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These proceedings contain the papers of the 12th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2015), October 24-26, 2015, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by Maynooth University, Ireland, and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSISE). Full papers in these proceedings include: (1) Towards a Metadata Schema for Characterizing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Uses in Education, Learning Processes, Expertise,...
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral standpoints), from this academic and practical scientific discipline, is aimed ultimately to benefit society. This International Conference seeks to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2015, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information and Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, July 21-24, 2015). The e-Learning 2015 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Failure, Electronic Learning, Success, Technology Uses in...
The 22nd EUROCALL conference was held at the University of Padova from the 26th to the 29th of August 2015, the first time that EUROCALL has been held in Italy. The event was organized in collaboration with the University Language Centre and the support of the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies. Over 300 delegates travelled from over 37 different countries to attend. The theme of the conference this year was Critical CALL, drawing inspiration from the work carried...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
"Sustainability" is a key idea on college campuses in the United States and the rest of the Western world. To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. This report is the first in-depth critical study of the sustainability movement in higher education. The focus of this study is on how the sustainability movement has, according to these authors, distorted higher education, the harm it has done to college curricula, and the limits it has imposed on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sustainability, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Environmental Education,...
"Voices of Pedagogical Development" is a collection of articles written by teacher-researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre. It shares the fruits of their ideas and development work in the areas of academic literacies, new forms of teaching and learning, and internationalisation. Part one aims at establishing and expanding perspectives on the multilayered and multivoiced reality of pedagogical development in higher education. Part two looks at how practices can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
Assessing credits that transfer students bring to an institution may require a significant amount of institutional resources. The increased mobility of students among post-secondary institutions in British Columbia (BC), and the need to ensure efficient admission processes for both the student and the institution, makes transfer credit assessment an important subject for the province's post-secondary system. The purpose of this project is to review institutional policies and practices of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Policy,...
Faculty of Educational Sciences has recognized the importance of education for interculturalism, and it organizes the conference entitled "Education for interculturalism" every five years, so that all participants could gain new insights about interculturalism and strengthen their intercultural competencies. Modern interculturalism, as a modern and current topic in scientific and public educational policy, appears in the 20th century in the United States as an expression of pragmatic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Minority Group Students, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education,...
This second volume of the "Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks" focuses on national and regional cases of national qualifications frameworks for eighty- six countries from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan and seven regional qualifications frameworks. Each country profile provides a thorough review of the main policy objectives, stakeholder involvement, validation of non-formal and informal learning, links to NQFs and important lessons and future plans....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, Qualifications, National Standards,...
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In this context, the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to provide the English Learner (EL) Tool Kit, a companion...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, School Districts, State Departments of Education,...
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the 11th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2015, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Madeira, Portugal, March 14-16, 2015. The Mobile Learning 2015 Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field. The following are included in these proceedings: (1) Evolution or Revolution?...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
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,...
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance,...
This study of "Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Geometric Transformations (GTs) using Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP)" aimed to explore the beliefs hold by preservice secondary mathematics teachers about teaching geometric transformations with Geometer's Sketchpad. In this study, I applied three methodological iterations. The first iteration was a pilot study of Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics with Technology....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Geometric...
There is no doubt that universities have a vital role to play in promoting lifelong learning. This publication presents possible ways of expanding and transforming higher education to facilitate lifelong learning in different socio-economic contexts. Nine articles address the various dimensions of the role of higher education in promoting lifelong learning from a global perspective. The goal is to give the reader a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks and practical implementation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Role of Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy,...
Nineteen scholarly papers and seventeen abstracts comprise the content of the fifteenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. The 2015 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Did You See What I Did? Three Steps to Effective Marketing (Corie Dugas); (2) Sustaining Electronic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Information Literacy,...
The 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2015) is held under auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at UNED, the National University for Distance Education in Spain. The conference held in Madrid, Spain, July 26-29, 2015, follows the seven previous editions (London 2014, Memphis 2013, Chania 2012, Eindhoven 2011, Pittsburgh 2010, Cordoba 2009 and Montreal 2008). The EDM conference is a leading international forum for high-quality research that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Computer Uses in Education, Integrated Learning...
The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society is now running in its thirteenth year. From its modest beginnings thirteen years ago, to its impressive size today, a tradition has been the production of a conference book, consistently launched on the first day of the conference each year. This year, Volume 13 of BCES Conference Books is published in 2 parts. Number 1 of the volume contains papers submitted to the XIII Annual International Conference of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Quality, Social Justice, Accountability, Comparative Education,...
While the importance of good teaching may be intuitively obvious, only over the past decade has education research begun to quantify the high economic stakes around teacher quality. In a world where the goals of national education systems are being transformed, from a focus on the transmission of facts and memorization to a focus on student competencies?for critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning?the demands on teachers are more complex than ever. Governments across the world...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Educational Quality, Educational Change,...
This monograph offers an overview of the current research work carried out in Croatia and the surrounding countries, and specifically an interesting insight in teaching and learning issues in these countries. The authors discuss the need of the general population for becoming good problem-solvers in society of today, which is characterised by rapid technological changes and economic development. They argue that modern teaching methods are therefore needed. From the contributions in this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods,...
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare key elements of the actions that states in the USA and Australia took to implement the Common Core State Standards or Phase One of the Australian Curriculum, and what processes and products they used to facilitate implementation of these innovations. A rubric adapted from a diagnostic tool, developed by Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute, was used to analyse the strength of the strategies employed by states to implement the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, State Standards, Academic Standards,...
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on population characteristics, such as educational attainment and economic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student...
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is paid to the analysis of institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach,...
The 2015 CLIR Unconference & Symposium was the capstone event to seven years of grant funding through CLIR's Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. These proceedings group presentations by theme. Collaborations provides examples of multi-institutional projects, including one international collaboration; Student and Faculty Involvement reports on practices of engaging students and faculty in processing as well as outreach; Cataloging presents projects that experimented...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Special Libraries, Archives, Cataloging, Student Participation, Teacher...
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which promotes the engagement of stakeholders to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning, Educational...
The European active population is ageing. In the face of growing skills shortages, both national States and employers need to prolong the working lives of their most experienced workers. While enterprises strive to respond to this challenge, most still have not fully explored the potential of guidance activities in addressing age-related issues in career development. This Cedefop study analyses the role of guidance in the age management strategies of firms. Evidence from this report illustrates...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aging (Individuals), Age Differences, Employers, Employees, Planning, Career...
Within a learning family, every member is a lifelong learner. A family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and inadequate literacy skills, particularly among disadvantaged families and communities. The selection of case studies presented in this compilation show that for an intergenerational approach to literacy to be successful and foster a culture of learning, it is necessary to provide sustained teacher training, develop a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intergenerational Programs, Teaching Methods, Lifelong Learning, Family Literacy,...
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,...
"Voices of Pedagogical Development" is a collection of articles written by teacher-researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre. It shares the fruits of their ideas and development work in the areas of academic literacies, new forms of teaching and learning, and internationalisation. Part one aims at establishing and expanding perspectives on the multilayered and multivoiced reality of pedagogical development in higher education. Part two looks at how practices can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Discourse, Literacy, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching...
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...
The Urban Institute conducted an implementation and participant-outcomes evaluation of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP). ANSEP is a multi-stage initiative designed to prepare and support Alaska Native students from middle school through graduate school to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. ANSEP offers intensive academic support, exposure to industry, and the opportunity to participate in a learning community incorporating Alaska...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Evaluation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Students, STEM Education, Science...
John Dewey was an American philosopher and educator, founder of the philosophical movement known as pragmatism, a pioneer in functional psychology, and a leader of the progressive movement in education in the United States.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Psychology, Progressive Education,...
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics' primary mission is to enhance data collection and reporting on children and families. "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015" provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of children's well-being and monitors changes in these indicators. The reasons for this report are to: (1) improve reporting of Federal data on children and families; (2) make these data available in an easy-to-use,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Well Being, Social Indicators, Children, National Surveys, Data Collection, Access to...
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...
This paper reports on an exploratory research project on the evaluation of the engagement with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) carried out by six members of staff and two "expert students" involved in the MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Department of English and Languages at Coventry University (CU), United Kingdom, between November and December 2014. Its main aim was to investigate how both expert and trainee English teachers and teacher trainers would find the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Educational...
This research explores teachers' opinions on the use of visual aids (e.g., pictures, animation videos, projectors and films) as a motivational tool in enhancing students' attention in reading literary texts. To accomplish the aim of the research, a closed ended questionnaire was used to collect the required data. The targeted population for this research was the staff and students of the public and private educational institutions of District Dera Ghazi Khan. In this research the primary data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation,...
In 2013, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the 90 percent goal by the Class of 2020. This sixth annual update on America's high school dropout challenge shows that these gains have been made possible by raising graduation rates for students who have traditionally struggled to earn a high school diploma, and focuses on the student subgroups and geographic areas that both contribute to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Achievement Gains, Geographic...
This issue of "Bank Street Occasional Papers" explores the value of time outside of school. Educators have given relatively little scholarly attention to young people's nonschool lives. Ignored or valorized, nonschool spaces show up in educational research only as a backdrop, implying that school learning is the yardstick by which to measure the young people's lives. Even scholars who focus primarily on nonschool spaces are limited by their inability to theorize nonschool learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Informal Education, Family Environment, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Females,...
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,...
Mental health professionals are faced with increasingly complex ethical decisions that are impacted by culture, personal and professional values, and the contexts in which they and their clients inhabit. This article presents the reasons for developing and implementing multiple ethical decision making models and reviews four models that address culture, values, and context. These models will guide the mental health professional in making and implementing decisions that will impact client care...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Decision Making, Ethics, Allied Health Personnel, Mental Health, Models, Cultural...
Early in the twentieth century, the industrialist Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to create a pension system for the nation's college professors. The introduction of this pension system proved an ingenious educational reform. At the time, American higher education was a largely ill-defined enterprise with the differences between high school and colleges often unclear. To qualify for participation in the Carnegie pension system, higher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Competence, Evaluation...
Amid growing recognition that strong academic skills alone are not enough for young people to become successful adults, this comprehensive report offers wide-ranging evidence to show what young people need to develop from preschool to young adulthood to succeed in college and career, have healthy relationships, be engaged citizens, and make wise choices. It concludes that rich experiences combining action and reflection help children develop a set of critical skills, attitudes, and behaviors....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Young Adults, Success, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Adult Development,...
Though research into academic library director leadership has established leadership skills and qualities required for success, little research has been done to establish where in their career library directors were most likely to acquire those skills and qualities. This research project surveyed academic library directors at Carnegie-designated Master's granting institutions about their previous library positions, and what skills and qualities they perceived to have exercised in those...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Work Experience, Leadership Training, Skill Development, Library...
This volume celebrates the first decade of Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR postdoctoral fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences, and more broadly, on the direction of academia. Each essay is a look into the working conditions associated with creating a new profession of expertise and responsibilities in response to emerging forms of scholarly communication and pedagogy. Following a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Library Education, Futures (of Society),...
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework for collecting and using data to match students to interventions of varying intensity. This study examines the implementation of RtI in Grade 1-3 reading in 13 states during the 2011-12 school year, focusing on 146 schools that were experienced with RtI. Full implementation of the RtI framework in Grade 1-3 reading was reported by 86 percent of the experienced schools. Fifty-five percent of these schools focused reading intervention services on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction,...
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...
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 study looks deeply inside 17 schools that stand at the vanguard of the current revolution in teaching. This new National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) report reveals the substantive ways in which these schools are providing their teachers with more time to reflect on, develop, and hone their craft, by very explicitly leveraging an expanded-time school schedule and calendar. These schools' expanded time--on average, they are in session almost 300 hours more per year than the national...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Faculty Development, Teacher...
An expansion of the Will, Skill, Tool Model of Technology Integration to include teacher's pedagogical style is proposed by the authors as a means of advancing the predictive power for level of classroom technology integration to beyond 90%. Suggested advantages to this expansion include more precise identification of areas to be targeted for teacher professional development, and the prospect for aligning teaching-with-technology style with student learning styles, in order to better serve...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Integration, Teaching Styles, Models, Outcome Measures, Knezek, Gerald,...
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 publication follows the tradition of publishing selected papers from the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums (PIALA) annual conferences. This 24th annual conference was held in Koror, Republic of Palau, November 10-15, 2014. This volume includes a listing of the PIALA 2014 Organizing Committee and PIALA Officers and Executive Board, Acknowledgements and Conference schedule. Presentations include: (1) Customer Service Training by William O. Wally; (2) Palauan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Malayo Polynesian Languages, Conference...
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,...
The study investigated the use of concept mapping teaching method on secondary school students' academic achievement in biology. Two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The design of the study was quasi-experimental design with 122 Senior Secondary students selected purposively from two senior secondary schools in Adamawa state. Instrument used for data collection was an achievement test tagged Biology Students' Achievement Test (BSAT) adapted from WAEC tests 2005...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Secondary School Science, Secondary School...
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...
Revealing hidden assets stewarded by research institutions so they can be made available for research and learning locally and globally is a prime opportunity for libraries to create and deliver new value. "Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible" collects important work OCLC Research has done to help achieve the economies and efficiencies that permit these materials to be effectively described, properly disclosed, successfully discovered and appropriately delivered....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Special Libraries, Archives, Access to Information, Libraries, Surveys, Library...
This document presents the proceedings of the 20th Annual Research Forum held June 25, 2015, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following 21 action research papers: (1) History Lives! The Use of Simulations in a High School Social Studies Classroom (Lydia Adkins); (2) Using Francophone Music in the High School French Class (Virginia Browne); (3) Fostering Public Speaking through Pecha Kucha in the High School English Classroom (Robert Ciarrocca); (4)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Action Research, Simulation, Social Studies, High Schools, Music...
The 2012 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2012) Data File User's Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2012 data files. The manual provides information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, data collection procedures, data processing procedures, response rates, imputation, weighting and standard error calculation and use, data considerations and anomalies, a guide to the data file structure, nonresponse bias analysis, data collection...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Family School...
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...
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries: 2015" is a comparison of the education system in the United States with those in the other Group of 20 (G-20) countries: Argentina, Australia,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment,...
The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a descriptive study of Early Head Start programs designed to inform policy and practice at both national and local levels. Baby FACES follows two cohorts of children through their time in Early Head Start, starting in 2009, the first wave of data collection. The Newborn Cohort includes 194 pregnant mothers and newborn children; and the-1-year-old Cohort includes 782 children who were approximately 1 year old (ranging from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational...
The principal purpose of the report for the "Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers" is to provide timely, accurate, and comparative information about the Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers System. This report is intended for use by people who are interested in data relevant to education in the School District Adult General Education and Postsecondary Technical Centers in Florida. The majority of the tables in the fact book are prepared by staff using the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Technical Education, School Districts, General Education,...
Education research and employer surveys reveal that the skill gap in the United States spans across the realms of academic foundations, industry qualifications and technical competencies, higher-order cognitive skills, and behavioral skills and values. The purpose of this investigation was to identify key components of the two theoretical models of constructivism and constructionism which have been found to enhance children's intellectual and affective development and to apply these components...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Constructivism (Learning), Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, Vocational...
NASPA--Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Education Commission of the States (ECS) have partnered to address legislative developments and offer considerations for leaders in higher education and policy on two top-level safety issues facing the higher education community: campus sexual violence and guns on campus. The first in a series jointly released by NASPA and ECS, this publication looks at recent state legislation on campus sexual violence. By offering in-depth analyses...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, School Safety, Violence, Sexual Abuse,...
Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 8 and 122A.41, Subdivision 5, require that all districts evaluate teachers beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. In response to the statutes, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) convened a work group in early winter 2011 to consult with the MDE Commissioner to develop a state model for teacher growth and development. In winter 2013, MDE released the Minnesota State Teacher Development, Evaluation, and Peer Support Model (hereafter...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Teacher Evaluation, State Departments of Education, State...
Two case studies evaluating the effectiveness of a flipped classroom compared to a traditional classroom were performed. The studies were conducted from April 2014 to January 2015 at a private university in Tokyo, targeting 60 first-year and 25 third-year undergraduates, respectively. In the first study, an assessment of pre- and post-treatment Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) scores revealed students exposed to the flipped lessons improved from a mean of 474 (SD 111) to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
This core assessment provides an overview and training of the use of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace. It includes a needs analysis for a local Chamber of Commerce, and outlines the importance of improving their organizational communication with the improvement of their EI. Behavioral objectives related to the skills needed are included as well. Also included is a Participant's Guide with activities and handouts, and final assessments to determine if the material was learned. Also...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Emotional Intelligence, Work Environment, Employees, Task Analysis, Needs Assessment,...
This collection of papers introduces the proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference-Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum held on the 11-12 June, 2015 at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Our presenters come from different professional backgrounds including higher education institutions, national business companies as well as international businesses that work closely with education stakeholders across Kazakhstan, the Central Asia region and beyond. The compendium offers papers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Global Approach, Job Skills,...
In this issue of the Occasional Paper Series, the authors reimagine progressive pedagogy within the framework of digital pedagogy and online practice. The issue begins with "Notes from the Special Issue Editors," Helen Freidus, Mollie Welsh Kruger & Steven Goss. In the first set of essays, "Inside the Online Classroom," the authors present the experiences of educators who have entered the square room but have refused to be limited by its constraints. These are teacher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Progressive Education, Constructivism (Learning), Electronic Learning, Preservice...
This issue is a Festschrift in honor of Harriet K. Cuffaro, a Bank Street College faculty member from 1968-1998. A Festschrift--a volume reflecting the values, theories, and passions of a senior scholar in a field--seeks to offer scholarship that builds on these contributions. Harriet Cuffaro has touched and shaped more lives of teachers, scholars, and colleagues than can possibly be counted. A teacher in her soul, and an esteemed scholar of John Dewey, Harriet has "unfolded and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Philosophy, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Decision Making,...
This book diagnoses Cambodian teaching quality and presents policy options for reform. Through classroom observation, assessments of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge, and surveys of teachers and school directors, it sheds light on content and instruction, interactions with school directors, instructional support systems, and the implementation of teacher standards. The book investigates the competencies and skills of those attracted to teaching; it assesses the extent to which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Policy,...
Achieve3000 publishes a number of online literacy programs that differentiate lessons and activities based on student performance. Magnolia Consulting--an independent, third party evaluation firm--assessed Achieve3000 Solutions' impact on student learning during the 2014-15 school year. The researchers used a randomized control trial, where approximately half of the 46 participating teachers were randomly assigned to either the treatment or control groups. The study included 1,012 students in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Program Evaluation, Randomized Controlled...
This paper reports findings from a researcher-practitioner partnership that assessed the readiness for postsecondary reading and writing demands of 211 students in developmental reading and English courses in two community colleges. An assessment battery was designed for the study, comprising two standardized tests and five projectdeveloped tasks. The project-developed measures were two text-based writing tasks similar to those typically assigned in college classrooms (a summarization task and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, College Readiness, Community...
Foundations are the forces that influence the minds of curriculum developers, which affect the content and structure of the curriculum. These forces are beliefs and orientations as well as conceptions of learning and the needs of society. Foundation of curriculum is rooted with the foundation of education. Historically, modern curriculum and education in Ethiopia is associated with traditional church education, mainly the Orthodox Church. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church curriculum is not well...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Rote Learning,...
While the literature on learning disabilities and on second-language acquisition is relatively extensive within the field of education, less is known about the specific characteristics and representation of English learner students with learning disabilities. Because there are no definitive resources and processes for identifying and determining best placement for English learner students with learning disabilities, schools, districts, and states struggle with this issue. As a result, English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Learning Disabilities, Second...
Each of the papers in this collection offers a much-needed antidote to the forces that disconnect educators from the places in which they teach, learn, and live. Together, they provide an opportunity to reflect on the power of place in education. This issue offers an opportunity--an invitation--to embrace all that the places both in and outside the classroom have to offer. Individual essays in this paper include: (1) Reclaiming the Promise of Place: An Interview with David Greenwood (Roberta...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Place Based Education, Fantasy, Childrens Literature, Museums, Nonschool Educational...