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Stevens, Cacey S.; Marder, Michael; Nagel, Sidney R. – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2015
We examine Illinois educational data from standardized exams and analyze primary factors affecting the achievement of public school students. We focus on the simplest possible models: representation of data through visualizations and regressions on single variables. Exam scores are shown to depend on school type, location, and poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Public Schools
Hoffman, James V., Ed.; Schallert, Diane L., Ed.; Fairbanks, Colleen M., Ed.; Worthy, Jo, Ed.; Maloch, Beth, Ed. – National Reading Conference, 2001
At the 2000 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, the National Reading Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary, and with this issue, the editors offer to the readership the "50th Yearbook" of the conference. This Yearbook begins with a preface and presents profiles of two awardees, Lee Gunderson and Michael Pressley. Included in this…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Preservice Teacher Education, Class Size, Literacy
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Nagel, Nancy G. – Young Children, 2009
The New Zealand Ministry of Education's early childhood curriculum policy is built on a framework called "Te Whariki." This framework provides a sociocultural context for children's early learning and emphasizes a learning partnership between teachers, parents, families, and community. Besides interpersonal relationships, Te Whariki…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Blignaut, Seugnet; Nagel, Lynette – Computers & Education, 2009
Higher education institutions deliver web-based learning with varied success. The success rate of distributed online courses remains low. Factors such as ineffective course facilitation and insufficient communication contribute to the unfulfilled promises of web-based learning. Students consequently feel unmotivated. Instructor control and in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Online Courses, Internet
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Nagel, Lynette; Kotze, Theuns G. – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The answer to massification in higher education lies not in paper-behind-glass style e-learning. Such courses lack the necessary interaction to ensure success. There are perceived upper limits to where e-learning can be up scaled to accommodate large classes. The Community of Inquiry framework provides a convenient instrument to assess the quality…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Williams, Joseph; Steen, Sam; Albert, Tracy; Dely, Betty; Jacobs, Brian; Nagel, Chelsea; Irick, Anese – Professional School Counseling, 2016
This phenomenological, qualitative study examined a national sample of academically resilient, low-income middle school students' (N = 24) perspectives of what school counselors can do to promote their academic achievement. Three main themes and nine subthemes were identified: build meaningful relationships, build on the cultural wealth of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Low Income Groups, Qualitative Research, Middle School Students
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Nagel, Nancy G. – Teaching Education, 2008
In the essay, "The logic of convergence and uniformity in teacher production", Loomis et al. advocate that teachers are experiencing a shift from individualistic programs that prepare them toward uniform, common teacher preparation resulting from top-down agenda-setting and mandated regulations. In their theoretical stance, the knowledge…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Educational Environment
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Nagel, Paul; Lee, Dayna Bowker – Social Education, 2009
What is "Creole"? The textbook answer is that the word derives from the Portuguese "crioulo" or Spanish "criollo," from the verb "to create." The term developed out of the colonial experience, and was used as a way to identify those people and things born in the New World from Old World stock. Hence, second generation French or Spanish colonial…
Descriptors: United States History, Race, Creoles, Form Classes (Languages)
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Nagel, Robert L.; Pappas, Eric C.; Swain, Matthew S.; Hazard, Gretchen A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In order to train young professionals, instructional methodologies in engineering need not only teach students knowledge, but must also instill the values and teach the behaviors--"competencies" students can demonstrate--required of professional practice. Herein, we focus on understanding the values and behaviors of students with respect…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Values, Teamwork
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Rodgers, John C., III; Owen-Nagel, Athena; Ambinakudige, Shrinidhi – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2012
The objective of this study is to present a pedagogical model for teaching geospatial courses through an online format and to critique the model's effectiveness. Offering geospatial courses through an online format provides avenues to a wider student population, many of whom are not able to take traditional on-campus courses. Yet internet-based…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Models, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Damen, Marie-Louise; Nagel, Ineke; Haanstra, Folkert – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2010
In 1999, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science introduced a new kind of compulsory arts education in secondary school aimed at stimulating cultural participation among Dutch youth. This article examines whether the course, called "Cultural and Artistic Education," succeeds in doing so. Data on 3,851 secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nagel, Michael – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
For children, environmental issues have become part of their formal and informal educational lives. The merging of the terms environment and education in the 1970s has also witnessed an emerging degree of pessimism through bringing the plight of the environment to the educational arena of children. Much of the discourse surrounding sustainable…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Outcomes of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Nagel, Bonnie J.; Herting, Megan M.; Maxwell, Emily C.; Bruno, Richard; Fair, Damien – Brain and Cognition, 2013
Adult functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) literature suggests that a left-right hemispheric dissociation may exist between verbal and spatial working memory (WM), respectively. However, investigation of this type has been obscured by incomparable verbal and spatial WM tasks and/or visual inspection at arbitrary thresholds as means to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Short Term Memory, Diagnostic Tests
Margolis, Jason; Nagel, Liza – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
School change is inevitable. As a human institution, schools are in a constant state of transformation, and individual teachers adapt or provide the impetus for that transformation all the time. The question, then, is not whether there will be change, but what change there will be--a question complicated by the fact that change means different…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Teacher Burnout, Conflict, Educational Change
Wimmer, Michael; Schad, Anke; Nagel, Tanja – Eurydice, 2008
This paper focuses on Austria's arts and cultural education. The Austrian arts curriculum is organised as separate subjects. It includes music, visual arts and crafts (divided into two separate subjects: technical crafts and textile arts). The Austrian curriculum refers to "Bildungs- und Lehraufgaben", i.e. educational and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Cultural Education, Educational Administration
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