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Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Khayotha, Jesda; Sitti, Somsong; Sonsupap, Kanyarat – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The objectives of this research were to develop innovation curriculum and study the effect of curriculum usage in science teachers' training in establishing the supplementary subject curriculum for action lesson. It focuses on science process skills with 10 teachers for 4 days, and 236 Grade 9 students from 10 schools during the first semester of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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Ortega, Irasema; Luft, Julie A.; Wong, Sissy S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Early career science teachers are often assigned to classrooms with high numbers of English language learners (ELLs). For the underprepared early career science teacher, these circumstances are challenging. This study examines the changes in beliefs and practices of an early career science teacher who taught high numbers of ELLs in an urban…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, English Language Learners, Urban Schools
Corwin, Sylvia K., Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
Reading Improvement Through Art (RITA) program is an interdisciplinary approach to literacy that blends visual art with reading comprehension, evaluated in nine New York City urban high schools. 240 problem readers participating in the pilot program were pre- and post-tested in the Fall 1975 and Spring 1976 semesters. The testing showed the 9th…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Art Activities, Reading Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Siko, Jason; Barbour, Michael; Toker, Sacip – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
To date, research involving homemade PowerPoint games as an instructional tool has not shown statistically significant gains in student performance. This paper examines the results of a study comparing the performance of students in a high school chemistry course who created homemade PowerPoint games as a test review with the students who used a…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Instructional Materials, Computer Software, Teaching Methods
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Demir, Abdulkadir; Abell, Sandra K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2010
The purpose of this phenomenographic study was to: (a) gain an understanding of the meaning of inquiry held by beginning science teachers and their instructors in an Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP); and (b) compare science teachers' views of inquiry with what they learned in their ATCP. Participants were four beginning science…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Observation, Interviews, Data Analysis
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Martinez, Louis – English Journal, 2010
The nation's focus on the literacy skills of students--especially boys--has produced many notions of reform. School districts reorganized and changed curricula to meet the needs of struggling readers and writers. In New York City, where this author was teaching, "Balanced Literacy" (a reading and writing workshop) had been implemented in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Questionnaires
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2009
Determining the ideal academic setting in which students can be successful continues to be one of the primary goals of educators. Is there a best classroom structure in which students can be successful? Although there is research on the academic gains in the block schedule and in traditional departmentalized settings, both of which are common in…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Self Contained Classrooms, Classroom Environment, High Schools
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Doppelt, Yaron – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2009
Infusing creative thinking competence through the design process of authentic projects requires not only changing the teaching methods and learning environment, but also adopting new assessment methods, such as portfolio assessment. The participants in this study were 128 high school pupils who have studied MECHATRONICS from 10th to 12th grades…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Engineering Education, Student Projects, Class Activities
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Luft, Julie A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
While it is generally acknowledged that the first years of teaching are the most difficult, little is known about the development of subject matter specialists during this period. In order to add to the knowledge in this area, the present study explores the first year of 114 secondary science teachers as they participate in one of four different…
Descriptors: Proximity, Investigations, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Science Teachers
Cobb, Casey D.; Bifulco, Robert; Bell, Courtney – Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2009
As of October 2007, 54 interdistrict magnet schools enrolling 18,928 students were operating in Connecticut. The bulk of these schools are located in the Hartford and New Haven areas--21 in the Hartford area and 17 in the New Haven area. Interdistrict magnets also serve significant numbers of students in the Waterbury region. In keeping with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Magnet Schools, School Desegregation, Reading Achievement
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Miyajima, Tomomi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2008
This study explores gender inequality in the occupational culture of Japanese high school teachers with special focus on women teachers' resistance to gender-biased practices. It examines the effectiveness of official and informal teacher training programmes in raising awareness of gender issues. Through an ethnographic case study conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Work Environment, Organizational Culture
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Taylor, Amy R.; Jones, M. Gail; Broadwell, Bethany; Oppewal, Tom – Science Education, 2008
Although there have been numerous studies that indicate the benefits of teachers and students working with scientists, there is little research that documents scientists' views of science education, science teacher preparation, and the goals of science education. Furthermore, little is known about how scientists' views of science education may…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Science Teachers, Accountability
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2006
What are ways to encourage minority students and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds to take and succeed in AP classes? Advanced Placement courses and their final national standardized exams began in 1954 to help students, mostly white males, get through college more quickly so that they would have more time in the work force. 50 years later,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Enrollment, Minority Group Students, White Students