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Greenough, Richard; Nelson, Steven R. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to help education practitioners and researchers understand that research about rural education is complicated not only by issues of defining "rural," but also by the often dramatic ways that rural schools differ from each other. We briefly address issues in defining rural and describe rural classification…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Definitions, Differences, Classification
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Moon, Alena; Stanford, Courtney; Cole, Renee; Towns, Marcy – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Recent science reform documents have called for incorporating authentic scientific discourse into science classes as engaging in discourse has shown to result in numerous benefits. Whether these benefits are observed in students depends upon the quality of the discourse in which they engage. However, characterizing the quality of student-student…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Gagne's (1985, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) has evolved in response to findings from the research in cognitive and developmental psychology and neuroscience. As the DMGT is commonly used in Australia, it is important that the model reflects our understanding of intelligence, what high potential is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Sahlberg, Pasi; Oldroyd, David – European Journal of Education, 2010
Accelerating threats to a sustainable relationship between economic growth and the capacity of the global social-ecological system to support it require that the implications of competitiveness be reassessed. Today, the capacities that underlie economic competitiveness must also be brought to bear on policy and pedagogy to prepare the coming…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Competition
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Nikolajeva, Maria – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
This semiotically informed article problematizes the concept of literacy as an aesthetic activity rather than reading skills and offers strategies for assessing young readers' understanding of fictional texts. Although not based on empirical research, the essay refers to and theorizes from extensive field studies of children's responses to…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Educational Research, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Rehm, Christopher J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
This paper proposes a model for youth leadership education based on adolescent development and leadership research in an effort to provide practitioners with a practical blueprint to aid their creation and implementation of high school leadership programs. By focusing on student leader development areas which school level educators can affect,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Leadership Training, Adolescent Development, Models
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Prout, Sarah – Australian Journal of Education, 2009
Indigenous academic outcomes are in many ways negotiated at the interface between student spatialities--including their residential patterns and choices--and the mainstream school system. The current model of education delivery rewards regular attendance at well resourced schools. Conversely, sporadic interactions with under-resourced schools…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Residential Patterns, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Dickinson, Denise M.; Hayes, Kim A.; Jackson, Christine; Ennett, Susan T.; Lawson, Caroline – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Few alcohol prevention programs focus on elementary school-aged youth, yet children develop expectancies and norms about alcohol use during the elementary school years, and many elementary school children are allowed to have sips or tastes of alcohol at home. Research on consequences of early alcohol use indicates that it can put children at…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Socialization, Drinking
Smith, Peter – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
In early 2015, this author wrote an article for "The New England Journal of Higher Education," titled "Living with Abundant Information: What's a College to Do?" In that article, he described the sources and impact on colleges and universities of newly developed abundant information, elaborating on five areas that an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Technology Uses in Education, Administrative Organization
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Obrusnikova, Iva; Rattigan, Peter J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
Video-based modeling is becoming increasingly popular for teaching fundamental motor skills to children in physical education. Two frequently used video-based instructional strategies that incorporate modeling are video prompting (VP) and video modeling (VM). Both strategies have been used across multiple disciplines and populations to teach a…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Psychomotor Skills, Physical Education
Goodnough, Karen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2008
This article reports on the experiences and perceptions of K-12 teachers as they engaged in a participatory action research (PAR) project, "Science Across the Curriculum." Although the experiences and professional learning of two of the project participants are highlighted, the challenges that all participants experienced as they conceptualized…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
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Gardner, John; Holmes, Bryn; Leitch, Ruth – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2008
There is a growing literature examining the impact of research on informing policy, and of research and policy on practice. Research and policy do not have the same types of impact on practice but can be evaluated using similar approaches. Sometimes the literature provides a platform for methodological debate but mostly it is concerned with how…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Outcomes of Education
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Raffo, Carlo; Gunter, Helen – Journal of Education Policy, 2008
Although much research has focussed on how various educational policy initiatives have attempted to improve problems of social exclusion, little research has systematically examined, categorised and synthesised the types of leadership in schools that might assist improving social inclusion. Given the importance of school leadership in New Labour…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship
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Laird, Curt; Johnson, Dennis A.; Alderman, Heather – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Many higher education sport management programs are currently in the process of seeking accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). This article provides a best-practice method for aligning student learning outcomes with a sport management program's mission and goals. Formative and summative assessment procedures…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Best Practices, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives
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Sluder, J. Brandon; Howard-Shaughnessy, Candice – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Cardiovascular fitness is an important aspect of overall fitness, health, and wellness, and running can be an excellent lifetime physical activity. One of the most simple and effective means of exercise, running raises heart rate in a short amount of time and can be done with little to no cost for equipment. There are many benefits to running,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades
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