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Baker, Elaine DeLott; Hope, Laura; Karandjeff, Kelley – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2009
Contextualized teaching and learning (CTL), or the concept of relating subject matter content to meaningful situations that are relevant to students' lives, offers one promising approach to helping students learn more effectively. This brief offers instructors, college leaders, policy makers and funders a high-level summary of the CTL…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Basic Skills, Learning, Colleges
Santiago, Deborah, Comp. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2009
By 2025, 22 percent of the U.S. college-age population will be Latino, a level already exceeded in four states: California, Florida, New York, and Texas. However, today, only seven percent of Latinos ages 18 to 24 have an associate's degree or higher compared to 9 percent of African Americans, 16 percent of white, and 25 percent of Asians of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Hispanic American Students, Achievement Gap
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Sharifi, Mohsen; McCombs, Gary B.; Fraser, Linda Lussy; McCabe, Robert K. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2009
The authors describe a graduate capstone accounting class as a basis for building communication skills desired by both accounting practitioners and accounting faculty. An academic service-learning (ASL) component is included. Adopted as a required class for a master of science degree in accounting at two universities, this course supports…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Accounting, Communication Skills, Higher Education
Santiago, Deborah A., Comp. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2008
As the college-age Latino population continues to increase throughout the nation, meeting the country's future human capital and workforce needs make it imperative to improve outcomes for Latino students today. As public attention is focused on existing achievement gaps, educators and policymakers are seeking ways to improve educational outcomes…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Hispanic American Students, Achievement Gap
Bayerl, Katie – Jobs for the Future, 2007
Schoolwide literacy--the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and thinking practices in all content areas--is generally considered an effective, even necessary, approach to addressing the learning needs of adolescents. In early college high schools, which blend high school and college for students who are underserved in higher education, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High Schools, Science Teachers, Literacy
Santiago, Deborah A., Comp. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2007
By 2025, 22 percent of the U.S. college-age population will be Latino, a level already reached in four states: California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Meeting the country's future human capital and workforce needs make it imperative to improve outcomes for Latino students today. As public attention is focused on current achievement gaps,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Hispanic American Students, Achievement Gap
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Pratt, David; Stevenson, Heidi J. – AACE Journal, 2007
This article describes a student-centered assessment model used at a large university to encourage preservice teachers' use of technology in the K-12 classroom. This model allows preservice teachers to have discretion over the content, form, and time period in which they complete technology proficiencies. More specifically, this article describes…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Backer, Patricia Ryaby – Journal of Technology Studies, 2004
There has been considerable discussion in general educational publications about the value of instructional technology, in particular multimedia- or Web-based instruction. Much of the published work thus far has described various features of multimedia systems in an anecdotal manner rather than focusing on an evaluation of multimedia and its use…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Science and Society
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Rubiales, David M. – Academe, 1998
Argues that, after 20 years of collective bargaining, neither local governing boards nor administrators of California's community colleges have adjusted to it ideologically. However, from a faculty perspective, collective bargaining has been successful, improving collegiality, moving institutions from a high school model toward a higher education…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, College Role
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Rocca, Al M. – Social Studies Review, 1994
Asserts that these are exciting times to be involved in history/social science education in California. Reviews recent trends and maintains they will have a significant impact on both preservice and inservice teacher education. Provides a preview of articles in this special theme issue on teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Park, Clara C. – Social Studies Review, 1995
Maintains that California schools have undergone an enormous transformation over the past two decades, with over a million students identified as limited English proficient. Describes changes in teacher education and certification designed to meet the needs of limited English proficient students. (CFR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Wilvert, Calvin – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that, as Spain integrates into the European Economic Community, it is considered to be Europe's California. Asserts that making regional comparisons between California and Spain can be an effective teaching method. Provides comparisons in such areas as agriculture and tourism. (CFR)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Strategies
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Gerbert, Barbara; And Others – Journal of Dental Education, 1991
An office-based continuing education program on acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) for dentists is described, including needs assessment, model development, local piloting, national implementation with 119 dentists, and evaluation phases. Program evaluation indicated an improvement in risk perception, knowledge, and practice resulted, but…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Dental Schools, Dentistry, Higher Education
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Washington, Doris – Social Studies Review, 1994
Discusses issues related to the underrepresentation of minority teachers in social studies education. Suggests that many minority college students choose occupations other than teaching. Recommends that secondary history teachers develop student involvement in history through historical research and controversial issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences
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Douglass, John Aubrey – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the development of the California system of higher education. Discusses the debate between those who wanted a university to educate future leaders and those who urged a system that would stress agriculture and mining. Explores the politics of school boards, the Board of Regents, and the legislature in the state's constitutional…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives