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Ayers, William – Teachers College Press, 2019
Education activist William Ayers invites new and prospective teachers to consider the deepest dimensions of a life in teaching. Should I become a teacher? How can I get to know my students? What commitments come with me into the classroom? How do I develop my unique teaching signature? In his new book, "About Becoming A Teacher", Ayers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Curriculum Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Cheah, Yin Hong; Chai, Ching Sing; Toh, Yancy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Professional learning communities are increasingly recognized for their significance in building teachers' competencies for educational reform. However, the knowledge development cycle of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) through multiple professional learning communities is not well researched. Purpose: This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Faculty Development
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Hosseini, Hossein; Chalak, Azizeh; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study was twofold. First, it aimed to determine whether the application of backward design model has any significant effect on improving the writing ability of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Second, the study sought to evaluate the superiority of backward design to conventional forward models in the improvement of the…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Pecukonis, Edward; Keefe, Robert H.; Copeland, Valire Carr; Cuddeback, Gary S.; Friedman, Mark S.; Albert, Steven M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This article reports the findings of a 2-day public health social work (PHSW) summit that brought together PHSW educators, practitioners, and administrators to generate ideas for preparing the next generation of PHSW leaders. Data from focus groups revealed four themes: the importance of PHSW in our healthcare delivery system, the need for public…
Descriptors: Public Health, Social Work, Counselor Training, Professional Identity
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Singleton, Korey; Evmenova, Anya; Jerome, Marci Kinas; Clark, Kevin – Online Learning, 2019
This qualitative case study design examined the perspectives that instructional designers at a four-year research institution in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States have about integrating UDL strategies into the online course development process. The participants were six individuals involved in the online course development process: four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Access to Education, Instructional Design, Research Universities
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Farah, Yara N.; Jimenez, Lauren M. – Gifted Child Today, 2019
Students are active in shaping the implementation of any curricular intervention. At Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), more than 1,500 students in Grades 1 to 6 were recipients of the William & Mary English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum units. In this article, we share students' perceptions related to the following three…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teaching Models
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Feng, Yaohua; Bruhn, Christine M.; Elder, Gary; Boyden, Dawn – Journal of Food Science Education, 2019
High school students are a critical audience for food safety. Students may enter the foodservice industry or become primary meal preparers for their families. The positive deviance food safety curriculum was developed based on the messages from the Fight BAC! Campaign. The curriculum is designed for high school students to overcome barriers to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Food Standards, Safety, Curriculum Development
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Fylkesnes, Sandra – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
This article adds to new ways of understanding the institutionalisation of Whiteness as subtle workings of race and racism within education policy. It presents a critical discourse analysis of how Whiteness works through the use and meaning making of the term 'cultural diversity' in six Norwegian teacher education policy and curriculum documents.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Whites, Ethnic Diversity
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Prendergast, Monica; Shenfield, Robyn – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This essay presents a small-scale interview study interested in finding out how experienced secondary level drama teachers responded to their reading of a newly developed curriculum in performance studies. The curriculum was developed with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Victoria…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Secondary School Teachers, Art Teachers
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Moya, Beatriz; Turra, Héctor; Chalmers, Denise – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
This article describes the development of an evaluation and impact framework to assess the effectiveness of educational innovations. It can be utilized within a single program, as well as at institutional and national levels. While it is contextualized in a Chilean university, it is argued that it is widely applicable as it is informed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Higher Education, Educational Innovation
Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Flierl, Michael; Zywicki, Craig; Parker, Loran Carleton; Connor, Cody; Guberman, Daniel; Nelson, David; Maybee, Clarence; Bonem, Emily; FitzSimmons, Jason; Lott, Erica – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2019
How does a large research university establish a culture supporting student-centered evidence-based teaching? In this paper, we describe Purdue University's "Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation" (IMPACT) which has involved 321 instructors and 529 courses. Of every first-time undergraduate student, who first…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Evidence Based Practice, College Instruction, School Culture
McCrone, Tami; White, Richard; Kettlewell, Kelly; Sims, David; Rush, Chloe – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
The overall aim of this two-year study is to understand effective practice and lessons learned from approaches to curriculum design and employer engagement by University Technical Colleges (UTCs). Researchers used a case-study methodology supplemented with management information and a survey of UTC students' views. Key findings include: (1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Curriculum Development
Feeney, Stephanie; Moravcik, Eva; Nolte, Sherry – Pearson, 2019
A warm and comprehensive child-centered approach to early childhood education "Who Am I in the Lives of Children? An Introduction to Early Childhood Education" reflects a practical, constructivist approach to early childhood education (birth to grade 3) and care programs that is dedicated to the development of the whole child--physical,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Development, Educational Practices
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Tabatadze, Shalva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
This article reviews the educational policy for the integration of society in Georgia. It is an analytical research paper on the current situation of ethnic minority education in Georgia. The problems and opportunities of bilingual education policy are analysed in the article. The content analysis research method was utilised in the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Social Integration
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Jumakulov, Zakir; Ashirbekov, Adil; Sparks, Jason; Sagintayeva, Aida – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
This article describes the nature and impact of a major recent education policy aimed to transform higher education in Kazakhstan, the State Program of Industrial Innovative Development 2015 to 2019 (SPIID-2). This inquiry sought to understand and describe the role of internationalization of higher education in SPIID-2, and more specifically its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Innovation
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