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Chisholm, C. U.; Harris, M. S. G.; Northwood, D. O.; Johrendt, J. L. – European Journal of Education, 2009
Over the past decade, the analysis of what occurs when learners are involved in "work"-based learning (WBL) has, at best, been superficial and simplistic, i.e. it has been accepted that individuals learn by being in a knowledge-based work-based environment. It does not follow, however, that they will acquire the knowledge they are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Learning Processes
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van den Dungen, Marja – European Journal of Education, 2009
This article focuses on work-based learning in higher vocational education and training in relation to lifelong learning. It begins with an overview of the Dutch National Policy and the ambitions of a national Project Directorate Learning & Working. It then goes on to the concrete results of projects within higher education (HE) aimed at the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Hartmann, Ernst A.; Knust, Michaela; Loroff, Claudia; Stamm-Riemer, Ida – European Journal of Education, 2009
For many good and well-known reasons, it is now widely accepted that there is a need for more integrated concepts of learning (and studying) in the workplace. This article focuses on the notions and experiences gained from new educational programmes of work-based learning (WBL) in vocational education and training (VET) or--to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Vocational Education, Articulation (Education)
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Schmidt, Reinhard; Gibbs, Paul – European Journal of Education, 2009
This article discusses the key features of the common European framework for work-based learning (WBL) of the "Developing European Work Based Learning Approaches and Methods" (DEWBLAM) project (2003-2006). It examines the context of recent European initiatives and comments on the potential implications for policy, practice and theory,…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Schools, Lifelong Learning
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Lehtonen, Tuula; Karjalainen, Sinikka – European Journal of Education, 2009
This article discusses the most relevant findings of a comprehensive study carried out at the University of Helsinki Language Centre that looked into work-related foreign language needs of graduates from the University of Helsinki. The aim of this article is to provoke other language centres or similar institutions in other European universities…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Second Languages, Language Role, Degree Requirements
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Cortes Pascual, M. P. Alejandra – European Journal of Education, 2009
Work values are linked with other relevant variables in career development, such as professional interests or vocational personality, are formed in a specific work context and influence the orientation intervention designed, for example, as an element of the professional portfolio or the development of transversal participatory and personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Work Ethic, Student Attitudes
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Fonseca, Antonio; Goncalves, Daniela; Martin, Ignacio – European Journal of Education, 2009
Society is ageing. In Europe, the ageing of the population is a recurrent and discussed theme. The impact of the ageing of the population is varied and transversal in different fields. The increase in the number of elderly people implies an increase in the levels of dependence and, consequently, more sanitary, physical, and human resources. Also,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Psychology, Career Development
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Goldstein, Tara; Wickett, Jocelyn – Qualitative Inquiry, 2009
In May 2007, 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot and killed in the hallway of his Toronto school. In June 2007, the Toronto District School Board commissioned an investigation into school safety, which resulted in a report entitled "The Road to Health: A Final Report on School Safety." In February 2008, in an attempt to provoke…
Descriptors: School Safety, Foreign Countries, Zero Tolerance Policy, Research Reports
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Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Kirk, Emily R.; Brown, Katherine Sager; Fuller, Emily J.; Scott, Katrinda W. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2009
The psychometric integrity of the "Foreign Language Attitudes and Perceptions Survey" for college students was investigated. Two hundred and seventy-eight college students were administered a modified version of the survey (FLAPS-C). Internal consistency reliabilities, as determined by Cronbach's alpha, were 0.74, attitudes; 0.80,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Second Languages
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Nelson, Jason M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2009
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the kindergarten Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI; Texas Education Agency and the University of Texas System, 2004-2006) Mid-Year screeners with a sample of 180 students. The TPRI screeners were designed to determine which students are not at risk for later reading failure. Results…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Failure, Test Validity, Predictive Validity
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Lease, Suzanne H.; Dahlbeck, David T. – Journal of Career Development, 2009
This study investigated the relations of maternal and paternal attachment, parenting styles, and career locus of control to college students' career decision self-efficacy and explored whether these relations differed by student gender. Data analysis using hierarchical multiple regression revealed that attachment was relevant for females' career…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Self Efficacy, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Chitiyo, Rodwell; Harmon, Stephen W. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
In the context of continuous innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) and its impact on higher education, this study explored the integration of instructional technology (IT) by university lecturers in pre-service secondary school teacher education programs in Zimbabwe. Specifically, the study examined how lecturers integrate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Education Courses, Teacher Educators
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Lustick, David – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
This mixed methodology action research study examined the impact of a curricular innovation designed to provide an authentic science inquiry learning experience for 15 secondary science teacher candidates enrolled in a master's level initial certification program. The class investigated the question "How can peak autumn color in New England…
Descriptors: Action Research, Science Teachers, Learning Experience, Science Instruction
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American Psychologist, 2009
Steven F. Maier, winner of the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, is cited for his work in the fields of learned helplessness; cytokines, depressed mood, and cognitive interference; and the brain structures that produce and counteract learned helplessness. In addition to the citation, a biography and selected bibliography of Maier's…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Helplessness, Neurology, Depression (Psychology)
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Dilans, Gatis – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2009
What makes people, in shifting power positions of a post-independence period, plan on disusing an already known L2 or learn a new L2? What are the reasons for such shifts and what outcomes can, therefore, be predicted for the future of societal bilingualism surviving alongside ongoing efforts at monolingual unification in a newly independent…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Speech Communication, Bilingual Education, Monolingualism
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