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Garcia, Peggie; Morales, P. Zitlali – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language learners (ELLs) in charter schools. Moreover, the charter school research has predominantly focused on whether or not charter schools are effective rather than…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2016
For this 10th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the focus is eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For this purpose, the courts have generally agreed that, based on the definitions in the IDEA's…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Court Litigation, Eligibility, Disabilities
Athanases, Steven – Leadership, 2012
As teachers, schools and school leaders work to better prepare California's culturally and linguistically diverse students, methods for doing so vary widely. One approach prioritizes safe spaces, welcoming environments, well-structured routines--school and classroom culture features essential for students' well-being. A second key priority, often…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Culturally Relevant Education
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Acido, Jeffrey Tangonan – Educational Perspectives, 2016
In this article, the author offers the genealogy of his articulation of an emerging pedagogical praxis. He offers, through his discussion of "Nakem" Pedagogy, the profound realization that comes from one's story--a story in itself, not simply a story as a tool or medium, but a story as empirical evidence of one's ontological becoming--an…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Personal Narratives, Biographies
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Hurtado, Sylvia; DeAngelo, Linda – Liberal Education, 2012
The conversation in higher education has shifted, moving from a focus on what students know to a focus on whether they know how to think and, more importantly, toward the goal of providing skills needed for living and working in the twenty-first century. In this article, the authors present national evidence regarding the impact of intentional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2009
The budget crises will have far reaching impacts on education in California. This CenterView focuses on the critical issues of equity and teaching quality now beginning to emerge for Californians as they struggle to offer students instruction necessary to meet the state's rigorous academic standards. It is absolutely essential for educators and…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Retrenchment, Public Schools, Educational Finance
Buckheit, James E. – Independent School, 2010
An important topic of current brain research is "cognitive overload." It is about the capacity of a person's working memory and the strategies employed when that capacity is taxed. The most common strategy for coping with cognitive overload is shutting down, like that point in a conversation with a non-English speaker when everything one…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Seminars, Metacognition, Short Term Memory
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Kezar, Adrianna – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Adrianna Kezar recently sat down with Chancellor Tim White of the California State University system to discuss, among many other things, the newly released California State Graduation Initiative and what it will take to enact it. The key commitments of the initiative are: (1) hire more tenure-track faculty; (2) develop engaged advising; (3) solve…
Descriptors: Success, Interviews, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Philip, Thomas M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2012
There is a growing recognition in teacher education that in order to work toward a more equitable and just society, programs of teacher education must explicitly engage with the political commitments of teachers and teacher educators (Cochran-Smith, 2005). They must prepare prospective teachers to address "societal structures that perpetuate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Public Education
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Ezrailson, Cathy; Kamon, Teruki; Loving, Cathleen C.; McIntyre, Peter M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
In this article, the author discusses the advantages of using the interactive engagement instructional method. A model of interactive engagement (IE) instructional method involves questioning students by challenging them to think deeply about a problem or complex question. Essential to this process is frequent and thoughtful interaction with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Secondary Education, Science Teachers
Viner, Mark; Gardner, Ellen; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
Curtis J. Bonk, is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and President of CourseShare. Mimi Miyoung Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston. Thomas C. Reeves is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia. Thomas H.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Leaders, Interviews, Online Courses
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de los Rios, Cati V.; Ochoa, Gilda L. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
Mounted on the walls, windows, and bookcases of Ms. Cati de los Rios's Pomona High School classroom are a multitude of faces, mainly heroes, martyrs, and leaders of Latina/o and African descent. These faces are a symbol of the countercultural and student-centered approach to education that occurs in her classroom. The mere presence of these…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Ethnic Studies, Student Attitudes, High Schools
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Wertheim, Jill – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2016
This article presents the author's response to the article "Taking Stock: Existing Resources for Assessing a New Vision of Science Learning" by Alonzo and Ke (this issue), which identifies numerous challenges that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) pose for large-scale assessment. Jill Werthem comments that among those…
Descriptors: Measurement, Science Tests, Educational Assessment, Academic Standards
Breen, Molly – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
The author reports on recent efforts by community college faculty to make the teaching and learning from their classrooms more visible. Spurred on by numerous reports that point to the urgency around basic skills education, faculty members at California community colleges are working together to improve teaching of basic skills, using a variety of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Basic Skills, College Faculty, Multimedia Materials
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Carreira, María M. – Hispania, 2018
The year 2017 saw the publication of one of the strongest endorsements of language education on record: "America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century" (henceforth "America's Languages"). Commissioned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress and authored by the Commission on Language Learning of…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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