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Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Programs like nursing, welding, computer science and communications are found at many if not most community colleges. And then there are degree and certificate offerings like cannabis cultivation, slot machine repair and gunsmithing technology that aren't exactly a dime a dozen--and yet they are an important part of both their respective academic…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Program Development, Certification
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Price, Monica Hatfield – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study expands our understanding of how groups influence the higher education policy process through strategic policy narratives. As the number and diversity of interest groups attempting to influence the policy making process in higher education increases, the importance of considering how those interest groups strategically construct and use…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
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Neyland-Brown, Leslie; Laux, John M.; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Kozlowski, Kelly; Piazza, Nick J. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (2016) and the American School Counselor Association (2016) require supervisors to have "relevant" training in supervision, but do not specify the type of training that should be acquired. This study determines if site supervisors who have had formal training in…
Descriptors: Supervision, Supervisory Training, Educational Opportunities, School Counselors
Johnson, Anneliese W.; Peterson, Samantha – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
How do very young children develop a sense of identity and belonging culturally, and how can this sense be supported by early care and education teachers and programs? This article examines literature associated with identity and belonging in early childhood and how those who work closely with children and families can incorporate best practices…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Best Practices
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Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
In this study, I investigated how student publications portrayed whiteness as the dominant feature of the campus environment between 1945 and 1965 among the member institutions of a consortium of elite U.S. Midwestern liberal arts colleges located in rural and industrial towns across Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. These…
Descriptors: Student Publications, College Students, Whites, Memory
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Li, Zijia; Gooden, Caroline; Toland, Michael D. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
This study provides preliminary evidence for reliability and validity of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile Strands 0-3 (HELP Strands 0-3), an assessment instrument for young children. First, the degree of interobserver agreement for a sample of representative HELP items was examined; results indicated that HELP scoring was dependable and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Early Childhood Education, Test Reliability
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Strang, Tara M.; Piasta, Shayne B. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study used an embedded mixed method design to examine teachers' experiences with a state-mandated kindergarten readiness assessment during its inaugural year. Participants were 143 kindergarten teachers from one county in a Midwestern state. In general, teachers did not perceive the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment as useful for one of its…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Cabell, Sonia Q.; Zucker, Tricia A.; DeCoster, Jamie; Melo, Carolina; Forston, Lindsay; Hamre, Bridget – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the association between interactive book reading quality and prekindergarten children's gains in language and literacy skills over the course of an academic year for 96 teachers and 417 children across multiple locations in the United States. Two moderators were examined, namely, children's initial skill…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Books, Story Reading
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
Fogel, Anna – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Community colleges offer an important pathway to the middle class. However, many students fall off the path along the way; almost half of students drop out and only 38% complete a degree within eight years, according to an analysis by Preston Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute. These statistics are even worse for at-risk, minority and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Paying for College
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Beauchemin, James D.; Gibbs, Todd A.; Granello, Paul F.; Gabana, Nicole T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: There is widespread evidence of the health and wellness benefits associated with moderate physical activity, and lack of engagement with these behaviours remains a significant contributor to the burden of chronic disease in the US adult population. There are clear benefits to identifying motivational factors that facilitate increased…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Wellness, Health Behavior, Chronic Illness
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Jasinski, James; Kulhanek, Ashley; Shumaker, Kate – Journal of Extension, 2019
A 6-hr train-the-trainer workshop focused on introducing the concept that insects may play a significant role in food security as the world population is projected to exceed 9 billion people by the mid 21st century. Workshop topics including cultural, nutritional, culinary, and commercial aspects surrounding edible insects were presented and…
Descriptors: Entomology, Workshops, Sustainability, Foods Instruction
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Tumbleson, Beth; Burke, John; Long, Jessica – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Librarians are committed to supporting teaching, learning, and research. They are equally committed to supporting student success and retention. Demonstrating the impact that learning management system (LMS) embedded librarians make on student learning has been difficult to correlate, however. Studies that assess this connection, using qualitative…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Integrated Learning Systems, Information Literacy
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Sleasman, Brent C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter provides insight into the challenges facing higher education and provides a rationale for redesign along with effective strategies and management approaches, based upon the case study experience of Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio.
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Higher Education, Case Studies
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