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Sleeter, Christine – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Christine Sleeter wrote this essay in response to the topic "Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way," which was the title of the Laureate Panel at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in October 2017.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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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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Pemberton, Cynthia Lee A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
In graduate education, retention and completion pose significant challenges. As many as 50 percent of doctoral and a quarter of master's (varies by field of study) students fail to complete their programs. Given the work and life demands education professionals routinely navigate, it is not surprising that completion rates are as low as they are,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Theses
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Willis, Judy – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Childhood is a time when students are naturally curious and want to pursue their interests by learning all they can about the things that intrigue them. This interest-stimulated learning is a valuable template because it is compatible with the research discoveries of neuroimaging--what the brain looks like while it actively processes information.…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Standardized Tests, Children, Brain