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Hunter, Jeffrey C.; Behrendt, M. E.; Breithaupt, B. H.; Scotchmoor, J. G. – Education, 2018
The use of fossils as a tool in the classroom provide the medium in which students enthusiastically and directly engage in scientific exploration and thinking, enhancing their interest in future science curricula, and provide an avenue to develop scientific literacy. The National Research Council stated that students should have authentic…
Descriptors: Paleontology, Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Student Participation
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Kovac, Velibor Bobo – Education, 2018
The term "schooling through democracy" refers to an overly optimistic idea, frequently used for rhetorical purposes, that traditional schooling is an important context for children to practice democracy. In the present paper, two interrelated issues are argued. First, after an outline of the core conditions for democracy is presented, I…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Methods, Democratic Values, Skill Development
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Scaglione, Jacquelyn; Johnston, Pattie C.; Bentz, Lauren; Draper, Elsa; Feldman, Hailey; Kehl, Jessica; Tucker, Meagan; Wilcox, Rotunda; Joenson, Trevor; Wilson, Adrienne – Education, 2016
Beginning teachers have to figure out how to "fit in" once they "get in" their new work environments. New teachers do know they need to perform all aspects of their formal contracts. New teachers may not know there are also extra-role expectations that exist beyond those in the formal contract. The extra-role behaviors teachers…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Environment, Collegiality, Interprofessional Relationship
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Ikpa, Vivian W. – Education, 2016
Decisions about who gets what, when and how are driven by economic constraints and individuals who dominate policy agendas. As policymakers at the state and federal levels continue to debate budgetary priories, funding education becomes secondary. The complexities of political systems become apparent when decision makers attempt to balance…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Budgets, Expenditures
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Haralson, Michele; Hoaglund, Amy; Birkenfeld, Karen; Rogers, Betsy – Education, 2016
After first introduced in 1995 by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, webquests have inundated the K-12 classroom. (Dodge, 1995) WebQuests are designed to support students' critical thinking particularly at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Recently, studies have emerged focusing on the use of webquests in teacher education (Hassanien…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Thinking
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Yaylaci, Ali Faruk – Education, 2016
This study intends to explore the perspectives of school administrators, teachers, and parents on the rights and responsibilities of teachers and parents in terms of organizational citizenship. The study was designed as a qualitative research. The study group consisted of 95 participants in total (20 school administrators, 20 teachers, 15 parents,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Rights, Teacher Responsibility, Parent Rights
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2016
Research studies have identified several factors related to mathematics achievement of students in Korea. Further, results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have shown that instructional practices and beliefs about mathematics were significantly associated with mathematics achievement of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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Piotrowski, Chris – Education, 2015
Although social media (SM) is a ubiquitous feature of modern discourse, few studies have addressed the research domain regarding scope of SM in the scholarly literature. Moreover, the adaptation of SM technology for formal educational purposes has not been without controversy (Bennett et al., 2012). The current study attempts to obtain a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Doctoral Dissertations, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2015
Scientific literacy and student engagement in science are important components of the school curriculum in Korea. In addition, several studies from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have identified factors associated with the learning outcomes of students in Korea. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Achievement Tests, Science Tests
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Williams, Joy; Dikes, Catherine – Education, 2015
The attrition rate of highly qualified special education teachers is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study investigated the association between the burnout subscales of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment relative to 10 demographic variables. Sixty-five special education teachers constituted the…
Descriptors: Demography, Predictor Variables, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Burnout
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Lam, Gigi – Education, 2014
A socio-psychological analytical framework will be adopted to illuminate the relation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. The framework puts the emphasis to incorporate micro familial factors into macro factor of the tracking system. Initially, children of the poor families always lack major prerequisite: diminution of cognitive…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Family Influence
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Hunt, Samuel J.; Cangemi, Joseph – Education, 2014
This paper explores the value of the "Game of Kings," Chess, as a tool for developing highly successful leaders. This paper highlights and demonstrates how the methods of the game of Chess can have strong influence on the ability and performance of exceptional leaders in any field, and how the game of Chess can enhance the cognitive…
Descriptors: Leadership, Skill Development, Games, Game Theory
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Simmons, Kate D.; Bynum, Yvette P. – Education, 2014
Blogging, social networks, e-mails, instant messaging, and web-forums are different ways that today's technologically savvy culture can communicate with others all across the world. Although beneficial, some have used these popular online forms of communication to harm others, thus termed cyberbullying. The purpose of this paper is to define…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Mail
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2014
There is continuing interest in the identification of student and instructional factors associated with the mathematics achievement of students in Japan. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have provided opportunities to examine factors associated with mathematics achievement. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
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