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Silva, Cecila; Kucer, Stephen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This research examines the impact of field experiences with English language learners on the conceptual and emotional development of preservice disciplinary students. For one semester, preservice university students worked with English language learners enrolled in middle and high school Newcomer Programs. During this time the university students…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Field Experience Programs, Program Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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Huss, John; Eastep, Shannon – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Faculty members in a College of Education responded to a mixed methods questionnaire regarding their attitudes toward the use of humor as a pedagogical tool. Quantitative data and coding of open response questions revealed that instructors overall considered humor to be an integral part of their teaching plan and that humor relaxes students,…
Descriptors: Humor, College Faculty, Statistical Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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Cabardo, Jimmy Rey Opong – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This study aimed to evaluate the levels of participation of the school stakeholders to the different school-initiated activities and the implementation of school-based management (SBM) in selected schools in the Division of Davao del Sur for the school year 2014-2015 using a descriptive-correlational survey research design. A…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Stakeholders, Participation, School Activities
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Jakubowski, Casey; Kulka, Lisa – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Since 1958, the New York State Education Department has officially promoted the policy of consolidating small, rural schools. This policy is delineated in the Master Plan for School Reorganization, and while the centralization of most one-room rural schools has been successful, the state has been less successful in the consolidation of smaller,…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Rural Schools, School Districts, Centralization
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del Prado Hill, Pixita; Friedland, Ellen S.; McMillen, Susan – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This article presents two innovative tools--the Mathematics-Literacy Planning Framework and Mathematics-Literacy Implementation Checklist--which are designed to help instructional coaches and specialists support teachers to meet the challenges of the mathematics-literacy integration goals of the Common Core. Developed with teacher input, these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Check Lists, Common Core State Standards, Literacy
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Wang, Lifang – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This article, based on a qualitative research study with 66 rural female students attending five public universities and one public college in China, examines how these students negotiated the dominant discourse of quality (suzhi), which represents them as lacking in capacity and knowledge. Since the 1980s when China started implementing its…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Disadvantaged, Rural Urban Differences
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Hong, Carrie Eunyoung; Van Riper, Irene – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
The technological infrastructure for the use of instructional and professional videos is common in today's educational venues. However, there has been a dearth of awareness and training to help teachers critically analyze and effectively utilize video recordings of authentic classroom instruction for their professional development. This self-study…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Video Technology, Special Education, Faculty Development
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Ostinelli, Giorgio – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This is a reflection on a case of in-service teacher education. Two Swiss teachers, assisted by a change agent, were developing an innovative teaching approach, inspired by Wiggins & McTighe's methodology Understanding by Design (UbD). While one developed a real understanding and mastery of this approach--improving therefore his professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Design
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Ashley, Jason – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Teacher preparation evaluation has expanded rapidly since 1998, pushed by "failing" rhetoric adopted by many educational leaders, such as Michelle Rhee, founder of the Students First organization. Led by the ideas and arguments put forth by Diane Ravitch, others think that there is too much focus on red herrings and that there are, in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Comprehensive early childhood teacher preparation programs offer courses and curricula that are aligned with current research on best practices and related to the knowledge and skills that early childhood teacher candidates are expected to demonstrate on certification exams and teacher performance assessments. To support the alignment of early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Career Readiness, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sierk, Jessica – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Many communities across the United States have been undergoing recent demographic changes. Since the 1980s, low-skilled labor (e.g. meatpacking) has attracted Latino families to settle in communities that historically have been home to few, if any, Latinos (i.e. the New Latino Diaspora). In more recent years, these same job opportunities have also…
Descriptors: Religion, Literacy, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans
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Dailey, Ardella; Harris, Margaret; Plough, Bobbie; Porfilio, Brad; Winkelman, Peg – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
The task of guiding the development of scholar-practitioners as leaders for social justice is inherently challenging. The dissertation journey, unlike any other journey practitioner-based doctoral students face in urban school settings, provides a steep learning curve as they transition from practitioner to scholar-practitioner. This journey…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Social Justice, Case Studies
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Hayes, Shirley – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
Working and researching in a Reggio-inspired preschool for one year allowed me to witness repeated rituals of schooling, especially the walk-around-the-candle birthday ceremony. In this paper, I focus on the importance of ritual to human endeavors and share the educational, transformational, and caring quality that these rituals hold for children…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Methods, Caring
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Harte, Helene Arbouet; Jones, Melissa M.; Wray, Francis – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
With the goal of raising awareness of child slavery and devastation of the natural environment in Haiti, while simultaneously supporting active teaching strategies, a team of educators collaborated to develop The Respecting Haiti curriculum. Following development of the curriculum, representatives from the team facilitated curriculum training with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teamwork, Journal Writing
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Russello, Camille M.; Henry, Julie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
The purpose of this pilot was to examine the effectiveness of the practice of providing opportunities for undergraduate elementary education teacher candidates to explore the campus library curriculum center as a group regularly during class time. During their visits, teacher candidates were guided in selecting and analyzing children's literature…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Academic Libraries, Elementary Education, Class Activities
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