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Concannon-Gibney, Tara – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Teaching and learning literacy in the early years can be a joyful, explorative and meaningful experience. This accessible book will give teachers and practitioners the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge they require to successfully and confidently teach reading, writing and oral skills in the early years classroom. Foregrounding the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Language Skills
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Harmon, Kim; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Purpose: A burgeoning literature investigates the importance of student teaching placements for teacher candidate development, but an important perspective that is largely missing from the existing literature is that of the school districts that host student teachers. In this paper, we describe the student teaching process from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, School Districts, Public Schools
Witt, Peter A., Ed.; Caldwell, Linda L., Ed. – Sagamore-Venture, 2018
Out-of-school time (OST) settings are powerful contexts for youth development when programs and services are intentionally designed. "Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings" increases the capacity of students and professionals to facilitate youths' optimal transition to adulthood through maximizing the…
Descriptors: Student Development, Adolescent Development, Youth Programs, After School Programs
Weiss, Catherine; Kwon, Elias; Shapiro, Rachel A.; Vinett, Patrick J.; Knodel, Mary; Lieberman, Donna; Bodde, Katharine – New York Civil Liberties Union, 2018
This booklet seeks to clarify teenagers' rights under New York State and federal law to make their own medical decisions. It is designed as an aid to teenagers and the professionals -- social workers, counselors, teachers, and medical providers -- who work with young people. Frequently, professionals can encourage communication between young…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Adolescents, Federal Legislation, State Legislation
Wampold, Bruce E. – APA Books, 2018
This book presents essential background necessary for understanding the role of theory in psychotherapy practice, and shows how understanding psychotherapy theory is the first step to becoming an effective therapist. The author provides a thorough but concise overview of the history of psychotherapy, the evolution of psychotherapy theories, and…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Theories, Counselor Qualifications, History
Tandberg, David A., Ed.; Sponsler, Brian A., Ed.; Hanna, Randall W., Ed.; Guilbeau, Jason P., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
While issues of higher education access, opportunity, and impact are hotly debated on the floors of Congress and in state legislatures, it is the state's higher education executive officer (SHEEO) who is expected to be an innovative policymaker, an astute political actor, an all-seeing fortune-teller, and a rapid problem-solver. These…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Boards of Education
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Hill, Jennifer; West, Harry; Kneale, Pauline – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This is the second of two Directions articles, which together offer guidance to help the reader gain the maximum benefit from participating in institutional and national multi-disciplinary undergraduate research conferences. The earlier article introduced undergraduate research conferences, summarized the key benefits of participating in such…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Interdisciplinary Approach
McNicholas, Ann-Marie – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Written for 14+ year olds, this accessible book empowers young people with dyslexia to make a smooth transition to college, university or the workplace. An engaging and informative guide, it will help you plan and make decisions about the next stage of your education or employment. Ann-Marie McNicholas, who has worked with young people with…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Student Adjustment, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents
Sutherland, Helen, Ed.; Mukadam, Yasmin, Ed. – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Offering an in-depth exploration of the distinctive features of the play development and learning of toddlers, this book provides useful materials, strategies and tools that can be used by practitioners supporting toddlers at this significant age. The book explores the context and concepts of wellbeing and is ideal for early years practitioners,…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Well Being, Child Development, Play
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de Paula, Lucas F.; Ruggiero, Reinaldo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Considering the large number of magnetic stirring hot plates that are damaged or unused in chemical laboratories, this Technology Report presents guidelines for students to be able to diagnose problems, and repair and maintain magnetic stirring hot plates using common and low-cost parts, or even repurposed materials. In addition, this paper…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction
Mills, Martin, Ed.; McCluskey, Gillean, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2018
'Alternative education' encompasses a diversity of schooling types and organizations. "International Perspectives on Alternative Education" explores alternative forms of schooling from the position of academics, policy workers, and those working and studying in such schools across the world. The first-hand accounts by those working and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Academic Achievement
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Vaswani, Nina – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While the ability, and indeed right, of children to be active participants in the research process has become better understood in recent years, concerns still persist when the research topic is particularly sensitive, or when the participants are vulnerable. This article provides an account of an ultimately unsuccessful research project aimed at…
Descriptors: Failure, Barriers, Grief, Children
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DeMatthews, David – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
The recent presidential election and an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric and deportations foster greater uncertainty and fear in Mexican American immigrant communities. In the border city of El Paso, Texas, teachers and principals report how fear and uncertainty negatively impact their campuses, students, and school-family relationships. The…
Descriptors: Presidents, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Principals
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Dai, Ting; Van Boekel, Martin; Cromley, Jennifer; Nelson, Frank; Fechter, Tia – Grantee Submission, 2018
This case study describes how our research team conducted the qualitative think-aloud approach (or cognitive pretesting) to obtaining cognitive validity evidence for a biology inference-making and reasoning measure for undergraduate students. The main goal of our work was to gather high-quality student think-aloud data of reasoning while they were…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
American Association of School Librarians, 2018
AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Libraries, Educational Environment, Best Practices
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