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The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to...
The first appendix in this report is the complete version of the literature review from the research project "Motivation and Engagement of Boys: Evidence-based Teaching Practices." This project was carried out by the University of Western Sydney on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) between December 2004 and June 2005. The project is a quality teacher initiative under the Australian Government Quality Teaching Programme (AGQTP)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Evidence, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Research...
For the thirty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the national AECT Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with the practice of instructional technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Workplace Learning, Electronic Learning,...
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in teaching and learning, intense policy ferment, and debates over the future of colleges and universities and their roles and responsibilities in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges, Proprietary...
For the thirty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the national AECT Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with the practice of instructional technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Leadership,...
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the Commission: (1) To develop linkages with adult education associations in other countries; (2) To encourage exchanges between AAACE and associations from other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion, Ceremonies,...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Curriculum...
Gender equality is not just about economic empowerment. It is a moral imperative, it is about fairness and equity, and includes many political, social and cultural dimensions. Gender equality, however, is also a key factor in self-reported well-being and happiness across the world. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, there is now an urgent need to focus on the economic case and on how changes in the labour market might provide better economic opportunities for both men and women. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Economic Progress, Human Capital, Part Time Employment, Females, Labor Market,...
The 10 articles in this 7th volume comprise the refereed proceedings of the 2011 ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa/New Zealand) conference. In Chapter 1, Cath Fraser and Pam Simpson ("Offshore-onshore: How international students' expectations of the New Zealand academic environment compare to their lived experience")explore how international students' expectations of the New Zealand academic environment compare to their lived experience; In Chapter 2, Adele...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Comparative Analysis,...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Practices, Outcomes of...
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher...
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland. The CMESG is a group of mathematicians and mathematics educators who meet annually to discuss mathematics education issues at all levels of learning. The aims of the Study Group are: to advance education by organizing and coordinating national conferences and seminars to study and improve the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Mathematics Education, Team Teaching,...
For decades Japan has remained at or near the top of international assessments of student learning; and in the past decade, students in Japan have become more engaged in learning. However, the government aspires to improve learning outcomes even further. "Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for Japan" focuses on how Japan is reforming its education system not only to produce better learning outcomes, but to equip students with the skills they...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, International Education, Comparative Education, Educational...
The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) 2008 is the first cross-national study to provide data on the knowledge that future primary and lower-secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher education. It is also the first major study to examine variations in the nature and influence of teacher education programs within and across countries. The impetus for TEDS-M, conducted in 17 countries under the aegis of the International Association for the Evaluation of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers,...
Public education is one of the central tasks of a democratic society, and the buildings that house this important task not only shape the way one teaches, but provide icons and symbols for the values people hold common as a society. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this context has placed school buildings squarely in a position of debate and innovation since the nation began, and school buildings continue to be the subject of careful study and debate today. Schools are influenced by political and social...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Educational Facilities Design, School...
This guidebook for teachers documents the "Harry Potter in Translation" project undertaken at the Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary. The guide also offers 5 sample lesson plans for teachers of grades three to twelve for teaching world languages using the Harry Potter books in translation to engage students. (Contains a bibliography and list of resources.)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Literature, Books, Translation, Lesson Plans, Second Language Instruction,...
The purpose of the Research and Mapping for MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement was to examine the characteristics of schools with a low Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) from all jurisdictions that were identified to be making a difference to student academic and to identify the key drivers and characteristics of successful models of practice for increasing and sustaining student academic engagement. The study had two broad research questions, related to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Educational Change,...
Results from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have shown that the degree to which education systems succeed in equipping students with important foundation skills varies significantly. Since the quality of teaching is at the heart of student learning outcomes, it is an appealing idea to bring together education leaders from high performing and rapidly improving education systems to explore to what extent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Supply and Demand, Unions, Educational Change, Foreign...
This volume contains papers submitted to the 10th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, held in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, 12-15 June 2012. The overall goal of the 10th BCES conference is to facilitate discussion of different perspectives on international education providing a forum for scientific debate and constructive interaction in a multi cultural social environment such as Bulgaria. This is a jubilee conference. Ten might not mean too much for large scholarly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, International Education,...
(Purpose) The purpose of this study is to examine the existing perceptions and preferences of teachers toward instructional supervision, more specifically on the actual and ideal use of selected instructional supervisory approaches (such as clinical supervision, peer coaching, cognitive coaching, mentoring, reflective coaching, teaching portfolios, and professional growth plans) in secondary schools of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It also seeks to explore if there are differences between beginning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Secondary Schools, Supervision, Measures...
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate pronunciation teaching with regard to an EFL multi-skills textbook ("English for Palestine 10"). The evaluation was intended to identify the extent to which pronunciation teaching content incorporated in" English for Palestine 10," in addition to the related teachers' competency level match current instructional perspectives in pronunciation pedagogy. Methodology: The researcher reviewed a sample of related literature and identified a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second...
The "TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics" summarizes fourth and eighth grade student achievement in each of the 63 countries and 14 benchmarking entities which participated in TIMSS 2011. The report includes trends in mathematics achievement over time for participants in the previous TIMSS 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007 assessments, as well as student performance at the TIMSS International Benchmarks. Achievement results also are presented for mathematics content and cognitive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Benchmarking,...
This study attempts to determine the role of educational games on learning a foreign language, and to compare games with more traditional practices as effective learning tools on the basic educational stage students at governmental schools in Jordan, an experimental research is conducted using three groups out of six randomly. To determine the relationship between learning a foreign language and educational games among the participants, a one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is performed based...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Experimental Groups, Educational Games, Second Languages, Achievement, Foreign...
This publication follows the tradition of publishing selected papers from Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums (PIALA) annual conferences. This 21st annual conference was held in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, November 14-17, 2011. The volume begins with a listing of the members of the PIALA 2011 Planning Committee and PIALA Officers and Executive Board, Acknowledgements, and the Conference program schedule. Welcoming remarks from Kosrae State Governor Lyndon...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Information Systems, Museums, Law Libraries, Electronic...
The concept of reflective thinking as a precursor for incorporating critical thinking has been not been adequately researched. Most research has not given any effective strategies on how to incorporate these two concepts. There is a constant need to incorporate critical thinking into the classroom without much success. This study will attempt to show a link between reflective thinking and its ability to stimulate critical thinking. Teachers often perceive that critical thinking skills need to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Reflective...
The purpose of the "State of the Literacy and Essential Skills Field" report is to provide an environmental scan showing the state of Literacy and Essential Skills (L/ES) across the country, from the perspective of the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and its national network of partners, both within and outside the Literacy and Essential Skills field. Literacy and Essential Skills are part of the "right to learn" required for people to function effectively at...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational...
Modern critics do not consider science fiction and mystery novels to be "serious reading", but Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis questioned the boundaries between "popular" and "serious" literature. Both Christian writers critically discuss the spiritual crisis of the modern world in each fiction genre. This paper will discuss Sayers and Lewis from a Christian postmodernist perspective, that is, the acceptance of both human constructions, such as multiple views on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Science Fiction, Novels, Postmodernism, Literary Criticism,...
This report traces the development of the workplace apprenticeship system and college-based pre-apprenticeship training in Canada's most western province, British Columbia. The Canadian system is mildly distinctive in an international context and within Canada, British Columbia is increasingly distinctive. Federal government influence has been significant, even though education is a provincial jurisdiction. Government involvement in apprenticeship began in the 1930s, but it was not until the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Training, Workplace Learning, Government...
Effective use of technology in educational environments and its successful integration increases the productivity of instructional processes. Constant and good-quality support supposed to be provided for teachers is quite important for technology use in educational environments. Thus, it is necessary to find answers to the question of what kinds of activities could be used to provide teachers with constant support for technology integration in educational environments. In this respect, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration,...
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), developed by IEA. During the past two decades, TIMSS has reported on mathematics and science achievement trends at the fourth and eighth grades,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis,...
"The EUROCALL Review" is published online biannually by the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). This issue offers regular sections on: (1) up-to-date information on Special Interest Groups; (2) reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects in which EUROCALL members participate; (3) reports and reviews of examples of good practice in language learning website development; and (4) reviews of new books, CALL software, etc. This issue...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Electronic...
Education and training issues are similar across Europe, but how can we ensure we mean the same things with the same terms? The new format of the European training thesaurus (ETT) is a multilingual synopsis. It is an online tool enabling those working in education, training and employment to have a common understanding of terms. It helps individuals and experts who need fast and easy terminological support to search for and translate terms and concepts used in vocational education and training...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education, Job Training, Foreign Countries, Multilingual Materials,...
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has become a policy priority in many countries. A growing body of research recognises that it provides a wide range of benefits, including social and economic benefits, better child well-being and learning outcomes as a foundation for lifelong learning, more equitable outcomes and reduction of poverty, and increased intergenerational social mobility. But these positive benefits are directly related to the "quality" of ECEC. Definitions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Labor Market, Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries,...
This edited volume contains the papers presented in the 2nd ESREA|ReNAdet meeting that was jointly organised with the VET & CULTURE Network in the University of Tallinn (Estonia), 9-11 November 2011. The papers that appear in the volume discuss the future (or the futures) of adult educators in respect to issues of developing their identities and professional status, issues of networking and/or unionizing and collaborating among different "types" of adult educators and related...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Professional Recognition, Professional Identity,...
As English tends to be regarded as a component of basic education, most European countries, Spain amongst them, are issuing legislation to establish the content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach in educational settings. The article presents instances of the implementation of CLIL in the area of teacher training which stem from a long established cooperation between Nottingham Trent University and the University of Salamanca, to show how the CLIL potential can be enhanced and new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education...
PIRLS is an international assessment of reading comprehension at the fourth grade that has been conducted every five years since 2001. In 2011, nationally representative samples of students in 49 countries participated in PIRLS and prePIRLS. Forty-five countries assessed fourth grade students, and some countries participated in one or more of the other available options initiated in 2011 to permit wider participation at the end of the primary school cycle: four countries assessed their sixth...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, International Studies, Literacy,...
Technology has been part of the language learning process, both inside and outside the classroom, for decades, helping to bridge the gap between different contexts of learning. At the same time, the concept of lifelong-learning has widened our understanding of what learning is, what different forms it can take, and of the importance of considering the learning process as one that will continue once formal education is over and the learner has entered the world of employment. Learner autonomy...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Intercultural Communication, Learning Processes,...
The present study aimed at identifying the necessary writing skills for the second year secondary stage students in Al-Azhar institutes through implementing the second part in the first package of the Egyptian Zero project. These skills are necessary for writing compositions for the second year in Arabic as their mother tongue and in English as a foreign. In this study, this part in the first package is the second and it is called Process-Oriented Approach. A teacher training program was used...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers,...
Large class size is one of the problems in the educational sector that developing nations have been grappling with. Ghana as a developing nation is no exception and has its own fair share of this problem at the pre-tertiary and tertiary levels of education. The sight of large class at the tertiary level is appalling and a headache to teachers at that level. The purpose of this study was to provide views of both lecturers and students on large class size and how it affects teaching and learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Class Size, Teacher Effectiveness, Learning, Student Evaluation, College Faculty,...
Education leaders are re-examining acceptable use policies in light of the increasing use of highly mobile information technologies. While acceptable use policies were developed to manage and control behaviour, a digital citizenship policy takes a more comprehensive approach by recognizing the important role of education in preparing digital citizens. The intent of this guide is not to ascribe policy, but rather to offer guidance to leaders as they strive to better meet student and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Guides, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, School Policy, Internet, Web 2.0...
This paper investigates whether the new EFL teacher training curriculum provides an efficient ICT training or not through both a quantitative and a partially qualitative research methodology. One hundred twenty-four prospective EFL teachers participated in this study and the results of a series of Independent Samples T-tests highlight that the prospective teachers having five ICT-related courses displayed better attitudes in comparison to those not completing this training period by reflecting...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Technology Integration, Educational...
This project provides a comprehensive overview of the research literature on problem gambling in adults and includes a detailed mindfulness-based psychoeducational group manual for problem gambling, complete with an extensive group counselling consent form, assessment and screening protocols, 10 user-friendly lesson plans, templates for a marketing poster and session notes, ample client handouts, and facilitator notes. The literature review commences with the definition of problem gambling and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques, Team Training, Cognitive Restructuring,...
Curriculum is a crucial component of any educational process. Curriculum development and instructional management serve as effective tools for meeting the present and future needs of the local and national communities. In trying to strengthen the quality assurance system in Philippine higher education, institutions of higher learning were mandated to upgrade higher education curricular offerings to international standards. Anchored on the PMI framework, data were gathered through in-depth...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Allied Health...
Saudi Ministry of education is highly concerned with the pursuit of excellence in effective EFL teaching-learning in the arena of education but it experiences tardy progress especially in college level. This is a common scenario in almost every stage of learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Behind this backdrop, this paper explores the new flights and avenues of developing EFL teaching-learning aspect in the intermediate level. The author of this study valorised to investigate the possible...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Language Role,...
This study was conducted to investigate the role of RL (rote learning) in VLSs (vocabulary learning strategies) of Burmese EFL (English as a foreign language) students. The research addresses the need of the concrete understanding of the role of RL strategy in vocabulary learning as well as Burmese EFL learners' perspectives on RL strategy among other vocabulary memorizing strategies. Through two research instruments: a questionnaire for students and an interview for teachers, the data of this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Measures (Individuals), Learning Strategies, English (Second...
Case study research suggests that NLP [neuro-linguistic programming] influencing strategies benefit teacher effectiveness. Maths pedagogy involving higher-order questioning, challenge, problem solving and collaborative working may be a way of improving attainment in adult numeracy learning, however, such strategies may be less effective if the relationship between teacher and learner does not reflect sensitivity to attitudes, beliefs and emotions (areas in which advocates of NLP claim...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Neurolinguistics, Numeracy, Adult Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics...
The purpose of this report is to examine the history of an international partnership for civic education begun in 1994, and concluded in 2011 that links Center for Civic Education partners in the United States (Florida Law-Related Education Association), Hungary (Civitas Hungary), and Romania (Intercultural Institute of Romania). This study serves as an analysis from the leadership perspective of fifteen years of collaboration among diverse stakeholders committed to the development of effective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Partnerships in Education, Global Approach,...
This book explains how teachers can set up and run a successful school library. In it you will find advice and information on how to: (1) set up a small library and build bookshelves; (2) select books for your library; (3) make a written record of your school's books, pamphlets and other library stock such as newspapers, magazines, audio tapes and videos; (4) divide the library stock into subject areas; (5) choose the best method of letting students borrow library books; and (6) repair damaged...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Libraries, Library Development, Library Administration, Library Services,...
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the University of Gothenburg in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology. The local committee members represented three collaborating...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction,...
In this study it is aimed to debate whether newspaper articles can be used as speaking materials in foreign language courses as they include most actual and living language patterns by all means. A quasi-experimental study has been carried out at Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Services of Erzincan University. Thirty-eight preparatory students took part in the study. Speaking courses have been constructed to include newspaper articles. The study has provided evidence to prove the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design, English (Second Language), Second...
The relationship between ageing and skills is becoming an important policy issue, not least in the context of population ageing. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will potentially add considerably to the understanding of the relationship between ageing and foundation skills. In particular, the fact that data from the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003-2007 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) will be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Adult Literacy, Aging...
In this paper I reviewed and analyzed three important constructs--beliefs, knowledge, and practices in mathematics teacher education. I carried out a literature review of teacher beliefs and practice, and beliefs and change in mathematics education in to order draw some pedagogical and research implications. I was able to draw three themes from the reviews--beliefs impact practice but within a supportive environment, teacher beliefs impact teacher change (development), and teacher knowledge is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education,...
This review of the research literature was commissioned by the New Zealand Post-Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Te Wehengarua as a means of informing the decision-making of the Association and its members about the Teach For All (TFA) scheme seeking to prepare teachers for New Zealand's schools. The systematic review is about fast track schemes in teacher education, and specifically focuses on what is known about such schemes run by the TFA organisation. In stark contrast to traditional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification,...
Despite their significant contribution to Australian school life, there has been little research into migrant teachers in Australia. The few studies which are available report difficulties with cultural adaptation for migrant teachers in areas related to pedagogy, language, and classroom management. However, research in Australia has mainly investigated experiences of teachers of Asian backgrounds, while teachers from western European countries have thus far been under-researched. As part of an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Diversity (Faculty), Personal Narratives,...
The study investigated the use of peer tutoring, cooperative learning, and collaborative learning as strategies to reduce anti-social behavior among schooling adolescents. The study is a descriptive survey study. The area of study was Nsukka education zone in Enugu State of Nigeria. The sample of the study was 200 teachers randomly sampled from the four towns that make up the zone. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire. The data were analyzed by the use of mean and standard...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Tutoring, Cooperative Learning, Antisocial Behavior, Foreign Countries, Team...
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a topic of increased policy interest in the Slovak Republic where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector: 1) quality goals and regulations; 2) curriculum and guidelines; 3) workforce; 4) family and community engagement; and 5) data, research and monitoring. Of the five aspects, the Slovak Republic considers improving quality in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Child Development,...
This report focuses on the development of reading proficiency during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood. The span of time between the ages of 15 and 24 is a critical period of development for young people. Once compulsory education is completed, individual decisions about post-secondary education, employment and other life choices have to be made with major consequences for future learning and employment outcomes. A good foundation in reading proficiency facilitates success in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Human Capital, Compulsory Education, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries,...
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development. The selected results reported are based on more than 285,000 census-administered or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement,...
The theme of qualifications frameworks and their relation to quality assurance is gaining urgency in the European scene as more and more countries are completing their national qualifications frameworks and quality assurance agencies need to take important decisions on how to implement them. Some of the key features of the qualifications frameworks are the specification of learning outcomes, processes for assessing learners' attainment of the expected outcomes, their relation to the ECTS,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Prior Learning, Quality Control, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Best...
The destiny of any nation begins in its classroom where young people are equipped with knowledge and skills to lead the nation. Higher education is the corner stone in development where the work force is trained to lead the social, economic, political and cultural change. In such a competitive global economy the human capital is the most valuable asset. Higher education institutes are training units, where labor force is made. These institutes are also incubators of scientists and technologists...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Arabs, Labor Market, Labor Force Development,...
In Malaysia, the issue of weak and non-proficient graduates is a pressing matter. This implies that they are not well-equipped to cope with academic literacy, which is closely related to their language proficiency, as the main medium of instruction at most higher institutions is the English language. At this level, reading is the essence of academic achievement where they are required to read, explain and critically assess lengthy, often complicated academic texts, and process the obtained...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, English (Second Language), Language...
The purpose of this study is to explore primary school children's understandings about the shape of the Earth. The sample is consisted of 124 first-graders from five primary schools located in an urban city of Turkey. The data of the study were collected through children's drawings and semi-structured interviews. Results obtained from the drawings showed that only one third of the participants have drawn scientifically acceptable images of the earth. However, the subsequent semi-structured...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 1, Childrens...
Web 3.0, termed as the semantic web or the web of data is the transformed version of Web 2.0 with technologies and functionalities such as intelligent collaborative filtering, cloud computing, big data, linked data, openness, interoperability and smart mobility. If Web 2.0 is about social networking and mass collaboration between the creator and user, then the Web 3.0 is referring to intelligent applications using natural language processing, machine-based learning and reasoning. From the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Learning Theories, Data, Technological...
This report reviews the use of loans for learning in 33 European countries and analyses the schemes in eight selected Member States: France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Finland, Sweden and the UK. The analysis shows that loan schemes vary considerably across Europe in terms of types and levels of learning covered, conditions of access, repayment and governance. Some loans aim to increase participation in learning in general, while others are designed to promote equity. The report...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial...
This 2012 research report, based on a national online survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, gathers the responses of over 3,900 teachers who voluntarily took part in the survey. Teachers were asked to identify the potential barriers to the provision of mental health services for their students and to describe their level of preparedness to address student mental health issues. The report is a call to action...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Mental Health, Teacher Surveys, Barriers,...
This paper outlines selected applications of Kelly's Personal Construct Theory to vocational guidance. The authors elicited personal constructs using the Rep Test (Role Construct Repertory Test) and compared them with Holland's occupational typology. The sample (N = 136, F = 85, M = 51, average age of 21.97) was composed of students of various universities in Lodz, Poland. Two diagnostic methods were used: the Vocational Preference Questionnaire Job-6 and a Rep Test focused on job-related...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Personality Theories, Comparative Analysis,...
Australia has had a long history of using migrants to fill skill gaps and labour shortages, and continues to target skilled foreign workers for permanent and temporary migration. The purpose of this report is to investigate the role of qualifications in the labour mobility of these foreign workers, especially as those who do not have employer sponsorship are not guaranteed a job in their area of expertise on arrival. Misko argues that a good match between overseas qualifications and jobs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, Skilled Workers, Occupational Mobility,...
Students in science and engineering (S&E) are preparing for careers in fields where international partnerships are increasingly important to advancing knowledge and discoveries. It has been over a decade since the National Science Board (NSB) highlighted the importance of international collaboration and called for increased government commitment to promoting international S&E research and education. The National Science Foundation (NSF) contracted with Abt Associates to conduct an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Graduate Students, Student Exchange Programs,...
Family plays a very important role in infant's development and behaviour, being that the parents' divorce can be a very stressful experience. This is an exploratory and comparative study that aims at identifying the differences in children's behaviour with divorced parents (or separated) and married parents (or living together), based on the parents and the teachers' perceptions. The authors recruited a convenience sample of 62 children (30 with single parents, and 32 children with married...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Child Development, Child Behavior, Family Influence, Divorce, Marriage, One Parent...
Recent research on Literature education in Singapore has highlighted the state of ambivalence of the Literature curriculum (Choo, 2004); suggested possibilities for its reconceptualisation, taking into consideration the environment and impact of globalisation (Holden, 2000; Choo, 2011); and considered the offering of alternative curricula (Poon, 2007). An exploration into the state of Literature as a subject in Singapore secondary schools in relation to this recent research was carried out, by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis,...
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) works with low-income countries around the world to help them provide basic education of good quality to all of their children. Countries develop education sector plans that set clear targets and commitments; their partners including donors, multilateral agencies, civil society and the private sector align their support around these plans. GPE has developed a monitoring and evaluation strategy to measure the progress made in implementing these plans,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation, Partnerships in...
This paper is concerned with the modifications implemented in a second year foreign language (FL) reading program with respect to the problems students experience while reading in FL. This research draws on the sources of FL reading anxiety identified in the first year reading program with a motivation to re-design the second year program to help the students perceive reading positively free from the anxiety. This paper reports on the responses of students to the modifications implemented in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Programs, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language),...
Communication is getting increasingly mobile, with more than a third of the world's population using cellular phones. Recent statistics indicate that this proportion is much bigger among young people. Research has also registered significant predominance of short message exchange over other modes of interaction in youth culture, where e-mail is perceived as a tool for "old people," while voice calls are reserved for communication with parents and other adults. Adapting to the changing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Second Language...
Little research has been done into how the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) affect national educational reform and policy-making. This paper examines the normative impact of PISA by investigating how, and the extent to which , national policy actors use PISA in policies and practices, to evaluate and improve school-system performance. Drawing on the results of a survey of country practices, the study shows that PISA has become accepted as a reliable...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries,...
In a year-long preparatory English class in a state university in Turkey, students are expected to develop knowledge and skills related to language including grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing ,and speaking. In this context students and teachers are challenged in considering how much accuracy should be emphasized in the learning and teaching process, which leads to rethinking and reframing to what extent and how grammar teaching/learning should take place in the language program....
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Comparative...