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Castro-Atwater, Sheri A.; Huynh Hohnbaum, Anh-Luu – Education, 2015
One of the important tasks of supervisors and educators in the human service fields is to provide their fieldwork students with models of appropriate ethical behavior and decision-making. The ethical training that educators provide to students in the helping professions will greatly influence how prepared students feel to navigate through…
Descriptors: Ethics, School Psychology, Social Work, Allied Health Personnel
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Wiest, Dudley J.; Wong, Eugene H.; Minero, Laura P.; Pumaccahua, Tessy T. – Education, 2014
Working memory has been well documented as a significant predictor of academic outcomes (e.g., reading and math achievement as well as general life outcomes). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of computerized cognitive training to improve both working memory and encoding abilities in a school setting. Thirty students…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Short Term Memory, Intervention, Parochial Schools
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Marston, Susan Hemphill – Education, 2010
This study explored the similarities and differences among elementary teachers, high school teachers, and college professors with respect to job satisfaction and motivations for staying in the profession. The study used quantitative data from the Experienced Teacher Survey and qualitative interview data from a sample of teachers among each group…
Descriptors: High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers
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Hwang, Young Suk; Vrongistinos, Konstantinos – Education, 2010
This study examined 32 Hispanic parents' perceptions of education, especially, (a) parent's motivation for their children's career choice, (b) their perceptions of education, and (c) informal means of education at home. The data were collected using openended questions and were analyzed using content analysis. Findings in this study provide…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Career Choice, Content Analysis, Hispanic Americans
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Serna, Carolina – Education, 2009
This study examined the writing development of English language learners (ELLs) in a fourth-grade bilingual classroom in Northern California. The purpose of this study was to explore the linguistic and cultural resources the students used to inform their writing and determine to what extent, if any, these resources influenced their writing. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Writing (Composition), Research Methodology, Bilingual Education
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Ajayi, Lasisi J. – Education, 2006
Acquisition of multiple identities to negotiate new forms of social participation and the concomitant attendant multiple languages and multiple cultures is "sine qua non" to success in English language learning classrooms. This study therefore, investigates how middle school Hispanic students reconceptualize their identities to negotiate…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle Schools, Multilingualism, English (Second Language)
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Education, 2006
Efforts at improving fieldwork supervision during internship have largely focused on the role of university supervisors and intern teachers. Thus students' perceptions of the instructional practices are not systematically collected, analyzed and discussed in such a way that insights from students' perceptions can inform fieldwork supervision. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods, Supervisors
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Lomeli, Jose; Parks, Joe; Basurto, Imelda; Padilla, Frank – Education, 2006
It is imperative that teacher preparation programs expose pre-service instructors to the field of teaching prior to formal employment. This article describes the California Mini-Corps teacher preparation program. California Mini-Corps is embedded within twenty five higher education institutions in California. This project focuses on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Preservice Teacher Education
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Marston, Susan H.; Brunetti, Gerald J.; Courtney, Victoria B. – Education, 2005
How similar to and different from each other are public elementary and high school teachers with respect to selected issues and values that define their practice? The present study attempted to shed light on this question by examining the motivations of three groups of teachers, two elementary and one high school, for remaining in teaching. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers
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Ajayi, Lasisi J.; Lee, Steven K. – Education, 2005
Searching for effective instructional activities that are acceptable to Fieldwork Supervisors poses an enormous challenge to intern teachers. Furthermore, the teachers and their supervisors seldom agree on the effectiveness of the activities. This area of Fieldwork deserves a serious study because of the critical role instructional activities play…
Descriptors: Teacher Interns, Elementary School Teachers, College Faculty, Supervisors