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Durley, Hui-Chen K.; Ge, Xun – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
This study explored teachers' problem solving during technology-mediated professional development (PD) in the topic related to teaching English Learners (ELs, i.e. students whose home languages are not English). Open-ended PD provided authentic, situated contexts using videos of scenario to engage six elementary teachers to participate in small…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Solving, Faculty Development, English Language Learners
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel; Safadel, Parviz – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Women's underrepresentation in mathematics-related careers continues to concern policymakers, economists, and educators. This study addressed the issue by examining data from two international databases, namely IEA's "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015," and the World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Ponnock, Annette R.; Torsney, Benjamin M.; Lombardi, Doug – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2018
Teacher motivation is an impact aspect of the teacher performance and thus student achievement. Given the varying degrees of responsibility, tasks, and obstacles over the course of a teacher's training and career, their motivation is likely to change over time. This study examined the motivational differences of pre-service teachers (PSTs), early,…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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Wang, Jianlan; Buck, Gayle A. – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2018
The purpose of this action research is to introduce a debate activity contextualized in a scientific topic and explore its effectiveness in prompting teacher candidates' (TC) argumentation skills and affective perception of argumentation. We also investigate the separate impacts of the different aspects of the debate activity. Through comparing…
Descriptors: Debate, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Persuasive Discourse
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Chan, Tak; Jiang, Binbin; Xu, Mei Mei – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study is to solicit the perceptions of United States teachers to examine the extent of their agreement with the Confucian teaching philosophies and methodologies. A mixed research methodology was used in this study. Sixty elementary, middle, and high school teachers from 24 schools of five urban school districts of Georgia were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Confucianism, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Jozwik, Sara; Lin, Miranda; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2017
Service-learning is a pedagogical approach with documented effectiveness for building civic engagement and promoting awareness of social justice issues. Little attention is given in the literature to the design processes that undergird the development of effective service-learning projects. In this case study, authors report on their application…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, After School Programs