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Wansink, Bjorn; Zuiker, Itzél; Wubbels, Theo; Kamman, Maurits; Akkerman, Sanne – Teaching History, 2017
Bjorn Wansink and his co-authors have aligned their teaching of a recent and controversial historical issue--the Cold War--in the light of a contemporary incident. This article demonstrates a means of ensuring that students understand that different cultures' views of their shared past are nuanced, rather than monolithic--a different concept in…
Descriptors: International Relations, History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Historical Interpretation
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de Groot, Isolde – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Election simulations are considered a viable tool to instigate democratic learning in schools. This paper reports an explorative qualitative inquiry into one type of simulation project: mock-elections (ME). Main objective was to gain an insight into the organization of ME-practices in eight schools in the Netherlands in 2012. Thematic analysis of…
Descriptors: Simulation, Elections, Civics, Democracy
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Haris, Ikhfan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Information communication and technology (ICT) has been used in various fields. The use of teleconference for teaching and learning activities is currently not a new topic in global world. In Indonesia, through IMHERE Program from Directorate of Higher Education, some universities have been connected with a network of teleconference as a medium of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teleconferencing, Secondary School Students
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Janssen, Fred; Westbroek, Hanna; Doyle, Walter – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Amid calls for more practice-based teacher education, this article presents a concrete illustration of a practice-based bridging strategy for preparing high school biology teachers to enact open-inquiry labs. Open-inquiry labs were considered a core practice frame that served as a context for identifying core practices and for giving coherence to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Teacher Education
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van der Zande, Paul; Akkerman, Sanne F.; Brekelmans, Mieke; Waarlo, Arend Jan; Vermunt, Jan D. – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Contemporary genomics research will impact the daily practice of biology teachers who want to teach up-to-date genetics in secondary education. This article reports on a research project aimed at enhancing biology teachers' expertise for teaching genetics situated in the context of genetic testing. The increasing body of scientific knowledge…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Testing, Teaching Methods, Genetics
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Jeon, Minjeong; Rabe-Hesketh, Sophia – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2012
In this article, the authors suggest a profile-likelihood approach for estimating complex models by maximum likelihood (ML) using standard software and minimal programming. The method works whenever setting some of the parameters of the model to known constants turns the model into a standard model. An important class of models that can be…
Descriptors: Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Computation, Models, Factor Structure
Hoffman, Nancy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Dropouts have become an international problem, and it is useful to examine the solutions arrived at by other countries. A major difference is in vocational education. The United States, for example, uses vocational education mainly as a means to motivate uninterested students. Countries with low dropout rates have vocational education and training…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
Albisetti, James C.; Goodman, Joyce; Rogers, Rebecca – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
This long-awaited synthesis approaches the past three centuries with an eye to highlighting the importance of significant schools, as well as important women educators in the emergence of secondary education for girls. At the same time, each contributor pays careful attention to the specific political, cultural, and socio-economic factors that…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Females, Democracy, Educational History