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Romano, Vincent A., Jr. – Global Education Review, 2014
The purpose of this research is to provide insight on how to improve current classroom observation practices in order to meet the needs of teachers, promote professional growth, and develop effective supervision practices. This study built upon previous research which identified four key components of a classroom observation process that promotes…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Supervision, Supervisors, Teacher Attitudes
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Drajea, Alice J.; O'Sullivan, Carmel – Global Education Review, 2014
This article investigates the effect of parents' literacy levels and family income in Uganda on the quality and nature of parents' involvement in their children's primary education. A mixed-methods study with an ethnographic element was employed to explore the views and opinions of 21 participants through a qualitative approach. Methods for data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Family Income, Parent Participation
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Dudley-Marling, Curt; Burns, Mary Bridget – Global Education Review, 2014
The history of schooling for students with disabilities in the United States is marked by exclusion and, until the passage of the "Education for All Children Act" in the 1970s, a substantial number of students with disabilities were denied free public education and many more were poorly served by public schools. The requirement that all…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Constructivism (Learning), Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Braunsteiner, Maria-Luise; Mariano-Lapidus, Susan – Global Education Review, 2014
The term, "inclusion," particularly in the educational setting, is still based on a deficit view. Perceptions of "dis"-ability create barriers to true inclusion and are often reinforced through higher education training programs. To promote inclusive values, acceptance of individual and cultural differences must be included in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Barriers, Performance Factors, Educational Practices
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Greenberg, Jeremy H.; Greenberg, J. Christine – Global Education Review, 2014
The inclusion of students with autism and other special needs into the general education curriculum continues to be a challenging process for school communities in the United States of America (US) and, increasingly, abroad. Although inclusion continues to be a challenging process for those involved, the global demand is growing. Traditionally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Autism
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Wills, Abigail R.; Reuter, Kim E.; Gudiel, Arleen A.; Hessert, Bryan P.; Sewall, Brent J. – Global Education Review, 2014
Various indicators suggest that math and science students in many developing countries are lagging behind their counterparts in other nations. Using Madagascar as a case study, we aimed to: (1) evaluate the effectiveness of education among those enrolled in science and math programs at primary, secondary, and university institutions; and, (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, Barriers, Case Studies
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Brown, Alisha M. B. – Global Education Review, 2014
This paper is an inquiry into where the topic of disability falls within the vast field of comparative education research. It explores the extent to which disability is present in comparative education literature, and in what ways it is represented. A review of literature across the core comparative education peer-reviewed journals was conducted.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Research, Comparative Education
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Watkins, Amanda; Donnelly, Verity – Global Education Review, 2014
Teacher education issues are high on the policy agenda across Europe. "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities" (2006) is gaining momentum and providing a lever for change. Article 24 covers many aspects of education and the UN Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention argues that inclusive education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Inclusion, Educational Policy
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Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Global Education Review, 2014
Nancy N. Heilbronner, the associate dean for academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York, lectures internationally on topics related to gifted and science education. In this article she writes that we have not fully come to terms with two influential factors that will likely impact future STEM outcomes across the planet: (1) changes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Correlation
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McPherson, Ezella – Global Education Review, 2014
This research investigates how eight undergraduate African American women in science, math, and engineering (SME) majors accessed cultural capital and informal science learning opportunities from preschool to college. It uses the multiple case study methodological approach and cultural capital as frameworks to better understand the participants'…
Descriptors: African Americans, Womens Education, STEM Education, Majors (Students)
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Schrittesser, Ilse – Global Education Review, 2014
International studies provide evidence that effective teachers are essential to students' learning success. Research on teacher effectiveness in the United States began in the 1980's, and valid and reliable methods for assessing teacher effectiveness have been developed in its context, research on this topic is still relatively new in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
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Brusca-Vega, Rita; Alexander, Jan; Kamin, Colleen – Global Education Review, 2014
Collaborative professional development of science and special educators leads to improved access and inclusion of students with disabilities. Yet, despite poor science achievement of students with disabilities, their increasing presence in general education science classrooms, and research that demonstrates effective teaching strategies for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Science Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Tzohar-Rozen, Meirav; Kramarski, Bracha – Global Education Review, 2014
Mathematical problem solving is one of the most valuable aspects of mathematics education. It is also the most difficult for elementary-school students (Verschaffel, Greer, & De Corte, 2000). Students experience cognitive and metacognitive difficulties in this area and develop negative emotions and poor motivation, which hamper their efforts…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Metacognition, Student Motivation, Psychological Patterns
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DelliCarpini, Margo; Alonso, Orlando B. – Global Education Review, 2014
Little research exists on effective ways to prepare secondary mathematics and science teachers to work with English language learners (ELLs) in mainstream mathematics and science (subsequently referred to as STEM) classrooms. Given the achievement gap that exists between ELLs and their native-speaking counterparts in STEM subjects, as well as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English Language Learners, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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