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Rappaport, Shelley; Somers, Marie-Andrée; Granito, Kelly – MDRC, 2019
In summer 2015, roughly six years after the Great Recession of 2007-2009 ended, the American media began reporting on an emerging teacher shortage. Public schools were reinstating programs and classes that they had cut during the recession, and student enrollment was increasing. Meanwhile, enrollment in teacher training programs was decreasing.…
Descriptors: Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
Rappaport, Shelley; Shane, Andrea; Granito, Kelly; Scarola, Lauren – MDRC, 2020
Teach For America (TFA), founded in 1989, has grown to become one of the largest providers of educators in the country for high-needs, under-resourced schools. TFA recruits high-performing college graduates and professionals and prepares them for teaching during five to seven weeks of intensive pre-service training at one of its regional or…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools
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Granito, Vincent J.; Santana, Mary E. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
New research is emerging that focuses on the role the physical classroom space plays in the teaching-learning dynamic. The purpose of this exploratory research is to describe the students' and instructors' perspectives of how the classroom space and environment impact teaching and learning. Focus groups were utilized with data points coming from…
Descriptors: School Space, Physical Environment, Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes
Granito, Francis A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Organizational change and organizational culture have been studied and written about by many authors, most notably by Edgar Schein (1990, 1992), and are named as critical components of organizational maturity through such industry standards as The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Control Objectives for Information and Related…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Organizational Change, Information Technology, Administration
Parise, Leigh M.; Corrin, William; Granito, Kelly; Haider, Zeest; Somers, Marie-Andrée; Cerna, Oscar – MDRC, 2017
While high school graduation rates are on the rise nationwide, too many students still never reach that milestone, with 7,000 on average dropping out every day. Recognizing that many students need additional support to succeed in school, Communities In Schools (CIS) works to provide and connect students with integrated support services to keep…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Randomized Controlled Trials, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services
Rappaport, Shelley; Grossman, Jean; Garcia, Ivonne; Zhu, Pei; Avila, Osvaldo; Granito, Kelly – MDRC, 2017
To succeed in today's economy, students need both proficiency in the "three Rs" (reading, writing and arithmetic) and strong applied skills. Communication skills, team work, and critical thinking have long been at the top of employers' lists of applied skills they seek in employees. States are responding to employers' needs by putting in…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
Granito, Dolores – 1977
These guidelines for in-service and preservice teacher education related to the conversion to the metric system were developed from a survey of published materials, university faculty, and mathematics supervisors. The eleven guidelines fall into three major categories: (1) design of teacher training programs, (2) teacher training, and (3)…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education
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Granito, Dolores – Arithmetic Teacher, 1976
An addition "trick," an analysis of why it works, and steps in constructing other problems of the same type from the basis of a discovery learning activity for addition. (DT)
Descriptors: Addition, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction
Granito, Dolores – American Metric Journal, 1978
Guidelines are given for designing teacher training for going metric. The guidelines were developed from existing guidelines, journal articles, a survey of colleges, and the detailed reactions of a panel. (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction
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Granito, Dolores – Arithmetic Teacher, 1973
Meanings of the word square'' are explored; the square as a figurate number, the sum of consecutive odd numbers, dissections of the square, and magic squares are discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Instruction, Mathematics Education
Guillen, Mary – 1982
Suggestions about parenting and family relationships are presented in two booklets, one in English and one in Spanish. The Spanish booklet follows roughly the plan of the English booklet, but has been simplified. The booklet begins with a discussion of a philosophy of parenting, examining the importance of self-concept and the formation of values…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Child Rearing, Communication Skills, Family Counseling
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Granito, Charles E. – Journal of Chemical Documentation, 1973
The need for the interconversion of chemical substructure systems is discussed and CHEMTRAN, a new service, designed especially for creating interconversion programs, is introduced. (7 references) (Author)
Descriptors: Chemical Nomenclature, Conferences, Databases, Information Services
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Granito, John A. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1972
Paper attempts to identify two of the reasons for the slow progress of school superintendents in bringing positive, significant, and lasting improvement to their schools, and to develop a scheme for preparing central staff and school principals for the change process. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Inservice Education, Leadership Responsibility
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Granito, Charles E.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Documentation, 1972
The computerized conversion of Wiswesser Line Notations to Ring Codes, using a two-part approach, and the set of computer programs generated for the conversion of ring systems are described. (9 references) (Author)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Programs, Data Processing, Indexes
Hazard, William R.; And Others – 1967
This report presents the eight papers and abstracted proceedings of a conference of 30 educators who met to explore the nature, role, and implications of the clinical professorship in innovative programs of undergraduate teacher education. The first three papers, by Lindley J. Stiles, Robert Maidment, and Lloyd S. Michael, deal with the functions…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Conference Reports, Cooperative Programs, Educational History