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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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Herbst, Audrey – Educational Considerations, 2020
A country's productivity and economic competitiveness rely upon education, specifically postsecondary training which is fundamental to students' upward mobility in a thriving and progressive economic culture (Haunshek & Woessmann, 2012; Bailey et al., 2015). In order to maintain the economic stability of the United States for future…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Competition, Social Mobility, Rural Schools
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Hughey, Judy – Educational Considerations, 2020
Personalized learning is designed to address the disengagement of today's students and to be proactive in closing the growing achievement gaps occurring in far too many schools. The goal of personalized learning is to engage students in the process, building on their interests, aptitudes, and strengths, thus creating intrinsic motivation for…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation
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Neuenswander, Brad – Educational Considerations, 2020
Kansas, like many states that are coming off of an era of accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind requirements, is looking at more meaningful ways to value and measure student success. We have asked ourselves questions such as: are we focusing on the right measures; is our accountability system aligned to our educational priorities…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Role of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Miller, Mischel – Educational Considerations, 2020
The national education system, similar to the Kansas education system, has seen little change since the 1800s(Throckmorton, 1967). In fact, over 50 years later, there have been few changes. Children come to school around the age of five to enter kindergarten and then move through the current system by age and grade level. These children sit in…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Success
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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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Yahnke, Sally J.; Shroyer, M. Gail – Educational Considerations, 2014
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" (National Commission of Excellence in Education) "initiated the longest sustained period of attention to public education in the nation's history and ignited a new wave of interest in teacher preparation" (NRC, Committee on the Study of Teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Excellence in Education, Educational Change
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Allen, David S.; Perl, Michael; Goodson, Lori; Sprouse, Twyla – Educational Considerations, 2014
Considering how long societies have been educating their youth, the history of teacher education is relatively brief. From the first teacher education innovation in the 17th century through those of the late 20th century--de la Salle, the American normal school, the flood of student teachers into public schools after World War II, the student…
Descriptors: Supervision, Team Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Shroyer, M. Gail; Yahnke, Sally J.; Miller, Teresa; Dunn, Cindi; Bridges, Nancy Y. – Educational Considerations, 2014
The purpose of this article is to share the history of one Professional Development School (PDS) partnership in an effort to help others reflect, set visions, and move forward into a new educational future. The emergence, development, and continuation of this partnership was dependent upon finding ways to create a growth-oriented environment,…
Descriptors: Models, Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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Larson, Lotta C.; Lickteig, Amanda D.; Sherbert, Vicki S.; Nauerth, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2014
It is well documented that successful Professional Development School (PDS) initiatives are contingent on trusting relationships between the university and school districts. Over the past 25 years, continual efforts have been made by the Kansas State University (KSU) PDS to minimize notions of status while maintaining mutually beneficial goals and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Collegiality, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Cooperation
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Risberg, Sandy; Curtis, Laurie; Shivers, Lucas – Educational Considerations, 2014
In the fall of 2011, an undergraduate student who is also a military spouse and mother of school-aged children, shared with the College of Education (COE) at Kansas State University faculty her concerns about the necessity of intentional preparation of teachers and counselors regarding the unique needs of military-connected children. From that…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Military Personnel, Student Needs, Spouses
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Martinie, Sherri L.; Rumsey, Chepina; Allen, David S. – Educational Considerations, 2014
For a quarter century, Kansas State University's College of Education has supported a Professional Development School (PDS) model involving professional collaboration with selected public school systems across Kansas. In that time, this relationship has proved to be an instrumental vehicle for educational change. The state of Kansas' adoption and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Models, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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Holen, Michael C.; Yunk, Dan C. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Generalizing about school district-teacher education program relationships across the long history and broad landscape of teacher preparation in America can prove challenging. However, if partnerships imply stable, long-term, mutually beneficial arrangements characterized by shared decision-making and resources, even a relatively cursory scan…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement
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Mercer, Debbie; Myers, Scott – Educational Considerations, 2014
This article provides a history of the Professional Development School (PDS) movement in Kansas, as well as the major influences and challenges ahead as partnerships continue to grow and adapt. Mercer and Myers highlight the Kansas State Department of Education's (KSDE's) engagement in dialogue about the professional learning continuum of licensed…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Administration, Partnerships in Education, Standards
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Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2013
This article is a follow-up to Mary Devin's report on the collaborative efforts required to create the "Kansas Educational Leadership Institute" in 2010. The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) moved from planning to implementation on March 30, 2011, as a statewide systematic support system for the recruitment, development,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Leadership Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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