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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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Mernoff, Brian; Aldous, Amanda R.; Wasio, Natalie A.; Kritzer, Joshua A.; Sykes, E. Charles H.; O'Hagan, Karen – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Many university science outreach programs involve presentations of research projects to high school students. These presentations often focus more on exciting scientific content and less on fostering direct relationships between high school students and scientists. Such interactions are important for sustaining student interest in science…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, High School Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Gilman, Sharon L.; Fout, Martha C. – Learning Professional, 2017
The "Next Generation Science Standards" place an emphasis on the practices of science and engineering, where ensuring that students understand and experience how science works is as important as, or maybe more important than, memorizing facts. The idea is that, while some facts may change, the practices will always be applicable, and it…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Graduate Students
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Grimes, Anthony; Medway, Dominic; Foos, Adrienne; Goatman, Anna – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In the context of higher education, this study examines the extent to which affective evaluations of the student experience are influenced by the point at which they are made (i.e. before the experience begins, whilst it is happening and after it has ended). It adopts a between-groups quantitative analysis of the affective evaluations made by 360…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Graduate Students
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Brandes, Gilad; Ravid, Dorit – First Language, 2017
Prepositional phrases (PPs) are considered an important feature of mature written expression. However, little is known about the development of PPs during the school years. The study examined the use of PPs in 160 narrative and expository texts, written by Hebrew-users in grades 4, 7, and 11, and adults. PPs were identified, counted, and…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Phrase Structure, Form Classes (Languages), Language Acquisition
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Pétursdóttir, Anna-Lind – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
In this study, 188 master-level students received training through a distance education course to conduct functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior support plans with 68 boys and six girls (aged 3-20 years) displaying persistent behavior problems in inclusive preschools, elementary, and secondary schools. In the course, master-level…
Descriptors: Student Problems, Distance Education, Behavior Problems, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Joanou, Jamie Patrice – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
This article presents findings from action research conducted in a graduate level course with practicing K-12 educators. In this article, I consider the usefulness of critical media literacy in the graduate classroom as I engaged students in discussions about multicultural issues including race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. Through an…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Teacher Education, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Otero, Valerie K.; Meltzer, David E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Although much has been said and written about the value of using the history of science in teaching science, relatively little is available to guide educators in the various science disciplines through the educational history of their own discipline. Through a discipline-specific approach to a course on the history of science education in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational History, Education Courses, Educational Change
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Saine, Paula; West, Jessica A. – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2017
This article focuses on a research study of social studies candidates' self-efficacy beliefs in teaching writing. They coached high school writers online during their content-area literacy course in an effort to assist the high school students in revising their multigenre papers. Over a period of 6 weeks the candidates and the high school students…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Smith, Amy Frances; Westberg, Karen; Hejny, Anne – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
What do teachers really think about the Accelerated Reader program, a widely used supplemental, independent reading program in which their students read fiction and non-fiction books of their choice and take brief online comprehension quizzes about the books? The Accelerated Reader (AR) program was designed by Renaissance Learning Company to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Independent Reading, Supplementary Education, Teacher Surveys
Oesterle, Susan, Ed.; Allan, Darien, Ed.; Holm, Jennifer, Ed. – Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group, 2017
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. The CMESG is a group of mathematicians and mathematics educators who meet annually to discuss mathematics education issues at all levels of learning. The aims of the Study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Design, Inquiry
Weber, Jennifer – North Dakota University System, 2017
To improve student access and success in North Dakota University System (NDUS) institutions, the State Board of Higher Education has implemented enrollment policies that better reflect the differentiated missions of research universities, regional universities, and community colleges. This report addresses the transition in policy by grouping data…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, State Universities
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Accurso, Kathryn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Many K-12 teachers struggle to meet the needs of diverse learners as school reforms promote new disciplinary literacy requirements. In response, language education scholars have argued that teachers must develop "disciplinary linguistic knowledge" (DLK), or an understanding of language in their content area and an ability to design…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2017
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2017. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
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Collier-Harris, Christine A.; Goldman, Juliette D. G. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
In many countries, there are no professional standards determining attributes, praxis, effectiveness and evaluation for teachers of relationships and sexuality education in schools. However, in the USA, a new set of pre-service teacher preparation standards has been developed for sexuality education and health. Australia has a set of generic…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Standards, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship
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