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Wardle, Elizabeth – Composition Forum, 2013
At three different institutions, public and private, in varying roles, I have found the very particular problem of how to inform micro-level classroom practices with macro-level disciplinary knowledge to be centrally important to our field's development and our students' learning--and singularly difficult to overcome. In this program profile, I…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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Ste. Antoine, Tom – Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 2010
Any attempt to discern the purpose of honors education and to integrate it with the unique ethos of a Christian institution can prove to be difficult. Yet, describing and articulating a sense of purpose is essential for an honors program to justify itself. This essay contends that a philosophy of education based on Augustine's…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Subcultures, Academically Gifted, Autobiographies
Viner, Mark; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Eric Chiang, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Instructional Technology, and Technology Director for the Online MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University. He has authored 26 peer-reviewed research publications and is the author of "CoreEconomics," an economic principles textbook now in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Career Development, Profiles
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Beck, Dennis; LaFrance, Jason – Journal of School Choice, 2017
In this paper, we discuss some concerns and recommendations of Saultz and Fusarelli (2017), offering nuanced and detailed views of online schooling from a different perspective. This includes addressing challenges regarding online learning such as fluctuating enrollments, financial concerns, quality assurance, and accountability. In addition, we…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Quality Assurance, Accountability, Online Courses
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Quillen, Ian – Education Next, 2014
"We used to send out books that looked like this," says Barbara Dreyer, as she holds the 500-page volume from one of the first-ever courses offered online by Connections Academy. "You could look at this information online, but, frankly, a lot of people were doing this," she adds, thumbing through the book's pages. Dreyer, has…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Accreditation (Institutions), Instructional Materials
Padron, Eduardo J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In 2007 the faculty at Miami Dade College joined the student body in signing a covenant "to build a foundation for the success of future students." The event capped a two-year effort on the part of the faculty to articulate the foundations of a 21st-century college education and codify them into 10 clear statements. However, creating a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Educational Objectives, Educational Assessment
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Rodriguez, Carlos – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2009
In her new book "Music, Informal Learning and the School" (2008), Lucy Green consolidates many ideas presented in her previous writings. There is little doubt of the significance of her approach, but it raises epistemological and pedagogical issues that must be addressed to better understand where music teachers go next with informal…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Music, Musicians
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Eifert, Elise K.; Hall, Michael E.; Gropper, Sareen S.; Kondor, Melissa – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
College life is an exciting time for thousands of emerging adults on campuses across the nation. It is also an opportunity for students to engage in behaviors that can impede personal health. Numerous studies link personal health and wellness to academic achievement.1-3 The core mission of most institutions of higher education (IHEs) is academic…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Higher Education, Universities, Best Practices
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2012
A larger scale context for power teaching includes ideas from Duane Elgin, Lester Brown, Al Gore and many others. Collectively, they say the convergence of systems level global problems without national borders place before humankind a choice the species has never encountered in 195,000 years of life on "Spaceship Earth." In Elgin's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Colleges, Global Approach, Black Colleges
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2011
What might count as a world class, national public education system in 2020? That empty cup took the floor at the 2010 Future of Learning (FoL) Summer Institute at Harvard University. It traveled from Longfellow Hall's lecture room on Appian Way to several learning groups scattered around campus. Though not deliberately created to think about…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Technology
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2010
On the weekend of December 13, 2008, 4,000 House Meetings in our nation convened to plan service events. In Jacksonville, Florida, four such House Meetings were held. Of the four, two became official links in Organizing for America, President Obama's grassroots organization. Of the two, one strove to become a learning organization. At the heart of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Political Campaigns, Presidents, Strategic Planning
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Gurian, Michael; Stevens, Kathy; Daniels, Peggy – Educational Horizons, 2009
Over the past decade, the Gurian Institute has trained more than forty thousand teachers in more than two thousand schools and districts, both coed and single-sex. The institute's trainers have worked with public and private schools, Montessori schools, and a variety of charter and independent schools in fifteen countries; it has therefore been…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Program Effectiveness, Educational History, Federal Legislation
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Sadeghi, Karim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
John I. Liontas, Ph.D. is an associate professor of foreign languages, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and technology in education and second language acquisition (TESLA), and director and faculty of the TESLA doctoral program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Liontas is a distinguished thought leader, author, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Peters, Dane L. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
In a decade when brain research has helped people understand learning difficulties in children, and people have seen increased media attention on the use of medications to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell has worked tirelessly to educate the medical profession, parents,…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Expertise, Drug Therapy, Young Children
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Miller, Jay – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2005
Water burial is a way to return a body to its key primal element. It revives and transforms both the soul and the person. Sometimes water burial leads to a new life floating in a womb. Sometimes it disperses to provide a moist and nutrient-rich medium for a vast variety of other lives, making a contribution to the much larger whole. In this…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Death, Water
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