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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
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Nocon, Honorine; Nilsson, Monica; Cole, Michael – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2004
On the basis of extensive research on university-community collaborative education projects in southern California and southern Sweden, this article proposes two roles and a research strategy and approach as elements essential to sustained collaboration. Recognition and fulfillment of the roles of "spider" and "firesoul," while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Ethnography, Educational Anthropology
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Thadani, Vandana; Stevens, Ronald H.; Tao, Annie – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
There is a growing national recognition that teachers and teaching are at the heart of successful educational reform. However, few tools exist for measuring classroom instruction. The primary purpose of this article is to describe methods we developed to measure and study teaching, specifically while teachers were using a multimedia intervention…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Kotamraju, Pradeep; Richards, Amanda; Wun, Jolene; Klein, Steven G. – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2010
This project assesses the feasibility of creating a voluntary, nationwide data dictionary that can be used to standardize the reporting of postsecondary accountability reporting requirements for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (otherwise known as Perkins IV). Variables, field codes, and programming instructions,…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Profiles, Data Collection, Accountability
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2010
For more than a decade, the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning has supported the Teaching and California's Future (TCF) initiative to provide California policymakers with objective and timely data on the state's teacher workforce. Each year, the Center publishes a report on the status of teaching profession. This year's report focuses…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Competencies
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Hemmer, Lynn M.; Madsen, Jean; Torres, Mario S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The expansion of alternative education, globally, has coincided with a shift towards greater accountability for ensuring educational access and opportunity, high academic standards and increased graduation rates. While studies suggest the pervasive influence of accountability may be redefining how school leaders provide meaningful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Nontraditional Education, Access to Education, High Achievement
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Brown, David R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
The merits of involving undergraduates in research activities have been publicized in numerous reports and have been promoted through various programs. Moreover, the value of offering research experiences specifically to first and second year students has been lauded. Undergraduate research is generally accepted to be a vehicle through which…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Colleges, Science Education, Chemistry
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, 2007
The goal of college preparation programs is to help students, particularly underrepresented students of color, to enroll and succeed in college. While many programs focus on strengthening students' math and reading skills, familiarizing them with college entrance exams, and demystifying the college admissions process, there are few guidelines for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, College Preparation, Policy Analysis, Program Effectiveness
Powell, Ronald J.; And Others – 1991
This report documents efforts to develop instruments for data-gathering and to train field staff in the use of the instruments, as part of a feasibility study designed to validate a conceptual framework that describes the elements of California's special education prereferral and alternative assessment procedures for ethno-linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Hill, Heather C.; Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Educational Policy, 2007
This article examines the relationship between the mathematical knowledge of 438 K-8 California teachers and the demographics of the schools in which they work. To measure mathematical knowledge, we used a series of multiple-choice problems meant to represent both the content teachers teach and the specialized knowledge of mathematics that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Multiple Choice Tests, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Rong, Xue Lan, Ed.; Endo, Russell, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Asian American Education--Asian American Identities, Racial Issues, and Languages presents groundbreaking research that critically challenges the invisibility, stereotyping, and common misunderstandings of Asian Americans by disrupting "customary" discourse and disputing "familiar" knowledge. The chapters in this anthology…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Asian American Students, Grade 10, Mathematics Achievement
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2006
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2009
Facing mounting evidence that California has fallen behind on many key indicators of educational performance, policymakers and the public share considerable interest in exploring whether California should expand public funding for preschool education. This expanded funding will be most effective if resources can be directed to their most efficient…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement
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