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Problem Statement: When children watch television, they are exposed to commercial advertisements whose general purpose is to make a positive impression on viewers about a commodity or service in order to drive the sales of that commodity or service. Due to their voiced and moving images, their setup and characters, and their being short and recurrent, television commercials attract the attention of children, who are influenced by ads for both products targeting them and products that concern...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Young Children, Television Viewing, Advertising, Preferences, Age Differences, Gender...
This critical review of literature provides a detailed description of foreigner talk as a simplified register and critically discusses findings entrenched in studies done about this SLA issue. The studies cited are classified as researches concerning foreigner talk that occurs in both natural and classroom settings. Based on the critical review, more research investigations have to be done to enrich the area of foreigner talk in second language acquisition and learning. The most important...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language...
Teacher professional development is the process of constantly strengthening professional attainment, broadening academic knowledge, enhancing the professional skills, and improving teaching ability. With the reform of learning science and the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the traditional mode of teacher professional development is confronted with challenge, and the new emerging MOOC system provides a new path for teacher professional development. The MOOC system...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Foreign Countries,...
This research aimed to examine students' perceptions of their life skills while attending project-based learning (PBL) schools. The study focused on three questions including: (1) What are students' perceptions of their development of life skills in project-based learning schools?; (2) In what ways, if any, do students perceive an increase in their life skill development over a one-year period of time?; and (3) What relationship, if any, is there between grade level and students' perceptions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Daily Living Skills, Student Projects, Skill Development,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 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 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,...
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...
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 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 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,...
"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...
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,...
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,...
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...
In this paper, the authors explore a holistic three-stage framework currently used by the Eynesbury Institute of Business and Technology (EIBT), focused on academic staff identification and remediation processes for the prevention of (un)intentional student plagiarism. As a pre-university pathway provider--whose student body is 98% "international"--plagiarism is a prevalent and complex issue that cannot be solved with a single-solution response. The three stages of identification...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Discourse, Integrity, Holistic Approach, Plagiarism, Prevention,...
The purpose of this research was to investigate pre-service science teachers' (PST) views about nuclear energy and to examine what effects, if any, of gender and the university of instruction had on their views. Data were collected through the Risks and Benefits about Nuclear Energy Scale (Iseri, 2012). The sample consisted of 214 PSTs who enrolled in the faculties of education at Ahi Evran University (n = 100) and Erciyes University (n = 114) in Turkey. Findings revealed that the majority of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries,...
On the margins of El Paso, Texas, a teacher-librarian communicates daily to her students the following bilingual mantra: "'Esta biblioteca les pertenece a ustedes.' This is your very own library." Lisa M. López-Williamson is the teacher-librarian and literacy activist and advocate at William "Guillermo" C. Herrera Elementary School in the El Paso Independent School District. She is a celebrated teacher-librarian who cares about family literacy. Proudly bilingual, she works...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Libraries, Librarians, Elementary Schools, Bilingual Education, Library...
A dual transfer program was created in 1983 in the St. Louis metropolitan area following a 1972 lawsuit brought upon the city, charging it with withholding an equal educational opportunity for Black students. Through this program, Black students from St. Louis City are provided with free transportation to one of 15 suburban school districts, and White students from the surrounding suburbs are eligible to attend city magnet schools. At its peak in 1999, enrollment reached approximately 15,000...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Metropolitan Areas, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Transportation,...
This publication provides a summary of 2015 and time-series data relating to students, programs, subjects, training providers and funding in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (broadly defined as all activity delivered by government providers and government-funded activity delivered by community education and other registered providers).
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, School Statistics, Federal Aid, Federal...
An extensive body of research has demonstrated that the use in a K-12 classroom of technology, such as the Internet, computers, and software programs, enhances the learning of mathematics (Cheung & Slavin, 2013; Cohen & Hollebrands, 2011). In particular, growing empirical evidence supports that certain types of technology, such as intelligent tutoring systems and adaptive learning systems, have a positive impact on students' academic achievement in math and their attitudes toward math...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics...
Students with disabilities are attending institutions of higher education at an increasing rate. This trend leads to questions concerning academic success, institution responsibility, and the impact of academic support centers. Unfortunately, faculty and professional staff often do not have sufficient knowledge to address the ever-changing needs of their student population. Therefore, professional development is needed at regular intervals to work more effectively with students with learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Academic Support Services, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education,...
The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of a multigrade class teacher on the nature of social studies lesson, the structure of the social studies curriculum, and the teaching process of social studies lesson. The study was structured in line with a holistic single case design which is contained in the tradition of qualitative research. The teacher participating in the study is 29 years old and has been serving as a teacher for 7 years. The data collection tools used in the study were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Studies, Curriculum, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis,...
The article describes the possibilities and the main directions of development of intellectual activity in teaching mathematics in school. The aims and specific features of application of international comparative TIMSS and PISA studies, as well as their results in the field of mathematics education in relation to the pupils in Kazakhstan are analyzed. We present some examples of solving exponential inequalities by the inverse operation method: in solving them it is possible to develop...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary...
Conducted at two separate natural outdoor classrooms with preschool-aged children from three to five years old, this qualitative research study investigated how outdoor environments supported children's creativity and imagination. Although many studies have explored the development of creative arts in the young children, few have focused on creativity with regard to problem solving, ingenuity, and construction, as did this study. Four factors in natural outdoor classrooms that enhance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Creativity, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Outdoor Education, Physical...
Multimedia question answering systems have become very popular over the past few years. It allows users to share their thoughts by answering a given question or obtain information from a set of answered questions. However, existing QA systems support only textual answer which is not so instructive for many users. The user's discussion can be enhanced by adding suitable multimedia data. Multimedia answers offer intuitive information with more suitable image, voice and video. This system includes...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intelligence, Computer Mediated Communication, Multimedia Materials, Access to...
The aim of present study was to investigate whether the mental well-being of health care workers associated with gender, age and marital status. Data were collected from 115 health care workers (doctors, physiotherapist, nurses, etc.) from a Turkish Medical Research and Application Center. They completed a demographic information form and the Mental Well-being Scale. Independent samples t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used for data analyses. Results of current study showed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Marital...
Critical to many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career paths is mathematical modeling--specifically, the creation and adaptation of mathematical models to solve problems in complex settings. Conventional standardized measures of mathematics achievement are not structured to directly assess this type of mathematical modeling. Therefore, a major question is whether a conventional standardized test can serve as a reliable "predictor" of students' potential to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematical Models, STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement,...
The current study reports on a group of Taiwanese college students' first-person diary accounts of their private, transactional listening activities outside the classroom. Issues related to students' material selection, listening problems, and perceived usefulness of keeping a listening diary were explored. It was found that most students chose audiovisual materials to listen to, and the most frequently chosen material was ted talks. In their diaries, the most frequently reported listening...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Listening Comprehension, Audiovisual Instruction, Diaries, Student Attitudes, College...
Purpose: This paper proposes a framework of instructional strategies that would facilitate active and reflective learning processes in the flipped classroom It is aimed at allowing one's maximum potential to be reached regardless of any individual learning style. As tertiary classrooms increasingly needs to be as active and social as possible, the needs of the more introverted student could have been unintentionally overlooked. Therefore, the objective of this study was to produce an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Design, Active Learning, Reflection, Learning Processes, Blended...
The purpose in this study is to examine the effect of "Online Learning Environment based of Caricature Animation" which is prepared for "Human and Environment" and "Sun and Space" units in the secondary school 7th Grade Science and Technology course, on the success and attitude of the students for humor. The participants consist of 7th grade students who take Science and Technology course and study in Kirsehir State Secondary School. Online learning environment has...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation,...
Multiple forms of privatization are emerging in the Canadian public sector, including public-private partnerships. This article focuses on one approach to public-private partnerships called "social finance," and a network of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that promotes social finance as a means of funding public services, including education. The authors employ social network analysis to identify key members of this network, and critical discourse analysis to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Privatization, Public Education, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Private Sector,...
Sharing longitudinal student record data and merging data from different sources is critical to addressing important questions being asked of higher education. The Multiple-Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD) is a multi-institution, longitudinal, student record level dataset that is used to answer many research questions about how students maneuver through required engineering curriculum and what courses or policies stand in their way toward...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Databases, Engineering Education, Educational Policy, Graduation, Graduation...
There is a debate on students' low science achievement in the United States, particularly among low income, African American students, and Latino students. An important part of the education community's response to low achievement generally and in science specifically has been the implementation of high stakes accountability policies. Because of accountability's emphasis on educator data use, much research has examined different facets of it throughout educational organizations, but research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Teachers, Debate, Science Achievement, Low Achievement, Accountability,...
This paper presents the findings of a study carried out in the academic year 2014-2015 at the faculty of Education of the University of Murcia with first year degree students in Primary Education studying Research and ICT. The study started with the application of the DIGCOM questionnaire to analyze the digital competences of 134 students. The questionnaire served as an initial task to help students reflect on their digital competences. The subject was developed around tasks which adopted a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires,...
This article examines the outcomes of the ACEE program, which is a one-year transition program for youth with disabilities, preparing them for the workplace and adult life. In a mixed methods approach, the investigators surveyed sixty-six youth with disabilities who were alumni of the program and followed up in depth with ten alumni in in-depth interviews and focus groups. The results show that the youth are doing well in terms of community participation and mobility. Many of them are active...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Alumni, Transitional Programs, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Mixed...
Previous studies report the involvement of the use of video in the frameworks of problem-based learning (PBL), case-based learning, and project-based learning. This systematic literature review, through two research questions, explores the positive influence of the use of video in those instructional methods, and, while focusing on PBL, identifies and registers the directions where the use of video improves the PBL effectiveness. The findings of this research could prove beneficial to education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literature Reviews, Audiovisual Aids, Technology Uses in Education, Problem Based...
The main purpose of this study is to design an interactive non-formal chemistry environment and investigate its effectiveness on high school students' attitudes towards chemistry. Besides that, it is tried to determine to what extent students correlate these concepts with daily life. 14 voluntary students (5 female, 9 male) from different levels participated to conduct the experimental study. The chemistry laboratory of a high school is reorganized for this study. 7 chemistry activities which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Chemistry, Nonformal Education, Student Attitudes, Investigations, High School...
In this study, it's to aim for comparison of some physical and physiological parameters of footballers at "The Erenler Sport Team" and "Didim Municipality Sport Team". Thirty volunteers sportsman from each two teams joined to this research. It measured the values of age, weight, length, flexibility, balance, power of left-right hand-grasping, power of back, power of leg and vital capacity of sportsman at this research. The diversity between findings were evaluated by using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Athletes, Team Sports, Physiology, Age Differences, Body Weight, Body Height,...
A significant and growing number of universities across the country are pursuing the agenda of public and civic engagement and giving serious consideration to resultant faculty roles. Along with new university commitment come new definitions of scholarship, including the scholarship of engagement. The scholarship of engagement continues to emerge and expand as campuses manifest context-driven characteristics reflecting the correspondence between their notion of scholarship and their individual...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scholarship, School Community Relationship, Participation, Rewards, National...
This quasi-experimental study compared differences in phlebotomy performance on a live client, between a control group taught through the traditional method and an experimental group using virtual reality simulation. The study showed both groups had performed successfully, using the following metrics: number of reinsertions, pain factor, hematoma status, duration of tourniquet application, time to complete the procedure, and successful completion of procedure. Utilizing t-test in comparing the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Simulation, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups,...
Educators have called for the integration of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) into educational curricula particularly at the university level. However, little is known about the perspectives of university students regarding the role of AIK towards educational development. Thus, this study used survey and focus group discussions to examine the perceptions of 125 university undergraduates regarding the role of AIK in educational development in Africa. Findings indicated that AIK enthusiasts are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Development, Indigenous Populations, Curriculum Design, Undergraduate...
The under-representation of Black male teachers in special education has significant consequences. Historically, Black males account for the disproportionately high number of children served in K-12 special education programs (Talbert-Johnson, 2001). Often, the children are evaluated using racially-biased assessments (Cartledge & Duke, 2008). Further, the children are often assessed and serviced by educators who reflect neither the diversity of the student environment and classroom (Tyler,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Special Education Teachers, Males, African American Teachers, African American...
This qualitative investigation of higher education institutional development addresses new universities that were former community colleges in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Stemming from an original study conducted nearly two decades earlier, this investigation's data were collected from the same institutions and from similar sources: institutional documents, government policies, and interviews from faculty and administrators; thus, qualifying as a longitudinal qualitative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Transfer Programs, College Transfer Students, Social Change,...
Universities throughout the United States operate engagement centers to extend campus faculty, staff and student resources to their communities. In 2014, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) opened the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Weitz CEC): a privately funded $24 million, 70,000 square foot facility located in the middle of its original Dodge Street campus. In addition to offices for its service learning and community service enterprises, the CEC houses over thirty university...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Centers, Universities, School Community Programs, Extension Education,...
This paper explores teaching mathematics for spatial justice (Soja, 2010), as an extension of teaching mathematics for social justice (Gutstein, 2006). The study is contextualized in a 10-session curricular module focused on the spatial justice of a city's two-tiered system of personal finance institutions (mainstream vs. alternative), piloted with two 11th/12th grade mathematics classes in a high school in a low-income neighborhood. The module includes a form of participatory action research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 11, Grade 12, Spatial Ability, Learning Modules,...
This article examines two course redesigns undertaken to improve student support, learning, and retention in the basic writing program at Oakland University, a doctoral research university in southeast Michigan, where support for developmental writers has fluctuated dramatically between nurture and neglect over the past fifty years. However, current conditions--including the creation of a new department of writing and rhetoric and a university-wide commitment to student support and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods, Models,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the categories of preposition errors made by EFL learners of elementary and intermediate proficiency levels by comparing the rate of preposition errors (addition, omission, substitution) to their total preposition uses in their essays, and by comparing the overall preposition usage of learners of both proficiency levels. The study was conducted with 75 learners of elementary level (A2) and 75 learners of intermediate level at Erciyes University...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Error...
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 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 nature of tertiary teaching is metamorphosing at a pace consistent with the expectations and requirements of an innovative society. This is due to more accessible advanced technology, the targeted use of online learning, student expectations for a flexible learning environment and the pressures of faculty budgets. As a result, more innovative approaches to teaching and learning are required. In response, a project is investigating the implementation of a Blended Learning process within...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods,...