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This publication provides an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The following topics are covered : (1) Introductory Information, including a timelime and ESSA modifications to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); (2) State Plan; 3) Statewide Accountability System, ; (4) Academic Assessments; (5) Standards; (6) School Improvement; (7) Data Reporting; (8) English Learners; (9) Teachers and Leaders; (10) Title II; and (11) Student Support and Academic Achievement Grants (Title IV,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Descriptions, Definitions,...
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 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 research work deals with the practices and specific features of Kazakh theater, especially with the specifics of the director's decisions on performances based on European and Russian classical drama. The authors determine that the experienced directors from Russia were invited in order to influence the professional development of Kazakh novice actors. Furthermore, based on the views of theater critics, the study reveals the positive and negative aspects in the development of Kazakh...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Theater Arts, Faculty Development, Films, Professional Development, Foreign...
To understand learners' appropriation of technological tools and geometrical understanding, we draw on the theory of instrumental genesis (Lonchamp, 2012; Rabardel & Beguin, 2005), which seeks to explain how learners accomplish tasks interacting with tools. To appropriate a tool, learners develop their own knowledge of how to use it, which turns the tool into an instrument that mediates an activity between learners and a task. The tool used in our study is the Virtual Math Teams with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Geometric Concepts, Geometry,...
This community-based, participatory action research study examined the outcomes of parent participation in the Best Classroom Project, an organized group of parents in Detroit seeking the best school options for children about to enter kindergarten. These parents' residency and school choices have emerged against the grain of public schools that have racially charged histories (Carter, 2007) and decades of residential mobility trends. Examined are the ways in which parents collaborated during...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Choice, Urban Schools, Parents, Cooperation, Participatory Research, Action...
The study is focused on the challenges of material resource management among social studies lecturers in Nigerian Universities. The study population is one thousand eight hundred and fifty five (1855). The sample size comprises one hundred staff, one hundred and twenty students, and forty internal material resource managers were randomly selected from secondary schools in Delta and Bayelsa States. A 20 item questionnaire was drawn for the study. This was validated by experts and a test for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, College Faculty, Questionnaires, Educational...
Concerns over the usefulness and validity of student ratings of instruction (SRI) have continued to grow with online processes. This paper presents seven common and persistent concerns identified and tested during the development and implementation of a revised SRI policy at a Canadian research-intensive university. These concerns include bias due to insufficient sample size, student academic performance, polarized student responses, disciplinary differences, class size, punishment of rigorous...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Foreign Countries,...
This study explored the effects of collaborative writing instruction on undergraduate nursing students' writing performance and self-efficacy beliefs within an online learning system. A single-group experimental study utilized two instruments, the NCEEC (National College Entrance Examination Center) writing grading criteria (the SRCT) and a modified writing self-efficacy questionnaire (the WSQ), was conducted. The intervention was applied in the context of a four-month freshmen semester at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second...
In the field of rhetoric and composition, literacy narratives are sometimes framed through the idea of "inventing the university"; this, unfortunately, creates a trope of literacy as success. I argue that the success trope limits student expression of "outlaw" emotions in literacy narratives--like loss, pain, and anxiety--and as a result, flattens conceptions of literacy and glosses over complex student life experiences and positionalities (race, class, gender, sexuality,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Psychological Patterns, Emotional...
This report documents the first-year of implementing Cycle-based Budgeting at Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY). To address the limitations of incremental budgeting and zero-based budgeting, a Cycle-based Budgeting model was developed and implemented in JCPS. Specifically, each new program needs to submit an on-line budget request to: 1) explain its alignment with the district's strategic plan; 2) specify measurable target outcomes; and 3) proposed a time-line to achieve the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, County School Districts, Public Schools, Program Budgeting, Educational Improvement,...
Using both child-guided and adult-guided learning, Intentional Teaching in the early years can be a powerful tool for enhancing young children's numeracy skills. As Epstein (2009) notes, this can include providing "opportunities for children to represent things by drawing, building and moving" (p. 47). This paper investigates how kindergarten (four-five year olds) children represented and demonstrated numeracy concepts through their drawings and explanations, completed for a research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Kindergarten, Children, Numeracy, Number Concepts, Freehand Drawing, Play, Teaching...
This study examined the effects of the introductory organic chemistry online homework on first year pre-service science teachers' learning achievements. The online homework was created using a web-based Google form in order to enhance the pre-service science teachers' learning achievements. The steps for constructing online homework were approximately described. The participants were 76 first year pre-service science teachers at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU). A quasi-experimental...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Preservice Teachers, Homework, Technology...
Reflective practice and inquiry are aspects of teacher professional practice that characterise teachers as learners. Reflective practice in some form is considered in contemporary education as an essential activity for teachers and teacher educators. "Inquiry as professional development" and "inquiry as research", on the other hand, are forms of reflective practice designed and intended to go beyond the personal. We explore the following three research and two inquiry...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Inquiry, Reflection, Educational Practices, Transformative Learning, Action Research,...
This paper aims to provide an overview of the current situation of multilingualism and language education in the city of Limassol, Cyprus. The multicultural character of Limassol is reflected in every aspect of city life, and is notably reflected in the sector of education.Therefore,there is a need to delve into the situation of language education, as this is manifested in affordances and policies, and in daily encounters, within the educational context. Drawing both from primary and secondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Second Language...
This paper reports a descriptive research study on the integration of ICT and pedagogy in the colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It investigates whether ICT is integrated into the pedagogy and, if so, in what way. The study identifies the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as the key technology, which is used as part of ICT-integrated pedagogy. However, the VLE has been found to be confined to be a platform where sharing of items such as work plans, module descriptors and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Environment, Technology...
In order for the community to bring meaningful and sustainable environmental conservation and change, it must take action in implementing environmental education values acquired from environmental learning programmes and organizations. This study therefore aimed at assessing factors conditioning community implementation of environmental education in forest conservation. Cultural, neoclassical, political-ecology and impoverishment theories were used to guide this study. Case study research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Case Studies, Conservation (Environment),...
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...
This article presents arguments in support of teaching about the Holocaust and Nazism in Austria at an early age. To accomplish this, Austrian and German elementary school textbooks were analyzed for the amount of content dealing with the Holocaust and Jews; the results showed that since 1980 the amount of content on the Holocaust increased in Germany, and to a lesser extent in Austria. The article reviews some of the criticism in Europe of the term "Holocaust Education" and explores...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Jews, Death, War, European History, Crime, History Instruction,...
This report provides information about the performance of North Dakota'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...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests,...
This report provides information about the performance of Wisconsin'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...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests,...
How should a wide variety of educational activities be sequenced to maximize student learning? Although some experimental studies have addressed this question, educational data mining methods may be able to evaluate a wider range of possibilities and better handle many simultaneous sequencing constraints. We introduce Sequencing Constraint Violation Analysis (SCOVA): a general method for evaluating alternative activity sequences using existing data. SCOVA can be used to explore many complex...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sequential Learning, Data Collection, Information Retrieval, Evaluation Methods,...
Much attention during the past decade has been given to the need to develop a well-trained early childhood education workforce. In order to address this need, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) awarded Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation (EPPI) grants to institutions of higher learning. The IBHE funded partnerships, comprised of two- and four-year institutions, to further develop models for early childhood educator preparation and build capacity in key areas of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs,...
In May 2016, the authors released a policy memo comparing the effect of reporting subgroups at an n-size of 20+ compared to 100+. In response to this original memo, the U.S. Department of Education released a rule notice proposing changes to ESSA regulation §200.17 allowing states "to establish a range of n-sizes, not to exceed 30." To support state-level policymaking under these new requirements, this update to the original policy memo will illustrate the trade-offs between subgroup...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation,...
This action research study presents the perspectives of two language faculty who integrated the principles of the Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) model in their teaching. The professors shared their understanding of intercultural communicative competence through a learning log. These reflections were mainly about the challenged notion of native speakership, particularly in foreign language teaching contexts. The faculty also developed a teaching sequence that integrated the ICC...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language...
If we want to combat contemporary "neoliberal" attacks on universities, we should start by refusing the way that their pseudo-rationalities already determine so many aspects of the intellectual and institutional regimes that we consider under threat. This paper sketches an analysis of those aspects of the internal practices of academia that reinforce the interests at the origin of the attack on public education, and that make it possible, and indeed expected, for universities' leaders...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Humanities, Neoliberalism, Privatization, Educational Change, College Administration,...
Ben Moudry has written a comprehensive overview of the current challenges facing parents, schools, administrators, and students regarding what he calls "handheld computers," commonly known as smart phones. His annotated statistics and description of American society in 2015 are frightening in their clarity, while the percentages and numbers of technology overuse and distraction are increasing. From his position at The Grove School, Moudry describes a path to creating a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Uses in Education, School Policy, Montessori Method, Adolescents, Handheld...
This paper argues that narratives, specifically literature and memoir, offer a way to build empathy and understanding by moving readers to deeper levels of text interpretation and critique. The paper examines a new literacy framework, Life Histories, that uses talk, collaboration, writing, and performance to understand the complex relationships between character and cultural contexts, an understanding that leads to empathy. Life Histories are explored in three very different contexts: an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Empathy, Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research, Student Surveys, Student...
Librarians are frequently asked to teach several databases in a one-shot session, despite findings suggesting that such database demonstrations do not lead to optimal student outcomes. The "ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" highlights the concepts of metaliteracy and metacognition. This paper investigates ways in which the author leveraged both of these concepts to reconcile her pedagogical ideals with an attempt to honor a faculty member's request. By...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Literacy, Librarians, Databases, Higher Education, Metacognition,...
This article reviews relevant literature to provide a rationale for the use of collaborative learning for first year music practice courses at an Australian regional university. Higher music education is still grappling with the challenges posed by the Dawkins Review and ongoing reforms in the sector. These challenges include increased public accountability, budget cuts, larger and more diverse student cohorts, and a need to prepare the majority of students for portfolio careers. The rise of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries,...
This study presents a research map for the key research priorities of higher education (HE) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study diagnoses and analyzes the research reality in HE studies in KSA in terms of strength points and improvement opportunities. It also explores the research map fields of current and prospective research priorities in HE in KSA. Moreover, it applies a descriptive and forward-looking approach. "Delphi technique" to determine the research priorities of HE...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Scientific Research, Higher Education,...
This article reports the findings of a qualitative research study conducted with six first semester students of an English as a foreign language program in a public university in Colombia. The aim of the study was to implement task-based language teaching as a way to integrate language skills and help learners to improve their communicative competence in English. The results suggest that the implementation of task-based language teaching facilitated the integration of the four skills in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This article scans Uganda's topical responsibility to transformation of the country's primary school education arrangement with attention to the institutional dynamics that constitute school factors such as the curriculum, assessment methods, course content, subject composition, teaching methods, and instructional materials; among others that influence the likelihood of the education reform processes to promote the quality of teaching and learning at the school level. The Government of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Course...
"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,...
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,...
The current study focuses on the research topic of creating a theoretical model of development of information competence among students enrolled in elective courses. In order to examine specific features of the theoretical model of development of information competence among students enrolled in elective courses, we performed an analysis of formation of the concept "information competence of students." We investigated and provided theoretical substantiation for meaningful...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elective Courses, Competence, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Student...
Our personality develops gradually, and this process is influenced by various factors, with language being one of the most important. We need to communicate with other people, to speak as much, as we need occupation, and this need determines the development of our personalities. Language is deeply embedded in our conscious and subconscious. Through language we perceive most of the information about the world and the way it is organised. It helps children identify themselves. By learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Personality Development, Interpersonal...
The aim of this study is to develop the Web Based Expert System (WBES) which provides analyses and reports based on the cognitive processes of Renewed Bloom Taxonomy (RBT), and to put forward the impact of the supportive education provided in line with these reports, on the academic achievement and mastery learning state of the students. The study was carried out in a quantitative method, and pre-test, post-test matching control group model of semi-experimental designs have been used. A total...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Processes, Cognitive Processes, Taxonomy, Web Based Instruction, Academic...
Innovative teaching is a concept based on student-centred teaching strategies. Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects has not been equitable due to use of traditional teaching strategies. These strategies tend to exclude students with disabilities who can effectively learn in environments that appropriately and innovatively integrate technology. BeMer use of technology in teaching also requires teachers to have the relevant skills to take advantage of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies,...
Numerous studies over the past two decades have examined the prevalence, causes, predictors, and prevention of high school dropout, but comparatively little is known about students who drop out and later re-enroll. This study contributes to an emerging body of research on re-enrollees that challenges the perception that when students drop out, they leave school for good. This study used data from the Utah State Office of Education to follow a cohort of 41,496 students who were expected to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dropouts, High School Students, Reentry Students, Public Schools, Enrollment,...
In a changing Moroccan educational landscape, Addressing teaching development needs is becoming a major issue in vocational work-linked Training. In this context, this paper present a new blended learning strategy based on the flipped classroom, using a social learning platform as support. Through this strategy, we increased the time dedicated to regulation by the implementation of a self-regulation and a co-regulation online in first time, and other regulation in classroom. The result showed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
A case study analyzed how supervisors at one university selected competencies, or trait-based skills, for non-faculty employees. This case study provides a valuable contribution by focusing on employees at one institution type--a large, public research university. While it has been documented that non-faculty employees provide important contributions to higher education, there is more to be discovered about this population of university employee, noted as more than 2 million U.S. employees in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Research Universities, Employees, Case Studies, Competence, Performance Based...
The aim of the present study was to explore first-year students' academic emotions and how they relate to their study progress. A mixed-method approach was used. The data consisted of deep interviews with 43 students. The number of their study credits was used as an indicator of their study progress. The results revealed that students expressed a wide variation of emotions. In addition, the study found significant relations between students' emotions and study progress. Results show that slow...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reflection, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Emotional Experience, Mixed Methods...
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the level of self-directed learning readiness, locus of control and the personality traits of preschool teacher candidates. The survey method was used for this study. The study group consisted of 151 teacher candidates who volunteered to participate in the study from Preschool Education department at Atatürk Faculty of Education, Marmara University. A Demographic Form, Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale, The Big Five...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Investigations, Learning Readiness, Locus of Control, Personality Traits, Learner...
This study aims to reveal the levels of the use of computer, which is nowadays one of the most important technologies, of teacher candidate studying in the departments of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, and School teaching; also aims to research whether there is differences according to various criteria or not. In research, data were collected via the survey "Specifying the Use of Computer Competencies of Students in the Departments of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Literacy, Competence, Physical Education, Team Sports, Preservice Teachers,...
A quality data management system, such as an education management information system (EMIS), a state longitudinal data system, or a data warehouse, is key to ensuring that education policy, planning, and strategy decisions are grounded in accurate information (Data Quality Campaign, 2010; Mohamed, Kadir, May-Lin, Rahman, & Arshad, 2009; Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010; World Bank, 2011). The chief state school officers of the Federated States of Micronesia have recognized...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Management Information Systems, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Policy, Educational...
Intelligent behavior in everyday contexts may depend on both ability and an individual's disposition toward using that ability. Research into patterns of thinking has identified three logically distinct components necessary for dispositional behavior: ability, inclination, and sensitivity. Surprisingly, sensitivity appears to be the most common bottleneck to achieving quality outcomes. Using global positioning system data taken when field geologists (n = 66) performed a bedrock mapping task, we...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Problem Solving, Correlation, Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction,...
Drawing from a five-year longitudinal data set following thirteen college writers through undergraduate writing and beyond, we explore the impact of students' emotions and emotional dispositions on their ability to transfer writing knowledge and on their overall writing development. Participants experienced a range of emotions concerning their writing, but those emotions could be broadly categorized as generative, disruptive, or circumstantial. Students managed these emotions in different ways,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing (Composition), Longitudinal Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Writing Across...
This paper presents a pragmatic way of introducing pre-service teachers to multiple literacies and critical literacy through children's-literature-based engagements. The concepts of multiple literacies and critical literacy are reviewed, and their interrelationship is explained. Two instructional engagements, which connect theory to practice through children's books, are then discussed in detail. This paper argues that the instruction of multiple literacies and critical literacy is aligned with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multiple Literacies, Critical Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Childrens Literature,...
School sports give all pupils opportunity to learn to be tolerant to others regardless of their differences or shortcomings. This is getting more and more important due to the growing differences in physical and motor skills, different social backgrounds, besides there is a growing number of pupils having different backgrounds, nationalities, etc. Peer exclusion at Physical Education (PE) in primary schools which can take many forms should be treated properly, according to teachers' opinion....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Social Isolation, Peer Relationship,...
Cara, a seventh-grade student with learning disabilities (LD) in mathematics, believes that the ratio 2:3 is equivalent to 4:5 because there is a difference of one between the two numbers in each ratio and there is a difference of two between corresponding numbers in the two ratios (2 + 2 = 4 and 3 + 2 = 5). This misconception affects her ability to find equivalent ratios as well as to work with ratios and proportions in multiple contexts, including determining rates of change with functions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Grade 7, Misconceptions,...
This essay argues for an expanded understanding of three of the Essential Attributes--Developmentally Responsiveness, Empowerment and Equity--established by "This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents" to address the unique needs of adolescents who are refugees. It provides a practical framework for readers to assist their understanding of the kaleidoscope of issues that face our refugee adolescent population (NMSA/AMLE, 2010). For each of the essential attributes, practical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Refugees, Student Needs, Adolescents, Developmentally...
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,...
The recent growth in collaborative and interactive virtual learning communities integrating innovative digital technologies and contemporary learning frameworks is contributing enormously to the use of e-learning in higher education in the twenty-first century. The purpose of this study was to describe the development of a virtual learning community system within the Applied Thai Traditional Medicine (ATTM) instruction context. This started with collecting data from ATTM students (n = 303) from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Inquiry, Virtual Classrooms, Problem Solving, Academic Ability,...
This paper analyzes the main characteristics of the students enrolled to a three-years undergraduate course on Security of Computer Systems and Networks, offered in traditional, classroom based fashion as well as online at the University of Milan (Italy). This allows to compare classroom and online students from several points of view, and gives useful information to institutions willing to exploit e-learning as a vehicle for extending the enrollment to already existing traditional courses....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Student Characteristics, Enrollment, Computer...
This report provides information about the performance of Texas' 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, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic...
When military service members dedicate their services to protect our great nation, they sometimes leave behind their children, move with their family, or return home physically or psychologically different which cause tension on the children. Reseachers' have shown the impacts of having military parents on children are numerous and evident. The review of literature studies adolescents with military parents and the impact of age development, deployment, relocation, reintegration, and Post...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Military Personnel, Adolescents, Family Needs, Parent Influence, Well Being, African...
With the adoption of substantial changes to Texas high school curricula in 2013 (HB5), a central question for Texas policymakers, education and business leaders, families, and students is whether and how HB5 implementation impacts the state of college readiness and success in Texas. Comprehensive research is needed to understand the implications of HB5 implementation for various student groups and Texas as a whole. Some research and evaluation is already underway; other questions need to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, High Schools, Curriculum Development,...
Turkey has undergone two significant education reforms in the last two decades. In 1997, the compulsory education period was increased from five years to eight years with the unification of primary school (five years) and middle school (three years) and vocational middle schools were dismissed. In 2012, compulsory education was increased from eight years to discrete 12 (4+4+4) years. In this study, the opinions of two separate prospective teacher groups were taken before (from 2012 graduates),...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Compulsory Education, Elementary Secondary...
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...
This study aimed to analyze perceptions of Iranian English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students on their computer literacy levels. A total of 641 undergraduate students of civil engineering and 34 EAP instructors participated in the study. Data collection instruments included questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Findings confirmed that the participants perceived Iranian EAP students' computer literacy levels as low and insufficient for the efficient implementation of Computer-Assisted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Literacy, Academic Discourse, Computer Assisted Instruction, English for...
The present contribution is aimed at describing one of the latest trends in the European school curricula: the teaching of subject content in a foreign language (CLIL), which is becoming more and more popular all over Europe, also bearing in mind the latest recommendations from the European Commission. Starting with a brief theoretical background on CLIL, the article focuses on OER (Open Educational Resources) and digital tools that have strongly changed and reshaped the educational landscape,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Open Education, Educational Resources, Educational Quality, Second Language Learning,...
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,...
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...
Gross Domestic Product of any country often influence economic decisions by policy makers, market participants and econometricians on policy recommendations, evaluation and forecasting. However these decisions are often based on preliminary data announcements by statistical agencies. It is therefore important to ensure that the preliminary GDP announcements are efficient and can be relied on. This paper focuses on South Africa's preliminary announcements of quarterly GDP estimates by examining...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Economic Factors, Computation, Data, Least Squares Statistics,...
Keeping in mind the rising rate of K-12 enrollment, and the increased demand for online teachers, the need for professional development of online teachers is keenly felt. The skills needed for teaching in face-to-face environments are not always transferable to online settings. There is a pointed change in the way teaching takes place in an online format, which calls for an understanding of teacher roles and the competencies prompted by this paradigm shift. A lack of understanding of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Program Development, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction,...
It has been suggested that open educational resources (OER) can lower cost and lead to greater flexibility; however, while there has been significant investment in opening up content there have been few studies looking at how these resources are perceived by those who might use them. This article contributes to fill a gap in our knowledge of how K-12 educators teaching in face-to-face, online and blended contexts currently think about and use OER. It is part of the research carried out by the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Resources, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education,...
Business schools are globally often seen as structured, purpose-driven, multi-sector and multi-perspective organisations. This article is based on the response of a graduate school to an innovative industrial Quality Function Deployment-based model (QFD), which was to be adopted initially in a Master's degree programme for quality assurance purposes. The approach is based on the premise that individuals ought to take responsibility for the quality of their own work. A structured qualitative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Faculty, Quality Assurance,...
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...
One of the major issues that concerns tertiary institutions around the world is the student retention rate. In general, higher rates of completion give more positive image about the academic, administrative and financial statues of these institutions. However, improving the student completion and retention rates can be a challenging task. One way toward this goal is utilising strategies and techniques that are informed by the findings of theoretical models and empirical studies. Therefore, this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Academic Persistence, International Studies,...
South Carolina is arguably the most restrictive state in the nation as it pertains to access to higher education for immigrant students, particularly undocumented and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students. As we show through personal interviews, this has had a detrimental effect on the lives of many immigrant students throughout the state. It also conflicts with the ideals of human rights in regard to access to higher education and equality which are laid out in the UNESCO...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undocumented Immigrants, Civil Rights, Immigration, Public Policy, Developing...
Over the past two years, the teachers and students in Carter County, Kentucky have been utilizing goal setting. As a result, the district has shown tremendous growth on not only state assessments, but also on local assessments. Additionally, the number of students meeting benchmarks for college and career readiness has increased significantly. The strategy has provided students and teachers a focus that has enhanced student performance. To measure the impact of goal setting on reading...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Goal Orientation, Reading Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students,...
The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the rates of retention, mobility, and attrition for classroom teachers in Kentucky public schools, as well as how those rates might vary by various teacher and school characteristics. The study looks at retention, defined as teachers returning to their same classroom ("stayers"); mobility, when teachers change schools within the school system ("movers"); and attrition, when teachers leave the system ("leavers")...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Public Schools,...
After Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, those in the Chinese migrant community in the UK who anticipated returning to China saw the significant benefits of learning Mandarin. The challenges are not only related to the social and cultural differences between the Cantonese and Mandarin migrant groups, but also the intrinsic linguistic differences between the two languages. This case study investigated students' motivation, needs and barriers in relation to Chinese Mandarin learning. Previous...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Sino Tibetan Languages, Case Studies, Student...