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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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Feinberg, Mark E.; Gomez, Brendan J.; Puddy, Richard W.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2008
Community coalitions (CCs) have labored with some difficulty to demonstrate empirical evidence of effectiveness in preventing a wide range of adolescent problem behaviors. Training and technical assistance (TA) have been identified as important elements in promoting improved functioning of CCs. A reliable, valid, and inexpensive method to assess…
Descriptors: Prevention, Construct Validity, Risk, Questionnaires
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Sachs, John J.; Miller, Sidney R. – Behavioral Disorders, 1992
The impact of a modified wilderness program on the cooperative and aggressive behaviors of seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents was evaluated in the context of self-efficacy theory. Results indicated that participating adolescents showed a significant increase in cooperative behaviors and that direct observation procedures were more…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Aggression, Behavior Change
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Machalicek, Wendy; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Beretvas, Natasha; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lancioni, Guilio E. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007
This review evaluates research on the treatment of challenging behavior in school settings for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Electronic database searches were carried out to identify studies published between 1995 and 2005. Twenty-six studies were identified. A variety of procedures were implemented in these studies to decrease…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Hubbard, Lea; Kulkarni, Rucheeta – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
Charter schools have garnered strong support over the past decade, however, opponents question this choice option on many grounds, including their effectiveness, accountability, equity, and sustainability. This paper addresses these concerns by synthesizing what we know from the literature on charter schools, exposing areas where evidence is…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Case Studies, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Kramer, Philip I. – Assessment Update, 2005
In 1998, the Utah State Board of Regents ordered a sample administration of American College Testing's Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), a test of general knowledge, for Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) students. The pilot test was administered to 3,148 Utah college students who were completing their sophomore year at one…
Descriptors: General Education, Public Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Governing Boards
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Cargill, Margaret; O'Connor, Patrick – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2006
Getting papers published in the (largely English-language) international literature is important for individual researchers, their institutions, and the academic community, and the resulting pressure is being felt increasingly in China as a result of top-down policy initiatives. For many researchers, reaching this goal involves two intersecting…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Scientists
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Walker, Lynn; Matthew, Bob; Black, Fiona – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
This paper explores the links between socio-economic disadvantage, non-completion in higher education and preparation initiatives. It does this through investigating the effectiveness of the Top-Up Programme, a preparation course for 17 and 18 year olds from schools that have low participation rates in higher education. The University of Glasgow,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
Crawford, James – Equity and Choice, 1990
Research in bilingual education remains underdeveloped, and despite 20 years of classroom experience, curricular and methodological refinements, and gains in student achievement, there is continued skepticism about its effectiveness. Contends there has been overreliance on simplistic and ill-designed evaluation research and urges instead basic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Research
Esposito, Beverly G. – Journal of the Division for Early Childhood, 1987
Nine studies reporting child change data for nonhandicapped children participating in integrated preschool settings were analyzed in terms of methodology and specific classroom practices. The studies suffered from methodological weaknesses common to many early intervention efficacy studies. Documentation of child progress is only one measure of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education
Drege, Patricia; Beare, Paul L. – B. C. Journal of Special Education, 1991
Implementation of a token economy system with a time-out backup consequence in a highly structured self-contained elementary classroom for children with emotional and behavior disorders demonstrated a strong functional relationship between the intervention system and improvement in the students' behavior. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Gallagher, Karen S. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Examines why an elementary school, set up as a model school promoting learning effectiveness, was not working as predicted. Concentrates on staff assessments of principal's role. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Demonstration Programs, Experimental Programs, Models
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Sparling, Joseph; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1991
"Early Partners" and "Partners for Learning" is a 2-part curriculum to support parent-child interactions in the first 36 months of a premature, low birthweight child's life. Analysis showed that the rate of delivering the curriculum in the child development center and the home added significantly to the prediction of 36-month…
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Caregivers, Child Development, Curriculum
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Cole, Kevin N.; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1989
Follow-up testing of 110 children with cognitive and/or language delays who had participated (when ages 3-7) in early intervention programs based on either direct instruction or mediated learning principles found few differential effects by the second year post-intervention, though the overall benefits of early intervention appeared to continue.…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Theories
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Brown, F. Eugene – Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice, 1991
Describes a study conducted to assess the effects of teaching a structured notetaking procedure to Calculus I students. Reports higher success rates among students who learned the technique than students taking the course the previous term, and increasingly positive attitudes toward the procedure over the course of the term. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Calculus, College Instruction, Community Colleges