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This paper places classroom discourse and interaction right at the heart of the teaching and learning process. It is built on the argument that high quality talk between the teacher and student(s) provides a fertile ground for an active, highly collaborative and cognitively stimulating learning process leading to improved learning outcomes. High quality classroom talk is characterised by the use of open and authentic questions and formative feedback whereby student contributions are probed and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Experience, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique),...
This paper looks at the teaching of subject discipline content through the medium of a second language. It begins by looking at the globalisation of discipline content teaching through second languages, whereby increasing numbers of academics and students are either teaching or learning in universities across the globe in a language other than their mother tongue. It then looks at the ways in which questions about the language of subject content delivery are being addressed by departments of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Motivation is one of the most important factors which influences second language learning (Dörnyei, 1998; Gardner & Lambert, 1972). A support mechanism which reinforces student motivation through encouragement, social interaction, feedback, sound learning environments and good teaching is crucial for ensuring successful learning. This is particularly relevant in distance or online language learning settings, as learners work more autonomously and independently than in conventional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Participation, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness,...
This paper gives account of a project involving Year Abroad students of French at Warwick University challenged to select "realia" from their host countries in order to stimulate enthusiasm for language learning in local schools. It considers the cognitive and affective processes informing the "culture gathering" that took place: how did the responsibility to act as the interface between a foreign culture and their own inform these students' own intercultural and linguistic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Education, Citizen Participation, Foreign Culture, Study Abroad, Foreign...
After Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, those in the Chinese migrant community in the UK who anticipated returning to China saw the significant benefits of learning Mandarin. The challenges are not only related to the social and cultural differences between the Cantonese and Mandarin migrant groups, but also the intrinsic linguistic differences between the two languages. This case study investigated students' motivation, needs and barriers in relation to Chinese Mandarin learning. Previous...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Sino Tibetan Languages, Case Studies, Student...
The Four Skills News Project is an example of communicative language learning, developed for final year German students at the University of Liverpool. It focuses on how students use and practise their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills via the creative use of news reports and digital technology. Each student creates an avatar using an interactive platform, practicing speaking and correct pronunciation with the help of autocue and thereby enhances his or her language learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, News...
This paper looks back at an academic-led language field trip project, now in its third year, involving ab-initio students of Italian at the University of Southampton. It considers the role of academic-led field trips in Modern Languages (ML) and it explores the underlying pedagogical approaches that were adopted to enhance students' engagement, participation and collaboration during the trips and beyond. It also investigates the opportunities that Web 2.0 brought to teachers and learners and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Italian, Learner...
This study compares the impact of "open" and "anonymous" peer feedback as an adjunct to teacher-mediated feedback in a digital online environment utilising data gathered on an academic writing course at a Turkish university. Students were divided into two groups with similar writing proficiencies. Students peer reviewed papers either anonymously or openly, then resubmitted them. The lecturer provided feedback and students again resubmitted their assignments. Finally,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Academic Discourse, Writing...
The complex relationship between language and culture has been widely problematised in applied linguistics and education (see Byram, 1997; Byrnes, 2002; Kramsch, 1993; Risager, 2006). While this issue has been extensively explored from a theoretical perspective, few studies have examined the complexity of this relationship from the curricular/structural approach towards Modern Language degrees. The American Modern Language Association (MLA, 2007) report, as well as reports issued in the UK such...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication,...
This paper describes an innovative project-based learning framework theoretically based on the ideas of Transmedia Storytelling, Participatory Cultures and Multiple intelligences that can be integrated into the f?lipped classroom method, and practically addressed using Content- Based Instruction (CBI) and Project-Based Learning (PBL) approaches. It shows how this framework has been developed and integrated into the Academic Reading curriculum at Akita International University (AIU) in Japan by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Student Projects, Active Learning, Integrated Curriculum,...
In this paper I will report on a personal experimentation with Facebook and wikis as collaborative learning tools. The aims of implementing these strategies were to develop students' writing skills and to change their attitudes towards learning in the digital age. I delved into this research because I do believe that learning in the new millennium has grown beyond the boundaries of the four walls of the classroom. I have a strong conviction that informal learning through networks is a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Web 2.0...
In today's digital age, Languages graduates need more specific skills than fluency in the foreign language and intercultural competence. Employers expect from all applicants a high level of computer literacy and a set of soft skills such as creativity or the ability to solve problems and work on team projects. Modern Foreign Language (MFL) departments should therefore promote teaching techniques that would enable their graduates to become employable, at the same time ensuring that the students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Role, Video...
TANGO (Álvarez-Mayo, 2013) uses the cultural aspects of foreign languages to promote oral interaction, enabling students to become self-regulated learners. Through TANGO, foreign language students learn about the cultural intricacies of the Target Language (TL) and use the TL to practise and further develop their oral skills with a partner who is a native speaker. Students openly discuss their views and reflect on their learning progress and any issues they may encounter while practising all...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Influences, Second Language Learning, Language...
Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) needs to be incorporated in the language curriculum if educators hope to help students develop an appreciation for the language and culture studied, an awareness of their own culture, and the development of skills that will allow them to be competent, adaptable, communicators. The key question addressed in this paper focuses on the importance placed on the incorporation of those skills, now recognised as crucial when learning a language: are we as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Instruction, Cultural...
A study was conducted to assess veterinary students' and faculty perceptions of a variety of academic and classroom behaviors, and the degree to which these are acceptable or not. Two instruments were developed for this purpose: 1) The Exams and Assignments Scale (EAS), consisted of 23 items measuring the extent to which a variety of examination and assignment-related actions and behaviors constituted misconduct, and 2) The Classroom Behavior Scale (CBS), consisted of 8 items and measured the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Veterinary Medical Education, Student Attitudes, College Students,...
The application of computer-assisted platforms in writing classes is a relatively new paradigm in education. The adoption of computers-assisted writing classes is gaining ground in many western and non western universities. Numerous issues can be addressed when conducting computer-assisted classes (CAC). However, a few studies conducted to assess students' reactions, attitudes and development in such courses. A qualitative/quantitative study is designed at a US Midwestern university to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Writing Instruction, Computer...
By creating and analyzing matched samples, researchers can simplify their analyses to include fewer covariate variables, relying less on model assumptions, and thus generating results that may be easier to report and interpret. When two groups essentially "look" the same, it is easier to explore their differences and make comparisons based on group membership. The optimization approach, which is presented in this report, was born out of a need to produce matched samples of students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Sampling, Research Methodology, Coding, Scores,...
Identifying and measuring indicators of learning difficulties among young children and implementing effective instructional approaches are complicated, particularly during the transition to kindergarten. Purposeful school-based transition policies and practices support teacher and school decision-making and, thus, can ease the preschool-to-kindergarten transition and improve student reading and mathematics outcomes early in children's schooling. In this technical report, the authors present...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Needs Assessment, Surveys, Prevention, Screening Tests, Preschool Education,...
In the United States most teacher compensation issues are decided at the school district level. However, a group of states have chosen to play a role in teacher pay decisions by instituting statewide teacher salary schedules. Education Commission of the States has found that 17 states currently make use of teacher salary schedules. This education policy analysis provides information on each of the 17 states' salary schedules and addresses the following policy questions: (1) How do salary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), State Policy, Educational Policy,...
The 24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, colloquially known as "No Frills", was held in July 2015.The conference highlighted research across three major themes:(1) youth: engaging, inspiring and supporting students to realise their potential; (2) pathways: transitioning through education and training into the workforce; and (3) skills: working with industry and employers to improve education and training. The presentations provided delegates with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Diversity (Institutional), Student Needs,...
The social sector's hottest "impact investing" product--the social impact bond (SIB)--has generated a range of reactions, from excitement to angst. An SIB uses private funds to pay for a social, educational, or health program, and the government repays investors (plus a return) only if the program achieves prespecified results. The intervention financed by the first social impact bond in the United States--the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) program at Rikers Island...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Investment, Bond Issues, Financial Support, Program Implementation, Correctional...
This paper contains an instructional unit designed for teaching elementary students who struggle with reading comprehension. The literacy strategies that comprise the unit are grounded in the relevant research-based literature that is cited and referenced in the paper. Methods for instructional delivery are included as well as detailed lessons. Literacy strategy lessons were developed to connect fiction and non-fiction mentor texts with written responses. Discussion of multicultural literature...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Summer Programs, Literacy Education, Elementary School Students, Reading...
Armenian as a separate language has been thought as an I-E Language, but what language/s are the closest to Armenian? We made an attempt to compare Armenian words with Ukrainian, Slavic and European Languages contrasting the stems to some Iranian Languages, like Tajik, Dari and Persian, to see how relative Armenian could be to them. Our main goal was to identify the main Consonant-Vowel Regularities in Armenian: Ukrainian/Slavic: European/Iranian Languages. It has been noted that Armenian words...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Slavic Languages, Language Research, Pronunciation, Indo European Languages,...
Income-share agreements (ISAs) are an emerging idea for helping students pay for college. Under an ISA, investors provide upfront sums of money toward students' college tuition and other associated costs in exchange for a fixed percentage of the recipients' earnings after graduation. This paper--the first in a series examining private financing in higher education from a number of perspectives--provides an in-depth look at the ISA industry, detailing the potential of ISAs as a new and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Private Financial Support, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Income, Student...
This report, along with the companion spreadsheet, provides the first comprehensive description ever compiled of charter school discipline. In 2011-12, every one of the nation's 95,000 public schools was required to report its school discipline data, including charter schools. This analysis, which includes more than 5,250 charter schools, focuses on out-of-school suspension rates at the elementary and secondary levels. The report describes the extent to which suspensions meted out by charter...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Charter Schools, Civil Rights, Discipline, Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools,...
An estimated five to seven and a half million students miss 18 or more days of school each year, or nearly an entire month or more of school, which puts them at significant risk of falling behind academically and failing to graduate from high school. Every student absence jeopardizes the ability of students to succeed at school and schools to achieve their mission. School attendance is a constant concern in schools. Average daily attendance rates are a common determiner of school funding, so...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Truancy, Dropouts, Delinquency,...
As Congress recognized in passing the "Every Student Succeeds Act", it is time for school improvement to encompass policy and planning that enables every school to replace the outdated patchwork of programs and services used in addressing barriers to learning and teaching. The way to do this involves transforming student and learning supports. The "Every Student Succeeds Act" will lead to revisiting school improvement plans. Moreover, for the bottom 5 percent of schools, for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Indicators,...
The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) recognizes that significant numbers of students require supports to successfully meet challenging state academic standards. This brief (1) analyzes the act to assess how it addresses the nature and scope of supports to address barriers to learning and re-engage disconnected students and (2) presents frameworks and prototypes for improving how schools provide student and learning supports. The analysis finds the legislation clearly underscores...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Access to Education, Barriers, Equal...
The present study aimed at developing English language planning strategy of second year distinguished governmental language preparatory school pupils using the a WebQuest model. Fifty participants from second year at Hassan Abu-Bakr Distinguished Governmental Language School at Al-Qanater Al-Khairia (Qalubia Governorate) were randomly assigned into two groups: experimental group (N = 25) and control group (N = 25). Two main instruments were used: writing strategies questionnaire and think-aloud...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Web Sites,...
The present study aimed at developing the memoir writing skills as a creative non-fiction genre of second year distinguished governmental language preparatory school pupils using the a WebQuest model. Fifty participants from second year at Hassan Abu-Bakr Distinguished Governmental Language School at Al-Qanater Al-Khairia(Qalubia Governorate) were randomly assigned into two groups: experimental group (N = 25) and control group (N = 25). Two main instruments were used: a creative writing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Writing Skills, Nonfiction,...
The purpose of this study aims to enhance teachers' ICT competency. Three hundred and thirty seven teachers are surveyed through a questionnaire to identify training problems and training needs. Then the blended training model is implemented with teachers. The result showed that it can increase score in cognitive and attitude tests. The post-test score is higher than those pre-test score at 0.01 level of statistical significance. Also, teachers' ICT competency is in good level.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in...
Practitioners and policymakers rely on meta-analyses to inform decision-making around the allocation of resources to individuals and organizations. It is therefore paramount to consider the validity of these results. A well-documented threat to the validity of research synthesis results is the presence of publication bias, a phenomenon where studies with large and/or statistically significant effects, relative to studies with small or null effects, are more likely to be published (Rothstein,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Publications, Periodicals, Bias, Effect Size, Meta Analysis, Research Problems,...
Multilevel mediation analyses test whether students' mid-year reports of classroom experiences of autonomy, relatedness with peers, and competence mediate associations between early in the school year emotionally-supportive teacher-student interactions (independently observed) and student-reported academic year changes in mastery motivation and behavioral engagement. When teachers were observed to be more emotionally-supportive in the beginning of the school year, adolescents reported academic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence, Affective Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher...
This paper presents a framework and methodology for designing learning goals targeted at what students need to know and be able to do in order to attain high levels of literacy and achievement in three disciplinary areas--literature, science, and history. For each discipline, a team of researchers, teachers, and specialists in that discipline engaged in conceptual meta-analysis of theory and research on the reading, reasoning, and inquiry practices exhibited by disciplinary experts as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, Educational Objectives, Literature, Sciences, History, Content Area...
This article presents six goals for history literacy instruction created by Project Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction (READI), an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) reading comprehension project. It describes how one Project READI high school teacher used the six learning goals to create instruction designed to help students become independent readers and writers of historical arguments. Instruction was aimed at not only introducing historical reading and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, History Instruction, Grade 11, United States History, Content Area Reading, Content...
Mau Forest, the home of the majority of the Ogiek people is located in the Rift Valley Province and straddles Kericho, Nakuru, Narok and Bomet districts. Traditionally, the Ogiek as hunter-gatherers have distinctive histories of interaction with the natural environment. Over the years, the Ogiek have inhabited in the Mau Forest with little impact on the environment. The paper focuses on the influence of hunting apprenticeship as Indigenous Form of Education for sustainable conservation of Wild...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Indigenous Knowledge, Conservation (Environment),...
Increasing educational attainment is generally tied to better employment outcomes. The vocational education and training (VET) sector is often used as an entry point into post-compulsory education for individuals who have experienced disadvantage in their lives. But does increasing participation in VET by disadvantaged individuals necessarily lead to the same benefits as experienced by their non-disadvantaged peers? Specifically, do disadvantaged learners have similar completion rates and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education, Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Disadvantaged...
This publication provides a summary of a program of research undertaken for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research between 2011 and 2014. Comprising six projects, the body of work focuses on the impact of education and training on social inclusion and on the labour market outcomes of disadvantaged learners. In this publication, "disadvantaged" is used to encapsulate those from low socioeconomic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Inclusion, Program Descriptions, Outcomes of...
This education trends report focuses on two related but distinct challenges confronting state policy leaders and students as they seek to leverage online distance education to meet personal and statewide education goals: (1) access to the infrastructure necessary to provide industry-standard broadband speeds and (2) ensuring availability of the financial resources necessary to support adoption of broadband where it is available. Offered as a resource for state-level policymakers seeking to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Distance Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Information...
The analysis and synthesis of educational philosophies of Adler (1982), Dewey (1907), Greene (1988), and Illich (1970) in terms of their underlying principles about the strengths and limitations of building education systems for the purpose of promoting freedom for individuals and society are discussed. Information that is reflective of current thinking on the modern American school's role in promoting individual and societal freedom is also explored.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Justice, Freedom, School Role, Social Change, Role of Education, Equal...
A demonstration in the research focuses on the development of a syllabus for high school assemblies. The Peaceful Solution Character Education Incorporated (PSCEI) is a non-profit organization committed to "promoting character education as its main tool for positive character development with a variety of courses designed to reach all ages so the impact of character change can be realized and effected in society." Theories by Addler (1982), Dewey (1907), Greene (1988), and Illich...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Course Descriptions, Instructional Leadership, Ethical Instruction, High School...
The "Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies" (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study of adult skills and life experiences focusing on education and employment. Nationally representative samples of adults between the ages of 16 and 65 are administered an assessment of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology rich environments, as well as survey questions about their educational background, work history, the skills they use on the job and at home,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Assessment, Young Adults, Older Adults, Unemployment, Literacy,...
This study examines links between essay quality and text elaboration and text cohesion. For this study, 35 students wrote two essays (on two different prompts) and for each, were given 15 minutes to elaborate on their original text. An expert in discourse comprehension then modified the original and elaborated essays to increase cohesion, resulting in a 2 (prompt) x 2 (original content, elaborated content) x 2 (original cohesion, improved cohesion) design. Expert raters scored the essays for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Essays, Writing Assignments, Writing Skills, Connected Discourse, Persuasive...
An important topic in writing research has been the use of cohesive features. Much of this research has focused on local and text cohesion. The few studies that have studied global cohesion have been restricted to first language writing. This study investigates the development of local, global, and text cohesion in the writing of 57 language (L2) university students and examines the effects of these cohesion types on judgments of L2 writing quality. Growth is observed in the use of a number of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing (Composition), Essays, Writing Assignments, Second Language Learning, College...
Data-based instructional programs have proliferated in American schools despite limited evidence of their effectiveness in improving educator practice and raising student achievement. We report results from a two-year school-randomized evaluation of the Achievement Network (ANet), a program providing schools with standards-aligned interim assessments and intensive supports for instructional data use. Survey data show that ANet increased teacher satisfaction with the timeliness and clarity of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data, Instruction, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation,...
As postsecondary credentials have become increasingly important to accessing higher-quality employment, a growing number of education and workforce programs are implementing "career pathways" approaches to help both youth and adults prepare for further education and better jobs. In recent years, the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) has conducted research on a range of career pathways programs and program components. This Issue Brief describes the career pathways...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Education, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Readiness, Program...
Financial aid has long been used to increase access to postsecondary education, particularly for underrepresented students. Given the size of the financial aid system and the widespread use of aid, it should also be thought of as a tool to improve academic success and postsecondary completion. Evidence suggests that using additional financial aid to increase the number of credits students take may accelerate their academic progress. The Obama administration recently released two proposals that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Financial Aid, Time to Degree, Access to Education, Educational Attainment,...
Using data from seven administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), this Statistics in Brief examines trends in public and private school principal demographics, experience, and compensation over 25 years, from 1987-88 through 2011-12. Data are drawn from the 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 survey administrations. Principals of the sampled public and private schools provided information about their characteristics, experience, and compensation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Trends, Principals, Demography, Administrator Characteristics,...
This study examined the contribution of teachers' Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to quality of education and its challenging factors related with teachers. For this purpose, the study employed descriptive survey method. 76 or 40.86% participant teachers were selected using simple random sampling technique. Close-ended questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. Data from questionnaire were analyzed using one sample t-test. As study results pointed out, although teachers'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development,...
Purpose: This 2016 annotated bibliography reviews seven postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs that have been implemented nationally to increase student achievement. Methodology: 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...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Cooperative Learning, College Students, College Programs,...
The federal prison system provides a number of opportunities for inmates to further their education. These prospects can be made available at the prison and can include, college correspondence, the formal classroom, or at the inmate's cell in the special housing unit (SHU). While it is common for inmates to receive a more appropriate education at the education department where classrooms, students, and teachers are provided, SHU is a unique environment that limits inmate movement and the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons,...
Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is a naturalistic, behavioral intervention with a strong evidence-base that is designed to increase generalization and maintenance of responding in children with ASD. Although special education teachers report using PRT, little research to date has examined PRT use in the context of community school programs. There is some research to support that teachers have challenges implementing PRT with fidelity in the classroom. To address this issue, a research community...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Pilot...
This study mainly aims at evaluating "Time for English", a new English language-learning (ELL) textbook series currently taught at mainstream Egyptian primary schools. This involves: (1) identifying--from senior and expert language teachers' perspectives--to what extent the textbook series (primary one to six) conform with the national ELL standards issued by MOE in 2003; (2) exploring the advantages and weaknesses of the series as well as the real problems encountered by primary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
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The focus of the milestone project is to focus on bridging the gap of bullying and classroom instruction methods. There has to be a defined expectations and level of accountability that has to be defined when supporting and implementing a plan linked to bullying prevention. All individuals involved in the student's learning have to be aware of bullying and the disciplinary actions that are linked to bullying. The milestone project will consist of exploring the needs of the school as it relates...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bullying, Prevention, Discipline, Intervention, Victims, Elementary Schools, Middle...
This report talks about how a constructivist teacher used flipped learning in a college class. To illustrate how to use flipped learning in a constructivist classroom, examples were given with the four pillars of F-L-I-P: Flexible environment, learning culture, intentional content, and professional educator.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods,...
This paper aims to reflect upon the experience of using flipped learning in a college class. After presenting the alignment of learning objectives and assessments, evidence-based evaluation was provided as rationale for changes. Approaches taken to improve learning were then elaborated. Further assessment of impact of change on student learning was given. Lessons learned from using flipped learning were also discussed.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, College...
Rural districts have long faced challenges in closing achievement gaps between subgroups of students. This brief report describes key decision points and considerations for decision-makers interested in identifying rural districts that have closed academic achievement gaps. Examining practices in these districts may suggest activities associated with making achievement gains and narrowing achievement gaps that can be systematically investigated. Examples from recent work with rural stakeholder...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Rural Schools, School Districts, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Measurement...
This report provides a snapshot of school district policies for mentoring new teachers in five Regional Educational Laboratory Central states (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota). State education agencies collected survey data from school districts on who provides mentoring, how time spent mentoring changes after the first year, whether mentors are required to observe mentees, whether mentors are required to receive training, whether districts provide stipends to mentors...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Surveys, School Districts,...
This report summarizes the research on the association between state interventions in chronically low-performing schools and student achievement. Most of the research focused on one type of state intervention: working with a turnaround partner. Few studies were identified that examined other types of interventions, such as school closure, charter conversion, and school redesign. Most studies were descriptive, which limits the conclusions that can be drawn about the effectiveness of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intervention, State Programs, School Turnaround, Academic Achievement, School...
"Projections of Education Statistics to 2023" is the 42nd report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 and projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures to the year 2023. In addition to projections at the national level, the report includes projections of public elementary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School...
The Study of School Turnaround (SST) examines the change process in a diverse, purposive sample of schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) from 2010-11 to 2012-13. With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the SIG program underwent three major shifts. First, ARRA boosted total SIG funding in fiscal year 2009 to approximately 6.5 times the original 2009 appropriation through Title I, section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Grants, School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid,...
The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), established in 2004, is the only federally-funded private school voucher program for low-income parents in the United States. This evaluation brief describes findings using data from more than 2,000 applicants' parents, who applied to the program from spring 2011 to spring 2013 following reauthorization under the Scholarships for Opportunity and Result (SOAR) Act of 2011. The application form asked parents to rate elements of their child's current...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Vouchers, Low Income Groups, Parents, School Choice, Satisfaction,...
The purpose of this compendium is to catalog NCER's and NCSER's contributions to social-behavioral research. Research undertaken as part of these projects is contributing to a knowledge base that ultimately aims to improve academic outcomes for students via improvements in students' social-behavioral competencies, teachers' practices, and the climate of schools. This compendium is part of a series of compendia that will highlight different areas of NCER- and NCSER-funded research. Other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Science Research, Behavioral Science Research, Research Projects, Public...
Every teacher expects optimum level of processing in mind of them students. The level of processing is mainly depends upon memory process. Most of the students have retrieval difficulties on past learning. Memory difficulties directly related to sensory integration. In these circumstances the investigator made an attempt to construct Multisensory integration Approach Model based on sensory process and perceptual process. Multisensory Integration approach model contains three parts the first...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Models, Multisensory Learning, Memory, Instructional Innovation, Prior Learning,...
This paper aims to share the experiences of redesigning an elementary education program. Steps of redesigning the elementary education program were enumerated. Challenges in the redesign of the elementary education program were discussed. The new elementary education program was described. Lessons learned from the redesign of the elementary education program were shared.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Curriculum, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Program...
Studies conducted so far have mainly focused on the effects of online concordancers on teaching vocabulary, while there is a lack of research focusing on the effects of online concordancers on teaching and learning grammar. Thus, this study aims to review the studies on the effects of online concordancers on teaching and learning grammar and how online concordancers promote learning grammar in English as a foreign language (EFL) context to make recommendations for researchers and to guide...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grammar, Electronic Libraries, Educational Resources, English (Second Language),...
How long does it typically take English learner students to develop English language proficiency? And how does this time vary by student characteristics such as English proficiency at entry to kindergarten, gender, and home language? The answers to these questions can provide valuable information to districts and schools. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest in partnership with the Road Map Project undertook the study presented in this report to help its members understand more about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, Student Characteristics, Classification, Time, Statistical...
Approximately 10,000 students leave Alaska high schools each year, with or without a diploma. In pursuit of their career and life goals, they chart courses across college enrollment, employment, and other opportunities. Until recently, policymakers and educators had little information about the pathways students took into their early careers. To obtain this information, Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest examined data through 2012 from multiple national and state education and labor...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, College Attendance, Employment Level,...
While literacy interventions can be implemented in any grade, focusing on prevention and intervention in kindergarten through grade 2 is optimal because reading difficulties become expensive and challenging to remediate as students become older. The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 allows districts to do just this, with 15 percent of special education funds permitted to be used for prevention and early intervention. This Self-study Guide for Implementing Early Literacy Interventions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Guides, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2,...
During the 2013/14 school year two Florida school districts sought to develop an early warning system to identify students at risk of low performance on college readiness measures in grade 11 or 12 (such as the SAT or ACT) in order to support them with remedial coursework prior to high school graduation. The study presented in this report provides preliminary evidence that scores on an interim reading assessment in grade 9, the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading-Florida Standards...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Tests, Scores, Predictor Variables, College Readiness, High School Students,...
Policymakers and researchers increasingly recommend aligning educator evaluations and professional development to improve instruction and student learning. However, few empirical studies have examined the relationship between new educator evaluation systems and the professional development in which teachers engage following their evaluation. This study looked closely at one large urban district's educator evaluation system from May 2013 to May 2014. The study examined the written feedback...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts, Evaluation...
The purpose this study was to examine the implementation of The Leader in Me, a school-wide positive behavior intervention system (SW-PBIS), and analyze its impact on 5th grade students based on student achievement and office discipline referrals in a rural elementary school in North Central Washington state. The school was in the first year of implementation when the study was conducted. Full implementation of the program was expected to require three to four years. Nevertheless, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Discipline,...
This is a report of a professional development project. The purpose of the project was to provide professional development to teachers in vocabulary instructional strategies and to examine vocabulary acquisition of English language learners. The participants were 8 second grade ELL students and 6 second grade teachers. The eight second grade students were given a pretest on their vocabulary knowledge. The vocabulary strategy of read alouds with direct vocabulary instruction was then...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Vocabulary Development, Grade 2, Elementary School Students,...
This paper provides insights into the evaluation of educational research in order to strengthen research projects and increase the quality of evidence about what works to improve student learning from the lens of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. In particular, TEAMS hopes this publication will increase the usability of research findings through evaluation approaches designed specifically to improve the processes and results of research in STEM education. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, STEM Education, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Methods,...
Internships for academic credit serve as a joint venture between the university and the business communities, helping both groups meet their organizational objectives. Businesses gain qualified, temporary workers with verifiable skills for specific job needs. Administered properly, the academic credit does not merely certify on-the-job training, but ensures that the student has gained an educational experience as well. The first part of this study summarizes the Business College's experience...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Internship Programs, Business Schools, School Business Relationship, Student...