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Ferry, Lisa Marie – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this action research study is to help students alleviate their anxiety and stress symptoms using activities based on Olivia Gude's postmodern principles. The activities included are the participants own take-along visual art journal kit and classroom projects. Professional learning outcomes include the knowledge to equip teachers…
Descriptors: Action Research, Anxiety, Stress Management, Postmodernism
Corwin, Sylvia K., Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
Reading Improvement Through Art (RITA) program is an interdisciplinary approach to literacy that blends visual art with reading comprehension, evaluated in nine New York City urban high schools. 240 problem readers participating in the pilot program were pre- and post-tested in the Fall 1975 and Spring 1976 semesters. The testing showed the 9th…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Art Activities, Reading Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
Elias, Anjuli Rose – Online Submission, 2010
This research highlights the effects of using literature and relevant curriculum to teach history in grade levels 6 through 8, and analyzes how students respond when learning complicated themes and events through the medium of historic fiction. Specifically, my research seeks to inform secondary educators concerning the use of the narrative and…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Poetry, Fiction
Hunzicker, Jana – Online Submission, 2010
This article summarizes current research on effective professional development and offers a checklist for school leaders to use when designing learning opportunities for teachers. Effective professional development engages teachers in learning opportunities that are supportive, job-embedded, instructionally-focused, collaborative, and ongoing.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Educational Research
Afshari, Mojgan; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Luan, Wong Su; Samah, Bahaman Abu; Fooi, Foo Say – Online Submission, 2009
Research studies in the past decade have shown that computer technology is an effective means for widening educational opportunities, but most teachers neither use technology as an instructional delivery system nor integrate technology into their curriculum. Studies reveal a number of factors influencing teachers' decisions to use ICT in the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Educational Opportunities, Teaching Methods
Hobbs, Beverly B.; Sawer, Barbara – Online Submission, 2009
Community-based educational programs play a significant role in the education and positive development of youth. Over the last decade, the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program has made special efforts to reach and engage Latino youth and families in non-formal educational programs. Latino families most often do not access community-based…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Outreach Programs, Volunteers, Hispanic Americans
Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this publication is to identify the essential components of appropriate programming mandated by Alberta Education for students with special education needs, to provide examples of effective practices, to establish a common understanding of the terminology associated with this specialized field, and to clarify the meaning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
Online Submission, 2006
Factors that influence and predict academic success of ESL students were studied to assist the Ministry with decisions related to curriculum development, resource allocation, and support provision. The comprehensive nature of this study is unique in that it presents the state of affairs of K-12 ESL education in Alberta. Best practice information…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation, Elementary Secondary Education
Online Submission, 2006
This resource is a revision of the teaching resource Individualized Program Plans (1995), Book 3 (ED392232) in the Programming for Students with Special Needs series. It aims to create a bridge between the product, the process and the underlying vision of Individualized Program Planning (IPP). The Standards for Special Education (Amended June…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Program Development
Pardieck, Sherrie Chan; McMullen, David W. – Online Submission, 2005
This paper is a report on the development of a digital portfolio system for a teacher education program. The development of the system was based upon a three-year comparative case study of four principals representing rural and urban schools and included pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels in a Midwestern state. The research generated…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Computer Mediated Communication, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Gordon, Howard R. D.; Yocke, Richard – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine how career and technical education teachers(CTE) in West Virginia perceived the impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. A purposive sample was used to select thirty-seven (N=37) career and technical education teachers from five Southern West Virginia vocational schools. The data collection…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Vocational Schools, Teaching Experience
Combs, Julie P.; Jackson, Sherion H. – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a program evaluation conducted to examine the effectiveness of the Schools Attuned program in a north Texas school district. Schools Attuned was developed by a professor of pediatrics, Dr. Mel Levine (2002), as a professional development model to train teachers to identify cognitive and…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, School Districts
Dobbs, Rita L.; Allen, W. Clayton – Online Submission, 2004
This paper will include critical information for administrators and faculty in higher education for developing an assessment model for an online degree program. Determining the assessment process for the program before offering courses will ensure a smooth transition into the online environment so that faculty and administrators will know that the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Models, Masters Programs
Scarborough, Jule Dee – Online Submission, 2004
This document (book) reports on the Strategic Alliance to Advance Technological Education through Enhanced Mathematics, Science, Technology, and English Education at the Secondary Level, funded by National Science Foundation. It was a collaborative partnership involving the Rockford Public Schools, Rock Valley College, and Northern Illinois…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Articulation (Education), Workshops, Teaching Models
Watson, Sandy White – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast Professional Development School (PDS) and non-Professional Development School intern/student teachers' views at the end of their student teaching experiences in terms of their (a) perceptions of the knowledge and skills they perceived the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the University of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Educational Opportunities