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Storz, Mark; Hoffman, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
As an urban middle school begins to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, this study explores the process of experiencing a curricular change from the perspective of the teachers and students themselves. Through the use of a mixed methods approach, key administrators, teachers, and students were interviewed in the first…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs
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Oppong-Nuako, Juliet; Shore, Bruce M.; Saunders-Stewart, Katie S.; Gyles, Petra D. T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
Inquiry-based instruction is common to nearly every model of gifted education. Six teachers of 14 secondary classes were briefly interviewed about their teaching and learning methods, use of inquiry-based strategies, classroom descriptions, a typical day, student expectations, and inquiry-instruction outcomes. A criterion-referenced checklist of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Surveys, Interviews
Tofel-Grehl, Colby; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Using observations and interviews, the researchers explore the experiences and perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at six specialized high schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they pertain to the practices and structures affecting student outcomes. Four themes were found to be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Observation, Interviews, High School Students