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Critical Issues Facing School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to further extend research initially conducted in 2003 pertaining to the critical issues K-12 principals address on a daily basis. The study involved surveying school principals within the state of Mississippi to discover the critical issues they identified, the significance level of these issues, and the rationale…

Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Styron, Jennifer L.

2011-01-01

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Workforce Issues Facing HRD.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These four papers are from a symposium facilitated by Eugene Andette on work force issues facing human resources development (HRD) at the 1995 Academy of Human Resource Development conference. "Meaning Construction and Personal Transformation: Alternative Dimensions of Job Loss" (Terri A. Deems) reports a study conducted to explore the ways…

1995

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Critical Issues Facing School Leaders Concerning Data-­Informed Decision-Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School systems have access to more data than ever before, but most teachers and school leaders lack the skills to use the data for student and school improvement. Current attempts to use data have lacked depth and have been more focused on accountability and meeting state and federal requirements than on systematically investigating the factors…

Murray, John

2014-01-01

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The Sequence of Decisions Facing School District Officials in the Bond Issuing Process: A Multistage Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Models three-stage bond-rating process: whether to have a bond rated, whether to insure the bond, and estimation of the actual bond rating; tests multistage model empirically using sample of 148 bond issues representing 10 different states; finds that the par value (size) of the bond issue is decisive factor in decision to have a bond rated or…

Harris, Mary H.; Munley, Vincent G.

2002-01-01

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Getting My Bearings, Returning to School: Issues Facing Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by a blow to the head or other penetrating head injury resulting in impairment of the brain's functioning. Despite the high incidence of TBI in adolescents, many educators still consider TBI to be a low-incidence disability. In addition, school personnel often report receiving little to no pre-service…

Schilling, Ethan J.; Getch, Yvette Q.

2012-01-01

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Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families  

E-print Network

recession; expansion of the subsidized child care provider network; state welfare regulations; crime-Licensed Child Care Centers High-Poverty Schools in the 4-County Milwaukee Metro Area Availability of Jobs during. CONTENTS Page Child Care Concerns 2 Child Safety: Crime and Traffic Accidents 4 High Incarceration Rates

Saldin, Dilano

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Top 10 Ways To Improve Public Schools. Innovative Solutions To Help Address the Issues and Challenges Facing Most Public School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report offers the top 10 challenges identified by public schools and the ways that the Texas School Performance Review (TSPR) suggests that these issues be addressed. The TSPR ensures that scarce education resources are spent in the classroom. For a TSPR review, the TSPR team is invited in for months of detailed study, during which it asks…

Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.

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Ethics Issues Snare School Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on ethics issues involving school leaders. Some superintendents have landed in murky ethical waters for their ties to for-profit companies, highlighting the temptations administrators face as industry and education increasingly intersect. Some questionable judgments by superintendents--from accepting company-paid trips to…

Borja, Rhea R.

2005-01-01

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Future Schools: Blending Face-to-Face and Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Hybrid schools" are schools that combine "face-to-face" education in a specific place with online instruction. In this article, the authors describe school models which offer a vision for what deeply integrated technology can mean for children's education, for the way schools are structured, and for the promise of greater efficiency amid a…

Schorr, Jonathan; McGriff, Deborah

2012-01-01

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Issues Facing Pharmacy Leaders in 2013  

PubMed Central

The Director’s Forum provides directors of pharmacy practical ways to develop patient-centered pharmacy services. Pharmacy directors must understand the key issues facing their departments and incorporate strategies for these issues as part of their strategic planning process. Health care reform and the Affordable Care Act require that departments operate efficiently and closely monitor their drug expense. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative will serve as a valuable resource during 2013 to enhance the pharmacy practice model. By using their health care workforce, particularly pharmacy technicians, in an innovative way, pharmacy directors will allow the pharmacists to increase their clinical activity. By promoting the role of the hospital pharmacist to patients, directors will help to improve patients’ understanding of their medications and increase their satisfaction with their care. Finally by changing the activities of pharmacy students in practice models, the patient care role of the pharmacist can be expanded. Through a greater understanding of the issues facing them and their effect on the operations of the pharmacy, pharmacy directors will learn effective ways to develop patient-centered pharmacy services. PMID:24421500

O'Connor, Michael; Weber, Robert J.

2013-01-01

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The School Prayer Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sees the school prayer movement as a threat to both academic and religious freedom. Describes how the mere existence of school-sponsored prayer, regardless of the wording in the prayer, corrupts both the school and the act of prayer. (Author/NEC)

Farmer, Rod

1984-01-01

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School bullying : it's time to face facts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author argues that it time that the Australian education system faced up to some disturbing facts about the prevalence and impact of bullying throughout its schools. Responses to the TIMSS study revealed that 26 per cent of all Australian Year 4 students had encountered bullying behaviour and that Australia is in the worst category for this type of behaviour.

Brian Brennan

2009-01-01

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Idaho: A Patchwork Funding Quilt with Lots of Holes. Second in a Two-Part Look at Issues Facing Rural Schools in the West and Midwest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Idaho's patchwork-quilt way of financing schools does not provide enough stable financial resources for many rural schools. Tax levies are sometimes unsuccessful. Some rural districts have depended on forest revenues, but this source dwindled following new environmental policies. Federal legislation may return a portion of forest revenues, but…

Richard, Alan

1999-01-01

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Information System Issues Facing Canadian Small Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of small Canadian firms was conducted using the Delphi technique. Major information systems issues were identified including 1) using IS for competitive advantage; 2) improving IS project management practices and 3) improving the effectiveness of software development. It appears that small firms are lagging large firms where the technology is concerned, but are similar on conceptual issues.

Carol E. Pollard; Stephen C. Hayne

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Schools Facing the Expiration of Windows XP  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Microsoft's plans to end support for Windows XP, believed to be the dominant computer operating system in K-12 education, could pose big technological and financial challenges for districts nationwide--issues that many school systems have yet to confront. The giant software company has made it clear for years that it plans to stop supporting XP…

Cavanagh, Sean

2013-01-01

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Ensuring Every Child Matters: Issues and Implications for School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers the challenges and issues facing school leaders in the implementation of Every Child Matters. It outlines the factors that contribute to the effective delivery of Every Child Matters and outlines some of the barriers that make the delivery of this agenda more difficult. The article concludes that school leaders play a…

Harris, Alma; Allen, Tracey

2009-01-01

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Issues Facing Urban Agriscience Teachers: A Delphi Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This national study used the Delphi technique to identify the issues facing urban agriscience teachers. The first round of the study used a questionnaire with one open-ended question to generate responses from the expert panel. In the second round, respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with 72 issues identified in round one using…

Warner, Wendy J.; Washburn, Shannon G.

2009-01-01

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Critical Issues Children Face in the 2000s  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children will face many critical issues in the 21st century. Unfortunately, most of these issues are not new and have remained the same from previous years. Millions of children lack safe, affordable, quality child care and early childhood education while their parents work. Seven and one-half million children are at home alone without…

Crockett, Deborah

2003-01-01

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Issues faced in digitally repurposing printed archival material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The "Seeing Ear" On-Line Library (the first general on-line library in the UK)has been providing books in an electronic format to EU users for the last 5 years. While this provision has been within the context of print-disability, the challenges that the Library has faced and is facing are common to everyone repurposing printed archival material. Key issues faced by anyone contemplating such a project are the choices of hardware and software, error rates and reduction, feature analysis and extraction, archival (meta)format. We present our answers to these questions to facilitate the on-line presentation of popular climatologycal material.

Dart, T.

2010-09-01

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Virtual Schools: Reflections on Key Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

A VLE can be understood as a computer-accessible cognitive context where students interact with mediated representations rather\\u000a than their experiential equivalent. For students of school age, an emergent variation is the Virtual School, where the internet\\u000a is used to deliver some or all of the courses that would traditionally be offered in a “bricks-and-mortar” school in face-to-face\\u000a mode with a

Glenn Russell

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Selected Policy Issues Facing the 21st Century Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper discusses some policy issues facing community colleges in the 21st century: remedial education, K-16 initiatives, and workforce preparation. Identifying social needs and then determining appropriate policies to address them happens within an historical and cultural context. Within our capitalistic and democratic society, four cultural or…

Townsend, Barbara K.

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Civil Rights Issues Facing Asian Americans in the 1990s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a series of roundtable conferences to learn about the civil rights concerns of Asian Americans within their communities. Using information gathered at these conferences as a point of departure, the Commission undertook this study of the wide-ranging civil rights issues facing Asian Americans in the…

Chun, Ki-Taek; Zalokar, Nadja

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Civil Rights Issues Facing Arab Americans in Michigan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a summary statement of the Michigan Advisory Committee's study on civil rights issues facing Arab American communities in Michigan. It is based on information received by the Committee at a community forum held in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1999. Six sections focus on: (1) "Introduction," including Arab American demographics in Wayne…

Michigan State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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School Survey Lists Sensitive Issues to Pursue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a high school survey, conducted by the school's newspaper staff, concerning issues of importance in students' lives. Notes that drug/alcohol abuse was the most frequently cited issue; other issues included AIDS, teen sex, college, and peer pressure. Provides a table of survey results. (MM)

Wilson, Jack

1988-01-01

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Stress-prevention in secondary schools: online- versus face-to-face-training  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the evaluation of an internet-delivered stress-prevention program for adolescents as a possible alternative for school-based implementation of mental health promotion. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 904 adolescents in grades eight and nine were assigned to four treatment conditions (online-training in school, online-training via internet from home, school-based face-to-face training,

Mirko Fridrici; Arnold Lohaus

2009-01-01

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Issues faced in digitally re-purposing printed archival material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Seeing Ear On-Line Library (http://www.seeingear.org) is the first general on-line library in the UK and has been providing books in an electronic format to EU users for more than 5 yr. While this provision has been within the context of print-disability, the challenges that the Library has faced and is facing are common to everyone re-purposing printed archival material. Key issues faced by anyone contemplating such a project are the choices of hardware and software, error rates and reduction, feature analysis and extraction, and archival (meta)format. This paper presents an approach to these questions to facilitate the on-line presentation of popular climatological material. This work was supported by the Big Lottery Fund UK.

Dart, T. M.

2011-10-01

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Cyberbullying: A Review of the Legal Issues Facing Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

School districts are often given the challenging task of addressing problematic online behaviors committed by students while simultaneously protecting themselves from civil liability by not overstepping their authority. This is difficult, because the law concerning these behaviors is ambiguous and continuously evolving, and little consensus has yet been reached regarding key constitutional and civil rights issues. In the present article,

Sameer Hinduja; Justin W. Patchin

2011-01-01

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Virtual Schools. Trends and Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article looks at a rapidly growing form of distance education: virtual schools. Also known as cyber schools, these Internet-based programs enroll fewer than 50,000 students nationwide, but more and more companies are entering this market. Some examples of these virtual schools are the Willoway CyberSchool, which was founded by a former…

Hadderman, Margaret

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Contract Schools. Trends and Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines contract schools and their influence on U.S. education. Schools that are contracted out may be viewed as a privatization development that both parallels and builds upon the charter-school movement. They can be defined as publicly funded schools operated by an independent group of teachers and administrators under a contract…

Hadderman, Margaret

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Evolving Internship Issues in School Psychology Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current issues relevant to school psychology internships are reviewed. The movement toward professional competencies and behavioral benchmarks as they relate to school psychology internships is discussed, with a concentration on American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists standards. Given the emphasis on…

Phelps, LeAdelle; Swerdlik, Mark E.

2011-01-01

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Religion and the Schools: Emerging Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication offers a brief review of religion and school issues that emerged in U.S. courts in 1999. Included are prayer in public schools; teacher's free exercise rights limited by establishment clause; impermissible student lessons and activities; teaching of evolution/creation science; volunteer clergy counselors in the schools; aid to…

Worona, Jay

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Tots and Timeouts: Issues Facing Pregnant Student?Athletes  

E-print Network

Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Sterling is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Sterling’s research interests include student? athlete career termination, psychological effects of injury, youth sport issues, and athletic performance enhancement. Abstract: The topic of student?athlete pregnancy was once minimally discussed. Now as the issue is up for debate and best practice models for institutions are being developed, the everyday life experiences of pregnant?student athletes are sometimes underemphasized. This paper provides an overview of the issues facing pregnant student?athletes including: scholarship and financial issues, academics, identity, physical changes, parenting, and social support. Information may be useful to coaches, athletic trainers, and teammates all of whom play a role in successful transitions for pregnant student?athletes. Key Words: student?athlete, pregnancy, scholarshipStudent athlete pregnancy had been a rather hush?hush issue, until ESPN and other media, featured stories of student athletes who had to choose between having a baby and keeping a scholarship. ESPN’s Julie Foudy, who reported “Outside the Lines: Pregnant Pause ” which first aired in 2007, and described student athlete pregnancy as “an underground topic ” at the time of the show’s broadcast (Hiestand, 2007, p. 3). After the recent media frenzy regarding the topic, many athletic administrators and others

Linda Sterling

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A Survey of the Legal Issues Facing Digital Forensic Experts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper discusses the results of a survey focusing on the legal issues facing digital forensic experts in the United States. The survey attracted 71 respondents from law enforcement, academia, government, industry and the legal community. It extends the well-known Brungs-Jamieson research on attitudes and priorities of the Australian digital forensic community. The results are compared with those from the Brungs-Jamieson study to determine if digital forensic experts from different countries share priorities and concerns. Several differences are observed between stakeholder groups regarding the importance of specific legal issues. Nevertheless, the results indicate that, despite differing opinions, it is possible to find a common ground that can help craft public policy and set funding priorities.

Liles, Sydney; Rogers, Marcus; Hoebich, Marianne

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Critical Issues in School Law.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the proceedings of the 1970 NOLPE annual meeting. Topics covered in the report include (1) the use of the strike in schools, (2) employer-employee relations, (3) desegregation through busing, (4) disparities in educational resources, (5) problems of land utilization, (6) parents rights with respect to the school curriculum,…

National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.

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INTERNET SAFETY: ISSUES FOR SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Schools have been quick to adopt internet technology, but internet safety may not have been addressed with the same degree of vigour. While most schools appear to be aware that internet safety is a matter that must be addressed, the strategies adopted may not be sufficient to ensure all students experience a safe learning environment. This paper discusses the nature

John Hope

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Districts Face Painful Cuts as School Year Begins  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As students around the country begin the 2011-2012 school year, many of them will be returning to districts that have been forced to restructure their operations in the face of budget cuts. Leaders of those school systems have sought to avoid cuts that they believe would weaken instruction. But they also believe the reductions will put a strain on…

Cavanagh, Sean

2011-01-01

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Challenges School Principals Facing in the Context of Technology Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges school principals facing in the context of technology leadership. This is a qualitative case study guided by the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). Six elementary school principals working in a large city in southeastern Turkey participated into the study.…

Sincar, Mehmet

2013-01-01

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Critical Issues in School Employee Relations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Salient school employee-relations issues include elimination of positions because of budgetary austerity; and managerial initiatives toward higher productivity through enhanced technology and an ever-smaller, core, full-time workforce. (MLF)

Gregory, David L.

1995-01-01

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Issues in Brazilian School Finance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Brazilian educational finance system faces three principal problems: the persistence of large regional and intrastate inequalities on all wealth and development indices; the federal government's predominance in controlling revenue sources; and the education system's openness to political abuses. Disparities can only be rectified by…

Plank, David N.

1990-01-01

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Some Questions and Issues about School Networking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents issues about school networking: how network administrators differ from technology directors; what administrators, technology directors, teachers, and students need to know; whether school library media specialists should serve as network administrators; why basic networking knowledge is advantageous; causes of problems affecting networks;…

Ekhaml, Leticia; Ekhaml, Paul A.

1995-01-01

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Feature Issue on Inclusion and School Restructuring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This feature issue on inclusion and school restructuring for students with and without disabilities contains the following articles: (1) "The 7 Habits for Educators" (Terri Vandercook); (2) "The Evolution of Inclusive Education" (Jennifer York-Barr and Terri Vandercook); (3) "Creating Inclusive Schools: What Does the Research Say?" (Margaret J.…

Vandercook, Terri; York-Barr, Jennifer

1996-01-01

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Ethical Issues in School Art Therapy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School art therapists face numerous ethical dilemmas, from referrals to therapy, through privacy, safety and predictability in the art therapy room, to the need to balance cooperation with the educational staff and its expectations of shared information with loyalty to the patient. Breach of confidentiality also has legal implications. The…

Moriya, Dafna

2006-01-01

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Selected Legal Issues in Catholic Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines legal issues that affect Catholic high schools. Chapter 1 discusses sources of the law and how fairness and due process, federal and state statutes, and various guidelines shape the law. Tort law, corporal punishment, search and seizure, defamation of character, and negligence are covered in chapter 2. Chapter 3 details issues

Shaughnessy, Mary Angela

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Problems and Countermeasures Facing "Green School" Creation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of China, the Department of Communications of the Chinese Communist Party, and the State Education Commission jointly released the "Outline of Environment Education Activities in China (1996-2010)" in 1996. This outline clearly stipulates the "gradual creation of 'green schools' in China by…

Jian, Shen

2004-01-01

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Special Issue Topic: School Choice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "The Choice Movement" (Brogan); "Choice in American Education" (Witte); "Role of Parents in Education" (Mawdsley); "As Arrows in the Hand" (Coons); "Vouchers in Wisconsin" (Underwood); "Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP)" (Grover); "Civil Liberties and the MPCP" (Bolick); "Comments on School Choice" (Jauch); "Two Classes of…

Brogan, Bernard R.; And Others

1991-01-01

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School Reform. Trends and Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses some of the various school-reform strategies that have been implemented since the publication of A Nation at Risk. It opens with an examination of standards-based accountability and some of the concerns and objections surrounding this movement. It asks whether standards are achieving their purpose, looks at the role of state…

Coffey, Elizabeth; Lashway, Larry

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Resolving Ethical Issues at School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although ethical dilemmas are a constant in teachers' lives, the profession has offered little in the way of training to help teachers address such issues. This paper presents a framework, based on developmental theory, for resolving professional ethical dilemmas. The Four-Component Model of Moral Maturity, when used in conjunction with a…

Benninga, Jacques S.

2013-01-01

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Pedagogical incongruences facing international science teachers when they immigrate to teach in United States high schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Problem. Teacher shortages exist in certain disciplines in United States high schools. Foreign teachers are being invited into the United States to alleviate shortages in such critical areas as mathematics and science. It is generally admitted that new teacher induction process can be difficult. Veteran teachers working in new locations face similar induction difficulties. However, there has been little or no research, which illuminate the issues that international teachers face when they immigrate to work in United States high schools. This study investigated the issues international teachers encounter when they come to teach science in United States high schools. Methods. Qualitative methods were employed to gather and analyze the data. Four participants for the study were selected using purposeful sampling. In-depth, semi-structured interviews of four international teachers produced the main source of data, which was coded, and themes were generated for discussion. This study was complemented by radical empiricism, which provided the context for the main study. Teaching-related artifacts were used to buttress the study, and assertions were made in response to the research questions. Results and discussion. On entering the United States of America, the participating international teachers faced a variety of initial problems. Such problems, although were not classroom-related, did have an impact on their effectiveness in the classroom. The teachers also faced pedagogy-related issues, which were categorized into themes. The themes or issues identified were "pedagogical gaps" and "pedagogical shifts." "Pedagogical gaps," as a theme, was divided into sub-themes, which dealt with the identified differences in school systems, assessment and philosophical issues, communication issues, textbook issues, teaching methods and related issues, teacher-student relations, and teacher-parent relations. "Pedagogical shift" was identified as a fundamental need for the international teacher to learn, in order to function effectively in their United States of America schools. In discussing the various themes, it became possible to make certain assertions, the primary one being that international science teachers face certain pedagogical incongruities when they immigrate to teach in United States high schools.

Hutchison, Charles Bartels

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School House Hype: School Shootings and the Real Risks Kids Face in America. Policy Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines risks that children and youth face in America's schools to determine whether there is a trend toward increasing violent school deaths in America and noting the overall incidence of crime, particularly homicides, inside versus outside of the schools. Data come from the Department of Education, Department of Justice, FBI,…

Donohue, Elizabeth; Schiraldi, Vincent; Ziedenberg, Jason

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Children with Cancer: School Related Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School gives purpose to a student's life. Today, students with cancer and cancer survivors are encouraged to continue their educational experiences to maintain a sense of normalcy. This manuscript discusses the research findings on medical, physical, and cognitive issues that students with cancer and cancer survivors may encounter in their…

Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L.

2009-01-01

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School Finance in Connecticut. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Closing the achievement gap is about improving teaching and learning, but it's also about money: teachers and principals must be paid, books must be ordered, and facilities must be built. How our schools are financed can play a major role in student achievement. Where money comes from, how much is spent, and what it is spent on are issues that…

Truscheit, Tori

2009-01-01

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School Experience and the Issue of Gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study used an interpretive paradigm to understand the world of the student teacher through their own experience. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether there were any areas of concern involving gender issues that manifested themselves during their school experience (SE). A sample of students was interviewed following their last SE. These students were in their last

Anthony Laker; Julia Craig Laker; Susan Lea

2003-01-01

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Discovering solutions to complex issues facing urban communities  

E-print Network

is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats with reading problems by increasing the number of children entering school with knowledge and skill in early literacy and language Who are the community partners? Minneapolis Public Schools High Five programs (public-school

Minnesota, University of

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Keeping Kids Safe and Supported in the Hours After School. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 65  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the third issue brief in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards,…

Afterschool Alliance, 2014

2014-01-01

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Special issue: Research report Drawing cartoon faces a functional imaging study of the  

E-print Network

Special issue: Research report Drawing cartoon faces ­ a functional imaging study of the cognitive cartoon faces. Normal, untrained partic- ipants were scanned while viewing simple black and white cartoon tested for by contrasting these two stages (with display of cartoon faces) against the exploration

Miall, Chris

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Great Decisions 1988: Foreign Policy Issues Facing the Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight selected U.S. foreign policy issues are explored in this study and discussion guide. Issue 1, "U.S. Foreign Policy: Projecting U.S. Influence," describes United States involvement in diplomacy, military power, intelligence, trade, and foreign aid since World War II. U.S.-Mexico relations are considered in issue 2, "Mexico and the United…

Hoepli, Nancy, Ed.

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Internet versus face-to-face therapy: emotional self-disclosure issues for young adults.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to compare differences in emotional self-disclosure between young adult Internet users who prefer face-to-face therapy to those who prefer Internet therapy. A convenience sample of 328 was recruited from Facebook to complete an online survey. A total of 263 preferred face-to-face therapy (F2FT) while 65 preferred Internet therapy (IT). Significant differences were found with the F2FT group willing to disclose emotions of depression, jealously, anxiety, and fear to a therapist more frequently than the IT group. The majority reported a preference for F2FT over IT. Recommendations for future professional practice and research are included. PMID:19742368

Rogers, Vickie L; Griffin, Mary Quinn; Wykle, May L; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J

2009-10-01

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Assessment of Issues Facing Immigrant and Refugee Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article identifies the different problems immigrants and refugees face in the United States, especially socioeconomic and psychosocial concerns that often relate to the experience of migration. Traditional familial roles and responsibilities are frequently challenged, exacerbated by sociocultural differences and inadequate understandings…

Segal, Uma A.; Mayadas, Nazneen S.

2005-01-01

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Selected Issues Facing U.S. Graduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three issues are discussed that relate to (1) the need for the United States to become more technologically competitive and more daring in ways to produce, nurture and encourage high quality research and (2) the state of the talent pool that must produce the scientists, mathematicians and engineers to do this research. The first issue concerns…

Neal, Homer A.

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Online versus Face-to-Face Deliberation on the Global Warming and Stem Cell Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deliberation serves an important function in democracies. It enables citizens to become more informed and knowledgeable about political and social issues, as well as to have the opportunity to consider other viewpoints and learn how others view important issues. Online deliberation is a relatively new phenomenon that allows people to discuss political issues with others of widely differing backgrounds and

Cindy Tucey

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The Authorizer and Charter School Closures: Exercising Adaptive Leadership to Protect the Public Interest. Authorizer Issue Brief. Number 8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part and parcel of a charter school authorizer's oversight responsibility is the unenviable task of closing a school that fails to pass muster. As with most challenges that authorizers face, closing a charter school can be a complex task; executing a closure decision can entail a web of issues that the prudent authorizer must unravel carefully.…

Geyer, Veronica

2005-01-01

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Turbulent Times: Four Issues Facing Liberal Arts Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Liberal arts colleges occupy a unique place in the landscape of higher education. Whether defined, as David Breneman has, as an exclusive group of about 200 schools that award a large percentage of their degrees in traditional liberal arts fields, or as a more inclusive group of baccalaureate institutions, liberal arts colleges focus on…

Stimpert, J. L.

2004-01-01

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Cyberbullying: A Review of the Legal Issues Facing Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School districts are often given the challenging task of addressing problematic online behaviors committed by students while simultaneously protecting themselves from civil liability by not overstepping their authority. This is difficult, because the law concerning these behaviors is ambiguous and continuously evolving, and little consensus has…

Hinduja, Sameer; Patchin, Justin W.

2011-01-01

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Discovering solutions to complex issues facing urban communities  

E-print Network

of life in North Minneapolis, to monitor and advise UNP partners on the effects and impact of community communities, the university, Hennepin County, and the city of Minneapolis to work together to resolve some these issues. In addition, work groups of residents, faculty, and other city and county representatives have

Netoff, Theoden

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Volume 5 Issue 2 www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis February 2010 NASA faces `culture change'  

E-print Network

Volume 5 Issue 2 www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis February 2010 NASA faces `culture change' STS-129 Bresnik, Commander Charles Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Mike Foreman and Robert Satcher. NASA faces session for employees. The proposed budget would increase agency funding by $6 billion during the next

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Contemporary Civil Rights Challenges of "Brown vs. Board of Education": School Leaders Identify Current Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School leaders from five states gathered recently to examine civil rights issues facing students today. The session was held by the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) South Central Collaborative for Equity, which is the federally-funded equity assistance center for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The…

Scott, Bradley

2004-01-01

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Beyond Culturalism: Addressing Issues of Indigenous Disadvantage through Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper draws from a study that explored issues of student equity, marginality and diversity in two secondary schools in regional Queensland (Australia). The paper foregrounds interview data gathered from administration, teaching and ancillary staff at one of the schools, "Crimson" High School. The school has a high Indigenous student…

Keddie, Amanda; Gowlett, Christina; Mills, Martin; Monk, Sue; Renshaw, Peter

2013-01-01

68

Is Isolation a Problem? Issues Faced by Rural Libraries and Rural Library Staff in South Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this research was to investigate current issues faced by public library staff in rural South Australia and to examine some of the reasons why people choose to work in rural libraries. The study took a mixed methods approach, combining interviews and questionnaires to gain a fuller understanding of the issues and experiences of rural…

Haines, Rebecca; Calvert, Philip J.

2009-01-01

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Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Chapter 3: Legal Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains chapter 3 (7 articles) of a collection of 35 articles primarily from American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD) publications on the most important legal and ethical topics about which all school counselors need to be informed. "The Law and Ethical Practices in Elementary and Middle Schools" (Theodore P.…

Remley, Theodore P., Jr.; And Others

70

Political Justice, Schooling and Issues of Group Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores issues associated with schooling and political justice. Such issues are understood in light of the contention surrounding how Western schooling contexts might best represent marginalised groups--in ways that accord them a political voice. The significance of group identity politics is explored drawing on international debates…

Keddie, Amanda

2014-01-01

71

Management and Leadership Issues for School Building Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School principals are confronted with a variety of issues as they provide leadership and organization to their schools. Evidence is growing that successful school leaders influence achievement through the support and development of effective teachers and the implementation of effective organizational practice (Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe,…

Tobin, James

2014-01-01

72

Current Litigation Involving School Finance Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper contains an overview of selected school finance cases litigated in local, state, and federal courts. The first section contains a review of state school finance cases. Constitutional challenges to states' school finance systems were affirmed by the Connecticut Supreme Court, defeated by the Michigan Court of Appeals, and returned to a…

Sparkman, William E.

73

Present status and issues of school nutrition programs in Korea.  

PubMed

School nutrition programs are essential for children's long-term nutrition and health promotion. The last decade has been the most dramatic years in the history of school nutrition programs in Korea. The percentage of schools serving school lunches reached almost 100% in 2003. In 2006, School Meals Act was significantly revised after serial outbreaks of food-borne illness among students having eaten school lunches. The safety and nutritional quality of school meals had remained as the biggest issue until the middle of 2000s, and then eco-friendly and universal free school lunches have become the main issues related to school meal service and are still under debate. Implementation of the Nutrition Teacher System in 2006 was the turning point of school-based nutrition education in Korea. In addition, two new laws, Special Act on Children's Dietary Life Safety Management of 2008 and Dietary Life Education Support Act of 2009, started to make meaningful changes in school nutrition environment and practices. The next decade is expected to be very critical in the development of school nutrition programs in Korea as the new systems and laws are to be settled. Significant effort is needed from both the academia and the field to make the related issues to be debated and answered to progressive direction for the school nutrition programs in Korea. PMID:22374568

Yoon, Jihyun; Kwon, Sooyoun; Shim, Jae Eun

2012-01-01

74

the changing face of terrorism August 2011 Volume 17 Issue 4  

E-print Network

9/11 + 10: the changing face of terrorism August 2011 Volume 17 Issue 4 Also: ChristiAn FundAmentAlism FAmily AssistAnCe ProgrAmmes CArgo seCurity teChnologies terrorist ProFiling Body BomBs SponSored by: 10th AnniverSAry of 11th September AttAckS Commemorative issue See pAge 4 mAIn medIA sponsors to

Wang, Hai

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Selected Issues Facing BC Parks: Report to the BC Protected Areas  

E-print Network

Selected Issues Facing BC Parks: Report to the BC Protected Areas Research Forum A report ................................................................ 53 SHANNON DAVIES Chapter 6 Recreation Conflict Management in Parks and Protected Areas by students in the ORTM 305: Parks Planning and Management class Edited by Dr. John Shultis Outdoor Recreation

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Local actors facing environmental issues: lessons from a bottom-up approach  

E-print Network

149 Local actors facing environmental issues: lessons from a bottom-up approach Marie-Claude Maurel chosen to concentrate on the example of the implementation of "local sustainable development on the initiatives of local actors, is a form of public policy that is totally new in the countries of Central Europe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Using Open Standards for Interoperability Issues, Solutions, and Challenges facing Cloud Computing  

E-print Network

Using Open Standards for Interoperability Issues, Solutions, and Challenges facing Cloud Computing, a new era of computing has been ushered in, that of grids and clouds. With several commercial cloud and commercial work loads within the ambit of cloud computing. Cloud computing has come as a blessing for small

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

78

Workforce Issues Facing HRD. [Concurrent Symposium Session at AHRD Annual Conference, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains three papers from a symposium on work force issues facing human resource development (HRD). "Diversity Management in Nonprofit Women's Health Care Settings: A Qualitative Study of Race, Class, and Gender Influences" (Camille A. Cordak) demonstrates which organizational activities support diversity and how an organization's…

1997

79

Ethical issues faced by clinician/managers in resource-allocation decisions.  

PubMed

This article explores the ethical issues faced by clinicians with management responsibilities (clinician/managers) when making decisions related to resource allocation and utilization at a Canadian teaching hospital. Using a focus group method, 28 individuals participated in four homogeneous groups that included nurse managers, managers from other professional groups, and physician managers. Ethical issues that recurred throughout the discussions included fairness, concern with preventing harm, consumer/patient choice, balancing needs of different groups of patients, conflict between financial incentives and patient needs, and professional autonomy. The particular issue of conflict is analyzed from two perspectives--a theory of professional-bureaucratic roles and of obligation--that illustrate how both management and philosophical issues are related. The findings suggest that decentralizing resource allocation and utilization decisions does raise ethical issues for clinician/managers and that a better understanding of these issues can be obtained using an interdisciplinary perspective. PMID:10160949

Lemieux-Charles, L; Meslin, E M; Aird, C; Baker, R; Leatt, P

1993-01-01

80

Managing Information Technology: Facing the Issues. Track VI: Academic Computing Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers making up Track VI of the 1989 conference of the Professional Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (known as CAUSE, an acronym of the association's former name) are presented in this document. The focus of Track VI is on academic computing issues, and the papers include: "Loan-a-Mac: A…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

81

Managing Information Technology: Facing the Issues. Track V: Telecommunications and Networking Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven papers making up Track V of the 1989 conference of the Professional Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (known as CAUSE, an acronym of the association's former name) are presented in this document. The focus of Track V is on telecommunications and networking issues and the papers include: "Networking…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

82

SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION TO RURAL COMMUNITIES: LEADERSHIP ISSUES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Successful rural community development efforts focus on harnessing the resources already present to find community solutions to community concerns. For these efforts to be successful, high levels of cooperation, communication and trust need to be built within the community. This paper is based on a pilot study which investigated the role of the local school(s) in the process. The study

Susan Johns; Sue Kilpatrick; Ian Falk; Bill Mulford

83

School Organization: Grade Span. Trends and Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines grade spans (grade configurations) and their importance in community school systems. Research has shown that geographic location often dictates the kind of grade configuration districts use. Furthermore, every grade configuration has strengths and weaknesses, and school officials must focus on developing the positive potential…

Renchler, Ron

84

Personnel Issues and the Catholic School Administrator.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides personnel policy guidance in several areas for administrators of Catholic schools. Chapter 1, "Policies and Practices of Governance and Accountability," by M. Lourdes Sheehan, considers governance under the four typical organizational structures of Catholic schools--parish, interparish, diocesan, and private--and notes that…

O'Brien, J. Stephen, Ed.; McBrien, Margaret, Ed.

85

Proprietary Schools: Beyond the Issue of Profit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter provides an overview of the literature on proprietary schools; the diverse students they serve, their distinctive educational characteristics, and an agenda for institutional researchers. (Contains 1 table.)

Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.

2004-01-01

86

AIDS, the Schools, and Policy Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the discovery of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and describes the biology of the disease. The problem of AIDS among children is discussed and implications for school policy decisions are cited. (Author/MT)

Price, James H.

1986-01-01

87

School Finance Issues in the 1980s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State education policymakers, polled about potential school finance problems for the 1980s, ranked changes in state general aid formulas and changes in the tax structure for education at the top of seven subject areas. (Author/MLF)

Palaich, Robert M.

1980-01-01

88

Los Angeles District Faces Mounting Pressure over High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After nearly eight months on the job, Superintendent David L. Brewer III has rolled out his strategy for improving student achievement in the 708,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Three new, reform-minded members also have been sworn in on the school board. But so far, the momentum for improving high schools in the nation's…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2007-01-01

89

Characteristics of Effective Schools in Facing and Reducing Bullying  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines whether variation in school effectiveness in terms of reducing bullying can be attributed to differences in their classroom and school learning environment. All 6th grade students ("n"?=?1504) of 35 primary schools in Cyprus participated in this study. The revised Olweus bully/victim questionnaire was used to measure bullying…

Kyriakides, Leonidas; Creemers, Bert Peter Maria

2013-01-01

90

High Expectations, Modest Means: The Challenge Facing California's Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides background information on California's academic standards, resources and funding mechanisms. Its findings point to relatively low levels of school spending, a gap between academic standards and school resources, a finance system based on previous funding levels rather than actual school resources and their costs, and questions…

Rose, Heather; Sonstelie, Jon; Reinhard, Ray; Heng, Sharmaine

2003-01-01

91

High-School Graduates: Some States Face Sharp Drop; Others, Big Growth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Projected college enrollment changes due to fluctuating high school graduation rates during the next decade are raising sensitive political issues concerning state resource allocation, planning errors, and ways to either increase high school retention or increase college access. (MSE)

Cage, Mary Crystal

1989-01-01

92

Infectious Diseases: Current Issues in School and Community Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some children in American schools have known and unknown communicable diseases, including herpes, cytomegalovirus, AIDS, mononucleosis, pinworms, and hepatitis. This article examines major public health issues, school responsibility, preventative measures (like basic hygiene), and the need for more effective community education programs. A disease…

Bower, Wilma; And Others

1986-01-01

93

Noncurricular Use of School Facilities: Legal Issues To Consider.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes legal issues involving use of school facilities by noncurricular groups such as the Girl Scouts, a student chess club, or a community gardening club. Discusses three Supreme Court cases on the subject: "Westside v. Mergens" (1990), "Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union-Free School District" (1993); and "Good News Club v. Milford…

Jenkins, J. Kevin

2002-01-01

94

Suicide Prevention in Schools. A Center Policy Issues Analysis Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policy makers remain in conflict over whether schools should play a institutionalized role in preventing student suicide. This brief highlights two other major related questions that are at issue: (1) Does suicide education stigmatize some students and increase that risk of suicide ideation? and (2) Should schools be involved in monitoring…

Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2007

2007-01-01

95

Using Metal Detectors in the Public Schools: Some Legal Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines two legal issues related to the use of metal detectors in public schools: their legality under the Fourth Amendment and the potential liability of schools who fail to use them to keep weapons out of their buildings. (91 footnotes) (MLF)

Bjorklun, Eugene C.

1996-01-01

96

Internet Safety: Issues For New Zealand Primary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internet safety has not been well addressed in many New Zealand primary schools. Nor is it a simple matter to obtain information about this internet safety in primary schools. This paper outlines statistics with relevance to the problem, identifies issues that contribute to the problem and suggests possible solutions.

John Hope

97

Issues in School Bus Safety: Real or Red Herring?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many states, the greatest threat to safe student transportation is elimination of the school transportation program. Using public transit buses, large vans, smaller vehicles, or specialized equipment can cause major-issue headaches. False issues include controversies over seat belts, bus design, and optional "bells and whistles." (10…

Leeds, Robin L.

1999-01-01

98

RoMEO studies 5: IPR issues facing OAI data and service providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is the fifth in a series of studies emanating from the UK JISC-funded RoMEO Project (Rights Metadata for Open-archiving). It reports the results of two surveys of OAI Data Providers (DPs) and Service Providers (SPs) with regards to the rights issues they face. It finds that very few DPs have rights agreements with depositing authors and that there

Elizabeth Gadd; Charles Oppenheim; Steve G. Probets

2004-01-01

99

Future Public Policy and Ethical Issues Facing the Agricultural and Microbial Genomics Sectors of the Biotechnology Industry: A Roundtable Discussion  

SciTech Connect

On September 12, 2003, the University of Maryland School of Law's Intellectual Property and Law & Health Care Programs jointly sponsored and convened a roundtable discussion on the future public policy and ethical issues that will likely face the agricultural and microbial genomics sectors of the biotechnology industry. As this industry has developed over the last two decades, societal concerns have moved from what were often local issues, e.g., the safety of laboratories where scientists conducted recombinant DNA research on transgenic microbes, animals and crops, to more global issues. These newer issues include intellectual property, international trade, risks of genetically engineered foods and microbes, bioterrorism, and marketing and labeling of new products sold worldwide. The fast paced nature of the biotechnology industry and its new developments often mean that legislators, regulators and society, in general, must play ''catch up'' in their efforts to understand the issues, the risks, and even the benefits, that may result from the industry's new ways of conducting research, new products, and novel methods of product marketing and distribution. The goal of the roundtable was to develop a short list of the most significant public policy and ethical issues that will emerge as a result of advances in these sectors of the biotechnology industry over the next five to six years. More concretely, by ''most significant'' the conveners meant the types of issues that would come to the attention of members of Congress or state legislators during this time frame and for which they would be better prepared if they had well researched and timely background information. A concomitant goal was to provide a set of focused issues for academic debate and scholarship so that policy makers, industry leaders and regulators would have the intellectual resources they need to better understand the issues and concerns at stake. The goal was not to provide answers to any of the issues or problems, simply to identify those topics that deserve our attention as a society. Some of the issues may benefit from legislation at the federal or state levels, others may be more appropriately addressed by the private sector. Participants at the roundtable included over a dozen experts in the areas of microbiology, intellectual property, agricultural biotechnology, microbial genomics, bioterrorism, economic development, biotechnology research, and bioethics. These experts came from federal and state government, industry and academia. The participants were asked to come to the roundtable with a written statement of the top three to five public policy/ ethical issues they viewed as most likely to be significant to the industry and to policy makers over the next several years.

Diane E. Hoffmann

2003-09-12

100

Briefing Paper on: School District Data Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes efforts by the state of New York to ensure the accuracy and integrity of data reported by school districts. The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has taken the lead in reviewing these data, focusing on the uses of attendance and enrollment data and making recommendations for improvement in state systems and local…

McCall, H. Carl

101

Planning Guidelines for Primary Schools, Issue 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This planning guide, reflecting recent changes in the educational system in Ireland, offers guidelines for designing primary schools that need to provide additional space for the growing range of teaching and support services. It addresses increased sizes of general purpose rooms, extra floor area provision for classroom storage, administration,…

Department of Education and Science, Tullamore (Ireland). Planning and Building Unit.

102

Child Sexual Abuse: A School Leadership Issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child Sexual Abuse is a growing epidemic. In the United States, 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before reaching adulthood. From a legal standpoint, inappropriate sexual relations between a faculty\\/staff member and a student are a growing national concern. In 1991, the Supreme Court heard the Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1991)

Mark W. Mitchell

2010-01-01

103

Treating Cyberbullying as a School Violence Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools that take a tough stance against schoolyard bullying are beginning to realize how things are changing in the 21st century. Today's bullies are turning more to technology--and cyberspace--for the purpose of tormenting their victims. To some extent, it is classic bullying--but it is also bullying that takes place in a new medium that expands…

Stover, Del

2006-01-01

104

Coal Utilization in Schools: Issues and Answers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coal, at one-third the cost of natural gas and one-fifth the cost of oil, is our cheapest source of energy and is also in abundant supply. Because of significant technological advances, coal-fired equipment now approaches the clean and automatic operational characteristics of gas- and oil-fired boilers. For these reasons, and because schools are…

Pusey, Robert H.

105

To Cultivate the Positive...Introduction to the Special Issue on Schooling and Mental Health Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces issue of collected articles that work towards providing an integration of and across-fertilization between education- and mental health-oriented theory, research, and school-based practice. The articles seek to show how academic and social-emotional assets and problems are interrelated and how schools have a role in their development…

Roeser, Robert W.

2001-01-01

106

Ethics in stuttering treatment in the schools: issues and intersections.  

PubMed

When the challenges of providing speech-language pathology services in school settings intersect with the complexities of meeting the unique needs of students who stutter, clinicians may encounter a variety of ethical issues. This article explores some of the ethical challenges of treating stuttering in school settings by discussing three clinical scenarios. Seedhouse's Ethics Grid is provided as a scaffold to support the critical analysis of school-based stuttering treatment issues. Factors examined include creating and respecting autonomy, serving student needs, doing good and minimizing risks, and telling the truth and keeping promises. In addition, clinical outcomes are considered in terms of their impact on students and family members, clinicians, students with communication disorders other than stuttering, and school personnel. Finally, some of the practical concerns when treating stuttering in school settings are discussed, including the law, codes of practice, wishes of others, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of actions. PMID:22144082

Watson, Jennifer B; Byrd, Courtney T; Moore, Barbara J

2011-11-01

107

How Middle School Students Come Face to Face With Down Syndrome Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article discusses how real research on Down syndrome, being done in a lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), was incorporated into a laboratory activity for middle school students. The activity asked students to evaluate re

Buckingham, Jane; Allen, Jared; Marrs, Kathleen; Roper, Randall

2010-01-01

108

Facing the Future: Financing Productive Schools. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the final result of a six-year study of America's school finance system, including more than 30 separate studies at a cost of $6 million and involving an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 scholars including many of the country's best known economists, policy analysts, lawyers, and specialists in school finance, instruction,…

Hill, Paul T.; Roza, Marguerite; Harvey, James

2008-01-01

109

School Dropouts: Policy Prospects. Policy Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the issue-attention cycle identified by political scientists, the imagination and energy of public leaders progress from alarmed discovery of a problem, to euphoric resource mobilization and a search for solutions, to institutionalization of responses. Next come the harsh realities of expensive answers and slow progress, causing a hasty retreat…

Catterall, James S.

110

Methodological Issues in School-Based Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defensible evaluation designs must take into account the impossibility of random assignment and reduced options for the use of control groups. In addition, there are numerous pressures on the construction and development of measuring devices and a need for ingenuity in performing statistical analysis. This article explicates these issues. (Author)

Sandoval, Jonathan

1978-01-01

111

Health-promoting schools and mental health issues: a survey of New Zealand schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In New Zealand, schools are implementing a variety of strategies in an attempt to address factors that adversely influence students’ learning. The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a study that sought to determine the extent to which schools were able not only to identify health issues influencing learning, but also to use a health-promoting schools

Penni Cushman; Tracy Clelland; Garry Hornby

2011-01-01

112

State Strategies to Help Schools Make the Most of Their National School Lunch Program. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the second largest federally subsidized food assistance program, serving approximately 31 million lunches each day. Nearly all public and private schools offer the federally reimbursed school meals program, which cost the federal government $9.3 billion to operate in 2008. This Issue Brief highlights the…

Mulheron, Joyal; Vonasek, Kara

2010-01-01

113

The nuclear issue in Swedish schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sweden is almost unique in that its government through its foreign office gave financial support to a carefully thought out proposal from Svenska Läkare Mot Karnvapen (Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons) for a youth education project on the nuclear issue. The Swedish Board of Education has agreed to provide: 1. In?service training for teachers on current affairs;2. Up?to?date teaching resources

Alexandra Bergström

1992-01-01

114

How Middle School Students Come Face to Face with Down Syndrome Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how real research on Down syndrome, being done in a lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), was incorporated into a laboratory activity for middle school students. The activity asked students to evaluate real evidence from the research laboratory of a GK-12 fellow (a graduate student funded by the…

Allen, Jared; Buckingham, Jane; Roper, Randall; Marrs, Kathleen

2010-01-01

115

Special Issue on "Green Schools": Thoughts on Issues Concerning "Green Schools"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses how to evaluate "green schools" that not only the standards and characteristics can be reflected on a regional basis, but also the ability to create such schools can be enhanced. The author also discusses the characteristics and connotative meaning of a "green school" and enumerates a list of common practical…

Yuanzeng, Zhang

2004-01-01

116

school voiceschallenges facing education systems after identity-based conflicts  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe our research on the role of education in the social reconstruction of countries after mass conflict. Our studies focus on the voices of those least heard in the discourse - teachers, students, administrators and parents. We examine schools in four societies that experienced profound violence, ethnic cleansing and genocide during the 1990s - Croatia, the UN-administered province of

Harvey M. Weinstein; Sarah Warshauer Freedman; Holly Hughson

2007-01-01

117

Who Runs Our Schools? The Changing Face of Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A changing mix of forces and actors occupy the educational leadership stage. The fragmentation and curious distribution of decision-making power frustrate the workings of the education system. Twelve articles discuss the nature of the leadership problem: (1) "Education's Unknown Leaders"; (2) "Tribunes for the Schools"; (3) "Few Perks, Little…

Kaplan, George

118

Classrooms and Courtrooms: Facing Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book uses evidence gathered from legal, anecdotal, and survey-based sources to explore sexual harassment in K-12 schools. The text is divided into seven chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 use material from surveys, salient lawsuits, and students' stories to describe harassment and to elaborate on the contradictions and confusions that surround this…

Stein, Nan

119

John Dewey, the Other Face of the Brazilian New School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper intents to analyze the influence of John Dewey's ideas in the movement that defended the educational renovation in Brazil (named New School) at the end of the 1920s and in the 1930s. For this, it explains two trends of that movement: the first is described by the metaphor of industrial or mechanical efficiency, whose emphasis was in the…

Da Cunha, Marcus Vinicius

2005-01-01

120

Older LGBT adult training panels: an opportunity to educate about issues faced by the older LGBT community.  

PubMed

Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults face unique issues that can impede their well-being. Although many advances have helped address these issues, there is a need for education efforts that raise awareness of service providers about these issues. This study explores evaluation data of training panels provided by older LGBT adults and the views of training participants on issues faced by the older LGBT community after attending the panels. Participants were 605 students and professionals from over 34 education and communication settings. Implications for trainings on participants and older LGBT trainers are discussed. PMID:23905835

Rogers, Anissa; Rebbe, Rebecca; Gardella, Chanel; Worlein, Mary; Chamberlin, Mya

2013-01-01

121

Issue Management by School Superintendents: Final Report. Part II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four papers generated by a broader study of issues management in three suburban Chicago school districts are collected here. "Achieving Routine" focuses on the effective routinization of organizational change, in this case a curriculum decision, through the use of administrative mechanisms and the conceptual linkage of the new to established…

Huff, Anne S.; Pondy, Louis R.

122

School-Based Methylphenidate Placebo Protocols: Methodological and Practical Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on methodological issues involved in choosing instruments to monitor behavior, once a comprehensive evaluation has suggested trials on Ritalin. Case examples illustrate problems of teacher compliance in filling out measures, supplying adequate placebos, and obtaining physical cooperation. Emerging school-based methodologies are discussed…

Hyman, Irwin A.; Wojtowicz, Alexandra; Lee, Kee Duk; Haffner, Mary Elizabeth; Fiorello, Catherine A.; And Others

1998-01-01

123

Workshop Participants' Perception Rankings of Second Generation School Desegregation Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to determine the perceived, relative importance of fifteen second generation desegregation issues as viewed by randomly selected school staff participants in Mid Atlantic Appalachian Race Desegregation Assistance Center workshops. It also attempted to assess whether there were significant differing perceptions among the…

Michael, Charlene Belton; Riley, Marcia G.

124

AIDS in Public Schools: Resolved Issues and Continuing Controversy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case law has generally established that school districts cannot summarily exclude children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) from the classroom. Issues abound as to the proper manner to make the classroom attendance of the HIV-infected child easier for everyone. Still debated is the scope of AIDS…

McNary-Keith, Sandra E.

1995-01-01

125

Review of Issues in Intelligence Test Use in Alberta Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review of issues involved in the use of intelligence tests in Alberta (Canada) schools included consideration of: the nature of intelligence; the measurement of intelligence (instrument variables, examiner variables, and interpretation variables); student rights; implications of intelligence test results in decision making (labeling of…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.

126

Issues Facing Pharmacy Leaders in 2014: Suggestions for Pharmacy Strategic Planning  

PubMed Central

In 2013, the Director’s Forum published our assessment of issues facing pharmacy leaders to assist pharmacy directors in planning for the year ahead. The issues include health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative, the health care workforce, patients’ perceptions of pharmacists, and the changing landscape of pharmacy education. Based on our environmental scan, the issues addressed in 2013 are pertinent to a department’s plan for 2014. The goal of this article is to provide practical approaches to each of these issues to help pharmacy directors focus their department’s goals for 2014 to support the development of patient-centered pharmacy services. This column will address (1) strategies to reduce medication costs and generate new pharmacy revenue streams, (2) innovative approaches to improving medication safety and quality, (3) steps to advance the clinical practice model, and (4) ways to create mutually beneficial student experiences. PMID:24715750

2014-01-01

127

Promising Practices in Afterschool Program and School Partnerships. After School Issues. Volume 3, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Institute on Out-of-School-Time (NIOST) investigated partnership strategies between community-based organizations conducting afterschool programs and the schools they serve. NIOST used in-depth phone interviews and site visits to collect information on several community-based organization afterschool programs and their affiliated…

National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College, 2007

2007-01-01

128

Informed Commentary: The Many Faces of American Schooling: Effective Schools Research and Border-Crossing in the 21st Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article revisits the research on effective schools by applying the concept of cultural border crossing. It focuses on issues of racism, classism, and sexism, and concludes with recommendations for how school leadership can help students effectively cross borders and reach the highest possible levels of achievement.

Alston, Judy A.

2004-01-01

129

Effectiveness of Online Instruction: Differences in Measured Student Outcomes Online versus Face-to-Face Instruction at the High School Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been an exponential growth in online courses offered at the high school level but little evidence as to whether they are as effective as face-to-face courses. It has become critical to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of online education in order to reap the benefits and reduce the drawbacks of contrasting learning modes. The…

Langenhorst, Don G.

2012-01-01

130

Crisis and confidence: The changing faces of the school business official  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the early 1980s, researchers indicated that school business officials will be leaving their educational positions at an increasing rate and thereby creating numerous vacancies. The responses of 458 school business officials to a modified Dembowski (1991) survey provided a wealth of information regarding the characteristics and issues of concern to the targeted official addressing the six research questions of

Sharon Ann Burkybile Kerr

1996-01-01

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Urban School Facilities: An A-Z Primer. IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This "IssueTrak" addresses the condition of urban school facilities as a matter of great urgency. Facility planners, are committed to working with urban school districts to develop and implement a systematic approach for modernizing aging urban school facilities. The next generation of school children is far too important and valuable to be forced…

DeJong, William S.

2004-01-01

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Can we stop the spread of influenza in schools with face masks?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the absence of a strain-specific vaccine and the potential resistance to antiviral medication, nonpharmaceutical interventions can be used to reduce the spread of an infectious disease such as influenza. The most common non-pharmaceutical interventions include school closures, travel restrictions, social distancing, enforced or volunteer home isolation and quarantine, improved hand hygiene, and the appropriate wearing of face masks. However,

Sara Y Del Valle; Raymond Tellier; Gary Settles; Julian Tang

2009-01-01

133

The Challenges Facing School Governing Bodies in England: A "Perfect Storm"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The governing bodies of publicly funded schools in England are currently facing a number of substantive challenges of various kinds. Many of the challenges are long-standing, while others relate to the current context for governing wrought by recent education policy developments initiated by central government. A number of the challenges are…

James, Chris; Brammer, Steve; Connolly, Michael; Spicer, David Eddy; James, Jane; Jones, Jeff

2013-01-01

134

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com First graduates of Broward College's teacher school face  

E-print Network

doubts everyone will be brought back. Right now, the Broward College graduates remain without jobsSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel.com First graduates of Broward College's teacher school face vanishing market By Scott Travis, Sun Sentinel 8:31 PM EDT, July 27, 2011 When Broward College decided to offer

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Labor market issues for administrators: evidence from public schools in Texas  

E-print Network

This dissertation examines three labor market issues regarding public school administrators in Texas using personnel records from the 1994-95 school year until the 2003-04 school year. The first essay explores promotion rates of men and women...

Mitchem, Eric John

2009-05-15

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Sexual and reproductive health issues facing Southeast Asian beer promoters: a qualitative pilot study  

PubMed Central

Background In Southeast Asia, hundreds of thousands of young rural women migrate from their villages to the larger cities in search of work. Many find employment with beer companies or in the clubs where beer is sold, promoting the sale of beer. Previous research suggests these young migrants are in a highly vulnerable position. This paper will describe the findings of an October 2009 meeting to develop a research agenda on the sexual and reproductive health of beer promoters and a subsequent pilot study of focus groups with beer promoters to review this agenda. Methods Participants of the research meeting representing beer promoters, academics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government and the beer industry from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam collaborated in the development of three key research themes. The themes were verified in focus group discussions with beer promoters organized by local research partners in all four countries. The focus group participants were asked what they felt were the key sexual and reproductive health issues facing them in a non-directive and unstructured manner, and then asked to comment more specifically on the research priorities developed at the meeting. The focus groups were recorded digitally, transcribed, and translated into English. The data were analyzed by coding for common themes and then developing matrices to compare themes between groups. Results The participants of the meeting identified three key research themes: occupational health (including harassment and violence, working conditions, and fair pay), gender and social norms (focusing on the impact of power relations between the genders on women's health), and reproductive health (knowledge and access to reproductive health care services). The participants in the focus groups in all four countries agreed that these were key priorities for them, though the emphasis on the most important issues varied between groups of women. Sexual harassment in the workplace and challenges in accessing reproductive health care services because of the barriers of cost, shyness, and stigmatizing attitudes of health care providers were common problems for many of the women. Conclusions There is a need for regional research and programming for beer promotion women in Southeast Asia focusing on the three research themes of occupational health, gender norms and reproductive health. Such research and programs could provide important benefits for many beer promotion women who currently face significant risks to their sexual and reproductive health. PMID:20594342

2010-01-01

137

Body piercing in school children: a review of the issues.  

PubMed

Over recent years piercing of parts of the body other than the earlobes has become more common among school children. This article seeks to explore the issues raised by the practice, particularly for the school nurse, who may be involved in the management of children with body piercing in school. An overview of the different types of body piercing is provided, as well as a discussion of the legal aspects of body piercing in children under the age of 18. The infectious and non-infectious complications that may arise are examined. The article also addresses some of the psychological issues around body piercing, in particular exploring what motivates children to have a piercing done, and looks at the evidence that associates body piercing with high risk behaviours in this age group. Finally, the article provides practical guidance to healthcare professionals about managing children with body piercings, looking in particular at steps that can be taken to promote safe healing and the avoidance of complications. PMID:17061664

Marcer, Hilary; Finlay, Fiona; Jordan, Natasha

2006-10-01

138

Riverine ecosystem services and the thermoelectric sector: strategic issues facing the Northeastern United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Major strategic issues facing the global thermoelectric sector include environmental regulation, climate change and increasing electricity demand. We have addressed such issues by modeling thermoelectric generation in the Northeastern United States that is reliant on cooling under five sensitivity tests to evaluate losses/gains in power production, thermal pollution and suitable aquatic habitat, comparing the contemporary baseline (2000-2010) with potential future states. Integral to the analysis, we developed a methodology to quantify river water availability for cooling, which we define as an ecosystem service. Projected climate conditions reduce river water available for efficient power plant operations and the river's capacity to absorb waste heat, causing a loss of regional thermoelectric generation (RTG) (2.5%) in some summers that, compared to the contemporary baseline, is equal to the summertime electricity consumption of 1.3 million Northeastern US homes. Vulnerabilities to warm temperatures and thermal pollution can be alleviated through the use of more efficient natural gas (NG) power plants that have a reduced reliance on cooling water. Conversion of once-through (OT) to cooling tower (CT) systems and the Clean Water Act (CWA) temperature limit regulation, both of which reduce efficiencies at the single plant level, show potential to yield beneficial increases in RTG. This is achieved by obviating the need for large volumes of river water, thereby reducing plant-to-plant interferences through lowering the impact of upstream thermal pollution and preserving a minimum standard of cooling water. The results and methodology framework presented here, which can be extrapolated to other regional assessments with contrasting climates and thermoelectric profiles, can identify opportunities and support decision-making to achieve more efficient energy systems and riverine ecosystem protection.

Miara, A.; Vorosmarty, C. J.; Stewart, R.; Wollheim, W. M.; Rosenzweig, B.

2013-12-01

139

Challenges Facing Managers in Managing Conflict in Schools in the South and South Central Regions of Botswana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the challenges facing managers in managing conflict in schools of South and South Central Regions of Botswana. In this study, the schedule of interview was used to collect empirical data. A random sample of 50 school managers and deputy school managers was selected for interviews. Major findings of the…

Morake, Nnior Machomi; Monobe, Ratau John; Dingwe, Stephonia

2011-01-01

140

Education by the Numbers: The Fiscal Effect of School Choice Programs, 1990-2006. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School choice programs, which allow students to attend the public or private school of their choice using public funds, have taken root in the U.S. and are growing rapidly both in number and size. Their fiscal impact has become an important political issue. Proponents say school choice saves money because private schooling is more efficient,…

Aud, Susan L.

2007-01-01

141

Can we stop the spread of influenza in schools with face masks?  

SciTech Connect

In the absence of a strain-specific vaccine and the potential resistance to antiviral medication, nonpharmaceutical interventions can be used to reduce the spread of an infectious disease such as influenza. The most common non-pharmaceutical interventions include school closures, travel restrictions, social distancing, enforced or volunteer home isolation and quarantine, improved hand hygiene, and the appropriate wearing of face masks. However, for some of these interventions, there are some unavoidable economic costs to both employees and employers, as well as possible additional detriment to society as a whole. For example, it has been shown that school-age children are most likely to be infected and act as sources of infection for others, due to their greater societal interaction and increased susceptibility. Therefore, preventing or at least reducing infections in children is a logical first-line of defense. For this reason, school closures have been widely investigated and recommended as part of pandemic influenza preparedness, and some studies support this conclusion. Yet, school closures would result in lost work days if at least one parent must be absent from work to care for children who would otherwise be at school. In addition, the delay in-academic progress may be detrimental due to mass school absenteeism. In particular, the pandemic influenza guidance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends school closures for less than four weeks for Category 2 and 3 pandemics (i.e., similar to the milder 1957 and 1968 pandemics) and one to three months for Category 4 and 5 pandemics (i .e., similar to the 1918 pandemic ). Yet, given the above, it is clear that closing schools for up to three months is unlikely to be a practical mitigation strategy for many families and society. Thus modelers and policy makers need to weigh all factors before recommending such drastic measures, particularly if the agent under consideration typically has low mortality and causes a mild disease. Therefore, we contend that face masks are an effective, practical, non-pharmaceutical intervention that would reduce the spread of disease among school-children, while keeping schools open. Influenza spreads through person-to-person contact, via transmission by large droplets or aerosols (droplet nuclei) produced by breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing, as well as by direct (though most people touch very few others in their daily lives) or indirect (i.e., via fomites) contact. Face masks act as a physical barrier to reduce the amount of potentially infectious inhaled and exhaled particles, although they would not reliably protect the wearer against aerosols; a recent study also demonstrated that they can redirect and decelerate exhaled airflows (when worn by an infected individual) to prevent them from entering the breathing zones of others. Thus, if a whole classroom were to don face masks, disease transmission would be expected to be greatly diminished. Another recent study on face masks and hand hygiene show a 10-50% transmission reduction for influenza-like illnesses. Furthermore, face masks can act as an effective physical reminder and barrier to transmission by preventing the wearer from touching any potentially infectious secretions from their mucous membranes (i.e., from the nose and mouth), which is another mechanism for direct and indirect contact transmission for influenza. A recent systematic review has suggested that wearing masks can be highly effective in limiting the transmission of respiratory infections, such as influenza. Yet, admittedly, the effectiveness of this intervention strategy is highly dependent on compliance (i.e., the willingness to wear the mask in all appropriate situations), which in tum depends on comfort, convenience, fitness, and hygiene. Importantly, masks themselves must not become a source of infection (or reinfection); as such they should be replaced or sanitized daily (where possible) to maximize effectiveness. One solution could be for masks to be touted as fashion accessories, whi

Del Valle, Sara Y [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tellier, Raymond [UNIV OF CALGARY; Settles, Gary [UNIV PARK; Tang, Julian [NATIONAL UNIV OF SINGAPORE

2009-01-01

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Environmental Pollution Challenges and Associated Planning and Management Issues Facing Offshore Oil and Gas Field Development in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reducing the environmental impact of offshore operations is one of the most pressing challenges facing the oil and gas industry in Europe today. A study was conducted to review the issues by literature search, and consultation with stakeholders and experts. It was clear from the literature search that considerable research had been dedicated to: protecting the marine environment; achieving compliance

Edward Salter; John Ford

2000-01-01

143

Parents' perceptions of curricular issues affecting children's weight in elementary schools. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

The purpose of this study was to examine Ohio parents' perceptions of the role of elementary schools in preventing childhood overweight. In the United States, overweight is the most widespread health threat facing children and adolescents. Schools may be a useful point of intervention in addressing the escalating prevalence of childhood overweight because children spend over half their day at school.

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The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues. ERS Report Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is one of the largest food and nutrition assistance programs in the United States, feeding millions of children every day. School meal providers face the task of serving nutritious and appealing school lunches, including free and reduced-price lunches for low-income students, and doing so under budget…

Ralston, Katherine; Newman, Constance; Clauson, Annette; Guthrie, Joanne; Buzby, Jean

2008-01-01

145

Teacher Time Spent on Student Health Issues and School Nurse Presence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary school teacher time spent on student health issues and the relationship to school nurse services was the focus of this 2-year study. A cross-sectional design was used to survey traditional and exceptional (special needs) classroom teachers about the time they spent on health issues and their perception of school nurse presence. The…

Hill, Nina Jean; Hollis, Marianne

2012-01-01

146

Ethical issues in information and communication technologies: Case of Malaysian primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the ethical issues in information communication technology (ICT) in Malaysian primary schools. Among ethical issues that have been identified are cyber crime, cyber bullying, internet fraud, hacking and others. However, cyber bullying are the major ethical issues in Malaysian primary schools. In this study, quantitative methodology has been chosen by distributing questionnaire among the respondents. The results

Maslin Masrom; Nadia Jamal; Nik Hasnaa Nik Mahmood; Othman Zainon; Muhammad Madi Abdullah; Hooi Lai Wan

2012-01-01

147

Free to Lead: Autonomy in Highly Successful Charter Schools. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Autonomy is a key component of the charter school concept. By allowing charter schools to have autonomy over decisions concerning finance, personnel, scheduling, curriculum and instruction, states have enabled many of these schools to produce stellar results for their students. This issue brief explores autonomy at five excellent charter schools

Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C.

2010-01-01

148

A Review of Related Literature to Issues and Problems in Elementary School Administration. Supplementary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a review of current literature on the administration of elementary schools and on the roles elementary school principals play in relating to the issues and problems of their schools. It is part of a larger study on problems confronting elementary school principals (EA 002 923). The literature is classified into six problem areas…

Becker, Gerald; And Others

149

School Closures and Policy Issues. Policy Paper No. 84-C3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the literature on the impact of school closures on students and communities in the context of four policy issues: school size, cost savings, educational equity, and public support for education. In closure decisions, a major hypothesis affecting school board members is that larger schools can offer a broader curriculum at lower…

Valencia, Richard R.

150

Issues facing the future health care workforce: the importance of demand modelling  

PubMed Central

This article examines issues facing the future health care workforce in Australia in light of factors such as population ageing. It has been argued that population ageing in Australia is affecting the supply of health care professionals as the health workforce ages and at the same time increasing the demand for health care services and the health care workforce. However, the picture is not that simple. The health workforce market in Australia is influenced by a wide range of factors; on the demand side by increasing levels of income and wealth, emergence of new technologies, changing disease profiles, changing public health priorities and a focus on the prevention of chronic disease. While a strong correlation is observed between age and use of health care services (and thus health care workforce), this is mediated through illness, as typified by the consistent finding of higher health care costs in the months preceding death. On the supply side, the health workforce is highly influenced by policy drivers; both national policies (eg funded education and training places) and local policies (eg work place-based retention policies). Population ageing and ageing of the health workforce is not a dominant influence. In recent years, the Australian health care workforce has grown in excess of overall workforce growth, despite an ageing health workforce. We also note that current levels of workforce supply compare favourably with many OECD countries. The future of the health workforce will be shaped by a number of complex interacting factors. Market failure, a key feature of the market for health care services which is also observed in the health care labour market – means that imbalances between demand and supply can develop and persist, and suggests a role for health workforce planning to improve efficiency in the health services sector. Current approaches to health workforce planning, especially on the demand side, tend to be highly simplistic. These include historical allocation methods, such as the personnel-to-population ratios which are essentially circular in their rationale rather than evidence-based. This article highlights the importance of evidence-based demand modelling for those seeking to plan for the future Australian health care workforce. A model based on population health status and best practice protocols for health care is briefly outlined. PMID:19422686

Segal, Leonie; Bolton, Tom

2009-01-01

151

The Problems Public Schools Face: High School Misbehaviour in 1990 and 2002  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Misbehaviour in high school impacts learning and instruction in the classroom as well as the educational climate of the institution. In this report, changes in administrators', teachers', and students' reports of misbehaviour between 1990 and 2002 were examined using two national US databases. There was little change in administrators'…

Fish, Reva M.; Finn, Kristin V.; Finn, Jeremy D.

2011-01-01

152

Remembering What's Important: Priorities of School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "Remembering What's Important: Priorities of School Leadership," Charles A. Bonnici addresses several issues facing school leaders through strategies supported by real-life examples and anecdotes. The issues addressed include questions such as: (1) What is the most urgent issue faced by a new school leader?; (2) How can this leader address the…

Bonnici, Charles A.

2011-01-01

153

School Quality in the Cloud: Guidelines for Authorizing Virtual Charter Schools. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief. Cyber Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Issue Brief, an update of "Authorizing Virtual Charter Schools: Rules of the Road on the Digital Highway" by Gregg Vanourek, is part of NACSA's Cyber series, which addresses issues in policy and practice that concern authorizing online schools and blended learning. It aims to improve authorizer understanding and oversight of online charter…

Lin, Margaret

2011-01-01

154

Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 2000 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton…

Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

155

Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 1999 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton…

Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

156

Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 1998 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton…

Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

157

School-Based Mentoring. Research in Action. Issue 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based mentoring (SBM) is an adaptation of the traditional mentoring model for schools. Involving schools can help programs reach groups of youth who may not otherwise be served, but school-based programs and their matches must adjust to the structure of the school. Available research suggests new and additional mentor training, staff…

Karcher, Michael; Herrera, Carla

2007-01-01

158

Managing an Infectious Disease Outbreak in a School. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 2, Issue 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an infectious disease incident, which resulted in the death of a student, closure of area schools and the operation of an on-site school vaccine clinic. The report highlights the critical need…

US Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

159

Difficulties Facing the Educational Supervision Processes in the Public Schools of the Governorate of Jarash Directorate of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study attempts to identify the difficulties facing the educational supervision processes in the public schools of the Directorate of Education at Jarash Governorate, Jordan, by surveying the principals of these schools. The sample size consisted of (143) male and female principals in the Governorate of Jarash Directorate of Education. In…

Badah, Ahmad; AL-Awawdeh, Amal; Akroush, Lubna; Al Shobaki, Nayfah

2013-01-01

160

ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ECRM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter "ERCMExpress" provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. Many nontraditional schools across the United States, such as storefront schools, rural schools, and alternative education facilities, face challenges in…

Taylor, Matt

2007-01-01

161

Perspectives & Issues Related to Violence in a Rural School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examining school violence surveyed 819 students in grades 8, 10, and 11 in a rural secondary school in 1997 and 1999. Student feelings toward school safety were not significantly different in the 2 years. However, there was a significant decline in feeling safe at home, which may be a catalyst for future school problems. (Contains 24…

Smith, Marilyn; Hill, George C.; Evans, Bill; Bandera, Marcia

2000-01-01

162

Methodological and Measurement Issues in School Violence Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

School violence became a topic of broad national concern in the United States in reaction to a series of tragic school shootings during the 1990s. Efforts to understand and prevent school shootings have stimulated the rapid development of a broader interest in school safety with an emerging multidisciplinary research agenda. The maturation and fulfillment of this research agenda require that

Michael J. Furlong; Gale M. Morrison; Dewey G. Cornell; Russell Skiba

2004-01-01

163

Schools Linked to Obesity: Issues, Concerns and Reforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Key Word: obesity, schools, reforms Abstract: Obesity is a growing epidemic concerning children in the United States, which affects children's self esteem and school performance. Many concerns have been raised in relation to the federal government's school hot lunch programs and the steady increase in childhood obesity. Foods served in the school lunch programs are high in fat, sugar and

Andrea Kolbeck

164

The Big Issues Facing College Students: 30 Campus Leaders Share Their Opinions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student leaders of campus and national organizations note the most pressing student interests and concerns on and off campus this fall. The issues include personal needs for health and child care to national political and educational issues and international affairs. (MSE)

Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985

1985-01-01

165

Declassification of professional social workers: A personnel issue facing the human services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author discusses the issue of declassification of professional social work positions within public service agencies. The manner in which declassification is occurring, the reasons for it, and some strategies to block the trend are presented. An underlying theme of the paper is that the core issue in declassificalion of professional social work positions is the profession's inability to define

Ken Millar

1986-01-01

166

Blended Learning: An Examination of Online Learning's Impact on Face-to-Face Instruction in High School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A decade of research studies document that while blended learning has experienced rapid growth on K-12 campuses, little is known about its diverse impacts on teachers in secondary schools. Narrowing this knowledge gap was the purpose of this study, as it addressed questions relating to the extent to which high school practitioners blended subject…

Cherry, Lisa D.

2010-01-01

167

Parents' Perceptions of Curricular Issues Affecting Children's Weight in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine Ohio parents' perceptions of the role of elementary schools in preventing childhood overweight. In the United States, overweight is the most widespread health threat facing children and adolescents. Schools may be a useful point of intervention in addressing the escalating prevalence of childhood overweight…

Murnan, Judy; Price, James H.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Dake, Joseph A.; Boardley, Debra

2006-01-01

168

Monopoly vs. Markets: The Empirical Evidence on Private Schools & School Choice. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents new findings comparing public and private high schools using top-quality data from the Education Longitudinal Study (ELS), a long-term research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The ELS project tracks individual data on thousands of students, allowing researchers to conduct much better analyses than are…

Forster, Greg

2007-01-01

169

Group Counseling in the Schools: Considerations for Child and Family Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School psychologists are increasingly being confronted with a wide spectrum of psychological, psychosocial, familial, and home-school issues impacting child development. With one in six children raised in alcoholic families, with divorce impacting approximately 60% of families, and with such issues as teenage pregnancy, parental neglect, as well…

Crespi, Tony D.; Gustafson, Amy L.; Borges, Silvia M.

2006-01-01

170

Summary of key issues for `Very High Needs' and `High Needs' deaf students in mainstream schools  

E-print Network

Summary of key issues for `Very High Needs' and `High Needs' deaf students in mainstream schools Rachel McKee and Eileen Smith Deaf Studies Research Unit Research Report No. 6 School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 2003 Contact: rachel.mckee@vuw.ac.nz Common issues re. Deaf in mainstream: 5

Frean, Marcus

171

Prayer and the Public Schools: The Issue in Historical Perspective and Implications for Religious Education Today.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the persistence of the issue of school prayer and provides historical background for understanding the ways in which the issue has changed over time. Shows that school prayer is not as long-standing a custom or as widespread as commonly assumed. Lists the implications that this information has for religious education. (KO)

Kathan, Boardman W.

1989-01-01

172

Organizing High School Biology Experiences around Contemporary Bioethical Issues: An STS Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for a citizenry capable of comprehending and tackling contemporary issues related to science and technology demands science education experiences that are fundamentally different from traditional experiences in school science. Argues that high school biology experiences organized around contemporary bioethical issues can meet this need.…

Dass, Pradeep Maxwell

1997-01-01

173

PSI issues at plasma facing surfaces of blankets in fusion reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Important PSI issues for the first wall of blankets in fusion reactors are reviewed. Present understandings and remaining issues for particle loads (fast neutral, thermal ions, and energetic alpha particle ripple losses), and evaluation of low-activation structural materials (RAF, V-alloys, and SiCf\\/SiC) and tungsten as first-wall armor (including the effect on tritium breeding ratio of blankets) are explained. If the

Y. Ueda; K. Tobita; Y. Katoh

2003-01-01

174

Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Lessons Learned" addresses "Dealing with Weapons on Campus." Each year, school administrators, faculty and staff must deal with the possibility of students planning and carrying out pranks such as toilet-papering trees, egging automobiles or spray painting school property. These high jinks often occur at the end of the school year,…

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

175

Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. School and student names have been changed to protect identities. Information for this publication was gathered through a series of interviews with school stakeholders involved in the actual incident. This "Lessons Learned" issue

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

176

Attitudes of Oregon High School Seniors Toward Some Environmentally Oriented Science Related Social Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports the results of a study designed to determine the attitudes of Oregon high school seniors toward a number of environmentally-oriented and science-related social issues. Attitudinal comparisons are made between students with respect to the amount of science they had taken in high school (grades 10-12), their school environment, and their…

Steiner, Robert L.

1973-01-01

177

When a Parent Goes Off to War: Exploring the Issues Faced by Adolescents and Their Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of this study were (1) to explore the consequences of parental deployment for adolescents and their families and (2) to identify potential strategies that may help adolescents cope with a parent's deployment. Eleven focus groups were conducted among adolescents in military families, military parents, and school personnel in…

Mmari, Kristin; Roche, Kathleen M.; Sudhinaraset, May; Blum, Robert

2009-01-01

178

School Finance Issues in the 1998-99 Enacted Budget.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the school aid increase enacted for New York State in 1998-1999. School aid for the year will increase by $850 million. However, it is argued that the Governor's vetoes of the Rebuild Schools to Uphold Education (RESCUE) program and teacher support aid betrays a certain lack of true reform within the budget. The changes made…

McCall, H. Carl

179

Termination of School Employees: Legal Issues and Techniques.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The termination of unsatisfactory school employees is an ubiquitous and often expensive legal problem for school districts. This monograph was designed to help school attorneys and administrators in handling the termination process as fairly and efficiently as possible. The monograph begins with articles on documentation, evaluation, and…

National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.

180

Mideast-Themed Schools Raise Curricular, Church-State Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on two Mideast-themed schools which have attracted fierce controversy amplified in the news media and the blogosphere. A new public school with a focus on Arabic language and culture is set to open in New York City this week, after being assailed for months by opponents who claim it will be a taxpayer-funded Islamic school

Trotter, Andrew

2007-01-01

181

Effective Schools: Critical Issues in the Education of Black Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of essays focuses on how Ronald Edmond's work on effective schools and school improvement can affect the education of black children. The book represents a cooperative effort of the Charles D. Moody Research Institute, established as a vehicle for the program services of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), and…

Bates, Percy, Ed.; Wilson, Ted, Ed.

182

BEYOND ACADEMICS: CHALLENGING ISSUES FACING COMMUNITY COLLEGE NON-ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research focused on identifying and exploring the significant current and emerging community college non-academic support service issues. These auxiliary services, not unlike academic or student affairs, support the community college mission and vision as well as students’ academic success. Since December 2007, Americans have been experiencing a lasting recession and community colleges are no different. Due to the dramatic

Judith Lynn Mitchell

2012-01-01

183

Issues faced by SMEs in the internationalization process: results from Fiji and Samoa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the issues, challenges, and impediments coming in the way of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) internationalization in small developing nations of South Pacific like Fiji and Samoa. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper encompasses both quantitative and qualitative data. Analyses of antecedents are descriptive in nature, while establishing the relationship between intervening

Gurmeet Singh; R. D. Pathak; Rafia Naz

2010-01-01

184

Components of Comprehensive School and School District Emergency Management Plans. Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management. Volume 2, Issue 2, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Helpful Hints" offers a quick overview of school emergency preparedness topics that are frequently the subject of inquiries. This issue describes and contains a checklist that can assist schools and school districts in developing a new emergency management plan or refreshing their current one. To use the checklist, individuals should consider…

US Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

185

Selected Bioethical Issues in Japanese and German Textbooks of Biology for Lower Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates aspects of the coverage of bioethical issues, especially environmental issues, in Japanese and German biology textbooks for lower secondary schools. Findings show that German textbooks devote more space to these issues and have a more appealing presentation style than Japanese textbooks. Teaching ethical viewpoints in biology is…

Peters, Malte; Ono, Yumiko; Shimizu, Koji; Manfred, Hesse

1997-01-01

186

Rethinking School Finance. A Policy Issues Paper Prepared for the Chief State School Officers of the Northwest and Pacific.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways of rethinking school financial policy issues are examined in this report. This rethinking has evolved from growing recognition of two related principles: school finance as part of public finance; and policy formation as a product of commitments and constraints. Principles of public finance, commitments and constraints are described. Five…

Hansen, Kenneth H.; And Others

187

South Dakota School Principals' Preferred Leadership Styles for Leading Change to Face Poverty and Discrimination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…

Soka, John Alex

2011-01-01

188

Face-to-Face Talk To Support Computer-Mediated Discussion in a Primary School Literacy Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how Dutch primary school children used a computer-mediated discussion forum to discuss the concept of horror stories. Presents an ongoing empirical study in which the contributions to an electronic discussion forum from children working individually were compared to contributions from children working in dyads. Indicates that children…

Staarman, Judith Kleine

2003-01-01

189

A Fine Line: Ethical Issues Facing Childbirth Educators Negotiating Evidence, Beliefs, and Experience  

PubMed Central

The trend toward evidence-based information in childbirth education has been ongoing for some time. Lamaze educators are encouraged to present evidence for the Six Care Practices That Support Normal Birth to pregnant women in their childbirth classes. In a previous article published in The Journal of Perinatal Education, my colleague and I provided an overview of the dilemmas facing American childbirth educators. Childbirth education is a domain in which many types of authoritative knowledge are used: evidence, beliefs, and experience. In our study, educators told us their goal is to provide class participants with unbiased information that allows women to choose what is best for them. In this article, I further analyze educators’ dilemmas and challenges in presenting unbiased information, and I discuss some ethical considerations in educators’ practices. PMID:19436597

Morton, Christine H

2009-01-01

190

The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the Nation’s second largest food and nutrition assistance program. In 2006, it operated in over 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools and provided over 28 million low-cost or free lunches to children on a typical school day at a Federal cost of $8 billion for the year. This report provides background information on

Katherine L. Ralston; Constance Newman; Annette L. Clauson; Joanne F. Guthrie; Jean C. Buzby

2008-01-01

191

Does Organic Farming Face Distinctive Livestock Welfare Issues? – A Conceptual Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent development and growth oforganic livestock farming and the relateddevelopment of national and internationalregulations has fueled discussions amongscientists and philosophers concerning theproper conceptualization of animal welfare.These discussions on livestock welfare inorganic farming draw on the conventionaldiscussions and disputes on animal welfare thatinvolve issues such as different definitions ofwelfare (clinical health, absence of suffering,sum of positive and negative experiences,etc.), the

Hugo Fjelsted Alrøe; Mette Vaarst; Erik Steen Kristensen

2001-01-01

192

School Reform: The Critical Issues. Hoover Institution Press Publication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a collection of recent articles on the problems in today's schools, why school and students are underperforming, exploring a range of topics and explaining why some reforms in education are destined to fail while others have been proven to work. The first section, "Teaching Approaches," presents articles on progressive…

Evers, Williamson M., Ed.; Izumi, Lance T., Ed.; Riley, Pamela A., Ed.

193

Issues in Surveying High School Students and Their Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multi-year program, Project Homeroom, designed to introduce home-based computing to a select group of high school teachers, students, and their parents was recently conducted in three Chicago-area (Illinois) schools. The Technological Innovations in Educational Research Laboratory at Illinois State University (Normal) evaluated this program.…

Hecht, Jeffrey B.; And Others

194

Practicing School Psychology while Impaired: Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies on impairment in psychologists and other mental health practitioners began appearing in the literature 30-35 years ago. Since then, research and related scholarly writings have continued to be published to more fully understand this concept and its components. In school psychology, however, little has been written regarding school

Mahoney, Emery B.; Morris, Richard J.

2012-01-01

195

Modeling Public School Partnerships: Merging Corporate and Community Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a model that merges corporate community relations strategy and public relations pedagogy to accelerate the rate at which Internet-based technologies are integrated into the public schools system. The model provides Internet-based training for a select group of Key Contacts drawn from two urban middle schools. Training is…

Clark, Cynthia E.; Brill, Dale A.

196

Successful School Turnarounds: Seven Steps for District Leaders. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Obama and Secretary Duncan have called upon states, districts, and education leaders to change the lives of millions of children by dramatically improving the nation's 5,000 lowest performing schools. These chronically failing schools will require intensive intervention to turn around performance that has fallen short of expectations for…

Kowal, Julie; Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C.

2009-01-01

197

Career Development in the Schools. Issues in Career Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Career Development in the Schools" describes a dynamic process that continues to evolve in its rationale and practice. In many schools and in a variety of scholarly writings, the status of career development is controversial. Some observers assert that career development should be seen as a by-product of all of the knowledge and activities that…

Eliason, Grafton T., Ed.; Patrick, John, Ed.

2008-01-01

198

School governance : research on educational and management issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a number of countries the past 20 years have seen increases decentralisation of authority for a range of decisions to individual schools. A range of arguments has been advanced in support of decentralisation but a common belief is that shifting authority to schools will enhance the quality, effectiveness and responsiveness of public education. This paper argues decentralisation is not

John Ainley; Phillip McKenzie

2000-01-01

199

The Research on School Marketing: Current Issues and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review provides a synthesis of the scholarship that has sought to expand the understanding of educational marketing practice in schools. The following research questions guided this review. What are the common themes and characteristics that emerge from research about marketing in schools? What remains underdeveloped in the characterization…

Oplatka, Izhar; Hemsley-Brown, Jane

2004-01-01

200

A Note on Schooling and Smoking: The Issue Revisited.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 1994 Diet and Health Knowledge Survey, estimates the odds that an adult individual smokes. Calculates odds of smoking by year of schooling, gender, and age. Odds of smoking are reduced by at least half after the first 10 years of schooling. (Contains 16 references.) (MLH)

Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr.

1999-01-01

201

Ethics and the School Administrator: Balancing Today's Complex Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a research-based book to help school administrators understand and more effectively deal with the ethical compromises that arise as a result of the complex organizational and interpersonal demands of their leadership roles. The author combines personal knowledge, candid revelations, and interview data from five dedicated school

Mahoney, Dan

2006-01-01

202

"Without Handicap": Issues of Medical Schools and Physically Disabled Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Legal requirements of medical schools to provide access for physically disabled students are reviewed, and considerations beyond physical accessibility are explored. It is argued that medical schools are obligated to educate students who are qualified to become physicians by virtue of intelligence, professional attitude, and ability to interact…

Reichgott, Michael J.

1996-01-01

203

A study of the perceptions of environmental issues of urban and rural high school students  

SciTech Connect

As an aid to environmental education curriculum development, urban and rural high shcool students' perceptions of four environmental issues were compared. Students employed for the study consisted of those in ninth and 10th grades selected from nine Kansas high schools. Four of the schools were in central city locales/ five were in rural communities. Environmental issues considered were air pollution, water pollution, waste disposal, and land use. Results indicated that regardless of the issue, geographic setting of the problem, or amount of educational background of the students, rural students were statistically more perceptive of environmental issues than urban students were. (3 references, 2 tables)

Leftridge, A.; James, R.K.

1980-01-01

204

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Children: Medical, Legal, and School-Related Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biological, medical, legal, psychological, and educational issues associated with children with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the school setting are reviewed. National guidelines, federal regulations, and legal procedures are also discussed. (TJH)

Kirkland, Martin; Ginther, Dean

1988-01-01

205

Women and Leadership: A Study of Issues in Independent Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As of May 1997, 28.8 percent of the heads of schools in the National Association of Independent Schools were female. The number grew .8 percent during the previous year and has grown at a rate of 1 percent a year for the past 10 years. This document reports the findings of a research project that explored reasons for the dearth of women heads of…

Scott, Jan A.

206

Employment at Will. School Management Advisor, Issue 23.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is one in a series that addresses issues of employment and dismissal matters in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This issue focuses on employment at will, which exists at the will of each party. At-will employees are employed for an indefinite term; either side may end the employment without the others' consent.…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

207

Legal Issues in Educational Technology: Implications for School Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses several legal issues involving the use of educational technology: Freedom of speech, regulation of Internet material harmful to minors, student-developed Web pages, harassment and hostile work environment, staff and student privacy, special education, plagiarism, and copyright issues. Includes recommendations for addressing technology…

Quinn, David M.

2003-01-01

208

Implementing Strong Nutrition Standards for Schools: Financial Implications The Issue  

E-print Network

• The percentage of children and adolescents who are obese has more than tripled in recent decades, and most young people do not meet recommendations for healthy eating. (1,2) • Overweight and obesity are strongly associated with an increased A frequently expressed concern is that implementing strong nutrition standards will reduce revenue obtained from food and beverage sales. (12-14) risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, joint problems, and poor health status. (3) • Despite these facts, many schools still allow students to purchase competitive foods such as candy, chips, soda, and other unhealthy snack foods and beverages in vending machines, school stores, or as à la carte offerings in school cafeterias. (4,5) • Research shows that students who attend schools that sell foods with low nutrient density (often referred to as junk foods*) and sugarsweetened beverages have lower intake of fruits, vegetables, and milk at lunch, lower daily intake of fruits and vegetables, and higher daily percentage of calories from total fat and saturated fat. (6-9) • The majority of students attend schools in districts with written wellness policies that include nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages, and more than half of states have policies that limit or restrict competitive foods in schools. (10,11) However, these policies vary in strength, and many do not ensure that only healthy foods and beverages are available on school campuses. *Foods or beverages that have low nutrient density (i.e., they provide calories primarily through fats or added sugars and have minimal amounts of vitamins and minerals).

unknown authors

209

False Impression: How a Widely Cited Study Vastly Overstates the Benefits of Charter Schools. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue brief focuses on one particular report, released in September 2009, that has been widely cited by charter school advocates because it appears to show remarkable results. In the report, "How New York City's Charter Schools Affect Achievement," Stanford University professor Caroline Hoxby and her colleagues Sonali Murarka and Jenny Kang…

Basile, Marco

2010-01-01

210

Great Lakes Environmental Issues. Earth Systems - Education Activities for Great Lakes Schools (ES-EAGLS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This activity book is part of a series designed to take a concept or idea from the existing school curriculum and develop it in the context of the Great Lakes using teaching approaches and materials appropriate for students in middle and high school. The subject of this book is environmental issues in the Great Lakes. Students learn about the…

Sheaffer, Amy L., Ed.

211

Closing the Gender Gap? Issues of gender equity in English secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Issues of gender equity in English secondary schools over the last decade have been dominated by a concern with the “under-achievement” of boys, implicitly acknowledging the apparent success of strategies developed in schools in previous decades to improve equality of opportunity for girls. This paper presents evidence to challenge this interpretation of the debate, arguing that policy-makers need to engage

Mike Younger; Molly Warrington

2007-01-01

212

A Newsletter of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 03ISSUE Jul/Sep  

E-print Network

A Newsletter of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 03ISSUE Jul/Sep 2009 Economic Crisis Spurs reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's claim that we may be seeing some "green shoots" of recovery, most people of governance will grow. The lee Kuan Yew school of Public Policy is well positioned to benefit from this new

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

213

Attrition of Public School Mathematics and Science Teachers. Issue Brief. NCES 2008-077  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Staffing American schools with well-qualified teachers has long been a prominent issue in elementary and secondary education. Mathematics and science teachers are of particular interest because mathematics and science are core subjects in both elementary and secondary public schools. These subjects continue to attract attention as the need for…

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Herring, William L.; Kienzl, Gregory

2008-01-01

214

Measurement and Evaluation of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Introduction to Special Issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of school crisis prevention and intervention, particularly in the area of violence, has made notable advances in the past decade. This introduction to the special issue of Journal of School Violence first reviews some of the advances in understanding violence within a prevention science framework. Second, the translation of this knowledge into action through developing interventions and examining

Amanda B. Nickerson; Stephen E. Brock

2011-01-01

215

Violence at School: Global Issues and Interventions. Studies in Comparative Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The case studies in this collection explore issues of violence in schools and what can be done to reduce these events. A number of national experiences in violence management, principally from developing countries, are brought together as a step toward improving the quality of education. The following are included: (1) "Tackling School Violence…

Ohsako, Toshio, Ed.

216

The Place of Human Sexuality and LGBT Issues in the Feinberg School of Medicine Curriculum  

E-print Network

The Place of Human Sexuality and LGBT Issues in the Feinberg School of Medicine Curriculum Analysis Coordinator of the LGBT Curriculum Project Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program Feinberg School. We pay special attention to the healthcare needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT

Engman, David M.

217

Legal Issues: Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment: What Are Schools' Responsibilities?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the issue of student-on-student sexual harassment in legislation and litigation to determine the effects of the law on school districts. School districts are urged to fashion a student-on-student sexual harassment policy, provide inservice training, investigate complaints of harassment, and take action to resolve sexual…

Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis

2000-01-01

218

Suggested activities to address body image issues, eating problems and child obesity prevention in school environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Body image issues, eating problems and child obesity are becoming increasingly common among Australian schoolchildren. There are frequent and widespread suggestions for the prevention of such problems using school-based nutrition and health promotion strategies. The implementation of recent interventions in schools has proved to be successful in some Australian and international studies. This paper, whilst by no means an exhaustive

Jennifer A. O'Dea

219

Urban versus Suburban Public Schools: Resolving the Issue of Racial Inequality in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to address a possible solution to the racial inequality in urban versus suburban public schools. It also addresses the stereotyping and racial bias associated with this issue. Students enrolled in the urban school districts are predominantly African American and are found to be at an educational disadvantage compared…

Batts, Pamela L.

2012-01-01

220

Legislation for child labor and compulsory schooling in Pakistan: some issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

The lack of proper legislation about child labor and compulsory schooling, and its enforcement sustains child labor and a bulk of out of school children in Pakistan. This is manifested in different ways. In this paper we have discussed the issues of legislation and its implementation. Since child labor legislation do not cover informal sector, it is further hampered by

Rana Ejaz Ali Khan; Warda Najeeb Jamal

2008-01-01

221

A Case Study of Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, Massachusetts Public School System. "Tips, Suggestions, and Resources for Investigating and Resolving EHS Issues in Schools."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An investigation was initiated concerning the environmental health within the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system to determine what specific environmental hazards were present and determine ways of eliminating them. This report presents 20 case studies that detail the environmental health issues involved, the approaches taken in…

Dresser, Todd H.

222

From School to Adult Living: A Forum on Issues and Trends  

E-print Network

Exceptional Children, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 546-554. © 1987 The Council for Exceptional Children. From School to Adult Living: A Forum on Issues and Trends AN INTERVIEW WITH LOU BROWN ANDREW S. HALPERN SUSAN BRODY HASAZI PAUL WEHMAN EDITORS... have access to services that guar­ antee smooth and habilitative movements from school to integrated postschool environments, activities, and services. Guest Editors: Is it realistic to expect effective coordination between schools and adult ser...

Clark, Gary M.; Knowlton, H. Earle

1987-01-01

223

Improving Teacher Retention in California Public Schools. Research Brief. Issue #107  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California public schools face a number of challenges, including low academic performance and a shortage of fully credentialed teachers. One way to address these particular challenges is through teacher retention. Experienced teachers are more effective at raising student test scores, on average, than are teachers in their first year or two of…

Public Policy Institute of California, 2006

2006-01-01

224

Strategic Planning Issues That Bear on the Success of School Improvement Efforts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents findings from studies that provide guidelines to policymakers and administrators on a range of issues related to school improvement. The first set of issues deals with deciding upon the nature of the desired changes. The second set deals with planning how to proceed. One hundred twenty-eight footnotes are appended. (IW)

Crandall, David P.; And Others

1986-01-01

225

The Problem of Catholic School Teachers Deferring to the Home on Controversial Religious Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper observes that an ironic tension occurs in the discussion of controversial issues in some Catholic schools. One technique that teachers use in response to student disagreement with the official Church view on a controversial issue like contraception, homosexuality, or female ordination is to present Church teaching but then suggest that…

McDonough, Graham P.

2010-01-01

226

Legal Issues and Computer Use by School-Based Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews ethical and legal issues regarding school-based integration and application of technologies, particularly when used by speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Four issues are addressed: (1) software copyright and licensed use; (2) information access and the right to privacy; (3) computer-assisted or…

Wynne, Michael K.; Hurst, David S.

1995-01-01

227

Awareness of Societal Issues among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral, ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution. The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when…

Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit

2005-01-01

228

Education Programs: Major Issues Affecting Postsecondary Education, School-to-Work, and Youth Employment Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes major postsecondary education issues and school-to-work and youth employment programs for the Education Task Force of the U.S. Senates's Committee on the Budget, and is based on General Accounting Office (GAO) studies completed during 1990-1997. The discussion of postsecondary education issues centers around five themes:…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.

229

A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL HEAD Welcome to the spring 2014 issue of Diffusion!  

E-print Network

LECTURER 2014 CBEE OREGON STATERS 2014 CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION AWARD RORRER TO LEAD NSF PROGRAM 7 AROUNDA MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL HEAD Welcome to the spring 2014 issue of Diffusion! In this issue, we also profile two outstanding alumni, selected as our 2014 Oregon Stater awardees. Awards

230

The Impact of Debt Limitations and Referenda Requirements on the Cost of School District Bond Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One distinction between the markets for corporate and municipal bonds involves institutional constraints that apply to some municipal bond issues. This research focuses on how public finance institutions, in particular explicit debt limits and referenda requirements, affect the borrowing cost of individual school district bond issues. The…

Harris, Mary H.; Munley, Vincent G.

2011-01-01

231

Ethical Issues in Providing Services in Schools to Children with Swallowing and Feeding Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This article is a commentary and discussion of ethical issues in dysphagia services as related to school-based practice in speech-language pathology. Method: A review of the literature on ethical issues in the provision of speech-language pathology services to individuals with dysphagia was conducted, with particular emphasis on students…

Huffman, Nancy P.; Owre, DeAnne W.

2008-01-01

232

Advocacy to Action: Addressing Coordinated School Health Program Issues with School Boards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the need for Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) increases, so does recognition of the importance for advocating with local school boards for their support. Identifying the diversified make up of school board members and implementing effective strategies to advocate for coordinated school health can help facilitate the successful…

Wiley, David C.; Howard-Barr, Elissa M.

2005-01-01

233

Computer science issues in high school: gender and more  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer Science (CS) seems to be one of the few remaining disciplines almost entirely dominated by men, especially among university faculty and in the hi-tech industry. This phenomenon is prevalent throughout the western world. In Israel, we observed it in high schools where only 30% of the students who choose to major in CS are women. It continues in Israeli

Judith Gal-Ezer; Daphna Shahak; Ela Zur

2009-01-01

234

Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Environmental Issues: An Interview Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses in-depth interviews to explore the understanding of a non-random sample of 12 practicing primary school teachers in four areas: (1) biodiversity; (2) the carbon cycle; (3) ozone; and (4) global warming. Identifies those underpinning science concepts that were well understood, and those which were not so well understood. (Author/SAH)

Summers, Mike; Kruger, Colin; Childs, Ann; Mant, Jenny

2000-01-01

235

Coordinating Assistance in School Improvement Efforts: Issues to Consider.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes some of the main conclusions of the Study of Dissemination Efforts Supporting School Improvement, specifically those regarding the process of innovation implementation. The focus is on the contributions of potential assisters to various implementation outcomes, from which implications for policy and practice are derived. The…

Crandall, David P.; Eiseman, Jeffrey W.

236

Introducing High School Biology Students to Argumentation about Socioscientific Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to determine whether teaching argumentation to high school biology students improved their argumentation skills, informal reasoning, and genetics understanding. Using a quasi-experiment with mixed methods of data collection, five teachers participated in professional learning on argumentation and socioscientific…

Dawson, Vaille; Venville, Grady

2013-01-01

237

Key Issue: Recruiting Teachers for Urban and Rural Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher shortages are essentially a problem of distribution (Darling-Hammond, 2001; Ingersoll, 2001; National Association of State Boards of Education, 1998; Olson, 2000; Reeves, 2003; Voke, 2002). According to recent studies, hardest to find are teachers who are both qualified and willing to teach in hard-to-staff schools, which included those in…

Hayes, Kathleen

2009-01-01

238

Issues in Teaching Refugees in U.S. Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The schooling experience of refugee students in the United States is inherently complex and demonstrates tensions between students' high aspirations and true opportunities present within the host culture. The majority of refugees view education as the key to economic mobility and hope for the future. However, the literature on refugee achievement…

Sarr, Karla Giuliano; Mosselson, Jacqueline

2010-01-01

239

Fixing School Finance. The Claremont Letter. Volume 2, Issue 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With heightened expectations and greater funding as backdrop, one would expect elected officials and educators to ensure that America's substantial investment in public education is used effectively to accomplish its ambitious new goals. Conventional modes of funding school improvement, however, such as across-the-board salary increases,…

Adams, Jacob E., Jr.

2009-01-01

240

Florida's Public Education Spending. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes and explains Florida's education finance system. It explains the sources of revenue and the expenditure of funds, reporting figures for each of the state's 67 districts. It also analyzes the trend in current expenditures --that is, the day-to-day operating costs of schools--to address the question of whether they have been…

Aud, Susan

2006-01-01

241

Raising the Issue of Domestic Abuse in School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous studies suggest that around 30 per cent of children may witness domestic abuse, by which we mean physical or mental violence perpetrated by men on women. This paper reports the views of older children--a group from which there is little direct evidence available. Ninety-eight percent of pupils in a Scottish Secondary School consented to…

Alexander, Helen; Macdonald, Elspeth; Paton, Sandra

2005-01-01

242

State Strategies for Fixing Failing Schools and Districts. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At least 5,000 public schools have failed to meet their academic achievement targets for at least five consecutive years. The underlying causes of such failure are usually a combination of weak leadership, inadequate skill levels among teachers, and insufficient high-quality teaching materials. In 2009, the National Governors Association Center…

Wakelyn, David

2011-01-01

243

Issue-Centered Civic Education in Middle Schools. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The core mission of the social studies curriculum is education for democratic citizenship. The middle school years are an important time frame in which to fulfill that core mission. Policymakers, educators, community members, and parents need to recognize that civic education at the middle level years is important. One effective method for…

Vontz, Thomas S.; Nixon, William A.

244

School-to-Work Transition. Trends and Issues Alerts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-to-work transition (SWT) programs are comprehensive programs to prepare young people for high-skill, high-wage careers and teach them the basic skills needed to pursue postsecondary education/lifelong learning. Interest in SWT programs has been stimulated by several factors, including declining U.S. competitiveness in the global market, the…

Imel, Susan

245

Getting beyond the Facts: Reforming California School Finance. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California's school finance system is long overdue for reform. The authors propose a new system that is more rational, more equitable, and, they believe, politically feasible. At its core, their proposal aims to link district revenue to student needs and regional costs while ensuring that all districts are held harmless at current funding levels.…

Bersin, Alan; Kirst, Michael W.; Liu, Goodwin

2008-01-01

246

The School History Curriculum in Scotland & Issues of National Identity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article stresses the importance of historical knowledge in shaping attitudes to national identity. The background to the current situation for history in Scottish schools is outlined. Evidence of pupils' historical ignorance, and the absence of vital aspects of the past in the curriculum, are indicated. Concern is expressed for the focus on an oppositional identity and for the lack

Sydney Wood

247

School of Biosciences IMPACT Issue No. 1 November 2010  

E-print Network

which animal had the most smell detectors, a rabbit or a dog, and were very surprised that a butterfly at Scargill Primary School in Derbyshire have been busy investigating their sense of taste and smell, Martha Skinner, introduced the pupils to their senses of taste and smell. They were very keen to guess

Nottingham, University of

248

Investigation of noise issues at U-Hill Elementary School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

University Hill Elementary School (U-Hill) has a reputation amongst its teachers, staff and parents as being a noisy school. The present work is an assessment of the acoustical environment at U-Hill with a focus on evaluating how various noise sources contribute to the total noise levels measured in four classrooms. A questionnaire was completed by several of U-Hill's teachers to determine their reactions to the school's acoustical environments and what they perceived to be the prevalent noise sources. Standard physical measurements of classroom background noise and reverberation time were made and compared to existing acceptability criteria. Measurements of sound propagation and transmission were made to determine how noise propagates in the hallway, as well as into and between adjacent learning spaces, and the effect of open doors and door grates. Dosimeters were used to monitor sound levels at various hallway source locations and received in the four classrooms studied. Octave-band measurements of typical noise-source levels, such as children walking in the hallways and entering through school doors were made. The measurement data was used to estimate the contributions to total noise levels in the four classrooms of the various noise sources inside and outside the classrooms.

York, Natalie; Hodgson, Murray

2005-04-01

249

Segregated Schools in Segregated Societies: Issues of Safety and Risk  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In segregated societies such as Northern Ireland, schools may become sites of risk rather than sites of learning. This is particularly likely to be the case in interface areas, which are demarcated by peace-lines and other symbolic boundaries. Drawing on maps and focus group discussions with teenagers from interface areas in North Belfast, the…

Leonard, Madeleine

2006-01-01

250

Faces Behind the Figures: Interviews with Children Excluded from Primary School.  

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Examined attitudes regarding school exclusion of 22 primary-age students from 20 different schools in England who had been suspended or expelled. Found that children viewed exclusion as a significant and negative event but were optimistic about returning to school. Students were aware of appropriate and inappropriate school behavior. Incidents…

Hayden, Carol; Ward, Derek

1996-01-01

251

The Pregnant Adolescent: Counseling Issues in School Settings.  

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Identifies and discusses key counseling issues surrounding pregnant younger teens (under age 15). Urges sex education programs for young teens be established. Suggests other strategies which include involving the girl's sexual partner in counseling and increasing community awareness and involvement. (JAC)

Smith, Peggy B.

1981-01-01

252

Children and Society: Issues for Pre-School Reforms.  

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The eight essays in this volume were written in response to a request for critical comments on early childhood policies and on particularly controversial subjects. The essays cover eight topics: (1) day care problems, including short- and long-term effects on children of different ages, policy questions, developmental issues, and evaluation…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

253

Issue 5, Spring 2012 DECADE School-Based Councils  

E-print Network

Theory and Reality Collide: Interview with DECADE Mentor, Dr. Ann Hironaka 2 DECADE Mentor Graduate 3 University (right). #12;DECADE Press Issue 5, Spring 2012 2 When Theory and Reality Collide: An Interview? My research interests are primarily in political sociology. I study war from a macro- comparative

Rose, Michael R.

254

Electric Lighting and Daylighting in Schools. IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues.  

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This report examines both electric lighting and daylighting, listing criteria to determine the correct equipment for a school renovation or building project. Specific topics examine use of prismatic lenses; parabolic louvers; and indirect lighting, including the cost savings of using indirect lighting. The report indicates there is no clear answer…

Grocoff, Paul N.

255

Effective Schooling in Rural Africa Report 2: Key Issues Concerning School Effectiveness and Improvement.  

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This report presents an overview of the literature on school/teacher effectiveness and improvement, with a focus on implications for developing countries. Sections 1-2 discuss the trend toward site-based management, which has increased pressures on individual schools and their staff; eight key domains of school effectiveness; and the need to…

Saunders, Lesley

256

Issues regarding In-School Suspensions and High School Students with Disabilities  

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This paper examined the effectiveness of in-school suspension (ISS) with high-school students who are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The accepted purpose of ISS is to remove disruptive students from the classroom, thus giving these students the benefit of remaining in school where they can continue to work…

Dickinson, Mark C.; Miller, Ted L.

2006-01-01

257

Group Counseling in the Schools: Legal, Ethical, and Treatment Issues in School Practice  

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School psychologists are interested in providing effective and efficient direct services to children. With a wide spectrum of psychological problems impacting children, group counseling represents one viable and valuable intervention. Given the complexity of group counseling, many schools and school psychologists are interested in legal and…

Crespi, Tony D.

2009-01-01

258

Review of the School Meals Service and Other School Nutritional Issues in Wales. Final Report  

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In 2005 the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to gather evidence on local authority (LA) and school approaches to nutrition in schools in order to inform the work of the WLGA Schools Food Task and Finish Group. This report presents the findings of that research.…

Nicholas, J.; Powell, R.; Smith, R.

2006-01-01

259

"Without handicap": issues of medical schools and physically disabled students.  

PubMed

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that access to education not be denied simply on the basis of disability. The law requires definition of "basic qualifications" required of all applicants, "essential elements" of the curriculum, and whether accommodation would alter the "fundamental nature" of the learning experience or impose "undue burden." Medical schools have a very low proportion of physically disabled students, which the author argues is largely a result of schools' conception of the "undifferentiated graduate" as being capable of performing the history, physical examination, and any medical procedure without an intermediary. But the author maintains that medical students need not be unblemished physically; medical educators' obligation is to educate those students who are qualified to become physicians by virtue of intelligence, professional attitude, and ability to effectively interact and communicate. With respect to clinical training, it is important to consider whether personal, hands-on experience is required for adequate learning to occur. Because most physicians limit the scopes of their practices and do not perform all procedures, because those physicians who develop physical disabilities are not precluded from continuing in some forms of medical practice, and because technologic advances allow for the substitution of imaging and diagnostic testing for the more conventional approach to the physical examination, the requirement for hands-on capability becomes less compelling. Yet not every physically disabled applicant should be admitted to medical school, and those admitted require coaching, guidance, and career advice in order to succeed with their physical limitations. The author suggests that one of the seminal concepts of medical education, "without handicap," should be seen not as referring to the pre-existing physical status of students but instead as the obligation of educators to provide all their students with the broadest possible learning experiences so that they will be without the handicap of inadequate education when they proceed to their chosen fields. PMID:9158339

Reichgott, M J

1996-07-01

260

Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families  

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or Near Poverty 26 #12;Socio-Economic Analysis of Zip Code 53206 2 Child Care Availability and Subsidies% of poverty and may continue to receive support until their income reaches 200% of poverty. In zip code 53206 education each year). "Lead teachers" caring for children under age 2 must also take a 10-hour training

Saldin, Dilano

261

Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public School Students and Their Families  

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or Near Poverty 22 #12;Socio-Economic Analysis of Zip Code 53204 2 Child Care Availability and Subsidies% of poverty and may continue to receive support until their income reaches 200% of poverty. In zip code 53204 must complete only an 80-hour training class (and 25 hours of continuing education each year). "Lead

Saldin, Dilano

262

Advocacy to action: addressing coordinated school health program issues with school boards.  

PubMed

As the need for Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) increases, so does recognition of the importance for advocating with local school boards for their support. Identifying the diversified make up of school board members and implementing effective strategies to advocate for coordinated school health can help facilitate the successful inclusion of such a program. With increasing emphasis placed on standardized testing and the "basic" curriculum, school board members need to become aware of specific benefits a CSHP can provide their district. With the relationship between health status and academic achievement confirmed in scientific research, school boards may begin paying more attention to providing high-quality health services and health instruction for students. This article presents items to consider and steps to take before, during, and after addressing a local school board for their support in implementing a CSHP. PMID:15776875

Wiley, David C; Howard-Barr, Elissa M

2005-01-01

263

African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement. Educational Psychology: Critical Pedagogical Perspectives. Volume 4  

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"African American Students in Urban Schools" offers readers a critical yet comprehensive examination of the issues affecting African American students' outcomes in urban school systems and beyond. Across disciplines including teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, career and technical education, higher…

Moore, James L., III, Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed.

2012-01-01

264

The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship: A Discursive Battle for the School Arena  

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Entrepreneurship and enterprise in schools are concepts that are appearing more and more frequently in local curricula for the compulsory nine-year school system in Sweden. The meanings of the concepts of entrepreneurship and enterprise in schools vary, however. Over the last few years, the concept of entrepreneurship has started to appear in…

Leffler, Eva

2009-01-01

265

Schools with Federal Improvement Grants Face Challenges in Replacing Principals and Teachers  

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Several hundred of the nation's lowest-performing schools have recently undergone major changes in leadership and teaching staff to comply with federal requirements for using school improvement grants (SIGs) financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). In particular, schools that receive stimulus-funded SIG awards must…

McMurrer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

266

Assessment issues in the testing of children at school entry.  

PubMed

The authors introduce readers to the research documenting racial and ethnic gaps in school readiness. They describe the key tests, including the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS), and several intelligence tests, and describe how they have been administered to several important national samples of children. Next, the authors review the different estimates of the gaps and discuss how to interpret these differences. In interpreting test results, researchers use the statistical term "standard deviation" to compare scores across the tests. On average, the tests find a gap of about 1 standard deviation. The ECLS-K estimate is the lowest, about half a standard deviation. The PPVT estimate is the highest, sometimes more than 1 standard deviation. When researchers adjust those gaps statistically to take into account different outside factors that might affect children's test scores, such as family income or home environment, the gap narrows but does not disappear. Why such different estimates of the gap? The authors consider explanations such as differences in the samples, racial or ethnic bias in the tests, and whether the tests reflect different aspects of school "readiness," and conclude that none is likely to explain the varying estimates. Another possible explanation is the Spearman Hypothesis-that all tests are imperfect measures of a general ability construct, g; the more highly a given test correlates with g, the larger the gap will be. But the Spearman Hypothesis, too, leaves questions to be investigated. A gap of 1 standard deviation may not seem large, but the authors show clearly how it results in striking disparities in the performance of black and white students and why it should be of serious concern to policymakers. PMID:16130539

Rock, Donald A; Stenner, A Jackson

2005-01-01

267

Insights into the issues facing pharmaceutical companies for information provision: a report on the P-D-R special meeting, La Grande Motte, 28-29  

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1 Insights into the issues facing pharmaceutical companies for information provision: a report: The article reports on the use of primary information in pharmaceutical companies, on global services arising the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry is the only corporate sector with a long and profitable

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

268

Colleague 1989. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.  

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Designed as a means of communicating creative ideas in community college education, this second edition of Colleague contains 11 articles on instructional and administrative issues facing the community colleges of the State University of New York. The collection includes: (1) "Professional Growth and Development: An In-House Effort," by Alvin J.…

State Univ. of New York, Albany.

269

Colleague 1990. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed as a means of communicating creative ideas in community college education, this journal contains 12 articles on instructional and administrative issues facing the community colleges of the State University of New York. This collection includes the following: (1) "Egalitarian Education in an Elitist Environment," by Eduardo J. Marti; (2)…

State Univ. of New York, Albany.

270

October 26, 2011 4:005:30 Room 214, 4H Center Transgender 101: Understanding Transgenderism and the Issues the Transgender People Face  

E-print Network

October 26, 2011 4:005:30 Room 214, 4H Center Transgender 101: Understanding Transgenderism and the Issues the Transgender People Face presented by Tara Allison This presentation will discuss transgenderism from the viewpoint of a transgender woman, from a basic understanding of transgender terminology

Jones, Michelle

271

School-Based Mental Health Programs and Services: Overview and Introduction to the Special Issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

School-based mental health (SBMH) programs and services have grown progressively in the United States in the past two decades,\\u000a related in part to increased recognition of their advantages and heightened federal support. However, SBMH is an emerging\\u000a field, with many issues needing attention. This introductory article provides a context for the special issue by highlighting\\u000a the importance of increased conceptual

Carl E. Paternite

2005-01-01

272

High School Reform and High School Afterschool: A Common Purpose. Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 23  

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High school students and those who try to educate them have a tall order to fill. High schools must help create the workforce of the future by turning out graduates who have the 21st century skills that colleges and employers demand, while overcoming the achievement gap that exists for poor and minority students and fighting social pressures such…

Afterschool Alliance, 2005

2005-01-01

273

Maintaining Religious Neutrality in Public Schools. Focus on Legal Issues for School Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Judges have interpreted the First Amendment as forbidding the establishment of religion by the state and guaranteeing free exercise of individual religious liberty. The two clauses require public school officials to adopt a position of neutrality with regard to religion in the school setting. Educators must walk a fine line, accommodating…

Beckham, Joseph C.

274

On Becoming College Prep: Examining the Challenges Charter School Staff Members Face while Executing a School's Mission  

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This article draws from a case study investigating the organizational characteristics of a college preparatory charter high school and the impact of that college preparatory climate on the postsecondary plans of the school's graduating classes. Although charters provide local communities with alternatives to existing educational institutions, many…

Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.

2006-01-01

275

Public School Revitalisation in Detroit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Too many children and not enough schools was once the issue facing urban school districts across the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. The rise of industrialisation and the subsequent influx of workers and immigrants overwhelmed urban areas and school planners alike, with everyone demanding access to public schools. However, a…

Cave, Christin

2010-01-01

276

National Technology Standards for K-12 Schools: A Case Study of Unresolved Issues in Public Relations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses an important need--the dissemination of information relating to technology as a public relations tool--and the associated exigency for administrator and teacher technology training. Specifically, we identify the increased expectations for the performance of school leaders and teachers, as well as unresolved issues in public…

Mullen, Carol A.; Kealy, William A.; Sullivan, Ashley

2004-01-01

277

Students' Experience of Working with Socioscientific Issues--A Quantitative Study in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research project aims to investigate how students in lower secondary school experience work with socioscientific issues (SSI). The six socioscientific cases developed and used in this project are relevant according to characteristics of SSI and to the national curriculum. Approximately 1,500 students in Sweden have worked with one SSI case…

Ottander, Christina; Ekborg, Margareta

2012-01-01

278

Virtual K-12 Public School Programs and Students with Disabilities: Issues and Recommendations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy forum proceedings document contains a short introduction section that describes the current status of virtual public school programs in general and special education programs in particular. Next, this document provides a state-of-the-nation report that describes the exponential growth these programs and the evolving policy issues for…

Muller, Eve

2010-01-01

279

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues in Dental School Environments: Dental Student Leaders' Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of the study reported in this article were to assess dental student leaders' perceptions of educational ef- forts concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics and the cultural climate concerning LGBT issues in dental schools in the United States and Canada. In addition, the perceptions of student leaders who self-identified as belonging to the LGBT community and

Joan I. Anderson; April N. Patterson; Henry J. Temple; Marita Rohr Inglehart; Marita Rohr

280

Methodological Issues in Evaluation Research: The Milwaukee School Choice Plan. Occasional Paper 96-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In August 1996 Jay P. Greene, Paul E. Peterson, and Jiangtao Du, with Leesa Boeger and Curtis L. Frazier, issued a report called "The Effectiveness of School Choice in Milwaukee." The report, referred to as GPDBF, presented data that indicated that low-income minority students in their third and fourth years of participation in the Milwaukee…

Greene, Jay P.; Peterson, Paul E.

281

Lesbian Teachers and Students: Issues and Dilemmas of Being "Out" in Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For many lesbian teachers and students there are issues and dilemmas that challenge them being "out" in school environments. The purpose of this paper is to describe and explore the experiences of two lesbians in this context. This is a descriptive case study involving semi-structured interviews and conversations. The teacher and a student in the…

Hardie, Ann

2012-01-01

282

Establishing the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Rationale and Key Issues  

E-print Network

Establishing the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Rationale and Key Issues Science specialties. With the renewal and growth of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences over the past engineering and applied sciences faculty can help better prepare the extraordinarily talented and diverse

283

Pathways to a Sustainable Future: A Curriculum Guide for Maine Schools Exploring Waste Management Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action guide is designed to help students and teachers become aware of the concepts and issues of waste management, and to motivate them to action in the classroom, school, home, and community. The guide emphasizes interdisciplinary activities that concentrate on the process of problem solving. Activities are identified by appropriate grade…

Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, ME.

284

The Initial Education of High School Teachers: A critical review of major issues and trends  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper draws on major research findings in international literature in order to provide a critical review of a number of key issues and trends in the initial education of high school teachers. Firstly, this paper contextualizes the prevalent discourse surrounding the field of initial teacher education (ITE) and explores the effect that this discourse has on the conceptualization of

Ronald G. Sultana

2005-01-01

285

Personality Assessment for School Psychologists: Considerations and Issues for Contemporary Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

In-public education school psychologists can provide an invaluable service for children, families, and the community. Tragically, children are coping with an extraordinary range of mental health needs. Such issues as adolescent aggression, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, drug and alcohol addictions, and family dysfunction represent a sampling of problems. While cognitive assessment and behavioral rating has remained

Tony D. Crespi; Natalie N. Politikos

2012-01-01

286

Reader-Response to Dr. Seuss: Middle School Students and Social Issues.  

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A study investigated to what extent average middle school students were able to perceive the social issues embedded in literature by Dr. Seuss. Seventy-four seventh-grade students responded to five Dr. Seuss stories in free-writing exercises, response worksheets, and question worksheets. Results showed that the majority of students (approximately…

Cobb, Susan M.

287

‘Some of those girls can be real drama queens’: issues of gender, sexual harassment and schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the 1970s many feminists working for gender justice in education have highlighted the predominance and seriousness of sexual harassment in schools and condemned the enduring trivialization of such behaviours. This paper develops this body of work by focusing on how issues of sexual harassment are located within prevailing contemporary western educational contexts that position boys as ‘victims’ of feminism

Amanda Keddie

2009-01-01

288

Sexuality and the Schools: Handling the Critical Issues. the Practicing Administrator's Leadership Series. Roadmaps to Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides suggestions for handling important and emotionally charged issues of sexuality in the schools. Six chapters offer information on teenage pregnancy, HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), sexual orientation, sexual harassment, and sex education. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Searching for Intimacy"…

Curcio, Joan L.; And Others

289

Ecological Approaches to Mental Health Consultation with Teachers on Issues Related to Youth and School Violence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that ecological issues are at the core of concerns about the violence U.S. students, particularly those in low-income urban communities, are exposed to or experience within or outside of school. It suggests the need for ecological systems theory-based mental health consultation for teachers and outlines a framework for creating teacher- and…

Astor, Ron Avi; Duncan, Brent B.; Pitner, Ronald O.

1996-01-01

290

Constitutional Amendment A: Prohibit Property Taxes for School Funding. Issue Memorandum 98-13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue memorandum describes Constitutional Amendment A, an initiative in South Dakota that, if approved, would prohibit taxation of real property for school purposes. The report provides background information on Constitutional Amendment A, which reads as follows: "The legislature shall make such provision by general taxation as with the…

Becker, David

291

Collective Bargaining in the Public Schools: Issues, Tactics, and New Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collective bargaining is the process of negotiating and administering a contract agreement between a union and the employing organization. Although the specific provisions of collective bargaining agreements vary from one school to another, the collective bargaining process, and negotiated contract generally, address the following issues:…

Lunenburg, Fred C.

292

School House Hype: Two Years Later. Policy Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, the Justice Policy Institute published "School House Hype: School Shootings and the Real Risks Kids Face," a report that examined the issue of school safety, and concluded that schools are the safest places for children to be. This report, inspired in part by recent school shootings, attempts to place the question of school violence and…

Brooks, Kim; Schiraldi, Vincent; Zeidenberg, Jason

293

Parents' perceptions of curricular issues affecting children's weight in elementary schools.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine Ohio parents' perceptions of the role of elementary schools in preventing childhood overweight. In the United States, overweight is the most widespread health threat facing children and adolescents. Schools may be a useful point of intervention in addressing the escalating prevalence of childhood overweight because children spend over half their day at school. A questionnaire was developed based primarily on the School Health Index, a tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help schools assess and improve their physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and safety policies and programs. Seven hundred surveys were sent to a random sample of Ohio parents of elementary school-aged children. This study (53% response rate) found that the majority (51-73%) of parents identified 14 items as very important in preventing childhood overweight, which is indicative of their support for these curricular topics within the elementary school. All items from the physical education component had less than 50% of the parents identifying these items as very important. The item that was least supported (16%) by the parents was measuring a child's body mass index. The majority (51%) of parents indicated their preference for elementary students' access to vending machines only if they contained nutritious foods and beverages, while 42% of parents preferred that elementary students should not be allowed access to vending machines at all. The findings from this study suggest that Ohio parents would be supportive of school-based interventions focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, and the school environment to help reduce the prevalence of overweight in elementary children. PMID:17096823

Murnan, Judy; Price, James H; Telljohann, Susan K; Dake, Joseph A; Boardley, Debra

2006-12-01

294

Mobile Learning: New Tools Flying in the Face of the Same Old Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Currently mobile learning is making headlines in the educational press as a possible path for transforming education, just like it has significantly changed communication in business and society generally. Technology in American schools has a decades-long history of failure compared with its use outside schooling. Until the structure and political…

Berge, Zane L.

2013-01-01

295

Tri-P-LETS: Changing the Face of High School Computer Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From 2004-2007, the University of Memphis carried out the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS (Three P Learning Environment for Teachers and Students) project to improve local high-school computer science curricula. The project reached a total of 58 classrooms in eleven high schools emphasizing problem solving skills, programming concepts as opposed to syntax,…

Sherrell, Linda; Malasri, Kriangsiri; Mills, David; Thomas, Allen; Greer, James

2012-01-01

296

Tall Poppies: Bullying Behaviors Faced by Australian High-Performance School-Age Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little is known about Australian high-performance school-age athletes' experiences as victims of the tall poppy syndrome. Tall poppies are successful individuals bullied by those who are less successful in order to "normalize them." Nineteen current or previous national or international high-performance school-age athletes were…

O'Neill, Maureen; Calder, Angela; Allen, Bill

2014-01-01

297

A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOME ISSUES RELATED TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The basic problem faced by the courts in regard to public school searches and seizures has been the balancing of students' rights on one side and administrative flexibility to maintain discipline and order on the other side. This study began by tracing the development of the historic legal role of the school administrator in the state and federal court cases

MICHAEL DEAN BROOKS

1987-01-01

298

A Qualitative Examination of School Counselors' Training to Recognize and Respond to Adolescent Mental Health Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the prevalence of adolescent mental health issues and the impact they have on adolescent development and school success, school counselors are challenged to provide appropriate prevention and intervention services. Yet the sufficiency of school counselor training for these challenges is unclear. Qualitative procedures were used to examine…

Walley, Cynthia T.; Grothaus, Tim

2013-01-01

299

A Peer Counselling Service in a Secondary School to Combat Bullying: Issues in Planning and Ongoing Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peer counselling schemes have been developed in some secondary schools to combat bullying. Research supports the need for bullied victims to speak with their peers. Such schemes need regular monitoring and modification to suit the school's particular pastoral needs. This paper explores the management issues surrounding the provision of peer counselling in one service, managed by a school counsellor. The

Dennis Lines

2005-01-01

300

Grading School Choice: Evaluating School Choice Programs by the Friedman Gold Standard. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2004, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice published a report titled "Grading Vouchers: Ranking America's School Choice Programs." Its purpose was to measure every existing school choice program against the gold standard set by Milton and Rose Friedman: that the most effective way to improve K-12 education and thus ensure a stable…

Enlow, Robert C.

2008-01-01

301

Using School Choice: Analyzing How Parents Access Educational Freedom. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a summary of the process parents must go through to participate in each of the nation's school choice programs, identifying problem areas in some programs. For the first time in one place, this report collects data on participation in each of the programs in current and previous years. Data are given for the number of students…

Forster, Greg

2005-01-01

302

Update: These School Systems Swear by the Four-Day School Week because Students Work Harder and Face Fewer Distractions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dexter, Kansas, uses a four-day school week that is improving classroom instruction and cutting energy bills. There is evidence that four-day schedules improve student achievement, increase attendance, allow more class time, raise teacher morale, and provide more staff development time. (MD)

Blankenship, Ted

1984-01-01

303

Ethical issues facing providers in collaborative primary care settings: do current guidelines suffice to guide the future of team based primary care?  

PubMed

This special issue discusses the ethical issues providers face in collaborative primary care settings. It is organized in three sections: (a) Common Themes, (b) Context-Specific Quandaries, and (c) Research and Training. It provides case examples to illustrate ethical dilemmas, describe professional ethical standards pertinent to the case, identifies gaps in available guidance and how guidelines might be elucidated in state statues (without going into detail about specific states), offers feasible recommendations to BHCs for deciding an ethical course when extant guidance was lacking, and then demonstrates and applies the recommendations to achieve an ethical resolution to the case example. PMID:23566122

Runyan, Christine; Robinson, Patricia; Gould, Debra A

2013-03-01

304

Discursive Negotiation of Face via Email: Professional Identity Development in School Counseling Supervision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines email exchanges between eight Master's-level school counseling student interns and their internship supervisor to investigate how politeness strategies contribute to professional identity development in supervisory discourse. Our analysis demonstrates how identity development occurs via collaborative facework accomplished…

Gordon, Cynthia; Luke, Melissa

2012-01-01

305

Are Schools Getting Tongue-Tied? ESL Programs Face New Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages--more than 100 in some locations--as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country. The number…

Schachter, Ron

2013-01-01

306

Facing the Realities: An Agenda, Process and Leadership for Reinventing Schools and Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper was prepared to assist in the national discussions about Canadian education at the nation, local, and administrative levels. It suggests that school systems need to be more closely matched with the social and economic needs of their communities as they make a fundamental shift into the 21st century. An argument for realism is made…

Canadian Association of School Administrators, White Rock (British Columbia).

307

Discursive negotiation of face via email: Professional identity development in school counseling supervision  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines email exchanges between eight Master's-level school counseling student interns and their internship supervisor to investigate how politeness strategies contribute to professional identity development in supervisory discourse. Our analysis demonstrates how identity development occurs via collaborative facework accomplished through multiple strategies: reported speech or “constructed dialogue” (Tannen, 2007), first person plural pronouns, the discourse marker “that being said,”

Cynthia Gordon; Melissa Luke

308

Democratizing Computer Science Knowledge: Transforming the Face of Computer Science through Public High School Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the fact that computer science (CS) is the driver of technological innovations across all disciplines and aspects of our lives, including participatory media, high school CS too commonly fails to incorporate the perspectives and concerns of low-income students of color. This article describes a partnership program -- Exploring Computer…

Ryoo, Jean J.; Margolis, Jane; Lee, Clifford H.; Sandoval, Cueponcaxochitl D. M.; Goode, Joanna

2013-01-01

309

School Voices: Challenges Facing Education Systems after Identity-Based Conflicts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe our research on the role of education in the social reconstruction of countries after mass conflict. Our studies focus on the voices of those least heard in the discourse--teachers, students, administrators and parents. We examine schools in four societies that experienced profound violence, ethnic cleansing and genocide during the…

Weinstein, Harvey M.; Freedman, Sarah Warshauer; Hughson, Holly

2007-01-01

310

Safe Schools Report 2004-2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Safety in New Mexico's schools is one of the most important issues facing our communities. Every school and school district in the state make it a priority to identify and implement ways to increase the safety, security and integrity of students, teachers, staff, parents and visitors at our schools on a daily basis. Safety is critical for…

New Mexico Public Education Department, 2006

2006-01-01

311

School Reform and Related Issues. Proceedings of the Conference of the University Urban Schools National Task Force (5th, Palm Beach, Florida, November 11-12, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The theme of the conference reported on here was school reform and related issues. An introductory statement, "Thoughts on School Reform," by Jerome Bruner, and a list of conference participants are followed by a group of papers on education and politics. The papers are "Reform and Partnership in Education," by Albert Shanker; "Mandating…

Bossone, Richard M., Ed.; Polishook, Irwin, Ed.

312

Responding To Infectious Disease: Multiple Cases of Staph Infections in a Rural School District. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2008  

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"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an incident involving several cases of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a rural high school. MRSA is a specific strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (often called staph)…

US Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

313

Ethics teaching on 'Beginning of Life' issues in UK medical schools.  

PubMed

Medical ethics forms an essential component of an undergraduate medical programme. In the UK the Institute of Medical Ethics has released a consensus statement detailing its recommendations for a minimum curriculum for ethics. One important issue it highlights for inclusion is 'Beginning of Life', which includes a wide range of themes. This paper presents an evaluation of the current teaching and assessment of these important issues in UK medical schools, complemented by a specific analysis of students' reaction to the teaching they received at the University of Edinburgh as part of their Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation. Schools which responded to the survey reported a wide range of teaching and assessment methods. While there was a good overall coverage of topics, only one of them was covered by every institution and the religious/cultural elements of those topics were often neglected. The medical schools viewed better clinical integration of ethics teaching as the best route to improvement, but the students reported a desire for more ethics teaching in the form of specific tutorials, lectures or discussions. It is likely that a combination of these approaches will lead to significant improvements in the delivery of ethics teaching in this area and in others. PMID:24335584

Oldroyd, Christopher; Fialova, Lydie

2014-12-01

314

The multiple faces of social entrepreneurship: A review of definitional issues based on geographical and thematic criteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social entrepreneurship has recently received greater recognition from the public sector, as well as from scholars. However, the lack of a unifying paradigm in the field has lead to a proliferation of definitions. Moreover, several approaches of the phenomenon, as well as different schools of thought, have emerged in different regions of the world. At first glance, because of different

S. Bacq; F. Janssen

2011-01-01

315

A Family Facing End of Life Issues of a Person with Learning Disabilities--A Personal Reflection  

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In 2005, the Royal College of Psychiatry Faculty of Learning Disability's three judges unanimously awarded the inaugural Medical Student Essay Prize to Ian Harwood, a mature medical student at Barts & The London School of Medicine. This reflective piece records an undergraduate's contact with an adolescent suffering from advanced Sanfillipo…

Harwood, Ian

2007-01-01

316

S P E C I A L ublic service and active involvement in the issues facing our  

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not only help students develop their critical thinking skills, but also nurture in them (CTICE), was started in 2007 to give local public school students a chance to learn how to think like engi- neers. Working with engineering undergraduates, the high schoolers co-design robots using Lego

Qian, Ning

317

"There's a Problem, and We've Got to Face It": How Staff Members Wrestled with Race in an Urban High School  

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Educators who initiate school reform work often find that attempts to raise student achievement and change school culture are derailed when staff members refuse to address issues of race. At the same time, staff members who collectively resist engaging in discussions of racism and racial inequality may be actively involved in their own individual…

Buehler, Jennifer

2013-01-01

318

‘There’s a problem, and we’ve got to face it’: how staff members wrestled with race in an urban high school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educators who initiate school reform work often find that attempts to raise student achievement and change school culture are derailed when staff members refuse to address issues of race. At the same time, staff members who collectively resist engaging in discussions of racism and racial inequality may be actively involved in their own individual processes of ‘wrestling with race’. This

Jennifer Buehler

2012-01-01

319

School Psychology Publishing Contributions to the Advancement of Knowledge, Science, and Its Application: An Introduction to the Themed Issue  

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This introductory article briefly reviews the studies and commentaries making up this themed issue on the process and products of professional publications in school psychology. Each article highlights important considerations for advancing scholarly scientific publishing in the field of school psychology. A case is made that enhancing the quality…

Eckert, Tanya L.; Hintze, John M.

2011-01-01

320

Incorporating Chemical Hazards into an Emergency Management Plan. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 2, Issue 4  

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"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on a chemical spill that went unreported for approximately seven years, setting off a series of responses from the school district's Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) and the state…

US Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

321

Educators' Beliefs about Raising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in the Schools: The Experience in Ontario, Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the experiences of 132 LGBT and heterosexual teachers and school administrators in Ontario, Canada. Participants completed a survey that asked about their comfort addressing LGBT issues in the school setting, how safe they felt, how active they were, and their perceptions of barriers. There were few differences between the…

Schneider, Margaret; Dimito, Anne

2008-01-01

322

Mental Health Issues Facing a Diverse Sample of College Students: Results from the College Student Mental Health Survey  

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Over the past 5 years there has been increased attention given to mental health issues on college and university campuses across the country. However, few research efforts have been conducted to systematically investigate the mental health of college students. The College Student Mental Health Survey was undertaken as a first step towards gaining…

Soet, Johanna; Sevig, Todd

2006-01-01

323

Students and student learning in mass systems of higher education: Six educational issues facing universities and academic leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an attempt to summarise the contemporary issues for teaching and learning in higher education that are pressure points for university management and university educators. The analysis is thus broad rather than deep. The argument of the paper is a simple one: the expectations of students and the context for teaching and learning are changing significantly and the

Richard James

324

Managing Information Technology: Facing the Issues: Proceedings of the CAUSE National Conference (San Diego, California, November 28-December 1, 1989).  

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Proceedings of the 1989 national conference of the Professional Association for Computing and Information Technology, formerly known as the College and University Systems Exchange (CAUSE) are recorded in this document. Papers are organized according to seven concurrent tracks in the following areas: (1) planning and strategy issues; (2) funding…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

325

Team Teaching School Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate students preparing themselves for a career in school administration are typically apprehensive about the legal issues they will face in their first administrative position. After teaching school law for the first time, the author believed that there had to be a more effective way to reach these students rather than the traditional methods…

Vanko, John G.; Rogina, Raymond P.

2005-01-01

326

An Issue of Equity: The Financing of Public School in the United States with an Emphasis on Texas. Research Monograph.  

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Issues in public school finance are discussed in this research monograph, with an emphasis on Texas. Chapter 1 provides a national historical overview, examining the changing definition of equality. The second chapter examines equity challenges in the courts, specifically, two major types of constitutional issues: (1) equal protection clauses of…

Raney, Martha Karen; Leftwich, C. W.

327

Volume 3 Issue 2 November 2008 School of Nursing University of California,San Francisco The Physio Flyer  

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Volume 3 Issue 2 November 2008 School of Nursing University of California,San Francisco The Physio Flyer Announcements IN THIS ISSUE Announcements...................1 ACNP Specialty........ ..........2 Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco VeteransAffairs Medical Center, Stanford

Soloveichik, David

328

From Silence to Safety and Beyond: Historical Trends in Addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in K-12 Schools  

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The purpose of this article is to provide an historical overview of changing perspectives in education practice and literature on addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues in public K-12 schools. This article describes how the presentation and analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in the past 80 years have…

Griffin, Pat; Ouellett, Mathew

2003-01-01

329

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in dental school environments: dental student leaders' perceptions.  

PubMed

The objectives of the study reported in this article were to assess dental student leaders' perceptions of educational efforts concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics and the cultural climate concerning LGBT issues in dental schools in the United States and Canada. In addition, the perceptions of student leaders who self-identified as belonging to the LGBT community and of students with a heterosexual orientation were compared. Data were collected from 113 dental student leaders from twenty-seven dental schools in the United States and three in Canada. Fifty student leaders were females, and sixty-two were males. Only 13.3 percent of the respondents agreed that their dental education prepared them well to treat patients from LGBT backgrounds. The more the student leaders believed that their university has an honest interest in diversity, the better they felt prepared by their dental school program to treat patients from LGBT backgrounds (r=.327; p<.001). The better they felt prepared, the more they perceived the clinic environment as sensitive and affirming for patients with different sexual orientations (r=.464; p<.001). The more they reported that dental schools' administrations create a positive environment for students with LGBT orientations, the more they agreed that persons can feel comfortable regardless of their sexual orientation (r=.585; p<.001). In conclusion, the findings indicate that dental school administrators play an important role in ensuring that future care providers are well prepared to treat patients from LGBT backgrounds and that staff, faculty, students, and patients from these backgrounds are not discriminated against. PMID:19126771

Anderson, Joan I; Patterson, April N; Temple, Henry J; Inglehart, Marita Rohr

2009-01-01

330

Attitude of medical school students in China towards genetic testing and counseling issues in FXS.  

PubMed

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. However, genetic testing protocols and genetic counseling guidelines for FXS are not yet established in mainland China. In the present study, we conducted a comprehensive analysis using a self-administered questionnaire among students at the Xiangya medical school to investigate their attitude towards genetic testing and counseling issues of FXS. We have gained a general understanding of the attitudes of medical students towards these FXS issues in China. This information is of immense importance to develop appropriate genetic tests and to train counselors for FXS. As the medical school students surveyed are prospective physicians who will be a part of the Chinese health system, our survey was focused on the basic knowledge of FXS, population-based FXS screening, confidentiality and reproductive options for mutation carriers. The study demonstrated that only less than one third of the participants had heard about FXS. 94.6 % of participants were in favor of FXS screening for women in their reproductive age who had a genetic history of FXS. Furthermore, only half of the participants would inform their families about their genetic status in case of positive test results, and more than half of the participants supported natural conception and prenatal diagnosis for FXS mutation carriers. Additional findings and research implications are also discussed. This survey targeting potential doctors provides important information for the development of FXS genetic test and counselor training for the Chinese health system. PMID:23955144

Li, Jia; Huang, Wen; Luo, Shiyu; Lin, Yunting; Duan, Ranhui

2013-12-01

331

School Social Workers' Perceptions of Graduate Education Preparation  

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This study examined the perceptions of school social workers' (SSWers') graduate education training on contemporary issues facing students in schools as well as issues related to this host practice setting. SSWers who completed a specific school social work program were compared with those who did not on perceived graduate education preparation…

Slovak, Karen; Joseph, Alfred Louis, Jr.; Broussard, Anne

2006-01-01

332

Education as a Social Determinant of Health: Issues Facing Indigenous and Visible Minority Students in Postsecondary Education in Western Canada  

PubMed Central

The level of educational attainment is increasingly being recognized as an important social determinant of health. While higher educational attainment can play a significant role in shaping employment opportunities, it can also increase the capacity for better decision making regarding one’s health, and provide scope for increasing social and personal resources that are vital for physical and mental health. In today’s highly globalized knowledge based society postsecondary education (PSE) is fast becoming a minimum requirement for securing employment that can afford young adults the economic, social and personal resources needed for better health. Canada ranks high among OECD countries in terms of advanced education, with 66% of Canadians having completed some form of postsecondary education. Yet youth from low income indigenous and visible minority (LIIVM) backgrounds continue to be poorly represented at PSE levels. The current study aimed to understand the reasons for this poor representation by examining the experiences of LIIVM students enrolled in a postsecondary program. Findings show that the challenges they faced during the course of their study had an adverse impact on their health and that improving representation of these students in PSE will require changes at many levels. PMID:23989527

Shankar, Janki; Ip, Eugene; Khalema, Ernest; Couture, Jennifer; Tan, Shawn; Zulla, Rosslynn T.; Lam, Gavin

2013-01-01

333

LGBT Legal Issues in Jesuit Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Issues facing the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community can prove to be a legal nightmare for college and university administrators to address, particularly at religiously affiliated institutions like Jesuit colleges. Administrators have to walk a fine line between nondiscrimination statutes and the religious beliefs and teachings of the school's affiliation. This paper explores the main legal issues pertaining

Bryce Hughes

334

The many faces of malingering and participant response strategies: new methodologies in the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire (ACIQ).  

PubMed

Four studies created malingering and response bias scales for a new test battery, the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire (ACIQ). In the first calibration study, a new approach to identifying fake good and fake bad respondents was outlined. In Study 2, this scale was cross validated in a within-subjects design that also found only weak correlations between the scales of the ACIQ and measures of social desirability. The third study developed a method violator scale (one who responds randomly to the content of the scales due to carelessness, low IQ, etc.). It was tested by Monte Carlo and empirical studies. The fourth study combined the two cross validation studies to offer clear cutoffs for the practitioner. These studies successfully led to the creation of malingering and response bias scales for the ACIQ and also introduced new methods that could be adapted to other instruments. PMID:24846785

Fugett, April; Thomas, Stuart W; Lindberg, Marc A

2014-01-01

335

Cyber Charter Schools: Evolution, Issues, and Opportunities in Funding and Localized Oversight  

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Cyber schools, also known as virtual schools, are noteworthy charter school developments that provide viable options for education. Charter schools in general and cyber charter schools in particular are not "revenue neutral" to local school districts. Nationwide, hundreds of millions of dollars allocated for education are being routed into charter…

Ellis, Kathleen

2008-01-01

336

Steps for Developing a School Emergency Management Plan. Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management. Volume 2, Issue 1  

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The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools strongly encourages schools and school districts to develop emergency management plans within the context of the four phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, schools should collaborate closely with police, fire…

US Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

337

Segregation Levels in Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Voucher Program. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compares segregation levels in Milwaukee public schools and in private schools participating in the Milwaukee voucher program. Using a segregation index that measures the difference between the percent of students in a school who are white and the percentage of school-age children in the greater metro area who are white, it finds that…

Forster, Greg

2006-01-01

338

Can Tag Help Schools Teach?  

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Elementary schools are faced with a challenge: boosting student learning in an era when students face far more than schoolwork-related difficulties. Too often today, kids enter the classroom contending with issues ranging from bullying and emotional trauma to family instability and economic hardship--which can lead to behavioral problems that…

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012

2012-01-01

339

The Charter School Collapse: A Case Study.  

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Many Canadian provinces are looking to Alberta for guidance about charter schools. This case study examines the closure of one charter school to identify the obstacles other schools may face. This study uses critical policy analysis and the "politics of interpretation" to examine the political context of educational policy issues. While linear…

Gereluk, Dianne

340

Students' Experience of Working with Socioscientific Issues - a Quantitative Study in Secondary School  

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This research project aims to investigate how students in lower secondary school experience work with socioscientific issues (SSI). The six socioscientific cases developed and used in this project are relevant according to characteristics of SSI and to the national curriculum. Approximately 1,500 students in Sweden have worked with one SSI case chosen by the teachers. A questionnaire-based instrument was used to measure the affective domain of students' attitudes towards and interest in science before starting to work with the case and a second questionnaire after finishing a case. The second student questionnaire, measured the situational characteristics of the SSI work and perceived cognitive and affective outcomes. According to the students' self-reported experience, all cases were interesting and related to a current issue. Most cases were equally interesting to boys and girls, the only exception was You are what you eat, which girls found more interesting than boys did. Almost all students claim that they learnt new facts, learnt to argue for their standpoint and to search and evaluate information during the work with the cases. The girls' average scores were higher on several aspects of learning outcomes. Furthermore the students, especially the girls, perceived that the outcome of working with SSI had relevance for their future, with some cases more relevant than others. The more interesting the student found the case, the more they claimed they learnt. The students do not, however, claim that they learnt more science than during ordinary lessons.

Ottander, Christina; Ekborg, Margareta

2012-12-01

341

Charter Schools and ELLs: An Authorizer and School Leader Guide to Educating ELLs. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief  

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Educators, school administrators, policymakers, and community members are responsible for providing a quality education for all students in the nation's public schools. Traditional and charter schools bear the duty to ensure that special populations of students have access to the best education possible. This responsibility makes it essential for…

Clair, Nancy

2011-01-01

342

Segregation Levels in Cleveland Public Schools and the Cleveland Voucher Program. School Choice Issues in the State  

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Examining the widespread claims that private schools have high segregation levels and vouchers will lead to greater segregation, this study finds that both assertions are empirically unsupportable. Private schools participating in Cleveland's voucher program are much less segregated than Cleveland's public schools. This means that students using…

Forster, Greg

2006-01-01

343

Incorporating PBL in a High School Computer Science Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study was conducted with 605 high-school students in 13 classes of a typical high school in northern Taiwan. In the paper, we detail the past conduct of the course, the revised PBL-induced course design, and our experimental design. We discuss how we circumvented the usual challenges faced with PBL and some of the pragmatic issues faced during our implementation.

Ling-Chian Chang; Greg C Lee

2006-01-01

344

Country Credential Required Documents Afghanistan Baccalauria (Baccalaureate), School Leaving Certificate or Diploma Grade Reports for each year of study completed. Secondary School Diploma issued by the Ministry of Education, if earned.  

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Country Credential Required Documents Afghanistan Baccalauria (Baccalaureate), School Leaving Certificate or Diploma Grade Reports for each year of study completed. Secondary School Diploma issued by the Ministry of Education, if earned. Albania Deftese Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate) Transcripts for each year

O'Toole, Alice J.

345

Creating School Communities through Music  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many problems facing educators today. Student retention, standardized test scores, and motivational issues are only a few. It seems that students are dropping out of school at higher rates and having more difficulty finding motivation to do well on their school work and standardized tests. This sought to investigate strategies that…

Marasco, Katelyn

2011-01-01

346

Changes & Challenges for Rural Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue of the newsletter SEDLetter contains articles about the challenges facing rural youth, communities, and schools, and the ways that rural schools are meeting those challenges. "When Rural Traditions Really Count" (Ullik Rouk) outlines the rural situation with regard to adolescent substance abuse, youth gangs, teen pregnancy,…

Blair, Leslie Asher, Ed.

2001-01-01

347

The Impact of Bullying on School Performance in Six Selected Schools in South Carolina  

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The nation's K-12 schools are faced with numerous critical challenges, such as elevating academic achievement, and meeting No Child Left Behind state standards (Kowalski et al., 2008). But bullying in schools is becoming one of the most challenging issues that school personnel are encountering. In a Stanford University, study it was revealed that…

Cooper, Stephanie A.

2011-01-01

348

Multiple Perspectives on the Schooling of Mexican Indigenous Students in the U.S.: Issues for Future Research  

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The authors--a researcher in Latino educational issues and a sociologist specializing in migration--collaborated to more fully understand and explain the schooling circumstances of Mexican indigenous students. After elaborating a conceptual framework of transationalism, the researchers present three types of results: (a) critical understandings…

Ruiz, Nadeen T.; Barajas, Manuel

2012-01-01

349

High School Students' Informal Reasoning Regarding a Socio-Scientific Issue, with Relation to Scientific Epistemological Beliefs and Cognitive Structures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship among 68 high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), cognitive structures regarding nuclear power usage, and their informal reasoning regarding this issue. Moreover, the ability of students' SEBs as well as their cognitive structures for predicting their informal reasoning regarding…

Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung

2011-01-01

350

Confronting the Youth Demographic Challenge: The Labor Market Prospects of Out-of-School Young Adults. Policy Issues Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The labor market prospects of out-of-school young adults and options for improving the employment and earnings potential of all young adults were examined. The following issues were among those considered: demographic and social factors affecting young adults' employment prospects; employment trends and labor market problems in the United States…

Sum, Andrew; Fogg, Neeta; Mangum, Garth

351

A comparative study between the USA and Scotland with respect to selected issues affecting implementation of elementary school technology education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Primary technology or Elementary School Technology Education (ESTE) has been implemented with varying degrees of success in many parts of the world. To a large extent, the degree of success may be due to the type of influence or regulation. This manuscript identifies certain key issues or questions related to the development and implementation of ESTE, and contrasts two different

Michael Wright; Carole Thomson

352

Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy and Applications in K12 Schools. (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 8)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's society where most students own MP3 players, engage in constant instant messaging and downloading from the Internet, more than ever school administrators and staff should be aware of issues in administration, policy, and applications. This book provides a comprehensive presentation of current policies and practices of technology in…

Tettegah, Sharon Y., Ed.; Hunter, Richard C, Ed.

2006-01-01

353

Assessment of Health Issues and Concerns of Israeli Seventh Graders during School Physician Examinations: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The "AMA Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services" (GAPS) recommends annual medical evaluations during adolescence, emphasizing screening and counseling regarding psychosocial issues. In Israel, seventh graders undergo medical examinations within the school health services, focusing on the detection of physical conditions. We…

Knishkowy, Barry; Amitai, Yona; Hardoff, Daniel; Levy, Yehoshua; Kiro, Amnon

2007-01-01

354

New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School Meals. Nourishing News. Volume 4, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Idaho Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) released the New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School Meals in January 2009 with the recommendation that all School Food Authorities fully implement the New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School Meals into their programs starting August 2009. Along with the release of the New Nutrition Standards for Idaho School

Idaho State Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

355

How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want? Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like all school leaders, charter school leaders want to hire talented and passionate teachers. At the same time, they know talent and passion aren't enough. As the quote above suggests, charter school leaders want to hire teachers whose talents and passions "fit their schools." An experienced teacher with strong skills and knowledge might struggle…

Gross, Betheny; DeArmond, Michael

2011-01-01

356

Community Schools in Ohio: Second-Year Implementation Report. Volume I: Policy Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines 46 community (charter) schools that operated during the 1999-2000 school year. Community schools tend to be smaller than their public counterparts, enroll a higher proportion of minority and poor students, and serve relatively fewer special-needs students. On average, community-school teachers have fewer years of experience…

Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.

357

Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement. Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume presents a "big picture" perspective on the charter-school movement. It provides a definition of charter schools, what they are, and where they fit on the landscape of school reform; an explanation of why charters enjoy widespread bipartisan support; a look at how charters are situated in the larger school-reform movement of the last…

Murphy, Joseph; Shiffman, Catherine Dunn

358

Methodological and Measurement Issues in School Violence Research: Moving beyond the Social Problem Era  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School violence became a topic of broad national concern in the United States in reaction to a series of tragic school shootings during the 1990s. Efforts to understand and prevent school shootings have stimulated the rapid development of a broader interest in school safety with an emerging multidisciplinary research agenda. The maturation and…

Furlong, Michael J.; Morrison, Gale M.; Cornell, Dewey G.; Skiba, Russell

2004-01-01

359

Campaigns by Parents to Set Up New Schools in England: Issues and Barriers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on the role of parents in the planning and setting up of new secondary schools in the context of proposals to extend the right of parents in relation to new schools. The research focused on 15 parent campaigns that had recently taken place or were ongoing: seven aimed to obtain new schools and eight to prevent new schools being…

Pennell, Hazel; West, Anne

2009-01-01

360

What is FirstSchool? Issues in PreK-3rd Education. Number One  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

FirstSchool is part of a national PreK-3rd movement of schools, districts, educators and universities seeking to improve how children from ages 3 to 8 learn and develop in schools. While these different projects use a variety of names, all are working to connect high-quality PreK programs with high-quality elementary schools. FirstSchool is…

Ritchie, Sharon; Maxwell, Kelly; Clifford, Richard

2009-01-01

361

Health Issues Facing Black Women.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Black women in the United States experience a high incidence of serious health problems and, as a group, receive insufficient and inadequate medical care. The death rate for black women suffering from breast cancer has increased substantially since 1950. Also of great concern is the high incidence of cervical cancer in low income black women…

Reid, Inez Smith

362

Clinical Challenges Following An Adolescent’s Death By Suicide: Bereavement Issues Faced By Family, Friends, Schools, And Clinicians  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the increasing prevalence of adolescent deaths by suicide, social workers are increasingly likely to be called upon to respond to traumatically bereaved families, peers, and possibly professional colleagues following an adolescents death by suicide. The authors discuss current trends in adolescent suicide. A stress diathesis model is applied to considering risk factors and their clinical implications following an adolescents

Margarete Parrish; Judy Tunkle

2005-01-01

363

How California Colleges Are Coping, 1991 [and] A Summary of Education Issues Facing California Colleges and School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On May 29, 1991, Governor Pete Wilson signed legislation allowing an $835 million cut in support for education as a step in reducing the California state budget deficit. For the state's 107 community colleges, the loss of an estimated $225 million to $270 million in 1991-92 is particularly problematic in light of anticipated enrollment increases.…

Huggett, Kim

1991-01-01

364

From policy to practice: the challenges of providing high quality physical education and school sport faced by head teachers within primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Despite considerable investment in UK government initiatives (e.g., the Physical Education School Sport [PESS] plan) aimed at improving the delivery and quality of physical education (PE) in primary schools, many remaining problems have been highlighted (e.g., facilities; staff training). It is suggested that the head teacher (school principal) plays a fundamental role in the experience of PE delivery within

Paul Rainer; Brendan Cropley; Stuart Jarvis; Rob Griffiths

2012-01-01

365

From policy to practice: the challenges of providing high quality physical education and school sport faced by head teachers within primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Despite considerable investment in UK government initiatives (e.g., the Physical Education School Sport [PESS] plan) aimed at improving the delivery and quality of physical education (PE) in primary schools, many remaining problems have been highlighted (e.g., facilities; staff training). It is suggested that the head teacher (school principal) plays a fundamental role in the experience of PE delivery within

Paul Rainer; Brendan Cropley; Stuart Jarvis; Rob Griffiths

2011-01-01

366

High School Students' Perceptions of School Science and Science Careers: A Critical Look at a Critical Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Disproportionate representation of males and females in science courses and careers continues to be of concern. This article explores gender differences in Australian high school students' perceptions of school science and their intentions to study university science courses. Nearly 3800 15-year-old students responded to a range of 5-point Likert…

Quinn, Frances; Lyons, Terry

2011-01-01

367

Safe Communities--Safe Schools: Safe School Planning and Law Related Issues. A Tool for Community Violence Prevention Efforts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nationwide, schools, communities, parents and students recognize the continuing need to make schools a safe place, an environment where children can learn without fear for their safety. In the past few years, the available research on violence prevention has increased, providing legislators with important information about effective violence…

Elliott, Delbert S.; Grady, Jane M.; Heys, Landa; Ntepp, Rhonda; Williams, Susan

2002-01-01

368

Professional Development in International Schools; Issues of Inclusion Identified by a Group of International School Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the growth in numbers of teaching assistants (TAs) in the UK, it has been identified through research carried out on behalf of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) research that TAs in British international schools have specific and unmet training needs. Following the development of a course for TAs in international contexts,…

Tarry, Estelle; Cox, Anna

2014-01-01

369

Cross-Cultural Issues Arising for Four Science Teachers during Their International Migration to Teach in U.S. High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

U.S. schools have experienced a perennial shortage of teachers. Recently, many school districts have been inviting foreign veteran teachers to help mitigate such teacher shortages. This study describes the initial cross-cultural issues four international science teachers encountered when they immigrated to teach in U.S. high schools, hi-depth,…

Hutchison, Charles B.

2006-01-01

370

A Newsletter of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 02ISSUE Apr/jun  

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Vietnamese Students LKY School Hosts"people of Liberia" photo Exhibition LKY School Conducts Outreach to Saudi Arabia Executive programmeTrains Leaders in Water Governance 16 Faculty news 17 new FacultyAppointments 18

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

371

Bond Underwriter Costs: Texas School Districts and the Hidden Cost of Issuing Bonds  

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in smaller schools and while there is still no clear evidence that attending smaller schools 21 leads to bettor scholastic performance, public sentiment seems to favor smaller campuses (Bickel, Howley, Williams, & Glasscock, 2001). Federal education... in smaller schools and while there is still no clear evidence that attending smaller schools 21 leads to bettor scholastic performance, public sentiment seems to favor smaller campuses (Bickel, Howley, Williams, & Glasscock, 2001). Federal education...

Stasny, Mary Knetsar

2011-02-22

372

Planning a School-Based Mentoring Program. Lessons Learned. Volume 1, Issue 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based mentoring (SBM) has exploded in popularity in recent years: Today approximately one fourth of the youth mentoring programs in the country use a school-based format (Herrera, Grossman, Kauh, Feldman, & McMaken, 2007). In SBM, a K-12 student is paired with an adult from the community or an older (usually high school) student in a…

Garringer, Michael

2010-01-01

373

K-12 Virtual Schools, Accreditation, and Leadership: What Are the Issues?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virtual schools are as different from each other as traditional schools are different when one moves from community to community or state to state. A virtual school typically offers a learning experience via the Internet, may or may not be supported by government funds, and may or may not be accredited. They have been in existence for quite some…

Salsberry, Trudy A.

2010-01-01

374

Federal Support for School Integration: A Status Report. Issue Brief No. 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Secretary of Education has expressed strong support for school diversity and reduction of racial isolation in speeches and in the Joint Guidance on Voluntary School Integration, and the Department of Education (DOE) has included a general preference for school integration among its permissible funding preferences. However, this support for…

Tegeler, Philip; Ramesh, Sheela

2012-01-01

375

Association of Language Spoken at Home with Health and School Issues among Asian American Adolescents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the relationship between language spoken at home and school and health risks and behaviors of Asian American adolescents. Data from the World Health Organization Study of Health Behavior in School Children indicated increased risk for physical, psychosocial, and school health problems among these students. The risks were greater for the…

Yu, Stella M.; Huang, Zhihuan J.; Schwalberg, Renee H.; Overpeck, Mary D.; Kogan, Michael D.

2002-01-01

376

Mobilising Spaces of Agency through Genealogies of Race and Gender: Issues of Indigeneity, Marginality and Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents data from a case study of a non-traditional secondary school for Indigenous girls located in a suburban area of Queensland (Australia). The focus is predominantly on the identity and practices of Nicole who is one of the school's teachers. Nicole's identity as an Indigenous woman and teacher and the school's approach to…

Keddie, Amanda; Williams, Nicole

2012-01-01

377

Characteristics of Career Academies in 12 Florida School Districts. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 106  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes career academies in 12 Florida school districts in the 2006/07 school year. It examines their structure and career clusters, the high schools offering them, and the students enrolled. This study is driven by three research questions: (1) How many career academies were there, and of what types? (2) What were the…

Estacion, Angela; D'Souza, Stephanie; Bozick, Robert

2011-01-01

378

Page 1 of 3 Issued 5/12/2000 Colorado School of Mines  

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club activities · Intramural activities · Employee or student recruitment activities · Formal hosted by a school employee in the conduct of official school business; attended by guests and/or school employees; not solely for social purposes. Training Function (Object Code 8580): Meeting, conference

379

Essentials of Illinois School Finance: A Guide to Techniques, Issues and Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a tool for Illinois school business officials, superintendents, and other administrators with budgeting responsibilities. It is also a resource for school board members. The foreword describes the financial responsibilities of the school board along with the caveat that financial management is staff work, not board work. Detailed…

Fritts, James B.

380

Beyond City Limits: Expanding Public Charter Schools in Rural America. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rural students comprise a vital segment of the American public education system. Presently, one in four public school enrollees--over 11 million children--attend rural schools in the U.S. Rural enrollment is trending upward at a faster rate than other locales. From 2006 to 2009, enrollment in rural public schools increased by almost one million…

Stuit, David; Doan, Sy

2012-01-01

381

The Fiscal Impact of Tax-Credit Scholarships in Oklahoma. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This analysis examines the demographics of the special needs population in public and private schools in Oklahoma and estimates the impact on school enrollments providing tax credit funded scholarship grants for special needs students. The author and his colleagues develop a model that shows how the expenditures of Oklahoma's school districts vary…

Gottlob, Brian

2009-01-01

382

How Safe Are You at Work? Occupational Health and Safety Issues for School Counsellors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools are becoming increasingly violent places. This workshop presentation examines ways to improve counselor facilities and to enhance work safety. Client populations for school counselors have changed significantly in recent times as school administrators refer more welfare related problems for help. Although violent attacks on counselors may…

Low, John A.

383

Afterschool: A High School Dropout Prevention Tool. Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No.38  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over one million students who enter ninth grade each year fail to graduate with their peers four years later because they drop out of school. Seven thousand students drop out of school every day, and each year roughly 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. More than half of these students are from minority groups. Afterschool …

Afterschool Alliance, 2009

2009-01-01

384

Freedom from Racial Barriers: The Empirical Evidence on Vouchers and Segregation. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report collects the results of all available studies using valid empirical methods to compare segregation in public and private schools, both in general and in the context of school voucher programs. Examining the widespread claims that private schools have high segregation levels and vouchers will lead to greater segregation, this report…

Forster, Greg

2006-01-01

385

Cambridge High School Official Student Transcript Issued: 25 Sept 2014 Page 1 of 1 Given Names  

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Given Names Jane Emily Student Number 2015-003-7936 Gender Female Date of Birth 5 June 1997 Date taken Certificate English Literature 97.2 A* 06/2012 11 School Certificate French Language and Literature 90.4 A* 06/2012 11 School Certificate German Language and Literature 85.7 B 06/2012 11 School Certificate Geography

Steiner, Ullrich

386

The Impact of the ENSI Project on School-Community Relations: Issues and Possibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developments in schools that redefine the relationship between school and community are described in this paper. The Environment and School Initiatives (ENSI) project seeks to combine two apparently contradictory aims of education: to develop "environmental sensitivity" and to promote students'"dynamic qualities" by involving them in coping with…

Posch, Peter

387

School-Based Physical Activity Interventions: Effectiveness, Trends, Issues, Implications and Recommendations for Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The promotion of physical activity within schools and physical education (PE) has attracted growing interest in recent years. Schools have been acknowledged as the primary institution with responsibility for promoting activity in young people and more specifically, school PE has been recognized as having a key role to play. Given this, and based…

Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo

2006-01-01

388

Examining Independent Study High Schools in California. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 074  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a summary of a larger report that examines California's independent study high schools (alternative schools in which 75 percent or more of students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in full-time independent study). The larger study describes enrollment trends since 2001-02 and the number and characteristics of schools and students…

Barrat, Vanessa X.; Berliner, BethAnn

2009-01-01

389

Examining Independent Study High Schools in California. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 074  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This examination of California's independent study high schools (alternative schools in which 75 percent or more of students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in full-time independent study) describes enrollment trends since 2001-02 and the number and characteristics of schools and students as well as teacher qualifications in 2006-07. The study used…

Barrat, Vanessa X.; Berliner, BethAnn

2009-01-01

390

Up the Down Staircase: Carl Perkins' Transition Initiatives and School Reform. Legislative Issues Shaping Future Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school reform efforts in the 1980s have negatively affected the access to vocational education of high school students, including those with special needs, as evidenced by a longitudinal study of the course-taking patterns of high school students in one Illinois community (called "Fremont" in the study). The sample was composed of 575 white,…

Decoteau, J. Patrick

391

High School/College Partnerships. 1981 Current Issues in Higher Education, No 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for better high school/college articulation is addressed in five papers. In "High School/College Partnerships That Work," Ernest L. Boyer describes the ongoing efforts to encourage high school/college collaboration and considers five principles necessary for establishing cooperative programs, including the need for educators at both…

American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.

392

A Wall of Faces  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Visitors to the campus of Orland High School (OHS) will never question that they have stepped into a world of the masses: kids, activity, personalities, busyness, and playfulness--a veritable cloud of mild bedlam. The wall of ceramic faces that greets a visitor in the school office is another reminder of the organized chaos that the teachers…

Stevens, Lori

2008-01-01

393

The Los Angeles Riots Revisited: The Changing Face of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Challenge for Educators  

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This article provides a brief history of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), including an analysis of the demographic shifts and the tensions between the African American and Korean American communities at the time of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The article includes my own experiences teaching high school English during the…

Davis, Donna M.

2007-01-01

394

Stricter School Soda Limits Offered: Facing Lawsuit Threat, Beverage Industry Vows to Curb High-Calorie Drinks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The soft-drink industry vowed to voluntarily curb selling sugary sodas and other high-calorie beverages in schools, a move that was taken under threat of litigation by critics who see the industry as a prime culprit in a national obesity crisis. The promise offered no guarantee that schools would go along with the restrictions, though many…

Samuels, Christina A.

2006-01-01

395

Modernizing "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez": How Evolving Supreme Court Jurisprudence Changes the Face of Education Finance Litigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to "modernize" the current legal debate over inequitable public school funding at the state and local level. The 1973 Supreme Court case of "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez" established precedent, allowing for property-tax based education funding programs at the state-level--a major source of local inequality…

Saleh, Matthew

2011-01-01

396

Beyond Black and White. New Faces and Voices in U.S. Schools. SUNY Series, Power, Social Identity, and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection explores diversity in American schools by opening the discussion to the unprecedented diversity of children in American schools. Sections on rethinking familiar minorities, newcomers to the country, and other, often unrecognized minorities, deal with the common themes of minority status, marginality, and resistance. The following…

Seller, Maxine, Ed.; Weis, Lois, Ed.

397

Proprietor of Trade Schools that Get High Marks for Quality Faces Challenging Times as Criticism of His Industry Mounts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Al Sullivan has been running for-profit trade schools in Kentucky for more than 30 years. The institutions--Sullivan Junior College of Business, Spencerian College, and Louisville Technical Institute--are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (MLW)

Leatherman, Courtney

1989-01-01

398

Capacity Building: Sustaining Urban Secondary Schools as Resilient Self-Renewing Organizations in the Face of Standardized Educational Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Historically, the progressive ideas of innovative schools have influenced the professional practice of North American educators since the latter part of the 19th century. Indeed, since the beginning of an industrial society, and now with the birth of globalization and a knowledge economy, there has been a need for public schools to sustain their…

Giles, Corrie

2008-01-01

399

Oppression through the Eyes of a Haitian Americans and African American Male Students Oppression is an issue still facing ethnic minority groups in the United States (Watts, 2002). The present  

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is an issue still facing ethnic minority groups in the United States (Watts, 2002). The present study analyzed at Colorado State University as a doctoral student in Applied Developmental Science under the Human and educate the working poor and homeless. #12;

Boone, Randall B.

400

Face to Face  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over evolutionary time, humans have developed a selective sensitivity to features in the human face that convey information\\u000a on sex, age, emotions, and intentions. This ability might not only be applied to our conspecifics nowadays, but also to other\\u000a living objects (i.e., animals) and even to artificial structures, such as cars. To investigate this possibility, we asked\\u000a people to report

Sonja Windhager; Dennis E. Slice; Katrin Schaefer; Elisabeth Oberzaucher; Truls Thorstensen; Karl Grammer

2008-01-01

401

Looking at the Data: Afterschool Programs Using Data to Better Serve Students. Metlife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 66  

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The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the final issue brief in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief explores afterschool and data utilization to improve…

Afterschool Alliance, 2014

2014-01-01

402

Old Elite Schools, History and the Construction of a New Imaginary  

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Elite schools established in the nineteenth century in the image of British public schools now face intense competition from newly established elite schools. Located within the broader research project that this special issue discusses, this paper examines some of the ways in which an old elite school in India has sought to utilise is history to…

Rizvi, Fazal

2014-01-01

403

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Science (ELSI)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Science Web site is especially suitable for middle and high school students and teachers and tackles hard issues that face contemporary scientists every day. Connect to the ELSI pages to see a discussion of basic vs. applied research, equal access to medical screening, indoor air pollution, and personal privacy and medical databases.

2005-10-31

404

Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators.  

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This book attempts to promote improved understanding of assessment concepts by addressing the broad expanse of issues facing educators as they go about their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in schools and classrooms. The chapters in the book address some of the "hot button" issues related to testing and assessment in our nation's…

Wall, Janet E., Ed.; Walz, Garry R., Ed.

405

The effect of science-technology-society issue instruction on the attitudes of female middle school students toward science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An assessment of the science education programs of the last thirty years reveals traditional science courses are producing student who have negative attitudes toward science, do not compete successfully in international science and mathematics competitions, are not scientifically literate, and are not interested in pursuing higher-level science courses. When the number of intellectually-capable females that fall into this group is considered, the picture is very disturbing. Berryman (1983) and Kahle (1985) have suggested the importance of attitude both, in terms of achievement in science and intention to pursue high-level science courses. Studies of attitudes toward science reveal that the decline in attitudes during grades four through eight was much more dramatic for females than for males. There exists a need, therefore, to explore alternative methods of teaching science, particularly in the middle school, that would increase scientific literacy, improve attitudes toward science, and encourage participation in higher-level science courses of female students. Yager (1996) has suggested that science-technology-society (STS) issue instruction does make significant changes in students' attitudes toward science, stimulates growth in science process skills, and increases concept mastery. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect STS issue instruction had on the attitudes of female middle school students toward science in comparison to female middle school students who experience traditional science instruction. Another purpose was to examine the effect science-technology-society issue instruction had on the attitudes of female middle school students in comparison to male middle school students. The pretests and the posttests were analyzed to examine differences in ten domains: enjoyment of science class; usefulness of information learned in science class; usefulness of science skills; feelings about science class in general; attitudes about what took place in the science classroom; overall response to science class; perception of encouragement to enroll in science electives; future plans to enroll in science electives; reasons for not enrolling in science electives; and perception of restraints in achieving future goals.

Mullinnix, Debra Lynn

406

MICHIGAN FARM TO SCHOOL: DIGGING IN AND TAKING ROOT  

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. WHY FARM TO SCHOOL? While practitioners face issues that can make Farm to School challenging, these programs offer important benefits, such as fresher food, increased variety, greater ability to specify courtesy of MSU Communications and Brand Strategy #12;On the Michigan Farm to School website, you can sign

407

The Legal Content of School Psychology Journals: A Systematic Survey  

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The many challenges that school psychologists face inevitably include legal issues. In light of the agreement between the two primary professional organizations for school psychologists that understanding of law is a critical competency, this study analyzed the extent of law-based articles in leading school psychology journal articles published…

Zaheer, Imad; Zirkel, Perry A.

2014-01-01

408

Capacity Building: Sustaining Urban Secondary Schools as Resilient Self-Renewing Organizations in the Face of Standardized Educational Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, the progressive ideas of innovative schools have influenced the professional practice of North American educators\\u000a since the latter part of the 19th century. Indeed, since the beginning of an industrial society, and now with the birth of\\u000a globalization and a knowledge economy, there has been a need for public schools to sustain their capacity for innovative self-renewal.\\u000a Yet, much

Corrie Giles

2008-01-01

409

Preliminary Evidence for an Association Between Social Anxiety Symptoms and Avoidance of Negative Faces in School-Age Children  

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Attentional biases with regard to emotional facial expressions are associated with social anxiety in adults. We investigated whether similar relations exist in children. Seventy-nine 8- to 11-year-olds completed a probe detection task. On a given trial, 1 of 3 pairs of faces was presented: negative-neutral, negative-positive, and positive-neutral.…

Stirling, Lucy J.; Eley, Thalia C.; Clark, David M.

2006-01-01

410

[Hygiene in schools - an important issue for the public health services].  

PubMed

According to the Protection against Infection Act (IfSG), schools have to identify their arrangements of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for hygienic conditions, and the public health departments are obliged to check the hygienic conditions in schools. Here, practical experience with these topics in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is presented.Although all schools had been informed about their duties according to IfSG in 2001, only 44% (80/180 schools) of them were able to present their SOPs when requested to do so by the public health department in 2006. Complaints about bad sanitary hygiene in schools have to be confirmed, often even in recently redeveloped facilities, because of vandalism. The equipment of washing basins was improved very well during the influenza pandemic in 2009. In 2010, however, a tendency to deterioration had been observed. With data on high levels on indoor contamination (particles and CO2) in class rooms in 2006, the city increased the frequency of cleaning and launched a programme on proper ventilation in classrooms. However, a study on ventilation in 29 schools in 2009 resulted in very high levels of CO2; obviously the recommendation to ventilate the classrooms every break are neglected. Large studies on drinking water quality exhibited good data, with the exception of high Legionella contaminations in hot water systems supplying the showers in gymnasiums. Major redevelopment measures were necessary.Hygienic conditions in schools should be improved urgently. The public health departments should increase their consulting services as well as their control visits in schools - with the aim to improve hygiene in schools. Responsibility of the schools as well as of the individuals in the schools is demanded as well. More public attention to this topic seems mandatory, may be via a "signal light - red-yellow-green" for schools? PMID:22113381

Heudorf, U; Voigt, K; Eikmann, Th; Exner, M

2011-11-01

411

Increasing Urban Middle School Students' Access to Authentic Math and Science Experiences through a School-Community Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Urban schools serving low-income minority children face a variety of challenges related to teacher quality, resources and school infrastructure. Programs such as the GK-12 Fellows Program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), try to mitigate some of these issues by supporting partnerships between local school districts and institutions…

Ferreira, Maria M.; Freeman, Carl D.; Zibuck, Regina

2010-01-01

412

Constrained Curriculum in High Schools: The Changing Math Standards and Student Achievement, High School Graduation and College Continuation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematics education is a critical public policy issue in the U.S. and the pressures facing students and schools are compounded by increasing expectations for college attendance after high school. In this study, we examine whether policy efforts to constrain the high school curriculum in terms of course requirements and mandatory exit exams…

Daun-Barnett, Nathan; St. John, Edward P.

2012-01-01

413

Evaluation of awareness and preparedness of school Principals and teachers on earthquake reduction effects issues - State's actions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is generally accepted that the effects of the disasters can be mainly reduced if people are aware, well informed and motivated towards a culture of disaster prevention and resilience. Particularly, in earthquake prone countries, a continuous update and education of the public, on earthquake risk management issues, is essential. Schools can play a crucial role concerning training and building a disaster prevention culture, among various community groups. Principals and teachers have a key role to play in any school-wide initiative through developing and reviewing awareness policy, developing and revising emergency response plans, holding emergency drills and training the students. During the last decade, the Greek State have done a lot of efforts in order to better educate teachers and students in disaster preparedness and management, such as: a. implementation of the E.P.P.O.'s educational project "Earthquake Protection at Schools" which is addressed mainly to school Principals. The project started right after the 1999 earthquake in Athens. b. publication of educational material for students, teachers and people with disabilities and publication of guidelines concerning the development of emergency plans. c. implementation of projects and elaboration of innovative and mobile experiential educational material connected with school curricula. The aim of the present study is to assess levels of awareness and preparedness concerning earthquake protection issues, as well as risk mitigation behaviours, undertaken by teachers at individual, family and workplace level. Furthermore, the assessment of teachers' current levels of earthquake awareness and preparedness, could lead to conclusions about the effectiveness of State's current Policy. In this framework, specific questionnaires were developed and were addressed to Principals and teachers who were responsible for the preparation of their School Emergency Preparedness Plans. The sample of the survey comprises of primary and secondary schools of 9 different prefectures of Greece. Approximately 1.100 responses have been gathered. The analysis of the results indicated that approximately 60% of the surveyed teachers have experienced at least one earthquake at school, which is expected due to Greece's high seismicity (50% of the released seismic energy in Europe). Additionally, the level of knowledge of surveyed teachers on earthquake protection measures is very high. A significant majority of the teachers, were reported being familiar with the identification and reduction of non structural hazards at their home, and the development of School's Emergency Plans. On the other hand, approximately the 25% of the responders were not aware of their school emergency plan or they claimed that such a plan does not exist at their schools. These teachers have not participated in any earthquake school drill. Thus, even though a lot of State's initiatives have been implemented till now to build awareness towards earthquakes and establish a preparedness status for prospective earthquakes in school community, there are still proposed actions to be taken in order to improve the teachers' ability to plan or implement activities concerning earthquake management issues.

Kourou, Assimina; Ioakeimidou, Anastasia; Mokos, Vasileios; Bakas, Konstantinos

2013-04-01

414

Qualifications of Public Secondary School Biology Teachers, 1999?2000. Issue Brief. NCES 2005-081  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Issue Brief introduces a measure of teacher qualifications that includes additional detail on the educational backgrounds and certifications of out-of-field teachers. The focal subject for the Issue Brief is biology/life science (called biology in this Issue Brief) at the secondary level. Biology was selected because of its high enrollment…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

2005-01-01

415

Using texts to increase access to school nurses.  

PubMed

Although young people find school nurses approachable and caring, too few access their services. A text messaging service was set up in two secondary schools to raise awareness of the school nurse and encourage teenagers to make contact for health advice and support. Pupils were involved in developing promotional materials. The majority of text contact was for sexual health and relationship issues, with 44 out of the 202 text messages leading to face-to-face contact with the nurse. PMID:24757937

France, Jo

416

Updating and Maintaining School Emergency Management Plans. Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management. Volume 2, Issue 3, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Helpful Hints" offers a quick overview of school emergency preparedness topics that are frequently the subject of inquiries. Developing and implementing comprehensive, multi-hazard emergency management plans is an ongoing process that must be consistently reinforced and strengthened. Opportunities for reviewing, strengthening and updating…

US Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

417

Safer choices 2: Rationale, design issues, and baseline results in evaluating school-based health promotion for alternative school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundStudents attending ‘alternative’ high schools form relatively small, highly mobile high-risk populations, presenting challenges for the design and implementation of HIV-, other STI-, and pregnancy-prevention interventions. This paper describes the rationale, study design, and baseline results for the Safer Choices 2 program.

Susan R. Tortolero; Christine M. Markham; Robert C. Addy; Elizabeth R. Baumler; Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves; Karen M. Basen-Engquist; Nicole K. McKirahan; Guy S. Parcel

2008-01-01

418

Greek primary school teachers' understanding of current environmental issues: An exploration of their environmental knowledge and images of nature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article, the Greek primary school teachers' understanding of three current environmental issues (acid rain, the ozone layer depletion, and the greenhouse effect) as well as the emerging images of nature were examined. The study revealed that teachers held several environmental knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the three phenomena. Using the media as major environmental information sources, in which environmental issues are constructed as environmental risks, teachers are being environmentally educated in lay and not in scientific terms. Moreover, the image of nature emerging from their ideas about the three environmental issues is that of the romantic archetype, which prevails in postindustrial societies. Such a view, though, gives a conceptualization of nature as balance, under which the greenhouse effect and acid rain are seen as exclusively human-induced disturbances.

Michail, Sirmo; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Stamou, George P.

2007-03-01

419

Predictors of the Elementary School Proficiency Exams and Issues of Equality in Educational Facilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study is to determine whether school/student, classroom/student, teacher/student ratio, and the Human Development Index (I.G.E.) rates by province predict a province's total 6th and 7th grade Elementary School Proficiency Exam (SBS) scores. To determine the relationships between the province's total 6th and 7th grade SBS…

Erdogan, Irfan; Meseci Giorgetti, Filiz; Cifcili, Vakur

2011-01-01

420

European School-to-Work Systems: A View from the American States. Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Representatives of the School-to-Work Roundtable studied education systems and work force training programs in Denmark and Germany. The group visited vocational schools, technical colleges, and firms sponsoring apprentices in Copenhagen and Munich and spoke with students, teachers, and mentors in apprenticeships in metalworking, textiles,…

National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.

421

Screening for Asperger syndrome in school?age children: issues and instruments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many children with Asperger syndrome are not identified prior to school entry, and difficulties associated with the condition may only become evident when a child enters school. Failure to identify children with the syndrome may lead to increased risk for psychopathology, and lack of understanding of the reasons for social and communicative impairments, and the display of atypical behaviours. Therefore,

Colin Reilly; Audrey Campbell; Patricia Keran

2009-01-01

422

Formative Conceptions of Assessment: Trainee Teachers' Thinking about Assessment Issues in English Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the developing thinking about assessment of graduate trainees preparing for secondary teaching in England. For some years teachers in English schools have worked in a context where the outcomes of formal testing have been used to judge school and teacher performance as well as student achievement. Research evidence that…

Taber, Keith S.; Riga, Fran; Brindley, Sue; Winterbottom, Mark; Finney, John; Fisher, Linda G.

2011-01-01

423

Policies to Improve Instruction and Learning in High Schools. NGA Center for Best Practices Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school students in the United States have been taking more challenging courses in recent years, but academic achievement has been stagnant. At the heart of the matter is the quality of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Some courses tend to be more challenging in name than in practice. High schools also have a history of autonomy that…

National Governors Association, 2008

2008-01-01

424

Research Committee Issues Brief: Professional Development for Virtual Schooling and Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the types of professional development necessary to implement successful online learning initiatives. The potential for schools utilizing online learning is tremendous: schools can develop new distribution methods to enable equity and access for all students, they can provide high quality content for all students and they can…

Davis, Niki; Rose, Ray

2007-01-01

425

The High Cost of Wisconsin's Dropout Rate. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents the public costs of high school dropouts in Wisconsin. It examines how dropouts in the state dramatically impact state finances through reduced tax revenues, increased Medicaid costs, and high incarceration rates. It also examines just how much high school dropouts cost Wisconsin's taxpayers each year, and how much could be…

House, Emily Anne

2009-01-01

426

Strategies and Issues in Supporting Children Whose Parents Have a Mental Illness within the School System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has been estimated that over 20 percent of children live in families where one parent has, or has had, a mental illness. Given the role of schools in children's academic as well as psychosocial development, it was considered important to identify effective strategies that school personnel have used in supporting such children. Parents and…

Reupert, Andrea; Maybery, Darryl

2007-01-01

427

School-Based Mental Health Programs: Issues for Implementation and Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the results of a study that investigated the effectiveness of a mental health intervention program implemented within the school environment. The "Self-Management Intervention Program for School-Age Children with Chronic Health Conditions and Their Parents" focused on the promotion of self-regulatory and stress management…

Magyary, Diane; Brandt, Patricia

428

School-Based Health Centers and Childhood Obesity: "An Ideal Location to Address a Complex Issue"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of today's most pressing public health problems is the rise in childhood overweight and obesity. School-based health centers (SBHCs)--the convergence of public health, primary care, and mental health in schools--represent an important element in the public health toolbox for combating the challenging epidemic. When working side-by-side in a…

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2010

2010-01-01

429

Policy, Technology, and Practice in Cyber Charter Schools: Framing the Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Online learning in K-12 education has grown rapidly in the past decade. Cyber charter schools (CCSs) have been a particularly controversial form of online school, but there is very little scholarly examination of these new organizations. As CCSs expand, policymakers and stakeholders have a critical need to understand how to evolve the…

Ahn, June

2011-01-01

430

Comprehensive School Health Education Programs: Innovative Practices and Issues in Standard Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces several papers that provide information about the U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive School Health Education Program (CSHEP). After describing the CSHEP and summarizing the three papers, the article presents emerging themes for the future (student needs-driven, outcomes-based, coordinated, comprehensive, and school- and…

Jackson, Shirley A.

1994-01-01

431

Comprehensive School Health Education Programs: Innovative Practices and Issues in Setting Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprehensive school health education is a primary prevention strategy for teaching the nation's children and their parents the skills needed for a healthy lifestyle. This publication provides information about the U.S. Department of Education's Comprehensive School Health Education Program (CSHEP) and presents four papers commissioned for the…

Jackson, Shirley A., Ed.

432

The Fourth Amendment in the Public Schools: Issues for the 1990's and Beyond. Presentation Outline.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1985, the United States Supreme Court, in "New Jersey v. T.L.O.," held that the Fourth Amendment applies to searches and seizures conducted by public school administrators. This paper discusses the current state of Fourth Amendment law with regard to public school searches and seizures. Among the subtopics discussed are the following: (1) the…

Schreck, Myron

433

Introducing counselling in secondary schools: A case study with reference to frame issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

I am a deputy headteacher in a comprehensive school. I believe that the widespread re-introduction of counselling into secondary schools offers possibilities for great benefit, both in terms of the personal well-being and emotional health of students, and also in terms of academic results and other educational indicators. It is my view that, currently, this may particularly be true for

Steve Seaton

1996-01-01

434

Court Cases Involving School Board Authority in Issues with Respect to Personnel, 1981-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the field of education, the public school board of education is charged with the authority to meet the requirements that are set forth according to the laws that govern education within each state. Public school boards receive the authority to establish and administer policy through delegation by state legislatures, pursuant to provisions in…

Edmonds, Charles Hugh, Jr.

2009-01-01

435

Personnel Management for Effective Schools. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Myriad issues face those who manage school personnel. Explicating the wide range of activities covered by the term "personnel management" is the object of this text. It is geared for prospective and current school administrators whose responsibilities include any aspect of personnel management. The text is organized around the premise that student…

Seyfarth, John T.

436

Teachers in the School of Violence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the problems of school violence as related to teachers. Addresses the issues of depression that teachers face, explaining that psychological isolation acts as a forerunner of depression. States that teachers feel defenseless against school violence and warns against these conditions which cause a lack of motivation to teach. (CMK)

Chartier, Claire

2000-01-01

437

Challenges Facing Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents 17 selected papers from recent issues of the journal, "Focus on Exceptional Children," concerning current and emerging challenges facing the field of special education. The book is organized in two parts. Part 1, "Contemporary Challenges," includes the following articles: "Transitions in Early Childhood Special Education: Issues

Meyen, Edward L., Ed.; And Others

438

Decision-Making Quandaries that Superintendents Face in Their Work in Small School Districts Building Democratic Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Superintendents of small school districts describe how they give voice, involve and listen to others, and solicit various publics to build democratic communities. Superintendents make sense of leadership through their constructed role, leadership orientation, and district size. Findings suggest the following when superintendents involve, listen,…

Touchton, Debra; Acker-Hocevar, Michele

2011-01-01

439

Legal Issues Relating to School Paraprofessionals. A Legal Memorandum: Quarterly Law Topics for School Leaders, Spring 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Complaints, hearings, legal opinions, and lawsuits on issues surrounding the training and supervision of paraprofessionals are increasing. Concern over the lack of preparation of paraprofessionals and the sporadic nature of the training that is available to them (Morgan, Hofmeister, & Ashbaker, 1995; Pickett, 1996) have led to the development of…

Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Morgan, Jill

2004-01-01

440

Secondary school physics availability in an urban setting: Issues related to academic achievement and course offerings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High school physics is a gateway course for post-secondary study in science, and an essential component in the formation of students' scientific literacy. The opportunity to study physics is not universally available for children in U.S. schools, particularly in urban areas. Restricted science opportunities result in inequitable participation and a barrier to future participation in STEM-related fields. Although the national trend in physics enrollment has recently shown an increase, the percentage of participation is much lower for students in urban schools. We examined the availability of physics in New York City, and whether access was related to academic achievement measures, such as prior science performance, and graduation and college attendance percentages. High schools that offered physics were compared to those that did not, and patterns in types of available physics courses were examined. The findings substantiate the compelling need to explore the barriers to increased physics access and participation for urban youth.

Kelly, Angela M.; Sheppard, Keith

2009-10-01

441

Issues in Field Experience as an Element in the Library School Curriculum. A Background Paper.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents some definitions and makes distinctions among therience drawn from the literature, and surveys the goals of librarianship and library education in using field experience as an element in the library school curriculum at the master's le...

M. E. Monroe

1971-01-01

442

The Issue of Slavery within the Maliki School of Islamic Jurisprudence  

Microsoft Academic Search

recorded. The birth of Islam in the year 622 C.E. marked the beginning of a new course of action across much of the world. This new religion converted many souls in many lands—both free and slave—both by the word and by the sword. With this new religion came new legal schools (madhahib), such as the Maliki School of Islamic Jurisprudence

CODY HIGLEY

443

The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymoprhisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)

David. A Micklos

2006-01-01

444

Recognizing rotated faces and Greebles: What properties drive the face inversion effect?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fact that faces are strongly affected by picture-plane inversion has often been cited as evidence for face-specific mechanisms. It is unclear, however, whether this “face inversion effect” is driven by properties shared by faces or whether the effect is specific to faces as a category. To address this issue, we compared the recognition of faces and novel Greebles, which

Alan R. S. Ashworth III; Quoc C. Vuong; Bruno Rossion; Michael J. Tarr

2008-01-01

445

Issues in Post-Soviet Secondary School Reform: The Case of Kazakstan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Republic of Kazakstan--the world's ninth largest country--is one of five central Asian nations created in 1991 upon the demise of the former Soviet Union. Never a separate political state in the past, Kazakstan now faces a myriad of curricular and educational organization problems related to contemporary economic and political developments, as…

DeYoung, Alan J.; Balzhan, Suzhikova

446

Process and Product Issues in the Evaluation of School Development Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, state funded, practitioner-led organizational improvement programmes have become increasingly common within the Irish education system. Central to this new model of public funding has been the demand for extensive evaluation of each programme, a demand that has raised a number of important theoretical and practical issues for programme evaluators. The issue addressed in this article is that

Joe Ohara; Gerry McNamara

2001-01-01

447

High School Students' Informal Reasoning on a Socio-Scientific Issue: Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently, the significance of learners' informal reasoning on socio-scientific issues has received increasing attention among science educators. To gain deeper insights into this important issue, an integrated analytic framework was developed in this study. With this framework, 71 Grade 10 students' informal reasoning about nuclear energy usage…

Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung

2007-01-01

448

Communication and Collaboration During Natural Disasters: The Lessons Learned From Past Experience. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on the response and recovery efforts to wildfires by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and its school and community partners. Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes,…

US Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

449

The Family-School Connection: Theory, Research, and Practice. Issues in Children's and Families' Lives, Vol. 2. The John & Kelly Hartman Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nature of the relationships among contemporary family variables and school achievement is examined in this collection of articles. Divided into two parts, the collection examines related processes and issues. In the first part, the chapters and authors are: (1) "The Family-School Relationships Model" (Bruce A. Ryan and Gerald R. Adams); (2)…

Ryan, Bruce A., Ed.; And Others

450

How Community Colleges Can Create Productive Collaborations with Local Schools. New Directions for Community Colleges, Issue 111. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of New Directions for Community Colleges focuses on ways of establishing and sustaining collaborative work between colleges and local school districts. Chapters included are: (1) "Building Bridges or Barriers? Public Policies That Facilitate or Impede Linkages between Community Colleges and Local School Districts" (Katherine Boswell);…

Palmer, James C., Ed.

2000-01-01

451

A State-Independent Education for Citizenship? Comparing Beliefs and Values Related to Civic and Moral Issues among Students in Swedish Mainstream and Steiner Waldorf Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the wake of globalisation, multiculturalism, and the "marketisation" of schools the education-for-citizenship question in relation to state and independent schools seems increasingly relevant. This paper is based on a comparison of beliefs and values related to civic and moral issues among students in Swedish mainstream and Steiner Waldorf…

Dahlin, Bo

2010-01-01

452

Resolving Special Education Issues: "It Seems Like the School Is Not Following My Child's IEP--What Can I Do?" PHP-c93  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the steps to solving an issue sent in by a parent. The scenario addressed in this document is one where a parent indicates sometimes his/her child comes home from school and reports that he did not have time to finish his math or reading tests at school. The parent and the teacher had agreed at his Individualized Education…

PACER Center, 2005

2005-01-01

453

Examining the effects of technology-infused issue investigations on high school students' environmental and ocean literacies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of technology-infused issue investigations on high school students' environmental and ocean literacies. This study explored the effects of a new educational enrichment program termed Connecting the Ocean, Reefs, Aquariums, Literacy, and Stewardship (CORALS) on high school science students. The study utilized a mixed methods approach combining a quantitative quasi-experimental pre-post test design with qualitative case studies. The CORALS program is a new educational program that combines materials based on the Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions (IEEIA) curriculum program with the digital storytelling process. Over an 18-week period four high school science teachers and their approximately 169 students investigated environmental issues impacting coral reefs through the IEEIA framework. An additional approximately 224 students, taught by the same teachers, were the control group exposed to standard curriculum. Students' environmental literacy was measured through the Secondary School Environmental Literacy Instrument (SSELI) and students' ocean literacy was measured through the Students' Ocean Literacy Viewpoints and Engagement (SOLVE) instrument. Two classrooms were selected as case studies and examined through classroom observations and student and teacher interviews. The results indicated the CORALS program increased the knowledge of ecological principles, knowledge of environmental problems/issues, and environmental attitudes components of environmental literacy for the experimental group students. For ocean literacy, the experimental group students' scores increased for knowledge of ocean literacy principles, ability to identify oceanic environmental problems, and attitudes concerning the ocean. The SSELI measure of Responsible Environmental Behaviors (REB) was found to be significant for the interaction of teacher and class type (experimental or control). The students for Teachers A and B reported a statistically significant increase in the self-reported REB subscales of ecomanagement and consumer/economic action. This indicates the students reported an increase in the REBs they could change within their lifestyles. This study provides baseline data in an area where few quality studies exist to date. Recommendations for practice and administration of the research study instruments are explored. Recommendations for further research include CORALS program modifications, revising the instruments utilized, and what areas of students' environmental and ocean literacies warrant further exploration.

Plankis, Brian J.

454

Morbidity among bystanders of bullying behavior at school: concepts, concerns, and clinical/research issues.  

PubMed

The role of the bystander is not one that is easily understood in the anti-bullying literature. Roles within the unofficial hierarchy of the school-yard and playground overlap considerably, and each role has its own social dynamic that brings with it a shifting behavioral landscape that affects every student. In this article, the mental health correlates of three categories of bystander are explored: the co-victim, the isolate, and the confederate. Each category of bystander has its own characterizations and mental health correlates. Reports of post-traumatic stress, internalized hostility, substance use, and suicide ideation are discussed with reference to studies involving witnesses of family abuse, community and school violence as well as bullying. It is argued that bystanders are the key to challenging bullying in schools, and their mental health and well-being is pivotal to the effectiveness of anti-bullying interventions. PMID:22909907

Rivers, Ian

2012-01-01

455

Issues in implementing a comprehensive intervention for public school children with autism spectrum disorders.  

PubMed

Many students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are educated separately from their typically developing peers, while others are placed in inclusive classes but without supports that would help them benefit from less restrictive placements. The needs of students with ASD who are in inclusive settings are often not planned for or met appropriately, resulting in continuing problems and movement to increasingly restrictive environments or private placements. There is a critical need for school models to fill the gap in appropriate services for this population of children with ASD. These models should include those that are inclusive and academically challenging, that can be implemented by many school districts, and that are responsive to the unique combination of strengths and deficits in these students. In the current article, the authors describe the development and core components of the model, and implementation of the ASD Nest program in public schools in New York City. PMID:25321640

Koenig, Kristie Patten; Feldman, Jill M; Siegel, Dorothy; Cohen, Shirley; Bleiweiss, Jamie

2014-01-01

456

Game Face  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses "Game Face: Life Lessons Across the Curriculum", a teaching kit that challenges assumptions and builds confidence. Game Face, which is derived from a book and art exhibition, "Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?", uses layered and powerful images of women and girls participating in sports to teach…

Weiner, Jill

2005-01-01

457

National Evaluation of the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA): a Review of Methodological Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Large-scale field evaluations of education programs typically present complex and competing design requirements that can rarely be satisfied by ideal, textbook solutions. This paper uses a recently completed national evaluation of the federally-funded Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) Program to illustrate in concrete fashion some of the problems often encountered in major program evaluations, and traces the evolution of efforts

John E. Coulson

1978-01-01

458

Challenging Violence in Schools: An Issue of Masculinities. Educating Boys, Learning Gender.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book explores the relationship between violence and masculinity within schools. It suggests that violence has been "masculinized" in such a way that boys often perpetrate violence as a means of demonstrating their perception of what counts as a valued form of masculinity. Chapter 1 looks at some of the ways in which violence has become…

Mills, Martin

459

Educating Private School Teachers about Issues of Mental Health: A Program Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in psychological disorders diagnosed in children in the United States. As a result, the number of children in school with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) continues to grow in order to meet these children's special needs in the classroom. Despite the rise in psychological disorders, many…

Cvinar, Jenny

2010-01-01

460

Florida's Lessons for Indiana K-12 Reform. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Jeb Bush campaigned for Governor on a clear and bracing set of education reforms in 1998. Having won office, he immediately pursued a dual track strategy of education reform: standards and accountability for public schools, choice options for dissatisfied parents. Florida lawmakers followed these reforms with additional measures, including…

Ladner, Matthew

2009-01-01

461

The Overlooked Factor: The Resource Issue as the Shaper of Library and Information School Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Survey of constraints upon capacity for curriculum enrichment in schools of library and information studies in England and Wales reveals a lack of financial support with resources fixed to "historic costs." Discussion includes the effect on curricula, who's to blame for funding inadequacies, and strategies to secure adequate future funds. (MBR)

Davinson, Donald; Roberts, Norman

1985-01-01

462

Recurrent Issues in Efforts to Prevent Homicidal Youth Violence in Schools: Expert Opinions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developmental research on social influences on adolescents can guide practices aimed to prevent homicidal youth violence. School shootings have repeatedly raised questions about the contributory role of bullying and entertainment violence, how news media publicity might produce copycat crimes, and whether stiffer criminal sanctions might have a…

Dill, Karen E.; Redding, Richard E.; Smith, Peter K.; Surette, Ray; Cornell, Dewey G.

2011-01-01

463

A Newsletter of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 04ISSUE OCT/DEC  

E-print Network

governance. This is why our School was happy to celebrate the first anniversary of the Institute of Water is water. A global consensus is emerging on the need for societies all over the world to find new and innovative solutions to their water problems. Sometimes, however, the solutions could be very simple

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

464

Reinforcing Hegemonic Masculinities through Sexual Harassment: Issues of Identity, Power and Popularity in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, based on the perspectives of young men, explores the relationship between dominant constructions of masculinities and the sexual harassment of young women in Australian secondary schools, within a feminist poststructuralist theoretical framework. Of particular importance in this process are the ways in which sexual harassment is…

Robinson, Kerry H.

2005-01-01

465

Using computer-related technology for assessment activities: ethical and professional practice issues for school psychologists  

Microsoft Academic Search

School psychologists have an ethical imperative to consider appropriate uses of computer technology within their assessment practices, given the potential for this technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Psychologists hold a parallel responsibility to consider the implications of using computer-related technology vis a vis professional practice concerns related to assessment. Many aspects of computers that render them most helpful—power, speed,

Janet F. Carlson; Virginia Smith Harvey

2004-01-01

466

Community and Problem Oriented Policing in School Settings: Design and Process Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community and Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) is a multidimensional strategy used by police departments to control crime and improve the quality of life in targeted areas. This monograph presents CPOP as a possible solution to the problem of school violence. It identifies design components and process dimensions that can contribute to successful…

Glover, Richard L.

467

Symbol Communication in Special Schools in England: The Current Position and Some Key Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, originally submitted to BJSE's Research Section, Chris Abbott of King's College, London, and Helen Lucey of the Open University report on the outcomes of a survey of special schools in England. The aim of the research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, was to understand the nature and extent of symbol use for communication and…

Abbott, Chris; Lucey, Helen

2005-01-01

468

Changes and Challenges: Key Issues for Scottish Rural Schools and Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in rural Scottish schools has changed rapidly over the past 15 years. These changes include the implementation of national curriculum and assessment guidelines, increased parental influence and a shift from local authority based management to more locally based schemes. During the 1990s, research in the field focused largely on learning…

Dowling, Jennie

2009-01-01

469

International Issues, High-Stakes Testing, and Border Pedagogy: Social Studies at Border High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recently constructed border wall stands within walking distance of Border High School (BHS) and was created to impede the flow of people, goods, fauna, and contraband from Mexico into the United States (U.S.). The reality, however, is that this geopolitical border is fluid, allowing connections between sociopolitical zones. The researchers…

Cashman, Timothy G.; McDermott, Benjamin R.

2013-01-01

470

Open Lives, Safe Schools: Addressing Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In all but a handful of states, it is legal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation. Ways in which homophobia and anti-gay sentiments affect education in the United States are addressed in this collection of essays. They are written for educators and others concerned about schooling, from kindergarten through…

Walling, Donovan R., Ed.

471

Direct Instruction in Mathematics: Issues for Schools with High Indigenous Enrolments--A Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Direct instruction, an approach that is becoming familiar to Queensland schools that have high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, has been gaining substantial political and popular support in the United States of America [USA], England and Australia. Recent examples include the No Child Left Behind policy in the USA, the British…

Ewing, Bronwyn

2011-01-01

472

Prioritizing the Nation's Lowest-Performing High Schools: The Need for Targeted Federal Policy. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that the nation is in the midst of a dropout crisis that will cost more than $3 trillion in lost wages over the lifetime of the 12 million students projected to drop out over the next decade, "Prioritizing the Nation's Lowest-Performing High Schools" calls on federal policymakers to perform "legislative triage" by devoting attention to the…

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010

2010-01-01

473

Overview of Health Issues in School-aged Children with Down Syndrome  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: School-aged children with Down syndrome experience an array of medical conditions and health care problems. Although there have been vast improvements in the medical management of these conditions, they still significantly impact on quality of life for families and children with Down syndrome. However, despite the magnitude of this problem limited literature has described the overall health status of

Kelly Thomas; Sonya Girdler; Jenny Bourke; Aditya Deshpande; Katherine Bathgate; Stephanie Fehr; Helen Leonard

2010-01-01

474

The High Cost of South Carolina's Low Graduation Rate. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has documented a crisis in South Carolina's high school graduation rate. While state officials report a graduation rate above 70 percent, researchers from South Carolina and elsewhere place the rate just above 50 percent, with rates among minority students lower than 50 percent. South Carolina's graduation rate is the worst of all 50…

Gottlob, Brian J.

2007-01-01

475

The High Cost of Low Graduation Rates in North Carolina. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina has a dropout crisis--only two thirds of North Carolina high school students graduate. One reason this crisis has not received the attention it deserves is because the state was reporting badly inflated graduation rates (supposedly as high as 97 percent) until it finally adopted a more realistic reporting method earlier this year.…

Gottlob, Brian J.

2007-01-01

476

A Fiscal Analysis of Proposed Education Access Grants in Minneapolis. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the fiscal impact of model legislation that would create Education Access Grants in Minnesota. The legislation would provide grants for low-income students to attend private schools. Specifically, this study examines the effect of implementing Education Access Grants in Minneapolis, the state's largest metropolitan area. It…

Maas, Ericca

2005-01-01

477

Issues Related to Student Persistence toward Graduation in Public Schools: A Research Based Tool for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This abstract focuses on a project report addressing persistence toward graduation. The product will provide a comprehensive resource for school district leaders to use in the identification of at-risk students and research based dropout prevention programs. With the passage of "No Child Left Behind" in 2002 legislation has put a greater…

Fritz, Ronald D.; Fisher, Deanne L.; Scott, Nancy L.

2012-01-01

478

Methodological Issues in the Use of Peer Sociometric Nominations with Middle School Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies reporting sociometric assessments based on nominations have been characterized by important methodological inconsistencies when conducted in the middle school context. The purpose of this study was to examine (1) the possibility of a response bias when participants are provided with a long roster sorted alphabetically, (2) the impact of…

Poulin, Francois; Dishion, Thomas J.

2008-01-01

479

Transition from School for Youths with a Disability: Issues and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australian research has demonstrated that students with a disability are more likely to remain out of the full-time workforce. These research findings have been the catalyst for a call for a comprehensive career development and transition planning approach for all students with disabilities in schools as well as for employers to rethink the role…

Winn, Stephen; Hay, Ian

2009-01-01

480

Access to Arts beyond High School: Issues of Demand and Availability in American Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' interests in and access to disciplinary study in the arts have increased dramatically over the past fifteen years. This is due in large part to steady growth in K-12 arts programming during the 1990s, when policymakers came to view arts instruction as part of an effective response to concerns about the quality of America's schools. Arts…

Warburton, Edward C.

2006-01-01

481

Workplace Mentoring for Youth: Context, Issues, Strategies. Education Reform and School-to-Work Transition Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concerns about the isolation of youth and the decline of available social capital have given rise to a new wave of workplace mentoring programs focused on youth in poverty. Most such programs have targeted youth in school and community settings; however, youth mentoring efforts in workplace settings are becoming increasingly prevalent for several…

Freedman, Marc; Baker, Rachel

482

Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential High School Dropouts. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The high school dropout problem has been called a national crisis. Educators, researchers, and policymakers continue to work to identify effective dropout prevention approaches. One important element of such prevention efforts is the identification of students at highest risk for dropping out and then the targeting of resources to keep them in…

Heppen, Jessica B.; Therriault, Susan Bowles

2008-01-01

483

Issues in Children's Book Selection. A School Library Journal/Library Journal Anthology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 29 articles on aspects of current book selection collected here are from the "School Library Journal." The book includes five major sections: "Perspectives on Selection" includes articles that challenge current book evaluation practices, each article examining an aspect of traditional book selection for children and asking that readers measure…

Gerhardt, Lillian

484

MOTIVATIONAL ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF GEMARA AMONG AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BOYS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current curriculum in Modern Orthodox Yeshiva high schools, Talmud is the one subject which is granted far more instructional time than any other. However, there has been virtually no research aimed at discovering the results of such a devotion to one subject area. This study set out to gauge the success of this stress on Talmud through the

Aaron S. Ross

485

A Light Look at Some Heavy Issues in Public School Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examples of the difficulties that public school program evaluators can have in explaning perplexing results are provided. Arguments abound over the best way to report a finding that has multiple interpretations or presentation options, and the enigma of realizing that one way to report a finding is not the only way, or even necessarily the best…

Ligon, Glynn

486

Issues in the Development of Multigrade Schools. World Bank Technical Paper Number 172.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multigrade schools, which combine students of different ages and abilities in one classroom under one teacher's direction, are supported by numerous World Bank projects. This paper aims to increase staff awareness of the complexity of such components and their economic and pedagogical benefits. Pedagogical techniques and outcomes form the core of…

Thomas, Christopher; Shaw, Christopher

487

Corporal Punishment and Alternatives in the Schools: An Overview of Theoretical and Practical Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many alternatives to the use of corporal punishment in the schools exist. Because the mass of survey data collected contraindicates the use of corporal punishment, the burden of proof of its effectiveness should be assumed by those who favor its use. (Author/WI)

Hyman, Irwin A.; And Others

1978-01-01

488

Characteristics of California School Districts in Program Improvement. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 055  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive analysis provides a statistical profile of California's Title I school districts in program improvement. As an independent analysis of these districts in the aggregate, it is intended to inform the context for district improvement as California rolls out and refines its district intervention strategies. A key finding of this study…

Crane, Eric W.; Huang, Chun-Wei; Derby, Kenwyn; Makkonen, Reino; Goel, Aditi M.

2008-01-01

489

Characteristics of Arizona School Districts in Improvement. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 054  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policymakers in Arizona and the other states served by the West Regional Educational Laboratory, like their counterparts across the country, are actively addressing the school and district improvement requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. They have developed criteria based on assessment and accountability data to identify…

Crane, Eric W.; Huang, Chun-Wei; Derby, Kenwyn; Makkonen, Reino; Goel, Aditi M.

2008-01-01

490

Overview of Theme Issue with Title "Securing and Supporting Good Teaching: Views from the Schools."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains 11 articles, including first-person accounts, on the work and work environment of teachers. Discusses the factors that make teaching satisfying or frustrating and offers suggestions for change in both the policy and organizational framework of the schools and the roles, relationships, and ethos knitting together individuals in particular…

Education and Urban Society, 1985

1985-01-01

491

Creating Schools That Support Success for English Language Learners. Lessons Learned. Volume 1, Issue 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The past two decades have brought the second largest wave of immigration in U.S. history. This has led to a rapid and unprecedented influx of immigrants to the Pacific Northwest as well as a rise in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in schools. Between 2002-2003 and 2007-2008, the Northwest's annual growth in ELL enrollment was nearly…

Stepanek, Jennifer; Raphael, Jacqueline

2010-01-01

492

Afterschool Fosters Success in School. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 31  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the current climate of increased academic assessments, the discussion of student success in school is frequently limited to academic achievement. However, data show that when examining student success, components such as social development and prevention of risky behaviors significantly impact academic achievement. These outcomes form a…

Afterschool Alliance, 2008

2008-01-01

493

Eating Issues in Schools: Detection, Management, and Consultation with Allied Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School counselors play a crucial role in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and overall management of eating-related problems among children and adolescents. This article provides a framework for conceptualizing these difficulties on a continuum of severity and includes recommendations at each level for intervention and consultation.…

Carney, Jennifer Maskell; Scott, Heather Lewy

2012-01-01

494

Implementing Safe Routes to School: Application for the Socioecological Model and Issues to Consider  

Microsoft Academic Search

The newly established national Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program has the potential to positively influence individuals, communities, and the environment regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Many communities are applying their interest in physical activity promotion toward creating policies and programs to encourage active travel, though many barriers exist. SRTS legislation provides funds to address some of the

Sarah Levin Martin; Refilwe Moeti; Nancy Pullen-Seufert

2009-01-01

495

Planning for Tomorrow's Schools: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offering long-range planning as a means of controlling educational problems and opportunities, this guide presents procedures for school district planning as well as relevant information concerning demographics, politics/finance, teaching staff, curriculum, computers/technology, and tomorrow's jobs. Among aspects of planning covered are…

Neill, Shirley Boes, Ed.

496

They're Not Little Kids Anymore: The Special Challenges of New Teachers in High Schools and Middle Schools. Lessons Learned: New Teachers Talk about Their Jobs, Challenges and Long-Range Plans. Issue No. 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Lessons Learned" carries the heading "They're Not Little Kids Anymore: The Special Challenge of New Teachers in High Schools and Middle Schools." It goes without saying that almost all parents love their children dearly, but nearly 9 in 10 admit "kids become a lot more challenging when they hit the teen years." So in a way, it…

Rochkind, Jonathan; Ott, Amber; Immerwahr, John; Doble, John; Johnson, Jean

2007-01-01

497

Afterschool Supporting Students with Disabilities and Other Special Needs. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 64  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the second in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students…

Afterschool Alliance, 2014

2014-01-01

498

Afterschool and the Common Core State Standards. MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 63  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the first in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students…

Afterschool Alliance, 2014

2014-01-01

499

Supporting Middle School Students Whose Parents Are Deployed: Challenges and Strategies for Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Middle school students from military families face unique challenges, especially when their parents are deployed. Among the challenges they experience are frequent relocations; issues that affect academic achievement; uncertainty; and changes in roles, responsibilities, and relationships at home. Reunification involves issues of the returning…

Williams, Brenda

2013-01-01

500

Special issues and concerns for the high school- and college-aged athletes.  

PubMed

Increasing numbers of high school- and college-aged students are participating in sports. As sport participation and intensity increases, the frequency of associated heat related illnesses and acute and chronic overuse injuries will continue to become more prevalent. The sports medicine physician plays an essential role not only in the practice and treatment of injuries but also in educating athletes about safe and healthy exercise habits that will provide life long benefits. PMID:12119864

Martin, Thomas J; Martin, James S

2002-06-01