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Baldassare, Mark; Bonner, Dean; Dykman, Alyssa; Ward, Rachel – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
Key findings from the current survey: (1) Most Californians say charter schools are an important option for parents in low-income areas--but many express concern that charters divert funding from traditional public schools; (2) More than half of residents across regions say teacher salaries in their community are too low; and (3) Majorities…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
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Nicholson, Julie; Lin, Betty; Maniates, Helen; Woolley, Ristyn; Groves, Michelle Grant; Engdahl, Eric – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This study examines how, if at all, multiple subjects and administrative services credential preparation programs are changing in response to California's newest grade, Transitional Kindergarten (TK). We analyzed interviews from university faculty in early childhood education and credential programs in five institutions of higher education and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Transitional Programs, Kindergarten
Children Now, 2018
Lack of progress for improving the lives of kids is unacceptable. All children need stability and a path to opportunity. This is true for nearly half of California's children who live in low-income families, where caregivers struggle to afford the quality support and services they need for their kids. This is also true for the approximately…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Borrero, Noah; Sanchez, Gabriel – Teaching Education, 2017
In an attempt to confront monolithic perceptions of achievement and an educational narrative that defines communities of Color by their supposed deficits, the current study presents asset mapping as an example of culturally relevant pedagogy in action. Asset mapping is a pedagogical tool for students to visually represent personalized stories of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups
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Hunt, Lucy; Yoshida-Ehrmann, Erin – Gifted Child Today, 2016
Project Linking Learning ("Link") was created to target the needs of gifted students in urban school districts with historically underserved populations. Project Linking Learning implemented a linking curriculum between in-class instruction and an afterschool enrichment program for selected students in second through fifth grade.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, School Districts, Gifted
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Rodríguez-Valls, Fernando – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In the past two years, migration has been on the front page of newspapers around the world. In the United States alone, the most current data shows that there are close to one million immigrant students. These students face challenges such as high mobility and anonymity. Moreover, immigrant students have specific needs that must be understood,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers of the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2016), October 28-30, 2016, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by the University of Mannheim, Germany, and endorsed by the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Technological Advancement
Valentino, Rachel; Stipek, Deborah J. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
Empirical evidence that horizontal alignment of policies and practices from preschool through the early elementary grades sustains the effects of quality preschool and contributes to children's learning is scarce, as discussed above, but there are nevertheless good reasons to expect benefits to such alignment. Moreover, many districts and schools…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
"PreK-3 Alignment in California's Education System: Obstacles and Opportunities" by Rachel Valentino and Deborah J. Stipek reviews the opportunities and challenges that must be addressed to better align PreK-3 education in California. The report describes policies and practices that districts have implemented to strengthen alignment, and…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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Murata, Aki; McGee, Anna; Madkins, Tia C.; Fabrega, Judith; Kim, Hee-Jeong; Gillingham, Denny; Shareff, Becca L. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigated the learning process of preservice elementary teachers (PSTs) through lesson study in a mathematics teaching methods course. Lesson study meeting data of kindergarten PSTs were analyzed to examine the shifting focus on (1) student collaboration in classroom (vision), (2) teaching practices (making content accessible), and…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Miller, Roxanne Greitz; Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
While the United States' National Research Council (NRC 2012) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS 2013) advocate children's engagement in active science learning, elementary school teachers in the US indicate lack of time to teach science regularly because of (1) school and district pressure to focus on English language arts and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Abbasi, Ferheen; Amanta, Felippa – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Midway through the second decade of this century, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to the nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Amanta, Felippa; Abbasi, Ferheen – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Today, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to the nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier decades, and carries with it heightened…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Austin, Lea J. E.; Kipnis, Fran; Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Teacher preparation in the field of early childhood education (ECE) has historically included a variety of higher education degree programs, in various child-related disciplines, all of which have generally been considered equally acceptable. And too often, these highly diverse degree programs are assumed to produce equivalent results. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Canzian, Eileen – Abell Foundation, 2010
This report highlights the ongoing discussions between the believers of "online learning" vs. the "not enough proven research" for K-8 cyber schooling. Discussing successful processes and operations in states around the country, the author focuses on Maryland and, in particular, Baltimore schools, and reports that very little…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Public Schools