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Martell, Christopher C. – Journal of Education, 2018
In this interpretative case study, the researcher examined the beliefs and practices of three self-identifying culturally relevant social studies teachers related to their teaching of U.S. history at a racially and ethnically diverse urban high school. The teachers displayed beliefs and practices that were aligned with the core criteria of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Forry, Nicole D. – Journal of Education, 2018
Patterns of quality among approximately 1,400 center classrooms and 350 family child care homes based on measures of global quality, sensitive caregiving, and frequency of language/literacy and math/numeracy activities were examined. Four patterns of quality were identified. Provider education was predictive of higher quality care in both centers…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Educational Quality, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers
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Reid, Tingting; Heck, Ronald H. – Journal of Education, 2018
The steady increase in immigration in the United States over the past few decades has focused attention on the necessity for school districts to provide English language services in order for children with diverse language backgrounds to participate fully in public education. In this study, we utilize a large state-representative sample of…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Reading Achievement, Cultural Background, English Language Learners
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Abreh, Might Kojo; Owusu, Kofi Acheaw; Amedahe, Francis Kodzo – Journal of Education, 2018
The trends in students' performance in science and mathematics at secondary school level were examined within a decade-long interval in Ghana. Using West African Examinations Council (WAEC) data from approximately 20% of schools countrywide, it was observed that the results did not provide a definitive pattern. Factors such as teachers' inability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Soysal, Y.; Radmard, S. – Journal of Education, 2018
This study explores the initial teaching competencies of 211 prospective teachers (PT) through an examination of their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) documentations that were obtained through a PCK Construction Task. The scored data were subjected to a factor analysis, and two factors of PCK were extracted. ANOVA results showed that even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Chaudhry, Harish; Gupta, Sunil; Nargundkar, Rajendra; Chauhan, Anurag – Journal of Education, 2018
With increasing demand for quality education, it is imperative for universities to attract and retain good faculty. This study explores the effect of demographic and some external factors on faculty satisfaction. The analysis is based on a nationwide survey of full-time faculty across 1,000 colleges and institutes in India. Results show that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Universities
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Hollier, David R. – Journal of Education, 2018
The successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies are discussed. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Berdrow, Iris; Bird, Allan W. – Journal of Education, 2018
Globalization has created an accelerated demand for globally competent managers, yet the gap between this demand and the supply of globally oriented, competent graduates is growing. As a result, the mandate for effectively internationalizing business school curriculum is increasing. Yet, given the costly structures required to provide…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, International Education
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Major, Thenjiwe – Journal of Education, 2018
Education is a vehicle that can be used to oppress or liberate people in the society. Schools are places where democratic values are instilled into the individual learners. Teachers are curriculum implementers who play significant roles in instilling the democratic ideals. The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service student teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Rimbey, Michelle; Kucan, Linda – Journal of Education, 2018
This investigation examined how middle school teachers implemented Word Generation, a cross-content vocabulary intervention and how the program affected student learning of academic vocabulary words. Participants included four content area teachers and their sixth-grade students. Students received vocabulary instruction in their social studies,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Middle School Teachers
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Shively, Kate; Palilonis, Jennifer – Journal of Education, 2018
This study examines design thinking (DT) as a strategy to develop K-3 digital literacy curricula. This article chronicles first-year, preservice teachers' (PSTs') perceptions using DT to explore an often-misunderstood curricular framework, digital literacy. The participants employed DT as a strategy for developing digital literacy curriculum.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Instructional Design
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Amorim Neto, Roque do Carmo; Bursey, Amanda; Janowiak, Drew; Mccarty, Cassandra; Demeter, Bart – Journal of Education, 2018
This study has two goals: (a) to assess the contributions of teamwork and demographics to teachers' motivation to leave the profession and (b) to identify the actions teachers believe they and their principals should take to foster teamwork. A sample of 322 U.S. public school teachers participated. Grade level was found to predict teachers'…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Motivation, Faculty Mobility, Career Change
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Kalluri, Nikita S.; Knopov, Anita; Kue, Ricky – Journal of Education, 2018
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival rates have been shown to be lower than cardiac arrest survival rates occurring in the hospital setting. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can significantly improve survival. PumpStart, a community service-learning program developed by medical students, was formed to increase education on…
Descriptors: Service Learning, First Aid, High School Students, Hospitals
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Ilter, Ilhan – Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the context clue instruction program to infer meaning from context as a way to enhance reading comprehension. Participants were fifth-grade middle school students (four boys) who were at a frustration reading level (initial comprehension score range = 40%-48%) at their grade level. In…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Middle School Students, Inferences, Reading Comprehension
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Westensko, Arla; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Child, Barbara – Journal of Education, 2017
This study describes 3 years of mathematics intervention research examining the effectiveness of a summer individualized tutoring program for rising fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students with low mathematics achievement. Based on an iceberg model of learning, an instructional framework was developed that identified and targeted students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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