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Storey, Katie Lauren – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the extent to which participation in co-curricular events enhances the achievement of student-learning outcomes in community college students. One community college in Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area Community College (CMACC), a pseudonym--was selected to research based on its robust co-curricular activity programming.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, General Education, Community Colleges, Student Surveys
Platz-Wiechert, Lynn Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Given the growth in community colleges, the projected need for health career workers, and the central position of the department chair in higher education, this study explored dimensions of leadership as identified by health career department chairs in five Illinois community colleges. Areas of study included: (a) professional profiles of health…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Qualitative Research, Community Colleges, Leadership Training
Mevorach, Miriam; Ezer, Hanna – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2010
This study examines changes at a large teacher education college in Israel and considers how teacher educators perceive these changes. The research tools included protocols documenting formal meetings of college decision makers, questionnaires distributed among the college teaching faculty, analyzed quantitatively, and in-depth narrative…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Research Tools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Larkin, Helen E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The move to increasingly flexible platforms for student learning and experience through provision of online lecture recordings is often interpreted by educators as students viewing attendance at lectures as optional. The trend toward the use of this technology is often met with resistance from some academic staff who argue that student attendance…
Descriptors: Attendance, Program Effectiveness, Student Experience, Reflective Teaching
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Chistolini, Sandra – Journal of Pedagogy, 2010
An international team of experts from Belgium, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey and the USA employed a questionnaire to identify the deontology of teachers from infant to secondary school in eight countries. The survey was implemented between 2004 and 2007. The socio-cultural concept of "Verstehen" (understanding) as described in the work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research
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Duffy, John; Barrington, Linda; West, Cheryl; Heredia, Manuel; Barry, Carol – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
In the fall of 2004 a college began a program to integrate service-learning (S-L) projects into required engineering courses throughout the curriculum, so that students would be exposed to S-L in at least one course in each of eight semesters. The ultimate goal is to graduate better engineers and more engaged citizens and to improve communities,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Engineering Education, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Wilson, Holt; Neeley, Concha; Niedzwiecki, Kelly – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2009
This paper presents the findings from a survey of marketing research faculty. The study finds SPSS is the most used statistical software, that cross tabulation, single, independent, and dependent t-tests, and ANOVA are among the most important statistical tools according to respondents. Bivariate and multiple regression are also considered…
Descriptors: Marketing, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Course Content
Richardson, Valerie A. Townsend – ProQuest LLC, 2009
There has been much advancement regarding diversity in today's society, so much that that diversity can be found in many facets of institutions of higher learning throughout the world. However the gains, the fact remains that in today's society implementing diversity within higher education institutions remains a challenge. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Racial Differences
Darweesh, Ali Hussain – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to examine the knowledge, skills, and experiences in the enameling arts and the attitudes and perceptions of in-service (n=12) and pre-service Kuwaiti art teachers (n=170), art supervisors at the Ministry of Education (MOE) (n=3) and art education faculty members at the College of Basic Education (CBE)…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Vyas, Rashmi; Tharion, Elizabeth; Sathishkumar, Solomon – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
In compliance with the Medical Council of India, preclinical medical students maintain a record of their laboratory work in physiology. The physiology record books also contain a set of questions to be answered by the students. Faculty members and students had indicated that responding to these questions did not serve the intended purpose of being…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Physiology, Foreign Countries, Recordkeeping
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Kroeger, Janice; Pech, Sandra; Cope, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The work of teacher candidates matters in particular ways to the quality of children's experiences and environments when they teach in preschools. We conducted a mixed-method study with survey, interviews, focus groups, and photographic documentation of classroom spaces, and theorized findings through Bahktin's dialogism and the notion of figured…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Mentors, Focus Groups, Classroom Environment
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Hickson, Clive; Wilson, Margaret – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
Similar to faculty development offerings at other North American post-secondary institutions, the University of Alberta has delivered orientations and short programs that primarily focus on teaching techniques. While this type of professional development is an important element of enhancing teaching, the literature stresses the need for learning…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Lys, Diana; Ringler, Marjorie C.; O'Neal, Debra – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Educating students from linguistically diverse backgrounds has historically been the domain of the ESL teacher. However, new migration patterns and changing student demographics force the mainstream teacher into a new role: the language and content teacher. In order to embrace this new role, educators must implement instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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