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Lipka, Orly; Forkosh Baruch, Alona; Meer, Yael – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
While post-secondary school students with learning difficulties confront many challenges, there is little research on methods of support. In the current study, the 'adapted course' model was qualitatively examined from the perspective of both students and instructors. The main goal was to explore how students and instructors perceived the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Students, Learning Disabilities, Student Attitudes
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Goldberg, Tsafrir; Wagner, Wolfgang; Petrovic, Nebojša – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
The present study is about sensitive issues in history teaching that have probably been experienced by most teachers in the field. We conducted a questionnaire study in Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands to assess which issues were experienced as sensitive in class, what the reasons were…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
It is commonly thought that the promotion of faculty members is affected by their research performance. The current study is unique in examining how academic faculty members perceive the harm or damage to academic appointment and promotion processes, as a direct effect of student evaluations as manifested in teaching surveys. One hundred eighty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Promotion, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation
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Forkosh-Baruch, Alona; Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2019
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to evaluate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) implementation in academic colleges of education. The article offers a conceptual framework for ICT implementation within teacher education in the information era, which combines an array of frameworks and addresses the needs of teacher education. Background:…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Schools of Education, Models, Teacher Educators
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Sagy, Ornit; Hod, Yotam; Kali, Yael – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Instructional approaches in higher education that foster learning based on internal values are required with the enrollment of wider and more diverse audiences. The current study explores this challenge with a focus on the relationship between students' learning cultures and the way instructors' view them. We interviewed 76 students and six…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Beliefs
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Ariel, Yaron; Elishar-Malka, Vered – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined the viewpoints of lecturers and students regarding the roles of smartphones in the classroom: how legitimate is it to use them in class, and in what ways? Does the usage of smartphones impair in-class learning processes, and if it does, can we tie specific uses with specific disruptions to the class? Conversely, could it be…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Guterman, Hana Gendel; Ponomareva, Elena; Shapira, Yair; Davidovitch, Nitza – Education and Society, 2019
The present study investigates the attitudes of students and faculty towards the integration of high functioning students on the autistic spectrum (known as autism spectrum disorder, or HFA). Some academic institutions are now geared to helping these students and including them in study programs, based on the belief that the success of an academic…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
In the current study we examined the relationships between student evaluations of lecturers (teaching surveys) and faculty members' perceptions of these surveys as capable of blocking and limiting their professional advancement. Faculty members are judged and evaluated by academic authorities for their academic performance in research and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Yevelson-Shorsher, Anna; Bronstein, Jenny – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This study presents three perspectives on the subject of information literacy skills in academia by examining the perceptions of students, teaching faculty, and librarians. Information literacy (sometime referred to as critical thinking or research skills) has become a crucial set of skills in academic work since developments in informational and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Tal, Tali; Tsaushu, Masha – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
Our interpretative study that was carried out in a science and engineering oriented university examined the ways students in an introductory biology course perceived their learning in the course that was substantially changed to allow student-centered learning. The instructional change was framed by the view of learning as a sociocultural activity…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Biology, Science Instruction, College Science
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Lev, Smadar; Tatar, Moshe; Koslowsky, Meni – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: Extensive theoretical and empirical work has yielded abundant knowledge regarding teacher self-efficacy (TSE). Recent research has found significant correlations between TSE and students' ratings, as an indicator for teaching effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to test the relationship between TSE and students' ratings of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Uziely, Eran – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: In Israel, the decision which educational framework is most suitable for pupils with special needs is made by a placement committee. In January 2005, the eighth amendment of the Israeli Special Education Law determined that all pupils have the legal right to participate in their placement committee's deliberations. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Special Education, Educational Legislation
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Lichtinger, Einat – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This study explores the disparity between college students' self-efficacy beliefs regarding their writing skills and their teachers' perceptions of the latter. It also examines ways to improve the academic writing instruction provided by the institution, and the impact of a first-year introductory academic-writing course. A total of 151 third-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Sabbagh, Clara; Resh, Nura – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
Using the Israeli case, our study delves into teachers' and students' notions of social justice, exploring how they are shaped by both world culture trends and local conditions. We first identify social justice notions in the world culture perspective and Israeli society. Then, we empirically examine how these notions are understood by educational…
Descriptors: Jews, Arabs, Social Justice, Cultural Differences