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Baker, Bruce D.; Sciarra, David G.; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2015
While the United States was recovering from the recent economic stress caused by the Great Recession, individual state economies were improving at a slow pace. In 2012, state education budgets came to a crossroads, as most states had exhausted their allocations of federal stimulus dollars. Prior editions of this report noted how many states used…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
College Board, 2014
From the moment students step into an Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) classroom, they notice the difference in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of their classmates, in the new way of thinking the curriculum requires. More than just a class, AP is a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2013
Severe socioeconomic inequality strongly suppresses and distorts the discovery of aspirations and the concomitant development of talents among the gifted. More comprehensive understanding of this suppression and distortion is available through a wide-ranging interdisciplinary search for research findings and theories that illuminate economic,…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Gifted, Social Differences, Talent Development
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Peterson, Blake E.; Corey, Douglas L.; Lewis, Benjamin M.; Bukarau, Jared – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
In this article, mathematics teachers in the United States were asked what constitutes a high-quality mathematics lesson. The returned responses varied greatly. This same question was asked of Japanese teachers also. For a clearer picture both American and Japanese teachers were directed to comment on videotaped mathematics lessons taught in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Best Practices
Gubbins, E. Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Gilson, Cindy M.; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Vahidi, Siamak; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013
As a nation, society benefits from an educated populace. At a time when economic, environmental, social, and security issues are the focus of many conversations in businesses, industries, government offices, schools, and homes, policymakers turn their attention to the further development of human capital. Educators acknowledge that they have key…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Squires, James H.; Brown, Kirsty Clarke – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2013
The "2013 State Preschool Yearbook" is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest "Yearbook" presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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Reznitskaya, Alina – Reading Teacher, 2012
Dialogic teaching--a pedagogical approach that involves students in a collaborative construction of meaning and is characterized by shared control over the key aspects of classroom discourse--has been largely advocated by contemporary research and theory. However, studies in the US and UK continue to document the persistence of monologic…
Descriptors: Models, Rating Scales, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
Shaklee, Beverly D., Ed.; Baily, Supriya, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
As countries become increasingly interdependent, student populations in the United States are becoming more culturally diverse. These students' transnational perspectives present significant challenges to teachers, but a disconnect exists between the skills teachers need and those provided to them by colleges of education. As teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Global Approach, Teacher Educators
Dorn, Randy; Came, Deb – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2012
The Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS) is a longitudinal data system managed by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to collect, store and report data related to students, courses, and teachers in order to meet state and federal reporting requirements, and to help educators and policy…
Descriptors: Information Centers, Annual Reports, Statistical Data, State Surveys
Creemers, Bert P. M.; Kyriakides, Leonidas – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This book explores an approach to school improvement that merges the traditions of educational effectiveness research and school improvement efforts. It displays how the dynamic model, which is theoretical and empirically validated, can be used in both traditions. Each chapter integrates evidence from international and national studies, showing…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Models, Educational Research
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Osanloo, Azadeh F. – High School Journal, 2011
This manuscript provides a historical and pedagogical framework for American educational and sociopolitical responses after national tragedies (e.g., Pearl Harbor, 9/11). Moreover, this research explores the overt xenophobic and ethnocentric tendencies (exacerbated by media forums) after these events, which triggered resurgence in a sort of…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Political Socialization, Terrorism, National Security
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Werth, Eric P.; Werth, Loredana – Adult Learning, 2011
A generational shift is occurring in training environments worldwide, a shift that promises to bring with it a dramatic and long-lasting impact. Just as years ago, those of the Baby Boomer generation passed the torch to Generation X, today the process is starting anew with Generation X and those who have come to be known as the Millennials.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training Methods, Generational Differences, Training
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Au, Wayne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011
The application of the principles of scientific management within the structure, organization, and curriculum of public schools in the US became dominant during the early 1900s. Based upon research evidence from the modern day era of high-stakes testing in US public education, the fundamental logics guiding scientific management have resurfaced…
Descriptors: Public Education, Criticism, Public School Teachers, Professional Autonomy
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
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