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Arnold, Lydia; Norton, Lin – Higher Education Academy, 2018
This resource has been written specifically for higher education practitioners who are interested in improving students' learning experiences through the process of researching their own practice. We use the term 'higher education practitioners' to describe all who work in universities and who have a stake in students' learning experiences.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Action Research, Definitions
Kingston, Sally – Buck Institute for Education, 2018
The driving question for this brief is based on the most common question that teachers, principals, school leaders, coaches, and grant writers ask the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) about Project Based Learning (PBL): What evidence exists that shows the impact of Project Based Learning on student learning in core content areas? Research shows…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Academic Achievement, Evidence
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2018
The purposes of "Guidelines for Serving Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Educational Settings" are to: (1) Update previous guidance on serving students with specific learning disabilities (SLD); (2) Provide guidance on the implementation with fidelity of the Response to Intervention (RTI) models as well as the discrepancy…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Student Needs, Individualized Education Programs, Inclusion
New England Board of Higher Education, 2018
Surveys of New England employers, college academic officers, and graduates find that many consider today's college graduates inadequately prepared for the world of work. In 2017, the New England Board of Higher Education convened the Commission on Higher Education & Employability, under the leadership of Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Career Readiness
Duckworth, Rod – Florida Department of Education, 2018
The Adult High School (AHS) program enables an adult student, to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Course requirements in adult high school programs are designed in accordance with core content standards. A program of instruction for both traditional and co-enrolled AHS students shall be…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Annual Reports
Florida Department of Education, 2018
This technical assistance paper provides policy and guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. Rule 6A-6.014, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), titled, General Requirements for Adult General Education Programs, requires all adult education programs to report all student measurable educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, State Policy, Educational Assessment, Program Evaluation
Mockler, Nicole; Groundwater-Smith, Susan – Routledge Research in Education, 2018
"Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education" challenges the language used in education by linking the language of both the public and professional domains with the changing intentions of the governance of education. Exploring various issues, which embody the many manifestations of the manner in which strident,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Language Usage, Discourse Analysis
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Garrido, Milagros; Sufrinko, Nick; Max, Janet; Cortes, Nat – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
The body of evidence supporting a relationship between the social determinants of health and adolescent sexual and reproductive health is vast. To advance health and have a greater impact on adolescent health outcomes, sexual and reproductive health practitioners need to take into account the relationships, community, and society within which…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Birth
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Kimmons, Royce; Hall, Cassidy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
We report on a survey of K-12 teachers and teacher candidates wherein participants evaluated known models (e.g., TPACK, SAMR, RAT, TIP) and provided insight on what makes a model valuable for them in the classroom. Results indicated that: (1) technology integration should be coupled with good theory to be effective, (2) classroom experience did…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sam, Ann M.; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Waters, Victoria – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Educators continually encounter new challenges that require different tools or ways to utilize current tools in novel ways. Common challenges when working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may include addressing interfering behavior, developing communication systems, increasing social opportunities for students, and addressing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Simmons, Krystal T.; Douglas, Denika Y. – Communique, 2018
Though adults undoubtedly suffer tremendous stress in the aftermath of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, it is often the most vulnerable, the children, who are most traumatized and possess the fewest coping skills. Signs of child psychological trauma such as symptoms commonly associated with posttraumatic stress…
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Trauma, Natural Disasters
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Ampadu, Osei; D'Antonio, Laura; Gromos, David; Wheeler, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents school-level finance data on expenditures by function from the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS). The SLFS is an extension of two existing collections being conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in collaboration with the Census Bureau: the School District Finance Survey (F-33) and the state-level…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Data Collection, Feasibility Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Medina, John – ASCD, 2018
"Marvel" at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! "Behold" the mind-controlling power of executive function! "Thrill" to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Executive Function, Brain, Adolescent Development
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Hayes, Anne M.; Dombrowski, Eileen; Shefcyk, Allison H.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2018
Learning disabilities are among the most common disabilities experienced in childhood and adulthood. Although identifying learning disabilities in a school setting is a complex process, it is particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries that lack the appropriate resources, tools, and supports. This guide provides an introduction to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Santoro, Doris A. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay" offers a timely analysis of professional dissatisfaction that challenges the common explanation of burnout. Featuring the voices of educators, the book offers concrete lessons for practitioners, school leaders, and policy makers on how to think more…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
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