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Balfanz, Robert; Cohen, Michael; Hassel, Bryan C.; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hyslop, Anne; Odden, Allan; Tucker, Bill – Education Sector, 2012
Over the next few years, educators and policymakers have committed to implementing an array of challenging, but potentially transformative, reforms--reforms that could go beyond rearranging furniture to fundamentally restructuring and improving teaching and learning. Facing this much simultaneous change would be difficult even without the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Academic Standards
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2011
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Educational Innovation
Milner, H. Richard, IV – Harvard Education Press, 2010
"Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There" addresses a crucial issue in teacher training and professional education: the need to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for the racially diverse student populations in their classrooms. A down-to-earth book, it aims to help practitioners develop insights and skills for successfully educating…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational Change, Case Studies, Professional Education
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2010
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Research and Development, Mathematics Education
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Chan, David W. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
Data of item responses to the Impossible Figures Task (IFT) from 492 Chinese primary, secondary, and university students were analyzed using the dichotomous Rasch measurement model. Item difficulty estimates and person ability estimates located on the same logit scale revealed that the pooled sample of Chinese students, who were relatively highly…
Descriptors: Test Items, Adaptive Testing, Scaling, Talent Identification
Losen, Daniel J.; Gillespie, Jonathan – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2012
Well over three million children, K-12, are estimated to have lost instructional "seat time" in 2009-2010 because they were suspended from school, often with no guarantee of adult supervision outside the school. That's about the number of children it would take to fill every seat in every major league baseball park and every NFL stadium…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Suspension, Expulsion, Educational Indicators
Cipolle, Susan Benigni – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010
This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. The author describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Empowerment, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning
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Marcus, Alan S. – Journal of Museum Education, 2008
This article explores the importance of developing strong adult education programs within a broader collaborative effort between museum staff and K-12 teachers. Focusing on history museums, the first section discusses the importance of museum visits for K-12 history learning and how we need to reconsider some of the primary purposes for these…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Museums, Teacher Education
Stokes, Laura; St. John, Mark; Hirabayashi, Judy; Smith, Anita – Inverness Research Associates, 2007
In 1998, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) launched an ambitious effort to create on-line science courses for K-12 educators that would immerse them in exciting science topics and give them access to the Museum's scientific resources (scientists, research, expeditions, collections, and exhibitions). This project, called Seminars on…
Descriptors: Seminars, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Improvement, Adult Learning
National Academies Press, 2007
In a world where advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology have begun to erode. A comprehensive and coordinated federal effort is urgently needed to bolster U.S. competitiveness and pre-eminence in these areas. This congressionally requested report by…
Descriptors: Competition, Public Policy, Federal Government, Technology
Grant, Jim – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
This book is a survival guide as well as a valuable tool for making our schools more effective and appropriate places for students to learn and achieve. Exploring the often complex, multifaceted, and co-occurring problems in the education system, the book addresses specific problems, discusses the real reasons they developed and persist, describes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Restructuring, Instructional Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Reiss, Karla – Corwin Press, 2006
In this resource, educational coach Karla Reiss helps superintendents, principals, and teachers understand the fundamentals of effective leadership coaching programs that result in long-lasting educational change. Using a balance of theory and practice, Reiss offers 11 core competencies adopted by the rapidly growing coaching profession including…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Leadership Effectiveness, Ethics, Educational Change
Nebraska Department of Education, 2005
This resource provides information to assist early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, family members and other adults in promoting the learning and development of young children. This voluntary guide has been developed to provide information about: (1) what children by the age of five can typically be expected to know and do; and (2) what…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Caregivers, Toddlers, Preschool Children
Joyner, Edward T., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed.; Comer, James P., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2004
Schools are the only universally accessible institutions where there are enough adults to provide continuous support for children's growth, development, and success in life. Using the process pioneered by renowned child psychiatrist Dr. James P. Comer and his colleagues at the Yale School Development Program (SDP), this unique field guide offers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Instructional Leadership
Salpeter, Judy – Consortium for School Networking, 2004
Handheld computers, sometimes known as PDAs, have been available for purchase since the mid-1990s, as have their handheld relatives, the graphing calculators. It is only in the past few years, however, that these diminutive devices have made their way into K-12 schools in numbers significant enough to allow us to draw conclusions about their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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