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Bartholomew, Scott R.; DeSplinter, Marlee – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, integrated STEM education, and integrative STEM education are all actively pursued teaching approaches currently being highlighted in the United States and abroad (Sanders, 2009; Semali & Mehta, 2012), and in recent years the increase in interest, engagement, and pressure to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Bhat, Christine Suniti – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Middle and high school students interact via powerful social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms are sometimes misused, resulting in cyberbullying and sexting that could adversely affect many in the school community. School counsellors, school psychologists, and educators are uniquely positioned to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Corey, Douglas Lyman; Lemon, Travis; Gilbert, Edward; Ninomiya, Hiroyuki – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With international exams (PISA and TIMSS) producing results every three or four years, there is near continual talk of East Asian dominance in mathematics education. Beyond the reporting of scores, some studies have compared mathematics teaching in these countries with U.S. instruction. However, researchers are not (usually) grade school math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Murphy-Graham, Erin; Lloyd, Cynthia – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article proposes a conceptual framework for how education can promote adolescent girls' empowerment and, by mapping the field, highlights promising examples of empowering education programs. We conclude by identifying both research and programmatic opportunities for the future that will harness the expertise of a range of specialists from the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
Noting that 60 percent of both fourth and eighth graders currently struggle with reading, this report urges the U.S. Congress to focus on students' literacy development from early childhood through grade twelve as it works to rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, Grade 4, Grade 8
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
The "KIDS COUNT Data Book" is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family and community. The…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Welfare, Economic Factors, Access to Education
Weissbourd, Richard; Peterson, Amelia; Weinstein, Emily – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
One of the most important aspects in our lives is learning how to have mutual, caring romantic relationships. Yet while schools and many other industries in this country devote tremendous attention and resources to preparing the young for work, they do remarkably little to prepare them for generous, self-respecting sex and love. Educators and…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Sexuality, Sex Education, Interpersonal Relationship
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2013
Seventh and 8th grade English-learners in selected urban schools will soon dive into some of the most celebrated speeches in U.S. history. They'll dissect, for example, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream," and Robert F. Kennedy's "On the Death of Martin Luther King." Though their…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Language Proficiency, Language Arts, Academic Standards
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Andrews, Colin; Bishop, Penny – Middle School Journal (J1), 2012
Transitions into and out of the middle grades can be challenging for many reasons. Students need to acclimate to new policies, practices, and buildings; teachers require accurate data about their new students' capacities; and families must navigate relationships with new personnel. All school transitions present different and, at times, puzzling…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Middle School Students
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Miller, Peter M.; Gibson, Jordi Diaz; Balslev, Gitte Miller; Scanlan, Martin – Middle School Journal (J3), 2012
Purposeful and strategic connections between schools, families, and communities are critical characteristics of effective middle level education. Area-based initiatives (ABIs) have been particularly visible family-school-community policy developments in recent years--especially the federally funded "Promise Neighborhoods," which attempt…
Descriptors: Teacher Integration, Foreign Countries, Neighborhoods, Community Services
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Tagliaferro, Heather – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2012
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Change can be scary. Quite often people find themselves venturing down an unknown path, unsure of what twists and turns will come their way. This uncertainty brings about questions, anxiety, and for some, a sense of panic. Similar emotions…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
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Lee, Jae Ki; Choi, Kyong Mi; McAninch, Melissa – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2012
Research has proved that American students, as well as some adults, struggle with understanding fraction concepts and operations (Behr et al. 1992; NCES 2011). Having a solid understanding of this topic is important because fraction concepts are a foundation for many areas in secondary school mathematics, such as rate of change, rational…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks
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Snyder, Jeffrey W.; Hammond, Thomas C. – History Teacher, 2012
The Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool for effective teacher-centered instruction, powerful student-centered instruction, and engagement in historiography. GIS tools have existed since the 1960s, but only since the 1990s have educators explored their application to social studies. Proponents expect GIS to have a dramatic impact upon…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Geographic Information Systems
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Fitzgerald, Monica M.; Cohen, Judith A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Schools are ideal settings for identifying children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events. They are also ideal for providing evidence-based mental health services, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, to students affected by childhood posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring mental health and behavioral…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Services, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
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Wade-Mdivanian, R.; Anderson-Butcher, D.; Hale, K.; Kwiek, N.; Smock, J.; Radigan, D.; Lineberger, J. – Prevention Researcher, 2012
"Generation Rx" is a prescription drug abuse prevention strategy which includes a "toolkit" designed to be used with youth. Developed by Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University, it provides health care providers (especially pharmacists), parents, teachers, youth workers, and other community leaders with…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Community Resources
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