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Greenblatt, Deborah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
The edTPA is a performance-based assessment of teacher candidates created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and nationally scored by Pearson Education. It is also promoted by American Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators (AACTE) as a "standards-based assessment." As of the spring of 2018, the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Certification
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Evans, Bradley P.; Shively, Chris T. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
A large group of eighth-grade social studies students (N=101) received instruction and practice using the Cornell note-taking system and were assigned to one of three note-taking groups or one non-note-taking group. Students were asked to read an article about persuasion and use their assigned note-taking system to take notes at home. A…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Notetaking, Study Skills
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Glazer, Morgan; Harris, Kara; Ost, Dottie; Gower, Mariah; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a pilot study conducted by teacher candidates (TCs) at an elementary level charter school in Buffalo, New York. The TCs, undergraduate and graduate level college students, enrolled in an English Language Arts/Social Studies methods course block, wrote bilingual English/Spanish information texts and used them in conjunction…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teachers
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McKinney, Darlene; Snead, Donald – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
All individuals go through a process of change when implementing a new innovation. This descriptive study determines there is a difference in the stages of concern regarding Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI), Tennessee's design model for Response to Intervention, (RTI) for 87 teachers from 8 different schools in a county in Middle…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Questionnaires
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Russello, Camille M.; Henry, Julie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
The purpose of this pilot was to examine the effectiveness of the practice of providing opportunities for undergraduate elementary education teacher candidates to explore the campus library curriculum center as a group regularly during class time. During their visits, teacher candidates were guided in selecting and analyzing children's literature…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Academic Libraries, Elementary Education, Class Activities
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Green, Tanya R.; Allen, Mishaleen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This quantitative causal-comparative study compared perceptions of professional development opportunities between high-achieving and low-achieving elementary-middle school teachers in an urban school district using the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI). A total of 271 teachers participated including 134 (n = 134) teachers from high-achieving…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Riggie, Allison; Metzen, Lauren; Goodrich, Julie; Yorio, Whitney; Poloncarz, Kasey; Rose, David; Walker, Joshua; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
Teacher candidates who worked with small groups of children during a semester long pre-student teaching practicum developed four point rubrics for each of the lesson plans they created on a weekly basis. The scope of this practicum is discussed along with an action research project pertaining to the rubric assessments they utilized. Findings…
Descriptors: Action Research, Scoring Rubrics, Preservice Teachers, Practicums
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Hinchman, Kathleen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This article reports on a middle school literacy intervention implemented during a yearlong teacher-researcher collaboration. The purpose of this collaboration was to combine and adjust commonly recommended pedagogical approaches to address the literacy needs of a heterogeneous group of seventh graders attending an urban school. University…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Literacy Education, Middle School Teachers, Educational Research
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Page, C. Steven; Pendergraft, Beth; Wilson, Judi – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This study was conducted to investigate if teachers at urban, rural and suburban elementary schools differ significantly in their sense of self-efficacy. The schools utilized for this research are located in the southeastern United States. Along with being in different geographic areas the schools are also different in their socioeconomic make-up…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Pane, Pamela – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This study sought to determine the impact of blogs on student motivation to discuss literature. The participants were 11 male and 12 female fourth grade students ranging from eight to ten years of age. All of the students were instructed in one classroom located in a suburban school setting. All students had access to computers fitted with high…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Student Motivation, Literature Appreciation
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Shea, Mary; Shea, Brian – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2013
This article presents rationale for an enhanced inquiry approach to science education that authentically integrates content knowledge and application skills in a middle school science curriculum. Such pedagogy ensures students' attainment of national and state standards for learning science and multiple literacies (e.g. language arts and…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Grade 4, Middle School Students
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Ceprano, Maria A.; Chicola, Nancy A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory activities created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after-school program and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Methods Courses, Literacy Education
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Cummins, Sean; Streiff, Melissa; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
The academic landscape has been changing over the last several years bringing with it an emphasis on high stakes testing. Studies conducted over the past several years that have shown the success of the Question-Answer-Relationships (QAR) strategy in helping students develop their comprehension skill. This study looks at the effects of the QAR…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Grade 4, Reading Strategies
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Sears, Emilie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
It is important to find the means by which struggling writers can find success in the English Language Arts. For students struggling with reading and writing, the visual arts may be a way of accessing and expressing their ideas and ultimately opening up a world of creative possibilities. This article explores drawing and painting as a pre-writing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Poetry, Creative Writing
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Cushman, Carey Anne Aycock; Kempy, Andrew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For teacher educators, classroom management education is one of the least researched aspects of the profession. The purpose of this study was to determine if classroom management was most effectively learned through textbook analysis coupled with classroom discussion, or the experience of observing and practicing classroom management in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Textbooks, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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