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Landers, Mara G. – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
In this article, the author describes the development and implementation of a measurement-based group activity designed to support students in understanding the connection between angle magnitude and the shape of the sine function. She explains that the benefit of this activity is that it allows students to build their trigonometric knowledge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Trigonometry, Mathematical Concepts, Experiential Learning
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
This document is intended for leaders and decision makers who work with community colleges at the classroom, college, and system level. Readers will find an overview of the purpose, activities, findings, and recommendations from a three-year project involving 11 California community colleges, undertaken as a partnership between The Carnegie…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Instructional Leadership, Decision Making
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2010
The assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) is a curricular activity that can be both beneficial and productive. Faculty who engage in SLO development and assessment can acquire concrete evidence upon which to base the collegial review of their programs and the improvement and enhancement of student learning both in individual classes and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Undergraduate Study, Student Evaluation, Data Analysis
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Alexander, Ann; Karvonen, Meagan; Ulrich, Jana; Davis, Tanya; Wade, Anne – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Much has been written about the characteristics of effective college teachers. However, skill sets have not yet been defined with any level of specificity. Also, instructors at community colleges have unique working conditions and challenges that influence how they teach. This paper illustrates the use of three studies conducted to build and…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Masters Degrees, College Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
Schoenbach, Ruth; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Murphy, Lynn – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Features of this book include: (1) Based on the Reading Apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Textbooks, Reading Improvement, Reading Achievement
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Kates, Laura R. – New Educator, 2010
This study introduces students' perspectives into the knowledge base on community college teacher education and transfer to the four-year college. There is currently widespread agreement that community colleges are an essential resource for diversifying the teaching force and improving teacher retention. While data on enrollment, alignment, and…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Community Colleges, Articulation (Education), Educational Practices
Kasten, Susan, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2010
The classroom practices discussed in "Effective Second Language Writing" reflect various trends and methodologies; however, the underlying theme in this volume of the Classroom Practice Series is the need for clear and meaningful communication between ESL writers and their readers. While approaches differ, two core beliefs are constant: ESL…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Linguistics
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Graziano, Janine; Schlesinger, Marissa R.; Kahn, Gabrielle; Singer, Rachel – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2016
To address the professional development needs of learning community instructors at Kingsborough Community College, faculty coordinators and program directors developed a workbook for instructional teams. This workbook walks instructors through the collaborative process of creating and sustaining successful links and focuses on what we believe is…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Worksheets, Communities of Practice, Community Colleges
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Simpson, Douglas J. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2009
Talking about important events, experiences, and ideas is a crucial societal concern for many reasons. In the field of teacher education, dialogue may be even more difficult because it is sometimes seen as being both essential and troubling. Dialogue is complicated because some people are fearful of open inquiry; others are inclined to rant; and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Democracy
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Parsons, Sue – AMATYC Review, 2007
Most two-year mathematics faculty initially won't gravitate toward the chapter on stakeholder involvement in implementing Beyond Crossroads. Faculty most likely will search out the chapter on curriculum and instruction. In fact, some mathematics faculty may not consider the relevancy of other stakeholders as an important factor for improving their…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, College Faculty
Jackson, Lana C.; Jones, Stephanie J.; Rodriguez, Roy C. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2010
This study identified faculty actions which positively influenced student satisfaction in the online classroom at the community college level. The escalating demand for Internet-based, distance education courses has been met by an increased inventory of them. However, while online education has been in existence for over a decade, standardized…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Tsao, Ting Man – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
This article presents the author's critique of Jennifer A. Rich's essay titled "How Do We See What We See? Pedagogical Lacunae and Their Pitfalls in the Classroom." Rather than adopting the classic "how I solved a problem" narrative, Rich relentlessly focuses on her questions and problems--their contexts, their complexity, other questions to which…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Community Colleges, English Instruction, Scholarship
Kobes, Deborah; Girardi, Amy – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Work-based courses are an innovative way to bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. This toolkit provides guidance to community college administrators and faculty who are interested in bringing a work-based course model to their college. It contains video content and teaching tips that introduce the six steps of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Workplace Learning, Courses, Partnerships in Education
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Keller, Charles; Hendrix, Tonya; Xu, Na; Porter-Morgan, Holly; Brashears, Allie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
A variety of factors contribute to attrition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at the community college level including underpreparedness, lack of confidence, and broader socioeconomic issues. This work describes our efforts to improve student learning and overall success in a community college General Biology I…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Laboratory Equipment, Intervention
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Menard-Warwick, Julia – Modern Language Journal, 2009
Based on qualitative research conducted in 3 university English as a foreign language classrooms in Chile and 3 community college English as a second language classrooms in California, this article examines the approaches used in teaching culture in these classrooms, the differences in how particular cultures (usually national cultures) were…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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