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Levine, Felice J.; Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Rosich, Katherine J.; Bang, Megan; Bell, Nathan E.; Holsapple, Matthew A. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2021
This joint report from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Spencer Foundation explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early career scholars and doctoral students in education research. The report presents findings and recommendations based on a focus group study held in May and June of 2020. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Doctoral Students, Educational Research
American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2013
The epicenter for bullying is schools, colleges, and universities, where vast numbers of children, youth, and young adults spend much of their time. Bullying--a form of harassment and violence--needs to be understood from a developmental, social, and educational perspective. The educational settings in which it occurs, and where prevention and…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Aggression, Violence
Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2007
Demand for students with a solid foundation in science continues to grow. Also important, science education needs to ready citizens who do not pursue careers in science to handle dilemmas they will face in their lives, such as selecting treatments for diseases, evaluating messages about climate change, or using new technologies. Instruction that…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Teacher Role, Investigations, Educational Strategies
Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2006
Today, mathematics education faces two major challenges: raising the floor by expanding achievement for all, and lifting the ceiling of achievement to better prepare future leaders in mathematics, as well as in science, engineering, and technology. Many students lack access to higher-level mathematics courses and teaching at all levels of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Labor Market
Zurawsky, Chris – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2006
From preschool parents to Pentagon chiefs, people are calling for more foreign language instruction. Factors driving the demand include China's economic growth, which has prompted the College Board to add Chinese to its list of Advanced Placement tests. Meanwhile, President George W. Bush, citing national security concerns, has called for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Languages, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement
Holland, Holly – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2005
Good teachers form the foundation of good schools, and improving teachers' skills and knowledge is one of the most important investments of time and money that local, state, and national leaders make in education. Yet with the wide variety of professional development options available, which methods have the most impact on student learning?…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
Resnick, Lauren B. Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2005
With about 60 percent of American children under age 5 spending part of their day in care outside the home, many policymakers seem to be jumping on the early childhood education bandwagon. Most states now fund or are creating preschool programs, many have developed learning standards for young children, and it is becoming widely accepted that…
Descriptors: Young Children, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
Rowan, Brian – American Educational Research Association, 2004
Today's accountability systems place the blame on schools for inadequate student academic achievement, which seems unfair to many people. They believe that family background and the socioeconomic mix of students in the classroom exert such a strong influence on student learning that teachers and schools can have only a limited effect. Important…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
Gordon, Edmund W. – American Educational Research Association, 2004
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. Yet despite half a century of efforts to improve educational opportunities for African American students and other minorities, a large achievement gap persists. By 12th grade, the average African American and…
Descriptors: Graduation, High Achievement, Minority Group Children, Academic Achievement
Connell, Christopher – American Educational Research Association, 2004
Beyond the debate over bilingual versus English-only education, the fundamental question remains: What are the best ways to teach English literacy to English language learners, and what rate of achievement in English is realistic to expect? Providing additional time, and ensuring that each child receives expert instruction, is expensive. But…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement
Meehan, Merrill L.; Cowley, Kimberly S.; Finch, Nicole L.; Chadwick, Kristine L.; Ermolov, Lisa D.; Riffle, M. Joy S. – American Educational Research Association, 2004
A review of the critical literature provides a brief history of systematic observation of classroom behaviors, long valued as an important data collection method in educational research. Milestones in systematic observation of classrooms are traced back to 1914 and the development and use of the Special Strategies Observation System (SSOS) through…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Materials, Educational Research