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Quinn, Jamie M.; Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Petscher, Yaacov – Education Sciences, 2018
Do your peers in the classroom have an effect on your vocabulary learning? The purpose of this study was to determine if group-level peer characteristics and group-level peer achievement account for individual-level differences in vocabulary achievement using a large sample of students in kindergarten through second grade (n = 389,917). We applied…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Vocabulary Development, Student Characteristics, Achievement
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Brewe, Eric; Kramer, Laird; Sawtelle, Vashti – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2012
Developing a sense of community among students is one of the three pillars of an overall reform effort to increase participation in physics, and the sciences more broadly, at Florida International University. The emergence of a research and learning community, embedded within a course reform effort, has contributed to increased recruitment and…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Social Integration, Network Analysis, Physics
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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
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Amidst the ethnic and linguistic diversity in adult English language classes, there is heightened importance to using culturally responsive teaching practices. However, there are limited quantitative examinations of this approach in adult learning environments. The purpose of this investigation was to describe patterns of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Surveys, Test Validity, Adult Educators
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Apprenticeships are a time-honored way of passing along skills in an art, trade, or craft. Apprenticeships have long been an important element of career and technical education (CTE). From automotive technology to the construction trades to the culinary arts and beyond, community colleges across the nation are still using apprenticeships to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Job Training, Vocational Education, Career Development
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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
Canadian Council on Learning, 2009
Over the past two decades, public interest in environmental issues has risen dramatically and stories about the environment are regularly featured on the front page of newspapers and are the focus of successful documentary films. Today, environmental education has become an element of many provincial curricula, with the understanding that young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Curriculum
Welch, Karen P. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Formative assessment has been identified as an effective pedagogical practice in the field of education, where teachers and students engage daily in an interactive process to gather evidence of the students' proficiency of a specific learning goal. The evidence collected by the teacher and a student during the formative assessment process allows…
Descriptors: Action Research, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Language Arts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Reading Edge" is a middle school literacy program that emphasizes cooperative learning, goal setting, feedback, classroom management techniques, and the use of metacognitive strategy, whereby students assess their own skills and learn to apply new ones. The program is a component of the "Success for All"[superscript 2]…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Platt, John S.; Bohac, Paul D.; Wade, Wanda – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
The transition to and from juvenile justice settings is a complex and challenging process. Effectively preparing juvenile justice personnel to address the transition needs of incarcerated students is an essential aspect of reducing the negative effects of the school-to-prison pipeline. This article examines program and professional development…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Transitional Programs, Program Development
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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Fink, Stephen; Markholt, Anneke – Learning Professional, 2017
In her 24 years as an educator, Principal Lori Duckstein has experienced many kinds of professional development aimed at improving leadership and instruction. And, like school leaders and teachers everywhere, she has completed many one- and two-day training workshops only to return to her school and reflect on her learning in isolation. Recently,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Leaders
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Bryan, Jacalyn E.; Karshmer, Elana – College & Research Libraries, 2013
Many studies focus on the use of different assessment tools within information literacy instruction; however, there are very few that discuss how pre- and post-tests can be used to gauge student learning, and even fewer of those published deal with pre- and post-test assessment within the one-shot paradigm. This study explores the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Instructional Innovation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Educational Assessment, 2016
As state tests of student achievement are used for an increasingly wide array of high- and low-stakes purposes, evaluating their instructional sensitivity is essential. This article uses data from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Project to examine the instructional sensitivity of 4 states' mathematics and English…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, English
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Black, William R.; Karanxha, Zorka – Education Leadership Review, 2013
The authors describe their attempt to develop students' critical perspectives on the content and assumptions in the 2008 Florida Principal Leadership Standards (FPLS) through a reflective essay assignment in a class titled Ethics, Equity, and Leadership in Education. The authors conducted textual analysis of 92 student essays (a total of 922…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training
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