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Tulu, Abraham – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the practices and challenges of school-based teachers' continuous professional development implementation in secondary schools of Hawassa City Administration. The study employed a descriptive survey design with both quantitative and qualitative method. The sampling technique used in the study was…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Akin, Becci A.; Lang, Kyle; McDonald, Thomas P.; Yan, Yueqi; Little, Todd – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study tested the effectiveness of Parent Management Training, Oregon (PMTO) model on child social-emotional well-being. Methods: Using a randomized controlled design and three measures of social-emotional well-being, the study investigated effectiveness of PMTO with families of children in foster care with serious emotional…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Parent Education, Child Welfare, Program Effectiveness
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Aslan, Serkan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This research aims to examine the current situation of multicultural education in elementary schools. Therefore, the views of the classroom teachers on multicultural education have been examined and multicultural education activities have been observed in the classes. Having a case study research method which is considered as one of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Luik, Piret; Suviste, Reelika; Lepp, Marina; Palts, Tauno; Tõnisson, Eno; Säde, Merilin; Papli, Kaspar – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Learners who enrol in massive open online courses (MOOCs) have different backgrounds and tend to have different motivations than learners in traditional courses. Based on value-expectancy theory, an instrument was developed to measure motivation for enrolling in a programming MOOC. A study with 1229 adult participants in Estonian-language…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Enrollment
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne – Adult Learning, 2019
In adult education, we have skilled instructional designers, expertise in structuring learning events and delivering content, and we have robust learning theories to draw from, and yet the effective transfer of learning still seems elusive. Recent literature reviews on learning transfer indicate that a large percentage of adult learning does not…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia – Adult Learning, 2019
Whitney Zimmerman, writes about a dilemma she faced while coordinating and teaching an online undergraduate statistics course. The course included many short example videos, but students often requested video lectures. Such long videos contradict mainstream educational research that suggests videos be short in duration. Zimmerman, explains how the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon – Adult Learning, 2019
Adult educators in higher education settings often facilitate topics that stir difficult dialogues on race and racism. In the United States, an increased population of racially diverse individuals set against the backdrop of our current sociopolitical climate, suggests the need for authentic conversations surrounding race remain critical. By…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Special Education
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Uitto, Denise J.; Reinfelds, Claudia L.; D'Agostino, Sophia – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Paraprofessional training is essential for high quality special education services. Yet, educators may struggle to select appropriate materials for paraprofessional training. A review was conducted of 26 paraprofessional training materials using a rubric designed to evaluate the alignment with federal legislation and professional standards, and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Training, Special Education, Staff Development
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McCabe, Ellen M.; McDonald, Catherine; Connolly, Cynthia; Lipman, Terri H. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Asthma is the most common pediatric chronic respiratory illness and has a significant influence on children's health, school attendance, and overall school success. Despite the effect of education and training, gaps remain in understanding school nurses' self-efficacy (SE) in asthma care. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Child Health
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Testers, Laurent; Gegenfurtner, Andreas; van Geel, Rolf; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia – Frontline Learning Research, 2019
An important goal of educational designers is to achieve long-term transfer of learning that is the learner's application of newly acquired competencies. Extensive research during more than a century shows that especially in formal educational settings this fundamental aspect of education often occurs poorly or not at all, leading to what is…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Transfer of Training, College Students, Adult Students
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Gibson, Miriam – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
In this article, I examine the changing perception of craft activity since the Industrial Revolution and explore how the social values imposed on craft processes have impacted their effectiveness as tools for learning and self-transformation. Situated within a social constructivist framework, this article suggests that learning occurs as the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Communities of Practice, Teaching Methods, Social Values
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Marzano, Gilberto; Siguencia, Luis Ochoa – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2019
Participatory learning and online learning are increasingly appealing as educational approaches which can positively affect learners. Participatory learning engages students as active participants in the full educational programme, including homework and exercises, whilst online learning offers tools that facilitate learners' collaboration and…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Nonformal Education
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