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Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ferrare, Joseph J. – Educational Policy, 2018
In this article, we illustrate the relationships between Teach For America (TFA) and the deregulation of university-based teacher education programs. We use policy network analysis to create a visual representation of TFA's connections to individuals, organizations, and private corporations who are working to shift the way teachers are prepared.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Program Evaluation
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Casey, Gail; Evans, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper deploys notions of emergence, connections, and designs for learning to conceptualize high school students' interactions when using online social media as a learning environment. It makes links to chaos and complexity theories and to fractal patterns as it reports on a part of the first author's action research study, conducted while she…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Learning Processes, Classroom Environment
Coutts, Michael J.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Kwon, Kyongboon; Semke, Carrie A. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Behavioral problems in childhood are associated with academic difficulties including in-school suspensions, high school dropout, and low academic grades and achievement scores. Students with disruptive behavior problems demonstrate higher rates of social risk factors than their nondisruptive peers, including school maladjustment, antisocial…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Intervention, Behavior Problems, Parent Participation
Lazarus, Phillip J.; Sulkowski, Michael L. – Communique, 2020
School psychologists, especially those on the front lines, are working under difficult conditions, dealing with new mandates and procedures, and often without the essential tools necessary to do their jobs optimally. Surmounting obstacles associated with COVID-19 will require school psychologists to develop new ways to provide essential services.…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Closing, Disease Incidence, Crisis Management
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Roebben, Bert – Religious Education, 2020
The Corona crisis is forcing scholarly circles of religious education in Europe not only to answer local organizational questions, but above all to start a more general self-reflection on what the fundamental contribution of religious education at school could be in times of deep social and existential crises. In this paper a narrative and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, World Views, Learning Processes, COVID-19
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Rymarz, Richard – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2020
This paper examines the experiences of six teachers from a regional, Australian diocese who attended World Youth Day (WYD). It also reports on aspects of their worldview and their experience working in Catholic schools. Overall participants were very positive about working in Catholic schools, and though not connected in an ongoing way with parish…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries, Catholic Educators, World Views
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Crosnoe, Robert – Developmental Psychology, 2009
The theoretical and policy focus on parental involvement in education has evolved into a consideration of 2-way connections between families and schools. Working from a social capital perspective emphasizing the importance of information in periods and domains of uncertainty, the author tested a specific application of this reconceptualization in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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McKay, Cassandra – Children & Schools, 2010
Youths at risk for violent and antisocial behavior often suffer from alienation and a lack of bonding to family, school, and community. The role of the school social worker is often to implement interventions that support inclusion and connection to these entities. Yet using a theoretical trajectory that solely supports a unidirectional flow of…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Service Learning, School Social Workers, Social Work
Bennett, Jo – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
This is a book of oral narratives, collected from participants at a school created for first-generation, immigrant youth. The narrations from the students, teachers, administration, professional staff, and support personnel document the power of caring relationships in an educational setting. The narratives underscore the importance of teachers,…
Descriptors: Caring, Social Justice, Immigrants, Instructional Leadership
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Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
This article explores two separate traditions that educational psychologists (EPs) in the UK have for working with systems. One of these is "systems work" with organisations such as schools. The other is "systemic thinking" for working with families. Over the years these two traditions, systems work and systemic thinking, have…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Family Counseling, Therapy, Systems Approach
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2017
The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL), in collaboration with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), submits this preliminary report to detail quality control measures in the Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) program. This report highlights existing quality control measures and efforts in reducing overpayments…
Descriptors: Child Care, Quality Control, Expenditures, Attendance
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Saraví, Gonzalo A.; Bayón, María Cristina; Azaola, Marta Cristina – Youth & Society, 2020
School belonging is a topic of growing interest given its connection with school dropout, academic achievement, students' behavior, and adolescent well-being. Until recently, most of this literature came from Anglo-Saxon contexts, mainstream schools, and quantitative analysis. As a result, there is still a research gap on this issue in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Student School Relationship, Developing Nations
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Bailey, Wayne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This case study illustrates why a group of young adults from a working-class community in the UK choose not to participate in HE despite having the necessary qualifications. It highlights the impact that parents have on HE participation decisions, and the network of social connections participants are able to mobilise from their parents. It shows…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Decision Making, Cultural Influences, Social Structure
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Rodriguez, Christina M.; Henderson, Ryan C. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2010
Objective: Relatively little research has investigated the connection between religiosity and physical child abuse risk. Certain aspects, such as specific religious orientation or beliefs, and cognitive schema, such as socially conformist beliefs, may account for the connection that some have claimed increase religious parents' abuse potential.…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Child Abuse, Social Behavior, Religion
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Thayer-Bacon, Barbara J. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
Just as Dewey argued during the industrial revolution, from the 1890s-1930s, and Martin argued in the 1960s-1990s with our "second wave" working revolution (when middle class women joined the work force in significant numbers): today's times are out of joint, potentially dangerous conflicts exist, and teachers have some responsibility in…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Social Change, Conflict, Teacher Responsibility
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