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Council on Library and Information Resources, 2016
"Terra Cognita" surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Drawing on data from the Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR's) Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, the report takes an in-depth look at how the conditions and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Archives, Mentors, Reflection
Hansen, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the last decade district-managed principal preparation programs have become common as a means for school leadership preparation (Leithwood, Seashore-Lewis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004; Turnbull, Riley, & MacFarlane, 2015), but evaluations of these programs are relatively rare. This dissertation evaluates one such program, the Mary Jane…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Principals, Case Studies, Public Schools
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Nash, Joshua – Australian Universities' Review, 2016
What does it all mean for universities as research institutions when the external funding acquired by their academics, already stretched intellectually and time poor, is going to those who simply do not have the time to carry out the proposed research, i.e. to the academics themselves? That is, how can a full-time teaching and research academic…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, Teacher Researchers
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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James, Sylvia M.; Singer, Susan R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a long history of investment in broadening participation (BP) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. A review of past NSF BP efforts provides insights into how the portfolio of programs and activities has evolved and the broad array of innovative strategies that has been…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, National Organizations
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, John; Solis, Rachel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe successful innovations in educational leadership preparation programs. Professors of educational leadership from across the nation nominated innovations of 12 programs. Based on review of descriptions of the innovations provided by nominees, further documentation on the innovations was…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Leadership Training, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Gutierrez, Amanda – Critical Studies in Education, 2016
Teacher training for developing nation contexts is often conducted in short, intensive inside and outside-of-country programmes. Concerns have been raised in relation to the uncritical take-up of the western-centric material provided by these programmes, which are usually funded by national and international government organizations. This paper…
Descriptors: Ideology, Learning Experience, Inservice Teacher Education, Study Abroad
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2016
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship successfully addressed the challenge of preparing and supporting effective teachers for Michigan's high-need classrooms, while helping transform teacher education across the state for the long term. This report analyzes the efforts of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Improvement, Instructional Improvement, Fellowships
Council on Social Work Education, 2016
Each "CSWE Annual Report" covers highlights of the organization's activities for a complete fiscal year (which runs from July 1 of one year to June 30 of the next). Prepared by a staff team and published through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Office on Member and Communication Services, the report serves to inform members…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Social Work, Professional Education, Partnerships in Education
Kodama, Christie; DiScala, Jeffrey; Weeks, Ann Carlson; Barlow, Diane L.; Jacobs, Leah; Hall, Rosemary – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In this article, the authors discuss the Lilead Fellows Program, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This innovative approach to professional development (PD) is for school district library supervisors. It is based upon widely accepted principles of quality PD, and is in its second year of operation with an…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Professional Development, School Libraries, Leaders
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Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
One of the tenets of linguistics is that all language forms are equal, communicatively capable, and worthy of respect. Given this premise of equality, what does one make of "Standard English (SE), the dialect elevated above others in the American school system, the dialect that students most likely consider "correct" and…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Fellowships, Language Variation, Academic Achievement
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Mehta, Swati; Mehta, Rohit; Berzina-Pitcher, Inese; Seals, Christopher; Mishra, Punya – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016
In this paper we reviewed what 49 large urban public school district STEM teachers enrolled in a year-long graduate certificate and fellowship program at a large Midwestern university considered as their amazing teaching moments. They were asked to share their amazing teaching moments that would make an Ultimate Lesson Plan in STEM. In smaller…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Lesson Plans, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Fernandez, Claudia S. P.; Noble, Cheryl C.; Jensen, Elizabeth T.; Martin, Linda; Stewart, Marshall – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
The Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) is a 2-year leadership development program consisting of 3 intensive in-person immersion retreats, and a robust and customizable distance-based program. Participants come primarily from land-grant and public universities and learn about personal, organizational and system leadership with a focus on food…
Descriptors: Food, Leadership Training, Distance Education, Seminars
Breault, Dawn E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative phenomenological dissertation examined the overall profession of transition specialization; in particular the perceptions of transition specialists regarding the sufficiency of their professional preparation and development. Fifteen transition specialists from the six states participated via semi-structured interviews. Major…
Descriptors: Specialization, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Specialists
Armour, Mim, Ed. – South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2016
The South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive, single-source compilation of tables and graphs which report data frequently requested by the Governor, Legislators, college and university staff, other state government officials, and the general public. The 2016 edition of the Statistical Abstract marks the 38th year of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Full Time Equivalency, Enrollment Trends
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