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This volume contains papers submitted to the 11th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14-17 May 2013, and papers submitted to the 1st International Distance Partner Conference, organized by the International Research Centre "Scientific Cooperation," Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The 11th BCES Conference theme is "Education in One World: Perspectives from Different Nations." The Distance Partner Conference...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Comparative Education, Global Approach,...
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with the practice of instructional technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Ethnicity, Educational Games, Specialists, Cooperation, Video...
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and global contexts. Short papers from the conference are presented in this volume: (1) The impact of EFL teachers' mediation in wiki-mediated...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2013, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Prague, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2013). The e-Learning 2013 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 e-Learning. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference on Mobile Learning 2013, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Lisbon, Portugal, March 14-16, 2013. The Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field. Papers in these proceedings include: (1) Common Mobile Learning Characteristics--An...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational...
Since its inception in 2002, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 700 education research grants and over 60 education training grants. The research grants have supported exploratory research to build theory or generate hypotheses on factors that may affect educational outcomes, development and innovation research to create or refine academic interventions, evaluation studies to test the efficacy and effectiveness of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, Publications, Grants, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education,...
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2016), Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2016) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2016), which have been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and co-organised by the RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia, December 6-8, 2016. The Internet Technologies & Society conference aims to address the main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology,...
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers dealing primarily with research and development topics. Papers dealing with the practice of instructional technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games, Multimedia...
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the Association for Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT), and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory,...
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The universities and faculties which educate teachers of mathematics for teaching pupils/students of any age group from pre-school age to higher education carefully monitor and compare valuable results of this research, detect the areas in which the mathematical achievements of pupils should be improved at the national level and propose the ways to improve the quality of education and achieve better learning outcomes. We deem particularly valuable contributions of the researchers regarding the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Operations Research, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction,...
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2013, taking place in Madrid, Spain, from 26 to 28 of April. Our efforts and active engagement can now be rewarded with these three days of exciting new developments about what we are passionate about: Psychology and its connections. We take pride in having been able to connect and bring together academics, scholars, practitioners and others interested in a field that is fertile in new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Psychology, Psychoeducational Methods, Elementary School Students,...
In the rapidly changing world of higher education, innovative approaches to teaching adults are needed to drive instructional practices for helping to prepare the professionals of the future. The papers collected in "Innovations in Teaching Adults" were originally presented at a conference at City University of Seattle. The authors of the papers gather examples of instructional practices found to be most effective at reaching adult students. This isn't a book on educational research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Teaching...
For their 56th annual meeting, the Association of Educators and Researchers (ALER) met in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Amway Grand Hotel. This year's conference theme was Literacy Is Transformative, which was also used as the title for this year's Yearbook, Volume 35. Included are double-peer reviewed papers, the presidential address, and keynote addresses: (1) Teaching Annie to Read (John Smith); (2) Transformative Practices for Literacy Teaching and Learning: A Complicated Agenda for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Transformative Learning, Mentors, Collegiality,...
The "Handbook on Innovations in Learning", published in 2014, responded to a call by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to "leverage the innovation and ingenuity this nation is known for to create programs and projects that every school can implement to succeed." In December 2015, passage of the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) presented new opportunities and greater flexibility in efforts to personalize learning for all children. This "Handbook on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Guides, Individualized Instruction, Minimum Competencies, Individual Characteristics,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference on Educational Technologies 2013 (ICEduTech 2013), which has been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and co-organised by the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 November - 1 December 2013. ICEduTech is the scientific conference addressing the real topics as seen by teachers, students, parents and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites,...
This dissertation captures the 10-year contemporary history of implementing the facilities element of New Jersey's historic Abbott v. Burke decision. New Jersey's Legislature and Governor took this Supreme Court decision and created legislation responding to multiple constituencies and lobbyists while shaping a school construction program to be deposited within a government agency for implementation. While not the largest in nominal dollar value, New Jersey's program was possibly the widest in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Court Litigation, State Legislation, School Construction, Educational Facilities,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2016), October 28-30, 2016, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by the University of Mannheim, Germany, and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSISE). The CELDA conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Technological...
This volume offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, empirical and methodological view over the new scenarios and environments for language teaching and learning recently emerged (e.g. blended learning, e-learning, ubiquitous learning, social learning, autonomous learning or lifelong learning), and also over some of the new approaches to language teaching and/or research that can support them (usually by applying ICT), such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Mobile-Assisted Language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
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 Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the Commission: (1) To develop linkages with adult education associations in other countries; (2) To encourage exchanges between AAACE and associations from other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Students, Barriers, Young Adults,...
Since its inception in 2008, the Educational Data Mining (EDM) conference series has featured some of the most innovative and fascinating basic and applied research centered on data mining, education, and learning technologies. This tradition of exemplary interdisciplinary research has been kept alive in 2013 as evident through an imaginative, exciting, and diverse set of papers spanning the fields of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Learning Technologies, Education, Linguistics, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Interdisciplinary...
The central message of this report is that teachers across America understand that social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to student success in school, work, and life. Social and emotional learning involves the processes of developing competencies, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Educators know these skills are teachable; want schools to give far more priority to integrating such development into the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Surveys, National Surveys, Social Development, Emotional Development,...
Twenty-six scholarly papers and ten abstracts comprise the content of the thirteenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, 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 2013 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Worth 1,000 Words: Using Instagram to Engage Library Users (Nicole Tekulve and Katy Kelly); (2) Life on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings), Library Science,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2016, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, 1-3 July, 2016. This conference is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2016, 1-4 July. The e-Learning (EL) 2016 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 e-Learning....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Electronic Learning, Computer...
This 2016 directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. The directory was a production of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. They jointly host the EOA...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement,...
This publication is the outcome of the international conference organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the Centre for Validation of Prior Learning at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, and in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO that was held in Hamburg in March 2010 with participants (experts and officials) from governmental organisations from more than twenty UNESCO Member States in all regions of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement), Validity, Student...
This compilation includes programmes which promote language and culture as resources and see them as an added value rather than a challenge for literacy teaching and learning. It also includes programmes designed to support migrants and refugees by equipping them for integration into mainstream society while strengthening their literacy skills in their native language. One of the important lessons which emerges from this publication is that the success of multilingual and multicultural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Immigrants, Refugees,...
EUROCALL 2013's theme was "20 Years of EUROCALL: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future." The conference seeked to establish an overview of EUROCALL's twentieth anniversary. As a professional organization, EUROCALL has been aiming, along its 20 years of existence, to promote innovative research, development and practice in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) in education and training. During 20 years the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction,...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of whole language instruction versus phonics instruction for improving reading fluency and spelling accuracy. The participants were the first grade students in the researcher's general education classroom of a non-Title I school. Stratified sampling was used to randomly divide twenty-two participants into two instructional groups. One group was instructed using whole language principles, where the children only read words in the context...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Whole Language Approach, Phonics, Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Spelling,...
Purpose: The purpose of this scientific monograph is to show new and creative approaches to different school subjects in primary and secondary level. Methodology: Interdisciplinary and international comparative approaches were used. Now according to the 7th Framework Program, the preferred form of Science Education (www.scientix.eu) is preferred inquiry-based learning. Chapters in the monograph bring a lot of different kinds of motivation for teachers in practise. Results: Results indicate that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intellectual Disciplines,...
The IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) is the first large-scale international study of the preparation of primary and lower-secondary teachers. The study investigated the pedagogical and subject-specific knowledge that future primary and lower secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher education. It also examined variations in teacher education programs within and across countries. TEDS-M gathered data in 2008 from approximately 22,000...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers,...
By the end of 2013, 42 states and the District of Columbia have been granted flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. Each state was required to develop a school accountability system that could be used to identify Priority schools (the lowest...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, School...
One of the greatest challenges of an elementary school teacher is equipping students with comprehension strategies that transfer to all content areas. With stable levels of reading achievement over the last two decades in the United States, it is necessary that further research be conducted on methods of increasing students' comprehension proficiencies. This experimental research study explores the use of an anticipatory reading guide with third grade struggling readers across multiple subject...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Content Area...
Since its inception more than four decades ago, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has served as a key indicator of what the nation's students know and can do in academic subjects. NAEP assessments provide a mechanism for putting the achievements of students in all states on a common scale; the assessments also serve as independent monitors of progress, because they have no high-stakes consequences for schools or students. The recently developed Common Core State Standards...
Topics: ERIC Archive, National Competency Tests, State Standards, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement,...
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), offers this set of combined resources that define and support ongoing teacher effectiveness to ensure students reach college and career ready standards. This document includes the "InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue," which was released in April 2011, and the new "InTASC Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0: A Resource...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications,...
The document describes the most important aspects of multicultural education, which influence the implementation of intercultural education at school, specifically: (a) Anti-discriminative legislative framework; (b) National Curriculum and school textbooks; (c) Professional teachers equipped with skills and competences and with high level of intercultural sensitivity. The first part of policy paper reviews intercultural aspects in educational system of Georgia. The second part describes the new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, Multicultural Education, Textbooks, Content Analysis, National...
Collaboration in education is seen as a legal mandate, best practice in teacher practice, and necessary for the inclusion of children with special needs. Over the years, there have been a number of evolutionary incarnations of the collaborative model, each possessing various ingredients identified as important, if not essential, components of a successful professional relationship. This article provides the reader with a review of the literature regarding collaboration in education,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperation, Special Needs Students, Best Practices, Special Education, Inclusion,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate if there is a significant difference in the following: (a) nurses' likelihood to remain in geriatrics between age groups (those over 40 years of age and those under 40 years of age); (b) nurses' likelihood to remain in geriatrics and personality traits; (c) nurses' likelihood to remain in geriatrics related to geriatric course content, the number of geriatric related courses or continuing educations units taken, and familiarity with seven geriatric...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nurses, Older Adults, Geriatrics, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Age Differences,...
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,...
This action research project report was conducted in order to increase motivation and engagement in elementary and middle school students through technology-supported learning environments. The study was conducted from August 27, 2012, through December 14, 2012 with 116 participating students in first-, fourth-, fifth- and eighth-grade classes. To define the problem of the lack of student motivation and engagement, behaviors that were targeted included disruptions, lack of participation,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Environment, Homework, Educational Technology, Student Motivation, Action...
Accountability in the private and public sectors of society has received significant attention in both research and practice, partly because of its importance, but also because it is challenging to define, measure and implement. The nature of accountability is complex, ambiguous and highly context-dependent. As related to postsecondary education (PSE), multiple stakeholders across the nation have been pushing for greater accountability for at least three decades. Various stakeholders, including...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Trust (Psychology), State Programs, Decision Making, Data,...
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Laval University in Québec City, Québec. The CMESG is a group of mathematicians and mathematics educators who meet annually to discuss mathematics education issues at all levels of learning. The aims of the Study Group are: to advance education by organizing and coordinating national conferences and seminars to study and improve the theories of the study of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, Mathematics Education, Ethics, Social Justice,...
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th 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
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult...
Recent years have seen an explosion in the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs), which have come to play an increasingly important role in multiple aspects of daily lives. There is an unprecedented expansion of the information available online and existing in an ever more interconnected world; however, this change has been so rapid and exponential that traditional models of education are only just starting to catch up and seek ways to best use these technologies for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Technology, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Educational...
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...
Low-qualified adults have experienced a greater rise in unemployment than any other group in Europe. What particular barriers are they facing in (re-)entering the labour market? How can VET be used in active labour market policies to help overcome these barriers? How can training programmes be designed to address the particular needs of this target group? This report shows how work-based learning (WBL) programmes which include key competence development can make an important contribution. WBL...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Job Skills, Unemployment, Employment Level, Vocational Education, Technical...
This report documents the methodological procedures and evaluations of the 2008/09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09). RTI, with the assistance of MPR, conducted B&B:08/09 for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Chapter 1 describes the background, legislative authorization, and schedule and products of B&B:08/09. Chapter 2 presents the sampling details of the B&B:08 cohort and provides the definition of a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bachelors Degrees, Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, College Graduates,...
This publication follows the tradition of publishing selected papers from Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums (PIALA) annual conferences. This 22th annual conference was held in Tumon, Territory of Guam USA, November 13-16, 2012. The volume begins with a listing of the members of the PIALA 2012 Planning Committee and PIALA Officers and Executive Board, Acknowledgements, and the Conference program schedule. John Fernandez, Superintendent of the Guam Department of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Trend Analysis, Student Research, Elementary...
This report summarizes research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families' involvement in children's learning and development through activities at home and at school affects the literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8. A total of 95 studies of family involvement are reviewed. These include both descriptive, nonintervention studies of the actions families take at home and at school, and intervention studies of practices that guide families to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Family Involvement, Young Children, Family School Relationship, Intervention,...
Reports such as this typically begin with a statistic designed to highlight a problem. The girls and boys to whom this edition of "The State of the World's Children" is dedicated are not problems. Rather, each is a sister, brother or friend who has a favourite dish, song or game; a daughter or son with dreams and the desire to fulfil them; a child with a disability who has the same rights as any other girl or boy. Given opportunities to flourish as others might, children with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Equal Education, Civil Rights,...
The idea that schools can impact positively on student outcomes is a crucial driver in the rise of interest in school improvement research and practice. This review focuses on assessment for learning. Assessment for learning (AfL)--where the first priority is to promote learning--is a key means of initiating improvement. This review proposes that in order to encourage AfL, subject departments: (1) have an atmosphere in which teachers are expected to watch others in action--to actively support...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Research, Literature Reviews,...
The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) is the largest international study of civic and citizenship education ever conducted. Over 140,000 Grade 8 students, 62,000 teachers, and 5,300 school principals from 38 countries participated in this study. Among these were five from Asia, 26 from Europe, six from Latin America, and one from Australasia. The ICCS assessment addressed students' civic knowledge and understanding, perceptions and attitudes, and engagement and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, National Curriculum, International Education, Regional...
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...
There is extensive research on the benefits of making data-informed decisions, but research also contains evidence many educators incorrectly interpret student data. Meanwhile, the types of detailed labeling on over-the-counter medication have been shown to improve use of non-medication products, as well. However, data systems most educators use to analyze student data usually display data without supporting guidance concerning the data's proper analysis. In this dissertation, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data, Decision Making, Accuracy, Statistical Analysis, Researchers, Elementary School...
The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual conference in the "Innovative Language Teaching at University" series. Under the heading "Enhancing participation and collaboration" the conference, organised by Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher and Sascha Stollhans, took place on 19 June 2015, and was attended by over 120 linguists, language teachers and language acquisition researchers from all over the world. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Innovation, Classroom Communication, Second Language Learning, Second...
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,...
"Bars, Lines, & Pies" is a dynamic math program designed to build graphing skills in students, while also showing them the relevance of math in their lives. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation along with Scholastic, the graphing lessons and activities involve engaging, real-world examples about the environment and recycling. In these lessons, students will create, apply, and analyze pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graphs, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills,...
The current article presents some key theories most relevant to the development of oral communication skills in an Indonesian senior high school. Critical analysis on the learners' background is employed to figure out their strengths and weaknesses. The brief overview of the learning context and learners' characteristic are used to identify which particular theories and issues of L2 teaching would best suit the need of developing their oral communication skills. A bibliography is included.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Communication, Educational Theories, Special Needs Students, Communication...
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What is the best way to fund the start-up of a non-profit music conservatory? Having studied with a line of great masters of music for many years, I would like to pass down the knowledge I have incurred to future generations of musicians. Although I have had many memorable teachers who were private instructors to me in the field of music, I have chosen to focus on the guitar to dedicate my life to while progressing the literature, literacy, study and performance, among other things, for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Music, Musicians, Music Education, Musical...
The action research project report was created to remedy a lack of multicultural literature within the regular level sophomore English class and to assist regular level sophomore students' connection to their reading. The teacher-researcher also examined her students' own ethnic backgrounds, cultures, religions, economic status, gender, and/or sexual orientation in order to reinforce the students' abilities to feel comfortable; like they mattered in class. A total of 82 students participated in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Teacher Researchers, Literature, Cultural Relevance, Parent Surveys,...
The 2014 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 50th 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, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts,...
The essays presented in this publication are complementary to the UNESCO forthcoming volume on global TVET trends and issues in UNESCO's new Education on the Move series. They cover a wide, although certainly not exhaustive, range of current practices, ideas and debates in the field of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). They come at a time when the importance and value of TVET is being increasingly recognized in the context of lifelong learning in a globalized world, by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Social Justice, Secondary Education,...
Low-income preschool children face many risks to their social-emotional development that can affect their school experience and social outcomes for years to come. Although there are some promising approaches to improving young children's social-emotional competence, the evidence base is limited, particularly on the effectiveness of these approaches when operating at large scale. To help address this gap, the Head Start CARES demonstration evaluated the implementation and impacts of three...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Intervention, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Social Development,...
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,...
Teachers are one of the key elements in any school and effective teaching is one of the key propellers for school improvement. This review is concerned with how to define a teacher's effectiveness and what makes an effective teacher. It draws out implications for policymakers in education and for improving classroom practice. Teacher effectiveness is generally referred to in terms of a focus on student outcomes and the teacher behaviours and classroom processes that promote better student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Classroom...
Literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning and a crucial element in the universally recognised right to education. However, illiteracy continues to exist as a global challenge, and many individuals still lack the basic literacy skills that are needed to engage in further learning opportunities and for the economic and social development of their communities. In order to redress this persistent gender disparity, the need to empower women through the acquisition of literacy skills is gaining...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy Education, Females, Womens Education, Literacy, Developing Nations,...
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...
A variety of recent research has shown that the academic achievement gap has been growing between low- and middle-income students. Socioeconomic status has proven to have a large influence on academic attainment as well as the educational opportunities that a child is offered. This paper argues that, because poverty significantly affects children during the after-school and summer hours, extracurricular activities are an important way of closing the rich-poor achievement gap. Moreover, I hope...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Middle Class, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic...
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 Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M), conducted under the aegis of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), was designed to inform policy and practice in mathematics teacher education. For educational policymakers, TEDS-M contributes data on institutional arrangements that are effective in helping future teachers become sufficiently knowledgeable in mathematics and related teaching knowledge. For the teacher educators who...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers,...
The purpose of this study was to inform the deliberations of a policymakers' working group by investigating what key actors in the materials' marketplace are doing to align digital and print-based materials with the Australian Curriculum and what steps need to be taken to deliver aligned materials to schools. Content analysis method was used to review research literature about the materials' marketplace, the publishing industry, and the procurement, selection and use of materials. Survey method...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education), Educational...
"The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles" presents findings from the first large-scale study to examine how the levels and types of risk youth face may influence their relationships with program-assigned mentors and the benefits they derive from these relationships. The study looked closely at the backgrounds
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Youth Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Program...
Papers from the proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society was submitted in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers submitted at the conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 14-17, 2016. Volume 2 contains papers submitted at the 4th International Partner Conference of the International Research Centre (IRC) "Scientific Cooperation," Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The overall conference theme was "Education Provision to Every One: Comparing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings), Comparative Education, Educational...
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,...