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DeBay, Dennis J. – Journal of Education, 2017
The introduction of real-world, meaningful tasks in mathematics classrooms promises to create opportunities for enhancing students' learning through active engagement with mathematical ideas; however, researchers have given little consideration to the contexts in which urban high-school students live. The case study of three students reported in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Social Justice
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Baggett, Hannah Carson; Simmons, Crystal G. – Journal of Education, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how two White teacher candidates understood and conceptualized racial profiling in the wake of Trayvon Martin's murder. The teacher candidates were interviewed about their experiences with profiling in educational contexts. One participant conceptualized racial profiling as intrinsic to her understanding of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Whites, Racial Attitudes
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Zhang-Wu, Qianqian – Journal of Education, 2017
As a result of increases in immigration, more students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are entering K-12 classrooms in the United States. Thus, the need to study the education of diverse learners is intensified. Drawing upon semi-structured interviews, observations, and informal conversations, this case study examined how a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Urban Teaching, Public School Teachers
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Brakoniecki, Aaron; Shah, Fahmil – Journal of Education, 2017
The research reported in this article explored the methods by which concept maps served as formative assessment by capturing changes in the ways preservice mathematics teachers represented their understanding of algebra. The participants were enrolled in a course on high school algebra for teachers and created the maps on the first and last day of…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Formative Evaluation
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Forzani, Elena; Leu, Donald J. – Journal of Education, 2017
In this joint reflection, the authors discuss the nature of literacy in relation to "New Literacies: A Dual-Level Theory of the Changing Nature of Literacy, Instruction, and Assessment" (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, Castek, & Henry, 2013), a chapter reprinted in this issue of the "Journal of Education." They reflect on the meaning…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Theories, Educational Research, Literacy Education
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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Shepherd, Dan; Devers, Christopher – Journal of Education, 2017
Relatively little research has been conducted on the professional satisfaction of principals with recently hired beginning teachers. This study surveyed principals to learn their perspectives on these new teachers in relation to National Board Standards. Data were gathered using an online survey of 423 principals throughout the state of Indiana…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Stasaitis, Maria Pesce – Journal of Education, 2017
To investigate instructional planning strategies that impact student improvement in argumentative writing, the teacher-researcher implemented an Integrated Writing intervention in a seventh-grade urban school classroom to impact student writing, student feedback, and teacher reflection. Utilizing a mixed-methods Action Research study, the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Design, Lesson Plans
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LaBelle, Jeffrey T.; Belknap, Gabrielle – Journal of Education, 2017
To develop a rationale for requiring a free-standing philosophy of education course in preservice teacher programs, the researchers reviewed prior literature to construct a framework to establish such a requirement. A review of required course content in non-Catholic (private and public) colleges and universities with preservice teacher programs…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Educational Needs
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Wasik, Suzan Z.; Barrow, Jennifer – Journal of Education, 2017
The career landscape has changed dramatically over the past two decades with the adoption of technology and an increasingly global and virtual workforce. As a result, schools and academic institutions must go beyond current curriculum to teach and develop the new skills and competencies that are required to keep pace with the demands of careers in…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Program Descriptions, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Putjata, Galina – Journal of Education, 2017
Transnational mobility across the world is opposed by a monocultural mind-set at school, which has led educational researchers across the world to call for a multilingual and multicultural turn. This article presents a qualitative study that investigates immigrant teachers' role in this transformation process. Framed by the specific historical…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Biographies
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Pertegal-Felices, María L.; Castejón-Costa, Juan L.; Gilar-Corbí, Raquel; Mora-Mora, Higinio – Journal of Education, 2017
Several studies have documented the benefits of emotional intelligence particularly in the workplace. The main objective of universities is to educate in terms of acquiring capacities, abilities, competencies, and values, with the ultimate aim of promoting employment. In some Spanish universities, High Academic Performance Groups (HAPs) have been…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement
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Code, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education, 2017
Due to the complexity of agroecological studies and contexts, some agroecology educators are seeking to innovate in their pedagogical approach and course design. Through action research enquiries, "action education" innovations are being developed which not only shift and explore new approaches to the learning process, but also shift the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Agricultural Education, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Rimbey, Michelle; McKeown, Margaret; Beck, Isabel; Sandora, Cheryl – Journal of Education, 2016
This descriptive study explored how teachers implemented interactive practices during vocabulary instruction after participating in a professional development initiative comprised of an initial workshop to provide an overview of vocabulary research and instruction, opportunities for teachers to receive targeted feedback on audiotaped classroom…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Professional Development, Educational Practices
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Hopewell, Susan; Butvilofsky, Sandra; Escamilla, Kathy – Journal of Education, 2016
In this article the authors propose that biliteracy is a more challenging and rigorous form of literacy than the English-only orientation of the Common Core State Standards. Because learning to read and write in two languages differs from learning to read and write in one, they argue that biliteracy requires its own pedagogies, methodologies, and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Holistic Approach, Multiple Literacies, Bilingual Education
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