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Team projects can optimize educational resources in a laboratory, but also create the potential for social loafing. Allowing students to choose their own groups could increase their motivation to learn and improve academic performance. To test this hypothesis, final grades and feedback from students were compared for the same course in two different years, one with and one without fixed group arrangements. Seniors of the United States Military Academy at West Point were divided into groups of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Group Activities, Assignments, College Seniors, Student Motivation, Performance,...
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...
Internet has a potential that will lead to important changes in our social life and our attitudes, behaviors and habits. Indeed, Internet seems to have started to change a number of social structures from family, friendship to business relationships. Internet serves many purposes such as information transfer, academic research, entertainment, communication and commerce. However, extremism in terms of time is observed other than this functional use of Internet. The aim of this study is to assess...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Internet, Recreational Activities, Use Studies, Research...
This article explores the relationship between institutional funding for research and community-based or co-enquiry research practice. It examines the implementation of co-enquiry research in the COMBIOSERVE project, which was funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for research and innovation, between the years 2012 and 2015. Research partnerships between Latin American and European civil society organisations, research institutions, and Latin American rural communities...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Financial Support, Research, Community Involvement, Inquiry, Cooperation, Rural...
Young mothers in Kenyan public schools experience a high level of work-family conflict. Currently, there are no formal family-friendly policies, despite declining levels of extended family support and rising cost of hiring domestic workers. A total of 375 female teachers from three towns and Nairobi city filled open-ended surveys to examine the informal work-family balance support offered by the supervisors and colleagues, and suggestions to improve it. Open coding and content analysis were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Urban Schools, Public School Teachers, Family Work...
The study is a survey research intended to find out undergraduate usage of mobile phones and its implication of school application. The colloquium population is 27,650 at which two hundred and thirty-eight undergraduate students were randomly selected from two universities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A questionnaire on "current trends in mobile phone usage among adolescents" was used for the study. The instrument was validated and tested reliable. Five research questions were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Use Studies, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Foreign...
When system risks are high most investors choose to exit the market; however, there are some contrarian investors who opt to make investments. The authors analyzed the main goals of the investment process and measures that should be provided by the government to stimulate investments and innovation especially by means of investment banking. The authors gave key recommendations as regards investment regulation and support for banking as a key sector that can provide assets. The purpose of this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Risk, Money Management, Innovation, Government Role, Foreign Countries, Investment,...
In this article, we describe an action research project conducted by the first author in her third-grade classroom over the course of one academic year as she documented four students' reading growth during a modified version of Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA). We highlight an additional step in the RMA process, which includes providing students with the opportunity to self-assess and monitor reading performance prior to the teacher conference. Findings highlight how through the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Miscue Analysis, Action Research, Reading Achievement, Grade 3, Self Evaluation...
Because almost one half of students enrolled in American doctoral programs do not complete their degrees, the factors that lead to doctoral student attrition need to be identified. Research suggests that the nature of the advisor-advisee relationship contributes to the persistence levels of doctoral students. In this study, we conducted a content analysis of institutional documents related to advising in two types of doctoral programs in education. Using data collected from a purposeful sample...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Faculty Advisers, Academic Advising, Academic...
This qualitative research investigates the practice of lurking among English as a second language (ESL) learners in a Facebook group discussion. Lurking is a term used to describe the activity of following and observing any online discussions or activities without contributing to the discussions. Lurkers are often accused of being invisible and passive participants. Facebook groups with international members usually uses English as the medium of communication in their group discussions. It is a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Networks, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of...
In this article, we present three models of teacher preparation programs that immersed their candidates in experiential learning aimed at bringing together theory and practice. We identify the key components that can be generalized from studying such programs, examine factors that led to their dismantling, and propose a potentially more sustainable model.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Experiential Learning, Theory...
Deaf and hard of hearing students at Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS), a public school in Meridian, Idaho--and other deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the state, needed skills for the workplace. The demand was critical, and administrators knew change was needed. Co-authors Janna Dunagan, who teaches deaf and hard of hearing students, and Paula Mason, then the post-secondary transition specialist for the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind (IESDB), itinerant...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Deafness, Partial Hearing, High School Students, Rural Schools, Job Skills,...
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) addresses the most significant education challenges faced by developing countries through supporting governments to improve equity and learning by strengthening their education systems. GPE is a global fund and a partnership focused entirely on education in developing countries. The partnership has a unique role: agreeing upon standards for education planning and policy-making and mobilizing development financing from public and private donors around...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Partnerships in Education, Global Approach, Developing Nations, Strategic Planning,...
Gender approach in education is a specific impact on the development of boys and girls by the set of factors of education and training process. The objective of this research is the reasoning of applying gender approach at physical culture lessons and creating comfortable environment taking into account the psychophysiological differences of the pupils. For the implementation of the said objective, pedagogical and educational tasks were assigned to be solved using various means and methods. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Differences, Physical Education, Coeducation, Single Sex Classes, Maturity...
As the complexity and cultural diversity in contemporary Canadian schools increases, educators are challenged to respond to the unique cultural, socioemotional, and learning needs of students whose families are fleeing hardship, global conflict, or persecution to seek safe haven in Canada. Like those in most major urban centres in Canada, schools in Calgary have received many newcomer students as families settle into their new lives. Teachers are tasked with providing high-quality education to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Trauma, Student...
Students' frequent exposure to inquiry-based science teaching is presumed more effective than their exposure to traditional didactic instruction in helping improve competence in content knowledge and problem solving. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and culturally relevant pedagogy, this study examines this assumption using TIMSS 2007 US eighth-grade student data. Data analysis revealed three instructional approaches, including more inquiry based, mixed, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Culturally Relevant Education, Grade...
This document is a technical appendix to the report "Executive Headteachers: What's in a Name? A Full Report of the Findings." It provides a detailed account of the methodology used to obtain the data on which the report is based. The research explored the prevalence and nature of the executive headteacher role, in order to inform policy and practice implications for organisations involved with leadership development, school governing boards and those appointing to the role, and the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Principals, School Administration, Qualitative Research,...
In 2015, Fong, Finkelstein, Jaeger, Diaz, and Broek reported the findings from an independent evaluation of the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC). The evaluation found positive and statistically significant effects of the ERWC on student achievement. Due to some concerns that the previously reported results in Fong et al. (2015) did not account for the possibility that students who were taught by the same teacher may have correlated error terms, an additional ordinary least squares...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Expository Writing, Regression (Statistics), Least Squares Statistics, Reading...
WorkAdvance is a sectoral workforce development program designed to meet the needs of workers and employers alike. For unemployed and low-wage working adults, the program provides skills training in targeted sectors that have good-quality job openings with room for advancement within established career pathways. For employers in those sectors, WorkAdvance identifies and trains workers who meet technical skill and work readiness expectations and can grow into second and third jobs. In a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Labor Force Development, Employment Programs, Job Skills, Skill Development,...
The mathematical proficiencies in the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics" of understanding, problem solving, reasoning, and fluency are intended to be entwined actions that work together to build generalised understandings of mathematical concepts. A content analysis identifying the incidence of key proficiency terms (KPTs) embedded in the content descriptions from Foundation to Year 9 revealed a much lower representation of "actions" relating to the proficiency reasoning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills, National Curriculum,...
"Designing backwards" is presented here as a means to utilize human-centered processes in diverse educational settings to help teachers and students learn to formulate and operate design processes to achieve three sequential and interrelated goals. The first entails teaching them to effectively and empathetically identify, frame and analyze complex social, technological, economic, environmental or public policy problems, or problematic situations. The second involves helping them...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Design, Teaching Methods, Social Problems, Problem Solving, Consciousness Raising,...
The relevance of the researched problem is connected with the high level of economic inequality in Russia. The article goal is to show that the current Russian institutional system is not directed to decrease the economic inequality but on the contrary it continues to make and deepen it. The leading approach to study of this problem is the analysis of social institutes, formal and informal regulations which promote keeping on economic inequality in the country. The results of sociological...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Class, Economic Climate, Social Bias, Social Influences,...
Access to information and communication technology (ICT) is becoming an increasingly important factor for education and training in the South Pacific region. While many studies have examined the attitudes and understanding of educators towards using ICT in their profession and for their professional development, studies that specifically deal with these matters in the socio-economic and cultural context of the South Pacific island states are rare. This study aims to address the gap in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Semi Structured Interviews, Learning Theories,...
Limited research is available concerning teacher retention and teacher attrition in Arctic Alaska. This paper reports survey research findings, which identify factors related to teacher retention and attrition in Alaskan Arctic Native communities. Teacher retention rates (2009-2013) vary widely over time showing no significant trends. Results confirm that teacher turnover in rural districts is higher than in urban school districts. The authors recognize that teacher retention and attrition are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Surveys, Rural Schools, Urban...
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,...
Preventing antisocial behaviors appearing at an early age--before they become chronic--through effective early intervention programs, has become an important issue in recent years. In Turkey, the increase in the number of children at risk of antisocial behavior makes it necessary to get these behaviors under control at an early age through some effective and systematic programs. Nevertheless, in Turkey, the number of studies on this subject is limited. Therefore, this study aims to explore the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Prevention, Antisocial Behavior, Child...
The work described in this report is the first phase of a project to provide easy-to-use tools for authoring and rendering secondary-school algebra-level math expressions in synthesized speech that is useful for students with blindness or low vision. This report describes the initial development, software implementation, and evaluation of the ClearSpeak speech style--implemented for initial testing purposes using prerecorded synthetic speech, and implemented later in the project as a collection...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Automation, Secondary School Mathematics, Artificial Speech, Blindness,...
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...
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 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,...
Parental involvement is seen as one of the most malleable factors of the student's home situation, which makes it a relevant subject for schools, educational policies, and research. Though many studies have researched its role in student achievement, effects are not univocal. It is difficult to tell whether these inconsistent results are caused by differences between educational systems and cultural differences, or by the great variation in the methods used to assess student achievement and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Psychometrics, Parent Participation, Reading Skills, Literacy Education, Achievement...
The Center for Promise researchers visited four programs across the country to find out what role relationships play in fostering workforce development and career readiness among "risk-immersed" youth: (1) Café Momentum in Dallas; (2) Per Scholas in the Bronx; (3) Urban Alliance in Washington, D.C.; and (4) Year Up in the Bay Area. The Center researched how these programs meet the wide-ranging needs of young people they serve while preparing them for careers. This report provides a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Development, Labor Force Development, Career Readiness, At Risk Students,...
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,...
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 use of formulaic sequences in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) lessons plays an integral role in language teaching and learning, but it seems still widely neglected in the Thai school context. To call attention to this issue, this study aims at identifying formulaic sequences used in a Thai primary school. The data were taken from three native English teachers in their young learners' EFL lessons, and were analysed with the use of corpus software to identify the formulaic sequences used...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Native...
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 this article we explore some of the challenges, constraints, and what we refer to as glimmers of revelation that occurred during an experiential, community-based teacher education course that we designed and co-taught in spring 2015. Trying to take seriously Kumashiro's (2009) notions that justice-oriented teacher education happens "only when "we ourselves" are still struggling with questions about the "what else," "how else," and "where else"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Power Structure, Program Descriptions, Middle...
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,...
Although Turkey is not a member state of the EU, educational and curricular documents produced by the EU such like the CEFR and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) have been examined by Turkish researchers and curriculum makers whose work seem to affect the curriculum of teacher education programs and curricula of all levels. The EPOSTL, which aims to improve the pedagogical progress of Turkish teachers of English, is currently studied and applied in many different...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs,...
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...
This article examines how three novice graduate teaching assistants included lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics in their first-year writing classrooms. Findings suggest that inclusion of these topics can be successfully done through attention to identity in the classroom, including current-day events, and structuring classroom activities that support inclusion. Further implications suggest the importance of including graduate teaching assistants in discussions about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Teaching Assistants, Graduate...
In April 2015, U.S. House Representatives Luke Messer and Jared Polis introduced the bipartisan Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, designed to significantly restrict how online education vendors can exploit the personal data of students who use their products. For some, the bill does not go far enough. It is evident that future prospects for student online privacy regulation hinge on many political debates to come--and encompass innovation, education, society,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Privacy, Parent Rights, Federal Legislation, Safety, Internet, Computer Security,...
Compensation Strategies (CpSs) are strategies which a language user employs in order to achieve his intended meaning when precise linguistic forms are for some reasons not available at that point of communication. Different factors may influence the use of CpSs, among which the level of language proficiency is one of the most important ones. The present study attempts to investigate the relationship between compensation strategies use and the level of language proficiency and gender. In order...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language...
The purpose of this study was to identify the educational implications of naturalism as an educational philosophy from the Jordanian childhood education teachers' perspectives. Each philosophy simply represents a unique conviction concerning the nature of the teaching/learning process. This study could serve as a grounded theory for Jordanian childhood teachers to comprehend the need for a clear educational philosophy within the Jordanian educational system. In addition, this research study...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Early Childhood Education, Preschool...
The study investigated the influence leaders' communication pattern has on lecturers' job performance in Kwara State Colleges of Education, Nigeria. Using the descriptive survey method, the population of the study was made up of all lecturers and students of the existing three state government owned Colleges of Education in the state. Five hundred respondents were sampled from the Colleges using proportional simple random sampling technique to select 200 academic staff and 300 students from the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Job Performance, Teacher...
Universities play a critical role in achieving Kenya Vision 2030 and the sustainable development goals. The demand for university education in Kenya has significantly increased and continues to swell. Many secondary school graduates and the working class look for opportunities to pursue university education, yet the process of curriculum implementation in these institutions of higher learning remains problematic. Employers in the hospitality industry have called on universities to produce...
Topics: ERIC Archive, State Universities, Hospitality Occupations, Curriculum Implementation, Foreign...
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...
"To lead, one must follow." Lao-Tzu's quote embodies the belief that many 1st-semester students at our institution hold regarding their approach to creativity. Whether working on an essay or an art project, many have a tendency to imitate a more skilled person's work as a way of learning, improving, and building confidence. Conversely, it is not uncommon for their instructors to push them to generate original ideas and think outside of the box. These conflicting approaches and other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Influences, Creativity, English for Special Purposes, Art Education, Art,...
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 investigates the compositional and contextual thinking of composer, Stuart Greenbaum, and the preparatory thinking, and teaching experience of pianist, Yvonne Lau, in the preparation of the solo piano work, "First Light". Adopting a practice-informed interview approach with questions drawn from the researcher's own preparation of the work, the study discusses information the composer would like the performer to know and issues the pianist encountered while preparing the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Music Education, Musical Composition, Learning Processes, Interviews, Role, Musical...
The purpose of the present study is to examine how first-year secondary teaching interns' classrooms compare to those of more experienced teachers. Through the simultaneous use of three unique observation instruments, the authors addressed the following research questions: (a) How do first-year secondary teachers' classroom behaviors compare to those of more experienced teachers? (b) How do first-year secondary teachers' students' behaviors compare to those of more experienced teachers? and (c)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Comparative Analysis,...
This paper strives to explore the impact of Native Language use on Foreign Language vocabulary learning on the basis of empirical and available data. The study is carried out with special reference to the English Language Programme students in Buraydah Community College, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. The Native Language of these students is Arabic and their Second Language is English. The participants in this research study are the post-secondary students of Buraydah Community College in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Native Language, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning,...
Although wealth of empirical researches have covered the impact of crucial, indispensable role reading skills play in the development of individuals' mental faculties through the acquisition of knowledge in a particular language, scientific works on the assessment of the relationship(s) between pre-reading activities (consisting of games, puzzle solving, match making) and reading skills achievement remain depressingly scanty in Ghana. This study in the light of foregoing atmosphere explored how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Education, Prereading Experience, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement,...
New federal regulations (State Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators)1 place increased pressure on states and local public school districts to improve their measurement and reporting of gaps in teacher qualifications across schools and the children they serve. Yet a sole focus on resource disparities between schools within a state ignores an important driver of those disparities: district-level spending variations, particularly when accounting for differences in student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Equity (Finance), Federal Regulation, School Districts, Expenditures,...
Given the diverse array of media sources available to students today, it stands to reason that some media outlets would be of greater quality than others when communicating particular subjects to students. But what constitutes effectiveness among the many choices in information sourcing might not be easily intuited. For example, previous findings have shown viewers of comedy "news" shows (the type of news show most frequently watched by younger viewers) to be better informed on some...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Video Technology, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Climate, Instructional...
In this paper, we examine the role of educational leadership in promoting and/or challenging racism as an intentional outcome of schooling. We focus on Egypt and South Africa, two countries uniquely framed as both deeply divided by race, religion, and/or class and as models of resistance and conscious activism. We draw upon experiences working as, or with, school principals in South Africa and Egypt to reveal how the context of education is negatively shaped by schooling practices that foster...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership,...
This study aims to scrutinize the possible relationship between academic self-efficacy beliefs and foreign language achievement among prospective ELT teachers. To do so, the data for the study were collected through a questionnaire, "College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale" adapted from Owen & Froman (1988), consisting of 33 items measuring male and female ELT students' "Academic Self-Efficacy Beliefs" as a whole. The scale is a 5-point Likert scale ranging from "very...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes,...
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,...
Reference librarians are exposed to the literature of different disciplines in a number of ways including advanced degrees, on the job training, and intellectual inquisitiveness. As students, many reference librarians were also exposed to library science programs offering coursework specializing in information sources and research within other disciplines. A brief study of current library science programs in the United States reveals that approximately half of these programs offer specialized...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Library Associations, Library Schools, Library Science, Library Education, Library...
Learning a foreign language is becoming an increasingly important with Russia's integration into the world community. In this regard, increased requirements for the educational process and the development of new innovative teaching methods meet the requirements of the time. One of the important aspects of learning a foreign language is listening as a kind of verbal activity. The study showed the importance of the problem of improving the mechanisms for listening in non-language faculties of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Listening Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School...
The current study aimed at standardizing the program of learning Arabic for non-native speakers in Saudi Electronic University according to certain standards of total quality. To achieve its purpose, the study adopted the descriptive analytical method. The author prepared a measurement tool for evaluating the electronic learning programs in light of the total quality standards. The tool reviewed and evaluated by (30) specialists in administration, educational planning, curriculum and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Semitic Languages, College Second Language Programs, Program Evaluation, Virtual...
Rising sea levels, due to thermal expansion of the ocean, and higher frequency and intensity of coastal and inland storms threaten coastal communities worldwide. The implementation of pro-active, planned adaptation to reduce community vulnerability is strongly dependent upon people's awareness of the threat posed to their communities at the local level. With a focus on university lecturers in South-South Nigeria, a group of people expected to be knowledgeable; this study set out to look at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Climate, Knowledge Level, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys,...
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...
The aim of this study was to identify the Internet addiction and its relationship to self-efficacy level among Al-Hussein Bin Talal University students. The study sample consisted of 300 female and male students, who were selected randomly. The participants completed a questionnaire that consisted of two scales: Internet addiction which was prepared particularly for this study and self-efficacy which was developed by Radhwan (1997). The results showed that there was a weak correlative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences, Correlation, Addictive Behavior, Internet,...
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,...