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Shamir-Inbal, Tamar; Blau, Ina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This article investigates a pilot of integrating tablet computers in the elementary education. The research questions address the impact of tablet integration on learning and pedagogy. This qualitative case study crosschecks non-participated observations on students who work with tablet PCs, the school staff reflection on the integration as…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Kent, Andrea M.; Giles, Rebecca M. – Professional Educator, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a field component that was merged with a new teacher preparation curriculum so that at the completion of the program the undergraduate candidates could be recommended for both K-6 general and special education certification. An examination of the data reveals that the program is…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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Bosma, Linda M.; Sieving, Renee E.; Ericson, Annie; Russ, Pamela; Cavender, Laura; Bonine, Mark – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Researchers, schools, and community organizations are increasingly interested in forming partnerships to improve health and learning outcomes for adolescents. School-based service learning programs with young adolescents have been shown to improve students' health and educational outcomes. Quality school-based service learning practice…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Outcomes of Education, Service Learning, Adolescents
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Armstrong, Linda J.; Kinney, Katherine C.; Clayton, Lisa H. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
Teacher leadership is quite simply what teachers do for the good of children inside and beyond their classrooms. It is critical today to successfully reform schools and the profession. Inside the classroom, teacher leaders advocate for best practices and model expert teaching. Teacher leaders contribute to their professional community to improve…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Sherman, Whitney H.; Crum, Karen S. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore how elementary principals facilitate and serve as catalysts for successful reading instruction and student achievement. The authors interviewed 10 elementary school principals in two school districts in a southern state to determine how they acted as instructional leaders in the area of reading in their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Remedial Instruction, Reading Instruction, Instructional Leadership