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These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSISE). The CELDA 2014 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in...
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,...
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings is presented in two volumes--Volume 1 includes twenty-seven research and development papers. Volume 2 includes thirty-one papers on the practice of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research and Development, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Prevention, Reading...
One component of the recently required State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) for State Departments of Education calls for the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). This report provides six steps to guide the process of selecting evidence based practices (EBP): (1) Begin with the End in Mind--Determine Targeted Outcomes; (2) Identify Potential EBP(s); (3) Determine Evidence of Effectiveness of Potential EBP(s); (4) Analyze Organizational Fit of Potential EBP(s); (5)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Selection, Identification,...
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,...
These proceedings contain the papers of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Madrid, Spain, February 28-March 2, 2014. The Mobile Learning 2014 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) Supporting Teachers to Design and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2014, 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 (Lisbon, Portugal July 15-19, 2014). The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covered technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning under seven main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
The 7th International Conference on Education Data Mining held on July 4th-7th, 2014, at the Institute of Education, London, UK is the leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process. These data sets may come from the traces that students leave when they interact, either individually or collaboratively, with learning management systems, interactive learning environments,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational...
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conferences on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2014). The International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014) is the scientific conference addressing the real topics as seen by teachers, students, parents and school leaders. Scientists, professionals and institutional leaders are invited to be informed by experts, sharpen the understanding of what education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Technology, Sustainability,...
The 6th Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference was held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, on June 27-29, 2012. The NAIRTL is a collaborative initiative between University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, and Waterford Institute of Technology. It is supported by the Higher Education Authority under the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, College Instruction, Learner Engagement,...
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,...
The theme of EUROCALL 2014 was "CALL Design: Principles and Practice," which attracted approximately 280 practitioners, researchers and students from computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and related disciplines of more than 40 different nationalities. Over 170 presentations were delivered on topics related to this overarching theme. The topics included: (1) Applying principles from second language acquisition (SLA) and task-based language teaching (TBLT) in CALL; (2) Applying...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning,...
Different technologies have been used for decades to support adult education and learning. These include radio, television and audio and video cassettes. More recently digital ICTs such as computers, tablets, e-books, and mobile technology have spread at great speed and also found their way into the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy skills. The large spectrum of ICTs, which can be applied to different contexts, includes satellite systems, network hardware and software as well as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Integration,...
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings is presented in two volumes--Volume 1 includes twenty-seven research and development papers. Volume 2 includes thirty-one papers on the practice of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries,...
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,...
For their 57th annual conference, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) met in Dallas, Texas at Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria. This year's conference theme was Exploring the World of Literacy, which was also used as the title for this year's Yearbook, Volume 36. Included are double-peer reviewed papers, the presidential address, and the keynote address: (1) Infinite Hope: Leadership for a More Literate World (Robin W. Erwin, Jr.); (2) Literacy, Literature and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, Reading Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Reading...
Based on its research and review of fundamental changes in quality assurance in higher education in India, in 2006 World Education Services (WES) revised its assessment of selected the three-year Bachelor's degree awarded by Indian universities. This policy takes into account specific criteria regarding institutional standing and student performance. WES recognizes that educational systems are inherently different. The task for the credential evaluator is to examine a degree and determine...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Quality...
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. 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, Conferences (Gatherings), Mathematics Education, Creativity,...
This book assembles over 50 papers from the 7th Triennial European Research Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), which was held from the 4th to the 7th of September 2013 at Humboldt-University in Berlin. The title of the conference was "Changing Configurations of Adult Education in Transitional Times". Many authors within this volume refer to this title and the thematic outline within the call for papers. Furthermore, conferences are also...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Adult...
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...
The purpose of this study was to study Organizational Behavior of Colleges of Education of Maharashtra state in India. Organizational behavior was studied at three process level i.e. individual process level, team process level and organizational process level. The differences were found out if any, in the Organizational Behavior, in between the Colleges of Education managed by different types of management i.e. government, private aided colleges, private unaided colleges, minority colleges and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Behavior, Public Colleges, Private Colleges,...
Too often, teachers are using educational technology resources for administrative purposes instead of using these resources in a constructivist manner to enhance student learning. The study site was well behind the national average in overall educational technology use categories. The purpose of this explanatory correlational research was to examine the relationships between teachers' technology perceptions and integration and the teacher characteristics of gender, age, years of teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Correlation,...
In the past few decades, nonconventional learner-centered (NLC) trends in ELT have emerged amidst the current and probably dominant conventional teacher-centered (CTC) approaches used by majority of private and public schools in the Philippines. With the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, Afro-Asian literature remained the focus of the eighth grade. The argument of which approach is more effective seems to have surfaced in the recent years. In several literatures, both approaches have been...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learner Controlled Instruction, Asian Studies, African Studies, Literature, Teaching...
This publication explores the role of the state education agency (SEA) in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practices related to the SEA's critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts. The publication is organized around the four goals of WestEd's Center on School Turnaround: (1) Create a pro-turnaround statutory and regulatory environment; (2) Administer and manage turnaround efforts...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Turnaround, Best Practices, State Government, State Policy, Government Role,...
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 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,...
Peer collaborative learning has been popular in education for decades. As both pedagogy and learning strategy, it has been frequently adopted and adapted for a wide range of academic content areas at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels due to its benefits. The professional literature is filled with reports of individual professors integrating this approach into postsecondary classrooms in diverse ways. Increased attention has been placed on this practice due to claims that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Cooperative Learning, College Students, College Programs,...
Peer collaborative learning has been popular in education for decades. As both pedagogy and learning strategy, it has been frequently adopted and adapted for a wide range of academic content areas at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels due to its benefits. The professional literature is filled with reports of individual professors integrating this approach into postsecondary classrooms in diverse ways. Increased attention has been placed on this practice due to claims that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Supplementary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Video Technology,...
"The problem with our society is that our values aren't in the right place. There's an awful lot of bleeding and naked bodies on prime-time networks, but not nearly enough cable television on public programming." --Bauvard, Evergreens Are Prudish Technology has expanded the availability of information through various routes, such as, television, music, movies, internet and magazines. These routes avail children to endless learning venues about any issue that might be of interest to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Television, Television Viewing, Children, Parents, Mass Media Effects,...
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,...
As English learners face the double demands of building knowledge of a second language while learning complex grade-level content, teachers must find effective ways to make challenging content comprehensible for students. This updated English learner practice guide, "Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School," provides four recommendations for teaching complex content to English learners while simultaneously building academic language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction,...
The present document on the Sixty Years of CONFINTEA was inspired by the desire to register the long fecund history of a global movement which has spanned six decades. Official records and documents produced by and for the conferences, in particular the final reports, elaborated by UNESCO were used as an important source. This process of historical recovery became equally important as a means of undertaking a transversal reading of the development of the concept of adult education, embracing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational History, International Organizations,...
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 purpose of this study was to investigate the goals of institutions that are currently developing and delivering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and to assess the current evidence as to whether these goals are being met. A qualitative study was conducted comprising interviews of 83 individuals across 62 institutions including public and private institutions of higher education, research organizations, online learning platform providers, other for-profit education companies, and several...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Qualitative Research,...
Attention deficit disorders are among the most prevalent and widely studied of all psychiatric disorders. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 9.0% of children (12.3% of boys and 5.5% of girls) between ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Research consistently demonstrates that attention deficits have a deleterious effect on academic achievement with symptoms often appearing in early childhood and persisting throughout life. Impairments in attention, and not...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Biofeedback, Brain, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Attention Deficit...
This collection of papers introduces the proceedings of the Third Annual Conference--Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum held 11-12 June, 2014 at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. More than 350 speakers, delegates and participants from more 15 countries attended the Forum. The title of this year's Forum is "Successful Universities: What are They and How to Build One?". The themes of the proceedings reflect the structure of the Forum that has been divided into five...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Development, College Students, Student...
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of high school librarians related to use of online environments to provide instructional support. The study sought to discover influences on the types of online instructional support provided by high school librarians. Inquiry focused on the participant librarians' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of implementing different types of online instructional support. Additionally, the study investigated the participants'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Influences, Librarians, High Schools, School Libraries,...
Reading difficulties and disabilities present serious and potentially lifelong challenges. Children who do not read well are more likely to be retained a grade in school, drop out of high school, become a teen parent, or enter the juvenile justice system. Building on the extant research and seminal studies, including the National Reading Panel and the National Early Literacy Panel reports, research supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has expanded understanding of ways to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Skills, At Risk Students,...
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program at the University of Minnesota is a primary academic support program for historically difficult, introductory college courses that serve as gatekeepers to academic degree programs. This document is the training manual used for the new PAL facilitators that manage the small study groups. Based upon operating principles of other academic support programs and educational theories, PAL is integrated into the courses it serves. The PAL groups review essential...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Peer Teaching, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals), Cooperative Learning,...
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...
More than two decades of debate since the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) adopted the term information literacy have been marked by ongoing criticism of its associated definitions and standards. Some scholars and practitioners have argued for a critical information literacy, which applies the precepts of critical pedagogy to information literacy instruction. Though intriguing, this body of literature is theoretical and largely-negative and so is not readably accessible to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Students, Critical Theory,...
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...
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) faces a number of challenges, including technological and societal changes, exemplified by changes in demography, rapidly changing labour markets, persistent social inequalities and conflict. These changes require people to possess skills that are adaptable to the changing nature of work and to new emerging jobs. At the same time, serious concerns about climate change, environmental degradation and scarcity of resources place great pressure...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Social Change, Social Differences,...
This report provides guidance and documentation for users of the combined base-year to third follow-up data of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). ELS:2002 is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. The base-year and follow-up studies were conducted through a contract to RTI International. This manual contains information about the purposes of ELS:2002, the base-year to third...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students, Grade 10, Outcomes of Education, Followup...
The present study was probed to find the significant relationship between study habits and academic achievement of higher secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Data for the study were collected from 300 students in 13 higher secondary schools using Study Habits Inventory by V.G. Anantha (2004) and the Quarterly Achievement Test Questions. The significant difference between the means of each pair of group was computed using Standard...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of Readers' Theatre to improve the reading ability of elementary students receiving special education services. In this study, two groups of students were chosen to participate based on their academic Reading levels and their placement in the Special Education program. The students' exceptionalities included Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Other Heath Impairment (OHI), and Autism (AUT). All of the students who participated were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Theater Arts, Reading, Special Education, Elementary School Students, Reading...
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,...
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning" (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. It summarizes that at a very high level the following two points, which may appear contradictory at first glance, describe the current state of digital learning in K-12...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Policy, Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Profiles,...
The purpose of this qualitative, transcendental, phenomenological study was to describe school psychologists' experiences with teacher-to-student mistreatment in the Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 educational setting. There are few United States studies presented in the literature on the topic of teacher-to-student mistreatment and its significant negative impact on students from either the teacher or student viewpoint, but no research has been conducted on this issue from the school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Psychologists, Teacher Student Relationship, Experience, Qualitative Research,...
This primer introduces 23 practices designed to support students inside and outside of the classroom and increase their community college success. These case studies illustrate the five themes for effective student support that emerged from Student Support (Re)defined--a multi-year study performed by the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group). Through Student Support (Re)defined, the RP Group conducted phone surveys and focus groups to ask almost 900 students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Telephone Surveys, Focus...
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education. This year's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student...
This group of tables are a companion to the report: "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges 2014." Information is provided here in tabulated format on the following broad subject areas: (1) Fall Enrollment; (2) Fiscal Year Credit Enrollment and Demographics; (3) Online Credit Enrollment and Demographics; (4) Joint Enrollment and Demographics; (5) Credit Student Awards; (6) Credit Programs; (7) Non-Credit Enrollment and Programs; (8) Adult Literacy Enrollment and Programs;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Enrollment, College Credits, College Programs, Online Courses,...
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...
"Repeated reading" is an academic practice that aims to increase oral reading fluency. "Repeated reading" can be used with students who have developed initial word reading skills but demonstrate inadequate reading fluency for their grade level. During "repeated reading," a student sits in a quiet location with a teacher and reads a passage aloud at least three times. Typically, the teacher selects a passage of about 50 to 200 words in length. If the student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Repetition, Instructional...
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,...
Eighteen scholarly papers and twelve abstracts comprise the content of the fourteenth 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 2014 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Navigating Relationships with IT: Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Institutions (Josh Welker); (2)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Technology, Electronic Libraries,...
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 purpose of this project is to enhance the counselling services offered to diverse clients by supplying counsellors-in-training with a professional development resource that combines the best available outcome evidence and applied clinical wisdom, with the most current cultural adaptation frameworks. A comprehensive literature review was conducted of the theory and practice of culturally-adapted psychotherapy. This review was then used to develop an interactive and user-friendly online...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Counselor Training, Counselor Qualifications, Literature Reviews, Cultural Relevance,...
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,...
Technology is such a big part of the world of which we live. Many of the jobs that did not require technology use in years past do require the use of technology today. Many more homes have computers than in years past and increasing numbers of people know how to use them. Technology is being used by children and adults on a daily basis by way of web surfing, texting, social networking, interactive games, and in more ways. We are an evolving technological society and in many ways have become...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Technology...
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...
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...
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...
This fifth annual update on America's high school dropout crisis shows that, for the first time in history, the nation has crossed the 80 percent high school graduation rate threshold and remains on pace, for the second year in a row, to meet the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020. This report highlights key developments in the effort to boost high school graduation rates during the past decade. It also outlines what it will take to get to 90 percent and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Students, Dropouts, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Graduation Rate,...
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,...
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...
Congress has required that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. "The Condition of Education 2016" presents 43 key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on population characteristics, such as educational attainment and economic outcomes; participation in education at all levels; and several contextual aspects of education, including...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education,...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the numbers of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise. In North Dakota, the percentage of students identified with an ASD has increased from 1.9% of the total population of students with disabilities in 2004 to 6.2% of that same group in 2013-14. The significant increase in the reported identification rates places challenges on schools across the country and in North Dakota to provide programs...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Student Needs, Guidelines,...
The 5th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture has been hosted by Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (Burdur, Turkey), in cooperation with Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) and Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey). Our main aim has been to provide a forum for discussion, to facilitate integration in these fields, and to bring together researchers, scholars, and students from all areas of language, literature, and culture from all around the word. The conference was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literature, Conferences (Gatherings), Figurative Language, Speeches, Multilingualism,...
Since 1999, the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, has collected nationally representative data that can be used to estimate the number of homeschooled students in the United States. This report provides estimates of the number, percentage, and characteristics of homeschooled students in the United States in 2012 and provides historical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Home Schooling, Educational Attainment, National Surveys, Student Characteristics,...
There is no evidence that physically restraining or putting children in unsupervised seclusion in the K-12 school system provides any educational or therapeutic benefit to a child. In fact, use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students. Yet the first round of data collected by the United States Department of Education in 2009-2010 demonstrated that these same practices that are prohibited in other settings were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Punishment, Educational Research,...
This report shares the findings from the first nationally representative survey of young people's perspectives on mentoring. While mentoring is needed and wanted by young people to help them stay on the path to high school graduation, college success, and productive adulthood, a significant mentoring gap exists in America, especially for at-risk youth. The survey revealed a difficult paradox that the more risk factors a young person has, the less likely he or she is to have a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Surveys, Student Attitudes, Academic Aspiration, Program Effectiveness,...