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Andersson, Klas – Environmental Education Research, 2017
There is currently a well-established belief among politicians, scholars and university representatives that educational systems can produce positive attitudes towards sustainable development (SD) among citizens. This article investigates whether Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in teacher education has effects on pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ekmekci, Adem; Waxman, Hersh C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study examines college students' science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) choices as they relate to high school experiences, parent, teacher, and self-expectations, and mathematics and science efficacy. Participants were 2246 graduates of a STEM-focused public Harmony Public Schools in Texas, Harmony Public Schools (HPS).…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Student Experience
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Costley, Jamie – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper looks at a particular type of cheating that occurs in an online university setting. That is, when students who have a connection from outside the online learning environment conspire to cheat together. It measures the correlations between student variables and cheating, instructional variables and cheating and learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior
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Kimmons, Royce; Hall, Cassidy – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
In authentic K-12 settings, technology integration is influenced by the decisions and perspectives of a variety of stakeholders, but current research and practice related to teacher technology integration tends to revolve only around pedagogical and technical skill factors influencing integration, thereby ignoring the institutional realities that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes, Values
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Richardson, Tobin; Mulvihill, Thalia; Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to the persistence of university seniors pursuing a baccalaureate degree and preparing for medical school admission. This topic is important as a vast majority of students who begin their undergraduate studies identifying as "pre-med" change this objective early in their academic…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Premedical Students, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Applegate, Anthony J.; Applegate, Mary DeKonty; Mercantini, Martha A.; McGeehan, Catherine M.; Cobb, Jeanne B.; DeBoy, Joanne R.; Modla, Virginia B.; Lewinski, Kimberly E. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Certainly a primary goal of literacy education is the creation of avid, enthusiastic, and highly motivated readers. However, in this article revisiting the Peter Effect (Applegate & Applegate, 2004), researchers surveyed more than 1,000 college sophomores and found strikingly low levels of enthusiasm for reading. Only 46.6% of surveyed…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Hilton, John, III; Plummer, Kenneth – Christian Higher Education, 2013
In an era in which part-time faculty are becoming a higher proportion of the teaching faculty on most campuses, this study addressed the question of whether student learning outcomes in religious education courses are significantly influenced by whether the instructor teaches in a full- or part-time capacity in the Department of Religion. We…
Descriptors: General Education, Religious Education, Outcomes of Education, Church Related Colleges