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Velez-Ibanez, Carlos; Szecsy, Elsie; Pena, Courtney – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2013
On October 18, 2003, one of the authors had the privilege of giving one of the keynote speeches to the Ford Foundation Fellows Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that was titled "The Making of a Ford Fellow: A Trek Towards Excellence in Applied Social Science," which explained that he managed to develop some of the ideas that led to the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Fellowships
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Galosy, Jodie A.; Gillespie, Nicole M. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Much has been written about the need for high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and their role in U.S. educational reform. In this article we provide evidence that beginning science and mathematics teachers need a blend of three mutually reinforcing learning opportunities for growth and sustainability:…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, STEM Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Yelon, Stephen L.; Ford, J. Kevin; Golden, Simon – Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study is to form a grounded theory of the process of long-term transfer. Eight physicians were interviewed to discover if, years later, they had used what they were taught in a faculty development training program. We found that these autonomous professionals continued to apply the teaching ideas they learned. Each,…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Physicians, Faculty Development, Fellowships
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Goldman, Ellen; Wesner, Marilyn; Karnchanomai, Ornpawee – Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2013
Billions of dollars are spent annually on programs to develop organizational leaders, yet the effectiveness of these programs is poorly understood. Scholars advise that value is enhanced by the development of individual leadership plans at program completion, followed by implementation experience with subsequent coaching and reflection. The…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reciprocal Teaching, Leadership Training, Transformative Learning
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Middleton, Sue – History of Education, 2013
Broadening horizons beyond nations, transnational histories trace global flows connecting people and places. Historians have studied the New Education Fellowship (NEF) as a global network. Focused within the nation, research on New Zealand's involvement with NEF has emphasised how its activities before the Second World War impacted on the Labour…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Foreign Countries, War, Fellowships
Strebe, Connie; Mosley, Chaney; Biggerstaff, Patrick; Cox, Lynne Cagle; Williams, Hershel; Lindsley, Dawn; Umehira, Ron – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2013
Each year since 2009, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has supported the National Leadership Fellowship Program. This program is geared towards individuals with a desire not only to develop their own leadership skills, but also to become advocates for career and technical education (CTE). Responsibilities and expectations…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Advocacy, Vocational Education, Professional Associations
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Hilton, Nicolette – Teaching Science, 2013
The Churchill Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research Fellowships known as "Churchill Fellowships". Since its inception, The Churchill Trust has awarded Churchill Fellowships to more than 3,700 Australians who, like Churchill, are innovative, filled with a spirit of…
Descriptors: Trusts (Financial), Fellowships, Research Projects, Learner Engagement
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
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace – Public Impact, 2013
Leading Educators works with schools and districts to maximize the leadership development of highly effective teachers. It aims to bolster the talent pipeline by identifying and training strong potential teacher-leaders, and in turn, increasing student achievement and developing teachers on its fellows' teams. The organization's leaders believe…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
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King, Caryn M.; Lancaster, Paula E.; DeFrance, Nancy L.; Melin, Jacquelyn A.; Cleveland, Rosemary – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
This article describes a unique approach to developing and delivering the curriculum for an experimental program that prepares STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates for teaching in high-needs secondary schools. The context for the collaborative design--including the charge, personnel, and purpose of the program--is…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Experimental Programs
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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
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Wiersema, Janice A.; Licklider, Barbara L.; Ebbers, Larry – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2013
Students at Iowa State University had the opportunity to enroll in a two-year National Science Foundation (NFS) Scholarship for Service (SFS) leadership development program, in addition to their work within their majors. This interdisciplinary program included faculty and students in computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, political…
Descriptors: College Students, Leadership Training, Interdisciplinary Approach, Communities of Practice
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Edds-Ellis, Stacy; Keaster, Ric – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2013
This qualitative study provides insight into the perspective of female leaders in higher education who have participated as protégés in same-gendered dyads in a nationally recognized formal mentoring program. Data collected through interviews reveal the memorable messages received and gender-related advice offered by mentors. Examining the types…
Descriptors: Mentors, Gender Issues, Females, Women Administrators
William T. Grant Foundation, 2013
The William T. Grant Foundation was founded in 1936 to support strong social science research focused on "the enrichment of life, with a primary interest in people and in their adjustment to the world in which they live." Today, its funding priorities reflect this interest in research that affects young people's lives. This Annual Report…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Annual Reports, Grants, Fellowships
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