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Stahl, Robert J. – 1994
In successfully establishing and having students complete group tasks within a cooperative learning framework, 14 essential elements must be present. The elements necessary for cooperative learning are: (1) a clear set of specific student learning outcome objectives; (2) all students in the group accept the targeted outcome; (3) clear and complete…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Group Discussion
National Academies Press, 2016
A growing body of evidence indicates that, increasingly, the public is engaging with science in a wide range of informal environments, which can be any setting outside of school such as community-based programs, festivals, libraries, or home. Yet undergraduate and graduate schools often don't prepare scientists for public communication. This…
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Evidence Based Practice, Information Dissemination
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
Hall, Gene E., Ed.; Quin, Linda F., Ed.; Gollnick, Donna M., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Context Effect
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
Shagoury, Ruth; Power, Brenda Miller – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Guides, Personal Narratives
Krasa, Nancy; Shunkwiler, Sara – Brookes Publishing Company, 2009
How do children learn math--and why do some children struggle with it? The answers are in "Number Sense and Number Nonsense," a straightforward, reader-friendly book for education professionals and an invaluable multidisciplinary resource for researchers. More than a first-ever research synthesis, this highly accessible book brings math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems, Numbers, Arithmetic
Gladden, R. Matthew, Comp.; Vivolo-Kantor, Alana M., Comp.; Hamburger, Merle E., Comp.; Lumpkin, Corey D., Comp. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
Bullying is one type of violence that threatens a youth's well-being in schools and neighborhoods. The impacts of bullying are felt by individuals, families, schools, and society and may result in youths feeling powerless, intimidated, and humiliated by the aggressive acts of other youth(s). This document is designed as a tool to help…
Descriptors: Public Health, Bullying, Aggression, Prevention
Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 2013
Every day in America more than 50 million children go to neighborhood public schools. Parents send them off with every hope they will be safe while there. And yet, as has been the case in too many cities, violence shatters that hope. The Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) seeks to lead in the effort to bolster schools…
Descriptors: School Safety, Public Schools, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design
Regional Educational Laboratory, 2013
Posting a report on the web or sending out a press release used to be all that was needed to help get the word out about one's research findings. But times have changed. Today, effective dissemination depends on getting the right message to the right people at the right time in the right form. To break through the clutter, researchers need…
Descriptors: News Media, Electronic Mail, Information Dissemination, Educational Research
Regional Educational Laboratory, 2014
Technology continues to radically change how we create and consume information. Today, news, reports, and other material are often delivered quickly through pictures, colors, or other eye-catching visual elements. Words still matter, but they may be tweeted, viewed on a smartphone, or placed in a call-out box in a report. The design of these items…
Descriptors: Design, Graphic Arts, Color, Data
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Stiles, Jennifer; McCulloch, Catherine – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2017
The Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Early Career Guide offers advice on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education and a portrait of an early career researcher support program. The advice offered throughout the guide comes from experienced researchers who are part of the National Science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Graduate Students
Goodson, Ivor F.; Anstead, Christopher J. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
In the past decade or so, there has been an increasing interest in employing a combination of archival and life history methods to understand the complexities of schooling. This book explores the history of the Beal Technical School in order to discuss the methods and problems involved in researching the story of an institution. It offers the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Schools, Educational Research, Guidelines
Alkin, Marvin C. – Guilford Publications, 2010
Written in a refreshing conversational style, this text thoroughly prepares students, program administrators, and new evaluators to conduct evaluations or to use them in their work. The book's question-driven focus and clear discussions about the importance of fostering evaluation use by building collaborative relationships with stakeholders set…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Evaluation Methods, Stakeholders, Data Analysis
OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
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