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Cahill, Helen; Kern, Margaret L.; Dadvand, Babak; Cruickshank, Emlyn Walter; Midford, Richard; Smith, Catherine; Farrelly, Anne; Oades, Lindsay – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
Evaluation studies often use stand-alone and summative assessment strategies to examine the impacts of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) prevention education programs. However, implementation research is yet to offer an integrative framework that can be used to investigate the implementation drivers that lead to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Summative Evaluation, Violence
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Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom; Siko, Jason; DeBruler, Kristen; Bruno, Justin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Phillips, John LaForest – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Political theory lags behind other subfields in political science in rigorously testing what helps foster critical thinking (CT). Yet some of the greatest temptations to engage in motivated reasoning can be found in normative political contexts. This study uses multiple regression analysis to explore nine semesters of data from an introductory…
Descriptors: Political Science, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Hestenes, Linda L.; Rucker, Lia; Wang, Yudan Chen; Mims, Sharon U.; Hestenes, Stephen E.; Cassidy, Deborah J. – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The present study provides an initial descriptive comparison of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition (ECERS-3) in a relatively large sample in 1 state that uses the Environment Rating Scales within its Quality Rating and Improvement System…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Quality, Rating Scales, Early Childhood Education
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Morales, Nia; Jacobson, Susan K. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
We assessed influences of conservation and natural resource (CNR) internships on minority students' perceptions of self-efficacy and CNR career goals and expectations, based on social cognitive career theory. We conducted six focus groups using Q methodology, surveyed 134 students, and followed up with 23 alumni and a control group of 11…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Self Efficacy, Internship Programs, Outcomes of Education
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Krebs-Moberg, Julia; Ormsby, Alison – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Many counties of Western North Carolina have high levels of food insecurity that may be addressed by training communities to grow, prepare, and preserve their own food. A curriculum was developed and tested in 2016 at a Section 8 housing development in Polk County, NC. Research investigated successful community agriculture projects and assessed…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Food, Hunger, Gardening
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Shapiro, Anna; Weiland, Christina – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
There are unique challenges to estimating causal effects of preschool for students with special needs that have not received attention in the literature. We revisit the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) to illustrate that when and how special needs is defined has implications for the internal validity of and interpretation of special needs subgroup…
Descriptors: Definitions, Special Education, Preschools, Preschool Children
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Akel, Marwan; Fahs, Iqbal; Salameh, Pascale; Godeau, Emmanuelle – Health Education Journal, 2019
Introduction: The concept of the health promoting school offers a coherent approach to promoting health and well-being within a whole school community. This study sought to evaluate the health programmes and policies adopted by different Lebanese schools, and their appropriateness for this role as part of health promotion. Methods: Our research…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Well Being, Program Evaluation
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Abbas, Zainab; Almusawi, Hashemiah; Alenezi, Nouf – International Education Studies, 2019
Administrators of special education identify and provide essential services for students with disabilities. No research has been conducted on the perceptions of Kuwait's special education administrators regarding their knowledge in key special education standard areas. This study examined those perceptions and the extent to which they are…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Administrator Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Dai, Chia-Liang – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more apt to experience lower availability of nutritious foods, lack opportunities to exercise, and lack access to recreational facilities, and thus, are more likely to be obese and at greater risk for developing chronic diseases. We review school health education programs' impact on physical…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior
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Boyer, Naomi; Thomas, Courtlann; Neuman, Nathan; Jernigan, Kristen; Jones, Jarrod; Gollery, Tom; Thompson, Gerene – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The mission of a community college is distinct from a research one university, where empirical research is valued over investigation of discipline-based teaching and learning. The open-access, affordable, workforce, and transfer emphasis that serves many non-traditional community college students is a rich, meaningful environment for fostering the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Hallam, Pamela R.; Boren, David M. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
Many universities partner with school districts in providing professional development for school leaders through a principal's academy. Since 2002, Brigham Young University and five local districts, representing approximately one-third of all of the students in the state of Utah, have sponsored the BYU Principals Academy to meet the professional…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Principals
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Kartal, Eda Erdas; Dogan, Nihal; Irez, Serhat; Cakmakci, Gultekin; Yalaki, Yalcin – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to evaluate a continuing professional development (CPD) program designed to improve teachers' professional competences about the nature of science (NOS) by using a new evaluation perspective. The researchers followed a year long CPD about NOS with the voluntary attendance of 18 middle school science teachers and their…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Caton, Amy – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Learning centers and academic support programs are often idealized entities campuses look to for student success, retention, and engagement. By untethering our thinking about program boundaries, identities, and alliances and radically reforming, we can generate interest, passion, and opportunities across campus. The force of redistributing…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Universities, Program Development, Academic Support Services
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Bamattre, R.; Schowengerdt, B.; Nikoi, A.; DeJaeghere, J. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
While social programs are often assessed using short-term impact studies, longitudinal designs allow evaluators to capture change over time, identify longer-term outcomes, adapt instruments, and better understand participants in transition. A mixed methods design can be critical in understanding these dynamics; yet there is a lack of literature…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, Program Evaluation, Research Problems
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