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Hoydalsvik, Torhild Erika Lillemark – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this exploratory two site case study is to examine how teacher educators, student teachers and programme leaders experience their 'curriculum developer role' in times of change, against the background of a new national guideline for preschool teacher education being implemented in Norway. The multidisciplinary team approach…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Preservice Teachers
Alebrahim, Fatimah Hussain – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore student engagement in higher education by evaluating training provided by experienced faculty members for those faculty desiring to implement a flipped classroom. A case study was utilized; data were collected in the form of online observation, in-class observation, student focus group…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Interviews
Cooper, Donna Walters – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Public community colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduate students in the United States and many of these students are enrolled in 1- and 2-year Career and Technical Education programs. Employers have indicated that colleges should place more emphasis on reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Career Technical Education can address…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Career Education, Technical Education
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Tshabalala, Mswazi; Ndeya-Ndereya, Charity; van der Merwe, Tiana – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2014
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are striving to provide effective learning experiences to address the needs of the digitally-oriented generation of learners. Blended learning has emerged as a solution to address these needs and has been adopted by various HEIs. However, not all academic staff members adopt blended learning when it is…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Program Implementation, Barriers, Focus Groups
Colwell, Chris; MacIsaac, Doug; Tichenor, Mercedes; Heins, Bette; Piechura, Kathy – Professional Educator, 2014
Professional development school partnerships can improve teaching and learning in our schools. To support these partnerships, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) developed standards for professional development schools. In this article, we address the questions, "What NCATE standards work from the point of…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Benchmarking
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Marcum-Dietrich, Nanette I.; Dreon, Oliver; Mahoney, Tim – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
The goal of this 4-year study was to investigate the implementation of a secondary science professional development school at a midsized, publicly funded 4-year institution with a large college of education. The study focuses on the preparation of secondary science teachers because improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Nestel, Debra; Ivkovic, Amelie; Hill, Robyn A.; Warrens, Anthony N.; Paraskevas, Paraskeva A.; McDonnell, Jacqueline A.; Mudarikwa, Ruvimbo S.; Browne, Chris – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
Programme evaluation is essential for quality assurance in education. In this paper, we describe our evaluation strategy for the first year of a new medical programme. Although we used multiple methods in the evaluation, the use of the focus group method was core. This paper reports our experiences of focus groups for this purpose. We describe the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Medical Schools, Research Methodology, Focus Groups
Spigelmyer, Frances Erickson – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This qualitative study via an action research design explored adjunct faculty pedagogical perceptions at Butler County Community College (BC3) in Butler, Pennsylvania. Based on a preliminary study by the researcher, adjunct survey data was analyzed to determine if there was a need for pedagogy training and, if so, what adjuncts believed that…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Needs