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Nweke, Winifred C.; Perkins, Tasha P.; Afolabi, Comfort Y. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
Assessing the dispositions of teacher candidates remains a challenge for many Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs). This article details the process and results of establishing the reliability of two complementary instruments, the "Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey" (SAS) and the "Candidate Dispositions Performance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits, Test Reliability
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Gremillion, Sara; Zingales, Sarah; Baird, William; Hunter, Nia; Durden, Amy; Hessinger, Sabrina – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
With the growing demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs in the U.S., the attainment of college degrees in these areas is of paramount importance. Both federal and state governments have established initiatives to grow the number of STEM degrees earned by women and racial minorities, as these groups graduate in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Minority Group Students, Self Efficacy
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Vaughan, Winston E. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This qualitative /quantitative investigation highlights the analysis of preservice teachers' responses to an end of semester writing prompt in a diversity course requiring them to identify an unearned privilege that they may have benefitted from. Data were analyzed using qualitative as well as quantitative methodologies. Qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Pounds, Lauren; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
There has been a recent initiative for students to be involved in their Individualized Education Plan [IEP]. The goal is for students to become self-advocates and learn to develop goals that pertain to their interests. The study examined this process of including students by addressing three questions. First, does student involvement in their IEP…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Individualized Education Programs, Self Advocacy, Student Educational Objectives
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McKeen, Heather – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
Flexible grouping aims to divide students into groups according to their strengths and abilities. This will allow teachers to tailor instruction to meet the needs of students, allowing them to thrive within their current environments. Quantitative research was used to investigate whether flexible grouping had a positive effect on student…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
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Unal, Aslihan; Unal, Zafer – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This study compared K-12 teachers' assessment beliefs and practices in relation to their years of teaching experience. The data for this study was collected from 87 public school teachers. The findings suggest that as the teachers' years of experience increases, the value they place in assessment increases as well.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Pace, Julie Harper – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This article details an experiment in an 11th and 12th grade 3-week intensive course, the Science and History of Contagious Disease. The course was an interdisciplinary survey of how diseases are spread along with an examination of social responses. Although both lecture and discussion based, the course revolved primary around a trip in which we…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Primary Sources, Archives, Communicable Diseases
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Ata, Atakan – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This qualitative study explored factors that supported teachers in their efforts to promote students' critiquing, communicating, and collaborating skills. Despite the various challenges that public schools face today, they are most likely the very institutions to play a critical role in individuals' civic skills development. Individual in-depth…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Public Schools, Skill Development
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Jorrín Abellán, Ivan M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
The development of educational research designs might be daunting for novice researchers that have to make choices among the plethora of philosophical frameworks, research traditions, and different methods existing in the field. In this article we describe the process followed to formally evaluate Hopscotch, a model and a web-tool created by the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Research, Models, Qualitative Research