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Bourn, Douglas – Development Education Research Centre, 2014
Development education and global learning, whilst being part of the landscape of education in England for over thirty years, have to date not had a high profile. What the terms mean, and their value and contribution to educational goals, have been described and defined in only a handful of publications. The introduction of the Global Learning…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Global Education, Global Approach, Agenda Setting
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Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article presents a framework for practitioners in education and psychology to select accommodations based on student profiles and testing demands. A brief history of testing accommodations policy in the US and a definition of terms provide context for the discussion. A review of theory and empirical findings related to testing accommodations…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce, Ed.; Stambaugh, Tamra, Ed. – Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, 2009
The purpose of this document is to highlight "what works" based on the curriculum development and research work of the Center for Gifted Education during the past 20 years. Areas of study include curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and professional development. Through the use of the Integrated Curriculum Model as a template for …
Descriptors: Gifted, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, Academic Achievement
Creemers, Bert P. M.; Kyriakides, Leonidas – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This book explores an approach to school improvement that merges the traditions of educational effectiveness research and school improvement efforts. It displays how the dynamic model, which is theoretical and empirically validated, can be used in both traditions. Each chapter integrates evidence from international and national studies, showing…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Models, Educational Research
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Mayrowetz, David – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2008
Background: The term "distributed leadership" is now widely used among scholars and practitioners in the field of educational leadership. Major actors in the nonprofit sector promote and financially support the development of distributed leadership. Unfortunately, there is confusion and ambiguity about what "distributed leadership" means, and…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Leadership Responsibility
Banilower, Eric; Cohen, Kim; Pasley, Joan; Weiss, Iris – Center on Instruction, 2010
This brief distills the research on science learning to inform a common vision of science instruction and to describe the extent to which K-12 science education currently reflects this vision. A final section on implications for policy makers and science education practitioners describes actions that could integrate the findings from research into…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Bransford, John D., Ed.; Stipek, Deborah J., Ed.; Vye, Nancy J., Ed.; Gomez, Louis M., Ed.; Lam, Diana, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2009
In this book, leading scholars in the field examine the available research on the use of evidence in education and provide suggestions for strengthening the research-to-practice pipeline. Critics within and outside the field of education often point out the absence of a strong reciprocal connection between research and practice. The emergence of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Evidence, Research and Development
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Gersten, Russell; Baker, Scott K.; Shanahan, Timothy; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Collins, Penny; Scarcella, Robin – What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
This Practice Guide is the first in a series of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) guides in education that are developed by a panel of experts. The guides are intended to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on the types of systemic challenges that cannot currently be addressed by single intervention or programs. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Literacy