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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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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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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Cogent Education, 2016
A strong sense of self-efficacy in teachers has in many studies been consistently related to positive teaching behaviours and learner outcomes. This research reports on the differences among teachers regarding their self-efficacy and how this relates to their confidence and commitment to integrate climate change in their teaching practice. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Case Studies, Educational Practices
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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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Awada, Ghada; Diab, Hassan – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of Lebanon's Education Reform Strategy and Action Plan (LERSAP) set in 2011 as a form of the educational reform the curriculum underwent through focusing on promoting and employing the information communication technology (ICT) tools. The LERSAP was launched to equip teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning, Curriculum Development
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Barnawi, Osman Z. – Cogent Education, 2016
The study referred to in this article adopted a dialogic approach, putting the voices of experienced teachers and supervisors into the form of a dialogue in order to examine how both parties perceive, enact and justify their pedagogical practices in actual school settings. Various sets of data were utilised, including interviews, classroom…
Descriptors: Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Experienced Teachers, Educational Practices, Interviews
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Williams, Louise; Nixon, Sarah; Hennessy, Claire; Mahon, Elizabeth; Adams, Gill – Cogent Education, 2016
Following a three-year staff development initiative within one faculty in a UK university, the authors reflected on inspiring teaching and the role that staff development can play in enhancing individual practice. Teaching is a core component of Higher Education and is complex and multi-faceted both theoretically and in practice. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics
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Garza, Rubén; Smith, Shaunna F. – Cogent Education, 2015
Blogging, a mode of electronic journaling, has been identified as an effective means to help pre-service teachers to construct meaning about their experiences. The purpose of this study was to examine pre-service teachers' reflections about their praxis through blogging and to describe the nature of their growth and development. The use of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Harding-DeKam, Jenni L. – Cogent Education, 2014
Elementary classroom teachers in eight school districts across Colorado, United States, share the knowledge of their students' home and community life, define culturally responsive mathematics based on the children they instruct, and give examples of how students learn math through culture in their classrooms. Findings from two interviews,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Mathematics