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Baston, Michael A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The current national community college redesign effort, Guided Pathways, focuses on the need for "clearer, more educationally coherent programs of study that simplify students' choices without limiting their options." In "Redesigning America's Community Colleges," the authors Thomas Bailey, Shanna Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, College Programs
Jenkins, Davis; Lahr, Hana; Fink, John; Ganga, Elizabeth – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Since the publication of "Redesigning America's Community Colleges" (Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins) in 2015, guided pathways reform has become a national movement in community colleges. As of spring 2018, more than 250 community colleges have committed to undertaking large-scale guided pathways reforms as part of…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Models
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Paulsen, Michael B., Ed. – Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 2018
Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Racial Bias, Social Justice
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Goudas, Alexandros M.; Boylan, Hunter R. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2013
Shortly after we published "Addressing Flawed Research in Developmental Education" (2012) in the "Journal of Developmental Education," Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Judith Scott- Clayton from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) wrote a response rebutting several of our claims. Though their response corrects…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Research, Reader Response, Criticism
Phillip, Amara – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
Just 31 percent of community college students complete remedial, or developmental, math "gateway" courses before they move on to college-level math, according to a recent study. To help combat this cycle, some community colleges are turning to newly developed online programs that emphasize repetition, practice, and mastery of concepts.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Online Courses, Developmental Programs, College Students
Xu, Di – ProQuest LLC, 2013
For two decades, state financing of higher education has been on the decline and the situation has exacerbated since the onset of the economic recession, where the US state systems have resorted to a substantial cut of funding for higher education. Faced with the challenges of limited resources for financial pressure and an increasing demand,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Budgeting, Economic Factors
Major, Elza Magalhaes; Brock, Cynthia H. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2003
At present, numbers of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in U. S. schools continue to increase exponentially. While the numbers of students from diverse backgrounds are increasing, the U.S. teaching force consists primarily of monolingual middle- to lower-middle class European American women who may lack the requisite…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, World Views, Cultural Differences, Student Diversity
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Shanna, Shweta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of the theories and the model used in the field of geometry education research. The article critically discusses van Hiele's theory, Fischbein's theory of figural concepts, Duval's theory of figural apprehension, the Spatial Operational Capacity (SOC) model by Wessels and van Niekerk, and the…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Theories
Reese, Shanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental delay that is increasing in prevalence among children in the United States. Those being educated in general education classrooms see benefits in various areas. However, there are a number of barriers to effective education, which may be overcome through teacher education and professional…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
Schmid, Rex E., Ed.; Evans, William, Ed. – 1998
This monograph presents some of the current developments in curriculum and instruction for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. After an introductory chapter, Chapter 2, "Multicultural Education and Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders" (Xu Di, Susan Stewart, and Martha Lisner), discusses how teachers can use culturally…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
Van Kollenburg, Susan E., Ed. – 2003
Papers in this collection were prepared for the annual meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This volume contains papers related to the self-study process for Commission evaluation. Papers in chapters 1, "Self-Study and Commission Evaluation: Coordinating the Self-Study," are: (1) "Initiating the…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Farakish, Negar; Jaggars, Shanna; Fay, Maggie – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Colleges are increasingly open to partnering with private entities to implement new and innovative programs. Community colleges, in particular, may find such partnerships beneficial, given that these institutions often lack the necessary resources to invest up-front in programs that may yield strong long-term dividends. In this article we report…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Honors Curriculum
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Sadeh, Shanna; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
In this article, we discuss conflict between law and science relative to the presumption in special education law that multidisciplinary teams and others identify the causes of problems giving rise to special education needs. First, we explain eligibility criteria, highlighting ambiguities therein and why criteria constitute a mandate for causal…
Descriptors: Ethics, Legal Problems, Guidelines, Educational Policy
Jaggars, Shanna S.; Folk, Amanda L. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
In the book "Redesigning America's Community Colleges" (Bailey, Jaggars, & Jenkins, 2015), the authors briefly noted the role that librarians might play in informing and supporting guided pathways reform. In this short essay, one of the book's authors joins with a librarian to provide updated and revised thoughts on the role of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Librarians, Role, Critical Thinking
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Burnett, Burnett; Prakash, Kusum; Shanna, Vinata – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article identifies a number of conflicting discourses informing education in Fiji and their impact on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and students. The socially constructivist progressivism of the Ministry of Education and the ITE provider is being eroded by a set of socially conservative discourses symptomatic of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Practicums, Preservice Teachers
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