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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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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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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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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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Monfared, Abbas; Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin; Shahiditabar, Mostafa – Cogent Education, 2016
Drawing on the literature on culture and intercultural communication, current discussions surrounding English as an international language (EIL), and cultural appropriation of ELT books in local communities, this article reports the findings of a qualitative and qualitative research study with English language teachers from Inner (40 American, 36…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Cogent Education, 2015
This study analyzed Taiwanese elementary school English teachers' perceptions of, designs on, and knowledge constructed about, differentiated instruction in content in an intensive summer course. Based on the data analysis of surveys, the document, videos, and an interview, the study had the following findings. First, before the intensive summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)