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Avendano, Laura; Renteria, Jessica; Kwon, Sarah; Hamdan, Kamal – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2019
STEM Education is sweeping the United States, prompted primarily by the recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. The surge in interest in STEM Education is beneficial for local schools and communities, and promises to positively impact students, teachers, school leaders, community members, and the future workforce. Unfortunately,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Urban Schools, Educational Innovation, At Risk Students
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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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Luft, Julie A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Berry, Amanda; Navy, Shannon; Kind, Vanessa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Science teacher professional development is complex. Phases in a teacher's career necessitate different professional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge bases, practices, and attributes need to be cultivated during these times. For science teachers, it is not always evident how to link professional learning opportunities progressively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Transformative Learning
Reich, Justin – Educational Leadership, 2019
In recent years, educators have used the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model to describe the ideal trajectory of teachers as learners with new technology. The very same general pattern can be found in Judith Sandholtz's research from the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow project in the 1980s and the five-phase model…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Models, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods
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Glikman, Anya; Elkayam, Tal Shemer – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils continue to experience alienation and opposition in the school environment. The current study explored the willingness of education students to address the issue of sexual orientation with K-12 pupils. Findings reveal that participants were willing to address the issue of sexual orientation at…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Teacher Education
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Lesseig, Kristin; Firestone, Jonah; Morrison, Judy; Slavit, David; Holmlund, Tamara – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite the increasing number of inclusive STEM schools, little is known about the cultural dimensions that influence STEM curriculum and instruction within these schools. This paper describes research conducted at three inclusive STEM schools, one each at the elementary, middle, and high school level. We explored similarities and differences in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum
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Nayir, Funda; Brown, Martin; Burns, Denise; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry; Nortvedt, Guri; Skedsmo, Guri; Gloppen, Silje Kristin; Wiese, Eline F. – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this research as part of an Erasmus+ funded project tilted Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (www.acras.eu) is to provide an exploratory analysis of survey responses related to culturally responsive assessment policies, professional development and practices that were administered to school principals in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Counties, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy
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Roberts, Kelly Morris – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
This essay outlines the case for keeping schools diverse socioeconomically as an important priority in school choice and school assignment. The author uses the current climate surrounding charter schools and private vouchers to connect to other times in the history of our nation's schools when diversity was threatened, namely the civil rights era…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests
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Curran, F. Chris – Educational Policy, 2019
Reform of school zero tolerance discipline policies is complicated by a lack of systematic evidence on the prevalence and characteristics of such policies. Through document analysis, this study compares explicit zero tolerance laws/policies and mandatory expulsion laws/policies across the domains of federal law, state law, district policy, and…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, School Districts, Governance, Incidence
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Goodrich, Kristopher; Barnard, Janalee – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
For more than two decades, there has been a concerted effort in Albuquerque Public School District (APS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA to educate adults about LGBTQ students and the need for advocacy so that these students have the same access to education as other students in a safe and respectful environment. Populations within the district…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Homosexuality
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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Willis, Malachi; Jozkowski, Kristen N.; Read, Julia – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
In the USA, universities have recently developed policies and programmes on sexual consent education. But waiting until students enroll in higher education may be too late to begin this work. To examine the extent that K-12 health education standards promote sexual consent education, we conducted a pilot study and found that only two of eighteen…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
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Mašát, Milan; Sladová, Jana – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The paper focuses on representations of Shoah and Holocaust terms in selected curriculum documents ("Framework educational program for basic education" and Israeli curricular documents for primary and secondary school education). Emphasis is placed on the Israeli curriculum, which can be considered exemplary in its structure due to the…
Descriptors: Jews, Death, European History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Eriksson, Kimmo; Helenius, Ola; Ryve, Andreas – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Can instructional quality be measured using TIMSS items on how often certain instructional practices are used in the mathematics classroom? We focused on three instructional practices that have been the topics of longstanding debates in the educational literature: memorizing formulas, listening to the teacher, and relating mathematics to daily…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Farley, Amy N. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Political scientists have long studied the use of direct democratic ballot initiatives--proposed directly by citizens and put before a statewide vote--as currently allowed in 24 U.S. states. Despite the application of ballot initiatives to legislate education policy, however, education scholars have not yet adequately investigated this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Elections, Public Education
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