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IGI Global, 2018
In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance educational practices. When used effectively, student engagement and mobile learning are significantly increased. "Social Media in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice" contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the usage, strategies, and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning)
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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
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
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
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Ludtke, Oliver; Robitzsch, Alexander; Trautwein, Ulrich; Kunter, Mareike – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
In educational research, characteristics of the learning environment (e.g., social climate, instructional quality, goal orientation) are often assessed via student reports, and their associations with outcome variables such as school achievement or student motivation then tested. However, studying the effects of the learning environment presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation
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
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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Nagabhushan, Prathiba – IGI Global, 2018
Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be achieved through the motivation and involvement of students in secondary education programs which will lead to successful outcomes. "Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2013
This is the fourth biennial report to Congress on the implementation of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act's" Title III State Formula Grant Program (also known as the English Language Acquisition State Grants Program). This report provides information reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education regarding services…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
Carless, David – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Research evidence indicates that formative assessment is one of the most effective ways of enhancing student learning. It is, however, difficult to implement successfully, principally because what is tested through summative assessment has such a powerful influence on teacher and student actions. This book scrutinizes the relationship between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Formative Evaluation, Educational Testing
American Educator, 2011
In the last issue of "American Educator," several scholars argued in favor of a common core curriculum. By common core, they meant that the curriculum should be broadly adopted (enabling improvements in instructional materials, student tests, and teacher training), but also limited (preserving instructional time for districts, schools,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Core Curriculum, Equal Education, Instructional Materials
Zepeda, Sally J., Ed.; Ponticell, Judith A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision" offers a comprehensive resource that explores the evolution of supervision through contributions from a panel of noted experts. The text explores a wealth of topics including recent and dramatic changes in the complex context of today's schools. This important resource: (1) Describes…
Descriptors: Supervision, Educational History, Adult Learning, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Slavin, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1987
States that the combination of group rewards (based on group members' individual learning) and peer interaction on learning tasks is necessary to produce learning gains characteristic of effective cooperative learning methods. Discusses research on group contingencies and cooperative learning in the elementary school classroom.(NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Furrer, Carrie J.; Skinner, Ellen A.; Pitzer, Jennifer R. – Teachers College Record, 2014
The quality of students' relationships with teachers and peers is a fundamental substrate for the development of academic engagement and achievement. This chapter offers teachers and researchers a motivational framework that explains how positive and negative student-teacher and student-peer relationships are sustained in the classroom, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Learner Engagement, Resilience (Psychology)
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Pacheco, Mariana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2010
This article analyzes illustrative classroom events documented during an ethnographic study of bilingual classrooms in a "high-achieving" school. Through a performativity lens that emphasizes the discursive constitution of subjectivities, I demonstrate how discourses around achievement and success in the current reform context exacerbated one…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Ideology
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