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Wilkens, Christian P.; Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – Journal of School Choice, 2015
Homeschooling in the United States has grown considerably over the past several decades. This article presents findings from the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) survey, a national study of 10,492 students enrolled in tertiary calculus, including 190 students who reported homeschooling for a majority of their high…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Calculus, College Preparation, Mathematics Education
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Karagöl, Ibrahim; Bekmezci, Sinan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between academic achievements and critical thinking dispositions of teacher candidates in Faculty of Education and to find out whether critical thinking dispositions and academic achievements scores of teacher candidates differ according to different variables. The population consists of the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills, Teacher Education Programs
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Boddey, Kerrie; de Berg, Kevin – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Nursing students have typically found the study of chemistry to be one of their major challenges in a nursing course. This mixed method study was designed to explore how prior experiences in chemistry might impact chemistry achievement during a health science unit. Nursing students (N = 101) studying chemistry as part of a health science unit were…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Chemistry, Science Achievement, Scores
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Önder, Gülten Cüceoglu – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The Individual Musical Instrument course is a compulsory part of the curriculum, in the Music Education Departments of universities in Turkey. The main purpose of the course is to ensure that each student is able to play a musical instrument and, use the instrument once they become music teachers. This study aims to determine the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Winslade, John; Douglass, Amy; Echeverria, Korina; Garcia, Joanna; Howard, Krystal; Lillard, Dorry; Stephens, Samantha; Zacarias, Stefany – International Research and Review, 2015
Seven counseling and guidance students from California participated in a study abroad program in which they were placed in a high school in Auckland, New Zealand, for one month. Their comments on the experience in response to researchers' questions form the basis of this paper. They suggest that the participants benefited from being immersed in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Counselor Training, Guidance
Perun, Stefan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The primary objective of this dissertation was to help illuminate why most students who enroll in developmental English at community colleges never make it to a college-level course. The extant literature suggests that students' learning experiences in a course largely account for success or failure, yet few studies have uncovered how students…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Interviews
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Grundmeyer, Trent – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Technology is changing education. School leaders are charged with purchasing and leveraging technology to maximize an ever-changing landscape of teaching and learning. They have many factors to consider as they make decisions about what specific technologies to purchase for their schools. Gartner's Hype Cycle is an annually published report that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, High Schools
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Moreno, Luis F.; Hincapié, Gina; Alzate, María Victoria – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Cheminoes is a didactic game that enables the meaningful learning of some relations between concepts such as chemical element, valence, atomic number, and chemical symbol for the first 36 chemical elements of the periodic system. Among the students who have played the game, their opinions of the activity were positive, considering the game to be a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Educational Games, Scientific Concepts
Almarode, John T.; Subotnik, Rena F.; Crowe, Edward; Tai, Robert H.; Lee, Geesoo Maie; Nowlin, Fiona – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between self-efficacy and maintenance of interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resulting in completion of an undergraduate degree in a science related area. To pursue this analysis, the researchers surveyed 3,510 graduates from selective specialized science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Student Interests, Undergraduate Students
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Bosworth, Kris; Convertino, Christina; Hurwitz, Jason T. – American Secondary Education, 2014
School-wide approaches to increase college-going can potentially improve postsecondary education outcomes for all students. The ongoing process and challenges to establish such approaches are, however, little understood. Using qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with leaders at five public high schools in the Southwest,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Semi Structured Interviews, High Schools, Public Schools
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Fenwick, Lisl; Endicott, Michele; Quinn, Marie; Humphrey, Sally – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teacher education is effective when pre-service teachers are able to transfer knowledge from content areas to practice. This study investigates the extent to which curriculum and assessment designs, along with teaching practices, supported pre-service teachers to transfer knowledge gained about language from a first-year course into a second-year…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the kinds of prior knowledge students bring with them from high school as it relates to the conventions of writing that they are expected to follow in ARTS 1110 Introduction to University. The research questions were "Can first-year students taking the Arts 1110 Introduction to…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Writing (Composition), College Freshmen, Essays
Schmidt, Heather; Carocci, Nicole; Gardner, Chris; Serroul, Alicia; Topalovic, Megan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
We explored student motivations for attending university, including how motivations may change over the course of one's postsecondary career, by conducting semi-structured interviews with 8 upper-year undergraduates. Participants were also asked to reflect back on their own experiences and provide advice for new university students. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Student Motivation, College Attendance, Semi Structured Interviews
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Kargic, Lejla; Poturak, Mersid – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2014
Selection of the university is one of the most important life decisions among young people. With a continually rising assortment of educational options, future students look for institutions that will provide them a distinctive educational knowledge that they will keep in their minds for a lifetime. Also, students usually seek an educational…
Descriptors: State Universities, Private Colleges, College Choice, Employment Potential
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Schauer, Alexandria; Cotner, Sehoya; Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Students regard evolutionary theory differently than science in general. Students' reported confidence in their ability to understand science in general (e.g., posing scientific questions, interpreting tables and graphs, and understanding the content of their biology course) significantly outweighed their confidence in understanding evolution. We…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts
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