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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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Nguyen, Ha; Eisenreich, Heidi – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics through a social issue. Data from student surveys, assessments, and written…
Descriptors: School Choice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Probability
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Guerra, Paula P.; An, Sohyun – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
In this paper, we--one mathematics teacher educator and one social studies teacher educator--describe a project where we collaborated to model teaching integrated mathematics and social studies for social justice in our methods courses. Using a self-study approach, we examined our teaching and our students' learning with regards to teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Social Studies
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Bodur, Yasar – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which preservice elementary teachers integrated culturally responsive pedagogy into their perspectives on effective teaching and being an effective teacher and if these perspectives changed over time. Data were collected from 53 preservice teachers in the form of a perspective paper…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Cochrane, Sandra; Cuevas, Joshua A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The Common Core State Standards were implemented in the state of Georgia in the 2012/2013 school year replacing NCLB. Previous studies indicated that teachers and administrators viewed NCLB negatively, and the purpose of this study was to gauge teachers' perceptions of the new standards after they had been in effect for one and a half years.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, High Stakes Tests
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Zhou, Molly – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Parental involvement (PI) is an important factor in children's academic learning. In this study, teachers' and parents' perceptions of parental involvement on inner city children's academic success were examined. The setting of the study was in an inner city Tittle I elementary school with a 90% African American student population. A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; Simmons, Kate – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Early mathematics content that is taught in elementary school lays the foundation for students' advanced mathematics performance. Thus, researchers show it is important that pre-service elementary teachers build a strong background in numbers and operations, as well as efficacy beliefs in mathematics instruction. This study expands the literature…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Preservice Teachers