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50 Years of ERIC
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Tzou, Carrie; Scalone, Giovanna; Bell, Philip – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2010
A growing set of research projects in science education are working from the assumption that science literacy can be constituted as being centrally focused on issues of social justice for the youth and for communities involved in such work (Calabrese Barton, 2003). Despite well-established links among race, class, and exposure to environmental…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Environmental Education, Conflict, Scientific Literacy
Douglas, Bruce; Lewis, Chance W.; Douglas, Adrian; Scott, Malcolm Earl; Garrison-Wade, Dorothy – Educational Foundations, 2008
In today's school systems, students of color, particularly in urban settings, represent the majority student populations (Lewis, Hancock, James, & Larke, in press). Interestingly, the educators--teachers and administrators--that comprise these settings are predominately White, and, in turn, the students of color commonly face pressures that…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Failure, Academic Achievement
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 2001
The Mathematics Teacher Preparation Content Workshop, held March 19-21, 1999, focused on two questions: (1) What is the mathematical knowledge teachers need to know in order to teach well? and (2) How can teachers develop the mathematical knowledge they need to teach well? Chapters include: (1) "Knowledge of Fundamental Mathematics for Teaching"…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Wood, Ann L.; Lewis, James L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This study's goals were to describe an urban, blended undergraduate/teacher preparation program and to assess its effectiveness in recruiting, retaining, and preparing diverse teachers to teach in urban schools. Methods used included a 43-item, on-line survey and semi-structured interviews. One hundred nine undergraduates (68%) responded to the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, First Generation College Students, Urban Teaching, Interviews
Johnson, Sandy – 1987
To motivate teachers toward quality performance, administrators must follow effective organizational practices and methods for professional development. This report describes how Hampshire County, West Virginia, schools implement ideas that increase productivity. Among ideas used were those of James Lewis, Jr., whose book, Excellent Organizations,…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship
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Ream, Robert K.; Lewis, James L.; Echeverria, Begoña; Page, Reba N. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background: How do we account for the persistent difficulty the U.S. community of science has in educating larger numbers of talented and diverse undergraduates? We posit that the problem lies in the community's unremitting focus on scientific subject matter knowledge and students' ability to learn, to the neglect of interpersonal social…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Mentors, Science Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Menzies, Holly M.; Mahdavi, Jennifer N.; Lewis, James L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
This study documents the implementation of research-based strategies to minimize the occurrence of reading difficulties in a first-grade population. Three strategies were implemented: (a) A system of progress monitoring was used to assess student progress and skill acquisition; (b) instruction was characterized by high intensity through the use of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Instruction
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Lewis, James L.; Ream, Robert K.; Bocian, Kathleen M.; Cardullo, Richard A.; Hammond, Kimberly A.; Fast, Lisa A. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: How do we account for the persistence of below-average math test score performance among California Hispanics who are fluent in English, as well as Spanish-dominant English learners? Recent studies have attributed the problem to an overly rigid focus on "what works" in curriculum and fluency in English to the veritable neglect…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Tests
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Siegler, Robert; Carpenter, Thomas; Fennell, Francis; Geary, David; Lewis, James; Okamoto, Yukari; Thompson, Laurie; Wray, Jonathan – What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This practice guide presents five recommendations intended to help educators improve students' understanding of, and problem-solving success with, fractions. Recommendations progress from proposals for how to build rudimentary understanding of fractions in young children; to ideas for helping older children understand the meaning of fractions and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Problem Solving, Young Children, Elementary Education
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Lewis, James L.; Menzies, Holly; Najera, Edgar I.; Page, Reba N. – Science Education, 2009
Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, and Native Americans have long been underrepresented in schools and the workplace in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Although the monitoring of representation has become a larger and more important enterprise, existing databases make it difficult to discern trends in participation at different stages…
Descriptors: American Indians, Student Diversity, Biological Sciences, Minority Groups
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Fast, Lisa A.; Lewis, James L.; Bryant, Michael J.; Bocian, Kathleen A.; Cardullo, Richard A.; Rettig, Michael; Hammond, Kimberly A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
We examined the effect of the perceived classroom environment on math self-efficacy and the effect of math self-efficacy on standardized math test performance. Upper elementary school students (N = 1,163) provided self-reports of their perceived math self-efficacy and the degree to which their math classroom environment was mastery oriented,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Tests, Classroom Environment
Lewis, James K. – 1999
This activity is used to introduce students to biology in general and the significance of environmental studies. The focus of the ecosystem survey is to examine the effects humans have on the environment. After completing a series of investigations, students develop their own hypothesis about human impact on the environment, and then test this on…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Class Activities, Ecology, Environmental Education
Lewis, James K. – 1999
This activity features students carrying out an outdoor study of a 10-by-10 meter area in which they identify organisms living in the soil, plants, insects, and any other animals living within or immediately adjacent to the site. Groups also examine abiotic factors in the same study site. Students work in teams, share data, and each write a paper…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Class Activities, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Lewis, James E. – SRA Journal, 1998
A discussion of recruitment of research faculty for academic medical centers examines the financial aspects of recruiting in relation to the recruitment's purpose, the stature of the researcher, and the nature of his research. Cost-effective strategies for handling various aspects of recruiting in a restructured academic medical system are…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Credentials, Educational Trends, Faculty Recruitment
Watkins, William H., Ed.; Lewis, James H., Ed.; Chou, Victoria, Ed. – 2001
This book contains a collection of papers on race in U.S. education written by scholars who believe that improvement in the educational achievement of African American children will not occur by changing the curriculum or achieving desegregation. True change requires innovations based on replacing constructs rooted in past white hegemony and its…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Child Development, Culturally Relevant Education
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