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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Research indicates that a culture of learning is a key factor in building high schools that foster academic achievement in all students. Yet less is known about which elements of a culture of learning differentiate schools with higher levels of academic performance. To fill this gap, this comparative case study examined the cultures of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Evans, Meg – Innosight Institute, 2012
The top priority for the U.S. Department of Education's new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition is to create personalized-learning environments to bolster student achievement: "Absolute Priority 1: Personalized Learning Environments. To meet this priority, an applicant must coherently and comprehensively address how it will build on…
Descriptors: Guides, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Competition
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Estepp, Christopher M.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Conner, Nathan W.; Giorgi, Aaron; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The National Research Council (NRC) has indicated that effective instruction in colleges of agriculture should prepare students to enter a dynamically changing workplace by helping students learn to be proficient in 21st century skills. The NRC suggested that effective instruction in colleges of agriculture should encompass a hospitable learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Cognitive Ability, Teacher Behavior, Agricultural Education
Askren, Joe – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how students described the curriculum in the Introduction to Food Production class and how they perceived the curriculum prepared them for their future in the hospitality industry. The exploratory questions that guided the study were how do students describe the experiential learning curriculum in the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Hospitality Occupations, Curriculum, Guidelines
Mcmillen, Shelley R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Due to the growing importance of the professional role of teachers, effective evaluation practices are essential to ensuring highly qualified educators. The problem addressed was how Volusia County School teachers in the state of Florida experienced the teacher evaluation process and how that impacted the effectiveness of instructional practices…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Case Studies, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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Hardman, Elizabeth L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
This study was conducted to describe the moral judgment of 12 third- through fifth-grade children with and without emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and to explore how feelings affected their thought processes. Data were gathered via three individually conducted moral dilemma interviews with each child participant. These procedures produced…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Decision Making, Moral Values
De Witt, Randall Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The specific problem addressed by this study was to understand those experiences well-prepared students undertake to become career ready as they position themselves for post-graduation employment. The majority of college students experience post-graduation employment challenges. The exception are those better prepared graduates with co-curricular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Career Readiness, Case Studies
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Frost, Laura; Greene, Jackie; Huffman, Tanya; Johnson, Brian; Kunberger, Tanya; Goodson, Ludwika – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
In an attempt to address declining persistence rates of university STEM majors (Science, Teaching, Engineering, and Math), concerns regarding retention rates and waning STEM faculty participation in faculty development, we report on a year-long professional development program called the STEM Professional Academy to Reinvigorate the Culture of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Burns, Rebecca W.; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teachers today operate in highly politicized accountability environments where quick results, typically measured by K-12 test scores, are demanded. Although focusing on student learning outcomes is critical, equally essential is assuring that teacher learning opportunities which can strengthen instruction are available to teachers. A decade ago,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Equal Education, Professional Development, High Stakes Tests
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Rutledge, Stacey A.; Brown, Stephanie; Petrova, Kitchka – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Scaling in educational settings has tended to focus on replication of external programs with less focus on the nature of adaptation. In this article, we explore the scaling of Personalization for Academic and Social-emotional Learning (PASL), a systemic high school reform effort that was intentionally identified, developed, and implemented with…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Innovation, Scaling, Educational Change
Rutledge, Stacey; Brown, Stephanie; Petrova, Kitchka – Grantee Submission, 2017
Scaling in educational settings has tended to focus on replication of external programs with less focus on the nature of adaptation. In this article, we explore the scaling of Personalization for Academic and Social-emotional Learning (PASL), a systemic high school reform effort that was intentionally identified, developed, and implemented with…
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Hightower, Regina Winnette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative single exploratory case study explored instructional practices of third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers to explore how Florida students with learning disabilities at the elementary school level perform on statewide mathematics assessments of learning following both cognitive and metacognitive skills development. Theoretical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, School Districts
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Wheeler, Stephanie K. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Despite the excellent work by scholars who invite us to consider disability, social justice, and business and professional communication pedagogy, little attention has been given to what a disability- and social-justice-centered business and professional communication course might look like in design and implementation. This case study offers an…
Descriptors: Simulation, Social Justice, Business Communication, Business Administration Education
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Hawes, Sandra Lee – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
The essay presents a quasi-case study of one academic librarian's experience as an embedded librarian in multiple online courses over a five-year period. Technology used included chat, email, and a librarian question-and-answer bulletin board inside an eCollege course management system, and a dedicated-use ElluminateLive! virtual training room for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Bulletin Boards, Library Services, Librarians
Malova, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study investigated integrated reading-writing instruction (IRWI) as an approach for writing instruction implemented after the adoption of Common Core State Standards (NGA & CCSSO, 2010a). Specifically, I explored the nature of IRWI through video-recorded observations of writing instruction, teachers' perspectives towards…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English
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