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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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Tolentino, Lisa; Birchfield, David; Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen; Johnson-Glenberg, Mina C.; Kelliher, Aisling; Martinez, Christopher – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
As emerging technologies become increasingly inexpensive and robust, there is an exciting opportunity to move beyond general purpose computing platforms to realize a new generation of K-12 technology-based learning environments. Mixed-reality technologies integrate real world components with interactive digital media to offer new potential to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Chemistry, Learning Laboratories, Statistical Analysis
Christenson, Sandra L., Ed.; Reschly, Amy L., Ed.; Wylie, Cathy, Ed. – Springer, 2012
For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Research, Learning Motivation, Educational Indicators
US Agency for International Development, 2009
The Doorways training program was designed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Schools Program (Safe Schools) to enable teachers, community members and students to prevent and respond to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). "Doorways I: Student Training Manual on School-Related Gender-Based Violence…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Efficacy, Definitions, Prevention
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Colvin, Janet W. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2007
Peer tutoring in Higher Education is being used with increasing frequency to aid in student learning, motivation, and empowerment. Although an extensive body of research documents the efficacy of such programs, it exhibits a surprising lack of awareness of the social dynamics involved. This study focuses on peer tutors and students as they…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Group Dynamics
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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
Scruggs, Thomas E., Ed.; Mastropieri, Margo A., Ed. – JAI Press, 2004
Secondary education of students with learning and behavioral disabilities is an issue of great importance. Unlike elementary schools, secondary schools require substantially more independent functioning, assume the effective use of student planning and study skills, and often lack the classes in basic skills needed by some learners. Further, new…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders
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Burden, Robert; Burdett, Julia – British Journal of Special Education, 2005
In 2002, Neil Humphrey and Patricia Mullins published their research into personal constructs and attribution for academic success and failure in dyslexia in BJSE's "Research Section". Their work suggested that pupils with dyslexia, in a range of settings, experience real challenges to their self-esteem and that dyslexia leads to "negative…
Descriptors: Students, Research Tools, Self Efficacy, Special Schools
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Cummins, Lauren – Childhood Education, 2004
To look at practitioners in the field of early childhood education is to look at a kaleidoscope of education, experience, and practice, from practitioners who are beginning in the field to practitioners who have extensive experience and education and have mastered the art of teaching. This kaleidoscope of practitioners brings into the light a…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Reflective Teaching, Mentors, Early Childhood Education
Rubin, Beth C., Ed.; Giarelli, James M., Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2007
This book explores four interrelated themes: rethinking civic education in light of the diversity of U.S. society; re-examining these notions in an increasingly interconnected global context; re-considering the ways that civic education is researched and practiced; and taking stock of where we are currently through use of an historical…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Civics, Citizenship
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McGuire, Margit E.; Cole, Bronwyn – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2005
Children living in a democratic society deserve rich and powerful citizenship lessons. These lessons are of particular importance for children of low socio-economic and culturally diverse backgrounds whose families may feel disenfranchised from citizenship participation because of their education levels, language capabilities or cultural…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Student Diversity, Citizenship Education, Student Participation
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
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Moats, Louisa C. – Reading and Writing Quarterly, 2004
One comprehensive curriculum designed to remediate chronic reading failure in adolescents directly addresses all the language weaknesses typical of these individuals. In many interlocking strands, phonological, semantic, syntactic, pragmatic, and discourse processing skills are cumulatively and systematically taught over several years.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Semantics, Word Recognition, Reading Failure
Kuo, Ya-Hui – Online Submission, 2010
While there have been many articles published in the area of self-regulated learning, there is a need to have a research article that solely emphasizes on how to put self-regulated learning theory into practice. In order to help teachers incorporate self-regulated learning theory into their classroom teaching and students to do so into their…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Learning Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Teachers
Gayle, Barbara Mae, Ed.; Preiss, Raymond W., Ed.; Burrell, Nancy, Ed.; Allen, Mike, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This volume offers a systematic review of the literature on communication education and instruction. Making meta-analysis findings accessible and relevant, the editors of this volume approach the topic from the perspective that meta-analysis serves as a useful tool for summarizing experiments and for determining how and why specific teaching and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Classroom Communication, Teacher Effectiveness