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Schultheiss, Donna E. Palladino – Career Development Quarterly, 2008
This article reviews the current status and a future agenda for childhood career development theory, research, and practice. The fragmented nature of the current state of the literature is noted, and a call is made for a reexamination and reconsideration of the childhood developmental pathways of life's work. It is suggested that the study of…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Literature Reviews
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Killion, Joellen – Learning Professional, 2017
Joellen Killion is senior advisor to Learning Forward. In each issue of "The Learning Professional", Killion explores a recent research study to help practitioners understand the impact of particular professional learning practices on student outcomes. In this Issue Mary Kennedy conducts a review and analysis of the research on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Core Curriculum
Banks, Jerome; Mhunpiew, Nathara – Online Submission, 2012
Character development must balance academic achievement. International school environments are diverse and multicultural settings, containing a learning-focused culture. This investigation constructs the sophisticated elements of authentic leadership and the complexities of the social cognitive theory as factors that produce a practical approach…
Descriptors: Leadership, Social Theories, Social Cognition, Values Education
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Liu, Jiling; Xiang, Ping; Lee, Jihye; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The goal of physical education is to instill physical literacy within students. As an important motivation framework, achievement goal theory has been widely used to understand and explain students' cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes. In this paper, we reviewed studies examining achievement goals and outcomes in K-12 physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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Garn, Gregg; Copeland, Gary – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This exploratory article relies on qualitative data generated from observations and focus group interviews to investigate what motivates citizens to vote in school board elections and how they choose among candidates. Our review of literature suggests that capture theory, dissatisfaction theory, retrospective voting, partisanship, issue voting,…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elections, Voting, Board Candidates
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Niemi, Reetta; Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Lipponen, Lasse – Educational Action Research, 2015
This article is based on a pedagogical action research initiative comprising two research cycles. The study explores what constitutes meaningful experiences in the classroom from the pupils' perspectives and how understanding pupils' perspectives can foster the development of teachers' practical theory and classroom actions. Photography and group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Documentation, Action Research, Student Attitudes
Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
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Johnson, R. Burke; Stefurak, Tres – High Ability Studies, 2012
In "Towards a systemic theory of gifted education", Ziegler and Phillipson offer a useful critique of current research and the current paradigm in gifted education. They provide an interesting and useful merging of systems theory with their actiotope model, and using this paradigm they suggest many fruitful areas for future research. However, the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Models, Systems Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – New Educator, 2012
Ample research demonstrates the power of comprehensive induction to develop and retain new teachers. Education scholars generally agree on what powerful systems of induction include, yet few tools exist for guiding schools in creating such systems. Drawing on theory and practice, we have created such a tool. This article introduces the "Continuum…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Lee, Eunbae; Hannafin, Michael J. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Student-centered learning (SCL) identifies students as the owners of their learning. While SCL is increasingly discussed in K-12 and higher education, researchers and practitioners lack current and comprehensive framework to design, develop, and implement SCL. We examine the implications of theory and research-based evidence to inform those who…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Chen, Li-Ming; Wu, Pi-Ju; Cheng, Ying-Yao; Hsueh, Hsiu-I – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2011
This study draws on the perspectives of educators to explore the factors and processes underlying wisdom development. We interviewed 25 wise Taiwanese nominees and used a grounded theory method to analyze the qualitative data. The wise nominees mentioned eight facilitative factors, including work experiences, life experiences, social interactions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Inquiry
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Willegems, Vicky; Consuegra, Els; Struyven, Katrien; Engels, Nadine – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
This study explores how teacher educators involved in developing collaborative teacher research teams of pre-service and in-service teachers perceive their new role. Ten teacher educators in 9 teams were involved in a 1-year teacher research cycle. Thematic analysis was performed on the transcriptions of audio-taped group sessions, video diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration
Zaugg, Holt; Amado, Mayavel; Small, Tyler R.; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2011
This article examines 10 years (2001-2010) of journal articles from "Educational Technology Research and Development" (ETR&D) to determine trends in article topics, key contributing authors, citation patterns, and methodological trends. The analysis identified several unique characteristics of this journal over the past decade, including a balance…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Educational Technology
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Graves, Kathleen; Garton, Sue – Language Teaching, 2017
This article explores three current, influential English language teaching (ELT) curriculum approaches to the teaching of English in public-sector schools at the primary and secondary level and how the theory of each approach translates into curriculum practice. These approaches are communicative language teaching (CLT), genre-based pedagogy, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cirocki, Andrzej; Tennekoon, Sujeewa; Calvo, Alicia Pena – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Modern language education favours the model of a reflective teacher-researcher who is engaged in both individual and collaborative curriculum revision and teaching-learning environment improvement. The present paper addresses the issue of classroom research and reflective practice in current ESL pedagogy and teacher professional development. The…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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