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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study tests a hypothesized learning progression for the concept of energy. It looks at 14 specific ideas under the categories of (i) Energy Forms and Transformations; (ii) Energy Transfer; (iii) Energy Dissipation and Degradation; and (iv) Energy Conservation. It then examines students' growth of understanding within each of these ideas at…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Concept Formation, Energy Conservation
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Tuttle, Malti; Yordy, Morgan; Appling, Brandee; Hanley, Erika – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
School counselors and school nurses strive to support the well-being of students in K-12 school settings. Both professionals often overlap and interact with the same students prompting the need for effective collaboration. The purpose of this article is to introduce a collaboration model to assist school counselors and school nurses in forming a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Counselors, School Nurses, Well Being
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Bozak, Ahmet – World Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of the study is to determine the views of school managers' towards peer observation as an alternative teacher professional development and complementary supervision model. The study was conducted through a mix research model which combines quantitative and qualitative methods based on convergent parallel design. 121 school managers…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Faculty Development, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation
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Hunzicker, Jana; Olson, Peter; Wolffe, Robert; Dillon, Noreen; Sattler, Joan L. – School-University Partnerships, 2015
The Bradley PDS Partnership, about which we report in this article, was established in 1995 to promote academic and professional development for P-12 students, pre-professionals, practitioners, and professors. For twenty years, the partnership has been generously funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, Trustee. In a grant…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning, Alignment (Education)
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Amin, Suhaida Mohd; Satar, Nurulhuda Mohd; Yap, Su Fei – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
The theoretical model for economic development states that development in science and technology is the key to increased productivity. Upon realizing this, the Malaysian government has targeted 60 to 40 per cent of students for Science to Arts field at the tertiary level of education. However the rate of participation in science-based programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Specialization, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
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Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Interviews, Poverty
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Lodhi, Muhammad Arfan; Farman, Hifza; Ullah, Ihsan; Gul, Aiza; Tahira, Fareeha; Saleem, Sidra – English Language Teaching, 2019
Textbooks play significant role in teaching and learning continuum. Due to this reason, Curriculum wings and Directorate of staff development (Punjab) have had continuous check and monitoring in devising goals and standards in textbooks from grade 1 to grade 10. But at intermediate level specially in12th grade, the same text book i.e.…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Lachance, Andrea M.; Benton, Cynthia J.; Klein, Beth Shiner – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
Partnerships, especially the Professional Development School (PDS) model, between institutions of higher education (IHE) and public schools (PS), have become, if not commonplace, a successful model for teacher education. PDS teacher education projects in which preservice teachers and higher education faculty participate in school-based instruction…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Professional Development Schools
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Rivera Rodas, Elizabeth I. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Research has shown that Title I's "comparability" provision causes gaps in noncategorical per pupil teacher funding. Using a unique dataset that merges 2009-2010 New York City (NYC) Department of Education value-added scores, school finance data, and school demographic data, this study not only confirms that NYC Title I elementary…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rauh, Jonathan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
Online education has grown in popularity as a choice option over the past decade. A variety of studies exist on methodologies for content delivery and on the impacts of online education for specific communities. However, few works have considered the utility of online educational choices in comparison to physical schools. Using an expected utility…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standardized Tests, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Farland-Smith, Donna – Journal of Educational Issues, 2015
This article looks broadly at the critical aspects involved in the "struggle" on different phases of one's academic life in order to observe how underrepresented girls take a variety of experiences with scientists and internalize them into their personal science identities. Some of the central struggles discussed are perceptions of…
Descriptors: Females, Disproportionate Representation, Scientists, Self Concept
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Timofte, Roxana S. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
Curriculum-assessment alignment is a well known foundation for good practice in educational assessment, for items' curricular validity purposes. Nowadays instruments are designed to measure pupils' competencies in one or more areas of competence. Sub-competence areas could be defined theoretically and statistical analysis of empirical data by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
Meslin, Pete – School Business Affairs, 2011
With tighter education budgets for support service, some districts must consider other means of providing transportation service for students with disabilities. Some districts have used creative strategies, such as optimizing class locations, sharing service with other districts, using other modes of transportation, and consulting transportation…
Descriptors: School Buses, Bus Transportation, Disabilities, Student Transportation
Elkins, Aaron J. – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This author encourages librarians to play some video games to get ready for the upcoming school year. Games aren't just for young males--they have tremendous potential to enhance 21st-century literacies, including critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Playing games will not only help librarians see how these skills can be developed, but…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Games, Video Games, Play
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Yeager, Joseph; Sommer, Linda – Qualitative Report, 2010
The mechanisms of language operate as the vehicles for motivation, thinking and deciding. Language is a replica, a model, a representational map of reality. In the same way that a flawed roadmap will misrepresent reality and mislead a traveler, a flawed linguistic rationale will mislead a decision maker in any situation. In high-stakes situations…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Performance Factors, Decision Making Skills, Administrative Principles
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