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Stulberg, Lisa M., Ed.; Weinberg, Sharon Lawner, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Federal Legislation, Diversity (Faculty)
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Mitchell, Clare J. A.; de Waal, Sarah B. – Journal of Rural Studies, 2009
Ten years ago, the model of creative destruction was developed to predict the fate of communities that base their development on the commodification of rural heritage (Mitchell, C.J.A., 1998. Entrepreneurialism, commodification and creative destruction: a model of post-modern community development. Journal of Rural Studies 14, 273-286). Its…
Descriptors: Community Development, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Models
Prinstein, Mitchell J., Ed.; Dodge, Kenneth A., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
Scientists, educators, and parents of teens have long recognized the potency of peer influences on children and youth, but until recently, questions of how and why adolescents emulate their peers were largely overlooked. This book presents a framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Drug Use, Adolescents, Ecology
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
As vice chancellor for advancement at the University of California at Irvine, Thomas J. Mitchell is running two campaigns: one to raise $1-billion for the university, and the other to attract and keep the people whose job it is to raise that money. Since joining Irvine six years ago from Iowa State University, Mitchell has deployed a range of…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Labor Turnover, Personnel Selection, Demand Occupations
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Parks, Susan; Huot, Diane; Hamers, Josiane; Lemonnier, France H. – Journal of Second Language Writing, 2005
This article reports on how Quebec Francophone high school students, enrolled in a program which featured an environment rich in information and communication technologies (ICTs), appropriated the writing process over a four-year period (Grades 7-10) in the context of their ESL language arts courses. Data for the study were obtained using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, High School Students, English (Second Language)
Plimpton, Lisa; Quint, Colleen J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2007
There is a growing gap between Maine high school graduates' "college intentions" and their actual college enrollment, according to a recent study by the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute. A follow-up to a similar study the institute conducted five years ago, the new research is based on enrollment data from…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Graduates, Young Adults, Enrollment
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Mason, Lucia; Boldrin, Angela; Zurlo, Giovanna – International Journal of Educational Research, 2006
This article reports a theoretically based study on the model of development of epistemological understanding proposed by Kuhn (2000) [Kuhn, D. (2000). Theory of mind, metacognition, and reasoning: A life-span perspective. In P. Mitchell & K. J. Riggs (Eds.), "Children's reasoning and the mind" (pp. 301-326). Hove, UK: Psychology…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cognitive Development, Epistemology, Curriculum
American Council of Learned Societies, 2005
This American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Occasional Paper presents the proceedings of a conference on "Liberal Arts Colleges in American Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities" convened by ACLS in November 2003 in Williamstown, Massachusetts with the support of the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Research Universities, Academic Achievement, Social Sciences
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2006
"DaisyQuest" is a software bundle that offers computer-assisted instruction in phonological awareness, targeting children aged three to seven years. The instructional activities, framed in a fairy tale involving a search for a friendly dragon named Daisy, teach children how to recognize words that rhyme; words that have the same…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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McLean, Deborah L.; Nunnelley, Jeanette C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Reviews: "Blueprint for Action: Achieving Center-Based Change through Staff Development," by P. Jorde-Bloom, and others; and "Explorations with Young Children: A Curriculum Guide from the Bank Street College of Education," by A. Mitchell and J. David, editors. (BB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Child Caregivers, Curriculum Development, Day Care Centers
Orfield, Gary, Ed. – 2001
This collection of papers explores research on how increasing minority enrollment changes and enriches the educational process. The papers are: (1) "Student Diversity and Higher Learning" (Neil L. Rudenstine); (2) "A Policy Framework for Reconceptualizing the Legal Debate Concerning Affirmative Action in Higher Education"…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Legislation, College Admission, College Faculty
Lescure, Susan D. – 2000
The purpose of this case study was to identify the factors that led to the formation of the George J. Mitchell Elementary School Library Media Center (Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey), and to give local historical reference to the community about the library services offered. Data were collected through literature, face-to-face interviews,…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Learning Resources Centers, Library Development
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Walkington, Candace; Wang, Min; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Collaborative gestures in the mathematics classroom occur when multiple learners coordinate their bodies in concert to accomplish mathematical goals. Collaborative gestures show how cognition becomes distributed across a system of dynamic agents, allowing for members of groups of students to act and gesture as one. We explore ways high school…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, High School Students, Video Games, Grade 9
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Fyfe, Emily R.; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Educational Review, 2019
To promote learning and transfer of abstract ideas, contemporary theories advocate that teachers and learners make explicit connections between concrete representations and the abstract ideas they are intended to represent. "Concreteness fading" is a theory of instruction that offers a solution for making these connections. As originally…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Learning Processes, Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development
Waterman, David C. – 1971
Papers presented suggest a variety of views aimed at helping the teacher become more proficient in using children's literature in teaching reading. David C. Davis points out the need for developing programs in which books are selected on their literary quality, not on tastes or personal points of view. William G. McCarthy discusses the…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Books, Childrens Literature, Directed Reading Activity
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