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Wiggins, Marcie B.; Heath, Emma; Alcántara-García, Jocelyn – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The interface of art and science provides a broad range of educational and collaborative projects at various learning stages. Therefore, the use of historic artists' materials for teaching chemistry is receiving more attention. We prepared and used copper acetate (verdigris pigment) for a series of interconnected, lab-based activities, which can…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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Van Soelen, Thomas M.; Kersey, Shannon N.; Chester, Charles; LeMoyne, Michael; Perkins, Rebecca Williams – Learning Professional, 2019
Shannon Kersey, principal of Alpharetta High School in Georgia and one of the authors of this article, believes in the benefits of building assistant principals' leadership capacity, not just for success in their current jobs but to support their eventual transition to principal. Three of her former assistant principals are now principals of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Career Change, Capacity Building
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Tessman, Darcy – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Federal and Arizona educational policies challenge U.S.-Mexico border educators to meet the diverse needs of bilingual, bicultural students while also being required to use instructional pedagogies that offer monolingual and monocultural schooling experiences. Ethnographic research captures American schooling experiences of Latino…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mexican American Education, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Little, Michael; Fierro, Christine – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Recent research has demonstrated that elementary school leaders, under pressure to meet benchmarks set by state and federal governments, have begun "staffing to the test," moving to tested grades and subjects teachers whose previous students made substantive learning gains. This is particularly true in lower-performing schools or schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Selection, Teacher Evaluation
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Ajayi, Stephen O.; Olatunji, Oluwole A. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Four theoretical frameworks were used to explore causations of turnover amongst high school teachers in Nigeria: (1) teachers' personal health, (2) work-family life, (3) job satisfaction, and (4) actual turnover intention. Quantitative data were obtained from 925 public high school teachers in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria. Cronbach's Alpha…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The present study aims to investigate the effects of a number of demographic and academic factors, such as gender, age, nationality (Emirati vs non-Emirati), high school major (arts vs science) and high school score, on the academic performance -- measured by overall grade point average -- of undergraduate students majoring in statistics…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Generalization
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Chang, Chun-Yen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study, first of all, aimed to develop a new survey to assess Taiwanese teachers' perceived self-efficacy in STEM knowledge. Second, it aimed to probe any differences in teachers' perceived self-efficacy in STEM knowledge regarding their gender and teaching subjects. Last, we examined the structural relations among teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
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Casey, Hallie – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Land grant Program has been building community focused horticultural extension for the past five years. The long-term goals are to develop an extension program that will serve as a hub of Navajo and Native-specific agricultural information and conversation, build individual and community capacity, support…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Higher Education
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Scheef, Andrew R.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Voss, Cory S. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
The use of peer support arrangements can be an effective strategy to improve educational services for students with disabilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When developing peer support arrangements, secondary teachers should consider aligning these services with evidence-based predictors of positive postschool outcomes…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Disabilities, Autism
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Ganon-Shilon, Sherry; Chen, Schechter – Management in Education, 2019
Educational reform implementation in today's fast changing world requires a critical transition from individual to school sense-making processes. Managing expectations from above (e.g. external demands) and below (e.g. internal school goals) while performing within multiple overlapping contexts, principals seem pulled in many different directions…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Improvement, Holistic Approach, Educational Change
Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul – Educational Leadership, 2019
Traditional PD sessions share information on new practices, but teachers often can't translate that information effectively to implement the new practice in their classrooms. A better way is to show a teacher a model of excellent practice by a colleague and help her reflect on the "gap" between her practice and the model, then plan…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Charter Schools, High Schools
Sampson, Charles; Moore, Jeff; Roegman, Rachel – Educational Leadership, 2019
After bringing hidden inequities to light, a high-performing school district set out to reverse course. The district adopted two key practices to center issues of equity: the development of a district-specific metric, the Opportunity Index, and deep analysis of deceleration patterns in course taking among certain groups. These practices, alongside…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Districts, High Schools, Academic Achievement
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Malin, Joel R.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: This study analyzed leadership structures, processes, and practices that have enabled and constrained an ambitious career and college readiness reform within an urban school district. It was designed to discern how leaders worked across cross-sector boundaries to support district-wide high school career academy implementation. Research…
Descriptors: High Schools, Career Academies, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
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Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Nese, Joseph F. T.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H.; Kittelman, Angus – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
In this study, longitudinal data from 708 schools across five states in the continental United States were analyzed to measure the time between initial training and adequate implementation of Tier I Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports over 5 years and the extent to which it varied by school characteristics. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Institutional Characteristics, Suburban Schools
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