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This volume contains selected papers submitted to the 15th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in June 2017 in Borovets, Bulgaria, and papers submitted to the 5th International Partner Conference of the International Research Centre (IRC) "Scientific Cooperation," Rostov-on-Don, Russia, organized as part of the BCES Conference. The 15th BCES conference theme is "Current Business and Economics Driven Discourse and Education:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Comparative Education, International Studies,...
In today's generation of digital natives, students find it unexciting to sit down and read literary texts in its entirety. Thus, students nowadays hardly understand and appreciate literature as a subject. This calls for additional challenge to teachers who had been used to deliver their lessons or any subject matter in traditional ways. This study used descriptive-correlational research design to unveil the most effective viewing teaching techniques that will help develop the viewing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Literature, Teaching Methods, Comprehension, Films, Video...
This 2017 annotated bibliography reviews seven postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs that have been implemented nationally to increase student achievement. An extensive literature search was conducted of published journal articles, newspaper accounts, book chapters, books, ERIC documents, thesis and dissertations, online documents, and unpublished reports. Peer learning programs in this bibliography meet the following characteristics: (a) program must have been implemented at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Academic Achievement, Peer Groups,...
The question of how the U.S. will develop a citizenry with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century has attracted the attention of legislators, scientists, and educators. Answering this question leads inevitably to its roots: how well are we preparing young children to enter kindergarten ready to learn? Educators in k-12 school systems are faced with wide disparities in skill levels of entering kindergarteners, which means that all too many children are already far behind...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Readiness, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Child Development, Low...
The national picture of school behaviour is complex, but numerous indicators suggest that it can be better in a great number of schools and contexts. Every leader should consciously aspire to the very best behaviour possible in their schools as a matter of priority. There are a number of strategies that schools with outstanding behaviour use frequently, and these should be shared and made available to all school leaders in order for them to decide if they are appropriate for their schools. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Culture, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification,...
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools have positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes, but do not improve behavior and academic achievement. The use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools has been on the rise. Schools are using MBI's to reduce student stress and anxiety and improve socio-emotional competencies, student behavior and academic achievement. MBIs have small, positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes but these effects were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Perception, Metacognition, Intervention, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement,...
This Workshop on Survey Methods in Education Research tool consists of a facilitator guide and workshop handouts. The toolkit is intended for use by state or district education leaders and others who want to conduct training on developing and administering surveys. The facilitator guide provides materials related to various phases of the survey development process, including planning a survey, borrowing from existing surveys, writing survey items, pretesting surveys, sampling, survey...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Surveys, Research Design, Methods, Educational Research, Focus Groups, Planning,...
This study analyzes "City of Glass," a postmodernist detective novella (or anti-detective) of the "New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster in terms of postmodernist elements and techniques such as metafiction, parody, intertextuality, irony and like. In doing so, some information about Auster's life and the plot of the work are also offered to the reader to make the analysis more concrete. Last but not least, this study is also thought to be useful for students enrolled in English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Novels, Postmodernism, Authors, Literary Devices, Literature, Second Language...
Since the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, efforts and commitments at both national and international levels have brought significant progress in education systems with a view to reducing inequity between girls and boys. Among the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner developing countries, the primary Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) Gender Parity Index (GPI) increased from 0.82 in 2000 to 0.93 in 2013, and the Primary Completion Rate (PCR) GPI increased from 0.81 to 0.90, for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Global...
The breadth of the symbolic, linguistic and practical articulation of Tasawwuf philosophy includes concepts pertinent to education. Tasawwuf distinguishes itself as a site for the development of moral sensibility and mindfulness ("taqwa"), as an intellectuality recognizing the sense and purpose of faith ("?ikma and ma?rifa"), and as a creator/creation-observant consciousness ("i?san"). Tasawwuf includes among its pedagogical aims cognitive and spiritual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Religious Factors, Religious Education,...
A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned. What we call the "New Civics" redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s' New Left, the New Civics presents itself as an up-to-date version of volunteerism and good works. Though camouflaged with soft rhetoric, the New Civics, properly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Universities, Civics, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, College Programs, Case...
The nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Any instance of crime or violence at school not only affects the individuals involved, but also may disrupt the educational process and affect bystanders, the school itself, and the surrounding community. Establishing reliable indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators are important in ensuring the safety of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Crime, Violence, School Safety, National Surveys, Suspension, Expulsion, Delinquency,...
This handbook has been conceived as a guide for young researchers embarking on the exciting journey of investigating different aspects of plurilingual education. The text can also serve to review ideas previously encountered, and perhaps as a means of interrogating research methodologies in plurilingual contexts for those who already have ample experience under their belt. The idea of carrying out research can seem daunting at the beginning for those who are not immersed in the world of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Multilingualism, Guides, Teacher...
In the five years since the first National Education Policy Center (NEPC) "Annual Report on Virtual Education" was released in 2013, virtual education has continued to be a focal point for policymakers. Proponents argue that virtual education can expand student choices and improve the efficiency of public education. In particular, full-time virtual schools (also sometimes referred to as virtual charter schools, virtual academies, online schools or cyber schools) have attracted a great...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Public Schools, Traditional Schools,...
This study was carried out to investigate Effective Classroom Management and Students' Academic Performance in Secondary schools in Uyo Local Government Area. Four research questions and four null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The survey design was adopted for the study. The population of 2044 Senior Secondary School One (SS1) students with a sample of 200 students selected from 5 public secondary schools in 4 clans within the study area. A researcher -- made questionnaire was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement, Secondary School...
This study, which is an experimental research with pre-test and post-test control groups, aims to determine the effectiveness of the Synectics Instructional Model on foreign language vocabulary teaching. The research was conducted with two experimental and two control groups and 82 students taking part in these groups. The experimental application of the research was carried out during the fall semester of 2016-2017, with a total of 16 class hours in English reading course in English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Pretests Posttests, Program...
Tomorrow's inventors and scientists are today's curious young children--as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. "STEM Starts Early" is the culmination of a deep inquiry by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and New America embarked on an exploratory project, funded by the NSF, to: (1) better understand the challenges to and opportunities in STEM learning as documented in a review of early childhood...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Teacher Educators,...
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. "The Condition" includes an "At a Glance" section, which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using group story-mapping on ESL students with a learning disability in reading comprehension. The researcher focused on a specific graphic organizer in this study, called Group Story-Mapping. This strategy required students with learning disabilities involving reading comprehension to identify the five main areas for recording a narrative story: setting, characters, problem, solution, and opinion. This strategy can also help...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Disabilities, Reading...
This paper deals with the problems of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) and as a lingua franca (ELF) in the Italian educational system and, in particular, with introducing language variation in the English class. After briefly illustrating how English teaching has changed in the last few decades, an outline is drawn of what happens in the Italian school system today from child care to university as far as English teaching is concerned. The second part of the contribution focuses on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
In the Yoruba society, proverbs have been and still remain powerful and effective instruments of transmitting ideas, motive, knowledge and social morality from generation to generations. This is because proverbs reflect societal values of the people. Like any other group of people, the Yorubas are interested in the maintenance of personal health and hygiene. Consequently several Yoruba proverbs abound which may be used to ensure good health. This paper examines some of these proverbs and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Proverbs, Language Usage, African Languages, African Culture, Information...
As colleges educate a more diverse and global student population, there is increased need to ensure every student succeeds regardless of their differences. This paper explores the relationship between equity and assessment, addressing the question: how consequential can assessment be to learning when assessment approaches may not be inclusive of diverse learners? The paper argues that for assessment to meet the goal of improving student learning and authentically document what students know and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Cultural Relevance,...
"The Mentoring Toolkit 2.0: Resources for Developing Programs for Incarcerated Youth" provides information, program descriptions, and links to important resources that can assist juvenile correctional facilities and other organizations to design effective mentoring programs for neglected and delinquent youth, particularly those who are incarcerated. Section 1, "Mentoring: A Promising Intervention Strategy," contains a review of the literature on effective mentoring...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Guides, Program Development, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional...
With the expansion of communication in the globalised world, translation has gained importance all over the world. Books, articles, magazines have been translated for over years. A new field in translation is song translation. The aim of the study is to analyze translation strategies that are applied in the translation process of songs in Walt Disney's Animated Musical Movies; namely "Hercules" (1997) and "Frozen" (2013) into Turkish within the framework of Skopos Theory....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Translation, Turkish, Films, Guidelines, Linguistic Theory, Singing, Music,...
The term "assistive technologies" refers to the equipment, devices and apparatus, and the services, systems, processes and adaptations made to the environment that support and facilitate their functions, used by persons with special education needs. This study is a literature review of the use of assistive technologies in the education of students with special educational needs. To compile the works related to this subject, electronic databases, journals and other relevant sources...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Literature Reviews,...
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level students whose native language was Turkish and they were between the age of 17 and 20. They were placed into two intact groups as experimental and control...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
State chiefs have new responsibilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but their formal powers are still limited. Despite these constraints, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) analysis finds that chiefs can make a difference by wielding their powers strategically, to build coalitions and persuade others. While turnover in the field is high, with 70% of current chiefs on the job less than two years, newcomers are taking their seats at a time of opportunity. Drawing on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Politics of Education, Leadership, Administrators, Interviews, Public Education,...
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, common intellectual experiences, service-learning, undergraduate research, and senior capstones among others--that have come to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate...
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This report shows that over time, students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Two or more races have completed high school and continued their education in college in increasing numbers. Despite these gains, the rate of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Whites,...
The paper highlights the violations of students' human rights in schools. The problem is the incident that took place at a school in Pretoria in 2016 where Black girls protested against the School's Code of Conduct relating to hairstyle. Qualitative approach was used to collect information through a literature review and desk-top research methods. Black girls claimed they were discriminated against and the protest serves as an example to demonstrate students' human rights violations when...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, School Policy, School Uniforms, Foreign Countries, Blacks, Qualitative...
"The Evidence Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students' Social, Emotional, and Academic Development" articulates the scientific consensus regarding how people learn. The research brief presents a set of consensus statements--developed and unanimously signed onto by the Commission's Council of Distinguished Scientists--that affirm the interconnectedness of social, emotional, and academic development as central to the learning process. The brief draws from brain science, medicine,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research Reports, Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Achievement,...
For more than 25 years, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has provided the youth mentoring field with a set of researched-informed and practitioner-approved practices for creating and sustaining positive and impactful mentoring relationships and strong program services. The fourth edition of "The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™" ("Elements") represents the current evidence-based standards for running a safe and effective youth mentoring program. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Guides, Males, Minority Groups, Youth Programs, Individual Development,...
Substantial research points to the importance of developing strong early literacy skills. However, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, between 2007 and 2013, no more than 55 percent of Mississippi grade 4 students were reading at or above the proficiency level that demonstrates solid academic performance for the grade assessed. This was of serious concern to educators and policymakers in Mississippi. Thus, in April 2013, Mississippi's Literacy-Based Promotion Act was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Literacy Education,...
It is widely recognized that the 12 percent of all youth in American public schools who have disabilities comprise a set of students with distinct capacities and needs. Federal legislation, including the most recent updates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, identifies different disability groups and mandates that students in each group have access to a free and appropriate public education. How youths' characteristics, experiences, and challenges vary by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education,...
During 2015-2016, the membership of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) grew to more than 400 institutions making this the largest and most comprehensive report on college students seeking mental health treatment to date. College and university counseling centers make this report possible by participating in a broad range of activities that contribute to both day-to-day clinical practice and the research on college student mental health. CCMH is deeply appreciative of each counseling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Mental Health, College Students, Student Records, School Counseling,...
Reducing student absenteeism is a key part of the School District of Philadelphia's plan to boost graduation rates. One of the district's goals is to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, with the hope that greater awareness will lead to guardians' taking a more active role in improving their student's attendance and academic performance. In an effort to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, the School District of Philadelphia partnered with Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance, Behavior Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts,...
In 2016, a higher education task force of St. Louis Graduates (STLG), a collaborative network whose mission is to increase degree completion for low income students, first-generation students, and students of color from St. Louis, commissioned this study from the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC). Through discussion, the following goals were established for this project: (1) identify those higher education institutions that are more successful in supporting and graduating...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disproportionate Representation, At Risk Students, Low Income Groups, First...
For nearly 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced projections of high school graduates. The purpose of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates" is to equip decision-makers at all levels with information about how the numbers of high school graduates are likely to change in the years ahead. These projections inform a broad audience; stakeholders including policymakers, elected officials and their staffs, state...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Public Schools, Private Schools,...
This study aimed at investigating the similarities and differences between Vygotsky's perspectives on child language development with nativism and behaviorism. Proposing the idea of the Zone of Proximal Development, Vygotsky emphasized the role of collaborative interaction, scaffolding, and guided participation in language learning. Nativists, on the other hand, believe in the existence of Language Acquisition Device. They maintain that language is innate and acquisition is instantaneous. They...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Educational Theories, Child Language, Language Acquisition,...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of social capital elements' on job satisfaction and motivation levels of teachers. The mixed method was used in the study. The quantitative data were analyzed through Correlation and Multiple Regression analyses. An interview form developed by the researchers was used for analyzing the qualitative data. According to the correlation analysis, there is a positive and high level of relationship between social capital and job motivation. According...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Capital, Job Satisfaction, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Regression...
Six essays, written collaboratively by current and former Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellows, explore the contributions that today's academic libraries--as providers of resources, professional support, and space--are making to learning and teaching. Topics include the continuing evolution of the learning commons, information literacy instruction, digital humanities teaching in libraries, spatial literacy, collaboration in digital special collections, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Librarians, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher...
Imagine you are attending a seminar. The facilitator gives instructions, and you have a vague notion of what you are supposed to do, but you do not want to ask the facilitator to clarify because you are sure you are the only one who has not understood. After the facilitator tells you to start working, you turn to the person next to you and ask, "What are we supposed to do?" That person says, "I'm not sure. I thought you would know." Soon you realize that almost everyone in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Innovation,...
In August 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Three years later, the president of the State Board, Dr. Michael Kirst, noted that CCSS "changes almost everything," including what teachers teach, how they teach, and what students are expected to learn (Kirst, 2013). Echoing his sentiments, Dr. Milbrey McLaughlin argued that "the practices and activities that faithful implementation of the CCSS would require are a long...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Common Core State Standards, School Districts, Educational Change, Instructional...
Between 2002 and 2014, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) supported over 400 projects focused on education technology through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The majority of this work has been funded through Education Technology research topics of NCER and NCSER and the Institute's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program run by NCER. Both centers also support projects focusing on education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Educational Research, Research Projects, Public Agencies,...
Research shows that chronic absenteeism can affect academic performance in later grades and is a key early warning sign that a student is more likely to drop out of high school. Several states enacted legislation to address this issue, and many states are currently discussing the utility of chronic absenteeism as an indicator of school quality or student success (SQSS) in their accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This policy brief provides information for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, At Risk Students,...
Classroom environment can be thought as an absolute place to practice and improve translation skills of students. They have the possibility to brainstorm and discuss problematic points they face with each other during a translation activity. It can be estimated in the same way in a literary translation class. Students who are supposed to become model readers need to use their background knowledge, vocabulary, and "encyclopedia" to understand the text properly, to infer the unsaid from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Semiotics, Translation, College Students, Literary Genres, United States Literature,...
The proliferation of digital technology in the 21st century in teaching and learning requires that teachers and students constantly interact with instructional technologies. This places a herculean task on the door step of teacher educators to ensure that student-teachers graduate from their institutions of training with some knowledge domains that would help them to integrate technology, pedagogy and content in their teaching. This study assesses the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Social Sciences, Art...
At the heart of the educational vocation is a drive to influence, to meaningfully affect the learning and development of others. For adult educators working in higher education, daily activities--from teaching classes to supervising student research to attending faculty meetings to sitting on advisory boards--are full of opportunities to influence. Most educational literature, however, provides little insight into the way adult educators relate to their drive to influence and how this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Influences, Adult Educators, Higher Education, Teacher Influence,...
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using short stories significantly improve the speaking and writing achievements. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest-posttest control group design or comparison group design was used in this research. The population of this research was the all first semester undergraduate students of urban and regional planning study program of Indo Global Mandiri University. Forty students were selected as the sample by using purposive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quasiexperimental Design, Literary Genres, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups,...
As a research methodology, qualitative research method infuses an added advantage to the exploratory capability that researchers need to explore and investigate their research studies. Qualitative methodology allows researchers to advance and apply their interpersonal and subjectivity skills to their research exploratory processes. However, in a study with an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach, the advantageous elements of the study quadruple because of the bonding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Semi Structured...
Philosophical works are rich resources in terms of ideological aspects and literary inferences. Since these works aim to transmit the philosophical references to readers, original utilizations should be well-preserved in translation. Nevertheless, certain deviations can be observed in the translation of philosophical works due to the individual preferences of the translators, their social environments and cultural, political or ideological background information. Antoine Berman's translational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Turkish, Translation, Philosophy, Inferences, Social Environment, Cultural...
Between 2000 and 2016, the STEM industry reportedly added jobs at the rate of 28% while all jobs were growing at only 6%. However, 48% of bachelor's degree students and 69% of associate's degree students in STEM majors left their program of study between 2003 and 2009. The high attrition rate is often attributed to low student engagement, boredom, alienation, lack of diversity in student population, and faculty attitudes. This exploratory case study demonstrates thick descriptions of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Science, STEM Education, Introductory Courses, Case Studies, Educational...
In the last three decades, growth in the education of women in Iran has led to a significant increase in demand for women professionals and administrators in Iranian universities. However, the path to the top is not easy and numerous challenges must still be overcome. This study explored the challenges of women's participation in senior administrative positions from the perspective of Iranian women administrators in higher education. Data were collected based on semi-structured interviews with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Education, Women Administrators, Administrator...
This paper highlights legal understanding of quid pro quo sexual harassment in schools. Quid pro quo sexual harassment implies abuse of authority or position to gain something sexual. A duty of care rests on teachers, Schools Governing Bodies and the Department of Education to provide and maintain safe schools that are free from all forms of victimisation and abuse. However, there seems to be an abuse of power by all those who are supposed to protect learners in schools. The paper used an abuse...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexual Harassment, Guidelines, Bullying, Educational Environment, Victims, Governing...
The main objective of the current study is to examine the relationships between self-handicapping, and irrational beliefs about approval, irrational beliefs about interpersonal relationships, irrational beliefs about self and the overall level of irrational beliefs by reference to the " ABC " framework. Participants of the study were 263 teacher candidates. Self-Handicapping Scale and Irrational Beliefs Scale-Short Form was utilized in order to measure the constructs. Spearman's Rho...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Esteem, Statistical...
This study investigated eight Greek international college students' experiences of acculturation and acculturative stress at a mid-western university in the United States. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants and Consensual Qualitative Research methodology was utilized for data analysis to identify contextual themes and domains expressed by participants. Seven domains relevant to extant literature were revealed: presojourn perceptions of the United States; postsojourn...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Acculturation, College Students, Semi Structured...
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the first in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic's Early Childhood Education Research Alliance: characteristics of effective SEL programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education,...
The study explores teachers' views on the impact of the English Language Proficiency Programme in Namibian schools that was implemented over a period of five years, from 2011 to 2015. The program aimed at improving teachers' proficiency in English. The summative evaluation was conducted in 2016 in the following five (5) regions: Erongo, Hardap, Khomas, Ohangwena and Omusati, selected on the basis of the level of participation and accessibility. The evaluation focused on the following aspects of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries,...
Based on a dataset on two- and four-year college students and instructors from an anonymous state that includes detailed instructor employment information, this paper classifies faculty into four types--tenured instructors, tenure-track instructors, long-term adjuncts, and short-term adjuncts--to examine whether adjunct faculty have different impacts on student academic outcomes than tenure-track and tenured faculty. We use two empirical strategies--a two-way fixed effects model and an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Outcomes of Education, College Students, Two Year...
This second volume in this series of papers dedicated to innovative language teaching and learning at university focuses on enhancing employability. Throughout the book, which includes a selection of 14 peer-reviewed and edited short papers, authors share good practices drawing on research; reflect on their experience to promote student engagement, inclusivity, and collaboration; and foster a successful learning environment while developing employability skills. Whatever the language--or the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This study investigates the effects of conceptual metaphors on Turkish EFL learners' acquisition of phrasal verbs. The participants were 120 beginner, elementary, and pre-intermediate level students. The research follows a pre and post-test quasi-experimental research design. The students were assigned to proficiency levels according to their Michigan Placement Test scores. A phrasal verb completion test was used as the measurement instrument of the study. With regard to their proficiency...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Figurative Language, Phrase Structure, Verbs, Language Tests, English (Second...
The present study attempts to analyze Margaret Atwood's (1939-) "The Handmaid's Tale" (1985) based on theories of feminist thinker, Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) and applies her theories presented in "The Second Sex" (1949) that leads to better apprehension of sex and gender. Beauvoir's ideology focuses mainly on the cultural mechanisms of oppression which cause to confine women under the title of Other to man's self. In her view woman cannot be a simple biological...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Novels, Feminism, Females, Gender Bias, Cultural Influences, Social Influences,...
Formative assessment is a process that engages teachers and students in gathering, interpreting, and using evidence about what and how students are learning in order to facilitate further student learning during a short period of time. The process offers the potential to guide educator decisions about midstream adjustments to instruction that address learner needs in a timely manner. Formative assessment can be implemented in classrooms in various ways. For example, formative assessment can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Formative Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Mathematics...
The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) is the third in the series of NLTS studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to examine youth with disabilities receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a long-standing federal law last updated in 2004. Under IDEA, youth with disabilities can be eligible to receive special education and related services through an individualized education program (IEP). The NLTS studies have used...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education,...
This publication is based on the 2016 Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) Biennial Conference, that was held at the Florida State University on May 16-17, 2016. The conference theme was "Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology." The conference content and the resulting edited book are based on the assumption that the science and practice of vocational psychology are more successful with the integration of theory, research, and practice. This book's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, Theory Practice Relationship,...
The social media usage has penetrated to the many areas in daily lives of today's students. Therefore, social media can be effective tool to support their educational communications and collaborations with their friends and also faculty members. This study aims to determine the effects of social media on collaborative learning. For this purpose, a theoretical model is proposed based on comprehensive literature review. Using an online questionnaire, data are collected from the students of one of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Media, Mass Media Use, Cooperative Learning, College...
Given the importance of the phonological and lexical components of the language in L2 learning, this article discusses an innovative, holistic approach to learning these two components of the language based on the existence of "sound symbolism"--the interrelation between sound and meaning--in English. In particular, it describes how and why the study of sound symbolism can be advantageous to EFL learners. This claim is grounded in empirical data gathered from two pilot studies carried...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Generally speaking, when one writes about their research they are making a contribution to the scientific community and disseminating the results of findings in scientific articles. This means that other researchers have access to the research produced and can examine the subjects raised in greater depth to advance scientific knowledge. This paper discusses the format of papers that are strictly academic. The specific structure of the text will be determined by whether it is for a master's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research Reports, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, Journal Articles, Scientific...
This review aims to respond various questions regarding the role of Critical Thinking in Science Education from aspects concerning the importance or relevance of critical thinking in science education, the situation in the classroom and curriculum, and the conception of critical thinking and fostering in science education. This review is specially addressed to educational contexts (teachers) where Critical thinking has had a very few presence in Science Education, particularly in the classroom....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Scientific Principles,...
Workplace absenteeism has widely been reported to be a serious problem which undermines smooth service delivery both in developed and developing nations. The problem is reported to be more serious in developing nations. This paper is therefore studying the mechanisms used to mitigate workplace absenteeism, their adequacy and the effective utilization of those mechanisms in public and private schools in Ilala Municipality and Mkuranga District in Tanzania. The study relied on in-depth interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Employee Absenteeism, Teacher Attendance, Public Schools, Private...
This study comprises the outcomes and methods of a one year project using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) embedded in K-12 classes. The Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) of 42 students enrolled in three 5th grade classes were monitored. The students took the MOOCCLIL class for one year (2015-2016) at the Guldensporencollege (GUSCO), a Belgian secondary school in Kortrijk. In this weekly, two-hour class, the 16-17 year old students were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
Poor quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) can be detrimental to the development of children as it could lead to poor social, emotional, educational, health, economic, and behavioural outcomes. The lack of consensus as to the strength of the relationship between teacher qualification and the quality of the early childhood learning environment has made it difficult for policymakers and educational practitioners alike to settle on strategies that would enhance the learning outcomes...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Environment,...
A common perception within politically conservative circles is that American colleges and universities are bastions of liberal thought led by left-leaning faculty who seek to indoctrinate their students into adopting progressive views of the world. The purpose of this study is not to debate or justify a progressive vision of teacher education. Rather, this article explores a topic that has received little attention within the teacher education literature: how politically conservative preservice...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Political Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education...
This study was a case study in which the results based on a specific case were analyzed and holistically described (Yildirim & Simsek, 2008). 15 middle school mathematics teachers took part in the present study. The participants were voluntary, and they were selected randomly. As data collection instrument, the researchers developed a semi-structured interview form including 5 open-ended questions. The gathered data were analyzed and reported through content analysis method. The results of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes,...
Debbie Reese, a former elementary school teacher and assistant professor in American Indian Studies, publishes the blog American Indians in Children's Literature. Tribally enrolled at Nambe Pueblo, her book chapters and articles are taught in university classrooms in English, education, and library science across the U.S. and Canada. She is frequently invited to deliver keynote lectures and workshops at major universities and for tribal associations and organizations. In this article she...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Literature, Minority Groups, Racial Factors, Cultural Differences, Social...