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White, Allie; LaBelle, Sara – Communication Education, 2019
Drawing on scholarship focused on the concept of emotional labor, this study investigates the communicative role of college instructors in managing their students' mental health. Interviews with instructors (N = 17) focused on their perceived communicative roles in their students' mental health management, the communicative techniques they use to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
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Lorimer, Maureen Reilly – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2019
To ensure a robust and comprehensive educational experience, every K-12 learner must have access to high quality Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) education. To make this happen, their teachers must be effectively prepared to provide excellent art education experiences. Although arts education is required in many states (including California) as…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs
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Bernstein, Jennifer M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
An unconference foregrounds informal, collaborative, participant-generated exchanges of information. Originally associated with technology firms and startups, unconferences are increasingly being held on topics like professional development in education. This paper discusses an unconference convened at Santa Barbara City College on online pedagogy…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Heller, Kevin – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
The Colin standards for online courses are widely used by educational institutions across the world, including the University of California (UC), which uses them in its formula for determining whether or not a high school course can be used to meet minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the University. To date, however, there has been…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, National Standards, Educational Quality
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Cuesta Medina, Liliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This article examines the nature and evolution of the term blended learning (BL), which encompasses numerous connotations, including its conception as a strategy, delivery mode, opportunity, educational shift, or pedagogical approach. Although much has been said in this field, very few studies examine the different types of blends behind their…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Grounded Theory
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Barrett, Tyler; Trosky, Abram; Tawadrous, Adel – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper considers the impact of global and national political polarisation on perspectives of instructors and learners in Arabic classrooms at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in the United States with particular interest in understanding cultural conflicts that occur between instructors and learners. Instructors and…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Cultural Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Carreira, María M. – Hispania, 2018
The year 2017 saw the publication of one of the strongest endorsements of language education on record: "America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century" (henceforth "America's Languages"). Commissioned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress and authored by the Commission on Language Learning of…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Estrada, Brenda Susana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is a belief in higher education that Latino/a faculty do not possess the skills necessary to succeed in academe (Verdugo, 1995). The Latino/a population represents 17% of the total population in the United States. Although the Latino/a population is growing, the rate at which they are obtaining doctoral degrees remains low. During the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation
Sexton, Dena M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
One of the prevailing concerns in education is student access to well-qualified teachers. This concern is particularly acute in the case of California math students where one of out of every six teaching in high minority middle and high schools is considered under-prepared, compared to one of twenty in high-achieving schools. Math, as a content…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Ginsberg, Alice; Gasman, Marybeth; Samayoa, Andrés Castro – Teacher Educator, 2018
This paper provides a deep dive case study of the California Mini-Corps Program within the context of an Hispanic Serving Institution.
Descriptors: State Programs, Case Studies, Hispanic Americans, Mixed Methods Research
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Rezaei, Ali R. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The goal of this research study was to find what makes groupwork to be successful. We asked faculty why they give groupwork assignments to their students and what their opinions about the best practices in creating effective groupwork environment for their students are. It was also intended to compare instructors' opinions with research findings…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Teamwork, Group Discussion, Teacher Attitudes
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Benedetti, Allison; Jackson, John; Luo, Lili – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Vignettes, brief descriptions of fictional characters and situations, serve as a tool to study people's lives, perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about specific situations. Although not widely used in library and information science (LIS) research, vignettes can depersonalize responses to controversial situations or behavioral responses related…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Library Services, Information Literacy, Guidelines
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Henning, Nick; Dover, Alison; Dotson, Erica K.; Agarwal-Rangath, Ruchi – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The rise of high-stakes, standardized, teacher performance assessments (TPAs) is central to the industry being created out of the regulation, policing, and evaluation of university-based teacher education In addition to reinforcing a narrow and counter-critical framework, TPAs can shift responsibility for the evaluation of teacher candidates from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
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Wall, Carrie R. Giboney – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
Teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning are constructed over a lifetime of experiences in classrooms. This nine-year longitudinal study examines preservice teachers' initial educational beliefs and the changes in those beliefs over their teacher preparation program and into their first six years of teaching. Analysis of questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Educational Attitudes
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