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Klanderman, David B.; Moore, Mary Webster; Maxwell, Mandi S.; Robbert, Sharon K. – PRIMUS, 2013
We describe several service-learning initiatives implemented by the mathematics and education departments. College students with majors and minors in math and math education have helped to design and implement math events for elementary and middle school students. Formal and informal reflections on these service-related experiences have…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities
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DeMars, Christine E. – International Journal of Testing, 2013
This tutorial addresses possible sources of confusion in interpreting trait scores from the bifactor model. The bifactor model may be used when subscores are desired, either for formative feedback on an achievement test or for theoretically different constructs on a psychological test. The bifactor model is often chosen because it requires fewer…
Descriptors: Test Interpretation, Scores, Models, Correlation
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Stessen-Blevins, Amanda – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2013
One of my first experiences with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) was during my years as an undergraduate, working with the Somali-Bantu Community Organization (SBCO) in Syracuse, NY. My fellow undergraduate tutors and I worked specifically with 4th-6th grade students, developing lesson plans and implementing project-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Educational Theories, English (Second Language), Tutorial Programs
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Broughton, Sally – Social Education, 2010
In the pre-Internet world of 1992, a new organization called Project Vote Smart used the highest technology available--a toll-free Voter's Research Hotline--to help voters get the facts about candidates and elected officials. Designed to give voters the tools they needed to "Vote Smart," the Hotline connected voters with questions to 50…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), National Standards, Civics, Grade 6
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Meaney, Karen S.; Hart, Melanie A.; Griffin, L. Kent – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
Fun & Fit is a program designed to create positive physical activity experiences and to promote healthy lifestyle choices among overweight children from low-income African American and Hispanic American families. The program is a collaborative project between Texas Tech University and the Lubbock Independent School District funded through a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Groups
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Strait, Jean R. – International Journal on School Disaffection, 2008
What causes students to leave school? According to Azzam (2007), over 47% of students in the United States who drop out of school reported they did so because school was boring and irrelevant to their life situation. What can schools and teachers do to encourage students to stay in school? One possible solution may be to look at experiential…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Processes, Public Speaking, Skill Development
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Byrd, Renee K.; Haque, Mary Taylor; Tai, Lolly; McLellan, Gina K.; Knight, Erin Jordan – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2007
A Clemson University introductory landscape design class collaborated with South Carolina Botanical Gardens (SCBG) staff and coordinators of Sprouting Wings to design an exploratory Children's Garden within the SCBG. Service learning provides students with invaluable real-world experiences solving problems and interacting with clients while…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Environmental Education, College Students, Service Learning
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Elmendorf, Heidi G. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
In this essay, the author describes her experience with an experiential model of learning through teaching that gives college students the opportunity to use what they learn in the college classroom to develop curricula and then teach those curricula in an elementary school. Her specific experience was with a science course for non-science majors,…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Curriculum Development, Science Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge