Download Value-Added Assessment in Practice: Lessons from the by Daniel F. McCaffrey PDF

By Daniel F. McCaffrey

Valueadded review (VAA) structures use statistical ideas to investigate testscore facts; VAA information is meant to assist educators make extra expert judgements approximately curriculum and guideline. The authors tested the rollout of Pennsylvania's VAA software, and located that, in its pilot part, this system had little influence on pupil success and acquired restricted use by means of such a lot principals and lecturers at colleges engaging within the application.

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Download Academic Dishonesty: An Educator's Guide by Bernard E. Whitley Jr., Visit Amazon's Patricia PDF

By Bernard E. Whitley Jr., Visit Amazon's Patricia Keith-Spiegel Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Patricia Keith-Spiegel,

This e-book, written by means of nationally popular students within the zone of ethics in larger schooling, is meant to aid lecturers and directors comprehend and deal with difficulties of educational dishonesty. Chock-full of functional recommendation, the e-book is split into 3 elements. half I studies the present released literature approximately educational dishonesty between collage and college scholars and the way school participants reply to the matter. half II provides sensible recommendation designed to assist collage and collage teachers and directors deal proactively and successfully with educational dishonesty. half III considers the wider query of educational integrity as a system-wide factor inside of associations of upper schooling.

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Download Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research by Michael B. Paulsen PDF

By Michael B. Paulsen

Published every year considering 1985, the guide sequence presents a compendium of thorough and integrative literature experiences on a various array of subject matters of curiosity to the better schooling scholarly and coverage groups. each one bankruptcy offers a complete evaluation of analysis findings on a particular subject, opinions the examine literature by way of its conceptual and methodological rigor and units forth an time table for destiny examine meant to enhance wisdom at the selected subject. The guide makes a speciality of a entire set of vital components of research in greater schooling that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and coverage inquiries undertaken within the foreign greater schooling neighborhood. every one annual quantity includes chapters on such assorted themes as examine on students and college, association and management, curriculum and guideline, coverage, range matters, economics and finance, heritage and philosophy, neighborhood faculties, advances in learn technique and extra. The sequence is lucky to have attracted annual contributions from individual students in the course of the international.

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Download A guide to authentic E-learning by Jan Herrington; Thomas C Reeves; Ron Oliver PDF

By Jan Herrington; Thomas C Reeves; Ron Oliver

'A advisor to actual e-Learning' offers the instruments to use e-learning rules throughout various disciplines, with useful suggestions on layout, improvement, implementation and assessment. It comprises case stories and develops the conceptual framework for genuine studying projects in on-line environments. desk OF CONTENTS -- what's genuine e-learning? -- actual e-learning initiatives -- what's now not actual e-learning? -- How learn does genuine e-learning must be? -- genuine e-learning and the conative studying area -- Designing and generating real e-learning classes -- evaluation of genuine e-learning -- comparing actual e-learning classes -- discovering real e-learning

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Download Creative Contradictions in Education: Cross Disciplinary by Ronald A. Beghetto PDF

By Ronald A. Beghetto

Creative Contradictions in schooling is a provocative choice of essays via foreign specialists who take on tricky questions about creativity in schooling from a cross-disciplinary point of view. The participants to this quantity learn and supply clean insights into the tensions and contradictions that researchers and educators face whilst trying to comprehend and observe creativity in academic contexts. Creativity in schooling is surrounded via many contradictions. academics often worth creativity, yet query the position it may well and will play of their school room. Many educators locate themselves feeling stuck among the frenzy to advertise scholars’ inventive pondering abilities and the pull to fulfill exterior curricular mandates, elevated functionality tracking, and numerous different curricular constraints. This publication brings jointly top specialists who offer clean, cross-disciplinary insights into how inventive contradictions in schooling can be addressed. individuals will draw from latest empirical and theoretical paintings, yet push past “what at the moment is” and touch upon destiny chances. This comprises demanding the orthodoxy of conventional conceptions of creativity in schooling or creating a case for retaining specific orthodoxies.

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Download The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching by Susan Manning PDF

By Susan Manning

Teachers are burdened to combine expertise into their conventional or on-line guide. This booklet bargains a hands-on source that indicates tips to combine know-how into classes and gives information regarding common technologies, categorizing through teams, and explains the needs they serve pedagogically besides as how they could be most successfully used in online or face-to-face classrooms. In addition to examples, every one bankruptcy will characteristic a choice making matrix to assist instructors decide on even if a device is absolutely wanted in accordance with curriculum ambitions or a selected organizational or curricular problem. 

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Download Language, Development Aid and Human Rights in Education: by Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite PDF

By Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite

The controversy approximately languages of guide in Africa and Asia contains an research of either the ancient thrust of nationwide executive and likewise improvement reduction guidelines. utilizing case stories from Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite argues that the colonial legacy is perpetuated while worldwide languages are promoted in schooling. using neighborhood languages in guide not just bargains a good ability to contextualize the curriculum and increase scholar comprehension, but in addition to accomplish caliber schooling and rights in schooling.

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Download Rethinking Liberal Education by Nicholas H. Farnham, Adam Yarmolinsky PDF

By Nicholas H. Farnham, Adam Yarmolinsky

Liberal schooling has regularly had its percentage of theorists, believers, and detractors, either in and out the academy. the simplest of those were answerable for the improvement of the idea that, and of its altering tradition.

Drawn from a symposium together subsidized by means of the academic management software and the yankee Council of discovered Societies, this paintings appears to be like on the requisites of liberal schooling for the following century and the techniques for purchasing there. With contributions from Leon Botstein, Ernest Boyer, Howard Gardner, Stanley Katz, Bruce Kimball, Peter Lyman, Susan Resneck Pierce, Adam Yarmolinsky and Frank Wong, Rethinking Liberal Education proposes larger methods of connecting the curriculum and association of liberal arts faculties with modern-day difficult fiscal and social realities. The authors push for higher flexibility within the organizational constitution of educational departments, and argue that college may still play a better position within the tough discussions that form their associations. throughout the implementation of interdisciplinary and collaborative techniques to studying, besides higher integration of the curriculum with the pro and vocational points of the establishment, this paintings proposes to revive energy to the curriculum.

The idea of rethinking liberal schooling doesn't suggest an identical factor to each educator. to 1, it could possibly suggest a strategic shift in necessities, to a different the reformulation of the underlying philosophy to fulfill altering occasions. Any major reform in schooling wishes cautious inspiration and dialogue. Rethinking Liberal Education makes a considerable contribution to such debates. will probably be of curiosity to students and scholars, directors, and a person desirous about the problems of recent schooling.

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Download Understanding and creating digital texts : an activity-based by Richard Beach & Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch PDF

By Richard Beach & Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch

Given the elevated use of electronic examining and writing instruments within the school room, this e-book offers secondary and school English language arts academics with actions and lecture room examples for utilizing a number of varied electronic tools—blogs, wikis, web content, annotations, Twitter, mapping, discussion board discussions, etc.—to interact scholars in realizing and growing electronic texts. It as a result integrates interpreting and writing guideline via goal-driven actions supported by means of makes use of and affordances of electronic tools.

This ebook additionally presents a framework for designing those actions that inspire scholars to outline function and viewers, make connections among electronic texts and other people, collaborate with others, hire replacement modes of communique and achieve new views, and developing identities; practices which are associated with addressing the highschool English Language Arts universal middle nation criteria.

The ebook additionally describes how you can use electronic instruments to help those practices—for instance, utilizing electronic instruments to foster scholars’ collaborative examining and writing. The booklet additionally describes use of electronic suggestions and e-portfolio instruments to foster scholars’ mirrored image on their makes use of of those practices.

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