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Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive Secondary School Term Paper

… Curricular Development and Design for the Inclusive Secondary School

The purpose of this study is to answer the questions of: (1) What curricular changes will we see in the next 10 years and why?; (2) What will be the content of curriculum in the next 10 years?; (3) What and who will influence content?; and (4) Who will be involved in its development and design?

Gudmund Hernes, Director of IIEP states that in higher education and universities subjects are "taught much the same...mathematics, biology, languages, history, economics. The theories presented and criticized, the notions expounded and challenged, the ideas used to make sense of the world - whether they are embodied in words like 'atoms' or galaxies' or algorithms' or 'syntax - are also similar."…. [read more]

School Systems Use Data to Implement Strategies Research Paper

… ¶ … School Systems use Data to Implement Strategies and Drive Instruction for Elementary Students?

In any setting, there is a best way to do something, and elementary school systems are no exception. In the Digital Age, though, trying to make sense of the enormous amounts of information available is often like trying to take a sip from a fire hose and many educators might be at a loss concerning how to use the available data to its best effect. Therefore, identifying ways that other educational school systems have used data to help them implement strategies and drive instruction represents a timely and valuable enterprise.

In an era of dwindling state budgets for education and increasing calls for accountability on the part of teachers and…. [read more]

Vocational Courses in High Schools Term Paper

… Vocational Courses in High School

"I'm dropping out of high school...."

Unfortunately, this quote, which relates to the introductory citation by Gray, occurs too frequently in high schools. This literature review, which encompasses 20 sources, explores reasons relating to the inclusion of vocational courses in high school, and presents ways this effort counters and/or coalesces the high school dropout rate. The 20 researched sources are presented from the oldest to the most recently published and primarily include information from scholarly journals.

What's Not Working

In Career Centered High School Education and Post-High School Career Adaptation, a journal article, Susan Gore, Stacey Kadish, and Robert H. Aseltine Jr. purport: "The poor quality of jobs available to young people who lack education beyond high school has been…. [read more]

Education Is Struggling to Uncover Term Paper

… They were asked to rank the following variables as to the level of importance which these individual factors played in their lives. Student were asked to rank the following intrinsic variables.

A enjoy reading about my religion

It is important to me to spend time in private thought and prayer.

I have often had a strong sense of God's presence.

A try hard to live all my life according to my religious beliefs.

My religion is important because it answers many questions about the meaning of life.

My whole approach to life is based on my religion.

I would prefer to go to church

Participants ranked thise according to the following likert scale.

A few times a year or less

Once every month or two…. [read more]

Reading Strategies Impact on ELL ESL Students Capstone Project

… ¶ … Reading Strategies' Impact on ELL Students

Today, more than 2 million students from non-English-speaking backgrounds attend public school in the United States and their numbers are expected to triple by 2020. The research to date confirms that these students require support in their native languages as well as in English to achieve academic proficiency, but far too few English language learners (ELLs) are receiving the level of educational support that is required. In this environment, identifying improved strategies for facilitating English language acquisition represents a timely and valuable enterprise. There are a number of challenges that are involved, but the mandates are clear. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, signed into law January 2002, placed renewed emphasis, urgency, and expectations on all…. [read more]

Compare and Contrast the Approaches to Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution Thesis

… ¶ … Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

Conflict management and resolution through Site-based Management

School-based management (SBM), or decentralized management, is fast growing in popularity in many of the U.S. school districts as this is seen as an efficient way to resolve and manage conflicts. The reason why people believe that this system can resolve conflicts is because it is the principals and staff of the schools that makes all the decision regarding the curriculum, asset and finance distribution and the methods of teaching. This means that they make an informed decision based on the patterns they are observing amongst the students, teachers, community and the staff. So even though the conventional methods allow the district education boards to set academic objectives, in modern times,…. [read more]

Teacher Disposition Similarities and Differences Between Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Term Paper


The objective of this work is to research and examine the similarities and differences in teaching disposition between Elementary and Secondary school teachers and to answer the question of whether it requires a different type of personality to teach a certain age level, and if so, then what disposition suits which age group and why? Also answered will be the questions of: "Why is there a preference for many teachers to teach a certain age level?"; "Is it possible for teachers that do not possess certain dispositions to achieve success in the classroom?

It is understood among all educators and teachers that certain requirements exist in relation to the disposition of the teacher insofar…. [read more]

Special Education - Inclusion the Transition Term Paper

… Special Education - Inclusion

The transition from a middle school setting to a high school setting can be daunting for the best of students, but this transition may be particularly problematic for many special needs students that are transitioning from a program of instruction specifically designed for them to a more inclusive regular classroom setting. Unfortunately, there is a growing recognition among educators and policymakers alike that students with special needs are not receiving the level of educational services they need to succeed academically and professionally. Complicating the administration of special needs programs at the outset is a constellation of federal mandates that guide how individualized education programs must be provided for public school students with disabilities today. Advocates of full inclusion programs maintain that…. [read more]

Principals Role in an Effective Dual Immersion Program Literature Review

… Curriculum

The Principals Role in an Effective Dual Immersion Program

This introductory literature review will provide a preliminary overview of relevant literature as it pertains to the challenges that affect the principal's role in student success, effective teaching practices and accountability. The literature review will provide information on (a) promoting collaborative problem solving and open communication, (b) collecting, analyzing and using data to identify school needs, (c) using data to identify and plan or needed changes in the instructional program, (d) implementing and monitoring the school improvement plan, and (e) using systems thinking to establish a clear focus on student achievement goals.

Schools across the country are struggling with severe issues ranging from indiscriminate eruptions of violence and collapsing facilities to staff deficits and never…. [read more]

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Each Parent Term Paper

… Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

Each parent understands that the child for whom he or she is responsible is as unique and different as each snowflake that falls from the sky during a winter storm. Like the parent, the teacher recognizes that singular quality of the child and inherently understands both the magnificence and complexity of the miracle represented in the mind of the child. Teaching methodology on the other hand, frequently sees only a composition of materials and busies itself with categorizing and standardizing oblivious to the majesty and beauty of each individual. And 'Although no one in the education field would openly state that all children are the same, this assumption is embedded in the way schools are structured, leaving individual teachers the…. [read more]

Special Education Teacher's Impressions of High Stakes Term Paper

… Special Education Teacher's Impressions Of High Stakes Testing And How That May Impact Preparing Their Students To Take Those Tests



This objective of this work is to understand how special education teachers' attitudes, preparation, background and so forth may be contributing to the low scores of special education students as mandated by the NCLB. The focus in on LD and BD students who have to take the regular exams not the small percentage of special education students who qualify for alternative assessments. The topic involves the conundrum of the current climate of data driven decision making (because of NCLB) and its impact on special education…. [read more]

How Have Ethical Responsibilities Changed in the Classroom Term Paper

… Ethical Changes in the Classroom Over the Past 50 Years

The ethical responsibilities of teachers have undergone dramatic changes over the past fifty years, reflecting the changes in our culture today. As contemporary society becomes increasingly diverse and complex, so does the process of preparing young people for life as independent thinkers, productive citizens, and future leaders. The changing nature of students, the collegiate experience, learning, teaching, and outcome assessment all have substantive implications for altering educational practice. Trends such as appearance, actions and language have set the pace that there are no absolutes, no common values, and no core set of moral ideas. Ethical relativism has become the norm due to our current society's vast historical events that have led to distinct changes in…. [read more]

Pedagogic Model: Teaching Technology in Special Education Dissertation

… " (Dougiamas, 1998) Such trivial constructivism, though, is the bedrock from which Glaserfelds more radical constructivism springs. He continues to state that because knowledge is constructed by the learner, and because no two learners are the same, knowledge itself is not absolute. There is a degree to which knowledge is an illusion, and every individual constructs their own conception of reality which (while susceptible to the demands of "real" or normal reality) does not necessarily align with the normal paradigm. Constructivism does embrace this relativistic and existential approach to reality, but it also holds as a primary value the idea of constraint which enables the thinkers to participate in social interaction and mainstream reality. (Glasersfeld)

One interesting area of constructionist theory is…. [read more]

Academic Profile of Home Schooling Case Study

… ..the general public is beginning to have a positive...attitude about...home education." A June 1994 NBC news/Wall Street Journal poll indicated that among "the general public only 28% favor home schooling over traditional schools" (Clark, 1994), and, in a Family Research Council poll taken in September 1993, the public was evenly split at 44% each as to whether home schooled students learn as well as publicly schooled students (Clark, 1994). More current data is presented later in the practicum. A possible indicator of the prevalence of the home education movement is that the College Board has assigned codes for use by home educators when taking the SAT/PSAT (Lambert, 1996).

Home Schooling vs. Traditional Educations Methods

Home schooling, an alternative educational setting to public schools, despite its…. [read more]

English Creative Writing in Singapore Dissertation

… Creative Writing in English: Singapore


Singapore is a country in which the learning of the English language has become vitally important. For many students, the learning of the English Language is dependent upon the development of creative writing skills. Creative writing is used as a learning tool because it permits students to write in a manner that allows them to feel comfortable as they become more proficient in using the English language. Creative writing is utilized as a mechanism that allows students to expand their vocabulary and improve comprehension skills. In recent years creative writing in the English language for junior college students and into adult working life in Singapore has been encouraged. The goal of the study…. [read more]

Analyzing Knowledge Integration and Synthesis of Theory and Research Research Paper

… CMP95005E

Stephanie Rose

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Parents Involvement in Early Childhood Education Research Proposal

… Parents Involvement in Early Childhood Education

Action Research Outline

Description of Community

Description of Work Settings

Problem Description

Problem Documentation

Causative Analysis

Outcomes and Evaluation

Expected Outcomes

Description of Selected Solutions

Improving the success rate of students with uninvolved parents in their education is important. This research is designed to improve the success rate of parents' involvement in their children's early childhood education. The researcher found that 50 of the 100 students in the preschool whose parents do not communicate school and do not support children's education at home. These children are identified as slow learners and not getting ready for the next step of their education. Analysis of the data and a review of student portfolios and progress reports indicate 50 of the 100…. [read more]

Positive Outcome in the Educational Term Paper

… Third, there is a growing awareness that rapid technological change and our nation's economic competativeness will compel workers to adapt existing skills and learn new ones to optimize performance.

As noted, interest in thinking and problem solving has been renewed, but traditional approaches to teaching these skills have met with very mixed results (Nickerson, Perkins, & Smith, 1986). It now appears that the efficacy of these efforts was determined by at least three interrelated factors: First, instructional designers often failed to appreciate the importance of domain-specific knowledge in effective thinking and problem solving (Chi, Glaser, & Farr, 1988). Programs that emphasize the use of generic reasoning and problem-solving heuristics may be theoretically general across situations, but they usually lack power in any specific situation (Anderson,…. [read more]

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