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Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Research shows that teachers affect student learning more than any other factor. The Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, a collaborative partnership of educators, policymakers, and researchers, seeks to improve educator quality through research and analytic technical support. Initially focused on Texas, the alliance has expanded to include…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Improvement, Educational Quality
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Bernard, Rachel; Henegan, Colleen – Science Teacher, 2018
For many students, the first--and sometimes only--chance to look through a microscope is in high school biology class, where they observe plant and animal cells up close. Even in college, few students use a microscope for a subject other than biology. Thus, it can be a surprise to learn that microscopes are a primary tool used to understand the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Equipment, Biology
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Jackson, Julie – Science Teacher, 2018
Word walls visually display important vocabulary covered during class. Although teachers have often been encouraged to post word walls in their classrooms, little information is available to guide them. This article describes steps science teachers can follow to transform traditional word walls into interactive teaching tools. It also describes a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists, Visual Aids
Zayas, Luis H. – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Aggressive immigration enforcement hurts the very youngest children. Refugee and U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants experience many childhood adversities, compromising their development and health. Refugee children flee traumatizing violence in their home countries, face grueling migrations, and are harmed further by being held in…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Law Enforcement, Refugees, Children
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Comal County, Texas, may be rural but its students face many of the same challenges as students in urban districts. Communities In Schools of South Central Texas works with the local school district to identify student needs and provide critical supports to help young people prepare for life after high school.
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Needs, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Development
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Community colleges are attempting to bridge America's widening blue-collar skills gap through workforce development programs promising living-wage jobs that don't require four years of college. While trade, construction and manufacturing companies are starving for talented workers, these fields also suffer from an image problem, one fueled by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Job Skills, Vocational Education
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Jabbar, Huriya; Germain, Emily; Dinning, John – Educational Researcher, 2018
While there is a robust literature examining the patterns and causes of teacher turnover, few articles to date have critically examined the measures of turnover used in these studies. Yet, an assessment of the way turnover is measured is important, as the measures become the means by which the "problem" of turnover becomes defined and…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Educational Policy, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Lin, Shuqiong; Gao, Zan; Francis, Xueying – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Two hundred forty-six students (132 boys, 114 girls) were tracked from fifth to eighth grades, and changes in gender stereotypes about running as a male sport, running performance, interest in running, and intention for future running participation were assessed. Results revealed that neither sex held gender stereotypes about running as a male…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role, Student Interests
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Nguyen, Tuan Dinh; Cannata, Marisa; Miller, Jason – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Recent theoretical conceptualizations of student engagement have raised questions about how to measure student engagement and how engagement varies not only across schools, but also within school and within classrooms. The authors build on existing research on student behavioral engagement and extend this research to emphasize a continuum of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Martin, Moira – Adult Learning, 2018
Community college classrooms afford students from a variety of backgrounds the possibility to engage and inform one another with respect to their unique perspectives and life experiences. Unfortunately, in many of these situations, students find themselves self-critical, and their internal comparisons with others may impede the potential of a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Transformative Learning, Community Colleges, Metacognition
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Crawford, Emily R.; Hairston, Sarah L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case study takes place in a Midwestern, politically conservative rural community shortly after a highly contested presidential election. Like other communities, Paisano has experienced demographic change in a relatively short time. Meat processing plants and construction jobs proliferate, attracting migrant workers. One day, secondary school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Rural Areas, Undocumented Immigrants, Presidents
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Azevedo, Flávio S.; Mann, Michele J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
We add to research on embodied cognition by investigating the observational practices of amateur astronomers. Specifically, we take an interactionist perspective and examine how the body is recruited, moment by moment, as a resource for producing and communicating meaning during field activity. The data corpus is a set of ethnographic video…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Ethnography, Video Technology, Group Activities
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Carey, Felicia R.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Ranjit, Nalini; Mandell, Dorothy; Hoelscher, Deanna M. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Research suggests that perceived weight poses separate risks from objective weight on adolescents' risks of being bullied. We examined if the prevalence of bullying victimization differed by perceived and objective weight status, and how these associations varied by sex. Methods: Data were analyzed for 6716 8th and 11th graders from…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Bullying, Victims of Crime, Grade 11
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Cunha, Jesse M.; Miller, Trey; Weisburst, Emily – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
We study GO Centers, a college information program that is run by student peers and provides information about all aspects of the college-going process to academically prepared students on the margin of attending college. We use the semi-random rollout of the program along with detailed panel data on the universe of Texas public school students to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Information Dissemination, College Attendance
Jenkins, Davis; Lahr, Hana; Fink, John; Ganga, Elizabeth – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Guided pathways reforms can take several years to implement at scale because they require a thoroughgoing redesign of a college's major functions, including: (1) organizing programs into career-focused meta-majors to enhance student recruitment and exploration and program improvement; (2) mapping clear paths to degrees, employment, and further…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Administration, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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