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Roberts, Alice – School Science Review, 2014
This article presents the transcript of the Presidential Address delivered to the Association for Science Education Annual Conference held at the University of Birmingham in January 2014. In her address, Alice Roberts traces the evolution of various features that are often thought to make humans different from other animals. Examples such as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Associations, Intellectual History, Science Education History
Goldstein, Sam, Ed.; Reynolds, Cecil R., Ed. – Guilford Press, 2010
Recognized as the definitive reference in the field, this book addresses a broad range of biologically based disorders that affect children's learning and development. Leading authorities review the genetics of each disorder; its course and outcome; associated developmental, cognitive, and psychosocial challenges; and what clinicians and educators…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Learning Problems, Behavior Problems, Genetics
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Browne, Laurie P.; Gillard, Ann; Garst, Barry A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Summer camps are perhaps the most expansive outdoor experiential education (OEE) context in the United States today; yet, camp participants are overwhelmingly White and able-bodied, with most coming from middle- to upper-income earning families. Purpose: In response to Warren, Roberts, Breunig, and Alvarez's question "What will it…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Socialization, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Klein, Phil; Pawson, Eric; Solem, Michael; Ray, Waverly – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2014
This article considers approaches to promoting global perspectives as both cognitive and affective learning outcomes within geography education. Particular attention is paid to the work of Robert Hanvey, who proposed "An Attainable Global Perspective" in the 1970s, which explicitly ties to the content and perspectives embedded in…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Global Education
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
Recognising excellence in education as a national priority, the Australian Government established the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review) in July 2017. Supported by an independent panel of experts drawn from different states, school systems and sector, the Review Panel examined ways that Australia could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Student Development
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Wolvin, Andrew – International Journal of Listening, 2013
Robert Bostrom's seminal contributions to listening theory and research represent an impressive legacy and provide listening scholars with important perspectives on the complexities of listening cognition and behavior. Bostrom's work provides a solid foundation on which to build models that more realistically explain how listeners function…
Descriptors: Listening, Behavioral Science Research, Models, Barriers
Fogarty, Robin J.; Kerns, Gene M.; Pete, Brian M. – Teachers College Press, 2017
How do we truly help "all" students achieve their fullest potential? What are the roles of motivation, deliberate practice, and coaching in developing talent and abilities in students? This hands-on guide examines each of these elements in detail providing definitions, relevant research, discussions, examples, and practical steps to take…
Descriptors: Talent, Expertise, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Doecke, Brenton – English in Australia, 2018
The Assessment Issue of "English in Australia" has prompted Brenton Doecke to ask himself about significant moments in the history of subject English in Australia when truly innovative work was done in the area of assessing English. There are many examples to choose from, including Brian Johnston's "Assessing English: Helping…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides
Cassuto, Leonard; Weisbuch, Robert – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021
For too many students, today's PhD is a bridge to nowhere. Imagine an entering cohort of eight doctoral students. By current statistics, four of the eight--50%!--will not complete the degree. Of the other four, two will never secure full-time academic positions. The remaining pair will find full-time teaching jobs, likely at teaching-intensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, Education Work Relationship, Student Centered Learning
Pelfrey, Patricia A. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
A 1966 University of California academic plan estimated that future enrollments would soar to well over 200,000 before leveling off, and that by 1975 student demand would require two more UC campuses in addition to the ones opened a few years earlier at Santa Cruz, Irvine, and San Diego. The 1970 US census brought these stratospheric assumptions…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Administration, Educational Development, Educational Practices
Rothman, Robert – Harvard Education Press, 2013
In clear and concise language, veteran education writer Robert Rothman identifies nine instructional "shifts" encouraged by the new Common Core State Standards and provides examples of how teachers and school districts are overcoming challenges in implementation. He presents the research and rationale behind each change and provides…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Educational Policy
Gaither, Milton, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2016
"The Wiley Handbook of Home Education" is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad. This book presents the latest findings on academic achievement of home-schooled children, issues of socialization, and legal argumentation about home-schooling and government…
Descriptors: Guides, Home Schooling, Academic Achievement, Socialization
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; DeSplinter, Marlee – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, integrated STEM education, and integrative STEM education are all actively pursued teaching approaches currently being highlighted in the United States and abroad (Sanders, 2009; Semali & Mehta, 2012), and in recent years the increase in interest, engagement, and pressure to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Payne, Monica A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Stanley Hall's (1904) description of adolescence as a time "suggestive of some ancient period of storm and stress when old moorings were broken and a higher level attained" is arguably one of developmental psychology's most vivid and powerful metaphors. Its relatively insignificant contribution to Hall's treatise (Arnett, 2006), the early demise…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Developmental Psychology, Stereotypes, Adolescents
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Petrilli, Michael J., Ed. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2014
Children cannot be truly literate without knowing about history, science, art, music, literature, civics, geography, and more. Indeed, they cannot satisfactorily comprehend what they read unless they possess the background knowledge that makes such comprehension possible. Yet most American primary schools have been marching in the opposite…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Language Arts, Elementary Schools
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