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Xu, Yuejin – Research in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we examined the relationship between teachers' attitudes towards professional development and school performance in the state accountability system using the 2013 Kentucky Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) survey data and the 2013 school accountability profile data from the Kentucky Department of Education. We were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Polly, Drew – Research in the Schools, 2016
Researchers have linked teachers' use of mathematical tasks and questions to students' achievement in mathematics, and also have documented that the types of tasks and questions posed might change throughout the year in grades that include high-stakes tests of student achievement. This qualitative research study explored 3 elementary school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Younes, Rayya; Nimon, Kim; Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Taylor, Sharon – Research in the Schools, 2013
Improving the mathematical skills of the next generation of students will require that elementary and middle school teachers are competent and confident in their abilities to perform fraction operations and to solve algebra equations The present study was conducted to (a) quantify relationships between prospective teachers' abilities to perform…
Descriptors: Fractions, Algebra, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Steeg, Susanna M.; Costley, Kristin; Engelman, Karin; Gonzalez, Denise; Knutson, Victoria; Maroni, Kathy – Research in the Schools, 2013
Educational contexts that support the complexity of in-service teacher learning around the purposeful use of technology are scarce. This qualitative case study describes a Literacy Enrichment Camp offered for traditionally marginalized elementary-aged children. Within camp, 5 teachers and 1 instructor prioritized their own and students'…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Inquiry
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Dalton, Bridget; Smith, Blaine E. – Research in the Schools, 2012
This study examined teachers' literacy and technology integration in their design of Internet-based lessons for Grade 1-6 students using a tool that scaffolds the design process to focus on Internet resources and reading strategies. Twenty-six teachers' lessons on a public database were analyzed for design orientation, goals, curricular…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Integration, Inferences
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Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole – Research in the Schools, 2012
In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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DeVaney, Thomas A.; Adams, Nan B.; Hill-Winstead, Flo; Trahan, Mitzi P. – Research in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of the RSCEQ with respect to invariance across gender and grade level, using a sample of 901 teachers from 44 schools in southeast Louisiana. Reliability estimates were consistent with previous research and ranged from 0.81 to 0.90 on the actual and 0.83 to 0.92 on the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, School Culture, Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Hayden, H. Emily – Research in the Schools, 2011
In this qualitative study, 4 elementary classroom teachers who implemented a quasi-experimental study of reading fluency described their experiences. Themes that emerged from analysis of interview transcripts indicate that these teachers considered the value of the fluency study (benefit to students, curriculum fit, and feasibility), their…
Descriptors: Interests, Teachers, Reading Fluency, Intervention
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Cotabish, Alicia; Dailey, Deborah; Hughes, Gail D.; Robinson, Ann – Research in the Schools, 2011
In order to increase the quality and quantity of science instruction, elementary teachers must receive professional development in science learning processes. The current study was part of a larger randomized field study of teacher and student learning in science. In two districts in a southern state, researchers randomly assigned teacher…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Reid, M. J. – Research in the Schools, 2010
The curriculum deliberations of 3 fourth-grade teachers who met weekly to plan their lessons were explored in this qualitative case study. These teachers participated voluntarily and routinely produced viable plans for the coming week. With their planning meetings recorded and transcribed, the resulting transcripts were analyzed using Schwab's…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers, Case Studies, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Cruz, Andrea; Brown, Michelle S. – Research in the Schools, 2010
The impact of the accountability system on perceptions and practices of elementary teachers in South Texas was examined. A mixed methods approach was utilized in this descriptive study. Participants were randomly selected and included 192 educators from 12 campuses, from various districts. Teachers stated that they experienced a great deal of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
DeMeulle, Lisa – Research in the Schools, 1999
Explores aspects of implementing an elementary professional development school (PDS) with a faculty of 80 teachers over a 1-year period. Findings of this ethnographic case study report the visions of teachers in this PDS, the processes that impacted the sharing of teachers' visions, and the PDS efforts that encouraged teachers to explicate and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnography, Professional Development Schools
Bean, Rita M.; Fulmer, Deborah; Zigmond, Naomi; Grumet, Judith V. – Research in the Schools, 1997
How four experienced elementary school teachers reflected on a social studies lesson they had taught and then viewed on videotape was studied. Teachers most frequently used experience and theory to explain their instructional approaches, and they appreciated the opportunity to reflect on their own practices. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Lindauer, Patricia; Petrie, Garth; Richardson, Michael – Research in the Schools, 1997
Whether there is a relationship between teachers' ratings of principal effectiveness and school-based council effectiveness was studied with 320 elementary school teachers and 19 elementary principals in Kentucky. Overall principal perception was correlated to successfully viewed school-based decision-making meetings, the basic source of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Education