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Burns, Anne, Ed.; Burton, Jill, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2008
Over the last 30 years, inquiry-based teaching has become a highly valued component of professional development and practitioner research in Australia and New Zealand. This volume of the Language Teacher Research Series focuses on teaching and learning experiences in those two countries, which encompass a large geographical area with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Tinto, Vincent – University of Chicago Press, 2012
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Financial Support, School Holding Power
Buckley, Jack, Ed.; Letukas, Lynn, Ed.; Wildavsky, Ben, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
For more than seventy-five years, standardized tests have been considered a vital tool for gauging students' readiness for college. However, few people--including students, parents, teachers, and policy makers--understand how tests like the SAT or ACT are used in admissions decisions. Once touted as the best way to compare students from diverse…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Admission Criteria
Urbina, Martin Guevara; Wright, Claudia Rodriguez – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2015
While the black and white racial experience has been delineated over the years, the ethnic realities of Latinos have received minimal attention. Therefore, with Latinos projected as the upcoming U.S. population majority, the central goal of this book is to document the Latino experience in the world of academia, focusing primarily, but not…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Racial Bias
Bowen, William G.; Chingos, Matthew M.; McPherson, Michael S. – Princeton University Press, 2011
The United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country's public universities. And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities today are graduating. Why is this happening, and what can be done? "Crossing the Finish Line" provides the most detailed exploration…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Graduation, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
Rinke, Carol R. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2014
The statistics are familiar: almost 50% of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years in the classroom. The challenge of recruiting and retaining teachers carries high costs for today's schools and students. This book uncovers some of the reasons behind the elevated attrition rates in the field of education through a long-term…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Beginning Teachers, Urban Schools
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Lieberman, Ann, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Teachers are the most important single element of the education system but what does it take to create high quality teachers in today's world? Around the world, countries are struggling to understand how to change their schools to meet global demands. International comparisons have shown that schools in Finland lead the league tables, but why is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Free Enterprise System
Christensen, Clayton M.; Eyring, Henry J. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation , and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as well as other stories of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Innovation, Colleges
Morgan, Michelle, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The landscape of higher education (HE) has dramatically altered in the past 30 years and it continues to evolve and change. More students are entering HE and attending university or college on a global scale than ever before. Supporting and enhancing the undergraduate student experience across the student lifecycle, from first contact through to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Experience
Madigan, Jennifer Booker; Schroth-Cavataio, Georganne – Corwin, 2012
The national shortage and exceptionally high attrition rate of special education teachers are impediments to serving students with special needs. Given that only 64 percent of special education teachers have access to a mentor compared with 86 percent of general education teachers, this book meets an essential need for attracting, retaining, and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Response to Intervention, Student Behavior
Nutt, Diane, Ed.; Calderon, Denis, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2009
Students around the globe have unique first-year experiences but struggle with many of the same challenges. This monograph focuses on their journeys and provides insights for educators interested in learning about how institutions across the globe provide supports to students dealing with first-year transition issues. Based on the successful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Program Attitudes, College Freshmen
Pfeiffer, Steven I., Ed. – APA Books, 2017
This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: (1) History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Theories, Talent Identification
National Academies Press, 2006
Although more women than men participate in higher education in the United States, the same is not true when it comes to pursuing careers in science and engineering. To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering identifies and discusses better practices for recruitment, retention, and promotion for women scientists…
Descriptors: Tenure, Engineering, Graduate Students, Women Scientists
Jha, Jyotsna, Kelleher, Fatimah – Commonwealth of Learning, 2006
Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys' underachievement--both in terms of participation and performance--has also become an issue in a number of countries. This book reviews the research on boys' underachievement and presents…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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