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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsie Ethel – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
A qualitative case study was conducted at six purposively sampled universities; out of a population of approximately 23 universities. This sampling strategy was based on selecting some universities that became Universities of Technology during the process of merging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) while other universities kept their identity;…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research
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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service physical education teachers' engagement during online adapted physical education (APE) graduate professional development. This study was based on andragogy theory. All participants were in-service physical education teachers enrolled in a state-approved online APE endorsement program at a…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Grounded Theory, Teacher Attitudes
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon; Ross-Gordon, Jovita M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
The purpose of this multiple case study was to describe the experiences of graduate education faculty of varying racial/ethnic backgrounds, learning to navigate difficult discourses on race effectively over time. The study employed positionality as a theoretical framework. Findings indicate that faculty balance what we refer to as "strategies…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Classroom Communication, Race
Sims-Jones, Jacquelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is a problem experienced in schools across the country including in the ABC Elementary School in Georgia, where the No Place for Hate antibullying program is in place to address this problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand educators' perspectives on their experiences implementing the program. Bandura's social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Vos, Rebecca – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Teacher principles encompass a teacher's stated assumptions, beliefs, and conceptions about acquiring and teaching a second language (L2). Due to the complex and diversified nature of how principles take form, an individual teacher's principles will influence their judgements, perceptions and instructional decisions, thus affecting the outcome of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Beliefs, Second Language Instruction
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Tran, Ngoc H.; Hallinger, Philip; Truong, Thang – School Leadership & Management, 2018
This study addressed the research question: How do Vietnamese principals lead the professional learning of teachers? The research was comprised of a multiple-site case study of leadership and teacher learning in four Vietnamese schools. Qualitative data analysis aimed at identifying modal practices adopted by these Vietnamese principals to lead…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Principals, Professional Education
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Gholam, Alain – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Beginning teachers experience a variety of challenges and difficulties as they struggle to develop and progress in their teaching career. The following qualitative case study focused on a novice teacher's perceptions concerning the mentoring experience she received in her practicum course at the American University in Dubai. The study was guided…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Gonzalez, Michelle; Moore, Noreen S. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
This qualitative case study examined the influence of the use of VoiceThread technology on the feedback process for thesis writing in two online asynchronous graduate courses. The influence on instructor feedback process and graduate student writers' perceptions of the use of VoiceThread were the foci of the study. Master's-level students (n = 18)…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Brown, Ken; Lally, Vic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
Some students perceive that online assessment does not provide for a true reflection of their work effort. This article reports on a collaborative international project between two higher education institutions with the aim of researching issues relating to engineering student perceptions with respect to online assessment of mathematics. It…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Nguyen, Huu Cuong; Ta, Thi Thu Hien – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This study investigates the viewpoints of higher education managers, staff, lecturers and students on the impacts of accreditation in institutional quality management. These views are explored via a case study approach involving semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders at a leading university in Vietnam. The study's results suggest that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Stofer, Kathryn A.; Wolfe, Teresa M. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
Universities and stakeholders themselves demand more direct impact of scientific research provided through engagement and scientific outreach. Yet few research faculty receive preparation during graduate school or as early career faculty in anything other than research procedures such as scientific communication, education, or outreach. The…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Leslie, Heather; Abu-Rahma, Ali; Jaleel, Bushra – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the merger of two distinct higher education institutions. The change process was studied from the perspective of multiple stakeholders, and its major outcomes were evaluated in terms of various dimensions of success. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses a qualitative research design. For the…
Descriptors: Universities, Organizational Change, Resistance to Change, Qualitative Research
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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
Jackson, Linda Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
College graduation rates have been on the academic and political agenda. The United States graduation rate is 59%, however, 68% of nontraditional students do not graduate with baccalaureate degrees within the time frame of six years. Scholars are attributing the decreasing graduation rates to barriers encountered by nontraditional undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Case Studies
Murphy, Jillmarie Guthrie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning is dynamic, and due to increased popularity, it is rapidly expanding at the post-secondary level. Technology has changed the way students acquire new information. Online faculty are responsible for supporting the academic success of their online undergraduate students in a technology-rich learning environment. The instructional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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