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To meet college student needs for financial counseling, it is important to assess why they seek counseling and the extent to which differing financial situations are tied to financial stress. This study examined these issues with a sample of 554 college students who participated in financial counseling and found financial problems in various situations were each linked to increased financial stress. Financial stress was positively associated with having student loans and other forms of debt and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Student Needs, Counseling, Money Management, Help Seeking, Stress...
We examine improvements in financial knowledge for 8th-grade participants in our financial fitness camp, part of our multifaceted financial literacy program. Eighty-three students enrolled in the camp, and 59 had individual development accounts (IDA). We address several issues raised in the literature by focusing on low-income, predominantly Hispanic students, varying the treatment intensity, comparing outcomes for students in our IDA program with those who are not, addressing the potential...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Money Management, Grade 8, Knowledge Level, Low Income Students, Hispanic American...
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between financial literacy and financial behaviors among various age groups. Financial literacy was measured in three ways: objective financial knowledge, subjective financial knowledge or confidence, and subjective financial management ability. The age groups were 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, and 65 and older. Long-term financial behavior referred to retirement saving and investing behavior, whereas short-term financial behavior...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Money Management, Age Differences, Literacy, Correlation, Retirement, Self Efficacy,...
This study examined how retirement planning information search was related to retirement savings of working women. By controlling for sociodemographic variables, the study further explored factors associated with individual information sources for retirement planning. An online survey was developed to collect data from a national population, obtaining 591 valid responses. The results showed that women who learned about retirement planning through discussions with friends/relatives tended to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Sources, Retirement, Employed Women, Money Management, Income, Online...
This study used data from online focus groups collected from November 2014 to April 2015 to understand college students' decision-making processes when borrowing money to finance their education. Data were collected using an online course management system. Results suggest that (a) students relied heavily on advice from parents, guidance counselors, and friends; (b) attending college was not possible without student loans; and (c) students knew very little about the loans they would be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Loan Repayment, Tuition,...
The impact of financial stress on college students can range from psychological distress to adverse academic outcomes. The purpose of this study was to identify how resources and perceptions alter the amount of financial stress felt by college students and how this relates to academic achievement. Results from 2,236 Midwestern college students indicate that financial and life stressors, higher subjective financial knowledge, fewer financial resources, negative perceptions, and lower mastery are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Stress Variables, Coping, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns, Student...
We conducted an annual survey of undergraduate students taking finance courses over the past 5 years (2009-2014). Our results showed that although more than 70% of students considered the financial planning profession to some extent, the percentage of students who had seriously considered it declined over time, despite the increasing number of new hires in the area. Our regression models showed that students with a higher level of related experience were more likely to show increased interest...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Regression (Statistics), Student Attitudes, Financial...
Study investigates distal and proximal contextual influences of the American Indian culture that affect financial decisions and behaviors. Primary household financial managers were interviewed. Study was grounded in Deacon and Firebaugh's "Family Resource Management" theory. Findings indicated that American Indians view many concepts differently than conventional disciplinary meanings. Most critical is that money is not the only currency used within the culture but relationships and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Money Management, American Indians, American Indian Culture, Well Being, Spiritual...
The primary purpose and objective of this study was to examine and compare the perceptions of teachers in elite and mediocre schools in Karachi. The secondary objectives included comparing the use of technology in classrooms by teachers and the challenges and barriers that they face in the integration of technology. This study was designed as a small-scale exploratory pilot study using the qualitative approach to address the research questions. To achieve the objectives, eight teachers from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Analysis,...
Teaching metaphor is an important phenomenon which can be used to determine teachers' perceptions regarding their job and their workplace (Turunen, 2003). This study was aimed to explore the metaphors of junior and senior teacher educators to get insights of what teaching was for them. A comparative analysis between the junior and senior teacher educators helped to understand how these metaphors changed over time. Data for the qualitative study were collected from the districts of Sargodha,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Figurative Language, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes,...
This study examines the education career change behavior of male and female students. Factors like current trends, own preferences, parental pressure, and career counselors can influence their career adoption. Quantitative method research design was conducted for the study and a sample of 268 students was taken: 145 female and 123 male students, from different public and private universities of Islamabad. Purposive sampling technique was applied for selection as respondents were those who had...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Change, Attitude Change, College Students, Gender Differences, Decision...
This research article explores the perceptions of Muslim educationists in Malaysia about the Islamic and the western education systems. Views of two faculty members, who are active proponents of Islamic education, were acquired through interviews and their perceptions on Islamic and western education systems were analyzed and then contrasted against the views of Dr. Syed Naquib al-Attas, who is considered to be one of the architectsof the project of Islamization of knowledge and education....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Islamic Culture, Western Civilization, Muslims, Qualitative...
This study is an effort to understand the impact of occupational stress which is classified into four constructs i.e. pressure at work, support at work, job satisfaction, and nature of job, on the personality of employees working in public as well as private sector universities. To conduct the study, a survey questionnaire was floated to six universities: two public sector and four private sector. These universities were selected on convenience bases and respondents from these universities were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Personality, Personality Traits, Stress Variables, Job Satisfaction, Quality of...
This study mainly focuses on the insights of a private school's head pertaining to the use of digital media in educational marketing. The qualitative research paradigm was chosen for this study and in depth phenomenological interview was conducted from a head of a private school. Two themes were extracted from the data: Marketing educational services through digital media and its challenges, and digital media tool for marketing education services. The study revealed that the school head...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Marketing, Private Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Technology Uses in...
This study was aimed at identifying associated barriers to entry of male teachers into early childhood teaching and to understand the gender inequality and the shortage of male role models for early learners at private schools of Karachi. A qualitative research was conducted with phenomenology as the chosen inquiry method. A purposeful sample of six in-service educators was selected from four private schools in Karachi two male post-secondary teachers, two female early childhood teachers and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Males, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Early Childhood Education, Private...
This paper investigates the adequacy of social media implementation in the context of secondary education in Pakistan and highlights the importance and necessity of social media in secondary education. This research has helped in understanding the pros and cons of social media implementation in classrooms and also facilitated in analyzing whether social media helps in student learning, classroom performances, competencies and academic grow. The qualitative study paradigm was used for this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Media, Program Implementation, Classroom Techniques,...
This research determined the influence of parents and their parenting styles on children's behavior. The author examined different parenting styles to understand which style leads the children to be juvenile delinquent, that ultimately makes the children low academic achievers. In this paper, the researcher attempts to bring an original contribution through the identification of what is missing in the literature thus offering recommendations for future research on the role of parents in shaping...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Interviews, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship,...
This research study critically analyzes the scope and contribution of Bloom's Taxonomy in both assessment and teaching-learning process. Bloom's Taxonomy consists of six stages, namely; remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating and moves from lower degree to the higher degree. The study applies Bloom's Taxonomy to the prevailing assessment system at the level of secondary education in Sindh. The data are collected from the last five years' question papers used by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Processes, Public Sector, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education,...
As public Montessori schools rapidly expand through the United States, the question then arises: What population of students do the schools serve? This study presents a new empirical data set examining the racial and economic diversity of 300 whole-school, public Montessori programs open in 2012-2013, where the entire school uses the Montessori Method. While school-choice scholars are concerned that choice programs like Montessori lead to greater student segregation by race and social class,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Montessori Schools, Student Diversity, Public Schools, Racial Composition,...
Understanding of base 10 and place value are important foundational math concepts that are associated with higher use of decomposition strategies and higher accuracy on addition problems (Laski, Ermakova, & Vasilyeva, 2014; Fuson, 1990; Fuson & Briars, 1990; National Research Council, 2001). The current study examined base-10 knowledge, place value, and arithmetic accuracy and strategy use among children in early elementary school from Montessori and non-Montessori schools. Children (N...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Knowledge Level, Primary Education,...
This study examined the influence of enrollment in a Montessori adolescent program on the development of self-determination. The study focused on seventh-grade students. Student feelings of self-determination were recorded through three cycles of interviews throughout the year to capture the change, if any, in feelings of self-determination. Bounded by self-determination and student-voice theory, this research was designed to give voice to students, add to the discourse on middle-school reform,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Montessori Method, Grade 7, Early Adolescents, Self Determination, Student Attitudes,...
This phenomenological case study was conducted to better understand the experience of a Montessori teacher in a leadership role. A veteran Montessori teacher, newly hired by an established Montessori preschool, was interviewed over the course of her first year in the position. A critical discourse analysis revealed multiple social identities that contributed to her desire, and ability, to be what she felt was an authentic Montessori educator. While some of these discourses and social identities...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Montessori Method, Phenomenology, Case Studies, Leadership Role, Interviews,...
Montessori classrooms vary in the degree to which they adhere to Maria Montessori's model, including in the provision of materials. Specifically, some classrooms use only Montessori materials, whereas others supplement the Montessori materials with commercially available materials like puzzles and games. A prior study suggested such supplementation might explain observed differences across studies and classrooms (Lillard, 2012), but an experimental study is the best test of this possibility....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Montessori Method, Instructional Materials, Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests,...
As the Montessori Method continues its expansion in public education, a social justice lens is needed to analyze its contributions and limitations, given the increase in racial and socioeconomic diversity in the United States. Furthermore, much of the work in Social Justice Education (SJE) focuses on classroom techniques and curriculum, overlooking the essential work of school administrators and parents, whose work significantly influences the school community. The current study applied an SJE...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Justice, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Montessori Schools, Educational...
Studies showed that two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) educational content contributes to learning. Although there were many studies with 3D stereoscopic learning environments, only a few studies reported on the differences between real, 2D, and 3D scenes, as far as cognitive load and attentional demands were concerned. We used electroencephalographic measurements to study and compare the theta (?), alpha (a), beta (ß) and gamma (?) frequency bands of 36 adult female participants....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Females, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty...
Although research on Emotion Regulation (ER) is developing at a rapid rate, much of it lacks a clear theoretical framework and most focuses on a narrow set of ER strategies. This work presents the details of a pilot project, the Neuro Emotional Literacy Program (NELP), designed for parents and based on the Somatic Appraisal Model of Affect (SAMA). This 6-week parent program used two self-report questionnaires, the Positive Negative Affect Schedule Short-Form (PANAS-SF) and the newly created...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Emotional Response, Affective Behavior, Questionnaires, Parents, Pretests Posttests,...
The efficacy of tutoring as an instructional strategy mainly lies on the moment-by-moment correspondence between the help provided by a tutor and the tutee's learning needs. The model presented in this paper emphasizes the pivotal role of monitoring and regulation, both by the tutor and the tutee, in attaining and maintaining affective and cognitive states conducive to student's learning. This perspective highlights the hypothesis that the scarcity of the information that the tutor and tutee...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Neurosciences, Tutoring, Measurement Techniques, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique),...
This paper focuses on the aspirations of 13- and 15-year-olds to continue with mathematics after the age of 16 and the association with perceptions of their mathematics education during the academic year 2008/9. A quantitative analysis was undertaken on the views of 12,176 UK students, obtained through surveys, with qualitative case studies on two of these students lending support to the quantitative findings. This paper also places a focus on a sub-set of 1,476 London students. The analysis...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Adolescents, Case Studies, Mathematics...
Combining policy analysis with language policy and planning analysis, our article comparatively assesses two models of adult immigrants' language education in two very different provinces of the same federal country. In order to do so, we focus specifically on two questions: "'Why' do governments provide language education to adults?" and "'How' is it provided in the concrete setting of two of the biggest cities in Canada?" Beyond describing the two models of adult...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Immigrants, Land Settlement, Social...
The aim of this article is to analyse the early childhood education and care (ECEC) language policy in the city of Strasbourg, focusing on an ethnographic case study of a newly established bilingual English-French crèche in the city. In France, establishing an early childhood education structure--more specifically, a day care centre catering to young children--involves close coordination with national, departmental, and local government entities. Associations that embark on this process go...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Creoles, Early Childhood Education, Child Care,...
This paper argues that changes to both further and higher education that are already well underway are clarified by what can be called the model of the Business Studies University (BSU). The BSU elevates undergraduate student choice of equivalent level modular courses to the "heart of the system" (DBIS, 2011). This is rejected by those few institutions not part of the current competition to cram in funded students; instead, they adhere to traditional academic disciplinary knowledge....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Business Schools, Undergraduate...
This article reviews research on transnational higher education (TNHE) published in academic journals between 2006 and 2014 through the lenses of network power and dissensus. Conclusions suggest the need for more research on the "entrapping" aspects of global social relations to provide a counterweight to the influence of dominant paradigms. It is argued that research at local-institutional level, harnessing the dissensus of the academic community with the needs and aspirations of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy, Quality...
In this paper, I check the ethical pulse of further education (FE) at the moment of its coming of age. Using a philosophical lens, I select and review post-2010 literature, to argue that FE colleges persist in a diminished form within a learning economy. In response to the managerial onslaught, the sector has adopted an ethics of survival, a necessary response to austerity and deregulation. Twenty-one years after incorporation, ethical fading has purged ethical desire from educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Colleges, Leadership, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Power Structure,...
Authors who claim that higher education is a public service are often concerned about equity: they are making a normative case that like all education it should be available for everybody. Others stress the external economies: a society with large numbers of highly educated people is more efficient economically and better in many other ways. Finally there is the argument that "knowledge" is a "non-rivalrous" commodity; once something is known it is in principle available to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Public Service, Universities, Colleges, Educational Equity...
Informed by Martin Buber's notions of "I-It" and "I-Thou" relationships, this paper examines the problematic and contested issues of emancipation and empowerment in schooling. Specifically, it explores what happens when teachers and students collaborate when observing lessons and commenting on teaching practice in the imagined space of the self-improving school system. Within this space, it examines the challenges and complexities of establishing "I-Thou"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Partnerships in...
In this article we describe the ways that academic opportunity is distributed within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Canada's largest and most demographically diverse public education system. By putting a range of recent outcome data into historical, organizational, and policy contexts, we provide a snapshot of how one of North America's largest school systems works in ways that simultaneously reinforce, and challenge, patterns of academic stratification. Although schooling in some...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, School Districts, Boards of Education, Educational Practices,...
Despite increases in educational attainment in London, too many mathematics lessons remain focused on factual recall and procedural understanding,resulting in disaffection among learners. This study reports on the establishment of a research group, comprising five teacher researchers and myself, which aimed to challenge this situation through adopting a participatory action research methodology. By planning, teaching, and evaluating innovative classroom activities, the group demonstrated how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Justice, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Participatory Research,...
Citizenship education invokes dilemmas even for the most committed teachers and students, researchers, and innovators. How can citizenship education advance equity and equal rights within highly unequal schools and societies? How can it support young people to feel they have the competence, confidence, and right to vote and to challenge injustice? How can we be sure international human rights are realities, not merely passing ideologies? This paper argues that rights really exist as expressions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Equal Education, Self Esteem, Voting,...
Through an analysis of the foundation of the so-called "new universities" in the UK, this article offers an interpretation of the change process in higher education. The argument is that although change is driven by economic and social forces, it is the political interpretation of these forces that steers the change process and,therefore, determines the shape of new institutional structures and how they are supposed to perform their tasks. The article contrasts the original steering...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Educational Change, Higher...
This paper aims to provide an overview of the current situation of multilingualism and language education in the city of Limassol, Cyprus. The multicultural character of Limassol is reflected in every aspect of city life, and is notably reflected in the sector of education.Therefore,there is a need to delve into the situation of language education, as this is manifested in affordances and policies, and in daily encounters, within the educational context. Drawing both from primary and secondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Second Language...
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important international study of 15-year-olds' academic achievement. Although PISA has traditionally been used to draw comparisons across countries, there is growing interest in the production of regional (i.e. city,state, or provincial level) results. In this paper we present the first attempt to benchmark London in the PISA rankings. Pooling data across the 2009 and 2012 survey waves, we estimated a 95 per cent confidence...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment,...
This article explores the marketization of English higher education with particular reference to the introduction of undergraduate student tuition fees. It argues that the breakdown of the political consensus that underwrote the public funding of undergraduate student funding was the consequence of ideological and economic changes that, following the threat of some universities to impose top-up fees, resulted in the appointment of the Dearing Committee and thereafter the steady introduction of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Commercialization, Undergraduate Students, Tuition, Student Loan Programs, Paying for...
The attainment in national examinations and progress of pupils to the age of 16 in London is the highest in England. Nevertheless, there is still a significant number of 16- to 19-year-olds who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET). Those who are the most vulnerable to becoming NEET are the young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. This article draws on a comprehensive examination of the effectiveness of an alternative education provision (AEP) for pupils who...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness,...
Transnational partnerships between universities can illustrate the changing political,social, and cultural terrain of global higher education. Drawing on secondary data analysis of government educational statistics, university web pages, and a comprehensive literature review, this article focuses on transnational partnerships with particular reference to China in order to illuminate the diversifying relationships between networks of global universities. International partnerships develop in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, International...
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to plurilingual citizens and the language teaching practices that have emerged from the study of the University of Rome "Foro Italico" Unit, as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries,...
The Haverstock Primary to Secondary Transition Project was designed to improve the experience of transition to secondary school for vulnerable pupils in Camden (London). The project used lesson study to help primary and secondary practitioners work collaboratively, to develop effective cross-phase pedagogical approaches to teaching English/literacy and science. This paper has three specific aims in relation to the project. First it reports on how a design-based research (DBR) method was used to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs, Communities of Practice,...
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a foothold in major target audiences of HRE, the latter has to realize it is facing an uphill battle. The evidence suggests that HRE can no longer rely on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Attitude Change,...
This paper reports on recent research aimed at assessing how the management of the undergraduate student experience in English higher education is changing in the light of the new tuition fee regime introduced in 2012, as well as other government policies aimed at creating market-type pressures within the higher education sector. A distinction was observed between the research-intensive universities studied--defined here as institutions where research income comprised 20 per cent or more of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Experience, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Tuition, Institutional...
The English higher education (HE) system is deeply stratified, with younger students from more privileged backgrounds comprising the majority of the student population. Over the last 15 years considerable investment has been made to widen participation but attempts to evaluate these initiatives and demonstrate impact have presented a major challenge for the HE sector. This paper explores the development and application of a framework for evaluating and researching university-led interventions....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student...
Since 1997 there have been two concerted attempts to expand the number of medical school students in England: by increasing the size of existing medical schools, and by creating new medical schools. These initiatives have been a direct result of government policy, although policy implementation was delegated to the state apparatus. They also led to a struggle between higher education interests and the General Medical Council for knowledge control. The aim of this article is to offer an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Medical Students, Educational...
Nostalgia rightly elicits suspicion, even derision, for to give oneself up to longing for something from the past runs the risk of compromising one's capacity to act effectively in the present. But this does not make nostalgia, "by definition," either sentimentally reactionary or wistfully unreflective. On the contrary, in the education context and elsewhere, it can be the exact opposite, though its influence, which is legitimate, particularly when articulated through the optic of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reflection, Transformative Learning, Educational Policy, Traditionalism, Educational...
As a contribution to the history of higher education in English further education colleges, two policy episodes are sketched and compared. Both periods saw attempts to expand courses of higher education outside the universities. In the first, ahead of policies to concentrate non-university higher education in the strongest institutions, efforts were made after 1944 to recognize a hierarchy of colleges, with separate tiers associated with different volumes and types of advanced further...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis,...
The London Geography Alliance was established to provide a network of subject-based support to primary and secondary schools, by linking teachers and university lecturers. Workshops and fieldwork were conducted over a 17-month period to address different aspects of the geography curriculum. The effects of the project were evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods. Primary school teachers improved their knowledge of geography and their confidence to identify and facilitate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation,...
Although the direct links between education and reducing recidivism in prisoners are problematic, there is little argument that education is a factor in promoting reintegration and rehabilitation. There is a current focus in prison education on education for employment, and yet there are no recent or unambiguous data about the skills levels of the prison population. The most often quoted figures are both 15 years out of date and deeply flawed in terms of their comparisons with the general...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Institutionalized Persons, English Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Foreign...
Toronto, Canada, is emblematic of a new stratum of global cities. Unlike many world capitals, the city has gained stature only over the past half century, having successfully post-industrialized into a new economy and become a major world centre for immigration. Paradoxically, education has emerged as both a major driver of change and a divider of social well-being in the city. To interpret this paradox, we discuss: (1) how Toronto is a node in a global education policy network, particularly as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, School Choice, Educational...
Without question, it is imperative in today's era of standards, accountability, and performance assessment, that teachers are skilled in content knowledge and pedagogical strategies. However, the humanistic side of education is equally important for effective teaching and learning. As such, educators need to be reminded of the importance of demonstrating care and connectedness in their classrooms and schools. The current research summary provides literature related to the concepts of care and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preadolescents, Teacher Effectiveness, Adolescents,...
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the sensory skills among students with visual impairment (SVI). The sample contained of 30 students with blind and low vision enrolled in mainstreaming programs at general education schools at Najran in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A sensory skills scale was developed. The scale consisted of 20 items was distributed on four domains related to skills of touch, hearing, taste, and smell. The scale was applied on the sample of study by collaboration with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, Blindness, Sensory Training, Evaluation,...
A profound and systemic education change requires taking into consideration the several factors that intervene, particularly, and most importantly, the role of the teacher. Ecuador, since 2009 has been immersed in constant changes to achieve an educational transformation; however, nothing has been invested in the professional development of teachers, instead, all efforts and funds have been assigned to create more directions for teachers to follow. This article paper focuses on the role of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher...
This study investigated awareness of climate change and sustainable development among undergraduates in two universities: University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso in Oyo State of Nigeria. This was aimed at increasing the knowledge of undergraduates on climate change and sustainable development. The study adopted a survey design. The population for the study consisted of 300 hundred undergraduates in University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Climate, Ecology, Sustainable Development,...
The study aimed at investigating the efficacy of a counseling program on developing the nutritional awareness of pupils with learning disabilities at the elementary stage in Najran, KSA. The sample consisted of (20) pupils distributed equally to two groups, experimental and control. The scale of Khalil (2003) for the economic, social, and cultural level, in addition to a questionnaire for the nutritional awareness that was developed by the researchers, were used to achieve the aim of the study....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Elementary School Students, Nutrition...
Inventory of Suicide Orientation--ISO 30, it is a self-report scale that measures risk of adolescents suicide orientation. Although the risk of adolescents suicide is on the public agenda in Colombia actually, there is no study to analyze the psychometric properties of ISO 30, and for this reason, the present study is conducted with a random sample of 604 adolescent students (48% were male and 52% female with an average age of 14 and a deviation of 1.9 years). Methods: A confirmatory factor...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Suicide, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Psychological Patterns,...
In this paper we propose a method for the adaptive complex assessment (ACA) of the higher-order thinking (HOT) skills needed by students for problem solving, and we examine the impact of the method on the development of HOT skills in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment. Complexity in the assessment is provided by initial, formative, and adaptive assessments of HOT skills; assessments of collaborative skills; and summative assessments of HOT skills. Adaptability in the assessment is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Skill Development, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Evaluation Methods, Formative...
Western education in Nigeria led to the involvement of schools in the maintenance of appropriate leadership values. However, appropriate leadership value manifestations among school age children in Nigeria who are the future leaders are lacking. To maintain these values, studies have suggested that the family structure of a child plays an important role. This study, therefore, using two modes of active learning strategies as treatment packages, determined the moderating effect of family...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Family Structure, Concept Teaching, Values Education, Active...
This mixed-methods research aimed to understand the practices and perceptions of teachers regarding written feedback. For this purpose, a survey was administered to 150 teachers forming a non-probability sample, who were working in various universities in Karachi. The disciplines chosen for the study included nursing, applied linguistics, medicine and education departments in institutes of higher education situated in Karachi. Before sampling, initial screening was done to obtain a list of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices,...
This work is the result of a qualitative research that tries to highlight, through an interview with an adult educator, the qualities, skills and qualifications a trainer in adult education should have. His qualifications must be of high quality because the difficulties and obstacles in adult learning are different and perhaps more numerous than in formal education. So the trainer must be able to coordinate and direct the educational process and at the same time be the educational consultant of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Andragogy, Qualitative Research, Interviews,...
This study examined the day caring methods among the civil servants of reproductive age with children between three months to four years in Lagos State Nigeria. The research design employed for this study was a descriptive research design. A total number of 212 teachers and 128 ministry workers making a total of 340 reproductive age mothers were purposively selected from the State. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect information from the respondents. Accidental sampling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Employed Women, Government Employees, Child Care, Questionnaires,...
The school, with its activities as an upbringing and educational institute, influences all segments of a pupil's effective development. Besides teaching as its basic activity, the school should take over part of the care and responsibility for the pupil's free time and "use" it for "prolonged" upbringing activity. Today children and young people "spend" their free time on the Internet and little or almost no time in the development of social competences. Confronted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School Students, Student...
This study investigated good and caring teaching behaviours as perceived by Business Education students in Tertiary Institutions in the North Eastern Nigeria. The latter needed good and caring teaching behaviours to reform the education sector that had been devastated by Boko Haram insurgency. The design of the study was survey. The research questions answered were: (i) what knowledge bases do business education students perceived of their Lecturers for good and caring teaching in their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Postsecondary Education,...
Theory of origins of the paper starts from holistic and humanistic approach to upbringing and education, which has a goal of comprehensive development of student. An integral children's development can be encouraged by thoughtful planning of school activities in the school curriculum. Co-creators of the school curriculum (teachers, students and parents) need to create different school activities that will give a chance to the students to express their knowledge, skills and capabilities, and to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Family Influence, Peer Influence, School Role, Environmental Influences, Child...
This descriptive survey research employed ex-post facto design to examine teaching practice in Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria. Interview and questionnaire were used to generate data from 280 respondents. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the investigation. Data collected were analyzed via the use of mean, standard deviation and percent to answer the research questions and t-test to test the hypotheses, the level of significant was set at 0.05. Findings revealed that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Interviews, Questionnaires,...
The transformation of the developmental process from animal rationale, through homo communicans into the (un)aware homo symbolicum and the man receiving and distributing media information today, available through multimedia tools in his everyday life, encourages thought on the contemporary man, as well as the purpose, point and sense in contemporary education. The fact is that an individual's life today cannot function deprived of virtual communication. It is possible to state that the world of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, News Media, Subcultures, Values, Schematic Studies, Role of Education, Culturally...
Education scholars agree on the positive role that parents play in fostering educational success. Much research done also shows ways in which teachers contribute greatly to students' performance in school. Limited research focuses on how students' interactions with one another effect their academic performance. This study examines ways in which students were impacted by collaborating with their parents, teachers and with each other during a writing workshop in one elementary school in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher...
This article describes a research study on the connection of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) with Science Education in the early grades. The research study took place in the University of Ioannina, Greece with the support of the @fise research group. Within this frame, a narrative about light, colors and shadows was written as part of an Innovative Science Curriculum for the early grades. As a next step, the narrative was turned to a 20 minute animation in the scratch program and a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Education, Light, Color, Preschool Education, Animation, Foreign Countries,...
The study assessed the School Feeding Programme of public elementary school pupils in Osun State, Nigeria. It was done with a view to determine its effects on school enrolment, retention, and academic performance of the pupils. It also elicited the challenges encountered in the implementation of the programme. The study adopted the survey research design and obtained its data from primary and secondary sources. The primary data were obtained through a structured questionnaire administered on116...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, Food, Program...
This paper offers a brief history and the characteristics of the research methodology known as Participatory Action Research (PAR). This paper also states how PAR can be utilized within an educational environment and describes the benefits to all stakeholders such as teachers and students when they are involved in a research project using PAR as the research methodology.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Participatory Research, Action Research, Stakeholders, Research Methodology,...