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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Delia Pompa's distinguished career in education policy has focused on the needs of immigrant students and English learners. She is a senior fellow for education policy at the Migration Policy Institute and was previously senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS) and director of education for the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Role, Faculty Development
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Vickery, Jonathan – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this interview is to discuss the aims, objectives and achievements of a pioneering European masters degree -- in the context of the politics of higher education and the economics of the creative industries.
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Educational Objectives, Politics of Education, Higher Education
Rebora, Anthony – Educational Leadership, 2019
In an interview, educator and psychologist Thomas Armstrong says that schools need to do a better job of speaking to--rather than resisting or crushing--adolescents' neurological development. "Essentially, the curriculum in high school needs to be more affective," he argues. "It needs to be more engaging in terms of humor, vitality,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain, High School Students, Adolescent Development
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McCurdy, Kathryn; Reagan, Emilie Mitescu; Rogers, Audrey; Schram, Thomas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
A response to Stosich et al.'s (2018) article reviewing ways in which states have taken up performance assessments, this commentary seeks to extend the focus and use of performance assessments to preservice teacher education. As such, the authors describe statewide initiatives in New Hampshire that are working to integrate performance assessments…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Haun, Billy – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The purpose of this commentary is to describe recent efforts in Virginia to develop and use performance assessments, including the challenges that emerged during this process and key considerations for states that integrate performance assessment into their systems. Performance assessments can play an important role in preparing students for…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Gil, Elizabeth; Kim, Taeyon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
As Bae (2018) suggests, one way to fill gaps between a holistic view of student learning and accountability policy implementation is to use multiple measures that reflect diverse perspectives of learning. The purpose of this commentary is to provide a discussion of issues, which need to be considered in order to achieve the desired outcomes of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Measurement
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Benn, Melissa; Martin, Jane – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This is the second and concluding part of the interview which Melissa Benn and Jane Martin conducted with Clyde Chitty in the summer of 2017. The first part appeared in the previous issue of the journal, "FORUM," 59(3). When Clyde stepped away from regular duties with the FORUM board, Michael Armstrong dubbed him "the patron saint…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Biographies, Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation)
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Pagano, Jo Anne – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
This is a perilous time for the dream and promise of education. With Betsy DeVos heading the Department of Education, some states are already making moves to privatize education. Arizona is promising $5,000 per child for parents to spend as they like. What kind of private school charges only $5,000? I worry about the kind of education that…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Privatization, Educational Vouchers, Educational Policy
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Harrington, David M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
From the mid-1950s to the present time, creativity researchers have typically adopted the view that any new piece of work must be statistically novel as well as non-trivially valuable to some group of people if it is to be considered creative. A few scholars have suggested that a new piece of work must also be surprising, non-obvious, or…
Descriptors: Creativity, Definitions, Researchers, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Noblit, George W. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
We have reified the concept of economy. I review some illustrations of the current use of economy and argue for making the economy our concept. It is too important to leave to economists.
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Economics, Use Studies, Context Effect
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Mark, Melvin M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
George Grob presented the fifth and final Eleanor Chelimsky Forum address at the 2017 annual meeting of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. In this commentary, I respond to several points that George raises in the "American Journal of Evaluation" paper based on that address. An overarching theme of my comments involves the potential…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Evaluation Research, Research Needs, Evaluation Methods
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Peguero, Anthony A. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
The following reflection essay is about my experiences as a Latino Associate Professor who focuses on criminology, youth violence, juvenile justice, and the associated disparities with race, ethnicity, and immigration. I reflect about the "race and justice" job market, pursuing and establishing a Latina/o Criminology working group, often…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Racial Differences
Stiggins, Rick – Educational Leadership, 2018
Stiggins says that, to build better assessment systems, educators and education leaders need more opportunities to learn the basic principles of sound assessment practice. He lays out what he views as the fundamental elements of assessment literacy.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Fundamental Concepts
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Teagarden, James; Kaff, Marilyn – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Professors Emeriti Mary Kay and Robert Zabel share their reflections on their long and productive careers working with students and teachers. Their respective careers share much of the same history and complement each other. The Zabels share their advice with those entering the field and the challenges they see for the education of students with…
Descriptors: Career Development, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Problems, Special Education Teachers
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Harvey, Stephen; Pill, Shane; Almond, Len – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Teaching games for understanding (TGfU) has stimulated so much attention, research and debate since the 1980s that it is easy for its origins to become refracted and misunderstood. For example, in a recent edition of the "Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy" journal there was paper arguing a constraints-led approach (CLA)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Games, Physical Education, Comprehension
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