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De Courcy, Eileen; Loblaw, Tim; Paterson, Jessica; Southam, Theresa; Wilson, Mary M. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Following collaborative discussion and an initial literature review, a small group of college educators from three Canadian provinces, occupying roles at the micro, meso, and macro levels of their respective institutions, identified the need to develop a tool that considers institutional context in both determining the state of, and preparing for…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Models
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Chan, Matthew – College and University, 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education
Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Research shows that chronic absenteeism can affect academic performance in later grades and is a key early warning sign that a student is more likely to drop out of high school. Several states enacted legislation to address this issue, and many states are currently discussing the utility of chronic absenteeism as an indicator of school quality or…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, At Risk Students
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Dolph, David – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Insofar as urban school systems that are often identified as ineffective include such a large segment of U.S. P-12 students, it is vital to improve academic success. To provide context, the article first discusses key challenges facing urban schools. Second, the article identifies and briefly reviews a variety of approaches to reform models often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Crispin, Laura M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
I estimate the effect of extracurricular participation on the high school dropout decision with a particular focus on at-risk students. Using a sample of tenth grade students from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, I jointly estimate the dropout and participation decisions (including extracurricular offerings per student), and…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation
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Godlewska, Anne; Rose, John; Schaefli, Laura; Freake, Sheila; Massey, Jennifer – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2017
This article responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada's 2015 call for the education of Canadians about "residential schools, treaties, and Aboriginal peoples' historical and contemporary contributions to Canada." It is an analysis of the Canadian and world studies curricula and texts in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Curriculum
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Green, Terrance L. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: To equitably transform urban schools of color and the neighborhoods where they are nested requires approaches that promote community equity and foster solidarity among a range of stakeholders. However, most school-community approaches solely focus on improving school-based outcomes and leave educational leaders with little guidance for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Audits (Verification), Urban Schools, Educational Change
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Sahito, Zafarullah; Vaisanen, Pertti – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between time management, job satisfaction and motivation among teacher educators in university departments, institutes and faculties of education in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Using an interview approach, the researchers recorded the professional stories of 40 teacher educators.…
Descriptors: Time Management, Job Satisfaction, Motivation, Teacher Educators
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Eaton, Carrie Diaz; Highlander, Hannah Callender – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Calculus is one of the primary avenues for initial quantitative training of students in all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, but life science students have been found to underperform in the traditional calculus setting. As a result, and because of perceived lack of its contribution to the understanding of biology, calculus…
Descriptors: Calculus, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design
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Love, Tyler S.; Roy, Ken R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
"Safety Spotlight" encourages the submission of questions from Technology and Engineering (T&E) Educators, and this month's question involves the risks of placing hazardous equipment (e.g., 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC router, etc.) in a non-technology & engineering lab under the supervision of teachers not certified to teach…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Laboratory Procedures, Hazardous Materials, Equipment
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the second in a series of three articles about microaggressions. All of the articles are tailored specifically to help enable faculty developers, provosts and directors of diversity and training, faculty, and administrators to address the most critical issues related to this topic in higher education. Specific responses to and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Work Environment, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Safatly, Lise; Itani, Hiba; El-Hajj, Ali; Salem, Dania – Ethics and Education, 2017
In modern and well-structured universities, ethics centers are playing a key role in hosting, organizing, and managing activities to enrich and guide students' ethical thinking and analysis. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of the goals, activities, and administration of ethics centers, as well as their role in promoting ethical thinking…
Descriptors: College Role, Ethics, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Zeidner, Moshe – High Ability Studies, 2017
This paper presents a number of general principles and guidelines for the development of an emotional intelligence training program designed to foster emotional abilities in gifted students. The presented guidelines underscore the need for EI theory-driven program planning geared to the needs of gifted students; integrating activities into routine…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Academically Gifted, Program Development, Training
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Knight, William; Lugg, Elizabeth Timmerman – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
Institutional research (IR) leaders rely on staff members to accomplish office missions and support institutional decisions. Like any supervisors in higher education, IR leaders must be familiar with a host of employment and intellectual property laws that guide the institution/employee relationship. This chapter offers insights into specific…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Laws, Employment, Intellectual Property
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Epler, Pam – IGI Global, 2017
To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners' needs. This allows teaching practices to be optimized to create a meaningful learning environment. "Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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