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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Rupcic, Nataša – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight challenges and opportunities that surround the process of learning with an emphasis on higher-order learning and learning as behavior. Higher-order learning has been conceptualized as learning behavior that can be learned. Design/methodology/approach: The holistic framework regarding higher-order…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Systems Approach, Holistic Approach, Critical Thinking
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Reese, Simon – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The "Implication for practitioners" paper summarizes the articles within this issue of "The Learning Organization" in an easy-to-digest format for the practitioner audience. This paper aims to outline how in practice the structure and people and the interplay of both have an impact in creating a learning organization.…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Design, Educational Research, Institutional Characteristics
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Test, David W.; Clark, Kelly A.; Rusher, Dana E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter describes evidence-based predictors and practices of postschool success for students with disabilities. Examples for implementation and implications for adult education practitioners as they design instruction and programming for individuals with disabilities are provided.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Success, Adult Education
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Rupcic, Nataša – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight challenges regarding methodological approach in studying learning organizations as well as the following content related issues--knowledge harvesting in project work, role of middle managers in creating energized learning environment, structuring individual activities to promote learning, impact…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Administrative Organization, Teamwork
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McGrath, Robert E. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Character education specialists seem to know it when they see it, but what it means to call something a character education program remains unclear. One possible source for this uncertainty is the manner in which character education has been defined. By identifying certain features as necessary, existing definitions fail to encompass the universe…
Descriptors: Values Education, Definitions, Program Evaluation, Models
Blessing, Carol; Cebula, Ray; Golden, Thomas; Karhan, Adene; Malzer, Valerie; Podolec, Michelle; Van Looy, Sara – K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, 2018
Case management services under NYS PROMISE are provided by a robust and diverse network of case managers and family coaches. Case managers work predominantly with youth in the research demonstration sites, while family coaches work exclusively with the families of intervention group youth enrolled in NYS PROMISE through regional Parent Training…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Intervention, Delivery Systems, Special Education
Sharp, Naomi; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2018
There are a number of reasons why apprenticeships have been relatively slow to get off the ground in New York--from an overly cumbersome state process for registering new apprenticeship programs to a paucity of employers that have embraced this model, particularly outside of the building trades. But as several other states have shown in recent…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Best Practices, Job Skills, On the Job Training
Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Robinson, William; Player, Daniel – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
This document provides state education agencies (SEAs) and districts with guidance about how to assess a district's readiness to support school turnaround initiatives. First published in 2013, the guide has been updated in this edition to highlight how its approach to assessing district readiness embeds and reflects key components of "Four…
Descriptors: Readiness, School Districts, School Turnaround, State Departments of Education
McAleavy, Tony; Hall-Chen, Alex; Horrocks, Sarah; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2018
This report captures what might be learnt from a selection of the world's most interesting examples of technology-assisted in-service professional development in lower-income countries and from wider reflections about the potential of technology to enhance the professional learning of teachers. This report explores the literature surrounding…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Pendergast, Laura L.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Ruan-Iu, Linda; Beysolow, Danielle – School Psychology Review, 2018
Although schools administer many assessments, there is a lack of consensus regarding the best way to combine different pieces of information to facilitate evidence-based decision-making, particularly within multitiered systems of support. Although largely unheard of in education, the nomogram is an evidence-based assessment tool that is widely…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Visual Aids, Accuracy, Decision Making
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Pataky, Meghan Gabriel; Parent, Kathryn Tetuan – School Social Work Journal, 2018
Although schools are making the effort to support students grieving the death of a loved one, there is a large population of grieving students who have experienced ambiguous loss from causes other than death and who may need support. Ambiguous loss or a loss without closure can leave a person searching for answers, thus complicating and delaying…
Descriptors: Grief, Trauma, Coping, Peer Influence
Crockett, Jean B., Ed.; Billingsley, Bonnie, Ed.; Boscardin, Mary Lynn, Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The "Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education" brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Special Education, Preschool Education
Iachini, Aidyn L., Ed.; Bronstein, Laura R., Ed.; Mellin, Elizabeth, Ed. – Council on Social Work Education, 2018
Social workers are increasingly embracing interprofessional teams as a strategy to tackle interrelated social issues across systems. Despite its promise, however, effective interprofessional collaboration can be difficult to realize in practice. Profession-driven differences related to training, terminology, and role perceptions can make…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Interprofessional Relationship, Cooperation
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The mission and vision of adult education is to provide every individual in Illinois access to Adult Education and Literacy services. In Illinois, more than 1.15 million adults have less than 12 grades of formal education, approximately 2.8 million Illinois residents speak a language other than English in their home, and more than 350,944…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Legislation, Planning
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