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Thomas, Gary; Darayan, Shahryar – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Every engineering, computing, and engineering technology program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has formulated many and varied self-assessment methods. Methods used to assess a program for ABET accreditation and continuous improvement are for keeping programs current with academic and industrial…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Exit Examinations, Self Evaluation (Groups), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Guiney, Tess; Deaker, Lynley – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article examines the nature of, and need for, evaluation of community-engaged university teaching and research. The research was conducted as part of a larger project aimed at improving institutional understanding of how to best support community-engaged university people. We interviewed 25 community-engaged colleagues, and used a general…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, School Community Relationship
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Alkaher, Iris; Avissar, Ilana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on the impact of a sustainability leadership development program (SLDP) designed to develop staff members as leaders who encourage sustainability practices within institutions of higher education (IHE). Using the framework of community of practice (CoP), we explored the program's contribution by interviewing 16 staff members who…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Program Evaluation
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Payne, Elizabethe C.; Smith, Melissa J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide insight to the multiple ways that school leaders resist, avoid, or block LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer, and questioning) professional development for their staff and, thus, resist the conversations around school responsibility to these students and families. Research…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Boggs, George L.; Stewart, Trevor Thomas; Jansky, Timothy A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
The language of economics and economic imperatives are driving standardized school reform in the United States without input from teachers. This teacher action research project responds to concerns about contemporary school reforms by considering how economics-minded dialogue about literacy education can help teachers support students' literacy…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Literacy Education, Educational Change, Action Research
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Kuder, S. Jay; Accardo, Amy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This article reports the results of a systematic review of the emerging research on programs and services designed to meet the needs of students with ASD. For the purposes of this review, only articles that included data on program outcomes were included. A total of eight studies that met this criterion were identified. These studies included…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Lin, Jingjing; Cantoni, Lorenzo – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
As the popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow, studies are emerging to investigate various topics in this area. Most have focused on the learners' perspective, leaving a gap in the literature about MOOC instructors. The current research--conducted in the field of tourism and hospitality--explored early experiences of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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Arslangilay, A. Selcen – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The mass migration of Syrians with a high rate of school-age children into Turkey brought together the need for teaching these students Turkish for integrating them into the society and Turkish education system. The Ministry of National Education gave this responsibility especially to Turkish teachers. Therefore, these teachers should have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ferrare, Joseph J. – Educational Policy, 2018
In this article, we illustrate the relationships between Teach For America (TFA) and the deregulation of university-based teacher education programs. We use policy network analysis to create a visual representation of TFA's connections to individuals, organizations, and private corporations who are working to shift the way teachers are prepared.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Program Evaluation
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Alston, Chandra L.; Danielson, Katie A.; Dutro, Elizabeth; Cartun, Ashley – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Facilitating discussions in English Language Arts can develop students' skills as speakers and listeners and their ability to engage with diverse perspectives. However, classroom observations often demonstrate a lack of student talk, raising questions about the complexity of facilitating discussion and teachers' opportunities to learn and hone the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Instruction, Language Arts
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Bayles, Taryn; Morrell, Claudia – Chemical Engineering Education, 2018
To better understand the components that create an equitable learning environment, we have analyzed a number of highly successful programs that we developed and conducted targeting K-12 students, their teachers, and university students. We identified four criteria experienced by the student that are essential for his or her recruitment,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, College Programs
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Perepezko, K.; Tingey, L.; Sato, P.; Rastatter, S.; Ruggiero, C.; Gittelsohn, J. – Health Education Research, 2018
Youth obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, especially among urban-based, minority youth. The B'More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) trial worked at multiple levels of the food environment, including carryouts, to increase access to and demand for healthy, affordable foods. The objective of this article is to describe…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Obesity, Low Income
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Harvey, Susan P.; Markenson, Deborah; Gibson, Cheryl A. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Obesity is a complex health problem affecting more than one-third of school-aged youth. The increasing obesity rates in Kansas and Missouri has been particularly concerning, with efforts being made to improve student health through the implementation of school wellness policies (SWPs). The primary purpose of this study was to conduct a…
Descriptors: Wellness, School Policy, Barriers, Health Promotion
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Holmes, Mike; Latham, Annabel; Crockett, Keeley; O'Shea, James D. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2018
Comprehension is an important cognitive state for learning. Human tutors recognize comprehension and non-comprehension states by interpreting learner non-verbal behavior (NVB). Experienced tutors adapt pedagogy, materials, and instruction to provide additional learning scaffold in the context of perceived learner comprehension. Near real-time…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Networks
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Wright, Julie A.; Whiteley, Jessica A.; Watson, Bonnie L.; Sheinfeld Gorin, Sherri N.; Hayman, Laura L. – Health Education Research, 2018
Recommendations for the prevention of childhood obesity encourage providers to counsel parents and their children on healthy diet and activity behaviors. This study evaluated the feasibility of a theory-based, tailored communication intervention for obesity prevention ("Team Up for Health") delivered during a well-child visit. A…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Health, Obesity, Intervention
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