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Jensen, Bryant; Jacobo-Suárez, Mónica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With the recommendations provided here, educators can better meet the needs of transnational students, particularly those U.S.-born children returning with their families to Mexico.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Mexican Americans, Migration
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Henriksen, Danah; Creely, Edwin; Henderson, Michael – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Considering the political environments of Australia and the United States, the authors discuss the disconnect between policy and the practical needs of educators for creativity in the classroom.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Educational Policy, Creative Teaching
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Tanner, Daniel – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Documentary history reveals that charter schools are a vestige of the socially divided school system of 19th-century England. The current charter school movement in the United States raises the danger to American democracy of splitting up the U.S. school structure and creating a separate system of schools for other people's children.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Segregation, Educational History, Secondary Schools
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Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Business and industry, in cooperation with governmental agencies, special interest groups, and educational outsiders, are not only siphoning public monies, but also influencing public education. The author suggests targeting the strengthening of school cultures from within and advancing what educators think is good for public education.
Descriptors: School Culture, Public Education, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change
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Good, Amy J.; Petty, Teresa M.; Handler, Laura K. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
The authors' study reveals leadership opportunities fostered by National Board Certification in the areas of instructional leadership, association leadership, and policy leadership. Discover how this certification program yields these opportunities.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Certification, Educational Policy, Teacher Leadership
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Hess, Frederick M.; Fennell, Maddie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Two perspectives on teaching as a profession offer an interesting contrast. One side focuses on teachers from a political perspective, while the other envisions transforming teaching into a true profession.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Conditions, Teacher Role, Empowerment
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Breault, Rick – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
State and national standards, taken as is, can limit the potential of the curriculum and skilled teachers. The ideas presented here suggest ways in which we might better scrutinize standards for their potential richness and limitations in order to enrich our instruction.
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Performance Factors
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Out-of-school, community demographic and family-level variables have an important influence on student achievement as measured by large-scale standardized tests. Studies described here demonstrated that about half of the test score is accounted for by variables outside the control of teachers and school administrators. The results from these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Predictor Variables, Validity
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Ayers, Bill – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
There are good reasons to press President Obama and his education advisors right now to both rethink the direction of educational reform as well as to reignite the national conversation regarding school change. A second-term president faces a moment where it's natural to analyze past practices and decide to either "stay the course or to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Politics of Education, Position Papers
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Webb, Carolyn Lorraine – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
As the number of students with cell phones has steadily increased over the past decade, these technological advances have caused trepidation among educators over behavioral issues, from off-task activities to cheating (Prensky, 2005). On the other hand, mobile learning, as well as some tools to use with cell phones, are easy to set up, easy to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Au, Wayne – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
"Curriculum" is one of those contested educational concepts that everyone uses, but almost no one agrees upon a definition. Scholars in curriculum studies have been fighting about it for years, and have done so to little ends. So before considering "What Curriculum Could Be," it is important to articulate just what the author means when he talks…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Human Relations, Curriculum, Learning
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Without a doubt, poverty has a negative influence on student achievement, especially when achievement is measured by state-mandated standardized tests. However, some bureaucrats, such as state commissioners of education and even state governors, continue to downplay the influence of poverty on student achievement. New Jersey's Governor Chris…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Standardized Tests, School Size
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Zhao, Yong – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
America is on the precipice of ruining its foundation for success. The movement toward a centralized education system through federal mandates and common curriculum and testing is threatening the very system that has contributed to America's success and that holds the potential for its future success: that is a decentralized, diverse, largely…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Global Approach, Educational Trends
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
A review of education reform policies reveals a shift from an input guarantee approach aimed at providing funds to level the playing field for all students to an output guarantee approach based on the expectation of achieving standardized results regardless of inputs. The shift reflects a belief that where a child starts his or her cognitive,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests
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Dietel, Ron – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Even as the Internet and i-devices have changed so many parts of people's lives, educational testing has not changed substantially in decades. Though researchers and educators have for years raised ample concerns about existing tests, assessments have barely evolved. Further, despite years of expanded testing and greater school accountability,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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