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These proceedings contain the papers of the 12th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2015), October 24-26, 2015, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by Maynooth University, Ireland, and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSISE). Full papers in these proceedings include: (1) Towards a Metadata Schema for Characterizing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Uses in Education, Learning Processes, Expertise,...
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral standpoints), from this academic and practical scientific discipline, is aimed ultimately to benefit society. This International Conference seeks to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2015, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information and Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, July 21-24, 2015). The e-Learning 2015 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Failure, Electronic Learning, Success, Technology Uses in...
The 22nd EUROCALL conference was held at the University of Padova from the 26th to the 29th of August 2015, the first time that EUROCALL has been held in Italy. The event was organized in collaboration with the University Language Centre and the support of the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies. Over 300 delegates travelled from over 37 different countries to attend. The theme of the conference this year was Critical CALL, drawing inspiration from the work carried...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
"Voices of Pedagogical Development" is a collection of articles written by teacher-researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre. It shares the fruits of their ideas and development work in the areas of academic literacies, new forms of teaching and learning, and internationalisation. Part one aims at establishing and expanding perspectives on the multilayered and multivoiced reality of pedagogical development in higher education. Part two looks at how practices can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
Assessing credits that transfer students bring to an institution may require a significant amount of institutional resources. The increased mobility of students among post-secondary institutions in British Columbia (BC), and the need to ensure efficient admission processes for both the student and the institution, makes transfer credit assessment an important subject for the province's post-secondary system. The purpose of this project is to review institutional policies and practices of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Policy,...
This second volume of the "Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks" focuses on national and regional cases of national qualifications frameworks for eighty- six countries from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan and seven regional qualifications frameworks. Each country profile provides a thorough review of the main policy objectives, stakeholder involvement, validation of non-formal and informal learning, links to NQFs and important lessons and future plans....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, Qualifications, National Standards,...
Faculty of Educational Sciences has recognized the importance of education for interculturalism, and it organizes the conference entitled "Education for interculturalism" every five years, so that all participants could gain new insights about interculturalism and strengthen their intercultural competencies. Modern interculturalism, as a modern and current topic in scientific and public educational policy, appears in the 20th century in the United States as an expression of pragmatic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Minority Group Students, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education,...
There is no doubt that universities have a vital role to play in promoting lifelong learning. This publication presents possible ways of expanding and transforming higher education to facilitate lifelong learning in different socio-economic contexts. Nine articles address the various dimensions of the role of higher education in promoting lifelong learning from a global perspective. The goal is to give the reader a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks and practical implementation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Role of Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy,...
While the importance of good teaching may be intuitively obvious, only over the past decade has education research begun to quantify the high economic stakes around teacher quality. In a world where the goals of national education systems are being transformed, from a focus on the transmission of facts and memorization to a focus on student competencies?for critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning?the demands on teachers are more complex than ever. Governments across the world...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Educational Quality, Educational Change,...
The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society is now running in its thirteenth year. From its modest beginnings thirteen years ago, to its impressive size today, a tradition has been the production of a conference book, consistently launched on the first day of the conference each year. This year, Volume 13 of BCES Conference Books is published in 2 parts. Number 1 of the volume contains papers submitted to the XIII Annual International Conference of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Quality, Social Justice, Accountability, Comparative Education,...
This monograph offers an overview of the current research work carried out in Croatia and the surrounding countries, and specifically an interesting insight in teaching and learning issues in these countries. The authors discuss the need of the general population for becoming good problem-solvers in society of today, which is characterised by rapid technological changes and economic development. They argue that modern teaching methods are therefore needed. From the contributions in this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods,...
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare key elements of the actions that states in the USA and Australia took to implement the Common Core State Standards or Phase One of the Australian Curriculum, and what processes and products they used to facilitate implementation of these innovations. A rubric adapted from a diagnostic tool, developed by Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute, was used to analyse the strength of the strategies employed by states to implement the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, State Standards, Academic Standards,...
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on population characteristics, such as educational attainment and economic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student...
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is paid to the analysis of institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach,...
The 2015 CLIR Unconference & Symposium was the capstone event to seven years of grant funding through CLIR's Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. These proceedings group presentations by theme. Collaborations provides examples of multi-institutional projects, including one international collaboration; Student and Faculty Involvement reports on practices of engaging students and faculty in processing as well as outreach; Cataloging presents projects that experimented...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Special Libraries, Archives, Cataloging, Student Participation, Teacher...
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which promotes the engagement of stakeholders to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning, Educational...
The European active population is ageing. In the face of growing skills shortages, both national States and employers need to prolong the working lives of their most experienced workers. While enterprises strive to respond to this challenge, most still have not fully explored the potential of guidance activities in addressing age-related issues in career development. This Cedefop study analyses the role of guidance in the age management strategies of firms. Evidence from this report illustrates...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aging (Individuals), Age Differences, Employers, Employees, Planning, Career...
Within a learning family, every member is a lifelong learner. A family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and inadequate literacy skills, particularly among disadvantaged families and communities. The selection of case studies presented in this compilation show that for an intergenerational approach to literacy to be successful and foster a culture of learning, it is necessary to provide sustained teacher training, develop a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intergenerational Programs, Teaching Methods, Lifelong Learning, Family Literacy,...
"Voices of Pedagogical Development" is a collection of articles written by teacher-researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre. It shares the fruits of their ideas and development work in the areas of academic literacies, new forms of teaching and learning, and internationalisation. Part one aims at establishing and expanding perspectives on the multilayered and multivoiced reality of pedagogical development in higher education. Part two looks at how practices can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Discourse, Literacy, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching...
This paper reports on an exploratory research project on the evaluation of the engagement with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) carried out by six members of staff and two "expert students" involved in the MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Department of English and Languages at Coventry University (CU), United Kingdom, between November and December 2014. Its main aim was to investigate how both expert and trainee English teachers and teacher trainers would find the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Educational...
This issue of "Bank Street Occasional Papers" explores the value of time outside of school. Educators have given relatively little scholarly attention to young people's nonschool lives. Ignored or valorized, nonschool spaces show up in educational research only as a backdrop, implying that school learning is the yardstick by which to measure the young people's lives. Even scholars who focus primarily on nonschool spaces are limited by their inability to theorize nonschool learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Informal Education, Family Environment, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Females,...
This research explores teachers' opinions on the use of visual aids (e.g., pictures, animation videos, projectors and films) as a motivational tool in enhancing students' attention in reading literary texts. To accomplish the aim of the research, a closed ended questionnaire was used to collect the required data. The targeted population for this research was the staff and students of the public and private educational institutions of District Dera Ghazi Khan. In this research the primary data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation,...
Early in the twentieth century, the industrialist Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to create a pension system for the nation's college professors. The introduction of this pension system proved an ingenious educational reform. At the time, American higher education was a largely ill-defined enterprise with the differences between high school and colleges often unclear. To qualify for participation in the Carnegie pension system, higher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Competence, Evaluation...
The study investigated the use of concept mapping teaching method on secondary school students' academic achievement in biology. Two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The design of the study was quasi-experimental design with 122 Senior Secondary students selected purposively from two senior secondary schools in Adamawa state. Instrument used for data collection was an achievement test tagged Biology Students' Achievement Test (BSAT) adapted from WAEC tests 2005...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Secondary School Science, Secondary School...
This publication follows the tradition of publishing selected papers from the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums (PIALA) annual conferences. This 24th annual conference was held in Koror, Republic of Palau, November 10-15, 2014. This volume includes a listing of the PIALA 2014 Organizing Committee and PIALA Officers and Executive Board, Acknowledgements and Conference schedule. Presentations include: (1) Customer Service Training by William O. Wally; (2) Palauan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Malayo Polynesian Languages, Conference...
Revealing hidden assets stewarded by research institutions so they can be made available for research and learning locally and globally is a prime opportunity for libraries to create and deliver new value. "Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible" collects important work OCLC Research has done to help achieve the economies and efficiencies that permit these materials to be effectively described, properly disclosed, successfully discovered and appropriately delivered....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Special Libraries, Archives, Access to Information, Libraries, Surveys, Library...
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries: 2015" is a comparison of the education system in the United States with those in the other Group of 20 (G-20) countries: Argentina, Australia,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment,...
Two case studies evaluating the effectiveness of a flipped classroom compared to a traditional classroom were performed. The studies were conducted from April 2014 to January 2015 at a private university in Tokyo, targeting 60 first-year and 25 third-year undergraduates, respectively. In the first study, an assessment of pre- and post-treatment Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) scores revealed students exposed to the flipped lessons improved from a mean of 474 (SD 111) to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
This collection of papers introduces the proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference-Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum held on the 11-12 June, 2015 at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Our presenters come from different professional backgrounds including higher education institutions, national business companies as well as international businesses that work closely with education stakeholders across Kazakhstan, the Central Asia region and beyond. The compendium offers papers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Global Approach, Job Skills,...
This issue is a Festschrift in honor of Harriet K. Cuffaro, a Bank Street College faculty member from 1968-1998. A Festschrift--a volume reflecting the values, theories, and passions of a senior scholar in a field--seeks to offer scholarship that builds on these contributions. Harriet Cuffaro has touched and shaped more lives of teachers, scholars, and colleagues than can possibly be counted. A teacher in her soul, and an esteemed scholar of John Dewey, Harriet has "unfolded and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Philosophy, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Decision Making,...
This book diagnoses Cambodian teaching quality and presents policy options for reform. Through classroom observation, assessments of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge, and surveys of teachers and school directors, it sheds light on content and instruction, interactions with school directors, instructional support systems, and the implementation of teacher standards. The book investigates the competencies and skills of those attracted to teaching; it assesses the extent to which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Policy,...
Foundations are the forces that influence the minds of curriculum developers, which affect the content and structure of the curriculum. These forces are beliefs and orientations as well as conceptions of learning and the needs of society. Foundation of curriculum is rooted with the foundation of education. Historically, modern curriculum and education in Ethiopia is associated with traditional church education, mainly the Orthodox Church. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church curriculum is not well...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Rote Learning,...
Each of the papers in this collection offers a much-needed antidote to the forces that disconnect educators from the places in which they teach, learn, and live. Together, they provide an opportunity to reflect on the power of place in education. This issue offers an opportunity--an invitation--to embrace all that the places both in and outside the classroom have to offer. Individual essays in this paper include: (1) Reclaiming the Promise of Place: An Interview with David Greenwood (Roberta...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Place Based Education, Fantasy, Childrens Literature, Museums, Nonschool Educational...
This report is the third in a series published by the IDEAL (Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning) project. The IDEAL project ran from October 2013 to September 2015 with financial support from the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. The project aims to: (1) offer insights on the needs of adult learners to both policymakers and distance education providers; (2) strengthen the social dimension of higher education by better meeting the needs of adult learners; and (3) increase the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Learning, Distance Education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult...
At present, the constant pressure that the local government exerts on the implementation of bilingual education in both public and private schools has affected second language teaching in Colombia. As a result, some private schools have started to modify their curriculum by delivering some content subjects in English. This thesis examines the implementation of Content-Based Instruction (CBI) in a private school in Medellin-Colombia from three different perspectives: the teachers' profile, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second...
UNESCO established the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to encourage the development of learning cities. By providing technical support, capacity development, and a platform where members can share ideas on policies and best practice, this international exchange network helps urban communities create thriving learning cities. The GNLC coordination team compiled this collection of case studies, which aims to share insights into successful lifelong learning practices and policies...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Lifelong Learning, Urban Programs, Communities of Practice, Profiles,...
This issue explores the nature of childhood by offering selections that re/imagine the idea of the child as art maker; inquire about the relationships between children and adults when they are making art; and investigate how physical space influences approaches to art instruction. Readers are invited to join a dialogue that questions long-standing traditions of early childhood art--traditions grounded in a modernist view of children's art as a romantic expression of inner emotional and/or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Personal Narratives, Art, Art Education, Play, Art Activities, Literacy Education,...
This paper examines how competency progression and completion is implemented in practice in three trades. In particular, it focuses on: interactions between teachers and/or assessors and workplace supervisors; the different approaches used to integrate on- and off-the job training; assessment and signoff practices; and the ways by which workplace supervisors and teachers and/or assessors ensure the outcomes meet the standards outlined in the respective training packages. In addition to a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education Teachers, Evaluators, Supervisors, Off the Job Training, On the...
The persistent religious conflicts and insecurity in Nigeria has given meaningful Nigerians a cause for deep concern in recent times. Many of them wonder why religion which used to be the cohesive factor and core of national unity, peaceful co-existence and national development has become a tool for political manipulation, violence, destruction of lives and property in Nigeria in contemporary time. This paper examines education as a catalyst for resolving conflicts and enhancing national...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Religion, Conflict, National Security, Muslims, Christianity, Foreign Countries,...
This handbook identifies principles and policy mechanisms to advance community-based learning for sustainable development based on the commitments endorsed by the participants of the "Kominkan-CLC International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development," which took place in Okayama City, Japan, in October 2014. To inform policymakers and practitioners new to this field, the handbook clarifies the international vision and goals for sustainable development and Education for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Community Education, Guides, Educational...
This report delves into a rich new body of data and analysis from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI), which confirms that the task of achieving education for all is far from over. The government-backed national studies carried out under the Initiative have marshalled a wide range of data sources for innovative analyses, revealing crucial information on the magnitude of the problem, and on who the out-of-school children are and where they live. The studies have used the data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, Elementary Education, Childrens Rights, Out of School Youth,...
This study aims to investigate the geology learning performance of preservice teachers. A total of 31 sophomores (including 11 preservice teachers) from an educational university in Taiwan participated in this study. The course arrangements include class teaching and hands-on science inquiry activities. The study searches both quantitative and qualitative data as the sources for the analyses. The quantitative data are taken from the results of four specimen identification tests; the respondents...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Geology, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Science...
Education is in crisis worldwide. Millions of children, especially the most marginalized, are excluded from school. Many millions more attend school, but they do not learn basic reading and math skills. In addition, international funding for education is on the decline. "The Investment Case for Education and Equity" explains the global education crisis and outlines solutions. It establishes three essential ingredients to revive progress in increasing the number of children who can go...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, Equal Education, Role of Education, World Problems, Elementary...
The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013, conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), studied how students in different countries develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, dispositions, and skills that comprise computer and information literacy (CIL). The aim of ICILS 2013 was to report on student preparation and achievement by way of an authentic computer-based assessment, the first of its kind in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Literacy, Information Literacy, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis,...
This self-study investigated how one teacher educator influenced his final-year pre-service teachers perceived primary science classroom learning environment. The study utilized the Nature of Science as Argumentative Questionnaire (NSAAQ) and regularly scheduled focus group interviews. These tools investigated how the learning environment the teacher educator created effectively modelled the pedagogical approaches stated in "The New Zealand Curriculum." The initial NSAAQ results...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teacher...
China has the largest population and largest labor force in the world. It has been highly successful in rapidly expanding both secondary and higher education to a significant fraction of the youth cohort. However, educational opportunities and standards across China are highly uneven. China has abundant labor power, but it will need a far more skilled and productive labor force to meet its goals of developing an advanced, high-income economy and society. China is therefore now designing a new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Educational Opportunities,...
Writing is a very important skill that should be mastered properly by university students, especially pre-service language teachers (e.g. EFL student teachers). In order to present their ideas efficiently in the context of their academic study, they have to be trained well on how to write meaningful pieces (e.g. essays, academic reports, summaries, critical reviews, etc.). Moreover, writing is an important skill that prospective English language teachers need to develop during their pre-service...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Writing Instruction, Student Teachers,...
The aim of this study development and validation of a teacher attitude scale toward Information Technology Mentor Teachers (ITMT). ITMTs give technological support to other teachers for integration of technology in their lessons. In the literature, many instruments have been developed to measure teachers' attitudes towards the technological tools and instructional technology but almost none proposed to collect information about their attitudes towards ICT coordinators. Perception of teachers is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude...
"Special education" has become a prominent field that needs some attention in pre-service teacher education programmes offered by educational and teacher training institutions (e.g. Egyptian colleges of education at university). Like normal students, students with special educational needs (e.g. physical and mental disabilities, learning difficulties, emotional disturbances, language and communication problems, etc.) have the right to learn and succeed like normal learners. Therefore,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The authors look at the roles that vocations, vocational streams and productive capabilities can play in improving links between mid-level qualifications and occupational outcomes. Support for vocational streams and productive capabilities varied by industry but there is the potential to progress these concepts in each of the industries investigated. Suggestions for progressing these concepts include changing the emphasis of tertiary curriculum away from specific occupations to preparation for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Employment Qualifications, Stakeholders,...
The opening-up of the market for education and training, including vocational education and training (VET), has increased the importance of regulation and quality assurance mechanisms in ensuring the integrity of qualifications. This report investigates approaches to the regulation and quality assurance of vocational education and training in a number of countries: New Zealand, selected European member states (Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom), Canada (province of Ontario) and two accrediting...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Education, Quality Assurance,...
This study presents a new, integrative model of sports talent. Following the theoretical part of the study a football-talent research is presented, in which a theoretical framework is provided by this new theory of sports talent. This research examines the role of psychological factors in football talent development. The sample was N = 425 football-players of the First Division Men's Junior and Adolescent Football Championships of the Hungarian Football League, and their coaches (N = 21). The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Team Sports, Talent Development, Gifted, Foreign Countries, Athletes, Questionnaires,...
The purpose of this literature review was to review literature related to pre-service teacher education offered in an online or blended format. Scholarly articles, policy papers and other works were consulted. The results are organized into seven (7) themes, using an annotated bibliography format, with an executive summary for each theme. [This report is an updated version to a previous report. See ED554560.]
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literature Reviews, Preservice Teacher Education, Blended Learning, Electronic...
The paper analyses the status and characteristics of adult literacy campaigns and programmes since 2000. Global trends are analysed in terms of the ten key aspects of the suggested framework for successful literacy campaigns and programmes. Four case studies on major literacy campaigns in Brazil, India, South Africa and Indonesia are used to expand on these global trends in greater depth, particularly with regard to their specific features, challenges, success factors and results. While...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Consciousness Raising, Publicity, Adult Literacy, Global Approach, Trend Analysis,...
The "Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks," the result of collaborative work between the European Training Foundation (ETF), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] and UIL [UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning], provides a broad overview of the status and scope of qualifications frameworks internationally as of the end of 2014. Volume 1 of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualifications, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, National Standards,...
Tablets have become increasingly popular among young people in Sweden and this rapid increase also resonates in school, especially in classrooms for younger children. The aim of the present study is to analyze and describe how the students deal with the open instructions for a task of using online dictionaries on tablets. Specific focus is on how they act upon the teacher's instruction and how they collaborate with each other and the tablets and whether the teacher contributes to the solving of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language), Second Language...
Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learning/teaching material design, in delivering curriculum content, in assessing students and its effect on students' competence development. Data was collected through observation, opinion...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Taxonomy, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Observation, Foreign...
Corpus of High School Academic Texts (COHAT), currently of 150,000+ words, aims to make academic language instruction a more data-driven and student-centered discovery learning as a special type of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), emphasizing students' critical thinking and metacognition. Since 2013, high school English as an additional language (EAL) students at the International School of Prague (ISP) have worked with corpora to discover the patterns of English in academic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computational Linguistics, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries, English (Second...
The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of online mobile-assisted task-based activities on improving Iranian intermediate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' speaking skills. To achieve the purpose of the study, 90 intermediate language learners were selected ranging between 13 to 16 years old and divided into three interactive, non-interactive, and conventional groups. The interactive and non-interactive groups conducted online task-based speaking activities via...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld...
This article presents and discusses views on grammar and its role in formal language learning amongst Finnish university students. The results are based on a questionnaire which was distributed to students at the University of Jyväskylä as part of institutional action research. The background to the project was a feeling amongst some teachers of increased divergence between student respectively language teacher understandings of the role of grammar in language teaching. This concern raised...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Grammar, College Students, Questionnaires, Language Teachers,...
The efficacy of animated data visualizations in comparison with static data visualizations is still inconclusive. Some researches resulted that the failure to find out the benefits of animations may relate to the way how they are constructed and perceived. In this paper, we present visual analytics (VA) tool which makes use of enhanced animated data visualization methods. The time is an important variable that needs to be modeled in VA. VA methods like Motion Charts show changes over time by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Animation, Visualization, Visual Stimuli, Program Effectiveness, Statistical...
This study compared the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) competency of pre-service teachers with their self-efficacy perception towards technology integration, based on various variables; and the correlation between their TPACK competencies and self-efficacy perceptions towards technology integration were examined. The study sample comprised 713 freshmen and senior class students studying at different departments at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Competence,...
This proceedings is divided into two parts. Volume 13, Number 1 contains papers presented at the thirteenth annual international conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) held in Sofia, Bulgaria June 10-13, 2015. Volume 13, Number 2 contains papers presented at the third International Partner Conference, organised by the International Research Centre "Scientific Cooperation", Rostov-on-Don, Russia, as part of the BCES Conference. The theme of the International...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Quality, Social Justice, Accountability, Educational Development,...
The focus of this paper is to highlight the violence against women's in Jammu and Kashmir. In Jammu and Kashmir Woman are the most vulnerable and worst hit section of the society especially under situations of violence caused by militancy and armed conflict. They don't only suffer from intense humiliation and harassment but also undergo traumatic experiences with prolonged depression making them mentally sick. However the disturbing situation prevalent in Jammu and Kashmir has hit the Kashmiri...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Females, Violence, Empowerment, Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad
Many recent studies have shown that mobile learning can provide potential possibilities for foreign language learners to practice language skills on their smart mobile phones and tablet PCs (e.g. Chang & Hsu, 2011; Egbert, Akasha, Huff, & Lee, 2011; Hoven & Palalas, 2011; Stockwell, 2010). A number of apps have been created and used for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning. However, few studies have given effective examples of tasks for mobile learning. The majority of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, English (Second...
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008) is a global effort to promote the equal and active participation of all people with disability. Australia ratified this convention, which means that it is committed to promoting, protecting, and ensuring that people with disability are given full equality under the law. The process of personalised learning and support is in line with the Convention, and aims to ensure that effective personalised support measures are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Academic Standards, Individualized Instruction, Civil Rights...
While CALL research into collaborative writing in the L2 using wikis has mainly focused on the texts written by learners in terms of their grammatical accuracy (e.g. Mak & Coniam, 2008; Lee, 2010), the purpose of the present study is to draw attention to these texts as instances of a given genre. It reports on a small-scale experiment investigating a collaborative writing assignment using wikis focusing on the narrative genre. Specifically, it explores the extent to which first-year...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Publishing, Writing...
UIL has published a second edition of a collection of case studies of promising literacy programmes that seek to empower women. "Narrowing the Gender Gap: Empowering Women through Literacy Programmes" (originally published in 2013 as "Literacy Programmes with a Focus on Women to Reduce Gender Disparities") responds to the continued interest of stakeholders in Member States in borrowing from examples of literacy practices that enhance gender equality. The examples of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Differences, Access to Education, Empowerment, Womens Education, Females,...
Literacy remains an area of concern in early secondary education in Scotland (ages 12-14), with recent research suggesting a continued decline in attainment levels. As literacy underpins learning, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching literacy are now being emphasized through the new Curriculum for Excellence that aims to address this issue. It is not clear, however, what types of learning activity are most appropriate for implementing this new, more cooperative approach....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Computer Simulation, Astronomy, Secondary...
Modern working life calls for competences that enable people to be creative, innovative and effective. Studies looking at contemporary enterprises and organisations such as businesses and schools have shown that many of the qualifications that graduating students would need, including informal learning (see Gielen, Hoeve & Nieuwenhuis 2003), innovativeness (e.g. Moolenaar & Sleegers 2010; Obstfeld 2005) and creativity (e.g. Burt 2004; Perry-Smith & Shalley 2003), are associated with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intercultural Communication, Social Networks, Listening Skills, Interpersonal...
This study aimed to investigate the effect of a program based on English digital stories on second-year preparatory pupils' writing performance and reflective thinking. Two writing performance tests (pretest and posttest) as well as a reflective thinking test were prepared by the researchers. Two 2nd-year intact classes from El Sadat Prep School for Girls constituted participants of the study: one as a control group (N = 32) and the other as an experimental group (N = 30). All participants were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Writing Instruction, Reflection,...
In July 2010, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to adopt Common Core's standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in place of the state's own standards in these two subjects. The vote was based largely on recommendations by Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester and then Secretary of Education Paul Reville, and on the conclusions in three studies comparing the state's standards with Common Core's, all financed directly or indirectly by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Tests, Writing Tests, Achievement Tests, Common Core State Standards,...
Classroom management is a skill that every teacher should be equipped well with. Although it is common for children to misbehave once in a while in classrooms, inability for teachers to handle the situation will make the problem behaviour worsen. The study explores some of the problem behaviour that occurred in a classroom in a preschool at Klang Valley area. An observation was done for data collection and it was held for 30 minutes during English lesson and 15 minutes during meal time. It was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Nursery Schools, Behavior...
England's performance in international tests of student achievement continues to be disappointing. Further improvement is essential not only for students' themselves but also for economic growth. This briefing considers the impact of Academies, school spending and teacher quality. Research evidence suggests that it is right to protect school budgets but too early to judge the Coalition's Academies policy. Although there was a large improvement in the first 200 schools (about 4 years after...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Evidence, Academic Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, International...