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The present study sought to explore (a) the extent to which certain school subjects are perceived "sui generis" more interesting than others and (b) the extent to which students' interest in a subject is related to their study choices. A mixed-methods approach was chosen in which an individual interest questionnaire and an open-ended question were administered to 4,068 students at a polytechnic in Singapore. Data were analyzed by means of analysis of variance and content analysis of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Interests, Technical Institutes, Questionnaires, Mixed...
English has a universal appeal and in India, English is associated with modernity and progress sometimes with the ideology of its cultural values. The economic value of English is very high in India as even a layman uses English words in his/her "native" communication. The second language acquisition happens for learners at various domains like home, education, religion, society domains. It is noticed that even English illiterates give importance to English and want their children to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Second Language...
Changes in social systems demonstrate that various structural disadvantages have jointly led to increasing competition among higher education institutions (HEIs) in many countries, especially Taiwan. Institutional administrators must recognize the need to understand how to improve performance and consistently outperform other institutions. Building on two theoretical frameworks that link antecedents and institutional performance, this study examines the relationships among institutional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Structural Equation Models,...
This paper presents a case study of a teacher's experience in implementing an inquiry approach to his teaching over a period of two years with two different classes. His focus was on using a range of information technologies to support student inquiry learning. Data was collected over the two year period by observation, interview and student work analysis. The study demonstrates the need to consider the characteristics of students when implementing an inquiry approach, and also the influence of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
This qualitative case study in a rural school in Umgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, explored Grade 12 learners' mental constructions of mathematical knowledge during engagement with optimisation problems. Ten Grade 12 learners who do pure Mathemat-ics participated, and data were collected through structured activity sheets and semi-structured interviews. Structured activity sheets with three tasks were given to learners; these tasks were done in groups, and the group leaders...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Problem Solving, Calculus, Qualitative...
The war for talent remains a challenge that many organisations face but more so for distance education institutions to deliver on its mandate to provide effective online academic offerings. The question that remains is: How can intellectual capital be managed effectively in order to recruit and retain talent that is necessary for success? This study was conducted at a mega open and distance learning institution, and this institution has identified talent management as one of the key strategic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Talent Development, Open Education, Distance Education, Higher Education,...
The study investigated the effects of scoring by section, use of independent scorers and conventional patterns on scorer reliability in Biology essay tests. It was revealed from literature review that conventional pattern of scoring all items at a time in essay tests had been criticized for not being reliable. The study was true experimental study of post-test only control design. All the 42 Biology teachers from the 23 secondary schools in Enugu Education zone were used. The 42 Biology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Reliability, Scoring, Essay Tests,...
Problem solving strategies of eight pre-service secondary school mathematics teachers (PSSMTs) were examined in this study. A case study research design was employed and clinical interview technique was used to collect the data. Materials collected for analysis consisted of audiotapes and videotapes of clinical interviews, subjects' notes and drawings, and researchers' notes during the interview. Strategies used by PSSMTs to solve a problem called "the fencing problem" were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Problem...
This paper presents an exploratory case study of the classroom motivational dynamics of an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher at a Japanese technology college. The article examines how motivation evolved in-context over various timescales through interactions with affect and identity. An introspective research journal generated rich, qualitative data concerning fluctuations in teacher motivation over one academic year. The analysis also drew on student journal data to provide a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Motivation, Qualitative...
The time pattern of university participation rates and the variations across provinces in the light of economic analysis are discussed. While cost factors, tuition fees and student aid have changed significantly, it is argued that their quantitative impact is unlikely to account for a major part of the enrollment increase. (Author/MLW)
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Attendance, Declining Enrollment, Economic Factors, Enrollment Projections,...
The views held by board members in British Columbia, towards many of the issues in curriculum, management, and structure which affect colleges or technical institutes are examined. Results indicate that board members tend to reject strong centralization of the system. (Author/MLW)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attitudes, Colleges, Decentralization, Demography, Foreign Countries, Governance,...
A survey of 185 single and married mothers enrolled at MacQuarie University and Macarthur Institute of Higher Education (Australia) investigated which mothers turn to college study, reasons for college entry, timing of entry, enrollment patterns, and academic achievement. This group was found to be exceptionally successful. Policy implications are examined. (MSE)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Adult Students, College Students, Foreign Countries, Higher...
The study of chemistry is central within science and other associated degrees. At the University of New England in Armidale academics need to provide chemistry teaching in both a distance and the traditional on-campus mode within science and other degrees. This study explores the contribution that the adoption of Adobe Connect technology can make to support of students and enhancement of their learning. The preliminary response from students has been unequivocally positive with an increased...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Computer...
This paper is based on data gathered during visits to Uganda and Malawi, conducted by the International Math-teacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study (IMPULS) project and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The author's observations and experiences highlighted misconceptions about lesson study. The paper concludes that some key factors can be viewed as either affordances, or constraints, on practice, while others are best understood against several misconceptions that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Misconceptions,...
This study examined the relationship between Teacher self- efficacy, interest, attitude, qualification, experience and pupils' academic achievement in primary school mathematics. The participants of the study comprises of 254 primary school teachers and 120 primary school pupils. Data collected on the study were analysed using a stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results reveals that teacher self-efficacy and interest had significant correlation with pupils achievement scores. Teacher's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary...
The present study aimed to examine distance learners' goal profiles and their contrasting patterns of learning and achievements at three different points during an academic year, i.e. in the beginning of the course in relation to learners' general orientations to learning, at the middle of the course in relation to learners' completion of an assignment, and towards the end of the course in relation to learners' preparation for course examination. Two hundred seventy-six adult distance learners...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Goal Orientation, Student Characteristics, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Surveys,...
The present study was carried out to find out whether regular administration of cloze test improved the students' knowledge of grammar more than the multiple choice one. Subjects participating in this study were 84 Iranian pre-university students of Allameh-Gotb-e Ravandi University, aged between 18 and 35 and enrolled in a grammar course. To investigate the research, the candidates were screened through a NELSON test. This test enabled the researchers to have homogeneous subjects; therefore,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grammar, Knowledge Level, Cloze Procedure,...
In this study, the effectiveness of Eco-Friendly Person Activity Package developed in order to raise environmental awareness in pre-service teachers and enable them to be an example of an eco-friendly teacher for their future students, and the responses about Eco-Friendly Person Activity Package were investigated. The study was conducted on 75 fourth year pre-service teachers from departments of Elementary School Education who took Environmental Education Course in a state university during...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Environmental Education,...
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...
In programming, one problem can usually be solved using different logics and constructs but still producing the same output. Sometimes students get marked down inappropriately if their solutions do not follow the answer scheme. In addition, lab exercises and programming assignments are not necessary graded by the instructors but most of the time by the teaching assistants or lab demonstrators. This results in grading inconsistencies in terms of the marks awarded when the same solution is being...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Programming, Computer Science Education, Scoring Rubrics, Grading, Student...
In this study, a literature review was conducted about an individual's selected efforts, products stored in electronic format, and electronic portfolios that reflect the development and capacity of multimedia systems. In this context, relevant experimental studies performed in Turkey are collected to show e-portfolio application forms, their development, and to provide information about current activities for the use of e-portfolios. When the results of studies on e-portfolios are examined, it...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic...
This paper is a case study of one leadership preparation program, utilizing US school leadership standards and practices, offered in Egypt. This case study illuminates how cultural and policy distinctions impact differing necessities of educational leadership, and how those necessities conflict or concur with the international standards and assumed best practices. In particular, it serves as an exploration of policy borrowing, considering that leadership preparation in developed countries has...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Case Studies,...
This study aims at identifying the reality of stimulating educational environment for creativity at the Najran University (NU), and the importance of the availability of certain influencing factors, which in turn contribute to the provision of innovative and creative projects. Reviewing the literature and related studies, the importance of the availability of those factors in the university educational environment were explored and organized into two main categories. The first category:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Environment, Creativity, Innovation, College Students,...
The influence of heuristical strategies upon the level of two experimental classes is studied in this paper. The didactic experiment took place at secondary school in Cluj-Napoca, in 2008-2009 school year. The study theme "The Unsaturated Hydrocarbons--Alkenes" has been efficiently learned by using the most active methods: laboratory experiment, brain storming, modeling, problematization. The results obtained in the research demonstrate the efficiency of interactive methods in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Heuristics, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science,...
Graduate students aspiring to become faculty members should be provided with meaningful opportunities to explore the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and to formulate questions about student learning and effective teaching. To this end, teaching and learning centres should incorporate SoTL-oriented components within the framework of educational development programs to prepare our future faculty. This article briefly reviews the emerging literature on graduate student engagement with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graduate Students, Scholarship, Models, Educational Development, Teacher Education...
The results of tracer studies on the approach of Jelajah Alam Sekitar (JAS) or environment exploring learning has been detected is used in eight provinces in Indonesia and studied in the learning begin primary school to college. Then, how the effectiveness of the implementation of the JAS approach in improving the learning process. This study uses meta-analysis-data in the form of descriptive exploratory qualitative. Data was taken from the various thesis, and research faculty in the last 10...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness,...
Since the introduction of digital media, design education has been challenged by the ongoing advancement of technology. Technological change has created unprecedented possibilities for designers to engage in the broadening realm of interactive digital media. The increasing sophistication of interactivity has brought a complexity which needs to be managed; most notably, information technology. The mobile device revolution has changed people's lives and created distinct challenges for design...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Design, Technological Advancement, Information Technology,...
This study was an attempt to explore how a critical literacy (CL) approach to reading development may contribute to EFL learners' personal development, and what their perceptions of a reading course with a CL orientation are. 25 B.A. freshman English Literature students participated in a reading comprehension course at Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran. Throughout this course, students were encouraged to deal with the passages brought by them in a problem-posing manner through group...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Critical...
The prediction and classification of student performance has always been a central concern within higher education institutions. It is therefore natural for higher education institutions to harvest and analyse student data to inform decisions on education provision in resource constrained South African environments. One of the drivers for the use of learning and academic analytics is the pressures for greater accountability in the areas of improved learning outcomes and student success. Added...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Data...
Nowadays, the Information technologies are more and more widely used in the mathematical education system. The generalization of experience and its implementation by means of the open source software is of current interest. It is also important to address this problem due to the transfer to the new FSES (Federal State Education Standards) of high education. The use of open source software systems allows organizing an effective information environment to support the educational process at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Higher...
The current study is an attempt to identify social shyness among mothers of children with disabilities based on (Disability type, mother's academic qualification, and family's economic level) in Riyadh. Thus, Social Shyness Scale was prepared of (28) paragraphs according to five-point Likert Scale. The reliability coefficient of the scale rated (0.97). It was applied to a sample of (146) mothers. The study showed that the general mean of social shyness level among the mothers of children with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Shyness, Disabilities, Statistical Analysis, Mothers, Likert Scales, Educational...
This publication allows users to quickly retrieve the latest data for apprentices and trainees, filtering on training contract status, state or territory and other variables to compare training activity over time.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Apprenticeships, Trainees, Predictor Variables, Withdrawal (Education), Program...
This paper reports on a study that investigated the beliefs about language learning of 120 Iranian EFL students and 16 EFL teachers. The primary aim of the study was to reveal whether there was any difference between the beliefs of Iranian students and teachers regarding different aspects of language learning such as grammar teaching, error correction, culture, target language use, computer-based technology, communicative language teaching strategies and assessment. Data were collected using a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language...
Children experience difficulties in reading either because they fail to decode the words and thus are unable to comprehend the text or simply fail to comprehend the text even if they are able to decode the words and read them out. Failure in word decoding results from a failure in phonological coding of written information, whereas reading comprehension difficulties result from difficulty in focussing on relevant information while reading, perceiving the interrelationship among obtained...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension,...
This study was undertaken to examine the university teachers' perception of including students with Visual Impairment (VI) in the public universities of Ghana. The sample consisted of 110 teachers from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW), and the University of Ghana (UG). Data were collected through questionnaire developed by the researchers (Chronbach's coefficient Alpha of .76). One research question and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Inclusion, Universities, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences,...
The detrimental effect of increased memory load on selective attention has been demonstrated in many situations. However, in search tasks over time using RSVP methods, it is not clear how memory load affects attentional processes; no effects as well as beneficial and detrimental effects of memory load have been found in these types of tasks. The main objective of the present work is to provide more evidence about the involvement of working memory in visual search over time. Using an RSVP search...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Short Term Memory, Attention, Visual Perception, Visual Stimuli, Color, College...
Research on alcohol misuse and abuse indicates that it can cause many personal health and family problems. This study investigated whether Ghanaian parents would reward their children with alcohol if they sent the children to buy alcoholic drinks and whether they would favor legislation banning children from using alcohol. Also addressed in this study was how parental attitudes towards alcohol affect children's attitudes toward alcohol. A total of 104 parents were included in this research. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Drinking, Hygiene, Foreign Countries, Alcohol Abuse, Parents, Rewards, Parent...
This research explored the extent to which cultural concepts stipulated in Botswana Design and Technology curriculum are taught by teachers at junior secondary schools, a topic on which there is little previous research. The pinnacle of good product innovation is when it is grounded on sensitive cultural analysis of the society's culture. However, it has been observed that teachers have not yet been able to encode cultural concepts in teaching Design and Technology. A qualitative case study was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Teachers,...
This paper used a multi-level latent class model to evaluate whether online learning patterns exhibit regional differences and demographics. This study discovered that the Internet learning pattern consists of five segments, and the region of Taiwan is divided into two segments and further found that both the user and the regional segments are highly interpretable. The individual segments are dictated by demographic variables, such as age and gender. For instance, younger people were good at...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Use, Regional...
In the era of globalization, the trend towards learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) has become increasingly popular worldwide. The increasing demand in learning CFL has raised the profile of the Chinese proficiency test (CPT). This study will analyze in depth the inadequacy of current CPT's utilizing the common European framework of reference (CEFR) for language learning, teaching, and assessment to develop a set of reliability and validity standards for a computerized adaptive testing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Tests, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Global Approach,...
This study set out to investigate the relationship between quality of work life and teacher motivation among 160 secondary school English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in Tehran, Iran. In addition, 30 of the participants were randomly selected to take part in follow-up interviews which asked why they felt the way they reported. The results revealed that the participants enjoyed a medium level of quality of work life and experienced a medium-to-low level of motivation. In addition, a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Correlation, Job Satisfaction, Teacher...
Walter Benn Michaels has argued that higher education policies have been fashioned through a diversity fetish, rather than grappling with class inequities produced through neoliberal restructuring. When the author was asked the question of whether Benn Michael's analysis pertained to Canadian higher education, she found herself writing the present article within which she argues that pitting class against race is a liberalizing strategy that obfuscates how each ruling relation is interlocking...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Neoliberalism, Race, Tenure,...
At Aalborg University (AAU) we are known to work with problem-based learning (PBL) in a particular way designated "The Aalborg PBL model." In PBL the focus is on participant control, knowledge sharing, collaboration among participants, which makes it interesting to consider the integration of social media in the learning that takes place. In this article I would like to depart from the use of this pedagogical model, which integrates social media. The article will look at a learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, Problem Based Learning, Systems Development,...
London is the paramount example of a city that is not bounded by its geography and cannot be grasped in isolation. The U.K.'s national capital and the prime focus for business, finance and creative industries, London also transcends the U.K.'s borders as a hub of the world economy. This paper argues that London, a city riddled by the socioeconomic contradictions of its success, provides unparalleled opportunities for active experiential and inquiry-based learning which transcend the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Inquiry, Global Approach, Active Learning, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning,...
Educational technology implementation often owes more to the technical proficiency of the teaching staff and/or the capacity of the institution than to a student outcome-centred design process. Creation of online resources takes considerable time and involves significant cost to both the institution, for devices and platforms, and to students for devices and Internet connectivity charges. Here, we present a cross-discipline investigation of student engagement with a range of simple resources....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Distance Education, Outcomes of Education,...
Study abroad is generally recognized as a transformational experience for university students to help prepare them to be what many in higher education are now calling "global citizens." Responding to the need to prepare citizens for the interconnected global world of the 21st century, K-12 educators recently established new standards and benchmarks to ensure learners become internationally competent. But how do U.S. teachers themselves reach levels of intercultural competence? Is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Cultural Pluralism, Student Teaching, Teaching Experience,...
The role of teachers has evolved from merely being teacher-centered to one that is student centered and the skills required for a quality teacher are changing too. Assessing teacher's effectiveness will not be a straight forward attempt by solely examining students' achievements or students' perceptions of their teachers' attributes. A careful examination of the teaching concepts, one as a form of "labor and profession" (Firestone & Bader, 1991); or the other as a "craft and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Ability, Teacher Effectiveness, Experienced Teachers, Program...
Background: This article reports a study into the double marking of Liberal Studies in Hong Kong. This is now a compulsory subject in Hong Kong's Years 10-12 curriculum which, when first examined in the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in 2012, will increase its candidature from its current 3,300 to 80,000. Aims: To examine the reliability of the forthcoming double marking of LS, investigating whether high inter-marker correlations are achieved in the double marking of LS, matching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Tests, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning,...
This paper examines the effectiveness of a professional learning model developed to support early years teachers in rural and remote communities in Queensland as they began to implement the Australian Curriculum in Mathematics. The data are drawn from 35 teachers at the initial stage of a large, four year longitudinal study RoleM (Representations, oral language and engagement in Mathematics). The particular aims of the longitudinal study are to (a) identify effective pedagogical practices that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Teacher Improvement, Mathematics...
This article reports a case study research about the management of successful schools with special emphasis on female leadership, to prove that gender does matter in successful school management. A cross case analysis was conducted with three different school leaderships, especially with regard to their profiles, personal, academic and professional qualifications, their perceptions of successful schools and the initiatives undertaken by them to improve schools. The findings reveal that gender,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Females, Leadership Qualities, Gender Differences, Sex Role, Foreign...
Without a direct measure of learning, universities and lecturers do not have reliable evidence of changes, past or present, in the academic merit of a unit. By using grade data to develop a variable called Academic Merit, all university units were measured for their percentages of academic merit over one semester at an Australian teaching-intensive regional university. Although the results revealed units with excellent percentages, there were others with percentages that were other than...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment,...
In two experiments, participants judged the average numerosity between two sequentially presented dot patterns to perform an approximate arithmetic task. In Experiment 1, the response was given on a 0-20 numerical scale (categorical scaling), and in Experiment 2, the response was given by the production of a dot pattern of the desired numerosity (numerosity production). The experiments found that the responses were shaped according to an averaging integration model. This suggests the linearity...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Number Concepts, Number Systems, Numbers, Science Experiments, Mathematical Formulas,...
The current study investigated which dimensions of scientific process are capitalized on by elementary school third graders to explain the concept of science at conceptual level. The study was conducted by using "Basic Qualitative Research", one of the qualitative research approaches with the participation of 225 elementary school third graders. Totally 46 codes used by the students to explain the concept of science were formed and these codes were classified under seven themes. At...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Students, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Grade 3,...
Aiming at the requirements of the maritime English correspondence, the language characteristics of the maritime English correspondence are analyzed in this article, and the factors influencing the written skills of the maritime English correspondence are discussed, and the principles of "7C" including the courtesy, the consideration, the completeness, the conciseness, the clarity, the concreteness, and the correctness should be utilized in the written of the maritime English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Marine Education, Industry, English (Second Language), Letters...
This case discusses the design, implementation, and regulation of a hybrid training program (60 credits over two years) organised by three business schools in Europe, and stretching over a five-year period. Following an incremental design process, the design team faced multiple challenges, from finding the added value of hybridization to choosing the technological environment that would be key to the instructional design of the 17 program modules. Subtle interpersonal skills were required to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Training, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Program Design,...
This paper summarizes initial field-test results from data analytics used in the work of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) project, on the "ICT Literacy--Learning in digital networks" learning progression. This project, sponsored by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, aims to help educators around the world enable students with the skills to succeed in future career and college goals. The paper begins with describing some expansions to a common definition of learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Technological Literacy, Social Networks, Foreign...
Background and objectives: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the common psychiatric disorder in childhood and it affects on children socially and academically. The aim of this study is to find out the prevalence of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among the studied population, describe its association with certain socio-demographic characteristics, and to identify factors that might affect the disease. Methods: A cross sectional study conducted among 400 children aged...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Incidence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Case Studies, Patients, Clinics,...
This study explored stakeholders' views on preventive measures towards increasing teachers' malpractices in schools in Tanzania. Specifically, the study sought to identify prevalent forms of teachers' malpractices; explore factors for their occurrence; and explore views on how to forestall the problem. It draws on qualitative and quantitative data generated from 75 respondents including the Teachers' Service Department (TSD) officers, education officers, school inspectors, teachers, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Teacher Behavior, Crime, Antisocial Behavior,...
Some researchers argue that linguistic knowledge of one's native language facilitates the acquisition of additional languages (see, for example, Cenoz & Valencia, 1994; Grenfell & Harris, 2006; Hakuta, 1990; Keshavarz & Astaneh, 2004). To contribute to this line of research, the present study investigated the probability of significant differences among monolingual and bilingual EFL learners in their awareness and perceived use of metacognitive reading strategies and in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Bilingualism,...
After a short historical introduction, the article provides an overview of the current talent support trends in Hungary. It gives an insight into the legislation, guidelines and institutional system associated with the national talent support strategy, and presents the main NGO initiatives present in the early 21st century, in particular the organisations brought to life by the Hungarian Talent Support Council and their effect on current education policy. At the same time, the article seeks to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Talent, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational...
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has emerged in European education as an effective method to enhance and reinforce students' competence in English and skills while covering traditional content areas. This paper presents a research study into CLIL in secondary education in the area of Castellón in the Valencian Community, Spain. Our first objective of this work involves defining whether some content subjects in some secondary schools of the area are being delivered using English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of explanation assisted REACT strategy which was based on context-based learning approach on prospective science teachers' (PSTs) learning in impulse, momentum and collisions topics. The sequential explanatory strategy within mixed methods design was employed in this study. The first phase of the study in which quantitative data were collected represents the experimental aspect of the study, the second phase of the study in which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mixed Methods...
The quality of a health care system is heavily dependent on a capable and skillful health care workforce so as to guarantee the delivery of quality health care services to its user groups. Hence, only through continuous training and development can the health care workforce follow rapid scientific progress while equitably balancing investment efficiency in the health care sector. The purpose of this study was, through the factor analysis of principal components, to identify the factors of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Professional Development, Allied Health Personnel, Well Being, Factor Analysis,...
Discusses factors that can influence a university's choice of goals and concludes that, given expressions of public concern that appear to be basic shifts in the fabric of Canadian society--and thus of its requirements of higher education--the reconsideration of institutional goals has become vital. (JT)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional...
It is important for universities to examine the role they have played and are playing in national life. The author suggests the establishment of a group of interdisciplinary seminars at various universities across the country, staffed by existing faculty and postdoctoral students, and concerned with examining crucial Canadian problems. (Editor/LBH)
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Role, Educational Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Higher Education,...
Canadian federal reports of current and future demographic and employment trends, altered demand patterns, changing technology, new challenges of employment and unemployment, and a narrowing global community indicate that a comprehensive, cooperative human resource strategy is essential to economic health and international competitiveness. (Author/MSE)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Programs, Demography, Employment Patterns, Federal Government, Foreign...
A survey of Ontario's college admissions officers revealed a preference for reintroduction of provincial examinations for mathematics and first language courses in the first high school year and for applicant reporting of grades and provincial examination scores rather than use of scores as a secondary school rating measure. (MSE)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Attitudes, Admissions Officers, College Admission, College Entrance...
Australian higher education has experienced considerable controversy over issues of academic freedom in its history, but the equilibrium reached in the 1960s and 1970s is now threatened by a trend toward private ownership and participation in institutional matters and the threat to institutional and faculty autonomy that accompanies it. (MSE)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Freedom, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher...
This paper raises political and ethical issues related to the 1990 establishment and continuing operation of the Women's Research Centre in Nepean (Australia). Impinging trends in higher education, local factors, and problems and successes of the first year are reviewed. A summary of seven research projects currently being conducted at the center is appended. (DB)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Influences, Program...
There are many excellent scientists in the natural and human sciences in Canada's small universities. If the institutions implement internal procedures to encourage and foster a research climate and if research councils consider alternative strategies for research funding, research productivity could expand greatly in quality and scope. (MSE)
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education,...
Educational Technology and Design 879 is a graduate course that introduces students to the basics of video design and production. In an attempt to improve the learning experience for students a redesign of the course was implemented for the summer of 2011 that incorporated an authentic design studio model. The design studio approach is based on the idea of working and learning in a shared space. Offering a course that employs a studio design model provides the opportunity for exchanging ideas,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Video Technology, Learning Experience,...
Introduction: This paper compares public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland: the construction of a gas terminal by the British Gas Council and Total in the 1970s, and the current development of "the world's greatest golf course" by the tycoon Donald Trump. Method: Data has been collected from a range of sources, including: the records of local and national government, the developers, and environmental interest groups; academic and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Site Development,...
The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of three remedial techniques to improve the spelling ability of students with learning disability. The three techniques, namely, TAK/v, visual orthographic method and listen, speak, read and write (LSRW) method were administered to three experimental groups, each having 13 students with learning disability. The students in the three groups differed in the kind of errors they made in spelling. TAK/v, group, visual orthographic group and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Spelling Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Error Patterns,...
This study compares focus on form in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and mainstream English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts in the production of a specific morphological feature, the English 3rd person singular present tense marker "-s." Research conducted in CLIL contexts to date examining morphosyntactic features has yielded disparate results. Thus, little is known about how this methodology affects learners' attention to form while completing a dictogloss task...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
The aim of the study is to clear the significance of craft skills for the pupils in age nine and twelve years. More than 200 pupils were asked to define, what are the most important skills for the pupils of their age. The results bring out that category of the skills related to craft subject is of the most presented categories in pupils' self description. Thus the primary school pupils essentially defined themselves by the activities they could do practically (building, cooking, repairing of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Handicrafts, Fundamental Concepts, Elementary School Students, Skill Analysis, Skill...