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Scott, Catherine – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
This study examined the characteristics of 10 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused high schools that were selected from various regions across the United States. In an effort to better prepare students for careers in STEM fields, many schools have been designed and are currently operational, while even more are in the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Charter Schools, Minority Group Students, Engineering
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Dwyer, Kelly; Rozewski, Danielle; Simonsen, Brandi – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Individuals who engage in problem behavior should be taught an appropriate behavior that meets the same function and replaces the problem behavior. Often, there are several appropriate replacement behaviors, and guidance is needed to choose among them. This study employs a hybrid single subject design with a baseline, alternating treatments, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis
Johnson, Jamey Raquel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The United States Department of Education (2008) noted that the percentage of ethnic minority students in public education increased from 22 percent in 1972 to 43 percent in 2006. This increase largely reflected the growth of the Hispanic population, especially in the state of Texas. Richard (2003) reported that Hispanic students drop out of…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2010
Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, is an important and often overlooked strategy for helping adults progress towards a degree. PLA is the process by which many colleges evaluate for academic credit the college-level knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside of the classroom (or from non-college instructional programs), including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Military Training
Casteel, Catherine J., Ed.; Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie, Ed. – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2010
This monograph showcases professional development projects by school districts and colleges of education that train teachers to work successfully with English learners (ELs) across the nation. The papers presented in this monograph offer real-life examples of successful and innovative practices, including institutionalized mentoring programs, new…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
Tucker, Christine N. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many schools in the United States use the IQ-achievement discrepancy method to identify children with learning disabilities (a significant split between their intelligence and their achievement skills). Unfortunately struggling students who are not identified by this method remain in the regular education setting with no additional supports and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Social Change, Grade 4