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Schwehm, Jeremy S.; Saxton, Jennifer L. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Adult educators are often concerned with the well-being of our students, but how often do we consider our own quality of work-life? The purpose of the discussion session this paper is based on was to provide a safe space for participants to "Gripe and Grow." Participants were invited to share issues (gripe) that negatively affect their…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Work Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions
Clements, M. A.; Ellerton, Nerida F. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
In this paper, we analyse data from the University of Melbourne's Matriculation examinations around 1900. The analyses reveal that many schools cleverly developed and applied strategies so that their Matriculation results would appear to be more impressive than they really were. After "excellent" results had been achieved, the schools…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Universities, Educational History, Academic Achievement
Perry, Bob; Hampshire, Ann; Gervaxoni, Ann; O'Neill, Will – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
"Let's Count" is a preschool mathematics intervention implemented by The Smith Family from 2012 to the present in "disdvantaged" communities across Australia. It is based on current mathematics and early childhood education research and aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework. Let's Count has been shown to be effective…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Intervention, Disadvantaged Environment
Anthony, Glenda; Hunter, Roberta; Hunter, Jodie – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Grouping children by achievement levels is a thriving practice in New Zealand primary school mathematics classrooms. In this paper we look at the impact of a formative intervention project--"Developing Communities of Mathematics Inquiry"--that required a whole-school shift to mixed achievement grouping. Engestr├Âm's Cultural Historical…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Elementary School Mathematics, Intervention
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Zazkis, Rina; Mamolo, Ami – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
We present a story of a teacher educator's response to a 'disturbance' and describe how her experience enhanced her personal mathematical knowledge and influenced her teaching. In our analysis we attend to different levels of awareness that support a teacher educator's work and illuminate the qualities of a teacher educator's knowledge, in…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction
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Allen, Chaunda; Fasching-Varner, Kenneth James; Mitchell, Roland W.; Clark, Christine; Martin, Lori Latrice; Corie, Sarah K. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This paper looks critically at how alliance and allegiance work was built among the presenters as a means of mobilizing discourse, and putting efforts toward social justice on its feet. These efforts fight against the anti-democratic and anti-intellectual climate facing much of higher education. Despite the struggles, remaining silent causes more…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Higher Education
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Lochte, Hilary; Carter, Julie H. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
In this paper the authors argue that a confluence of powerful interests has descended upon the work of teacher education from all possible points of entry via the edTPA. The paper uses Actor Network Theory to trace one particular set of complex social associations created and acted upon in the adoption and implementation of a single national…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Preservice Teachers
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Gonzalez Such, Jose; Alvarez Alvarez, Alfredo – Online Submission, 2015
Testing is an issue of increasing importance. While for many teachers language learning should be communicative; in fact, they expect their students to provide evidence of their knowledge. Thus, there is a clear mismatch on the approach to language teaching and language testing. As a consequence, there is an evident need change the testing…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, Grade 12
Rogers, Bev; Thambi, Melinda; Shifana, Mariyam – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2015
Whilst deficit discourses in classrooms and staff rooms are pervasive and dominant, there is some research which supports teachers disrupting deficit thinking and reconnecting with student "funds of knowledge". Processes for disrupting deficit knowledges tend to assume individual teacher construction of deficit views in conversation with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Inquiry, Teacher Attitudes
Mihalik, Michael – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
For the past two and one-half years I have been a practitioner participant in the National Center on Scaling Up Effective School's (NCSU's) work with Fort Worth Independent School District. I have a unique vantage point, being one of the few members remaining who has been involved since the very beginning. In addition, my work with NCSU has…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Program Implementation
Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao – Online Submission, 2013
Ongoing globalization and immigration bring diversity and rich cultural elements to American organizations at all levels. An educational environment with faculty and leaders from people of colors will set a good example for all students, especially for students of color who are eager to explore ideas and arguments at a thoughtful level to rethink…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Personnel Selection, Diversity (Faculty)
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Bloom, Lynn Z.; White, Edward M.; Enoch, Jessica; Hawk, Byron – College English, 2013
This symposium explores the role(s) College English has (or has not) had in the scholarly work of four scholars. Lynn Bloom explores the many ways College English influenced her work and the work of others throughout their scholarly lives. Edward M. White examines four articles he has published in College English and draws connections between…
Descriptors: Scholarship, College English, Conferences (Gatherings), Role of Education
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Koenraad, Ton –, 2013
The celebration of EUROCALL's twentieth anniversary also provides a proper occasion to reflect on the future of language teaching and the role of CALL in these developments. In this paper we present the views of five authorities on language teaching and learning from different EU countries. Most of them are also CALL experts and well respected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Interviews, Secondary School Teachers
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Spasenovic, Vera; Maksic, Slavica – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
Educational reforms, as initiated in Serbia in 2001, were based on the concept of quality education for all. This concept was put into practice as an inclusive approach in 2010/11. Inclusive education has been defined as a provision of full support and optimal environment for each student to be taught in the nearest school and in a regular class.…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Inclusion, Equal Education, Educational Environment
Ageel, Mohammed – Online Submission, 2012
The adoption of ICT-enabled teaching in contemporary schools has largely lagged behind despite its obvious and many benefits, mainly because teachers still hold ignorant, misinformed and highly negative attitudes towards ICT-enabled teaching. This article aimed at investigating the effect of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) on university…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Integrated Learning Systems, Web Based Instruction
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