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Arpacioglu, Isil Tuzun; Can, Ertug; Aktas, Fatma Oya – Online Submission, 2019
With a regulation made in 2001, vocational and technical secondary education graduates were given the right to enroll to vocational colleges without taking the national central exam. However, this regulation was repealed in 2016. If the students are placed in an associate degree program in the same field, additional points are added to the points…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, College Students
Banghart, Patti; Cook, Maya; Bamdad, Tiffany; Carlson, Julianna; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – Child Trends, 2019
Partnerships between Early Head Start (EHS)/Head Start and child care programs have existed for many years. In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) granted funds to establish Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs) with the goal of expanding access to high-quality early learning programs to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children
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Baton, Emily; Crosland, Kimberly; Haynes, Rocky – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: Homeless children are more likely to have social skills deficits relative to same aged peers and may benefit from a social skills intervention. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the Let's Be Social application with the addition of behavioral skills training (BST) to teach social skills to children who were homeless.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Interpersonal Competence, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Pattyn, Valérie; Molenveld, Astrid; Befani, Barbara – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) is gaining ground in evaluation circles, but the number of applications is still limited. In this article, we consider the challenges that can emerge during a QCA evaluation by drawing on our experience of conducting one in the field of development cooperation. For each stage of the evaluation process, we…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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Baldwin, Cheryl K.; Lander, Rachel – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
This case study examined the functional role activities of developmental evaluators in a school and community partnership employing a collaborative program model to improve an urban underperforming public school. Program implementers' assessments of program developments and their experience with developmental evaluators were also examined. Data…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Role, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Litwok, Daniel; Peck, Laura R. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
In experimental evaluations of policy interventions, the so-called Bloom adjustment is commonly used to estimate the impact of the treatment on the treated. It does so by rescaling the estimated impact of the intention to treat--that is, the overall treatment-control group difference in outcomes for the entire experimental sample--by the…
Descriptors: Computation, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Evaluation, Scaling
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Moore, Marah; Parsons, Beverly; Jessup, Patricia – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Evaluators are becoming increasingly aware that, to provide maximum benefit to the programs they evaluate, they must address the systems within which the programs work. However, evaluation practice is often influenced by beliefs and assumptions that are rooted in an understanding of these systems as stable and predictable. We identify four traps…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Systems Approach, Beliefs, Program Evaluation
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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Hughes, Bronach; Fox, Pauline – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils. Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Development, Social Development, Mental Health
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Lee, Hsin-Hua; Wentz, Bethany L. – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2019
The population of Mandarin-speaking, Chinese international students is rapidly expanding in the United States (Institute of International Education n.d.). Among them, there is a small subgroup of individuals who are minors and unaccompanied by parents (i.e., parachute kids). As part of its initiative to increase support for Mandarin-speaking…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Foreign Students, Private Schools, High School Students
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Miller, Michelle D.; Dickson, K. Laurie; Koch, Rachel L. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
While it is well-known that faculty-student interaction is key to student success, few institutions have directly leveraged faculty in supporting academic persistence. Many myths about persistence proliferate, and faculty can unwittingly hinder persistence by implementing the wrong kinds of practices. Faculty are most empowered to support student…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Persistence
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Higgins, Edel; Slattery, Carol; Perry, John L.; O'Shea, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research has shown that rates of clinical anxiety levels are higher among young people with an ASD than their typically developing peers. This study conducted an exploratory investigation into the impact of a specifically tailored CBT group programme on anxiety levels in young people with ASD. The 12 week CBT programme was delivered to 12 children…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring
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Embregts, Petri J. C. M.; Zijlmans, Linda J. M.; Gerits, Linda; Bosman, Anna M. T. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a training program focusing on improvement of emotional intelligence (EI) and support staffs' awareness of their behaviour towards people with an intellectual disability based on interactional patterns. The support provided regarding the needs for autonomy, relatedness, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Intellectual Disability
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Van Batenburg, Eline S. L.; Oostdam, Ron J.; Van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; Fukkink, Ruben G.; De Jong, Nivja H. – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Little is known about the effects of different instructional approaches on learner affect in oral interaction in the foreign language classroom. In a randomized experiment with Dutch pre-vocational learners (N = 147), we evaluated the effects of 3 newly developed instructional programs for English as a foreign language (EFL). These programs…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Sigurðardóttir, Zuilma Gabriela – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This study describes the development and evaluation of a behavioral parent training protocol via telecommunication for three parents of preschool children with autism, with limited access to behavioral expertise. A single-subject, multiple baseline experimental design across child behaviors, replicated across parents, was used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Autism, Program Development
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Noell, George H.; Burns, Jeanne M.; Gansle, Kristin A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Systemic efforts to strengthen teacher preparation in Louisiana led to the first statewide value-added assessment (VAA) of teacher preparation programs (TPPs). Subsequently, a number of states have adopted VAA of TPPs. The authors describe challenges that were confronted around the deployment of Louisiana's VAA of TPPs. The discussion is organized…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education Programs, Program Improvement
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