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Curran, F. Chris – Educational Policy, 2019
Reform of school zero tolerance discipline policies is complicated by a lack of systematic evidence on the prevalence and characteristics of such policies. Through document analysis, this study compares explicit zero tolerance laws/policies and mandatory expulsion laws/policies across the domains of federal law, state law, district policy, and…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, School Districts, Governance, Incidence
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Goodrich, Kristopher; Barnard, Janalee – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
For more than two decades, there has been a concerted effort in Albuquerque Public School District (APS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA to educate adults about LGBTQ students and the need for advocacy so that these students have the same access to education as other students in a safe and respectful environment. Populations within the district…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Homosexuality
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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Willis, Malachi; Jozkowski, Kristen N.; Read, Julia – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
In the USA, universities have recently developed policies and programmes on sexual consent education. But waiting until students enroll in higher education may be too late to begin this work. To examine the extent that K-12 health education standards promote sexual consent education, we conducted a pilot study and found that only two of eighteen…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
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Mašát, Milan; Sladová, Jana – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The paper focuses on representations of Shoah and Holocaust terms in selected curriculum documents ("Framework educational program for basic education" and Israeli curricular documents for primary and secondary school education). Emphasis is placed on the Israeli curriculum, which can be considered exemplary in its structure due to the…
Descriptors: Jews, Death, European History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Eriksson, Kimmo; Helenius, Ola; Ryve, Andreas – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Can instructional quality be measured using TIMSS items on how often certain instructional practices are used in the mathematics classroom? We focused on three instructional practices that have been the topics of longstanding debates in the educational literature: memorizing formulas, listening to the teacher, and relating mathematics to daily…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Farley, Amy N. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Political scientists have long studied the use of direct democratic ballot initiatives--proposed directly by citizens and put before a statewide vote--as currently allowed in 24 U.S. states. Despite the application of ballot initiatives to legislate education policy, however, education scholars have not yet adequately investigated this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Elections, Public Education
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Cian, Heidi; Marshall, Jeff; Cook, Michelle – Science Teacher, 2019
The "Framework" (NRC 2012) and "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) require science teachers to think differently. Specifically, NGSS's performance expectations now require that three domains (disciplinary core ideas (DCI), crosscutting concepts (CCC), and scientific and engineering practices (SEP)) be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Science Teachers
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Olson, Amy M.; Stoehr, Kathleen Jablon – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
This paper presents qualitative and quantitative approaches to exploring teachers' experiences of mathematics anxiety (for learning and doing mathematics) and mathematics teaching anxiety (for instructing others in mathematics), the relationship between these types of anxiety and test/evaluation anxiety, and the impacts of anxiety on experiences…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Hong, Eunsook; Rowell, Lonnie – Educational Action Research, 2019
We discuss democratizing knowledge production and dissemination in education illustrated in two parts that challenge the current knowledge monopoly. Our discourse includes (a) problematic cultivation of the status quo in the hierarchy of knowledge value in the U.S. as a component of civic illiteracy and (b) the need for more evidence through…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Teacher Researchers, Access to Information, Evidence Based Practice
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Lauglo, Jon; Liu, Fengshu – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Adolescent girls more often than boys expect higher education in nearly all 50 education systems in TIMSS 2011, before and after controls for effects of educational achievement, education-conducive family resources, and "liking school." At a macrolevel, this gender disparity is moderately correlated with the gender disparity in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness
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Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina Umaschi – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2019
Aim/Purpose: Educational robotics competitions are a popular way to increase students' interest in science and engineering during their K-12 years. However, female students are typically underrepresented in these competitions. The goal of this study is to determine differences in the experiences of male and female robotics competition students in…
Descriptors: Robotics, Student Attitudes, Competition, Disproportionate Representation
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Lee, Okhee; Llosa, Lorena; Grapin, Scott; Haas, Alison; Goggins, Marcelle – Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to present a conceptual framework that integrates science and language learning for all students, including English learners (ELs). This framework is grounded in the mutually supportive nature of science instructional shifts, spurred by "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (National Research Council,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Guidelines
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Yohannan, Justina; Carlson, John S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Youth exposed to traumatic events are at higher risk for negative developmental outcomes, including low academic performance, poor social skills, and mental health concerns. To best address these risks, school-based intervention services, and trauma-informed practices can be provided. The goal of this study was to systematically review the…
Descriptors: Trauma, At Risk Students, Intervention, Educational Environment
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Helakorpi, Jenni; Lappalainen, Sirpa; Sahlström, Fritjof – Intercultural Education, 2019
Although Finnish politics relating to the Roma tend to be perceived internationally as fairly successful, several obstacles exist for the Roma in education and the labour market. Training of Roma mediators has been actively promoted in Finland to improve the school performance and equality of Roma pupils. This article, based on ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Power Structure, Ethnography
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