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Yuan, Kun; Le, Vi-Nhuan – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2010, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Education Program has established the Deeper Learning Initiative, which focuses on students' development of deeper learning skills (i.e., the mastery of core academic content, critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and "learn-how-to-learn" skills). Two test…
Descriptors: Test Items, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Skill Development
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Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This report presents selected findings from the Public School Principal Status and Private School Principal Status Data Files of the 2012-13 Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS). The PFS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools in the 50 states and District of Columbia and was initiated to inform discussions and…
Descriptors: Principals, Occupational Mobility, Labor Turnover, Surveys
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Guardino, Caroline; Syverud, Susan M.; Joyner, Amy; Nicols, Heather; King, Sarah – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The effectiveness of phonological instruction with 6 deaf students in an oral program was investigated. In a previous investigation (Syverud, Guardino, & Selznick, 2009), promising results had been obtained in a case study in which the Direct Instruction curriculum titled "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" (Engelmann, Haddox, & Bruner,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Phonology, Phonics, Reading Instruction
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DeVoe, Jill Fleury; Bauer, Lynn – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report provides estimates of student criminal victimization as defined by the 2009 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the 2009 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The NCVS is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization and the victims of crime in the United States. The SCS is a supplement to the NCVS that was…
Descriptors: Students, Victims of Crime, Violence, Crime
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Lelliott, Anthony; Rollnick, Marissa – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This paper reviews astronomy education research carried out among school students, teachers, and museum visitors over a 35-year period from 1974 until 2008. One hundred and three peer-reviewed journal articles were examined, the majority of whose research dealt with conceptions of astronomical phenomena with 40% investigating intervention…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Astronomy, Museums, Journal Articles
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Barnett, Michael; Anderson, Janice; Houle, Meredith; Higginbotham, Thomas; Gatling, Ann – Urban Education, 2010
A wide range of research has examined trust building within corporations, businesses, and schools, and between and within organizations, but little research has been conducted that examines trust formation between university researchers and classroom-based teachers. Using a qualitative methodological approach, the authors examined the development…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Urban Schools, Science Teachers, Educational Researchers
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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; D'Haenens, Ellen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The relation between academic self-concept and achievement has been examined in a large number of studies. The majority of these studies have found evidence for a reciprocal effects model. However, there is an ongoing debate on how students' achievement should be measured and whether the type of achievement indicator (grades, tests,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Retention (Psychology)
Goodnough, Karen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2008
This article reports on the experiences and perceptions of K-12 teachers as they engaged in a participatory action research (PAR) project, "Science Across the Curriculum." Although the experiences and professional learning of two of the project participants are highlighted, the challenges that all participants experienced as they conceptualized…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
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Zheng, R. Z.; Yang, W.; Garcia, D.; McCadden, E. P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2008
The present study investigates the effects of multimedia and schema induced analogical reasoning on science learning. It involves 89 fourth grade elementary students in the north-east of the United States. Participants are randomly assigned into four conditions: (a) multimedia with analogy; (b) multimedia without analogy; (c) analogy without…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Logical Thinking, Grade 4, Teaching Methods
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Dellinger, Amy B.; Bobbett, Jacquline J.; Olivier, Dianne F.; Ellett, Chad D. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This paper distinguishes between teacher efficacy and teacher self-efficacy beliefs and describes a need for theory and research-based measures of teachers' self-efficacy beliefs that are grounded in the context of the classroom. To meet this need, a new measure of teacher self-efficacy beliefs, the Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs System-Self…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Beliefs
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to set the stage for the exploration of female leadership in educational systems within developing countries by reviewing the current research on women in educational administration within developing countries and suggesting future directions for further research on this subject in non-western countries.…
Descriptors: Females, Comparative Education, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
Brown, Kenneth E.; Kinsella, John J.; Fehr, Howard; Myers, Sheldon, Weaver, Fred – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963
This study makes available the findings of the research in the teaching of mathematics reported to the U.S. Office of Education during the calendar years 1959 and 1960. To secure the data for this study the U.S. Office of Education, with the aid of the Research Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, sent a questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, School Surveys, Educational Research