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In the Yoruba society, proverbs have been and still remain powerful and effective instruments of transmitting ideas, motive, knowledge and social morality from generation to generations. This is because proverbs reflect societal values of the people. Like any other group of people, the Yorubas are interested in the maintenance of personal health and hygiene. Consequently several Yoruba proverbs abound which may be used to ensure good health. This paper examines some of these proverbs and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Proverbs, Language Usage, African Languages, African Culture, Information...
"Writing involves knowledge about the language, the context in which writing happens and skills in using language. Writing development happens by drawing out the learners' potential and providing input to which learners respond" (Badger & White, 2000.) Taking this in to account, the Process Genre Approach in writing classes can be favorable in a modern classroom. This approach combines several key elements of alternative and some more traditional writing approaches, valuing model...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Instruction, Literary Genres, Teaching Methods,...
There has been increasing interest in both Canada and the United States in implementing all-day Kindergarten programs. Education policy makers stress the need for countries to take initiative in educating children so they are more successful once they begin their formal schooling process. But is a longer school day the only solution to the problem of why some children struggle once they enter the school system, or are there other factors that can affect children's ability to successfully...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Educational Benefits, Emergent Literacy, Child...
The importance of direct explicit instruction in secondary schools has been shown to improve student learning outcomes across the curriculum. The question then becomes one of whether adapting direct explicit instruction in post-secondary institutions would have the same impact on student grades. Graham and Perin (2007) identified eleven elements of effective writing strategies in their meta-analysis of writing instruction. This paper seeks to determine how the difference in the two writing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Instruction, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Writing...
Kentucky offers college preparatory transition courses in math, reading, and English to grade 12 students. The courses are designed as one possible intervention for students who do not meet state college readiness benchmarks in one or more of those subjects on the ACT in grade 11. This study updates a previous Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia report on participation in transition courses in 2011/12 (Mokher, 2014) by examining data for 2014/15. Kentucky's transition course...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Preparation, Transitional Programs, Grade 12, College Readiness, Courses,...
A fourth-grade teacher utilized action research in order to make data-driven decisions about reading interventions with her students. The teacher decided on a broad intervention, which was differentiating reading instruction, implemented differentiated instruction, collected data and continuously adjusted interventions based on monitoring data. The action research was conducted in an upper elementary school in southern Mississippi. There were two classrooms: an inclusion classroom (Class 1) and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers, Action Research, Reading Instruction,...
"Application" or "replication" research, already rare, is diminishing in both quantity and quality, for a variety of reasons ("How science goes wrong," 2013; "For my next trick," 2016). In this study of "replications" and "applications," 351 papers that included a reference to any one of ten of the author's papers published between 2001 and 2007 (the "child" papers) were examined. A total of seventeen instances of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Replication (Evaluation), Educational Research, Research Problems, Publications,...
Students who take advanced courses in high school are more likely to enroll and persist in college. This report describes patterns in advanced coursetaking among three groups of students in Washington state: Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary or home language is not Spanish, and English-only speakers. This study examined four research questions: (1) How many advanced courses do Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students, and English-only...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Courses, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement, Spanish Speaking, Language...
The implementation of effective instructional materials, such as a core reading program, by a qualified teacher is an important part of improving students' reading achievement. But selecting those instructional materials can be time-consuming. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast created this rubric for evaluating reading/language arts instructional materials for kindergarten to grade 5 to help educators assess how consistent instructional materials (including core reading programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Material Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Language...
Suicide is a major public health issue that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and racial and ethnic groups throughout the country. When a student commits suicide, it is not only a tragedy for his or her family, but it can also significantly affect other students and disrupt school learning environments. While the causes of youth suicide are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goals of suicide prevention are simple: reduce factors that increase the risk of suicide and increase...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Suicide, Youth, Incidence, Risk, Prevention, Schools, Resources
Prior research has classified strategies to facilitate adult learners' transitions to postsecondary opportunities into five broad categories: advising, General Educational Development-plus (GED-plus), English as a second language, career pathways, and college preparatory (Zafft, Kallenbach, & Spohn, 2006). This two-part study relied on interviews with directors of state- and local-level adult education programs and existing data sources to explore how states facilitate adult learners'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Strategies, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education, State Government,...
College graduation rates are a source of concern; many students fail to complete degree programs and therefore miss out on the socioeconomic benefits accruing to college graduates. Some have proposed that colleges be evaluated based on their graduation rates, with financial aid dollars directed away from poor performers. However, none of these proposals have taken student characteristics into account. Drawing data from the federal government's college scorecard, graduation rates were analyzed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics, College Readiness,...
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 (Public Law 114-95) requires each state to create a plan for its statewide accountability system. In particular, ESSA calls for state plans that include strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and for economically disadvantaged students, students from major racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, and English learners. In their plans, states must specify a single value for the minimum number of students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Best Practices, Information Security, Sample Size, Economically...
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...
In response to the recession that began in 2007, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. Law 111-5). At an estimated cost of $831 billion, this economic stimulus package sought to save and create jobs, provide temporary relief to those adversely affected by the recession, and invest in education, health, infrastructure, and renewable energy. States and school districts received $100 billion to secure...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Comparative Analysis,...
In response to the recession that began in 2007, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. Law 111-5). At an estimated cost of $831 billion, this economic stimulus package sought to save and create jobs, provide temporary relief to those adversely affected by the recession, and invest in education, health, infrastructure, and renewable energy. States and school districts received $100 billion to secure...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Comparative Analysis,...
In 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Through this initiative, the Administration has partnered with cities, towns, businesses, and foundations to connect young people to mentoring opportunities and support networks, and help them get the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Job Training, Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Youth Opportunities, Youth...
This report describes the implementation of policies and initiatives supported by Title I and Title II-A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) during the 2013-14 school year. Title I is one of the U.S. Department of Education's largest programs, accounting for $15 billion in the 2016 federal budget. Historically, Title I has provided financial assistance to schools and districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families to help increase these students'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This report describes the implementation of policies and initiatives supported by Title I and Title II-A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) during the 2013-14 school year. Title I is one of the U.S. Department of Education's largest programs, accounting for $15 billion in the 2016 federal budget. Historically, Title I has provided financial assistance to schools and districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families to help increase these students'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This document contains all of the Minnesota kindergarten academic standards in the content areas of Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. For each content area there is a short overview followed by a coding diagram of how the standards are organized and displayed. This document is adapted from the official versions of the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/StanCurri/K-12AcademicStandards/index.htm).
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, State Standards, Kindergarten, Art Education, Language Arts,...
Because The Maine Community College System (MCCS) is aware of that fact that student veterans and those veterans seeking to enroll in college have specific needs, each of the colleges in the MCCS system is working to develop and strengthen target responses to meet those needs. The Maine Community College System is therefore providing this report in accordance with Public Law 2015, Chapter 465, enacted during the 127th Legislature. The legislation requires the University of Maine System and MCCS...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Veterans, State Legislation, Committees, Community Colleges, Student Needs, Needs...
The creativity is expressed in all individuals, but it manifests itself in different proportions and it may be carried out at different levels. Development levels of this attribute depend on the teacher's mediation in the process of learning. Creativity can be a challenge for most teachers, since they are unaware of its importance and unwittingly they inhibit by teaching methods that are not aimed at instigating the potential of students. Thus, this article aims to highlight the importance of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education, Training, Gifted, Creativity, Teaching Methods, Mediation Theory,...
A growing number of educators concur that, in order to improve student academic performance, schools need to focus not only on students' academic needs but also on their social, emotional, and material needs (Piscatelli & Lee, 2011). As a result, school climate--the social, emotional, and physical characteristics of a school community (Cohen, McCabe, Michelli, & Pickeral, 2009)--is gaining more attention as a lever to improve student academic performance. Most studies on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment,...
The purpose of this study is to investigate how learner variables, including language proficiency, motivation, effort, and family background affect Iranian language learners' EFL vocabulary strategy use? Subjects in this study were 450 EFL students (N = 450) at Payam e Noor University, Borazjan, Iran. After a placement test, they were grouped into different levels classes for teaching purposes and answered a vocabulary learning questionnaire during their regular English classes. After answering...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English (Second...
Learning how to teach writing is a skill just as learning how to write is a skill. Without a dedicated composition course in Education faculties pre-service teachers are not getting the training they require to be effective teachers of writing. In this report, a case is made for why teachers have to be more aware of how students learn to write and provide them with the strategies necessary to make them more effective writers. Learning how to write is a life skill that manifests itself in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Direct Instruction, Preservice Teacher...
Many students' knowledge of fractions is adversely affected by whole number bias, the tendency to focus on the separate whole number components (numerator and denominator) of a fraction rather than on the fraction's integrated magnitude (ratio of numerator to denominator). Although whole number bias appears early in the fraction learning process and persists into adulthood even among mathematicians, little is known about its development. The present study demonstrates that with age and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Numbers, Bias, Fractions, Age Differences, Individual Development, Elementary School...
Fraction and decimal arithmetic pose large difficulties for many children and adults. This is a serious problem, because proficiency with these skills is crucial for learning more advanced mathematics and science and for success in many occupations. This review identifies two main classes of difficulties that underlie poor understanding of rational number arithmetic: inherent and culturally contingent. Inherent sources of difficulty are ones that are imposed by the task of learning rational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Arithmetic, Fractions, Mathematics Skills,...
Internationally, Australia's tertiary education system, comprising the higher education and vocational education and training (VET) sectors, is highly regarded, with both sectors subject to ongoing national review and reforms. This paper explores in detail the multiple issues that lie at what might be termed the "boundaries and connections" between these sectors. The purpose of this occasional paper is twofold, the first being to provide a brief illustration and commentary on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends,...
Open-enrollment policies allow students to transfer from one public school to another of their choice. While open-enrollment policies involve students transferring to another school or district, the specifics of these policies vary significantly across states. States' open-enrollment policies may allow for voluntary or mandatory participation at the district level, and they can also allow for intradistrict transfer, interdistrict transfer, or both. This policy analysis provides an overview of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Open Enrollment, Public Schools, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Transfer...
At the request of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry Skills Council (ISC), and the Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON), a National Training Product Reform Group, comprising representatives from all of the jurisdictions, considered the longer-term reform of training products. This exercise, conducted during 2016, aimed to ensure that training products remain relevant and support skills development, in the face of technology, jobs, and industry change. The role of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Industry, Educational Change, Labor Needs,...
In Fiscal Year 2015-16, the California Children and Families Act has appropriated an average of $440 per child from the state tobacco tax revenue to support early development of children ages 0-5. Based on the proportion of live births in each county, First 5 Kern administered over $10 million of the state funding to support 41 programs in Child Health, Family Functioning, and Child Development across Kern County. Due to reduction of tobacco consumption, this report is grounded on a model of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, State Programs, State Aid, Tax Allocation, Financial Support, Local...
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been rapidly prevailed among the children and youths. Personal technologies facilitating the students to gain some learning experiences both in and out of the schools also include many threats. It is important for students to have high awareness of safe internet and computer use to overcome with these threats. In this research, it was aimed to reveal internet security and computer usage awareness profiles of students studying in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Computer Use, Internet, Computer...
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has published a number of reports documenting the amount of time that students have received instruction in various subjects. Using more recent data and similar measures, this Statistics in Brief builds on prior reports to provide an updated look at time spent on instruction in various subjects. Specifically, the brief presents information on the amount of time that students in grades 3 and 8 spent on different subjects in 2011-12 and compares...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Schools, Private Schools, Grade 3, Grade 8, Time on Task, English,...
Reducing student absenteeism is a key part of the School District of Philadelphia's plan to boost graduation rates. One of the district's goals is to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, with the hope that greater awareness will lead to guardians' taking a more active role in improving their student's attendance and academic performance. In an effort to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, the School District of Philadelphia partnered with Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance, Behavior Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts,...
Odyssey® Math is a web-based program developed by Compass Learning® for mathematics instruction in grades K-8. The online program includes a mathematics curriculum and formative assessments designed to support differentiated and data-driven instruction. Based on assessment results, the program generates an individualized sequence of mathematics topics and skills-a "learning path." Odyssey® Math is often used as a prescriptive tool, where students can start by taking a diagnostic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education,...
A research gap exists with regard to the analysis of school children and adolescents' awareness on environmental issues. Current investigation analyzes data of 240 children and adolescents, aged between 8 and 14 years, within different school contexts in the mid-southern region of Brazil, on their knowledge level and moral judgment on solid wastes, river water and tree life. Whereas the exploratory research with different groups of different ages verifies the manner behavior emerges and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Moral Values, Children, Adolescents, Sanitation,...
In 2011 the U.S. Department of Education tightened the credit standards for Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). Concerned about the possible effects of this change on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic's Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Completion Research Alliance wanted to measure and understand changes in financial aid and student enrollment at HBCUs during the first full school year after the new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Financial Aid, Black Colleges, Student Loan Programs, Federal Programs,...
The Carnegie Foundation launched its Math Pathways initiative nearly six years ago at 29 colleges across the country with the aim of improving success rates in developmental math. Tens of thousands of students a year, who need additional preparation for college-level math, are shut out of earning degrees and fulfilling careers due to the huge failure rate in these classes. This narrative describes how Carnegie created the highly successful Pathway program by gathering math and design experts...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Mathematics, Educational...
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS spring 2016 data collection, which included four survey components: Enrollment at postsecondary institutions during fall 2015; Finance for the 2015 fiscal year; Human Resources at postsecondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Educational Finance, Human Resources, School...
Districts across the nation are seeking ways to increase efficiency by maintaining, if not improving, educational outcomes using fewer resources. One measure that is sometimes used as a proxy for school district efficiency is an expenditure-to-performance ratio, for example a ratio of per pupil expenditures to student academic performance. This guide shows states and districts how to use publicly available data about district-level expenditures and student academic performance to create six...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Districts, Expenditure per Student, Academic Achievement, Computation,...
Charter schools have become a widely used alternative to traditional public schools, both nationally and in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast Region. They play an increasingly important role in state reform efforts. South Carolina stakeholders--including the South Carolina Department of Education, the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina, and charter school leaders throughout the state--requested assistance from REL Southeast to broaden their understanding of why...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Identification, Elementary Schools, Middle...
The purpose of this report was to determine which Mississippi public schools perform better than could be predicted, considering demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Additionally, this study identified profiles of schools within Mississippi, or groups of schools with similar socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. This study identifies Mississippi public schools as "beating the odds" when they outperform their predicted level of performance on standardized tests given...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Schools,...
"Connected Mathematics Project" (CMP) is a math curriculum for students in grades 6-8. It uses interactive problems and everyday situations to explore mathematical ideas, with a goal of fostering a problem-centered, inquiry-based learning environment. At each grade level, the curriculum covers numbers, algebra, geometry/measurement, probability, and statistics. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified two studies of CMP that both fall within the scope of the Primary Mathematics...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Problem Based Learning, Inquiry,...
This First Look report presents data on public elementary and secondary education revenues and expenditures at the local education agency (LEA) or school district level for fiscal year (FY) 2014.1 Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) Revenue and expenditure totals by state and the 100 largest LEAs; (2) LEA revenues by federal, state, and local revenues by source; (3) Expenditures by function and object totals by state; (4) Current...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Income, Expenditures, School Districts, Educational...
Today, the perceptions and expectations of university students about the programs they attend are important when the aims of the universities are considered. In this sense, it is necessary for all the universities in Turkey to develop some plans by determining certain priorities which will satisfy university students and also take their expectations into consideration. It is possible to reach a required level of education by focusing on the subjects such as quality, satisfaction and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction, College Students,...
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concepts and principles of happiness shown in the Bible and Tao Te Ching for implications in higher education. To review the paper systematically, three research questions are addressed. First, what are happiness concepts and principles in the Bible? Second, what are happiness concepts and principles in Tao Te Ching? Third, what are the implications of happiness concepts and principles for higher education in terms of moral education? The questions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Psychological Patterns, Biblical Literature, Christianity,...
Computational thinking is generally considered as a kind of analytical way of thinking. According to Wings (2008) it shares with mathematical thinking, engineering thinking and scientific thinking in the general ways in which we may use for solving a problem, designing and evaluating complex systems or understanding computability and intelligence as well as the mind and human behaviour. It is generally accepted important that like high order thinking skills the analytical way of thinking should...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mental Computation, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Students,...
Despite the widespread use of Social Learning Networks (SLNs), there is little research on the effectiveness of these sites in related literature. Therefore, there is a need for studies investigating but use of SLNs in educational environments and their effects on learners' academic achievements. In this study, the purpose was to investigate the effects of use of Edmodo, a leading SLN site, on students' performances and attitudes towards online learning according to certain variables. In line...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Social...
In these early stages of implementation of the English computing curriculum policy reforms, there are uncertainties with regards to the intentions of computing to young people. To date, research regarding the English computing curriculum has been mostly concerned with the content of the curriculum, its delivery and surrounding pedagogy. In contrast this paper seeks to explore the underlying motivation and values embedded in the computing curriculum. We propose that this curriculum has been...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Values,...
STEM, the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is increasingly being promoted in elementary education. However, elementary educators are largely untrained in the 21st century skills of computing (a subset of technology) and engineering. The purpose of this study was to better understand elementary teachers' self-efficacy for and beliefs about teaching computing and engineering. An entire faculty of a US-based elementary school participated in a year-long series of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Elementary Education, Elementary...
The main purpose of the research is to determine the job satisfaction levels of school administrators and teachers. The descriptive method based on screening model for revealing the existing situation was used in the study. An attempt to determine the job satisfaction levels of administrators and teachers in educational organizations was made in this research. It was concluded in the research that the job satisfactions of administrators and teachers regarding the management, additional payment,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Job Satisfaction, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers,...
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the first in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic's Early Childhood Education Research Alliance: characteristics of effective SEL programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education,...
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the second in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic's Early Childhood Education Research Alliance: characteristics of effective SEL programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education,...
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the third in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic's Early Childhood Education Research Alliance: characteristics of effective SEL programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education,...
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the fourth in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic's Early Childhood Education Research Alliance: characteristics of effective SEL programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education,...
General education teachers are encouraged in many teacher education programs to differentiate instruction. The question was if instructors in teacher education programs modeled differentiated instruction (DI) in their teacher education programs. University instructors in teacher education programs were surveyed about their use of DI. DI included different variables related to preassessment for student learning preferences, strengths, and content, use of differing teaching methodologies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Educators, Teacher...
During the 2005-2006 academic year, the impact of IRIS Modules on student learning was conducted to examine how factors related to instructor application of the principles of the How People Learn theory (HPL) affect student learning. The module's content pertained to teaching self-regulation strategies to students. In an introductory class at a large state university aimed primarily at general and special education majors, and with multiple sections offered each semester, three instructors...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Learning Modules, Homework, Assignments, Self Management,...
During the 2004-2005 academic year, a study of the learning outcomes associated with the use of an IRIS Module was conducted at a large urban campus with a diverse student body. The module's content pertained to instructional accommodations for students with visual disabilities. In an introductory class aimed primarily at general and special education majors, and with multiple sections offered each quarter, three instructors taught the course one quarter without the IRIS Module, and the next...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Outcomes of Education, Learning Modules, College Students, Urban Schools, Academic...
Student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year. This is a 7 percent increase from the previous year and more than double the number of homeless students in 2006-07. As high as these numbers seem, they are almost certainly undercounts. Despite increasing numbers, these students--as well as the school liaisons and state coordinators who support them--report that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Homeless People, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation,...
In this brief, the authors propose three measures of "early momentum" for two reasons: Research is beginning to show that these near-term metrics predict long-term success, and the metrics focus attention on initial conditions at colleges that are particularly important for solidifying the foundation for student success. While these measures are valuable individually, as a group they give a better picture of the impact of reforms on students, and thus are more valuable if used...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, College Students, Graduation Rate,...
Tailoring education policy to deliver the skills needed by modern labour markets is complicated by the rapid pace of technological change. These complications are amplified when the associated risks of technological redundancy and the lengthening working lifetimes are taken into account. At the heart of the challenge for policy-makers is allocating public funding in a way that improves the responsiveness of the sector to changing skill and labour market needs. This study adds to the existing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Skill Development, Educational Change, Educational...
In cities where public charter schools serve a large share of students, the costs of ongoing sector divisions and hostility across district and charter lines fall squarely on students and families. Exercising choice and accessing good schools in "high-choice cities" can be difficult for many families, especially some of the most vulnerable, like parents of children who have special needs or are English language learners. Families often find that, despite a rise in the number of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Charter Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, School Choice, Educational...
In 2012, more than 13 percent of undergraduates attended for-profit postsecondary institutions, up from 9 percent in 2009. The rapid growth of the for-profit sector has renewed public scrutiny and concern about the historically poor labor market outcomes of students at many of these institutions and the amount of debt students in these institutions often take on. Given the growth in enrollment and public interest in for-profit postsecondary institutions, it is important to examine the current...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment Rate, Demography, Student Characteristics, Private...
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data for four of the five survey components of the IPEDS winter 2015-16 data collection: (1) "Graduation Rates" (GR); (2) "200 Percent Graduation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis, Student Financial Aid,...
K.M. Tyler et al. (2008) propose a quantitative method to measure differences between school and home experiences had by students of ethnic minority status and how such differences (cultural discontinuity) may affect psychological factors related to student achievement. Although study of cultural discontinuity has been applied to understanding African American, Asian American, Latino American, and Native American student populations, little attention has been given to the ways in which cultural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Statistical Analysis, Cultural Influences, Cultural Differences, Rural Areas, Social...
The objective for the current qualitative case study was to examine participants' perceptions on the tutor coaching and session review frameworks. The location of the study was at the tutor coaches' place of business. At the beginning of the study, tutor coaches were trained on how to implement the tutoring coaching framework with their tutors, while tutors were trained on how to use the session review framework to ensure that they were conducting effective tutoring sessions in separate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Coaching (Performance), Tutoring, Case Studies, Tutor...
"Dual enrollment" programs allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credits while still attending high school. Such programs, also referred to as "dual credit" or early college programs, are designed to boost college access and degree attainment, especially for students typically underrepresented in higher education. "Dual enrollment programs" support college credit accumulation and degree attainment via at least three mechanisms. First,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dual Enrollment, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, High School Students,...
During 2015-2016, the membership of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) grew to more than 400 institutions making this the largest and most comprehensive report on college students seeking mental health treatment to date. College and university counseling centers make this report possible by participating in a broad range of activities that contribute to both day-to-day clinical practice and the research on college student mental health. CCMH is deeply appreciative of each counseling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Mental Health, College Students, Student Records, School Counseling,...
The Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (BMEB) strives to serve all students participating in BMEPs so that all students achieve the program goals as outlined by New Mexico statute and education code, these are: (1) students become bilingual and biliterate in English and a second language; and (2) students meet all academic content standards and benchmarks in all subject areas. The purpose of the Bilingual Multicultural Education Annual Report is to comply with state statute and inform...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Annual Reports, Student Educational...
The purpose of the PreK Annual Report is to comply with statute and inform stakeholders regarding the Children, Youth and Families Department's (CYFD) and the Public Education Department's (PED) efforts and how these are connected to the State's current PreK initiatives. This funding was continued for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, CYFD received an appropriation to serve three-year-old children in Early PreK. New Mexico PreK programs highlighted in this report provide the following: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Public Education, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education,...
As the first major effort to use a behavioral economics lens to examine human services programs that serve poor and vulnerable families in the United States, the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project demonstrated the value of applying behavioral insights to improve the efficacy of human services programs. The BIAS project explored behavioral interventions to tackle problems in three primary domains--child support, child care, and work support--across agencies in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Human Services, Children, Financial Support,...
College education is fundamental to students' upward mobility, states' economic growth, and the country's economic competitiveness. Researchers have forecast that 63 percent of future jobs will require a college degree, yet in the coming years the United States will likely produce 3 million fewer college graduates than are needed to fill workforce demand. With these statistics and projections in mind, policymakers are placing greater emphasis on motivating high school students to attend...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Readiness, Middle School Students, High School Students, Program...
Vocabulary knowledge is vital for students' success in school and beyond. However, students with disabilities and others who consistently score below their peers on various measures of vocabulary knowledge have difficulties in secondary-level content area courses. Because many students with disabilities are now educated primarily in general education classrooms, their teachers report needing more professional development on instructional strategies to support this population. Using a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Science Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Faculty...
This report presents the 2017-19 edition of the State Board of Higher Education's strategic narrative. Contents include: (1) North Dakota University System (NDUS) colleges and locations; (2) Board Chair Neset's report; (3) Five-year goals; (4) Deliver degrees that are the best value in the nation; (5) Provide programs people want; (6) Equip students for success; (7) Maximize the strengths of a unified system; (8) Financial snapshot (and Tuition snapshot); (9) Chancellor's Cabinet studies...
Topics: ERIC Archive, State Universities, Two Year Colleges, Annual Reports, Statewide Planning, College...
This longitudinal study analyzes high school graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It extends the work of Kieffer and Parker (2016) by investigating the high school graduation rates and the types of diploma earned by the 1,734 students who entered New York City public schools (either from another country or from another school system in the United States) in grades 5 and 6 in the 2003/04 school year (the first year...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, English...