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Friedman, Audrey A.; Reynolds, Luke – Teachers College Press, 2011
Almost half of new teachers leave the profession within their first year. New teachers need support, mentoring, encouragement, and, most importantly, hope in order to survive the challenges of their first years of teaching. "Burned In" features essays from today's most visionary educators, including Jim Burke, Peter Elbow, James Loewen, Gregory…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Veterans, Beginning Teachers
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Jacob, Brian A. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2011
This article takes advantage of a unique policy change to examine how principals make decisions regarding teacher dismissal. In 2004, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chicago Teachers Union signed a new collective bargaining agreement that gave principals the flexibility to dismiss probationary teachers for any reason and without the…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attendance, Collective Bargaining
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Allery, V. P. – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2017
History at its best helps the present make sense of the past. History at its best tells the nation's story through the voices of all the people. These voices enlighten and provide wise counsel for the present, creating healthy and creative communities. History at its worst not only ignores the different voices, but eliminates them altogether. The…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, American Indian History, History Instruction
Keough, Mark – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
A common complaint from business and industry is that employees entering the workforce are not "job ready." They often lack the practical skills, maturity, and workplace experience to perform well in their roles, leaving employers to fill the gap by providing training either at their own expense or with public funding. In contrast, a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fire Science Education, Fire Protection, Volunteer Training
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Stamper, Christine N. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This essay argues that Maggie Thrash's "Honor Girl" navigates a multi-liminal space allowing it to participate in and expand upon traditions that already exist within children's literature, graphic memoirs, the comics medium, and the history of girl camps as homosocial spaces. By discussing graphic memoirists for adults (such as Alison…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Sexuality, Adolescents, Camps
Stanistreet, Paul – Adults Learning, 2008
When John McAnuff came to London from Jamaica in 1958 he was not planning to stay. Like most of the people who made the crossing to England, frustrated by low pay, little opportunity and poor living conditions, he intended to work hard for a few years before returning home a bit richer. McAnuff, now 72, worked for 10 years as a passenger guard on…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Foreign Countries
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Wholey, Jane; Burkes, Betty – Teachers College Record, 2015
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools is an organization of primarily middle school youth that formed after Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of the city's schools. This chapter describes Rethink's first six years of operation, which culminated in school system policy changes and an HBO documentary about the organization's groundbreaking work.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Documentaries, Films, Natural Disasters
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Angelaccio, Donald S.; Miskovic, Maja – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
In this paper a former middle school principal and his dissertation chair look back at the research process envisioned and carried out against the neo-positivist grain aggressively put forward by the government and espoused in school districts across the United States. We revisit the meaning of data and show how they emerged from the paradigmatic…
Descriptors: Principals, Data Analysis, Middle Schools, Doctoral Dissertations
Buttenschon, Marianne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The success of any organization is dependent, in part, on the quality of its leaders. The fire department is no exception. In fact, one could argue that effective leadership in the fire department has become more critical than ever in today's world. This critical need for an effective fire department dates back to the unprecedented terrorist…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Terrorism, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Qualities
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Roy, Ken – Science Teacher, 2010
When renovations or new construction occur, fire extinguishers sometimes get lost in the mix. Unfortunately, whether to save money or because the fire code is misinterpreted, some schools do not install fire extinguishers in laboratories and other areas of the building. Let's set the record straight! If flammables are present, the fire code…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Laboratory Safety, Fire Protection, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Mercurio, Mia Lynn; Randall, Régine – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Through the study of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, pre-service art teachers learn the about interdisciplinary design and the importance of using discipline-specific literacy strategies alongside the materials and methods of their craft. The creativity and enthusiasm with which these preservice teachers approached the work convinced us that…
Descriptors: United States History, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Art Education
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Scott-Brown, J. A.; Cunningham, O. A.; Goad, B. C. – Physics Education, 2010
The fire piston is just a sealed syringe containing a small amount of tinder. When the plunger is forced downwards, the air inside is compressed and heats up, setting fire to the tinder. It has been used as a convenient and portable way of starting fires "over a wide area from northern Burma and Siam through the Malay Peninsula and the Malayan…
Descriptors: Engines, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Physics
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Papaspiliou, Konstantina; Skanavis, Constantina; Giannoulis, Christos – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Forest fires, as all natural disasters, have the potential to seriously affect both the environment and the social structure of a local community. Unlike some of the natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornados and tsunamis which are unpredictable, the phenomenon of forest fires could be easily predicted and controlled, since the causes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Civics, Natural Disasters
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Casses, Melissa M.; Paquette, Kelli R. – Education, 2016
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) early intervention services utilizes a family-based model of support for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities. Family-based services stem from the research of parent-child interactions as the primary means for developmental growth. This article will advocate strategies…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Moore, Pam – Tech Directions, 2007
Fire protection is one of the most important considerations in the construction and operation of industrial plants and commercial buildings. Fire insurance rates are determined by fire probability factors, such as the type of construction, ease of transporting personnel, and the quality and quantity of fire protection equipment available. Because…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Insurance, Probability, Safety
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