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Dounay, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2007
Improving high school graduation rates has in recent years become a growing concern to state and local policymakers for a number of reasons: the reduced economic opportunities and increased social costs for individuals without a high school diploma; the economic consequences, such as reduced tax revenues; and the need for more college graduates.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Taxes, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention
Spence, Chris – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2007
One strategy for addressing the misalignment among postsecondary education, state workforce development programs and state economic development strategies is to create career pathways programs at community colleges where students are able to enroll in a defined track of coursework that leads to jobs in high-demand fields within a state or region.…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Labor Force Development, Community Colleges
Coulter, Tricia – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2007
Increased sophistication of data systems now allows for student achievement to be tracked and, in some states, linked to individual teachers. Further, rather than looking simply at student end-of-year achievement test scores in isolation, current statistical methods allow for analysis of student growth over time. These advances show promise for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Change
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Beach, Richard; Bigelow, Martha; Dillon, Deborah; Galda, Lee; Helman, Lori; Kalnin, Julie; Lewis, Cynthia; O'Brien, David; Sato, Mistilina; Jorgensen, Karen; Liang, Lauren; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; Janssen, Tanja – Research in the Teaching of English, 2007
"Research in the Teaching of English" (RTE) is the flagship research journal of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in the United States. It is a broad-based, multidisciplinary journal composed of original research articles and short scholarly essays on a wide range of topics significant to those concerned with the…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, English Instruction, Journal Articles, Discourse Analysis
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Pizlo, Zygmunt – Journal of Problem Solving, 2007
This paper presents a bibliography of a little more than 100 references related to human problem solving, arranged by subject matter. The references were taken from PsycInfo and Compendex databases. Only journal papers, books and dissertations are included. The topics include human development, education, neuroscience, research in applied…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Journal Articles
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International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
This annotated bibliography provides abstracts for 12 resources relating to early childhood around the world. Each annotation contains: title; author name(s); Source (name of journal in which the resource was published); ISSN of the journal in which the resource was published; Issue (journal citation information for the resource within the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Children, Annotated Bibliographies, Citations (References)
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Robinson, Richard – Reading Psychology, 2007
This article describes ten of what the author considers to be the most important references in the field of literacy education based on their influence on teaching practices and educational theory.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Textbook Content
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Bennett, Janet M.; Salonen, Riikka – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
Modern educators face new challenges both in teaching about culture, and in teaching across cultures. While culture is often addressed in the "content" of the curriculum, it is less frequently incorporated into the "process" of teaching and learning. In short, cultural knowledge does not equal intercultural competence. Being global citizens…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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Codispoti, Margit; Hickey, M. Gail – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2007
Social studies instruction benefits from collaboration between classroom teachers and library media specialists who together can identify the best trade books to meet the goals of the social studies curriculum. Many lists of effective collaboration strategies have been published, but there are few descriptive examples of successful…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Media Specialists, Librarians, Hispanic American Culture
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Liu, Amy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007
The references presented in this bibliography provide an overview of recent scholarship on Asian Americans in community colleges. Included in this bibliography are educational reports, case studies, literature reviews, and analyses that reflect upon the experience of Asian Americans in community colleges. The references also address the barriers…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Pacific Americans, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Kaufman, James C.; Sternberg, Robert J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
Creativity is sometimes seen as irrelevant to educational practice. With an increased focus on standardized test scores, creative teachers and those who encourage creativity in the classroom often are accused of being idealists or missing the big picture. But the authors believe instead that creativity brings valuable benefits to the classroom. In…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Creativity, Creative Teaching, Psychology
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Menendez, Anthony L. – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this informational survey, the author briefly explores the needs of professional staff and administrators who serve students in alternative educational settings and special education and provides a listing of helpful Internet resources. Initially, the author provides general information concerning the current state of alternative education…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Professional Personnel, Programming, Internet
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Dolan, Jen; Ehrlich, Rachel; McIntosh, Donique R.; Whitlock, Elaine R.; Adams, Maurianne – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2007
This paper offers an annotated bibliographical review of the preceding year's publications in the fields of social justice education. In this Year in Review for 2006, the authors present the work of three advanced Social Justice Education graduate students and the Editors of "Equity & Excellence in Education (EEE), who together have selected…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Black Studies, Justice, Womens Studies
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Erler, Lynn; Grenfell, Michael – Language Learning Journal, 2007
There are numerous publications on language learner strategies, and this bibliography of books is by no means exhaustive. They have been selected because they can be considered classics in the field and are easily available as this special issue of the "Language Learning Journal" goes to press. Though some of the books were written several decades…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Applied Linguistics, Learning Strategies
Thomas, Devon – Library Journal, 2007
If we read to discover new worlds, we also read to find ourselves. For gays and lesbians, this act of discovery can be problematic: literature has so often excluded them. In the last decades, as gays and lesbians have grown increasingly vocal in the effort to secure their rightful place in society, a broad range of fiction has emerged that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Library Services, Books, Novels
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