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Iorio, Josh; Decker, Mark Lowry – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
Although universities acknowledge that teacher training is critical for ensuring quality undergraduate education, research has repeatedly demonstrated that universities typically do an inadequate job of preparing graduate students for their instructor role. In this paper, we show that both graduate students and universities find the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Education, Case Studies
Duke, Daniel L.; Jacobson, Martha – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Case studies of two high schools that have been turned around from failing to successful show different ways in which failing high schools can be made to succeed. Both high schools concentrated on first helping incoming freshman, and both reforms were driven by data. They differed in staffing and the focus of their first year of reform.
Descriptors: High Schools, Case Studies, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement
Parham, Janis N.; Gordon, Stephen P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Half of all teachers might be moonlighting, working at a part-time job in addition to their main job as teachers, and that has consequences for their teaching jobs. Moonlighting interferes with their daily instruction and with their ability to collaborate with other educators. Moonlighting also can contribute to a less positive attitude about…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Part Time Employment, Multiple Employment, Teachers
Campbell, Jeffery L. – Facilities Manager, 2011
Recent research reveals that janitorial services account for nearly 30 percent of facility budgets, which translates into billions of dollars annually. With janitorial services consuming such a large share of budgets, other industry findings are alarming. Most cleaning systems: 1) have no quantifiable standards; 2) are based solely on appearance;…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Educational Facilities Improvement, Cost Effectiveness, Innovation
Mayo, Sandra; Larke, Patricia J. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2011
As higher education institutions seek to prepare students to live and work in a global society, many realize that faculty must be equipped to address this challenge. This institution has been successful in getting faculty to "buy in" to their multicultural curriculum initiative. This paper discusses how one institution systematically…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Change, College Faculty, Educational History
Harvard Family Research Project, 2010
Across the country many schools and communities are trying to create and support efforts to institutionalize partnerships for learning, including those that rethink the use of time across the school day and year, and across the developmental continuum. Referred to by different terms--integrated, expanded, or complementary learning--the concept has…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, After School Programs, Extended School Day, Integrated Activities
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Kolah, Debra; Fosmire, Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Librarians at Rice and Purdue Universities created novel assignments to teach students important information literacy skills. The assignments required the students to use a third-party web site, PageFlakes and NetVibes, respectively, to create a dynamically updated portal to information they needed for their research and class projects. The use of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Assignments, Graduate Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Cole, Heather; Aguilar, Angelica – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
This historical narrative tracks the evolution and devolution of visual arts education from Dewey's progressive era pedagogy and the theory of the arts as experience through the modern accountability movement. Archival material, state curricular documents, and conversations with policymakers show an increasing focus on core subject areas of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
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Jones-Kavalier, Barbara; Roueche, John – Community College Journal, 2010
Reform is another word for that which has challenged community college leaders for too long: the need to reorganize, to transform, and to change. Challenges such as declining funds and increasing accountability are unquestionable certainties for community college leaders who must face daily the realities about them. For them it is not a story…
Descriptors: Creativity, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Organizational Change
Norris, Cathleen; Soloway, Elliot; Menchhofer, Kyle; Bauman, Billie Diane; Dickerson, Mindy; Schad, Lenny; Tomko, Sue – District Administration, 2010
While the Internet changed everything, mobile will change everything squared. The Internet is just a roadway, and computers--the equivalent of cars for the Internet--have been expensive. The keepers of the information roadway--the telecommunication companies--will give one a "computer," such as cell phone, mobile learning device, or MLD,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Telecommunications, Internet
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Stewart, Barbara; Hutchins, Holly M.; Ezell, Shirley; De Martino, Darrell; Bobba, Anil – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
Case study methodology was used to describe the challenges experienced in the development of a virtual component for a freshman-level undergraduate course. The purpose of the project was to use a virtual environment component to provide an interactive and engaging learning environment. While some student and faculty feedback was positive, this…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning
Education Commission of the States (NJ1), 2010
Merit pay programs for educators -- sometimes referred to a "pay for performance" -- attempt to tie a teacher's compensation to his/her performance in the classroom. While the idea of merit pay for classroom teachers has been around for several decades, only now is it starting to be implemented in a growing number of districts around the…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Change, Federal Programs
Murdock, Ashleigh Barbee, Ed. – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2010
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Animation, Student Organizations, Educational Technology
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Allen, Laura Van Zandt; Ruebel, Kim K.; Greene, Melanie W.; McDaniel, Janet E.; Spencer, Vikki – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
The turn of the century brought a profound change in the accreditation of teacher preparation programs. This shift--from curriculum-based reviews to standards-based reviews--took place in the context of the accountability movement of the late 20th century. The 21st century ushered in what many refer to as "a culture of evidence." From…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Program Effectiveness, Competency Based Teacher Education, Scoring Rubrics
Shelton, Kaye – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2009
This article features Dallas Baptist University (DBU), a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in the DFW Metroplex. With just over 5,200 students, DBU provides both traditional undergraduate, adult and graduate degrees with the enrollment almost equally divided between the three student groups. Today, DBU offers 34 degree programs…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Educational Practices
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