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Olson, Cathy Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2012
The most ambitious of music teachers seek not only to educate their students about notes and chords, but also to instill in them the transcendent joy of making music. That joy is abundant in Venezuela, where the El Sistema national music education program has been a boon to the country's cultural growth and has created a climate of positive social…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Fellowships, Social Change
Smiley, Azure Dee; Drake, Jennifer; Sheehy, Colleen – Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
This study utilized qualitative means to gain a better understanding of the experiences of faculty members from a school of education, college of arts and sciences, and K-12 urban educators as they worked across academic disciplines to create and implement a collaborative secondary urban teacher fellowship program. This study is meant to inform…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Urban Education
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
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Trautmann, Nancy M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The traditional presumption in higher education that subject-matter knowledge is sufficient for effective teaching is breaking down. One cause of this change is the growing knowledge about how people learn, a consequence of which is a heightened focus on student-centered teaching practices. Another is the increasing diversity of students seeking…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rote Learning
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Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, Self Concept, Research Universities
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Bledsoe, Karen E.; Shieh, Ruey; Park, Young-Shin; Gummer, Edith – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2004
Partnerships between scientists and teachers are an important focus of the current reform in science education. This study examined the roles and the dynamics of interactions in an NSF-funded Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) project. Data sources included interviews with teachers, fellows, and students at eight K-12 schools.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scientists, Role Perception, Science Education