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Bin Tuwaym, Sultan Turki; Berry, Ann Bassett – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Assistive technology (AT) for students with visual impairments (VI) is an essential part of their educational program. AT allows students to develop skills, engage in the academic environment, and function independently. Despite the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate for AT as part of a student's Individualized Education…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Rural Schools, Teacher Education
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
González-Riaño, Xosé Antón, Comp.; Fernández-Costales, Alberto, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2014
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Educational Policy
Areny, Maria, Comp.; Mayans, Pere, Comp.; Forniès, David, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2013
Regional dossiers aim at providing a concise description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Educational Policy
National Academies Press, 2012
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
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Dyson, Ben P.; Williams, Lori H. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
Comparable to the K-12 teacher who is charged with demonstrating student achievement, the physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty member is charged with preparing teacher candidates to enter the profession with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a standards-based physical education program. PE Metrics provides the K-12 teacher…
Descriptors: National Standards, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
American Institutes for Research, 2011
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over time, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving outcomes for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2011
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Educational Innovation
Milner, H. Richard, IV – Harvard Education Press, 2010
"Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There" addresses a crucial issue in teacher training and professional education: the need to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for the racially diverse student populations in their classrooms. A down-to-earth book, it aims to help practitioners develop insights and skills for successfully educating…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational Change, Case Studies, Professional Education
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Marcus, Alan S. – Journal of Museum Education, 2008
This article explores the importance of developing strong adult education programs within a broader collaborative effort between museum staff and K-12 teachers. Focusing on history museums, the first section discusses the importance of museum visits for K-12 history learning and how we need to reconsider some of the primary purposes for these…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Museums, Teacher Education
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L'Allier, Susan K.; Elish-Piper, Laurie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
Teacher educators can use active engagement strategies to help teacher candidates interact meaningfully with assigned readings for literacy methods courses. This approach to active engagement with required readings helps teacher candidates learn the content, concepts, and processes from text, and enables them to experience as learners the…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies
Weatherby, Kristen – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2007
This paper, the first of a two-part article, addresses ways that project-based learning is being used in countries around the world. It introduces Microsoft's worldwide K-12 education initiative, Partners in Learning, and provides some background as to why Microsoft is interested in developing project-based learning curricula for teachers to help…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – New Educator, 2006
In this article, Cochran-Smith argues that now more than ever, teacher education needs public intellectuals to challenge prevailing views and expose its governing myths. The author makes this argument by describing two issues that are in great need of public critique: (1) the myth that teacher education is a public policy problem that can be…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Mythology, Teacher Attitudes
Pearl, Art, Ed.; Pryor, Caroline R., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
This book presents the findings of eleven teacher educators as they examine the meaning of democracy and its application to classroom practice. There is a shared belief among all contributors to this volume: that incorporating democratic practice into teacher education is an essential requirement to introducing democratic practices in K-12…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Decision Making, Personality, Minority Groups
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