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1

"Our Fine School": Facing Issues of Bigotry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the continual challenges a Latino principal encounters trying to face issues of bigotry. Notes that colleagues understood the needs of the children in the school, but not the needs of the principal as an administrator of color who advocates for all children. Contends that resistance to serving bilingual students involves both personal…

Orozco, Patricia Martinez

2003-01-01

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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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CRITICAL ISSUES FACING COMMUNITY COLLEGES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the critical issues facing community colleges in Tennessee and measured the degree of consensus among the policy?making bodies concerning the importance of the issues. Data were collected by means of a survey questionnaire administered by telephone and mail. A composite list of critical items was compiled by arranging the mean ratings of each item for the four

John W. Lounsbury; Donna Young; John M. Peters

1979-01-01

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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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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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High School's New Face  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|No longer limited to the classroom, educators move to close the gap between school and the real world. Transforming high schools has been likened to turning an ocean liner around: It involves slow progress seemingly measured in inches, rather than yards or miles. This report discusses how educators move to close to gap between school and the real…

Furger, Roberta

2004-01-01

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TACOMA FACES SCHOOL SEGREGATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TACOMA, WASHINGTON, BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESENTS HIS VIEWS ON THE PROBLEMS TO BE FACED BY THE CITY OF TACOMA IN THE AREA OF DE FACTO SEGREGATION. TACOMA'S POPULATION FROM 1950 TO 1960 INCREASED 3 PERCENT. VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE INCREASE WAS NONWHITE. IT IS HELD THAT THE MAGNITUDE OF THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF THE NEGRO POPULATION IS…

HALEY, FRED T.

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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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Facing Up to the Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Major long-term issues that will have to be addressed by the president and Congress are discussed. These include the changing American family, America's growing international debt, changing trends in agribusiness, industrial policy, and nuclear weapons and strategic deterrence. (RM)|

Wakefield, Rowan; And Others

1984-01-01

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Food for Thought: Ideas for Improving School Food Service Operations. Innovative Solutions To Help Address the Issues and Challenges Facing Most Public School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet reports on a study of food service functions in Texas schools. The report contains examples taken from previous school reviews and is based on the state Comptroller's instruction that the best practices identified by the Texas School Performance Review team be communicated to all the state's school districts. Some examples present…

Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.

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Ethical issues faced by nursing editors.  

PubMed

This study reports on ethical issues faced by editors of nursing journals, a topic which has not appeared in the nursing literature. A survey of nursing editors (n = 88)was conducted via e-mail; this article is the content analysis of survey questions about ethics. Eight categories of ethical issues emerged: problems with society/association/publisher; decisions about inflammatory submissions; informed consent or IRB issues; conflicts of interest; advertising pressures; duplicate publications and/or plagiarism; difficult interactions with authors; and authorship. Some issues were similar to those published about medical editors; however, others were unique. This study can assist authors to better understand some of the ethical issues in publishing, can help editors to view their issues in the context of what others experience, and can assist societies and publishers to work toward avoiding these ethical issues in the future. Professional discussions about ethics in nursing publications should be the subject of ongoing research and scientific inquiry. PMID:15870245

Freda, Margaret Comerford; Kearney, Margaret H

2005-06-01

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Issues Faced by SME's Considering Overseas Manufacture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decision to move manufacturing operations overseas is difficult for any company. The logistics of outsourcing production capacity to remote locations can be particularly problematic for small manufacturing enterprises (SME). This paper is concerned with the issues faced by SME's when considering the manufacture of parts in low wage economies. The risks of establishing business with overseas manufacturers may be

Ian Seeley; Gordon Smith; John Lanham

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Eye and Face Protection in School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Choosing what eye and face protection to provide for the high school science laboratory is often a challenge. Science teachers and school administrators may not fully understand the relevant safety regulations and standards or be able to correctly identify the various types of eye protection devices. Although some schools have received training…

Kaufman, Jim

2006-01-01

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Issues in Designing Magnet Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper, based loosely on findings presented in the other papers collected with it in a single volume, discusses general issues in designing magnet schools, focusing on three main themes: (1) the interdependence of program design and recruitment issues; (2) school level practices which help to turn racial desegregation into racial integration;…

Metz, Mary Haywood

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Ethical issues faced by a department chairperson.  

PubMed

There are numerous ethical dilemmas faced routinely by department chairmen. Herein, we attempt to describe the responsibilities of a chairperson and then discuss some exemplary ethical issues that they are often required to handle, including. (1) How should a chair deal with the potential undermining of established doctor-patient relationships when a patient comes to the tertiary medical center? (2) What demands can a chair require of volunteer faculty to ensure the success of the department? (3) How should a chair deal with promotion issues and mentorship? (4) How should a chair deal with performance issues? We offer opinions and cite existing data, but we ask the reader to recognize that very few peer-reviewed publications are available on these topics. We hope that in the future these ethical conundrums will be addressed more frequently in medical journals. PMID:22330666

Elston, Dirk; Grant-Kels, Jane M

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Challenges facing business schools in the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Forward-looking schools around the world are beginning to implement changes to their curricula, their marketing strategies, their alliances and partnerships to face the challenges of the increasingly competitive business education market of the future. This paper seeks to identify success factors for business schools in their competitive environment, and to provide some recommendations for higher education in the

Eric Cornuel

2007-01-01

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Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School counselors face ethical and legal challenges every day. This new edition of "Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling" provides valuable information and guidelines to help school counselors meet these challenges head-on. Edited and compiled by three experts in the field, including two who are counselor educators as well as attorneys…

Remley, Theodore P., Jr., Ed.; Hermann, Mary A., Ed.; Huey, Wayne C., Ed.

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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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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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Strategic issues faced by Ontario hotels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Limited research exists on the current strategic issues and the strategies utilized by hoteliers of Ontario, Canada. The researchers conducted a pilot study by utilizing an e-mail survey, attempting to identify the current strategic issues and strategies implemented by Ontario hotels. The results showed that the most concerned issues by the Ontario hoteliers are: lacking financial and government support, changing

Zhen Lu; Denise Chiang

2003-01-01

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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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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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Confusing environmental issues face California voters  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses how climate, agriculture, timber, and oil issues featured in four initiatives may lead to vast changes in commerce and lifestyle in California. Proposition 128 would band numerous pesticides, preserve redwood forests now in private hands, curb offshore drilling for oil, phase out the use of chlorofluorocarbons, cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and create a new, elected state office, the Environmental Advocate.

Baum, R.M.

1990-09-24

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After School Issues, 2000-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is comprised of 7 issues of a newsletter for the 25 leaders of citywide after-school initiatives in major cities across the United States who comprise the Cross-Cities Network for Leaders of Citywide After-School Initiatives, funded through the National Institute on Out-of-School Time. Each issue of the newsletter provides…

Surr, Wendy Boynton; Noonan, Anne; Malecka, Christina; Hall, Georgia

2002-01-01

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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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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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Communicating with kids about school issues: seminar report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This seminar took a strengths-based approach to examine the challenges facing parents\\/carers and young people as they attempt to negotiate school-related, relationship and behaviour issues. Two initial discussions explored and compared the audience’s and the students’ thoughts about factors worrying young people and factors worrying parents. Both groups nominated similar issues as concerning young people – peer pressure, bullying, study

Sallie Newell; Adam Biggs; Anne Graham; Lyn Gardon

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes school models that 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 lengthy economic downturn. This is much more than simply taking a class online. Already, millions of children take one or more online…

Schorr, Jonathan; McGriff, Deborah

2011-01-01

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Attitudes of Middle School Students: Learning Online Compared to Face to Face  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Education in an online setting is an increasingly popular method of instruction. Previous studies comparing college or high school student performance in online and face-to-face courses found, in most cases, similar achievement between conditions. However, research is lacking regarding middle school students' academic performance and attitudes…

Edwards, Clayton; Rule, Audrey

2013-01-01

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Education Issues in Rural Schools of America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To have an impact on rural schools and communities, education researchers and reformers must stop approaching rural issues from an urban perspective, adopt a perspective that values rurality, and address issues specific to the rural context. Rural schools have contributed to the depletion of rural communities by focusing on individual mobility and…

Harmon, Hobart L.

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Education Issues in Rural Schools of America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To have an impact on rural schools and communities, education researchers and reformers must stop approaching rural issues from an urban perspective, adopt a perspective that values rurality, and address issues specific to the rural context. Rural schools have contributed to the depletion of rural communities by focusing on individual mobility…

Harmon, Hobart L.

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This Issue: Realizing Reform in School Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduces a theme issue on the reform of school mathematics education. Articles in this issue describe: some of the many questions that have arisen from the call to reform of school mathematics; the response to the call from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; and some recent research findings. (SM)|

Pape, Stephen J.; Owens, Douglas T.; McNeal, Betsy

2001-01-01

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Schools Wrestle with Issue of Armed Guards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses the March 21, 2005, shootings at Red Lake High School that brought to light an issue of whether school security personnel should be armed. Among the what-ifs being asked after the shootings at Red Lake High is one with uncomfortable implications for many school leaders: What if the two security guards posted near the…

Trotter, Andrew

2005-01-01

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Teachers' Perceptions of School Violence Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although incidents such as Columbine focused the world's attention on school violence issues, research to date has generally focused on administrators' understanding of school problems. Teachers' perceptions have rarely been included in the literature. This is a glaring omission, as teachers play an integral role in creating a healthy school environment that can prevent or control violent disruptions. This paper

Laura L. Finley

2003-01-01

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Controversial Issues in Our Schools. Fastback 146.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is virtually nothing taught in the American public school that is not potentially explosive at some time or place. America's cultural makeup provides for the development of controversy whenever such issues as sex, religion, politics, and economics are raised, and particularly when they are raised in the school environment. School

Goldstein, William

37

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

38

Schools Wrestle with Issue of Armed Guards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the March 21, 2005, shootings at Red Lake High School that brought to light an issue of whether school security personnel should be armed. Among the what-ifs being asked after the shootings at Red Lake High is one with uncomfortable implications for many school leaders: What if the two security guards posted near the…

Trotter, Andrew

2005-01-01

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Accountability Issues in School Violence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines various reasons that would account for school violence and considers ways educators can help eliminate violence from schools. The negative impact of violence in the media and easy access to guns are mentioned as probable causes of violence in youth. Students who do not feel part of the school community often resort to violence…

Al-Bataineh, Adel T.

40

Review of Issues Facing Congress. News from Capitol Hill.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses various topics that have faced the 107th U.S. Congress, such as tax cuts, judicial appointments, domestic issues, patients' bill of rights, stem cell research, election law, and campaign finance reform. Includes information on U.S. Senate and federal judicial appointments. Provides ideas for student learning activities. (CMK)|

Heinz, Ann Simeo

2001-01-01

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Rural Schools and Safety Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the literature on violence and crime in schools and on prevention strategies and programs. A section on demographics examines incidence of crime and victimization in school, age of students involved, and types of violent behaviors. Underlying causes and conditions include family breakdown, substance abuse, poverty, and fear.…

Grady, Marilyn L.

42

Facing the Issues: Challenges, Censorship, and Reflection through Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|ReLeah Cossett Lent provides practical advice for ensuring that books are kept on shelves and in classrooms for students to read. She outlines steps for creating professional learning communities that engage with censorship issues and prepare schools to deal with book challenges in thoughtful, supportive ways. (Contains 4 figures.)|

Lent, ReLeah Cossett

2008-01-01

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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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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…

Ekhaml, Leticia; Ekhaml, Paul A.

1995-01-01

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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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The Nuclear Issue and the School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates Italian high school and college students' awareness of the risks connected with both the civilian and military uses of nuclear energy. Summarizes some findings of this analysis and concludes that the education regarding nuclear issues does not meet current needs. Provides a questionnaire on nuclear issues. (YP)|

Conforto, A. M.; And Others

1989-01-01

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School Culture: "The Hidden Curriculum." Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is the sixth in a series of issue briefs to be written for The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement during 2006. The impact of organizational culture on student achievement is discussed in this issue brief. Gaining a deep understanding of what a strong, positive organizational culture looks like and how it works can help…

Jerald, Craig D.

2006-01-01

48

AIDS: Preschool and School Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The epidemiological, clinical, and public health aspects of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in children is reviewed. Evidence establishing modes of transmission is emphasized. Guidelines are presented to assist school staff in the educational management of children infected with the AIDS virus. (Author/MT)

Black, Jeffrey L.

1986-01-01

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The Human Face Of School Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to reflect on the change process and understand factors that facilitate school reform. Sashkin and Egermeier (1993) suggested the following for the change process: (a) fix curricula, teaching methods, and materials; (b) fix the school climate and culture; and (c) fix the people through training and staff development. Fullan's model (1982) is similar and

Sharron Jenkins Norman

50

The New Face of School Desegregation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analyzes how the Latino identity has been socially constructed inside ever-changing concepts of race and ethnicity and within the black-white binary, reviewing the history of Latino school segregation and resistance to that segregation through litigation; examining the contemporary framework for school desegregation; and proposing various…

Bowman, Kristi L.

2001-01-01

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Charter Schools: The Smiling Face of Disinvestment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the rosy image projected by child-centered reformers, zealots and profiteers are really driving the charter school movement. Charter schools cannot flourish without drastic wage reductions or huge spending increases, nor will they benefit America's poorest children. The market, which has already destroyed kids' neighborhoods and parents'…

Molnar, Alex

1996-01-01

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Challenges Facing Rural Schools: Implications for Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, we discuss the implications for gifted students of challenges facing rural schools. We explore 4 challenges with particular relevance to rural schools: (a) declining population, (b) persistent poverty, (c) changing demographics, and (d) ongoing accountability requirements. Recommendations positioned to address these challenges…

Howley, Aimee; Rhodes, Megan; Beall, Jimmie

2009-01-01

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Face-to-face versus computer-mediated communication in a primary school setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer-mediated communication is increasingly being used to support cooperative problem solving and decision making in schools. Despite the large body of literature on cooperative or collaborative learning, few studies have explicitly compared peer learning in face-to-face (FTF) versus computer-mediated communication (CMC) situations. In the present study, the effects of the use of cooperative FTF groups versus and CMC groups on

Henny van der Meijden; Simon Veenman

2005-01-01

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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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High-Resolution Measurements of Face-to-Face Contact Patterns in a Primary School  

PubMed Central

Background Little quantitative information is available on the mixing patterns of children in school environments. Describing and understanding contacts between children at school would help quantify the transmission opportunities of respiratory infections and identify situations within schools where the risk of transmission is higher. We report on measurements carried out in a French school (6–12 years children), where we collected data on the time-resolved face-to-face proximity of children and teachers using a proximity-sensing infrastructure based on radio frequency identification devices. Methods and Findings Data on face-to-face interactions were collected on Thursday, October 1st and Friday, October 2nd 2009. We recorded 77,602 contact events between 242 individuals (232 children and 10 teachers). In this setting, each child has on average 323 contacts per day with 47 other children, leading to an average daily interaction time of 176 minutes. Most contacts are brief, but long contacts are also observed. Contacts occur mostly within each class, and each child spends on average three times more time in contact with classmates than with children of other classes. We describe the temporal evolution of the contact network and the trajectories followed by the children in the school, which constrain the contact patterns. We determine an exposure matrix aimed at informing mathematical models. This matrix exhibits a class and age structure which is very different from the homogeneous mixing hypothesis. Conclusions We report on important properties of the contact patterns between school children that are relevant for modeling the propagation of diseases and for evaluating control measures. We discuss public health implications related to the management of schools in case of epidemics and pandemics. Our results can help define a prioritization of control measures based on preventive measures, case isolation, classes and school closures, that could reduce the disruption to education during epidemics.

Stehle, Juliette; Voirin, Nicolas; Barrat, Alain; Cattuto, Ciro; Isella, Lorenzo; Pinton, Jean-Francois; Quaggiotto, Marco; Van den Broeck, Wouter; Regis, Corinne; Lina, Bruno; Vanhems, Philippe

2011-01-01

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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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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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[Nursing school facing new educational challenges].  

PubMed

The current avatars situate education schools and colleges in training students for competitions so that they be able to: perform successfully in the labor market, develop in a globalized world and deliver "human sense" services these can offer. The pillars of education [1] or the four ways to acquire significant knowledge for life are the basic premises on which is built the new educational dynamics in the context of globalization and global village, prepare students for internationalizaition is now imperative. In a globalized world in which we now live, acquire an ecological awareness, sense of solidarity, responsibility, social justice, peace, harmony, democracy, equity and learn to know, are actions that are thought together and as indispensable for complex life on the planet. The socio-cultural, economic, technological and political demand new ways of understanding the world and require fundamental changes in lifestyles for sustainable development. PMID:23909222

Osuna Torres, Blanca Herlinda; Gonzáles Rendón, M C Cristina

2013-06-01

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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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Computer?based and Face?to?face Collaborative Argumentation in Secondary Schools in England and Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the analysis of secondary school students’ argumentative interactions in England and Finland, within specific face?to?face and computer?based environments. We propose that a combination of learning environments, in conjunction with teacher input and support, is important for developing argumentation skills in the classroom. Face?to?face argumentation, in particular, offers ample opportunity for concentrating on the quality (through deeper

Lia Litosseliti; Miika Marttunen; Leena Laurinen; Timo Salminen

2005-01-01

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Toward Successful School Crisis Intervention: 9 Key Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite their best and frequently heroic efforts, school crisis intervention teams often find themselves unprepared for the many types of tragedies they face. This timely text prompts crisis intervention team members to reevaluate their beliefs and practices and consider a new approach to dealing with school crises. The author, a longtime school

Jaksec, Charles M., III

2007-01-01

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Managing Death Issues in the School. Monograph Series No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools have been dealing with youth suicide and other death-related issues. From the experiences of the schools and other community organizations have emerged workable practices and procedures which can be implemented for general use. Schools can now develop and implement comprehensive plans to deal with death issues using a variety of…

Deaton, Bob; Morgan, Dan

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Integrating an Aboriginal perspective: Issues and challenges faced by non-Aboriginal biology teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This exploratory case study investigated the ways non-Aboriginal teachers of Biology conceive of incorporating Aboriginal perspectives into their delivery of the Biology curriculum in Alberta. The participants in this study were non-Aboriginal Biology teachers teaching in schools with predominantly non-Aboriginal students. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with each of the teacher participants and explored issues and challenges that they face infusing Aboriginal contexts into their teaching. The qualitative data generated were coded using themes developed from a conceptual framework for curriculum implementation. The majority of the teachers saw value in incorporating Aboriginal perspectives but shared concerns due to: unclear definitions of Aboriginal and Aboriginal perspectives; an inadequate knowledge base; and lack of material resources and professional development opportunities. Recommendations to help non-Aboriginal teachers include: better access to and targeted professional development and resources; greater clarification on the definitions of Aboriginal and Aboriginal perspectives; and greater amounts of administrative and governmental support.

Blood, Tracy Lynn

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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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Some of the Critical Issues in Introducing Computer Technology into Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses some of the significant issues that school districts, superintendents, principals, board members, and faculty will have to face in the acquisition and implementation of educational hardware and software. Strengths and weaknesses of various computer configurations are presented and it is suggested that the use of professional…

Heuston, Dustin H.

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School Counselors' Comfort and Competence with Spirituality Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Forty-four school counselors and school counseling interns participated in a descriptive study that explored whether students include spirituality and religious issues when they see their school counselor and assessed school counselors' comfort and perceived competence in addressing these concerns. Findings indicated that most respondents (86%)…

Smith-Augustine, Shirlene

2011-01-01

67

The Changing Face of After-School Programs: Advocating Talent Development for Urban Middle and High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on after-school programs aimed at urban middle and high school students. The authors discuss an after-school tutorial program imple mented as part of the Howard University Talent Development Model of School Reform. Challenges faced at Howard University are described; strategies for over coming barriers and recommendations for urban school principals are offered.

Jo-Anne L. Manswell Butty; Velma LaPoint; Veronica G. Thomas; Deirdre Thompson

2001-01-01

68

Products liability issues in school asbestos litigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The hazards posed by deteriorating friable asbestos in the nation's schools are causing serious concerns for public health officials, school boards, parents and school employees. Reports by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Attorney General's Office agree that both school children and school employees stand a substantially increased risk of contracting some form of asbestos-related disease as a

Zelen

2009-01-01

69

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.

70

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

71

Challenges and issues facing the future of nursing education: implications for ethnic minority faculty and students.  

PubMed

Current trends in higher education in the United States demand that nursing take stock of how it is prepared or being prepared to face challenges and issues impacting on its future. The intense effort made to attract students to pursue advanced training in science and engineering in the United States pales in comparison to the numbers of science and engineering majors produced yearly in international schools. As a result, more and more jobs are being outsourced to international markets. Could international outsourcing become a method of nursing education? Authors submit that to remain competitive, the nursing profession must attract a younger cohort of technologically savvy students and faculty reflective of the growing diverse population in the United States. Additionally, nursing programs in research universities face even more daunting challenges as it relates to mandates for funded research programs of educational units. This article offers suggestions and recommendations for nursing programs in higher education institutions on ways to attract and retain ethnic minorities and of how to harness the power of research to address burgeoning societal health challenges. PMID:22303646

Davis, Sheila P; Davis, Danyetta D

2010-01-01

72

Progress in Solving Coupled Aerothermodynamics Issues Faced by Space Vehicles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

/RESUME Aerothermodynamics (ATD) for Space Vehicles is raising a number of issues that are far from being fully understood. Among them, a number is concerned with other physical phenomena than pure ATD. This lecture is intended to present an updated view of the current knowledge about clearly identified ATD issues, with a special focus on these issues where ATD is coupled with other physical phenomena or scientific fields. Here, the phenomena of interest consist in aerothermo-chemistry, ATD modelling validation, numerical issues such as carbuncle or simultaneous computation of high-speed and very low speed flows such as in wakes and gaps, material behaviour involved in Thermal Protection System design, and high-temperature gas radiation appearing in high-speed flows. In each case, achievements and remaining questions are presented based on recent National and European projects.

Thivet, F.; Vérant, J.-L.; Moschetta, J.-M.; Hylkema, J.; Rouzaud, O.; Spel, M.

2005-02-01

73

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

74

Missing Faces from the Orchestra: An Issue of Social Justice?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is a surprising lack of black and Latino musicians in major orchestras in the United States as well as in other venues for classical music. Similarly, many American high school performing ensembles reflect the same underrepresentation. This article examines the literature on race, socioeconomic factors, and urban teaching and provides…

DeLorenzo, Lisa C.

2012-01-01

75

Hybrid literacy: Face-to-face and online learning in a high school English language arts class  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology as a tool to mediate cognition and to facilitate social relationships YN8 is advancing at a rapid pace. Schools cannot afford to remain idle; they must consider the best ways in which to incorporate online learning into their curricula. The spirit of this study, therefore, was to understand how online and face-to-face learning was infused in what is described

Mark Gerard Cacciatore

2010-01-01

76

Beyond the Schools: How Schools & Communities Must Collaborate To Solve the Problems Facing America's Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Strategies for developing school/community collaboration to solve the problems facing America's youth are presented in this booklet. Part I, section 1 reviews the conditions that place students at risk, conditions engendered by changes in the family and ethnic distribution and insufficient spending for education. The second section of part I…

Hodgkinson, Harold L.; And Others

77

Great Decisions 1989. Foreign Policy Issues Facing the Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This briefing book provides the only material needed to participate in the 1989 Great Decisions national non-partisan program of volunteer run discussions on U.S. foreign policy issues for classrooms and community groups. Everyone who participates in the program is invited to fill out the opinion ballots provided in the back of the book; the…

Hoepli, Nancy L., Ed.

78

Major environmental issues facing the 21st century  

SciTech Connect

This book is primarily intended for people who do not have a strong technical background. It is presented in simple, understandable terms for lawyers, members of the news media, business personnel, and consumers (in particular) who need the basic fundamentals of the many environmental issues that exist now and will in the future. The authors' objective is to provide both background materials on numerous environmental issues and information on what each individual can do to help alleviate some of these problems. This book is divided into 10 parts. Part 1 provides an overview that includes information on the environmental movement, regulations, and types of pollutants. Part 2 deals with issues related to air pollution. Part 3 discusses the problems of pollution in water and its control. Part 4 focuses on solid waste management. This section examines the different types of solid waste and how each is handled. Hazardous, medical, and nuclear waste management are also discussed. Health, safety, and accident prevention are the focus of Part 5; energy conservation is the focus of Part 6; and pollution prevention is the focus for Part 7. Part 8 looks at how risks are perceived and communicated, and how individuals can be educated about these risks. Part 9 provides information on other areas of interest in the environmental arena. These include many popular topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and electromagnetic fields. Finally, Part 10 examines ethical issues as they relate to the environment.

Theodore, M.K.; Theodore, L.

1999-07-01

79

Issues Facing Academic Libraries in the 1980's.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Observations of the Director of Libraries at Clarion State College, Pennsylvania, are presented on issues confronting academic libraries in the 1980's in two categories: constant or diminishing financial support, and increasing patron demand for services. Library materials and operating budgets, interlibrary cooperation, resource sharing,…

McCabe, Gerard B.

80

Issues in developing a high school pre-engineering program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an effort to increase awareness in science and engineering education in the Northwest Florida region, the University of West Florida Engineering Department in conjunction with a local Northwest Florida high school initiated a high school level pre-engineering program. Many issues were encountered in the first two years of the program. Primary issues in the deployment of the program included

Kevin Rigby; Dale Harrell

2005-01-01

81

Emerging Issues in School, Family, & Community Connections. Annual Synthesis 2001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research synthesis is the first in a series that will examine key issues in the field of family and community connections with schools. The issues highlighted in this synthesis represent critical areas of work in family and community connections with schools where clarification, agreement, and further development are needed, as well as…

Jordan, Catherine; Orozco, Evangelina; Averett, Amy

2002-01-01

82

Gangs and Victimization at School. Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue brief looks at the relationship between gang presence in schools and students' reports of victimization and fear. There is limited data about the causes of either juvenile street violence or school-related crime. Data collected in 1989 and 1993 reveal: (1) minority students living in urban areas are not the only ones who attend schools

Ralph, John H.; And Others

83

School Psychologists' Consideration of Hispanic Cultural Issues During Consultation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to assess anonymously the perceptions of school psychologists toward the consideration of cultural issues in the delivery of school consultation services to Hispanics. The study is based on a mail-survey of 1000 members of the National Association of School Psychology (NASP), with a return rate of 36% (30% usable).…

Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Alghorani, Mohammed Adnan

2004-01-01

84

High heat flux issues for plasma-facing components in fusion reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Plasma facing components in tokamak fusion reactors are faced with a number of difficult high heat flux issues. These components include: first wall armor tiles, pumped limiters, diverter plates, rf antennae structure, and diagnostic probes. Peak heat fluxes are 15 - 30 MW\\/m2 for diverter plates, which will operate for 100 - 1000 seconds in future tokamaks. Disruption heat fluxes

Robert D. Watson

1993-01-01

85

Policy issues facing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and prospects for the future  

SciTech Connect

This report is divided into the following 5 sections: (1) Background; (2) Major Issues Facing Ratification of CTBT; (3) Current Status on CTBT Ratification; (4) Status of CTBT Signatories and Ratifiers; and (5) CTBT Activities Not Prohibited. The major issues facing ratification of CTBT discussed here are: impact on CTBT of START II and ABM ratification; impact of India and Pakistan nuclear tests; CTBT entry into force; and establishment of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

Sweeney, J.

1999-04-01

86

Current challenges and issues facing nursing in Australia.  

PubMed

This column is a discussion of nursing in Australia. The authors present current challenges and issues related to recruitment and retention, an aging workforce, violence and bullying, diversity, undergraduate and graduate education, professional development, information technology, clinical pathways, models of care delivery, and funding models. They also present what is happening in Australia in relation to nursing's scope of practice, development of the nurse practitioner role, nursing leadership, and nursing research. PMID:15359039

Jackson, Debra; Daly, John

2004-10-01

87

Forum allows LTC facilities to face ethical issues together.  

PubMed

To respond to other facilities' requests for support in dealing with ethical issues in long-term care, Bon Secours Hospital-Villa Maria Nursing Center, North Miami, FL, established and sponsors the Interfacility Ethics Study Group for Long Term Care. The group grew out of the facility's Human Values Committee, which serves as the facility's ethics committee. A general mailing to administrators of area long-term care facilities produced the majority of active group participants, which primarily include administrators, nurses, admissions officers, and social workers. The study group meets bimonthly to discuss such topics as treatment decision making for incompetent residents, documentation of treatment decision making in a long-term care context, artificial nutrition and hydration, ethical issues in coma care, the potential impact of AIDS on long-term care facilities, and ethical issues in the use of chemical and physical restraints. Membership is free, thus providing long-term care facilities with a forum that they probably could not afford otherwise and that demonstrates their commitment to excellence in the delivery of long-term care services. PMID:10286249

Whiteneck, M R

1988-03-01

88

School Order and Safety as Community Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a two-year study of four elementary schools in a poor, crime-ridden section of Chicago, this article finds the public school an island of relative safety in an ocean of danger. Community-wide approaches are needed to stop lawlessness and fear in innercity schools. Includes seven references. (MLH)

Menacker, Julius; And Others

1989-01-01

89

Products liability issues in school asbestos litigation.  

PubMed

The hazards posed by deteriorating friable asbestos in the nation's schools are causing serious concerns for public health officials, school boards, parents and school employees. Reports by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Attorney General's Office agree that both school children and school employees stand a substantially increased risk of contracting some form of asbestos-related disease as a result of exposure to deteriorating asbestos materials in school buildings. School systems plagued by the asbestos hazards are now filing suits against asbestos manufacturers alleging causes of action in breach of warranty, negligence and strict products liability in tort. Some plaintiffs in school asbestos litigation seek to recover the costs of EPA-mandated asbestos inspection and abatement programs which have already been completed. Still others request injunctions to compel the manufacturers themselves to conduct inspections and finance abatement. This Note examines the school asbestos situation from a legal perspective and focuses primarily on whether the schools' claims should be considered as economic losses or as property damage. It examines the impact of statutes of limitations on these cases under both contract and tort theories. The Note argues that school asbestos claims should be decided under a strict products liability standard. PMID:3911775

Zelen, M

1985-01-01

90

Emerging Issues in School, Family, & Community Connections. Annual Synthesis, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research synthesis examines key issues in the field of family and community connections with schools. These issues represent critical areas of work where clarification, agreement, and further development are needed, as well as promising new directions that are emerging. After reviewing and examining more than 160 publications, four key issues

Jordan, Catherine; Orozco, Evangelina; Averett, Amy

91

Civil Rights Issues Facing the Blind and Visually Impaired in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the result of a conference that examined major civil rights issues facing people who are blind and visually impaired in Illinois and is intended to inform the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning issues of equal protection. The introductory chapter reviews leading types and causes of blindness and visual impairment, incidence…

Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Springfield.

92

Critical Issues Facing America's Community Colleges: A Summary of the Community College Futures Assembly 2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three focus groups consisting of board of trustee members, community college presidents, senior administrators, administrators, and faculty members developed critical issues facing community colleges with respect to instructional planning and services; planning, governance, and finance; and workforce development. Thereafter, the delegation of more than 200 voted on various aspects of the most critical issue divulged in the 2008 Community College

Matthew J. Basham; Dale F. Campbell; Pilar Mendoza

2008-01-01

93

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

94

Children's Readiness for School: Issues in Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the concept of school readiness and considers the purpose, content, and process of assessing children's school readiness. Notes that early childhood assessment is undertaken for numerous purposes but that these purposes are not always clear. Delineates different purposes for collecting data and discusses critical principles that could…

Kagan, Sharon Lynn

2003-01-01

95

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

96

Role of secondary schools in the face of student absenteeism: a study of schools in socially underprivileged areas  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the reactions to absenteeism in public secondary schools in underprivileged areas of the city of Barcelona, Spain. The data presented are part of a doctoral thesis undertaken after the implementation of the Spanish comprehensive education reform (LOGSE) and they draw attention to important differences between schools. The study examines schools’ practices in the face of absenteeism and

2008-01-01

97

School Counselors in International School: Critical Issues and Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to examine the views of school counselors in international school settings; international schools being\\u000a those that enroll students from varying nationalities (both English speaking and non-English speaking countries) and follow\\u000a an American\\/International college preparatory education curriculum. Results were pursued in regard to three important areas:\\u000a (1) mental health needs of students (e.g., coping with cultural transitions, aggression,

Arpana G. Inman; Arlette Ngoubene-Atioky; Nicholas Ladany; Toshi Mack

2009-01-01

98

Ensuring Safe School Environments: Exploring Issues--Seeking Solutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book presents research findings and information about school violence, with a focus on strategies for increasing school safety. Articles in the book come from a special edition of the journal Rural Special Education Quarterly, a publication of the American Council on Rural Special Education. The articles have been rewritten to address issues

Fishbaugh, Mary Susan E., Ed.; Berkeley, Terry R., Ed.; Schroth, Gwen, Ed.

99

Research on Social Issues in Elementary School Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The social and cultural norms children learn in schools can have a powerful effect on a variety of lifestyle decisions that will affect their physical and mental health. In this article we examine research on social issues in elementary school physical education. We provide an overview of how teachers' actions and behaviors affect what children…

Solmon, Melinda A.; Lee, Amelia M.

2008-01-01

100

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

101

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…

Bower, Wilma; And Others

1986-01-01

102

Legal Issues in Educational Technology: Implications for School Leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

New technologies have the potential to revolutionize the educational system. Advancements in educational technology are taking place so swiftly that statutory and case law are continually developing and striving to keep the pace. Repercussions for school leaders are significant and include technology-related issues involving freedom of speech, harassment, privacy, special education, plagiarism, and copyright concerns. School leaders need to be

David M. Quinn

2003-01-01

103

Networking Issues in K-12 Schools. [CD-ROM].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This CD-ROM provides a way to become aware of and understand the many issues involved in planning, implementing, and using networks in K-12 schools. It is designed to serve both as a basic resource and as a pointer to other resources, and is useful for school board members, superintendents, administrators, teachers, technology coordinators,…

Northwest Educational Technology Consortium, Portland, OR.

104

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

105

Ensuring Safe School Environments: Exploring Issues--Seeking Solutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents research findings and information about school violence, with a focus on strategies for increasing school safety. Articles in the book come from a special edition of the journal Rural Special Education Quarterly, a publication of the American Council on Rural Special Education. The articles have been rewritten to address issues

Fishbaugh, Mary Susan E., Ed.; Berkeley, Terry R., Ed.; Schroth, Gwen, Ed.

106

The Hard Truth: Problems and Issues in Urban School Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"The Hard Truth" is a book written for principals and school administrators who want to implement effective change. The topics of the book candidly discuss the problems, people, and issues that get in the way of true school reform; and what building level principals can personally do attain the best possible outcomes.|

Yisrael, Sean

2012-01-01

107

Issues in School Finance/A Texas Primer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet attempts to provide the layman with information on the need to equalize educational opportunities and taxpayer burdens in a high quality State system of public schools for Texas. The publication attempts to stimulate discussion and provide a foundation, in the briefest form, for the consideration of Texas school finance issues.…

Hooker, Richard L.

108

Implementing Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Examining the challenges facing the Catholic schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the challenges facing Catholic schools in relation to the implementation of Universal Basic Education in Nigeria. The focus of the research is on the challenges of this policy on Catholic elementary schools in Awka Diocese. ^ Using the methodology of purposeful sampling and key informant interviews, the researcher selected six Catholic elementary schools functioning in two different

Polycarp Chukwumelum Nnajiofor

2007-01-01

109

The School Counselor and the Tech Generation: Issues and Tips  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School counselors should be knowledgeable about the influence of today's technologies on common issues dealt with in counseling. This article describes several of these issues and how they are affected by use of technology. Suggestions are provided to help counselors deal with the current challenges posed by the use of interactive communication…

Dowling, Sue Y.

2006-01-01

110

Safety or Discipline: The Real Issue in Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The issues of safety and discipline were among those addressed by a task force at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock which conducted a study of the Little Rock School District. During the course of the study, these issues repeatedly sifted to the top among concerns expressed by citizens, parents, teachers, and principals. "Safety" and…

Sewall, Angela M.; Chamberlin, Gary D.

111

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

112

Social issues in high school biology textbooks: 1963- 1983  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty-two high school biology textbooks published between 1963 and 1983 were analyzed for their treatment of social issues. Textbooks were selected from among those used most frequently by teachers and\\/or having the highest sales. The textbooks were read in random order and the amount of space, to the nearest tenth of a page, devoted to each social issue was expressed

Dorothy B. Rosenthal

1984-01-01

113

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.

114

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.

115

Dropouts from School: Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A holistic analysis of the dropout problem is presented in this collection of essays, which critically examines a variety of research traditions. The book examines the major groups within the dropout population, factors within schools that contribute to dropping out, and the larger social and economic context within which dropping out occurs.…

Weis, Lois, Ed.; And Others

116

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…

Mulheron, Joyal; Vonasek, Kara

2010-01-01

117

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

118

Secondary School Students' Interests, Attitudes and Values Concerning School Science Related to Environmental Issues in Finland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the relationship between students' interests in environmental issues, attitudes to environmental responsibility and biocentric values in school science education. The factors were investigated within the framework of three moderators: gender, school and residential area of the school. The survey was carried out using the…

Uitto, Anna; Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Byman, Reijo; Meisalo, Veijo

2011-01-01

119

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

120

Current and Future Issues and Trends Facing Student Athletes and Athletic Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A description of recent historical developments in college sports provides a context for examining current and future issues facing student athletes and athletic programs. Proposes that because student athletes must negotiate the demands of dual roles and multiple influences, a climate of collaboration among athletic personnel, student affairs…

Hill, Kathleen; Burch-Ragan, Kelly M.; Yates, Denise Y.

2001-01-01

121

An Examination of Leadership Issues Facing Pennsylvania Career and Technical Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Career and technical administrators are faced with a variety of issues and challenges that include, but are not limited to, providing effective ways to help students increase their academic and technical achievement, addressing staff development needs, and integrating CTE with rigorous academic instruction. The emergence of the identified…

Clark, Robert W.; Farmer, Edgar I.; Welch, Steven M.

2010-01-01

122

An Examination of Leadership Issues Facing Pennsylvania Career and Technical Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career and technical administrators are faced with a variety of issues and challenges that include, but are not limited to, providing effective ways to help students increase their academic and technical achievement, addressing staff development needs, and integrating CTE with rigorous academic instruction. The emergence of the identified…

Clark, Robert W.; Farmer, Edgar I.; Welch, Steven M.

2010-01-01

123

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

Leonie Segal; Tom Bolton

2009-01-01

124

Future Critical Issues and Problems Facing Technology and Engineering Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research was to determine the future critical issues and problems facing the K-12 technology and engineering education profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This study was based on the Wicklein nationwide studies (1993a, 2005). Even though this study did not exactly replicate the Wicklein studies--since it was limited to…

Katsioloudis, Petros; Moye, Johnny J.

2012-01-01

125

Emerging Crucial Issues for School and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This monograph contends that education in the future can best prepare students to deal with pressing social issues if it works toward three major objectives. These objectives are: (1) to prepare people to live according to a productive work ethic in which work and leisure pursuits are balanced; (2) to instill in students a life ethic in which…

Allen, Dwight W.

126

Children Facing School: Sally Brown and Peppermint Patty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analyzes the comic strip "Peanuts" characters Sally Brown and Peppermint Patty as they illustrate children's difficulties in school and their emotional responses to school. Explores how Sally illustrates the conflict between the creative impulses of childhood with school demands, while Patty illustrates the extent to which many children can be…

Crain, William

1999-01-01

127

School Administration and the Changing Face of Masculinity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the first part of this article, I examine new concepts of masculinity and the implications of these concepts for the practice of school administration. I also discuss the "gender subtext" of school organizations as one of the mechanisms through which masculinity is enacted and masculine stereotypes are reinforced within the school setting. In…

Feuerstein, Abe

2006-01-01

128

Managing Information Technology: Facing the Issues. Track III: Organization and Personnel Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Seven papers making up Track III 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 III is on organization and personnel issues, and the papers include: "How to…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

129

Multicultural Issues in School Psychology Practice: A Critical Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Once thought of largely as a sideline issue, multiculturalism is fast becoming a major topic on the central stage of psychology and practice. That cultural factors permeate the whole of psychological foundations and influence the manner in which the very scope of practice is shaped is undeniable. The rapidly changing face of the U.S. population…

Ortiz, Samuel O.

2006-01-01

130

Are Pesticides the Latest Peril Facing Your Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Environmental and consumer-safety groups are urging caution in the use of pesticides in the schools. Some schools are successfully using integrated pest management (IPM). IPM combines monitoring for pests with the selective use of the least toxic strategies, not all of them chemical. Offers advice and resources to help administrators switch to…

Harrington-Lueker, Donna

1990-01-01

131

Coping with Quality Assurance Challenges Faced by Secondary Schools' Headteachers in Gucha District, Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since independence, the Kenyan government has demonstrated its commitment to the provision of quality secondary school education through allocation of financial resources, provision of trained teachers and establishment of quality assurance department. However, despite the substantial allocation of resources, secondary schools still face major…

Mobegi, Florence Osiri; Ondigi, Benjamin A.

2011-01-01

132

Coping with Quality Assurance Challenges Faced by Secondary Schools' Headteachers in Gucha District, Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since independence, the Kenyan government has demonstrated its commitment to the provision of quality secondary school education through allocation of financial resources, provision of trained teachers and establishment of quality assurance department. However, despite the substantial allocation of resources, secondary schools still face major…

Mobegi, Florence Osiri; Ondigi, Benjamin A.

2011-01-01

133

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

134

Views on Neutronics and Activation Issues Facing Liquid-Protected IFE Chambers  

SciTech Connect

Thin and thick liquid walls provide an attractive solution to the challenging material issues facing the heavy-ion applications of the inertial fusion energy (IFE) concept. Given the many advantages of liquid-protected chambers, there are several nuclear-related concerns that are discussed in detail for the thick liquid wall option in particular. These are the ability to protect the steel-based structure from radiation damage and high activation, the feasibility of rewelding the structure, and the pulse-related problems. These issues have a profound impact on the ARIES-IFE thick-liquid protected chamber design.

El-Guebaly, L. [University of Wisconsin, Fusion Technology Institute (United States)] (and others)

2005-04-15

135

International Developments in Inclusive Schooling: mapping the issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

This introductory overview attempts to map out the rationale and scope of this edition of the journal, focusing on international developments in inclusive schooling. We describe some of the debate surrounding the search for an appropriate definition of inclusion and clarify the way in which we are using this term. Consideration is given to some of the main issues emerging

Judy Sebba; Mel Ainscow

1996-01-01

136

Finance and Resource Issues in High School Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes discussions between education and youth development leaders regarding the need to address financial and resource issues in high school reform. They discussed: (1) allocation and alignment of resources to support standards-based reform (SBR) and higher expectations for all students; (2) generating resources for the…

Hoke, Heather; Brand, Betsy

2003-01-01

137

How Involved Are Fathers in Their Children's Schools? Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Until recently fathers were the hidden parents in research on children's well-being. Research stimulated by the new interest in fathers suggests that fathers' involvement in their children's schools does make a difference in their children's education. This issue brief looks at the extent to which fathers are involved in their kindergartners'…

Nord, Christine Winquist

138

Psychosocial Issues That Face Patients With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: The Role of Genetic Counseling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a hereditary debilitating progressive muscular atrophy and sensory neuropathy of the\\u000a distal extremities. CMT is usually nonlife threatening. Signs of the disease usually present in childhood or in young adulthood\\u000a and the level of disability can be variable within and between families. Research addressing specific psychosocial and emotional\\u000a issues faced by individuals with CMT is limited.

Angela Arnold; Meriel McEntagart; David S. Younger

2005-01-01

139

Searching for Safe SchoolsLegal Issues in the Prevention of School Violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with a predictable spillover into public schools. The national concern over the problem of school violence has led to federal, state, and local efforts to address this issue by creating new laws and policies, which include adopting zero-tolerance approaches, conducting targeted and random searches of students and their property, using metal

Mitchell L. Yell; Michael E. Rozalski

2000-01-01

140

Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Chapter 5: Ethical Issues in Group Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains chapter 6 (5 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. "Ethics Comes of Age: Introduction to the Special Issue" (Jeffrey A. Kottler)…

Kottler, Jeffrey A.; And Others

141

Assessing Middle School Student Participation in Online vs. Face-to-Face Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators have observed reluctance in middle school students to vocally engage in small group learning tasks, the result of which could be a decrease in student learning. The same students have been observed collaborating with peers outside of the classroom when using technology. The purpose of this study is to determine if technology provides a…

Oravetz, Cathleen L.

2011-01-01

142

Stress-Prevention in Secondary Schools: Online- versus Face-to-Face-Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Fridrici, Mirko; Lohaus, Arnold

2009-01-01

143

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

144

The Construction of a Public Face as a School Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how successful school leaders in Norway frame their public identity and how their narratives may be understood in relation to different discourses on leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The approach draws upon a theoretical perspective which asserts that there is a profound connection between…

Moller, Jorunn

2012-01-01

145

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

146

The Shadowed Face of Staff Development: Rural Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Spring of 1988, a study was conducted to determine the use of 38 research-based staff development practices in rural schools in Oklahoma. These practices are arranged in five sequential, cyclical stages-Readiness, Planning, Training, Implementation and Maintenance. This study examines the degree to which the principals', teachers' and staff development chairs' indicated the 38 practices were implemented in the

ROBERT EVERETT; FRANK O. MCQUARRIE; FRED H. WOOD

147

School Leaders Facing Real Change: Shifting Geography, Uncertain Paths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A central problem for school leadership in the United States is to create settings in which success for students motivates teachers. Meeting this objective is becoming more difficult as teachers, except the most brilliant, struggle to cope with the diversity of students in a changing socio-economic climate and a context in which there is a "policy…

Louis, Karen Seashore

2003-01-01

148

High heat flux issues for plasma-facing components in fusion reactors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Plasma facing components in tokamak fusion reactors are faced with a number of difficult high heat flux issues. These components include: first wall armor tiles, pumped limiters, diverter plates, rf antennae structure, and diagnostic probes. Peak heat fluxes are 15 - 30 MW/m2 for diverter plates, which will operate for 100 - 1000 seconds in future tokamaks. Disruption heat fluxes can approach 100,000 MW/m2 for 0.1 ms. Diverter plates are water-cooled heat sinks with armor tiles brazed on to the plasma facing side. Heat sink materials include OFHC, GlidcopTM, TZM, Mo-41Re, and niobium alloys. Armor tile materials include: carbon fiber composites, beryllium, silicon carbide, tungsten, and molybdenum. Tile thickness range from 2 - 10 mm, and heat sinks are 1 - 3 mm. A twisted tape insert is used to enhance heat transfer and increase the burnout safety margin from critical heat flux limits to 50 - 60 MW/m2 with water at 10 m/s and 4 MPa. Tests using rastered electron beams have shown thermal fatigue failures from cracks at the brazed interface between tiles and the heat sink after only 1000 cycles at 10 - 15 MW/m2. These fatigue lifetimes need to be increased an order of magnitude to meet future requirements. Other critical issues for plasma facing components include: surface erosion from sputtering and disruption erosion, eddy current forces and runaway electron impact from disruptions, neutron damage, tritium retention and release, remote maintenance of radioactive components, corrosion-erosion, and loss-of-coolant accidents.

Watson, Robert D.

1993-02-01

149

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

2013-08-01

150

Operational Issues Encountered by School Nutrition Directors in School Districts with Less than 30,000 Student Enrollment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: To identify operational issues and practices associated with operating school nutrition (SN) programs in school districts with less than 30,000 student enrollment. Method: The survey was adapted from a similar study that explored operational issues in school districts with enrollments of 30,000 or more students. The survey asked SN…

Rushing, Keith; Nettles, Mary Frances; Johnson, James T.

2009-01-01

151

Leading a Small Remote School: In the Face of a Culture of Acceptance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a case study of one very small school in a remote location of Western Australia. The study is part of a larger programme, International Study of Principal Preparation, investigating the challenges facing novice principals in the first 3 years of appointment and the extent to which they felt they were adequately prepared to…

Wildy, Helen; Clarke, Simon

2012-01-01

152

Leading a small remote school: in the face of a culture of acceptance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a case study of one very small school in a remote location of Western Australia. The study is part of a larger programme, International Study of Principal Preparation, investigating the challenges facing novice principals in the first 3 years of appointment and the extent to which they felt they were adequately prepared to deal with the challenges

Helen Wildy; Simon Clarke

2012-01-01

153

The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs: Impact and Implications for SENCOs and Their Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs" shows teachers, SENCOs and students in teacher training how to respond to the rapidly changing context of special education. This highly practical and accessible text unlocks the often confusing field of special education provision in schools today by: (1) Summarising and clarifying new policy…

Ekins, Alison

2011-01-01

154

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Charles Bartels Hutchison

2001-01-01

155

The Family and Child Education (FACE) Program and School Readiness: A Structural Model Approach in An American Indian Reservation Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the effects of the Family and Child Education (FACE) prekindergarten program on school readiness. The FACE program is located in Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools on some of the most rural American Indian (AI) reservations in the United States. It explicitly integrates the language and culture of the communities in…

Pfannenstiel, Judy; Lente-Jojola, Debbie

2011-01-01

156

Facing the Challenges of Whole-School Reform: New American Schools After a Decade.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

New American Schools (NAS) was formed in 1991 to create and develop whole-school designs that would be adopted by schools throughout the country in order to improve student performance. It was established as a nonprofit and funded largely by private secto...

M. Berends S. J. Bodilly S. N. Kirby

2002-01-01

157

Addressing Weight-Related Issues in an Elementary School: What do Students, Parents, and School Staff Recommend?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined weight-related issues affecting elementary school children to gain insight into how best to address these issues within a school-based intervention. The study population included 21 students, 12 school staff members, and 21 parents from a school that serves an ethnically-diverse population. Data were collected using focus groups and individual interviews and were analyzed using qualitative research methodology.

Jess Haines; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Lynnell Thiel

2007-01-01

158

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

159

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

160

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

161

Major issues facing the pharmaceutical industry and their relationship to clinical pharmacy.  

PubMed

There are two major issues that have potential for positive interactions between the industry and clinical pharmacy. These are drug selection and reimbursement, and clinical research. The first issue embodies the drug prescribing process, which has been, until recently, almost the sole purview of physicians. For this reason, pharmaceutical manufacturers have marketed their products primarily to this group. Changes are occurring; other licensed practitioners, including clinical pharmacists, are gaining prescribing authority. Schools of pharmacy have trained several thousand clinical pharmacists over the past decade, while the pharmacology component of medical education and the time devoted to clinical therapeutics either has stagnated or declined during the same period. Meanwhile, drug information has increased and the need to monitor drug selection to curtail costs has widened the opportunities for clinical pharmacists to exert an influence. The pharmaceutical industry needs to recognize the role clinical pharmacists play in drug selection. Drug selection decisions obviously influence drug reimbursement decisions, which influence drug sales, which influence profits. Clinical research is the backbone of a company's financial success and is becoming technologically sophisticated. Companies are becoming aware that many clinical pharmacists are able to collect and analyze clinical drug data as well as, or possibly better than, physicians. Clinical pharmacists can play a significant role in monitoring the safety and efficacy of marketed drugs. Good postmarketing surveillance data collection systems need to be developed. PMID:6692740

Riddiough, M A

1984-01-01

162

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

163

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

164

"You Could See It on Their Faces...": The Importance of Provoking Smiles in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Current research in both cognitive neuroscience and what has been called "positive psychology" point to the need for wholesale reappraisal of what happens in schools, especially with regard to the wellbeing of children. Seeks to examine this issue. Design/methodology/approach: Reviews and discussion of research by the World Health…

Barnes, Jonathan

2005-01-01

165

What Do School Leaders Face under the Family and Medical Leave Act?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Family and Medical Leave Act (1993) allows employees time off to care for themselves and others. The FMLA and its enforcement guidelines attempt to balance teachers' need for flexibility in handling family issues and students' need for instructional quality and continuity. Schools need written policies and legal counsel. Special rules and…

Wyld, David C.

1995-01-01

166

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, Ariel; Vörösmarty, Charles J.; Stewart, Robert J.; Wollheim, Wilfred M.; Rosenzweig, Bernice

2013-06-01

167

School Energy Crisis: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication provides an overview of the energy crisis in schools. This overview has been written for school administrators who desire to understand their energy problems and to know what to do to conserve energy in their schools. Included are: (1) the impact of the energy crisis on the nation and the schools; (2) what state education…

Neill, Shirley Boes

168

School Energy Crisis: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides an overview of the energy crisis in schools. This overview has been written for school administrators who desire to understand their energy problems and to know what to do to conserve energy in their schools. Included are: (1) the impact of the energy crisis on the nation and the schools; (2) what state education agencies…

Neill, Shirley Boes

169

The High School as a Social Service Agency: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The expansion of social services to students in American high schools is examined historically. Some contemporary problems faced by policy makers and related to the extension of the scope and functions of high school are discussed: the back-to-basics movement; budgetary cutbacks; and declining student enrollment. (MH)|

Tyack, David B.

1979-01-01

170

Revisiting the Issue of Year-Round Schools. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2012-EI-02  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been little attention paid to the issue of Year-Round Schools (YRS) in British Columbia's public education system since 1996. The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) Research conducted extensive research into the issue of year-round schooling in the mid 1990s, when the growth in student enrolment was significant. At that time…

Naylor, Charlie

2012-01-01

171

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

172

A Review of Policy Issues Related to Competency Testing for High School Graduation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A number of significant policy issues related to the use of competency tests in basic skills as a requirement for high school graduation are discussed. Issues contributing to the interest in this practice include test score decline, the widespread offering of electives in high school, the complaints of employers about the skill level of high…

Elford, George

173

What a Little Hate Literature Will Do: "Cultural Issues" and the Emotional Aspect of School Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a cultural issues class, examining research on a high school responding to neo-Nazi incidents. Argues that by emphasizing international rather than local issues, the class depoliticized ethnic difference and ignored white privilege at the classroom, school, and community level. Traces this neutralizing urge to collective emotions of…

DiPardo, Anne

2000-01-01

174

School Psychology and Issues of Sexual Orientation: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate school psychologists' attitudes toward lesbians and gay males. Aspects of school psychologists' knowledge, beliefs, current practices, and levels of preparedness related to issues of sexual orientation were also explored. A sample of 288 school psychologists (215 females and 73 males, mean age = 44…

Savage, Todd A.; Prout, H. Thompson; Chard, Kathleen M.

2004-01-01

175

Issues in Student Suicide and Sudden Death Postvention: Best Practices in School Crisis Response.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent statistics indicate that a high school of 2000 students will experience an average of one student suicide every four years. This paper reviews and synthesizes relevant information on issues in school response to student suicide and sudden death. Highlighted are risk factors that school personnel can identify in suicide-prone students,…

Gilliam, Walter S.

176

Factors Associated with Fathers' and Mothers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools. Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Parent involvement in children's education is important for children's school success; however, not all children have parents who are involved in their schools. This issue brief examines factors that are associated with fathers' and mothers' involvement in their children's schools among children in kindergarten through 12th grade living in…

Nord, Christine Winquist

177

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.

178

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

179

What Are the Most Serious Problems in Schools? Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics in 1987-88 and 1990-91, asked teachers and principals their view of problems in their schools. When asked about a range of school problems including absenteeism, student drug abuse, and physical conflicts among students, teachers and principals could…

Bobbitt, Sharon A.; Rohr, Carol L.

180

How Old Are America's Public Schools? Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief suggests that the condition of the nation's schools continues to be a problem because they are becoming increasingly obsolete and contain environmental hazards. This report provides data on the increase in school construction between 1950 and 1969 (corresponding to the Baby Boom generation); the percent of schools in oldest, moderate,…

Rowand, Cassandra

181

Overlooked Issues of Religious Identity in the School Dinners Debate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The TV broadcast of "Jamie's school dinners" in 2005 prompted action throughout the UK to improve the standards of school meals. A public debate continues across the media around changes, resistance to them and consequences. This article draws upon the findings of a one-year ESRC-funded project on the English school dinners debate, which analysed…

Twiner, Alison; Cook, Guy; Gillen, Julia

2009-01-01

182

Vocational Education Offerings in Rural High Schools. Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the types of vocational education programs offered in rural, suburban, and urban schools. Data from the 1999 Survey on Vocational Programs in Secondary Schools indicate no significant differences in the distribution of vocational education offerings in urban and suburban schools, so they were combined into a single category of…

Hudson, Lisa; Shafer, Linda

183

Role of the School Leader. Trends and Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This information analysis discusses the changing role of the principal in light of the growth of standards-based accountability during the decade of the 1990s and into the 21st century. The paper begins with an overview of the expectations of school leaders and the changes in school leadership. This is followed by definitions of school leadership…

Lashway, Larry

184

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

185

Violence in the schools: clinical issues and case analysis for high-risk children.  

PubMed

School violence in rural communities has gained considerable attention nationally. Examined are theoretical considerations involving escape theory, the risk and protective factors for school violence, case analyses of recent case studies, and discussion of recent school violence involving fatal injuries to others. Also discussed are diagnostic issues in understanding children who are at-risk for school violence and ways school violence maybe managed in the schools. Suggestions and recommendations including recommendations provided by the National School Safety Center for school personnel are offered, as are steps to be taken in creating a safe school environment. This information may be helpful to child psychiatry and clinical personnel who provide services to school aged children. PMID:10921208

Miller, T W; Clayton, R; Miller, J M; Bilyeu, J; Hunter, J; Kraus, R F

2000-01-01

186

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.

Segal, Leonie; Bolton, Tom

2009-01-01

187

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

188

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.

189

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.

190

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.

191

Self-Disclosure of HIV Status to Sexual Partners: A Qualitative Study of Issues Faced by Gay Men  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective:This study aimed to explore the range of issues faced by HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men concerning HIV serostatus self-disclosure to sexual partners. Methods: In-depth semistructured interviews of 1–2 hr each were conducted with 26 HIV-positive and 15 HIV-negative gay men who were recruited from a larger cohort of gay men followed longitudinally for several years at a major medical

Robert L. Klitzman

1999-01-01

192

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

193

School Violence: Issues of Teacher Voice and Domination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While politicians and the media have devoted a great deal of attention to the "problem" of school violence, classrooms teachers remain an underutilized source of information and inspiration about the frequency of school violence, its causes, its consequences, and appropriate interventions. In essence, teachers have been given little, if any,…

Finley, Laura L.

2004-01-01

194

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

195

Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Chapter 1: Ethical Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains chapter 1 (8 articles) from 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. "Ethical Standards for School Counselors: Test Your Knowledge" (Wayne C. Huey)…

Huey, Wayne C.; And Others

196

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.

197

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

198

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

199

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

200

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

201

The Emerging School Library Media Center: Historical Issues and Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book provides an understanding of the history and development of school library media programming. The readings present both personal and objective perspectives on this topic. Contributors address not only the mission of the school library media program, but also how its realization has shaped and been shaped by professional organizations;…

Latrobe, Kathy Howard, Ed.

202

Disruptive Behavior: An Empirical Evaluation of School Misconduct and Market Accountability. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Opponents of school choice argue that private schools are not "accountable" because they are not subject to detailed oversight by a regulatory bureaucracy. They claim private school employees can be expected to engage in abusive and criminal behavior more frequently. School choice supporters respond that parents hold private schools accountable…

Forster, Greg; Carr, Matthew

2007-01-01

203

Challenges Facing Rural Community Colleges: Issues and Problems Today and Over the Past 30 Years  

Microsoft Academic Search

For over 30 years, researchers and practitioners have identified challenges unique to small, rural community colleges. The purpose of this study was to examine the distinctive problems facing rural community colleges today and the challenges those institutions must address to fulfill their mission in rural America. There are 5 current challenges commonly identified by 10 rural community college administrators in

Kevin Pennington; Mitchell R. Williams; Meagan Karvonen

2006-01-01

204

Identifying composites of famous faces: Investigating memory, language and system issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research on composite systems has cast doubt on their potential to produce a good likeness. Poor memory of the target's face and problems in translating a verbal description into a visual mental image were examined as possible reasons for this. A computerized composite system was used to construct facial images of famous individuals. Results indicated that a reasonable number

N. A. Brace; G. E. Pike; P. Allen; R. I. Kemp

2006-01-01

205

Rural School Counseling: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A counselor at a rural high school in New York reflects on her career and addresses issues facing rural school counselors. She chose a career in school counseling based on her interests in education, community involvement, and adolescents. As the only high school counselor for 280 students, she soon realized that rural youth faced many of the…

McConnell, Catherine

206

Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychologists' Participation in Psychopharmacological Interventions with Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses expanded role for psychologists and school psychologists ranging from increased knowledge about psychopharmacology to collaborative practice with prescribing physician to obtaining limited independent prescription privileges. Explores legal issues associated with such role expansion: credential concerns, malpractice liability, and record…

DeMers, Stephen T.

1994-01-01

207

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…

Soka, John Alex

2011-01-01

208

Volunteer Experiences in Russia: Addressing the issues faced by Russian volunteers in Russian NGOs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volunteering has always been an important part of our life. Times have changed and so has the face of volunteering. However, the core meaning of volunteering remains the same, and lies in the word itself: doing something without pay willingly, to help vulnerable people or to serve the community.\\u000aAttitudes toward volunteering in developed countries have changed recently. Volunteering has

Larisa Volkavichyute

2010-01-01

209

EXPLORING FLEXIBLE AND LOW-COST ALTERNATIVES TO FACE-TO-FACE ACADEMIC SUPPORT by Eva Dobozy School of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we address some of the issues surroun ding the use of educational technology solutions with first year net generation students in an intro ductory education studies unit. These issues inclu de the need for more engaging learning experiences, th e role of technology in supporting this need, and the possible mismatch between expectations and actual needs. The

Romana Pospisil

210

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

211

Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Royal School of Library and Information Science (Denmark), whose faculty has conducted research in library and information science since the early 1980s. Discusses the school's size and objectives, and explains that articles included in this issue present different facets of information science in an international context. (LRW)|

Ingwersen, Peter

2000-01-01

212

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

213

An Analysis of the Safety Issues Involving Local School Children as Pedestrians. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The New Orleans Public Schools' Department of Planning has been concerned with school children as pedestrians for the past five years. The safety issues include the streets, the drivers, and the children. First, the streets contribute to the hazard because many major streets traverse residential areas; many streets serve as major commuter…

Ducote, Kenneth J.

214

Students Do Better When Their Fathers Are Involved at School. Issue Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Policymakers and educators agree that family involvement in children's education is closely linked to children's school success. An important question, however, is "does fathers' involvement matter, as well?" This issue brief looks at the link between fathers' involvement in their children's schools and kindergartners' through 12th graders'…

Nord, Christine Winquist

215

Family and Cultural Issues in a School Swallowing and Feeding Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This article presents a rationale for speech- language pathologists (SLPs) to provide culturally competent evaluation, diagnostic, and intervention services for children with oral motor, swallowing, and feeding disorders in school settings. There is also a discussion of how changing American public school demographics necessitate the consideration of cultural issues and family-focused approaches to dysphagia services. Method: This article provides

Elise Davis-McFarland

2008-01-01

216

Variables Associated with American High School Students' Knowledge of Environmental Issues Related to Energy and Pollution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student knowledge about environmental issues related to energy and pollution was analyzed in a national probability sample of high school seniors. Parental level of education, quantity of high school science courses, and gender were all significantly related to students' knowledge levels. Bias in favor of males remained even when the number of…

Gambro, John S.; Switzky, Harvey N.

1999-01-01

217

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

218

Legal Issues and Small High Schools: Strategies to Support Innovation in Washington State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2003, education program officials at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation asked attorneys at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education to explore legal issues affecting the establishment and operation of small high schools in Washington State. Although this guide will be of interest to small school advocates…

Warner-King, Kelly; Price, Mitch

2004-01-01

219

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.

220

Service-Learning: An Administrator's Tool for Improving Schools and Connecting with the Community. Issue Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Service-learning gives school administrators a powerful tool to achieve some of their most important goals: educating students to high levels, connecting with the community, and preparing students to be active participants in the world around them. This issue paper examines why administrators support service-learning as a key element in school

Berman, Sheldon; Bailey, Sheila; Collins, Randall; Kinsley, Dale; Holman, Elizabeth

221

Conflicts of Ethos: Issues of Equity and Diversity in Faith-Based Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The recent rise in the number of faith-based schools in Britain creates some interesting issues. On the one hand it is clear that the government, and certainly former Prime Minister Tony Blair, perceives such schools as contributing not only to choice and diversity but also to the raising of educational standards. This appears to be because of an…

McNamara, Gerry; Norman, James

2010-01-01

222

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

223

Section 6 Schools in Six States: Eleven Case Studies of Transfer Issues. A RAND Note.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The case studies in this report analyze the issues surrounding possible transfer of 11 Section 6 school systems (federally run schools on military bases) to state and local responsibility. Each case study addresses the extent to which a site is ready for transfer and what type of transfer option might be appropriate to that particular site. An…

Purnell, Susanna W.; And Others

224

Factors Other than Environmental Issues Influence Resource Allocation Decisions of School Foodservice Directors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To identify resource allocation decisions and policies and procedures used by school foodservice directors that were based on the concepts of pollution prevention, product stewardship, and sustainable development.Design A questionnaire about operational characteristics (including equipment and production systems, menu selection and service style) and environmental issues was mailed to school foodservice directors.Subjects\\/setting Subjects were school foodservice directors in major

BONNIE L HACKES; CAROL W SHANKLIN

1999-01-01

225

SOLUTIONS TO RECRUITMENT ISSUES OF HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attracting and retaining quality students in agricultural education programs remains one of the most difficult problems faced by the profession. Much of the research that has been conducted addressing this problem has focused on the identification of obstacles to successful recruitment. This study focused on identifying solutions to those problems. Focus groups were organized in four states that had previously

Brian E. Myers; Lisa M. Breja; James E. Dyer

2004-01-01

226

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.

227

Sanctuary Seekers: Studying Refugee Issues in High School Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adequate civic education must include attention to legal concepts and principles and accompanying issues arising from the mass international movement of peoples. Citizens must distinguish refugees and asylum seekers from more generalized images of illegal immigrants and migrant workers. Current civic educational reform does not address such issues

Allen, Rodney F.

1995-01-01

228

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.

229

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.

230

Schooling in modern Europe exploring major issues and their ramifications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Basing its arguments on a major study conducted on behalf of the Academia Europaea by a study group coordinated by the author, this paper sets out a number of important findings concerning problems besetting schooling in modern Europe. The paper begins by stressing the importance of studying the state of European education at a particularly significant time when major political changes are taking place, trade and labour markets are in a process of rapid integration, schools as institutions are becoming increasingly complex and there is a need to establish a new European identity and consciousness. The main questions examined, against the current background of industrialization, urbanization, changing demography and growing European integration, are those relating particularly to educational response to growing international competition and the consequences of changing family structure. Among problems considered are those arising from the changing capacity of schools to provide a substitute for the family and other influences in modern society at a time when, for various reasons, these are declining and schooling is generally being prolonged. Priority areas proposed for school education in the new circumstances include the promotion of European citizenship, the teaching of foreign languages to all, a preparation for working life geared to its rapidly changing structure and the expansion of appropriate scientific and technological education. The need to find solutions to the problems of educating immigrant groups and to develop evaluation systems in order to monitor quality maintenance are particularly highlighted.

Husén, Torsten

1993-11-01

231

Issues of Social Promotion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting the difficult decision faced by educators each year regarding the placement of students who are not performing at grade level, this paper examines issues related to social promotion and retention of elementary school students and presents the findings of a questionnaire study of elementary school teachers in New York. The paper argues that…

Di Maria, Marie J.

232

Delivering School-Based Mental Health Services by School Psychologists: Education, Training, and Ethical Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Consistent with the priority goals of the 2002 Future of School Psychology Conference, the National Association of School Psychologists' "Blueprint for Training and Practice III" advocates for school psychologists becoming "leading mental health experts in schools." In this regard, the present article reviews the prevalence and incidence of…

Perfect, Michelle M.; Morris, Richard J.

2011-01-01

233

Current Issues in High School English Teaching in Japan: An Exploratory Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose of survey reported here is to begin to develop baseline quantitative data about Japanese high school English teachers--their background and training, their priorities, problems they face in the classroom, and influence the 1994 Ministry Course of Study guidelines have had on teaching practice. A 26-question survey was sent to…

Browne, Charles M.; Wada, Minoru

1998-01-01

234

Of Helping and Measuring for Early Childhood Intervention: Reflections on Issues and School Psychology's Role  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses the topic of early identification and intervention to accelerate learning for young children. It presents the author's reflections on issues and school psychology's role in early care childhood care and education. It focuses on four central themes or issues which require resolution about early childhood care and education…

Bagnato, Stephen J.

2006-01-01

235

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

236

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

237

How Issues of Professional Liability Are Taught in U.S. Medical Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 120 medical schools found 61 percent have curricula on professional liability. Many indicated students' training has been compromised or jeopardized by physicians' concerns about medicolegal issues, and many had students named in malpractice suits. Findings suggest issues of professional liability have significantly affected…

Hamilton, Thomas E.

1991-01-01

238

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

239

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Research on School Administrator Career Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent research has focused on issues of retention and turnover among K-12 school administrators, yet it fails to address some important complexities in administrator career paths. This article examines three conceptual and methodological issues in the current literature involving administrative turnover: the complexity of role and place in…

Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth N.; Solano, Paul L.; McDuffie, Mary Joan

2012-01-01

240

Growing Up in a Nuclear World: A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers. Teaching Nuclear Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provided in this guide are annotated lists of teacher and student resources for teaching and learning about nuclear issues in the elementary/junior high school (grades K-8). Resources are grouped into five major sections. The first section (background reading for teachers) contains books and articles focusing on nuclear issues (nuclear war; arms…

Meier, Paulette; McPherson, Beth

241

Nuclear Dangers: A Resource Guide for Secondary School Teachers. Teaching Nuclear Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provided in this guide are annotated lists of teacher and student resources for teaching and learning about nuclear issues in the secondary school. Resources are grouped into five major sections. The first section (background reading for teachers) contains books and articles focusing on nuclear issues (nuclear war; arms race/disarmament; nuclear…

Meier, Paulette; McPherson, Beth

242

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

243

Tough Issues for Navajo Youth and Navajo Schools. Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1990, the Native American Prevention Project of AIDS and Substance Abuse began to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally sensitive in-school prevention programs for Navajo youth and their families. This project paper combines ethnographic interviews and observations with baseline quantitative data collection. A baseline survey of 174 9th-…

Trotter, Robert T., II; And Others

244

Ethics and the School Library Media Specialist: Sensitive Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the role of the school library media specialist in developing and providing programs of prevention and intervention for students experiencing problems with drugs, rape, divorce, suicide, neglect, and other crises. Resources from the ERIC database are listed, and the Child Abuse and Neglect database is described. (LRW)

Barron, Daniel D.

1991-01-01

245

Social inclusion issues and ICT challenges for schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational applications of Information and Communications Technologies offer opportunities for social inclusion at the school level and beyond. Many studies note enhanced engagement with learning and improved cognitive outcomes when digital technologies are used to support communication and learning, particularly for students who are socially and academically 'at risk'. Appropriate and innovative ICT applications improve engagement and connectedness with learning

Alison Elliott

2008-01-01

246

School Meals Initiative (SMI). Nourishing News. Volume 4, Issue 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this newsletter is to help foodservice directors, supervisors, and managers successfully implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) School Meals Initiative (SMI) for Healthy Children regulations. Because there is so much available information on SMI, it can be overwhelming to find answers to your questions and concerns.…

Idaho State Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

247

Best Practices, Best Thinking, and Emerging Issues in School Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of writings presents leading research and key considerations to assist educational leaders in making decisions about new programs and new directions for their schools. Twenty-six chapters make up the book: (1) "Changing Demographics: A Call for Leadership" (Bud Hodgkinson); (2) "Media and Political Misrepresentation of Public…

Owings, William A., Ed.; Kaplan, Leslie S., Ed.

248

Issue Brief: Community College and High School Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this Brief, the authors focus on partnerships between community colleges and high schools that may make it more likely for students to complete "three important milestones" on the road to college completion: (1) Enrollment in college; (2) College readiness at enrollment; and (3) Persistence in college. There is a broad range of goals and…

Barnett, Elisabeth; Hughes, Katherine

2010-01-01

249

School geography: some key issues for higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent changes in the character and organisation of the school curriculum in England and Wales are making a direct impact on geography. Despite its place in the National Curriculum for 5–14?year?olds and its current popularity in public examinations at 16 + and 18 +, there are growing indications that geography may not be guaranteed security, status or quality in the

Eleanor M. Rawling

1996-01-01

250

Legal Issues & Education Technology: A School Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rapid development of new technologies has outpaced the development of related law, leaving educators in doubt about the management of copyright, privacy, liability, and security. A key provision of facilitating a healthy and safe environment for technology use is the school district's "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP), which states that use of…

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

251

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

252

Leadership Development and School Improvement: Contemporary Issues in Leadership Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is great interest in educational leadership in the early part of the twenty-first century. This is because of the widespread belief that the quality of leadership makes a significant difference to school and student outcomes. In many parts of the world, including both developed and developing countries, there is increasing recognition that…

Bush, Tony

2009-01-01

253

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…

Hayes, Kathleen

2009-01-01

254

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

255

Consumer Education for the Elementary School. Trends and Issues Alerts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This resource list cites nationwide tests indicating that many teenagers and adults have not been well prepared to function as marketplace consumers. It notes that a survey of chief state school administrators (1990) found unanimous support among respondents for consumer education as a top or middle priority in educational revitalization. The…

Kerka, Sandra; Bonner, Patricia

256

Ethical issues facing tax professionals : A comparative survey of tax agents and practitioners in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The resolution of tax issues present significant ethical dilemmas for tax practitioners. The nature and extent of ethical concerns has important implications both for the tax profession and tax administration. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether there are significant differences in the ethical perceptions of tax agents and Big 4 practitioners. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A mail

Rex Marshall; Malcolm Smith; Robert Armstrong

2010-01-01

257

Challenges of the Approaching Knowledge Society: Major International Issues Facing LIS Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the context of the follow-up work arising from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), this paper at- tempts to answer the questions: Why should librarians and information workers be involved in international advocacy? And what are the international issues with which librarians should concern themselves? Special attention is paid to the role of IFLA, as the main

P. J. Lor; J. J. Britz

2007-01-01

258

Beyond Academics: Challenging Issues Facing Community College Non-Academic Support Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Mitchell, Judith Lynn

2012-01-01

259

Psychosocial Issues Facing African and African American Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Breast cancer is a global issue. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1.2 million people will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer each year. Breast cancer continues to be the most diagnosed cancer for all women, after skin cancer, both within the United States and worldwide. Although the incidence of breast cancer among African and African American women is

Godfrey Gregg

2009-01-01

260

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

261

As the World Turns: Developmental Issues Facing Today's College Man, Part I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first in a two-part series on male college student development looks at a significant issue for many young men, lack of relationship with a father, and its effect on their journey to manhood. Specific recommendations are made for adults working effectively with young adult men in this context, and areas for further study are highlighted. (MSE)

Franklin, E. Bernard

1997-01-01

262

Who's on the Line? Gauging the Most Pressing Issues Facing Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|d the Knight Collaborative. Drawing on the experience garnered by those organizations over the last two decades, The Learning Alliance is becoming higher education's decisionmaking hot line for higher education executives--a number they can call to work through their most pressing problems. This issue of The Landscape draws upon the substance of…

Change, 2005

2005-01-01

263

The Prostitution Debate in Feminism: Current Trends, Policy and Clinical Issues Facing an Invisible Population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout history, prostitution has been controversial. Ambivalent attitudes towards prostitution have been part of the feminist discussion for over a century. While feminist scholars agree that inequality within patriarchal hierarchy is the core problem in prostitution, they have been polarized about whether classist or sexist inequality is the primary issue and consequently, on viewing the prostitute as either a coerced

Karni Kissil; Maureen Davey

2010-01-01

264

A fine line: ethical issues facing childbirth educators negotiating evidence, beliefs, and experience.  

PubMed

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

265

From Diversity to Educational Equity: A Discussion of Academic Integration and Issues Facing Underprepared UCSC Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the positive effects generated by student-faculty interaction associated with multiple student outcomes are well-documented, little is known about how various student subgroups experience student-faculty interaction differently. Among studies that have investigated this issue, some demonstrate that the levels and effects of student-faculty interaction may differ by student gender, race, and major field. The current project improves our understanding of

Holly Gritsch de Cordova; Charis Herzon

2007-01-01

266

Management’s concerns about the issues faced by Turkish SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Having noted the importance of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey, studies a number of current management issues such as globalisation, European Union (EU) membership, Internet and telecommunication technologies, protectionism, foreign capital inflow, and increasing consumer awareness that are likely to play a crucial role in the SMEs’ future. After conducting in-depth interviews with 31 SME owners\\/managers, found that

Recai Coskun; Remzi Altunisk

2002-01-01

267

Equity and Quality Issues in Mathematics Education in Malawi Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this chapter, we discuss equity and quality of mathematics education in Malawi in terms of equal opportunities of education\\u000a to all groups of learners and in terms of indicators of quality developed by the Malawi government. We focus on female and\\u000a male learners and also on rural and urban schools. Differences between female and male learners include that the

Mercy Kazima; Chikondano Mussa

268

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Report for New Jersey: School Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by a Sport Utility Vehicle.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On October 26, 2005, NJ FACE staff received a newspaper article about a municipal adult school crossing guard who was killed after being struck by a sport utility vehicle (SUV) while at work. NJ FACE staff investigated this incident as part of a NJ FACE r...

2006-01-01

269

Issues in Studying the Bible in Secondary School Religion Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of the Bible in Religion classes— variously referred to as Bible, Scripture, or Studies of Religion classes—in the Christian secondary education context appears to be something that should naturally take place. However, two issues may stand in the way of biblical study actually happening. First, it is all too easy to talk about the Bible without really studying

Ray Roennfeldt

2008-01-01

270

Children and Society: Issues for Pre-School Reforms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.

271

National Association of School Nurses ISSUE BRIEF: School Health Nurse's Role in Education: Privacy Standards for Student Health Records  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is a reprint of the National Association of School Nurses' "Issue Brief" on Privacy Standards for Student Health Records. It distinguishes between the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HI-PAA), clarifies which of these laws governs the privacy of student…

Pohlman, Katherine; Schwab, Nadine

2003-01-01

272

What's New in USDA's Food Distribution Program for Schools? School Programs USDA Foods Update. Volume 14, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper provides an update on all the new products and projects that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has been working on, in its effort to help schools meet the nutritional needs of the students and to help in the President's challenge to End Childhood Hunger by 2015. This issue includes: (1) Back to…

US Department of Agriculture, 2009

2009-01-01

273

Using Student Assessment Data: What Can We Learn from Schools? Policy Issues, Issue 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from nine Michigan elementary, middle, and high schools highlight the challenges and common strategies found in the use of student assessment data to meet public demands for accountability. The information gathered from assessment tools varies by frequency and type. Educators have, historically, underutilized data to guide practice because…

Cromey, Allison

274

Facing Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines how the Dallas Independent School District (Texas) has been successful in passing new bond issues for school construction and renovation. The school district's strategic methodology is discussed, as are its management tactics in meeting diverse student needs, school safety, and student overcrowding. (GR)|

Spoor, Dana L.

1998-01-01

275

Sampling and coverage issues of telephone surveys used for collecting health information in Australia: results from a face-to-face survey from 1999 to 2008  

PubMed Central

Background To examine the trend of "mobile only" households, and households that have a mobile phone or landline telephone listed in the telephone directory, and to describe these groups by various socio-demographic and health indicators. Method Representative face-to-face population health surveys of South Australians, aged 15 years and over, were conducted in 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (n = 14285, response rates = 51.9% to 70.6%). Self-reported information on mobile phone ownership and usage (1999 to 2008) and listings in White Pages telephone directory (2006 to 2008), and landline telephone connection and listings in the White Pages (1999 to 2008), was provided by participants. Additional information was collected on self-reported health conditions and health-related risk behaviours. Results Mobile only households have been steadily increasing from 1.4% in 1999 to 8.7% in 2008. In terms of sampling frame for telephone surveys, 68.7% of South Australian households in 2008 had at least a mobile phone or landline telephone listed in the White Pages (73.8% in 2006; 71.5% in 2007). The proportion of mobile only households was highest among young people, unemployed, people who were separated, divorced or never married, low income households, low SES areas, rural areas, current smokers, current asthma or people in the normal weight range. The proportion with landlines or mobiles telephone numbers listed in the White Pages telephone directory was highest among older people, married or in a defacto relationship or widowed, low SES areas, rural areas, people classified as overweight, or those diagnosed with arthritis or osteoporosis. Conclusion The rate of mobile only households has been increasing in Australia and is following worldwide trends, but has not reached the high levels seen internationally (12% to 52%). In general, the impact of mobile telephones on current sampling frames (exclusion or non-listing of mobile only households or not listed in the White Pages directory) may have a low impact on health estimates obtained using telephone surveys. However, researchers need to be aware that mobile only households are distinctly different to households with a landline connection, and the increase in the number of mobile-only households is not uniform across all groups in the community. Listing in the White Pages directory continues to decrease and only a small proportion of mobile only households are listed. Researchers need to be aware of these telephone sampling issues when considering telephone surveys.

2010-01-01

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"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

277

Education about environmental issues, conservation, and management: a study of form four secondary school pupils' concerns about environmental issues in Kenya  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is threefold: first, to develop and administer a questionnaire designed to determine Kenyan students' concerns about environmental issues; second to investigate the primary environmental factors facing the country; and finally, to utilize the findings of the study to develop a conceptual framework for environmental education in Kenya. To develop an environmental education framework for Kenya, baseline data was obtained from a survey of Form IV secondary school students' concerns about environmental issues. A split-half technique was used to establish the reliability of the questionnaire. Factor analysis was used to test the construct validity of the questionnaire and as a data reduction method. This technique resulted in reducing the 81 items developed for the study to eight Factor as follows: (F1) Land use and health stresses; (F2) Community environmental risks; (F3) National environmental problems; (F4) Careless land use practices at community level; (F5) Socioeconomic elements; (F6) Sources of environmental information; (F7) Careless land use at national level; and (F8) Primary population pressures. Results are presented briefly.

Maghenda, W.M.

1985-01-01

278

Arsenal of democracy in the face of change: Issues and policy options in industrial preparedness planning  

SciTech Connect

This paper is one of a set of working papers that serves as a background material to a FEMA-sponsored study of Industrial Mobilization planning. It identifies issues that will lead to policy alternatives in support of industrial preparedness. To do this, a simple framework cross classifying types of economic interaction between the DOD and the private sector, given peacetime, surge, and mobilization requirements. Next, policy recommendations from ten recent studies are examined. These came from a variety of different groups and focused on potential actions by DOD, FEMA, Congress, the Navy, and others. These are summarized and restated to match the cross classification framework. The planning framework is then used to organize a set of recommendations around three themes --- acquisition and public/private sector relationships technology and factor input enhancing activities, and offshore sourcing and international competitiveness. The DOD has already addressed the acquisition issue at great length and has implemented the bulk of its findings. These will undoubtedly increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. It cannot, however, by itself fully rationalize the acquisition process so that incentives to achieve greater efficiency are fully passed on to contractors. DOD can, however, revise its acquisition process so that surge provisions are a deliberate step in the contract of each sensitive procurement, and could require a surge analysis for each action, steps that would highlight preparations for surge. DOD should consider the creation of a new institution similar to, but more generic than SEMATECH to handle its activities that directly enhance the defense industrial base. It should also support the creation of a body whose goal it is to identify non-neutralities in government policy. 23 refs., 1 fig., 15 tabs.

Bjornstad, D.J.; Hardy, B.H.

1990-03-01

279

District of Columbia: D.C. Public Schools' Modernization Program Faces Major Challenges. Testimony before the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Congressional testimony focuses on the challenges faced by the District of Columbia in modernizing its public schools. Specifically, it addresses: (1) increases in the cost of modernizing the schools; (2) delays in completing the schools; (3) quality inspection problems; and (4) concerns about managing asbestos hazards. The testimony…

Cooper, David E.

280

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

281

Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling. Chapter 4: The School Counselor and Child Abuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains chapter 4 (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. "School Counselors and the Reporting of Child Abuse: A Survey of State Laws and…

Camblin, Lanthan D., Jr.; And Others

282

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

283

Developing and Establishing School-Based Sexual Health Services: Issues for School Nursing Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based sexual health clinics are emerging as one of the key ways to promote sexual health among young people, and school nurses play an important role in developing and delivering these services. This study used a qualitative design to explore the experiences of health professionals and policy makers involved in setting up such services in…

Hayter, Mark; Owen, Jenny; Cooke, Jo

2012-01-01

284

School Engagement among Parents of Middle School Youth. Chapin Hall Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most researchers, policymakers, and educators believe that children do better in school when their parents are involved in their education. However, there is no gold standard for how to engage parents. Consequently, schools often employ a broad range of "parent involvement" efforts, with little clear evidence about what works best and for whom.…

D'Angelo, Angela Valdovinos; Rich, Lauren; Kohm, Amelia

2012-01-01

285

School Engagement among Parents of Middle School Youth. Chapin Hall Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Most researchers, policymakers, and educators believe that children do better in school when their parents are involved in their education. However, there is no gold standard for how to engage parents. Consequently, schools often employ a broad range of "parent involvement" efforts, with little clear evidence about what works best and for whom.…

D'Angelo, Angela Valdovinos; Rich, Lauren; Kohm, Amelia

2012-01-01

286

Legal Issues in School Health Services and School Psychology: Guidelines for the Administration of Medication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The use of psychoactive medications to augment behavioral and psychosocial interventions in schools has significantly increased within the last few decades. Yet, advising, administrating, and supervising the dispensation of medication (including psychostimulants and psychoactive substances) tend to be some of the most risky tasks of school

Mazur-Mosiewicz, Anna; Pierson, Eric E.; McIntosh, David E.

2009-01-01

287

Awareness of Societal Issues Among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral,\\u000a ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution.\\u000a The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when scientists from all the\\u000a above-mentioned disciplines had been involved

Reuven Lazarowitz; Ilit Bloch

2005-01-01

288

Exploring morally relevant issues facing families in their decisions to monitor the health-related behaviours of loved ones.  

PubMed

Patient self-management of disease is increasingly supported by technologies that can monitor a wide range of behavioural and biomedical parameters. Incorporated into everyday devices such as cell phones and clothes, these technologies become integral to the psychosocial aspects of everyday life. Many technologies are likely to be marketed directly to families with ill members, and families may enlist the support of clinicians in shaping use. Current ethical frameworks are mainly conceptualised from the perspective of caregivers, researchers, developers and regulators in order to ensure the ethics of their own practices. This paper focuses on families as autonomous decision-makers outside the regulated context of healthcare. We discuss some morally relevant issues facing families in their decisions to monitor the health-related behaviours of loved ones. An example - remote parental monitoring of adolescent blood glucose - is presented and discussed through the lens of two contrasting accounts of ethics; one reflecting the predominant focus on health outcomes within the health technology assessment (HTA) framework and the other that attends to the broader sociocultural contexts shaping technologies and their implications. Issues discussed include the focus of assessments, informed consent and child assent, and family co-creation of system characteristics and implications. The parents' decisions to remotely monitor their child has relational implications that are likely to influence conflict levels and thus also health outcomes. Current efforts to better integrate outcome assessments with social and ethical assessments are particularly relevant for informed decision-making about health monitoring technologies in families. PMID:19567691

Gammon, D; Christiansen, E K; Wynn, R

2009-07-01

289

Middle Schools and High Schools. INAR/NACIE Joint Issues Sessions. National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Annual Conference (22nd, San Diego, California, October 16, 1990). 16, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes two joint sessions held by the Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education to hear testimony on issues in Native American education at the middle school and high school levels. Issues and problems are: (1) factors contributing to high Native dropout rates, including teenage…

National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.

290

Fish Hoek Middle School: Issues of Education Reform in South Africa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Education in South Africa has mirrored the inequality and socio-political upheaval that has marked that country's history since the official establishment of apartheid in 1948. This paper provides a brief summary of some of the main issues impacting education in South Africa, a description of Fish Hoek Middle School just south of Capetown, an…

Kruse, Darryn

291

Children's Mental Health Problems and Early School: Research, Service, and Policy Issues Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Four brief papers in this symposium examine clinical research, community mental health services, and policy issues of young children's mental health problems. First, "Risk Factors for Poor Mental Health Outcomes in Young Children Entering School" (Lynne C. Huffman, Sarah L. Mehlinger, and Amy S. Kerivan Marks) reviews the research and identifies…

2001

292

Issues in Electronic Resource Services in K-12 School Library Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the unique factors that online electronic resources pose in school library settings. Topics include the appropriateness of online electronic resources; strategic planning for Internet access, including acceptable use policies; administrative issues; selection and acquisition; organization; and intellectual access, including library…

Farmer, Leslie S. J.

2002-01-01

293

Science Theatre at School: Providing a context to learn about socio?scientific issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science theatre is recognised as a method for teaching socio?scientific issues (SSI), but is largely under?researched. The essence of science theatre at school is to shape a contextualisation for science and technology and its relationships to individuals and society at large, with the aim to trigger the imagination, raise questions and stimulate debate among the audience to increase their understanding

Nicolien F. Wieringa; Jac. A. A. Swart; Tony Maples; Lea Witmondt; Hilde Tobi; Henny J. van der Windt

2011-01-01

294

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

295

Contemplating Regulation of Counsellors in Canadian Schools: Current Issues and Concerns  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to current research, mental health issues are the leading health problem for Canadian children. Surveys also indicate that fewer than 25% of children are receiving care (Waddell, McEwan, Shepherd, Offord, & Hua, 2005); thus, schools play a key role in assessment, access to services, and possible referral to appropriate outside support…

Keats, Patrice A.; Laitsch, Daniel

2010-01-01

296

School Counselor Preparedness: Examining Cultural Competence regarding Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Multiculturalism continues to be a powerful force within the counseling profession. While there appears to be an increase in the awareness of topics related to diversity, there are topics that continue to be underrepresented, particularly with regard to the training of future school counselors. One such topic is that of issues related to gay,…

Schmidt, Steven W.; Glass, J. Scott; Wooten, Pattie

2011-01-01

297

Underperforming Schools and the Education of Vulnerable Children and Youth. Chapin Hall Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet…

Walker, Lisa; Smithgall, Cheryl

2009-01-01

298

Keeping Students in School: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 95 percent of the 1,414 members of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), responding to a survey about student attendance, cited one or more problems. The first five chapters report the survey findings and those of other studies and polls concerning attendance matters. One issue discussed is why students stay away from…

Neill, Shirley Boes, Ed.

299

Addressing gender equity pipeline issues with a workshop for high school mathematics and science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A gender gap in science, a foundational subject area for engineering, begins to emerge in middle and early high school. This gap can negatively impact females' education and career decisions about science and engineering due to environmental and affective factors in the classroom. In order to identify, strategize, and address these gender equity issues, a workshop was held for high

Stephen Krause; Veronica Burrows; Judy Sutor; Marilyn Carlson

2007-01-01

300

"Some of Those Girls Can Be Real Drama Queens": Issues of Gender, Sexual Harassment and Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Keddie, Amanda

2009-01-01

301

Student Engagement with School: Critical Conceptual and Methodological Issues of the Construct  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research supports the connection between engagement, achievement, and school behavior across levels of economic and social advantage and disadvantage. Despite increasing interest and scientific findings, a number of interrelated conceptual and methodological issues must be addressed to advance this construct, particularly for designing…

Appleton, James J.; Christenson, Sandra L.; Furlong, Michael J.

2008-01-01

302

Views of Elementary and Middle School Turkish Students toward Environmental Issues. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was conducted in order to identify the intensity of Turkish students' views with regard to environmental issues presented in the national curriculum and to determine how these views differ by gender, grade level, previous science achievement, socio-economic status (SES), and school location. For this project, a 51-item Attitude Toward…

Yilmaz, Ozgul; Boone, William; Andersen, Hans

2004-01-01

303

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

304

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

305

Law Schools Can't Meet the Demand for Courses on Internet Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports a high demand at law schools for courses on Internet issues, Cyberlaw, but notes that some critics question whether the topic warrants its own specialty. Suggests the appeal is based on intellectual excitement about the burgeoning field, the high technology comfort level of students who grew up with the Internet, and the promise of…

Mangan, Katherine S.

2000-01-01

306

Effects of teaching ethical issues on Korean school students' attitudes towards science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of formal teaching of ethical issues related to science on middle school students' attitudes towards science and science achievement. A total of 132 Grade 8 (age 13 – 14years) students in Seoul participated, who were divided into the control and the experimental group. Student attitude toward science was assessed using

Kyunghee Choi; Hee-Hyung Cho

2002-01-01

307

Planning Delaware's School Needs: Issues of Location, Design, and Infrastructure. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents discussion from the 2000 Delaware Policy Forum "Planning Delaware's School Needs: Issues of Location, Design, and Infrastructure," which was held October 12, 2000, in Wyoming, Delaware. The forum brought together representatives of state agencies, including people from the Department of Transportation, the Department of…

Moody, Stephanie; Edgell, David

308

How much electricity do you use? An activity to teach high school students about energy issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the regular demand for electrical power by common, everyday devices, few people recognize the total electricity consumption levels of household electronics and the associated impacts. To address this problem in an outreach program with high school students, we developed an exercise to have students estimate their personal electricity consumption as a means of introducing basic facts about energy issues.

Paulina Jaramillo; Joe Marriott; Deanna H. Matthews

2008-01-01

309

Effects of Issue Frames on Aversion to Ethnic-Targeted School Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we discuss the results of a survey experiment designed to examine the impact of issue framing on the level of aversion to ethnic-targeted school policies in the Netherlands, in 2000 and 2005. Emphasizing the costs for Dutch children increased the level of aversion to these policies, compared to the level of aversion expressed by respondents in the

Marieke van Londen; Marcel Coenders; Peer Scheepers

2010-01-01

310

High School Mentors in Brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring Impact Study. P/PV In Brief. Issue 8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) In Brief" is based on "High School Students as Mentors," a report that examined the efficacy of high school mentors using data from P/PV's large-scale random assignment impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring programs. The brief presents an overview of the findings, which…

Jucovy, Linda; Herrera, Carla

2009-01-01

311

Facts, Figures and Faces: A Look at Minnesota's School Choice Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the numbers of Minnesota students who are actively selecting their schools, and the number of Minnesota school districts offering options from which families may select. The first section explains the different kinds of school choice offered to Minnesota students. The second section illustrates the change in Minnesotans'…

Malone, Mike; And Others

312

Schwartz Center Rounds. A Staff Dialogue on Phase I Trials: Psychosocial Issues Faced by Patients, Their Families, and Caregivers.  

PubMed

Shortly before his death in 1995, Kenneth B. Schwartz, a cancer patient at Massachusetts General Hospital, founded The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center to be housed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He created this center to advance the hopes, goals, and ideas expressed in his article, "A Patient's Story," published in the July 16, 1995 issue of the Boston Globe Magazine. The Schwartz Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between patients and caregivers and to supporting and advancing "compassionate health care delivery in which caregivers, patients and their families relate meaningfully to one another in a way that provides hope to the patient, support to caregivers and sustenance to the healing process." One of the Center's major projects is the sponsoring of the Schwartz Center Rounds, a monthly, multidisciplinary forum in which caregivers discuss a specific cancer patient and the important psychosocial issues faced by the patient, family and caregivers. The forum allows caregivers to reflect on their experiences with patients and to gain support and insight from fellow staff members. The following case discussion was addressed at the January 1998 Schwartz Center Rounds. In this article, the case will be presented, followed by verbatim dialogue from the rounds and a subsequent discussion of the relevant issues with emphasis on staff psychosocial issues. J.T. was a 43-year-old man who developed adenocarcinoma of the lung and was treated at MGH. He died while participating in a phase I trial, resulting in marked frustration and distress among his caregivers. Staff questioned whether cancer patients entering phase I trials and their families receive unbiased information about the possible risks and benefits of the trial. They were also concerned about whether or not patients and their families really understand the physical and emotional risks of a trial. Moreover, they addressed whether patients are presented with alternatives to enrolling in a phase I trial, such as palliative care. Despite all these concerns, caregivers are reconciled to the belief that patients do value the opportunity to participate in phase I trials, in that they can contribute hope and meaning to other patients' struggles with cancer. PMID:10388126

Lintz; Penson; Chabner; Mack; Lynch

1998-01-01

313

Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools. Guide 2. School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a practical guide to the development and implementation of school policies that support safe schools. Section 1 provides an overview of guiding principles to keep in mind when developing policies at the district level to prevent violence. S...

K. A. Bailey

2002-01-01

314

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

315

Facing High Stakes in High School: 25 Successful Strategies from an Inclusive Social Studies Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most high school teachers are concerned about the potential risk of student dropout, a phenomenon that has remained steady at approximately 14% since 1987 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001). However, as Blackorby and Wagner (1996) note, the likelihood of high school dropout is significantly greater if a student is labeled as learning…

Connor, David J.; Lagares, Christopher

2007-01-01

316

The Many Faces of School-University Collaboration: Characteristics of Successful Partnerships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is designed to help educators entering into school-university collaborative relationships have a clearer picture of conditions that drive successful partnerships. The models described include collaboration between a university and professional development school, consultation, one-to-one collaborations, and multiple collaboration…

Ravid, Ruth, Ed.; Handler, Marianne G., Ed.

317

Les "langues immigrees" face a l'ecole francaise (Immigrant Languages and the French School System).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Attempts to analyze a situation that concerns a large fraction of the school population in France in four parts: the status of foreigners and their languages in France and the social representations surrounding them; government policy concerning foreign pupils and languages in public schools since 1970; volunteer association and mother tongue…

Varro, Gabrielle

1992-01-01

318

In the Face of Danger: Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness and Response for Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Schools presently operate without a method for recognizing how the relational aspects of the school environment impacts physical safety. Using two previously unrelated frameworks, NIMS/ICS and the Taguiri model, this paper connects the formal curriculum to relational, administrative and physical safety. The first model presented, National…

Cole, Verna; Henry, Bernice; Tyson, Douglas; Fitzgerald, Ray; Hopkins, Regina

2008-01-01

319

Facing the Consequences: An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1999, community organizations in several U.S. cities studied their local school districts to determine how they measured up in terms of racial justice. Using the computerized Racial Justice Report Card, they gathered data from 12 school districts. Only one district (Boston, Massachusetts) received a passing grade, and it was only a D. Results…

Gordon, Rebecca; Piana, Libero Della; Keleher, Terry

320

Restructuring Medical Schools to Better Manage Their Three Missions in the Face of Financial Scarcity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A discussion of changes in medical school organization to meet new financial challenges looks at the traditional medical school management model and proposes an alternative, the service line management matrix model. In this model, each institutional mission (teaching, research, patient care) must be managed for its cost-effectiveness. Roles of…

Allcorn, Seth; Winship, Daniel H.

1996-01-01

321

Facing the Shortage of Children's Librarians and And in Schools: Short Supply, Tall Orders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first of two articles examines lack of professional recognition and promotional opportunities for children's librarians, and suggests remedies to administrators, library schools, and librarians. The second reports a decreasing candidate pool of school media specialists and discusses this in terms of increased educational requirements and lack…

Somerville, Mary; Markuson, Carolyn

1987-01-01

322

A REGIONAL DELPHI STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF NVATA, NASAE, AND AAAE MEMBERS ON CRITICAL ISSUES FACING SECONDARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study utilized the expertise of secondary agriculture teachers, state supervisors and agricultrue teacher educators to identify critical issues that secondary agricultural education programs will face over the next five years .This study was conducted using a four stage Delphi technique .The population for the surveys included secondary agriculture teachers, state supervisors and teacher educators throughout the Western Region of

James J. Connors

323

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.

324

Studies of Self-Pollution in Diesel School Buses: Methodological Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Considerable interest has focused on levels of exhaust emissions in the cabins of diesel-powered school buses and their possible adverse health effects. Significantly different policy and engineering issues would be raised if compelling evidence found that in-c-cabin contamination was due to self-pollution from bus emissions, rather than ambient pollution, neighboring vehicles, and\\/or re-entrained road dust. We identified 19 reports from

Jonathan Borak; Greg Sirianni

2007-01-01

325

Rationalities and Levels of Analysis in Complex Social Issues: The Examples of School Overcrowding and Poverty  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a 5 × n table for charting complex social issues, particularly those characterized by oppression and injustice. Its five columns\\u000a are Paul Diesing’s rationalities: technical, economic, social, legal, and political. Its n rows are levels of analysis from individuals, groups, organizations, communities, regions, and nations to international and\\u000a global perspectives. Utilizing school overcrowding and poverty as examples

Susan Opotow

2006-01-01

326

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This research project aims to investigate how students in lower secondary school experience work with socioscientific issues\\u000a (SSI). The six socioscientific cases developed and used in this project are relevant according to characteristics of SSI and\\u000a to the national curriculum. Approximately 1,500 students in Sweden have worked with one SSI case chosen by the teachers. A\\u000a questionnaire-based instrument was used

Christina Ottander; Margareta Ekborg

2011-01-01

327

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

328

Awareness of Societal Issues Among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 scientists from all the above-mentioned disciplines had been involved in trying to support and develop the eugenics theories. It investigates pre- and postwar theories of the eugenics movement in the United States which were implemented successfully in Germany and a literature survey of the studies of societal issues related to these subjects. The sample consisted of 30 male and female biology teachers. Enclosed are teachers' answers in favor or against including debates about societal issues in their classrooms while teaching the disciplines mentioned above. Teachers' answers were analyzed in relation to three variables: years of teaching experience, gender, and religion faith. Data were collected from questionnaires and personal interviews and analyzed according to qualitative and quantitative methods. The results show that amongst the teachers there is a medium to low level of awareness of societal issues, while mainly emphasizing scientific subjects in preparation of matriculation examinations. The majority of the teachers do not include societal issues in their teaching, but if students raise these issues, teachers claimed to address them. No differences in teachers' opinions to societal issues were found in relation to gender or religious faith. Teachers with more years of teaching experience tend to teach with a more Science, Technology, and Society (STS) approach than novice teachers. The results are discussed in relation to teachers' professional development and teaching strategies are suggested to be used in their classrooms based on a STS approach, which includes the societal issues as a main goal.

Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit

2005-12-01

329

Using Technology and Cooperative Planning to Offer Advanced Courses in Schools Facing Declining Enrollments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses recent efforts in the state of Michigan to maintain diverse, high quality course offerings in the face of declining enrollments. Following a brainstorming session to come up with ways for providing opportunities in such endangered subject areas as advanced languages, mathematics, and science, a Kent (Michigan) Intermediate…

Goldsmith, Linda H.

330

Five Faces of Trust: An Empirical Confirmation in Urban Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Develops a multifaceted definition of faculty trust at three organizational levels in a survey of urban elementary teachers. Along with willingness to risk vulnerability, five faces of trust emerged: benevolence, reliability, competence, honesty, and openness. When teachers trust their principals, they usually trust one other and their clients.…

Hoy, Wayne K.; Tschannen-Moran, Megan

1999-01-01

331

The Influence of Various Factors on High School Football Helmet Face Mask Removal: A Retrospective, Cross-Sectional Analysis  

PubMed Central

Context: Most research on face mask removal has been performed on unused equipment. Objective: To identify and compare factors that influence the condition of helmet components and their relationship to face mask removal. Design: A cross-sectional, retrospective study. Setting: Five athletic equipment reconditioning/recertification facilities. Participants: 2584 helmets from 46 high school football teams representing 5 geographic regions. Intervention(s): Helmet characteristics (brand, model, hardware components) were recorded. Helmets were mounted and face mask removal was attempted using a cordless screwdriver. The 2004 season profiles and weather histories were obtained for each high school. Main Outcome Measure(s): Success and failure (including reason) for removal of 4 screws from the face mask were noted. Failure rates among regions, teams, reconditioning year, and screw color (type) were compared. Weather histories were compared. We conducted a discriminant analysis to determine if weather variables, region, helmet brand and model, reconditioning year, and screw color could predict successful face mask removal. Metallurgic analysis of screw samples was performed. Results: All screws were successfully removed from 2165 (84%) helmets. At least 1 screw could not be removed from 419 (16%) helmets. Significant differences were found for mean screw failure per helmet among the 5 regions, with the Midwest having the lowest failure rate (0.08 ± 0.38) and the Southern (0.33 ± 0.72), the highest. Differences were found in screw failure rates among the 46 teams (F1,45 = 9.4, P < .01). Helmets with the longest interval since last reconditioning (3 years) had the highest failure rate, 0.47 ± 0.93. Differences in success rates were found among 4 screw types (?21,4 = 647, P < .01), with silver screws having the lowest percentage of failures (3.4%). A discriminant analysis (? = .932, ?214,n=2584 = 175.34, P < .001) revealed screw type to be the strongest predictor of successful removal. Conclusions: Helmets with stainless steel or nickel-plated carbon steel screws reconditioned in the previous year had the most favorable combination of factors for successful screw removal. T-nut spinning at the side screw locations was the most common reason and location for failure.

Swartz, Erik E; Decoster, Laura C; Norkus, Susan A; Cappaert, Thomas A

2007-01-01

332

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  

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 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

333

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

334

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

335

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

336

Facing the Classroom Challenge Teacher Quality and Teacher Training in California's Schools of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the empirical evidence, teacher-centered instructional methods, where teachers transmit knowledge and information to their students, are more effective in raising student achievement than student-centered methods, where teachers act as facilitators so that students can discover knowl- edge for themselves. Yet a survey of documents and required readings at a sample of California State University (CSU) schools of education

Lance T. Izumi; Gwynne Coburn

337

How Northwest Region States Are Supporting Schools in Need of Improvement. Issues & Answers. REL 2007-No. 009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines the systems of technical assistance and support that Northwest Region states implemented during 2005-2006 for schools in need of improvement. By highlighting key characteristics and differences among state systems, the intent is to stimulate an analysis of what states can do and what issues they might address to move schools

Davis, Deborah; Krasnoff, Basha; Moilanen, Carolyn; Sather, Susan; Kushman, James

2007-01-01

338

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Eckert, Tanya L.; Hintze, John M.

2011-01-01

339

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

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 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

340

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

341

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

342

Nuclear Weapons and Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The growing debate on nuclear weapons in recent years has begun to make inroads into school curricula. Elementary and secondary school teachers now face the important task of educating their students on issues relating to nuclear war without indoctrinating them to a particular point of view. (JBM)|

Howie, David I.

1984-01-01

343

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…

Vanko, John G.; Rogina, Raymond P.

2005-01-01

344

Counseling on early childhood concerns: sleep issues, thumb sucking, picky eating, and school readiness.  

PubMed

Sleep issues, thumb sucking, coping with picky eating, and determining if a child is ready for school are common concerns of families with young children. Information and resources to help counsel on these topics include recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Association, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Infant sleep times can be prolonged by unmodified or graduated extinction, maintaining routines, scheduled awakenings, and parent education. Thumb sucking can be addressed with positive reinforcement, alternative comfort measures, reminders, and child involvement in solutions. Worry about picky eating can be eased by educating parents about the dietary requirements of toddlers. Social and emotional factors most influence kindergarten success. Keeping children from starting school may not be in their best interest academically. PMID:19621854

Tseng, Ann G; Biagioli, Frances E

2009-07-15

345

Funny Faces.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents a torn-paper and gadget-print activity for younger students, specifically pre-kindergarten to first grade, that can be done any time over the school year or at Halloween. Discusses how the students create their funny faces and lists the materials needed. (CMK)|

Greene, Yvonne

2000-01-01

346

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 this issue was also examined. The participants’ SEBs were assessed with a quantitative instrument; their

2011-01-01

347

Transitions in the Life Course of African-American Males: Issues in Schooling, Adulthood, Fatherhood, and Families.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These papers, presented at a symposium on African American fathers, examine issues related to the seven "Core Learnings" of the National Center on Fathers and Families, particularly those related to fathers' caring, joblessness, and role transitions. The papers connect issues across school, work, and personal development that contribute to…

Gadsden, Vivian L., Ed.; Trent, William, Ed.

348

Critical Issues as Identified by Aspiring, Novice and Experienced Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In spring 2003, more than 130 aspiring, novice, and experienced K-12 principals from public, private, and parochial schools were asked to identify in rank order the top 10 most critical issues facing schools. The issue most frequently identified as most critical was accountability, with staffing next, followed by discipline, time, funding,…

Roberson, Thelma; Schweinle, William; Styron, Ron

349

School Social Workers' Perceptions of Graduate Education Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

350

Comprehensive School Health Education Programs: Innovative Practices and Issues in Setting Standards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Research Base for Innovative Practices in School Health Education; Instituting Innovative Practices in Comprehensive School Health Education Programs for Elementary Schools; Developing Comprehensive School Health Education Standards for Elementa...

1993-01-01

351

Fifty Educational Markets: A Playbook of State Laws and Regulations Governing Private Schools. School Choice Issues in Depth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a widespread misperception that private schools avoid government oversight or are "unregulated." In fact, private schools are subject to a wide variety of laws and regulations that run the gamut from reasonable rules to ensure health and safety to unreasonable rules that interfere with school curricula, preventing schools from pursuing…

Hammons, Christopher

2008-01-01

352

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

353

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

354

The Future of Grassroots America: Local Perspectives on Current and Emerging Issues Facing Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

CURL worked with the National Neighborhood Coalition (a coalition of national and local organizations concerned with building the capacity of neighborhood-level organizations throughout the U.S.) to collect survey data and conduct focus groups that gave NNC an understanding of current and emerging policy issues at the local level. CURL worked with NNC in presenting these results at a Neighborhood Development

Philip Nyden; Gwendolyn Nyden; Amanda Fox

2003-01-01

355

Gender Issues in Internet Access and Favourite Internet Activities among Greek High School Pupils inside and outside School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates gender differences in Internet use by Greek high school pupils within school and out of school environments. A sample of 340 pupils (170 boys and 170 girls), aged 12-16 years, completed a written questionnaire on their attainability, location, frequency and purposes of Internet access. The data analysis showed that more…

Papastergiou, Marina; Solomonidou, Christina

2005-01-01

356

Lost Opportunity: An Empirical Analysis of How Vouchers Affected Florida Public Schools. School Choice Issues in the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The impact of Florida's "A+" accountability program, which until 2006 included a voucher program for chronically failing schools, on public school performance has been extensively studied. The results have consistently shown a positive effect on academic outcomes in Florida public schools. However, no empirical research has been done on the…

Forster, Greg

2008-01-01

357

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

358

From Paper to Practice: Challenges Facing a California Charter School. A Report Presented to the San Diego Unified School Board. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Signed into law on September 2, 1992, California's charter-school law has led to the approval of over 100 charter schools. San Diego City Schools (SDCS) was one of the first districts to sponsor charter schools, including the Harriet Tubman School, 1 year after the law became effective. This document provides a brief overview and summary of a…

WestEd, San Francisco, CA.

359

From Paper to Practice: Challenges Facing a California Charter School. A Report Presented to the San Diego Unified School Board. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Signed into law on September 2, 1992, California's charter-school law has led to the approval of over 100 charter schools. San Diego City Schools (SDCS) was one of the first districts to sponsor charter schools, including the Harriet Tubman School, 1 year after the law became effective. This report provides a brief overview and summary of a case…

WestEd, San Francisco, CA.

360

Higher Education and the Schools. Perspectives in Public Policy: Connecting Higher Education and the Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews the status of K-12 reform, noting implications for higher education and examining the growing and infrequently noted parallels between the issues faced by K-12 school reformers and higher education. After an introduction, the first section, "Status of School Reform," discusses goals and standards, school-level learning, the…

Timpane, P. Michael

361

Engaging High School Students as Co-Researchers in Qualitative Research: Logistical, Methodological and Ethical Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores six phases of a research project designed specifically to engage high school students as co-researchers in a multisite qualitative study exploring perceptions of tobacco use among high school students in four schools. It describes how university researchers collaborated with the high school students and summarizes seven major…

Miller, Dana L.; McVea, Kristine L. S. P.; Creswell, John W.; Harter, Lynn; Mickelson, William; McEntarffer, Rob

362

GOOD to GOVERN: Evaluating the Capacity of Charter School Founding Boards. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is the board that selects, supports, and terminates when necessary, the school leader. It is the board that ensures that the school is operationally and financially viable. It is the board that partners with the school leader to define academic excellence and then holds the bar high insisting that the school delivers. An authorizer's success…

Cornell-Feist, Marci

2007-01-01

363

Identifying and Studying High-Performing Schools. NCEA Issue Brief # 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Researchers and education leaders may seek to identify high-performing schools for at least three purposes. The first is to study how the practices in high-performing schools differ from those in average- or low-performing schools, in the hope that some of these practices will prove useful in improving other schools. The second is to use the…

Dougherty, Chrys

2006-01-01

364

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

365

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is a divide in Maryland's schools. Although the state's high school graduation rate is above the national average, its urban school districts have suffered from years of decline. In 2007, the Baltimore city school district's graduation rate was only 35 percent, compared to 81.5 percent in Baltimore's suburbs and 76 percent statewide. The…

Hauke, Justin P.

2008-01-01

366

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

367

Greek Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Current Environmental Issues: An Exploration of Their Environmental Knowledge and Images of Nature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

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

2007-01-01

368

MICROSPED Information Bulletin, Issues 1-10, 1984. Microcomputers in the Schools--Implementation in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten information bulletins on the implementation of microcomputers in special education are presented. Topics covered include the following: (1) implementation issues (including a description of a study assessing microcomputer applications in 12 local school districts' special education programs); (2) implementation strategies (which focuses on…

Hanley, Tom V., Ed.; And Others

1984-01-01

369

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

370

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

371

State of the States 2002: GLSEN's Policy Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Safer Schools Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents current information available on each state and the District of Columbia related to education issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It summarizes the laws affecting students, LGBT students. Results from the 2001 National School Climate Survey of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network…

Bauer, Allison F.

372

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

373

A Social Studies Teacher's Sense Making of Controversial Issues Discussions of Race in a Predominantly White, Rural High School Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this qualitative study, the authors first explore the "sense making" of Emma, a former high school teacher (and co-author of this study), with regard to discussion of issues around race that became controversial in her social studies classroom. Her student population comprised predominantly white, rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged…

Washington, Elizabeth Yeager; Humphries, Emma K.

2011-01-01

374

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

375

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

376

Social and Institutional issues in the Adoption of School-based Technology-aided Sexual Health Education Program  

PubMed Central

Objective: School-based sexual health education interventions can reach young people of diverse backgrounds and equip them with knowledge and skills for protecting themselves against HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies, and live healthy and responsible lives. However, given that school-based sexual health education intervention are health projects implemented in educational settings, variety of social and institutional issues can present challenges. This study aimed to obtain rich insights into the facilitating or inhibiting mediators for the implementation of a school-based sexual health education intervention in Uganda. Method: This study conducted 16 qualitative interviews to investigate the mediators for the implementation of the school-based sexual health education intervention based on experiences of two Ugandan schools: the school which successfully completed the implementation of the intervention, and the school which abandoned the intervention half-way the implementation. Results: Rather than the technological aspects, results indicate that the implementation was strongly influenced by interplay of social and institutional mediators, which were more favourable in the “successful” school than in the “failure school”. These mediators were: perceived students’ vulnerability to HIV and unwanted pregnancies; teachers’ skills and willingness to deliver the intervention, management support; match with routine workflow, social-cultural and religious compatibility, and stakeholder involvement. Conclusion: Rather than focusing exclusively on technological aspects, experiences from this evaluation suggest the urgent need to also create social, institutional, and religious climate which are supportive of school-based computer-assisted sexual health education. Evidence-based recommendations are provided, which can guide potential replications, improvements, and policy formulation in subsequent school-based sexual health education interventions.

Musiimenta, Angella

2013-01-01

377

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.

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

2013-01-01

378

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

379

Lessons Learned from High School SLC and Small School Reform Efforts. Lessons Learned. Volume 1, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the last decade, small learning communities (SLCs) and small schools have dominated the education landscape as cures for large comprehensive high schools' failings: high dropout rates and graduates unprepared for postsecondary careers and college. Recently, redesign efforts have begun to falter in light of evaluations showing stalled…

Oxley, Diana; Luers, Katie Whitney

2010-01-01

380

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

381

Building Communities, Understanding Complexities How Does an Independent School Head Encourage Parents and Trustees to Support the Inclusion of Gay and Lesbian Issues?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research looked to offer insight into the working relationships of a head of school, trustees and parents, when gay and lesbian (G\\/L) issues were included at a school, with respect to climate, policies, pro-active support, fears and strategies for integration. Regional differences are noted. A prototype was created for types of schools and strategies to be applied for successful

Matthew Stuart Bielaczyc

382

Academic Preparation for College in the High School Senior Class of 2003-04. Issue Tables.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Academic preparation in high school plays a critical role in students transition to college. Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:02), which provides information about the transitions students make as they move through high school...

J. Wu S. Tasoff X. Chen

2010-01-01

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

School Contribution to Rural Communities: Leadership Issues. CRLRA Discussion Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study exploring the relationship between local leadership and the school-community partnership was conducted in a small, isolated Australian mining town. Data were generated from written materials such as the local newspaper and interviews with 8 school staff members and 11 community members involved with the schools or representing…

Johns, Susan; Kilpatrick, Sue; Falk, Ian; Mulford, Bill

385

In-School Commercialism: A Slick Compulsory Change Movement. Issues in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the impact of commercialism on American public schools, arguing that commercialism imperils the democratic nature of public schools and compromises the goals of quality education for all children. Maintains that education's larger purposes diverge tremendously from those of the business community and that in-school advertising results…

Flores, Stephanie A.

2001-01-01

386

Conceptual and methodological issues in studying school leadership effects as a reciprocal process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past 3 decades, a substantial body of scholarship has examined the effects of school leadership on student learning. Most of this research has framed leadership as an independent variable, or driver for change, in relation to school effectiveness and school improvement. Yet, scholars have observed that leadership is also influenced by features of the organizational setting in which

Philip Hallinger; Ronald H. Heck

2011-01-01

387

Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) and the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) have teamed up to bring you a ground-breaking policy brief that examines the role of school districts in promoting family engagement. "Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement" spotlights how six school

Westmoreland, Helen; Rosenberg, Heidi M.; Lopez, M. Elena; Weiss, Heather

2009-01-01

388

Supreme Court Backs Official Who Censored School Newspaper, Skirts Issue at Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|High school journalists do not have the same broad First Amendment protection of free speech that adults do, the Supreme Court said in upholding a Missouri high school principal's right to delete articles on divorce and teenage pregnancy from a school-sponsored newspaper. (MLW)|

Fields, Cheryl M.

1988-01-01

389

Getting Kids Ready for School in Rural America. Rural Education Issue Document.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|National Education Goal One, "All children in America will start school ready to learn," seems simple, but being ready for school requires meeting certain needs related to physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development. Families, schools, and communities each have responsibilities in these areas. Families in "ready" homes…

Perroncel, Carol B.

390

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.

391

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Studying School Leadership Effects as a Reciprocal Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Over the past 3 decades, a substantial body of scholarship has examined the effects of school leadership on student learning. Most of this research has framed leadership as an independent variable, or driver for change, in relation to school effectiveness and school improvement. Yet, scholars have observed that leadership is also influenced by…

Hallinger, Philip; Heck, Ronald H.

2011-01-01

392

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

393

Key Issues in Empirically Identifying Chronically Low-Performing and Turnaround Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the US Department of Education's key priorities is turning around the nation's persistently low-achieving schools, yet exactly how to identify low-performing schools is a task left to state policy makers, and a myriad of definitions have been utilized. In addition, exactly how to recognize when a school begins to turn around is not well…

Hansen, Michael

2012-01-01

394

Issues and challenges of non-tenure-track research faculty: the UC Davis School of Medicine experience.  

PubMed

Nationally, medical schools are appointing growing numbers of research faculty into non-tenure-track positions, paralleling a similar trend in universities. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) issued a statement expressing concern that the marked growth in non-tenure-track faculty can undermine educational quality, academic freedom, and collegiality. Like other medical schools, the UC Davis School of Medicine has had a rise in non-tenure-track faculty in order to enhance its research mission, in particular in the Salaried Adjunct faculty track (SalAdj). SalAdj faculty have more difficulty in achieving promotion, report inequitable treatment and less quality of life, have less opportunity to participate in governance, and feel second-class and insecure. These issues reflect those described by the AAUP. The authors describe the efforts at UC Davis to investigate and address these issues, implementation of a plan for improvement based on task force recommendations, and the lessons learned. Supporting transfer to faculty tracks in the academic senate, enhancing financial support, ensuring eligibility for internal grants, and equitable space assignments have contributed to an improved career path and more satisfaction among SalAdj faculty. Challenges in addressing these issues include limited availability of tenure-track positions, financial resources, adequate communication regarding change, and compliance with existing faculty search policies. PMID:20505407

Howell, Lydia Pleotis; Chen, Chao-Yin; Joad, Jesse P; Green, Ralph; Callahan, Edward J; Bonham, Ann C

2010-06-01

395

From Immersion to Establishment. The Challenges Facing New School Heads and the Role of "New Visions" in Resolving Them  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|New heads taking up their appointments in English schools in recent years have had supportive programmes to help them, both prior to headship and on taking up the role. This study examines the experience of heads new to their role in primary and secondary schools over the period 2002-2004. All were participants in the National College for School

Briggs, Ann R. J.; Bush, Tony; Middlewood, David

2006-01-01

396

Integrating Academic Interventions into Small Group Counseling in Elementary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional school counselors face the challenge of delivering guidance and counseling services to students while connecting to the educational mission of schools. This article is a summary and evaluation of a small group counseling program that targets academic issues while addressing personal\\/social issues with elemen- tary-aged children. Results suggest that integrating academic interventions and group counseling im- proved students' behavior

Sam Steen; Carol J. Kaffenberger

397

The Oregon Shootings: Dealing with the Ethical Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents three short articles dealing with ethical issues facing the Thornton High School (Oregon) newspaper staff as they dealt with the aftermath of an incident in which an armed student allegedly entered the school cafeteria and began shooting. Discusses how the local newspaper covered the tragedy, and policies on dealing with reporting of…

Smith, Saylor; Godbold, Jim; Carter, Paul

1999-01-01

398

The Social Maladjustment Exclusion: Issues of Definition and Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Review seeks to clarify issues of definition and assessment for school psychologists facing task of operationalizing and measuring social maladjustment exclusion in federal definition of serious emotional disturbance. For school psychologists in states with exclusion for social maladjustment, proactive recommendations are offered, emphasizing…

Skiba, Russell; Grizzle, Ken

1991-01-01

399

Partnering to Chart Our Futures: School Psychology Review and School Psychology Quarterly Combined Issue on the Multisite Conference on the Future of School Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For more than half a century, school psychologists have considered the need for role expansion and revision if they are to meet the poignant needs of children, youth, families, and school personnel. In fact, as previously discussed, school psychology practitioners and trainers have come together for a variety of conferences hoping to transform…

Sheridan, Susan M., Ed.; D'Amato, Rik Carl, Ed.

2003-01-01

400

Preparing educational leaders to embrace the “public” in public schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – George Counts' classic 1932 speech asks, “Dare the school build a new social order?” This article proposes examining whether emerging school leaders are prepared to face this challenge and embrace the society-building responsibility at the core of public schooling. It aims to focus especially on students from homogeneous backgrounds, their capacity to address issues of diversity, and the

Dianne L. Hoff; Nancy Yoder; Peter S. Hoff

2006-01-01

401

Drugs Education and Prevention for School-Aged Young People  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drug misuse in Northern Ireland, like many parts of the world, is becoming one of the major issues facing society today. A first stage to addressing this problem is effective drugs education and prevention strategies to school-aged young people. A survey of a range of education providers including mainstream and special needs schools, and school

McCrystal, Patrick; Winning, Kerry

2009-01-01

402

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

403

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…

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

2010-01-01

404

Siting a New School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students will use the principles of economic costs and benefits and opportunity cost to analyze the questions that developers and government officials face in siting a new school. They will evaluate the role of government in addressing land use and other environmental issues.

405

Leaner, More Effective Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School districts across North America are facing a crushing dilemma: invest millions of dollars to maintain outdated, educationally ineffective buildings or seek funding for expensive renovations, additions, and new construction to meet the evolving needs of today's learners. Compounding the issue is deferred facility maintenance. Educational…

Fielding, Randall

2012-01-01

406

Leaner, More Effective Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School districts across North America are facing a crushing dilemma: invest millions of dollars to maintain outdated, educationally ineffective buildings or seek funding for expensive renovations, additions, and new construction to meet the evolving needs of today's learners. Compounding the issue is deferred facility maintenance. Educational…

Fielding, Randall

2012-01-01

407

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

408

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 about Mexican-origin migration for U.S. educators, (b) themes from a series of interviews with Mexican indigenous families

Nadeen T. Ruiz; Manuel Barajas

2012-01-01

409

Music Teacher Perceptions of Issues and Problems in Urban Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of music teachers in urban elementary schools. Title-I public elementary schools (N = 135) in Miami-Dade County were surveyed for demographic information, and fifty-six of the music teachers from those schools participated in the survey designed for this study. The survey was intended to accumulate data regarding the independent variables

Jennifer Lee Doyle

2009-01-01

410

The Three Faces of Power: The U.S. Supreme Court's Legitimization of School Authority's Parental, Police, and Pedagogic Roles  

Microsoft Academic Search

In its decisions New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985) and Vernonia v. Acton (1995), the U.S. Supreme Court legitimated the actions and policies of school authorities. In doing so, it also defined and legitimated the following three roles of school authorities: agent-of-state, custodial, and tutelary. Hence, the role of school authorities and the nature of their relationship with students has become

Patricia A. L. Ehrensal

2003-01-01

411

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

412

Starting School with Special Needs: Issues for Families with Complex Support Needs as Their Children Start School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The transition to school is a time of change and expectation for children, families, and communities. It is also a time when a range of factors--both within and outside the family--influence educational experiences and outcomes. This paper reports the experiences and expectations of 24 Australian families as their children with special needs…

Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Kearney, Emma

2011-01-01

413

The Future Is Now: Addressing Social Issues in Schools of the 21st Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State boards and schools need to reframe how they view the role of public education. The time children spend in school cannot be kept separate from everything else happening in their lives. The National Association of State Boards of Education Study Group believes that academic achievement is linked to the development of the whole child and that…

Pecori, Jeanne, Ed.

414

Trends and Issues in High School Mathematics: Research Insights and Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The recent publication of two important documents, "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making" and the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" (CCSSM), provides a timely opportunity to take stock of the various recommendations and policies aimed at improving the quality of students' high school mathematics education in…

Rasmussen, Chris; Heck, Daniel J.; Tarr, James E.; Knuth, Eric; White, Dorothy Y.; Lambdin, Diana V.; Baltzley, Patricia C.; Quander, Judith Reed; Barnes, David

2011-01-01

415

School Reform at the Crossroads: Confronting the Central Issues of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most schools and teachers cannot provide the kind of teaching the new standards demand because they lack know-how and organizational support. The policy challenge ahead is to develop schools' capacity to teach challenging content to diverse learners by ensuring teachers' access to knowledge they need to be effective and by developing new…

Darling-Hammond, Linda

1997-01-01

416

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

417

Beyond the Tipping Point: Issues of Racial Diversity in Magnet Schools Following Unitary Status  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article uses qualitative case study methodology to examine why the racial composition of magnet schools in Nashville, Tennessee, has shifted to predominantly African American in the aftermath of unitary status. The article compares the policy contexts and parents' reasons for choosing magnet schools at two points in time--under court order…

Smrekar, Claire

2009-01-01

418

Screening for Asperger Syndrome in School-Age Children: Issues and Instruments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Reilly, Colin; Campbell, Audrey; Keran, Patricia

2009-01-01

419

Legal and Policy Issues Regarding Niche Charter Schools: Race, Religion, Culture, and the Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A growing number of ethnocentric or culturally oriented niche charter schools have opened around the country. These ethnic or culture-oriented models raise legal and policy concerns about church/state entanglement as well as concerns about diversity. Indeed, there has already been litigation focused on racial and ethnic aspects of charter schools

Eckes, Suzanne E.; Fox, Robert A.; Buchanan, Nina K.

2011-01-01

420

School Facilities. Accessibility for the Disabled Still an Issue. Report to Congressional Requesters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The requirement that programs and activities of schools receiving federal financial assistance be accessible to the disabled has been in force for two decades. This paper presents findings of a General Accounting Office study that examined the accessibility of existing schools nationwide. To evaluate the degree to which accessibility was still a…

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

421

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

422

State & District-Wide Assessments of School Achievement. Issues in Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This bulletin provides guidelines to Missouri educators concerning inclusion of students with disabilities in state and district-wide assessments of school achievement as required under Missouri's Outstanding Schools Act and the reauthorization of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. It stresses the greater focus on…

Center for Innovations in Special Education, Columbia, MO.

423

Transitioning to High School: Issues and Challenges for African American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although there is a growing body of literature on students' transition from middle school to high school, much of the literature fails to take into consideration the distinctive racial and environmental circumstances of African American students. This article reviews literature related to the transitioning of African American students and…

Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl

2007-01-01

424

From Kindergarten Through Third Grade: Children's Beginning School Experiences. Education Statistics Quarterly, vol. 6, issue 3  

Microsoft Academic Search

Children's early school experiences form the foundation for later educational success. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, this report highlights children's gains in reading and math during their first four years in school and describes achievement in reading and math at the end of third grade. It also examines whether differences in achievement identified in kindergarten persist two

Amy Rathbun; Jerry West

2004-01-01

425

Characteristics of Midwest Region School Districts Identified for Improvement. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 121  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents statistical profiles for the Midwest Region states of school districts designated as "in improvement" for school year 2009/10 under accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and compares the prevalence and characteristics of these districts and those of districts not in improvement. It also reports the…

van der Ploeg, Arie; Wan, Yinmei; Garcia, Alicia N.; Wraight, Sara; Burke, Matthew; Norbury, Heather; Gerdeman, R. Dean

2012-01-01

426

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

427

Family and Cultural Issues in a School Swallowing and Feeding Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This article presents a rationale for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to provide culturally competent evaluation, diagnostic, and intervention services for children with oral motor, swallowing, and feeding disorders in school settings. There is also a discussion of how changing American public school demographics necessitate the…

Davis-McFarland, Elise

2008-01-01

428

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.

429

Connecticut's Charter School Law & Race to the Top. A ConnCAN Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, public charter schools in Connecticut and around the United States have proven that students living in poverty are capable of high achievement. President Obama said in a July 2009 interview, "Charters, which are within the public school system, force the kind of experimentation and innovation that helps to drive excellence in…

Truscheit, Tori

2010-01-01

430

A State-Wide Study of Financial Issues Affecting Tennessee Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A sample of teachers, principals, supervisors, superintendents, school board members, and county commissioners across Tennessee responded to questionnaires concerning funding patterns and revenue sources for public education. Except for the commissioners, who are the funding agents for school systems in Tennessee and are responsible for setting…

Peach, Larry E.; Reddick, Thomas L.

431

Early Years Literacy in Indian Urban Schools: Structural, Social and Pedagogical Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literacy has been a crucial aspect of education as a human right for over 50 years, but this basic right remains unassured for at least 700 million adults worldwide. In 1999, UNESCO acknowledged that schools are not making the expected contribution to increasing national literacy rates or providing individuals with the literacy skills they need. The relationship between schooling and

Caroline Dyer

2008-01-01

432

Literacy and Starting School: Views of Parents and Early Childhood Staff and Issues for Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A recent study of literacy practices in early childhood services prior to school entry (Makin, Hayden, Holland, Arthur, Beecher, Jones Diaz & McNaught, 1999) revealed that, for both parents and early childhood staff, school entry often looms as a threat to children's confidence and self-esteem rather than as an opportunity for individual…

Makin, Laurie

433

Lessons from High-Performing Hispanic Schools: Creating Learning Communities. Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current poor condition of education for Hispanic students need not exist. This book reports on high-performing schools along the Texas-Mexico border that have achieved schoolwide success by creating communities of learners. Three elementary, three middle, and two high schools in the border region were selected for study based on the following…

Reyes, Pedro, Ed.; Scribner, Jay D., Ed.; Scribner, Alicia Paredes, Ed.

434

Schooling and Its Antecedents: Substantive and Methodological Issues in the Status Attainment Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inequalities in schooling may be seen in relation to two types of educational outcomes: quality and quantity (or achievement and attainment). The qualitative dimension, a major concern of Coleman, Campbell, Hobson, McPartland, Mood, Weinfeld, and York are considered first, followed by the Blau-Duncan and Wisconsin studies of years of schooling

Sheal, Brent Mack

1976-01-01

435

Arizonans Like Their Jobs but Question Their Schools. AZ Views, Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Good jobs and good schools are viewed by most as essential components of a healthy society: good jobs create revenue to support quality schools, which in turn produce a superior workforce to fill those jobs. Based on survey panelist responses, most Arizonans seem to feel that they are doing well on the employment front, but not quite so well…

Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2008

2008-01-01

436

Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Americans are beginning to recognize that many of the nation's high schools are in crisis, as policymakers, business leaders, and celebrities call attention to the country's low graduation rates. But the dropout problem, although severe, is only one indicator of the trouble plaguing the country's secondary schools. Because too many students are…

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006

2006-01-01

437

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

438

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

439

Section 6 Schools in Six States: Eleven Case Studies of Transfer Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Note contains 11 case studies examining the factors affecting possible transfer of the federally run Section 6 schools to state and local responsibility. Financed and operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Section 6 schools date back to a ...

A. E. Wise L. Hudson S. J. Bodilly S. W. Purnell

1991-01-01

440

Equality or Equity: Gender Awareness Issues in Secondary Schools in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on gender awareness issues as a dimension of addressing the wider issue of the quality of education in Pakistan from the perspective of social justice. In Pakistan classrooms, boys and girls learn separately and therefore teachers and others tend to think that there are no gender issues once access is achieved and the learners…

Halai, Anjum

2011-01-01

441

Speech and face-to-face communication - An introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This issue focuses on face-to-face speech communication. Research works have demonstrated that this communicative situation is essential to language acquisition and development (e.g. naming). Face-to-face communication is in fact much more than speaking and speech is greatly influenced both in substance and content by this essential form of communication.Face-to-face communication is multimodal: interacting involves multimodality and nonverbal communication to a

Marion Dohen; Jean-Luc Schwartz; Gérard Bailly

2010-01-01

442

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

443

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.

444

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…

Saleh, Matthew

2011-01-01

445

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

446

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

447

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

448

Student Participation and Responsible Citizenship in a Non-Polyarchy: An Evaluation of Challenges Facing Zimbabwe's Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses perceptions on child participation and responsible citizenship in Zimbabwe's secondary schools. A brief outlook on Zimbabwe's values education is provided followed by a discussion of theoretical frameworks on citizenship and polyarchy and what these mean to the school. The article analyses teacher and student perceptions on…

Tshabangu, Icarbord P.

2006-01-01

449

Educational Challenges and Diminishing Family Safety Net Faced by High-School Girls in a Slum Residence, Nairobi, Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2010, there was a slight decrease in the number of out-of school adolescents from 75 million in 2009 (UNESCO, 2009) to 71 million in 2010, of which 55% are girls (UNESCO, 2010). In Kenya, only 17% of girls have secondary education (CBS, 2004). This paper analyzes the role of families in girls' secondary education in two schools within Nairobi…

Abuya, Benta A.; Onsomu, Elijah O.; Moore, Dakysha

2012-01-01

450

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.

451

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

452

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

453

Issues in School web Atlas Use: The prototype atlas of Rio Claro — Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter describes a research programme that proposed an open-standard methodology for publishing Brazilian local school\\u000a atlases on the Internet. One of the aims of the research was to contribute to foster the use of educational media in computer\\u000a laboratories provided by the Brazilian government to public schools. The methodology proposed in this research was based on\\u000a the use of

Cristhiane da Silva Ramos; William Cartwright; Rosângela Doin de Almeida

454

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

455

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

456

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

Microsoft Academic Search

: 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 in funding. For a number of reasons discussed in

Matthew Saleh

2011-01-01

457

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 in funding. For a number of reasons discussed in this

Matthew Saleh

2011-01-01

458

Management and Planning Issues in the Use of Microcomputers in Schools. Occasional Paper in Educational Planning, Management and Statistics No. 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reasons underlying the growth of interest in Asia and the Pacific region in educational computing and issues raised by such developments are examined in this paper, which begins by describing three main areas of use of microcomputers in schools--for teaching computer studies, for computer assisted learning, and for school adminstration. Reasons…

Lancaster, David

459

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

460

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

461

High School Students' Informal Reasoning on a Socio-scientific Issue: Qualitative and quantitative analyses  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 was explored qualitatively and quantitatively. It was found that the students in this

2007-01-01

462

Infusing Career and Technical Education into High School Reform: Lessons from California. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue brief is one of a series supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that addresses current educational issues informed by relevant research and also based on information gained through an American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) site visit. This site visit was made to Sacramento, California in November 2008 to study the state's policy…

American Youth Policy Forum, 2009

2009-01-01

463

Science Textbooks for Lower Secondary Schools in Brunei: Issues of Gender Equity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper is concerned with issues affecting equity in science education for girls and boys. In the paper the results of an investigation into the recently published (1998-2000) series of textbooks entitled Lower Secondary Science for Brunei Darussalam are presented. In the first part of the paper, background issues of continuing gender…

Elgar, Ann

2004-01-01

464

Blended learning in higher education (HE): conceptualising key strategic issues within a business school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to create a conceptual analysis of key strategic issues for developing blended learning within a university or higher education (HE) setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper identifies key issues based on focus group analysis with students and reflections from staff. A conceptual grid framework was used to develop insight into blended learning and

Colm Fearon; Simon Starr; Heather McLaughlin

2012-01-01

465

Research Committee Issues Brief: Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There are a variety of different approaches to providing virtual education and significant program differences. This Issues Brief describes a process all virtual education programs should undertake to help best ensure all students have access to the educational opportunities provided by the program. The focus of this Issues Brief is to "increase…

Rose, Raymond M.

2007-01-01

466

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

467

Teaching Controversial Issues in the Social Studies: A Research Study of High School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building on research conducted over the past twenty years, this study examines teachers' attitudes toward teaching controversial issues in the classroom. Teachers' perceptions, previous research, and this survey indicated that social studies teachers do find value in discussing controversial issues, but perceived consequences may limit teachers in…

Byford, Jeff; Lennon, Sean; Russell, William B.

2009-01-01

468

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

469

A School-Based Urban Teacher Education Program That Enhances School-Community Connections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Urban schools today face numerous challenges. Urban poverty; high mobility in and out of neighborhoods; schools with inadequate funding to cover the educational, social, and health needs of urban children and their families; and high teacher turnover are just a few of the vital issues that call for partnerships with communities, service agencies,…

Noel, Jana

2008-01-01

470

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

2011-11-04

471

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.

472

Developing and improving after-school programs to enhance youth's personal growth and adjustment: a special issue of AJCP.  

PubMed

Participating in after-school programs (ASPs) has become a common experience for children. This special issue provides a perspective on the current status of research on ASPs. This introductory article overviews the historical and current context of ASPs and then describes a developmental ecological model to guide research in this area. The model offers a framework from which to organize and synthesize the research presented in this issue. Key principles include a holistic view of development that recognizes interrelations between multiple domains of youth adjustment, attention to multiple, relevant factors within and outside of youth that affect development, examining the dynamic interplay between persons, program features, and other contexts over time, and understanding the active role of youth in affecting their own development. These principles are examined in relation to five main areas: youth characteristics, social ecologies, program features, participation, and short- and long-term outcomes. Recommendations for future research are discussed. PMID:20358278

Durlak, Joseph A; Mahoney, Joseph L; Bohnert, Amy M; Parente, Maria E

2010-06-01

473

Voices from the Field: Working Together for Safe and Secure Schools. Summary of Findings from Florida Education Commissioner Charlie Crist's School Safety and Security Summits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During summer and fall 2001, the Florida Commissioner of Education conducted eight regional meetings, open to the public, on school safety and security. The purpose of the meetings was to explore safety issues faced by districts and schools, share best safety practices, and generate local discussion on matters of school safety and security. This…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

474

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

475

Behind Closed Doors: School Nurses and Sexual Education.  

PubMed

School nurses can play a key role in providing sexual education in schools. However, they often face barriers from the school administration and concerned parents. Additionally, school nurses may have limited formal preparation in managing sexual health issues. This study used a descriptive qualitative method to explore the school nurses' experiences with facilitators and barriers to providing sexual education. Eighteen nurses from 12 Massachusetts high schools were interviewed. Results showed that the school nurses do not provide formal sexual education at their schools but frequently conduct informal sessions. School nurses reported that students needed more sexual health information, yet there was no collaboration with the school health teachers. Common barriers included lack of privacy and time, confidentiality issues, and fear of conflict. Nurses working in communities with high teen pregnancy rates reported more barriers. The findings can inform the development of policies and practices for sexual education by school nurses. PMID:23553625

Brewin, Dorothy; Koren, Ainat; Morgan, Betty; Shipley, Sara; Hardy, Rachel L

2013-04-01

476

Back to the Future: Reoccurring Issues and Discourses in Health Education in New Zealand Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key function of health education in New Zealand schools has always been to educate individuals to be responsible and accountable for their own health status. Educational, economic and political stances on what best constitutes effective health education, however, shift over time. The outcome of these shifts is that a multiplicity of disciplines…

Sinkinson, Margaret

2011-01-01

477

Sexual Minority Youth in the Schools: Issues and Desirable Counselor Responses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sexual minority youth, as they progress through elementary, middle, and secondary schools in the United States, are confronted every day with taunts, epithets, and a host of other negative, insulting, and derogatory words from their peers designed to bring them into conformity with the dominant majority culture's view of \\

Mark Pope

478

Infectious Diseases Update. Vol. 1. Current Issues in School and Community Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, designed to provide up-to-date, accurate information, focuses on selected viral diseases that are potentially serious, often not well understood, and periodically in the news media because of their continued impact on school and community health. General information is provided on viral diseases, the immune system, vaccines, and how…

Bower, Wilma; And Others

479

Developing Early Warning Indicators for the San Francisco Unified School District. Youth Data Archive Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|San Francisco's Bridge to Success (BtS) initiative brings together the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), and key community organizations to promote postsecondary success for underrepresented students. Partners agree that the first step in achieving this…

John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2011

2011-01-01

480

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

481

Infectious Diseases Update. Vol. 1. Current Issues in School and Community Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet, designed to provide up-to-date, accurate information, focuses on selected viral diseases that are potentially serious, often not well understood, and periodically in the news media because of their continued impact on school and community health. General information is provided on viral diseases, the immune system, vaccines, and how…

Bower, Wilma; And Others

482

Language of Learning and Teaching in Schools: An Issue for Research in Mathematics Teacher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most countries in Africa have introduced the use of local languages as the language of learning and teaching for the first few years of schooling. Meaning that for the first few years of learning, learners learn mathematics in their local languages. In response to this, most research has focused on the challenges of using local languages in…

Chitera, N.

2011-01-01

483

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

484

Rethinking Elementary School Mathematics: Insights and Issues. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Monograph Number 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph chronicles a field-based investigation of children's learning in a second grade mathematics classroom over the course of a school year. The interrelated aspects of the processes by which children learn mathematics with meaning are illustrated here. The investigation was expanded to include a sociological analysis in an attempt to…

Wood, Terry, Ed.; Cobb, Paul, Ed.; Yackel, Erna, Ed.; Dillion, Deborah, Ed.

485

Issues in Field Experience as an Element in the Library School Curriculum. A Background Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents some definitions and makes distinctions among the forms of field experience 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 level. Further, it explores learning theory for insights on the…

Monroe, Margaret E.

486

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

487

New Insights into School and Classroom Factors Affecting Student Achievement. Research Brief. Issue #76  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research brief summarizes a report by Julian R. Betts, Andrew C. Zau, and Lorien A. Rice, "Determinants of Student Achievement: New Evidence from San Diego" (2003) [ED497299]. Surveys by the Public Policy Institute of California have consistently shown that Californians are concerned about the quality of K-12 public schools and that…

Public Policy Institute of California, 2003

2003-01-01

488

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.

489

The Terms of the Deal: A Quality Charter School Contract Defined. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A contract is about commitment and responsibility. It is about the commitment that two or more parties make and the responsibility to deliver on those commitments. When school developers and authorizers turn a charter application into a contract, the relationship transforms: it shifts from aspiration to expectation and from theory to practice. The…

Haft, William

2009-01-01

490

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

491

Teaching the War on Terror: Tackling Controversial Issues in a New York City Public High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, a New York City public school teacher discusses the creation and implementation of a course that explores controversial topics surrounding terrorism and modern reactions to terrorism. The author describes the challenges of creating such a course and questions why such courses are seemingly rare in social studies education.…

Kuthe, Adam

2011-01-01

492

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

493

Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula : Examples from three library schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to get a detailed picture of digital library education in Hungary taken in comparison with international experiences. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Digital library education (DLE) is examined through the example of three Hungarian schools of Library and Information Science (LIS). After defining the virtual library, the digital library (DL), the hybrid library and the

Tibor Koltay; István Boda

2008-01-01

494

Promoting Children's School Readiness: Rethinking the Levers for Change. NCRECE In Focus. Volume 1, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving children's preparation for school success has become a national priority. For decades, researchers have tried to identify the characteristics of early childhood education (ECE) classrooms that can make the greatest difference for participating children. To date, however, the research hasn't offered clear guidelines for how best to…

Goffin, Stacie G.

2010-01-01

495

High School Senior Class of 2003-04: Steps Toward Postsecondary Enrollment. Issue Tables.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Preparing to attend a postsecondary institution often involves many steps. In addition to academic preparation, high school students who plan to pursue postsecondary education must apply for admission to a college. For those who want to attend a 4-year in...

J. Wu S. Tasoff X. Chen

2010-01-01

496

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

497

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

498

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

499

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

500

Ethical Use of Information Technologies in Education: Important Issues for America's Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the rapid growth of computer crime and such illegitimate practices as piracy and fraud, the National Institute of Justice and the Office for Educational Research and Improvement have formed a partnership to promote school programs on the ethical uses of new technologies. This report, the first of the partnership, is designed to…

Sivin, Jay P.; Bialo, Ellen R.