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Schaetzel, Kirsten; Low, Ee Ling – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2009
Adult English language learners in the United States approach the learning of English pronunciation from a wide variety of native language backgrounds. They may speak languages with sound systems that vary a great deal from that of English. The pronunciation goals and needs of adult English language learners are diverse. These goals and needs…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Administrators, Adult Learning
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
Roskos, Kathy; Strickland, Dorothy; Haase, Janeen; Malik, Sakil – EQUIP1, 2009
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) program is an oral assessment designed to measure the most basic foundation skills for literacy acquisition in the early grades. EGRA's purpose is to document student performance on early grade reading skills in order to inform ministries…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Multilingualism, Program Effectiveness, Reading Skills
Dougherty, Chrys; Rutherford, Jean – National Center for Educational Achievement, 2009
What fundamental ideas from higher performing schools underlie a coherent approach to educational improvement? First, only a system-wide approach to improving teaching and learning can make it possible for students to receive good teaching, year after year, across different subjects. Given the difficulty of the task, isolated and uncoordinated…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Models, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
Rosenberg, Michael S.; Brownell, Mary; McCray, Erica D.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Leko, Melinda; Long, Suzanne – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2009
Local school systems, Local Education Agencies [LEAs], and universities, Institutions of Higher Education [IHEs], work together in a variety of ways in the initial preparation and ongoing professional development of teachers, although it is difficult to ascertain the number of LEA/IHE partnerships. These relationships typically allow for a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Disabilities, School Districts, Educational Change
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2009
Established in 1972, the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities. OCECD endorses and promotes efforts to provide appropriate quality education for children and youth with disabilities in the belief…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Quality, Annual Reports, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Potemski, Amy – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Recruiting and preparing teachers of English language learners (ELLs) involves learning a complex educational subsystem. Many variables affect the education of ELLs, including changing demographics, policies at the federal and state levels, requirements for teachers, and program models. The goals of this brief are to set the policy and practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), English Instruction
Boeck, Debora – Washington State School Directors' Association (NJ1), 2009
The Washington School Board Standards are intended for use by local school boards and individual directors as a common framework for school board governance. Two sets of standards were developed to encourage school boards and individual school directors to subscribe to the highest levels of professional and personal conduct and performance. The…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Governance, Educational Indicators, Benchmarking
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
Every district will benefit from understanding where it sits on the continuum of 21st century skills integration. The Milestones for Improving Learning & Education (MILE) Guide Self-Assessment tool helps districts accomplish this essential first step, covering the primary responsibilities and activities within a district. Subjects covered include:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Guides, Educational Improvement, School Districts
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Development, Mastery Learning, Academic Standards
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Guides, Skill Development, Curriculum Development
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Guides
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Job Skills, College Preparation, Academic Standards
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Skill Development, State Standards, Guides, Academic Standards
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has issued this map for the core subject of Geography.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Geography, Social Studies, Skill Development
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