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Cranston-Gingras, Ann; Alvarez McHatton, Patricia M.; Allsopp, David H.; Colucci, Karen; Hoppey, David; Hahn, Stacy – New Educator, 2019
The rationale, process, critical features, and lessons learned by faculty members during the redesign and implementation of our previously existing special education teacher education program into an innovative program integrating research-supported effective teacher education practices are described in this article. We begin with the rationale…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Innovation, Special Education, Program Effectiveness
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Johnson, David – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
There is a growing and inexplicable trend among professors to voluntarily fade into the online pedagogical background and allow someone--or something--to do the teaching for them. The professoriate should be concerned about three kinds of online courses that require minimal preparation: YouTube courses, PowerPoint courses, and publisher courses.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Online Courses, Video Technology, Computer Software
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Bañuelos, Nidia – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In a 2017 speech at the Brookings Institute, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew a striking comparison between K-12 schools and ride share services. This idea--that education, like other consumer goods, improves through competition between providers--has been around a long time. Whenever existing schools fail to deliver what students, parents, or…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Higher Education, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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Shinde, Satomi K.; Maeda, Yukiko – Exceptionality, 2019
Classification changes are common in special education. Using the first four years of the Pre-elementary Education Longitudinal Study data set (N = 3000), we investigated national trends in classification changes among young children with disabilities, the relationship between classification changes and children's demographic information, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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González Gómez, Sara – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
The transformation of the model of university organization, with the passage of the traditional system of chairs to departmental, began in Spain in the mid-sixties. The educational policy of the regime, taking as reference foreign models such as the German or Anglo-Saxon, introduces via regulations, which are not real and operative, the bases of…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Universities
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Mestre, Jose P.; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Tomkin, Jonathan H.; West, Matthew – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
A science department on the campus of the University of Illinois has received numerous national awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The secret to their success? For nearly two decades, they have collaboratively used evidence-based instructional practices (EBIP) in their introductory level courses. Despite these successes and efforts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Foote, Kathleen; Henderson, Charles; Knaub, Alexis; Dancy, Melissa; Beichner, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
The authors wrote this article to share a message of hope to change agents working in higher education. Even if change cannot happen right away, assembling a foundation of interested collaborators, waiting for the right time to act, and thinking of past failures as opportunities to build the groundwork can result in productive changes. Acting once…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Agents, Persistence, Educational Change
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Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Bertrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Academic underpreparedness is an issue for many first-time-in-college students, particularly those entering community colleges. Whereas many underprepared students enroll in developmental education, research has indicated that traditional remediation may not increase students' chances for success. Therefore, states and colleges have begun to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Community Colleges
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Avni, Sharon; Finn, Heather B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To improve students' outcomes and retention rates, community colleges have implemented acceleration strategies which hasten the completion of educational requirements (Edgecombe, 2011). The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of an accelerated freshmen writing course on teachers' curricular decisions and pedagogical practices at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Acceleration (Education), College Freshmen
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Luckett, Kathy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on an analysis undertaken in the field of African philosophies using selected conceptual tools from Maton's Legitimation Code Theory (LCT). In response to calls by South African students for 'decolonising' the Humanities curriculum, the practical purpose of the analysis was to generate theoretically-informed guidelines for…
Descriptors: African Culture, Humanities, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Sweetman, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Proliferating claims have been made for Learning Outcomes (LOs) potential to re-shape higher education: as forces for transparency and harmonisation, new forms for measurement or a format that fundamentally challenges traditional teaching and learning. Evidence of their actual influence remains sparse, however. This analysis of 45 interviews with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Educational Policy
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Korda, Sam – Childhood Education, 2019
Educators around the world are recognizing that traditional ways of teaching are not meeting the needs of students in our rapidly changing world. How can we truly transform teaching to foster the skills and capacities our youth will need in the future? This article shares the steps being taken at Wildfire Education to address this challenge.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Baris, Yaman; Hasan, Aydemir – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
The aim of this study is to analyze teacher education systems in China and Japan, and compare the findings with teacher education in Turkey, thus contribute to the developments in teacher education in Turkey. The research was based on the years 2000 to 2017. Document analysis method, which is one of the qualitative data collection methods, is used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Comparative Education, Educational Policy
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Facer, Keri – Literacy, 2019
This essay examines the role of educators in the tangled economic, social, environmental and technological crises of the present time. It argues that a central purpose of education in this period is to support students to imagine and make liveable futures on their own terms. To do this, the paper proposes that the colonizing, optimizing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Story Telling, Futures (of Society), Imagination
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Latif, Dilek – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
History education has been continually challenged by political competition in Cyprus. The education systems on both sides of the divide reflect the ongoing ethnic conflict and suffer from ethnocentrism. In particular, the history textbooks are used to convey and legitimise official narratives and reinforce identities defined "vis-à-vis"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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