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Mark, Melvin M.; Caracelli, Valerie; McNall, Miles A.; Miller, Robin Lin – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Since 2003, the Oral History Project Team has conducted interviews with individuals who have made particularly noteworthy contributions to the theory and practice of evaluation. In 2013, Mel Mark, Valerie Caracelli, and Miles McNall sat with Thomas Cook in Washington, D.C., during the American Evaluation Association (AEA) annual conference. The…
Descriptors: Biographies, Oral History, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Cook, Mary Curnock – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
In 2011, David Willetts issued a White Paper with the title "Students at the Heart of the System". In 2011 the headlines were, inevitably, about the new tuition fee regime which, it was hoped, would change the thinking of university leaders so that they focussed less on research excellence and more on the needs and aspirations of…
Descriptors: College Administration, Institutional Mission, Student Needs, Student Interests
Kirylo, James D. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Largely led by parents of school-age children from around the country, the opt-out movement has gained momentum in resisting the overuse of standardized testing. The author, a teacher educator, former K-12 teacher, and parent, argues that the opt-out movement is raising awareness regarding standardized testing and opening the door toward policy…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
"Kappan"'s editor talks with Michigan State University's Sarah Reckhow about her research into the ways wealthy private philanthropies have influenced K-12 education in recent years. As Reckhow explains, not only have Gates, Broad, Walton, and other big foundations spent unprecedented amounts of money to support their favored reform…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Elementary Secondary Education
Neumann, Jacob W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
People often think that power only flows downhill in school. The author draws on his own research observations, as well as the philosophy of Michel Foucault, to offer more nuanced insights. He explains that power is not a "thing" people can possess and that it flows in multiple directions, forming a web of influence. These insights…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Educational Environment, Influences, Teacher Role
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Benavot, Aaron; Naidoo, Jordan – Childhood Education, 2018
Diverse actors and organizations representing governments, civil society, international agencies, and the private sector participated in consensus-building and negotiation activities toward shaping SDG 4 and outlining the priority targets and indicators for which all education stakeholders would have collective responsibility to meet. As the…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Governance, International Organizations, Partnerships in Education
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Fixsen, Dean L. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
Strain provides his perspective on four issues facing science and practice in early childhood and special education. He points to the need for (a) long-term functional research, (b) greater emphasis on the use of evidence-based programs in practice, (c) moving special education research back to the Office of Special Education Programs, and (d)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Evidence Based Practice, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Walker, Virginia L.; Pinkelman, Sarah E. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Increasing efforts have been made in the field of special education to identify positive, evidence-based practices (EBPs) to meet the needs of students who engage in problem behavior, with a major goal being to eliminate or limit the use of reactive measures such as restraint and seclusion (Snell & Walker, 2014). Various stakeholders,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Behavior Problems, Guidelines, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Harwell, Michael – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
The importance of data analysis software in graduate programs in education and post-graduate educational research is self-evident. However the role of this software in facilitating supererogated statistical practice versus "cookbookery" is unclear. The need to rigorously document the role of data analysis software in students' graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Data Analysis, Computer Software, Educational Research
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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
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Zimmerman, Aaron Samuel – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Burnout is a significant problem that continues to plague the teaching profession. In this essay, I argue that the burnout of early-career teachers is not solely a function of personal factors (e.g., their knowledge, their beliefs, their pedagogical skills, their commitment to the teaching profession) but also a function of the organizational…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Damon, William; Colby, Anne; King, Pamela Ebstyne – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
What follows is an interview with William Damon and Anne Colby, pioneers in the fields of moral psychology and education. Throughout their careers, they have studied, moral identity, moral ideals, positive youth development, purpose, good work, vocation, character development in higher education, and professional responsibility. In their words,…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Moral Values
McKibben, Sarah – Educational Leadership, 2018
What matters more--grit or gratitude? University of Pennsylvania professor Angela Duckworth's research on the importance of "grit" to academic success sparked a new area of focus in K-12 education--as well as its fair share of criticism. But Duckworth, founder and CEO of the Character Lab, believes that the concept is often…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
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Teagarden, Jim; Zabel, Robert; Kaff, Marilyn – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Michael George's career has focused on children and youth with significant behavior and emotional challenge. His career has spanned experiences as a direct service provider, university professor, and teacher trainer. George has led an effort to provide competent and caring teachers to a population who greatly need such teachers. George shares his…
Descriptors: Competence, Emotional Disturbances, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Givens, Ruth; Cowden, Ryan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article suggests that philosophy courses could play a key role in teacher education courses as a means of developing the critical thinking skills teachers need in the 21st-century classroom. The authors focus on: (1) Shifts in Education Standards; (2) The Value of Philosophy; and (3) Paths to Implementation. Five paths to implementation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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