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Creasy, Kim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
This paper discusses the importance of field-based experiences in the preparation of teacher candidates. The author cites the research and experienced opinions of experts in the field of teacher preparation. Included in this discussion of the importance of field-based experiences is the ability of teacher candidates to link theory to practice,…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Rose, Brian – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Research suggests that a majority of elementary school teachers do not feel confident in their ability to teach English language learners. Moreover, teachers and teacher candidates are often presented as a monolithic group of middle-class, monolingual women with relatively few experiences with people from diverse backgrounds. Accordingly, this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Eleanor V. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Much of what has been written about local, state, and national approaches related to the desegregation of public schools focuses on administrative concerns, policy debates, and other issues faced by schools, yet there are still many stories of initiatives designed to facilitate school integration in the twentieth century to be told. The lives, the…
Descriptors: African American History, Local History, Educational History, Resource Centers
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Cheng, Li – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Self-directed learning has been researched by scholars for many years. However, there is a lack of literature on web-based self-directed Mandarin learning. This research was aimed to investigate how students can learn Mandarin through self-directed study with Internet resources, what the advantages and challenges are, and what strategies students…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Independent Study, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Bulger, Sean M.; Jones, Emily M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
As technological advances continue to influence the methods by which we communicate, manage information, and entertain ourselves, educators must keep pace with these changes by integrating technology when it supports content delivery and enhances student learning. There is considerable potential for technology use across all content areas, but it…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Technology Integration, Audience Response Systems, Undergraduate Students
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Osborn, Daniel – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
There are perennial debates in civic education regarding the definition, rights and responsibilities of citizenship while failing to address the issue of civic dispositions. Underpinning the discourse is a consensus that a democracy can only function when citizens are knowledgeable of and adept at exercising their rights (Weissberg, 2001). Yet the…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Dissent, Activism, Civics
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Gibbs, Greg – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
The article entitled "Accommodating Advanced Learners: Hybrid Format" deals with the moving a university program from traditional to hybrid on-line format. The process of program examination through student responses to the changing of curriculum delivery is touched upon. Elements of instructional theory are touched upon through a…
Descriptors: College Students, Advanced Students, Blended Learning, Online Courses
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Özturgut, Osman – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
The emphasis on multicultural education and cultural competency has been a popular subject among teacher educators and scholars (Cochran-Smith, 2001; Ladson-Billings, 1995, 1999a, 1999b; Ladson-Billings, 2003, 2006; Perry, Moore, Acosta, Edwards, & Frey, 2006; Sleeter, 2008, 2009; Sleeter & Stillman, 2005; Sleeter, 1991, 2001, 2008;…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Education Programs
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Orelus, Pierre – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
Using personal narratives as a form of inquiry, the author describes the learning experience of colonized subjects being educated in colonial-based school systems. The author goes on to juxtapose such experiences with the challenge of teaching racialized, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in a standardized test-driven driven school…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Experience, Student Diversity, Foreign Policy
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Alexander, Erica – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
In America, there is a growing consensus that educational video games should be used in the classroom to meet the needs of 21st Century learners. According to the American Federation of Scientists (2006), students that "have grown up with digital technology and video games are especially poised to take advantage of the features of educational…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Instruction, Video Games, Computer Simulation
McDonough, Darlene – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
This case study briefly describes the journey that one professor took in transitioning from face-to-face course instruction to a blended model at the graduate level. The blended lesson format was based on the 14 Learner-Centered Psychological Principles developed (1993) and revised by the American Psychological Association Work Group of the Board…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Graduate Study, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design
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Parke, Carol S. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
This paper provides an illustration of how schools can use their extensive student databases in a way that goes beyond comparing differences between demographic subgroups. The urban district was already aware of the extent and nature of achievement gaps "between" demographic subgroups as published in accountability reports. They were in…
Descriptors: Databases, Student Records, High Schools, Urban Schools
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Gulling, Derek – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
This literature review examines the significant factors that contribute to low mathematics achievement among indigenous populations in Western Australia and the proposed solutions. All authors suggested that geographic location, or remoteness, cause significant problems for student achievement. Factors such as teacher inexperience, lack of skills,…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Graziano, Kevin J. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
Schools of education across the United States are increasingly required to integrate, support, and enhance technology into teacher preparation programs. This article examines the benefits and challenges of using student-generated multimedia with teacher education students. In lieu of a traditional examination or research paper, students enrolled…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Developed Materials, Student Development
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Myer, Connie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
Although specific, common characteristics have been found among high-performing schools, the predominant finding in the research literature is that there is no single, clear-cut recommended approach to attaining these characteristics. The position proffered in this paper is that: (1) a school leader can create a powerful, high-performing school by…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teamwork, School Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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