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Carlsen, William – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2015
This paper describes strategies used by novice biology teachers to exert sociolinguistic control over conversations when teaching unfamiliar subject-matter content. These discourse control strategies were identified in a year-long study of teacher subject-matter knowledge and its effects on teaching, and are illustrated in three lessons taught by…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Biology, Sociolinguistics
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Lebental, Dana M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This quantitative investigation focuses on women high school principals at Jewish secular schools throughout Israel. Despite challenges, Israeli women have succeeded in obtaining over half of the principal positions at Jewish secular high schools, but the degree to which there is equal gender access to leadership roles in the school system remains…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Principals, Foreign Countries, High Schools
Perna, Laura W.; May, Henry; Yee, April; Ransom, Tafaya; Rodriguez, Awilda; Fester, Rachél – Educational Policy, 2015
This study explores whether students from low-income families and racial/ethnic minority groups have the opportunity to benefit in what is arguably the most rigorous type of credit-based transition program: the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The analyses first describe national longitudinal trends in characteristics of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Access to Education, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
Briones, Ernestina M.; Jones, Don; Challoo, Linda – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
In the United States, seven thousand students drop out of school every day (Alliance for Excellence Education, 2010); that is more than one million per year (Balfanz & Bridgeland, 2014). Administrators, former educators and private entities have taken an interest in the dropout epidemic and have developed numerous dropout prevention and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Graduation Rate
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McKim, Aaron J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a shift in the American education system. Included in the CCSS are opportunities for agriculture teachers to integrate math and English language arts content into their curriculum. Using the theory of planned behavior, we sought to identify Oregon agriculture teachers' attitudes, familiarity with,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Familiarity
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Pas, Elise T.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom – School Psychology Review, 2015
There is growing interest in the use of a multi-tiered system of supports framework to address issues related to school climate and bullying. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is one such model that has received considerable attention; however, nearly all of the extant literature has focused on elementary and middle schools,…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, High Schools, Bullying, Statistical Analysis
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Baoyan, Yang; Minggang, Wan – Chinese Education & Society, 2015
To a certain extent, the distribution of high school education opportunities among the population determines the stratification of high school education opportunities. The researchers examined the distribution of high school education opportunities within the county region based on survey data on middle school graduation education tracking in Q…
Descriptors: Social Structure, High Schools, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Kai, Liu; Gaofu, Du – Chinese Education & Society, 2015
The imbalance in allocating high school educational resources within the county region has expanded the imbalances in local high school educational development. This has caused "diseconomies of scale" in high schools, aggravated the "expansion impulse" in building model high schools, limited the growth of effective demand by…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Educational Development
Lukes, Marguerite – Multilingual Matters, 2015
This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and overlooked, challenging…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Young Adults, Interviews
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Heidari, Mina; Azizifar, Akbar; Gowhary, Habib; Abbasi, Zahra – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine Iranian EFL teachers' attitudes towards lesson plan based on their gender. The research is a quantitative study in which the data is obtained to get a great understanding on the relationship between lesson plan of Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers and teachers' gender. The population…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Lawrence, A. S. Arul – Online Submission, 2015
The present study aims to examine whether there was any significant difference in Brain Dominance of high school teachers in terms of certain demographic variables. In this study 'Survey Method' was employed. Data were collected with the help of adopted Alert Scale of Cognitive Style which was developed and standardized by Loren D. Crane (1989).…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Foreign Countries, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Couper, Lisa; Johannes, Kristen; Powers, Jackie; Silberglitt, Matt; Davenport, Jodi – Grantee Submission, 2016
Understanding key concepts in molecular biology requires reasoning about molecular processes that are not directly observable and, as such, presents a challenge to students and teachers. We ask whether novel interactive physical models and activities can help students understand key processes in viral replication. Our 3D tangible models are…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Amid the implementation of new curriculum standard regarding statistics and new recommendations for preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) to teach statistics, there is a need to examine the current state of PSMTs' knowledge of the statistical content they will be expected to teach. This study reports on the statistical knowledge of 217…
Descriptors: Statistics, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers
Wilson, Valerie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Since the inception of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, educators have struggled with including students with disabilities in the general education classroom with their nondisabled peers. The inclusion educational model was utilized in this study to explore secondary teachers' attitudes toward inclusive educational…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
Fox, Antonia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the relationship between teacher self-efficacy beliefs and the level of student achievement their students obtain as evidenced by the Algebra I Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment. This study also explored teachers' mathematics content knowledge, mathematics pedagogical knowledge,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra
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