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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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Radford, Alexandria Walton; Fritch, Laura Burns; Leu, Katherine; Duprey, Michael – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents selected findings from the second follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 follows a nationally representative sample of students who were ninth-graders in fall 2009 from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. Key research topics for HSLS:09 include secondary to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, Cohort Analysis
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Kimmons, Royce; Hall, Cassidy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
We report on a survey of K-12 teachers and teacher candidates wherein participants evaluated known models (e.g., TPACK, SAMR, RAT, TIP) and provided insight on what makes a model valuable for them in the classroom. Results indicated that: (1) technology integration should be coupled with good theory to be effective, (2) classroom experience did…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Olivarez, Joseph D.; Bales, Stephen; Sare, Laura; vanDuinkerken, Wyoma – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Jeffrey Beall's blog listing of potential predatory journals and publishers, as well as his "Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access (OA) Publishers" are often looked at as tools to help researchers avoid publishing in predatory journals. While these "Criteria" have brought a greater awareness of OA predatory journals,…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Science, Periodicals, Evaluation Criteria
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Ampadu, Osei; D'Antonio, Laura; Gromos, David; Wheeler, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents school-level finance data on expenditures by function from the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS). The SLFS is an extension of two existing collections being conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in collaboration with the Census Bureau: the School District Finance Survey (F-33) and the state-level…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Data Collection, Feasibility Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lien, Aaron M.; Ruyle, George; López-Hoffman, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2018
This article introduces Q methodology, an idea-sorting activity that can help Extension improve outreach and education on new and contentious issues. Q methodology is a helpful tool when Extension professionals are confronted with controversial or complex resource management challenges. Through the analysis of a simple card-sorting exercise,…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Extension Education, Outreach Programs, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Cheney, Marshall K.; Vesely, Sara K.; Aspy, Cheryl B.; Oman, Roy F.; Tolma, Eleni L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The prospective associations between negative life events (NLEs) and adolescent alcohol use was examined using the Youth Asset Study. Participants (n = 1040 adolescents, mean age = 15.8 years) completed annual interviews which included a life events scale and alcohol use in the last 30 days. Family structure and parent education were assessed as…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Drinking, Correlation
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Hicks, Tyler; Rodríguez-Campos, Liliana; Choi, Jeong Hoon – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
To begin statistical analysis, Bayesians quantify their confidence in modeling hypotheses with priors. A prior describes the probability of a certain modeling hypothesis apart from the data. Bayesians should be able to defend their choice of prior to a skeptical audience. Collaboration between evaluators and stakeholders could make their choices…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Evaluation Methods, Statistical Analysis, Hypothesis Testing
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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Niemi, David, Ed.; Pea, Roy D., Ed.; Saxberg, Bror, Ed.; Clark, Richard E., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2018
This book provides a comprehensive introduction by an extraordinary range of experts to the recent and rapidly developing field of learning analytics. Some of the finest current thinkers about ways to interpret and benefit from the increasing amount of evidence from learners' experiences have taken time to explain their methods, describe examples,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Benefits
Gunel, Elvan, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2018
"Controversial Issues in Social Studies Education in Turkey: The Contemporary Debates" consists of different research. Each chapter analyzes a controversial topic that is significant to understand the social and political dynamics of Turkish society and culture. One of the purposes of this volume is to analyze and discuss how various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Gender Issues
Meyers, Coby, Ed.; Darwin, Marlene, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2018
This book advances discussion and disseminates knowledge and global perspectives on what school leadership looks like, how it is enacted and under what circumstances, and when or where lessons might be portable. This book has wide appeal for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners considering school leadership and how to support it…
Descriptors: School Administration, Instructional Leadership, School Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness
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