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Sacher, Cassandra L. O. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Since high school students are failing to master writing proficiency, developmental writing programs at the college level have become increasingly necessary. This article explains the lack of readiness with which students are entering college and the workplace, examines the reasons students are having trouble writing, and describes elements of…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Developmental Programs, Basic Writing
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Su, Hui Fang Huang; Ricci, Frederick A.; Mnatsakanian, Mamikon – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
A teacher that emphasizes reasoning, logic and validity gives their students access to mathematics as an effective way of practicing critical thinking. All students have the ability to enhance and expand their critical thinking when learning mathematics. Students can develop this ability when confronting mathematical problems, identifying possible…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Critical Thinking, Metacognition
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Pearlman, Steven J. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Examining deficits in the development of adolescent literacy, this article explores conceptions of literacy not as a "simple" exercise that merely requires layperson understandings of words, but rather, as research shows, as a deeper action that requires disciplinary knowledge and standing. Vygotsky's distinction between tool users vs.…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Skills, Writing Evaluation, Interaction
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Aud, Susan, Ed.; Hannes, Gretchen, Ed. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This publication contains a sample of the indicators in "The Condition of Education 2010." The indicators in this publication are numbered sequentially, rather than according to their numbers in the complete edition. Since 1870, the federal government has gathered data about students, teachers, schools, and education funding. As mandated…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Statistics, Educational Indicators, Enrollment