Essential Readings in Problem-based Learning

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Andrew Elbert Walker,Heather Leary,Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver,Peggy A. Ertmer

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536821

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 717

This book surveys the state of problem-based learning and assesses the impact of this innovative educational methodology on teaching and research effectiveness across a range of disciplines and in a variety of organizational contexts.

Handbook of Student Engagement Interventions

Working with Disengaged Students

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jennifer A. Fredricks,Amy L. Reschly,Sandra L. Christenson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128134143

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

View: 4866

Handbook of Student Engagement Interventions: Working with Disengaged Students provides an understanding of the factors that contribute to student disengagement, methods for identifying students at risk, and intervention strategies to increase student engagement. With a focus on translating research into best practice, the book pulls together the current research on engagement in schools and empowers readers to craft and implement interventions. Users will find reviews on evidence-based academic, behavioral, social, mental health, and community-based interventions that will help increase all types of engagement. The book looks at ways of reducing suspensions through alternative disciplinary practices, the role resiliency can play in student engagement, strategies for community and school collaborations in addressing barriers to engagement, and what can be learned from students who struggled in school, but succeeded later in life. It is a hands-on resource for educators, school psychologists, researchers, and students looking to gain insight into the research on this topic and the strategies that can be deployed to promote student engagement. Presents practical strategies for engagement intervention and assessment Covers early warning signs of disengagement and how to use these signs to promote engagement Reviews contextual factors (families, peers, teachers) related to engagement Focuses on increasing engagement and school completion for all students Emphasizes multidimensional approaches to disengagement

How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go from Here? The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Lois M. Davis,Jennifer L. Steele,Robert Bozick,Malcolm V. Williams,Susan Turner,Jeremy N. V. Miles,Jessica Saunders,Paul S. Steinberg

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833084933

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 8727

More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent will be reincarcerated. One reason for this is that ex-offenders lack the knowledge, training, and skills to support a successful return to communities. Trying to reduce such high recidivism rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals in prison. This raises the question ofhow effective -- and cost-effective -- correctional education is: an even more salient question given the funding environment states face from the 2008 recession and its continuing aftermath. With funding from the Second Chance Act of 2007, the Bureau ofJustice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, asked RAND to help answer this question as part of a comprehensive examination of the current state of correctional education for incarcerated adults and juveniles. The RAND team conducted a systematic review of correctional education programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles. This included a meta-analysis on correctional education's effects on recidivism and postrelease employment outcomes for incarcerated adults, as well as a synthesis of evidence onprograms for juveniles. The study also included a nationwide survey of state correctional education directors to understand how correctional education is provided today and the recession's impact. The authors also compared the direct costs of correctional education with those of reincarceration to put the recidivism findings into a broader context.

Lifespan Transitions and Disability

A holistic perspective

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Iva Strnadová,Therese M. Cumming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812638

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 6839

This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This publication offers a strengths-based approach that includes philosophical perspectives and evidence-based practices to assist this vulnerable population with lifespan changes and challenges. Each chapter addresses transitional needs and their assessment, and relevant interventions from the perspectives of an application to schools, families and communities. Multicultural perspectives are integral to all these chapters. The book covers transition from: - home to early childhood education - early childhood education to primary school - primary school to secondary school - primary school to special settings - juvenile justice settings back into the community - school to work - school to further education or training - post-school settings to retirement. Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A holistic perspective is a necessary companion for postgraduate education students and researchers who have an interest in exploring the nature and context of special and inclusive education today.

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2013: Overview: veterans employment and training programs; U.S. Dept. of Education; Dept. of Education: K-12 education budget; Dept. of Labor

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: N.A

View: 2465

Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, September 20, 2013

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Career education

Page: 66

View: 7998

AMSTAT News

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Statistics

Page: N.A

View: 4198

Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

Improving the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act : Hearing Before the Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, November 19, 2013

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Career education

Page: 82

View: 2129

Teaching English as a Second Language

Theory and Praxis

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Aarati Mujumdar

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789386446619

Category: Education

Page: 380

View: 2458

A systematic and well-researched textbook with a multidisciplinary approach to understand the methods and techniques of teaching English as a second language. This book provides an easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply discussion on language structure, pronunciation, intonation, grammar, and vocabulary through numerous tasks and exercises. The section on “instructional practices” deals with various language skills and their applications in real-world classrooms. With actual classroom-tested techniques, Teaching English as a Second Language: Theory and Praxis would be an ideal companion for BEd students who are in the process of becoming teachers. It would also help practicing teachers who can modify and adapt these techniques and tasks to aid students develop language skills required to face the challenges of the twenty-first century. Key Features • Provides a comprehensive introduction to second language teaching with reference to the recent trends and developments in the area • Enables teachers to adopt a problem-solving approach to teaching English • Uses communicative language teaching (CLT) and task-based teaching methodology, helping learners to develop communication of meaning along with accuracy of form • Dedicated sections on classroom evaluation techniques and use of audiovisual aids and other resources for language teaching