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Huling, Leslie; Resta, Virginia – 2001
Teacher mentoring programs have increased dramatically since the early 1980s as a vehicle to support and retain novice teachers. However, researchers and facilitators of mentoring programs are recognizing that mentors also derive substantial benefits from the mentoring experience. This digest examines research on how mentoring contributes to the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Chissick, Naomi – 2002
This paper describes on-going research that investigates the effects of an implementation project run in comprehensive schools in Israel. The research also examines teacher's self-esteem, and tries to discover its place in determining the teacher's willingness to adopt innovative practices. Results so far suggest that the implementation project is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Development
Astin, Alexander W.; Vogelgesang, Lori J.; Ikeda, Elaine K.; Yee, Jennifer A. – 2000
This study explored the effects of service learning and community service on college undergraduates' cognitive and affective development, investigating how service enhanced learning. Longitudinal data were collected from 22,236 students attending a national sample of baccalaureate-granting institutions. Most had entered college as freshmen in fall…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Students, Community Services, Higher Education
Baron, Eleanor; And Others – 1992
This paper presents the findings of a literature review undertaken to identify behaviors and practices demonstrated by successful urban teachers in their preparation for teaching and interacting with students. The literature search focused on competencies for urban teaching and on urban education. The search yielded two broad areas of competence:…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Planning, Elementary School Teachers
Marsh, David D.; Jordan-Marsh, Maryalice – 1985
As individuals move through the process of adopting a new innovation in their local setting, they are seen as moving through seven Stages of Concern: Awareness, Informational, Personal, Management, Consequence, Collaboration, and Refocusing. This paper focuses on conceptualizing strategies for the clinical application of Stages of Concern as a…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decision Making Skills, Educational Innovation, Locus of Control
Lee, Amelia; Solmon, Melinda – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2007
A quality physical education program is at the heart of any plan to promote lifelong participation in physical activity, but it has become evident at many schools that physical education specialists alone cannot address the physical activity needs of children. This is why a series of studies were conducted to develop strategies for the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion
Baker, Thomas E.; Andrew, Michael D. – 1993
This paper reports and discusses some of the results of a comprehensive survey of approximately 3,000 1985-90 graduates of 11 teacher education programs in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest. Forty-nine percent graduated from 4-year programs, 36 percent from integrated 5-year programs, and 14 percent from fifth-year (graduate only)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended Teacher Education Programs
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Watson, Glenice; Proctor, Romina M. J.; Finger, Glenn; Lang, Wayne – Australian Educational Computing, 2004
The importance of teacher education graduates having appropriate information and communication technology (ICT) for learning competencies and experiences is well documented. However, without well developed processes for auditing the ICT experiences of undergraduates it should not be assumed that teachers will enter their profession with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Audits (Verification), Information Technology, Teacher Competency Testing
Corley, Edward L. – 2000
At the beginning of the spring 2000 semester, 19 sophomores enrolled in the Principles of Teaching class at Heidelberg College (Ohio) were asked to complete weekly e-mail journal entries about the course. At the end of the semester, they were asked to give their perceptions regarding journal use. Sixteen students completed this particular entry,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Content Analysis, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail
Rupley, William H. – 1976
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a behavior modification method for remediation of reading skills with ten primary grade students enrolled in a sixteen week program. Ten elementary school teachers enrolled in a graduate diagnostic and remedial reading course received eight hours of instruction, including the collection…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Education, Operant Conditioning
Robbins, Pamela – 1986
Unquantifiable changes affecting attitudes of teachers, administrators, and students who were involved with a four-year comprehensive staff development effort are discussed. A brief overview and analysis of the Napa-Vacaville Follow Through Research Project describes the program designed to improve student engaged rates and achievement at two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Simonson, Michael R.; And Others – 1989
A series of research studies completed during 1988 examined the efficacy of the use of satellite technology as a delivery system of high school courses for credit from the perspective of three different interest groups: school superintendents, students, and leaders of teacher and school administrator organizations. Data from each of the study…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Communications Satellites, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems
Benbow, Ronald M. – 1993
This study was conducted to determine if an integrated content-methods, two-course sequence for preservice elementary teachers (PSTs) affects the mathematical beliefs of these students in three main areas: (1) beliefs about mathematics as a discipline; (2) beliefs about how mathematics is learned and should be taught; and (3) beliefs about…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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Lambe, Jackie – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
With the passing of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act into law alongside the move away from academic selection for post-primary pupils by 2008 and a far reaching review of the curriculum, education in Northern Ireland is about to face its most radical change in fifty years. Issues relating to Inclusive Education are now pressing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools
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Leggo, Carl – Language Arts, 1990
Offers 95 questions for writing teachers to ask themselves concerning their writing habits and the writing instruction they offer to their students. (MG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Attitudes, Writing Instruction
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