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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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King, Barbara – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2019
Many teachers' experiences in problem-based classrooms are limited, therefore, mathematics teacher educators face a significant challenge when trying to inspire in-service teachers (ISTs) to teach through problem solving. To address this challenge, the professor in a mathematics education course designed and implemented an instructional model…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Rowan, Leonie; Ryan, Mary; Walker, Sue; Bourke, Terri; Churchward, Peter – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
There is growing international concern about the extent to which teachers are prepared to work with an increasingly diverse student (and community) population. To date, research into the relationship between teacher preparation and preparedness to teach diverse learners has not focused on teacher educators' understandings about teaching to/about…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Epistemology, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth; Karayigit, Cebrail – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention in changing preservice teacher beliefs about the education of linguistically diverse students. The experiment involved a semester-long online letter exchange with English learner (EL) pen pal partners from two public schools. The research questions included: What effect did…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
McShane, Michael Q. – EdChoice, 2019
Leaders in the business community often talk about the "skills gap," the gap between the skills needed for good jobs in the economy and the skills that prospective employees possess. Though there is debate as to whether or not such a gap actually exists, the idea of the "skills gap" can be a helpful way to frame instances where…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Sundqvist, Christel – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how prospective special educators (PSEs) used and experienced different types of consultation skills in consultation sessions they held with general educators. The participants were 17 PSEs in Finland attending a course in which problem-solving stages and communication skills were taught. The PSEs'…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Communication Skills, Consultation Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wu, Bian; Yu, Xiaoxue; Hu, Yiling – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
With the continuous deployment of ICT in K-12 education, strong access but weak uptake has become the greatest challenge for ICT implementation in schools. As the pioneer of China's K-12 educational reform, Shanghai draws our attention in terms of the critical factors and the underlying mechanism of ICT transformation in K-12 schools. The study…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Information Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Broughman, Stephen P.; Kincel, Brian; Peterson, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This First Look Report provides selected findings from the 2017-18 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) regarding private schools that were in operation during the 2017-18 school year. The data include information on school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Institutional Characteristics, School Surveys, Elementary Schools
McVey, Kaitlin Pennington; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Teacher shortages have real impact on schools, students, and communities. A gap of one teacher in a school means diminished opportunities for students. And, like many challenges in public education, the pain of teacher shortages is not distributed equitably: The communities that suffer the most from teacher shortages are often low-income and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Educational Policy, State Policy, Preservice Teacher Education
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2013, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) published the first-ever report on English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in member districts, reporting on a range of indicators in addition to ELL enrollment and languages spoken by such students. This report updates most of the data presented in the 2013 Council ELL report, shedding light…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Academic Achievement
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Fallas Escobar, Christian – Classroom Discourse, 2019
This study presents the analysis of a translanguaging by design activity I conducted with students finishing an EFL program at a Costa Rican university, for which I showed them pictures of graffiti in Spanish and encouraged them to discuss these, using their entire linguistic repertoire. I recorded their discussions, selected instances of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language)
Rickenbrode, Robert; Drake, Graham; Pomerance, Laura; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2018
The "2018 Teacher Prep Review" examines the results of rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. The Review includes recommendations for programs to make changes to improve the quality of teachers entering the profession and highlights…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Study, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rindermann, Heiner; Ceci, Stephen J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
In 19 (sub)samples from seven countries (United States, Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil), we analyzed the impact of parental education compared with wealth on the cognitive ability of children (aged 4-22 years, total N = 15,297). The background of their families ranged from poor indigenous remote villagers to academic…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Intelligence
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Baker-Doyle, Kira J.; Hunt, Michiko; Whitfield, Latricia C. – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Connected learning is a framework of learning principles that centers on fostering educational equity through leveraging social technologies and networking practices to connect students with opportunities, people and resources in communities within and beyond their classroom walls (Ito et al., 2013). The framework has been adopted and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Social Influences, Context Effect, Reflection
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
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