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Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD's Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners. They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult outcomes from a global perspective, and contain an engaging mix of text, tables and charts that describe the international context of the most pressing questions in education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Financial Support,...
This project builds upon previous surveys of geographical education across Canada completed by Baine (1991) and Mansfield (2005). The purpose of this study was to survey the geography curriculum in each of the ten provinces and three territories in Canada. Geography and social studies curriculum guidelines for grades 1 through 12 were collected in each regional jurisdiction across Canada. A summary of key information was recorded for each grade in each jurisdiction; included were course title,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum,...
Over the last two years, the University of Urbino, Italy, has been implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) courses in English across all disciplines. This study focuses on the online self-study CLIL scaffolding designed to help students involve in an Internationalization Project to build academic language and content-specific vocabulary autonomously. Within a CLIL counterbalanced instructional framework, which integrates content-based and form-focused instruction as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Course...
Tuition revenue from overseas students increased by over $9 million dollars in 2011-12 over the previous year. It reached a record amount of $138,848,821. The increased revenue reflects an increase of nearly 500 international students, reaching a total of 9,281.1 (FTE). However, the patterns of inequality continue to be reinforced, because most of the students study in Metro Vancouver, the Okanagan, and Vancouver Island, and those are the areas which experienced increased revenue. Smaller...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Income, Foreign Students, Tuition, Research Reports, Resource...
Higher education in Romania is passing though an authentic crisis caused by the necessity of our society to adapt to the European Union's demands. University teachers have a huge role in satisfying these requests. They need to possess a lot of competencies, and one of the most important is the managerial competency that will help university teachers to have a good relationship with their colleagues, their students and other officials in order to help higher education to be better and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Competencies,...
Corrective feedback has been discussed mainly in second language acquisition contexts, but less has been done concerning corrective feedback in foreign language settings. In this descriptive study, conducted at a Mexican university, our aims were to identify the perceptions of instructors of English as a foreign language about corrective feedback and its actual practice in their classrooms. A semi-structured interview and a questionnaire were used to collect the data. The results show that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language...
This study explores the utility of CBSL (community based service-learning) projects as a teaching method of ethics which this process supported by online communication tools in order to enhance progress of service learning and ethical development of undergraduate students and gather data during the research process. This study consists of an action research project and it employs case study method as it attempts to explore a unique phenomenon (CBSL projects) in Eastern Mediterranean University....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Ethics, Empathy, Moral Development, Service...
The purpose of this study is to examine the pre-service teachers' attitudes toward computers use. The impact of five variables (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity) on attitude towards computer was assessed. Data were collected from 230 preservice teachers through self-report and structural equation modelling was used as the technique for analysis. Results showed that 64% of the variance in attitude towards computer...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Computer Use, Measurement Techniques,...
Background: In recent years, the researchers had worked on attachment style theory in studying different aspects of individual and social life of adults and announce that attachment style is related to most behavior, thought and motivational behaviors. The aim of the current study was investigating the relationship between attachment styles with function of thinking styles of high school girl students in Hamadan. Methods: Participants were 340 students from the four science high schools. Some...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Females, Attachment Behavior, Correlation, Cognitive Processes, High School Students,...
Due to their increasing availability and prevalence, digital media allow for a relocation of learning to work processes and support work process oriented learning. This can be put into practice with the aid of different medial/technological and didactical settings. Some examples are the application of mobile terminals, interactive platforms, or blended-learning approaches. The paper sketches different project approaches and illustrates the theoretical-didactical basics for the respective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Work Environment, Workplace Learning, Praxis, Technology Uses in...
This narrative is an account of my field experiences and challenges practicing Gonzalez's (2000) Four Seasons of Ethnography methodology in Mexico City. I describe the complexities and tensions inherent in managing two scientific paradigms: Western scientific logic vs. a more organic ontology. The experiential knowledge produced in this text is useful to ethnographers who face questions of identity and ethics in the field. To evoke a sense of experience, I re-present the ethnography for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Field Experience Programs, Ethics, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Research...
The differences between male and female students in the field of education can be studied from several points of view. The aim of the present study is to approach the issues of mobility closely connected to the educational institution, institutional existence and school, using the filter of value sociology, thus bringing us closer to the different school attitudes and behaviours of the two genders, focusing on higher education. In our analysis, we used the "Campus-lét" Research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Values, Gender Differences, College Students, Classification, Surveys, Factor...
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any differences in perceptions of school social climate and peers in terms of bullying status, and to investigate the psychometric properties of the School Social Climate and Generalized Peer Perception Scales. The students participated from six different cities in Turkey were in secondary and high schools. The sample consisted of 1263 students (612 male, 651 female), of mean age 14.92 years (SD = 2.07). The results revealed that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Measurement, Adolescents, High School Students, Social Environment, Foreign...
Most of the literature on dimensionality focused on either comparison of parametric and nonparametric dimensionality detection procedures or showing the effectiveness of one type of procedure. There is no known study to shown how to do combined parametric and nonparametric dimensionality analysis on real data. The current study is aimed to fill this missing part in the literature by illustrating how to do combined parametric and nonparametric dimensionality analysis. The purpose of this study...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Sciences, Evaluation, Data, Statistical Analysis, Citizenship, Content...
Managing international cohorts of students who undertake workplace learning in countries other than the country of their host university can be a very complex and difficult process. University academics are accustomed to personal, face to face contact with their students. When students then move offshore, but remain the responsibility of the academics, there is often difficulty working in a virtual world of communication. This sorely tests the participants' concept of teaching and good pedagogy...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Technology...
In this article we present results from a study investigating the impact of three state exit exam systems on teaching and learning in college-preparatory schools. The study compares one state with a traditionally more centralized exam regime, one state that is more de-centralized and one state that has recently switched to more centralized testing. The German Abitur is a cognitively rather complex exam that is largely unstandardized as measured by the standards of international testing regimes....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Testing, Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Program Effectiveness, Grading,...
Recently, there are many good examples of how multi-disciplinary learning can support students to learn collaboratively and not solely focus on a single professional sector. During the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters, we have attempted to gather students studying different professional domains together. Students from the Department of Computing (COMP) and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) are involved as partners and team members to work on joint student projects. One group...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Partnerships in Education, Electronic Learning, Internet, Databases, Group Dynamics,...
The present study aimed to make an error analysis in the problems posed by pre-service elementary mathematics teachers about fractional division operation. It was carried out with 64 pre-service teachers studying in their final year in the Department of Mathematics Teaching in an eastern university during the spring semester of academic year 2010-2011. The data collection instrument used in the study was the four-item Problem Posing Test (PPT) developed about fractional division operation....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics...
The language of advertisements aims at precise, clear, pointed, and arresting communication. Like all communicative endeavours, in advertising, getting the message across is of prime importance. However, the use of language in advertising is of a particular character because the advertiser cannot afford to be delinquent or uncritical. The aim of this paper is to investigate the extent to which rules or conventions of the English language are broken in print advertising. It also shows the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Newspapers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Advertising,...
This paper deals with the problematic nature of the transition between education and the workplace. A smooth transition between education and the workplace requires learners to develop an integrated knowledge base, but this is problematic as most educational programmes offer knowledge and experiences in a fragmented manner, scattered over a variety of subjects, modules and (work) experiences. To overcome this problem, we propose a design approach and shifting the educational focus of attention...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Learning,...
This paper is an enquiry into the unpredictability of the liberally educated mind. We are all familiar with the value placed on the word "critical" when it figures prominently in justifications for liberal arts pedagogy, as in "a liberal arts education should foster the capacity for critical thinking." However, depending on the milieu in which "critical thinking" is habituated, the meaning of the term may degrade into a theoretical conformity and passive assent to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Religion, Role of Religion, Religious...
Higher education provides graduates with both monetary and non-monetary benefits. Globalization and technological developments foster utilitarian approach, therefore the transmission of competences that are relevant in labour market is an important target for higher education institutions. The paper presents findings of research on the match of generic competences of higher education graduates to labour market needs. Research population consisted of graduates of EU member states and Turkey; the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Education Work...
This article highlights one aspect of a case study of international educators at Dubai Women's College (DWC), United Arab Emirates (UAE). It examines perceptions of international educators in third space teaching female Emirati, higher-education students in the UAE. Drawing on third space theory (Bhabha, 1994), this study explored the nature of their hybridity and their accommodation processes. Findings reveal that these international educators in third space perceive the salient elements of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Arabs, Case Studies, International Education, Foreign...
The aim of the study is to determine the status of Turkey among OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) members and candidate countries through cluster and discriminant analyses according to PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2009 results. The study includes 475460 fifteen year-old students from 65 countries participating in the PISA Project in 2009. According to the cluster analyses , in the first cluster, 13 countries, 9 of which are candidate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, International Education, Multivariate Analysis, Cluster Grouping,...
Nigeria has joined the global race of teaching and learning in a changing educational environment by adopting open and distance learning (ODL). Although it is a global trend, ODL poses some challenges at local levels, one of which is the untimely production of teaching materials currently affecting instructional delivery in Nigeria. The modern approach to ameliorating this challenge is the deployment of open educational resources (OER), and this practice is enabled by information and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Needs Assessment, Foreign Countries,...
Reading is an extremely active, complex, mental and personal process that concerns both the reader and the text. It is now generally believed that a range of reader with text factors affect the reading process to a considerable extent. So, teachers of EFL need to be aware of the important role of teaching materials. Thus, this study investigated the impact of comic reading materials on reading comprehension. Six general texts and pictures were given to the control group and six comic materials...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cartoons, Reading Materials, English (Second Language), English Language Learners,...
In this article, you will find how autonomous students of EFL in Lima, Peru can be when they recognize and correct their errors based on the teachers' guidance about what to look for and how to do it in a process that I called "Error Hunting" during regular class activities without interfering with these activities.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Error...
We put forward a new experimental economics design with monetary incentives to estimate students' perceptions of grading discrimination. We use this design in a large field experiment which involved 1,200 British students in grade 8 classrooms across 29 schools. In this design, students are given an endowment they can invest on a task where payoff depends on performance. The task is a written verbal test which is graded non anonymously by their teacher, in a random half of the classrooms, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior,...
Finland does a number of things to support their children well, but one of the big factors is that they have strong teachers. With the US drifting down the international depth chart of educational performance, what can reformers and teachers do to ensure they learn from the world's best and transform their teaching profession in a way that makes sense for an American context? In the last two years, much of the state-level debate has been focused on crafting fair evaluations of existing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Reputation, Teacher Effectiveness,...
The purpose of this study was to compare 6th grade Turkish, Singapore, and American mathematics textbooks in terms of certain features of textbook design. Textbooks were compared based on their visual design, text density, internal organization, weights of curriculum strands, topics covered, and content presentation. The results revealed varied assumptions for student learning and choices of design. Singapore books reflected simple features of text density and enriched use of visual elements,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6, Textbook...
This theoretical review addresses the construct of beliefs in education and English as a foreign language, and their impact when integrating technology. A thorough definition and categorization of teachers' beliefs will be provided. In addition, studies conducted in various educational settings examining the effects of teachers' beliefs and the use of technology will be reviewed. Additional information on models attempting to explain human behavior and the use of computers will be presented as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Teacher Behavior, Technology...
The aim was to explore the predictive ability of sources of stress and a range of dispositional and coping behaviours on student satisfaction and motivation. Most research exploring sources of stress and coping in students construes stress as psychological distress, with little attempt to consider positive experiences of stress. A questionnaire was administered to 120 first-year UK psychology students. Questions were asked which measured sources of stress when rated as likely to contribute to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Foreign...
Cyprus takes over the European Union Presidency in the second half of 2012 in a period of continuing uncertainty due to the world economic crisis. The vocational education and training (VET) system of Cyprus is playing a significant role in dealing with the immediate adverse effects of the crisis on the labour market as well as in laying the foundations for future development. Cyprus, a country with limited natural resources, has always relied on its human resources to achieve a competitive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change,...
The current Alberta Social Studies curriculum places a strong emphasis on recognizing the importance of multiple perspectives in the interpretation of Canada's past. The three drawings that the author has created represent the progression from the overall arching grand narrative of Canadian history to the introduction and embedding of the multiple perspectives to aid the possible narrative competence of the student. The silencing of the "others" and their interpretations of the past...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Historical Interpretation,...
This study examined parent involvement in children's education among the Israeli Arab population and the degree of influence of various background factors on their involvement. The correlations between parent involvement and pupil achievement were examined in relation to the characteristics of the pupils (i.e., age, gender). About 400 parents participated in this research, and a parent involvement questionnaire was used to measure the degree of involvement. It was found that parents of girls...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Minority...
The amount of time that people, especially young people, spend on communicative activities in social media is rapidly increasing. We are facing new arenas with great potential for learning in general and for language learning in particular, but their impact on learning is not yet acknowledged as such in educational practice (e.g., Conole, 2010; Lewis, Pea, & Rosen, 2010; Thorne, 2009). The aim of this case study is to scrutinize how social networking sites (SNSs) serve as new contexts for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Networks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Social Media,...
The author discusses the origins and relevant changes that have occurred in Mexican higher education, regarding institutional and academic programs assessment and evaluation.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational...
This article describes the design of informal learning spaces at an Australian university that support students in the generation of knowledge. Recent learning space design projects at La Trobe have been informed by a number of pre-existing projects, including a small research project on student use of technologies, a national project on learning space design, and a significant curriculum renewal process at the university. It demonstrates the ways in which evidence based on student perspectives...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Space, Educational Facilities Design, Case Studies, Technology Uses in...
While a growing number of higher education institutions are providing online modes of study for both on- and off-campus students, do the differences in demography, technology experiences and reasons for study between on- and off-campus students mean that they interact differently with online learning environments (OLEs)? Australia's Deakin University is a major provider of distance and online education that provides a case study of a higher education institution with a mature and large-scale...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Higher Education, Student Surveys, Student...
Canadians share a common interest in finding ways to raise incomes and reduce dependence on income support programs. Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated have produced a report that explores the potential of an investment in adult literacy to simultaneously raise Canadians' earnings and reduce government expenditures on Employment Insurance, Workers Compensation, and Social Assistance benefits. This summary presents highlights from the main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Costs, Income, Adult Literacy, Welfare Services, Reading Skills,...
I report on teacher change in the context of a reading strategy instruction intervention. Reading Strategy Instruction (RSI) was implemented by three teachers, new to the concept, over a period of 15 weeks. Observations of these teachers showed that a multitude of factors affect the uptake of RSI as part of everyday teaching practice, and that teachers seem to move through distinct phases in their uptake of RSI. The article focuses on teachers' reaction to RSI and highlights a number of issues...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Observation, Faculty Development, Teacher...
This author contends that contemporary issues classes no longer have currency, as standardized test results are the litmus test for education. In many schools, students are isolated from firsthand accounts and formal study of events that textbooks will one day proclaim as defining experiences of their generation. According to Doyle, schools tend not to teach many, perhaps most, headline-making problems: climate change, debt crises, the national and international polarization of wealth,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Merit Pay, Test Results, Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Foreign...
In this paper, I discuss how I came to call into question the way in which I interpreted interview data in my dissertation, which investigated the migration and settlement experience of Japanese women who are married to Australian men and reside in Australia. Through critical reflections, I realized the way in which the positionality of researchers and their experience, values, and beliefs may influence interpretation of data. The translation process of the interview data reminded me of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Females, Translation, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Interviews, Doctoral...
This paper describes a research that came about as a result of several converging factors in Ontario: a resurgence of interest in environmental and outdoor education (including outdoor education (OE) centres); recent publications supporting environmental and outdoor education; and curriculum revisions across subject areas that include environmental education (EE) outcomes. Despite the surge of interest in EE, a variety of theoretical perspectives on the subject, and the growing abundance of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries,...
This study explores the affective responses and beliefs school-aged heritage-language learners (HLLs) hold regarding learning their two languages. Sixty-three HLLs in grades 3 and 4 were presented with pictorial scenarios involving activities across five language and literacy domains in their HL and second language (English). Children were asked to indicate the affect they associated with the scenario and were queried about their chosen affect. They associated positive affect with listening and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes,...
The primary mission of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) is to advance the conduct of high-quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial and community contexts. Central to this is enhancing the understanding of how these complex systems work dynamically to support the future of the nation. The Center creates the context for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Emotional Development, Educational Change, Social Development, Science Instruction,...
International student cohorts continue to be increasingly vital to higher education institutions in Australia; currently, they account for 20 percent of enrolments. However, there is concern that over the past few years, enrolment numbers have been dropping. Reasons for this decrease may vary from: tuition fee increases, new overseas universities adding to competition, the global financial crisis, student preferences toward US and UK universities, or perceived lack of Australian scholarship...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Adjustment, Student Experience,...
The rapid development of Information Communication and Technologies (ICTs) has made tremendous changes in the twenty-first century. ICT is said to bring a variety of benefits in facilitating the teaching and learning process. Therefore, ICT has been the emphasis in school and higher institutions of education nowadays. However, to integrate ICT in education is not problem free, problems are faced by the teachers. This paper aims to investigate the ESL teachers' perception toward the use of ICT...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The aim of the present paper was to investigate the effects of processing instruction and traditional instruction on Iranian EFL learners' writing ability. Thirty participants who were non-randomly selected out of 63 Intermediate EFL learners, taking English courses in a language institute in Khoy-Iran, participated in this quasi-experimental study. All the participants were female with the age range of 18-24. The participants were randomly assigned into two experimental groups of processing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second...
In Australia we face a serious problem in that over the last twenty years the quality of students' mathematical knowledge and abilities has "deteriorated to a dangerous level" (Brown, 2009, p. 3). Too few students want to study further mathematics and are "unlikely to continue its study voluntarily" (Commonwealth of Australia, 2008) or pursue careers where high levels of mathematical proficiency are needed. In this paper I make use of the poststructuralist notion that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sustainability, Mathematical Aptitude, Student Participation, Classroom Techniques,...
After briefly analysing a classroom episode, we discuss aspects of the teacher's didactical knowledge, namely in its mathematical and instructional dimensions, as reflected in the answers of three prospective teachers to a written assignment based on the episode. We then raise some issues regarding initial teacher education, anchored in the notion of didactical knowledge.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries,...
This article presents findings from an action research that explored industrial attachment supervision and assessment issues and concerns of CUT's (Chinhoyi University of Technology) undergraduate degree programme. The study was motivated by the observation that there is no research project contacted in order to determine the social and economic value of the programme objectives. The study used a cross-sectional survey technique to establish the strengths and weaknesses in the supervision and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Action Research, Workplace Learning, Undergraduate Study, School...
Mathematisation of realistic situations is an on-going focus of research. Classroom data from a Year 9 class participating in a program of structured modelling of real situations was analysed for evidence of Niss's theoretical construct, implemented anticipation, during mathematisation. Evidence was found for two of three proposed aspects. In addition, unsuccessful attempts at mathematisations were related in this study to inability to use relevant mathematical knowledge in the modelling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education),...
This article reports on a research study that examined 25 reflective papers written by pre-service teachers a few weeks into attending primary teacher education. The overall aim of the study was to gain insight into the students' thoughts and ways of reflecting as a basis for taking action to improve lecturing, tasks and exercises which promote reflection in the primary teacher education program. The students were asked to write a paper reflecting upon "The teacher I want to become"....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Foreign Countries,...
The present study attempted to investigate an application of the theory of Successful Intelligence (Sternberg, 1997) in lower Greek secondary schools, through a school tests believing that school assessments should be based on solid, empirically investigated theoretical foundations. The test was administered to 2663 students with a mean age of 13.39 years, all studying at the 2nd year of the lower secondary school in 49 schools from different geographical areas in Greece. A confirmatory factor...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Scores,...
Turkey is the one of the countries in the world which has potential of renewable energy resource because of its geographical position. However, being usage of renewable energy resources and applications (RERAs) is low, it shows that awareness and consciousness of RERAs is very low too. Education must play a key role in growing out of an energy culture at a nationwide scale, which means developing an energy awareness of environmental, scientifically and economical respects. Energy awareness is a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Knowledge Level,...
The Australian education and training system offers a range of options for young people. This publication provides a summary of the statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in an education and training activity during 2011. Information on participation is presented for VET in Schools students, school students, higher education students, apprentices and trainees, and other vocational education and training (VET) students. This publication replaces the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Apprenticeships, Trainees,...
The purpose of this paper is to study the effectiveness of oral presentation as an assessment tool in a Finance subject. Assessment data collected from a postgraduate Finance subject in an Australian university over a period of five years from 2005 to 2009 was analysed statistically to determine the relation between students' performance in oral presentation and other forms of assessments. The sample consists of assessment records of 412 students and 98 group presentations. From the study of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, English...
The practical work component offers unique challenges for university science courses. This is even more pertinent in an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) environment like the Bindura University of Science Education's Virtual and Open Distance Learning (VODL) programme. Effective ODL education should be flexible enough to accommodate science disciplines with practical components. The main challenges with practical work in ODL are that students are geographically scattered and that they come from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Distance Education, Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Science...
The introduction of foreign languages into the first three-year cycle of primary school has spurred the need for qualified teachers, and is one of the main discussion points among experts in foreign language teaching. Most of the contemporary studies report that there is a global gap between the supply of qualified teachers of foreign languages to young learners and the demand for them as programmes expand. These studies emphasize the paramount importance in assuring the quality of early...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Distance education's history is a tremendous resource for all involved in distance education. Some aspects of that history provide enduring touchstones for present distance educators, creating a heritage that should not be overlooked as distance education continues to develop and expand. In this article we draw on the concept of generational frameworks to focus on particular developments that have shaped and continue to shape distance education. From those developments we identify and discuss...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational History, Heritage Education,...
Research in the fields of second-language acquisition and education has supported the value of written reflection, but scant research has explored how other types of reflection may come into play when learners employ strategies and produce oral language. This paper reports findings from an action research study that focused on integrating individual oral reflection using digital recorders to facilitate 18 graduate-level English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) students' learning of academic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Oral Language, Action Research, Graduate Students, English (Second Language), Second...
Students' development of an understanding of covariation was the focus of a research project that investigated the way in which 12 Year 5/6 students engaged with the learning environment afforded by the graphing software, "TinkerPlots." Using data generated from individual interviews, the results demonstrate that upper primary students use their understanding of covariation to draw conclusions about trends in data evidenced in the graphs they created as well as their knowledge of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Students, Computer Software, Graphs, Mathematics Instruction,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an approach to developing word lists centred on etymological roots would improve the spelling performance of older primary school students. Participants were 46 students in the last year of primary school in south-east Queensland (31 girls and 15 boys) across three classes, with two classes being assigned to control conditions. Students were evaluated pre- and post-intervention on three dependent measures: British Spelling Test Series...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Spelling, Instruction, Teaching...
With the establishment of the socialist market economic system in China, the issue of social fairness has been paid more and more attentions. The fairness issue of higher education, which is responsible for training high-quality talents for the national economy construction, has become the focus of attention. We discuss and research on the fairness of the higher education, and strive to achieve the goal of education equity in China.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Justice, Equal Education, Resource...
This paper demonstrates the explanatory power of Kieren's framework for rational number knowing (1988, 1992, 1993, 1995), renamed here the four-three-four model, by describing the different approaches of Grade 6 students to a quotient context task (sharing three or seven custard tarts between five people) using Kieren's terminology of partitioning, equivalence, and unit-forming.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Numbers, Grade 6, Foreign Countries, Elementary...
The purpose of this paper is to gain an insight into the conflict management strategies (CMS) of faculty in the higher education institutions (HEIs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. To achieve the above mentioned purpose, survey method was used with the help of questionnaire. In this research, impact of CMS was assessed on the negative consequences and the impact of demographic variations on CMS was examined in higher education. Negative consequences were significantly explained by avoiding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution, Colleges,...
This article intended to reveal the results of a survey study in which the students' attitudes toward online communication in open and distance learning were investigated. In the study, affects of the students' gender and computer experience on their attitudes were also examined. A total of 626 subjects participated in the study and "Online Communication Attitude Scale", developed by Ledbetter, was adapted as the data collection instrument. Mean, standard deviation, independent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Distance Education, Positive Attitudes, Open...
This 2012 mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report explores the motivations, behaviors, program choices, and intended career outcomes of individuals who expressed a desire to further their education in a graduate business program. More than 16,000 prospective business school students who registered on mba.com shared their opinions, preferences, and experiences as they navigated through that process over the course of 2011. This report provides a portrait of these individuals in their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Business Administration Education, Admission (School), Graduate Study, Motivation,...
This paper reports that between 2008 and 2009, unemployment rates across OECD countries increased among people at all educational levels, but rose to especially troubling heights among people without an upper secondary education. In 2009, the average employment rate across OECD countries was much higher for individuals with a tertiary (i.e. higher) education--indicating a better match between the skills these people have and the skills the labour market required. Between 2008 and 2009, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Global Approach, Educational Attainment, Quality...
This paper reports on research conducted on the impact of Buddhism on teaching, exploring the educational philosophy and approach, the daily practice of teaching, and the challenge of bringing together the mainstream education curriculum with Buddhist worldview in the first school in Australia being guided by Buddhist philosophy. Although there has been a concerted research agenda within the sociology of education internationally that has focussed on teachers and the comparative impacts of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Buddhism,...
In the Russian Federation and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, a focus of national education policy is to modernize the education system by integrating new technologies that have emerged within education in Western Europe and North America. The current promotion of one-to-one learning in Russian schools is one of the strategies being used to achieve this goal of modernization. Despite efforts to provide technology to Russian schools, the research suggests these...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology, Internet,...
Although existing literature addresses adults' motivation to learn, and some specifically focuses on older adults, it is now recognized that older adults are more heterogeneous and complex than other age groups. Therefore, this study seeks to provide an alternative theoretical framework to investigate motivation to learn for older adult learners in Taiwan. (Contains 1 table.)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Motivation, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Older Adults, Foreign Countries,...
Cosmopolitanism has recently received increased interest and representation in educational discourse and theory. Given the global and international emphases in cosmopolitanism, international schools might provide some clues and illustrations of cosmopolitanism influence in schooling. The way an international school articulates its purpose can provide insight into the general discourse about international schools and what each thinks its purpose is, real or imagined. Thus, the mission statements...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Schools, Institutional Mission, Cultural Awareness, Emotional...
The Pattern and Structure Mathematical Awareness Program (PASMAP) is an early mathematics program designed to promote structural thinking. PASMAP pedagogy removes the structure commonly provided for students in order to challenge them to construct their own, focusing student attention on spatial and numerical patterns and leading them to formulate their own generalisations. In this paper, we give some examples of Kindergarten PASMAP tasks that develop and link the themes of grid patterns,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematical Concepts,...