and engagement of ninth-grade students who placed substantially below grade level in mathematics. We considered whether targeting both academic and social needs of these students would increase their self-efficacy and engagement by way of four teaching effects:…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Nontraditional Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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Janakiraman, Shamila; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are offered on diverse topics in an attempt to reach global audiences. MOOCs have helped address limitations to educational access, yet the dropout rates are notoriously high. Many argue that high attrition in MOOCs is because the instructional design often does not align with the needs of adult learners. Adult…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses
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Ervin, Jeremy A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
As a professor teaching general core science courses to non-science majors, I designed a learner-centered, inquiry-based course in order to potentially positively influence science-related attitudes of my students. Through the lens of action research with mixed methodology, I analyzed student attitudes regarding science through the Test of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Nonmajors, Academic Language
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Allen, Nancy; McDermott, Peter – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The purpose of the present study was threefold: (a) What was the state of classroom teaching in Sierra Leone's rural schools? (b) What did school leaders report to be the most immediate needs for improving schools in rural Sierra Leone? (c) What contextual features affected school improvement in rural Sierra Leone? We employed a case study method…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Improvement, Case Studies, Mentors
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Yates, Kimberly A.; Sullivan, Susan C. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Research indicates many children today spend little time outdoors exploring the natural world and a great deal of time inside viewing the television or playing video games (Jerald, 2009; Robinson, 2010) which can lead to poor social development, childhood obesity, and a lack of feeling connected to the environment. One instructional tool being…
Descriptors: Gardening, Case Studies, Climate, Outdoor Education
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Jones, Suzanne H.; Putney, LeAnn G. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to explore a previously theorized construct, Collective Classroom Efficacy, through student voices. We interviewed nine former sixth-graders a decade after their classroom experience as they articulated at a reunion the importance of their former cohesive classroom community. To provide data triangulation we…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 6, Poetry, Student Attitudes
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Obeng, Cecilia S.; Weinstein, Melissa A.; Hauser, Jessica R. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2016
Children in Sub-Saharan African nations are at high risk of under-nutrition, morbidity, and mortality. In order to improve health education for children, this study implemented a participatory educational research workshop highlighting the health of children for pre-school teachers to assist them in teaching the children. Qualitative method was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Health Education, Preschool Education
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Castle, Margaret A.; Ferreira, Maria M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2015
Teaching science as inquiry has been at the forefront of many educational reforms related to teaching science in K-12 settings. However, educators' understandings of the term and practices related to science as inquiry vary. This study examined a group of middle school science teachers' perspectives and practices related to teaching science as…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry
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Habib, Sabrina; Hinojosa, Ramon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2015
Video recorded interviews provide researchers with an added layer of information beyond the traditional audio data. Video freezes the research moment in time, granting the ability to access instances as they happened in real-time that might otherwise be lost to the limits of human attention span. This ability greatly assists in the development of…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Video Technology, Creativity, Influence of Technology
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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Joseph Tobin made an impact on the field of comparative education in 2009 when he used a unique form of ethnography to illuminate the effects of world-wide forces, such as modernization, on schools in specific countries. Earlier, in 1989, he published "Preschool in Three Cultures" with co-authors David Wu and Dana Davidson. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Global Approach, Cues, Comparative Education
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Serekoane, Motsaathebe; Sharp, Carla; Skinner, Donald; Marais, Lochner – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Working in unfamiliar contexts and often alone, fieldworkers may face challenges for which their training and previous experience has not prepared them. While there is literature about the technical, ethical and moral aspects of fieldwork, there is little focusing on fieldworkers' actual experiences. Additionally, there is little constructive…
Descriptors: Coping, Deception, Emotional Response, Field Studies
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Alban, David J.; Reeves, Patricia L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Increasingly diverse classrooms require educators to examine the appropriateness of teaching practices for certain student subgroup populations. With high accountability for schools to account for student achievement inclusively, a growing interest in culturally responsive practices necessitates more investigation of learning and instruction…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Phenomenology, Teaching Methods
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Furrow, Hannah – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
This study explored the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in college writing classrooms. The researcher interviewed 37 college students and 11 faculty members from a variety of different types of colleges and universities. LGBT students stated concerns about their overall campus experiences, safety, and identity.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Course Content, Homosexuality, Faculty
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