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Dirks, Nicholas B. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
No one doubts that globalization is one of the most important trends of today. As American universities expand their global footprint with branch campuses in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and elsewhere, many faculty are concerned about oppressive governance, human-rights violations, and lack of academic freedom abroad. Meanwhile administrators grapple…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, Higher Education, Area Studies
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Duncan, John; Parr, Alice; Woolgar, Alexandra; Thompson, Russell; Bright, Peter; Cox, Sally; Bishop, Sonia; Nimmo-Smith, Ian – Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2008
In goal neglect, a person ignores some task requirement though being able to describe it. Goal neglect is closely related to general intelligence or C. Spearman's (1904) "g" (J. Duncan, H. Emslie, P. Williams, R. Johnson, & C. Freer, 1996). The authors tested the role of task complexity in neglect and the hypothesis that different task components…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Correlation, Attention, Models
Rhim, Lauren Morando, Ed.; Redding, Sam, Ed. – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2014
This publication explores the role of the state education agency (SEA) in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practices related to the SEA's critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts. The publication is organized around the four goals of…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Best Practices, State Government, State Policy
Akin-Little, Angeleque, Ed.; Little, Steven G., Ed.; Bray, Melissa A., Ed.; Kehle, Thomas J., Ed. – APA Books, 2009
The emotional and behavioral problems of students in the classroom are a major concern for teachers, administrators, and the public. Without effective behavior management, a positive and productive classroom environment is impossible to achieve. Forty years of scientific research supports the efficacy of behavioral interventions in the classroom,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Strategies, Report Cards, Classroom Techniques
Maki, Peggy L., Ed. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2010
"Assessment on college campuses has a sordid history, and it is fairly simple to find someone with a traumatic tale to tell. It is wise to respect that that reputation is deserved." "How do you modify the inner workings and culture of a massive institution with minimal resources and even less authority (other than GE course…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Universities, Subcultures, College Outcomes Assessment
Miles, Karen Hawley; Pennington, Kaitlin; Bloom, David – Center for American Progress, 2015
William Taylor, 29, a third generation Washington, D.C. resident stands out for a number of reasons. For one, he is an African American man who taught math at an elementary school for many years. Taylor excelled in the role, so much so that he now coaches his fellow math teachers at Aiton Elementary School, which is located in a high-poverty…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching Experience, Educational Attainment, Rewards
Goldman, Corey A., Ed. – 1991
The focus of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) is to improve the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative, and reliable laboratory exercises. This proceedings volume includes 13 papers: "Non-Radioactive DNA Hybridization Experiments for the…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Science Activities
Bowen, William G.; Levin, Sarah A. – Princeton University Press, 2005
In "Reclaiming the Game," William Bowen and Sarah Levin disentangle the admissions and academic experiences of recruited athletes, walk-on athletes, and other students. In a field overwhelmed by reliance on anecdotes, the factual findings are striking--and sobering. Anyone seriously concerned about higher education will find it hard to…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Credentials, College Admission, Athletes
Niebuhr, Mary M., Ed. – 1982
Proceedings are presented of a conference on non-academic careers for linguists, which was co-sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America and the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Linguistics. The presentations are under two headings: (1) "What Linguists Can Do," and (2) "What Linguists Are Doing." The first section includes contributions by Frederick G.…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Careers, Computers, Educational Administration
Goldman, Corey A., Ed.; Hauta, P. Lynn, Ed. – 1993
The focus of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) is to improve the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative, and reliable laboratory exercises. This proceeding volume contains 12 papers: "Experimental Design and Testing: Hatching and Development in…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Science Activities
Pitkin, Gary M., Ed. – 1995
Librarians need to be aware of the technologies involved with change and the ways in which technologies will impact the total organization and its provision of services. The library school curriculum must be restructured in order to prepare future librarians for the reality of technological change and help them become able to manage information in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
Middlebury Coll., VT. Bread Loaf School of English – 1991
Illustrating that the Bread Loaf Grants Program is cost-effective and beneficial, this collection presents reports and articles by and about teachers and students involved in staff and curriculum development projects funded by the program. The collection concludes that the projects demonstrate that literacy flourishes in settings where children…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Cross Age Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education