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Landa-Vialard, Olaya; Ely, Mindy S.; Lartz, Maribeth Nelson – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
The Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute, Early Intervention Training Center for Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments and Their Families, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was a national project that developed resources with the goal of building the capacity of colleges and universities to prepare personnel to…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
This article explores how four community college faculty leaders draw upon their past experiences and current motivation to brighten students' futures.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Teacher Leadership
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Duwe, Elise A. G.; Holloway, Breanna M.; Chin, Jessie; Morrow, Daniel G. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study investigated how older adults' representations of hypertension relate to their illness experience (years of illness), health literacy and self-rated health. Design: Correlational study. Setting: Community-based older adults diagnosed with hypertension. Method: We measured health literacy (Short Test of Functional Health…
Descriptors: Diseases, Older Adults, Hypertension, Knowledge Level
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Wendel, Douglas; Hu, Xiaodan – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Focusing on the Developmental Mathematics program installed by McHenry County College (MCC), this case study examines an integrative approach to reducing student dependency on developmental math. Facing the challenge of bridging the gap between K-12 and college readiness, MCC established a summer bridge program to help alleviate summer brain drain…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Case Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Teachers
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Edgar, Scott N. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Institutions of higher education develop rich and effective marketing and recruitment plans, often devoting a great deal of time and energy to attract prospective students and their families. Music education programs often develop specialized recruiting strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of music education recruiting…
Descriptors: Music Education, Colleges, Student Recruitment, Student Attitudes
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Cintrón, Valerie; Piedra, Lissette M.; Pineros-Leano, Maria – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Bilingual social workers need specialized training to provide effective mental health services to Spanish-speaking Latinos. Ideally, this training should use the language in which the social workers plan to practice. This article describes an innovative two-semester course offered "in Spanish" that prepared advanced undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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Quest, Mary – Childhood Education, 2018
Children's earliest years are times of significant development and learning, yet the professionals who provide care for young children often do not receive the economic or professional support they need and deserve. Given the unique situations of child care professionals, especially those running their own family child care businesses, we must…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Child Development, Child Caregivers
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Korte, Debra S.; Thieman, Erica B.; Retallick, Michael S.; Keating, Kari H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher attrition is a significant problem nationally and a special challenge for school-based agriculture education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate contributing variables associated with former Illinois school-based agriculture teachers and their decision to leave the profession. A four-factor conceptual model is proposed…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Agricultural Education, Faculty Mobility
Muenchow, Susan; Pizzo, Peggy Daly – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
A $2.37 billion increase in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides an opportunity to address the mental health needs of young children in child care. While the CCDBG increase is the largest ever, states must navigate many legitimate and competing claims for these funds, particularly those set aside to improve quality. One…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Grants, Mental Health
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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
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Kratz, Stephanie – NADE Digest, 2018
The author examines the process for applying for National Association for Development Education (NADE) accreditation. The multi-year process began when the English faculty of the community college she works at reviewed data from the National Community College Benchmark Project. The data showed low success rates and poor persistence from…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Associations
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Community college students are faced with a variety of complex procedures and decisions, from navigating financial aid applications and lengthy course lists, all the while determining how these immediate choices will serve their long-term educational goals. For many individuals either thinking about community college or already enrolled, these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Characteristics, College Administration
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Tan, Kevin; Oe, Jin Shin; Hoang Le, Minh Dung – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Boys struggle academically and behaviorally more than girls and are more likely to have difficulty with social skills. It seems likely that boys and girls do not perceive social skills in the same light. Past research has not investigated this or its relationship to academic and behavioral performance. Using data from a cohort of 9th-grade…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Student Attitudes, Grade Point Average
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Osorio, Sandra Lucia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article describes second-grade emergent bilinguals' dialogue in culture circles. I share how the tenets of humanizing pedagogy were manifested as my students and I engaged in critical pedagogy around issues of power and privilege related to bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Together we sought mutual humanization through the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Hispanic American Students, Childrens Literature, Grade 2
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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
The Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) continues to gain widespread use across schools in the United States and abroad. Despite its widespread implementation, little research has examined factors that influence its sustainability. Informed by Rogers's diffusion theory, this study examined school personnel's…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Sustainability
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