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Wilson, Ron; Taylor, Kay Ann – Educational Considerations, 2020
George Washington Carver is known primarily for his life and work at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. This historical research provides insight prior to that time and into his journey from Missouri to several towns in Kansas, and then to Iowa. The intersection of race, education, and philanthropy combined to guide the culmination of his life's…
Descriptors: Biographies, Racial Discrimination, African Americans, Critical Theory
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McCardle, Todd – Educational Considerations, 2020
Using a Critical Race Theory framework, this manuscript examines the scholarly literature on the intersection of tracking and its historical use as a method for establishing and maintaining racial segregation in American public schools. I begin by exploring accounts of tracking in American public educational institutions as researched by…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias, Track System (Education)
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Gordon, Sarah R.; Yough, Mike; Finney, Emily A.; Haken, Andrea; Mathew, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2019
The general public, as well as scholars, employers, and college students themselves, expect universities to provide students with an education that prepares them to work in a diverse and international society. In response, many institutions have created mandatory diversity-related curriculum and/or courses. However, little to no research has been…
Descriptors: Diversity, Global Approach, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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McVicker, Claudia J. – Educational Considerations, 2019
Universities around the country are beginning to feel the need to add a global dimension to their programs. One way to prepare teachers to address the challenges associated with teaching children in a global age is through carefully structured, international study abroad where the candidates are immersed in another culture and school system. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Larson, Lotta; Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
This "Educational Considerations" issue, with its theme of "Teaching and Learning in a Global Community," highlights education in an ever increasingly connected world--and how we get our students prepared to not only survive, but thrive in such an expanding environment. As we considered this topic, one of the individuals who…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Change Agents, Global Approach, Elementary School Teachers
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Balkar, Betül; Öztuzcu, Rabia; Aksab, Sahabettin – Educational Considerations, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the developments observed in the Turkish education policies in the light of international scientific studies on education policy following the 12 year compulsory education (4+4+4) reform that took place in 2012. Data for the study that was carried out as scoping review and intrinsic case study were…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Enyioha, Jessica C. – Educational Considerations, 2019
There are over 32 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and of this population, over 1.5 million are children (Palmer & Davidson, 2011). These children grow up in the US, achieve primary and secondary education, and when they are ready to pursue postsecondary education, it becomes harder for them to achieve. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Best Practices, Undocumented Immigrants
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Broman, Sarah E. – Educational Considerations, 2019
The effect poverty has on a child's education is tragic. Without the necessary life-sustaining resources, many of our nation's children struggle to concentrate on anything other than their immediate dire circumstances. This article tells the story of how one migrant farm worker overcame her struggles living in abject poverty to become a first…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Poverty, First Generation College Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Subramony, Deepak Prem – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article presents partial findings from a case study exploring the outcome of an open alternative electronic textbook initiative launched by the College of Education at a large Midwestern university. On the basis of interview data generated by the aforesaid study, this article details the perceptions and experiences of instructors…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Implementation
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Burenheide, Bradley J. – Educational Considerations, 2018
As a Methods Professor in a Research I institution in the Midwest and the largest education program in its respective state, I faced a crisis after ten years in higher education. The concern I faced was whether or not the repertoire I taught my students was appropriate and meaningful in their training. While staying abreast of current research and…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Experience
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Sherbert, Vicki S. – Educational Considerations, 2018
All teacher candidates enter the classroom with initial perceptions and assumptions regarding their students' diverse lived experiences and the role those experiences may play in the classroom (Wenger & Dinsmore, 2005). For teacher candidates with no military background, concerns may extend beyond those typical of teacher candidates in other…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Wayt, Lindsay K.; LaCost, Barbara Y. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s which eliminated bonuses, and replaced regular state funding in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates. In this article,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Liu, Qiang; Turner, David A. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University has offered a Masters Program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) for the last four years and it attracts students from around the world, with substantial support in terms of scholarships, from the Chinese government. Beijing Normal…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Educational Administration, International Education, Comparative Education
Tonini, Donna C.; Burbules, Nicholas C.; Gunsalus, C. K. – Educational Considerations, 2016
This manuscript highlights the development of a leadership preparation program known as the Nanyang Technological University Leadership Academy (NTULA), exploring the leadership challenges unique to a university undergoing rapid growth in a highly multicultural context, and the hybrid model of leadership it developed in response to globalization.…
Descriptors: Models, Blended Learning, Higher Education, Global Approach
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