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Camangian, Patrick Roz – Urban Education, 2015
This article analyzes teaching that begins with the realities, ideologies, and articulations of dispossessed youth of color to shift perceptions of cultural deficits into potential academic strengths that are also critical. Drawing on culturally relevant, critical pedagogical, and critical literacy theories to understand the educational needs of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Education, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement
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Flynn, Alison B. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Organic chemistry is a traditionally difficult subject with high failure & withdrawal rates and many areas of conceptual difficulty for students. To promote student learning and success, four undergraduate organic chemistry and spectroscopy courses at the first to third year level (17-420 students) were "flipped" in 2013-2014. In the…
Descriptors: Spectroscopy, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Course Evaluation
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de Oliveira Souza, Leandro; Lopes, Celi Espasandin; Pfannkuch, Maxine – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2015
The recent introduction of statistics into the Brazilian curriculum has presented a multi-problematic situation for teacher professional development. Drawing on research in the areas of teacher development and statistical inquiry, we propose a Teacher Professional Development Cycle (TPDC) model. This paper focuses on two teachers who planned a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
Afterschool Alliance, 2014
After the school bell rings, young people are learning, exploring, making and questioning. Afterschool programs have long influenced students' personal development and supported their social and emotional growth. Today, the afterschool field has enthusiastically embraced STEM as an integral part of their educational offerings. This handout…
Descriptors: After School Programs, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Reynolds, Sharon; Johnson, Jerry – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
This paper reported results from a qualitative analysis of assets and supports disclosed in the narratives of adult basic education students. These students were identified as exemplary by their instructors for academic achievement, hours of program attendance, or community service. Themes were identified using the "Four Pillars"…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Academic Achievement
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Gambrill, Eileen – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
The "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM) is one of the most successful technologies in modern times. In spite of well-argued critiques, the DSM and the idea of "mental illness" on which it is based flourish, with ever more (mis)behaviors labeled as brain diseases. Problems in living and related distress…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Behavior Modification, Ethics
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Kristjánsson, Kristján – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
Whereas most latter-day Aristotelian approaches to moral education highlight the early habituation phase of moral development, they rarely have much to say, beyond truisms from the "Nicomachean ethics," about the ultimate Aristotelian goal of cultivating fully fledged "phronesis." The aim of this article is to repair the dearth…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Ethics, Philosophy
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Gischlar, Karen L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
The authors encourage those in the field of school psychology to consider the use of learning disabilities assessment practices in relation to specific American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists ethical codes and in regard to the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Ethics, School Psychology
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Albarran, Alejandra S.; Reich, Stephanie M. – Infant and Child Development, 2014
Maternal self-efficacy (MSE) has been shown to be important, yet little is known about how it develops over time and whether increasing knowledge about child development and parenting results in feeling more efficacious, especially for first-time mothers. Furthermore, research is lacking about whether increased maternal self-efficacy results in…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Self Efficacy
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Bundick, Matthew J.; Quaglia, Russell J.; Corso, Michael J.; Haywood, Dawn E. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Much progress has been made toward a greater understanding of student engagement and its role in promoting a host of desirable outcomes, including academic outcomes such as higher achievement and reduced dropout, as well as various well-being and life outcomes. Nonetheless, disengagement in our schools is widespread. This may…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Literature Reviews, Classroom Environment
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Parry, Kate; Kirabo, Elizabeth; Nakyato, Gorreth – Multilingual Education, 2014
This article discusses the importance of family practices to children's acquisition of literacy and describes attempts to influence such practices through the institution of family literacy programmes. One of these is the Family Literacy Project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, which both served as a model and provided material for a similar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, African Languages
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Hsu, Ching-Kun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
Personal computer assembly courses have been recognized as being essential in helping students understand computer structure as well as the functionality of each computer component. In this study, a context-aware ubiquitous learning approach is proposed for providing instant assistance to individual students in the learning activity of a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction
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Grissom, Jason A.; Nicholson-Crotty, Sean; Harrington, James R. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
Several recent studies have examined the impacts of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on school operations and student achievement. We complement that work by investigating the law's impacts on teachers' perceptions of their work environments and related job attitudes, including satisfaction and commitment to remain in teaching. Using four waves of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Griffin, Tabatha – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2014
The vocational education and training (VET) system can provide an entry point to the education sector for people who have experienced disadvantage in their lives. Participation in VET can provide personal benefits as well as lead to further study and/or employment. How disadvantaged learners participate in vocational education and training is an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Disadvantaged, Access to Education
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
This article discusses the transition from philosophy to psychology as the main source of inspiration for education during the mid-twentieth century in the Netherlands, situated between Germany in the east and the English-speaking world in the west. Claims have been made that educational theory in the Netherlands was dominated by German philosophy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Psychology, Educational Philosophy
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