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Educators increasingly agree that a learner-centered syllabus is associated with better rapport between students and teachers and increased student motivation, achievement, and empowerment. Accordingly, in 2009 Cullen and Harris developed a rubric for assessing the degree to which a syllabus is learner-centered versus teacher-centered. To date, however, there has been no such resource to explain how to actually construct a learner-centered syllabus. Therefore, I set out to provide a primer: In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Educational History,...
The current research aims to investigate the relationship between lifelong learning and social emotional learning. Study group consists of 590 university students (390 females, 200 males) studying in different undergraduate programs in University of Sakarya, Faculty of Education in the Fall Term of 2015. In this research, relationships between the variables of lifelong learning and social emotional learning were investigated. Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Partial Correlation methods were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Social Development, Emotional Development, Undergraduate Students,...
In today's higher education world we see a shift in teaching and educational trends that are slowly materializing due to the advent of new technologies, new academic frameworks and the need to adapt to society's incremental advancements. The implementation of reforms, however, did not have the desired outcome since those were applied to an education system that currently still mimics the XIX century Prussian system. There is the need for blue-ocean creating, disruptive innovations that can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Educational Planning,...
Armenian as a separate language has been thought as an I-E Language, but what language/s are the closest to Armenian? We made an attempt to compare Armenian words with Ukrainian, Slavic and European Languages contrasting the stems to some Iranian Languages, like Tajik, Dari and Persian, to see how relative Armenian could be to them. Our main goal was to identify the main Consonant-Vowel Regularities in Armenian: Ukrainian/Slavic: European/Iranian Languages. It has been noted that Armenian words...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Slavic Languages, Language Research, Pronunciation, Indo European Languages,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether teaching vocabulary via collocations would contribute to retention and use of foreign language, English. A quasi-experimental design was formed to see whether there would be a significant difference between the treatment and control groups. Three instruments developed were conducted to 60 participants. The experimental group was taught collocations through lexical approach by means of ten different kinds of activities for ten weeks. On the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language...
Understanding teachers' beliefs is important because beliefs influence teacher decisions. In science, teacher beliefs have an impact on how science curriculum is interpreted and implemented in the classroom. With the push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, it is also critical to examine the beliefs of teachers who integrate science in the classroom. This study of 21 U.S. middle school science and mathematics teachers found that teachers'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
As a research methodology, qualitative research method infuses an added advantage to the exploratory capability that researchers need to explore and investigate their research studies. Qualitative methodology allows researchers to advance and apply their interpersonal and subjectivity skills to their research exploratory processes. However, in a study with an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach, the advantageous elements of the study quadruple because of the bonding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Semi Structured...
The American university is currently undergoing a period of often-uncomfortable public scrutiny. Rising tuition costs and attendant higher student loan debt loads have caused both considerable human hardship and considerable criticism of individual institutions and the college education system as a whole. This report presents the following: (1) a discussion of the current political pressure to assess college learning; (2) a discussion of some of the basic requirements for an effective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Standardized Tests, Outcome Measures, Politics of Education, Political Influences,...
This hearing is the third in a series examining critical issues in postsecondary education as the committee looks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The topic discussed is of paramount importance and is arguably the bedrock of Federal higher education policy, that is, the Federal financial aid programs and their effectiveness in providing access to higher education. The following committee member contributed statements: (1) Harkin, Hon. Tom, Chairman, Committee on Health, Education,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Hearings, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Access to...
Based on four studies that meet WWC group design standards, "first year experience courses" were found to have potentially positive effects on credit accumulation, degree attainment (college), and general academic achievement (college) for freshman college students. "First year experience courses", often referred to as college success courses or freshman seminars, are courses for first-year students in 2-year and 4-year colleges. The general goals of "first year...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Freshmen, Student School Relationship, Special Needs Students, Program...
State chiefs have new responsibilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but their formal powers are still limited. Despite these constraints, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) analysis finds that chiefs can make a difference by wielding their powers strategically, to build coalitions and persuade others. While turnover in the field is high, with 70% of current chiefs on the job less than two years, newcomers are taking their seats at a time of opportunity. Drawing on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Politics of Education, Leadership, Administrators, Interviews, Public Education,...
The present study was undertaken with the objectives to find out the impact of Socio-economic Status as well as sex differences on study habits of class VII students (100) of Government Colleges of Amroha District. The effects of two independent variables on study habits of the aforementioned students were assessed by using two Psychological tests namely Socio-economic Status Scale (Urban); by Dr. Kulshrestha and Rao's Study Habits Inventory. The findings indicated a significant effect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Study Habits, Socioeconomic Influences, Gender Differences, College Students, Foreign...
In 2016, a higher education task force of St. Louis Graduates (STLG), a collaborative network whose mission is to increase degree completion for low income students, first-generation students, and students of color from St. Louis, commissioned this study from the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC). Through discussion, the following goals were established for this project: (1) identify those higher education institutions that are more successful in supporting and graduating...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disproportionate Representation, At Risk Students, Low Income Groups, First...
Bayburt University's English Language Teaching (ELT) department, is starting its courses as of 2016 fall season, using the Turkish sage Dede Korkut's tales as part of its speech training curriculum. The story "Wild Dumrul" presented in this article is famous in world literature for its theme of "marital love and sacrifice." Using literary pieces for speech classes is practical as students interpret their content and express their feelings in them by their individual style....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language...
The paper highlights the violations of students' human rights in schools. The problem is the incident that took place at a school in Pretoria in 2016 where Black girls protested against the School's Code of Conduct relating to hairstyle. Qualitative approach was used to collect information through a literature review and desk-top research methods. Black girls claimed they were discriminated against and the protest serves as an example to demonstrate students' human rights violations when...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, School Policy, School Uniforms, Foreign Countries, Blacks, Qualitative...
The focus of the present synthesis reflects the research on programs, practices, and policies intended to improve mathematics outcomes funded through the Institute of Education Sciences' (IES's) National Center for Education Research (NCER) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The authors were asked to review those published articles or book chapters that had emerged from projects funded by IES through NCER (U.S. Department of Education 2013) and NCSER (U.S. Department of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Achievement, Journal Articles, Books, Mathematics Skills, Knowledge...
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level students whose native language was Turkish and they were between the age of 17 and 20. They were placed into two intact groups as experimental and control...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, common intellectual experiences, service-learning, undergraduate research, and senior capstones among others--that have come to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate...
This practice guide presents six evidence-based recommendations for college and university faculty, administrators, and advisors working to improve the success of students academically underprepared for college. Each recommendation includes an overview of the practice, a summary of evidence used in support of the evidence rating, guidance on how to carry out the recommendation, and suggested approaches to overcome potential roadblocks. Each recommendation includes an implementation checklist as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Developmental Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Guides,...
The study investigates the effect of gender and collaborative learning approach on students' conceptual understanding of electromagnetic induction in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Three research questions and 2 hypotheses were formulated to guide the research. The research design adopted for this study is the quasi-experimental design. In particular, the design is the non-randomized, pretest-posttest, control group design. The population of the study is made up of the 323 Senior Secondary III...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Differences, Cooperative Learning, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School...
Twenty scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the sixteenth 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 2016 paper and abstract titles include: (1) Making Effective, Usable Research Guides (Joshua S. Welker); (2) The Beulah Williams Library Creation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Research, Guides, Research...
Successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) should result in noticeable differences in primary and middle school math classrooms across the United States. "Common Core Math in the K-8 Classroom: Results from a National Teacher Survey" takes a close look at how educators are implementing the Common Core math standards in classrooms across the nation. A nationally representative survey of over one thousand teachers reveals that they are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Surveys, Common Core State Standards, National Surveys, Middle School...
The purpose of this chapter is to present common challenges faced by educators when attempting to integrate technology in the classroom, and offer potential solutions to those problems. Examination of these issues should be valuable to current and future educators, school administrators, as well as educational technology researchers. The chapter begins by introducing the challenges to technology integration that are external (extrinsic) to the teacher, including access to resources, training,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration,...
The purpose of this action research study is to help students alleviate their anxiety and stress symptoms using activities based on Olivia Gude's postmodern principles. The activities included are the participants own take-along visual art journal kit and classroom projects. Professional learning outcomes include the knowledge to equip teachers with the ability for increased collaboration with guidance departments, expand teacher skill to foster engagement and productivity with not only...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Anxiety, Stress Management, Postmodernism, Visual Arts, Student...
The present study has two aims. Firstly, it aims to determine eighth grade students' conceptual understanding of floating and sinking through formative assessment probes. Secondly, it aims to determine whether or not there is a significant difference between students' performance in formative assessment probes and their achievement in the Standardized Science and Technology Exam (TEOG 1) exam. The sample of this research is 61 eighth grade students from a central middle school in Eskisehir....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Science Tests,...
"The Evidence Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students' Social, Emotional, and Academic Development" articulates the scientific consensus regarding how people learn. The research brief presents a set of consensus statements--developed and unanimously signed onto by the Commission's Council of Distinguished Scientists--that affirm the interconnectedness of social, emotional, and academic development as central to the learning process. The brief draws from brain science, medicine,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research Reports, Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Achievement,...
The purpose of this paper was to conduct a scan of the current state of the evidence regarding what works in helping disconnected young people, defined as the population of young people ages 16 to 24 who are not connected to work or school. The following four main research questions were investigated: (1) What local, state, and federal policies have an impact on disconnected young people? What policies are helping improve services for this population? What policies are barriers to creating...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student School Relationship, Adolescents, Young Adults, Barriers, Policy, Access to...
The research is an experimental study which has experimental and control groups, and based on pre-test, post-test, monitoring test model. Research group consists of second and third grade students of Primary School Education and Psychological Counseling undergraduate programmes in Giresun University Faculty of Educational Sciences. The research group was formed among the students whose academic procrastination tendency is middle or high, by using academic procrastination scale. 60 students,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Time Management, Prevention, Intervention, Program...
The purposes of this publication are: (1) to report the status of higher education equity in the United States and to identify changes over time in measures of equity; and (2) to identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and to illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs and practices that not only improve overall attainment in higher education but also create greater equity in higher education opportunity and outcomes. In recognition of the need to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends, Trend...
Charter schools are publicly-funded educational entities that operate independently from local school districts and are exempt from certain state and local requirements, particularly with regard to teacher personnel policy. In exchange for this flexibility, charter schools are held more accountable for results and may be shut down if they fail to meet the expectations described in their performance contract (or charter). The degree to which charter schools have leveraged both flexibility and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Charter Schools, Human Resources, Accountability, Competition, Board of Education...
The present study aimed at developing the memoir writing skills as a creative non-fiction genre of second year distinguished governmental language preparatory school pupils using the a WebQuest model. Fifty participants from second year at Hassan Abu-Bakr Distinguished Governmental Language School at Al-Qanater Al-Khairia(Qalubia Governorate) were randomly assigned into two groups: experimental group (N = 25) and control group (N = 25). Two main instruments were used: a creative writing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Writing Skills, Nonfiction,...
"Projections of Education Statistics to 2024" is the 43rd report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting postsecondary institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in Projections of Education Statistics to 2023 and projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures to the year 2024. In addition to projections at the national level, the report includes projections of public elementary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Location,...
This issue of the Occasional Papers Series aims to draw attention to the use of storytelling as a medium for provoking dialogue about inclusive classrooms and school communities. It offers readers stories of classroom life that provide insights into understanding the complexities that make up the lives of children with disabilities, their families, and teachers. The nine contributions to this issue include lived narratives and analyses presented from a wide range of useful subject positions:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Disabilities, Grade 3, Elementary School...
The purpose of this paper is to explain how to use the scientific method as the framework to introduce mathematical model. Two interdisciplinary activities, targeted for students in grade 6 or grade 7, are explained to show the application of the scientific method while building a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between the circumferences and the diameter of circular objects. In the first activity, a research question is pursued as it relates to the stated hypothesis. In the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scientific Methodology, Mathematical Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 6,...
For more than a decade education practitioners have promoted the professional learning community (PLC) as an effective way to provide professional development to teachers. As more PLCs are established in schools and districts nationwide, education stakeholders--researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers--are interested in evaluating the performance of PLCs. Stakeholders want to know more about PLCs' contributions to a range of outcomes, including teacher and administrator...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Measures (Individuals), Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty...
This paper creates a novel link between research on linguistics and education by discussing what we know about the sound system of heritage language users of Spanish and how these findings can inform practices implemented in heritage Spanish courses in the USA. First, we provide an overview of terminology associated with heritage language research, situating heritage Spanish programs within the educational context of the USA, and explaining why heritage Spanish phonetics and phonology remain...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Native Language, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Phonetics, Phonology, Language...
The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitization of content and the impact of open licences. Production innovations considered include content creation models, storybook...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Reading, Online Vendors, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing, Electronic...
An estimated five to seven and a half million students miss 18 or more days of school each year, or nearly an entire month or more of school, which puts them at significant risk of falling behind academically and failing to graduate from high school. Every student absence jeopardizes the ability of students to succeed at school and schools to achieve their mission. School attendance is a constant concern in schools. Average daily attendance rates are a common determiner of school funding, so...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Truancy, Dropouts, Delinquency,...
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the number of schools, teachers, pupils, and financial investments. This kind of information can serve several purposes and can be relevant for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Romance Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Uncommonly Taught...
Substantial research points to the importance of developing strong early literacy skills. However, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, between 2007 and 2013, no more than 55 percent of Mississippi grade 4 students were reading at or above the proficiency level that demonstrates solid academic performance for the grade assessed. This was of serious concern to educators and policymakers in Mississippi. Thus, in April 2013, Mississippi's Literacy-Based Promotion Act was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Literacy Education,...
This regional dossier aims at providing a concise description of and basic statistics on minority language education in a specific region of Europe--the Isle of Man. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the number of schools, teachers, pupils, and financial investments. Policymakers, researchers, teachers, students, and journalists may...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Indo European Languages, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Elementary...
It is widely recognized that the 12 percent of all youth in American public schools who have disabilities comprise a set of students with distinct capacities and needs. Federal legislation, including the most recent updates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, identifies different disability groups and mandates that students in each group have access to a free and appropriate public education. How youths' characteristics, experiences, and challenges vary by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education,...
This study investigated the effects of three types of pre-reading activities (movie-watching, vocabulary presentation, and pre-reading summarization) on the reading comprehension of 76 elementary-level EFL Iranian learners. The participants were randomly assigned to one control and three experimental conditions and then a pretest was given to them. After completing the initial stages, participants in all groups read the same passages under different conditions for seven sessions. Each group was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension,...
This case study examines how Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) member Case Western Reserve University is integrating T-shaped skills into a minor in applied data science. Through the collaboration of its business and higher education members, BHEF launched the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative to create new undergraduate pathways in high-skill, high-demand fields such as data science and analytics. Data science and analytics must be integrated with T-shaped skills, such as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Job Skills,...
Students graduating from K-12 education need media literacy skills to engage, participate, and learn in a world in which literacy must keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. Given the significant roles school administrators play in providing leadership and vision to their schools, this narrative study addresses the research question: What are school administrators' perceptions of, and attitudes about, media literacy? Through the stories of six K-12 school administrators, we highlight the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Media Literacy, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary...
This quantitative study aims to investigate the perceptions of English Language Learners on Language learning Anxiety in EFL classroom. Participants of the study were 145 Intermediate level students of different public colleges of Hyderabad, Sindh who are learning English as a foreign language. The data was collected through the modified form of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) by Horwitz et al., (1986). Findings of this study reveal the causes of foreign language anxiety from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Anxiety, Statistical Analysis, English...
Within the constitution of each of the 50 states, there is language that mandates the creation of a public education system. The authority for public education falls to states because of a 1973 Supreme Court case which determined that the federal government has no responsibility to provide systems of public education. These constitutional education provisions vary from state to state, with some states specifically laying out the foundation of their education system while others leave the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Education, Constitutional Law, State Government, Court Litigation, Educational...
The California Children and Families Act of 1998 led to creation of the Kern County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Kern) to support early childhood service programs in Kern County, the third largest county in California that spread a land area as large as the state of New Jersey. In Fiscal Year 2014-15, First 5 Kern administered more than $10 million to fund 39 programs in four focus areas, Child Health, Family Functioning, Child Development, and Systems of Care. The local investment...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Young Children, Partnerships in...
"Science and Engineering Indicators" (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI includes an overview and seven chapters that follow a generally consistent pattern. The chapter titles are as follows: (1) Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education; (2) Higher Education in Science and Engineering; (3) Science and Engineering Labor Force; (4) Research and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education,...
Working with partners including the Department of Education at Oxford University, the Centre for Equity in Education at the University of Manchester, the University of Glasgow, the University of Nottingham and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, "Education Development Trust" has commissioned a series of reviews of international literature. These reviews cover a range of topics related to school improvement including assessment for learning; the inclusion of students with special...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Success, Leadership Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement,...
For more than 25 years, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has provided the youth mentoring field with a set of researched-informed and practitioner-approved practices for creating and sustaining positive and impactful mentoring relationships and strong program services. The fourth edition of "The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™" ("Elements") represents the current evidence-based standards for running a safe and effective youth mentoring program. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Guides, Males, Minority Groups, Youth Programs, Individual Development,...
In this study, it is aimed to determination of the relationship between learning styles and TIMSS mathematics achievements of eighth grade students. Correlational research design that is one of the quantitative research methods, was used in this study. The sample of the research consists of 652 8th grade students 347 are male and 305 are female and the students continue their education in 11 different middle schools in the centre of Bayburt in Turkey. In the research, two data collection tools...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Cognitive Style, Achievement...
The present study aimed at developing English language planning strategy of second year distinguished governmental language preparatory school pupils using the a WebQuest model. Fifty participants from second year at Hassan Abu-Bakr Distinguished Governmental Language School at Al-Qanater Al-Khairia (Qalubia Governorate) were randomly assigned into two groups: experimental group (N = 25) and control group (N = 25). Two main instruments were used: writing strategies questionnaire and think-aloud...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Web Sites,...
The purpose of this qualitative research assignment was to explore experiences with the early implementation stages of the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) in an elementary classroom setting. Data gathered from four participant interviews, three elementary teachers and one educational assistant, revealed three categories surrounding the central phenomenon of early experiences in the implementation of the NME: (a) conceptualizing the NME, (b) initiating the NME, and (c) experiencing the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sequential Approach, Brain, Qualitative Research, Program Implementation, Educational...
This report documents differences in the earnings and employment patterns of U.S. adults with different levels of education. It also compares health-related behaviors, reliance on public assistance programs, civic participation, and indicators of the well-being of the next generation. In addition to reporting median earnings by education level, this year's report also presents data on variation in earnings by different characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, occupation, college major,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employment Level, Adults, Educational Attainment, Income, Taxes, Paying for College,...
During 2015-2016, the membership of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) grew to more than 400 institutions making this the largest and most comprehensive report on college students seeking mental health treatment to date. College and university counseling centers make this report possible by participating in a broad range of activities that contribute to both day-to-day clinical practice and the research on college student mental health. CCMH is deeply appreciative of each counseling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Mental Health, College Students, Student Records, School Counseling,...
This study aimed at investigating the similarities and differences between Vygotsky's perspectives on child language development with nativism and behaviorism. Proposing the idea of the Zone of Proximal Development, Vygotsky emphasized the role of collaborative interaction, scaffolding, and guided participation in language learning. Nativists, on the other hand, believe in the existence of Language Acquisition Device. They maintain that language is innate and acquisition is instantaneous. They...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Educational Theories, Child Language, Language Acquisition,...
Imagine you are attending a seminar. The facilitator gives instructions, and you have a vague notion of what you are supposed to do, but you do not want to ask the facilitator to clarify because you are sure you are the only one who has not understood. After the facilitator tells you to start working, you turn to the person next to you and ask, "What are we supposed to do?" That person says, "I'm not sure. I thought you would know." Soon you realize that almost everyone in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Innovation,...
This study investigated depression and suicidal ideation in students with and without learning disabilities in two Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The students in this study were between 18 and 24 years old, numbering 391 in total. The number of male students was 165, while female students were 226. Five valid and reliable instruments were used to carry out the study. The study adopted a descriptive research design, and purposive sampling technique was used to select the population. Data was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, College Students, Higher Education, Learning...
This study investigated the dimensionality of the physical literacy environment of early childhood education classrooms. Data on the classroom physical literacy environment were collected from 245 classrooms using the Classroom Literacy Observation Profile. A combination of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis was used to identify five separate dimensions of the physical literacy environment; including (a) variety and use of books, (b) variety and use of writing centre materials, (c)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Literacy Education, Factor...
Metacognition has increasingly been recognized as essential for learning. This paper defines metacognition, discusses its importance, and specifies how faculty can nurture it in students to promote positive learning outcomes. The paper then offers extensive examples based on two formats: (1) activities offered before, during, and after lessons or as ongoing assignments in an online course; and (2) quizzes and examinations (tests), whether multiple choice or essay, that can be analyzed for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Metacognition, Definitions, Reflection, Learning Strategies, Learning Activities,...
The social sector's hottest "impact investing" product--the social impact bond (SIB)--has generated a range of reactions, from excitement to angst. An SIB uses private funds to pay for a social, educational, or health program, and the government repays investors (plus a return) only if the program achieves prespecified results. The intervention financed by the first social impact bond in the United States--the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) program at Rikers Island...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Investment, Bond Issues, Financial Support, Program Implementation, Correctional...
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using short stories significantly improve the speaking and writing achievements. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest-posttest control group design or comparison group design was used in this research. The population of this research was the all first semester undergraduate students of urban and regional planning study program of Indo Global Mandiri University. Forty students were selected as the sample by using purposive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quasiexperimental Design, Literary Genres, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups,...
This article makes a literary review to the linguistic research in the use of metaphor in didactic discourse; especially the religious one. Acknowledging Conceptual Metaphor Theory as the primary theory in the field, the researcher embarks upon how metaphor is perceived and analysed in discourse in order to pertain its persuasive function. The article presents different approaches to metaphor analysis and their interconnection. The implications of these approaches are later deduced and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Figurative Language, Discourse Analysis, Islam, Religion, Language Research,...
Reducing student absenteeism is a key part of the School District of Philadelphia's plan to boost graduation rates. One of the district's goals is to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, with the hope that greater awareness will lead to guardians' taking a more active role in improving their student's attendance and academic performance. In an effort to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, the School District of Philadelphia partnered with Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance, Behavior Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts,...
The purpose of this qualitative dissertation was to explore the lived experiences of departmentalized elementary teachers, Grades 1-3, and how they addressed their students' affective needs. The main research question of the study was how do elementary school teachers perceive departmentalized instruction and describe their experiences of this structure's impact on their students' affective needs. Data from interviews were initially open coded into 47 categories. Nonnotable responses appearing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Departments, Elementary School...
This case study examines how Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) member Drake University, a private university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is equipping its students to become data-enabled professionals. Through the collaboration of its business and higher education members, BHEF launched the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative to create new undergraduate pathways in high-skill, high-demand fields such as data science and analytics. Data science and analytics must be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Private Colleges, Universities, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students, Skill...
One of the characteristics of teachers having great bearing upon students' learning is their professional self-esteem. Various instruments are available for measuring general self-esteem and professional self-esteem of teachers. For the present study it was deemed appropriate to use a Turkish professional self-esteem scale developed by Aricak (Aricak, 1999). However, before conducting the actual study, it was decided to check the construct validity of the Aricak scale and to see how the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Esteem, Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Construct Validity, Likert Scales,...
For nearly 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced projections of high school graduates. The purpose of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates" is to equip decision-makers at all levels with information about how the numbers of high school graduates are likely to change in the years ahead. These projections inform a broad audience; stakeholders including policymakers, elected officials and their staffs, state...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Public Schools, Private Schools,...
This study is a literature review to determine what research says about the relationship between Response to Intervention (RtI) and online student success. Response to intervention is a model used to provide students tools and resources to be successful and engaging in the classroom for academic and behavior challenges (Wright, 2007). Online education has become the hottest idea for obtaining a degree in higher education (Wright, 2007). Adult students of all ages, professions and levels of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Response to Intervention, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Literature Reviews,...
Background: For a majority of the world's children, despite substantial increases in primary school enrollment, academic learning is neither occurring at expected rates nor supplying the basic foundational skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. The significant lag in academic achievement tells us that simply making formal education available does not fully meet children's needs for literacy development. Globally, many interventions are used to support children's literacy development...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Parent Role, Family Role, Community Role, Literacy, Developing Nations, Reading...
Six essays, written collaboratively by current and former Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellows, explore the contributions that today's academic libraries--as providers of resources, professional support, and space--are making to learning and teaching. Topics include the continuing evolution of the learning commons, information literacy instruction, digital humanities teaching in libraries, spatial literacy, collaboration in digital special collections, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Librarians, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher...
Career and technical education (CTE) programs of study are subject to rigorous state and federal accountability systems that provide information on key student outcomes. However, while these outcome measures can form a basis for identifying high- and low-performing programs, they are insufficient for answering underlying questions about how or why that level of achievement was attained. Given the variety of CTE program guidance and program quality frameworks currently available, the Regional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Education, Technical Education, Accountability, Program Evaluation,...
This study on level of communicative competence covering linguistic/grammatical and discourse has aimed at constructing a proposed English language program for 5 key universities in Vietnam. The descriptive method utilized was scientifically employed with comparative techniques and correlational analysis. The researcher treated the surveyed data through frequency counts, means and percentage computations, and analysis of variance/t-test to compare two main area variables. The respondents was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communicative Competence (Languages), College Seniors, Program Proposals,...
Teacher quality, teaching standards, and entry criteria for teacher education courses are currently subjects of intense national debate and policy development in Australia. As tertiary institutions respond to calls for a review of standards, there is a need for more data on the characteristics of entrants to teacher education and the factors that are likely to influence their performance as teachers. This survey-based study investigated the entry characteristics of four cohorts of secondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, English Instruction, English...