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Devlin, Marcia; Radloff, Alex – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
The growing interest in the higher education sector in publishing pedagogical research has led to a focus on professional development for staff who wish to engage in this endeavour. This paper describes and evaluates a specific programme designed to help university staff to prepare and submit a high-quality paper to a peer-reviewed journal.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Faculty Development
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Østern, Tone Pernille; Øyen, Elen – Journal of Dance Education, 2014
This study reflects on a research and development project between two dance practitioners, one of them a wheelchair user, working together to develop pedagogical design within teacher education at a university in Norway. The aim of the authors is to encourage student teachers toward becoming inclusive and brave teachers who define diversity among…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Dance Education, Inclusion, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Blair, Erik; Valdez Noel, Keisha – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
Many higher education institutions use student evaluation systems as a way of highlighting course and lecturer strengths and areas for improvement. Globally, the student voice has been increasing in volume, and capitalising on student feedback has been proposed as a means to benefit teacher professional development. This paper examines the student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Student Evaluation, Student Reaction
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Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Will; Foels, Patricia A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Test anxiety was examined in college students with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results indicated that, relative to college students without ADHD, college students with ADHD reported higher total test anxiety as well as specific aspects of test anxiety, including worry (i.e., cognitive aspects of test anxiety) and…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Problems
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Ha, Phan Le; Li, Binghui – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
The topic of silence and "the Chinese learner" has been extensively studied often in relation to cross-cultural adjustment, intercultural issues, learning styles, language ability and differences of classroom expectations. These studies have often led to recommendations to understand silence and "the Chinese learner" in more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Asians, Speech Communication
Texas Education Agency, 2014
Commissioner's Rules Concerning the State Plan for Educating English Language Learners (ELLs) states that all school districts that are required to provide bilingual education and/or English as a second language (ESL) programs establish and operate a Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC). The LPACs are charged with reviewing all…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Guidelines, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language)
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Beyer, Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This chapter is a detailed investigation of education for Native Hawaiians during the 19th century. However, adhering to Ronald Takaki's assertion (2000) that it is important to demonstrate that America's racial policies involved common practices across culturally diverse groups, this paper incorporates prior studies on the education of African…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, American Indian Education, African American Education, United States History
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Tran, Yune Kim – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The increasing numbers of ELLs (English Language Learners) in U.S. classrooms has prioritized into building quality teacher education programs for teachers so that they have the pedagogical tools necessary to support their students. A continued focus with professional development at the local, state, and national level has gained momentum to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Mixed Methods Research
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Huang, Su-Yun – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2014
Vietnamese immigrant women in Taiwan are at increased risk of anxiety, and community-based group interventions can provide them an accessible form of assistance. Understanding and serving the counseling needs of Vietnamese immigrant women is a new challenge for Taiwan counseling professionals. This study presents the results of outreach efforts by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vietnamese People, Immigrants, Females
OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
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Kim, Jeong-Hee – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
Teacher action research seeks to bring together action, reflection, theory, and practice; and it is acknowledged as a way to value and honour teachers' practical knowledge. The purpose of this article is to conceptualize teacher action research as "Bildung," applying Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics as a theoretical…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Professional Development, Action Research, Educational Philosophy
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Barwell, Richard – Language and Education, 2013
Mathematics curricula increasingly emphasise the importance of mathematical communication. Students are seen as progressing from the use of a more informal or everyday form of communication to a more mathematical approach. There have, however, been very few studies of how mathematicians actually talk about mathematics. This paper reports analysis…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Communication (Thought Transfer), Radio, Mathematics
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Philip, Thomas M.; Schuler-Brown, Sarah; Way, Winmar – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2013
As Big Data becomes increasingly important in policy-making, research, marketing, and commercial applications, we argue that literacy in this domain is critical for engaged democratic participation and that peer-generated data from mobile technologies offer rich possibilities for students to learn about this new genre of data. Through the lens of…
Descriptors: Data, Handheld Devices, Citizen Participation, Computer Literacy
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Harste, Jerome C.; Albers, Peggy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
This qualitative study investigates how 90 teachers explored critical curriculum through their reading, analysis and creation of counter advertisements. Located in visual discourse analysis, we designed a study to investigate the question "To what extent can teachers engaged in a critical literacy curriculum talk back to messages of consumerism,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Consumer Economics, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Dolle, Jonathan R.; Gomez, Louis M.; Russell, Jennifer Lin; Bryk, Anthony S. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2013
This chapter is a case study of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Pathways [TM] program. The goal of the Statway [Registered Trademark] and Quantway [Registered Trademark] pathways is to improve the success rate of community college students who place into developmental mathematics. What makes these programs unique is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Research Methodology, Instructional Design
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