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Kennedy, Kathryn, Ed.; Archambault, Leanna, Ed. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2013
This report studies the best practices necessary to rethink the skills, methods, and pedagogical evolution that teacher education must address. If we are to ensure great teachers are trained, mentored, and retained for our students--the programs themselves must emulate 21st century skills. The examples found in this report have unique elements and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2013
Mark Van Doren, the noted literary scholar, once remarked, "The college is meaningless without a curriculum, but it is more so when it has one that is meaningless." Many current critics of undergraduate curricula in America assent to the crucial need for programmatic renewal in our colleges and universities. They bemoan the cookie-cutter…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, General Education
Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea, Ed.; Rutledge, Stacey A., Ed.; Jacobsen, Rebecca, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2013
"The Infrastructure of Accountability" brings together leading and emerging scholars who set forth an ambitious conceptual framework for understanding the full impact of large-scale, performance-based accountability systems on education. Over the past 20 years, schools and school systems have been utterly reshaped by the demands of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data, Information Utilization, Educational Change
Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
National Endowment for the Arts, 2009
The Big Read evaluation included a series of 35 case studies designed to gather more in-depth information on the program's implementation and impact. The case studies gave readers a valuable first-hand look at The Big Read in context. Both formal and informal interviews, focus groups, attendance at a wide range of events--all showed how…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, National Programs, Case Studies, Program Implementation
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Maki, Peggy L., Ed. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2010
"Assessment on college campuses has a sordid history, and it is fairly simple to find someone with a traumatic tale to tell. It is wise to respect that that reputation is deserved." "How do you modify the inner workings and culture of a massive institution with minimal resources and even less authority (other than GE course…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Universities, Subcultures, College Outcomes Assessment
Grant, S. G., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2006
Measuring History complements the cases presented in Wise Social Studies Practices (Yeager & Davis, 2005). Yeager and Davis highlight the rich and ambitious teaching that can occur in the broad context of state-level testing. In this book, the chapter authors and I bring the particular state history tests more to the fore and examine how…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, High Stakes Tests, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2011
"Higher Education Exchange" publishes case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. Contributors to this issue of the "Higher Education Exchange" examine whether institutions of higher learning are doing anything to increase the capacity of citizens to shape…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Humanities
Finn, Chester E., Ed., Jr.; Fairchild, Daniela R., Ed. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012
Will the digital-learning movement repeat the mistakes of the charter-school movement? How much more successful might today's charter universe look if yesterday's proponents had focused on the policies and practices needed to ensure its quality, freedom, and resources over the long term? What mistakes might have been avoided? Damaging scandals…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Quality Control, Educational Change, Educational Technology
Smerdon, Becky, Ed.; Borman, Kathryn M., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Pressing Forward: Increasing and Expanding Rigor and Relevance in America's High Schools is organized to place secondary education, specifically the goals of preparing young adults to be college and career ready, in contemporary perspective, emphasizing the changing global economy and trends in policy and practice. High school students must be…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Secondary Education, Global Approach
Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, Ed.; Davis, O. L., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2005
The chapters in this volume illustrate how teachers are bringing creativity, higher-order thinking, and meaningful learning activities into particular school settings despite pressures of standards and testing. The editors chose the word wise for the title of this book, and they use it frequently to describe the pedagogical practices they have…
Descriptors: European History, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Testing, High Stakes Tests
Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; Tyson, Will, Ed.; Halperin, Rhoda H., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Based on research conducted in a three-year, mixed-method, multi-site National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Project, this book offers a comprehensive look into how engineering department culture and climate impacts the successful retention of female and under-represented…
Descriptors: Universities, Engineering Education, Minority Group Students, Urban Education
Roueche, John E., Ed.; Richardson, M. Melissa, Ed.; Neal, Phillip W., Ed.; Roueche, Suanne D., Ed. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2008
This book provides 14 profiles of innovative and transformational leadership at community colleges. The experience and knowledge shared by the contributors demonstrate how community colleges are adapting creatively to rapidly changing economies, technologies, and education standards. Each of the chapters tells a story of unique challenges and…
Descriptors: Institutional Advancement, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Innovation
Kennelly, Louise, Ed.; Monrad, Maggie, Ed. – National High School Center, 2007
The transition from middle school to high school represents a significant event in the lives of adolescents, one that necessitates support from and collaboration among teachers, parents, counselors, and administrators at both educational levels. Successful transitions place particular emphasis on ninth-grade initiatives and can create one of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Student Attrition
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