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Holmes, Casey – Educational Considerations, 2019
The rapid increase in communicative and technological integration through the late 1990s and early 2000s has reanimated the discussion surrounding the need to prepare young people to be global citizens. While the exact definition of global citizenship is difficult to pinpoint, the global community has identified several competencies that comprise…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Adolescent Literature, Social Studies
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Holen, Michael C.; Yunk, Dan C. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Generalizing about school district-teacher education program relationships across the long history and broad landscape of teacher preparation in America can prove challenging. However, if partnerships imply stable, long-term, mutually beneficial arrangements characterized by shared decision-making and resources, even a relatively cursory scan…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement
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Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Morgan, Jill – Educational Considerations, 2006
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 provided a clear mandate to school administrators to provide additional training for professional and paraprofessional staff. With its requirement that school districts must ensure that all staff are "highly qualified" for the roles assigned to them, it leaves no room for excuses or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Regulation, Supervision, Disabilities
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Conceicao, Simone; Drummond, Sarah B. – Educational Considerations, 2005
Online learning, also referred to as distance education in this article, involves a variety of approaches, such as making resources available electronically and creating rich, interactive online experiences with class activities using Web tools like chat and discussion groups. Online courses offer flexibility as they may not require learners to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Secondary Education, Educational Quality