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Rahman, Mustafizur; Hamzah, Mohd Izham Mohd; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd; Rahman, Mizan – International Education Studies, 2010
In a world of global market competition, the secondary level education has become a part of basic education. Secondary schools are vested with the responsibility of imparting knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for individuals to fit into society and be able to contribute fruitfully to its development. This article analyses the development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, Secondary Education
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Ruzic-Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana; Dimitrijevic, Maja – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2010
Every few years, there is a breakthrough in information technology, introducing a new concept that becomes widely used. This paper deals with the challenges IT (information technology) instructors face due to these rapid developments in the IT industry. More specifically, we are interested in the challenges instructors of the introductory IT…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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Johnson, Carrie; Duckworth, Vicky; Apelbaum, Cindi; McNamara, Marie – NADE Digest, 2010
This action research study sought to understand what contributed to the success of two adult learners who had previously been left behind by the educational system. The findings revealed the importance of supportive educators, as well as a personal support system. In addition, their participation in this study was an empowering experience for the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Action Research
Strom, Adam – Facing History and Ourselves, 2009
This resource gives students and teachers a greater understanding of identity, membership, citizenship, and belonging in the UK. In a time when debates about national identity and integration have taken on increased urgency, Facing History and Ourselves introduces, "Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain". It reveals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Identification, Immigrants
Shewring, Fiona – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
The place of women in the manual trades is examined in this paper, which sets out strategies for encouraging them to study and work in areas such as building and construction. Such strategies include introductory and pre-apprenticeships courses, clustering female students, and support from teachers in opening up job opportunities. This paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
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Moran, Paul; Rowe, Richard; Flach, Clare; Briskman, Jacqueline; Ford, Tamsin; Maughan, Barbara; Scott, Stephen; Goodman, Robert – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits in children and adolescents are increasingly recognized as a distinctive dimension of prognostic importance in clinical samples. Nevertheless, comparatively little is known about the longitudinal effects of these personality traits on the mental health of young people from the general population. Using a…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Emotional Problems, Legislators, Hyperactivity
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Fisher, Pamela; Fisher, Roy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
The present paper explores the fascist vision for education in 1930s Britain through the presentation of extracts from official publications of the British Union of Fascists (BUF), as well as from the writings of Party members. The paper presents a socio-historical study of British adherents to fascism and provides an account of their thinking in…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Social History, Educational History, Politics of Education
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Paterson, Lindsay – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
It is widely agreed that formal learning can influence people's social attitudes and can encourage them to take part in civic activities. Less investigated, however, has been the question of whether these effects flow from any kind of education, or whether particular subjects of study are more relevant to civic values than others. The 1958 and…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Educational Benefits
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Parker, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2009
The paper reports on the findings of a community learning approach to doctoral education involving scholarly writing groups (SWGs) which was developed and implemented in the context of a higher degree research programme within the social sciences in an Australian university. The research evaluated the impact of the teaching intervention on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Sciences, Doctoral Programs, Learning Experience
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Perriton, Linda – Gender and Education, 2009
This article focuses on how citizenship education was built into the organisational practices as well as the formal instructional programmes of women's organisations in Britain in the pre- and post-Second World War period. It compares the efforts of two such organisations, the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and the British…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Citizenship Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Lynn, Richard – Intelligence, 2009
Results of five studies show that during the second half of the twentieth century there were increases in the Development Quotients (DQs) of infants in the first two years of life. These gains were obtained for the Bayley Scales in the United States and Australia, and for the Griffiths Test in Britain. The average of 19 data points is a DQ gain of…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Preschool Children, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Gregoriades, Andreas; Pampaka, Maria; Michail, Harris – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
The work described here draws on the emerging need to internationalize the curriculum in higher education. The focus of the study is on the evaluation of a Management Information Systems (MIS) Module, and the specification of appropriate course of action that would support its internationalization. To realize this goal it is essential to identify…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Management Information Systems, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Sutherland, John – Education & Training, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the amount of training received by employees; the extent to which individuals are dissatisfied with the training they receive; and employee perceptions of the extent to which the skill levels they possess are higher than/lower than those required to do their jobs. Design/methodology/approach: A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Job Skills
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Molesworth, Mike; Nixon, Elizabeth; Scullion, Richard – Teaching in Higher Education, 2009
In this paper we express concerns that the marketisation of British higher education that has accompanied its expansion has resulted in some sections becoming pedagogically limited. We draw from Fromm's humanist philosophy based on "having" to argue that the current higher education (HE) market discourse promotes a mode of existence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, Purchasing
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Dalbello, Marija – Library Quarterly, 2009
This article presents the narrative accounts of the beginnings of digital library programs in five European national libraries: Biblioteca nacional de Portugal, Bibliotheque nationale de France, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, the National Library of Scotland, and the British Library. Based on interviews with policy makers and developers of digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Development, Government Libraries, Cultural Influences
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