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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
Fraser, James W.; Watson, Audra M. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
Woodrow Wilson Senior Fellow James W. Fraser and Audra Watson, the Foundation's Director of Mentoring and Induction Strategy, take a look at emerging trends in clinical preparation for new teachers. This new white paper is based on experience with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, and includes observations from some of the colleges and…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Mentors, Student Teaching, College Students
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Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III; Cheruvelil, Kendra S.; Ebert-May, Diane; Fata-Hartley, Cori; Johnston, Kevin – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Doctoral granting institutions prepare future faculty members for academic positions at institutions of higher education across the nation. Growing concerns about whether these institutions are adequately preparing students to meet the demands of a changing academic environment have prompted several reform efforts. We describe a professional…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Development, Graduate Students, Fellowships
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Mendoza, Pilar; Villarreal, Pedro, III; Gunderson, Alee – Research in Higher Education, 2014
This study employs the 2007-2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and the National Research Center's survey data, "A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States," to investigate the (1) the effects of debt in relation to tuition and fees paid and (2) the effects of teaching assistantships,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence, Debt (Financial)
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Lockwood, Elise; Knuth, Eric – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2014
In many STEM-related fields, graduating doctoral students are often expected to assume a postdoctoral position as a prerequisite to a faculty position, yet there is no such expectation in mathematics education. This phenomenon is likely due in large part to an abundance of faculty positions; however, it may also result from the field's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Employment Opportunities
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Gardiner-Walsh, Stephanie; Kemmery, Megan; Compton, Mary V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
Faculty Shortages in the study of low-incidence sensory disabilities (deafness, blindness, deaf-blindness) constitute personnel preparation challenges, as documented by a variety of organizations. To alleviate this deficit in the low-incidence sensory disability professoriat, the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) was…
Descriptors: Deafness, Incidence, Educational Research, Blindness
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Sugden, Fraser; Punch, Samantha – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
Over the last few years research funding has increasingly moved in favour of large, multi-partner, interdisciplinary and multi-site research projects. This article explores the benefits and challenges of employing a full-time research fellow to work across multiple field sites, with all the local research teams, on an international,…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Fellowships
Armour, Mim, Ed. – South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2014
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 2014 edition of the Statistical Abstract marks the 36th year of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Enrollment Trends
Holly, Christen; Dean, Stephanie; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2014
This brief estimates the impact of a statewide implementation of Opportunity Culture models, using North Carolina as an example. Impacts estimated include student learning outcomes, gross state product, teacher pay, and other career characteristics, and state income tax revenue. Estimates indicate the potential for a statewide transition to…
Descriptors: Models, State Programs, Program Implementation, Academic Achievement
Fraser, James W. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
In this commentary, James W. Fraser, a noted historian of education, cites examples from several teacher education programs at more than 30 universities partnering with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in various ways. Additionally, Fraser reviews decades of challenges to traditional teacher preparation, looks at some current reforms, and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational History, Historians, Teacher Education Programs
Sutphen, Molly – Liberal Education, 2014
The Lilly Endowment's Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation offered a range of educational activities and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to reflect on and discern their values, beliefs, and goals across a wide spectrum of collegiate life. Tim Clydesdale has found that these opportunities were of much value to those…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Vocational Education, Career Exploration, College Students
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Shallcross, Dudley E.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Read, David; Barker, Nicholas – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Two UK programmes to place school teachers in a university setting are compared; the Excellence Fellowship Awards Pilot Scheme and the School Teacher Fellows Scheme. In this paper we compare the School Teacher Fellow Scheme supported by Bristol ChemLabS (Shallcross et al., 2013a, 2013b) and subsequently by the Royal Society of Chemistry with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, College Science
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McKay-Jackson, Cassandra – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
The traditional teaching of reading, writing, and arithmetic alone will not fully prepare students to lead with integrity, govern fairly, analyze problems, and work collectively with people different from themselves. Social emotional learning (SEL) has been described as one of the missing links in academic education, but a restrictive approach to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Kyvik, Svein; Olsen, Terje Bruen – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This article examines changes in completion rates and time-to-degree in Norwegian doctoral training over the last 30 years. A steadily increasing share of doctoral candidates holding a fellowship have been awarded their doctoral degree within five years; from 30% of those admitted in 1980 to 60% of those admitted 25 years later. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Doctoral Degrees, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Brew, Angela; Cahir, Jayde – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Universities have a long history of change in learning and teaching to suit various government initiatives and institutional priorities. Academic developers now are frequently required to address strategic learning and teaching priorities. This paper asks how, in such a context, academic developers can ensure that work they do in relation to one…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Learning Strategies
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