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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2014
The role of the school principal has changed much in the recent intervening years. He/she was formerly thought of as a manager and management of the local school. Today the principal is seen as the leader of curriculum improvement. School principals must believe in pupils being able to achieve optimally in school and in life. Principals must…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Riggs, Iris M.; Enochs, Larry G. – 1989
Data indicate that although science is required of all students in elementary school, elementary teachers do not usually teach science as a high priority or in a way that enhances student achievement. A myriad of possible causes for existing voids in this teaching process have been suggested by researchers. Teacher belief systems have been…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Torrens, Kathleen M., Ed.; Amador, Jose A., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
This book focuses on online pedagogy and the challenges and opportunities incumbent in the transformation of a face-to-face college course. It is intended as a resource and support for new online teachers--a source of ideas and strategies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives as well as pedagogical perspectives--and for those experienced in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach, Faculty Development, Virtual Classrooms
Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Hilton, Adriel A., Ed.; Fountaine, Tiffany Patrice, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
This book provides context about the experiences of Black graduate and professional students attending HBCUs. Indeed, such research is important, particularly since HBCUs play a significant role in the number of Blacks who receive doctorates and professional degrees (i.e. M.D., D.D.S., J.D. etc.), especially in science and engineering. In fact,…
Descriptors: Professional Education, African American Students, Black Colleges, Social Capital
Furlong, Michael J., Ed.; Gilman, Richard, Ed.; Huebner, Scott, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
Understanding the factors that encourage young people to become active agents in their own learning is critical. Positive psychology is one lens that can be used to investigate the factors that facilitate a student's sense of agency and active school engagement. In the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook, the editors draw together the…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, School Psychology, Individual Characteristics, Academic Achievement
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges, 2005
This publication profiles the strategies and best practices of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers in developing faculty skills, cultivating partnerships, implementing new curricula, recruiting students, preparing for change, utilizing advisors, managing organizations, and nurturing leaders. In this report, ATE center leaders share with…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Community Colleges
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Belcher, Jacquelyn M. – Community Services Catalyst, 1989
Considers ways that factors in the college environment can negatively affect the performance and perceptions of self-efficacy of students and faculty. Discusses the problems and needs of a fictional science instructor suddenly confronting students unable to understand basic course concepts and of an older student anxious about returning to school.…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Change
Duckworth, Kenneth; Lind, Karen – 1989
Many teachers work in the difficult situation of teaching academic subjects to students who are not academically oriented. Especially in high school, non-college-bound students are required to take two or three years of science and social studies. For these students schools offer lower-track classes that exhibit high failure rates and low teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Failure, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Borchers, Carol A.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1992
Documents and evaluates effects of inservice teacher education on rural-school teachers' behaviors and beliefs about microcomputers in science teaching. Describes the ENLIST Micros training program and the beliefs, behavior, and evaluation instruments utilized. Results indicated significant changes in teachers' beliefs toward and use of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Demonstration Programs
Poster, John B. – 1987
Dynamics in the education policy arena suggest that, despite two generations of researchers extolling democratic leadership styles and consensus building over autocratic techniques, wide participation in policymaking and the broadest possible consensus are not always productive: American society has not yet agreed on what schools should…
Descriptors: Administration, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making