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Baglibel, Murat; Samancioglu, Mustafa; Crow, Gary M. – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine factors affecting the sustainability of educational changes. With this purpose in mind, exploratory sequential mixed methods design was used. During the first phase of the study, 18 teachers and school administrators were interviewed. In the second phase, a questionnaire was administered to 398 teachers and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Ben-Horin, Oded; Chappell, Kerry A.; Halstead, Jill; Espeland, Magne – Cogent Education, 2017
The goal of this qualitative study is to provide theoretical knowledge and design principles for a creative educational environment characterized by simultaneous study and exploration of science or math, and the arts: Write a Science Opera (WASO). To do so, we used a theory of creativity in education which links collaborative co-creation in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Music Education, Creative Activities
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Siekmann, Sabine; Webster, Joan Parker; Samson, Sally Angass'aq; Moses, Catherine Keggutailnguq – Cogent Education, 2017
Culturally Responsive Education has been widely proposed as a mechanism to improve the academic achievement of minority and Indigenous populations. Instruction in heritage languages has been shown to produce desirable outcomes both on linguistic and academic measures. However, culturally responsive and immersion instruction faces a number of…
Descriptors: Material Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Heritage Education
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Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene – Cogent Education, 2017
The study examines the impact of professional development on the topic of poverty in one high poverty school community located in a small city in southern Ontario, Canada. It considers narrative-based experiences of teachers' collaborative inquiry on literacy practices after a significant amount of professional development was provided to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Poverty, Social Justice, Literacy
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Hales, Patrick D. – Cogent Education, 2017
Student voice is a difficult concept to capture in research. This study attempts to provide a vehicle for understanding student perceptions about writing and writing instruction through a case study supported by discourse analysis of student talk. The high school students in this study participated in interviews and focus groups about their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Case Studies
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Ozmantar, Mehmet Fatih; Akkoç, Hatice – Cogent Education, 2017
Pedagogical content knowledge involves subjective decisions on the parts of teachers in making the content comprehensible to learners. This paper is concerned with the formation of this subjectivity and asks: how do (pre-service) teachers come to know and decide upon the best approach to making the content instructional for learners? In answering…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Kariyana, Israel; Sonn, Reynold A.; Marongwe, Newlin – Cogent Education, 2017
This study assessed the competencies expected of doctoral graduates. Twelve purposefully sampled education experts provided the data. A case study design within a qualitative approach was adopted. Data were gathered through interviews and thematically analysed. Member checking ensured data trustworthiness. Factors affecting the quality of a…
Descriptors: Minimum Competencies, Degree Requirements, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Vaaland, Grete S. – Cogent Education, 2017
Teaching and learning are at stake when classrooms become highly disruptive and pupils ignore the teacher's instructions and leadership. Re-establishing teacher authority in a highly disruptive school class is an understudied area. This instrumental multiple case study aimed to reveal concepts and conceptual frameworks that are suitable for…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Teacher Role
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AlGhawi, Mariam A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Gifted education, defined as the schooling of students demonstrating some exceptional abilities, is relatively new in the education system of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); hence, research on gifted education in the UAE is limited. This study is the first to investigate the implementation of gifted education programmes at seven primary government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Needs
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Potts, Anthony; Maadad, Nina; Yu, Marizon – Cogent Education, 2017
This article provides insights into children's perspectives on schooling experiences following immigration. Albeit focusing on a small cohort of children, the theory and methodology in the article could well be applied to children of immigrants from other cultures. In exploring the primary school experiences of children of Filipino immigrants in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
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Mora, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
The paper examines the connection between discursive and non-discursive features and the construction of writer identity. In particular, the paper compares and contrasts the writer identity development of two groups of undergraduate students of applied linguistics in the Mexican context, one made up of locally educated ones and the other composed…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Self Concept, Writing (Composition), Comparative Analysis
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Dinning, Track; Ünlü, Hüseyin – Cogent Education, 2017
With graduate employability being high on many universities' agendas, it becomes vital that a curriculum delivers not only subject knowledge but also the opportunity for students to develop and enhance industry-specific skills. This paper is concerned with how a work-based project can support skill development and considers the views of students…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Curriculum Enrichment, Skill Development, Undergraduate Students
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AHI, Berat – Cogent Education, 2017
The current study aims to explore how children explain the concepts of biology and how biological knowledge develops across ages by focusing on the structure and functions of the digestive system. The study was conducted with 60 children. The data were collected through the interviews conducted within a think-aloud protocol. The interview data…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Comparative Analysis, Biological Sciences, Interviews
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Pica-Smith, Cinzia; Antognazza, Davide; Marland, Joshua J.; Crescentini, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
This cross-cultural and cross-sectional study investigated Italian and US children's perceptions of interethnic and interracial friendships, also known as intergroup friendships. A total sample of 226 children attending two urban, elementary schools in a middle-sized Northeastern US city and a middle-sized northern Italian city, were interviewed…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Friendship, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Vikström, Sofia; Kamwesiga, Julius; Mubangizi, Andrew; Guidetti, Susanne – Cogent Education, 2017
The aim was to describe the experiences of some university students and the effect on their own learning and professional development by participating in an exchange program. Data were derived from two focus group interviews with students (n = 12) who enrolled in a 12-week international exchange program between: (a) the occupational therapy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Lifelong Learning, Cognitive Style
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