Quarterly Review Of Distance Education

Author: Michael Simonson
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641139072
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The Quarterly Review of Distance Education is a rigorously refereed journal publishing articles, research briefs, reviews, and editorials dealing with the theories, research, and practices of distance education. The Quarterly Review publishes articles that utilize various methodologies that permit generalizable results which help guide the practice of the field of distance education in the public and private sectors. The Quarterly Review publishes full-length manuscripts as well as research briefs, editorials, reviews of programs and scholarly works, and columns. The Quarterly Review defines distance education as institutionally-based formal education in which the learning group is separated and interactive technologies are used to unite the learning group.

Research On Educational Innovations

Author: Arthur K. Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317207068
Size: 54.92 MB
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For more than twenty years, Research on Educational Innovations has helped readers draw distinctions between truly innovative educational programs backed by sound empirical research and faddish policy trends of the day. Using a variety of current and emerging topics as practical case studies, this book offers a clear theoretical framework for program evaluation and for ways to delve into the research base behind any educational innovation. From examining the theoretical basis of a proposed program to understanding the nature of the research done to document the validity of the proposed program, it highlights the importance of differentiating opinions from results before implementing educational policies of any size or scope. Features and Updates to the New Edition include: •Framework provides clarity to the research process, helping both experts and novices in the field make reasonable assessments as consumers •A fully revised and updated chapter on brain research provides an overview of the unfolding research applications of neuroscience to education. •Snapshots features offer brief summaries of highly current topics such as problem-based learning, flipped classrooms, reflective assessment, and curriculum integration.

The Exceptional Child Inclusion In Early Childhood Education

Author: Eileen K. Allen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285972597
Size: 76.59 MB
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Filled with classic and current research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Edition, discusses key approaches and tools needed to provide an optimal setting for young exceptional children with special needs and their families. Many checklists and forms are included for use within the classroom to aid teachers and caregivers in developing a developmentally appropriate environment. The book's friendly and easy-to-use format is useful whether you are an educator or parent/caregiver. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Religion In The Public Space

Author: Rinaldo Cristofori
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135190499X
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Religion in the public sphere is one of the most debated issues in the field of law and religion. This volume brings together articles which address some of the more prominent recent cases relating to religion and education, religion and the workplace, family law and religious symbols. The essays discuss the meaning of secularism today and the difficult issue of religion in the public sphere and reflect a wide variety of viewpoints. This volume maps the key elements of this multi-faceted problem, offers essential material and provides an important starting point for an understanding of the issues in this century old debate.

The Principal 50

Author: Baruti K. Kafele
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620168
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"Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond. In The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Along with many other insights, this book shows how best to • Inspire and motivate students, teachers, and other school staff to approach their work with vigor and purpose; • Ensure that all students, regardless of color, creed, or origin, are valued and represented in the school culture; • Focus mission and vision statements to address students' most critical needs and integrate shared values and objectives into the fabric of the school; and • Engage parents and other community members so that they feel a stake in the school's success. Brimming with passion, written from the heart, and informed by hard-earned experience, this transformative book is essential reading for principals and other building-level administrators determined to reinvigorate their practice, revitalize their staff, and--most importantly--guarantee the strongest outcomes for students.

Making Sense Of Phonics

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462511996
Size: 75.11 MB
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This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices; the companion website features a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This Edition *Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity. *A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines. *Companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use. *More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, plus expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.

Literacy Through Play

Author: Gretchen Owocki
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325001272
Size: 37.61 MB
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Literacy Through Play is a resource for preschool and primary teachers who are looking for proven methods for preparing young children to become confident and flexible readers and writers. Owocki begins the book by establishing the theoretical rationale for the importance of play in literacy development, then outlines what teachers can do to set up a developmentally appropriate environment.

Cost Efficiencies In Online Learning

Author: Katrina A. Meyer
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787988555
Size: 21.73 MB
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This report analyzes and summarizes the current literature about online learning's costs, using a framework developed by the author that helps disentangle cost influences across various research studies - for example, finding the intersection where research on students enlightens costs related to delivery. What do we know about achieving cost-efficiencies through online learning? Quite a bit, as it turns out, if you know how to interpret the data. Development is more expensive than delivery; development is where cost-efficiencies are made possible; delivery is where those cost-efficiencies occur; and infrastructure is a barrier, but also essential. This is volume 32, number 1, of the ASHE Higher Education Report.