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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
Years ago, as personal computers and other technological advancements began to find their way into classrooms and other educational settings, teachers and administrators sought ways to use new technology to benefit students. The potential for improving education was clear, but the limitations of the available education technology made it difficult…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
Zorich, Diane – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010
Debates typically invoke an image of individuals arguing over the merits of opposing viewpoints. However, the term has a softer, more deliberative sense that connotes reflection, discussion, and consideration. The 2009 WebWise conference, titled "Digital Debates," was conducted in this spirit, with panelists and attendees engaged in…
Descriptors: Schools, Audiences, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Centers
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Wilkinson, Gayle A. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2009
The revolving door appropriately describes the attrition among beginning teachers. Especially high attrition plagues our urban schools where highly qualified teachers are most crucial. Even though research over 3 decades has provided the basis for intricate induction programs, not all new teachers experience them. Effective mentoring has provided…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
Some regions are prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or earthquakes. Other tragedies, such as fires or acts of violence, can occur just about anywhere. Regardless of the specific type of disaster, schools and universities must be prepared to cope with crises that can disrupt operations, destroy facilities, and displace students and staff.…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Violence, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management