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Gordon, Sarah R.; Yough, Mike; Finney, Emily A.; Haken, Andrea; Mathew, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2019
The general public, as well as scholars, employers, and college students themselves, expect universities to provide students with an education that prepares them to work in a diverse and international society. In response, many institutions have created mandatory diversity-related curriculum and/or courses. However, little to no research has been…
Descriptors: Diversity, Global Approach, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Fritch, Melia Erin – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article establishes a theoretical framework for critical library instruction (and thereby critical information literacy) that is built upon critical feminist theory, critical race theory, and engaged pedagogy, among others. Using the ideas and work of theorists to create a path linking the ideas of critical analyses together, the author…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Critical Theory, Politics of Education, Information Literacy
Liu, Qiang; Turner, David A. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University has offered a Masters Program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) for the last four years and it attracts students from around the world, with substantial support in terms of scholarships, from the Chinese government. Beijing Normal…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Educational Administration, International Education, Comparative Education
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English, Leona M.; Roy, Carole – Educational Considerations, 2015
Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. In the same way that writing the truth entails five difficulties, teaching the truth or teaching social justice in graduate education entails more than five difficulties. Some of these difficulties are inimical to the act of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Social Justice, Barriers, Power Structure
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Allen, David S.; Perl, Michael; Goodson, Lori; Sprouse, Twyla – Educational Considerations, 2014
Considering how long societies have been educating their youth, the history of teacher education is relatively brief. From the first teacher education innovation in the 17th century through those of the late 20th century--de la Salle, the American normal school, the flood of student teachers into public schools after World War II, the student…
Descriptors: Supervision, Team Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shircliffe, Barbara J.; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre – Educational Considerations, 2011
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to serve as an independent body in promoting high quality teacher preparation programs. Its mission is to ensure accredited institutions produce high quality educators, administrators, and specialists able to meet the needs of all learners. Institutions seeking…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators
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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Rinehart, James S. – Educational Considerations, 2010
What distinguishes successful schools from unsuccessful schools? This question has relevance for the practice of educational leadership as well as the preparation of leaders. Successful schools are led by principals who set the direction and influence student learning, and who change the instructional process by focusing deliberately on teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership
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Arensdorf, Jill R.; Andenoro, Anthony C. – Educational Considerations, 2009
Leadership, regardless of definition, cannot be taught by a textbook alone, and if educators are to embrace the idea of highly engaged, holistic classrooms for Millennials, they must teach students to participate in real changes as both leaders and followers through practice and experiences. As new generations of young people mature and enter…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Age Groups, Young Adults
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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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Sutton, Lenford C.; Jones, Phyllis; White, Julia – Educational Considerations, 2008
For nearly four decades, school finance has become progressively more central in school reform efforts aimed at improving student performance. At the same time, the focus of many school business officials and policymakers has turned to efficient uses of current resources in lieu of uniform increases in school funding. With regard to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Class Size, School Restructuring, Educational Change
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Doolittle, Gini; Stanwood, H. Mark; Simmerman, Herb – Educational Considerations, 2006
In this article, the authors examine the prerequisites for leadership preparation programs with regard to implementing and institutionalizing professional learning communities as an instructional strategy. First, the authors posit that as faculty they must examine and reflect on their own teaching practices and how they influence their reciprocal…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Cooperative Learning
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Everson, Susan Toft – Educational Considerations, 2006
This article presented a rationale for building partnerships into professional doctoral programs in educational leadership and a description of Saint Louis University's use of partnerships in its redesigned Ed.D. program. Although the program has been implemented, it continues to be a work in progress because of the underlying assumption that the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Doctoral Programs, Problem Based Learning, Quality Control
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McGlamery, Sheryl; Fluckinger, Jarene; Edick, Nancy – Educational Considerations, 2006
The CADRE Project is a collaborative teacher induction effort between higher education and K-12 practitioners. It was designed to make a difference in the induction experience of beginning teachers. The evaluation of the CADRE project was designed to assess whether the needs of the beginning CADRE teachers were being met. In order to assess…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Collaboration, Logical Thinking
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Van Cleaf, David – Educational Considerations, 1988
The author presents alternative learning models to Madeline Hunter's master learning model. They are (1) the Teach-Practice-Apply (TPA) model, which calls for active teacher involvement in each phase, and (2) the 4Mat System, which models learning as a combination of two dimensions--perception and processing of information--which explains…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Mastery Learning, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models