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Raneri, April; Young, Lisa – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
With a reduced number of students purchasing required and necessary textbooks, higher education leaders must look to new opportunities to increase student success. While open educational resources have addressed this issue, they have not received widespread support from faculty, staff, and administrators. The Maricopa Millions OER Project: Scaling…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Textbooks, Resource Units, Models
Yates, April – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research explored the nuances of co-creating and implementing a co-constructed and reconceptualized Kindergarten mathematics curriculum including innovative teaching practices such as number talks, math baskets, and counting collections to examine their impact on a student's mathematical identity, mindset, and content knowledge. The goal of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Curriculum, Preschool Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Young Children, 2009
The Week of the Young Child 2009, April 19-25, presents a public policy advocacy opportunity for early childhood programs, faculty, and families. This article offers some ways one can use Week of the Young Child (WOYC) events specifically to further advocacy efforts.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Advocacy, Public Policy, Young Children
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Mitchell, April; Lott, Kimberly – Science and Children, 2020
By bringing everyday phenomena into the classroom, teachers can more readily engage students in authentic scientific inquiry. When working with young children, the best phenomena are those that students can directly experience and investigate. Meaningful phenomena can be identified by watching children at play, listening to the conversations they…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Grade 2, Scientific Concepts
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McGladrey, Margaret; Noar, Seth; Crosby, Richard; Young, April; Webb, Elizabeth – American Journal of Health Education, 2012
Background: This paper discusses the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention's effort to develop a web-based service called Project CREATE that responds to a need for targeted health promotion materials expressed by directors of HIV/STD prevention services in predominately rural states. Purpose: Project CREATE allows users to select customized…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Young, April M.; Glover, Natalie; Havens, Jennifer R. – Prevention Researcher, 2012
Rural communities often have distinct contextual factors that impact residents' substance abuse behavior. However, most studies to date have focused either exclusively on urban populations or neglected to analyze data in a way that allows any rural/urban comparison. This is especially true for research examining nonmedical prescription drug use…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Intervention, Drug Use, Risk
Hatley, Leshell April Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Today, most young people in the United States (U.S.) live technology-saturated lives. Their educational, entertainment, and career options originate from and demand incredible technological innovations. However, this extensive ownership of and access to technology does not indicate that today's youth know how technology works or how to control and…
Descriptors: Programming, Thinking Skills, Computation, Informal Education
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Pennant, April-Louise M. O. O. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
The dire implications of navigating the overwhelming whiteness of the education system for Black women is foregrounded by the author's autoethnography about her educational journey and experiences. Within it, the author illustrates the key role of her Black identity - despite being immersed in whiteness-- to provide a strong sense of self, pride…
Descriptors: Females, Racial Identification, Whites, Womens Education
West, Ja-Quel April – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The experiences of six women who are successful in the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are examined through lenses constructed from self-efficacy, resiliency, social capital, and identity. Each of the women successfully earned a doctorate in STEM, in spite of being the minority in a male-dominated career field.…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Scientists, Self Efficacy
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Young, April; Ruble, Lisa; McGrew, John – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2009
Very little research has been conducted on insurance type (private vs. public funded) and costs, accessibility, and use of services of children with autism. Analysis of five parent reported outcomes: (a) out-of-pocket expenditures, (b) variety of services used, (c) access to services, (d) child and family service outcomes, and (e) satisfaction…
Descriptors: Autism, Caregivers, Behavior Modification, Speech Language Pathology
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Huffman, Carmen L.; Tallant, April C.; Young, Shawna C.; Chen, Kong – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The DegreePlus program at Western Carolina University is a newly developed initiative to help students develop transferable skills, including professionalism, cultural responsiveness, leadership and teamwork, by attendance at specific extracurricular events. The program was first implemented in the 2017-2018 academic year as a pilot with Honors…
Descriptors: College Programs, Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Professionalism
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Salerno, April S.; Kibler, Amanda K. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Figured worlds have been conceptualized as spaces, or "realms" (Holland, Skinner, Lachicotte, & Cain, 1998), where individuals assign meaning and significance to actors and characters or understand what they take as "typical or normal" (Gee, 2014). This study applies a lens of figured worlds to…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Barriers, Secondary School Teachers
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Curugan, April Ann M.; Masnan, Abdul Halim; Norwani, Norlia Mat – Southeast Asia Early Childhood, 2020
Teaching basic personal financial concepts and principles even among young learners is beneficial not only for the child, but also for the family and the entire society. This study aimed to develop an integrated financial education program for kindergarten learners. The study employed developmental research following three stages (analysis,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Multiple Literacies, Program Development, Kindergarten
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Brannon, April – English Journal, 2012
Sharon Creech's book, "Love That Dog," is the story of a young poet named Jack, a good teacher, and a dog. Using free verse, Jack describes how he becomes a writer in dated journal entries. He is just an average kid, like so many of the kids in one's classes. But Jack has an excellent English teacher in Miss Stretchberry. She assigns freewriting…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Poetry, Imitation, English Teachers
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Francis, Grace L.; Regester, April; Reed, Alexandra S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Parent involvement and parent-professional collaboration influence positive transitions from school into adult life among young adults with disabilities. However, parents frequently report being uninformed and uninvolved in transition planning and there is a paucity of information on how to develop these relationships in high school and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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