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McHugh, Luisa; Kelly, Angela M.; Burghardt, M. David – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Contemporary research has suggested that for students to compete globally, pedagogy must shift to emphasize the infusion of mathematics into science instruction to strengthen understanding. Innovative professional development programs are necessary to achieve this goal, particularly with respect to teaching graphing skills in the context of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Science Process Skills
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Dake, L. S.; Ribaudo, J.; Day, L. H. – Physics Teacher, 2018
In a small physics department it can be difficult to develop and maintain an environment that engages students of all levels, and encourages and facilitates student growth in curricular and co-curricular experiences. This difficulty can be amplified when the number of physics majors is small, especially with fewer than 15-20 majors in the program.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Learner Engagement, Majors (Students)
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Casler-Failing, Shelli L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
An action research case study was conducted to investigate the effects of incorporating LEGO robotics into a seventh-grade mathematics curriculum focused on the development of proportional reasoning through the lens of Social Constructivist Theory. This research, which was part of a larger study, reports the findings when LEGO EV3 robots were…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Toys
Szekely, Amanda; Ahlers, Therese; Cohen, Julie; Oser, Cindy – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
This article discusses why and how states are integrating "DC:0-5™: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood" (DC:0-5) into state policy and systems; provides state examples to highlight some of the strategies that states have used to allow, promote, or require the use of…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities
Romain, Julie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States has undergone a revamping of education standards in an effort to systematize rigorous learning standards across the country and prepare students to be college- and career-ready. In addition, new accountability requirements have been put in place to determine the effectiveness of the school leader. Certainly, educational reforms…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, High Schools, Urban Schools
Huck, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Instructional time spent on elementary social studies has waned in the context of high stakes testing of math and English Language Arts. Integrating social studies within an English Language Arts instructional block creates learning opportunities that more closely align with recommendations from the National Council for the Social Studies (2009)…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Autonomy
Serure, Dana Faye – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explored the current state of secondary social studies in Western New York (WNY) through the lens of social studies orientations, specifically the traditional, disciplinary, and progressive strands (Fallace, 2010), and their alignment with the "K-12 Social Studies Framework," approved by NYS's Department of Education in 2014,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Change, State Departments of Education
Schacht, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2018
At a small for-profit college located outside of New York City, declining classroom attendance over the last few years has become a serious concern in the business program. Poor attendance is one of the major causes for enrollment dropping and poor student retention. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify factors that influence…
Descriptors: Attendance, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Private Colleges
Griesmer, John R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research not only identifies a proportionately small percentage of women superintendents across the country, but also "Old Boys Networks" comprised mostly of White male superintendents and search consultants that can be exclusionary toward women candidates. This study not only examined the influence of existing social capital on women…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Superintendents, Women Administrators, Case Studies
Carroll, Richard T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was used to explore the perceptions of recent high school graduates about their levels of preparedness for post-secondary life after they engaged in experiential learning while in high school. The source of the participants was the graduating class of 2016 of an experiential learning high school program in Dutchess County, New York…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, Experiential Learning
Gitto, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For many years, U.S. employers have stated that today's youth are not prepared for college or equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workforce. As we enter into an age where the American Dream is no longer possible with just a high school diploma, there is an increasing need to prepare students for college and the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Skill Development, Academic Standards
Berry, Christopher L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The state government uses turnaround models to improve chronically low-performing schools. The effectiveness of this intervention is not yet known. There was a need for research to identify the extent to which state regional education agencies and the school units they served aligned school structures and systems health to create a model for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement, School Turnaround
Johnson, Aaron D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers have been studying the racial achievement gap for years but somehow closing it has not happened systemically. Many scholars have postulated that implicit bias and systemic racism have contributed in perpetuating the achievement gap between African American and White students. The purpose of this study was to determine if implicit bias…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Instructional Leadership, Achievement Gap, African American Students
Polney, Carole L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the leadership styles and the extent to which central office administrators are using technology and compare this to the districts' practices regarding the integration of technology. The intent was to find if there was a correlation that existed between a digitally advanced administrator at the central…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Administrator Role, Technology Integration, School Districts
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Cushman, Jane R.; Gantner, Ryan; George, C. Yousuf; Morrow, Margaret L.; Rault, Patrick X. – PRIMUS, 2018
What began as a small group of professors gathering to discuss implementation of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) in our classes has developed into a strong regional community of practice. Through a generous grant and a lot of hard work, we created the Greater Upstate New York IBL consortium with a mission to create, grow, and maintain a community of…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Communities of Practice
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