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Kropp, Jerri J.; Shupp, Mikaela M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Research findings on the presence of a therapy dog in the classroom are summarized. The authors reviewed 30 articles, book chapters, and other sources on the topic of the various uses of dogs in classrooms, published between 2001 and 2017. Ages studied ranged from 3 years to adolescence (high school). In our analysis, three categories of…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Teaching Methods, Reading Programs
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Zimba, Roderick F. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
An analysis of the 2012 grade 10 and grade 12 Namibian examination data indicate that girls received higher grades than boys across the then 13 education regions (Educational Management Information System, EMIS, 2012). University of Namibia graduation statistics for the period of 2002 to 2012 revealed that the institution consistently produced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
Butler, Susan M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The study compares faculty and school demographics in selected high school science classrooms to expand the research on women with careers in science. The classrooms are either situated in "high need Local Education Agencies" or the classrooms are situated in "low-performing schools," as categorized by the Florida Department of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Takenaga, Yuji – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
This study discusses how children's literature can play an important role in achieving two goals: developing Japanese students' English proficiency levels and cultivating them to be global citizens. English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in Japan should be provided with more opportunities to engage with the English language outside the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Role, English (Second Language)
Olesen, Mogens Noergaard – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In the history of mankind three important philosophical and scientific revolutions have taken place. The first of these revolutions was the mathematical-axiomatic revolution in ancient Greece, when the philosophers from Thales of Miletus to Archimedes built up the abstract deductive method used in pure mathematics. The second took place in the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Scientific Research, Educational Principles, Educational Change
Olesen, Mogens Noergaard – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
In this paper we will demonstrate how powerful "Bildung" is as a tool in modern university teaching. The concept of "Bildung" was originally introduced by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (Kant 1787, 1798, 1804) and the Prussian lawyer and politician Wilhelm von Humboldt (Humboldt 1792, Bohlin 2008). From 1810…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Foreign Countries, Intellectual History, Mathematics Education
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Jackson, Barbara Talbert – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The No Child Left Behind legislation has brought greater attention to the academic performance of American youth. Its emphasis on student achievement requires a closer analysis of assessment data by school districts. To address the findings, educators must seek strategies to remedy failing results. In a mid-Atlantic district of the Unites States,…
Descriptors: Males, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, High School Students
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Casas, Martha – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
This paper first examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 on the academic performance of Latino students in the U.S. Although the purpose behind NCLB is to help improve academic proficiency in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics, research demonstrates that there is still an achievement gap between…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement
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Samudzi, Cleo – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing (Missouri Academy) is a two-year accelerated, early-entrance-to-college, residential school that matches the level, complexity and pace of the curriculum with the readiness and motivation of high achieving high school students. The school is a part of Northwest Missouri State University…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, High Achievement, High School Students, Acceleration (Education)
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Riggs, Ernestine G. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
A great deal of research has been conducted regarding extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and which concept has the most effective impact on the learning process. Teachers are constantly asking: "How can I motivate my struggling or low achieving students to learn the essential skills and strategies they will need to be able to compete in this…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Success, Student Motivation
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Burkholder, Sue M.; Merritt, Marti – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Genesis Alternative School is a regional, public alternative school setting for middle and high school students from four participating school divisions. It serves 1 rural county school division and 3 small city school divisions. Students are placed at Genesis for disciplinary reasons. Genesis is unique among alternative schools in Virginia…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Regional Schools, Middle School Students
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Brantmeier, Edward J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Based on an approximate eight month critical ethnographic action research project at a U.S. Midwestern high school in 2004-2005, this article presents data related to the linguistic ideology and associated cultural assimilationist attitudes and practices at Junction High School. During an intercultural peace curricula development project, members…
Descriptors: High Schools, Acculturation, Ideology, Language
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Clachar, Arlene – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
The goal of the study was to compare the literacy challenges faced by children who speak nonstandard dialects of English and for whom Standard English is a "second dialect" with challenges faced by children for whom Standard English is a "second language." The study focused on the extent to which discourse patterns in the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Programs
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Bradt, Patricia T. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
Darwinian evolution is accepted by the great majority of scientists as the method by which the diversity of earth's organisms, including humans, evolved. Current research continues to expand our knowledge of evolutionary mechanisms. However, certain religious groups, supporting teaching the creation of earth's species as outlined in Genesis…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Evolution, Creationism