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The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to...
This article presents position statements, issue briefs, and resolutions and consensus statements of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). The Position Statements include: (1) Allergy/Anaphylaxis Management in the School Setting; (2) Caseload Assignments; (3) Child Mortality in the School Setting; (4) Chronic Health Conditions, Managed by School Nurses; (5) Concussions, The Role of the School Nurse; (6) Coordinated School Health Programs; (7) Corporal Punishment in the School...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexuality, Child Abuse, Violence, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Communicable...
The first appendix in this report is the complete version of the literature review from the research project "Motivation and Engagement of Boys: Evidence-based Teaching Practices." This project was carried out by the University of Western Sydney on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) between December 2004 and June 2005. The project is a quality teacher initiative under the Australian Government Quality Teaching Programme (AGQTP)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Evidence, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Research...
For the thirty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the national AECT Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with the practice of instructional technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Workplace Learning, Electronic Learning,...
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in teaching and learning, intense policy ferment, and debates over the future of colleges and universities and their roles and responsibilities in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges, Proprietary...
This is the 2012 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This Yearbook contains the following papers: (1) Editors' Sidebar (George Perreault and Luana Zellner); (2) The Hour Glass Economy: The Social Justice Challenge for the 21st Century (Fenwick W. English); (3) Maintaining the Human Touch in Educational Leadership (Sandra Harris); (4) Activist Leadership (Rosemary Papa); (5) Lack of Shared Vision and the Unintended Consequences: A Case Study of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Gap, Teacher Motivation, Social Justice, Management Development,...
For the thirty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the national AECT Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with the practice of instructional technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Leadership,...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Curriculum...
This document presents the proceedings of the 17th Annual Research Forum held June 29, 2012, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included herein are the following 25 action research papers: (1) "Reading and Writing": A Study Comparing the Strengths of Peer Review and Visible Author Writing Strategies (Elizabeth Behar); (2) Project Based Learning: Is this New Method an Effective Educational Approach to Learning? (Camille Collier); (3) Building a Sense of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Writing Relationship, Peer Evaluation, Writing Strategies, Active Learning,...
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,...
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the Commission: (1) To develop linkages with adult education associations in other countries; (2) To encourage exchanges between AAACE and associations from other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion, Ceremonies,...
The purpose of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is to help learning organizations continually improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. This publication presents the papers presented at the Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning held at Lake Buena Vista,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Improvement,...
Twenty scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the twelfth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. The 2012 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Brave New World (Laura Heinz and Carrye Syma); (2) Using Blogs to Develop Critical Thinking Skills...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Thinking Skills, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Management Systems,...
Gender equality is not just about economic empowerment. It is a moral imperative, it is about fairness and equity, and includes many political, social and cultural dimensions. Gender equality, however, is also a key factor in self-reported well-being and happiness across the world. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, there is now an urgent need to focus on the economic case and on how changes in the labour market might provide better economic opportunities for both men and women. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Economic Progress, Human Capital, Part Time Employment, Females, Labor Market,...
This report examines K-12 science standards for fifty states and the District of Columbia, as well as the science assessment framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The reviewers' aim is to evaluate them for their intrinsic clarity, completeness, and scientific correctness. Their earlier evaluations, as well as those evaluations conducted by others, have made it clear that too many state science standards are mediocre to poor. In particular, there are four areas...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests, Science Education,...
This is the fourth in a series of six papers from the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper examines findings from research about the impact of various family background and cultural factors on student motivation, as well as the role of parental beliefs, attitudes, and actions in fostering children's motivation. The paper does not attempt to be a comprehensive review of the broad literature on family background and achievement, but...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Family Characteristics, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Learning...
In October 2010, the Council of the Great City Schools released a major report on the academic status of African American males, "A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools." The report was the first phase of the Council's efforts to recommit the energies of the nation's urban public school systems to improving the quality of education for African American males nationwide. In the second phase of the Council's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Talent, Gifted, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, African American Students,...
The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The materials are centered on the fictional town of Happy Shores, a coastal community which is at risk for hurricanes. Actuaries at an insurance company figure out the risks and possible losses associated with hurricanes and tropical storms in Happy Shores. Students use historical data to create models about possible damages if...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematical Concepts, Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules, Insurance, High...
The Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) Yearbook, Volume 34, includes papers presented at the annual conference, which have gone through a double peer review process. It also includes the Presidential Address and the keynote addresses given at the conference. For ALER's 55th annual meeting, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers met in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Omni Hotel. This year's conference theme was The Joy of Teaching Literacy, which we also...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education, Urban Education, Educational...
Despite a dark history marked by the eugenics movement, increasing numbers of people with disabilities are choosing to become parents. Recent research reveals that more than 4 million parents--6 percent of American mothers and fathers--are disabled. This number will unquestionably increase as more people with disabilities exercise a broader range of lifestyle options as a result of social integration, civil rights, and new adaptive technologies. Likewise, there has been a dramatic increase in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Integration, Civil Rights, Physical Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities,...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum,...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of
Topics: ERIC Archive, Benchmarking, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Educational Policy,...
The 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2012) is held in picturesque Chania on the beautiful Crete island in Greece, under the auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society (IEDMS). The EDM 2012 conference is a leading international forum for high quality research that mines large data sets of educational data to answer educational research questions. These data sets may come from learning management systems, interactive learning environments,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Retrieval, Data, Data Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Content Analysis,...
This resource is a compilation of three documents that support the teaching of spelling in today's schools: a discussion of "Why Spelling Instruction Matters", a checklist for evaluating a spelling program, and tables of Common Core State Standards that are linked to spelling instruction. "Why Spelling Instruction Matters" explains the importance of spelling to students' reading abilities, describes models of spelling development, and explains common approaches to spelling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Check Lists, Spelling, State Standards, Reading Ability, Spelling Instruction,...
This series of papers brings together distinguished experts writing on the use of class action litigation to reform public child welfare systems. It is an effort to tease out of four decades of experience in this work, the factors that increase the likelihood that litigation will result in successful system reform. This publication is an outgrowth of a series of conversations among a diverse group of people who have been involved in such litigation--from plaintiffs' lawyers who have filed these...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Parents, Lawyers, Technical Assistance, Expertise, Court...
This article discusses the effects of a positive classroom environment and its impact on student behavior and achievement. It also provides strategies for developing expectations for student achievement and the importance of parental involvement. A positive classroom environment is essential in keeping behavior problems to a minimum. There are a number of ways in which teachers can create positive classroom environments. Some of them will be discuss within this paper. It is essential for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior,...
The 10 articles in this 7th volume comprise the refereed proceedings of the 2011 ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa/New Zealand) conference. In Chapter 1, Cath Fraser and Pam Simpson ("Offshore-onshore: How international students' expectations of the New Zealand academic environment compare to their lived experience")explore how international students' expectations of the New Zealand academic environment compare to their lived experience; In Chapter 2, Adele...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Comparative Analysis,...
The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The modules also introduce students to real world math concepts and problems that property and casualty actuaries come across in their work. They are designed to be used by teachers and students of AP courses (primarily AB and BC Calculus) after the AP exam, but of course they can be used at any time. Statistical thinking is critical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules, Calculus, High School Students, Insurance,...
This study examined power and authority in the student-instructor relationship in a restorative practices-based graduate program. This qualitative investigation utilized a narrative approach. Ten alumni of the International Institute for Restorative Practices master's degree programs were engaged in a one-time face-to-face interview and document review of their final master's degree capstone papers. A listening guide voice-centered method was used as the primary data analysis method. This study...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure, Graduate Students, College Faculty,...
This document contains a list of appendix tables for the "Science and Engineering Indicators 2012" report. The tables are presented according to these chapters: (1) Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education; (2) Higher Education in Science and Engineering; (3) Science and Engineering Labor Force; (4) Research and Development: National Trends and International Comparisons; (5) Academic Research and Development; (6) Industry, Technology, and the Global Marketplace; (7)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Tables (Data), Science...
The identification and recruitment of effective school principals who can transform schools in the midst of today's chaotic economic, social, and global environments require a thorough understanding of the research on effective leadership. Current research indicates that principals who exhibit transformational leadership and, most recently, instructional leadership, are the most successful by all measures, including school climate, teacher empowerment, community support, and high student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Elementary Schools, Reputation, Leadership Effectiveness, Administrator...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Practices, Outcomes of...
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,...
President Obama's first address to Congress signaled a shift in educational priorities. He committed his administration to ending the dropout crisis in the nation's public high schools and ensuring that by 2020 America would once again lead the world in the proportion of its population with college degrees. What has not been talked about is that a shift to making high school and college completion the national educational goal requires a corresponding shift in educational policy and practice,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Grade Point Average, Evidence, Outcomes of Education, Educational...
The National Center on Scaling up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a five-year project working to develop, implement, and test new processes to scale up effective practices in high schools that districts will be able to apply within the context of their own unique goals and circumstances. This report describes the activities and findings of the first year, specifically, from fieldwork conducted in four case study high schools in one of its partner districts, Broward County, Florida. The findings...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research Design, Educational Change, High Schools, Academic Achievement,...
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2011 proceedings, see ED518589.]
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Technology, Social Studies, Annual Reports,...
Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute have developed a practical Common Core Implementation Workbook for all states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). This workbook uses a proven performance management methodology known as "delivery" to lay out clear action steps for states and districts. It provides relevant information, case stories of good practice, key questions and hands-on exercises for leadership teams to complete...
Topics: ERIC Archive, State Standards, Accountability, State Agencies, Educational Experience, Workbooks,...
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 "PISA 2009 Technical Report" describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2009 survey. It examines additional features related to the implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses. The reader will find a wealth of information on the test and sample design, methodologies used to analyse the data, technical features of the project and quality control mechanisms. (Contains 57 figures and 184 tables.)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quality Control, Research Reports, Research Methodology, Evaluation Criteria,...
This publication, part of the new Building and Infrastructure Protection Series (BIPS) published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management Division (IDD), serves to advance high performance and integrated design for buildings and infrastructure. This manual was prepared as a component of the S&T program for infrastructure protection and disaster management; the overall goal of this program is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Risk Management, Terrorism, Building Design, School Buildings, Student Needs,...
In 2010, alcohol was once again the substance of choice among American youth. In fact, a greater proportion of American young people use alcohol than use other drugs or tobacco, and this use of alcohol by youth under the legal drinking age of 21 has profound negative consequences not just for underage drinkers, but also for their families, their communities, and society as a whole. Despite the modest progress made in recent years, underage drinking remains a serious public health and public...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Prevention, Safety, Public Health, Alcohol Abuse, Definitions, Clinical Diagnosis,...
For decades Japan has remained at or near the top of international assessments of student learning; and in the past decade, students in Japan have become more engaged in learning. However, the government aspires to improve learning outcomes even further. "Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for Japan" focuses on how Japan is reforming its education system not only to produce better learning outcomes, but to equip students with the skills they...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, International Education, Comparative Education, Educational...
Despite the wide interest in and need for student-centered approaches to learning, educators have scant access to a comprehensive accounting of the key components of it. To build the knowledge base for the emerging field of student-centered learning, Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit based in Boston, commissioned papers from nine teams of noted researchers. Together, the syntheses of research in the "Students at the Center" papers tell a story that is both hopeful and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Motivation, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Change, Learning...
Success in Sight focuses on the interrelated parts of an education system. This systemic school improvement intervention is designed to address schools' specific needs while building their capacities to plan, implement, and evaluate school improvement practices. It is intended to help schools, leadership teams, and teachers systemically engage in continuous school improvement practices to advance the learning of all students (Cicchinelli et al. 2006). Schools have used Success in Sight over the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Evidence, Experimental Groups, Intervention, Elementary Education, Educational...
Engagement has evolved from concerns of "access," "diversity," and "public service" between the academy and communities. Land-grant institutions (LGI), considered the "public's universities," have represented a unique population in American higher education with their historic 150-year tradition of teaching, research, and service. Carnegie Community-Engagement Classification (CCE) has started recognizing institutions for community engagement, yet only a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Land Grant Universities, Learner Engagement, School Community Relationship, Raw...
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher...
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...
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland. 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...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Mathematics Education, Team Teaching,...
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Census of Government Finances and an Annual Survey of Government Finances as authorized by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 161 and 182. The Census of Government Finances has been conducted every 5 years since 1957, while the Annual Survey of Government Finances has been conducted annually since 1977 in years when the Census of Government Finances is not conducted. The 2010 Annual Survey of Government Finances, similar to previous annual surveys and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, Public Education, Surveys, Statistics, Elementary Secondary...
This report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement calls on the nation to reclaim higher education's civic mission. Commissioned by the Department of Education and released at a White House convening in January 2012, the report pushes back against a prevailing national dialogue that limits the mission of higher education to workforce preparation and training while marginalizing disciplines basic to democracy. "A Crucible Moment" calls on educators and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Democracy, Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Role of...
Schools with high teacher turnover struggle to build capacity and increase student achievement. Leadership styles, such as shared instructional leadership found to have the largest effect on student achievement, may also help retain teachers. A long history of research has examined idealized, or effective, leadership styles and their relationship with attitudinal teacher retention variables, teacher satisfaction, commitment, intent to leave. Little is known about the ways in which leaders...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Mobility, Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Attitudes, Multivariate...
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,...
Congress first called for the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation (the "Committee") in its 1998 reauthorization of the Head Start program, with a requirement that the Secretary of Health and Human Services convene a panel of experts to inform the Department about the design of a newly required national evaluation of the program. The Committee was first chartered in 1999 and produced a report with recommendations for the design of what came to be known as the Head...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth,...
The purpose of the Research and Mapping for MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement was to examine the characteristics of schools with a low Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) from all jurisdictions that were identified to be making a difference to student academic and to identify the key drivers and characteristics of successful models of practice for increasing and sustaining student academic engagement. The study had two broad research questions, related to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Educational Change,...
Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. Many people may be surprised to learn that suicide was one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States in 2009. And death is only the tip of the iceberg. For every person who dies by suicide, more than 30 others attempt suicide. Every suicide attempt and death affects countless other individuals. Family members, friends, coworkers, and others...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Prevention, Public Health, Suicide, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, At Risk...
This paper attempts to identify some tools to help practioners think about, debate and plan Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (WLES) programs. Such tools are necessary so that discussions between practitioners aiming to clarify good practice and successful approaches can get beyond mere descriptions of what happened. In order to compare and evaluate approaches, practitioners need ways of thinking about WLES in general, at a higher level, and these models in principle provide one way of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Workplace Learning, Workplace Literacy, Skill Development, Basic Skills, Employment...
"Louisiana Believes” embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these values, the Department has created transitional assessment guides to help prepare teachers and students as they transition to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests, Grade 8, English, Language Arts, Mathematics,...
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,...
The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to ensuring access of English Learner (EL) students to a meaningful education. As early as 1968, the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") contained provisions for supporting the education of EL students and in its 1974 landmark decision, "Lau v. Nichols," the U.S. Supreme Court declared, "There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Second...
As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be concerned with the everyday path of education issues, you are left to determine your own path over the unfamiliar ground of special education services...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism,...
Results from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have shown that the degree to which education systems succeed in equipping students with important foundation skills varies significantly. Since the quality of teaching is at the heart of student learning outcomes, it is an appealing idea to bring together education leaders from high performing and rapidly improving education systems to explore to what extent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Supply and Demand, Unions, Educational Change, Foreign...
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,...
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...
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...
The purpose of this study was to examine and better understand the social cognitive effects of digital technology on teenagers' brains and their socialization processes, as well as to learn best practices with regard to digital technology consumption. An extensive literature review was conducted on the social cognitive effects of digital technology on teenagers and an action research project was carried out gleaning quantitative and qualitative research findings collected from forty-six high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Influence of Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer...
This study was mandated by SB537 (Simitian, Chapter 650, Stats. of 2007, codified at Ed. Code Section 47613), which requires the California Research Bureau (CRB) to prepare and submit to the Legislature a report on the key elements and actual costs of charter school oversight. Charter schools are public schools that are operated by entities other than the traditional school district. They are publicly funded, mandated to accept any student who applies, and cannot discriminate based on race,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Funding Formulas, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Districts,...
Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising the major high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options, and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of presentation styles--tables, figures, narrative text, bulleted text, Web-based links, highlights, introductions, conclusions, reference lists--to make the data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Tables (Data), Science...
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,...
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published a series of case studies from 28 states to showcase examples of how ARRA EETT ("American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology") grant funds have impacted teaching and learning. SETDA collected data for the case studies through a variety of mechanisms, including a detailed survey of the participating Local Education Agencies (LEAs), personal interviews with grant managers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, School Districts, Grants, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation,...
Public education is one of the central tasks of a democratic society, and the buildings that house this important task not only shape the way one teaches, but provide icons and symbols for the values people hold common as a society. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this context has placed school buildings squarely in a position of debate and innovation since the nation began, and school buildings continue to be the subject of careful study and debate today. Schools are influenced by political and social...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Educational Facilities Design, School...
The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) 2008 is the first cross-national study to provide data on the knowledge that future primary and lower-secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher education. It is also the first major study to examine variations in the nature and influence of teacher education programs within and across countries. The impetus for TEDS-M, conducted in 17 countries under the aegis of the International Association for the Evaluation of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers,...
While past annual "Profiles" reports have focused on either for-profit EMOs (education management organizations) or nonprofit EMOs, this is the first annual "Profiles" report to cover both categories in a single report which allows for easier comparisons. The 2010-2011 school year marked another year of relatively slow growth in the for-profit education management industry and another year of steady growth in the nonprofit EMO industry. The authors believe their key finding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Privatization, Profiles, Educational Administration, Educational Indicators,...
(Purpose) The purpose of this study is to examine the existing perceptions and preferences of teachers toward instructional supervision, more specifically on the actual and ideal use of selected instructional supervisory approaches (such as clinical supervision, peer coaching, cognitive coaching, mentoring, reflective coaching, teaching portfolios, and professional growth plans) in secondary schools of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It also seeks to explore if there are differences between beginning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Secondary Schools, Supervision, Measures...
This guidebook for teachers documents the "Harry Potter in Translation" project undertaken at the Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary. The guide also offers 5 sample lesson plans for teachers of grades three to twelve for teaching world languages using the Harry Potter books in translation to engage students. (Contains a bibliography and list of resources.)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Literature, Books, Translation, Lesson Plans, Second Language Instruction,...
In the action research project report, the teacher researchers found that many kindergarten and first-grade students did not have the reading readiness skills to be reading at their benchmark target. The purpose of the project was to improve the students overall reading ability. The dates of the project began on September 8 through December 20, 2011. There were 74 students and 74 parents that participated in this research study. The teacher researchers noticed that the students lacked reading...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Check Lists, Reading Readiness, Phonemics, Action Research, Economically...