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Vol. 20, No. 2, December

Using Backward Design to Develop Service-Learning Projects in Teacher Preparation
Using Backward Design to Develop Service-Learning Projects in Teacher PreparationService-learning is a pedagogical approach for increasing civic engagement and social responsibility (Mayhew & Welch, 2001). The role of the teacher, as framed through...
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A Review of Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts
A Review of Cognitive Development in Digital ContextsThe increase in children's use of various types of digital media in recent years has been staggering, to say the least. A critical question then is what is this extensive use of digital media doing...
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Chinese University Professors' Perceptions about Ethical Issues in Classroom Assessment Practices
IntroductionIn Chinese universities it is commonplace for instructors to experience situations in which students complain about unfair grading practices. For example, student complaints focus on professors not providing any grading criteria prior to...
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U.S. Teachers' Perception of Confucian Teaching Philosophies and Methodologies
IntroductionConfucianism represents many ethical characteristics of the Chinese society. Chinese teachers, therefore, have inherited the lofty mission of Confucian culture (Hong, 2014). Evidently, the practice of Confucian philosophies has become an...
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Notes from the Co-Editors-in-Chief
Welcome to the 2nd issue, volume number 20, of the New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! We are excited to bring you this latest issue of NWERD as it represents our last issue serving as co-editors of the journal. In this issue, we...
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Examining Service-Learning in Teacher Education
Examining Service-learning in Teacher EducationThis book examines praxeological learning from a myriad of perspectives. The value of praxeological learning both to education and the community is highlighted throughout the diverse perspectives and approaches...
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Vol. 20, No. 1, April

Collaborating with Theatre, Nature, and STEM: A Multigenerational Family Event
Community outreach and family engagement are essential to student learning, both academically and socially (Smith, Wohlstetter, Kuzin, & De Pedro, 2011). Through community outreach, strong partnerships are built between community members and families...
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Hybrid Practices in the Alternative Learning Spaces of Community-Based Heritage Language Programs
In the face of societal and institutional pressures to assimilate, including anti-immigration policies and English-only instructional mandates (Jeon, 2008), maintaining an intergenerational sense of cultural identity and pride remains a challenge for...
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Guest Editor Introduction
Learning is often exclusively associated with what occurs within the walls of a classroom, which ignores educational experiences embedded in family and community-based activities. As a former urban educator, I hold a passion and appreciation for the...
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Notes from the Editors-in-Chief
Welcome to the 20th issue, volume number 1, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! We are happy to present this fifth special issue of New Waves journal. The theme of this special issue focuses on learning outside of the classroom....
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Vol. 19, No. 2, 2016

Notes from the Co-Editors-in-Chief
Welcome to the 19th issue, volume number 2, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development ('NWERD)! We are excited to bring you this latest issue of NWERD as 2017 represents the 25th anniversary of our Chinese American Educational Research and Development...
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Transitioning from Student to Professional: Preservice Teachers' Perceptions
Transitioning from Student to Professional: Preservice Teachers' PerceptionsThe ongoing national discourse on dispositions warrants a continued focus on the affective dimensions of the complex process of learning to teach (Billet, 2009). As Hollins (2011)...
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Vol. 19, No. 2, December

Demystifying the "Model Minority" Encounter: Concerns and Challenges in School Counseling with Asian Americans
Demystifying the "Model Minority" Encounter: Concerns and Challenges in School Counseling with Asian AmericansThe Asian American population grew more than four times faster than the total U.S. population from 2000-2010; although not the largest ethnic...
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Vol. 19, No. 1, May

Notes from the Editors-in-Chief
Welcome to the 19th issue, volume number 1, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! This volume is the fourth special issue that New Waves journal has published since the inauguration of the journal. The theme of this special issue...
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How to Promote Lifelong Learning in P-20?
This special issue of the New Waves Journal of Educational Research and Development focuses on promoting lifelong learning in students and preservice teachers. Lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important in the 21st century. With the relentless...
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Promoting Higher-Order Thinking through Teacher Questioning: A Case Study of a Singapore Science Classroom
IntroductionHelping students develop lifelong learning skills is an important educational outcome for the 21st century classroom (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2006). Lifelong learners are able to take charge of one's own learning and actively...
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Development and Validation of the Problem-Based Learning Process Inventory (PBLPI)
IntroductionThe 21st century is characterized by the accessibility of information, innovation-driven growth and rapid advancement in technologies. Education needs to change to help students cope with an increasingly complex world (Tan & Liu, 2015)....
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Towards Lifelong Learning: Identifying Learner Profiles on Procrastination and Self-Regulation
IntroductionTo develop a mindset for lifelong learning, Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) has devised a New Framework for the 21st century-students should possess lifelong learning goals and life-ready competencies such as creativity and innovation....
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Mediation in the Classroom: An Open Systems Approach to Develop Critical Thinking and Learning Skills
Mediation in the Classroom: An Open Systems Approach to Develop Critical Thinking and Learning SkillsRobinson-Zañartu, Doerr and Portman are three authors who started from very different experiences in education and yet found themselves on a common quest...
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Promoting Lifelong Learning by Building Autonomous Learners
Promoting Lifelong Learning by Building Autonomous LearnersIn this era of relentless change, education in the twenty-first century must strive to develop learners to be self-directed so that they have the drive to create their own future. In light of...
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Vol. 18, No. 2, December

Notes from the Co-Editors-in-Chief
Welcome to the 18th issue, volume number 2, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! We are excited and honored to take over as coeditors-in-chief of NWERD. We would like to thank former editor-in-chief, Dr. Binbin Jiang, for her knowledge...
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Language Environment of Dual Language Learners and the Use of Language Support Practices
IntroductionThe changing demographics in the United States are causing educators to reconsider how young children are educated (McWayne, Melzi, Schick, Kennedy, & Mundt, 2013). The linguistic and cultural diversity of young children are increasing...
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Pearls of Meaning: Preschool Children Respond to Multicultural Picturebooks
The picture book is like a string of pearls, where the pearls symbolize the illustrations, and the string symbolizes the verbal text (Cooney, 1998).IntroductionThe population of elementary and secondary school students continues to grow more diverse...
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Urban Teacher Residencies: Indicators of Successful Recruitment
The United States of America has an aging teacher workforce. Within the near future, over one-third of the nation's teacher workforce will reach retirement age (Goldhaber & Walch, 2014), rendering the need for the preparation of highly qualified...
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Factors Affecting Campus Climate: Creating a Welcoming Environment
Diversity and climate is a major concern on college and university campuses (Hart, 2008). In the past two decades, the number of faculty with gender, racial, disability status, and religious differences has increased (Holley, Larson, Adelman, & Treviño,...
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Developing Leadership Competence in Early Childhood Educators
The importance of developing leadership competence has not been sufficiently recognized in the early childhood field (Goffin & Janke, 2013). Current circumstances demand that early childhood educators exert leadership. Whether they notice it or not,...
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Vol. 18, No. 1, April

The Impact of Service-Learning on Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
IntroductionService-learning offers individuals an opportunity to link theory to practice; more specifically it can help teacher candidates explore the connections between theoretical and practical. It also offers individuals the opportunity to connect...
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Learning through Service: Preservice Teachers' Reflections from an International Service-Learning
OverviewInternational service-learning has gained a lot of attention over the past few years; this pedagogy has been used in various disciplines in higher education. Bringle, Hatcher, and Jones (2011) describe international service-learning as a unique...
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Making Civics Count
Making Civics Count Campbell, D., Levinson, M., & Hess, F. (Eds.). (2012). Making civics count: Citizenship education for a new generation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.Making Civics Count: Citizen Education for a New Generation (2012),...
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Integrating Service Learning into Teacher Education Programs
Integrating Service Learning into Teacher Education Programs Jagla, V., Erickson, J., & Tinker, A. (Eds.). (2013). Transforming teacher education through service-learning. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.Teacher education programs have...
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Service-Learning and Teacher Education
This special issue of the New Waves Journal of Educational Research and Development is dedicated to the integration of service-learning into teacher education programs. Service-learning as a teaching strategy has been integrated into many teacher education...
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Notes from the Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to the 18th issue, volume number 1, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! This volume is the third special issue that New Waves journal has published since the inauguration of the journal. The theme of this special issue...
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Integrating Interprofessional Service-Learning into Teacher Education Programs: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers
IntroductionThere is a growing emphasis in higher education around the importance of developing active citizens (Markham, 2013). As a result, the numbers of communityuniversity initiatives that center on civic engagement are increasingly prominent. These...
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Is Service-Learning the Answer? Preparing Teacher Candidates to Work with ELLs through Service-Learning Experiences
OverviewAcross the United States there is a general concern that TCs are not prepared to teach English language learners (ELLs) (Bunten, 2010; Lucas, Villegas & Freedson-Gonzalez, 2008; O'Neal, Ringler, & Rodriguez, 2008; Samson & Collings,...
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Vol. 17, No. 2, December

Notes from the Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to the 17th issue, volume number 2, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! This is the second year that NWERD produces two issues in one year-a special issue together with a regular issue. In this regular issue, we present...
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The Construction of Multi-Dimensional Teaching Environment: A Qualitative Study on the Redesign of All-Encompassing Teaching Materials 1
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)IntroductionAll-encompassing teaching materials (AETM, ...) refer to the teaching packages with the integration of traditional paper textbook and multimedia teaching resources (including disks, audios,...
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Lights, Camera, iPads, Action! How a Fourth Grade Class Learned 21st Century Literacies through Various Arts Projects
IntroductionThe 21st century world is media saturated, technologically dependent, and globally connected. The multimedia age requires new skills for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating, and distributing messages within a digital, global, and democratic...
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Images of "Model Minority" in Print Media and the Inclusion and Exclusion of Asian-Americans
IntroductionStories of Asian-Americans are about inclusion and exclusion. On one hand, in contemporary America, Asian-Americans are deemed as entrepreneurial, perseverant, hardworking and extremely intelligent, to the extent that the Asians in America...
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Effective Induction and Mentoring Programs for K-12 Teachers and Teacher Education Faculty: Perspectives of an Operational Model
IntroductionHuge amounts of resources have been invested in preparing teachers for elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The amount has been increasing due to demands for specialized categories of teachers and the rapid development of...
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Different Approaches to Education Reform from Countries Leading in International PISA Scores
Ripley, A. (2013). The smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Different Approaches to Education Reform from Countries Leading in International PISA ScoresRipley uses her investigative background to delve...
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Whose Knowledge Counts
Goodman, K. S., Calfee, R. C., & Goodman, Y. M. (Eds.). (2014). Whose Knowledge Counts in Government Literacy Policies? Why Expertise Matters. New York: Routledge. Whose Knowledge CountsHow "literacy" is defined and how it is achieved in the classroom...
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How Can Schools Improve the Way Students Are Cared For?
Noddings, N. (2005). The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College, Columbia University. How Can Schools Improve the Way Students are Cared for?Nel Noddings (2005) provides ideas on how...
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Vol. 17, No. 1, March

Notes from the Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to the 17th issue, volume number 1, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! This volume is the second special issue that New Waves journal has published since the inauguration of the journal. The theme of this special issue...
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Educational Leadership: The Research Agenda
This special issue of the New Waves Journal of Educational Research and Development is devoted to the theme of educational leadership. The purpose of this special issue is to stimulate research interest in the field of educational leadership by pinpointing...
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What Do the Data Tell Alabama's Middle School Principals about Their School Improvement Efforts?
What Do the Data Tell Alabama's Middle School Principals about Their School Improvement Efforts?School improvement, also referred to as school reform, has been at the top of America's educational agenda since 1985, when the National Commission on Excellence...
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From Managerial to Instructional Leadership: Barriers Principals Must Overcome
In the past few years, much has been written concerning the future of public education. Individuals and groups of all persuasions have speculated on methods to reform public education making it more responsive to the needs of students. Pseudo-educators...
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Educational Leadership Program Faculty as Technology Leaders: What Support Will They Need?
Review of Related LiteratureThe Technology Role of Educational Leadership ProgramsIn order to prepare school leaders to serve as technology chiefs in their schools, educational leadership programs have the responsibility of preparing and supporting present...
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Rethinking Identity and Agency in Minority Education: Preparing Asian American Leaders for a Global Future
IntroductionIn a provocative article appeared in New York Magazine on May 8, 2011, Wesley Yang asks, "What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?" The answer is: many of the high achieving Asian Americans who performed...
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Disincentives to Remaining a School Principal: Perspectives of German and U.S. Principals
IntroductionThe competence of a school's primary leader is a critical contributor to a school's success (English, 2005; Feige, 2012; Huber, 2012; Huber & Gordel, 2006; McEwan, 2003; Moos, 2008). Principals have substantial influence on the working...
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The Public Schools Cannot Do It Alone
I attempted to call attention to a long-term and continuing concern of mine in a "letter to the editor" to the Birmingham News when my two children were in elementary and middle schools in Tuscaloosa in an article entitled, "The Unrealistic Expectations...
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New Roles School and District Administrators Play in the Georgia Charter System Models
Decentralization as Education ReformThe concept of local control is often viewed as the very backbone of the U.S. educational system, based on the notion that the federal government should only be minimally involved with setting educational policy, passing...
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Student Safety: Parents' and School Principals' Perceptions
IntroductionA safe and secure school environment is essential to successful student learning. Students who are stressed or preoccupied with concerns of their physical safety cannot achieve to their fullest academic ability. The definition of school safety...
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Challenges to Student Enrollment Forecasting in the 21st Century
IntroductionStudent enrollment forecasting is an important planning function of a school district. A short range forecast has immediate direct impact on the planning of budgets, personnel, educational programs and school facilities for the upcoming year....
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The Convergence of Divergent Roads: Comparisons of China and U.S. School Systems
IntroductionWhile American politicians are excoriating American education and moving to nationalize learning through the Common Core States Standards Initiative, the Chinese government is quietly changing their nationalized curriculum (Yang & Frick,...
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Vol. 16, No. 2, 2013

Notes from the Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to the 16th issue, volume number 2, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! This is an historic occasion as NWERD produces two issues in one year-a special issue together with a regular issue. In this regular issue, in addition...
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English Vocabulary and Comprehension Instruction in Secondary Schools in China
English Vocabulary and Comprehension Instruction in Secondary Schools in ChinaTeaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China has undergone significant changes in the last decade. In 2001, the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China published the...
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Social Class, Culture, and Asian Social Positioning: Rethinking Education and Power in the New Millennium
Introduction: Asian Americans in the Social Class DiscussionAsians, now outpacing Hispanics, have become the largest stream of new immigrants coming to the United States annually (Pew Research Center, 2012). Research on Asian immigrant students in general...
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A Case of Cultivating a Global Community of STEM Teachers
IntroductionThe integration of multicultural approaches in mathematics instruction helps to identify appropriate attitudes about the teaching and learning of mathematics and its cultural relevancy in education (Stigler & Hiebert, 1999). During the...
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Needs Analysis and Implications: A Case Study of Non-Chinese Speaking Staff at the University of Macau
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)IntroductionDaniel Kane (2006) mentioned that, in the 21st century, the fast development of China's economy, as well as China's reform and opening up process have not only spurred on its interactions...
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How Finland's Education Policies Lead to a World-Class Education System
How Finland's Education Policies Lead to a World-Class Education SystemSahlberg used both his personal and academic experience in the development of the book Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland? The author grew...
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Reforming Education to Inspire Creative Entrepreneurs in a Changing World
Reforming Education to Inspire Creative Entrepreneurs in a Changing WorldWorld class learners: Educating creative and entrepreneurial students, is the follow up to Zhao's 2009 book, Catching up or leading the way: American education in the age of globalization....
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Exploring Different Nations' Approach to Teacher Education
Darling-Hammond, L., & Lieberman, A. (Eds.). (2012). Teacher education around the world: Changing policies and practices. New York, NY: Routledge.Exploring Different Nations' Approach to Teacher EducationTeacher quality is a key component of the...
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Evaluating Educational Voucher Program in China: A Case of Changxing County
IntroductionPrivatization of education in China has grown at an unprecedented rate as a result of significant economic and social transformations over the past three decades. Soaring number of private upper secondary and tertiary educational institutions...
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Vol. 16, No. 1, 2013

Navigating the Seas of Mathematics Education: New Waves in Research to Improve Student Learning
This issue focuses on research in the domain of mathematics education. Although mathematics has been a subject of study for many centuries, mathematics education is a relatively new field of scholarly inquiry, having been established as an independent...
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An Effective Remedial Instruction in Number Sense for Third Graders in Taiwan
BackgroundNumber sense is a way of thinking about and understanding numbers, operations, and the relationships between numbers and operations (McIntosh, Reys, & Reys, 1992; Sood & Jitendra, 2007; Yang & Li, 2008). Number sense also includes...
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Middle School Students' Steepness and Proportional Reasoning
Middle School Students' Reasoning about SteepnessIn an era of increasing international scrutiny on the educational preparation of students, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement has developed assessments that reflect...
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The Effect of Instruction in Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies on Ninth-Grade Students' Metacognitive Abilities
Metacognition plays an essential role in effective mathematical problem solving (Artzt & Armour-Thomas, 1992; Cai, 1994; Garofalo & Lester, 1985; Mayer, 1987; Schoenfeld, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1992). Schoenfeld (1985) indicated that students usually...
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Errors in Solving Word Problems about Speed: A Case in Singapore and Mainland China
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)The study of pupils' problem-solving errors in different topics is a prominent field in mathematics education (Ashlock, 1998; Babbitt, 1990; Booth, 1983; Cox, 1975; Engelhardt, 1977; Olivier, 1989; Radatz, 1979,...
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Supporting Teachers' Enactment of Elementary School Student-Centered Mathematics Pedagogies: The Evaluation of a Curriculum-Focused Professional Development Program
OverviewStudent-Centered Mathematics PedagogiesMathematics educators have advocated for the enactment of student-centered mathematics pedagogies in order to increase both student achievement and students' understanding of mathematics concepts (Higgins...
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Prospective Teachers' Learning in Geometry: Changes in Discourse and Thinking
IntroductionIn the mathematics education research community, investigations of how students learn mathematics have defined mathematical learning as actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge, moving to a higher level of thinking,...
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Assessment of Prospective Teachers' Multiple Proof Construction of a Trapezoid Area Formula
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)BackgroundMultiple-solution Tasks (MST)Ideally, students should develop a variety of methods to solve problems and the flexibility to select the most appropriate solutions for a given problem. A number of studies...
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On "New Waves" in Mathematics Education Research: Identity, Power, and the Mathematics Learning Experiences of All Children
When mathematics, so effective in creating useful stories about the physical reality around us, is also applied in crafting stories about children (as in "This is a below average student") and plays a decisive role in determining the paths their lives...
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Notes from the Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to the 16th issue, volume number 1, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! This volume is the first special issue that New Waves journal has published since the inauguration of the journal. Even more importantly, this special...
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