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Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Rogers-Ard, Rachelle; Knaus, Christopher; Bianco, Margarita; Brandehoff, Robin; Gist, Conra D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
This article introduces a strategy to diversify the teaching workforce through de-centering teacher education as the primary stakeholder in the preparation of diverse teachers. The article expands the focus on teacher recruitment and retention by proposing a model that counters the educational context of White supremacy through Grow Your Own (GYO)…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Rolock, Nancy; White, Kevin R.; Ocasio, Kerrie; Zhang, Lixia; MacKenzie, Michael J.; Fong, Rowena – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study examines foster care reentry after adoption, in Illinois and New Jersey. The provision of services and supports to adoptive families have garnered recent attention due to concern about the long-term stability of adoptive homes. Method: This study used administrative data to examine the pre-adoption characteristics associated…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Adoption, Family Environment, Children
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Mestre, Jose P.; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Tomkin, Jonathan H.; West, Matthew – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
A science department on the campus of the University of Illinois has received numerous national awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The secret to their success? For nearly two decades, they have collaboratively used evidence-based instructional practices (EBIP) in their introductory level courses. Despite these successes and efforts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Schmader, Christopher; Horton, William S. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Speakers in conversation often tailor referring expressions in ways that reflect beliefs about the knowledge and perspectives of specific addressees. In this study we examined whether such audience design can influence speakers' conceptualizations of referents beyond the conversation. In a Wizard-of-Oz paradigm, participants identified novel…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Audience Analysis, Design, Man Machine Systems
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Walters, Glenn D. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Identifying mediators in variable chains as part of a causal mediation analysis can shed light on issues of causation, assessment, and intervention. However, coefficients and effect sizes in a causal mediation analysis are nearly always small. This can lead those less familiar with the approach to reject the results of causal mediation analysis.…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Statistical Analysis, Sampling, Statistical Inference
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Li, Zijia; Gooden, Caroline; Toland, Michael D. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
This study provides preliminary evidence for reliability and validity of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile Strands 0-3 (HELP Strands 0-3), an assessment instrument for young children. First, the degree of interobserver agreement for a sample of representative HELP items was examined; results indicated that HELP scoring was dependable and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Early Childhood Education, Test Reliability
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Massar, Michelle M.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Assessing fidelity of implementation of school-based interventions is a critical factor in successful implementation and sustainability. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) was developed as a comprehensive measure of all three tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and is intended to measure the extent to…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Khoury, Caitlin Rasplica; McIntosh, Kent; Hoselton, Robert – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Fidelity of implementation of school practices is crucial to student outcomes. Several types of tools, including self-assessments, are available for measuring fidelity, but little is known regarding the relation of self-assessments of fidelity to fidelity instruments completed with the support of external experts, specifically, during the first…
Descriptors: Validity, Fidelity, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Kendall, Chadwin T.; Yates, R. Rhett – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drone applications have experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Their capabilities and technology have penetrated many aspects of the modern world. They are being used for everything from emergency response and agricultural research, to entrepreneur businesses and package deliveries. Experienced…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Flight Training, College Curriculum, College Programs
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Williams, Nathaniel Andrew; Ware, Caroline – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Using counter-storytelling, this manuscript provides auto-ethnographies from two Black-biracial scholars. The authors' narratives present an intimate account of how being half - Black is experienced by Black-biracial individuals. Specifically, this study details the accounts of how two Black-biracial scholars, who don't fit into the rigid…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Multiracial Persons, Racial Relations, African Americans
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Cabell, Sonia Q.; Zucker, Tricia A.; DeCoster, Jamie; Melo, Carolina; Forston, Lindsay; Hamre, Bridget – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the association between interactive book reading quality and prekindergarten children's gains in language and literacy skills over the course of an academic year for 96 teachers and 417 children across multiple locations in the United States. Two moderators were examined, namely, children's initial skill…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Books, Story Reading
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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