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Spear-Swerling, Louise; Lopes, Joao; Oliveira, Celia; Zibulsky, Jamie – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
This study explored American and Portuguese elementary teachers' preferences in planning for literacy instruction using the Language Arts Activity Grid (LAAG; Cunningham, Zibulsky, Stanovich, & Stanovich, 2009), on which teachers described their preferred instructional activities for a hypothetical 2-h language arts block. Portuguese teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
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Macrander, Ashley – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Literature on global international student mobility (ISM) highlights the uneven nature of student flows--from the developing to the developed world--however, studies have yet to address whether this pattern is replicated within expanding regional networks. Utilizing social network analysis, UNESCO ISM data, and World Bank income classifications,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Foreign Students, Student Mobility
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Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Greenhalgh, Spencer P.; Koehler, Matthew J.; Hamilton, Erica R.; Akcaoglu, Mete – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
Affinity spaces are digital or physical spaces in which participants interact with one another around content of shared interest and through a common portal (or platform). Among teachers, some of the largest affinity spaces may be those organized around hashtags on Twitter: These spaces are public, largely unmoderated, and thriving, yet very…
Descriptors: Social Media, Interaction, Teachers, Participation
Brault, Matthew W. – US Census Bureau, 2011
The American Community Survey (ACS) captures core concepts of disability that may be useful for understanding the population of children for whom special education services may be necessary. While this measure of disability covers elements of physical and mental impairment, the ACS does not identify children who have been evaluated for or qualify…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Community Surveys, Metropolitan Areas, Census Figures
Riethmiller, Megan; Urban, Nathaniel; Kempson, Lauri – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Ten years ago, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) gathered data on 100 colleges from the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "Best Colleges and Universities." ACTA questioned whether these elite institutions were requiring their students to take rigorous, college-level courses in the core areas crucial for…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, College Curriculum, Liberal Arts, Public Colleges
Bunch, Tera; Stephens, Carrie; Hart, William – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influences of American agricultural education student teachers on a rural community in New South Wales, Australia. The study analyzed interviews with eleven participants of the American student teacher program in a rural New South Wales community. Results of the study were formulated by two…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Agricultural Education
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Bahar, Abdulkadir; Adiguzel, Tufan – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The low number of students studying or applying for STEM subjects and workforce demand has been prioritized in almost all countries policies. This study intended to examine factors that influenced American and Turkish students to pursue a degree or career in STEM-related fields. Participants of the study were 86 high-ability students selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, High School Students, Student Interests
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Dalton, Ben; Sable, Jennifer; Hoffman, Lee – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
The purpose of this publication is to provide basic descriptive information about the 100 largest school districts (ranked by student membership, that is, the number of students enrolled at the beginning of the school year) for the 2003-04 school year in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Henderson, Everett; Miller, Kim A.; Craig, Terri; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Isaac, Natasha; Keng, Jennifer; O'Shea, Patricia; Schilling, Peter – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010
The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) is a voluntary survey conducted annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS collects these data under the mandate in the Museum and Library Services Act of 2003 as stated in Section 210. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for IMLS. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 survey is the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Data Collection, Library Administration, Surveys
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Nguyen, Thuy-Phuong – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
From 1955 to 1975, the French and the Americans were both active in the educational field in South Vietnam, but their objectives were different. The French were concerned with preserving their influence with the Vietnamese elites and relied on the Mission Culturelle--the heir of the colonial Direction of Education--and its prestigious high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Attainment
Scafidi, Benjamin – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2015
To shed light on the actual impact of school choice on segregation, one has to understand the counter factual--the state of segregation under the current public education system. In the late 1960s and '70s, the trend in public school racial segregation followed the trend in neighborhood segregation. That is to say both improved as American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice, School Segregation, Neighborhood Integration
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Ikonnikova, Maryna – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2016
It has been concluded that until recently debates on what is understood as African Studies have involved American scholars or have been mainly located within the African Studies Association (ASA) in the USA. Lately, European scholars have begun to occupy more discursive space and challenged Afrocentric orientations as well. African Studies…
Descriptors: African Studies, Linguistics, Professional Training, Web Sites
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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Parks, Elinor –, 2017
This paper explores the unique contribution of content modules towards the development of criticality (Barnett, 1997) and intercultural competence (Byram, 1997) in Modern Languages (ML). It draws upon the findings of a PhD study investigating the implications of the division between language and content, as experienced by German Studies students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence
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