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Gözpinar, Halis – Online Submission, 2017
The English language day by day is becoming ever increasingly important in the world. Music in foreign language education can be seen as a helpful method that spontaneously livens the learning atmosphere. In this paper, we are arguing for (the use of) songs that stir and inspire "social change" and that are an "authentic" part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Archer, Lester A. C.; Ng, Karen E. – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explain how to use the scientific method as the framework to introduce mathematical model. Two interdisciplinary activities, targeted for students in grade 6 or grade 7, are explained to show the application of the scientific method while building a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Mathematical Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 6
McKeone, Alyssa; Caruso, Lenora; Bettle, Kailyn; Chase, Ashley; Bryson, Bridget; Schneider, Jean S.; Rule, Audrey C. – Online Submission, 2015
Gifted learners need opportunities for critical and creative thinking to stretch their minds and imaginations. Strategies for increasing complexity in the four core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies were addressed using the Common Core and Iowa Core Standards through several methods. Descriptive adjective object…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, State Standards, Difficulty Level
Hubbuch, Chris; Stucker, Keelie – Online Submission, 2015
Schools implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports work to establish and maintain fidelity of school-wide systems and practices. Depending on the mobility rate of the student population, initial efforts may not be enough to adequately support and personalize the induction experience for highly mobile students. This monograph will…
Descriptors: Transfer Students, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Mobility, School Orientation
Weih, Timothy G. – Online Submission, 2014
This report describes the assessment, evaluation, and subsequent development of reading intervention strategies for a struggling middle school student. The family background and popular culture of the student were the primary means for creating the interventions. The student was taught to apply the reading strategies while completing…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Intervention, Males, Reading Instruction
Teske, Jolene K.; Gray, Phyllis; Kuhn, Mason A.; Clausen, Courtney K.; Smith, Latisha L.; Alsubia, Sukainah A.; Ghayoorad, Maryam; Rule, Audrey C.; Schneider, Jean Suchsland – Online Submission, 2014
Gifted students with visual impairments are twice exceptional learners and may not evidence their advanced science aptitudes without appropriate accommodations for learning science. However, effective tactile science teaching materials may be easily made. Recent research has shown that when tactile materials are used with "all" students…
Descriptors: Tactile Adaptation, Teacher Developed Materials, Instructional Materials, Visual Impairments
Roseman, Jo Ellen; Herrmann-Abell, Cari; Flanagan, Jean; Kruse, Rebecca; Howes, Elaine; Carlson, Janet; Roth, Kathy; Bourdelat-Parks, Brooke – Online Submission, 2013
Researchers at AAAS and BSCS have developed a six-week unit that aims to help middle school students learn important chemistry ideas that can be used to explain growth and repair in animals and plants. By integrating core physical and life science ideas and engaging students in the science practices of modeling and constructing explanations, the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Chemistry, Biology
Kruse, Rebecca; Howes, Elaine V.; Carlson, Janet; Roth, Kathleen; Bourdelat-Parks, Brooke – Online Submission, 2013
AAAS and BSCS are collaborating to develop and study a curriculum unit that supports students' ability to explain a variety of biological processes such as growth in chemical terms. The unit provides conceptual coherence between chemical processes in nonliving and living systems through the core idea of atom rearrangement and conservation during…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Biology, Grade 8, Middle School Students
Tian-Ping, Yang – Online Submission, 2012
Since implementation of reform and opening-up policy, China's teacher education has got significant success on policy design, legislation process, theory research, system reform, model innovation and teaching qualification system building. Teachers' educational background level has been increased. Teachers' professional ethics and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
Lord, E. Wayne; Swanson, Julie Dingle; Breard, Nan; Drain, Denise; Thomas, Kianga R.; Thomas, Steve; Dolph, Katie A.; Price, R. Douglas – Online Submission, 2009
On March 13, 2009, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, an eminent leader in gifted education, was presented with a Festschrift, a volume of articles submitted by colleagues as well as former and current graduate students to celebrate her life's work and influence on the field. This volume is a free supplement from The College of William and Mary's Center…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, Academically Gifted, Problem Based Learning
Ngwudike, Benjamin C. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper was to examine the cross-national performance of fourth- and eighth-grade students in mathematics on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003. The TIMSS assessment data were used to identify nations that have a competitive edge in the critical area of mathematics. The Trends in International…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Persistence
Korilaki, Panagiota – Online Submission, 2009
The current article deals with the issue of increased dropouts of deaf pupils from compulsory education (primary and junior high school) and tries to map out plausible reasons according to what principals and teachers for the deaf say, which might account for these dropouts. Official statistics are employed to demonstrate reduced graduation rates…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Deafness, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
Montgomery, Joel R. – Online Submission, 2008
This paper identifies a series of activities which reinforce each other and form part of a thematic unit of instruction across the content areas for English language learners (ELLs). These activities will be connected to the relevant English language proficiency (ELP) standards established at level three by the World-Class Instructional Design…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Second Language Learning, Consortia, English (Second Language)
Montgomery, Joel R. – Online Submission, 2008
This working paper explores reasons to encourage parents of English language learners (ELLs) to be involved in the learning process at the middle school level. Barriers to parental involvement of language minority students will be identified and successful, research-based strategies to increase parental involvement will be introduced. Five…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship
Ulusavas, Mualla – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine what happens in Turkey in terms of implementation of the CRC (The Convention on the Rights of the Child) in general, with special reference to the right of education and to develop suitable recommendations in order to add some contribution to solve the main problems in early child development. A CRC-based…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Child Development
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