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Abuya, Benta A.; Wekulo, Patricia; Muhia, Nelson – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
The objective of this paper is to examine the perceptions of community elders and parents on their roles regarding support to their children's education. Data come from the qualitative component of a baseline survey conducted in Korogocho and Viwandani, two urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. Data were collected in April-May 2016 through…
Descriptors: Slums, Urban Areas, Gender Differences, Parent Participation
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Koohestani, Hamid Reza; Arabshahi, Seyed Kamran Soltani; Ahmadi, Fazlollah – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
A qualitative study was conducted to explore the perception of healthcare professional students about mobile learning acceptance. Method: The study was performed using a conventional content analysis method. The subjects were the students of medical sciences in Iran University of Medical Science. Sampling was based on a purposeful sampling method.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Behavior Patterns, Qualitative Research
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Poveda, David; Matsumoto, Mitsuko; Morgade, Marta; Alonso, Esperanza – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
This methodological paper discusses how photographs can be used in multi-layered data projects with children and families. We present photographs as a versatile low-fi digital artifact that can be used under a variety of research circumstances and critically discuss this particular visual tool in the context of the growing body of visual and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Research Methodology, Children
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Sentürk, Cihad; Sari, Hakan – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to reveal contributions of the differentiated instruction implemented in the primary school 4th grade science course into science literacy levels of the students. The case study method among qualitative research methods were used in the study. The research was carried out in the second term of 2015-2016 academic year. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Elementary School Science
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Leach, Nicole – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
The literature identifies three main types of peer associations: cliques, crowds, and dyadic friendships. When schools create learning communities, an additional type of peer association may emerge that is not based on interactions but instead is based on membership in a shared community. The aim of this study is to qualitatively explore the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Group Dynamics
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Constantinou, Costas S.; Nicolaou, Stella A. – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is well known for enhancing students' problem solving skills and teamwork, while the role of PBL tutors is to facilitate discussion rather than teach. This study used four focus groups to explore PBL tutors' motivation, challenges and support mechanisms, and the relationship between these. The study found that there…
Descriptors: Tutors, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Kiliç, Ahmet; Öztürk, Ayse – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
This research attempted to explore to what level children's right to participation was realized at a primary school which is highly qualified in terms of children's rights in Turkey. The study was designed as a case study. The study group of the research was chosen via critical case sampling. The data were gathered through observations, interviews…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Decision Making, Elementary School Students
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Smit, Brigitte – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
This article attends to rural school leadership in two South African schools through the lens of the concepts of relational leadership and emotional labour. The inquiry draws on five years of guided conversations and observations that speak to leadership experiences of hope and anticipation as well as despair and disillusionment. I worked with one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Leadership, Principals
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Frisk, Alexandra – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to examine the influence of occupational socialization on three novice physical education teachers' practical knowledge, confidence in teaching content and enacted pedagogical practices. This study involved three novice teachers who taught in Finnish primary schools. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Novices, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Socialization
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Noda, Aurelia; Bruno, Alicia – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
This paper presents an assessment of the understanding of the decimal numeral system in students with Down Syndrome (DS). We followed a methodology based on a descriptive case study involving six students with DS. We used a framework of four constructs (counting, grouping, partitioning and numerical relationships) and five levels of thinking for…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Down Syndrome, Numbers, Case Studies
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Sasson, Ayelet – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
Motivations for study abroad have been studied mostly from a quantitative point of view. This study attempted to understand those motivations through qualitative methodology, by getting "into the heads" of international students using a multiple case study approach. Participants were 15 Israeli Hebrew-speaking graduates. Data sources…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students
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Sohn, Brian Kelleher; Thomas, Sandra P.; Greenberg, Katherine H.; Pollio, Howard R. – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
Many contemporary researchers claim to use a phenomenological approach but seldom connect their methods to tenets from phenomenological philosophy. We describe a distinctive approach, grounded in the writings of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, for conducting educational research. Procedures are outlined for bracketing pre-understandings…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interviews
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Kasperiuniene, Judita; Zydziunaite, Vilma; Eriksson, Malin – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
This qualitative study explored the self-regulated learning (SRL) of teachers and their students in virtual social spaces. The processes of SRL were analyzed from 24 semi-structured individual interviews with professors, instructors and their students from five Lithuanian universities. A core category stroking the net whale showed the process of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory, Independent Study, Electronic Learning
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Paterson, Richard – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
This exploratory study investigates lecturers' and students' understanding of the concepts and language underpinning higher education strategies of developing employability skills. While a solid grounding in discipline-specific knowledge and skills is what most graduate degrees aim at providing, employability skills are increasingly becoming an…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Job Skills
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Landrum, Brittany; Guilbeau, Catherine; Garza, Gilbert – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
Previous literature has examined teachers' motivations to teach in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motives, personality dimensions, and teacher burnout. These findings have been cast in the rubric of differences between teachers and non-teachers and the linear relations between these measures among teachers. Utilizing a phenomenological approach…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Persistence, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Burnout
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