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Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Runhaar, Piety; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This contribution shows an example of how an assessment innovation can serve as a flywheel for changing teaching and learning. This article first explains the development of an authentic, competence-based performance assessment in pre-vocational secondary education (pre-VET). Using these assessments in "pre"-VET, that is preparatory to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Educational Change, Test Construction
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Turcatti, Domiziana – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study focuses on life histories collected from Moroccan Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and describes their experiences in diverse programs of the Dutch secondary education system. The study questions whether the present Dutch educational system facilitates the 'gaining of place' for the youth within Dutch society or whether it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Meacham, Sohyun; Atwood-Blaine, Dana – Science and Children, 2018
Young children are full citizens. They have full rights to use their "hundred languages," hands, and thoughts to contribute to the field of science. The founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, Loris Malaguzzi, emphasizes in his famous poem that every child has a hundred ways of discovering the world and a hundred worlds to invent. Today's…
Descriptors: Robotics, Reggio Emilia Approach, Science Instruction, Early Childhood Education
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Gubbels, Joyce; Coppens, Karien M.; de Wolf, Inge – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
There is a global trend towards including children with special needs in mainstream schools instead of placing them in special schools. However, the numbers of students in special schools varies greatly among regions due to variations in educational systems, funding arrangements -- and the incentives that are associated with these arrangements --…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Schools
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Caniglia, Joanne C.; Meadows, Michelle – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to report on the strategies of secondary mathematics pre-service teachers (PSTs) as they solved conceptually rich problems. Using the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes by Biggs and C (1982) (SOLO) Taxonomy, 15 PSTs' solutions (in groups of 3 or 4) were analyzed by a panel of three mathematics educators. In…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Preservice Teachers, Questioning Techniques, Problem Solving
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Gleason, Brian – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
In this article, a mathematics teacher educator presents an activity designed to pique the interest of prospective secondary mathematics teachers who may doubt the value of learning abstract algebra for their chosen profession. Herein, he contemplates: what "is" intended by the widespread requirement that high school mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Secondary Education
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Ferkel, Rick; Allen, Ray; True, Larissa; Hulteen, Ryan – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
There is an imperative need for secondary physical education programming to prepare students for lifetime fitness and health. Physical activity levels in adolescents and adults are dismal, and the negative health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviors are catastrophic. Secondary physical education programs have the opportunity to implement a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary Education, Health Related Fitness, Behavior Change
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Gurbuzturk, Oguz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this research is to investigate the attitudes of elementary education students towards the use of Smart Board (SB) in lessons. The study is based on the associational survey model from quantitative research methods. The study was conducted on students attending at 4th to 8th grades of three schools, both primary and secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Namatende-Sakwa, Lydia – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Informed by a feminist post-structural framework, this study departs from the overriding emphasis on explicit constructions of women in textbooks. It focuses on culturally implicit knowledge and/or gendered discourses that have informed the construction of gender in Ugandan secondary school textbooks. Findings illuminate the construction of women…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Textbook Content, Gender Issues
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Tanase, Madalina; Lastrapes, Wanda G. – New Educator, 2018
This qualitative study explored the experiences of general education secondary preservice teachers while immersed in self-contained special education classrooms. While secondary education teachers have expertise in content areas, little is known about their understanding of students with disabilities and their knowledge of specific strategies for…
Descriptors: General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Lombardi, Allison; Test, David – AERA Open, 2018
Current practices of college and career readiness (CCR) emerged from within secondary school reform efforts. During a similar timeframe, evidence-based schoolwide interventions--positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and response to interventions (RTI)--were developed, first targeting elementary initiatives and then translated to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Secondary Education, Response to Intervention
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Emerson, Judith M.; Clarke, Pier Junor; Moldavan, Alesia M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
In this study, two teacher educators, one special education faculty and one mathematics education faculty, examined ways to infuse educational theory into their practice to develop preservice teachers' ability to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom. The study took place at an urban university in the southeastern United States where the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Saglam, Nesrin Uyanik; Tunç, Erhan – International Education Studies, 2018
This study aims to identify the relationship between thinking styles and the need for cognition in students of the faculty of education, as well as the existence of significant differences between these two variables according to gender, department of study, class level, educational background from secondary school level, monthly incomes of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Schools of Education, Foreign Countries
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2018
Throughout history, a disproportionate number of learners have been tracked into terminal vocational programs based on their race, income, gender and disability, leading to jobs with uncertain promise of economic growth and prosperity. While the quality of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs has significantly improved since then, many…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Secondary Education
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