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Tsukui, Atsushi; Saito, Eisuke – Improving Schools, 2018
In studies on teacher professional development, the embodiment of teachers' values in professional practice has emerged as an important area of focus. Employing the sociocultural approach, this study discusses the link between teachers' acts and underlying values based on a Vietnamese teacher's detailed field notes on cases of school reform…
Descriptors: Values, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Concannon-Gibney, Tara; McCarthy, Mary Jean – Improving Schools, 2012
This pilot study aimed to address persistent gaps in the research regarding effective professional development models associated with reading comprehension pedagogy in content area classrooms (science). An appropriate instructional model was developed, ("Do-Read-Do") which attempts to embed the explicit teaching of reading comprehension strategies…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Science Instruction, Discussion Groups, Inferences
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Deed, Craig G. – Improving Schools, 2008
What scope is there for teachers to purposefully deviate from their routine classroom practice in order to respond to disengaging students? A case study of a small provincial school in Australia shows an example of alternative pedagogy used in response to a disengaged group of young adolescents. The students temporarily engaged with a different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Deuchar, Ross – Improving Schools, 2008
Education for citizenship has the teaching of controversial issues, the exploration of social values and the fostering of active participation at its core. This article focuses on a case study of 11-year-old pupils in a Scottish primary school, who were exposed to a new programme underpinned by values-based participation. The pupils initiated…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Activism
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Woolner, Pam; Hall, Elaine; Wall, Kate; Dennison, David – Improving Schools, 2007
This article first investigates historical trends in both the practice and the understanding of consultation, considering the often contrasting perspectives of architects and designers, compared to teachers and educationalists. Differing assumptions held by these two broad groups of professionals can lead to conflicting aims and objectives for…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Architecture, School Buildings, Educational Environment