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Gruen, Rachael – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
In this case study, I examine the ways adult learners improve skills and practices around communication, problem-solving, motivation, self-esteem, and technology through engagement in a makerspace curriculum focused on composition. A primary objective is to provide insight into the various ways that adult education environments can incorporate…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Adult Education, Communication Skills
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Dvir, Yuval; Shields, Robin; Yemini, Miri – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This study examines the construction and meaning of International Baccalaureate (IB) schools as manifested by schools in four locations: Chicago, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates. Through analysis of schools' websites, we identify three major approaches towards constructing the schools' image: globally acknowledged quality,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Neoliberalism, Advanced Placement Programs
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Moreno, Gerardo; Scaletta, Michael – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
In August 2016, Illinois Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) restricted the use of zero tolerance disciplinary practices within public schools when addressing student behavior. In efforts to make school discipline less exclusionary and more effective, SB 100 mandated educators exhaust all means of interventions prior to suspending or expelling a student.…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, Suspension, Behavior Problems, Referral
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Walters, Glenn D.; Espelage, Dorothy L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Psychological inertia, the process by which social-cognitive variables help maintain behavioral patterns over time, has been found to explain crime continuity. The present study sought to determine whether psychological inertia can also be used to explain continuity in bullying behavior. A group of 1,161 youth (567 male) from the Illinois Study of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Bullying, Social Influences, Cognitive Processes
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Holmes, Charles P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
To assess the relationship between the training/preparation of physical education teachers and their perceived instructional confidence levels across major topic areas established by the Illinois State Board of Education as critical content areas. In total, 283 individuals participated and were included in the data analysis. The participants…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Curriculum Development
Sevier, Charmaine L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community Colleges were thrust to the forefront to develop, train, and re-train American workers for an altered labor environment. This occurred at a period of time when community colleges experienced their own reductions in workforce due to retirements. The business industry had long been a consumer of succession planning which utilized the…
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, Employees, Employee Attitudes, Labor Turnover
Pickford, Jocelyn – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
Traditional liberal arts colleges employ a variety of initiatives to connect students to work opportunities--internship programs, co-ops, and work study, to name a few. These initiatives often provide students with some additional income or expose them to a potential career, but they do not necessarily go so far as to fully integrate employment…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Liberal Arts, Work Study Programs, Models
Reyna, Ryan – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2018
Developing and releasing a user-friendly school report card site is a process for ongoing engagement and improvement. This report describes the continuous improvement efforts of three states--Georgia, Illinois, and Virginia--to make their school and district report cards more user-friendly. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Rating, Accountability
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McDowell, Kate – Education for Information, 2018
Storytelling, as a practice and process, is a longstanding tool and non-textual pedagogy in the field of library and information science. Storytelling is also the topic of a graduate course taught for the past eleven years by the author as a tool for all forms of professional communication. This article explores the non-textual (and selected…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Library Science
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Sheehan, Kelly Jean; Hightower, Brianna; Lauricella, Alexis R.; Wartella, Ellen – European Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Children's learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is important for their achievement in related fields. Before formal schooling, families can expose children to STEM by sharing knowledge and influencing children's use of learning tools, including media. We investigated whether parent attitudes towards STEM media and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Skills, Science Process Skills
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Yoon, Si On; Brown-Schmidt, Sarah – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2018
Speakers typically design definite referring expressions to uniquely identify the intended referent with respect to the alternatives in the referential context, and addressees interpret these expressions with respect to the contextual alternatives. Although it is clear that the relevant context includes entities in the immediate context, less…
Descriptors: History, Discourse Analysis, Language Processing, Eye Movements
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Davenport, Allan; Mattson, Kristen – Knowledge Quest, 2018
In the spring of 2015, Dr. Karen Sullivan, superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204 in Aurora, Illinois, signed the Alliance for Excellent Education's Future Ready Pledge, "making a firm commitment to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district's vision…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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Gross, Betheny; DeArmond, Michael – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) conducted a multiyear, multimethod effort to learn how school districts, charter schools, and regional partners can support the successful implementation, expansion, and sustainability of personalized learning (PL) in schools. The vision for PL is to tailor instruction to individual students'…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Program Implementation, Sustainability, Instructional Improvement
Sullivan, Angela Lene – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Modern day students in higher education are challenged by the daily struggle of balancing life outside of school, the impetus to use technology in many aspects of their daily tasks, and their self-identified placement along the Self-Determination Theory continuum; however, gamifying a class may benefit students needing motivational incentives as a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
Haas, Lora – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators face an ever-increasing challenge of addressing the impact of childhood trauma in the classroom. Children impacted by trauma experience a lack of ability to regulate their behavior and learn, and most school staff have little professional development on this topic and how to best address it in the classroom. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Trauma, Faculty Development, Quasiexperimental Design, Public Schools
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