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Cameron, E.; Hamdi, R.; Idowu, A.; Mulrooney, H. M. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2016
Many students do not engage with reading the scientific literature, which is a core skill in undergraduate students. The learning environment has an important impact upon learning. It was postulated that taking reading out of the formal learning environment might impact upon students' willingness to engage with the literature, and confidence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Clubs, Informal Education
Sicard, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Current trends in healthcare have impacted every level of nursing education. Challenges to nurse educators to increase the level of education for all nurses have resulted in an increase in the number of students applying to baccalaureate nursing programs. With this increase in the number of applicants, schools of nursing continue to search for…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Bachelors Degrees, Graduation, Predictor Variables
Fuller, Molly J. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this embedded-descriptive single-case study was to inform prekindergarten principals of an instructional leader's efforts to build teacher capacity in foundational skills of executive function, fine motor integration skills, and associated challenges of laterality of hand and eye dominance. Despite Texas Education Agency's (TEA)…
Descriptors: Principals, Preschools, Capacity Building, Preschool Teachers
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Yu, Jie – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
In this paper, I will tell two of my personal stories to try to explore the secret or opaque space between the original telling and retelling of stories in narrative inquiry. Based upon my difficult struggles with the two stories of tea, school, and narrative, I suggest that narrative inquiry has to be a complex loop of relationship, reflexivity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
Vavassoeur, Lether Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate the extent to which the Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch) in isolation and in combination with parent ratings of inattention predicted performance on reading comprehension assessments presented in various formats (question and answer, cloze, and recall) among a non-clinical sample…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, Minority Group Children
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Liao, Linyu – English Language Teaching, 2020
As a high-stakes standardized test, IELTS is expected to have comparable forms of test papers so that test takers from different test administration on different dates receive comparable test scores. Therefore, this study examined the text difficulty and task characteristics of four parallel academic IELTS reading tests to reveal to what extent…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Thompson, Alvin H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Alvin Thompson, former president of the California Council on the Education of Teachers (CCET), describes how he became involved with the CCET, and how the cultural environment of the CCET shifted from a "Pink Tea" society to one of political action focused on the real needs of the schools for which teachers are prepared. Thompson…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Associations, Organizational Change, Organizational Objectives
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Wright, Geoffrey Albert – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
The growth of STEM career occupations is outpacing the college enrollment of STEM students in the United States. There have been many research projects investigating this issue. There has not however been a study which investigated the impact non-fiction literature has on student interest in studying STEM (specifically engineering) content. The…
Descriptors: Engineering, Student Attitudes, High School Students, STEM Education
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Roy, Sodip; Sattar, Md. Abdus – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
Development of a society means the accumulation of improvement of all units of the society whatever it is small or large and important or less important. Needless to say that education goes identical with development. We have a large number of marginal people in different sector and region. Tea garden workers are one of them who are working…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Laborers
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Opalka, Alice; Jochim, Ashley; DeArmond, Michael – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2019
In 2017 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) launched the Systems of Great Schools (SGS) initiative. With a combination of incentives and capacity building, SGS attempts to transform how school districts approach school improvement. It calls on districts to manage school performance in new ways, expand access to school choice options, and take a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Sosabowski, Michael Hal; Olivier, George W. J.; Jawad, Hala; Maatta, Sieja – School Science Review, 2017
Natural products are ubiquitous in nature but do not form a large proportion of the A-level syllabuses in the UK. In this article we briefly discuss a small selection of natural products, focusing on alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, and alkaloids. We then outline two natural product experiments that are suitable for A-level chemistry clubs or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Spectroscopy
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2017
The Rural Schools Task Force (RSTF) was formed at the request of Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, to identify current challenges and best practices for rural school districts statewide and develop recommendations for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that would support rural schools and districts in overcoming obstacles and meeting the needs…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Small Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2016
The object on the right-hand side of Fig. 1 is the whistling mechanism of an old-fashioned tea kettle. This started me thinking about similar devices in which a thin blade of air strikes a sharp wedge and a resonator is used to pick out specific frequencies. This note tells how I went about using the frequency spectrum application on a smartphone…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Science Projects, Handheld Devices, Acoustics
Benz, Sarah – Texas Comprehensive Center, 2019
Texas public schools provide special education services to almost 500,000 students. Despite these services, students with disabilities perform significantly lower on state assessments in reading and mathematics than their same-aged peers. While the numbers of students in special education increased by 5.7% from 2014 to 2017, the number of…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
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Tandon, Amit; Marshall, John – Physics Teacher, 2010
Tea leaves gather in the center of the cup when the tea is stirred. In 1926 Einstein explained the phenomenon in terms of a secondary, rim-to-center circulation caused by the fluid rubbing against the bottom of the cup. This explanation can be connected to air movement in atmospheric pressure systems to explore, for example, why low-pressure…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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