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Nelson, Jack L. – Social Education, 2010
Academic freedom is the freedom to inquire--to study, learn, teach, express, and debate ideas. Academic freedom is essential to education in a democracy, a professional responsibility of teachers, and the fundamental purpose for social education. These ideas occur in the traditional education literature. Academic freedom is not just a professional…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Democracy, Social Studies
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Liu, Feng; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Dawson, Kara; Barron, Ann E. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
The purpose of this research was to design and test a model of classroom technology integration in the context of K-12 schools. The proposed multilevel path analysis model includes teacher, contextual, and school related variables on a teacher's use of technology and confidence and comfort using technology as mediators of classroom technology…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Path Analysis
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Mardis, Marcia – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2016
Approximately 26 million Americans have no access to broadband's social and economic benefits. A persistent level of non-adoption stems from adults' lack of perceived need or benefit. Florida's unique move to all digital instructional materials and required online learning by 2015 may make home broadband essential for maintaining a learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Internet, Telecommunications
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
For most teachers in the United States, teaching is no longer a career-long occupation. This article examines the narratives of a particular group of leavers, former teachers who made significant investments in their teacher training and who taught for at least three years before making the decision to exit. The accounts of these invested leavers…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Autonomy
Stecher, Brian M.; Garet, Michael S.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Robyn, Abby; Poirier, Jeffrey; Holtzman, Deborah; Fulbeck, Eleanor S.; Chambers, Jay; de los Reyes, Iliana Brodziak – RAND Corporation, 2016
To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009-2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced four Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Program Implementation
Morris, Carrie Elizabeth Eubank – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Traditionally, models of instructional leadership espouse data-informed decision making in response to student assessment outcomes as one of the core school leader behaviors. In recent years, rising expectations from accountability policies and related assessment practices have myriad implications for school districts, specifically in the areas of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Utilization
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
Cronin, Jodi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School reform and turnaround efforts have been in the public eye since the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965. Research has been focused on the School Improvement Grant, as well as the essential components that improve performance of schools. This qualitative case examines one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Marion, Scott – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2017
The author is disappointed to hear about the feedback that several states have received from the United States Department of Education (USED) regarding the proposed additional indicator of school quality and student success for grades 3-8. The "equity indicator" has been used in Wyoming and Utah for several years and there is substantial…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Equal Education, State Standards, Accountability
Morgan, Nicholas; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2018
This report investigates factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice. Key elements of the study include: (1) Technology-based resources studied include those designed for video observations, peer feedback and collaboration, online professional learning, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Barriers, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Von Hippel, Paul T.; Bellows, Laura – Education Next, 2018
Recent policies intended to improve teacher quality have focused on the preparation that teachers receive before entering the classroom. A short-lived federal rule would have required every state to assess and rank teacher-preparation programs by their graduates' impact on student learning. Though the federal rule was repealed, last year some 21…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Gross, Betheny; DeArmond, Michael – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) conducted a multiyear, multimethod effort to learn how school districts, charter schools, and regional partners can support the successful implementation, expansion, and sustainability of personalized learning (PL) in schools. The vision for PL is to tailor instruction to individual students'…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Program Implementation, Sustainability, Instructional Improvement
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
Stephan, Kelly Purdy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Improving mathematical student performance in K-12 education has been a focus in the U.S. Students in the U.S. score lower on standardized math assessments than students in other countries. Preparing students for a successful future in a global society requires schools to integrate effective digital technologies in math classroom curricula.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Private Schools, Catholic Schools
Everhart, Nancy; Mardis, Marcia; Johnston, Melissa; Smith, Daniella – Online Submission, 2009
For Americans to engage in a global information society, it is critical that they have access to high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet, meaning broadband. Network connectivity opens up a wealth of possibilities to K-12 educators. While it has the potential to result in fundamental changes in teaching methods, it can definitely be used to enhance…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Internet, Access to Information, Computer Networks
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