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Cheng, Albert – Online Submission, 2012
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the latest development in a long history of standards-based-reform in the United States. As of November 4, 2011, 46 states and the District of Columbia have adopted new curricular standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These states and the District of Columbia are now implementing…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
Gertzog, Rachel – Online Submission, 2011
International students who mainstream into American colleges and universities face complex and varied linguistic, cultural and sociolinguistic challenges. Although the number of Turkish students enrolling in American institutions continues to increase, little research has focused on their academic experience from the perspective of the cultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociolinguistics, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
Griffiths, Jennifer L. – Online Submission, 2010
The student teaching component of most teacher preparation programs in the United States varies from 30 to 300 hours of field service (Levine, 2006); typically this is a culminating activity comprised of a 15-week engagement at a school in two separate grade levels. California Multiple Subject Credential candidates typically divide their 15-week…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teaching Models, Interviews, Self Esteem
O'Kane, Eileen Vollert – Online Submission, 2010
As we enter deeper into the 21st Century, there is a more urgent need to transform our educational system in the United States to better prepare our youth for the careers and technology of the future. This study examines how improving technology education at the high school level can improve the learning and college readiness of urban youth. It…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Technology Education, Readiness, College Preparation