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Zhang, Anlan; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Jizhi; Oudekerk, Barbara A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Any instance of crime or violence at school not only affects the individuals involved, but also may disrupt the educational process and affect bystanders, the school itself, and the surrounding community. Establishing reliable indicators of the…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, School Safety, National Surveys
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Vrieling, E.; van den Beemt, A.; de Laat, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Induced by a literature review, this paper presents a framework of dimensions and indicators highlighting the underpinning aspects and values of social learning within teacher groups. Notions of social networks, communities of practice and learning teams were taken as the main perspectives to influence this social learning framework. The review…
Descriptors: Socialization, Cooperative Learning, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
Loo, Sai, Ed.; Jameson, Jill, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2016
"Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education" presents a collection of research-based papers on the 'English model' of vocationalism and higher education. It argues that negative societal and political perceptions have hindered the debate about the significance and relevance of vocational education and training provision to learning,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Training
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed.; Gómez-Parra, María Elena, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Around the world, school districts and institutions are exploring ways to provide quality education to their students. With this, there is a deeper need for multiculturalism in classrooms, as many students are from varying cultures and speak different languages. "Early Childhood Education from an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective"…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Classroom Techniques
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Guler, Nilufer, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. "Optimizing Elementary…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
Duval, Erik, Ed.; Sharples, Mike, Ed.; Sutherland, Rosamund, Ed. – Springer, 2017
This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). It is organized as a collection of 14 research themes, each introduced by leading experts and including references to the most relevant literature on the theme of each cluster. Additionally, each chapter discusses four seminal papers on the theme with expert…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research, Learning Theories
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Clark, Ian – Improving Schools, 2014
The central and distinguishing thesis of social and cultural perspectives on outcome equity is that public school classrooms are culturally biased environments. Such environments disaffect children who arrive at school from the economic or cultural margin. The "formative learning environment" (FoLE) establishes and sustains legitimate…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools
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
Valdes, Guadalupe; Capitelli, Sarah; Alvarez, Laura – Teachers College Press, 2010
This timely and incisive book examines the ways in which English language proficiencies develop in newly arrived immigrant students. Beginning by describing the challenges faced by children who currently attend segregated schools in many parts of the country, the authors offer a detailed account of the developing English language proficiencies of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Second Language Learning, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Knewstubb, Bernadette; Nicholas, Howard – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Numerous higher education researchers have studied the ways in which students' or academics' beliefs and conceptions affect their educational experiences and outcomes. However, studying the learning-teaching relationship has proved challenging, requiring researchers to simultaneously address both the invisible internal world(s) of the student and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Gengarelly, Lara M.; Abrams, Eleanor D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
Teaching students how to conduct authentic scientific inquiry is an essential aspect of recent science education reform efforts. Our National Science Foundation-funded GK-12 program paired science graduate students--fellows--with secondary science teachers in order to enhance inquiry-based instruction. This research examined the roles of the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Culture, Educational Change, Science Teachers
Mills, Kathy A. – Multilingual Matters, 2015
"Literacy Theories for the Digital Age" insightfully brings together six essential approaches to literacy research and educational practice. The book provides powerful and accessible theories for readers, including Socio-cultural, Critical, Multimodal, Socio-spatial, Socio-material and Sensory Literacies. The brand new Sensory Literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Learning Theories, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Tatar, Erdal; Oktay, Munir – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
This study attempts to define the contradiction between cooperative learning, which has an important place in science education, and the relative evaluation system. The fixation of the situation which was done with the data obtained from the literature also has been supported with a semi-structured interview study conducted with eighteen science…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Cooperative Learning, Interviews, Science Teachers
Broadhead, Pat; Burt, Andy – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This timely and accessible text introduces, theorises and practically applies two important concepts which now underpin early years practice: those of "playful learning" and "playful pedagogies". Pat Broadhead and Andy Burt draw upon filmed material, conversations with children, reflection, observation, and parental and staff interviews, in their…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Assertiveness, Conflict Resolution
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