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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
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Scharber, Cassandra; Pazurek, Angelica; Ouyang, Fan – Gender and Education, 2019
This research study utilized bibliometric methods to analyze publication rates among female and male lead authors in six prominent, peer-reviewed journals in Educational Technology (ET) fields over the past 12 years. The aim of the inquiry was to determine if differences or trends exist in the number of articles published by each gender. Data…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Educational Technology, Periodicals
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Bellens, Kim; Van Damme, Jan; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Wendt, Heike; Nilsen, Trude – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
In the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015, the educational systems from the Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Flanders), Germany, and Norway included scales capturing three dimensions of instructional quality (INQUA): classroom management, supportive climate, and cognitive activation. With the inclusion of these extra scales, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Hagiwara, Mayumi; Amor, Antonio Manuel; Shogren, Karrie A.; Thompson, James R.; Verdugo, Miguel Angel; Burke, Kathryn M.; Uyanik, Hatice; Aguayo, Virginia – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Although promoting inclusive education for students with disabilities has received significant attention internationally, reviews of the international intervention literature have not been conducted. This paper describes the results of a literature review of the past 15 years of peer-reviewed, empirical articles published in English- and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kim, Young Chun; Jung, Jung-Hoon – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article presents a new conceptualization of 'shadow curriculum', one component of the worldwide phenomenon of shadow education, i.e. learning outside of school. Traditional conceptions of curriculum are not applicable to shadow education, and so this article begins by exploring how shadow education practices qualify as a new focus of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Supplementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Steedle, Jeffrey T.; Morrison, Kristin M. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Assessment items are commonly field tested prior to operational use to observe statistical item properties such as difficulty. Item parameter estimates from field testing may be used to assign scores via pre-equating or computer adaptive designs. This study examined differences between item difficulty estimates based on field test and operational…
Descriptors: Field Tests, Test Items, Statistics, Difficulty Level
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Blank, Rolf K.; Moulding, Brett – Learning Professional, 2019
Since 2013, a majority of states have been working to implement new standards for K-12 science education that are based on the National Research Council's framework for science education and the Next Generation Science Standards. The new science standards emphasize deeper understanding of content in relation to practices and a three-dimensional…
Descriptors: State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Unal, Aslihan; Unal, Zafer – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
This study compared K-12 teachers' assessment beliefs and practices in relation to their years of teaching experience. The data for this study was collected from 87 public school teachers. The findings suggest that as the teachers' years of experience increases, the value they place in assessment increases as well.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Olsen, Amanda A.; Huang, Francis L. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Although turnover rates are alarmingly high for early career and veteran teachers, turnover rates are even higher for those who identify as a teacher of color. To increase the retention of teachers, job satisfaction has become an important construct to analyze. Teacher cooperation and principal support within the school are two influential factors…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Role
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Gosselin, Katrine S.; Sundeen, Todd H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The roles of teachers and related service providers (e.g., speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) are vital to skill acquisition and meaningful access to the general education curriculum for students who have been identified as having significant or extensive support needs. However, often delivery of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Literacy Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Portnoi, Laura M.; Kwong, Tiffany M. – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing upon standpoint theory and phenomenology, this study chronicles the lived experiences of 16 successful female first-generation students of color as they pursued K-12 schooling and accessed higher education. Findings indicate that a complex set of school, family, peer, and personal factors affected students' lived experiences in their urban…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori; Graham, DaVonna L. – Urban Education, 2019
This study focused on teachers' perceptions of caregiver support for engaging in conversations about race in the classroom. We analyzed data from the Teachers' Race Talk Survey, an exploratory survey that examines teachers' perceptions about discussing race and racial violence in the classroom. Our analyses suggested that respondents espoused…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Race, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Racial Bias
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Davids, Nuraan; Waghid, Yusef – Africa Education Review, 2019
By far the most challenging task faced by schools in post-apartheid South Africa, has been the distance educational leaders were mandated to put between the educational institutions and the apartheid legacy of racial discrimination and exclusion. It is therefore not surprising that there are two dominant approaches to educational leadership,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Change, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination
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Shava, George N.; Heystek, Jan – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a study of which the purpose was to understand the role of principals in changing underperforming schools towards sustainable improvement in one circuit area of North-West, South Africa. School principals play a crucial role in guiding schools towards sustainable improvement by shaping a vision of academic success for all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Player, Daniel W. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The importance of leadership in schools is substantiated, and we know that effective leaders call upon certain practices to influence student achievement. What remains less clear is how the professional backgrounds of educators may influence effective leader practice. This study utilizes data from the Schools and Staffing Survey to first identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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