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School Perspectives On Collaborative Inquiry: Lessons Learned From New York City, 2009-2010, Marian A. Robinson, Claire Passantino, Marsha Acerra, Lauren Bae, Katie Tiehen, Eric Pido, Patricia Kannapel, Mark Duffy, Connie Langland 2010 University of Pennsylvania

School Perspectives On Collaborative Inquiry: Lessons Learned From New York City, 2009-2010, Marian A. Robinson, Claire Passantino, Marsha Acerra, Lauren Bae, Katie Tiehen, Eric Pido, Patricia Kannapel, Mark Duffy, Connie Langland

CPRE Research Reports

The New York City Department of Education has supported collaborative inquiry as a potentially powerful process for helping administrators and teachers use student data to improve instruction and raise student achievement. Beginning with a pilot project in 2006, teams of teachers have learned to work together to diagnose the needs of students who have not been successful in their classrooms and to develop strategies to improve their learning. Collaborative inquiry sits at the heart of the Department's larger Children First initiative and aims to help educators close the achievement gap in their schools. Each year New York City schools ...


7th-12th Grade English/Language Arts Teachers And Their Classroom Grading Practices: Investigating The Use Of Standards-Based Grading In Nebraska’S Rural Classrooms, Summer E. Stephens 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

7th-12th Grade English/Language Arts Teachers And Their Classroom Grading Practices: Investigating The Use Of Standards-Based Grading In Nebraska’S Rural Classrooms, Summer E. Stephens

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

A problem exists in grading practices accurately measuring student achievement. Both students’ academic achievements and nonacademic factors, such as effort, homework completion, and behaviors continue to factor into grades. This combination can lead to inaccurate representation of true academic ability, rendering a grade useless. While assessment and grading practices continue to be a conversation in most education circles, the implementation of standards-based grading practices in high school English/Language Arts classrooms varies widely. Past studies have shown that grades have provided feedback and been used to motivate and rank students. Future research was needed to address the following research question ...


Motivation For Vocabulary Learning Of College Students, Qizhen Deng 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Motivation For Vocabulary Learning Of College Students, Qizhen Deng

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The purpose of this study is to construct and validate an instrument to measure motivation for vocabulary learning, opening the door to more studies on motivation for vocabulary learning in reading and listening. In the new 34-item questionnaire: Motivation for Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire (MVLQ), eleven subscales were examined within two motivational constructs, namely, self-efficacy and attitude. Participants in this study were 121 traditional undergraduate students from a Midwestern research university. Students responded to two self-report questionnaires: the Motivation for Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire (MVLQ), and the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ) (Wigfield & Guthrie,1997). The results suggested that MVLQ had good ...


Perceptions Of The Nature Of Science By Geoscience Students Experiencing Two Different Courses Of Study, Louis S. Nadelson, Karen Viskupic 2010 Boise State University

Perceptions Of The Nature Of Science By Geoscience Students Experiencing Two Different Courses Of Study, Louis S. Nadelson, Karen Viskupic

Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Student knowledge of the Nature of Science (NOS) is critical to their understanding of science. NOS encapsulates the tenets of how science is regarded and the heuristics by which science is judged to be valid and appropriate. The importance of NOS to science education has lead to curricular and policy development that mandate the construct be taught throughout the K-12 science curriculum. If this curriculum is effective there is an expectation that students would enter post-secondary with foundational knowledge of NOS. Our research examined the perspectives of NOS among two different cohorts of undergraduate geoscience students, one of lower division ...


Bringing Behavior Into Professional Learning Community Discussions, Gary Wall, Paul Caldarella, Lynnette Christensen, K. Richard Young, Pamela Hallam 2010 Brigham Young University

Bringing Behavior Into Professional Learning Community Discussions, Gary Wall, Paul Caldarella, Lynnette Christensen, K. Richard Young, Pamela Hallam

Faculty Publications

Characteristics of a Professional Learning Community include: Shared mission, vision, values, goals; Collaborative teams FOCUSED ON LEARNING; Collective inquiry into “best practices” and “current reality”; Action orientation/experimentation; Commitment to continuous improvement; Results orientation


Passing Notes In School: Effects Of Teacher-To-Teacher Written Praise On School Community, Julie Nelson, Paul Caldarella 2010 Brigham Young University

Passing Notes In School: Effects Of Teacher-To-Teacher Written Praise On School Community, Julie Nelson, Paul Caldarella

Faculty Publications

Research exploring school improvement and professional development suggests that teachers want to work collaboratively in professional communities (DeFour, 2004).


Characteristics And Predictors Associated With Teacher And Faculty Use Of Online Data Collection In Teacher Preparation Settings, Susan Gracia 2010 Rhode Island College

Characteristics And Predictors Associated With Teacher And Faculty Use Of Online Data Collection In Teacher Preparation Settings, Susan Gracia

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to examine some of the gaps in the research around the use of online surveys in teacher preparation settings by exploring the attitudes toward technology and online evaluations, as well as predictors of user assessment of online data collection methodology, among 222 College Supervisors and Cooperating Teachers. Research questions centered around the status of and relationships among College Supervisor/Cooperating Teacher demographic variables, level of computer experience, computer proficiency, attitude toward technology, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, facilitating conditions, and overall assessment of online student teacher evaluations. Findings indicated that Cooperating Teachers experienced ...


Getting Students To School On Time Using Teacher Written Praise Notes, Lynnette Christensen, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young, Colleen Densley 2010 Brigham Young University

Getting Students To School On Time Using Teacher Written Praise Notes, Lynnette Christensen, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young, Colleen Densley

Faculty Publications

Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of teacher written praise notes on elementary school student on-time behavior.


Whiten Up! Examining Our Race, Privilege And Positionality In School, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney 2010 Butler University

Whiten Up! Examining Our Race, Privilege And Positionality In School, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney

Susan Adams

Workshop and paper presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 13, 2010.


Being The Change We Want To See: Esl Teachers Author Their Own Identities, Susan Adams, Sarah Steele 2010 Butler University

Being The Change We Want To See: Esl Teachers Author Their Own Identities, Susan Adams, Sarah Steele

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the 2010 Indiana English Learners State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 3, 2010.


Cross-Institutional Critical Friendship: Collaboration, Creativity, And Cross-Fertilization As Anti-Racist Curriculum, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Cathy Hargrove, Michelle Smith 2010 Butler University

Cross-Institutional Critical Friendship: Collaboration, Creativity, And Cross-Fertilization As Anti-Racist Curriculum, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Cathy Hargrove, Michelle Smith

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2010 Diversity, Research and Education Symposium, Terre Haute, IN, November 6, 2010.


Teachers’ Experiences, Perceptions Of And Skills In Addressing Cyber Bullying In Irish Schools, Patricia Mannix McNamara Dr., Sharon Moynihan 2010 University of Limerick

Teachers’ Experiences, Perceptions Of And Skills In Addressing Cyber Bullying In Irish Schools, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr., Sharon Moynihan

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

Internationally, cyber bullying is an increasing problem in schools. Ireland is no exception. With the significant pace at which technology is evolving it is increasingly difficult for teachers to keep pace with the changing nature of bullying manifestations. The aim of the study reported here was to examine teachers’ experiences and perceptions of cyber bullying amongst students. It also aimed to explore their perceived skill in supporting their students in this regard.


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant 2010 University of South Florida

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Pre-Service Physics Teachers And Physics Education Research, David Rosengrant 2010 Kennesaw State University

Pre-Service Physics Teachers And Physics Education Research, David Rosengrant

Faculty Publications

Training pre-service teachers requires, among other things, content knowledge, pedagogical skills and pedagogical content knowledge. Teacher preparation programs have little, if any spare time to add more courses/activities to their program. However, I argue in this paper that we, as educators, must enhance the amount of physics education research in our pre-service physics teacher training programs. In this study, I analyze the results of two different types of exposure to physics education research (PER) from two different groups of pre-service physics teachers in our masters of arts and teaching program. The preliminary results show, for example that the PER ...


Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson 2010 Cleveland State University

Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson

Ann Marie Smeraldi

A panel of school and academic librarians that work with students transitioning from high school to college will describe the programs and practices offered at their institutions and offer their insights. The panelists are knowledgeable of AASL and ACRL Information Literacy Competencies, TRAILS, the INFOhio/OhioLINK 12-13 Transition initiative, academic library programs for high schools, and high school practices. Join the conversation, ask questions, and share your stories as we work together to discover the best way to support students’ academic success.


Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson 2010 Cleveland State University

Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

A panel of school and academic librarians that work with students transitioning from high school to college will describe the programs and practices offered at their institutions and offer their insights. The panelists are knowledgeable of AASL and ACRL Information Literacy Competencies, TRAILS, the INFOhio/OhioLINK 12-13 Transition initiative, academic library programs for high schools, and high school practices. Join the conversation, ask questions, and share your stories as we work together to discover the best way to support students’ academic success.


Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson 2010 Cleveland State University

Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson

Kenneth Burhanna

A panel of school and academic librarians that work with students transitioning from high school to college will describe the programs and practices offered at their institutions and offer their insights. The panelists are knowledgeable of AASL and ACRL Information Literacy Competencies, TRAILS, the INFOhio/OhioLINK 12-13 Transition initiative, academic library programs for high schools, and high school practices. Join the conversation, ask questions, and share your stories as we work together to discover the best way to support students’ academic success.


Community Radio:History,Growth,Challenges And Current Status Of It With Special Reference To India, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2010 India Today Group

Community Radio:History,Growth,Challenges And Current Status Of It With Special Reference To India, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting content that is popular to a local audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Modern-day community radio stations often serve their listeners by offering a variety of content that is not necessarily provided by the larger commercial radio stations. Community radio outlets may carry news and information programming geared toward the local area, particularly immigrant or minority groups that are poorly served by other major media outlets. Philosophically two distinct approaches to community radio can be discerned ...


A Dire Need, Mohammad Ali 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

A Dire Need, Mohammad Ali

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Magic, Monsters, And Merlin: An Exploration Of The Fantasy Genre In A Fifth Grade Setting, Traci Bowles 2010 Rowan University

Magic, Monsters, And Merlin: An Exploration Of The Fantasy Genre In A Fifth Grade Setting, Traci Bowles

Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this exploratory investigation were to determine how fantasy literature helps children explore, process, and discuss real world issues and topics and what other applications the genre had in the classroom. This study was conducted by implementing a genre study in a fifth grade classroom. Seventeen students participated in the research model. Data collected included audiotaped discussions, student projects and artifacts, and my personal teacher research journal. The data was analyzed recursively across all data sets to determine patterns and themes. Data was coded according to the four main patterns and counted across data sets. If the pattern ...


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