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Van Maele, Dimitri, Ed.; Forsyth, Patrick B., Ed.; Van Houtte, Miek, Ed. – Springer, 2014
This book samples recent and emerging trust research in education including an array of conceptual approaches, measurement innovations, and explored determinants and outcomes of trust. The collection of pathways explores the phenomenon of trust and establishes the significance of trust relationships in school life. It emboldens the claim that…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Trust (Psychology), Equal Education, Educational Quality
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
Reevy, Gretchen M., Ed.; Frydenberg, Erica, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Nearly all chapters in this volume are contemporary original research on personality, stress, and coping in educational contexts. The research spans primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Research participants are students and teachers. The volume brings together contributions from the United States, Australia, Canada, Italy, Scotland, and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Personality Traits, Bullying, Self Efficacy
McAlister, Kim, Ed.; Curtis, Reagan, Ed. – 2001
This document contains the papers on research from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2001 conference. Topics covered include: concerns of administrators and teachers in the diffusion of information technology; preservice elementary mathematics teachers' computer self efficacy, attitudes, and perceptions;…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Educational Technology
Grant, S. G., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2006
Measuring History complements the cases presented in Wise Social Studies Practices (Yeager & Davis, 2005). Yeager and Davis highlight the rich and ambitious teaching that can occur in the broad context of state-level testing. In this book, the chapter authors and I bring the particular state history tests more to the fore and examine how…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, High Stakes Tests, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
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
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
Mishel, Lawrence, Ed.; Rothstein, Richard, Ed. – 2002
This collection of papers debates the merits of smaller class sizes and research methods used to evaluate the efficacy of this education reform measure. Four chapters focus on (1) "Understanding the Magnitude and Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement" (Alan B. Krueger), which discusses expenditures per student and economic criterion; (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Class Size, Educational Policy
Dimidjian, Victoria Jean, Ed. – 1992
The first part of this two-part book on play in public education, contains chapters authored by 23 educators, most of whom had been colleagues or students of Professor Margaret B. McFarland to whose memory the book is dedicated, addresses the need to integrate child development research with classroom practice in order to provide developmentally…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Check Lists, Child Development, Curriculum Development