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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
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Leu, Donald J.; McVerry, J. Gregory; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Kiili, Carita; Zawilinski, Lisa; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi; Kennedy, Clint; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This commentary explores a central issue for our times, online reading comprehension. It first defines three issues that have largely gone unnoticed as the Internet enters our classrooms: (1) literacy has become deictic; (2) effective online information use requires additional online reading comprehension practices, skills, and dispositions; and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, State Standards, Public Policy
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Pruisner, Peggy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
As a result of the Reading First Program of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the view of reading has narrowed. Individual state's Reading First professional development programs, and hence reading teachers across the United States, have spent the six years since the funding of the program in 2002 focusing beginning and developmental reading on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Reading Research, Reading, Federal Legislation
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Schuster, Sheldon M. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2011
The PhD graduate from a US research academic institution who has worked 5-7 years to solve a combination of laboratory and computational problems after an in-depth classroom experience is likely superbly trained in at least a subset of the life sciences and the underlying methodology and thought processes required to perform high level research.…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Verbal Communication, Industry, Biological Sciences
Sparapani, Ervin F.; Seo, Byung-In; Smith, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
The United States of the twenty-first century is possibly the most culturally/racially diverse country of any nation in history, and families that are culturally/racially different from mainstream society do not always see that schools are meeting the needs of their children. This diversity in culture and language means that each person is…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Reflection, Cultural Differences
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Admirand, Peter – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This article examines why liberation theology needs to be a core resource in religious education settings, especially in Catholic secondary schools. It will first touch on key tenets of liberation theology and the reasons why it was silenced and underused. It will then analyse poverty in the Jewish tradition as an interfaith resource and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Secondary School Students, Educational Benefits, Catholic Schools
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Hess, Karin – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Black, Wilson, and Yao have identified a very real tension felt by teachers today that has been created by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in the United States and the National Curriculum Assessment in the United Kingdom. In many schools, formative assessment has either taken a backseat to summative assessment use, or many of the formative assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
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Daniel, John – Open Learning, 2012
In the title the author asked whether dual-mode institutions were a stable "final" model for higher education or a step on the way to something else. Only a few institutions seem able to function in dual mode (i.e. with distinct groups of distance and classroom students) in a successful and sustainable way. Some institutions now claim…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Open Universities, Universities
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Boyles, Deron – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2009
Schooling in the U.S. is increasingly understood through the lenses of science and accountability. From the National Research Council's Scientific Research in Education (SRE) to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), colleges and schools have faced a marked increase (or steady reinforcement) in practices which conform to principles of scientific…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Role of Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Philosophy
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Byron, Gay L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
Theological educators are now fostering dialogues, projects, and practices that are designed to acknowledge the challenges and opportunities resulting from the shifting racial and ethnic demographic climate in the U.S. and Canada. As well-intentioned as these efforts are, most of the scholarship focuses on the contemporary experiences of…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Ethnicity, Race, Foreign Countries
Drury, Darrel; Baer, Justin – Harvard Education Press, 2011
At its heart are the National Education Association's "Status of the American Public School Teacher" surveys, which are conducted every five years and offer unprecedented insights into the professional lives and experiences of teachers nationwide. This volume analyzes and summarizes the survey's findings, while also offering commentaries…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2011
Speeding past the Steve Jobs Post-PC Era into the Age of Mobilism, the authors foresee how, by 2015, each and every student in America's K-12 classrooms will be using their own mobile computing device, with those devices engendering the most disruptive transformation in education in 150 years. Classrooms will move from today's "I Teach"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Corporations
Watson, Christina; Kabler, Brenda – Communique, 2012
Recent statistics estimate that there are 783,000 children living in foster care in the United States. This vulnerable population is at risk for academic failure as well as internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems. Compared to their peers, foster youth face significant educational difficulties, including lower levels of academic…
Descriptors: Placement, School Psychologists, Academic Failure, Outcomes of Education
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Lovett, Clara M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
In his 2008 bestseller, "The Post-American World," Fareed Zakaria argued that the most significant development of the early 21st century is not, as others have predicted, the inevitable decline of the United States as the world's super-power but rather "the rise of the rest." In subsequent works, Zakaria and many others,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Capacity Building
Canuel, Ron – Education Canada, 2011
In October of 2010, Canadian Education Association (CEA), in conjunction with colleagues from SCOPE (Stanford Centre for Opportunity Policy in Education), hosted an event entitled "Achieving Equity through Innovation: A Canada-United States Colloquium." This two-day event provided an important platform for the exchange of ideas,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Conferences (Gatherings)
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