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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
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Hill, Heather C. – Future of Children, 2007
The U.S. educational system invests heavily, in both time and money, in continuing education for teachers. In this article Heather Hill examines the effectiveness of two forms of teacher learning--graduate coursework and professional development. She focuses first on graduate education. Almost half of all teachers have a master's degree. Many…
Descriptors: Salaries, Graduate Study, Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness
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Fernsten, Linda – Teacher Development, 2009
This paper reviews a classroom practice designed to help teacher candidates become more critically reflective practitioners in regard to multiculturalism, language, and practice. The literature on teacher education and multicultural discourse theory serves as theoretical background. A questionnaire was used to collect data about student attitudes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Vasudevan, Lalitha – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2015
In this article, I explore laughter as a form of multimodal play in which adolescents' engage across contexts and in various configurations. With a few recent exceptions, a focus on unscripted play is largely missing from ongoing research and discussion about the education of adolescents. Whereas the space to play has been vitally important to the…
Descriptors: Humor, Adolescents, Play, Educational Technology
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
Jenne, Joel T. – 1996
This study examines the perspectives that second career teachers with prior military career experience bring to the profession of teaching and specifically to the teaching of social studies. The study was organized around five questions relating to the life and career histories of second career teachers, the commonalities in the educational…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Change, Career Choice, Military Personnel