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Brese, Falk; Jung, Michael; Mirazchiyski, Plamen; Schulz, Wolfram; Zuehlke, Olaf – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2011
This supplement contains documentation on all the derived variables contained in the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2009 data files that are based on survey variables. These variables were used to report data in the ICCS 2009 international reports, and are made available as part of the ICCS 2009 International Database…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Academic Achievement
Schulz, Wolfram, Ed.; Ainley, John, Ed.; Fraillon, Julian, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2011
This report is structured so as to provide technical detail about each aspect of International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). The overview is followed by a series of chapters that provide detail about different aspects of ICCS. Chapters, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are concerned with the instruments. Chapter 2 provides information about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Cognitive Tests
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Laborda, Jesus Garcia; Litzler, Mary Frances – International Education Studies, 2011
Many ELT examinations have gone online in the last few years and a large number of educational institutions have also started considering the possibility of implementing their own tests. This paper deals with the training of a group of 24 ELT teachers in the Region of Valencia (Spain). In 2007, the Ministry of Education provided funds to determine…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Greer, Tawanda M. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2010
This study examined the structural validity of the Schedule of Racist Events (SRE), a brief inventory that assesses the frequency and stressfulness of racism in the lives of African Americans. The original three-factor structure of the SRE was examined, along with an alternative structure that was designed to test whether the SRE captured types of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Factor Structure, Test Validity, African Americans
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Urquhart, John – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
In 2005, the American Physiological Society (APS) initiated the Living History of Physiology Archival Program to recognize senior members who have made significant contributions during their career to the advancement of the discipline and the profession of physiology. During 2008, the APS Cardiovascular Section selected Francis Eugene Yates to be…
Descriptors: Physiology, Profiles, Human Body, Scientists
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Curran-Everett, Douglas – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Learning about statistics is a lot like learning about science: the learning is more meaningful if you can actively explore. This fourth installment of Explorations in Statistics explores the bootstrap. The bootstrap gives us an empirical approach to estimate the theoretical variability among possible values of a sample statistic such as the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Statistical Inference, Hypothesis Testing
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Tipton, Charles M. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
In 2005, the American Physiological Society (APS) initiated the Living History of Physiology Archival Program to recognize senior members who have made significant contributions during their career to the advancement of the discipline and the profession of physiology. Subsequently, the leadership of the APS Section of Environmental and Exercise…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Profiles, Scientists, College Faculty
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Arheden, Hakan – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Clinical physiologists in Sweden are physicians (the majority with a PhD degree) with thorough training in system physiology and pathophysiology. They investigate patients in a functional approach and are engaged in basic and applied physiology teaching and research. In 1954, clinical physiology was founded as an independent academic and clinical…
Descriptors: Physicians, Physiology, Patients, Molecular Biology
Forum for Youth Investment, 2008
The Challenge is the definitive guide to the key ideas and resources behind Ready by 21. The Ready by 21 challenge aims to develop a solution for a common dilemma--too few young people are entering adulthood ready and our collective efforts to make a difference are far too fragmented to have a big impact. As part of the Forum's solution, leaders…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Readiness, Youth, Youth Problems
Wang, Hong – Online Submission, 2008
As online education has entered the main stream of the U.S. higher education, quality assurance in online course development has become a critical topic in distance education. This short article summarizes the major benchmarks related to online course development, listing and comparing the benchmarks of the National Education Association (NEA),…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Online Courses, Instructional Materials
Gilman, Barbara J. – Great Potential Press, Inc., 2008
Formerly titled "Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works", the author believes this book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Underachievement
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Shaaf, Mohamad – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
Using Excel, an interactive program is designed to simulate the Solow and endogenous growth models to facilitate the understanding of these models for students of growth theory and macroeconomics.
Descriptors: Economic Change, Models, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Purvis, June – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This Appreciation of Olive Banks (1923-2006) draws upon her memoir published in Women's History Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1999, pp. 401-410, and upon the author's recollections of and correspondence with her. Born into a solidly working-class family, Olive Banks overcame the disadvantages of her social class background and gender to become an…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Sociology, Feminism, Womens Studies
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Greenwood, David A. – Environmental Education Research, 2008
Differences of perspective, standpoint and subjectivity can help to enlarge the conceptual landscape of environmental education theory. Rejections of difference, on the other hand, can become an intolerance that narrows the scope of inquiry. This rejoinder argues that Bowers' repeated rejections of critical pedagogy are based on a partial reading…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education, Environmental Education, School Community Relationship
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Bowers, C. A. – Environmental Education Research, 2008
Given the growing environmental awareness, educators - especially in science and environmental education - need to avoid embracing a "critical pedagogy of place". Why conflating critical pedagogy with place-based education is an oxymoron, and why it perpetuates the thinking and silences that undermine both the diversity of the world's cultures and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education, Environmental Education, Social Justice
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