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Whitebook, Marcy; Gomby, Deanna; Bellm, Dan; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
Across the political spectrum, high-quality early care and education (ECE) is viewed as essential to educational reform. No ECE program can succeed without teachers who can establish warm and caring relationships with children, light the fires of children's curiosity and love of learning, and foster their development and readiness for school.…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Young Children
Whitebook, Marcy; Gomby, Deanna; Bellm, Dan; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
When it comes to teacher preparation, the support provided to new teachers, and ongoing professional development for working teachers, Grades K-12 and the field of early care and education (ECE) are two very different worlds. While both worlds assume that teachers' classroom skills and behavior can be influenced at multiple points in time (through…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Young Children, Educational Change, Professional 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
James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2007
Today's world is challenged by complex issues and citizens need ever-increasing scientific literacy to understand the impact of issues such as global warming, alternative energy, and genetic engineering, on their daily lives and to make informed decisions. Students need to be prepared to tackle issues such as these by being exposed to learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Engineering, Specialists, Scientific Literacy
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Murnane, Richard J. – Future of Children, 2007
Richard Murnane observes that the American ideal of equality of educational opportunity has for years been more the rhetoric than the reality of the nation's political life. Children living in poverty, he notes, tend to be concentrated in low-performing schools staffed by ill-equipped teachers. They are likely to leave school without the skills…
Descriptors: Poverty, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, School Choice
Davis, Martin A., Jr. – Thomas B. Fordham Foundation & Institute, 2005
"Miracle" is a word you would expect to hear from people familiar with the Assumption Catholic School story--but don?t wait for it. More likely you will hear a name: Mary Anne Stanton. In just more than five years, Stanton has led Assumption and 12 other Catholic schools from high-poverty Washington, D.C. neighborhoods into a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Consortia, Urban Schools