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Alberta Education, 2008
Literacy has become much more than just the ability to read: recent literature related to literacy instruction suggests that an essential goal is to develop in students the ability to think deeply about what they read and to express themselves accurately and expressively in all contexts. There is a growing acceptance of the importance of lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change
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Wang, Victor C. X., Ed.; Bryan, Valerie C., Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
Today's ever-changing learning environment is characterized by the fast pace of technology that drives our society to move forward, and causes our knowledge to increase at an exponential rate. The need for in-depth research that is bound to generate new knowledge about curriculum and program development is becoming ever more relevant.…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Program Development
Jackson, Sonia; Cameron, Claire – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Across Europe young people in public care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. This book provides a comprehensive account of why this shocking discrepancy exists and outlines ways to address the imbalance. Drawing extensively on new original research, the book examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Adult Education, Higher Education
Sittiprapaporn, Wichian, Ed. – InTech, 2012
Learning disability is a classification that includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner. Depending on the type and severity of the disability, interventions may be used to help the individual learn strategies that will foster future success. Some interventions can be quite simplistic, while others are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
Dolgon, Corey, Ed.; Mitchell, Tania D., Ed.; Eatman, Timothy K., Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2017
With contributions from leading experts across disciplinary fields, this book explores best practices from the field's most notable researchers, as well as important historically based and politically focused challenges to a field whose impact has reached an important crossroads. The comprehensive and powerfully critical analysis considers the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
Fossey, Ellie; Chaffey, Lisa; Venville, Annie; Ennals, Priscilla; Douglas, Jacinta; Bigby, Christine – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
This research explores the complex factors affecting the implementation of learning supports for students with disabilities or ongoing health conditions. It focuses on two types of learning support: (1) individualised reasonable adjustments; and (2) institution-level learning supports, the latter being available to all students. These supports can…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2004
The revised edition of "How good is our school?" (HM Inspectorate of Education 2002) has been widely welcomed in schools and authorities. This document is one of a series of guides to self-evaluation that builds on the advice given in "How good is our school?" The materials are designed for staff who have responsibilities…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Standards, Quality Control
Online Submission, 2005
This resource will help classroom teachers and staff better serve the needs of their Aboriginal students. The process of development was one of consultation, information gathering, drafting, more consultation and re-drafting. The contributors to this resource include Aboriginal Elders, teachers and psychologists, as well as other members of…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Eskimos, Canada Natives, Students
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2004
This guide has been prepared to support planning for improvement in enterprise in education. It has been designed for use by classroom teachers, school managers and staff from a wide range of agencies involved in enterprise in education, reflecting the increasing emphasis on multi-agency approaches and integrated strategies to meet pupils' needs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Quality
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2010
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2006
This document is one of a series of guides to self-evaluation that builds on the advice given in the publication "How good is our school?" (2002 edition). This guide should be used to evaluate the quality of parental partnerships and is designed for use by teachers, managers, education support services, parents and the bodies that…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Parent Participation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Academic Support Services
Tomlinson, Jo, Ed.; Derrington, Philippa, Ed.; Oldfield, Amelia, Ed. – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings across the UK. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Nursery Schools, Music, Adolescents
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010
The aim of this guide is to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about learning. Education professionals in Scotland are already aware of the key issues relating to learning through the series "Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum," the recent publication "Learning Together: Opening Up Learning"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Schools, Educational Improvement
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
Having a disability or ongoing ill health (including mental health conditions) can significantly disrupt an individual's educational attainment and employment prospects, potentially creating lifelong social and economic disadvantage. These students may need additional support to help them successfully complete their studies. In addition, education…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
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