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Gruen, Rachael – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
In this case study, I examine the ways adult learners improve skills and practices around communication, problem-solving, motivation, self-esteem, and technology through engagement in a makerspace curriculum focused on composition. A primary objective is to provide insight into the various ways that adult education environments can incorporate…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Adult Education, Communication Skills
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The mission and vision of adult education is to provide every individual in Illinois access to Adult Education and Literacy services. In Illinois, more than 1.15 million adults have less than 12 grades of formal education, approximately 2.8 million Illinois residents speak a language other than English in their home, and more than 350,944…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Legislation, Planning
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Peleg, Ran; Yayon, Malka; Katchevich, Dvora; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Fortus, David; Eilks, Ingo; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Educational research and policy suggest inquiry as one of the most prominent ways of promoting effective science education. However, traditional approaches towards inquiry learning are not always sufficiently motivating for all learners. The EU-funded project, TEMI--Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated, suggests that mysterious scientific…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bates, Lisa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
This article describes the author's determination to incorporate learner-focused teaching techniques and explore ways to adapt them with GED math learners. The primary goal was to find ways of getting students to participate more in the classroom. This was a first step towards building community and learning as they worked together. After a few…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, High School Equivalency Programs
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Ginsburg, Lynda – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, the author addresses how to assist adults in improving mathematics and numeracy literacy. Ginsburg observes educators who strive to address their learners' educational gaps and needs are finding themselves in an environment of competing priorities and expectations that can be expressed as mathematics numeracy education. What…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adult Educators, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides
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Saadatzi, Mohammad Nasser; Pennington, Robert C.; Welch, Karla C.; Graham, James H.; Scott, Renee E. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
In the current study, we examined the effects of an instructional package comprised of an autonomous pedagogical agent, automatic speech recognition, and constant time delay during the instruction of reading sight words aloud to young adults with autism spectrum disorder. We used a concurrent multiple baseline across participants design to…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Sight Method, Speech
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Durgunoglu, Aydin Yücesan; Bigelow, Martha – Language Teaching, 2017
The field of language teaching and learning is in dire need of replications of vocabulary and comprehension research with diverse populations of learners. We propose for replication one large-scale vocabulary intervention carried out successfully in a middle-school with monolingual and multilingual students. This study was carried out several…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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Cozendey, Sabrina; Costa, Maria da Piedade – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
This study analyses the use of audio description in teaching physics concepts, aiming to determine the variables that influence the understanding of the concept. One education resource was audio described. For make the audio description the screen was freezing. The video with and without audio description should be presented to students, so that…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Physics, Video Technology
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Lin, Tsun-Ju; Lan, Yu-Ju – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This study investigated the research trends in language learning in a virtual reality environment by conducting a content analysis of findings published in the literature from 2004 to 2013 in four top ranked computer-assisted language learning journals: "Language Learning & Technology," "CALICO Journal," "Computer…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Simulation, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Morgan, Hani – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
Online education in K-12 settings has increased considerably in recent years, but there is little research supporting its use at this level. Online courses help students learn at their own pace, select different locations to do their work, and choose flexible times to complete assignments. However, some students learn best in a face-to-face…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Dehvari, Najibeh – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
English, particularly regarding a foreign language teachers' professional development, has been studied in depth. However, it is not known how Iranian English as a foreign language teachers perceive continuing professional development. This study explored the perceptions of Iranian English as a foreign language teachers of continuing professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Gholami, Javad; Gholizadeh, Mitra – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2015
Language play and its effects on second language learning have been addressed by many scholars in recent years with instances of language play being identified both inside and outside the classroom. However, only a few have integrated language play with classroom tasks, and they just sufficed to the qualitative analyses of the learners'…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Fong, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this phenomenological inquiry was to investigate the lived experiences of high school veteran teachers who transformed their teaching methods from traditional 20th century instructional practices to facilitating their students in developing 21st century skills. Interviews with the seven participants were analyzed in order to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods
Hutto, Debra Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs serve those students who, for whatever reason, have left the educational system without attaining a regular high school diploma. Because of the manner in which they may have left the school system, many have negative emotions and personal agency beliefs hindering their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Quasiexperimental Design, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Strategies
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Kalman, Judy; Guerrero, Elsa – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Current educational policy in Mexico, as in many other parts of the world, leans heavily on teachers to use computers in their classrooms. This article explores under what conditions teachers are willing to learn about and use digital technology in their work. The authors' central premise is that incorporating technology into teaching is a complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Faculty Development
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