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de Almeida, Ana Nunes; Alves, Nuno de Almeida; Delicado, Ana; Carvalho, Tiago – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2012
This article discusses the heterogeneity in children's appropriation and use of the internet that make up contemporary digital divides. Based on a survey of Portuguese children in mandatory education (8- to 17-year-olds), it relies on multivariate statistical procedures to build a topological mapping of internet use patterns. Variations in digital…
Descriptors: Internet, Children, Surveys, Foreign Countries
Clark, Jill P. – Principal Leadership, 2012
Many students enter large comprehensive high schools without having the necessary social and academic skills or understanding of what will be expected of them as they move through the high school curriculum. To help a higher number of students experience success, schools must help them develop academic, social, and self-management skills.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Discipline Problems, Dropout Rate, Grade 9
Liberman, Akiva – Urban Institute, 2012
High rates of truancy at some DC schools are receiving considerable attention. The Family Court cannot realistically be a primary response to the chronic truancy of thousands of chronically truant high-school students, Senior Fellow Akiva Liberman of the Justice Policy Center told the City Council. Liberman commented that family-based…
Descriptors: Truancy, High School Students, High Schools, Courts
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Mariotti, Maria Alessandra – Research in Mathematics Education, 2012
The objective of this paper is to discuss the didactic potential offered by the use of a Dynamic Geometry System (DGS) in introducing students to theoretical thinking and specifically to the practice of proof. Starting from a discussion about what constitutes the general objective in developing students' sense of proof, the notion of Theorem is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Geometry
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Stillwell, Robert; Sable, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents the number of high school completers, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and the dropout data for grades 9-12 for public schools in school year 2009-10. State Education Agencies (SEAs) report annual counts of completers, dropouts, and enrollments to the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropouts, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Instructional strategies make a difference in whether students are engaged in learning and are profiting from their time in class. High schools, technology centers and middle grades schools are encouraging teachers to adopt new teaching techniques and are providing opportunities for teachers to work together to improve their instructional skills…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, High Schools, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike; Dunne, Tim – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2011
Educational measurement is generally thought of as empirical, quantitative, and large-scale, whose purpose is to monitor educational systems. Sociocognitive studies, on the other hand, are associated with small-scale, theoretical, and qualitative studies, the purpose of which is to conduct fine-grained analysis of learning or teaching, or to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Models, Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals)
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Maurer, Matthew J.; Tokarsky, Rebecca; Zalewsky, Laura – Science Scope, 2011
Many of the skills and talents required to be a successful scientist, such as analysis, experimentation, and creativity, can be developed and reinforced through art. Both science and art challenge students to make observations, experiment with different techniques, and use both traditional and nontraditional methods to express their ideas. The…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Science Education, Art Education, Grade 7
Sartorius, Tara Cady – Arts & Activities, 2011
This article discusses Al Souza's "Orlando City Maps," which was created not by adding colored ink to paper, but by cutting the printed paper away. Seven layers of pages are stacked upon one another and, except for the intact bottom layer, oval-shaped holes are cut through each page to reveal the layers below. When designing "Orlando City Maps,"…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Products, Integrated Curriculum, Art Education
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Stephens, Pamela; Walkup, Nancy – Art Education, 2011
Many of the paintings of 20th-century American artist Philip C. Curtis defy clear classification. Curtis's artworks often show dreamlike and fantastical qualities and are therefore frequently pigeonholed as Surrealistic. While this classification is not completely erroneous, it fails to acknowledge some subtle differences between Curtis's artwork…
Descriptors: Artists, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Products, Art Expression
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Webster, Megan L.; Milson, Andrew J. – Social Education, 2011
Numerous educators have noted that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool for social studies teaching and learning. Yet the use of GIS has been hampered by issues such as the cost of the software and the management of large spatial data files. One trend that shows great promise for GIS in education is the move to cloud computing.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Economic Development, Technology Uses in Education
Sartorius, Tara Cady – Arts & Activities, 2011
When artists are inspired to travel in Europe to study art and history of the Western world, Italy is a good place to start. With its ancient architecture, rich cultural heritage, and superb works of art, Italy has been the quintessential center of Western art history for centuries. It was the good fortune of Alabama-based artist and teacher…
Descriptors: Art History, Foreign Countries, Artists, Freehand Drawing
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Akarsu, Bayram – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
Hands-on activities are one of the most popular instructional tools that enhance student understandings of the science concepts and enable them to get involved in science practices as well. However, most of science educators underestimate its effectiveness in the classrooms. In order to illustrate how these activities could be utilized for science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts
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Hall, Brenda S.; Holland, Carol E. Buchholz; Karsh, Lisa; Wang, Ting – ERS Spectrum, 2011
In this article, we share outcomes from the implementation of a ninth-grade academy in a large, comprehensive, Northern Plains, United States, school district. The article discusses the effectiveness of this reform in terms of the academic and social preparedness for students during the ninth-grade year and transition to high school. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Grade 9, School Counselors
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Dawson, Peg – Educational Leadership, 2010
Child psychologist Peg Dawson explains that some students who appear to be lazy simply lack the executive skills they need to stay organized and get their work done. She tells the story of Josh, a student with attention problems whose academic performance started plummeting in middle school. With the help of a coach, Josh learned to manage his…
Descriptors: Time Management, Study Skills, Child Psychology, Student Motivation
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