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The relevance of the researched problem is caused by existence of differentiation in development of separate regional units (urban districts and municipalities) within the region. The aim of this article is to offer a method, which determines the level of differentiation in development of various components of the region, and also in producing a set of recommendations for local government administration to achieve higher level in development of their territories. The leading approach to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Entrepreneurship, Socioeconomic Influences, Regional Planning, Regional Programs,...
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan changed the State Educational Program for primary education and the curriculum for teaching English as a third language (L3) to grades 1-4 in 2013. As with many changes in the curriculum, English language teaching has also been changed and the starting age for learning of English language has been lowered to 6-7 years of age (Grade 1). However, implementation of the curriculum requires readiness on the part of the teachers and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, English (Second...
The teachers' perceptions on environmental education play a key role on how students learn, retain and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills in changing their perceptions of their environment. This also enhances their achievement in environmental education. This study was designed to investigate the effects of teachers' perceptions on students' perceptions and achievement in environmental education in Gilgil Sub-county of Nakuru County, Kenya. A causal comparative survey research design was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement,...
This paper explores the potential of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in helping achieve women's empowerment in the developing world. Our evidence comprises the Open Education Research Hub open dataset, featuring survey responses from 7,700 educators, formal and informal learners from 175 countries concerning the use of OER, the barriers faced in respect of OER adoption and OEP engagement, and the perceived impact of OER on teaching practices. Our findings...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Females, Empowerment, Developing Nations, Resource Units, Shared Resources and...
Currently, the accounting profession is in the process of transitioning from a male dominated profession to a predominantly female one. Other professions that have undergone this switch experienced declines in the status of the profession and the salaries. So, although women have not yet gained equal access to all levels of the accounting profession, as it becomes predominately female, perhaps they have reached the pinnacle of their success in this area if their predominance will result in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Females, Accounting, Professional Education, Equal Education, Disproportionate...
Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a set of ideological, legal, technical and operational considerations. Researchers, especially those in resource-constrained situations, may not be aware of the complex interrelations between these different domains of open practice, the additional resources required, or how Open Research can support...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Strategic Planning, Access to Information, Electronic...
Although the question of what to teach and how to teach has received much attention from the literature, little was known about the way in which academics in teaching groups make decision on what and how to teach. This paper reports an analysis of variations in the decision-making approach to tertiary teaching through academics' practices of designing course syllabuses, teaching, and assessing student learning. The study was conducted in three Faculties of business administration of three...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Guidelines,...
The aim of this research is evaluating status of MS field of educational technology in Iran. This research is qualitative and it is conducted based on survey method. The statistical community of this research is expert professors in educational technology area. Accordingly, 15 persons were chosen among this statistical community as statistical sample using objective sampling of desirable cases. Used tool was semi-structured interview. Questions of the interview were determined based on research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Expertise,...
An integrated curriculum that is transdisciplinary in nature seems to be a good fit for 21st Century learning. There are, however, few examples of transdisciplinary curriculum at the K to 12 level. One exception is the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme (PYP) which features transdisciplinary curriculum for students from ages 3 to 12 around the world. This phenomenological study explored the lived experience of 24 PYP educators to deepen understanding of what such a curriculum...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Placement Programs, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes,...
Many organisations are increasingly making use of employee recognition to motivate employees to achieve high performance and productivity. Research has shown that effective recognition occurs in organisations that have strong supportive culture, understand the psychology of praising employees for their good work, and apply the principles of employee recognition. This paper examined employee recognition, its benefits and the various types of employee recognition programs. It also sought to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employees, Foreign Countries, Universities, Recognition (Achievement), Rewards, Job...
Connoisseurship evaluation is a form of evaluation and educational inquiry having qualitative characteristics. In this study, these skills are seen among Malaysian art teachers in secondary schools. Quality assessment depends on the evaluator who has the ability of some aspects. Among these are qualitative nuances experiences as well as ability to judge the goodness of the quality artwork. This study aims to look at the quality and evaluation skills of art teachers in Malaysia. The quality of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Art Teachers, Painting (Visual Arts),...
Increasing the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) university graduates is considered a key element for long-term productivity and competitiveness in the global economy. Still, little is known about what actually drives and shapes students' choices. This paper focusses on secondary school students at the very top of the ability distribution and explores the effect of more exposure to science on enrolment and persistence in STEM degrees at the university and on the quality...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Access to...
This report was prepared by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE) pursuant to 23-1-113.3 C.R.S. The information in this report is presented to inform the ongoing dialogue regarding preparation for college and the effects of remedial education or developmental education in Colorado. This report documents data gathered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE) for academic year 2015 (Summer 2014-Spring 2015) as required by statute. The report concerns students taking basic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, College Preparation, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Studies...
The purpose of this study is to examine vocational school students' self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics and their achievement levels. As the data collection tool, "Self-Efficacy Perception of Mathematics Scale" developed by Umay (2001) was used in the study. The sample is composed of 178 students who were attending different programs of Tatvan Vocational School of Bitlis Eren University. The research was performed in the academic year of 2014 to 2015. ANOVA and t-test were used for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocational Schools, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Mathematics Achievement, Self Concept...
Approximately half of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) have a co-occurring disability. Although assessing as well as diagnosing learning disabilities (LDs) is particularly difficult in this population, it is important to properly identify students who may be eligible for academic interventions or accommodations. This study analyzed national samples of students who are (a) classified with an LD, (b) DHH, and (c) DHH and classified with an LD. The three samples were compared in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Deafness, Learning Disabilities,...
Many social and cultural activities, including sport activities and physical activities of children, are under the influence of dominant codex and beliefs. A global trend is present for children to intensively train and compete at an increasingly younger age, before they are, in every way, ready. The main goal of the paper was to explore the sensitive question of the influence of dominant practice on the inclusion of children into sport. The evaluations of sports trainers (N= 33) were tested,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adults, Athletics, Children, Athletic Coaches, Risk, Age, Foreign Countries,...
Thorough the framework of theories analyzing globalization and education, this paper focuses on the intersection among globalization, the environment and education. This paper critically analyzes how globalization could affect environmental devastation, and explore the role of pedagogies that could foster planetary citizenship by exposing hegemonic forces that oppress the Earth. Planetary citizenship considers the earth as part of human beings that need to be cherished. However, neoliberal...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Environmental Education, Neoliberalism, Economic Factors,...
The study examined the insight of English Teacher towards students of standard XI in acquiring communicative skill in English. The main objective of the paper was to identify the problems of the students in acquiring communicative skill in English. The Normative survey method was adopted in the study. One hundred teachers were considered as a sample for the study. Problem inventory for the teacher was selected as a tool for the study. After establishing Reliability and validity of the tool, it...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
This quantitative study examines the effectiveness of government financial assistance policies in access to higher education in post-socialist Mongolia as of 2012, using probabilistic, cross-sectional Household Social and Economic Survey data. Using a six-subscale composite socioeconomic status (SES) variable, the study examines the effect of SES on government financial assistance, relationship between the State Budget Organization employee status on the assistance and the SES levels. Cross...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy,...
This article presents a critical action research of three curriculum managers (managers) who used Moodle visions to manage their school curriculum at a school in Durban, South Africa. The curriculum managers' main aim of using Moodle was to improve teacher and learner performance. The purpose of the study was to explore the managers' reflections on their use of visions of Moodle for curriculum management. The managers' reflective journals, one-on-one semi-structured interviews, and focus group...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Focus Groups, Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes, Curriculum, Sampling,...
This study investigated the affects of cognitive ability, creativity, and self-esteem on kindergartners' problem behaviour. Participants were 203 children (mean age = 65.8 months) attending kindergartens in Korea. Data collection used the Korean version of Child Behaviour Checklist, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, and the Children's Sense of Self-Esteem Inventory. Pearson's correlations and stepwise multiple regression analysis were used to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavior Problems, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Check Lists, Child Behavior,...
The study explored challenges faced by school leaders in the Pacific nation of Solomon Islands in school-based assessment, and the adequacy of an assessment course to prepare them. A questionnaire including both open and closed-ended questions elicited relevant data from the school leaders. Modelling best practices in school-based assessment was recognised as a major challenge for them. Their responses indicate their feeling that the limitations of their knowledge and skills lie at the heart of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Assessment, Questionnaires,...
The aim of this paper is to explore the influence of strategic planning in improving the quality of education. The quality of education is directly linked to the effort expended in making arrangements or preparations of educational objectives and determining the requisite resources to facilitate the training, instruction or study that leads to the acquisition of skills or knowledge. Education at secondary sector is of particular importance because it seeks to augment the general intellectual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement,...
Demographic factors are among those that influence environmental literacy and, particularly, environmentally responsible behaviours, either directly or due to an aggregation effect dependent on other types of variables. Present study evaluates a set of demographic variables as predictors for environmental literacy among 9th grade students from Madeira Island (Portugal). Through a survey involving 491 students, gender, place of residence (rural and urban), 8th grade Natural Sciences discipline...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Literacy, Demography,...
Globally, e-learning is gaining popularity as its potential contributions to economic and social development are recognised. However, its full potential has not been realised, as most e-learning practices merely replicate traditional existing teaching methods and have not fully exploited the interactive and social components of peer learning. Recently, there has been an increased focus on deeper learning in higher educational settings, in particular, a focus on the skills and knowledge that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teamwork, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional...
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,...
Statistics is a required competency in numerous college majors, but students frequently approach the topic with anxiety. This paper describes an undergraduate statistics course that was "flipped," with most of the content delivery moved online and class time devoted to application and practice. Students were given a menu of learning tools from which to choose and were free to utilize as many or as few as they felt was appropriate, giving them ownership of their learning experience and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Statistics, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
This paper focuses on theory and practice in multicultural education as it pertains to the preparation of preservice teachers. The literature reviews the history and definition of multiculturalism and investigates multiple theoretical frameworks around the ongoing debate and issues of multicultural education. Teachers' perceptions of multicultural education and various approaches to multicultural pedagogy and curriculum are explored. The finding indicates that thorough and balanced courses...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multicultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice...
Improvements in students' learning achievement have lagged behind in low-and middle-income countries despite significant progress in school enrollment numbers. Large-scale early grade reading assessments (e.g., "Annual Status of Education Report" [ASER], 2013; EdData II, n.d.) have shown low reading rates and worryingly high "zero" scores in reading assessments from across the world, including Latin-America. Numerous initiatives are underway globally to try to improve...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Achievement, Latin Americans, Elementary School Students, Reading Research,...
Open University (OU) students are typically mature students who combine studying part-time with work or caring responsibilities; the average age of OU language students has been dropping, and about 30% of our new students are now under 25. The traditional view of adult learners who study languages is that they often study for pleasure or personal development, rather than for clear career goals. The current study investigated whether adult students found the development of employability skills...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Job Skills, Skill Development, Employment Potential, Relevance (Education), Adult...
Head Start is a valuable federal program that improves the lives of our nation's most vulnerable children and their families. Research shows that Head Start programs improve children's learning at school entry and have a positive impact on long-term life outcomes. Research also suggests that Head Start could have a stronger impact on children's early learning, school, and life outcomes. The key question is, how can policymakers and practitioners maximize outcomes for Head Start children and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Intervention, At Risk Students, School Readiness, Child Development,...
Students who received mental health services at a Linkages to Learning (LTL) site showed improvement on some measures of well-being and school engagement, including self-ratings of self-concept and attendance. Families who received case management services showed improvement on multiple areas of self-sufficiency, and large percentages of parents/guardians agreed that LTL had helped them support their students' education and feel a part of the school. Recommendations include the following: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mental Health, Caseworker Approach, School Health Services, Access to Health Care,...
Many Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) innovations mainly apply to the Most Commonly Taught Languages (MCTLs), especially English. Recent manifestations of CALL for MCTLs such as corpora, Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are found less frequently in the world of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). While some resources exist, there is not the range and variety of CALL resources available for these languages compared with the MCTLs....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Barriers,...
Good practice in primary research has evolved over many decades of research in applied linguistics to counter human fallibility and biases. Surprisingly, perhaps, synthesising such research in an entire field has only recently started to develop its own methodologies and recommendations. This paper outlines some of the issues involved, especially in terms of quantitative research and meta-analysis. A second-order synthesis of meta-analyses in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) provides...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis, Meta...
The Montana University System Strategic Plan is the primary planning document of the Board of Regents. The Plan sets forth an agenda for higher education in Montana by delineating the strategic directions, goals, and objectives that guide the Montana University System (MUS). In July 2006, after several years of study, public dialogue, and internal deliberations, the Board of Regents approved the Strategic Plan. Since then, updates have occurred annually, including revisions to strategic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Access to Education, Paying for College,...
Telecollaborative research often focuses on intercultural objectives rather than language learning, and highlights limitations due to technical difficulties and poor task design. This study redresses the balance by focusing on language and learner interaction in an exchange involving the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners of 35 secondary school student-teachers in two European countries. The teachers were enrolled in courses on technology for language education, and collaborated in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, English (Second Language), Second...
This article addresses the question of what app or website is appropriate for teachers to use for classroom instruction. While most school districts have safety policies related to the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) implemented by means of software and district firewalls, this questions is not an easy question to answer, and it's answered slightly differently depending on grade levels, student ages, and website/app...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Security,...
The methodology neglected area of pedagogy, within the environmental specialist teaching methodology cultivating the best part is incomplete. In this article I shall attempt to environmental methodology presented in one part of the University of West Environmental Education workshop, based on the measurement of experiential learning as an important activity and a specific description of the doctoral dissertation. The research aims to explore secondary vocational learning environment's role in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Measurement,...
This article discusses major theoretical debates and paradigms from the last decades in general education and their specific influences in mathematics education contexts. Behaviourism, cognitive science, constructivism, situated cognition, critical theory, place-based learning, postmodernism and poststructuralism and their significant aspects in mathematics education are discussed. In a discussion that limits its size to that of one article, my main goals are to outline the main tendencies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Behaviorism,...
Advances in information and communication technology are reshaping the ways educators convey learning experiences to learners. To date, most teachers firmly believe that the traditional method of instruction is the best. Hence, there is the need to change the mindsets of these educators towards the use of technologies in the classroom in order to meet the current demands of learners. Consequently, educators need to acquire and utilize the necessary information and communication technologies of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Resistance to Change, Attitude Change, Theory of Mind, Instructional Innovation,...
This study investigated the effect of using metacognitive strategy training on science process skills and science self efficacy in learning disabled first year prep students. A total of 60 students identified with LD were invited to participate. The sample was randomly divided into two groups; experimental (n = 30 boys) and control (n = 30 boys ). ANCOVA and Repeated Measures Analyses were employed for data analysis. Findings from this study indicated the effectiveness of the program employed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Metacognition, Science Process Skills, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Learning...
How can teachers motivate students to read extensively in a second language? One strategy is for teachers to read aloud to students to promote the joys of reading generally, to build students' language skills and to introduce students to specific authors, book series, genres, websites, etc. This article begins by discussing why teachers might want to read aloud to their students. Next, guidelines are given for reading aloud. These guidelines include insights from the literature on dialogic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Motivation Techniques, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Second Language...
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) asked the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to undertake research to explore the current issues around academic teaching qualifications in the HESA Staff record and to offer recommendations to improve data quality and coverage in future collections. The teaching qualifications data-collection cycle has been running for three years since the 2012/13 academic year. However, low levels of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teacher Qualifications, College Faculty, Teacher...
This paper focuses on the outcomes of a project funded by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Office at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Students were recruited to design a new navigational architecture for the Moodle pages of the Language Centre. They received some training on the key principles of distributive learning and worked with a small team of Language Centre Blended Learning coordinators in a series of rapid prototyping design workshops. The core focus of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Change Agents, Virtual Classrooms, Navigation (Information Systems), Computer System...
This paper presents findings of an initial study on a trilingual code-switching (CS) phenomenon called "Hokaglish" in Binondo, Manila, The Philippines. Beginning with descriptions of multiculturalism and multilingualism in the Philippines, the discussion eventually leads to the description and survey of the code-switching phenomenon among English, Filipino, and Hokkien. Frequency-based findings reveal that, in Hokaglish, CS from Hokkien to English is the most frequent CS combination...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Morphology (Languages), Foreign...
"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...
Using data from seven administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), this Statistics in Brief examines trends in public and private school principal demographics, experience, and compensation over 25 years, from 1987-88 through 2011-12. Data are drawn from the 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 survey administrations. Principals of the sampled public and private schools provided information about their characteristics, experience, and compensation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Trends, Principals, Demography, Administrator Characteristics,...
During the 2013/14 school year two Florida school districts sought to develop an early warning system to identify students at risk of low performance on college readiness measures in grade 11 or 12 (such as the SAT or ACT) in order to support them with remedial coursework prior to high school graduation. The study presented in this report provides preliminary evidence that scores on an interim reading assessment in grade 9, the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading-Florida Standards...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Tests, Scores, Predictor Variables, College Readiness, High School Students,...
Recent studies continue to shine light on high-performing charter schools. While Boston-area charter schools--a concentrated group of high-performers--garner more attention than others, many excellent schools outside of Boston have been quietly chipping away at the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. One of these schools is the SABIS International Charter School (SICS) in Springfield, MA, a school that has been named a "top high school". What makes SICS a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Best Practices, School Effectiveness, Data...
Recently, the State of California committed nearly one billion dollars to the development of career and technical education (CTE) pathways that lead to locally relevant, high-growth, high-demand careers. This investment represents a pivot from relatively disjointed approaches to CTE in high schools and community colleges, and reflects an aspiration to create a more integrated system that aligns the education systems with workforce needs while promoting equity. Between 2014 and 2015, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Education, Technical Education, Career Development, Alignment (Education),...
The purpose of this study was to examine the cumulative progress of English learner students in Utah in English language proficiency (ELP) and in academic content knowledge in both English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. This study identified students in grades kindergarten, 3, and 6 who were designated as English learner students in 2006/07 and examined their progress from 2006/07 through 2011/12 on the ELP test, the ELA content test, and the math content test, as well as student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, English Language Learners, English...
Every child deserves the chance at a great education and the American dream. Unfortunately, decades of student achievement data reveal that the increasingly costly U.S. district school system does not provide an excellent education for all students. State lawmakers around the country are now seeking ways to enhance the ability of families to choose among not only schools, but online classes, personal tutors, and other educational service providers. Lawmakers in five states have passed laws...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Money Management, Tax Credits, Student Financial Aid, School Choice, Educational...
This study examined the efficacy of a kindergarten mathematics intervention program, ROOTS, focused on developing whole-number understanding in the areas of counting and cardinality and operations and algebraic thinking for students at risk in mathematics. The study utilized a randomized block design with students within classrooms randomly assigned to treatment or control conditions. Measures of mathematics achievement were collected in the fall (pretest) and spring (posttest) in kindergarten...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Kindergarten, Intervention, Sustainability, Numbers,...
As dual enrollment programs continue to expand, a critical challenge is to ensure that the quality of such courses offered in high schools is equivalent to the quality of courses taught in postsecondary institutions. Standards for faculty qualifications have historically constituted one facet of efforts to regulate educational quality, and thus this report examines state and regional accreditation policies relevant to instructor qualifications for dual enrollment programs. First, results are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dual Enrollment, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Program...
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to providing partners with useful tools to help make inferences from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores. One important tool is the concordance table between MAP and state summative assessments. Concordance tables have been used for decades to relate scores on different tests measuring similar but distinct constructs. These tables, typically derived from statistical linking procedures, provide a direct...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scores, Inferences, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement,...
Work-based learning and the inclusion of the world of work into tertiary students' learning lie at the heart of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system. Traditionally this has been through apprenticeships and traineeships, which have a strong focus on "on-the-job" training, but also through "work-oriented" institutional training. However, an increased emphasis on work-integrated learning in university education is emerging. Work-integrated learning,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Business Relationship, Experiential Learning, Vocational Education, Higher...
The founding of industrial/technology education in Ameria represents the convergence of many influences dating back to the pre-industrial revolution era. Social reform movement, one of these influences, set out to change conditions considered to be causes of poverty and other social problems through active engagements in political, educational, and social programs. This article examines, historically, the influence of social reform ideologies, such as those of the social settlement movement,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Change, Educational Change, Ideology, Industrial Education, Technology...
Although some research-based educational practices have shown promise, many fail to be implemented at a scale that affects more than a small proportion of children. Further, research on interventions for young children includes mixed results, with most documenting "fadeout" of effects after several years, but some showing lasting effects. In this study, the authors evaluated the long-term impacts of a model for scaling up early interventions, in this case a successful early...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Achievement, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
The SUN approach to biological energy transfer education is fundamentally different from past practices that trace chemical and energy inputs and outputs. The SUN approach uses a hydrogen fuel cell to convince learners that electrons can move from one substance to another based on differential attraction. With a hydrogen fuel cell, learners can see a propeller turning when only hydrogen and oxygen gases are present. The movement of electrons from the hydrogen fuel to the oxygen acceptor is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Biology, Fuels, Scientific Concepts, Energy, Motion, Randomized...
Knowing what we do not yet know is critical for learning. Nonetheless, people typically overestimate their prowess--but is this true of everyone? Three studies examined who shows overconfidence and why. Study 1 demonstrated that participants with an entity (fixed) theory of intelligence, those known to avoid negative information, showed significantly more overconfidence than those with more incremental (malleable) theories. In Study 2, participants who were taught an entity theory of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Esteem, Intelligence, Learning Theories, Attention, Metacognition, Self...
Valid and reliable measurement of unobserved latent variables is essential to understanding and improving education. A common and persistent approach to assessing latent constructs in education is the use of rater inferential judgment. The purpose of this study is to develop high-dimensional explanatory random item effects models designed for rater-mediated assessments. The models are built to address three specific issues. First, an important limitation of the use of cross-classified random...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Test Items, Models, Evaluators, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students,...
WorkAdvance is a sectoral workforce development program designed to meet the needs of workers and employers alike. For unemployed and low-wage working adults, the program provides skills training in targeted sectors that have good-quality job openings with room for advancement within established career pathways. For employers in those sectors, WorkAdvance identifies and trains workers who meet technical skill and work readiness expectations and can grow into second and third jobs. In a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Labor Force Development, Employment Programs, Job Skills, Skill Development,...
The present study examined the effects of teacher attunement to victimization on student perceptions of the bullying culture of their schools as a means of fostering a sense of belonging among early adolescents. Participants (n = 1,264) in sixth grade reported on the frequency that they had been bullied, and teachers were asked to report students who were "picked on." Teacher attunement represented the correspondence between self-identified and teacher-identified victims. Attunement...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Victims, Bullying, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Grade 6, Teacher...
The main purpose of this study is to analyze Turkish tertiary level EFL learners' attributions to success and failure and the effects of gender, age, and perceived success on their attributions. The results indicated that EFL learners respectively attributed interest, ability, task difficulty, effort, luck and the influence of teacher and school as influential factors of their success whereas they respectively rated effort, interest, the effect of teacher and school, ability, task difficulty,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) is a school readiness program for children ages three to five that assists families with preparing their children for kindergarten in the areas of reading, language, and social skills. Program completion is determined by the presentation and facilitation of a minimum of eight lessons taught sequentially. Additional screenings and referrals are also provided to families. Since 2003, SPARK has helped more than 5,300 Ohio families prepare and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Early...
Social media technologies were introduced among the modern society and are part of its routine in many ways--knowledge acquisition and sharing, interpersonal relationships, media diffusion--sometimes complementing and even substituting tools that were specifically designed for similar activities. This research compares social media sites and institutional communication channels by confronting elements that construe perceived usefulness and system satisfaction. It has been shown that students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Organizational Communication, Comparative...
This study examines the effect of choosing versus receiving feedback on the learning performance of n = 98 post-secondary students from California on a digital poster design task. The study employs a yoked experimental design where college students are randomly assigned to play a choice-based assessment game, Posterlet, in one of two conditions, Choose or Receive. In the Choose condition, students choose confirmatory (i.e., positive) or critical (i.e., negative) feedback about their posters. In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Feedback (Response), College Students, Academic Achievement, Research Design,...
The increase in the use of educational technologies in Australian high schools has sparked this investigation into how Year 9 (13 to 14 years of age) students experience and negotiate a new technology enhanced learning environment in a bilingual classroom setting. The paper is about examining the students' language practices in German and English while using a Managed Learning Environment (MLE). The study aims to unearth how such translanguaging practices (using both German and English to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, High School Students, Educational Technology, Learning...
Departing from Gonzales and Torres' (2015) quantitative quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of cooperative learning (CL) on Grade 8 students in a private school in Manila, the present study attempts to uncover possible findings in the affective dimension through a 25-item survey questionnaire that quantitatively gauges the Grade 8 Filipino ESL learners' attitudes towards CL. The effectiveness of the approach was further assessed by correlating the attitudes with reading comprehension...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Grade 8, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning,...
In 1997, the General Assembly adopted the "Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997" (HB 1), a bold and visionary act to reform Kentucky's public system of higher education. This piece of legislation established broad goals for increasing educational attainment at all levels, and charged the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education with coordinating the change and improvement necessary for Kentucky to raise our standard of living and quality of life to meet or exceed the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, State Legislation, Higher Education, Educational...
Misconceptions are one the biggest troubles for both teachers and students. In order to have scientifically valid knowledge, students should have meaningful conceptual understanding. Researchers have been designing studies based on different teaching methods so as to reach beneficial outcomes to handle with misconceptions. In this study, the main purpose is to reveal misconceptions about particulate nature of matter held by middle and high school students in Turkey by examining the related...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, High School Students, Misconceptions,...
In the globalizing world economy, for the realization of international trade is increasing the need for foreign language learning. TR63 (Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye and Hatay) region is increasing its export every day. Besides these advances, interest is awakening in foreign language education among the region. In preparing syllabus for this kind of an education detection of perceptual learning styles of the learner provides solutions for special areas. To do so, the present study aims to identify...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions,...
This paper evaluates the contribution of instructional technology to advanced-level foreign/second language learning (AL2) over the past thirty years. It is shown that the most salient feature of AL2 practice and associated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) research are their rarity and restricted nature. Based on an analysis of four leading CALL journals ("CALICO," "CALL," "LL&T," "ReCALL"), less than 3% of all CALL publications deal with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction,...
The purpose of this presentation is to show how instructional technology can be exploited to effectively integrate Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) "Can Do" performance objectives (Council of Europe, 2001) into the syllabus and assessment of an advanced (B2) level course. The particular course that will be used for purposes of demonstration is English for Rehabilitation, an English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) course offered at the Cyprus University of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Majors...
Recently Kim (2016) published a meta-analysis on the effects of enrichment programs for gifted students. She found that these programs produced substantial effects for academic achievement (g = 0.96) and socioemotional outcomes (g = 0.55). However, given current theory and empirical research these estimates of the benefits of enrichment programs are unrealistically high. In this manuscript I make the argument that Kim's results--and those from a previous meta-analysis on the same topic (Vaughn,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Enrichment Activities, Program Effectiveness, Bias, Accuracy, Meta Analysis,...