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Littleton, Karen, Ed.; Scanlon, Eileen, Ed.; Sharples, Mike, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
There is currently a rapidly growing interest in inquiry learning and an emerging consensus among researchers that, particularly when supported by technology, it can be a significant vehicle for developing higher order thinking skills. Inquiry learning methods also offer learners meaningful and productive approaches to the development of their…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
The Roadmap of Need is a whole child needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). The Roadmap includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. These four domains…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
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Bista, Krishna, Ed.; Foster, Charlotte, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
Study abroad programs have proven beneficial for both the international student as well as the domestic community and school population interacting with the student. In an effort to promote cultural awareness, intercultural communications as well as opportunities for future study abroad program success, universities must take care to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Personnel Services, Study Abroad, College Administration
Fortanet-Gómez, Inmaculada – Multilingual Matters, 2013
This book offers a unique view of multilingualism in higher education from a global perspective. It presents a contextualised case of a multilingual language policy which takes the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. The volume discusses various approaches to multilingual education including CLIL and then proposes guidelines…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Policy
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Zhang, Anlan; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Jizhi; Oudekerk, Barbara A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Any instance of crime or violence at school not only affects the individuals involved, but also may disrupt the educational process and affect bystanders, the school itself, and the surrounding community. Establishing reliable indicators of the…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, School Safety, National Surveys
Valdes, Guadalupe; Capitelli, Sarah; Alvarez, Laura – Teachers College Press, 2010
This timely and incisive book examines the ways in which English language proficiencies develop in newly arrived immigrant students. Beginning by describing the challenges faced by children who currently attend segregated schools in many parts of the country, the authors offer a detailed account of the developing English language proficiencies of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Second Language Learning, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2016
Talented leaders are essential to building and sustaining successful organizations. This is especially true for schools, where principal leadership plays a major role in fostering student success. Research shows that principals are a significant school-level factor affecting student achievement, second only to classroom teachers. Like other types…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Principals, Leadership Role, Academic Achievement
Oplatka, Izhar – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
Underpinned in the stream of thought named 'communitarianism', "Reforming Education in Developing Countries" argues that developing countries need educational reforms that are tightly entwined into their cultural, social, and organizational contexts. It questions the applicability of neoliberal reforms in developing societies, through an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, Neoliberalism, Social Capital
Derrick, Jay, Ed.; Howard, Ursula, Ed.; Field, John, Ed.; Lavender, Peter, Ed.; Meyer, Sue, Ed.; von Rein, Ekkehard Nuissl, Ed.; Schuller, Tom, Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2010
Remaking Adult Learning provides an exciting and innovative addition to the literature on adult learning. Charting challenges and successes in the sector, it illustrates how taking part in well-thought-out programmes can have a positive and sometimes life-saving impact on people's lives. While grounded in adult learning practice, the book draws…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Scott, Caitlin; Parsley, Danette – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2014
Policymakers and practitioners frequently use teacher surveys to inform decisions on school improvement efforts in low-achieving schools. There is little empirical evidence on how the results of these surveys relate to student outcomes. This study provides information on how perception data from a teacher survey in Idaho is correlated with three…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Hambly, Catherine – Centre for Literacy, 2011
This is the third paper published by The Centre for Literacy in its Working Papers in Literacy series, which presents fresh perspectives on literacy-related issues. The topics are relevant both to other researchers, to practitioners in the field, and to policy-makers. This paper examines the behaviours and beliefs of a group of volunteer tutors to…
Descriptors: Tutors, Volunteers, Literacy, Beliefs
Bland, Jennifer; Sherer, David; Guha, Roneeta; Woodworth, Katrina; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Campbell, Ashley – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2011
This paper presents the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd's 13th annual report on the status of the teaching profession in California, focusing on the role of the principal in supporting teaching quality. More specifically, the report discusses fiscal and policy trends, the competing demands of the principalship,…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Effectiveness
Singer, Susan R.; Nielsen, Natalie R.; Schweingruber, Heidi A. – National Academies Press, 2012
The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the…
Descriptors: Physics, Biology, Geology, Chemistry
Singer, Susan R., Ed.; Nielsen, Natalie R. Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2012
The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Science Education, Public Agencies, Engineering Education
National High School Center, 2011
The National High School Center's goal is to encourage researchers, policymakers, and practitioners at all levels to engage in comprehensive, systemic efforts to maximize attainment for all high school students, with a focus on those students who have been historically underserved. To this end, it has developed a framework that consists of eight…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Cognitive Structures, Curriculum Development
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