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do Nascimento, Silvania Sousa – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The original article by Kamberelis and Wehunt (2012) discusses an interesting and important research subject in science education as it focus on classroom interactions and the characteristics of the discourse production of interlocutors. The authors start from the premise that discourse heterogeneity is constitutive of social activities, which is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Academic Discourse, Culture, Interpersonal Relationship
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Smink, Jeff – Educational Leadership, 2012
Summer school makes an unlikely candidate for a bright spot in education reform during these difficult economic times. It occupies a long-held negative place in U.S. culture, prompting dread in the hearts of many former and current students. Summer school conjures up images of sitting in hot classrooms and receiving remedial instruction while…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Schools, Educational Change, Remedial Instruction
Keeler, Rusty – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
Everybody loves the idea of children playing outdoors. Outside, children get to experience the seasons, challenge their minds and bodies, connect with the natural world, and form a special relationship with the planet. But in order for children to get the most of their outdoor time it is important that the environment be prepared by caring adults…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Play, Coordinators
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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
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
Building relationships is the essence of the community college. Higher education administrators learned long ago that building rapport with businesses, state and local government, and constituents is the best way to represent the interests of the community. But that does not make it easy. Board members come and go and the shifting dynamics of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Educational Change
Noboa, Julio – Multicultural Education, 2011
It was in late May of 2010 that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took their final vote on the curriculum standards that will have an impact on what millions of students in Texas as well as dozens of other states will learn about history and social studies for the next 10 years. These "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" (TEKS)…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Information Technology, Public Service, Educational Change
Hoppe, Kelly M. – Library Media Connection, 2011
To gain a fresh perspective as a librarian, go back into the classroom for a year. In reality, this is not possible or even desirable for librarians. Library jobs are hard to come by, and no school would hold someone's position while they ventured off into the classroom. However, a year ago, the author found herself in exactly this situation. In…
Descriptors: Librarians, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Experience, School Libraries
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Bryant, Diane P.; Barrera, Manuel – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2009
"Response-to-Intervention" (RTI) refers to a framework for providing support to struggling learners in the general education setting. To date, RTI models have focused primarily on reading intervention and typically utilize a three-tier approach. RTI models are designed to provide high-quality instruction using evidence-based best…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, General Education, Educational Objectives
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Guajardo, Francisco; Perez, Delia; Guajardo, Miguel A.; Davila, Eric; Ozuna, Juan; Saenz, Maribel; Casaperalta, Nadia – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2006
The Llano Grande Center is a non-profit education and community development organization founded in the mid-1990s by youth and teachers out of a public high school classroom in a rural South Texas (USA) community. The Center was created, in large part, to cultivate youth voices as important elements of curriculum development and teacher training…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Community Development, Rural Schools, Action Research
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article presents an interview with Darcy W. Hardy, executive director of the University of Texas (UT) TeleCampus and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs with the UT System. A member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) since 1999, she is the founder of the International Forum for Women in e-Learning (IFWE),…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Interviews, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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Moorman, Honor – Horace, 2009
Five months ago, the author introduced Web 2.0 technology to her students, and already, there is a story to tell. Integrating a social networking site into her teaching has been even more challenging and will prove to be even more beneficial than she could have imagined. By sharing her story, the author hopes that she can provide a road map for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Social Networks
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Clegg, Roger; Rosenberg, John S. – Academic Questions, 2012
The Supreme Court has granted review for the 2012 term in the case "Fisher v. University of Texas." Abigail Fisher, a rejected white applicant to the University of Texas, has challenged the use of racial and ethnic admission preferences, which the Court had allowed in its 2003 decision involving the University of Michigan law school,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Affirmative Action, Educational Benefits, Court Litigation
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McKenzie, William – Education Next, 2014
This article presents an interview with Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), Texas's largest district. Before taking this post, he had been a principal or superintendent for most of three decades and remains a reformer five years into his leadership. Grier has maintained his passion for improving schools…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Interviews, Profiles, Superintendents
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Educational Horizons, 2013
Mary Mobley teaches English and Michael Chambers teaches world history at Manor New Technology High School, a STEM school, in Manor, Texas. In this article, they talk about how they used "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins to teach their students about forms of government between World War I and World War II, and "Edutopia"…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, World History
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Wagner, Paul A.; Benavente-McEnery, Lillian – Educational Forum, 2008
Autistic means a subject has limited affect or may be without affect altogether. Though traditionally individuals are described as autistic, the authors find it increasingly apparent that American society is becoming autistic as a whole, as citizens are desensitized to needs of neighbors near and far, losing the commensurate loyalty of being in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Social Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Values
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