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Wang, Su; Liu, Xiufeng; Zhao, Yandong – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
As the breadth and depth of economic reforms increase in China, growing attention is being paid to equalities in opportunities to learn science by students of various backgrounds. In early 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology jointly sponsored a national survey of urban eighth-grade students' science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries
Creighton, Theodore B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Since the first edition of "Schools and Data", the No Child Left Behind Act has swept the country, and data-based decision making is no longer an option for educators. Today's educational climate makes it imperative for all schools to collect data and use statistical analysis to help create clear goals and recognize strategies for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Decision Making
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Ugurlu, Celal Teyyar – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study aims to analyze the administration perception of the teachers according to values in line with certain parameters. The model of the research is relational screening model. The population is applied to 470 teachers who work in 25 secondary schools at the center of Sivas with scales. 317 questionnaires which had been returned have been…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Regression (Statistics), Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
Reyes, Augustina H. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Fifty years after "Brown v Board of Education" inequalities in public education are evident in the disproportionate numbers of Black and Latino students who are held back, often do not graduate from high school, or are removed from school by unforgiving zero tolerance discipline policies. The National Center for Educational Statistics…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Minority Group Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Bryk, Anthony – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2008
Anthony Bryk is president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Previously, he held the Spencer Chair in Organizational Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University as well as the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education and Sociology at the University of Chicago. Dr.…
Descriptors: School Organization, Educational Change, Educational Research, Catholic Schools
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
Bob, Murray C. – Library Journal, 1982
This essay on library book selection critiques Nora Rawlinson's article on practices at the Baltimore County Public Library which appeared in Library Journal, November 15, 1981, p. 2188, and discusses library circulation statistics in relation to book selection. (EJS)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Library Circulation, Library Collections, Library Material Selection
Padgett, Ryan D.; Keup, Jennifer R. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
Findings from the ninth triennial administration of the National Survey of First-Year Seminars, describing the nature and extent of first-year seminars on American college campuses. Drawn from a broad sample of colleges and universities from every institutional type, control, and size, the survey addresses topics including seminar characteristics…
Descriptors: National Surveys, First Year Seminars, Research Reports, School Support
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Tabak, Rachel G.; Tate, Deborah F.; Stevens, June; Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; Ward, Dianne S. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: Evaluate a home-based intervention targeted toward parents to improve vegetable intake in preschool-aged children. Methods: Four-month feasibility study of home-based intervention consisting of 4 tailored newsletters and 2 motivational phone calls compared to control; 4 children's books for the control group; and measured pre and post…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Feasibility Studies, Self Efficacy
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Ersoy, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
A complete success in implementing a curriculum mainly depends on teaching activities at schools and the parents' support of the curriculum at home. Therefore, it can be claimed that the views of parents on the implementation of a curriculum play a very vital role. Nevertheless, there is a great gap in curriculum evaluation studies that scrutinize…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Attitudes, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries
Depka, Eileen – Corwin Press, 2007
Teaching mathematics in today's world requires practices and procedures integrated with performance tasks that actively involve students. In this second edition of Designing Rubrics for Mathematics, Eileen Depka clarifies the purpose of rubrics in math instruction and illustrates the relationship between assessment, rubrics, and the National…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
Dede, Chris, Ed.; Honan, James P., Ed.; Peters, Laurence C., Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2005
Drawing from the information presented at a conference sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium, educators, researchers, and policymakers translate theory into practice to provide a hands-on resource that describes different models for scaling up success. This resource…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Resources, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
Howell-Carter, Marya, Ed.; Gonder, Jennifer, Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
Conference proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by the Psychology Department of the State University of New York at Farmingdale. The conference theme for 2010 was Fostering, Assessing, and Sustaining Student Engagement. The conference featured two keynote addresses from prominent…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
Dembowski, Frederick L., Ed.; Lemasters, Linda K., Ed. – NCPEA Publications, 2006
This is the 2006 National Council of Professors of Educational Administration "NCPEA" Yearbook. This yearbook is being distributed to all of the registered participants of the 2006 NCPEA Summer Conference, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky. "Unbridled Spirit" is the motto for Kentucky, hence inclusion in the title for the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Urban Schools, Graduate Students, Andragogy
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Stephenson, Kathy A.; Parrila, Rauno K.; Georgiou, George K.; Kirby, John R. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2008
We examined the effects of home literacy (shared book reading, teaching activities, and number of books), children's task-focused behavior, and parents' beliefs and expectations about their child's reading and academic ability on kindergarten children's (N = 61) phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge and on Grade 1 word reading. The results…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Academic Ability, Preschool Education
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