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Alexis, Frank; Casco, M.; Martin, J.; Zhang, G. – Education, 2017
The goal of study abroad programs is to educate and train future global leaders. This article examines the effectiveness of Clemson University's Singapore Study Abroad program in meeting this goal by exposing students to global perspectives of science technology, engineering and math (STEM) research and learning through an international summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Study Abroad
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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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Kurz, Mary Elizabeth; Yoder, S. Elizabeth; Zu, Ling – Education, 2015
There are many things that can influence a child's career path. Parents and teachers are first to come to mind. But simple exposure to a certain career may also influence a child's choice of a career. There is always a need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs. We look at elementary students who have attended an expo designed…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Fairs
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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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Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna; Piver, Patricia S. – Education, 2008
The purpose of this research is to seek suggestions from foster parents' as to how teachers could help foster children and their parents. Questionnaires including twelve questions were distributed to one hundred fifty foster parents through South Carolina by the Foster Parents Association and South Carolina Social Services. Only twenty were…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Teacher Role, Questionnaires, Parents
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Howard, W. C.; Rice-Crenshaw, Mary – Education, 2006
The authors collaborated to create a model of school reform that has successfully transformed a failing school into a successful school. Working as a team, they have developed a research-based system to effectively improve school performance on the South Carolina School Report Card System. It enhanced the overall quality of a failing school in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Educational Change