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Paek, Insu; Cui, Mengyao; Öztürk Gübes, Nese; Yang, Yanyun – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to provide evaluative information on the recovery of model parameters and their standard errors for the two-parameter item response theory (IRT) model using different estimation methods by Mplus. The second is to provide easily accessible information for practitioners, instructors, and students…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Computation, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Mahzoon-Hagheghi, Masomeh; Yebra, Roxie; Johnson, Robin D.; Sohn, Lucinda N. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to provide preservice and new STEM teachers with an understanding of the benefits of using science trade books to foster comprehension of the science content in the classroom and explain how to supplement science instruction with children's literature. By using children's literature in the science classroom, students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Literacy
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Carbonel, Cyril; Grasset, Sébastien; Maysonnave, Jean – Physics Teacher, 2018
In astronomy, methods such as direct imaging or interferometry-based techniques (Michelson stellar interferometry for example) are used for observations. A particular advantage of interferometry is that it permits greater spatial resolution compared to direct imaging with a single telescope, which is limited by diffraction owing to the aperture of…
Descriptors: Astronomy, High School Students, Science Instruction, College Students
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Tabachuk, Natalia P.; Ledovskikh, Irina A.; Shulika, Nadezhda A.; Karpova, Irina V.; Kazinets, Victor A.; Polichka, Anatolii E. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The relevance of the research is due to the global trends of development of the information society that are associated with the rapid advancement of civilization (IT penetration, increased computer availability, variability) and innovation processes in the sphere of education (competency-based approach, humanization and humanitarization). These…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Creativity, Personality
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Rewhorn, Sonja – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Literature reviews are undertaken by academics and students to collate, analyse, and critique the ideas and arguments presented in a range of research studies in order to understand where research boundaries are located, to identify areas where knowledge is missing or contested, and where future research may be undertaken. Literature reviews are…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Geography Instruction, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Maurye, Praveen; Basu, Arpita; Sen, Sohini; Biswas, Jayanta Kumar; Bandyopadhyay, Tapas Kumar; Naskar, Malay – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
Recent advancements in biochemical sciences have helped the researchers to explore the molecular logic of life inclusive of its multifarious expressions and explain many facts about the structure and functions of cellular macromolecules. Due to its simple and cost-effective nature, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) has become the most…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biochemistry, Laboratory Procedures, Science Instruction
Gordon, Molly F.; de la Torre, Marisa; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Moore, Paul T.; Sartain, Lauren; Knight, David – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
Across the country, urban school districts are opting to close under-enrolled schools as a way to consolidate resources. Motivated by a reported $1 billion deficit and declining enrollments in depopulating neighborhoods, the Chicago Board of Education voted in May 2013 to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program located in an…
Descriptors: School Closing, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Sacks, Arlene – Grey House Publishing, 2018
The US Department of Education notes that, "in 1970, U.S. schools educated only one in five children with disabilities, and many states had laws excluding certain students, including children who were deaf, blind, emotionally disturbed or mentally retarded, from its schools." Now, they estimate that more than 6.5 million children and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed.; Gómez-Parra, María Elena, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Around the world, school districts and institutions are exploring ways to provide quality education to their students. With this, there is a deeper need for multiculturalism in classrooms, as many students are from varying cultures and speak different languages. "Early Childhood Education from an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective"…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Classroom Techniques
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
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Murphy, Kevin V.; Turney, Justin M.; Schaefer, Henry F., III. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Preceding even the Hartree-Fock method, molecular integrals are the very foundation upon which quantum chemical molecular modeling depends. Discussions of molecular integrals are normally found only in advanced and technical texts or articles. The objective of the present article is to provide less experienced readers, or students in a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Molecular Structure, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Celius, Tevye C.; Peterson, Ronald C.; Anderson-Wile, Amelia M.; Kraweic-Thayer, Mitchell – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
In this organic chemistry laboratory experiment, students are guided through a series of exercises to understand the behavior of compounds during liquid-liquid extraction. Aspects of density, structure, solubility, acid-base theory, and pK[subscript a] are all incorporated into activities that students complete in groups. After using their initial…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Observation, Prediction
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Jones, Daniel R.; DiScenza, Dana J.; Mako, Teresa L.; Levine, Mindy – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Reported herein is a multidisciplinary laboratory experiment for advanced undergraduate students that includes elements of material synthesis, in the synthesis of cyclodextrin-containing metal-organic frameworks (CD-MOFs), and environmental chemistry, in the use of these MOFs for pollutant removal. This multiday laboratory experiment starts with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Laboratory Experiments, Science Instruction
Fishman-Weaver, Kathryn – Prufrock Press Inc., 2018
"Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women" explores the important role school communities play in supporting the social and emotional needs of high-achieving young women. Using a youth participatory action research model, this project follows 20 student researchers from high school through college. This longitudinal study leads to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, Social Development, Emotional Development
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