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Faitar, Gheorghita M.; Faitar, Silviu L. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The development of an equally beneficial and efficient teaching and learning system implies the application of multiple educational theories and methods. One method that had become prominent throughout the years is ability tracking. Based on this method, elementary and middle-school students are grouped into levels that are designated to…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students
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Faitar, Gheorghita M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Teachers have a unique position and opportunity by virtue of their profession to be able to present and guide students along a path of discovery. Educators, mentors, parents, communities are all responsible for accomplishing milestones when considering closing the achievement gap for students of various cultural, social, and economic backgrounds…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Educational Strategies, Cultural Pluralism, Literacy
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Borgese, Anthony – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Entrepreneurship education is ripe for utilizing experiential learning methods. Experiential methods are best learned when there is constant immersion into the subject matter. One such transformative learning methodology is Virtual Enterprise (VE). Virtual Enterprise is a multi-faceted, experiential learning methodology disseminated by the City…
Descriptors: College Students, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning
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Schlesinger, Warren; Cohen, Alan – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2009
The Foundation for Excellent Schools supports a nationwide project, the Century Program, to link 100 rural and inner city schools middle schools with 100 colleges and universities. The TDP goal is to increase college going awareness among middle school students from families where going to college is not a family or community tradition. This paper…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Development, Critical Thinking, Writing Skills