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Jensen, Bryant; Jacobo-Suárez, Mónica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With the recommendations provided here, educators can better meet the needs of transnational students, particularly those U.S.-born children returning with their families to Mexico.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Mexican Americans, Migration
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Kummings, John K.; Tomarchio, Maria; d'Aprile, Gabriella – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors provide examples of outdoor education projects from Italy and the United States, along with some specific ideas teachers can use to start their own outdoor learning projects to bring problem-based and project-based learning into the curriculum.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning
Thomas, Kandace; Noroña, Carmen Rosa; St. John, Maria Seymour – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
The Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets (St. John, Thomas, Noroña, & Irving Harris Foundation Professional Development Network Tenets Working Group, 2012) synthesized efforts to integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into the infant and early childhood mental health field. The Tenets were born of a recognition that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Child Health, Infants, Young Children
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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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Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen; Samaras, Anastasia P. – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
We have come to conceptualize our transdisciplinary, transnational, and transcultural interaction and reciprocal learning through self-study research as "polyvocal professional learning." Our conceptualization of polyvocality has made visible how dialogic encounters with diverse ways of seeing, knowing, and doing can deepen and extend…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Professional Development, Poetry
Kristoffersen, Dorte – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2019
The world of higher education has been changing rapidly over the last 30 years with the move to mass education due to the needs of the knowledge economy for an appropriately skilled labour force and driven by continuous advances in technology. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of how quality assurance (QA) bodies are…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
Donovan, William; Wurman, Ze'ev – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
This paper looks at the popularity of after-school mathematics by focusing on the Kumon and Russian School of Mathematics models. In 1954, Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher in Japan, designed a series of math worksheets to help improve the test scores of his son Takeshi, a second grader. Toru's goal was to teach Takeshi how to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, After School Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Rose, Ebony – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
In her scholarship of the past five decades, Sylvia Wynter has woven a critique of education in Caribbean, European, African, and American societies. In addition, her work demonstrates how education globally structures a particular cultural, historical, and onto-epistemic anti-Black/anti-Indigenous worldview. In Wynter's most neglected piece of…
Descriptors: Humanism, Racial Bias, Foreign Policy, Western Civilization
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Ødegård, Magnar – SAGE Open, 2019
In the light of Martin Heidegger and Hubert Dreyfus's concepts of being-in-the-world and skillful coping, this article addresses disruptions students face in modern society. Such disruptions involve pressure for achievement and lack of belonging to communities. In the discussion, the article presents the terms "being-disrupted" and…
Descriptors: Coping, Student Behavior, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
Ziebarth, Todd; Palmer, Louann Bierlein – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
This ninth edition of "Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws" presents the latest activity in charter public school legislation across the country. For the second year in a row, the 2018 rankings measure each state's charter school law against the National Alliance's updated model charter school law, "New…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Law, State Legislation
US Agency for International Development, 2018
More prosperous countries with educated populations make for better trading partners for the U.S. USAID's education work focuses on improving the reading skills of children; strengthening youth workforce development and higher education; and expanding access to quality education in crisis and conflict environments. They partner to leverage…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Attainment, Economic Factors
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Blum, Denise; Dawley-Carr, J. Ruth – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
This article presents a fictional dialogue between Cuban Minister of Education Ena Elsa Velazquez Cobiella and US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to provide a comparative snapshot of the ways Cuban socialist and US capitalist education systems tackle challenges to the teaching profession. Dr. Velazquez has invited Ms. DeVos to the popular beach…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Comparative Education, Social Systems, Teaching (Occupation)
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Samuelson, Beth Lewis; Park, G Yeon; Munyaneza, Simon Pierre – TESOL Journal, 2018
When teachers and learners of English face challenging circumstances such as limited access to books and teaching supplies, local practices such as oral storytelling traditions can provide creative resources for supporting language and literacy development. We describe how a cultural imaginary of stories told by Rwandan and U.S. students supported…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, Story Telling, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Barros, Sandro R. – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2018
What is at stake for multilingual subjects when English becomes a site of conflicting emotions about being in/with the world? What does it mean to understand, negotiate with, and perform the meaning of English as a global curriculum, a lingua franca, a "thing" of the senses, and a desire awakened by narratives feeding into and being fed…
Descriptors: English, Multilingualism, Emotional Response, Global Approach
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