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Novick, Laura R.; Catley, Kefyn M. – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The ability to interpret and reason from Tree of Life diagrams is a key component of twenty-first century science literacy. This article reports on the authors' continued development of a multifaceted research-based curriculum--including an instructional booklet, lectures, laboratories and a field activity--to teach such tree thinking to biology…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Biodiversity, Forestry
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Scales, Roya Q.; Rogers, Carrie – Professional Educator, 2017
This study of teacher leadership in first-year teachers included the following data sources: survey, follow-up telephone interviews, and teacher leader essays. Fifteen novice teachers responded to the survey, while three participated in follow-up interviews. Results suggest ideas of teacher leadership change from pre-service years to the end of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers, Certification, Teacher Educators
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Seguin, Charles; Nierobisz, Annette; Kozlowski, Karen Phelan – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Students commonly hold erroneous notions of a "post-racial" world and individualistic worldviews that discount the role of structure in social outcomes. Jointly, these two preconceived beliefs can be powerful barriers to effective teaching of racial segregation: Students may be skeptical that racial segregation continues to exist, and…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Residential Patterns, Maps, Neighborhoods
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Soneral, Paula A. G.; Wyse, Sara A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Student-centered learning environments with upside-down pedagogies (SCALE-UP) are widely implemented at institutions across the country, and learning gains from these classrooms have been well documented. This study investigates the specific design feature(s) of the SCALE-UP classroom most conducive to teaching and learning. Using pilot survey…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Achievement Gains, Student Centered Learning, Comparative Analysis
Wildes, Megan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this project was to create a Community of Practice (CoP) focused on resiliency in graduate nursing students. CoPs are networks of people who collectively learn and share in learning as a social experience. By engaging a CoP that focused on resiliency in graduate nursing students, the aim was to positively support students' sense of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Nursing Students, Graduate Students, Coping
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2016
The higher education landscape has changed significantly over the past decade as advances in technology and the proliferation of data have rapidly reshaped the work of the registrar. Despite these innovations, many registrars steadfastly resist changing the academic transcript, arguing that it must reflect the highly structured curriculum that…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Credentials, Employer Attitudes, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Rybarczyk, Brian J.; Lerea, Leslie; Whittington, Dawayne; Dykstra, Linda – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Postdoctoral training is an optimal time to expand research skills, develop independence, and shape career trajectories, making this training period important to study in the context of career development. Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE) is a training program that balances research, teaching, and professional…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Outcomes of Education, Science Careers, Science Instruction
Zhang, Guili; Zeller, Nancy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
Few issues in education threaten the nation as seriously as the present and growing shortage of teachers. Teacher attrition is high among teachers across the nation and is one of the most serious causes of teacher shortage (Ingersoll, 2004). As policy makers rush to address this problem, research is needed to examine the retention effects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Faculty Mobility
Schalin, Jay – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2015
Throughout much of the 20th century, English departments were the crown jewels of the humanities. Exposure to great literature was often considered essential for students expected to assume lead roles in business, law, government, and society. Today, English departments have lost their position at the center of the American university. Enrollments…
Descriptors: English Departments, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational Change
Miles, Rhea; Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Science Educator, 2015
TechMath is a professional development program that forms collaborations among businesses, colleges, and schools for the purpose of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. TechMath has provided strategies for creating highquality professional development by bringing together teachers, students, and business…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Rainey, Katherine; Dancy, Melissa; Mickelson, Roslyn; Stearns, Elizabeth; Moller, Stephanie – International Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Background: Women and students of color are widely underrepresented in most STEM fields. In order to investigate this underrepresentation, we interviewed 201 college seniors, primarily women and people of color, who either majored in STEM or started but dropped a STEM major. Here we discuss one section of the longer interview that focused on…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Sense of Community, Decision Making
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Daniels, Kisha N.; Billingsley, K. Y. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This paper will share the research on the use of social media (specifically Facebook) in an effort to promote critical thinking and reflection. It purports that although often overlooked as a teaching, learning and assessment strategy, social media is a viable method that supports cooperative learning through the encouragement of thoughtful…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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Scherr, Rachel E.; Plisch, Monica; Goertzen, Renee Michelle – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
Understanding the mechanisms of increasing the number of physics teachers educated per year at institutions with thriving physics teacher preparation programs may inspire and support other institutions in building thriving programs of their own. The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), led by the American Physical Society (APS) and the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Sustainability
Quint, Janet C.; Jaggars, Shanna S.; Byndloss, D. Crystal; Magazinnik, Asya – MDRC, 2013
There is wide agreement that the well-paying jobs of the future will require postsecondary credentials. But for many students attending community college, developmental (or remedial) classes in reading, composition, and/or mathematics--the courses that students often must complete before they can enroll in courses that confer credit toward a…
Descriptors: Credentials, Developmental Studies Programs, Evidence, Measures (Individuals)
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