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The purpose of this study was to determine the influence, if any; assignment to an inclusive secondary language arts classroom setting has on the academic performance of grade 11 nondisabled general education students in two suburban New Jersey High Schools. Using a sampling process known as Propensity Score Matching (PSM), a statistical technique that greatly reduces the influence of selection bias endemic to most observational designs, a sample of 214 grade 11 students' 2013 NJHSPA Language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Placement, Grade 11, High School Students, Suburban Schools, Inclusion,...
To improve teaching and advance student learning requires weaving together the curriculum that students engage with every day with the professional learning of teachers. This paper is designed as a resource for system leaders at the district, state, and charter-management organization (CMO) levels looking to improve instructional outcomes for students by improving teacher development in their schools. Part I briefly describes the research base for this argument. Part II examines three cases of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Praxis, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Skills, Instructional...
In at least ten cities across the country, there are schools that operate under some sort of partnership school model: a "third way" governance strategy that breaks through district-charter divides that could help improve struggling schools or increase the number of quality school options in a neighborhood. Like charter schools, partnership schools enjoy more freedom of action than a traditional district-run school. Partnership schools are legally distinct from charter schools, which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Partnerships in Education, Governance, Models, School Choice, Educational Quality,...
This study was undertaken to investigate the factors influencing proenvironmental behavior of individuals residing in the Northern Rocky Mountains (N = 267). Measures of relatedness to nature and perceived science knowledge were collected through a convenience sample approach using multiple avenues such as city email lists, organizational newsletters, and social media channels. Analysis of the data was conducted using both partial least squares and covariance based structural equation modeling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conservation (Environment), Behavior, Knowledge Level, Science 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,...
This case study investigates the pedagogical leadership role of the Adult Education Officer (AEO) in the area of Vocational Education and Training (VET) to meet the requirements of the Bruges Communiqué (2010). The study found that the AEOs interviewed are working to implement a confused system imported from other countries that has yet to be properly defined and named, to fit smoothly within the Irish education context. Their pedagogical leadership role is impeded by bureaucracy which has...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Leadership Role, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Facilitators...
In Zambia, as elsewhere throughout sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) face multiple physical, emotional, social and psychological challenges which often negatively affect opportunities for educational attainment. REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative), in collaboration with, the University of Cape Town and other African academic institutions, developed the Teachers' Diploma Program as part of the Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support into Education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Teacher Competencies, Capacity Building,...
Relying on the data from Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), this report examines college participation rates of Utah high school graduates (cohorts 2007-2012) with a focus on the gap in college participation between Whites and minorities. The report also includes a brief examination of college completion rates of Utah high school graduates (cohorts 2007-2012) enrolled in college.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Participation, College Attendance, High School Graduates, Educational...
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between anticipation time, reaction time and balance characteristics in school children at the age of 10-12 years. 11 males and 12 females, 23 students in total, studying at Istanbul Sancaktepe Ibn-i Sina Elementary School, whose average age was 11.06 years, average height was 142.78 cm and average weight was 37.6 kg, voluntarily participated in the study. Height, body weight, anticipation time, reaction time, static balance and dynamic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reaction Time, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Motor Development,...
The purpose of this study is to determine school administrators' entrepreneurship skills according to teacher opinions. The general screening model was used in the study. 227 teachers working in the province of Elazig constituted the sample of the study. The data were collected through the "Entrepreneurship Scale". According to the study findings, teachers stated the entrepreneurship skills of school administrators; at "I Agree" level for "Need for Achievement",...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators, Entrepreneurship, School Administration, Age...
The main point in today's educational approach is that it is based on a student-centered approach. One of the alternative instruction techniques having a convenient content for this system is the jigsaw technique. Since the introduction of this technique, it has been applied into many different fields of education, and determined that it positively influences students' academic success. The purpose of this study is to find out the impact of teaching "science in time" unit under...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Grade 7, Cooperative Learning, Student Centered Learning, Mixed...
Using data from social media can be of great value to businesses and other interested parties. However, harvesting data from social media networks such as Twitter, cleaning the data, and analyzing the data can be difficult. In this article, a step-by-step approach to obtaining data via the Twitter application program interface (API) is described. Cleaning of the data and basic sentiment analysis are also described.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Social Media, Hill, Stephen|Scott, Rebecca
Although most teachers of students with visual impairments spend time in internships prior to teaching, they often begin teaching without firsthand contact with capable adults who have visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision). As a result, they may be unfamiliar with the daily planning and adaptation undertaken by those adults. To provide future teachers with an understanding of adult experiences, The University of Arizona's program to prepare teachers of students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Visual Impairments, Adults, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate...
This article examines metaliteracy as a pedagogical model that leverages the assets of MOOC platforms to enhance self-regulated and self-empowered learning. Between 2013 and 2015, a collaborative teaching team within the State University of New York (SUNY) developed three MOOCs on three different platforms--connectivist, Coursera and Canvas--to engage with learners about metaliteracy. As a reframing of information literacy, metaliteracy envisions the learner as an active and metacognitive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Self Management, Intermode...
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,...
Collective impact is a model for achieving tangible change and improvement in communities through a series of well-defined parameters of collaboration. This article provides a 10-year reflection on the University of Georgia Archway Partnership, a university-community collaboration, in the context of the parameters of collective impact. Emphasis is placed on the backbone organization and the opportunity for universities to serve as backbone organizations. The outcomes achieved through the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Models, Outreach Programs,...
Why does education fail to realize educational justice? Why does religious education not play a part in contributing to educational justice to some degree, as it is technically located in the logic of its handed down biblical message? On the one hand, education is socially testified as being at a crucial moment of educational justice, on the other hand, it is not only political and institutional determinants that seem to be opposed to that. In class, there are moments that counteract the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Justice, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology, Poverty, Role of Education,...
In this article Kara Alexander discusses why, as a literacy studies instructor, she believes requiring her students to upload their literacy narratives to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is beneficial. She provides three reasons for this requirement: (1) making their work public has the potential to enhance student agency, empowerment, and authority; (2) The DALN has the potential to challenge dominant notions of literacy, schooling, and education--to serve as a space for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Archives, Personal Narratives, Literacy, Writing (Composition), Student Empowerment,...
Study abroad can be a life-changing experience, but evidence of its effectiveness is mixed. We examine the experience of studying abroad at colleges in the US and China, which are the largest receiving and sending countries of international students respectively. Using data from two comparable national surveys that follow the same design, we estimate causal effects by matching students who studied abroad during college to those who did not, based on their propensity to study abroad. First, we...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies,...
The aim of the present study is to compare burnout levels of preschool teachers who have integration students in their classes and those who do not. The sample of the study consists of 185 preschool teachers working in Isparta city and town centers. The data of the study were collected using the Burnout Inventory developed by Maslach and Jackson (1981) and the personal information form designed by the researchers. The data were analyzed with t-test using SPSS-20. The results of the study showed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Teacher...
In the contemporary international field of education and particularly in Science Education, there is a tendency of limiting the teacher to the role of a passive recipient of knowledge produced in research, followed by the transfer of that knowledge to the classroom. Meanwhile, the dominant tendencies on forming constructivist frameworks, where participatory procedures for discovering and constructing knowledge by the children are encouraged, are in contrast to the prevailing tendency mentioned...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Science Education, Teacher...
Professors use various strategies to improve learning. To explore what professors perceived as critical aspects of engaging instruction, we conducted a qualitative case study with seven professors in the United States. Data was collected through individual face-to-face interviews. The conversations were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. The analyses of the transcriptions were conducted using the constant comparative method. Findings from the study varied. Yet, participants agreed that an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Learner...
This article is an integrative review regarding the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for teaching Dentistry. Thus, the article aimed to analyze papers that show the use of these technologies as resources and tools for learning. The stages in the elaboration of this integrative review were: establishing the guiding question and aims of the study, establishing the inclusion and exclusion criteria for articles, defining the research instrument and information to be extracted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Uses in Education, Dentistry, Foreign Countries, Reflection, Information...
This study aimed to determine the relationship between secondary school teachers' view regarding Organizational Support and Psychological Contract Violation. The study conducted with relational screening model included 230 secondary school teachers employed in Bolu central district in 2014-2015 academic year. Perceived Organizational Support Scale and Psychological Contract Violation Scale were used in the study as data collection tools. Means and standard deviation were analyzed and Mann...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Correlation,...
Advances in information and communication technologies, and the introduction of competency-based educational approaches promoted as a result of the participation of universities in the construction of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are demanding urgent changes in teaching methodologies and in the role of students. In this context the article proposes and assesses how blogs can become a useful learning tool for the acquisition of professional competencies. Students were asked, after...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Competence,...
This policy report defines and provides a 50-state review of teacher license reciprocity, explores how state-specific licensing requirements impact the teacher labor market, and includes examples of national and state efforts to facilitate reciprocity.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Certification, Geographic Location, Interstate Programs, Labor Market,...
The aim of this study is to investigate the awareness of the geography and biology students about recognizing some plants which they see frequently around them in accordance with the information they gained during their education process. The sample of the study consists of 37 biology and 40 geography students studying at the Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty of the Necmettin Erbakan University. This study was designed according to qualitative research model and case study pattern was used....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Biology, Geography, Plants (Botany), Qualitative Research, Case Studies,...
English teaching reform is critical for the cultivation of skilled talents and the development of national economy. The paper attempts to analyze the guidance principles of English teaching reform in the higher vocational colleges underlying "The Basic Requirements of English Curriculum Teaching in Higher Vocational Colleges", promulgated by Ministry of Education of China in 2000. Specifically, the principles should be characterized by modularization, individualization, collaboration,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education, Educational Change,...
This guide provides experienced education researchers with suggestions for conducting high-quality effectiveness studies to overcome research challenges common to rural settings. The guide addresses four factors that researchers must consider when conducting educational effectiveness research in rural settings: (1) study design, (2) recruitment of participants, (3) supporting and monitoring implementation of the intervention, and (4) data collection. The guide presents economical study designs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Rural Schools, School Effectiveness, Guides, Educational Research, Effective Schools...
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory, policy or curriculum, and practice; which aggravates an already complex transition. It draws on Cummins' Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction, Context...
The purpose of this article is to highlight mentoring as an important piece of leading a learning community. The authors will share a definition of mentoring which is applicable to the learning community experience. Characteristics of mentoring will be described, including types of mentoring and mentor-mentee relationships. The authors will apply these concepts to their role as facilitators for a learning community at a teaching-centered, 4-year institution. They will reflect on mentoring in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Communities of Practice, College Faculty, College Students, Program...
Enormous variation exists among nations and regions in their inclusive education provisions. In addition to comparisons based on policy documents and figures, in-depth and contextually grounded comparative studies involving qualitative data based on stakeholder experiences are needed, especially between western and Asian regions or nations where socio-economic and cultural contexts vary greatly. This article examined and compared how the conceptualization of inclusive education and elements...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education,...
Homeless education is studied through qualitative teacher research. This article reports the perspectives and experiences of a school administrator, social worker, teacher, and Family Shelter school-to-shelter liaison in describing their experiences with homeless elementary students and their parents. College faculty did the research to prepare for a teacher education foundations course for preservice teachers.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Education Majors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Foundations of...
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and has become a public health concern in the United States. In addition, certain groups of students are more at risk for suicide than others. School counselors have an ethical obligation to protect their students and are in an ideal position to educate students and staff about the risks and warning signs of suicide. Ethical issues such as counselor competence, school responsibility, and community buy in are important considerations...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Counseling, Suicide, Adolescents, At Risk Students, Prevention, Adolescent...
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' views on co-education. The study, which adopted a descriptive screening model, involved 240 teachers (142 females and 84 males) working in four primary schools and four secondary schools located in the central towns of Adana. Data were collected using Views on Co-education Scale (VCS). Analysis included descriptive statistics as well as Mann Whitney-U and Kruskal Wallis H tests. Results show that teachers mainly support co-education and do...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Coeducation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School...
In elementary school classrooms, students commonly recruit teacher attention at inappropriately high rates or at inappropriate times. Multiple schedule interventions have been used to teach stimulus control by signaling to students when reinforcement is and is not available contingent on an appropriate response. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effects of a class-wide multiple schedule on differentiated rates of student recruitment of teacher attention in two public...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Student...
Dynamic assessment (DA) of word reading measures learning potential for early reading development by documenting the amount of assistance needed to learn how to read words with unfamiliar orthography. We examined the additive value of DA for predicting first-grade decoding and word recognition development while controlling for autoregressive effects. Additionally, we examined whether predictive validity of DA would be higher for students who have poor phonological awareness skills. First-grade...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 1, Reading Skills, Word Recognition, Decoding (Reading), Phonological...
This article examines the impact of the fiscal recovery policies stemming from the 2007-09 economic recession and the implementation of the 2011 New York State Property Tax Levy Cap on the budgets of school districts located within a Long Island, New York suburban township. The research basis of this paper is based on two studies conducted by the New York State Council of School Superintendents and the New York State Council of School Business Officials and data collected from the Office of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Suburban Schools, Economic Factors, Taxes,...
As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students' attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students' parents and pre-service teachers answered open-ended questionnaires. The research questions for this qualitative study were: (a) How does exploratory world language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Elementary School...
The following report describes an assessment instrument called the Mathematics Performance and Cognition (MPAC) interview. The MPAC interview was designed to measure two outcomes of interest. It was designed to measure first and second graders' mathematics achievement in number, operations, and equality, and it was also designed to gather information about students' cognitive processes while they solved mathematics problems. The current report focuses on the content of the 2015 MPAC interview,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Interviews, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Elementary School Mathematics,...
This paper reviews recent evidence on the labor market returns to credit accumulation, certificates, and associate degrees from community colleges. Evidence is collated from estimates of earnings gaps across college students using large-scale, statewide administrative datasets from eight states. Six of these states were partners of the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE), a research center funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education,...
In this paper, we examine the effects of receiving a modest Pell Grant on financial aid packages, labor supply while in school, and academic outcomes for community college students. Using administrative data from one state, we compare community college students just above and below the expected family contribution (EFC) cutoff for receiving a Pell Grant. Between 2008 and 2010, students just below the cutoff qualified for an average of $500 in Pell Grants. We find that other financial aid...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Aid, Grants, Eligibility, Student Financial Aid, Labor Supply, Academic...
This research aims to determine the effectiveness of training based on learning organization in the staff of cement industry with production capacity over ten thousand tons. The purpose of this study is to propose a training model based on learning organization. For this purpose, the factors of organizational learning were introduced by qualitative research in the form of open codes, axial codes, selective codes and the resulted observations, and then the final model was obtained by structural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Effectiveness, Productivity, Manufacturing Industry, Qualitative...
As interest in teacher leadership has grown, many leading organizations have developed tools and guidance to support schools, districts, and teacher leaders themselves. In collaboration and consultation with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, REL Midwest and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders developed this tool for teachers to self-assess their knowledge, skills, and competencies to serve in teacher leadership roles. Teachers,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Measures...
Systemic violence and disparate school discipline policies hinder equitable, just, and safe schooling. They also restrict access to social opportunities and civil liberties. Research shows that schooling contexts and social policies set up the conditions for young people of color to experience violence in regularized, systematic, and destructive ways. This policy report centers on questions of race and disparate racial impacts. The authors draw from critical race theory (CRT) to redirect how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Factors, Social Influences, Violence, Discipline, Legal...
Teachers in many schools struggle to integrate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as part of their teaching practice. Among the issues faced by teachers when attempting to integrate ICT into their classrooms are gaps in ICT knowledge and skills, lack of training and inadequate support and scaffolding. Other issues include inability to translate training into pedagogical practice and curriculum design and lack of access to current hardware and software. Research in the field...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Technology Planning, Technology Integration, Technological...
This paper examines the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) "PISA for Schools," a new variant of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that compares school-level performance on reading, math and science with international schooling systems (e.g., Shanghai-China, Finland). Specifically, I focus here on a professional learning community--the "Global Learning Network" (GLN)--of U.S. schools and districts that have voluntarily...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communities of Practice, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International...
The Saudi National Assessment Centre administers the Computer Science Teacher Test for teacher certification. The aim of this study is to explore gender differences in candidates' scores, and investigate dimensionality, reliability, and differential item functioning using confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory. The confirmatory factor analysis results for 6 371 examinees' scores of 66 multiple-choice items when grouped into three content domains showed that the test data were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Factor Structure, Test Items, Test Reliability, Teacher Certification, Gender...
Current research reveals a large percentage of teaching positions and administrative services credentials are held by women, although historically, men dominate the superintendent role. Specifically in the area of women in the superintendency, a discrepancy exists between men and women in recruitment practices, types of barriers and challenges, and the length of time one stays in the superintendent position. This study examines the superintendent role and the perceived leadership qualities...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Bias, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Barriers, Administrator Role,...
This brief examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases. First, it explores whether the 2015 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens the possibility of investing in well-designed community schools to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools. And second, it provides support to school, district, and state leaders as they consider, propose, or implement a community school intervention in schools targeted for comprehensive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Schools, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational...
This study aims to determine the variables affecting teacher candidates' perceived self-efficacy levels. The study was conducted with 560 students who attended the pedagogical formation programs, a type of teacher training program, run by two different universities in Turkey during the academic year of 2016-2017. The data was obtained by Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale, developed by Tschannen-Moran and Hoy (2001) and adopted to Turkish by Çapa, Çakiroglu and Sarikaya (2005). SPSS package...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs,...
This good practice guide is based on the research project "Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners" by John Guenther et al. on behalf of Ninti One Limited. The project examines five unique and successful vocational education and training (VET) programs in remote areas and identifies how retention and completion can be improved (to improve employability) and what other indicators of success (apart from completion) are important outcomes of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Education, School Holding Power, Indigenous Populations, Pacific...
Capstone engineering design courses have been a feature at research universities and four-year schools for many years. Although such classes are less common at two-year colleges, the experience is equally beneficial for this population of students. With this in mind, Madison College introduced a project-based Engineering Design course in 2007. This paper explores Madison College's experience over the past decade offering this class. Unique challenges and opportunities for engineering design...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Engineering, Design, Engineering...
In response to the lack of Canadian research about the practicum experiences of pre-service teachers with disabilities, a survey of ten Directors of Student Teaching in Western Canadian universities was conducted and revealed both strengths and challenges in current practices. Recommendations for teacher education are explored, and several future research directions are highlighted.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Disabilities, Administrator...
Final program projects (capstone course) in manufacturing design engineering technology at National University are intensive experiences in critical thinking and analysis, designed to broaden students' perspectives and provide an opportunity for integration of coursework in the area of manufacturing design engineering. This paper focuses on three specific capstone projects that were worked on in an undergraduate manufacturing design engineering program. The projects include an office chair...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Manufacturing, Design, Engineering Education, Program...
As in many other fields, the Internet has been used for educational purposes, especially for foreign language learning. This study has the main objective to investigate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' opinions about the use of English on the Internet. By means of a Likert-type questionnaire dealing with the use of English on the Internet for various reasons (i.e., interest, benefit, socialization, entertainment), the views of 364 high school students at two high schools in a small...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Internet, Educational...
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were organized as themes constructed within three domains: background, experience, and meaning. Within "background," students who had prior work in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Student...
This study evaluated the impact of the Student Success Skills (SSS) classroom curriculum delivered in a naturalistic setting on the metacognitive functioning of 2,725 middle and high school students in Kentucky. SSS was implemented as one intervention to fulfill an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant. Results in students' self-reports indicated that those who received the intervention demonstrated increased ability to regulate their levels of emotional arousal. No additional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Metacognition, School Counselors, Learner Engagement, Pretests Posttests, Middle...
Recent years have seen an increasing interest in the cognitive approach to eating disorders, which postulates that patients selectively attend to information associated with eating, body shape, and body weight. The unreliability of self-report measures in eating disorders due to strong denial of illness gave rise to experimental studies inspired by research into anxiety disorders involving attentional bias, with the prevalent method being a modified color-naming Stroop task. Unfortunately, that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Eating Disorders, Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Attention, Bias, Color,...
Digital media are beneficial for research of complex refugee issues, as they allow refugees to express their personal experiences of complex issues in ways that are not restricted by language barriers or limited in authenticity, while also offering researchers a way to systematically compare refugees' varied experiences. We used a computerised concept mapping task to ask 74 young refugees (teenagers and young adults), from three separately recruited samples, to think about their experiences...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Concept Mapping, Refugees, Adolescents, Young Adults, Barriers, English (Second...
As of 2011, 31 million adults in the United States had some college credit but had not earned a postsecondary credential, defined in this brief as a near-completer. This brief provides an overview of the 2017 near-completer policy landscape and a detailed review of three states implementing innovative outreach to this population. State example information was gathered through personal communication with state-level staff on how their initiatives came about and the process of implementation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Credits, Outreach Programs, Intervention, State Policy, State Legislation,...
This paper investigated the teaching approach used by tutors to prepare science and mathematics teachers during training at Morogoro teachers' college. For six years consecutive the performance of science and mathematics in secondary school has become very poor even though the training colleges produce science and mathematics teachers every year to teach secondary schools. This brought a doubt on the teaching approach used by science and mathematics tutors in teachers' colleges to prepare...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators,...
Determining the factors that affect teachers' competences has a decisive role in revealing the quality of teaching process. In this context, it is important to identify professional variables affecting the self-efficacy of preschool teachers. For this reason, it is aimed to investigate which professional variables influence preschool teachers' sense of efficacy. In the research, a descriptive research model was adopted. The working group of the study is composed of 191 preschool teachers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies,...
This case study examines the role of parents as situationally positioned educators during summer months. It illuminates the processes employed by a public charter school to empower parents to support student learning. The study is an action research case study of one school in a small network of schools. The goal was to determine the effectiveness of the summer project involving parents that had been instituted years prior to replace the formal summer school. The study involved a review of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Summer Programs, Charter Schools,...
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the metaphors created by prospective chemistry and science teachers and their views about how the studies in the field of chemistry are carried out in relation to the grade level and department. Research Methods: Case study as a qualitative research design was used. Participants in the study included 16 freshmen and 25 senior prospective chemistry teachers and 52 freshmen and 41 senior prospective science teachers. The data were analyzed with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Preservice Teachers, College Freshmen, College...
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,...
In this paper we investigated the contribution of a dynamic testing procedure, including multiple graduated prompts protocols, in identifying differences in need for instruction of second grade children (N = 120) with arithmetic difficulties. The training was adaptive and prompts were provided according to one of six protocols, each focusing on a different problem solving step. Results showed that based on the number of prompts required from each protocol different patterns of problem solving...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Prompting, Grade 2, Arithmetic, Problem Solving, Protocol Analysis, Cognitive Style,...
"Romani people" are a disadvantaged group of people due to their socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. This situation makes them poor and thus cannot afford education. As Romani people have the tendency to love music, it is considered that music activities may encourage their children who generally have negative attitudes towards school to attend school systematically. Therefore, this work aims to directly and indirectly encourage the Romani children to attend school through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Minority Group Children, Ethnic Groups, Music Activities, Music...
The aim of this study is to determine analogies that are used in Turkish secondary school mathematics textbooks. According to this aim, 7 textbooks are analysed: 3 of them are published by the commission of Ministry of Education and 4 of them are published by private publishing companies. The document analysis method is used in the study. Analogies are classified with respect to their analogical relationship, presentational format, abstraction, position of analogue with respect to target and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks,...
Introduction: This paper reports the first stage of an ongoing information behaviour research project undertaken with a rural Indigenous community in South Australia. Method: Twenty-one Ngarrindjeri volunteers participated in the field study. Permission was granted and extensive community consultations were conducted. Analysis: Questionnaires and interview transcriptions were analysed using the open coding method. Results: Ngarrindjeri people's everyday information needs included the gathering...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Behavior, Internet, Computer Use,...
The Bachelor's Degree Final Project (BDFP) of our school aims to develop a real constructive project, enhance cooperative teamwork and increase productivity of students. We present a real case study, related with engineering and scientific innovation results obtained by BDFP, which has led to an innovative scientific study presented at the 7th European Meeting on Chemical Industry and Environment and published in EMChIE 2015 Conference Proceedings. The objectives of this paper are: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bachelors Degrees, Teamwork, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries,...
Universities are being asked to prepare our students to navigate successfully in a complex and interconnected world and to contribute to the solution of difficult problems at work and in the communities where they live. Our universities must do the same. We must adapt our approaches to education, scholarship and community involvement in order to play a meaningful role in addressing the increasingly complex and wicked problems that our communities face. The housing crisis in Portland, Oregon...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Housing, College Role, School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Leadership,...
This study aims to search for the effect of Flipped Classroom/Education (FC) on academic success and retention of knowledge in EFL context and learner opinions about this new teaching approach. Research includes two groups studying at compulsory English preparation class in 2013-2014 academic year. The research employs a quasi-experimental method with a pre-test post-test control group design. The tests that were developed by the researcher were used to collect the quantitative data. Focus...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Blended Learning, Second Language...
Many students' knowledge of fractions is adversely affected by whole number bias, the tendency to focus on the separate whole number components (numerator and denominator) of a fraction rather than on the fraction's integrated magnitude (ratio of numerator to denominator). Although whole number bias appears early in the fraction learning process and persists into adulthood even among mathematicians, little is known about its development. The present study demonstrates that with age and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Numbers, Bias, Fractions, Age Differences, Individual Development, Elementary School...
The aim of this study was to determine the extent at which graded-category rating scales and rubrics contribute to inter-rater reliability. The research was designed as a correlational study. Study group consisted of 82 students attending sixth grade and three writing course teachers in a private elementary school. A performance task was administered to students and student works were divided into two randomly. The teachers first conducted independent scoring on the works in group one by using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Scoring Rubrics, Rating Scales, Interrater Reliability,...