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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Peters, Scott J. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "Excellence Gaps in Education," Jonathan A. Plucker and Scott J. Peters shine a spotlight on "excellence gaps"--the achievement gaps among subgroups of students performing at the highest levels of achievement. Much of the focus of recent education reform has been on closing gaps in achievement between students from different…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Talent, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Pfeiffer, Steven I., Ed. – APA Books, 2017
This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: (1) History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Theories, Talent Identification
Dolgon, Corey, Ed.; Mitchell, Tania D., Ed.; Eatman, Timothy K., Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2017
With contributions from leading experts across disciplinary fields, this book explores best practices from the field's most notable researchers, as well as important historically based and politically focused challenges to a field whose impact has reached an important crossroads. The comprehensive and powerfully critical analysis considers the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed.; Yu, Tianlong, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Against a formidable national discourse that emphasizes academic standardization, accountability, and high-stakes testing in educational policy, "Character and Moral Education: A Reader" seeks to re-introduce and revive the moral mission of education in public conversation and practices in America's schools. With contributions from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, African American Children, Feminism
Brown, David W., Ed. – 1997
A foreword and 11 articles discuss the nature and structure of public scholarship. The contents include: "Foreword" (Deborah Witte); (1) "Public Scholarship: The Dissemination of Knowledge" (Jean Cameron) which maintains the public has claims on higher education as a creator and disseminator of knowledge; (2) "Daring to Be…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Citizen Participation, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Tomadaki, Eleftheria; Quick, Kevin A.; Scott, Peter J. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
This paper discusses the use of videoconferencing as a tool to enhance collaboration amongst online learners in an open learning context. We present quantitative data from a longitudinal study of naturalistic videoconferencing interactions held via the FM videoconference tool, indicating its global use. The case study presented is analysed…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Teleconferencing, Video Technology
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Scott, Peter J.; Kelleher, Michael – European Journal of Education, 1996
Trends in vocational education and training (VET) within the European Union (EU) are examined from three viewpoints (education, geography, and industrial sociology) to determine whether policies have fostered the desired convergence of economies. Factors considered include pressures motivating VET reform, changes in national VET policies, and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
Scott, Peter J.; Ardron, David J. – 1994
This paper reports on an integration of concept mapping for manipulating and structuring knowledge with multimedia presentation technology. The intelligent hypermedia system HAN (hypermedia activated network) is an authoring environment that generates small hypermedia tutorials online as they are required. A student query activates a portion of a…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Authoring Aids (Programming), College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction