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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Constantinou, Elis Kakoulli, Ed.; Giannikas, Christina Nicole, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume addresses issues related to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teaching practices as well as ESP teacher education as they arise in today's constantly changing and developing world. "ESP Teaching and Teacher Education: Current Theories and Practices?," supported by the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology,…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Teacher Education, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
Brookhart, Susan M., Ed.; McMillan, James H., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
"Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement" explores the ways in which the theory and practice of both educational measurement and the assessment of student learning in classroom settings mutually inform one another. Chapters by assessment and measurement experts consider the nature of classroom assessment information, from…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Lillard, Angeline S.; McHugh, Virginia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Maria Montessori developed a form of education in the first half of the last century that came to be called by her surname, and research indicates it often has positive outcomes. In the years since its development, tens of thousands of schools worldwide have called their programs "Montessori," yet implementations vary widely, leading to…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Educational Philosophy
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Carter, Ingrid; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee; Nargund-Joshi, Vanashri – Science & Education, 2019
Our goal in this article is to provide research-based strategies for embedding Nature of Science (NOS) into science instruction at the elementary level. We thus intend to aid researchers, professional developers, and teachers in noting that not only is it important and possible to teach NOS at the elementary levels, but also that elementary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Fulton, Brad R. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2018
Surveys provide a critical source of data for scholars, yet declining response rates are threatening the quality of data being collected. This threat is particularly acute among organizational studies that use key informants--the mean response rate for published studies is 34 percent. This article describes several response enhancing strategies…
Descriptors: Surveys, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Organizations (Groups), Bias
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Perna, Laura W.; Leigh, Elaine W. – Educational Researcher, 2018
Over the past decade, but especially in the past few years, programs with a "promise" label have been advanced at the local, state, and federal levels. To advance understanding of the design, implementation, and impact of the many different versions of emerging programs, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers need an organizing…
Descriptors: Classification, College Programs, Multivariate Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Porter, Kristin E. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Researchers are often interested in testing the effectiveness of an intervention on multiple outcomes, for multiple subgroups, at multiple points in time, or across multiple treatment groups. The resulting multiplicity of statistical hypothesis tests can lead to spurious findings of effects. Multiple testing procedures (MTPs) are statistical…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Hypothesis Testing
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Gehlbach, Hunter; Robinson, Carly D. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Like performance-enhancing drugs inflating apparent athletic achievements, several common social science practices contribute to the production of illusory results. In this article, we examine the processes that lead to illusory findings and describe their consequences. We borrow from an approach used increasingly by other disciplines--the norm of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Hypothesis Testing
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Cook, Kristin L.; Bush, Sarah B. – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
Complementing the aims of problem-based inquiry, a pedagogical approach called design thinking (DT) has students grapple with issues that require a creative redefinition and reimagining of solutions akin to professional skills of designers, who consider conflicting priorities and complex negotiations to arrive at a solution to an ill-defined…
Descriptors: Design, Integrated Curriculum, STEM Education, Art Education
Hall, Gene E., Ed.; Quin, Linda F., Ed.; Gollnick, Donna M., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Context Effect
Kühl, Jørgen, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Danish, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Course Descriptions, Language Minorities, Educational Policy
Robertson, Boyd, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Gàidhlig, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Preschool Education
Rodwell, Grant – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2018
"Risk Society and School Educational Policy" explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and…
Descriptors: Risk, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Neoliberalism
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Miller, Raissa M.; Chan, Christian D.; Farmer, Laura B. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018
Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is a contemporary qualitative research method grounded in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and idiography. Philosophical principles and rigorous methodology make this approach well suited for research in counselor education and supervision. In this primer, the authors introduce counselor educators,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Counselor Training, Counselor Educators
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Aydogan, Hakan; Akbarov, Azamat – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine some correlations of academic procrastination, as well as to examine gender differences in this hypothetical construct important to the learning environment (in our case, in a Turkish EFL context). A total of 213 participants (120 females and 93 males), recruited from Mugla Sitki Koçman University,…
Descriptors: Time Management, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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