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College readiness remains a large policy challenge for both K­-12 schools and higher education institutions. Students who need to pursue remedial coursework before being able to enroll in introductory college requirements face financial and logistical challenges that create barriers to degree progression. In an effort to gain additional information about the scale and context of the problem the University of Maine System and Maine Community College Systems were required to prepare four annual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Higher...
The relevance of the investigated problem is attributed to the fact that in modern Russian society punishment of crime is not only the punishment for a committed offense, but also a method aimed at correction and discipline of the convict. However, legal and psychological literature, as well as mass opinion has formed the belief that penitentiary institutions are unable to cope with the set tasks. Therefore, this study is aimed problem of finding additional means of influencing convicted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional...
This study examined the shared beliefs among mathematics teachers in one secondary school in the United Kingdom across the first term of a school year and almost 4 years subsequently. Leximancer software was used to analyse the language used as teachers responded to questions concerning their beliefs about mathematics, mathematics teaching, mathematics learning, and their department on at least two occasions. The analysis revealed changes of language and evidence of shared beliefs at each point...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Beliefs, Mathematics...
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...
The United States and the World Health Organization have worked to decrease lead exposure in children, but despite these efforts lead poisoning continues to exist in industrialized and developing countries. Prevention is the only way to preclude the health, academic and behavioral problems that occur due to the effects of lead. Public awareness remains a critical factor in prevention as the problem has not gone away, yet research on the effects of lead poisoning on school aged children is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Poisoning, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Special Health...
Assessing pragmatic knowledge in the instructed setting is seen as a complex but necessary task, which requires the design of appropriate research methodologies to examine pragmatic performance. This study discusses the use of two different research methodologies, namely those of Discourse Completion Tests/Tasks (DCTs) and verbal reports. Research has shown that the use of DCTs in combination with verbal reports can increase the trustworthiness of the results (Félix-Brasdefer, 2010). Hence,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Trust...
This issues paper examines the retrospective satisfaction of graduates with their higher education choices, using data from a nationwide survey of former students. This is to identify whether there is variation in the frequency with which graduates from different equality groups say they would be likely to make different choices if they were able to revisit their choice of subject, institution or qualification or to choose to do something completely different. It is found that there is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Prior Learning, Undergraduate Study, Student...
The way that information users select information and news sources is impacted upon by the way that information providers package their material. This packaging has the potential to reinforce already-held beliefs and diminish social diversity. A group of scholars convened at iConference 2016 in a session for interactive engagement to discuss how the iSchools could contribute to solving America's information silo problem.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Science Education, Users (Information), Media Selection, Information...
In the context of school zone discontinuity based on parents' educational level, housing price, and household income, empowering parents to choose children's schools with their own hands has the potential to improve overall access to education by weakening geographical advantages or disadvantages and opening up invisible boundaries between communities. Though recent school choice proposals seem aligned with access to education, little research has paid attention to potential access to and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Choice, Metropolitan Areas, Access to Education, Educational Legislation,...
The Mapmark standard setting method was adapted to a higher education setting in which faculty leaders were highly involved. Eighteen university faculty members participated in a day-long standard setting for a general education communications test. In Round 1, faculty set initial cut-scores for each of four student learning objectives. In Rounds 2 and 3, participants used a Mapmark item map to consider information from four student learning objectives at one glance and to integrate this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Teacher Participation, Standard Setting, Academic Standards,...
The study uses augmented reality (AR) technology to integrate virtual objects into the real learning environment for language learning. The English AR classroom is constructed using the system prototyping method and evaluated by semi-structured in-depth interviews. According to the flow theory by Csikszenmihalyi in 1975 along with the immersive factors from Trevino and Webster in 1992, the proposed system uses the computer information systems with augmented reality technology to create flow...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Semi Structured Interviews, Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Curriculum...
In 2001, the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) was created to "stimulate collaboration between selected liberal arts colleges and to act as a catalyst for the effective integration of emerging and newer digital technologies into teaching, learning, scholarship, and information management." In July 2015, NITLE migrated its operations from Southwestern University to the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). In conjunction with this migration,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, General Education, Liberal Arts, Consortia, Technology Integration, Organizational...
In the 2013-2014 school year, we implemented the "flipped classroom" as part of an initiative to drive active learning, student engagement and enhanced learning in our school. The flipped courses consisted of freshman through senior engineering classes in introductory programming, statics/mechanics, mechanical design, bio-thermodynamics, facilities layout/material handling, and chemical engineering dynamics and modeling. In the flipped classroom, students watch video lectures...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Engineering Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology,...
Traditional assessments of public speaking skills rely on human scoring. We report an initial study on the development of an automated scoring model for public speaking performances using multimodal technologies. Task design, rubric development, and human rating were conducted according to standards in educational assessment. An initial corpus of 17 speakers with four speaking tasks was collected using audio, video, and 3-D motion capturing devices. A scoring model based on basic features in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Speaking, Educational Assessment, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Communication...
This article discusses teacher educators' response to how teacher education programs should prepare prospective teachers to be teachers of English language learners. In the case study presented, the authors note that discussions have ensued about whether teaching English language learners (ELLs) should be addressed through separate coursework or whether content areas (e.g., English language arts) should infuse this content into already existing disciplines. Though content fields, such as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice...
This study involves an Australian Western Victorian District High School year nine mixed ability mathematics class learning mathematics using social justice pedagogy. The learning intent of the unit required students to compare their own lifestyles against different families from around the world and use mathematics as a tool to investigate inequality. Although the study's findings showed that there were associations between student learning and engagement when using this initiative, there were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Social...
Current dissertation has been conducted in order to investigate and detect training needs of the mangers (top and middle) in Tehran Electricity Distribution Company. Research method is applied kind based on its purpose. Due to data collection method, this query is descriptive-survey type. Statistical population in this study is all of managers in Tehran Electricity Distribution Company in 2014 who are 144 men. Sample size has been determined 108 persons referring to the Morgan's table. To...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Needs Assessment, Statistical Analysis, Management Development, Corporations, Energy,...
In this paper I explore Goodwin Liu's proposal to ground the pedagogy of service-learning in the epistemology of pragmatism from the perspective of a reflective practitioner. I review Liu's epistemology and his claim that from within it three features common to service-learning--community, diversity, and engagement--become pedagogical virtues. I then describe an international community service learning program and use it to illustrate the role that these virtues might play. I then argue that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Community Programs, Cultural...
Research on teachers' emotion display and the quality of the teacher-student relationship in higher education is increasingly significant in the context of rapidly developing internationalization in higher education, with scholars (and students) moving across countries for research and teaching. However, there is little theoretically grounded empirical research in this area, and the different research strands remain relatively unconnected. The present study aimed to address this gap....
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, International...
The processes of globalization that took place in the modern world, significantly influenced on system of management of higher education, refocusing it on subject-subject relationship by achieving a balance of interests of the individual, society and state. The priority task of reforming higher educational system of Republic of Kazakhstan is integration into the world educational space by bringing the management of Kazakhstan's system of higher education in line with international norms and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational...
This study intends to analyze the relation between school principals' leadership styles and teachers' perception of organizational cynicism. The study group consists of 268 participants teaching at high schools in the Balikesir district of Turkey during 2014-2015 academic year. In the study, which used relational survey model, data was collected through Democratic Leadership Scale and Organizational Cynicism Scale and analyzed by mean scores, independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Democratic Values, Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture,...
The study is founded on the author's comprehension of the methodological turn associated with the understanding of the future as social reality that is predetermined by social subjectness within the framework of creating the future in social practices of the creative class in Russian society. The authors of the study come to the conclusion that in order to investigate the future as social reality the frame of the structural analysis would be too narrow and would not reflect the focus on future...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sociology, Humanization, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Functional Behavioral...
Emotional intelligence rating tools are not available for children, but mostly for children. So, the present study investigated the measurement and assessment of Emotional Intelligence in children with the age range of 4-8 years old by parents (mothers) through a preliminary research-made questionnaire. This study was based on an exploratory-survey design. The samples of the study were 330 mothers of children (4-8 years), selected from Behbahan city which were selected through a Cluster Random...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Emotional Intelligence, Young Children, Rating Scales, Parents, Test Construction,...
At a recent workshop in the ACARA [Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority] offices in Sydney, teachers of STEM gathered to reflect on implementations of integrated STEM projects within their schools. The projects discussed illustrated a range of interpretive stances and practical considerations--presented variously as constraints, advantages or weaknesses, according to each school's considered perspective. When those participants who had identified themselves as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction,...
The preparation of scientifically literate citizens able to use science in their daily life is becoming a major goal in science education. In light of this, Boujaoude (2002) developed a framework to investigate the balance of scientific literacy themes within the Lebanese school science curriculum. He reported the neglect of "science as a way of knowing" in the Lebanese science curriculum and national textbooks. The purpose was determining the perception of pre-service primary science...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Biographies, Scientists,...
Despite a great deal of time and energy went into digitalisation of the world around us, education has been lagging behind. A question therefore arises to what extent higher education institutions should introduce e-learning as part of their programmes. The purpose of this study is to add to the body of knowledge on e-learning by examining perceptions and intentions of students regarding e-learning. There are two broader research objectives pursued in order to achieve the purpose. The first...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, College Students, Technology Uses in...
Understanding and trouble-shooting microscopic processes involved in laboratory tests are often challenging for students in science education because of the inability to visualize the different steps and the various errors that may influence test outcome. The effectiveness of gamification or the use of game design elements and game-mechanics were explored in a year-long research project which saw the development of a web based learning tool that visualized Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Education, Educational Games,...
The purpose of this study was to examine perceived self-efficacy among beginning special education teachers in Israel related to their educational roles and responsibilities. Ninety-three first-year teachers participated in the study. The research was carried out using the mixed method approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research instruments. The research instrument used was the "Perceptions of Special Education Teachers of their Roles" questionnaire, based on the CEC...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy,...
The Tanzania's higher education institutions haven't raised much of expectations the graduates lack the skills required by the labor market and this trend results in mass graduate unemployment, otherwise this would have assisted them to be more self-reliant. The study explores the importance of higher-level business education human resources development for youth empowerment and national development in Tanzania. The non-stop-increasing pace of technological changes in the fields of business and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Graduates, Unemployment, Business...
Cyberbullying has been commonplace practice among Indonesian teenagers engaging in on-line space. However, this phenomenon has not been extensively researched in the context of Indonesia. This present study aims to examine the extent to which level of forgiveness contribute to varying degrees of cyberbullying. It is a quantitative in which the data were drawn from 495 senior high school students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The research findings revealed that there was a significant correlation of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, High School...
This paper viewed the educational system as a complex whole and a huge endeavour with numerous challenges that have emanated from the dynamic nature of society. The perceived functions of education for a rapidly changing society, has placed enormous pressure on the policy and programmes of education, on the curriculum and the organization and management of education generally. While policy and curriculum are fundamental and the enigma of the educational system, the educational system which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Politics of Education, Decision Making,...
The development of the 21-item Learner Awareness Levels Questionnaire (LALQ) was carried out using data from three separate studies. The LALQ is a self-reporting questionnaire assessing how and why students learn. Study 1 refined the initial pool of items to 21 using exploratory factor analysis. In Study 2, the analysis showed evidence for a four-factor solution (Survival, Establishing Stability, Approval, and Love of Learning). Results of the structural equation modelling and confirmatory...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Questionnaires, Higher Education, College Students, Factor Analysis, Structural...
In today's globalised digital era, students are inevitably engaged in various multimodal texts due to their active participation in social media and frequent usage of mobile devices on a daily basis. Such daily activities advocate the need for a transformation in the teaching and learning of ESL lessons in order to promote students' capabilities in making meaning of different literacy texts which students come across in their ESL learning activities. This paper puts forth the framework of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Private...
The implementation of open educational resources (OER) at the course level in higher education poses numerous challenges to education practitioners--ranging from discoverability challenges to the lack of knowledge on how to best localize and utilize OER as courseware. Drawing on case studies of OER initiatives globally, the article discusses field-tested solutions to addressing those challenges at the faculty level, the programmatic level, and institutional level. The article concludes with an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Open Education, Guidelines, Freedom, Educational Resources,...
Problem solving strategies of eight pre-service secondary school mathematics teachers (PSSMTs) were examined in this study. A case study research design was employed and clinical interview technique was used to collect the data. Materials collected for analysis consisted of audiotapes and videotapes of clinical interviews, subjects' notes and drawings, and researchers' notes during the interview. Strategies used by PSSMTs to solve a problem called "the fencing problem" were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Problem...
The author uses his father's autobiographical writings about the small-town, baseball experiences of his youth as background for discussing the significant cultural shifts that have dramatically changed the nature of the game from a free-play experience for neighborhood kids to an organized youth-league sport. In contrast to his father's day, the author claims that the playfulness of youth baseball has become nearly extinct. After a brief overview to define the essence of play, the author...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Fathers, Autobiographies, Team Sports, Play, Cultural Influences, Youth Programs,...
This study investigates how students who are peripherally positioned in computer science-based, collaborative group work meaningfully engage with the group activity in order to learn. Our research took place in the context of a one-day, all-girl robotics workshop, in which the participants were learning to program robotic devices. A total of 17 girls, ages 8-13 (M = 11.725) participated in the workshop. Participants were recruited from local middle schools, through the technology teacher. Data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Science, Robotics, Females, Cooperative Learning, Workshops, Middle School...
This study examines the emergence of leadership characteristics within a new organizational community of individuals: the Maker community. The Maker community is a group of individuals that classify themselves as "Makers" and have become innovators and entrepreneurs through the creation of technological gadgets, artistic projects, and other end products. Historically, so-called Tinkers were motivated to design and develop objects in their garages apart from other people with similar...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Characteristics, Organizational Culture, Innovation, Critical Incidents...
This article describes the social networks of four young people with intellectual disabilities in supported adult education, focusing on their inclusion in school and leisure environments. A multiple case study approach with content analysis was used. Data were collected through interviews with young people and their family members, relationship maps, observation journals and notes from Personal Futures Planning meetings. Relationships with family members, other relatives and neighbours were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Intellectual Disability, Adult Education,...
A major concern on microcredit repayment remains a major obstacle to the Micro Financial Institutions (MFIs) and Financial Intermediaries (FIs) in Kenya. The health of MFI sector in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) is a cause of concern due to the increased portfolio at risk (PAR). This region records the highest risk globally. Its PAR 30 is greater than 5 percent. This study sought to investigate causes of loan default within MFIs and Financial Intermediaries (FIs) in Kenya. The study addressed the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Loan Default, Credit (Finance), Comparative Analysis, Loan...
This paper discusses a research agenda setting project conducted for an international non-governmental organization which aims to help create a regionally relevant, high-quality knowledge base on key education issues of policy and practice. Specifically, we illustrate how our team adapted the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHRNI) methodology for research priority setting to identify areas for future education research. The paper focuses on the methods used and lessons learned...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Developing Nations, Agenda Setting,...
The aim of this study was to compare the results of many-facet Rasch analyses based on crossed and judge pair designs. The study was conducted with 168 eighth grade students and five judges. The study data were collected using an achievement test with open-ended questions and a holistic rubric that was used to rate the responses. In the data collection process, the achievement test was initially administered to students. The students' responses were rated by five judges; the ratings provided...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests, Scoring Rubrics, Judges, Test Items,...
Emotional intelligence is one of the factors affecting the success of students' learning results. Students having high emotional intelligence will be able to overcome the problems faced in school and in society. This research aims at investigating the correlation between emotional intelligence (EQ) and students' cognitive learning results of Biology and comparing the contribution of each indicator of EQ on the Biology cognitive learning results. This research was a correlational research. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Emotional Intelligence, Correlation, Cognitive Processes, Biology, High School...
With the growing need for agricultural institutions to provide solutions to global concerns, environmental issues, food security and sustainable agriculture, competent individuals are needed to lead in excellence and innovation. The role of gender in determining success in the workplace has been studied from many perspectives. The purpose of this qualitative study was to document success strategies of women agricultural education faculty in postsecondary education, synthesize these strategies...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Success, Qualitative...
Today, some of the important dilemmas of music education are that performers are too dependent on the notes in a written musical score and they are not being so able to improvise. Stage phobia, lack of motivation and problematic of perception regarding today's modern music are additional problems facing musicians. This research aims at revealing the effects of performer's works of Soundpainting, which is a universal, multi-disciplinary live composing sign language. In order to realize this aim,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Music Education, Sign Language, Musical Composition, Workshops, Questionnaires,...
The relevance of the research problem due to the fact that, together with a positive influence on the demographic situation, the consequences of migration processes have a negative impact in all areas of social life and become a source of social tension and destabilization of the economic and political situation. The purpose of the article is to describe the process of implementing an eclectic model of individual psychological support to the younger members of the families of migrants. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Immigrants, Migration, Immigration, Migrant Workers,...
The article studies the problem of attitude change towards the profession of university graduates and young specialists in Kazakhstan. The attitude to profession and professional motivation of students is considered as a form of human opportunities in the field of labor relations which is shaped only as a result of study in high education institution. The comparative analysis of professional stability of graduates and young professionals is given. The study findings show that less than half of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Student...
The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between preservice teachers' time and study environment management, effort regulation, self-efficacy beliefs, control of learning beliefs and metacognitive self-regulation. This study also investigates the direct and indirect effects of metacognitive self-regulation on time and study environment management. Data from 506 preservice teachers was obtained using the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). The results of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Structural Equation Models, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Self Control,...
Computer programming was once thought of as a skill required only by professional software developers. But today, given the ubiquitous nature of computation and data science it is quickly becoming necessary for all scientists and engineers to have at least a basic knowledge of how to program. Teaching how to program, particularly to those students with little or no computing background, is well-known to be a difficult task. However, there is also a wealth of evidence-based teaching practices...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Programming, Computer...
Values make people live together and have common grounds. Value education, which starts in the family are, shaped by the environment that children live in. After children start school, they being to learn value education. School inculcates the values adopted by the community to the children. The most important executor of value is the teacher. If teachers have good values and are well informed about values, they can teach children in a better way. Children see their teachers as a role model and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Values Education, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Student...
With more individuals obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees and the job market still recovering from the 2008 recession, the instances of college graduate underemployment (CGU) have increased throughout the United States. College graduate underemployment is an employment condition that is characterized by subjective and objective factors, most prominent of which is an incongruence between one's education and one's current job. The intriguing nature of CGU is how both employment and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Graduates, Underemployment, Education Work Relationship, Student Attitudes,...
The authors in this study seek to inform academia about international students' experiences and challenges while attending universities in Small Town USA. Despite their eagerness to study in the United States (U.S.), international students are faced with setbacks that many universities fail to recognize or realize. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of students using questions based on information from the literature and an initial survey. The themes that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Student Experience, College Students, Student Attitudes,...
The purpose of the present study is to investigate indifference management structural model in education system of Ardabil Province. The research method was integration study using Alli modeling. Statistical society of research was 420 assistant professors of educational science, managers, and deputies of Ardabil's second period of high schools that 383 individuals were selected by simple random sampling. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire. Face and content validity of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sampling, Structural Equation Models, Questionnaires, Computer Software, Statistical...
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,...
In order to increase students' awareness for and comfort with mathematical modeling of biological processes, and increase their understanding of diffusion, the following lab was developed for use in 100-level, majors/non-majors biology and neuroscience courses. The activity begins with generation of a data set that uses coin-flips to replicate movement of dye molecules at an interface of a permeable gel. The class results are then collapsed into a single data set that is used to predict the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Biology, Comparative Analysis, Simulation, Questionnaires, Prediction, Mathematical...
"Building Better Narratives in Black Education" fundamentally changes the narrative and face of education reform to meaningfully include Black voices, leaders and initiatives that truly have equity and Black student success at the core. This is imperative as there is an education crisis for Black students in the United States. Recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results indicate that only seven percent of Black students performed at or above proficient on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, African American Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education,...
There is growing concern that teachers in low-income countries are increasingly demotivated, which may partially explain deteriorating teaching performance and student learning outcomes, high rates of turnover and absenteeism, and misconduct. At the same time, remarkably little systematic research has examined the living and working conditions for teachers in sub-Saharan Africa and how such conditions predict teacher well-being and performance. Teachers in low-income countries (LICs) are often...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Low Income, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Labor Turnover,...
Cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBIs) are effective in decreasing externalizing behavior in school-aged children. To ensure that CBIs meet the needs of a diverse student population, it is important to examine whether intervention effectiveness is influenced by characteristics common to students identified with problem behaviors. In this study, we used structural equation modeling to examine whether the effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along, a school-based, universally delivered CBI, was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Program...
The first multi-indicator ranking of world universities, "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)", was published by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in June 2003. Although the initial purpose of ARWU was to find the global standing of top Chinese universities, it has been attracting world-wide attention from governments, universities, media, and the public in general. Professor Ellen Hazelkorn of Dublin Institute of Technology recently wrote...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Universities, Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Quality, Competition,...
This report provides information about the performance of Oregon's 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and extended time tests, are now included in the report. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the context of college readiness;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests,...
Dating back to 1990, the PDS relationship between the University of South Carolina and Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina, has had a persistent dedication to a partnership that not only benefits pre-service teacher candidates but also empowers early career teachers to actively engage in their school. This article describes how this long-standing PDS partnership has created a framework for preparing teacher candidates to work with diverse populations of students, improving ideas of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, High Schools, College School Cooperation, Professional Development Schools,...
Many educators have reported limited education in their training or preparation programs on assistive technology and communication devices. The present study reported on action research conducted in this area using book study groups. Participants included graduate students enrolled in a face-to-face course required within their special education teacher preparation program. Qualitative data were collected via participants' reading reflections and indicated that use of young adult literature...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Materials, Graduate Students, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education...
This article considers how online conferences can support professional development across Africa and reviews elements of the literatures of social learning, online professional development and online conferences. The e/merge online conference is then described in terms of design features and participation metrics. This sets context for discussion of the results of a qualitative analysis of statements by engaged online conference participants concerning the affordances of the online conference...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Mediated Communication, Program...
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,...
Life tables are mathematical tables that document probabilities of dying and life expectancies at different ages in a society. Thus, the life table contains some essential features of the health of a population. Probability is often regarded as a difficult branch of mathematics. Life tables provide an interesting approach to introducing concepts in probability. Concepts such as complementary events and conditional probability become easy to understand when presented in the context of a life...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Probability, Mathematical Concepts, Death, Mortality Rate, Mathematics Instruction,...
College students' English writing plays a vital role in their language learning and further education. However, the current college English teaching falls far behind to resolve this issue, which includes insufficient writing ability compared with that of listening and speaking, inadequate teacher instruction and students' exercise, negative transfer of cultural differences, and defect teaching materials and methods. To solve these problems, this paper attempts to introduce Sydney school's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing...
This article presents the results of an on-line cross-sectional questionnaire and further discussion about the characterization of ASOCOPI's affiliates, their expectations of being a member, and the contributions that the association has made to their professional development. The respondents' answers were analyzed by following a statistical analysis and a content analysis under a survey research approach. Findings reveal that the Association has highly qualified and experienced English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Associations, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries,...
Fostering and maintaining strong collaborative relationships are critically important for paraprofessionals and special education teachers working together to provide a high-quality education for students with severe disabilities. Through in-depth interviews with 22 teachers and paraprofessionals comprising nine educational teams, we examined educator perspectives on what influences the quality of their professional relationships, as well as how their perspectives on these influences converged...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Interprofessional Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School...
Data-driven learning (DDL) has become an innovative approach developed from corpus linguistics. It plays a significant role in the progression of foreign language pedagogy, since it offers learners plentiful authentic corpora examples that make them analyze language rules with the help of online corpora and concordancers. The present study attempts to reveal Turkish EFL learners' attitudes and beliefs about DDL instruction in terms of lexical awareness and development. A mixed method including...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Second Language Learning,...
This paper describes an emerging approach to the design of task sequences and the theory that undergirds it. The approach aims at promoting particular mathematical concepts, understood as the result of reflective abstraction. Central to this approach is the identification of available student activities from which students can abstract the intended ideas. The approach differs from approaches in which learning to solve the problem posed is the intended learning. The paper illustrates the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Design, Sequential Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical...
The study aimed at exploring barriers to the use of computer assistive technology among students with visual impairment at Akropong School for the Blind. A case study design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique used to select 35 participants for the study. The researchers gathered qualitative data using an in-depth interview guide to investigate barriers to the use of keyboarding skills and Job Access with Speech (JAWS). Data were transcribed and analysed thematically. That is the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Assistive Technology, Special Schools,...
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),...
The present study examines the self-efficacy levels and self-efficacy strength for male and female students in a course in Principle of Economics. The groups of male and female students may be mutually heterogeneous when it comes to personality types in a business school (Fallan & Opstad, 2014). This study does not treat the gender groups as internally homogeneous and examines how gender and gender-personality interactions separately affect self-efficacy. The participants are students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Efficacy, Personality Traits, College Students, Gender Differences, Foreign...
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of blended learning and social media supported learning on the students' attitude and self-directed learning skills in Science Education. This research took place with the 7th grade 74 students attending to a primary school in Kadikoy, Istanbul and carried out "Our Body Systems" unit at 2011-2012 Academic Year. The design of the study was pretest-posttest control group design. Control Group is taught by using the traditional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes, Grade 7, Elementary School...