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Carr, Paul R., Ed.; Zyngier, David, Ed.; Pruyn, Marc, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
As the title of this book suggests, how one understands, perceives and experiences democracy may have a significant effect on how he/she actually engages in, and with, democracy. Within the educational context, this is a key concern, and forms the basis of the research presented in this volume within a critical, comparative analysis. The Global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Lehman, Lynn; Quick, Marilynn – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Internships serve as the bridge that spans the divide between being a teacher and an administrator. Most research on internships has emphasized the technical aspect of this experience, such as benefits and limitations of internships. The overall impact an internship experience has on an intern has been studied less extensively. This research study…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Development, Internship Programs, Context Effect
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Cooper, Laura A. – Theory Into Practice, 2007
Discussions of the research-practice gap often assume that K-12 educators are uninterested in or even derisive about the value of research for improving student learning. The work of K-12 educators in the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) counters this conventional wisdom. This article provides evidence that MSAN educators not only value…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Theory Practice Relationship, White Students
Jacques, Catherine; Weber, Gretchen; Bosso, David; Olson, Derek; Bassett, Katherine – American Institutes for Research, 2016
This report is the second in a series from a collaboration of nine leading organizations working to advance teaching and elevate the profession. For years, education leaders have sought to pinpoint how teachers become effective in order to better leverage teachers' impact on student learning and improve student outcomes. Teacher leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Characteristics
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Hall, Elaine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
The connection between teacher inquiry, professional development and school improvement was recognised 30 years ago by Lawrence Stenhouse. Stenhouse contributed many valuable insights into the role of practitioner enquiry in creating and utilising knowledge about teaching and learning, much of which is still to be applied systematically in teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relationship, Teachers, Inquiry
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Koc, Yusuf; Peker, Deniz; Osmanoglu, Aslihan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential value of online video case discussions among preservice and inservice teachers, and the video case teacher as a tool for the professional development of teachers. Participants included a total of 26 preservice and inservice mathematics teachers and a veteran teacher who appeared on the video…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Analysis, Mathematics Teachers, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Arenas, Alberto – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: The main goal for vocational education at the secondary level has historically been the preparation of youth for the world of work. As a result, research, policy, and practice in this area have mostly focused on how to smooth this transition, address high costs, and ensure that there are positive economic returns to the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Empowerment, Critical Theory, International Organizations
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Irving, Barrie A. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2009
Career education occupies a pivotal position, relating school to the wider social, political and economic world. Yet it remains an under-researched curriculum area, with little attention given to issues of social justice. In this article I discuss the findings from a small-scale qualitative study, which consisted of an hour-long semi-structured…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Career Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Measures (Individuals)
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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development
Volante, Louis; Beckett, Danielle – Canadian Journal of Education, 2011
Twenty teachers working in elementary and secondary schools were interviewed from 2 school districts in southern Ontario, Canada about their understanding and use of particular formative assessment strategies. Analysis of the interviews followed a constant comparison method and revealed a variety of emerging themes. Results suggested an imbalance…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Pugh, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Educational psychology has recently experienced something of a revival in the provision of psychological therapy. This revival has aligned with general developments in evidence-based psychology. A product of this has been more frequent delivery of empirically supported therapies in practice settings, for example, anxiety reduction programmes in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Theory Practice Relationship, Therapy
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Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
Publications by teachers reporting results or case studies of school-based teacher inquiry activities benchmark their professional development by indicating they have a "stance of inquiry". Such papers also disseminate valuable knowledge to the education community for sharing. Essay or case writing has always been a part of school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Writing for Publication, Teacher Researchers
Mays, Lydia Criss – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Using a grounded theory approach to investigate the multidimensional reflections of two Reading Recovery teachers, this inquiry responds to calls for research on reflection and provides information for the field of education in understanding the nature of teachers' reflections and how they inform teaching practices. Reading Recovery is a…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Intervention, Interviews, Writing Skills
Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2011
The goal of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) is to the conduct of high-quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial and community contexts. The Center creates the context for…
Descriptors: Children, Child Development, Educational Research, Hispanic American Students
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Swanson, Julie Dingle; Lord, E. Wayne – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This article links research and practice through discussion of policy's conceptual aspects illustrated through real-world examples. Gifted education policy essentials, identification, curriculum and services, personnel preparation, and program management, assessment, and evaluation are described. Examples from studies of one state help the reader…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Legislation, Court Litigation
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