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Jones, David, Ed.; McConnell, Bridget, Ed.; Normie, Gerald, Ed. – 1996
The following papers are included: "Foreword" (Bridget McConnell); "Introduction" (David J. Jones); opening addresses by George Robertson MP, Shadow Scottish Secretary, and by Charlie McConnell, Executive Director, Scottish Community Education Council; and speech by Christine Hamilton, Deputy Director, Scottish Arts Council; "Keynote Speech:…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Andragogy
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Feldman, Maurice; McConnell, David; Aunos, Marjorie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
Parents with cognitive impairments (CI) are overrepresented in child custody cases and their children are at risk for adverse outcomes. Ecological-transactional researchers propose that child outcomes are a function of the interaction of multiple distal, intermediate, and proximal risk and resilience factors. This study tested the fit of, and…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Mental Health, Child Custody, Foreign Countries
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McConnell, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
The organisation of students into groups (or communities) for learning purposes is an established pedagogic method in higher education. Teachers are now using group methods in networked e-learning contexts, albeit without a full understanding of the dynamics of group work in these settings. This is a new and evolving arena in higher education. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Ethnography, Anxiety
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Mill, Aviva; Mayes, Rachel; McConnell, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
There is a small but expanding literature about the transition to adulthood for young people with intellectual disabilities. However, voices of young people with intellectual disabilities are under-represented. This study explored the perspectives of young people with intellectual disabilities on their transition to adulthood, focusing…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Young Adults, Personal Autonomy, Family Relationship
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Zhao, Jianhua; McConnell, David; Jiang, Yinjian – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to first, examine teachers' conception of e-learning and second, is to reveal how e-learning is applied in teaching and learning in the field of Chinese higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Various issues are reviewed in the instruction part, i.e. e-learning applications in China, research and practices of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
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McConnell, David; Feldman, Maurice; Aunos, Marjorie; Prasad, Narasimha – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2011
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of parental cognitive impairment in cases opened for child maltreatment investigation in Canada, and to examine the relationship between parental cognitive impairment and maltreatment investigation outcomes including substantiation, case disposition and court application. Methods:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents with Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Child Abuse
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McConnell, David; Mayes, Rachel; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2008
Background: This study investigates depression, anxiety and stress in pregnant women with intellectual disabilities and/or self-reported learning difficulties, and examines the association between these negative emotional states and perceived support and conflict in the women's interpersonal relationships. Method: Eight-hundred-and-seventy-eight…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Retardation, Learning Problems, Pregnancy
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Mayes, Rachel; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; McConnell, David – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Background: The support networks of mothers with intellectual disabilities play an important role in caring for children. Understanding the support provided by the network is therefore vital in understanding the capacity of a mother to care for her child. Nevertheless, how these important networks came into existence is yet to be explored.…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Mothers, Females, Mental Retardation
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Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; McConnell, David; Gething, Lindsay; Cant, Rosemary; Kendig, Hal – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
Background: Older parent-carers in Australia are the subject of increasing policy and practice attention due to concerns about their ongoing ability to care in the light of their own ageing and the ageing of their adult son or daughter. This paper examines health status and the coping strategies of a group of older Australian parents caring for an…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Coping, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Gray, Kyle; Steer, David; McConnell, David; Owens, Katharine – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Despite years of formal education, approximately one-third of all undergraduate students still cannot explain the causes of the seasons. Student manipulation of a handheld model is one approach to teaching this concept; however, the large number of students in many introductory classes can dissuade instructors from utilizing this teaching…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Earth Science, Teaching Methods, Lecture Method
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McConnell, David – Studies in Continuing Education, 2002
Interviews and questionnaires elicited 40 learners' perceptions of collaborative assessment in an Internet course: 94% recognized benefits of self-, peer, and tutor evaluation; 82% thought the online medium appropriate; and 94% viewed collaborative assessment as a learning event and valued access to others' learning. The research shows that a…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Online Courses, Participation, Peer Evaluation
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Mcconnell, David; Dalziel, Allison; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; Laidlaw, Kathryn; Hindmarsh, Gabrielle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Mothers with learning difficulties are often isolated within their local communities. They also report low levels of social support. Social disconnection is associated with high levels of stress and poorer mental health, and in turn, adverse parenting and child outcomes. In the study reported here, a multi-site, intervention group only, repeated…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Research Design, Learning Problems, Mothers
Steer, David; McConnell, David; Gray, Kyle; Kortz, Karen; Liang, Xin – Science Educator, 2009
This descriptive study investigated students' answers to geoscience conceptual questions answered using electronic personal response systems. Answer patterns were examined to evaluate the peer-instruction pedagogical approach in a large general education classroom setting. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)|
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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McConnell, David L.; Hurst, Charles E. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2006
This study examines the educational implications of the shift in economic livelihood in a Ohio Amish community since a landmark 1972 Supreme Court decision paved the way for control of their schools. The clash between tradition and economic pragmatism, and their multiple interpretations, has led to diverse educational pathways, including public…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Home Schooling, High School Equivalency Programs, Charter Schools
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Owens, Katharine D.; Steer, David; McConnell, David – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
This case study describes a professor's evolution from geoscience researcher to effective teacher to education researcher. The article details his initial beliefs about teaching, looks at the factors that prompted him to seek a different teaching approach, and enumerates the supports and challenges that he had on his journey. Factors essential to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Researchers
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