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Carpenter, Bradley W. – Educational Policy, 2019
Using a critical policy analysis framework, this article examines the discursive foundation of the most recent era of educational reform. The purpose of this article is to provide educational practitioners and scholars with a better understanding of how neoliberal and globalized discourse may codetermine what practitioners--the readers and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise; Narcy-Combes, Jean-Paul; McAllister, Julie; Leclère, Malory; Miras, Grégory – Multilingual Matters, 2019
The majority of people around the world live in multilingual societies, and so it follows that plurilingualism should be considered normal. This book proposes a flexible and adaptive framework for designing and implementing language learning environments and tasks, which will be useful for practitioners working in classrooms where many languages…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Hsiao, Yun-Ju – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Parents of children with disabilities often experience a higher level of stress than parents of children without disabilities, regardless of categories of disabilities. Understanding parental stressors can lead to appropriate interventions and supports for these parents and their children with disabilities. This article discusses issues of…
Descriptors: Parents, Stress Variables, Disabilities, Children
Kingston, Sally – Buck Institute for Education, 2018
The driving question for this brief is based on the most common question that teachers, principals, school leaders, coaches, and grant writers ask the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) about Project Based Learning (PBL): What evidence exists that shows the impact of Project Based Learning on student learning in core content areas? Research shows…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Garrido, Milagros; Sufrinko, Nick; Max, Janet; Cortes, Nat – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
The body of evidence supporting a relationship between the social determinants of health and adolescent sexual and reproductive health is vast. To advance health and have a greater impact on adolescent health outcomes, sexual and reproductive health practitioners need to take into account the relationships, community, and society within which…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Birth
Wan, Yinmei; Ludwig, Meredith J.; Boyle, Andrea – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a wide variety of ways for educators to support student success--including programs and funding streams that can be used to support arts education. To access the funding, education agencies must show evidence for how their proposed program can support or improve student outcomes. It can be difficult…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
Voulgarides, Catherine Kramarczuk – Teachers College Press, 2018
This book asks a question that many educators may think, but will not say out loud: Does compliance with IDEA legislation matter? The author acknowledges that, while compliance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is important, it can also be an administrative burden that detracts from practitioners' capacity to adequately serve…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Wallace, Ina F. – RTI International, 2018
In the past decade, American and Canadian pediatric societies have recommended that pediatric care clinicians follow a schedule of routine surveillance and screening for young children to detect conditions such as developmental delay, speech and language delays and disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. The goal of these recommendations is to…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities, Child Development, Young Children
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In 2015, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released a new curriculum policy document for sexuality education in all schools -- "Sexuality Education: A Guide for Boards of Trustees, Principals and Teachers". This policy is a rare international example of a curriculum document that explicitly values diversity, promotes inclusive school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Educational Policy, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Nestor, Olga; Moser, Christy Szczech – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This review will explore the importance of play and its impact on the health and well-being of children of all ages. Evidence that supports the importance of play will be highlighted. Additional resources will be provided to assist parents, caregivers, and professionals on how to utilize play strategies in the everyday experiences of children.
Descriptors: Play, Child Health, Well Being, Occupational Therapy
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Nagabhushan, Prathiba – IGI Global, 2018
Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be achieved through the motivation and involvement of students in secondary education programs which will lead to successful outcomes. "Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Rupcic, Nataša – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight challenges and opportunities that surround the process of learning with an emphasis on higher-order learning and learning as behavior. Higher-order learning has been conceptualized as learning behavior that can be learned. Design/methodology/approach: The holistic framework regarding higher-order…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Systems Approach, Holistic Approach, Critical Thinking
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McGrath, Robert E. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Character education specialists seem to know it when they see it, but what it means to call something a character education program remains unclear. One possible source for this uncertainty is the manner in which character education has been defined. By identifying certain features as necessary, existing definitions fail to encompass the universe…
Descriptors: Values Education, Definitions, Program Evaluation, Models
Sharp, Naomi; Dvorkin, Eli – Center for an Urban Future, 2018
There are a number of reasons why apprenticeships have been relatively slow to get off the ground in New York--from an overly cumbersome state process for registering new apprenticeship programs to a paucity of employers that have embraced this model, particularly outside of the building trades. But as several other states have shown in recent…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Best Practices, Job Skills, On the Job Training
McAleavy, Tony; Hall-Chen, Alex; Horrocks, Sarah; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2018
This report captures what might be learnt from a selection of the world's most interesting examples of technology-assisted in-service professional development in lower-income countries and from wider reflections about the potential of technology to enhance the professional learning of teachers. This report explores the literature surrounding…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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