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Scaglione, Jacquelyn; Johnston, Pattie C.; Bentz, Lauren; Draper, Elsa; Feldman, Hailey; Kehl, Jessica; Tucker, Meagan; Wilcox, Rotunda; Joenson, Trevor; Wilson, Adrienne – Education, 2016
Beginning teachers have to figure out how to "fit in" once they "get in" their new work environments. New teachers do know they need to perform all aspects of their formal contracts. New teachers may not know there are also extra-role expectations that exist beyond those in the formal contract. The extra-role behaviors teachers…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Environment, Collegiality, Interprofessional Relationship
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Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A. – Education, 2016
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Grade 8, College Attendance
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Zeng, Liang; Cunningham, Mark A.; Tidrow, Steven C.; Smith, K. Christopher; Contreras, Jerry – Education, 2016
Physical Science Day at The University of Texas--Pan American (UTPA), in collaboration with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, has been designed, developed and implemented to address an identified fundamental shortcoming in our educational process within this primarily (90+%) Hispanic serving border region. Physical Science Day…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Program Design, Program Implementation, Hispanic American Students
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Battle, Ann A.; Looney, Lisa – Education, 2014
Researchers examining teacher retention often focus on reasons why teachers exit the profession. In this study we argue for the inclusion of a psychological theoretical framework for understanding teacher retention. To this end, we used Eccles' et al., (1983) expectancy-value theory to explore 46 in-service teachers' valuing of teaching and…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Theories, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Okoro, James – Education, 2014
This study assessed Resources for Training Prospective Teachers in Business Education at the colleges of Education at South South Nigeria. Business Teacher Education programmes are set up to produce competent teachers for the secondary schools and skilled labour force for the private sector. These products of Business Education programme at the…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Business Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Resources
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Horyna, Brittney; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Education, 2012
The current study examined the relationship between the variables: school size, motivation, and college attendance to determine if the size of a student's high school, along with his/her motivational tendencies, influenced the student's choice to pursue a college education. Data was gathered from college students attending a small mid-west…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Enrollment, College Attendance, Incentives
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Wright, Vivian H. – Education, 2010
This article describes the formation and evolution of a successful collaboration titled the "Master Technology Teacher", a professional development program that focuses on training teachers how to use technology in classroom instruction. Partners in the collaboration include inservice and preservice teachers and university content area…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Partnerships in Education
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Akinoglu, Orhan – Education, 2009
The purpose of this study is to investigate history teacher trainees' views and perceptions of the functions of history education. 36 teacher trainees participated in the study. All of the participants were registered to the History Education masters degree (without dissertation), within the Secondary Education Social Sciences discipline at…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Educational Objectives, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students
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Schumacher, Phyllis; Kennedy, Kristin T. – Education, 2008
The following paper discusses the use of student centered teaching techniques in mathematics classes at the secondary level and at the university level. It appears that secondary mathematics teachers are more versatile than university professors in utilizing these teaching techniques in the classroom. This is partially driven by the No Child Left…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation
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Chambers, Sharon M.; Wickersham, Leah E. – Education, 2007
In the past decade universities are confronted with increased demands for accountability practices that highlight assessment of student learning outcomes. However, through these accountability demands a conflicting paradigm is emerging--assessment for learning and assessment "of" learning. This follow-up study investigated the use of ePortfolios…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Followup Studies, Accountability, Portfolios (Background Materials)