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Valdés, Guadalupe; Kibler, Amanda; Walqui, Aída – TESOL International Association, 2014
This professional paper builds on the work of TESOL's issue briefs, "Implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Learners: The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher" (February 2013) and Overview of the Common Core State Standards Initiatives for ELLs (March, 2013). It discusses the shifting landscape surrounding the new Common…
Descriptors: Expertise, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Ross, Ruth Herron; Roberts-Pacchione, Beth – Corwin, 2011
Research shows that a child's social and behavioral skills affect the development of cognitive and physical abilities. Set students on a path to success and have fun doing it with this activity-packed second edition of "Wanna Play". The authors provide hundreds of activities that help children learn how to behave appropriately and make friends.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship
Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
The Learning and Skills Network (LSN) has carried forward the initial work of the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) and the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) to develop a professional development framework for e-learning: This publication shares the experiences of staff and their good practice as they used LSN's Framework as…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Causal Models, Information Technology
Smith, Ros – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
In January 2006 the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) launched its draft publication, "A Professional Development Framework for e-Learning" (ePD) for consultation with the post-16 education and training sector. In March 2006 the Learning and Skills Council funded the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) to run a pilot to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Guides, Training
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2007
This practical staff development guide aims to help senior managers, practitioners and others, including placing authorities, to evaluate the quality of provision made for children and young people in residential special schools and secure care accommodation services. It highlights effective ways in which services can fully support some of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Care, Special Schools, Disabilities
Gabriels, Robin L., Ed.; Hill, Dina E., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
Individuals with autism and their caregivers face unique challenges in later childhood and adolescence, yet this period is often neglected in the professional literature. This much-needed volume translates current research on the needs of this population into practical recommendations for clinicians and educators. Featuring vivid case examples and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Caregivers, Assistive Technology, Sexuality
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Culp, Marguerite M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter identifies eleven factors that, when present in a community college, substantially increase the probability that student affairs professionals will be able to create programs that matter to the institution's core mission. The chapter also provides student affairs practitioners with tools to assess the climate in student affairs as…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods
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Kisker, Carrie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter, aimed at both new community college student affairs professionals and experienced practitioners hoping to further develop their skills, provides resources and information about the expanding focus on student learning, translating student development theory into practice, and assessing student learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Student Development, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Outcomes of Education
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Kitagawa, Pam; Ridley, Melanie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2005
Today, the media, policy makers, educators, and parents are all talking about abstinence. Unfortunately, these groups often do not define the term or assume a singular, limited definition. However, each group and possibly each individual have a different definition of the word. In this environment of confusion and miscommunication, it is essential…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Definitions, Semantics, Pregnancy
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
Schools have a yearly rhythm--changing with the cycle and demands of the school calendar. There is the Season of Hope as the school year starts; then comes homework discontent, conferences of concern, grading and testing crises, newspaper attacks, worries about burnout, and the search for renewal. In keeping with all this, the material compiled…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Educational Resources, Mental Health Programs, School Organization
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
This Introductory Packet provides readings and related activities on support for transitions to address barriers to student learning covering both research and best practices. It explores why transitions are dangerous opportunities that can disrupt or promote development. Key transitions and related intervention strategies are presented for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health, Prevention, Program Development
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
This document describes major examples of trailblazing and pioneering efforts that are playing a role in designing new directions for student support. The work is being carried out at school, district, state, and national levels. The endeavors are grouped into three categories: (1) places where broad-based systemic changes are underway, (2) places…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Roper, Nicole; Dunst, Carl J. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
A three-dimensional framework for defining different aspects of natural learning environments is used to organize and describe natural communication intervention practices. Seven applicable communication intervention methods and strategies easily implemented in natural environments by speech therapists are described, as are reflective procedures.…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Widen, Judith E.; Bull, R. Warren; Folsom, Richard C. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article describes hearing screening procedures and discusses implications and limitations of passing screening tests, being referred for rescreening, and failing the test. Follow-up intervention and evaluation that may be needed for children with hearing loss are discussed, and practical advice for professionals involved with screening and…
Descriptors: Auditory Tests, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Early Childhood Education
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