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Saunders, Marisa, Ed.; de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz, Ed.; Oakes, Jeannie, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
This important book explores how education time can be expanded, reimagined, and reorganized in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes of disadvantaged students. The editors and contributors address questions of educational equity and opportunity by considering how best to extend learning time in high-poverty schools.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Time Factors (Learning), Educational Opportunities, Disadvantaged
Pereira Amorim, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The low quality of educational services in the "favelas" (slums) of Rio de Janeiro is well documented (e.g., Abramo, 2003; Alves, Franco & Ribeiro, 2008; Cano, 2012; Cavallieri e Coelho, 2003; Frigotto, 2004; Henriques, 2000; Henrique & Ramos, 2011; Machado, 2002 & 2008; Valladares, 2010). In 2010, the average twenty-five…
Descriptors: Slums, Educational Quality, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries
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Valladares, Maya – Journal of Museum Education, 2017
This article explores an education project in which artist Fred Wilson, poets from Lincoln Center's Poet-Linc program, and the Met Museum Education Department collaborated to produce a teen-led spoken-word poetry performance in the Met's galleries. Wilson drew from his own knowledge of the collection to facilitate a group dialogue about objects…
Descriptors: Artists, Museums, Nonschool Educational Programs, Poetry
Mendez Valladares, Melissa Dilieth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Presently, the highest degree a person interested in teaching at the early childhood level in Belize is the Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The purpose of this project was to design a program of undergraduate coursework in the area of teacher preparation that will meet university qualifications for a Bachelor's Degree in Early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Bachelors Degrees, Program Development
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Penuel, William; Meyer, Elizabeth; Valladares, Michelle Renée – National Education Policy Center, 2016
Staff in State Departments of Education are diligently reviewing and revising their state accountability systems to meet the new requirements and opportunities of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the primary federal bill guiding K-12 education policy. As a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Arquero, Jose Luis; Fernández-Polvillo, Carmen; Valladares-García, Dolores – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The literature evidences the effects of communication apprehension (CA), defined as the level of fear and anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication, on educational efforts and suggests that (via the perceived desirability of certain professions) it could affect vocational choices. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Roux, Ruth; Valladares, Jorge Luis Mendoza – English Language Teaching, 2014
The effective implementation of any educational reform is largely dependent on the preparation of teachers. In the case of the National English Program in Basic Education, (NEPBE) implemented in public schools in Mexico in 2009, teacher preparation options have been designed by both public and private higher education institutions in several…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Faculty Development
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Roux, Ruth; Valladares, Jorge Luis Mendoza – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2014
The effective implementation of any educational reform is largely dependent on teachers' preparation. In the case of the National English Program in Basic Education (NEPBE), implemented in secondary schools in Mexico by the Secretariat of Public Education in 2009, teacher preparation strategies have been designed by both public and private higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education
Valladares, Sherylls; Ramos, Manica F. – Child Trends, 2011
Children who have at least one parent born outside the United States or U.S. territories presently make up almost one-quarter of the children in the country. Moreover, these children represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. child population. As of 2006, the majority of children of immigrants were Latino, with 41 percent of all child…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Immigrants, Migrant Children, Hispanic American Students
LaCour, Sarah E.; York, Adam; Welner, Kevin; Valladares, Michelle Renée; Kelley, Linda Molner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
The Schools of Opportunity Project recognizes public high schools that employ research-based practices to close opportunity gaps. The commended schools illustrate how school quality can and should be measured by far more than just test scores. In doing so, they offer exemplars and a path forward for the nation's schools. The selection criteria for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
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Wiley, Kathryn E.; Anyon, Yolanda; Yang, Jessica L.; Pauline, Malina E.; Rosch, Alyssa; Valladares, Giovana; Downing, Barbara J.; Pisciotta, Lisa – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: School discipline reformers have presumed that such work is largely a technical task, emphasizing discrete changes to discipline policies and protocols. Yet prior theory and research suggest that emphasizing technical changes may overlook additional and important aspects of reform, namely, the normative and political dimensions within…
Descriptors: Discipline, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
Valladares, Sherylls; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
In the minds of many people, poor families equal problem families. Indeed, that perception is not surprising, giving compelling evidence of the harsh effects that poverty can have on family life and child well-being. However, far less attention has been paid to the strengths that many poor families have and the characteristics that they may share…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Poverty, Family Life, Economically Disadvantaged
Dore, Rebecca A.; Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Brezack, Natalie; Valladares, Tara L.; Paller, Alexis; Vu, Lien; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Grantee Submission, 2018
One potential advantage of e-books is that unlike traditional books, preschoolers can read independent of an adult by using the audio narration feature. However, little research has investigated whether children comprehend a story's content after using an e-book with audio narration. The current study compares preschoolers' comprehension of an…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Aloud to Others, Parent Child Relationship, Electronic Publishing
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Villaseñor, Elodia; Alcalá, Miguel; Valladares, Ena Suseth; Torres, Miguel A.; Mercado, Vanessa; Gómez, Cynthia A. – Community Literacy Journal, 2013
Youth perspectives are routinely absent from research and policy initiatives. This article presents a project that infuses youth participation, training and mentorship into the research process and teaches youth how to become policy advocates. Empower Latino Youth (ELAYO) studies the individual and systemic factors impacting sexuality and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Youth, Ethnic Stereotypes, Social Bias
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Dore, Rebecca A.; Shirilla, Marcia; Hopkins, Emily; Collins, Molly; Scott, Molly; Shatz, Jacob; Lawson-Adams, Jessica; Valladares, Tara; Foster, Lindsey; Puttre, Hannah; Toub, Tamara Spiewak; Hadley, Elizabeth; Golinkoff, Roberta M.; Dickinson, David; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Grantee Submission, 2019
Despite the prevalence of educational apps for children, there is little evidence of their effectiveness for learning. Here, children were asked to learn ten new words in a narrative mobile game that requires children use knowledge of word meanings to advance the game. Study 1 used a lab-based between-subjects design with middle-SES 4-year-olds…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Software, Preschool Children, Language Tests
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