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Green, André M.; Kent, Andrea M. – Professional Educator, 2016
This study explores the effects of a professional development teacher leadership training program on the pedagogical and content development of math and science teacher leaders at the elementary level. The study is qualitative in nature, and the authors collected data using the online survey instrument Survey Monkey. The major implications of the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Mayer, Christine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
In the context of the international exchange of school reform ideas and concepts, the new schools in Hamburg were recognised as exemplary instances of a revolutionary and forceful reform in the public elementary school systems. Based on studies of transfer and their premise that the transnational transfer of ideas, practices and objects does not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Periodicals, Fellowships
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
Gilles, Carol; Wilson, Jennifer; Elias, Martille – School-University Partnerships, 2009
We investigated how and to what extent a school-university partnership might influence the teachers and the teaching in one school, Parkland. We interviewed 23 novice and veteran teachers, the principals, and the university liaison. The data suggest that the university structures (i.e., the practicum, the student teaching internship, the Senior…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Classroom Research, College School Cooperation, Fellowships
Wendel, Amy; Mantil, Ann – Horace, 2008
Capital City Public Charter School was founded in 2000 with a vision of an academic program built on progressive principles and research on educational best practices. An Expeditionary Learning school and CES affiliate, Capital City was not standard fare for graduates of the average teacher training program. From the beginning, it was clear that a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Experiential Learning, Teaching Experience, Teacher Recruitment
American School & University, 2007
For 25 years, "American School & University" has been publishing a special issue dedicated to the best in education design. Although design has changed dramatically over the years, one will find that the jury criteria for award-winning projects has remained consistent. The first jury was looking for technical innovation, and 1986's…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Recognition (Achievement), Innovation, Biographies
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McLeod, Kevin; Huinker, Deann – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007
There has been much debate in recent years as to the amount and type of mathematical knowledge that teachers need to acquire. One set of recommendations is provided by the Mathematical Education of Teachers (MET) report, produced jointly by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. This paper reports on efforts…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers
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Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2006
"Beit midrash" or "house of study" refers to a place where Jews, traditionally men, gather to study classical texts, often in pairs or "hevruta." In this "Beit midrash" for Teachers, the selection of texts, the language of instruction and the purposes of learning differ from those in a traditional "Beit midrash" where the study of Talmud is…
Descriptors: Jews, Language of Instruction, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership
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Holzer, Elie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2006
The study of Jewish traditional texts in a "hevruta" learning setting (two people studying a text together) represents past as well as contemporary modes of Jewish religious and devotional study. More recently, "hevruta" learning has made its way into several contexts of professional development in Jewish education, including inservice settings…
Descriptors: Jews, Program Effectiveness, Fellowships, Professional Development