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Juuti, Sini; Littleton, Karen – Psychology of Music, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the identity work of adult instrumental students negotiating their entry to a prestigious music academy and the professional field of music. Ten classical solo-piano students' accounts of their musical histories and experiences were collected through research interviews. The thematic analyses presented…
Descriptors: Musicians, Career Choice, Career Development, Social Environment
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Padiotis, Ioannis; Mikropoulos, Tassos A. – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
The present research investigates the contribution of an interactive educational virtual environment on milk pasteurization to the learning outcomes of 40 students in a technical secondary school using SOLO taxonomy. After the interaction with the virtual environment the majority of the students moved to higher hierarchical levels of understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Technology Education, Misconceptions
Witcher, Melissa; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2010
Current educational reform in K-12 schools in this nation is much driven by the No Child Left Behind Act. One central goal of NCLB is to "bring all students (including special education children) up to grade level in reading and math, to close the achievement gap and to hold schools accountable for results"( Varied innovative…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5, Mathematics Achievement
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McPhan, Greg – Teaching Science, 2008
This article describes a developmental sequence for students' understandings about conductivity. From written responses, a number of levels of understanding were identified and holistic descriptions of the increasingly complex way students explain conductivity are presented. Identifying distinct differences in student work samples is consistent…
Descriptors: Models, Evaluation, Professional Development, Scientific Literacy
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Shea, Peter; Gozza-Cohen, Mary; Uzuner, Sedef; Mehta, Ruchi; Valtcheva, Anna Valentinova; Hayes, Suzanne; Vickers, Jason – Educational Media International, 2011
This paper presents both a conceptual and empirical investigation of teaching and learning in online courses. Employing both the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) and the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy, two complete online courses were examined for the quality of both collaborative learning processes and learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Learning Processes
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Maher, Jeff; Burroughs, Christina; Dietz, Laurel; Karnbach, AnneMarie – Journal of Staff Development, 2010
This article describes how teachers who were once isolated by distance and the nature of their jobs are connecting across schools in online professional learning communities. While riding the wave of technology, St. Mary's County Public Schools in Leonardtown, Maryland, is providing a connection for teachers that extends beyond school walls.…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Development, Geographic Isolation
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Busch, Anne – Knowledge Quest, 2011
Not so long ago the library at the high school in the author's semirural community was perking along every day with the help of one energetic and dedicated library clerk, a few student staffers, and the author, the professional school librarian. About 700 students, and 50 teachers and paraprofessionals access the library on a regular basis. They…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Change Strategies
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Pasco, Becky – Knowledge Quest, 2011
Preparing school librarians for a diverse array of 21st-century educational environments is a daunting task. Faculty in school library preparation programs send candidates out into sparsely populated rural areas, dense urban settings, and everything in between. Some candidates will provide services and resources in updated, modern facilities,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Capacity Building, Information Science Education, Professional Training
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Shi, Nianfeng; Cui, Wen; Zhang, Ping; Sun, Ximing – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
This research applies the roles of variables to the novice programmers in the C language programming. The results are evaluated using the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy. The participants were divided into an experimental group and a control group. The students from the control group learned programming in the traditional…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming Languages, Novices
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Solo, Leonard – National Elementary Principal, 1977
Outlines the alternatives to standardized tests that one school uses in charting student progress and in notifying parents of that progress. (IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Nontraditional Education, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
Solo, Leonard – Centerpeace, 1973
The author discusses the pros and cons of free schools. (PG)
Descriptors: Education, Experimental Schools, Laboratory Schools, Nontraditional Education
Solo, Len – Principal, 1992
A Cambridge, Massachusetts, alternative public school has devised a Student Support Team to assist families in trouble or in crisis situations. Close connections with the state's Department of Social Services, the city hospital's Haitian Mental Health Unit, the Cambridge School Volunteers Program, and Harvard University student volunteer programs…
Descriptors: Community Support, Elementary Education, Haitians, Helping Relationship
Solo, Len – Principal, 1997
Regardless of income, families can provide a rich learning environment. A Massachusetts elementary principal has discovered several home conditions that promote students' academic success. Having high expectations and preparing children to work hard top the list. Other factors are close family relationships, reading at home, parent/school…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Expectation, Family Characteristics, Parent Aspiration
Solo, Len – Principal, 1999
A Cambridge, Massachusetts, alternative public school's basic reading program is a rich combination of whole language and individualized phonics. Other strategies to hook kids on reading include 20-minute recreational reading periods with parent volunteers, a weekly book-bag program, reading buddies, special projects, and community helpers from…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Phonics
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Solo, Leonard – National Elementary Principal, 1979
Describes the decision-making structure of the Cambridge Alternative Public School. The structure includes participation by teachers and parents. (IRT)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation
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