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Haryati, Sri – International Education Studies, 2014
This paper critically reviews and evaluates the implementation of School Accreditation Program for the period of 2013 with a particular reference to Central Java Schools, consisting of Kindergarten (TK) Elementary School (SD), Junior High School (SMP) and Senior High School (SMA) (Note 1). The aim of the review is to see to what extent they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Implementation, Context Effect
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Winterbottom, Christian; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed between Florida child care facilities that were and were not accredited by any relevant national…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Kindergarten, School Readiness, Child Care Centers
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Holmes, Kerry; Holmes, Stacy V.; Watts, Karley – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Vocabulary knowledge is important because it is highly correlated with content area learning. Strategies for vocabulary instruction recommend using new words in multiple contexts as key to learning. To date, the term "multiple contexts" emphasizes written contexts, not three-dimensional concrete material contexts. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Content Area Reading, Mathematics Instruction
Lopez, Sonja M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated how teachers at a national public school recently accredited in an international education program identified the changes in their educational pedagogy that resulted from the accreditation process. In particular, the study examined how the school administration and teachers implemented an international program, the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, International Education, Advanced Placement Programs, International Programs
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Fowler, R. Clarke – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Two related questions are investigated regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, to what extent do NCATE-recognized elementary teacher preparation programs, which have been approved by the Association for Child Education International (ACEI), prepare candidates to teach in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Content Analysis, Early Childhood Education
Brown, Kirsty Clarke; Squires, Jim; Connors-Tadros, Lori; Horowitz, Michelle – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) reviewed data on 21 states' principal licensure requirements, conducted structured interviews with experts on principal preparation and professional development in 7 states, and spoke with staff at the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Institute for School…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Certification, Structured Interviews
National Science Teachers Association (NJ1), 2005
To ensure that all students have sufficient knowledge and skills in science and technology for success in the 21st century, the nation must attract, prepare, and retain well-educated, effective preK-12 science teachers. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) considers strong, performance-based science teacher education program and…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Preservice Teacher Education
Technology & Learning, 2005
Since the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act was introduced, schools and districts have focused their efforts on better ways to evaluate student progress and report results. Beyond test scores, however, ongoing assessment can make all the difference in student learning and improving scores. Third grade is a year in which some students begin to fall…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Autoinstructional Aids
Bornfreund, Laura; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2018
This report explains the work that has taken place over the last decade in Boston to not only improve pre-K, but to build on the successes of pre-K through reform of classroom environments, instructional practices, and curricula in pre-K, kindergarten, and, more recently, in first and second grade. It is a story of reforming from the bottom up, of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Kindergarten