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Zimpher, Nancy L.; Howey, Kenneth R. – Education, 2013
Considering the importance of education in the life of a 21st-century person, it is remarkable that the training of teachers continues to be as inconsistent, and in many cases, as lackadaisical, as it is. For all the evidence indicating that excellent teachers rank high on the list of factors essential to student success, one would expect that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Curriculum Study Centers
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Rinaldo, Vincent J.; Denig, Stephen J.; Sheeran, Thomas J.; Cramer-Benjamin, Richard; Vermette, Paul J.; Foote, Chandra J.; Smith, Robert Michael – Education, 2009
Institutions that prepare teachers have a clear need to extend their programs and assessments beyond current initiatives and to provide a greater focus on the intangible qualities of an "effective" teacher. This study deals with how a college of education that is part of a mid-sized north-eastern university developed and implemented a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Test Construction, Questionnaires, Preservice Teachers
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Phillips, Donna C. Kester; Bardsley, Mary Ellen; Bach, Thomas; Gibb-Brown, Kathleen – Education, 2009
Most mathematics teachers and literacy teachers believe they live and function in separate worlds. This paper presents a professional development project designed to encourage middle school mathematics teachers and literacy coaches to work collaboratively within a constructivist model to explore how mathematics and literacy skills and strategies…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Literacy, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Biafora, Frank; Ansalone, George – Education, 2008
This research addresses the issue of why educational tracking remains pervasive in contemporary American education. After identifying the key stakeholders in this debate, namely teachers, school principals, students and parents, an attempt was made to assess the perceptions of each in order to arrive at an understanding of the mechanisms that keep…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Track System (Education), Administrator Attitudes
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Mack, Jamie – Education, 2008
It has been called many names: Continuous Progress Format, Advancement Based on Competency (ABC), Continuous Progress Schools, and Continuous Progress Education. The idea of "Continuous Progress" refers to academic and developmental growth of students in a multi-age program. Students learn new materials as they are ready, regardless of…
Descriptors: Continuous Progress Plan, Flexible Progression, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness
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Lalley, James P.; Miller, Robert H. – Education, 2006
The purpose of the present study was to examine and compare the effectiveness of pre-teaching and re-teaching on math achievement and academic self-concept of third grade students identified as low achievers. A pretest-posttest experimental design was used to conduct the study. Results indicated that both pre-teaching and re-teaching resulted in…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Grade 3, Research Design, Mathematics Achievement
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Calabrese, Nicki McCullough – Education, 2006
A pilot study was conducted in an urban Buffalo Public School to improve communication and relationships with families. Based on the research of Ruby Payne (2001), Canisius College and Early Childhood Center #17 (ECC#17) collaborated to create a school video. A copy was distributed to every student in the school. All students, faculty, and staff…
Descriptors: School Activities, Young Children, Parent Participation, Videotape Recordings
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Lieberman, Aaron – Education, 2004
Significant changes are emerging which will notably impact the implementation and scope of both school administration and school counseling practices. The New York State Education Department, among others, is revising the requirements for administrative certification parallel to a robust reform movement on national standards for school performance…
Descriptors: School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Counselor Role, Administration
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Pace, Stefanie; Tesi, Roger – Education, 2004
For many years students have participated in field trips venturing to museums, zoos, historical sites, and various other destinations. Despite the consistencies of this trend, very few studies have been conducted that investigate the type of long-term impact these experiences have on students. In this study. eight adults, four men and four women,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Ability, Museums
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Ansalone, George; Biafora, Frank – Education, 2004
Although Americans have always viewed education as a vehicle for upward mobility, research continues to reveal that children from less-advantaged families are more often held back in school and often fail to complete their education. To explain this inconsistency, some researchers have focused on the role of socioeconomic obstacles and quality of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Family Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Objectives