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Pinochet, Jorge – Physics Education, 2019
Given the great interest that black holes arouse among non-specialists, it is important to analyse misconceptions related to them. According to the author, the most common misconceptions are that: (1) black holes are formed from stellar collapse; (2) they are very massive; (3) they are very dense; (4) their gravity absorbs everything; and (5) they…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Misconceptions, Physics, Secondary School Science
Gordon, John – Trentham Books, 2014
Using eleven of W.B. Yeats's poems, John Gordon explores ways of thinking about and teaching poetry in secondary schools and at undergraduate level. He draws together commentary, research, and his own professional experience, to enable his readers to develop flexible pedagogical judgement that can respond to the requirements of a range of students…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, Undergraduate Study
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Gryczka, Patrick; Klementowicz, Edward; Sharrock, Chappel; Maxfield, MacRae; Montclare, Jin Kim – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Lab instructors, for both high school and undergraduate college level courses, face issues of constricted time within the lab period and limited student engagement with prelab materials. To address these issues, an online prelab delivery system named LabLessons is developed and tested out in a high school chemistry classroom. The system…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, High Schools, Student Motivation
Yanoshak, Nancy, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Founded in 1966, and premised on the idea that motivated sixteen-year-olds are capable of college work, Bard College at Simon's Rock is an educational "experiment" from the sixties that has endured and prospered. "Educating Outside the Lines" looks at Simon's Rock as a pioneer of the early college movement that has begun to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2010
Secondary-level career and technical education (CTE) is broadening its purpose from preparation for entry-level jobs to preparation for both employment and postsecondary education. This expanded purpose requires teachers who have a wider range of skills and knowledge than has been true in the past. This report examines the influences that are…
Descriptors: Employment, Teacher Education Programs, Adult Education, Career Change
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Leatham, Keith R.; Peterson, Blake E. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010
This article reports on the results of a survey of 45 secondary mathematics cooperating teachers' perceptions of the primary purposes of student teaching and their roles in accomplishing those purposes. The most common purposes were interacting with an experienced, practising teacher, having a real classroom experience, and experiencing and…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
Bembenutty, Hefer – Online Submission, 2008
Teachers educate children in a way that potentially leads these learners to become active agents in constructing a better world. The present study examined teacher candidates' beliefs about the characteristics of self-regulated teacher. Specifically, teacher candidates (N = 71) described the characteristics of a teacher with high teacher's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics
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Tessema, Kedir Assefa – Educational Action Research, 2008
Student teachers' potential to change and reflect on their activities can be positively influenced by the opportunities created in teacher education programs. This paper explores an educative opportunity with the researcher and his practicum advisees by facilitating a continuum of reflective school-based activities through a dialogical…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research
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Hess, Amber Victoria Irish – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
A study conducted shows that if digital photography is combined with regular thin-layer chromatography (TLC), it could perform highly improved qualitative analysis as well as make accurate quantitative analysis possible for a much lower cost than commercial equipment. The findings suggest that digitally enhanced TLC (DE-TLC) is low-cost and easy…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Photography
Wyner, Joshua S.; Bridgeland, John M.; DiIulio, John J., Jr. – Civic Enterprises, 2007
This report chronicles the experiences of high-achieving lower-income students during elementary school, high school, college, and graduate school. Millions of high-achieving lower-income students are found in urban, suburban, and rural communities all across America, reflecting the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of the nation's schools,…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Student Experience
Sahin, Nurettin; Deniz, Sabahattin; Gorgen, Izzet – International Education Journal, 2006
Nature of science is defined as one of the directions of scientific literacy. The main aim of this study was to investigate both secondary school social and science branch post-graduate (non-thesis master) teacher candidates attitudes about the Nature of Science (NOS) and compare their attitudes towards NOS. A 12-item Likert type scale for teacher…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Graduate Students, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries
Brown, Stephen I.; Walter, Marion I. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
The new edition of this classic book describes and provides a myriad of examples of the relationships between problem posing and problem solving, and explores the educational potential of integrating these two activities in classrooms at all levels. "The Art of Problem Posing, Third Edition" encourages readers to shift their thinking…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Wangemann, Paul; Lewis, Nina; Squires, David A. – T.H.E. Journal, 2003
The PDA was originally conceived of as a portable handheld electronic device that provided a user with a tool to organize his or her life through easy access to a personal calendar, daily planner, and address book. Over the years, these devices have expanded to include many new functions, which have helped more applications in diverse fields. This…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Tierney, William G.; Bailey, Thomas; Constantine, Jill; Finkelstein, Neal; Hurd, Nicole Farmer – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face academic and informational barriers to college entry. This guide targets high schools and school districts, and focuses on effective practices that prepare students academically for college, assist them in completing the steps to college entry, and improve their likelihood…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Schools, School Districts, Access to Education