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The Race to the Top (RTTT) competition asks states to continue making substantial progress in the quality of their longitudinal data systems, and, significantly, to dramatically improve their ability to use longitudinal data to inform policy and practice from the classroom to the state house. Today, too few states collect, meaningfully report, and use data to inform public discourse about students' preparation for college and careers. The RTTT competition gives states committed to college and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Careers, Academic Achievement, Readiness, Postsecondary Education, Educational...
This study analyzes changes over time in long-lasting state performance funding systems for higher education. It addresses two research questions: First, in what ways have long-lasting systems changed over time in funding levels, indicators used to allocate funds, and measures used for those indicators? Second, what political actors, actions, and sociopolitical conditions explain those changes? The authors' analysis draws on two theoretical perspectives: policy implementation theory and program...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, State Aid, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Performance,...
The "Census in Schools Educator Update" is sent to educators and educational organizations periodically to keep them informed about current and upcoming census data and to provide ideas about how to use data in the classroom. This issue of the "Census in Schools Educator Update" newsletter includes the following items: (1) Have You Seen the Census in Schools Lessons and Maps?; (2) 2010 Census Road Tour; (3) Census in Schools Week; and (4) Recent News from the Census Bureau.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Census Figures, Demography, Data Analysis, Planning, Population Trends,...
Understanding the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools is the backbone of developing an effective Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) program. Poor IAQ can lead to a large variety of health problems and potentially affect comfort, concentration, and staff/student performance. In recognition of tight school budgets, this guidance is designed to present practical and often low-cost actions schools can take to identify and address existing or potential air quality problems. Schools can...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Environment, Pollution, Context Effect, Health Conditions, Climate...
In a world on the move, the need for technology in any of its form is desired every minute of every day. For any type of technology to stay in vogue, real-time information is to be delivered to the applicants; otherwise, it is doomed to fall. The process of updating information and delivering it to the applicants needs education--with no doubt. But it seems that education is also employing technology to upgrade itself. Electronic learning, known as e-learning is becoming popular day in day out....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Instructional...
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, the professoriate is now comprised of mostly non-tenure-track faculty. In 1969, tenured and tenure-track positions made up approximately 78.3% of the faculty and non-tenure-track positions comprised about 21.7% (Schuster & Finkelstein, 2006). Forty years later, in 2009 these proportions had nearly flipped; tenured and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Tenure, Unions, Part Time Faculty, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Proprietary...
The "Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol"[R] ("SIOP"[R]) is a framework for planning and delivering instruction in content areas such as science, history, and mathematics to English language learners as well as other students. The goal of "SIOP"[R] is to help teachers integrate academic language development into their lessons, allowing students to learn and practice English as it is used in the context of school, including the vocabulary used in textbooks...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Intervention,...
Off-campus parties are a major source of underage and excessive drinking among college students and cause alcohol-related problems for students and residents. This checklist is a brief, evidence-based guide for campus-based prevention professionals. It is designed to give the basic information needed to develop, implement, and evaluate an intervention for addressing the problems related to off-campus parties. Implementing effective intervention strategies around off-campus parties will: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intervention, Alcohol Abuse, Check Lists, College Students, Drinking, School Policy,...
Implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children with autism is challenging for teachers because these practices are often complex, requiring significant training and resources that are not available in most school settings. This brief investigation was designed to identify areas of strength and difficulty for teachers implementing one such EBP, pivotal response training (PRT). Observational data were gathered from 41 teachers participating in two separate investigations involving PRT....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Best Practices, Research, Children, Autism, Responses, Training, Observation, Skill...
This report, based on surveys completed by all 50 State Education Agencies (SEAs) and the District of Columbia (DC) and nationally representative samples of districts and schools during spring 2011 and 2012, examines implementation of the key education reform strategies promoted by the Recovery Act in 2011-12, the extent to which implementation reflected progress since Recovery Act funds were first distributed, and challenges with implementation. Findings showed variation in the prevalence and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Academic Standards, Student...
Family-school partnerships boost student achievement and school improvement from preschool through high school. With family engagement as a priority and requirement for Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), family engagement in schools matters more than ever. Four key tips for administrators for creating a welcoming environment are shared and described in this document: (1) Think Family Friendly; (2) Keep the Campus Clean and Safe; (3) Embed Respect; and (4) Make Communication Easy.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Family Involvement, Best...
The aim of this study is to analyze the learning activities covered in 5th grade elementary science textbooks which depend on 2005 and 2013 elementary science curricula. Two elementary science textbooks depends on 2005 science curriculum and two elementary science textbooks depend on 2013 science curriculum were researched. The study is a qualitative research and the data were analysed through the document analysis technique. The findings revealed that textbooks based on 2005 science curriculum...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities, Textbook Content,...
This annotated bibliography contains summaries of research studies examining a number of College Board assessments and programs. To be included in the bibliography, each study needed to meet a number of criteria. First, articles must have been published (as a College Board research report, in an external journal, or as an ETS research report). Conference presentations or proceedings were not included because these materials often do not undergo as much scientific scrutiny as fully published...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Placement Programs, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students,...
This contribution shows the conditions of a change of prospect in higher education which is based on institutional and policy positioning in favor of the implementation of the devices of Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) which is used to deliver a whole or components of a qualification (certification) on the basis of the knowledge and skills of the applicant acquired through experience, and on the initiatives of the individuals in education and the formation throughout their life. These...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Implementation, Program Validation,...
This paper's aim is to analyze university students' opinions about Europe, Europeanship, and Europe Union nowadays when entering European Unions arguments are on. Data's are collected by "interview" method by senior class students in different parts of this qualitative research. In 2008-2009 academic years, 50 students' opinions on European Citizenship, European Union Accordance Process, nationality role and aptitudes about Union (like, dislike) from different students at Education,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Student Attitudes, Opinions, Foreign Countries, International...
The objective of this paper was to develop a four dimensions dynamic model for designing instructional activities appropriate to electronic and virtual learning environments. The suggested model is guided by learning principles of cognitivism, constructivism, and connectivism learning theories in order to help online learners to build and acquire meaningful knowledge and experiences. The proposed model consists of four dynamic dimensions: (1) Cognitive presence activities; (2) Psychological...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Benchmarking, Educational Quality, Virtual Classrooms, Models, Learning Activities,...
In New Zealand, as in many other western societies, the higher education system has become an increasingly less secure place in which to work, and over 40 per cent of those teaching in New Zealand higher education are sessional staff of some kind. Our university in New Zealand has long relied on part-time paid tutors, many of whom are students themselves, to deliver part of the teaching in large courses. These tutors work with groups of students facilitating their learning in workshops,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Longitudinal Studies, Tutors,...
A commitment to maximizing learning outcomes for all students is an axiom of most educational systems around the world. However this goal is sometimes compromised by factors that can be complex and difficult to address. Student behavior problems are one of the major issues challenging educators in many countries including Thailand. Recently, laws and policies have been established to strengthen behavior support systems in Thailand. Corporal punishment has been banned in all Thai schools and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification,...
Online learning provides extensive opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enroll in degree and certificate programs. However, accessibility must be central to online course development since this can have a profound effect on student engagement, academic performance, and completion rates. This article provides a unique perspective on accessibility in online learning. One current online student and three alumni of online programs provide video self-introductions, an overview of their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Success, Disabilities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology,...
This action research explored how Year 12 achievement data were used by school personnel to inform practice within seven Catholic secondary schools. Deputy Principals of Curriculum from participating schools were interviewed regarding their perceptions of the improvement of Year 12 student achievement outcomes, and their insights into how to strengthen future efforts (or achievements). Three key insights included: Communication of achievement data to key stakeholders in the school community,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Action Research, Academic Achievement, Data, Catholic Schools,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential contribution of decoding efficiency to the development of reading comprehension among skilled adult native Arabic speakers. In addition, we tried to investigate the influence of Arabic vowels on reading accuracy, reading speed, and therefore to reading comprehension. Seventy-five Arabic native speakers read fully pointed, unpointed and pseudowords lists of Arabic and silent reading comprehension of pointed and unpointed paragraphs were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Comprehension, Semitic Languages, Reading Rate, Accuracy, Decoding (Reading),...
This article discusses the notion of action and personal agency. The author discusses his experiences constructing an arts installation that supported a grassroots effort to revitalize Hunts Point, a community in the South Bronx that is home to 11,000 families, eighteen waste transfer stations, 40% of New York City's sewage, all of the Bronx's waste, a sewage treatment plant, a sewage pelletizing plant, four electrical power plants, and several public schools. More than 60,000 heavy trucks...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Action, Individual Power, Community Action, Art, Pollution, Neighborhood...
Teaching Science can only be successful if we are able to answer the challenges of the 21st century. Teaching Physics, Chemistry and Biology with the traditional methods is unintelligible and considered unnecessary for most students. This situation needs to be changed. Students can only develop their abilities and skills to the full extent and can only deepen their knowledge when they are surrounded by an atmosphere which is motivating and encouraging for their personality. The establishment of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Student Projects, Thermodynamics, Acoustics, Surveys, Scientific...
This study addresses questions related to teacher preparation through online supported learning in an alternative certification program, CalStateTEACH. Specifically, this study analyzes and reports survey responses of 130 teachers and 84 supervisors related to preparedness of program completers to teach in a multiple subject classroom. The question asked is: Can online supported teacher credentialing programs prepare effective teachers? Data for the analysis were extracted from the Deans'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Alternative Teacher Certification, Online Courses, Teacher Education Programs,...
The paper investigates the views of employers and stakeholders in Cyprus regarding the effect of training on productivity in their organisation. Qualitative research was used to collect information from 26 individuals who represented different types of employers (public sector institutions, semi-government institutions, small and large private organisations) and key stakeholders. Respondents discussed the different methods of training used in their organisation and the criteria used in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Productivity, Attitude Measures, Employees, Stakeholders, Qualitative Research,...
This work acquaints with the program Sam for interactive computer training of students on the theme "Mutual intersecting of pyramids and prisms in axonometry". The program containing three modules--teacher, student and autopilot--allows for briefest time to teach and study the whole variety of the tasks on this theme. A classification of the pierce points of the surrounding edges of the one polyhedron with the other one, based on the mutual position of their auxiliary planes, is made....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Courseware, Geometry, Computer Simulation,...
The purpose of this article is to use a facet theory research approach to provide a clear, coherent, and integrated model of international students' experiences based upon the findings of psychological research into students when studying abroad. In research that employs a facet theory approach events are classified in terms of their constituent parts or facets and the sub-elements of facets. The specification of facets serves to allow accumulative knowledge and theory construction. A model is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Educational Experience, Classification, Concept...
Multiple-choice questions are widely used in higher education and have some important advantages over constructed-response test questions. It seems, however, that many teachers underestimate the value of multiple-choice questions, believing them to be useful only for assessing how well students can memorize information, but not for assessing higher-order cognitive skills. Several strategies are presented for generating multiple-choice questions that can effectively assess students' ability to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Multiple Choice Tests, Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Tests,...
There are many possible sources that may influence teachers in the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills throughout their careers. The current study analyzes 26 interviews with Israeli female teachers who reported on exemplary teachers from their past who served as role models regarding class management. Contrary to our initial assumption, the respondents of this study could recall only one or two outstanding teachers, mostly from middle and high school, from among the many teachers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Interviews, Females, Women Faculty, Role Models, Classroom Techniques, Secondary...
At a time when business schools of second-tieruniversities face budget constraints, the MBA consulting program has become avehicle to build a school's reputation and to engage the business community inorder to raise financial resources. Business schools also face competition fromon-line programs, and consulting assignments help to define a school's competitive advantage. Finally, an increasing number of students with little or no prior business experience are seeking the "MBA edge" to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Alignment (Education),...
The celebration of EUROCALL's twentieth anniversary provides a proper occasion to reflect on the future of language teaching and the role of CALL in these developments. In this paper we present the views of six authorities on language teaching and learning from different EU countries. All of them have a special interest in CALL and/or are CALL experts and well respected EUROCALL members, such as the late Graham Davies. We present a selection of their observations based on a summary of the Skype...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Interviews, Secondary School...
This paper estimates peer age effect on educational outcomes of Italian pupils attending primary school by exploiting changes in enrollment rules over the last few years. The empirical procedure allows to understand if there is selection in classroom formation, arguing that in the absence of pupils sorting by early age at school entry, it is possible to estimate the "true" peer age effect. Results suggest that the proportion of youngest students "in advance" in the classroom...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, School Entrance Age, Enrollment, Elementary School Students, Peer...
Due to the significance of beliefs in giving direction to the activities of educators, the present study examined the beliefs of 12 Iranian pre-service teachers about democratic education. Overall, the findings of focus group discussion and semi-structured interviews pointed to a technicist and often an apolitical view of teaching held by most of the participants. While these findings can be explained with reference to a constellation of factors in Iran's education policy, this study concludes...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Democratic Values, Semi Structured...
The goals of developing a global perspective are consistent with the faith-based values of Catholicism. The primary goal is to prepare students academically, morally, and socially to participate in a globalized world that constantly faces new problems. A key component of this is the understanding that other people, who may appear on the surface to be very different from themselves, have differences which have value and similarities which unite us. The purpose of this article is to present one...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Friendship, Middle School Students, Catholic Schools, Moral Values, Social...
Obesity is a growing health and socioeconomic issue in the United States. College students are an important part of the alarming statistics involving weight gain. This study investigated how nutrition behaviors and physical activity modified students' perceptions of body weight and nutrition knowledge. Furthermore, the study assessed gender and ethnicity as modifiers of nutrition behaviors, self-perception of body weight, and exercising habits among college students.
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition, Physical Activities, Obesity,...
Jane Roland Martin's later work, especially as represented in "The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families," has been attacked as vague, essentialistic, and a formula for the (re)feminization of education. This paper does not attempt to defend Martin against these criticisms because such a defense seems impossible for reasons discussed. Rather, this essay's intent is to present an interpretation of Martin's early work, especially as represented in "Reclaiming a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination, Social Justice, Epistemology, Didacticism, Reader...
A particularly successful effort to engage the public in science has been to move the nearly countless galaxies imaged by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to citizen scientists in a project known widely as Galaxy Zoo (URL; http://www.galaxyzoo.org). By examining the motivations, methods and appeal of Galaxy Zoo to the participating public, other models of citizen science might be purposefully formulated to take advantage of the success exhibited in Galaxy Zoo. In addition, we want to understand the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Education, Astronomy, Scientists, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted...
We describe the development and initial evaluation of the efficacy of "We Have Skills!" (WHS), a video-based social skills instructional program for early elementary school students. The components of WHS were designed to be scientifically sound, maximally useful to elementary school teachers, and effective in increasing students' social skills. Results from feasibility and social validity testing showed that teachers felt the program was easy to implement and highly recommended its...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Interpersonal Competence, Pretests Posttests, Video Technology, Elementary School...
Many educational institutions in the United States are currently offering programs through distance learning, and that trend is rising. In almost all spheres of education a developing country like Bangladesh needs to make available the expertise of the most qualified faculty to her distant people. But the fundamental question remains as to whether distance learning is the right venue to achieve that goal. This paper tries to shed light on the prospects and problems of distance learning in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Developing Nations, Educational Benefits,...
Language is an effective tool of human communication system. It is the basis for social, cultural, aesthetical, spiritual and economic development and growth of every human being. It is the destiny of any professional who is hardly in need of an excellent command over English language. Every organization demands effective and excellent professionals for the escalation and expansion of its existence. There is a bumper harvest everywhere, but efficient servants are insufficient as far as job...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language...
This research aimed to reflect the merged university's scenario: the case study of Nakhon-Phanom University in 4 aspects: administration, personnel management, technology management and missions. It was divided into 2 parts. The research results were as follows: Part 1: Nakhon-Phanom University's education arrangement in light of the administration, personnel management, technology management and missions was explored. The education quality was found at a good level. Besides, its personnel...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Universities, College Administration, Organizational Change, Case...
Recent studies have shown that strengths in spatial skills are a key to success in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers. However, these skills are undervalued in our educational system and thus seldom incorporated in classroom teaching. As a first step towards changing the current practices, we worked with a group of elementary school teachers who participated in an in-service workshop on spatial thinking and problem solving. The workshop emphasized the meaning,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, STEM Education,...
Cognitive psychologists have discovered different design principles to enhance memory performance. It has been said that retrieving process depends on many variables and one of them is colour. This paper provides an overview of research on colour and learning. It includes the effect of colour on attention, retention and memory performance, and relates these to the design of instructional materials. The study reported the effect colour had on the retention rate of graduate students of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Color, Learning, Attention, Retention...
Marginalized groups present part of our reality which we would prefer to forget about. Yet, the humankind remains (un)aware of the simple fact that there is merely a very tiny red line between the central and marginalized parts: any of us can at one point in life simply, unwillingly and abruptly wake up on the other side of this line!!! Prospective English language teachers should receive a sound training in recognizing the marginalized groups in order to be able to assess their needs with the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Coping, Inclusion, Disadvantaged, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education,...
The information technology educational programs at most universities in Egypt face many obstacles that can be overcome using technology enhanced learning. An open source Moodle eLearning platform has been implemented at many public and private universities in Egypt, as an aid to deliver e-content and to provide the institution with various possibilities for implementing asynchronous e-learning web-based modules. In this paper the use of web-based education through cloud computing is presented....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Integrated...
The purpose of the research was to understand the latest job skill requirements for undergraduates from the real world as perceived by the students themselves and their career counselors at a university in South Florida. The study intended to provide relevant inputs to enhance the marketability of the undergraduate students by seamless transformation of students from "learning to earning" stage in life by using two interventions, de Bono's Six Thinking Skills and Covey's 7 Habits. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Undergraduate Students, Thinking Skills, Employment...
Most communities have afterschool programs that give school-aged students a safe place to go after the dismissal bell rings. The next step after simply providing a safe haven is to create a nurturing environment that develops young people's talents and supports their needs. A formal mentoring program can help to achieve this goal. In order to achieve the intended student outcomes, afterschool practitioners need to understand what makes mentoring models effective. To foster that understanding,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, After School Programs, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness, Literature...
This article reports on a faculty learning community (FLC) as a professional development model for faculty in an English-medium university in the United Arab Emirates. The authors describe how the introduction of a new learning and teaching technology, in the form of iPads, resulted in many of the faculty feeling unsure about their pedagogy. A face-to-face FLC was set up with an on-line component. The FLC served as a forum to discuss issues, resolve these problems and develop sound pedagogy in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communities of Practice, Models, Faculty Development, Questionnaires, Technology...
In this study, I focused on international Chinese doctoral students and sought to better understand their lived experience in transition to U.S. higher education. I also aimed to explore strategies that can be employed to improve these students' academic and sociocultural experiences on American campuses. Guided by the adult transition theory (Goodman, Schlossberg & Anderson, 2006), this study used an interpretive phenomenological method. Qualitative data were collected from in-depth focus...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Asians, Graduate Students, Student Adjustment, Educational...
In difficult budget times, especially at state colleges and universities, honors programs might seem too easy for budget-cutters to reduce, cut, or lose in the shuffle of administrative reorganization. Recent years have been financially perilous and hardly an easy time for honors programs or colleges to increase budgets. Using Western Carolina University (WCU) as a case study, this article offers essential strategies to help sustain, preserve, or even expand honors on campuses where tight...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Honors Curriculum, Budgeting, Change Strategies, Institutional Survival, Integrated...
This article explores the multiple educational uses of the question, "what do you mean by_____?" as an interlocutor's conversational gesture during classroom discussion, as a text-based prompt for both encoding/writing and decoding/reading, and as a rhetorical device for an effective oral presentation. Kaitlin Briggs explains that the question functions as a way to break down and analyze language, to unpack academic terminology across disciplines, and to enter more broadly an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Honors Curriculum, Inquiry, Epistemology, Questioning Techniques, Humanities,...
The study was conducted to ascertain attitude of students towards teaching profession in Faculty of Education, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. A sample of 300 students completed a 15 item questionnaire designed for the study the instrument was validated and the reliability calculated which was 0.92 using Pearson product moment correlation co-efficient indicating that the instrument was reliable to collect data for the study. Mean scores were used to answer the research questions. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice...
Interest in how to better connect research to policy and practice is gaining momentum globally. Also gaining widespread agreement is the view that intermediary organizations have an important role to play in facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships between researchers, practitioners and policymakers in order to increase the mobilization of research and its impact in public service sectors. Knowledge mobilization (KMb) includes efforts to strengthen linkages between research, practice and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Organizations (Groups),...
The aim of the research was to determine the perceptions of preschool and primary school teachers about classroom management by means of metaphors. The sample which selected by the use of convenience sampling techniques was drawn from preschool and primary school undergraduate students who had taken the "Classroom Management" course in the 2012-2013 academic years. There has a total of 163 participants from two state universities in Turkey. The perceptions were obtained from the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the needs analysis of English learning from the viewpoints of students and the real needs of employers regarding English usage at the workplace. A questionnaire was administered to 60 participants comprising 30 senior students and 30 employers. After quantitative analysis, the results demonstrated that students and employers had different perspectives of English learning needs, especially regarding listening and speaking skills. In addition, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student...
In this article, the author describes his project to take every standardized exam English majors students take. During the summer and fall semesters of 2012, the author signed up for and took the GRE General Test, the Praxis Content Area Exam (English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge), the Senior Major Field Tests in English and Writing, and the GRE Subject Exam in Literature. The goal--to see what these exams are actually like, to thus assist students in preparing for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, College English, Test Preparation, Standardized Tests, Majors...
The present study investigated foreign language anxiety among students of Lasbela University, Baluchistan, Pakistan. The study adopted the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (Horwitz et al., 1986). The respondents were (N = 240) including 26 female and 214 male. The data was run through the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to present descriptive statistics of the respondents. Furthermore, ANOVA test indicated that there was no significant difference in majoring and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language...
In "Arts Nation" 2015, the Australia Council documented the current landscape of artistic endeavour in Australia, acknowledging that there are still gaps that need to be filled to build a greater public understanding of the arts in Australia. The contribution of Australian universities to the arts is one such lacuna. This paper seeks to expand this understanding by considering the contribution that the university sector makes to visual and performing arts outside its traditional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Art Materials, College Role, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Web Sites,...
This paper is just a sample template for the prospective authors of IISTE. Over the decades, the concepts of holons and holonic systems have been adopted in many research fields, but they are scarcely attempted on labour planning. A literature gap exists, thus motivating the author to come up with a holonic model that uses exponential smoothing to forecast some quantitative variables in labour-intensive production. These varying parameters include the machine utilisation that reflects the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Grade 8, Family Life...
The presence of urban Indian communities and American Indian tribal nations in and near metropolitan areas creates tremendous potential for expanding campus-community collaborations regarding teaching, research, and service. However, many challenges must be addressed, including acknowledging the colonial context of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in general as well as the specific role that education has played in the ongoing marginalization of American Indians. Rather...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Urban American Indians, Tribes, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship,...
The geographical scale of West Texas provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate active engagement between Texas Tech University and the residents of this vast region. The institution responded to community requests and collaborated to develop four new, rural off-campus teaching and research sites and expand the presence of an existing site. These initiatives focused on expanding access to higher education, engaging in outreach research and scholarship, and enhancing early childhood through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community...
The recent developments in computer and Internet technologies and in three dimensional modelling necessitates the new approaches and methods in the education field and brings new opportunities to the higher education. The Internet and virtual learning environments have changed the learning opportunities by diversifying the learning options not only in general education but also in the field of foreign language for teachers, curriculum designers and students. Many higher education institutions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Technology Uses in...
In the paper, the researcher attempted to assess Professional Adjustment status and level of teachers according to their marital status on a sample of 792 teachers. Teachers have been classified into two categories viz. married and unmarried. To evaluate the status of professional adjustment of teachers, a tool viz. "Manual on Teachers Professional Adjustment" was used which was prepared and standardized by the investigator. The reliability and validity of the tool were found 0.89 and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Marital Status, Adjustment (to Environment), Family Work Relationship, Foreign...
English listening is seen as a vital means of linguistic input for Chinese EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners, which lays a solid foundation for English learning and communication with English speakers. Besides, with increasing of scores of the listening part in the newly-reformed CET-4 and CET-6 (CET refers to college English test in China and both tests are the evaluation criteria of non-English majors' English proficiency), it is urgent to improve non-English majors' listening...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Nonmajors, Listening Comprehension,...
In Brazil, medical practice and the predominant medical education model are based on specialization. Methodologies such as patient-centered medicine and narrative medicine are either unknown or not applied in a systematic way. In order to draw students' and doctors' attention to these approaches during the TENTH SOBRAMFA INTERNATIONAL AND ACADEMIC MEETING, an informal event called "Narrative Session" was presented. The meeting's attendees were asked to send patients' stories in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Meetings, Patients, Personal Narratives, Medicine, Medical...
Following her return to the classroom after a two-year administrative absence, Kathleen Thornton--the Director of Undergraduate English Advisement and a lecturer at the University of Albany, New York--was struck by the language her undergraduate students used to discuss the stories of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe or Nathaniel Hawthorne. While students were able to discuss literary theory, they did not have the vocabulary to discuss the beauty of the language and superb craftsmanship of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Rhetorical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Literary Styles, Literary Devices,...
Higher education-community partnerships can lead to fruitful rewards that are difficult to realize any other way. However, efforts to create, maintain, and sustain collaborative working relationships include inevitable tensions, the "politics of engagement." Lessons learned about the politics of engagement are presented in this paper. The lessons are drawn from dialogue that emerged from a series of interconnected dialogues--first among Kellogg Foundation higher education-community...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Food, Politics, Higher...
The purpose of this study was to examine corruption in universities with the aim of finding out the types/forms, causes, effects and measures for combating the menace. Four research questions guided the investigation. The study is a survey research, ex-post facto in nature. A sample of 780 comprising of students, academic staff and administrative staff was selected through random sampling technique from six public universities in Nigeria. Data collected through the questionnaire was analyzed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Universities, Deception, Ethics, Politics of...
Higher education continues to place an emphasis on service-learning, specifically within business and management sciences (Kenworthy-U'Ren & Peterson, 2005). A local academic business organization at a small institution chose to embark on a service-learning endeavor. The purpose of this study was for business majors, active in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), and their advisors/professors to further investigate microlending and other business-related concepts through the use of service learning....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Service Learning, Business Administration Education, Case Studies, School Business...
The development and implementation of web 2.0 or social web are threatening the basis of the ways of mixing with other people. These changes are affecting everybody and, in particular, companies and institutions related to people's education, teaching and training for their inclusion in society and labour market. This article brings up some reflections in two ways: the first one deals with some reasons why education is also related to the concept of company and the second one deals with how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Web 2.0 Technologies, Training, Business, Technology Uses in Education, Educational...
The purpose of the present study is to explore how parents are encouraging towards health care of their wards. A "Survey Method" was used in the present study. A standardized "Agarwal Parental Encouragement Scale (APES)" was used to collect information from the students. The sample consists of thousand and ninety five higher secondary students from Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts. Percentage analysis and "t" test were used for data analysis....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Parents, Health Services, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Gender...
This study considers the importance of contextual effects on the quality of assessments on item bias and differential item functioning (DIF) in measurement. Often, in educational studies, students are clustered in teachers or schools, and the clusters could impact psychometric issues yet are largely ignored by traditional item analyses. A statistical model for incorporating these cluster effects will be presented. By considering DIF from this perspective, it is possible for DIF to be consistent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Test Bias, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Context Effect, Item...
This study aimed at investigating the effect of cooperative learning on developing the sixth graders' decision making skill and their academic achievement. The study sample, which was selected randomly, consisted of (46) students and divided into two groups: the experimental group that taught using the cooperative learning strategy and the control group that followed the traditional method. The students were taught the Geometry unit in mathematics from their mathematics book which required (16)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Decision Making, Academic Achievement, Experimental...
This study augments existing literature in understanding student perceptions about the geosciences; we examined the choice of major and science courses taken by 645 students at a large southeastern research university. Differences were examined between underrepresented minority (URM) and nonminority students. We compared responses regarding not only different sciences but also different subfields of geoscience, and where possible, we compared those subjects with biology. Our results show...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Minority Group Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Earth Science,...
This study examines the acculturative challenges facing non-English speaking background (NESB) international doctoral students in the process of discipline enculturation. Twenty NESB doctoral students at three New Zealand universities from eleven countries participated in the semistructured interviews. The study has found that their transformative learning was the result of happiness, joy, success, and transformative disposition for lifelong learning as well as various challenges, plights and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Acculturation, Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship,...
The search for a common model of instruction in first-year composition began in the 1960s when composition first began to separate from literature in college English departments. Because writing is essentially a methods course with no standard curriculum as one might find in physics or economics, common model has been elusive. A sign that consensus may be developing came in 2011 when an alliance of three professional organizations published its "Framework for Success in Postsecondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Freshman Composition, Open Enrollment, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction,...
In this paper, we will review and critique a package of instructional materials developed by a southern education consortium. The materials package is called "Active Learning with Technology," and it is one of only a few instructional packages designed specifically for teacher educators. There is an old rock and roll song from the sixties that is a dialog between a teenager and her boyfriend. We never hear what he says but from her responses we know basically what he is saying. At one...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional...
In order to characterize the trend and exploit the opportunity provided by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), the paper argues that a new schooling approach that would not only incorporate learner-centric st learning curricula and personalized learning service, but also meet the need of nurturing the 21st century skills is definitely on demand to the digital generation. Project-based Learning (PBL) has been around for decades in the field of education. But it needs new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Virtual Classrooms, Information Technology, Active Learning, Student Projects, Story...
The aim of this presentation is to summarize the history of deaf education in Turkey. The problems that deaf students face in their educational life with special reference to higher education will be discussed. Properties of educational settings and university entrance requirements will be explained. Within this general concept, Anadolu University experience will be explained by giving two distinct but related provisions offered to deaf students in Turkey: Education and Research Centre for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Deafness, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education,...
The aim of this study is to find out the preferences of students at Balikesir University, Gonen Vocational School of Higher Education on computer using and whether there is a difference on the variables to set the preferences. According to the findings from questionnaires, the students at Gonen Vocational School of Higher Education use computers to access the Internet and to communicate with other people through the Internet. They do not prefer to use the computer for improving themselves on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preferences, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using conceptual change texts accompanied with small group work on ninth grade students' learning of ecology. The developed texts were constructed to remediation of students' misconceptions with accommodated new ones about ecology. Conceptual change texts were implemented in an instructional technology enriched setting supported with demonstration tools and visual aids. Activities were conducted in small groups working with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ecology, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation, Group...
Learning the meaningful use of the microscope is an essential requirement in school curricula. Modern science and medicine is hardly conceivable without the inclusion of microscopy. The number of didactic studies in this area, however, is negligible. Real microscopy is rarely used to gain knowledge in higher school years. Could the understanding of cell concept and the skills to interpret histological structures be complemented and supported by digital microscopy? The current study investigates...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Laboratory Equipment, Eye Movements, Computer Uses in Education, Cytology,...
While education systems in Africa share common backgrounds historically (educationally, socially, politically, economically and culturally), they are deep variations in the approaches and contexts resulting in many questions than answers. The purpose of this study was to interrogate the current tertiary education curriculum, provide a rationale approach to curricula design that will produce international graduands, not local manpower. With the speedy at which all aspects of life are being...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, International Education, Foreign Countries, Employment...
This study explored the experiences of middle school students, particularly focusing on the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. For low SES middle school students, the known cumulative effects of poverty coupled with school transition and early adolescence development heighten the potential risks for school failure. By utilizing the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) 1998/99 longitudinal data, this study explored parent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Predictor Variables, Parent...
This comparative study identified the differences between gifted children's offline and online peer feedback within a summer talented writer's workshop. Researchers analyzed ten students' writings for degrees of critical thinking evident in their feedback. Online feedback included students' writings in social writing sites Storybird.com and KidBlog. Offline feedback was submitted on a teacher designed rubric, and then incorporated into a revised manuscript using Microsoft Word. Critical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Gifted, Feedback (Response), Differences, Computer Mediated...
The study group consisted of 30 children with cochlear implants (CI) and 30 children with normal hearing (NH), whose ages were 4 years and 7 years 11 months. Turkish Test of Early Language Development (TEDIL) was used to assess the language skills of the children. Language samples were gathered by using Edmonton Narrative Norms Instrument (ENNI). The study results indicated that the sum of receptive, expressive and verbal language scores of the children with CI was lower than the children with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Young Children, Deafness, Special Education, Language Skills,...
This study explored what faculty members are recommending to counselor education master's students regarding post-master's experience when considering doctoral studies and what the current faculty hiring preferences are in reference to the amount of post-master's experience needed. Advisors in counselor education master's programs encounter these questions, and the authors believe the findings are beneficial in helping provide answers. Findings indicate faculty members believe post-master's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Academic Advising, Counselor Educators,...
According to the National Disabled People Data Base within Ministry of Family and Social Policies (Özveri), there are 1.559.222 disabled people in Turkey. If this rate would be linked to the families of the disabled people, the number of people who spend time with disabled individuals would increase to 10 million. This number corresponds to 12.5% of the country's population. This requires sensitiveness from each individual because everyone is either a disabled person, related to a disabled...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Barriers, Educational Change, Adapted Physical Education, Focus...
Australia wide, universities are offering tertiary education to the broader socio-economic cohort; however, alongside this educational reform, there is a concern that students who have been away from the formal education context for many years may not cope with the rigors of university. Consequently, prior to and conditional to admission to undergraduate studies, many universities have placed a greater emphasis on pre-skilling such students through pre-university programs known interchangeably...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Self...
The paper provides an insight into the results of a lesson designed and carried out at Riga Construction College in the study subject "Building Constructions". The aim of this study is to better understand the impact of learning environment reorganisation into juvenile groups while teaching technical study subjects. In particular, the research conducted at this vocational secondary school focused upon introducing a particular form of integrative collaboration amongst the learners....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary Schools, Vocational Education, Learning Processes, Sustainable Development,...
How do architecture students experience the contradictions between the individual and the group at the Department of Architecture and Design of Aalborg University? The Problem-Based Learning model has been extensively applied to the department's degree programs in coherence with the Integrated Design Process, but is a group-based architecture and design education better than that which is individually based? How does PBL affect space, form, and creative processes? Hans Kiib, professor and one...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Architecture, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Design, Creativity, Teaching...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of collaborative efforts between a large metropolitan school district and the school of education at an area urban university. A reading clinic, in which university students conducted small guided reading group lessons with elementary students reading below grade level, was established through this partnership. Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data revealed the positive outcomes were twofold. Elementary students participating in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Individualized Instruction, College...
In the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2012 started work on formation of literacy in the field of media education for journalists, educators, and youth. Studied publishing foreign scientists, work experience in different countries, manuals, seminars and workshops, publishes scientific works in the Kazakh and Russian languages, and considers issues of media education in social networks on scientific, methodical and practical conferences. Development of complex measures on improvement of media...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Social Networks, Educational Improvement,...
This study aimed to describe the writing activities that test takers engage in when responding to the writing tasks in the "TOEFL iBT"[superscript R] test and to examine the effects of task type and test-taker English language proficiency (ELP) and keyboarding skills on the frequency and distribution of these activities. Each of 22 test takers with different levels of ELP (low vs. high) and keyboarding skills (low vs. high) responded to 2 TOEFL iBT writing tasks (independent and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Writing...
Problem Statement: Learning-teaching activities bring along the need to determine whether they achieve their goals. Thus, multiple choice tests addressing the same set of questions to all are frequently used. However, this traditional assessment and evaluation form contrasts with modern education, where individual learning characteristics are featured. Hence, the use of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) systems, which set the difficulty level in accordance with the ability levels of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Probability, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Item Response Theory,...
Reflecting the social and economic change, Japanese education has shifted to decentralization since the 1980s. With an increased autonomy and responsibility, the local government plays an important role to develop competent school leaders. This descriptive study employs case study approach to illustrate current status of leadership development at the local level in Japan. Through the analysis of current policies and practices, it lays out the strategies of leadership development in Akita...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, School Administration, Educational Practices, Educational Policy,...
The present study focuses on nursery school head teacher leadership behaviour as it correlates to nursery school teacher's job satisfaction. Data were collected through a scale and returned by sample of two hundred and fifty nursery school teacher's in Akoko North, Ondo State, Nigeria.Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation and person. The results of the two research questions indicates that the head teacher exhibited a positive leadership behaviour such as kind fair, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nursery Schools, Principals, Correlation, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries,...
In the age of dense international relations, heightened by intensive migration flows and local ethnic identity strengthening, the study of social representations of ethnic "others" in public consciousness permit to fulfill the evaluation of the current interethnic situation in the country, explore the latent unconscious groundings for ethnic roles differentiation. As was found in the psychosemantic research in four border regions of Russia, the images of the "Other" are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Migration, International Relations, Risk,...
Development of academic mobility of students from different countries requires evaluating the influence of their cultural traits on the behavior on the educational products market. The subject of present study is the development of methodic approach towards evaluating the cross-cultural traits influence on students' behavior on the higher education products market. Within the study we developed a model of culture, which reflects the list of cultural values and characteristics of material and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Mobility, Higher Education, Cultural Traits, Behavior Patterns, Models,...
The aim of this paper is to present "the three steps method" of the self-formation of collaborative groups in a problem-based learning environment. The self-formation of collaborative groups is based on sharing of accountability among students for solving instructional problems. The steps of the method are planning collaborative problem solving, self-evaluation of students, and building collaborative groups. The planning comprises determination of the nomenclature of higher order...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Self...