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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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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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Versland, Tena M.; Erickson, Joanne L. – Cogent Education, 2017
Self-efficacy is a perceived judgment that one has the ability to execute a course of action that brings about a desired result. Principal self-efficacy describes a set of beliefs that enable a principal to enact policies and procedures that promote the effectiveness of a school. Principal self-efficacy beliefs are also important because they…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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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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Alkaaf, Fatma – Cogent Education, 2017
This study explores teachers' and learners' views on the impact of the storytelling strategy on developing the story writing skills of Omani seven graders. One hundred and twenty grade seven learners and five teachers participated in this study. The participants completed two questionnaires. The first questionnaire administered to the learners…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Writing Assignments, Middle School Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Cogent Education, 2016
The theoretical justification for enactivist approaches to learning is just beginning to emerge, and remains largely theoretical. Enactivism conceptualized as play brings us closer to the heart of the question about how play-based social studies might look. Recent research in simulations and games--forms of play--help to reveal some of the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Play, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Ebadi, Saman; Gheisari, Nouzar – Cogent Education, 2016
This study, framed within Vygotskyan sociocultural approaches to teacher education, aimed at reconceptualizing the thinking and subsequent recontextualizing of the classroom practice of a participating teacher. An Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher with pseudonym--Sara--was the participant of the study. Sara's conceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Reflection, Faculty Development
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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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Zolfaghari, Fatemeh; Ahmadi, Alireza – Cogent Education, 2016
This study aimed at discovering general and specific assessment literacy components from the perspective of Iranian high school teachers. To this end, 32 humanities, science, English language, and non-English language teachers were interviewed. The interviewees referred to teachers' ability to identify the worth assessing contents, familiarity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods
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Rigler, Kenneth L.; Cook-Benjamin, Lorie; Wieland, Regi; Tholstrup, Carrie – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this survey study was to collect faculty perceptions toward changes made to the faculty merit evaluation process in a college of education at a state comprehensive university. The changes in the evaluation occurred over a two-year period, where a formative rubric and faculty self-assessment were incorporated into the merit…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Merit Rating, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation
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Kendall, Lynne – Cogent Education, 2016
The number of students entering university within the United Kingdom (UK) with disabilities is continuing to increase. This paper draws upon data gathered from a small-scale qualitative study of 13 students with a declared disability within a UK university in the North of England. It sought to elicit the "voice" of students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, Disabilities
Mereoiu, Mariana; Abercrombie, Sara; Murray, Mary – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigated the influence of a professional learning intervention on parents and special educators' perceptions of collaboration to support student outcomes. Over a period of six months, participants worked together to identify effective ways to establish and sustain partnerships in their districts. Eight pre- and post-intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Focus Groups
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Potter, Jalene P.; Hollas, Tori; Coyne, Jaime – Cogent Education, 2016
Because a majority of teachers come from public universities, universities play an important role in examining and strengthening their teacher preparation programs to ensure they are graduating quality teachers. Student teaching is typically the culminating experience of the teacher preparation program and is considered to be the most crucial and…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Partnerships in Education, Student Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education
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Even Zahav, Anat; Shahar, Sigalit; Hazzan, Orit – Cogent Education, 2016
This article presents the "Mission Paradox," shared by two public sector organizations in Israel: the police training system and the post-primary STEM education system. The "Mission Paradox" was identified in data analysis of two doctoral studies, which implemented a qualitative methodology. The study's purpose was to analyze…
Descriptors: Police Education, STEM Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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