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Kim, Kellie; Schiller, Ellen; Meinders, Dona; Nadkarni, Swati; Bull, Bruce; Crain, Danielle; Huennekens, Bill; O'Hara, Nancy; Thacker, Christopher – IDEA Data Center, 2015
This white paper provides a snapshot of available policies and guidance related to online learning and students with disabilities from a small group of states that require online experience as part of high school graduation or report a higher number of online course enrollments. The Appendix allows for a quick scan of the following 12 elements…
Descriptors: State Policy, Electronic Learning, Position Papers, Definitions
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Fishel, Fred – Journal of Extension, 2014
Partnering with private industry can empower Extension educators to enhance their educational outreach efforts. Since 2011, UF/IFAS has cooperated with the Florida Turfgrass Association in conducting a 1-day statewide Polycom® event for providing continuing education to licensed pesticide applicators employed primarily in the ornamental and…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Partnerships in Education
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Chini, Jacquelyn J.; Straub, Carrie L.; Thomas, Kevin H. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
Undergraduate students are increasingly being used to support course transformations that incorporate research-based instructional strategies. While such students are typically selected based on strong content knowledge and possible interest in teaching, they often do not have previous pedagogical training. The current training models make use of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Physics, Science Process Skills
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Landorf, Hilary – Teacher Education and Practice, 2010
According to the author, teaching for social justice entails the acquisition of the following learning outcomes: (1) knowledge of the meaning, historical development, and application of human rights; (2) ability to analyze human rights from multiple perspectives; and (3) willingness to address human rights issues in local, global, intercultural,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Research Universities, Civil Rights, Perspective Taking
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Tidd, Simon T.; Stoelinga, Timothy M.; Bush-Richards, Angela M.; De Sena, Donna L.; Dwyer, Theodore J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Double-block instruction has become a popular strategy for supporting struggling mathematics students in algebra I. Despite its widespread adoption, little consistent evidence supports the attributes of a successful double-block design or the effectiveness of this instructional strategy. In this study, the authors examine a pilot implementation of…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Urban Schools, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Kelcey, Benjamin; Ruzek, Erik – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
We conducted a theory-based analysis of the underlying structure of the Tripod student perception survey instrument using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) database (N = 1,049 middle school math class sections; N = 25,423 students). Multilevel item factor analyses suggested that an alternative bifactor structure best fit the Tripod items,…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Attitude Measures, Teacher Effectiveness, Theories
LoScalzo, Desiree Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The student demographic in United States public schools is becoming increasingly diverse. Yet, the curriculum used in classrooms throughout the country remains largely Euro-centric. Despite research confirming that the use of culturally relevant literature can increase engagement and academic achievement, most historically marginalized students…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Rural Schools, Communities of Practice
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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Newberry, Milton G., III; Israel, Glenn D. – Field Methods, 2017
Recent research has shown mixed-mode surveys are advantageous for organizations to use in collecting data. Previous research explored web/mail mode effects for four-contact waves. This study explores the effect of web/mail mixed-mode systems over a series of contacts on the customer satisfaction data from the Florida Cooperative Extension Service…
Descriptors: Mail Surveys, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis, Extension Education
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
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
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Straub, Carrie L.; Hughes, Charles E.; Hynes, Michael C.; Hardin, Stacey – Educational Leadership, 2014
Everything's going wrong in the classroom; the teacher's frustration level is so high that she's ready to walk out and try her hand at any other profession besides teaching. Just as things reach a peak, in steps the coach, who says, "Pause classroom!" To the teacher experiencing this scenario, it certainly seemed real. The classroom is,…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation, Universities, Faculty Development
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Kinzli, Kristoph-Dietrich; Kunberger, Tanya; O'Neill, Robert; Badir, Ashraf – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Demonstration models allow students to readily grasp theory and relate difficult concepts and equations to real life. However drawbacks of using these demonstration models are that they are can be costly to purchase from vendors or take a significant amount of time to build. These two limiting factors can pose a significant obstacle for adding…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Demonstrations (Educational), Models, Teaching Models
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Barrocas, Lisa; Cramer, Elizabeth D. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
This study examined achievement gains in reading and math for Hispanic middle school students with specific learning disabilities in inclusive versus segregated settings in a large urban school district. The authors report learning gains for students with and without disabilities in inclusive versus segregated settings. Results indicate no…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Student Placement
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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
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