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Ettl Rodríguez, Fritz I. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Many public high schools in large urban school districts face challenges staffing their sports programs with knowledgeable and well-qualified coaches. Compared to smaller and more suburban districts, these schools have low student participation in sports and high coach attrition rates. These challenges make it difficult for districts to provide…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Physical Education, Teacher Selection
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
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Doherty, Leanne – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Many women are considered viable candidates to hold political office but choose not to run for various reasons. One of those reasons is that they do not see the characteristics in themselves that they determine necessary to be a successful politician. For the past five years, the Intern Fellowship Program at Simmons College has matched young women…
Descriptors: Political Candidates, Females, Self Concept, Internship Programs
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Janairo, Rolland R.; Holm, Just; Jordan, Theresa; Wright, Nida S. – Young Children, 2010
Men matter to young children. Furthermore, people can see that men care about children. Men are, in fact, rare in early education and care settings. Nationally, men comprise 5 percent of the child care workforce and 2.2 percent of preschool and kindergarten teachers. A representative, diverse workforce that promotes professional opportunities…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Laws, Young Children, Kindergarten
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) ARL Encourages Members to Refrain from Signing Nondisclosure or…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Confidentiality
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Takata, Jennifer Welsh – Journal of Staff Development, 2008
Boston Public Schools, winner of the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education, creates innovative programs to develop school leaders based on the idea that "school leadership is the single most important factor in schools' success." Teachers play an invaluable role in determining the quality of classroom instruction, but a principal is, in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership, Urban Education