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Lumbrears, Ricardo, Jr.; Rupley, William H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Sustained academic growth of the Mexican population in the public schools of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has precipitated a need for new and innovative ways to effectively educate English-language learners (ELLs). In place of common external factors typically used such as attendance, socioeconomic status, and test scores to address ELL's…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mexican Americans, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
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Lim-Ratnam, Christina Tong-Li; Lee, Christine Kim-Eng; Jiang, Heng; Sudarshan, Akhila – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The phenomenal spread of Japanese lesson study (LS) beyond Japan is indicative of the perception that the seemingly obvious routines of LS are transferable into foreign contexts. It is, however, to be expected, that various aspects of LS would be adapted to suit the culture of the adopting context. The diverse ways in which LS is adapted across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Slezak, C.; Underwood, J.; Moreno, J. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper examines the educational impact of a prepilot study on the "Learning Logs" literacy strategy as it was used in Louisiana. The study examined how students' conceptual understanding of kinematics and Newton's laws were impacted in a ninth-grade physical science course. The findings address a gap within the current research…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grade 9, Science Instruction, Misconceptions
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Tan, Kelvin Heng Kiat – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The recent focus on AfL has shifted from defining its scope and extent to understanding its implementation, and research has revealed AfL implementation to be complex and contested. AfL implementation is especially challenging in national contexts that emphasise high stakes examination performance and grades. One such example is the nation state…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Program Implementation
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Arani, Mohammad Reza Sarkar – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
This study aims to reveal the teaching script and structure of lesson practice of two seventh-grade Japanese mathematics teachers--a "novice" and "expert"--through comparative analysis of mathematics lessons. Specifically, it aims to clarify how the teachers' views of teaching as tacit knowledge determine lesson structure and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Expertise
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Lam, Ho Cheong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
One of the purposes of introducing the use of action research in schools is to bring about educational change in policy and practice. To make this happen, it is of paramount importance to look into how teachers actually see action research. We, the writers of this paper, are teacher educators, teaching preschool teachers courses related to action…
Descriptors: Investigations, Action Research, Phenomenology, Educational Change
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Rasmussen, Jens; Rash-Christensen, Andreas – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The Expert in Teaching study pays special attention to the objective of connecting coursework more directly to practice in pre-service teacher education. The study was focused on developing better solutions to the problematic, weak, or even sometimes totally missing, link between theory (teaching at college) and practice (teaching internship) in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Huang, Jia-Li – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
This paper aims to develop, through a literature analysis, a portrait of the functioning and practice of teacher thinking at government and university levels. Teacher thinking is defined as habits and strategies or the habit of thinking used to collect information, analyze, understand institution, reflect, solve problems, inform decisions,…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Educational Practices, Thinking Skills
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Buschor, Christine Bieri; Kamm, Esther – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Following a major shift in Swiss teacher education in the 1990s, teachers are now educated at the university level with a more research-oriented focus than before the reform. Furthermore, the curriculum in teacher education is not only more academically oriented, but also concurrently practice-focused. Swiss student teachers are highly involved in…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Student Research, Student Interests
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In this article, I argue for the need to improve teacher preparation (TP) courses for elementary education student teachers to teach English-language arts (ELA). In particular, these TP programs need to support student teachers in delivering culturally responsive pedagogy within rural classrooms. Twenty-three student teachers participated in this…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Place Based Education
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Tran, Thi Tuyet – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article is concerned with the learning style adopted by Asian students who come from a Confucian heritage culture (CHC) such countries as China, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea and Japan are considered countries with Confucian heritage culture (Phuong-Mai et al. 2005). These students are generally viewed as typically passive, unwilling to ask…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Nie, Youyan; Tan, Gim Hoon; Liau, Albert Kienfie; Lau, Shun; Chua, Bee Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Constructivist instruction has been implemented in the current instructional innovation in Singapore. Large scale survey study was conducted to examine the roles of teacher efficacy in implementing the innovative constructivist instruction. The results showed that the positive correlation between teacher efficacy and constructivist instruction was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation
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Zhao, Hongqin; Fei, Ying; Lin, Xiao – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Circumscribed by the culture of collectivist and Confucian traditions, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education in China has defaulted to an impersonalized provision and delivery. Much of teaching and learning is to assimilate individuals into a group identity. This epistemological model can be detected in learning outcomes, e.g.,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Rote Learning
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Taylor, Peter G.; Low, Ee Ling; Lim, Kam Ming; Hui, Chenri – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This paper reports the development of a scheme of characterising pedagogical practices in initial teacher education classes. The scheme is intended to provide baseline data on classroom pedagogical practices in Singapore's sole provider of initial teacher education (ITE). This study is original in that the research team has found no reports of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Menkhoff, Thomas; Bengtsson, Magnus Lars – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This evaluative-exploratory case study reports pedagogical experiences with using mobiles phones, wikis, and other mobile learning approaches such as podcasts and walking tours as educational tools in the context of an undergraduate course on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks taught at a university in Singapore. Conceptualized…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mobile Educational Services, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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