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Yahnke, Sally J.; Shroyer, M. Gail – Educational Considerations, 2014
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" (National Commission of Excellence in Education) "initiated the longest sustained period of attention to public education in the nation's history and ignited a new wave of interest in teacher preparation" (NRC, Committee on the Study of Teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Excellence in Education, Educational Change
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Martinie, Sherri L.; Rumsey, Chepina; Allen, David S. – Educational Considerations, 2014
For a quarter century, Kansas State University's College of Education has supported a Professional Development School (PDS) model involving professional collaboration with selected public school systems across Kansas. In that time, this relationship has proved to be an instrumental vehicle for educational change. The state of Kansas' adoption and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Models, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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Augustine-Shaw, Donna – Educational Considerations, 2013
The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI), in a unique response to an identified need by state and local professionals, has provided a vital support to educational leaders in Kansas stepping into the superintendent role. The mission of KELI has focused on providing this support through strong collaboration and a spirit of partnership with…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
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Zhang, Zhijuan; Verstegen, Deborah A.; Kim, Hoe Ryoung – Educational Considerations, 2008
Are teacher salaries related to school quality in terms of student academic achievement and teacher retention? Are teacher salaries important factors influencing teacher job satisfaction? Is teacher job satisfaction related to retention? This research addressed these questions using international and national data. First, the literature will be…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Persistence, School Holding Power
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Hines, Mack T., III – Educational Considerations, 2008
The purpose of this study was to compare American and Scottish preservice principals' post-internship concerns about becoming a principal. The survey findings for this study showed that overall American preservice principals were more concerned about becoming principals than their Scottish preservice counterparts. Based on the groups' discussion…
Descriptors: Mentors, Internship Programs, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training
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Jefferson, Anne L. – Educational Considerations, 2008
In Canada, the statutes governing public school teachers' collective bargaining are a combination of the provincial Labour Relations Act or Code and the respective provincial Education/School/Public Schools Act. As education is within the provincial, not federal, domain of legal responsibility, the specifics of each act or code can vary.…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Collective Bargaining, Foreign Countries, Legal Responsibility
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Haselden, Polly G.; De Loach, Pamela K.; Miller, Jennifer; Campbell, Monica; Boyer, Lynn; Anderson, Nancy – Educational Considerations, 2007
Beginning educators who have disabilities may have additional challenges to face besides those commonly experienced by new teachers, challenges that are then extended to mentoring programs provided to support them. Are initial difficulties the result of their novice situation, their disabilities, or a combination of the two? What kinds of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Beginning Teacher Induction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Vogel, Susan A.; Murray, Christopher; Wren, Carol; Adelman, Pamela B. – Educational Considerations, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore the general professional experiences of educators with learning disabilities, the unique skills and challenges among this group attributable to their experience as persons with learning disabilities, and their experience of schools as an employment context. There are several important reasons to develop a…
Descriptors: Investigations, Learning Disabilities, Employment Experience, Employment Practices
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Glass, Dianne – Educational Considerations, 2007
Kansas is not typically considered a state with a great deal of diversity. In the past few years, however, Kansas has become more ethnically diverse. Kansas adult education programs could serve as a bellwether for diversity across Kansas. This article discusses the diversity in Kansas adult education programs. The author stresses the need to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Ethnic Diversity
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Cortez, Anita – Educational Considerations, 2007
The author was recently asked to reflect on her "educational journey." As far as she can remember she has been hungry to learn. A friend once described her as having "hambres atrasadas," which he described as a kind of "hunger nipping at her heels." It goes back, of course, to her parents: Her father's and her early…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Learning Motivation, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology
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Diaz de Sabates, Gabriela – Educational Considerations, 2007
What are the realities of Latina adult learners? This question guided the design of this research project. Utilizing a focus group approach, six Latinas in Kansas City, Kansas, had the opportunity to speak freely about themselves and to share their stories with each other. In this article, the author focuses on the voices of these women without…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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White, Angela; Herrod, Norma – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article focuses on the Lawrence Adult Learning Center, the only program in Kansas offering Adult Basic Education. The LALC has been a program on wheels, always moving to another location. Its mission is to enable adult students to: acquire appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to become informed decision makers and effective…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English Instruction
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Lukwago, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2007
Colvin Adult Learning Center (CALC) is a learning center where adults from different cultures, age groups, and different countries come together to address their educational weaknesses in order to work towards their life goals. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the community due to its history of providing quality instruction and assistance in…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Martinez, Hector; Bolton, Debra J. – Educational Considerations, 2007
To succeed in the new adult education environment, students from all racial and ethnic groups need to experience and master a variety of challenges in and out of the classroom. In this study, multiculturalism is viewed as the process of increasing awareness of and knowledge about human diversity in ways that are translated into respectful human…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Shepard, Jewell – Educational Considerations, 2007
Every adult learning center is continually changing, reflecting demographic changes in their community and state and federal mandates. OutFront--Leavenworth's only adult learning center--is not just changing: it is closing. In this article, the author examines the impact of the closure of the adult learning center in Leavenworth, Kansas. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Program Termination
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