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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Niu, Weihua; Kaufman, James C. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2013
The article integrates the seven papers of the two special issues with a special focus on discussing the differences in people's beliefs about creativity between the Chinese and American cultures: How it is conceived, evaluated, and nurtured. It uses three metaphors to capture major differences in these aspects, and highlights areas with profound…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Creativity, Cross Cultural Studies, Attitudes
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Lester, Juliette N.; Woods, James; Carlson, Burton L. – Career Development Quarterly, 2013
This historical and reflective account of the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee's (NOICC) and the State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees' (SOICCs) significant development of a national infrastructure that shaped career development policy, practice, and training from 1976 to 2000 offers key lessons for future…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Career Education, Career Development, Occupational Information
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Burnette, Jeni L.; O'Boyle, Ernest H.; VanEpps, Eric M.; Pollack, Jeffrey M.; Finkel, Eli J. – Psychological Bulletin, 2013
This review builds on self-control theory (Carver & Scheier, 1998) to develop a theoretical framework for investigating associations of implicit theories with self-regulation. This framework conceptualizes self-regulation in terms of 3 crucial processes: goal setting, goal operating, and goal monitoring. In this meta-analysis, we included…
Descriptors: Self Control, Theories, Goal Orientation, Meta Analysis
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Snowman, Ann Mackay – Journal of Access Services, 2013
Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia has a law on the books that protects a library borrower's privacy, both an ethical and legal obligation of the library. In addition, FERPA further restricts access to users' records. Getting the message across to staff can be a challenge, especially if you employ students or volunteers who may not…
Descriptors: Ethics, Library Services, Confidentiality, Staff Development
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Kareva, Veronika; Echevarria, Jana – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
In this paper we present a comprehensive model of instruction for providing consistent, high quality teaching to L2 students. This model, the SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol), provides an explicit framework for organizing instructional practices to optimize the effectiveness of teaching second and foreign language learners.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnicity, Educational Games, Specialists
Manner, Jane Carol; Rodriguez, Diane – Online Submission, 2012
This study reports the progress of a project in a teacher education program designed to deliver professional development to rural teachers through an online format addressing ESOL (English for speakers of other languages). Funded by a Professional Development Grant from the OELA (Office of English Language Acquisition) of the United States…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education
Suchorsky, Kathleen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A Leadership Covenant: School Leaders' Promise to the Community They Serve examined the leadership characteristics that are imperative to the development of the school's culture and climate and that ultimately influence students' achievement. This mixed methods study was designed to explore the perceptions of parents, teachers and school leaders…
Descriptors: School Culture, Organizational Climate, Principals, Administrator Characteristics
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Davidov, Danielle M.; Nadorff, Michael R.; Jack, Susan M.; Coben, Jeffrey H. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
In the United States, there is an ongoing debate about requiring health care professionals to report intimate partner violence (IPV) to law enforcement agencies. A comprehensive examination of the perspectives of those required to report abuse is critical, as their roles as mandated reporters often pose legal, practical, moral, and ethical…
Descriptors: Nurses, Home Visits, Attitudes, Compliance (Legal)
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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Research, 2012
Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
Okpalaoka, Chinwe L.; Dillard, Cynthia B. – Educational Foundations, 2012
This article focuses on the sense of what an "African" (American) identity could mean when viewed through the processes of migrations and fluid identities of contemporary African immigrant children as they interact with their African (Americans) peers in schools. The purpose of this article is to use data from a study of West African…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Slavery, Educational Experience, Immigrants
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Smith, Janet – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
Since the first Circle of Trust retreat was offered in 2005, the Center for Courage & Renewal (CCR) and other individual facilitators across the United States, Canada, and Australia have continued to offer many cross-professional retreats, as they have proven extremely popular. They are designed for people from any profession who want to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Program Effectiveness
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Colwell, Richard – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2012
Music has pervaded American history since the founding fathers sang hymns aboard the Mayflower. From that time until the present, music has been so embedded in U.S. society that it is experienced subconsciously in events and activities that are a part of daily life. Learning and instruction take place in the home, in churches, in the community,…
Descriptors: Music, Role, United States History, Music Education
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Weigert, Susan C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The decade following the publication of the No Child Left Behind Act 2001 was an innovative period with respect to inclusive assessment practices for students with disabilities (SWDs). As the United States educational policies under the Obama Administration's Race to the Top initiative re-conceive the inclusion of SWDs in state assessment-based…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Accountability, Inclusion
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