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Holme, Jennifer Jellison – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Over the past several decades, a significant number of states have either adopted or increased high school exit examination requirements. Although these policies are intended to generate improvement in schools, little is known about how high schools are responding to exit testing pressures. Purpose: This study examined how five…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements, Low Achievement, High Schools
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Clerkin, Aidan – Review of Education, 2018
Since the 1970s, schools in Ireland have offered an optional programme known as 'Transition Year' midway through secondary education, when students are typically 15 years old. It lasts one academic year and aims to promote maturity, social development and vocational exploration, and to give students a chance to develop personal and intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Maturity (Individuals), Adolescent Development
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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Markanastasakis, Christina – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Students in higher education should work on acquiring academic vocabulary as this is essential to skilfully communicating with other members of the academic community. Vocabulary acquisition is an essential but frequently neglected process due to the intensity, time pressure, and high stakes of short, assessment-based English for Academic Purposes…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Educational Games, English for Academic Purposes
Galster, Donald C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As expectations for improvements in public K-12 education continue, principals and teachers need to collaborate for continuous school improvement. Innovative change is needed to meet the needs of students. Michael Fullan's change theory (1993) identified many inhibitors to change, such as the human tendency to avoid change due to vulnerability and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Achievement, Principals, Instructional Innovation
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism
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Jaquette, Ozan; Curs, Bradley R.; Posselt, Julie R. – Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Many public research universities fail to enroll a critical mass of low-income and underrepresented minority (URM) students. Though founded with a commitment to access, public research universities face pressure to increase tuition revenue and to recruit high-achieving students. These pressures create an incentive to recruit nonresident students,…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Public Colleges, Research Universities, Racial Composition
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Murphy, Joseph – Teachers College Record, 2016
The narrative in this chapter runs as follows. As the political, social, and economic environments that surround the American high school undergo seismic shifts, they create new forms of secondary education. We report that the environmental conditions between 1890 and 1920 were such that most of the pillars that anchored the American high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Change
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Erwin, Heather; Fedewa, Alicia; Beighle, Aaron; Ahn, Soyeon – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Research suggests that physical activity may foster improved academic performance, yet schools are receiving more pressure to achieve high academic standards. It is important for classroom teachers, administrators and school psychologists to understand the benefits of incorporating physical activity into the school day. This article serves as a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, School Psychologists, Academic Standards
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Bhattacharya, Apurba; Purohit, Vikram C.; Bellar, Nicholas R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) is the preferred method of separating a variety of materials in complex mixtures such as pharmaceuticals, polymers, soils, food products and biological fluids and is also considered to be a powerful analytical tool in both academia and industry. The use of HPLC analysis as a means of monitoring and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Methodology, Science Education, Industry
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Gnaur, Dorina – Vocations and Learning, 2010
Work in call centres is often presented as a form of unskilled labour characterized by routinization, technological surveillance and tight management control aimed at reaching intensive performance targets. Beyond delivering business objectives, this control and efficiency strategy is often held to produce counterproductive effects with regard to…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Employees, Ethnography, Work Environment
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Ornek, Funda; Zziwa, Byansi Jude; Taganahan, Teresita D. – School Science Review, 2013
When you dive underwater, you feel the pressure on your ears and, as you dive deeper, more pressure is felt. This article presents an activity that teachers might find useful for demonstrating the relationship between water depth and pressure. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Water, Hands on Science
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This research used poststructural theories to examine a crucial issue of teacher-learning in rural border schools that are under pressure from high-stakes school accountability, fewer resources, and significant numbers of English language learners (ELLs). The methodology was based on a multiple case study of four intern teachers who participated…
Descriptors: Teacher Interns, Context Effect, Rural Schools, Accountability
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DiYanni, Cara; Nini, Deniela; Rheel, Whitney – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2011
We present two experiments exploring whether individuals would be persuaded to imitate the intentional action of an adult model whose actions suggest that the correct way to complete a task is with an inefficient tool. In Experiment 1, children ages 5-10 years and a group of adults watched an adult model reject an efficient tool in favor of one…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Desirability, Imitation, Personality
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Zhu, Zheng; Geelan, David – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper reports case studies of five Chinese secondary physics teachers' beliefs and instructional decisions in relation to inquiry-based teaching (IBT). It is part of a larger study intended to explore Chinese secondary physics teachers' beliefs and the ways in which their beliefs influence their classroom practices in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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