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Scanlan, Martin; Zehrbach, Gareth – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
Catholic elementary schools underserve Latino students, especially those who are bilingual. This paper presents a conceptual argument for Catholic elementary schools to improve this by pursuing the two-way immersion model of bilingual service delivery in Spanish and English. The argument is presented in three stages. First, we show that Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Bilingual Students
Jacobson, David – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2016
The first eight years of life, beginning before birth and continuing through third grade, are a critical developmental period that sets the stage for future success. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the prenatal-through-third-grade (P-3) continuum, including prenatal and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Elementary Education
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Salmon, Gilly; Nie, Ming; Edirisingha, Palitha – Educational Research, 2010
Background: In the 1990s, Salmon developed a five-stage model for enabling and scaffolding remote groups to work and learn together using asynchronous bulletin boards. The model has informed online learning and development practice across different levels and education for online and blended learning. Purpose: This paper reports our testing of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Archaeology, Cognitive Mapping, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The New Zealand Ministry of Education has constructed a wide-ranging "Professional Development Plan" providing a four-stage national pathway for progression to principalship; the first stage has been the conduction of the National Aspiring Principals Pilot (NAPP) programme in five regional locations. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Occupational Aspiration, Delivery Systems
Smith, M. Melissa Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the journey of a suburban middle level principal, as she led a school through an educational change process. This was a single case study design involving the school leader as principal participant, and the researcher as participant observer. The theoretical model that was developed for this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Work Environment, Educational Environment, School Personnel
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Martin, Marie; Noakes, Michaela – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2012
As technology continues to flatten the world and as Web 2.0 changes the way knowledge is created and shared, tertiary education institutions are turning increasingly to e-learning to extend access to students globally as well as to improve the quality of their learning experience. Learning Management Systems (LMS) currently dominate the delivery…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Management Systems, Foreign Countries
Warell, Suzanne Scaffidi – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While research on online MBA courses is growing rapidly, teaching specific skills using online delivery formats is a relatively new stream of research in graduate business education. In this study, adult learning methods such as experiential activities, discussion, teamwork, and action learning were used in a seven-week online MBA course to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Pretests Posttests
Allen, Wendy Bickford – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Early care and education (ECE) services are necessary for a society because of a variety of ethical, economic, and developmental reasons. A well-developed field of practice is needed to ensure young children have access to high quality care and education settings. To promote a thriving profession, many are calling for the field of early care and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Stuit, David; Graves, Claire; Shaw, Lauren – Brookings Institution, 2015
The traditional delivery system for public K-12 education in the U.S. is being disrupted by forces from without (e.g., forms of competition, including charter schools) and from within (e.g., new regulatory requirements, including meaningful teacher evaluation and the Common Core). As in any sizable sector of the economy, challenges to the status…
Descriptors: Advocacy, State Policy, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Dahlberg, Kathryn R.; Philippot, Raymond A. – Planning and Changing, 2008
That individual schools and districts often simultaneously engage in multiple professional development projects in a "one-size-fits-all" model poses several quandaries. One quandary is attempting to foster a particular teacher behavior or disposition with little follow-up. A second is implementing a school-wide (or district-wide) program…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Feedback (Response), Program Improvement
Ozoglu, Murat – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine and identify support service needs and preferences of distance learners studying at the Turkish Open Education System (OES). In order to fulfill this purpose, views and perceptions of OES students on importance and accessibility of student support services at the OES were investigated through a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Open Universities, Employment Level
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Heine, M. H. – Education for Information: The International Review of Education and Training in Library and Information Science, 1983
Proposes and contrasts general educational aims for librarianship curricula at the first- and second-professional qualification stages, i.e., creation of factual knowledge vs. development of analytical skills and interest in problem-solving. Approaches to study of library networks (document-delivery and bibliographical-record delivery) in such…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries
Frankland, Gillian; Ebrahim, Nazir – 2001
This document is intended to assist practitioners involved in the delivery of Part One General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs), which are GNVQs designed for students in the United Kingdom who are at Key Stage 4 and the post-16 level. Section 1 examines the following topics of interest to centers that are contemplating introducing Part…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
Toussaint, Dorothy – 1990
After fleximode was introduced into the Western Australian TAFE system, its cost and effectiveness compared with traditional delivery systems were evaluated. Fleximode, as practiced in Australia, was adapted from a mode of study pioneered in England. It offered students the independence of off-campus study in combination with access to college…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Correspondence Schools, Cost Effectiveness
Anderson, John W.; And Others – 1978
An external evaluation of the Small College Consortium (SCC) was designed to evaluate and make recommendations for linkages between the delivery of technical assistance services and progress toward institutional development. The case study component of the SCC evaluation for 1978 was undertaken as two separate but complementary analyses. The two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Church Related Colleges, Consortia
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