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Gibbons, Karen – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This brief report describes a cooperative classroom art therapy intervention in a public elementary school that provided conflict resolution education, social learning, and group cohesion among sixth-grade students. The organizing framework of a "circle justice" group explored the roles of fictional characters in conflict, including…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Art Therapy, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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LaForce, Melanie; Noble, Elizabeth; King, Heather; Century, Jeanne; Blackwell, Courtney; Holt, Sandra; Ibrahim, Ahmed; Loo, Stephanie – International Journal of STEM Education, 2016
Background: Inclusive STEM (traditionally known to stand for "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math") high schools are emerging across the country as a mechanism for improving STEM education and getting more and diverse students into STEM majors and careers. However, there is no consensus on what these schools are or should be,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, School Effectiveness, Inclusion
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Methvin, Patrick; Markham, Paul N. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
A startling number of students arrive at the doors of colleges and universities lacking the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed there. If given the proper tools and supports, the great majority of these students would be able to achieve their goals in and outside of the classroom. But most of them are shuttled off to developmental…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, Academic Support Services, Alignment (Education)
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Goacher, Robyn E.; Kline, Cynthia M.; Targus, Alexis; Vermette, Paul J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We describe how a practical instructional development process helped a first-year assistant professor rapidly develop, implement, and assess the impact on her Analytical Chemistry course caused by three changes: (a) moving the lab into the same semester as the lecture, (b) developing a more collaborative classroom environment, and (c) increasing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Love, Anne Goodsell; Dietrich, Alexa; Fitzgerald, Jason; Gordon, David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Wagner College's academic program emphasizes interdisciplinary study, experiential learning, and reflection on theory and practice. The curriculum is enhanced by a rich array of opportunities in New York City. In the course of their undergraduate studies, students enroll in three learning communities, two of which include experiential learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Communities of Practice
Oh, Young Mee – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purposes of this study are to identify similar and different characteristics among middle and high school mathematics teachers who implement cooperative learning (CL) frequently, identify the factors that motivate them in continual employment of CL, and to examine how CL is implemented by frequent users of CL (i.e., components of CL used,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Secondary School Mathematics, Cues, Student Attitudes
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Jones, Karrie A.; Jones, Jennifer L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
Cooperative learning is viable yet generally underutilized method of instruction at the college level (Paulsen and Faust, 2008). This paper highlights the work of teacher educator Dr. Paul J. Vermette in his implementation of cooperative learning based practices in a graduate level Multicultural education course. In analyzing the "Five…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Environment, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Many people would agree the creative arts are essential for children's education and development. For years, the creative arts were integrated into classroom learning units, especially in the language arts, by using drama, music, and drawing; this was considered good teaching. In this study we examined whether contracted curricula designed for…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Creative Activities, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
Bertrand, Clare – Jobs For the Future, 2013
Increasingly, school districts, schools, and their partners are incorporating technology into strategies that help engage young people who have fallen off track to on-time graduation get back on track and move into effective educational pathways. This is especially true in light of the continuing pressure to raise high school graduation rates and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Strategies, At Risk Students, Dropout Prevention
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R.; Kolben, Nancy; Holcomb, Betty – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2017
Strong evidence of the benefits of high-quality early childhood education for all children, and of the economic returns for the nation, has led to the rapid expansion of publicly funded prekindergarten (pre-K) in recent years and an explosion of interest among the public and policymakers in how best to increase access to high-quality early…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Student Rights, Socioeconomic Influences
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how US school leaders and teachers make sense of multiple accountability policies, including the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation, and how this process relates to school priorities and classroom practice. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a comparative case study…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Educational Policy, Academic Standards
Riaz, Muhammad – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine how simulations in physics class, class management, laboratory practice, student engagement, critical thinking, cooperative learning, and use of simulations predicted the percentage of students achieving a grade point average of B or higher and their academic performance as reported by teachers in secondary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Classroom Techniques, Simulation
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Koenig, Kristie P.; Bleiweiss, Jamie; Brennan, Susan; Cohen, Shirley; Siegel, Dorothy E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
The rate of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has risen dramatically, to an estimated 1 in 150 children. Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), children with ASD are entitled to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. To ensure this, school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Autism, Disabilities, Public Education
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Yu, Yong; Hunt, Jean Ann – Global Education Review, 2016
Carefully constructed field-based experiences in teacher education programs have been recognized as one of the essential conditions for effective teacher learning. Most college/university-based teacher education programs, however, are still dominated by the epistemology that academic knowledge is the authoritative source of knowledge about…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Preservice Teachers, College School Cooperation, Case Studies
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Wilson, Wendy L.; Arendale, David R. – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
Peer educators have a critical role to play in the delivery of a wide variety of important programs on college campuses. Nowhere is this more evident than in learning assistance programs. These programs, typically housed in a learning center or learning assistance office, include tutoring and mentoring and often take the form of individual and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, College Students, Student Role, Academic Support Services
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