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Dawson-Squibb, John-Joe; Davids, Eugene Lee; de Vries, Petrus J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are parent education and training programmes designed by the UK National Autistic Society in 1997 and 2003, having been delivered to more than 27,000 families in 14 countries. These group-based programmes aim to (1) support parents immediately after diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, (2) empower parents,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Education
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Morris, Thomas Howard – Adult Learning, 2019
Fostering adult learners' competence to adapt appropriately to our ever-changing world is a primary concern of adult education. The purpose of the present article is novel and examines whether the consideration of "modes of learning" (instruction, performance, and inquiry) could assist in the design of adult education that facilitates…
Descriptors: Adults, Adult Education, Independent Study, Social Change
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Adult Learning, 2019
Many adult English language learners (ELLs) aspire toward postsecondary educational programs but do not go on to obtain college credentials after beginning classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or community college English as a second or other language classes to prepare for college-level English. Understanding how adult ELLs experience learning…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Constructivism (Learning)
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Al Lily, Abdulrahman Essa; Alhazmi, Ahmed Ali – Adult Learning, 2019
Poverty is discussed here from pedagogical and therefore instructional perspectives. It is analyzed in novel ways, seeing charities as environments wherein adult learning occurs. Charities are shown as overlooked "adult learning institutions" that "instruct" the poor by conveying to them (indirectly "through" the type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Donors, Private Financial Support
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Edler, Jessica R.; Eberman, Lindsey E. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2019
Context: Continuing education (CE) is a form of professional development intended to improve knowledge and skill beyond entry-level practice; however, we lack data to understand how athletic trainers (ATs) choose to implement CE experiences into clinical practice. Objective: To explore ATs' motivators for pursuing professional development through…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Trainers, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education
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Xu, Zhihong; Banerjee, Manjari; Ramirez, Gilbert; Zhu, Gang; Wijekumar, Kausalai – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Learning to write well can be a significant contributor to English language proficiency. The large population of English language learners (ELLs) has highlighted the need for educational technology as an important support for the different approaches to writing instruction for ELLs. In this meta-analysis, we examined the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Monroe, Martha C.; Oxarart, Annie; Walkingstick, Tamara – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Conducting a climate change presentation or workshop can be uncomfortable for adult educators because they do not want to alienate audiences or diminish their credibility among those who doubt climate change is a problem. Trust in the speaker is a key element for successful communication, and perhaps essential when conveying information about a…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Workshops, Adult Education
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Lavoue, Elise; Monterrat, Baptiste; Desmarais, Michel; George, Sebastien – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2019
In spite of their effectiveness, learning environments often fail to engage users and end up under-used. Many studies show that gamification of learning environments can enhance learners' motivation to use learning environments. However, learners react differently to specific game mechanics and little is known about how to adapt gaming features to…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Time on Task
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Hawkins, Beth – Education Next, 2019
Forty-one percent of U.S. adults ages 25 and older have no more than a high school education, and 26.5 million people in that age bracket--12 percent of them--lack even that. Today, many adult basic education (ABE) programs are run by the local K-12 school district, but academic courses and career training are frequently lumped together with…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Aedo, María Paz; Peredo, Santiago; Schaeffer, Colombina – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Adult education in political ecology entails critically and constructively observing the interactions among the actors involved in socioecological conflicts at global and local scales. This definition invites transcending environmental education and education for sustainability's frontiers, examining the ontology, or the 'place', from where actors…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Politics of Education, Ecology, Transformative Learning
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Segal, Osnat; Kishon-Rabin, Liat – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
Arabic stress is predictable, varies across words, and does not have a contrastive role, whereas, Hebrew stress although nonpredictable, carries contrastive value. Stress processing was assessed in speakers of the two languages at three processing levels: discrimination, short-term memory, and metalinguistic awareness. In Experiment 1, Arabic…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Native Language, Metalinguistics, Phonology
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Liu, Huan; Brantmeier, Cindy; Strube, Michael – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
Recent research on the relationship between reading and writing in foreign language (FL) context is limited. However, an examination of the issue is critical for FL literacy curriculum design. The present study, contextualized in an English as a foreign language (EFL) test preparation program in China, explores the reading-writing relationship by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship
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Gencoglu, Cem; Demirtas-Zorbaz, Selen; Demircioglu, Haktan; Ekin, Samet – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify views of counselors working in early childhood education institutions about psychological counseling and guidance services. To this end, face-to-face interviews were carried out with 73 guidance teachers using semi-structured interview forms in order to explore their views about counseling and guidance…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Counseling Services, Guidance Programs, Early Childhood Education
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