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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 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,...
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,...
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,...
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...
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 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,...
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...
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,...
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 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 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...
Trinity College Dublin was proud to host, in April 2016, the Second International Conference on Telecollaboration in Higher Education, with the theme "New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice." Over two and a half days, 150 participants offered 95 research presentations, posters, and "problem shared" sessions. Following a preface (Breffni O'Rourke) and introduction (Sake Jager, Malgorzata Kurek, and Breffni O'Rourke), selected papers from this conference...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Research,...
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,...
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...
Over the years, a number of interventions aimed at increasing student engagement and performance have been implemented in higher education. Some of these, labeled high-impact practices (HIPs), when done well, have led to documented evidence of student success. Two approaches that have been identified as HIPs--first-year seminars and learning communities--are often brought together into what is referred to here as first-year seminar/learning community (FYS/LC) programs. In this book, authors...
Topics: ERIC Archive, First Year Seminars, Communities of Practice, Universities, Two Year Colleges,...
The purpose of this study was to provide views of teachers and pupils on large class size and its effects on teaching and English learning, at "Instituto Médio Politécnico do Namibe", and by showing that the large class scenario at IMP-Namibe may be attributed to various factors of which the most pertinent is the imbalance between the number of I cycle public schools and II cycle public schools. The investigation was initially prompted by the researchers' perceptions why IMPN,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Class Size, English (Second Language), Second Language...
This paper presents an e-collaboration project involving real-time videoconferencing exchanges between students from the University of Westminster and the Université Catholique de Lille. Students drew on diverse resources, including written quantitative data and first-hand qualitative data in French/English to complete weekly tasks. Follow-up work was an integral component of the co-project, taking the form of a series of adaptations in French/English based on the source materials studied and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, College Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation,...
The 2015 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 51st 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...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational...
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,...
Historically, states and districts have largely invested in teacher professional development (PD)--ranging from one-time workshops to collaborative peer learning communities--as the primary strategy to help teachers improve their practice. Despite its potential, in its present state, PD has gained a poor reputation among educators and those who study education, in part because little evidence exists that the significant investment of time and financial resources in PD has been consistently...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Performance Factors, Needs Assessment, Barriers, Teacher...
This compendium organizes information on the math and science projects sponsored by NCER and NCSER into two main sections: Mathematics and Science. Within each section, projects are sorted into chapters based on content area, grade level, and intended outcome. In determining the chapters, we considered the emerging college- and career-readiness standards. Many states have formed and adopted such standards to help create guidance for their K-12 school systems. Thus, we have separate chapters for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Educational Research, Preschool Education,...
This second edition policy brief revisits the long and storied literature on whether money matters in providing a quality education. It includes research released since the original brief in 2012 and covers a handful of additional topics. Increasingly, political rhetoric adheres to the unfounded certainty that money does not make a difference in education, and that reduced funding is unlikely to harm educational quality. Such proclamations have even been used to justify large cuts to education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, State Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Policy...
Research in science education is to discover the truth which involves the combination of reasoning and experiences. In order to find out appropriate teaching methods that are necessary for teaching science students problem-solving skills, different research approaches are used by educational researchers based on the data collection and analysis used at a given time. Though qualitative and quantitative research methods lies on separate continuum, they all aimed at identifying educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Educational...
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations for teaching foundational reading skills to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. This guide is a companion to the existing practice guide, "Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade", and as a set, these guides offer recommendations for preparing students to be successful readers. Both guides recommend some practices that can and should be implemented beginning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods,...
This report will determine to what degree the AP Physics 1 and 2 and AP Calculus AB and BC frameworks are aligned with the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Advanced Physics and Mathematics frameworks. This will enable an exploration of any differences in content coverage and levels of complexity, and will set the stage for a future performance report that will evaluate AP student performance on TIMSS Advanced. The current report will expose meaningful differences in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Placement, Physics, Calculus, Achievement Tests, International Assessment,...
This study is a fraction of a larger research on cheating in exams at the School of Engineering (SOE). The study design used a descriptive survey approach and a document analysis. A designed confidential self report questioner was applied as the main instrument for this study, with the sample size of 100 subjects, and a response rate of 95%. The tool was pre-tested to ensure its validity and reliability. The study focused on the Attribution Theory and the Pareto principle. The data collection...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education,...
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,...
This document presents the proceedings of the 21st Annual Research Forum held June 30, 2016, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following 11 action research papers: The Use of Mexican Folk Art to Develop Oral and Written Language Ability and Cultural Awareness in the Secondary Spanish Classroom (Antonio Alanis), The Effect of Writing on Achievement and Attitudes in Mathematics (Andrew Boudon), History Teaches Us to Hope: Integrating Hope Theory into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Action Research, Folk Culture, Oral Language, Written Language,...
The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of a Choice-Based art curriculum with students in an ESL (English as a Second Language) kindergarten classroom. Of specific interest to the researcher there was a strong correlation between students using visual aids and communication skills to set their own art making goals. Through action research, a curriculum focused on student choice was implemented over a ten-week period. The participants ranged in age from five to seven and were all in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Kindergarten, English Language Learners, Visual Aids, Communication...
This study deals with a special methodology to meet the special needs of Turkish gifted and talented students (GTS) in terms of improving their English oral proficiency. Most GTS are known to have been born also "gifted in languages". Their language awareness shows by their "communicative skills, creative flair and arguing and reasoning". Their skill in using their native language reflects in their talents in foreign languages by their "strong desire to put language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, English (Second Language), Second Language...
Despite concerted efforts to improve children's learning by improving classrooms, results have been lackluster. There is a growing understanding that a sole focus on teachers and classrooms is insufficient. Yet, the field has not systematically explored how to help early childhood education settings become organizations designed for powerful learning and sustained improvement. Recognizing that leaders are the driver of organizational change, the authors designed and implemented a professional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development,...
This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice elementary school teachers, a feedback questionnaire on e-book production, and elementary school students' feedback on the use of e-books. The main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Publishing, Technology Integration, Science Instruction, Preservice...
"Projections of Education Statistics to 2023" is the 42nd report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 and projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures to the year 2023. In addition to projections at the national level, the report includes projections of public elementary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School...
These proceedings contain the papers of the 12th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2016, which was organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, April 9-11, 2016. The Mobile Learning 2016 Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field. Full papers presented in these proceedings include: (1) Mobile Devices and Spatial...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Telecommunications,...
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 present joint action programme is proposed by the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), the European Students' Union (ESU), and Education International (EI) to their members and partners, in order to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 related goals, which the United Nations adopted in September 2015. The 17 goals and 169 targets make up the most ambitious development agenda the World has ever seen. Composed much broader than the Millennium...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Access to Education,...
This paper aims to find out how games are important and effective when used in EFL classrooms. Two different kinds of qualitative research methods: semi-structured interviews and observation were conducted in this study. Multi-method triangulation is used throughout the study. The data was carried out through audio-recorded interview and observation. It is a case study in which two undergraduate students are taught English by using the game called "Twister" which is adapted for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods,...
The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about out--of-control fraternities, to the "mattress protests" by female students at Columbia University and other colleges. "The Hunting Ground," the new documentary by award-winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, has taken this debate to a new level, becoming a galvanizing catalyst for discussion at the hundreds of campuses where the documentary is being screened each month. The film...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Violence, Sexual Abuse, Documentaries, College Environment, Rape, School Culture,...
There is a crisis in American civic education. Survey after survey shows that recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage. They cannot identify the term lengths of members of Congress, the substance of the First Amendment, or the origin of the separation of powers. They do not know the Father of the Constitution, and nearly 10% say that Judith Sheindlin--"Judge Judy"--is on the Supreme Court. Studies show that our colleges and universities are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civics, Higher Education, United States History, Knowledge Level, Elementary...
Charter schools represent an increasingly important form of school choice in the United States. Charter schools are public schools, with a difference. Compared to traditional public schools, they are exempted from some of the state laws and regulations that govern traditional public schools. In this way, parents come to have a greater number of choices among schools, and, due to deregulation, it is expected that the charter schools are distinct from traditional public schools. The intent is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Charter Schools, Educational Methods, Meta Analysis, Value Added Models, Traditional...
The process of globalization, more progressive development of the scientific findings, new technology and the way of communicating with the new forms of literacy in which the most secure spot has been taken by the development of natural sciences in the spirit of "sustainable development" have been the reasons that make science and sustainable development an educational imperative. The development of "natural sciences" in the educational processes in Republic of Macedonia has...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries,...
Diversity is inherently valuable. Research shows that diversity in schools, including racial diversity among teachers, can provide significant benefits to students. While students of color are expected to make up 56 percent of the student population by 2024, the elementary and secondary educator workforce is still overwhelmingly white. The most recent U.S. Department of Education Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a nationally representative survey of teachers and principals, showed that 82...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diversity (Faculty), Whites, Minority Group Teachers, National Surveys, Student...
The admissions process used today in America's most selective colleges and universities is a classic case of interest group politics gone awry. Nobody champions or fights for smart, low-income students. The result is an admissions process reduced to a series of "preferences." Taken together with other widely-used admissions practices, these preferences are part of a system that is profoundly unfair to top students from low-income families. In December 2015, the United States Supreme...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academically Gifted, Access to Education, Merit Scholarships, Colleges, Universities,...
The study investigated the effects of Lecture Method Supplemented with Music (LMM) and Computer Animation (LMC) on senior secondary school students' academic achievement in electrochemistry in Makurdi metropolis. Six research questions and six hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was quasi experimental, specifically the pre-test, post-test non-equivalent control group design was adopted. One hundred and sixty five (165) Senior Secondary Two (SS2) Chemistry Students drawn from 4...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lecture Method, Animation, Music, Computer Uses in Education, Secondary School...
After more than three decades of development, transformative learning theory is currently a major theory of adult learning. It has also attracted substantial critique, leading to further development, application and differentiation. Recent contributions to this vast scholarship show a quest for a more unified theory. This article examines transformative learning theory via a case study of an adult education project in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Drawing on life and pedagogical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Adult...
The Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) initiated a refereed track for paper submissions to the conference in 2008. In fact, at the 2008 business meeting, the membership approved three different presentation tracks: refereed with 3 blind reviews for each paper, session with paper where the author submits a paper but it is not reviewed, and session without paper where no paper is submitted and only the abstract is included in the proceedings. To reflect this division, this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Conferences (Gatherings), Computers,...
The inclusion of pupils into schools of the main educational stream is emphasized at the international level. Recently, this trend is more strongly applied in post-communist countries, where the now-criticized approaches (based on the exclusion of pupils with mild intellectual disability and behaviour disorders--e.g. ADHD--and their inclusion into special schools) persisted for a long time. Currently, the discussion on appropriate educational approaches which should be applied is now under...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Mild Intellectual Disability, Behavior Disorders,...
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...
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...
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,...
This paper aims to analyse the trends and contents of flipped classroom research based on 20 articles that report on flipped learning classroom initiatives from 2013-2015. The content analysis was used as a methodology to investigate methodologies, area of studies, technology tools or online platforms, the most frequently used keywords and works cited references, impacts for students' learning, and flipped classroom challenges. The results of the analysis were interpreted using descriptive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Journal Articles, Content Analysis,...
Papers from the proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society were 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, June 14-17, 2016. The overall conference theme was "Education Provision to Every...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Education, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings), International...
The general secondary stage in Egypt is a vital educational phase since it plays an essential role in developing students' thinking and learning styles to prepare them for life in general and higher education in particular. Accordingly, it has become urgent and persistent to develop secondary-stage students' critical thinking styles while acquainting them with self-learning skills that would facilitate lifelong learning to guarantee meaningful learning and active participation in public life....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Lifelong Learning, Models, Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style,...
This research aimed to identify the knowledge, attitude and skill levels of pre-service social studies teachers about using historical environment in teaching. Based on this aim it can be included in the scope of the survey research. Participants of the research which was realized in 2015-2016 academic year were 75 senior grade pre-service teachers in the department of social studies teaching of a university from the north of Turkey. In the research, qualitative approach was followed in data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Social...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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,...
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,...
Mau Forest, the home of the majority of the Ogiek people is located in the Rift Valley Province and straddles Kericho, Nakuru, Narok and Bomet districts. Traditionally, the Ogiek as hunter-gatherers have distinctive histories of interaction with the natural environment. Over the years, the Ogiek have inhabited in the Mau Forest with little impact on the environment. The paper focuses on the influence of hunting apprenticeship as Indigenous Form of Education for sustainable conservation of Wild...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Indigenous Knowledge, Conservation (Environment),...
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...
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...
In order for curriculum development to be effective and schools to be successful, teachers must be involved in the development process. An effective curriculum should reflect the philosophy, goals, objectives, learning experiences, instructional resources, and assessments that comprise a specific educational program ("Guide to curriculum development," 2006). It can be subject specific or a generalized overview of expectation. It must be a usable tool to assists teachers in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Objectives, Educational...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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,...