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Bray, Laura E.; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In this qualitative comparative case study, we drew from institutional theory and cultural historical activity theory to explore how educators wrote, used, and conceptualized the role of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with specific learning disabilities within secondary inclusive settings. We found that students' IEPs were…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Special Education
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Hudson, Tara D.; Mack, Heather; Reed-Bouley, Jennifer; Rose, Margarita – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Catholic higher education aims to educate students about the Catholic Social Tradition, yet few resources exist to articulate specific learning goals and assess such learning. This article presents the process used by a multi-university team to validate a rubric intended to strengthen curricular and co-curricular student learning about the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Scoring Rubrics
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Prusak, Bernard G. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
After recounting the historical circumstances of the establishment of independent boards at Catholic colleges and universities, this paper considers the present conditions of boards at six Holy Cross institutions. Interviews and correspondence with the presidents of these institutions provided answers to a number of questions, including: How are…
Descriptors: Trustees, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Religious Education
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Weigert, Kathleen Maas; Schlichting, Kurt; Brandenberger, Jay – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
All Catholic colleges and universities share in the Catholic Church's rich history of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). This article explores two key research questions that focus on that grounding in today's world: First, how strongly is CST woven into the institutional fabric of those institutions; second, is that done implicitly or explicitly? We…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges
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Mankin, Ariel; von der Embse, Nathaniel; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Ryan, Shannon – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Previous research demonstrates that there is an association between effective teaching and teachers' positive psychological functioning at work. The current study explores the factor structure of the Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ), which is a brief measure of two key dimensions of teachers' positive psychological functioning:…
Descriptors: Wellness, Questionnaires, Well Being, Factor Analysis
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O'Brien, Amy; Fuller, Richard – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article describes how there are specific tools and techniques used by teachers in synchronous-live-virtual classroom environments. Those items were investigated in this article. Data was collected from semi-structured, one-on-one interviews conducted with a purposeful sample of twelve identified "highly-qualified" teachers at a…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Synchronous Communication
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Lacoe, Johanna; Steinberg, Matthew P. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
Beginning in the early 1990s, states and districts enacted zero-tolerance discipline policies that relied heavily on out-of-school suspensions. Recently, districts nationwide have revised these policies in favor of more tempered disciplinary responses. In 2012-2013, Philadelphia reformed its discipline policy to limit suspensions for nonviolent…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, Discipline Policy, Educational Change, Principals
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Bowie, Stan L.; Nashwan, Ayat J. J.; Thomas, Veliska; Davis-Buckley, Renski J.; Johnson, Richard L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social work programs in the United States (N = 74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Social Work, Student Recruitment
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Foreman, Leesa M.; Maranto, Robert – School Leadership & Management, 2018
Reflecting post-bureaucratic organisation theory, education reformers intended charter schools to empower school-level leaders, most typically principals, with autonomy to pursue clear, student-centred missions. Yet little research explores whether charter school principals have more power than traditional public school counterparts. We summarise…
Descriptors: Principals, Charter Schools, Institutional Mission, Interviews
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House, Lisa A.; Neal, Chelsea; Backels, Kelsey – College Student Journal, 2018
This article will describe an animal assisted intervention conducted by a University Counseling Center as an outreach program to reduce stress among college students. The study will evaluate students' perceived personal benefits from exposure to therapy dogs on campus. Specifically, we examined if our therapy dog outreach program resulted in…
Descriptors: Animals, Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students
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Ünlühisarcikli, Özlem – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Informal learning and how individuals learn in the workplace have gained increasing attention by researchers in recent years. In relation to other learning activities, informal learning constitutes a substantial part of an adult's life. This paper explores the informal workplace learning experiences of graduate student employees. Data was…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Learning Experience
Watson, Paul R., II. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Increasingly, employers are demanding further development and attainment of soft skills from college graduates; namely, the cluster of personality traits such as time management, decision-making and creativity that characterize positive working experiences and relationships (Kamin, 2013; IBM, 2010). This phenomenon is due to employers recognizing…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Creativity, Innovation
Keefe, Jeffrey – Economic Policy Institute, 2018
In light of the Pennsylvania's most recent pension cuts and the challenges the state faces in attracting and retaining qualified teachers, this report asks two primary questions in this study: (1) How does teacher pay compare with the pay of other comparable workers in Pennsylvania--that is, are Pennsylvania public school teachers underpaid (which…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Retirement Benefits, State Legislation, Teacher Shortage
Pulliam, Norine Dolores – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The proficiency level of performing health assessments within nursing units in the United States is inadequate. Educators have not known if students perceive flipped classrooms as effective environments for learning the course material. The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory, multiple-case study was to explore the perceptions of nursing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Ratti, Rebecca Alleva – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The implementation of the Pennsylvania Algebra 1 Keystone Exam brought many changes to the mathematics classroom for both teachers and students. The purpose of this case study will be to explore how teachers at a charter school respond to testing requirements through adjustments in how and what they teach and to understand and explain the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Algebra
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