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Rubin, Lenore – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2008
Mental health consultation can be very valuable in supporting children with behavioral difficulties and mental health issues in the classroom. Research has shown that consultation improves teacher efficacy--an important ingredient for teacher success. Consultants vary in the roles they play in child care programs. Most behavioral consultants…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Consultants, Emotional Development, Consultation Programs
Maryland State Department of Education, 2008
This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Student Improvement
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Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Barbaranelli, Claudio; Borgogni, Laura; Petitta, Laura; Rubinacci, Alfonso – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Self- and collective efficacy beliefs were examined as correlates of attitudes toward school of teachers, school staff, and parents. 726 teachers, 387 staff members, and 1994 parents from 18 junior high schools in Milan and Rome, Italy, were administered questionnaires assessing self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions about colleagues' behavior,…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
Silver, Debbie – Corwin, 2012
As teachers and parents, our job is to teach students to tackle challenges rather than avoid them. Award-winning teacher and best-selling author Debbie Silver addresses the relationship between student motivation and risking failure, calling failure a temporary "glitch" that provides valuable learning opportunities. She explains motivational…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Success, Failure, Lifelong Learning
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Rogers, Mary E.; Creed, Peter A.; Glendon, A. Ian – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2008
Social cognitive career theory (SCCT) recognises the importance of individual differences and contextual influences in the career decision-making process. In extending the SCCT choice model, this study tested the role of personality, social supports, and the SCCT variables of self-efficacy, outcome expectations and goals in explaining the career…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Self Efficacy, Personality, Career Exploration
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Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2010
The aims of this research were to identify the ways in which parents may most constructively support their children's musical development, and to ascertain whether styles of parent-teacher and parent-pupil interaction would influence the extent to which parents engage in different types of supportive behaviours. A model of parent involvement as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
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Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
Parents are generally less involved in their children's science education (as compared to reading and mathematics) due to low self-efficacy and a lack of home-school communication. This study examined parental interest and attitudes in science as well as the nature of parent-to-child questioning during an interactive home, school, and community…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Self Efficacy, Questioning Techniques, Parent Participation
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Pincus, Arlene R. H. – Reading Teacher, 2005
In modern classrooms, worksheets, still require considerable time and continue to be used mostly as seatwork. This practice prevails despite researchers having challenged the efficacy of seatwork that it does not provide on-the-spot teacher intervention. This article suggests that the following questions may help teachers decide whether and how to…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Worksheets, Teacher Role, Classroom Techniques
Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Design
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. – 1992
This guide provides information and resources that will facilitate parents' ability to help adolescents understand human sexuality within the context of home and family values and ideals. It provides teachers with resources to facilitate the decision making process. Contents are organized within a framework of objectives and guidelines for both…
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Family Attitudes, Health Promotion, High School Students
Kober, Nancy – 1991
Promoting community awareness and understanding of the issues encompassed within the teaching and learning of school mathematics, and involving parents in their children's mathematics education are the first steps toward the goal that every child must gain mathematical power. This document helps to answer some of the most frequent questions that…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Calculators, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
Glennon, Will – 1999
Arguing that girls need caring adults to teach, advise, and create rituals that help them negotiate the transition to a womanhood based on feminine values and that includes roles traditionally thought to be male, this book provides a practical guide for raising healthy girls and suggests exercises for parents and teachers. Chapter 1 maintains that…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Children, Daughters
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2006
DC Public Schools has adopted new learning standards for core subjects, including reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The new standards show what students should know and be able to do: (1) in each subject; (2) at each grade level; and (3) in every school. Standards tell all students that they are expected to…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8