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Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Miller, Emily K.; Saclarides, Evthokia Stephanie – Educational Researcher, 2018
Women in the sciences who earn PhDs are less likely than their male counterparts to pursue tenure-track positions at research universities. Moreover, among those who become STEM researchers, men have been found to publish more than women. These patterns raise questions about when sex differences in publication begin. Using data from a survey of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Writing for Publication
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Jabbar, Huriya; Germain, Emily; Dinning, John – Educational Researcher, 2018
While there is a robust literature examining the patterns and causes of teacher turnover, few articles to date have critically examined the measures of turnover used in these studies. Yet, an assessment of the way turnover is measured is important, as the measures become the means by which the "problem" of turnover becomes defined and…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Educational Policy, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Ferrare, Joseph J.; Setari, R. Renee – Educational Researcher, 2018
A growing body of research has been documenting the pivotal role that philanthropic funding plays in advancing state and local charter school reform. However, there is little understanding of the geographic flow of these funding patterns and the market, policy, and organizational conditions that have concentrated funding in some clusters of states…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Yoon, Ee-Seul; Lubienski, Christopher – Educational Researcher, 2018
This paper suggests that synergies can be produced by using geospatial analyses as a bridge between traditional qualitative-quantitative distinctions in education research. While mapping tools have been effective for informing education policy studies, especially in terms of educational access and choice, they have also been underutilized and…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Geographic Concepts, Policy Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
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Wong, Vivian C.; Wing, Coady; Martin, David; Krishnamachari, Anandita – Educational Researcher, 2018
When No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law in 2002, it was viewed as an effort to create uniform standards for students and schools across the country. More than a decade later, we know surprisingly little about how states actually implemented NCLB and the extent to which state implementation decisions managed to undo the centralizing objectives…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, State Regulation
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Fallace, Thomas – Educational Researcher, 2018
This historical study explores how educators in the United States responded to the rise of fascism between the World Wars. By considering and then ultimately rejecting the fascist approach to education and philosophy, American educators defined democratic education in contrast to fascist/totalitarian approaches to education by rejecting…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Educational History, Democracy, Propaganda
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Kirksey, J. Jacob – Educational Researcher, 2017
Policy and practice have charged forward with emphasizing the necessity to reduce school absenteeism in the fall (i.e., Attendance Awareness Month). However, no empirical basis served to bolster these efforts. This study examined whether fall versus spring absenteeism was linked to spring state exam scores for a sample of elementary students over…
Descriptors: Attendance, Scores, Elementary School Students, Time Factors (Learning)
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Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Hicks, Tyler; Agosto, Vonzell – Educational Researcher, 2017
Research syntheses in education, particularly meta-analyses and best-evidence syntheses, identify evidence-based practices by combining findings across studies whose constructs are similar enough to warrant comparison. Yet constructs come preloaded with social, historical, political, and cultural assumptions that anticipate how research problems…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Evaluation Methods
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Quartz, Karen Hunter; Weinstein, Rhona S.; Kaufman, Gail; Levine, Harold; Mehan, Hugh; Pollock, Mica; Priselac, Jody Z.; Worrell, Frank C. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This commentary suggests that new school design is a fertile policy context for advancing research-practice partnerships. The authors represent four public universities that have created new school designs in partnership with urban school districts. Unlike the laboratory schools of previous generations, these university-partnered public schools…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Public Colleges, Urban Schools
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Tyson, Will; Roksa, Josipa – Educational Researcher, 2017
Research on high school math course taking documents the advantages of starting high school at or beyond Algebra 1. Fewer studies examine differentiation into remedial, general, and honors Algebra 1 course types by course rigor. This study examines how course grades and course rigor are associated with math attainment among students with similar…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Mathematics Instruction, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction
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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Educational Researcher, 2017
We examine the distinction between teaching and teachers as it relates to instructional improvement. Drawing from work outside of education on improvement systems and from analyzing the Japanese system of lesson study, we contend that a focus on teaching can shape a coordinated system for improvement whereas a focus on teachers, common in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Ingvarson, Lawrence; Rowley, Glenn – Educational Researcher, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between policies related to the recruitment, selection, preparation, and certification of new teachers and (a) the quality of future teachers as measured by their mathematics content and pedagogy content knowledge and (b) student achievement in mathematics at the national level. The study used data…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Policy, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Certification
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Akyeampong, Kwame – Educational Researcher, 2017
Teacher education in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has been criticized for the lack of attention to learning to teach in real classrooms, which limits the opportunity for pre-service teachers to successfully introduce learner-centered pedagogy in African primary school classrooms. To address this problem, Ghana has implemented a teacher education reform…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Kraft, Matthew A.; Gilmour, Allison F. – Educational Researcher, 2017
In 2009, the New Teacher Project's "The Widget Effect" documented the failure of U.S. public school districts to recognize and act on differences in teacher effectiveness. We revisit these findings by compiling teacher performance ratings across 24 states that adopted major reforms to their teacher evaluation systems. In the vast…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Attitudes, School Districts
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Blankenberger, Bob; Lichtenberger, Eric; Witt, M. Allison – Educational Researcher, 2017
In this study, we analyzed data for the Illinois high school class of 2003 to determine the impact of dual credit participation on postsecondary attainment. We matched 8,095 dual credit participants to an equal number of nonparticipants within the same high school at the point of postsecondary enrollment using propensity scores calculated through…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Student Records, Data Analysis, College Credits
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