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Killlon, Jessica B.; Torres, Aurora – Education, 2017
The Connor Davidson Resilience Scale was developed to measure resiliency, an individual's ability to positively adapt to stressful or adverse situations. Resilient individuals have close and secure relationships, have a strong sense of purpose, know when to turn to others for help, and find humor in situations. The focus of this study was on the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Humor, Resilience (Psychology), Adjustment (to Environment)
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Williams, Joy; Dikes, Catherine – Education, 2015
The attrition rate of highly qualified special education teachers is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study investigated the association between the burnout subscales of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment relative to 10 demographic variables. Sixty-five special education teachers constituted the…
Descriptors: Demography, Predictor Variables, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Burnout
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Burks, Brooke A.; Beziat, Tara L. R.; Danley, Sheree; Davis, Kashara; Lowery, Holly; Lucas, Jessica – Education, 2015
The current research study looked at secondary teachers' (grades 6-12) perceptions of their preparedness to implement the Common Core State Standards as well as their feelings about the training they have or have not received related to implementing the standards. The problem: Many conflicting views exist among teachers, parents, and others…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Common Core State Standards
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Holden, Shelley L.; Norrell, Phillip M. – Education, 2014
Obesity is a major concern in the United States because of its rapid rate of increase. In 2000, there was no state that had a prevalence of obesity of less than 10% and by 2010 there was no state that had a prevalence of obesity of less than 20% and 12 states reported an obesity rate equal to or greater than 30% (National Center for Health…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Knowledge Level, Adults
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen; Box, Jean Ann – Education, 2014
According to Richard DuFour (2004), "To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively and hold yourself accountable for results." Professional learning communities provide the structure that must exist within a school in order to become effective. However, to truly prepare…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Nixon, Andy; Packard, Abbot; Douvanis, Gus – Education, 2010
For students, quality teaching means the difference between a bright or potentially dim future. School principals face several challenges that work against recommending contract non-renewal for incompetent teachers. This study investigates the reasons that school principals recommend contract non-renewal of probationary teachers. Targeted…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Principals, Tenure, Questionnaires
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Jacobson, Rebecca R.; Harris, Sandra M. – Education, 2008
Previous research (Richardson, 1994) held to the myth that older or nontraditional students are at a disadvantage when returning to a university. However, Hoskins and Newstead, (1997) reported that non-traditional students have a slight advantage over traditional students and are reported to obtain better degrees on the average than younger…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students, Self Management, Measures (Individuals)
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Flynt, Samuel W.; Morton, Rhonda Collins – Education, 2008
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, approximately 3 out of every 10 students in today's schools are affected as bully, victim, or both. Olweus (1993), a leading authority on bullying, defines a bully as a person who demonstrates repetitive aggressive…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Aggression, Prevention
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Wright, Vivian H.; Wilson, Elizabeth K. – Education, 2007
The Master Technology Teacher (MTT) initiative at the University of Alabama is a collaborative technology partnership among university secondary education faculty, inservice teachers, and preservice teachers. MTT is designed to provide, to the partners, resources and long term development for enhancement of classroom technology integration and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
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Plash, Shawn; Piotrowski, Chris – Education, 2006
This study investigated issues that impact attrition, migration and retention of special education teachers in Alabama. The sample comprised 70 teachers designated as "highly-qualified" who responded to a job satisfaction instrument, with a focus on retention issues, developed by Levine (2001). The results indicated that the major…
Descriptors: Relocation, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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Feldman, Phillip – Education, 2005
While there are many factors that affect the quality of teacher education programs, one specific related factor, a culture of accountability, will be addressed in this reflection of Haberman's work. A systematic review of faculty performance with specific rubrics and increasing expectation based on earned faculty rank is a necessary step in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Evaluation, Accountability, Preservice Teacher Education