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Garcia, Eugene E.; Lawton, Kerry; Diniz de Figueiredo, Eduardo H. – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2010
This report reviews achievement gaps in both reading and math between ELL and non-ELL students in Arizona over the post-Proposition 203 period 2005-2009 and during the first year of implementation of the 4 hour ELD block, 2008-09. The study finds that Arizona has made little to no progress in closing the achievement gap between ELL and non-ELL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language), Achievement Gap
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Lloyd, Susan; Lawton, Julie; Caraher, Martin; Singh, Gulab; Horsley, Kayt; Mussa, Fozia – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To determine the availability and affordability of a healthy food basket and to model how those on low-incomes might manage. Design and methodology: After determining access and availability of key items from shops in two localities, called Deepdale and Ingol, a healthy food basket was developed. From this a week's healthy menu was…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Working Class, Mothers, Family Income
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Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C.; Hanke, Craig J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2007
Two significant benefits derived from reading and discussing classic scientific papers in undergraduate biology courses are 1) providing students with the realistic perspective that science is an ongoing process (rather than a set of inarguable facts) and 2) deepening the students' understanding of physiological processes. A classic paper that is…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Biology, Undergraduate Students, Scientific Methodology
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Yin, Shirley Yeung Sze; Chung, Lam Chi – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
Designing a curriculum is much more than a technical process. Indeed, it could be called a political activity because stakeholders usually attribute different values to, and hold different expectations from, a new curriculum. As early as 1949, Tyler had raised this issue in his classic "Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction."…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Caraher, Martin; Lloyd, Susan; Lawton, Julie; Singh, Gulab; Horsley, Kayt; Mussa, Fozia – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objectives: To map food access in the city of Preston in the north-west of England in order to determine access, availability and affordability of healthy food options. Design and methodology: The research design employed a number of distinct methods including: surveys of shops; interviews with local people and shopkeepers; a cost and availability…
Descriptors: Research Design, Working Class, Health Promotion, Income
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Smith, Nick L.; Brandon, Paul R.; Lawton, Brian E.; Krohn-Ching, Val – American Journal of Evaluation, 2010
This is the first examination of exemplary evaluation under a new editorial approach, in which the authors are attempting not only to report how the evaluation was conducted and to explain the rationale for design and implementation but also to examine the conditions, events, or actions that might have contributed to its exemplary status. This…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Program Evaluation, Grants
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Bezruczko, Nikolaus; Chen, Shu-Pi C.; Gulley, S. Beverly; Maher, Joan M.; Lawton, Cathrine S. – Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
The authors report on the nature of assessing functional caregiving (FC) via three studies, conducted by a university-public preschool collaboration that was designed to measure mothers' confidence to care for children with intellectual disabilities in their homes. Caregiving of children with intellectual disabilities was conceptualized in terms…
Descriptors: Children, Mental Retardation, Child Care, Mothers
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Iwarsson, Susanne – Gerontologist, 2005
Purpose: This study described person--environment (P-E) fit and activities of daily living (ADLs) among older adults, and it explored the relationship between P-E fit and ADL dependence, testing Lawton's docility hypothesis at two points in time. Design and Methods: From a random sample of individuals aged 75-84 living in a Swedish municipality,…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Older Adults, Occupational Therapy
Searcy, Douglas Neil – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative research addressed presidential leadership during the strategic transition of the respective Boards of Trustees at Gardner-Webb and Wingate Universities (private, Christian institutions in North Carolina). In addition to interviewing each institutional President, personal 60-minute interviews were conducted with selected faculty…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Leadership, Change, Trustees
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Janda, Sarah Eppler – Great Plains Quarterly, 2005
This article chronicles LaDonna Harris's experiences with the media, the public, and government leaders as she rose from humble origins in the Great Plains to national prominence as a leading advocate of Native American rights in the latter half of the twentieth century. Harris helped to integrate Lawton, Oklahoma, in the early 1960s, founded…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, American Indians, Civil Rights, Advocacy
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Gordon, Liz; Pearce, Diane – Journal of Education Policy, 1993
Aims to stimulate interest in comparative education policy analysis by critiquing a paper by Stephen Lawton. Such comparative analysis is important in understanding neoliberal education reforms, but more work is needed to provide adequate categories for analysis. Lawton's categories, reformulated here as efficiency, managing and provider capture,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harris, Vee – Language Learning Journal, 2007
Cross-study comparison of the impact of strategy instruction (SI) is problematic because of differences in learning settings, the periods of time over which it is undertaken and the nature of the SI itself. Few studies indicate how the choice of skill areas and strategies has been tailored to meet the learners' age, stage and proficiency level,…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Intervention, French, Second Language Learning
Rexeisen, Richard J.; Anderson, Philip H.; Lawton, Leigh; Hubbard, Ann C. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Study abroad is an expensive, resource intensive activity for both students and their home institution. With an estimated 200,000 American students studying abroad in 2006, and an annual growth rate of eight percent, program administrators and international scholars are increasingly being asked to document the learning outcomes associated with…
Descriptors: International Education, Grade Point Average, Alumni, Program Effectiveness
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Walford, Geoffrey – Educational Policy, 1993
John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe's booklet "A Lesson in School Reform from Great Britain (Brookings, 1992) and Denis Lawton's book "Education and Politics in the 1990s: Conflict or Consensus?" (Falmer, 1992) attempt to evaluate effects of recent educational changes in England and Wales. Lawton's thoughtful, scholarly analysis of the…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Competition, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bredekamp, Sue – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 1993
Maintains that Fowell's and Lawton's article, "An Alternative View of Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education," misrepresents both content and intent of National Association for Education of Young Children's position statement on developmentally appropriate practices for programs serving four and five year olds, as illustrated…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Position Papers, Preschool Children
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