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Dajani, Majida – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
This study examined the results of promoting Palestinian students' engagement and fostering their understanding in addition to their inquiry skills through the application of thinking routines. Six teachers teaching fourth and fifth grades participated voluntarily in this action research project during the school year 2014-2015. The researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Action Research
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Workman, Melissa – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
Young children have the capability of making decisions, informed choices, and self-assessing their progress on their choices. In this classroom of 4- and 5-year-olds, children used pictorial contracts, rubrics, and various self-assessment techniques as a method for continuous learning. Gathering and reflecting on their own evidence about their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Young Children, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Schirmer, Barbara R.; Lockman, Alison S.; Schirmer, Todd N. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
We conducted this conceptual study to determine if the Institute of Education Sciences/National Science Foundation pipeline of evidence guidelines could be applied as a protocol that researchers could follow in establishing evidence of effective instructional practices. To do this, we compared these guidelines, new drug development process, and…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Research Design, Social Change
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Woodcock, Stuart; Sisco, Ashley; Eady, Michelle – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of an online synchronous platform used for training preservice teachers. A blended learning approach was implemented. Fifty-three students participated in the course. Qualitative interview data and quantitative survey data were collected about students' experiences using the platform, and analyzed via thematic…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Preservice Teacher Education
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Evans, Brian R.; Leonard, Jacqueline; Krier, Kathleen; Ryan, Steve – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
Beliefs about teaching mathematics and urban students' ability to learn mathematics are often overlooked in the discourse on highly qualified teachers. Altering teacher experiences has the potential to change their beliefs. It was found in this qualitative case study that preservice teachers' beliefs about teaching mathematics to urban students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Urban Schools
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Corn, Jenifer O.; Tagsold, Jennifer T.; Patel, Ruchi K. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2011
A research team conducted an evaluation of a laptop initiative in 18 North Carolina high schools through administrator, teacher, and student focus groups; teacher and student surveys; and classroom observations. The study aimed to provide information about the value of the laptop initiative in enhancing student learning. In addition, it intended…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, High Schools, High School Students
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Walker, Lori Raquel; Shepard, MaryFriend – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2011
Technology integration in school curricula promotes student achievement, yet many teachers are not successfully integrating technology for learning. This phenomenological study explored the strategies of 10 elementary teachers in Georgia who overcame barriers to technology integration to successfully incorporate lessons within the public school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education