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Inon, Magen – Ethics and Education, 2019
Research shows that various pharmaceuticals can offer modest cognition enhancing effects for healthy individuals. These finding have caused some academics to support liberal use of pharmacological cognitive enhancement (PCE) in schools and universities. This approach partially arises from arguments implying there is little moral justification for…
Descriptors: Pharmacology, Drug Use, Cognitive Ability, Moral Values
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
In this month's interview, Kappan's editor talks with high school English teacher and researcher Lisa Scherff about the ongoing struggle over who gets to define the English language arts curriculum. Dating back to the creation of the subject area, more than a century ago, classroom teachers have advocated for a varied course of study that helps…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Rossman, Allan J.; Burrill, Gail – Journal of Statistics Education, 2019
Gail Burrill is a Mathematics Specialist in the Program in Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. She previously served as secondary teacher and department chair. She was President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is currently President of the International Association for Statistical Education. She is a Fellow…
Descriptors: Interviews, Specialists, College Faculty, Mathematics Education
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McCarty, Ryan – Composition Studies, 2018
This article presents the experiences of six bilingual Spanish-English students transitioning from high school to college, highlighting the ways they theorize translation and its relationship to writing and learning. As increased attention to theories of translingualism has established translation as deeply embedded in writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
Botstein, Leon – Liberal Education, 2018
Few subjects have suffered as much as the liberal arts from the power of stale rhetoric, hollow appeals to tradition, and journalistic misrepresentation. Leon Botstein, begins this article by saying that together, these three factors have generated and legitimated public skepticism about the liberal arts. A liberal arts education (which is rarely…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Misconceptions
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Handel, Stephen J. – College and University, 2017
Community college transfer--rooted in the notion that any individual, regardless of background or academic preparation, could enroll at an open access college, transfer to a four-year institution, and earn a bachelor's degree--is the most transformative educational experiment of the century. Even for a nation that prides itself on second chances,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Access to Information
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Satterfield, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Michael Satterfield recounts his experiences as a student in and outside of prison. His narrative exposes the challenges faced by one person in pursuit of an education, and recounts his early educational experiences as well as his participation in a college-in-prison program. He also describes his journey to a four-year college and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Educational Experience
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Fortin, Shelley J. – College and University, 2016
With more and more students making community college the starting point of their postsecondary education, there is potential in the pipeline; tapping into it promises great rewards. Transfer has long been integral to the community college mission, but navigating the path to the four-year degree continues to be a challenge. Transfer students have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer Students, Transfer Programs
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Goulder, Raymond; Scott, Graham W. – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Reviews of the state of biology fieldwork in UK schools and universities at the beginning of the twenty-first century (Barker, Slingsby, and Tilling 2002; Smith 2004) were not entirely pessimistic; rather they suggested ways forward that might lead to an increase in fieldwork. Whether their hopes have been realised has, perhaps, been revealed by…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Worthy, Jeff – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
The article takes the form of a letter written to pre-service or beginning teachers at the secondary level in the public school system. The letter acknowledges the attributes they bring to the profession (enthusiasm, optimism, creativity, and open-mindedness) and calls on them to make the most of and work to sustain these traits as they begin…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2015
In this webinar, Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools, discussed what the research says about effective family engagement. The webinar and PowerPoint presentation are also available. A brief list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Coles, Tim; Poland, Roger H. C.; Clifton, Julian – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
The global expansion and diversification of the travel market has opened up new opportunities to deliver educational programmes through tourism. Applying the principles and practices commonly associated with ecotourism enables students to gain lasting benefits through their active participation in conservation-oriented activities. In many cases,…
Descriptors: Tourism, Travel, Conservation (Environment), Correlation
MDRC, 2015
Educators, researchers, and policymakers across the political spectrum agree that the nation must send more of its young people to college and find ways to help them graduate--especially young people from low-income families. To that end, in 2010, MDRC and a group of partners developed College Match, an innovative school-based college advising…
Descriptors: Public Schools, College Preparation, Educational Counseling, Comprehensive Guidance
Bridgespan Group, 2015
Eric Schwarz cofounded Citizen Schools in 1995 to offer Boston students living in low-income communities the opportunity to participate in apprenticeships in a variety of careers. Twenty years later, Citizen Schools has served more than 50,000 mostly middle-school students in seven states coast-to-coast, engaging some 40,000 volunteer…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Experience, Social Services, Extended School Day
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2014
This webinar explored how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) provide an instructional framework to support professional growth and inform teacher evaluation systems for science instruction. This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Dr. Wilson and Jody Bintz following the webinar. The webinar recording and PowerPoint…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Standards, Science Instruction
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