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These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSISE). The CELDA 2014 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in...
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings is presented in two volumes--Volume 1 includes twenty-seven research and development papers. Volume 2 includes thirty-one papers on the practice of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research and Development, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Prevention, Reading...
One component of the recently required State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) for State Departments of Education calls for the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). This report provides six steps to guide the process of selecting evidence based practices (EBP): (1) Begin with the End in Mind--Determine Targeted Outcomes; (2) Identify Potential EBP(s); (3) Determine Evidence of Effectiveness of Potential EBP(s); (4) Analyze Organizational Fit of Potential EBP(s); (5)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Selection, Identification,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Madrid, Spain, February 28-March 2, 2014. The Mobile Learning 2014 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field. Papers in these proceedings include: (1) Supporting Teachers to Design and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal July 15-19, 2014). The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covered technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning under seven main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
The 7th International Conference on Education Data Mining held on July 4th-7th, 2014, at the Institute of Education, London, UK is the leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process. These data sets may come from the traces that students leave when they interact, either individually or collaboratively, with learning management systems, interactive learning environments,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conferences on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2014). The International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014) is the scientific conference addressing the real topics as seen by teachers, students, parents and school leaders. Scientists, professionals and institutional leaders are invited to be informed by experts, sharpen the understanding of what education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Technology, Sustainability,...
The 6th Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference was held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, on June 27-29, 2012. The NAIRTL is a collaborative initiative between University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, and Waterford Institute of Technology. It is supported by the Higher Education Authority under the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, College Instruction, Learner Engagement,...
The theme of EUROCALL 2014 was "CALL Design: Principles and Practice," which attracted approximately 280 practitioners, researchers and students from computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and related disciplines of more than 40 different nationalities. Over 170 presentations were delivered on topics related to this overarching theme. The topics included: (1) Applying principles from second language acquisition (SLA) and task-based language teaching (TBLT) in CALL; (2) Applying...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning,...
Different technologies have been used for decades to support adult education and learning. These include radio, television and audio and video cassettes. More recently digital ICTs such as computers, tablets, e-books, and mobile technology have spread at great speed and also found their way into the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy skills. The large spectrum of ICTs, which can be applied to different contexts, includes satellite systems, network hardware and software as well as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Integration,...
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings is presented in two volumes--Volume 1 includes twenty-seven research and development papers. Volume 2 includes thirty-one papers on the practice of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries,...
This volume contains selected papers submitted to the 15th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in June 2017 in Borovets, Bulgaria, and papers submitted to the 5th International Partner Conference of the International Research Centre (IRC) "Scientific Cooperation," Rostov-on-Don, Russia, organized as part of the BCES Conference. The 15th BCES conference theme is "Current Business and Economics Driven Discourse and Education:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Comparative Education, International Studies,...
For their 57th annual conference, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) met in Dallas, Texas at Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria. This year's conference theme was Exploring the World of Literacy, which was also used as the title for this year's Yearbook, Volume 36. Included are double-peer reviewed papers, the presidential address, and the keynote address: (1) Infinite Hope: Leadership for a More Literate World (Robin W. Erwin, Jr.); (2) Literacy, Literature and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, Reading Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Reading...
Based on its research and review of fundamental changes in quality assurance in higher education in India, in 2006 World Education Services (WES) revised its assessment of selected the three-year Bachelor's degree awarded by Indian universities. This policy takes into account specific criteria regarding institutional standing and student performance. WES recognizes that educational systems are inherently different. The task for the credential evaluator is to examine a degree and determine...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Quality...
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The CMESG is a group of mathematicians and mathematics educators who meet annually to discuss mathematics education issues at all levels of learning. The aims of the Study Group are: to advance education by organizing and coordinating national conferences and seminars to study and improve the theories of the study of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Mathematics Education, Creativity,...
This book assembles over 50 papers from the 7th Triennial European Research Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), which was held from the 4th to the 7th of September 2013 at Humboldt-University in Berlin. The title of the conference was "Changing Configurations of Adult Education in Transitional Times". Many authors within this volume refer to this title and the thematic outline within the call for papers. Furthermore, conferences are also...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Adult...
The purpose of this study was to study Organizational Behavior of Colleges of Education of Maharashtra state in India. Organizational behavior was studied at three process level i.e. individual process level, team process level and organizational process level. The differences were found out if any, in the Organizational Behavior, in between the Colleges of Education managed by different types of management i.e. government, private aided colleges, private unaided colleges, minority colleges and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Behavior, Public Colleges, Private Colleges,...
Too often, teachers are using educational technology resources for administrative purposes instead of using these resources in a constructivist manner to enhance student learning. The study site was well behind the national average in overall educational technology use categories. The purpose of this explanatory correlational research was to examine the relationships between teachers' technology perceptions and integration and the teacher characteristics of gender, age, years of teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Correlation,...
In the past few decades, nonconventional learner-centered (NLC) trends in ELT have emerged amidst the current and probably dominant conventional teacher-centered (CTC) approaches used by majority of private and public schools in the Philippines. With the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, Afro-Asian literature remained the focus of the eighth grade. The argument of which approach is more effective seems to have surfaced in the recent years. In several literatures, both approaches have been...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learner Controlled Instruction, Asian Studies, African Studies, Literature, Teaching...
This publication explores the role of the state education agency (SEA) in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practices related to the SEA's critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts. The publication is organized around the four goals of WestEd's Center on School Turnaround: (1) Create a pro-turnaround statutory and regulatory environment; (2) Administer and manage turnaround efforts...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Turnaround, Best Practices, State Government, State Policy, Government Role,...
Peer collaborative learning has been popular in education for decades. As both pedagogy and learning strategy, it has been frequently adopted and adapted for a wide range of academic content areas at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels due to its benefits. The professional literature is filled with reports of individual professors integrating this approach into postsecondary classrooms in diverse ways. Increased attention has been placed on this practice due to claims that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Cooperative Learning, College Students, College Programs,...
Peer collaborative learning has been popular in education for decades. As both pedagogy and learning strategy, it has been frequently adopted and adapted for a wide range of academic content areas at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels due to its benefits. The professional literature is filled with reports of individual professors integrating this approach into postsecondary classrooms in diverse ways. Increased attention has been placed on this practice due to claims that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Supplementary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Video Technology,...
"The problem with our society is that our values aren't in the right place. There's an awful lot of bleeding and naked bodies on prime-time networks, but not nearly enough cable television on public programming." --Bauvard, Evergreens Are Prudish Technology has expanded the availability of information through various routes, such as, television, music, movies, internet and magazines. These routes avail children to endless learning venues about any issue that might be of interest to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Television, Television Viewing, Children, Parents, Mass Media Effects,...
This 2017 annotated bibliography reviews seven postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs that have been implemented nationally to increase student achievement. An extensive literature search was conducted of published journal articles, newspaper accounts, book chapters, books, ERIC documents, thesis and dissertations, online documents, and unpublished reports. Peer learning programs in this bibliography meet the following characteristics: (a) program must have been implemented at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Academic Achievement, Peer Groups,...
As English learners face the double demands of building knowledge of a second language while learning complex grade-level content, teachers must find effective ways to make challenging content comprehensible for students. This updated English learner practice guide, "Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School," provides four recommendations for teaching complex content to English learners while simultaneously building academic language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction,...
The present document on the Sixty Years of CONFINTEA was inspired by the desire to register the long fecund history of a global movement which has spanned six decades. Official records and documents produced by and for the conferences, in particular the final reports, elaborated by UNESCO were used as an important source. This process of historical recovery became equally important as a means of undertaking a transversal reading of the development of the concept of adult education, embracing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational History, International Organizations,...
In today's generation of digital natives, students find it unexciting to sit down and read literary texts in its entirety. Thus, students nowadays hardly understand and appreciate literature as a subject. This calls for additional challenge to teachers who had been used to deliver their lessons or any subject matter in traditional ways. This study used descriptive-correlational research design to unveil the most effective viewing teaching techniques that will help develop the viewing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Literature, Teaching Methods, Comprehension, Films, Video...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the goals of institutions that are currently developing and delivering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and to assess the current evidence as to whether these goals are being met. A qualitative study was conducted comprising interviews of 83 individuals across 62 institutions including public and private institutions of higher education, research organizations, online learning platform providers, other for-profit education companies, and several...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Qualitative Research,...
Attention deficit disorders are among the most prevalent and widely studied of all psychiatric disorders. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 9.0% of children (12.3% of boys and 5.5% of girls) between ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Research consistently demonstrates that attention deficits have a deleterious effect on academic achievement with symptoms often appearing in early childhood and persisting throughout life. Impairments in attention, and not...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Biofeedback, Brain, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Attention Deficit...
This collection of papers introduces the proceedings of the Third Annual Conference--Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum held 11-12 June, 2014 at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. More than 350 speakers, delegates and participants from more 15 countries attended the Forum. The title of this year's Forum is "Successful Universities: What are They and How to Build One?". The themes of the proceedings reflect the structure of the Forum that has been divided into five...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Development, College Students, Student...
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of high school librarians related to use of online environments to provide instructional support. The study sought to discover influences on the types of online instructional support provided by high school librarians. Inquiry focused on the participant librarians' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of implementing different types of online instructional support. Additionally, the study investigated the participants'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Influences, Librarians, High Schools, School Libraries,...
Reading difficulties and disabilities present serious and potentially lifelong challenges. Children who do not read well are more likely to be retained a grade in school, drop out of high school, become a teen parent, or enter the juvenile justice system. Building on the extant research and seminal studies, including the National Reading Panel and the National Early Literacy Panel reports, research supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has expanded understanding of ways to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Skills, At Risk Students,...
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program at the University of Minnesota is a primary academic support program for historically difficult, introductory college courses that serve as gatekeepers to academic degree programs. This document is the training manual used for the new PAL facilitators that manage the small study groups. Based upon operating principles of other academic support programs and educational theories, PAL is integrated into the courses it serves. The PAL groups review essential...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Peer Teaching, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals), Cooperative Learning,...
The question of how the U.S. will develop a citizenry with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century has attracted the attention of legislators, scientists, and educators. Answering this question leads inevitably to its roots: how well are we preparing young children to enter kindergarten ready to learn? Educators in k-12 school systems are faced with wide disparities in skill levels of entering kindergarteners, which means that all too many children are already far behind...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Readiness, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Child Development, Low...
More than two decades of debate since the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) adopted the term information literacy have been marked by ongoing criticism of its associated definitions and standards. Some scholars and practitioners have argued for a critical information literacy, which applies the precepts of critical pedagogy to information literacy instruction. Though intriguing, this body of literature is theoretical and largely-negative and so is not readably accessible to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Students, Critical Theory,...
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) faces a number of challenges, including technological and societal changes, exemplified by changes in demography, rapidly changing labour markets, persistent social inequalities and conflict. These changes require people to possess skills that are adaptable to the changing nature of work and to new emerging jobs. At the same time, serious concerns about climate change, environmental degradation and scarcity of resources place great pressure...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Social Change, Social Differences,...
This report provides guidance and documentation for users of the combined base-year to third follow-up data of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). ELS:2002 is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. The base-year and follow-up studies were conducted through a contract to RTI International. This manual contains information about the purposes of ELS:2002, the base-year to third...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students, Grade 10, Outcomes of Education, Followup...
The present study was probed to find the significant relationship between study habits and academic achievement of higher secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Data for the study were collected from 300 students in 13 higher secondary schools using Study Habits Inventory by V.G. Anantha (2004) and the Quarterly Achievement Test Questions. The significant difference between the means of each pair of group was computed using Standard...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of Readers' Theatre to improve the reading ability of elementary students receiving special education services. In this study, two groups of students were chosen to participate based on their academic Reading levels and their placement in the Special Education program. The students' exceptionalities included Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Other Heath Impairment (OHI), and Autism (AUT). All of the students who participated were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Theater Arts, Reading, Special Education, Elementary School Students, Reading...
The national picture of school behaviour is complex, but numerous indicators suggest that it can be better in a great number of schools and contexts. Every leader should consciously aspire to the very best behaviour possible in their schools as a matter of priority. There are a number of strategies that schools with outstanding behaviour use frequently, and these should be shared and made available to all school leaders in order for them to decide if they are appropriate for their schools. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Culture, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification,...
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning" (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. It summarizes that at a very high level the following two points, which may appear contradictory at first glance, describe the current state of digital learning in K-12...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Profiles,...
This primer introduces 23 practices designed to support students inside and outside of the classroom and increase their community college success. These case studies illustrate the five themes for effective student support that emerged from Student Support (Re)defined--a multi-year study performed by the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group). Through Student Support (Re)defined, the RP Group conducted phone surveys and focus groups to ask almost 900 students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Telephone Surveys, Focus...
The purpose of this qualitative, transcendental, phenomenological study was to describe school psychologists' experiences with teacher-to-student mistreatment in the Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 educational setting. There are few United States studies presented in the literature on the topic of teacher-to-student mistreatment and its significant negative impact on students from either the teacher or student viewpoint, but no research has been conducted on this issue from the school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Psychologists, Teacher Student Relationship, Experience, Qualitative Research,...
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education. This year's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student...
This group of tables are a companion to the report: "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges 2014." Information is provided here in tabulated format on the following broad subject areas: (1) Fall Enrollment; (2) Fiscal Year Credit Enrollment and Demographics; (3) Online Credit Enrollment and Demographics; (4) Joint Enrollment and Demographics; (5) Credit Student Awards; (6) Credit Programs; (7) Non-Credit Enrollment and Programs; (8) Adult Literacy Enrollment and Programs;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Enrollment, College Credits, College Programs, Online Courses,...
"Repeated reading" is an academic practice that aims to increase oral reading fluency. "Repeated reading" can be used with students who have developed initial word reading skills but demonstrate inadequate reading fluency for their grade level. During "repeated reading," a student sits in a quiet location with a teacher and reads a passage aloud at least three times. Typically, the teacher selects a passage of about 50 to 200 words in length. If the student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Repetition, Instructional...
This Workshop on Survey Methods in Education Research tool consists of a facilitator guide and workshop handouts. The toolkit is intended for use by state or district education leaders and others who want to conduct training on developing and administering surveys. The facilitator guide provides materials related to various phases of the survey development process, including planning a survey, borrowing from existing surveys, writing survey items, pretesting surveys, sampling, survey...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Surveys, Research Design, Methods, Educational Research, Focus Groups, Planning,...
Eighteen scholarly papers and twelve abstracts comprise the content of the fourteenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. The 2014 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Navigating Relationships with IT: Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Institutions (Josh Welker); (2)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Technology, Electronic Libraries,...
The purpose of this project is to enhance the counselling services offered to diverse clients by supplying counsellors-in-training with a professional development resource that combines the best available outcome evidence and applied clinical wisdom, with the most current cultural adaptation frameworks. A comprehensive literature review was conducted of the theory and practice of culturally-adapted psychotherapy. This review was then used to develop an interactive and user-friendly online...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Counselor Training, Counselor Qualifications, Literature Reviews, Cultural Relevance,...
The breadth of the symbolic, linguistic and practical articulation of Tasawwuf philosophy includes concepts pertinent to education. Tasawwuf distinguishes itself as a site for the development of moral sensibility and mindfulness ("taqwa"), as an intellectuality recognizing the sense and purpose of faith ("?ikma and ma?rifa"), and as a creator/creation-observant consciousness ("i?san"). Tasawwuf includes among its pedagogical aims cognitive and spiritual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Religious Factors, Religious Education,...
Technology is such a big part of the world of which we live. Many of the jobs that did not require technology use in years past do require the use of technology today. Many more homes have computers than in years past and increasing numbers of people know how to use them. Technology is being used by children and adults on a daily basis by way of web surfing, texting, social networking, interactive games, and in more ways. We are an evolving technological society and in many ways have become...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Technology...
Since the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, efforts and commitments at both national and international levels have brought significant progress in education systems with a view to reducing inequity between girls and boys. Among the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner developing countries, the primary Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) Gender Parity Index (GPI) increased from 0.82 in 2000 to 0.93 in 2013, and the Primary Completion Rate (PCR) GPI increased from 0.81 to 0.90, for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Global...
A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned. What we call the "New Civics" redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s' New Left, the New Civics presents itself as an up-to-date version of volunteerism and good works. Though camouflaged with soft rhetoric, the New Civics, properly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Universities, Civics, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, College Programs, Case...
This fifth annual update on America's high school dropout crisis shows that, for the first time in history, the nation has crossed the 80 percent high school graduation rate threshold and remains on pace, for the second year in a row, to meet the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020. This report highlights key developments in the effort to boost high school graduation rates during the past decade. It also outlines what it will take to get to 90 percent and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Dropouts, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Graduation Rate,...
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools have positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes, but do not improve behavior and academic achievement. The use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools has been on the rise. Schools are using MBI's to reduce student stress and anxiety and improve socio-emotional competencies, student behavior and academic achievement. MBIs have small, positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes but these effects were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Perception, Metacognition, Intervention, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement,...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the numbers of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise. In North Dakota, the percentage of students identified with an ASD has increased from 1.9% of the total population of students with disabilities in 2004 to 6.2% of that same group in 2013-14. The significant increase in the reported identification rates places challenges on schools across the country and in North Dakota to provide programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Student Needs, Guidelines,...
There is no evidence that physically restraining or putting children in unsupervised seclusion in the K-12 school system provides any educational or therapeutic benefit to a child. In fact, use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students. Yet the first round of data collected by the United States Department of Education in 2009-2010 demonstrated that these same practices that are prohibited in other settings were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Punishment, Educational Research,...
This report shares the findings from the first nationally representative survey of young people's perspectives on mentoring. While mentoring is needed and wanted by young people to help them stay on the path to high school graduation, college success, and productive adulthood, a significant mentoring gap exists in America, especially for at-risk youth. The survey revealed a difficult paradox that the more risk factors a young person has, the less likely he or she is to have a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Academic Aspiration, Program Effectiveness,...
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). Using site visit, teacher survey, and fiscal data, the case studies describe the school contexts, the principals' leadership styles, the schools' improvement strategies and actions, the supports states and districts provide to the schools, school stakeholders' perceptions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Teacher Surveys,...
This document presents the proceedings of the 19th Annual Research Forum held June 26, 2014, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following 17 action research papers: (1) Using Voices to Change Minds: Oral Performance and Poetry in the English Classroom (Erika Bunpermkoon), (2) Imagining Audiences: The Use of E-Portfolios in Writing (Jordan Daniels), (3) "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words": A Study on the Use of Visual Media in the High School...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Oral Interpretation, Poetry, English Instruction, Writing (Composition), Electronic...
Stereotypes prevail: many Europeans still opt for a vocational educational pathway as second choice when deciding about a future career. Despite being high on European and national policy agendas for more than a decade, and despite all efforts made, VET is no more attractive in most countries today than it was some years ago. Building on a system approach, and drawing on quantitative and qualitative analysis, this research paper explores how several drivers affect the attractiveness of IVET....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Employment Potential, Context Effect,...
Assigning a summer reading to entering freshmen is a growing trend at hundreds of American colleges and universities. Colleges typically pick one book and ask students to read it outside their courses. Many invite the author to help kick off the year by speaking on campus at convocation. Most colleges see the key purpose of a common reading program as an opportunity to build community on campus. Many also declare that common reading is important because it sets academic expectations, begins...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Books, College Freshmen, Reading Programs, College Programs, Reading Assignments,...
For the last several years, manufactured crises in Washington have hindered, rather than helped, economic growth and opportunity. Earlier this year, however, Democrats and Republicans came together to produce a 2014 budget that invests in key areas of innovation, education, and infrastructure--investments that will help grow the nation's economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class. The President's 2015 Budget provides a roadmap for creating jobs, growing the economy, and expanding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Budgets, Federal Government, Economic Progress, Fiscal Capacity, Federal Legislation,...
There is a very large population of students who struggle with the transition from the middle grades to high school, raising concerns that high school failures are partially a function of poor middle grade preparation. As a result, middle grade practitioners are grappling with questions about what skills students need to succeed in high school, which markers they should use to gauge whether students are ready to succeed in high school and beyond, and whether it is possible to identify in middle...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Readiness, Academic Failure, Middle School Teachers, Student...
This study analyzes "City of Glass," a postmodernist detective novella (or anti-detective) of the "New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster in terms of postmodernist elements and techniques such as metafiction, parody, intertextuality, irony and like. In doing so, some information about Auster's life and the plot of the work are also offered to the reader to make the analysis more concrete. Last but not least, this study is also thought to be useful for students enrolled in English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Novels, Postmodernism, Authors, Literary Devices, Literature, Second Language...
This psychoeducational counselling group is designed to explore the many facets of the emerging female adolescent identity and foster a high level of self-esteem. According to Powell (2004) adolescence is a time, and even more so for females, which can be marked by many identity conflicts and low levels of self-esteem. As such, this 14 week counselling group will facilitate the exploration of group members' identity through utilizing the "The Indivisible Self" model of wellness. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Group Counseling, Self Esteem, Adolescents, Females, Adolescent Development,...
In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards. The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the CCSS; each tool in the Toolkit supports the expectations in the CCSS and derives from the Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards. The toolkit...
Topics: ERIC Archive, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods,...
This White Paper presents the work of the Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, a partnership funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the second phase of its Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) initiative. Consortium partners are the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP, the Education Trust, New America Foundation's Education Policy Program, and Young Invincibles. The Consortium identified strengths and weaknesses in federal higher education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Finance Reform, Taxes, Higher Education, Paying for College, Access to Education,...
Using evidence from more than 500 colleges and universities producing nearly half of the nation's new teachers annually, this report answers two questions that go to the heart of whether the demands of teacher preparation are well matched to the demands of the classroom: Are teacher candidates graded too easily, misleading them about their readiness to teach? Are teacher preparation programs providing sufficiently rigorous training, or does the approach to training drive higher grades? [Listed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Grading, Readiness, Teacher...
All forms of violence, including youth violence, suicidal behavior, child maltreatment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse, negatively affect the health and well-being of this country. Youth violence, in particular, is a significant public health problem. Many young people and communities view the grim facts about youth violence as unavoidable and have accepted youth violence as a societal reality. However, the truth is that youth violence is not inevitable. Youth...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Violence, Prevention, Youth, Juvenile Justice, Public Health, Youth Programs, At Risk...
This book was published to mark the tenth anniversary of Hamburg's award-winning Family Literacy project (FLY). It includes contributions from key stakeholders--academics, teachers, parents and children--participating in the conceptualization and implementation of FLY in the city of Hamburg. FLY mainly targets people from socially disadvantaged communities and applies an intergenerational approach to learning. Since 2004, when FLY was launched, it has helped thousands of children and parents...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, Program...
The growing availability of data linking students to classroom teachers has made it possible to estimate the contribution teachers make to student achievement. While there is a growing consensus that teacher quality is important and current evaluation systems are inadequate, many have expressed concerns over the use of value-added measures (VAMs) in high-stakes personnel decisions. We conduct a new test of the validity of teacher value-added models. We apply traditionally estimated VAM models...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High Stakes Tests, Value Added Models, Teacher Influence, Teacher Effectiveness,...
In the five years since the first National Education Policy Center (NEPC) "Annual Report on Virtual Education" was released in 2013, virtual education has continued to be a focal point for policymakers. Proponents argue that virtual education can expand student choices and improve the efficiency of public education. In particular, full-time virtual schools (also sometimes referred to as virtual charter schools, virtual academies, online schools or cyber schools) have attracted a great...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Public Schools, Traditional Schools,...
"Teacher Prep Review 2014" is the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The "Review" uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning to make changes. It arrives at a time of heightened, unprecedented activity across the nation to improve teacher preparation. Ever so slowly, the United States is taking a harder look at how its teacher preparation schools are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Improvement,...