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Hornstein, Henry A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Literature is examined to support the contention that student evaluations of teaching (SET) should not be used for summative evaluation of university faculty. Recommendations for alternatives to SET are provided.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Anuruthwong, Usanee – Cogent Education, 2017
Suffering of the underachievers and misdiagnosed cases brought a group of educators at Srinakharinwirot University to start a pilot project in 1980. This project led to the discovery of many issues on identification, programming, and school evaluation among experts. Questions raised from parents and teachers were in need of the right answers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Student Rights
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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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Raney, Marcella; Henriksen, Adriel; Minton, Jessica; Lynch, Timothy Joseph – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: Acute physical activity breaks lasting 10--60 min have been related to positive effects on student focus and academic performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of repeated brief physical activity-infused academic lessons (1-5 min) on student retention and on-task behavior. Methods: One class from each K-2 grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Persistence, Time on Task, Kindergarten
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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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de Souza, Marcela – Cogent Education, 2017
English language learners are a diverse and fast-growing segment of the student population in the United States. Faced with the double challenge of keeping up with grade-level content while learning English as a new language in a new culture, many of them struggle. This article presents data from a three-phase qualitative study designed to learn…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Immigrants, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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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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Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Hosseinnia, Mansooreh; Domskey, Javad G. H. – Cogent Education, 2017
This study reports on the perspectives of a group of Iranian EFL teachers about peer observation effects. The aim was to investigate if peer observation as a reflective tool could significantly affect EFL teachers' professional development. It has been done based on a mixed method approach. The participants have stated their viewpoints on the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Educational Improvement, Performance Factors
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Efthymiou, Efthymia; Kington, Alison – Cogent Education, 2017
The debate regarding the inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in mainstream education in the UK partly revolves around what makes the classroom environment inclusive. Through the potential offered by the specific qualitative methodologies employed, this study aimed to explore the development of teachers'…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Elementary School Students
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Gudyanga, Anna; Kurup, Raj – Cogent Education, 2017
The study investigated the influence of identity formation on the perceptions and participation of Zimbabwean Advanced Level (A' Level) female adolescent students in physics. Nine female adolescent students eighteen years and above: three doing mathematics and physics, one doing physics without mathematics and five doing mathematics without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Physics, Adolescents
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Duman, Serap Nur; Akbas, Oktay – Cogent Education, 2017
This study evaluated secondary school seventh-grade Turkish and mathematics programs using the Context-Input-Process-Product Evaluation Model based on student, teacher, and inspector views. The convergent parallel mixed method design was used in the study. Student values were identified using the scales for socio-level identification, traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Value Added Models
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Cogent Education, 2017
This study used interviews, observations and documentary evidence to analyze the professional learning of sixteen elementary school English teachers and two expert teachers during the pre-observation conference, observation, and post-observation conference from three-step teaching demonstrations. This study has the following major findings. First,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, English Teachers, Professional Education
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Gudyanga, Anna; Mandizvidza, Victor; Gudyanga, Ephias – Cogent Education, 2016
The study was premised on the influence of perceptions on the participation of Ordinary Level rural African Zimbabwean female students in mathematics. Qualitative research design grounded in the interpretive paradigm was employed. Eighteen Ordinary Level female students and six teachers purposively selected from three rural co-educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Rural Education, Student Participation
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Kadiwal, Laila – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper examines the institutional influences on the teaching-learning practices within English as Second Language (ESL) programme in the University of Sindh (UoS), Pakistan. The study uses qualitative case study approach, basing its findings on documentary review, observations, and responses of teachers and students. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Second Language Instruction
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