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Roberson, Sam – Education, 2014
The work of schools is teaching and learning. However, the current educational culture is dominated by three characteristics: (1) the mechanistic view of organization and its practice based on the assembly line model where students progress along a value added conveyor; (2) the predominance of the Essentialist philosophy of education, in which the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Models, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore and seek to understand some of Maryland's math and science teachers' thoughts about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and increase testing. The study utilized a phenomenological inquiry approach and four teachers participated in the study. Two of the teachers taught science and two taught mathematics. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Testing
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Kinne, Lenore J.; Faulkner, Shawn A. – Education, 2012
Teacher work sample methodology is a form of performance assessment that requires the teacher to describe, analyze, and reflect on student assessment data to improve both instruction and student learning. Some teacher preparation programs have adopted teacher work sample methodology as a means of teaching teacher candidates to gather and analyze…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Teaching Methods, Work Sample Tests
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Simmons, Kate D.; Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Dyal, Allen; Austin, Sheila; Shumack, Kellie – Education, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to share the results of multiphase initiatives funded by four separate grants. The projects were designed to improve and enhance collaborative teaching at the secondary level. Each project provided opportunities for increased collaboration between special education faculty, secondary education faculty, and…
Descriptors: Faculty, Cooperation, Program Development, Team Teaching
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Boody, Robert M. – Education, 2011
Socrates and Admetus discuss the value of scientific research in education. They conclude that although RCTs have their place, they are not a panacea for education, and that the push for them by NCLB is not warranted.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Distance Education, Interaction
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Maleyko, Glenn; Gawlik, Marytza A. – Education, 2011
Drawing from empirically based and theoretical literature in the field, this review examines Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and the accountability provisions found in Title One of the NCLB legislation. States have the ability to statistically manipulate their AYP implementation, which may give a false impression to the public that AYP is a…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, Accountability, Federal Programs
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Nichols, Joe; Dowdy, Alana; Nichols, Cindy – Education, 2010
As educational leaders continue to struggle with the "Highly Qualified Teacher" mandate of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, many are turning to co-teaching models that are designed to incorporate regular education and special education teachers into the same classroom to deliver instruction. This model appears to address the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Models, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
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Burke, Garfield, Jr.; Wang, Ying – Education, 2010
Public school districts in the Mississippi (MS) Delta are under severe pressure to make rapid and adaptable changes in response to the federal legislation No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the MS Plan for Student Achievement: Assessment, Accreditation, and Accountability. These reform Acts require higher student performance standards and new…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing, Educational Improvement, Educational Assessment
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Dyal, Allen; Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Wright, James V. – Education, 2009
For many students with disabilities to be successful learners in the general education curriculum, they must receive supplemental aids and services. Assistive Technology commonly referred to as AT, fits both the definition of supplemental aids as well as related services for students with disabilities. Assistive Technology services and devices…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, General Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Greenlee, Bobbie; Brown, John J., Jr. – Education, 2009
School leaders face the difficult challenge of finding teachers who are highly qualified, committed, and prepared to ensure that all students achieve at levels mandated by NCLB. The pervasive strategy attempted by school districts to recruit teachers to high need schools is incentive programs that include either salary enhancement or bonuses.…
Descriptors: Incentives, Educational Environment, Principals, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Pickard, Stephen R. – Education, 2009
Dr. Stephen R. Pickard is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University located in Boiling Springs North Carolina. He is a retired educator having served 21 years as a classroom teacher at both the middle and elementary levels. In addition to his service as a classroom teacher, Dr. Pickard served as a public school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, At Risk Students, Focus Groups
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Phillips, Simone – Education, 2008
This is a study of high achieving students using information about gifted students that can apply to and benefit all students. This article places focus on the highly motivated student that is intrinsically motivated, persistently works hard, and achieves top grades, but may not qualify as "gifted". For example, Jonathan has an average…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 2
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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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McAllister, Brook Anne; Plourde, Lee A. – Education, 2008
Research shows that mathematically gifted students learn differently from their same age group peers. They require curriculum to be differentiated to meet their specific learning styles (Johnson, 2000). Studies have shown that formal instruction in elementary school classrooms often lacks challenge for the gifted learner since courses in regular…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Elementary School Students
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Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Dyal, Allen – Education, 2007
Major reform is occurring across our nation in delivering services to students with disabilities in secondary schools. The impetus for such change is the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and its challenges and implications for the secondary classroom. NCLB requires that all students be taught by a teacher who is highly qualified in the content area…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Educational Change
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