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Grillo, Elizabeth U.; Brosious, Jenna N. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
The current study investigated physical education (PE) student teachers' understanding of the vocal demands of their future profession, interest in participating in a voice-training program, and the current impact of the voice on quality-of-life by the "Voice Handicap Index" (VHI). Seventy-four PE student teachers completed a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Speech Communication, Teacher Effectiveness
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Burner, Allison; Bopp, Melissa; Papalia, Zack; Weimer, Alison; Bopp, Christopher M. – Physical Educator, 2019
The decline in physical activity (PA) from youth to young adulthood is evident, though limited research has addressed whether specific factors of K-12 physical education (PE) have any influence on outcomes during college years. This study examined the relationship between college students' physical fitness and PA behavior and their high school PE…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, High School Students, College Students
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Campbell, Jacqueline M.; Malcos, Jennelle L.; Bortiatynski, Jacqueline M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Learning assistant (LA) programs have become increasingly popular at large universities striving to promote student engagement in the classroom. The LA program at the Pennsylvania State University was initiated in 2012 and has rapidly grown to over 500 LA positions per year. The purpose of this study was to gather LA and faculty member perceptions…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Educational Improvement, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
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Hershberg, Rachel M.; Johnson, Sara K. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
An intersectional approach to human development emphasizes the multiple social categories individuals occupy, some of which confer privilege (e.g., being White) and some of which confer marginalization (e.g., being poor). This approach is needed especially in critical consciousness scholarship, and particularly in regard to understanding whether…
Descriptors: Whites, Low Income, Working Class, Trade and Industrial Education
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Qayyum, Adnan; Zipf, Sarah; Gungor, Ramazan; Dillon, Janet May – Distance Education, 2019
Distance education has historically had lower completion rates. Several models of persistence, for on-campus students, indicate that students' financial status affects their decision to persist. This study involved providing distance education students' financial aid in the form of institutional scholarships (N = 545) at Penn State University in…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Alqurashi, Emtinan – Distance Education, 2019
Student satisfaction is used as one of the key elements to evaluate online courses, while perceived learning is considered as an indicator of learning. This study aimed to explore how online learning self-efficacy (OLSE), learner--content interaction (LCI), learner--instructor interaction (LII), and learner--learner interaction (LLI) can predict…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Self Efficacy
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Miller, Maryellen B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Sexually active college students in the United States have alarming rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Varying degrees of sexual health knowledge and attitudes among college students are an outcome of sexuality education in the K-12 school systems with abstinence-only or comprehensive focus. Community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Sexuality, Sex Education
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Crouch, Catherine H.; Wisittanawat, Panchompoo; Cai, Ming; Renninger, K. Ann – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
In response to national calls for improved physical sciences education for students pursuing careers in the life sciences and medicine, reformed introductory physics for life sciences (IPLS) courses are being developed. This exploratory study is among the first to assess the effect of an IPLS course on students' attitudes, interest, and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Physics
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Greco, Robert Del; Bernadowski, Carianne; Parker, Susan – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This qualitative case study conducted at a small private university in the U.S. found that preservice teacher self-efficacy increased over the course of four semesters when taught inquiry-based instruction from a Social Constructivist Theoretical framework. This study utilized "A Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C)" created…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Hacker, Michael; Cavanaugh, Sandra; DeHaan, Chris; Longware, Alta Jo; McGuire, Matt; Plummer, Matthew – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
This is the second of two articles about the National Science Foundation-funded Engineering for All (EfA) program which focuses on engineering as a potential social good, revisits major Technology and Engineering (T&E) themes (design, modeling, systems, resources, and human values) in two authentic social contexts (Food and Water), and uses…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Curriculum Implementation, Middle School Students, STEM Education
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Sockman, Beth Rajan; Carducci, Olivia M.; Clossey, Laurene; Batson-Magnuson, LuAnn; White, Gene; Wehmeyer, Adrian; Wells, Holly; Rauch, Grant – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Instructors from five disciplines implemented content-specific service projects and determined students' perceptions of their experience. An action research framework was used to examine the experiences and to analyze data in customizable pre- and post-service-learning surveys. Although the students' experiences differed greatly, results showed…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Universities, Institutional Mission, College Faculty
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Hudson, Tara D.; Mack, Heather; Reed-Bouley, Jennifer; Rose, Margarita – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Catholic higher education aims to educate students about the Catholic Social Tradition, yet few resources exist to articulate specific learning goals and assess such learning. This article presents the process used by a multi-university team to validate a rubric intended to strengthen curricular and co-curricular student learning about the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Scoring Rubrics
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House, Lisa A.; Neal, Chelsea; Backels, Kelsey – College Student Journal, 2018
This article will describe an animal assisted intervention conducted by a University Counseling Center as an outreach program to reduce stress among college students. The study will evaluate students' perceived personal benefits from exposure to therapy dogs on campus. Specifically, we examined if our therapy dog outreach program resulted in…
Descriptors: Animals, Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students
Watson, Paul R., II. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Increasingly, employers are demanding further development and attainment of soft skills from college graduates; namely, the cluster of personality traits such as time management, decision-making and creativity that characterize positive working experiences and relationships (Kamin, 2013; IBM, 2010). This phenomenon is due to employers recognizing…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Creativity, Innovation
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