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Becerra, Nelson, Ed.; Biasini, Rosalba, Ed.; Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna, Ed.; Reimão, Ana, Ed. –, 2019
The present volume collects papers from InnoConf18 [Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University Conference], which took place at the University of Liverpool in June 2018. The theme of the conference was "New trends in language teaching and learning at university." The contributions collected here aim to reflect on best…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Universities
Olson, Steve; Labov, Jay – National Academies Press, 2014
Many national initiatives in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emphasized the connections between teachers and improved student learning. Much of the discussion surrounding these initiatives has focused on the preparation, professional development, evaluation, compensation, and career advancement of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Teacher Leadership, Academic Achievement
Albert Shanker Institute, 2005
This publication is a transcription of a forum held in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2005 on K-6 math proficiency. James Hiebert, professor of education at the University of Delware, and Deborah Loewengerg Ball, collegiate professor of mathematics education and teacher education and director of teacher education at the University of Michigan, spoke…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
Chen, Baiyun; Hirumi, Atsusi – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
With the advances of computer and network technologies, student enrollment in distance education has increased rapidly since the 1990s. In 2003, it is estimated that about 40,000 to 50,000 K-12 students are enrolled in online courses nationwide (Golden, Wicks, & Williams, 2004). With the ever-increasing number of K-12 students who attend…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary Education, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction
Essex, Christopher – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
College and university faculty face many demands on their time: research, teaching, service, committees, family, and other obligations. One of the major challenges faced by instructional support personnel at colleges and universities is to get their training efforts entered into the faculty members' busy calendars. This paper looks at a new option…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Higher Education, Online Courses
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Knowlton, Dave S. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Designers who are charged with creating online environments that support students' problem-solving efforts and instructors who are searching for instructional strategies to support students' asynchronous problem-solving efforts will find this paper useful. The paper describes a systematic approach for using computer-mediated bulletin boards to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Problem Solving
Angel, Kenny; Sutton, Nancy – 2003
This paper describes six Ultimate Flag Games which offer a change from traditional games and sports that are usually geared toward athletically inclined students. These new games, aimed at middle school through college students, allow for success from the least-skilled through the most athletically talented students. Players are ability grouped…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Middle Schools, Motor Development, Physical Education
Sargent, Sarah D.; Pennington, Penny; Sitton, Shelly – 2003
The question of whether a 15-week capstone course in agricultural communications for seniors in agricultural communications builds leadership skills beyond technical classroom learning was examined in a study of 15 students enrolled in the capstone course. The descriptive study used a pretest-posttest design and a leadership skills inventory to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Capstone Experiences, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development
Taylor, Annette Kujawski; Kowalski, Patricia – 2003
In a series of studies over the past several years, the authors have examined the extent of psychological misconceptions, their strength, sources, and various factors that may contribute to reducing these, including individual differences. Generally, introductory psychology students come into the course with many popular misconceptions. These…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Mass Media Role, Misconceptions
Murray, James E.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan – 2003
This study reviewed the historical development of the teacher-compensation paradigm, discussed the current trends in alternative compensation policy strategies, and examined the teacher-compensation policies and practices in one state. The study was a mixed-methods policy analysis that used multiple linear regression, cluster analysis, and…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Contract Salaries, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
Chiang, Linda H. – 2003
It has become more and more common to read and hear that the essential factor underlying effective schools is an ethos or culture of excellence and that effective school leaders are culture builders. The main purpose of this study was to ascertain administrators' views of their schools' climate. The second purpose was to examine imperative skills…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Educational Environment
O'Brien, Leigh M. – 2003
Based on the experiences of a participant observer (weekly playground volunteer) over the course of one school year, this paper recounts the experiences of first through third graders during recess and discusses the importance of outdoor play for providing children an opportunity to speak and act unfettered by adult expectations, thereby promoting…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Discipline
Routier, Wanda J. – 2003
This paper provides information about the beginnings of literacy in young children and the skills they need for reading readiness. The paper also describes what is meant by a "quality early literacy instruction" and reading skill development in early childhood settings. It outlines early reading behaviors, including phonemic awareness,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Katz, Lilian G. – 2003
Noting that early childhood professionals around the world have a great deal in common with each other and often understand one another better than persons in their own countries who do different kinds of work, this paper explores how quality early childhood programs might meet the needs of all children. The paper first explores trends affecting…
Descriptors: Child Care Quality, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria
Simpson, Cynthia G.; Lynch, Sharon A. – 2003
Many caregivers doubt their ability to provide appropriate play experiences for children with special needs included in their program because some children with disabilities may not have the ability to interact and manipulate toys in a meaningful way. This paper provides guidance in appropriately adapting toys and the play situation to allow many…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Disabilities
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