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Steslow, Donna; Lasher, Nancy; Kong, Sue – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
While assessment is normally conducted at a programmatic (degree, or institution-wide) level, it is interesting and informative to learn where specific courses fit into assessment and how those courses have been adjusted in response to data collected in the assessment process. As members of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Business Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Based Assessment
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Buzzelli, Armand; Holdan, E. Gregory; Rota, Daniel; McCarthy, John – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2016
Despite the perception that face-to-face classrooms provide speaking opportunities, studies by Fassinger (1995), Nunn (1996), and Weimer (2013) have conveyed that there is limited interaction in a traditional college lecture setting. Social media networks such as Twitter provide an opportunity for instructors to utilize popular mobile technology…
Descriptors: Social Media, Concept Formation, Instructional Improvement, Mixed Methods Research
Law, Marla S. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore and examine perceptions among public and private higher education leaders in Pennsylvania regarding their institutions Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) codes of conduct, ethics training programs, and practices of ethics. Highly publicized misconduct incidents warranted the need for scrutiny of the…
Descriptors: Corporations, Social Responsibility, Ethics, Higher Education
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Hauze, Sean; French, Debbie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
With a national emphasis on integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-16 courses, incorporating technology in a meaningful way is critical. This research examines whether STEM and non-STEM teachers were able to incorporate technology in STEM courses successfully with sufficient professional development. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Musical Instruments, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Wang, Feihong; Algina, James; Snyder, Patricia; Cox, Martha – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
We examined children's task engagement during a challenging puzzle task in the presence of their primary caregivers by using a representative sample of rural children from six high-poverty counties across two states. Weighted longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to identify a task engagement factor…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Toddlers, Rural Population, Psychological Patterns
Wang, Feihong; Algina, James; Snyder, Patricia; Cox, Martha; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Cox, Martha; Blair, Clancy; Burchinal, Margaret; Burton, Linda; Crnic, Keith; Crouter, Ann; Garrett-Peters, Patricia; Greenberg, Mark; Lanza, Stephanie; Mills-Koonce, Roger; Werner, Emily; Willoughby, Michael – Grantee Submission, 2017
We examined individual differences and predictions of children's patterns in behavioral, emotional and attentional efforts toward challenging puzzle tasks at 24 and 35 months using data from a large longitudinal rural representative sample. Using latent transition analysis, we found four distinct task-oriented patterns in problem-solving tasks…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Preschool Children, Task Analysis, Early Childhood Education
Green, Lee C. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study examined the perceptions of community employers as to the skill levels of graduates from Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. This study also examined the perceptions of former students of CTE programs. The skill level is the skills that the job market deem necessary to be successful in a particular industry. This study also…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Career Education, Entry Workers, Statistical Analysis
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Olson, Jonathan R.; Goddard, H. Wallace – Youth & Society, 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of depressive symptoms among adolescents using concepts drawn from two theoretical models that underlie popular youth-focused programs. Specifically, we assessed the degree to which family-level risk factors increase the likelihood of depressive symptoms, and the degree to which community and/or…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Predictor Variables, At Risk Persons
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Ramsay, Crystal M.; Sperling, Rayne A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
In 2 experiments the authors investigated whether assigning a perspective to middle school students prior to reading a long informational text would improve their reading comprehension. Pretest-posttest control group designs were employed in both experiments, in Experiment 1 (n = 146 fifth- and sixth-grade students) and in Experiment 2 (n = 83…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2015
This study documents the magnitude of the gaps in student performance for public school students in Pennsylvania and estimates the economic consequences of those education performance gaps. Although Pennsylvania is one of the top-scoring states on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on average, the achievement gaps between…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Economic Factors, Racial Differences
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Holmstrup, Michael E.; Verba, Steven D.; Lynn, Jeffrey S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Skinfold assessment is valid and economical; however, it has a steep learning curve, and many programs only include one exposure to the technique. Increasing the number of exposures to skinfold assessment within an undergraduate curriculum would likely increase skill proficiency. The present study combined observational and Think Aloud…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Protocol Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Siegler, Robert S.; Lortie-Forgues, Hugues – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Understanding an arithmetic operation implies, at minimum, knowing the direction of effects that the operation produces. However, many children and adults, even those who execute arithmetic procedures correctly, may lack this knowledge on some operations and types of numbers. To test this hypothesis, we presented preservice teachers (Study 1),…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Education, Knowledge Level, Hypothesis Testing
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Rasberry, Catherine N.; Morris, Elana; Lesesne, Catherine A.; Kroupa, Elizabeth; Topete, Pablo; Carver, Lisa H.; Robin, Leah – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
Black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are at disproportionate risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. This study informs school-centered strategies for connecting YMSM to health services by describing their willingness, perceived safety, and experiences in talking to school staff about sexual health.…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Questionnaires
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Hennessy, Michael; Bleakley, Amy; Piotrowski, Jessica Taylor; Mallya, Giridhar; Jordan, Amy – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objective: To examine how parents' beliefs about beverage attributes and exposure to sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) advertising are associated with parents' and their children's SSB consumption. Design: Cross-sectional representative telephone survey of Philadelphia parents in households with children between the ages of 3 and 16 years.…
Descriptors: Role, Advertising, Regression (Statistics), Parent Attitudes
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Rapchak, Marcia E.; Lewis, Leslie A.; Motyka, Julie K.; Balmert, Margaret – Adult Learning, 2015
Information literacy (IL) skills are essential for adult learners in higher education, especially those unfamiliar with information systems. Citing a lack of literature assessing such skills in adult learners, this article examines the IL abilities of adult learners in an IL course. Using a rubric and annotated bibliographies from study…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Adult Students, Information Skills, Higher Education
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