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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
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
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