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LaForce, Melanie; Noble, Elizabeth; King, Heather; Century, Jeanne; Blackwell, Courtney; Holt, Sandra; Ibrahim, Ahmed; Loo, Stephanie – International Journal of STEM Education, 2016
Background: Inclusive STEM (traditionally known to stand for "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math") high schools are emerging across the country as a mechanism for improving STEM education and getting more and diverse students into STEM majors and careers. However, there is no consensus on what these schools are or should be,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, School Effectiveness, Inclusion
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Tarbutton, Tanya – Multicultural Education, 2018
Creating diverse caring classroom environments, for all students, using innovative technology, is the impetus of this article. Administrators and teachers in many states have worked to integrate 21st Century Learning Outcomes and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) into daily teaching and learning. These initiatives are designed to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Caring
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Olivant, Katie F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This phenomenological study examined the experience of fostering creativity and creative thinking in the classroom under high-stakes testing conditions, as described by teachers at a magnet elementary school in Central California. The tensions between standardization and professionalism, as well as performativity and creativity, served as the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Elementary School Teachers
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Beck, Leland; Chizhik, Alexander – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2013
Cooperative learning is a well-known instructional technique that has been applied with a wide variety of subject matter and a broad spectrum of populations. This article briefly reviews the principles of cooperative learning, and describes how these principles were incorporated into a comprehensive set of cooperative learning activities for a CS1…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Programming Languages
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Methvin, Patrick; Markham, Paul N. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
A startling number of students arrive at the doors of colleges and universities lacking the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed there. If given the proper tools and supports, the great majority of these students would be able to achieve their goals in and outside of the classroom. But most of them are shuttled off to developmental…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, Academic Support Services, Alignment (Education)
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Sengupta-Irving, Tesha; Agarwal, Priyanka – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2017
Students are expected to learn mathematics such that when they encounter challenging problems they will persist. Creating opportunities for students to persist in problem solving is therefore argued as essential to effective teaching and to children developing positive dispositions in mathematical learning. This analysis takes a novel approach to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Persistence, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Weiss, Elizabeth Rocio – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Linked Learning is an approach that has proven effective in transforming the learning experiences for high school students. An instrumental case study was conducted in a large urban district in Southern California where district and school leaders implemented Linked Learning as a systemic high school reform initiative. Analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Interviews, High School Students
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Walls, Laura C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigated the dynamics between matched heritage language learner (HLL) dyads, second language learner (L2L) dyads, and mixed HLL-L2L dyads in the Spanish L2 classroom. Data come from 15-minute video recordings of 16 dyads, including four HLL-HLL, four L2L-L2L, and eight HLL-L2L dyads that were collected during collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Collaborative Writing, Community Colleges
Moore, Wendy V. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
It is predicted that Hispanic school-aged children will outnumber non-Hispanic white students in public schools by 2050 (Wolf, Herman, & Dietel, 2010). While the number of Latino English language learners (ELLs) continues to grow, their educational achievement remains problematic. Data reveal that ELL dropout, mobility, and poverty rates are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Classification
James Irvine Foundation, 2015
The Exploring Engagement Fund provides risk capital for arts nonprofits to experiment with innovative ideas about how to engage diverse Californians. In order to understand the variety of Californians engaged in arts experiences, this guide is intended to support current and future Fund grantees in collecting participant information. Exploring…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Private Financial Support, Participant Characteristics, Low Income Groups
Sanders, Steven; Zunkiewicz, Kelly; Strait, Laura; Towne, Michael – TNTP, 2014
A single great teacher can change a life by introducing a new language, helping you master a new skill or opening a door you never knew was there. That's why every year, TNTP awards the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice: to celebrate a select cohort of public school teachers who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Music Education
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Wall, Carrie R. Giboney – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
Teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning are constructed over a lifetime of experiences in classrooms. This nine-year longitudinal study examines preservice teachers' initial educational beliefs and the changes in those beliefs over their teacher preparation program and into their first six years of teaching. Analysis of questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Educational Attitudes
Finello, Karen Moran; Heffron, Mary Claire; Stroud, Barbara – ZERO TO THREE, 2016
Reflective supervision is increasingly mandated in evidence-based infant and early childhood programs and is, therefore, experiencing rapid expansion across the United States. The growing interest in reflective supervision has led to new questions about how to train, support, and gauge the competency of supervisors who are supporting and educating…
Descriptors: Reflection, Supervision, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Francone, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Principals need support throughout their careers in order to lead effectively and promote continuous improvement. However, some elementary school principals of small, rural schools lack access to structured systems of support that could increase their knowledge and skills as instructional leaders. The purpose of this study was to examine a central…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership
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Garcia, Peggie; Morales, P. Zitlali – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language learners (ELLs) in charter schools. Moreover, the charter school research has predominantly focused on whether or not charter schools are effective rather than…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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