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Kennedy, Sarah A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
The green chemistry course taught at Westminster College (PA) incorporates nontraditional teaching techniques and texts to educate future chemists about the importance of using green chemistry principles. The course is designed to introduce green chemistry concepts and demonstrate their inherent necessity by discussing historical missteps by the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Chemistry
Sailor, Wayne, Ed. – 2002
This collection of papers examines inclusive education practices in public schools. There are 14 papers in 4 parts. Part 1, "Inclusive Education in a Context of Emerging Partnerships," includes: (1) "Devolution, School/Community/Family Partnerships, and Inclusive Education" (Wayne Sailor); (2) "The Implications of Goals 2000 for Inclusive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Kennedy, Sarah – Campus Technology, 2013
The "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) wave has engulfed the campus, with students bringing their own devices into the classroom, and professors and administrators expecting access to e-mail and other applications from their preferred operating systems. While BYOD brings numerous benefits to campus users, it can be challenging from an IT…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Colleges
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Kennedy, Sarah G.; Peralta, Louisa R.; Lubans, David R.; Foweather, Lawrence; Smith, Jordan J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Secondary schools have the potential to promote health-related fitness (HRF) and physical activity within and outside school hours. As such, schools are often chosen as the setting to implement child and adolescent physical activity programs. School-based programs often utilise teachers as delivery agents, but few studies examine…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Program Implementation, Health Promotion, Secondary School Students
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Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Costigan, Sarah A.; Kennedy, Sarah G.; Robards, Sara L.; Germov, John; Wild, Cameron – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions targeting alcohol consumption, drug use and smoking for college/university students.Participants: College/University students. Methods: Studies were eligible if: (1)included students attending universities/colleges; (2)implemented in a university/college setting; (3)aimed to improve at…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Behavior, College Students, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Bentley, Francoise Judith Benay; Kennedy, Sarah; Semsar, Katharine – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Four physiology courses participating in a science education program used concept maps for the first time. At the conclusion of the term, students responded to an end-of-term survey about the activity. Following varied results, we sought to identify factors that students indicated are important for the acceptance of the technique. To encourage…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Concept Mapping, Maps, Physiology
Wise, Daniel; Goggin, Kathy; Gerkovich, Mary; Metcalf, Kimberly; Kennedy, Sarah – American Journal of Health Education, 2006
This study examined condom use intentions among a large diverse group of African American adolescents and provides useful information to assist in the development of effective HIV prevention interventions. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), we explored which constructs are important in shaping intentions to use condoms for younger versus…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urban Areas
Burgess, Patricia; Kennedy, Sarah – 1998
This paper describes the various approaches taken by six states that have accepted the challenge of establishing goals consistent with other goals and standards established by the state for students participating in alternate assessments and that have created links with the state-adopted curriculum frameworks. The purpose of a curriculum framework…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Haig, John; Kearns, Jacqui Farmer; Kennedy, Sarah – Exceptional Children, 2000
This article analyzes how Kentucky and Maryland have addressed basic issues in developing alternate assessment for students with disabilities who cannot be included within regular state and local district education assessment and accountability measures. Issues include why they chose the formats, standards, and implementation systems they did and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Kennedy, Sarah; Kearns, Jacqueline Farmer – Journal of Special Education, 1999
A statewide survey of Kentucky teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities participating in an alternate assessment and accountability system found that teachers recognized specific benefits (such as students learning to follow individualized schedules) but also expressed frustration with time required to complete student assessment…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kearns, Jacqueline Farmer; Kleinert, Harold L.; Kennedy, Sarah – Educational Leadership, 1999
Under the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments, all states must now include students with disabilities in statewide and districtwide educational assessments. So far, Kentucky is the only state with a comprehensive alternative portfolio-assessment program for students unable to participate in "regular" testing…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Kleinert, Harold L.; Kearns, Jacqueline Farmer; Kennedy, Sarah – Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 1997
This article describes the development of Kentucky's alternative assessment for students with disabilities, including the content and scoring standards for the Alternate Portfolio. Specific examples of entries at each grade are given. Initial implementation data are presented, and critical issues in the development of alternate statewide…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Kleinert, Harold L.; Kearns, Jacqueline Farmer; Kennedy, Sarah – Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 1997
This response to comments on "Accountability for All Students: Kentucky's Alternate Portfolio Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Cognitive Disabilities" (Kleinert and others), discusses changes in the ways Alternate Portfolios are now scored and answers concerns on the inclusion of students with mild and severe disabilities…
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
Olsen, Ken; Bechard, Sue; Kennedy, Sarah; Haigh, John; Parshall, Lucian; Friedebach, Melodie – 1998
This report discusses the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that require states to develop alternate assessments for students with disabilities who cannot participate in large-scale assessment programs. The report also profiles five state alternate assessment practices that have been developed or are emerging and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Educational Legislation