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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
Stock, Jason John – Online Submission, 2013
In this empirical study, teacher reported knowledge, use, preparation, and importance of higher-level thinking summative assessment questions were analyzed. This study was conducted using a survey distributed to seven Minnesota high schools that represented urban, suburban, and rural settings. Survey responses were cross tabulated with demographic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking
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Zilberberg, Anna; Anderson, Robin D.; Swerdzewski, Peter J.; Finney, Sara J.; Marsh, Kimberly R. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2012
Despite the extensive testing for federal accountability mandates, college students' understanding of federal accountability testing (e.g., No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, Spellings) has not been examined, resulting in a lack of knowledge regarding how such understanding (or lack thereof) impacts college students' behavior on accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, Testing Programs, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation
Zuercher, Deborah K.; Kessler, Cristy; Yoshioka, Jon – Online Submission, 2011
The CAST (content area specialized training) model of professional development enables sustainable teacher leadership and is responsive to the need for culturally relevant educational practices. The purpose of this paper is to share the background, methods, findings and recommendations of a case study on the CAST initiative in Guam. The case study…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Teacher Leadership, Pacific Islanders
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Cooper, Robert; Peebles, Lucretia D. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this article is to report the findings of a research study that sought to examine and describe prospective principals? attitudes and perceptions regarding current efforts to transform urban education for the betterment of African American Students. Given the current wave of reforms targeted at schools serving large numbers of…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Education, Organizational Change, Administrator Education
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2008
This study investigated preservice teachers? self efficacy in executing the practices of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural learning. Data for this study were drawn from a sample of 62 preservice teachers who were administered the Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale and Multicultural Teaching Concerns Survey. The…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Good, Jennifer; Miller, Vikki; Gassenheimer, Cathy – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2004
Professional development practices in schools have been changing recently, particularly with the mandates regarding professional development through No Child Left Behind. In 2001, the National Staff Development Council revised its standards of professional development to shift thinking in this area and reflect the changing needs of schools,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Professional Development, Standard Setting, Policy Formation
Paige, Rod – US Department of Education, 2002
Under the 1998 reauthorization of Title II of the Higher Education Act, the secretary of education is required to issue annual reports to Congress on the state of teacher quality nationwide. "Meeting the Highly Qualified Teachers Challenge" is the inaugural report on this important issue. The 1998 reauthorization also established a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Teacher Certification