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Luft, Julie A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Berry, Amanda; Navy, Shannon; Kind, Vanessa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Science teacher professional development is complex. Phases in a teacher's career necessitate different professional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge bases, practices, and attributes need to be cultivated during these times. For science teachers, it is not always evident how to link professional learning opportunities progressively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Transformative Learning
Makhema, Joseph – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The closing keynote address given by Dr. Joseph Makhema highlights the important issues that need to be understood in international research collaborations. Dr. Makhema uses his extensive experience in international research collaborations to illustrate the various challenges that collaborating partners in international research may face. He…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Global Approach, International Cooperation
Zhao, Yong – Teachers College Press, 2018
Medical products are required to disclose both their intended outcomes and known side effects. Educational policy and practice, however, carries no such labels. Thus, teachers, school leaders, and the public are not told, for example, that "this program helps improve your students' reading scores, but it may make them hate reading…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness
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Swineford, Lois A.; Holtan, Boyd D. – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
The activities of a teacher who developed and piloted an eclectic model in an eighth grade mathematics classroom are described. Peer tutoring, cooperative learning, and mastery learning elements were selected and combined into a classroom program designed to increase student mathematics success. (KR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Mastery Learning
Grissom, Jason A., Ed.; Youngs, Peter, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2015
This is the first book to gather and address what we have learned about the impacts and challenges of data-intensive teacher evaluation systems--a defining characteristic of the current education policy landscape. Expert researchers and practitioners speak to what we know (and what remains to be known) about evaluation measures themselves, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Test Validity
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Keengwe, Jared, Ed.; Onchwari, Grace, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective, new teaching pedagogies must take cultural diversity into account. "Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners" explores some of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Public Schools, Cultural Differences
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Mott, Rebecca – Journal of Extension, 2018
With today's technology, Extension professionals have a variety of tools available for program evaluation. This article describes an innovative platform called VoiceThread that has been used in many classrooms but also is useful for conducting virtual focus group research. I explain how this tool can be used to collect qualitative participant…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Extension Education, Qualitative Research
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Hali, Nur Ihsan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This article is inspired by Howard Gardner's concept of linguistic intelligence and also from some authors' previous writings. All of them became the authors' reference in developing ideas on constructing a literary learning model based on linguistic intelligence. The writing of this article is not done by collecting data empirically, but by…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Teaching Methods, Literature, Outcomes of Education
Stoll, Louise; Taylor, Carol; Spence-Thomas, Karen; Brown, Chris – UCL IOE Press, 2018
Catalyst is designed to support and promote the change, professional learning and development of groups of teacher leaders, both within and across schools. It consists of two sets of evidence-informed resource cards and a clear and detailed facilitator guide. Catalyst is designed for schools in all contexts and across all student age groups. It is…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development, Interpersonal Communication
Liu, Xiufeng – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Textbooks, Research Methodology, Science Tests
Mehlenbacher, Brad – MIT Press (BK), 2010
The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and community also influence the ways we design and evaluate instruction and how we understand learning and learning environments. In "Instruction and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design
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Conradi, Kristin; Jang, Bong Gee; Bryant, Camille; Craft, Aggie; McKenna, Michael C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
Technology has become a catalyst influencing not only the medium, but also the variety of texts that adolescents encounter. It blurs the standard distinction between in-school and out-of-school literacies and fosters an interplay of reading for recreational and academic purposes. How students feel about reading remains an important question, to be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Multiple Literacies, Reading
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Commisso, Giuliana – Journal of Education Policy, 2013
This paper aims to contribute to the debate on neoliberal governmentality in higher education by focusing its analysis on the constitution of conflictual subjectivities. Starting from the hypothesis that resistance is constitutive to any power relation and coextensive with it, the paper problematizes the production of conflictual subjectivities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Conflict, Neoliberalism
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Proger, Amy R.; Bhatt, Monica P.; Cirks, Victoria; Gurke, Deb – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
There is growing interest in the ability of improvement science--the systematic study of improvement strategies to identify promising practices for addressing issues in complex systems (Improvement Science Research Network, 2016)--to spur innovation and address complex problems. In education this methodology is often implemented through…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Improvement Programs, Educational Cooperation, Communities of Practice
Hung, Aaron Chia Yuan – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Some educational researchers claim that videogames can energize learning in both traditional and non-traditional contexts; cultivate skills more useful to a changing economy; and present information in ways more appealing to students. The notion of "serious games" dates back as early as the 1950s, but so far has failed to make a significant…
Descriptors: Play, Video Games, Ethnography, Educational Researchers
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