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Dabbagh, Nada; Bass, Randall; Bishop, M. J.; Picciano, Anthony G.; Sparrow, Jennifer; Costelloe, Sarah; Cummings, Kristen; Freeman, Brian; Frye, Michael; Porowski, Allan; Wilson, Sandra Jo – What Works Clearinghouse, 2019
Despite increasing college enrollment and growing diversity of the college student population, college completion rates are low. Many colleges are exploring ways to leverage technology to improve student retention and increase the educational options for and success of their diverse student bodies. Web-based course or learning management systems…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, College Administration
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
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
The use of various forms of social media for individuals, groups and organisations is now commonplace. Individuals use it to update friends and family on their experiences, groups use it to inform their members of relevant information, and organisations use it to market their services and products. With many current and future students already…
Descriptors: Social Media, Vocational Education, Mass Media Use, Technology Uses in Education
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Watkins, Ryan – Performance Improvement, 2005
Although e-learning can offer interactive and engaging learning experiences, the creative ideas that are necessary to create such environments are not always easy to come up with when designing, developing, or teaching e-learning courses. E-learning activities use online technologies such as chat rooms, discussion boards, or email to facilitate…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
Duffy, Mary Lou; Forgan, James W. – Corwin Press, 2004
Surveys show that 98% of school districts are reporting shortages of special education teachers, and that nearly a quarter of a million new special education teachers will be needed over the next few years. Special education teachers are leaving the field at twice the rate of general education teachers. Why? Special education teachers can quickly…
Descriptors: Workshops, Assistive Technology, Special Education Teachers, Labor Turnover
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Saunders, T. Clark – Music Educators Journal, 1989
Explains a method of measuring music students' understanding and retention in order to justify the school music program. Rates students on three scales, including performance of tonal pattern, rote song, and rhythm pattern. Recommends the use of similar objective classroom evaluation to demonstrate learning success. (LS)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Music Education, Rating Scales
Downing, Agnes – 1994
This paper advocates for the improvement of presentational methods of teaching and expository learning, based on David Ausubel's theory of Meaningful Verbal Learning and its derivative, the Advance Organizer Model of Teaching. This approach to teaching enables teachers to convey large amounts of information as meaningfully and efficiently as…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Cognitive Structures, Conventional Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Perdue, Peggy K. – 1991
This book includes 25 science activities in the fields of environmental science, soil science, life science, and physical science. The activities are designed to be used in outdoor settings. Each activity is composed of two parts--an explanatory section for the teacher and a student lab sheet. The teacher explanatory section begins with a brief…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Biological Sciences, Classification, Elementary Education
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Penna, Karen; And Others – 1993
This document consists of a project report as well as a handbook which was developed during the project. The purpose of the project was to encourage adult students of English as a Second Language (ESL) to take their skills home and reteach them to family members. The project evolved from concern that adult ESL students had low retention rates…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Daily Living Skills
Gutloff, Karen, Ed. – 1995
This guide is designed for elementary school teachers to assist them in developing multi-age classrooms as part of their school restructuring efforts. Each of six sections presents a story from teachers who describe the challenges and joys of multi-age teaching, from parent backlash to school district support and praise. Section 1, "Step by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cooperative Learning, Educational Improvement, Grade Repetition
Angel, Margo; Bolton, Chris – 1996
This document is intended to help Australian technical and further education instructors in New South Wales (TAFE NSW) identify teaching principles and learning activities that they can use to help adult learners master the mathematics processes, knowledge, and skills needed to perform basic measurement tasks in today's workplace. The materials…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Estimation (Mathematics), Foreign Countries