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Steeg, Susanna M.; Costley, Kristin; Engelman, Karin; Gonzalez, Denise; Knutson, Victoria; Maroni, Kathy – Research in the Schools, 2013
Educational contexts that support the complexity of in-service teacher learning around the purposeful use of technology are scarce. This qualitative case study describes a Literacy Enrichment Camp offered for traditionally marginalized elementary-aged children. Within camp, 5 teachers and 1 instructor prioritized their own and students'…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Inquiry
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Vuk, Jasna; Morse, David T. – Research in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare high- and low-achieving undergraduate college students on selfefficacy, test anxiety, and self-reported test-taking ability. Eighty students from 2 sections of educational psychology course participated in the study; complete data were collected for 76 students. Before taking their first exam, students…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, High Achievement
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Curry, Jennifer R.; Bickmore, Dana – Research in the Schools, 2013
Although teacher induction has been well researched, scant research exists about the experiences of novice school counselors as they transition into the school setting. The purpose of this study was to examine select novice school counselors' perceptions of the induction process through their use of metaphoric expressions. The authors employed…
Descriptors: Novices, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Figurative Language
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Barone, Diane – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article focuses on young children's use of Web 2.0 and social media. A background is provided about the use of Web 2.0 and social media among young children. Strengths and concerns are discussed as well as home and school use of Web 2.0 and social media. Exemplary websites are shared. The article concludes with potential changes in the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Young Children, School Involvement, Mass Media Use
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Dalton, Bridget; Smith, Blaine E. – Research in the Schools, 2012
This study examined teachers' literacy and technology integration in their design of Internet-based lessons for Grade 1-6 students using a tool that scaffolds the design process to focus on Internet resources and reading strategies. Twenty-six teachers' lessons on a public database were analyzed for design orientation, goals, curricular…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Integration, Inferences
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Serafini, Frank – Research in the Schools, 2012
As the world told becomes the world shown, the texts of the 21st century will require teachers to adopt new skills, strategies, and pedagogical frameworks to support students' transactions with multimodal texts. This shift from a focus on monomodal, print-based texts to a focus on the skills necessary for producing and consuming multimodal texts…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Multimedia Materials, Multiple Literacies, Influence of Technology
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Alvermann, Donna E.; Hutchins, Rhett J.; McDevitt, Rena – Research in the Schools, 2012
Young people's interests in 21st century texts and the literacy practices that play out in Web 2.0 spaces have implications for classroom teachers and teacher educators. In the digitally mediated world in which we live, boundaries between formal and informal learning from an earlier time are breaking down, thus making room for new ways of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Audiences, Video Games, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Beach, Richard – Research in the Schools, 2012
This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Feedback (Response), Language Arts, English Instruction
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Karchmer-Klein, Rachel; Shinas, Valerie Harlow – Research in the Schools, 2012
This study investigated the modes, semiotic resources, and intersemiotic relationships present in the design of multimodal electronic texts. The participants comprised 10 women and 2 men, who were enrolled in a graduate-level course focused on multimodality and who used a virtual poster tool to respond to a classroom assignment. Content analysis…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Teacher Education Programs, Investigations, Literacy
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Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole – Research in the Schools, 2012
In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Sedivy-Benton, Amy L.; Boden-McGill, Carrie J. – Research in the Schools, 2012
Teacher turnover is costly in its financial implications and negative impact on student learning. Documented in many recent studies many teachers choose to transfer to a more preferable work setting or leave the field. For this study, the researchers conducted an analysis of the most recent School and Staffing Survey (SASS) data from the National…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Intention, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Influence
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Christ, Thomas W.; Elmetaher, Hosam – Research in the Schools, 2012
Teaching mixed methods and action research to graduate students has great advantages but also poses interesting challenges. The purpose of this article is to make transparent the process by which a mixed methods research instructor helped inform a student-researcher of the limitations in a pilot study that was compromised by methodology, including…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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DeVaney, Thomas A.; Adams, Nan B.; Hill-Winstead, Flo; Trahan, Mitzi P. – Research in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of the RSCEQ with respect to invariance across gender and grade level, using a sample of 901 teachers from 44 schools in southeast Louisiana. Reliability estimates were consistent with previous research and ranged from 0.81 to 0.90 on the actual and 0.83 to 0.92 on the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, School Culture, Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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Cheon, Jongpil; Coward, Fanni; Song, Jaeki; Lim, Sunho – Research in the Schools, 2012
Classrooms full of "digital natives" represent the norm in U. S. schools, but like their predecessors, they mostly inhabit spaces characterized by a traditional view of teaching and learning. Understanding contributors to this mismatch, and especially teachers' role, is especially critical as Web 2.0 technologies enable greater learner…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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