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California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2015
The California Community Colleges serves approximately 2.1 million students each year and is the largest system of higher education in the nation. The state's 112 community colleges are charged with providing workforce training, basic skills education and preparing students to transfer to four-year universities. Currently, 78 of our 112 community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Markowitz, Nancy; Thowdis, Wendy; Gallagher, Michael – Learning Professional, 2018
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to the success of students of all ages--and for educators across all stages of the career continuum. Because SEL skills take time to develop and mature, they should be part of the content addressed in teacher preparation programs, beginning teacher support, and ongoing teacher professional learning.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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Russell, Jennifer Lin – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
The impermeability of schooling to reform is a frequent conclusion of studies of educational organizations, but historical accounts suggest that kindergartens have undergone significant transformation. Once a transitional year emphasizing child development, kindergarten now marks the beginning of formal academic instruction. Guided by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Professional Associations, Kindergarten, Child Development
Zinth, Jennifer; Barnett, Elisabeth – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A substantial and growing body of research indicates that, all other factors being equal, students who dually enroll are more likely than their non-dually-enrolling peers to finish high school, matriculate in a postsecondary institution and experience greater postsecondary success. Spurred by this, states are increasingly viewing dual enrollment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Attainment, State Standards, Eligibility
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Olney, Martha L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The University of California, Berkeley sends more undergraduate students to economics PhD programs than any other public university. While this fact is surely a function of its size, there may be lessons from the Berkeley experience that others could adopt. To investigate why Berkeley generates so many economics PhD students, the author convened…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Economics Education, Student Surveys
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Flores, Jerry – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2015
The United States leads all advanced nations in rates of incarceration with a total of 2.3 million inmates. Although most prisoners are adults, rates of juvenile incarceration are equally high. Most scholars overlook the large amounts of young people who attend schools behind bars. This article discusses how teachers in three juvenile detention…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions
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Domina, Thurston; McEachin, Andrew; Penner, Andrew; Penner, Emily – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
The United States is in the midst of an effort to intensify middle school mathematics curricula by enrolling more 8th graders in Algebra. California is at the forefront of this effort, and in 2008, the state moved to make Algebra the accountability benchmark test for 8th-grade mathematics. This article takes advantage of this unevenly implemented…
Descriptors: Algebra, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Ballantine, Jeanne H.; Jolly-Ballantine, John-Andrew – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Good mentoring of graduate students influences their perseverance and success to completion, whereas bad mentoring can result in negative outcomes, including delayed degree completion or non-completion. What the authors refer to as the gray zone is that which falls between good and bad mentoring. Examples are partial mentoring or changes in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Jones, Katrina E. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The goal of this research is to examine how implementing a new pedagogical structure, Academic Choice, informs my understanding of my students as learners and individuals. Using a self-study methodology over the course of eight working sessions in my Kindergarten classroom, I collected multiple forms of qualitative data, including student work…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Qualitative Research, Documentation
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Brun-Mercer, Nicole; Zimmerman, Cheryl Boyd – CATESOL Journal, 2015
Though research has established a relationship between vocabulary knowledge and academic success and identified features to guide the L2 word learner through academic tasks (see Nation, 2013), less is known regarding student perceptions of academic vocabulary and the conscious decision-making process of these learners while they are writing. In…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Decision Making
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Grossman, Pamela L.; And Others – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1986
To explore the effects of educational reform legislation, curricular changes in California comprehensive high schools from 1982-83 to 1984-85 are investigated. Results mirrored statewide curricular changes documented in California Basic Education Data System data. The changes involved increased offerings in math, science, and advanced placement.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Curriculum Development, Databases, Educational Change
Fong, Anthony; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2014
Given the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, California's history of math acceleration in the middle grades, and the concern for correct math course placement for all students, this brief examines patterns from the past to shed light on considerations for the future. The brief, written by WestEd's Tony Fong and Neal Finkelstein, presents…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Placement, State Standards, Trend Analysis
Ramos-Olszowy, Lorraine Florence – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This applied research project was developed to examine the social value return of investment (SV-ROI) of a community rehabilitation provider (CRP) in order to identify services that may optimize employment outcomes, better understand the associated factors affecting the employment outcomes and retention, and explore how vocational rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Services, Disabilities
Taylor, Donald Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In California, Algebra I is the 8th grade math content standard. The United States Department of Education found the annual 8th grade General Math California Standards Test to be out of compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 since it assesses 6th and 7th grade math standards and not Algebra I math content. In response to the…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Grade Point Average, Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning
Jaffe, Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research studied the role of mathematics as a roadblock to college completion for community college-bound students in California. Using longitudinal quantitative analysis, I observed the educational pipeline between high school and community college and analyzed how different high school mathematics histories predicted readiness, or…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Two Year College Students, College Bound Students, Barriers
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