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Adelman, Cliff; Ewell, Peter; Gaston, Paul; Schneider, Carol Geary – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2011
Through this document, Lumina Foundation for Education offers a "Degree Qualifications Profile," a tool that can help transform U.S. higher education. A Degree Profile--or qualifications framework--illustrates clearly what students should be expected to know and be able to do once they earn their degrees--at any level. This Degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Profiles, Qualifications, Academic Degrees
Milambiling, Joyce – English Teaching Forum, 2011
Students who study English as a Foreign Language (EFL) often already speak two or more languages. Knowing more than one language is a necessity for many people worldwide, whether it is because their parents come from different language backgrounds, because their home, regional, national, or school languages are different, or for a variety of other…
Descriptors: Assignments, Familiarity, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Hadley, Wanda M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Enoch, Jessica; Jack, Jordynn – College English, 2011
Remembering Sappho, from a pedagogical perspective, usually means that teachers bring recovered women's rhetorics into the classroom, prompting students to come to know women as rhetorical agents by analyzing the rhetorical strategies they used to make their voices heard. Teaching women's rhetorics in this way works toward the ultimate goal of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rhetoric, Females, Feminism
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Haines, Chris – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2011
With the London 2012 Olympics coming up, now is a good time for teachers to turn to track and field athletics for an application that has the potential to be intrinsically interesting to many pupils in schools new undergraduates. In this article, curves, well-known amongst former generations of pupils, are revisited by looking at the markings on…
Descriptors: Track and Field, Students, Athletes, Athletics
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Ruller, Roberto; Silva-Rocha, Rafael; Silva, Artur; Schneider, Maria Paula Cruz; Ward, Richard John – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2011
Protein engineering is a powerful tool, which correlates protein structure with specific functions, both in applied biotechnology and in basic research. Here, we present a practical teaching course for engineering the green fluorescent protein (GFP) from "Aequorea victoria" by a random mutagenesis strategy using error-prone polymerase…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering, Scientific Research
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Brown, Theresa J. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author discusses the origins, goals, structures, and evaluations for a required course in gender studies at the university at which she teaches. This article will be of assistance to faculty members who may be interested in beginning a discussion of how such a course can be implemented at their own institutions. The course,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Required Courses, Gender Issues, Womens Studies
Heslop, Joanne – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2011
British Columbia has a differentiated post-secondary system in which different kinds of institutions provide students with a wide range of educational program options and numerous opportunities for credential completion. As a result of the many education choices and pathways available to students in BC, they tend to navigate their way through the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Student Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Thibeault, Matthew D. – General Music Today, 2011
Poems are filled with musicality. Poetry and music are often described using similar terms: meter, cadence, phrase, form, and more. Poetry also has physical qualities recognized ever since the Greeks classified poetic meter in feet. In this article, the author presents a project that works well across the age spectrum: recording expressive poetry…
Descriptors: Poetry, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and assessments aligned to them represent a significant milestone in public education reform in the U.S. Developed with consultation from higher education, the rigorous new standards and the assessments now being drafted by two consortia promise to help students reach higher levels of academic achievement and…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Public Education
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Ponsa, Sergio; Sanchez, Antoni – Chemical Engineering Education, 2011
At present, due to the overall adaptation to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), a new concept regarding the teaching methodology was thought to be essential for engineering subjects. In this paper we describe our experience teaching the altered content of the courses on two classical subjects; Chemical Reactors (Chemical Engineering) and…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Foreign Countries
Conley, David T. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2010
"College and Career Ready" offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high…
Descriptors: High Schools, Study Habits, Time Management, Higher Education
Arum, Richard; Roksa, Josipa – University of Chicago Press, 2010
In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor's degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they're born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Criticism, Role of Education, Student Evaluation
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
The majority of Alternative Route Certification (ARC) programs are designed to fill personnel needs in either a certain discipline (e.g., special education teachers) or in specific geographic areas (e.g., rural, urban). ARC programs provide access to a teaching credential by circumventing traditional preservice preparation. In general, ARC…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Certification, Teacher Educators, Special Education
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Preuss, Michael – NADE Digest, 2010
The use of student evaluation of instruction (SEI) is common place in American higher education. However, there is an open and continuing debate regarding SEI, its reliability and its validity. It is important for developmental educators to be aware of the concerns that exist regarding SEI in order for them to make wise decisions regarding the use…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Developmental Programs, Higher Education, Reliability
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