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Dreas-Shaikha, Maryann J. – Online Submission, 2018
There is a serious need to reconsider the adult-led, grade-centered parent teacher meetings which are standard school practice. Schools and students would benefit from elevating PTMs with student voice and formative assessment that celebrates students' efforts and motivates them to continue learning. Under a reinvented framework for meetings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment, Meetings
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Ayhan, Cihan; Ekinci, Nurullah Emir; Yalçin, Ilimdar; Yigit, Sihmehmet – Education Sciences, 2018
The aim of this research was to determine the factors that may prevent high school students from participating in recreational activities and to investigate whether these factors differ within the scope of various variables. This study consisted of 1459 (681 women and 778 men) student volunteers who are educated to high school level. The easy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Is good reasoning in the moral domain different from its counterpart in non-moral domains? What counts as a good moral argument, or a valid moral assertion or claim? What does 'validity' mean in the moral realm? Lots of ink has been spilled on these and related questions in the past few decades, but not much has been settled. In what follows I…
Descriptors: Justice, Ethics, Value Judgment, Persuasive Discourse
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Weiss, H. Anne; Fosnacht, Kevin – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2018
Creating educated and informed citizens for our diverse democracy has long been one of the objectives of the U.S. educational system. Traditionally, service-learning has been the primary tool for colleges and universities to promote civic outcomes; however, other practices, particularly those requiring substantial student investments of time and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Knowledge Level, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Gary, Kevin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman characterizes this era as a time of "liquid modernity." Rather than settled meanings, categories, and frames of reference, Bauman contends that meaning is always in flux, open-ended rather than closed. This flux is in large part driven and exacerbated by a culture of consumerism. This phenomenology of the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Consumer Economics, Phenomenology, Educational Philosophy
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Merey, Zihni – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to compare the level of allocation of human rights education issues in social studies textbooks in Turkey and the United States. For this aim, six social studies textbooks from both countries were examined. Textbooks were analyzed in terms of their level of "human rights education issues," in accordance with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Alagözlü, Nuray – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Vocabulary researchers generally point out three strategies that learners apply in order to find out the meanings of unknown words on their own (Graves, 2006; 2007). The use of context, word parts, reference materials ((e.g. dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, both print and online) in-text definition/explanations, synonyms, examples,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reference Materials, Vocabulary Skills, Prediction
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Muslu Kaygisiz, Gülfem; Gürkan, Burcu; Akbas, Ufuk – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to adapt the Scientific Reasoning Scale (SRS) into Turkish. The translated form has been provided to the students enrolled at different levels together with a form in which they were requested to present what they have understood and the reason of their responses. It was seen that the explanations of students to one item…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Science Tests, Psychometrics
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Wang, Lin; Qian, Jiahe; Lee, Yi-Hsuan – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Educational assessment data are often collected from a set of test centers across various geographic regions, and therefore the data samples contain clusters. Such cluster-based data may result in clustering effects in variance estimation. However, in many grouped jackknife variance estimation applications, jackknife groups are often formed by a…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Scaling, Equated Scores, Cluster Grouping
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Ergen, Yusuf; Elma, Cevat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The primary school Turkish program was basically built on three learning domains. These are the learning domains of verbal communication, reading and writing. The purpose of the present study is to determine primary school teachers' practices and difficulties related to students considered to have undiognosed verbal communication, reading and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Difficulties, Communication Problems
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Viáfara, John Jairo; Largo, José David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Master degree programs have rapidly increased in Colombia to the point where they are one of the most favored options for English teachers seeking to bolster their professional development. This survey study characterizes eighty participants, their five master programs, and their perceptions concerning the influence these graduate courses exerted…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kadioglu Ates, Hatice; Kadioglu, Serkan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Teaching is a sacred profession performed by self-sacrificing individuals with high responsibilities who are aware of their roles, have undertaken the task of raising future generations, make easier individuals' process of becoming citizen in a way to ensure the peace and welfare of the communities, and allow them to learn knowledge, skills,…
Descriptors: Opinions, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Characteristics
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Allegrante, John P. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
This article describes advances in the behavioral self-management of chronic disease from the perspective of a 25-year trajectory of National Institute of Health-funded research in arthritis and cardiopulmonary diseases that has sought to develop a transdisciplinary understanding of how applied behavioral science can be used to improve health…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Social Theories, Epistemology, Health Behavior
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Janssen, Heleen J.; Bruinsma, Gerben J. N.; Dekovic, Maja; Eichelsheim, Veroni I. – Youth & Society, 2018
Although spending time in criminogenic settings is increasingly recognized as an explanation for adolescent delinquency, little is known about its determinants. The current study aims to examine the extent to which (change in) self-control and (change in) delinquent attitudes relate to (change in) time spent in criminogenic settings, and the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Control, Delinquency, Attitudes
Lacefield, Warren E.; Applegate, E. Brooks – Online Submission, 2018
Accountability seems forever engrained into the K-12 environment, as has been the expectation of delivering quality education to school aged children and adolescents. Yet, repeated failure of this expectation has focused the public's and policy maker's attention on the limitations of major accountability systems. This paper explores applications…
Descriptors: Public Education, Data, Visual Aids, Artificial Intelligence
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