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Boles, Wageeh; Whelan, Karen – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
In the UK, the USA and Australia, there have been calls for an increase in the number of engineering graduates to meet the needs of current global challenges. Universities around the world have been grappling with how to both attract more engineering students and to then retain them. Attrition from engineering programmes is disturbingly high. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Swan, Lisa M.; Kramer, Sabrina; Gopal, Anita; Shi, Lijuan; Roth, Stephen M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This study assesses an asset-based approach to international teaching assistant (ITA) training at a public research institution. The program is a peer mentorship-based learning community that facilitates ITAs' cultural awareness and pedagogic development. Survey results indicate the program positively impacted participants' teaching skills,…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Workers, Training Methods, Teaching Skills
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Shadduck, Peggy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Despite good career prospects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, persistence of students in STEM fields of study at the community college and transfer to universities to pursue STEM majors is often quite low. Theories of persistence emphasize the importance of engagement, integration, validation, and financial…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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Sampson, McClain – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
The national move toward integrated mental health and substance abuse service delivery has a significant impact on social work education and necessitates changes in how we train students. To address this need, the Global Leaders of Behavioral Health Education (GLOBE) training project was developed. GLOBE is a student training and stipend program…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Social Work, Teaching Methods
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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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Eckert, Jonathan; Ulmer, Jasmine; Khachatryan, Edit; Ledesma, Patrick – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This study examines how participation in a US Department of Education policy fellowship influenced the career pathways of teacher leaders. This sample of teacher leaders is illustrative of teacher leadership development beyond the classroom and demonstrates challenges and opportunities. Notably, 64% of participants reported changing their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Career Development, Fellowships, Teacher Participation
Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Teachers are our most valuable resource in education, and teacher leaders can maximize their impact on student learning by extending their impact beyond their own classrooms. Effective teacher leaders share their expertise, support the growth of other teachers, and increase the quality of instruction. This policy snapshot summarizes the literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Ferguson, Dionne J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
While African American women have been participating in higher education for more than a century, they remain significantly underrepresented among college and university professors in America. This study was pursued in an attempt to address the underrepresentation of African American women faculty at public and private universities within the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Females
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Karel, Michele J.; Stead, Carolyn D. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Psychology internship and fellowship years are exciting yet challenging times of professional development, as geropsychologists-in-training transition to independent practice and work to consolidate their identities as professional geropsychologists. Geropsychology supervisors help interns and fellows to develop and refine attitude, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Mentors, Fellowships, Professional Development
Meyer, Robert; Carl, Bradley; Cheng, Huiping Emily – Council of the Great City Schools, 2010
This report summarizes work conducted to date through the Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship (SUERF) awarded by the Council of the Great City Schools to the Value-Added Research Center (VARC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for work in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). VARC has utilized its Fellowship award, entitled…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Recognition (Achievement), Secondary Education, Accountability
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Keppell, Mike; O'Dwyer, Carolyn; Lyon, Betsy; Childs, Merilyn – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
This paper examines a core leadership strategy for transforming learning and teaching in distance education through flexible and blended learning. It focuses on a project centred on distributive leadership that involves collaboration, shared purpose, responsibility and recognition of leadership irrespective of role or position within an…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Transformational Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Blended Learning
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Beilke, Jayne R. – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2004
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, northern philanthropic foundations played a significant role in the development of higher education for African Americans in the South. The General Education Board (1902-60), a Rockefeller philanthropy, expended $122 million on black education through a wide-ranging programmatic agenda. The…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Philanthropic Foundations, African American Education, Fellowships