Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall
Publications & Research
This article offers a personal vision and conceptual design for reimagining specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies designed to nurture decidedly different STEM minds and ignite a new generation of global STEM talent, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership. This design enables students to engage actively in the authentic work, modes of inquiry, and practices that distinguish four STEM learning cultures, environments, and communities: (a) Inquiry and Research Laboratory and Interdisciplinary Learning Center—develops disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based thinking; (b) Innovation Incubator and Design Studio—ignites innovative and design-based thinking; (c) Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Institute—nurtures change leadership and systems-based thinking; …
Cde 2011 Ca Distinguished Schools Program: Middle And High School Application Cesar E. Chavez High School, 2010 Visalia Unified School District
Cde 2011 Ca Distinguished Schools Program: Middle And High School Application Cesar E. Chavez High School, Jamon F. Peariso Ed.D.
Jamon F. Peariso, Ed.D.
The narrative discusses an overview of Cesar E. Chavez High School and the two specific signiture practices that CCHS attributes to their success as part of the California Distinguished Schools application process.
Discourse Contexts And Article Use Among Malaysian School Students, 2010 Universiti Putra Malaysia
Discourse Contexts And Article Use Among Malaysian School Students, Arshad Abd Samad
Arshad Abd Samad
Several studies have examined the interconnection between discourse contexts and structural form. Chaudron and Parker (1990), for example, investigated the structural form used to encode the referent subject Noun Phrase in new, known, and current discourse contexts. These three contexts relate to when a new referent is used as the topic of a discourse, when a known referent is used as the topic and when there is continued reference to the topic after it has been established in the discourse. Mellow and Fuller (1995) also used the same three discourse contexts to examine article use for specific referent nouns. Investigating …
Teaching Grammar And What Students Errors In The Use Of The English Auxiliary "Be" Can Tell Us, 2010 Universiti Putra Malaysia
Teaching Grammar And What Students Errors In The Use Of The English Auxiliary "Be" Can Tell Us, Arshad Abd Samad, Hawanum Hussein
Arshad Abd Samad
In teaching grammar, teachers often are faced with the dilemma of either emphasising the formal properties of the language or its meaning aspect. One of the more popular language teaching approaches of the last three decades has been the communicative approach. This approach has had a signifi cant impact on the teaching of grammar as its objective of communicative competence has led to a diminished role for grammar teaching. However, of late, numerous voices have advocated a more prominent role for grammar in achieving this objective. The question of whether to emphasise form or meaning remains central. Several theorists have …
English Language Teachers’ Perception And Management Of Learners’ Oral Communication Apprehension, 2010 Universiti Putra Malaysia
English Language Teachers’ Perception And Management Of Learners’ Oral Communication Apprehension, Arshad Abd Samad, Annisa Nor Jettey, Khairuddin Md.Idris, Samsilah Roslan
Arshad Abd Samad
This study reports on how English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers perceive and manage oral communication apprehension (CA) among learners in the language classrooms. The main purpose of this qualitative study was to understand language teachers’ perception and how they think they are addressing the phenomenon. A qualitative methodology was employed with data generated through interviews, classroom observations and document reviews. A total of twelve respondents from five Malaysian secondary schools were involved in this study. They comprised eight ESL teachers, who were the primary respondents, as well as one principal and three heads of the English language department. …
Poetry And Pedagogy: Exploring The Opportunity For Epistemological And Affective Development Within The, 2010 University of Limerick
Poetry And Pedagogy: Exploring The Opportunity For Epistemological And Affective Development Within The, J. Hennessy, C. Hinchion, P. Mannix Mcnamara Dr.
Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara
No abstract provided.
Poetry And Pedagogy: Exploring The Opportunity For Epistemological And Affective Development Within The Classroom, 2010 University of Limerick
Poetry And Pedagogy: Exploring The Opportunity For Epistemological And Affective Development Within The Classroom, Jennifer Hennessy, Carmel Hinchion, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
This paper provides a review of the priority afforded to the development of pupils’ affective and epistemic development within the contemporary poetry class. The paper reports on the findings of a research project which explored the experience of teaching and learning within the post-primary Leaving Certificate programme in Ireland. The research includes interview and questionnaire data obtained over a three year period from 2007-2010 from 80 post-primary teachers of Leaving Certificate poetry and 200 post-primary Leaving Certificate pupils. The paper highlights the malign impact of summative assessment on teachers’ pedagogical aspirations, identifying widespread professional dissonance amongst the cohort. Resultantly, empirical …
Grades 9-10 Algebra: Graphic Quadratics On The Coordinate Plane, 2010 Pace University
Grades 9-10 Algebra: Graphic Quadratics On The Coordinate Plane, Michelle Darcy
This lesson is part of a total unit of graphing quadratics. Each project is tiered and allows the students to see the many different places in which math is present in the world and outside the math classroom. This is part of the Algebra curriculum. Through this lessons students will be able to graph quadratics.
Grade 9-10 Spanish Food And Cooking, 2010 Pace University
Grade 9-10 Spanish Food And Cooking, Montsernat Ballina Llosa
This lesson is a Spanish lesson about food and cooking recipes. The final outcome is that students have to create their own recipe. Through the lesson they will study vocabulary and will be able to establish cross-cultural connections among the Spanish and American culture.
Knowledge And Understanding Of The 21st Century Skills Through Educator Externships: Programs In Southern New England, 2010 Johnson & Wales University - Providence
Knowledge And Understanding Of The 21st Century Skills Through Educator Externships: Programs In Southern New England, Lizann R. Gibson, Gary G. Gray
This study utilized the body of knowledge that exists on emergent workforce development issues, the characteristics of the Millennial generation as they relate to the increasingly high drop-outs rates and the globalization of the workplace, the need for 21st Century Skills to be incorporated into the K-12 curriculum, and an authentic professional development experience for teachers, the educator externship.
The Educator Externship experience is a statistically viable method of authentic professional development to help teachers provide the educational experience that their students, the Millennial generation, are demanding.
The data from this study statistically showed that the Educator Externship Experience as …
The Effectiveness Of The University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Competition As An Extracurricular Activity, 2010 University of Texas at El Paso
The Effectiveness Of The University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Competition As An Extracurricular Activity, David Christopher Rout
Open Access Theses & Dissertations
In Texas the University Interscholastic League has had a significant impact in Theatre Education through their annual competitive One-Act Play Competition. In educational climates dominated by No Pass-No Play and TAKS Testing some schools may question the effectiveness of the UIL competition as an effective activity. This paper addresses this concern, a measurement of how effective UIL One Act Play is how FERPA is impacting research into UIL events.
Inclusive Education Training: Steps To Prosperity, 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
Inclusive Education Training: Steps To Prosperity, Saima Khalid
Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
No abstract provided.
Teaching English Language Learner Students In Us Mainstream Schools: Intersections Of Language, Pedagogy, And Power, 2010 San Jose State University
Teaching English Language Learner Students In Us Mainstream Schools: Intersections Of Language, Pedagogy, And Power, Katya A. Karathanos
Katya A. Karathanos
This study explored to what extent two groups of mainstream teachers in the midwestern region of the USA with differing degrees of English Language Learner (ELL) specific universitypreparation reportedly engaged in practises that incorporated the native languages (L1) of ELL students in instruction. The study further examined specific strategies reported by mainstream teachers in promoting L1 use in instruction as well as challenges identified in implementing this practise. The study utilized a mixed-method design that included analyses of survey data from a quantitative study (n=227) and qualitative analyses of teacher discourse from course documents and open-ended survey questions. Findings indicated …
Impact Of A Ninth-Grade Transition Program On Cumulative Gpas And Credits, Ninth-Grade Dropout Rates, And Student Satisfaction, 2010 Walden University
Impact Of A Ninth-Grade Transition Program On Cumulative Gpas And Credits, Ninth-Grade Dropout Rates, And Student Satisfaction, B. R. Buhrman
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Concerned educators have been implementing ninth-grade transition programs to help freshmen adjust to the demands in high school and to reduce ninth-grade failure rates. The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to investigate the impact of a ninth-grade transition program. The research questions addressed impact on cumulative GPAs and credits, ninth-grade dropout rates, and student satisfaction with ninth grade as measured by a survey of 120 ninth-grade transition program participants and 102 nonparticipants. Theoretical foundations were provided by the construction of new knowledge based on different background knowledge, different social conditions, and different life experiences. Another theoretical foundation was …
The Discernment Process Of The Sisters Of Saint Dominic Regarding The Continued Sponsorship Of Its Secondary Schools, 2010 Seton Hall University
The Discernment Process Of The Sisters Of Saint Dominic Regarding The Continued Sponsorship Of Its Secondary Schools, Sr. Patricia Tavis
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
The Effectiveness Of A Transition Program On Ninth-Grade Students Who Were Socially Promoted, 2010 Gardner-Webb University
The Effectiveness Of A Transition Program On Ninth-Grade Students Who Were Socially Promoted, Wanda V. Little
Education Dissertations and Projects
This study examined the impact of a newly implemented transition program on the academic achievement of low achieving and socially promoted students in a high school. The intended contribution of this study was to describe any effect the transition program might have towards academic achievement on the English I end-of-course exam and the accumulation of total academic credits to be applied towards promotion into the tenth grade.
The research questions providing a research framework for the study were: How did the target group's academic achievement compare to an earlier group who had been socially promoted but had not participated in …
The Impact Of Inclusion On The Academic Achievement Of High School Special Education Students, 2010 Gardner-Webb University
The Impact Of Inclusion On The Academic Achievement Of High School Special Education Students, Harold Smith Dawkins
Education Dissertations and Projects
This dissertation examined the impact of inclusion on the academic achievement outcome of high school special education students as measured by English 1, biology, and algebra 1 as a function of gender, ethnicity, and years of inclusion. The study also examined the generalizations with confidence that could be made about the use of inclusion methodology in high schools within an urban North Carolina school district as measured by end-of-course test scale scores. Data from three traditional high schools within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District were used in this study. High school special education students lagged behind several other subgroups on end-of-course …
The Impacts Of A Project-Based Research Course: A Mixed Method Survey Of Students, Alumni, And Teachers In Li-Shan High School, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato
The Impacts Of A Project-Based Research Course: A Mixed Method Survey Of Students, Alumni, And Teachers In Li-Shan High School, Taipei, Taiwan, Peiyu Lee
All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects
This thesis presented the results of a mixed-method study of the impact of a Project-based Research course in a public high school in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Project-based Research course from the perspectives of the current students, alumni, and teachers. The high school incorporated traditional education and project-based learning models as their teaching methods. When both students and teachers had to face the dual pressure of adhering to both models, it was unknown if the project-based learning had the same influence as indicated in the research literature on project-based learning. …
Ethnic Differences In Alcohol Use: A Comparison Of Black And White College Students In A Small Private University Setting, 2010 University of North Florida
Ethnic Differences In Alcohol Use: A Comparison Of Black And White College Students In A Small Private University Setting, Kristie S. Gover
UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations
An identified gap in the literature associated with college student alcohol use is the exploration of the problem based on ethnicity, specifically possible differences in use between Black and White college students. The purpose of the present study was to examine differences in alcohol use for Black and White college students at a small private university in the southeast United States. The study was conducted using the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Long Form, which is designed to collect data related to self reported use of alcohol and perceptions of alcohol use among college students. A quantitative methodology was employed …
The Joys And Sorrows Of Teaching High School Esl: Sarangarel's Story, 2010 Butler University
The Joys And Sorrows Of Teaching High School Esl: Sarangarel's Story, Susan R. Adams
Scholarship and Professional Work – Education
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