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  • Perceptions of "Acting Black" Among African American Teens: Implications of Racial Dramaturgy for Academic and Social Achievement

    1/1/04 - Peterson-Lewis, Sonja, Bratton, Lisa M.

    Content analysis of 56 African American high school students' descriptions of the meaning of "acting Black" revealed five underlying content dimensions: (1) academic/scholastic, (2) aesthetic/stylistic, (3) behavioral, (4) dispositional, and (5) impressionistic. With the exception of the qualities in the aesthetic/stylistic category, the respondents attributed primarily negative qualities to "acting Black." Although Black youths' perspectives on "acting White" has been a topic of great...

  • Preparation of Effective Teachers in Mathematics

    1/1/11 - McGraner, K.L., VanDerHeyden, A., and Holdheide, L., U.S. Department of Education

    The purpose of this paper is to apply the recommendations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008) to the practice of preparing and developing highly effective mathematics teachers. This paper describes the Innovation Coniguration for Effective Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. The Innovation configuration is offered as a means of evaluating and aligning teacher preparation and professional development activities to promote stronger learning of mathematics in accordance...

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    Preparing Students for the Common Core State Standards in Writing

    7/22/13 - Education Northwest

    With all but a handful of states having adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), schools and districts nationwide are now working to ensure effective implementation. The standards demand that all students have access to the high-quality instruction needed to meet college- and career-ready expectations. In writing, students must be able to demonstrate proficiency at their grade level in both the K–12 English Language Arts Standards and the Grade 6–12 Standards for Literacy in...

  • Separate But Not Yet Equal: The Relation Between School Finance Adequacy Litigation and African American Student Achievement

    1/1/06 - Glen, William J.

    The Black-White achievement gap presents perhaps the most important issue in education. Legal actions play a role in the efforts to reduce and eliminate the gap. School finance adequacy litigation offers the most widely used legal strategy to seek fairer outcomes for children. However, the literature is sparse with regard to the impact such litigation has on student outcomes. This article addresses the extent to which adequacy litigation functions as a means of narrowing the achievement gap...

  • The Clouded Crystal Ball: Trends in Educational Stratification

    1/1/01 - Alexander, Karl L.

    This paper presents the author's opinion on articles about educational stratification and inequalities in the 2001 issue of Sociology of Education. Things look the way they do in the U.S. owing to a school-quality floor that comes with a high standard of living. Different systems of certification involving examinations and licensing are embedded in different systems of schooling and must be understood by means of conceptualizations that respect the systemic context. But to claim that the...

  • The credibility issue: Closing the academic/practitioner gap

    1/1/08 - Hughes, Tim, O'Regan, Nicholas, Wornham, David

    The literature is highly critical of the business-academia relationship and there is a lack of congruence between strategic management research conducted by academics and that used by practitioners. There is also a lack of models of collaborative research and its dissemination. This research aims to identify means by which the degree of academia versus business congruence can be enhanced in managing strategic change effectively. A critical realist approach was taken using semi-structured...

  • The gender gap in math: Its possible origins in neighborhood effects

    1/1/94 - Entwisle, Doris R., Alexander, Karl L., Olson, Linda Steffel

    Examined whether different experiences of boys and girls in elementary school might lay the groundwork for a gender gap that emerges later in mathematics. A contextual analysis was conducted of data gathered for a 399 children in their 1st 2 yrs of school and from interviews with parents. Ss' math scores were examined again in their 8th yr of school. Boys' gains in math reasoning achievement were more sensitive to resources outside the home than were girls' gains. In line with the greater...

  • The Inclusive school Sustaining Equity and Standards

    1/1/04 - Judy W. Kuegelmass

    Success involves much more than academic achievement. It also means getting along with others,solving problems,thinking critically,contributing to the achool and community, and attaining personal fulfillment and happiness.

  • The new idea: What it says and what it means for states and schools

    1/1/03
  • The new meaning of educational change

    1/1/91 - Fullan, M.

    This book has been greatly revised and expanded to make it a definitive up-to-date reference for educational innovators involved in educational reform. Sixteen chapters incorporate new theoretical and empirical knowledge about change processes, provide powerful insights into the complexity of reform, and recommend inspiring and practical strategies for lasting improvement: (1) "A Brief History of Educational Change"; (2) "Sources of Educational Change"; (3) "The Meaning of Educational...

  • The New Meaning of Educational Change

    1/1/91 - Fullan, M., & Stiegelbauer, S.
  • The new meaning of educational change.

    1/1/91 - Fullan, M.
  • The Place of Meaning in the Teaching of Arithmetic.

    1/1/47 - Brownell, W. A.
  • The role of family meanings in adaptation to chronic illness and disability.

    1/1/93 - Patterson, J. M. , A. P. Turnbull, J. M. Patterson, S. K. Behr, D. L. Murphy, J. G. Marquis, & M. J. Blue Banning
  • Using Participant Feedback to Evaluate and Improve Quality in Mediation

    1/1/07 - Hedeen, T.

    Mediation has become both an effective means to address concerns related to special education and early intervention services throughout the country and an alternative to contentious and litigious methods of dispute resolution. The process of mediation holds great promise for assisting parents, children, advocates, education agencies, and others in developing appropriate solutions to a wide range of concerns. Evaluating a mediation program is important and helps ensure that services are...

  • Using Storytelling to Break the Silence That Binds Us to Sameness in Our Schools

    1/1/06 - Caruthers, Loyce

    This qualitative study explores storytelling as a staff development strategy to break the silence surrounding cultural difference in schools and to view differences as key elements of teaching and learning. Stories, interviews, and observations were the data for constructing meaning of existing school cultures with a long history of promoting reform without attention to constructs of race/ethnicity, class, and gender. Findings suggested that (a) stories of urban educators contain historical...

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