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Horey, Dell; Fortune, Tracy; Nicolacopoulos, Toula; Kashima, Emiko; Mathisen, Bernice – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Student attainment of capabilities associated with global citizenship remains a priority for higher education institutions. We report on a scoping review of empirical studies to explore how global citizenship is understood and enacted in higher education. The 29 included studies span the arts, psychology and social sciences, professional degrees,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Higher Education, College Students
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Austin, Kim; Bugler, Daniel; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2015
When students first enroll in college, they are required to demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Course placement depends on standardized assessments, and students who do not attain a satisfactory score are typically assigned to developmental (e.g. remedial) education courses. The theory behind this approach has been that remedial…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada, V.; Freeman, A.; Ludgate, H. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), with the generous support of Dell and Intel, have jointly released the "Technology Outlook for Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis." This report applies the process developed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Schools, Two Year Colleges, Educational Technology
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2011
This eighth report on the features of America's teacher preparation and initial state credentialing presents data states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2008, October 2009 and October 2010. Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA),…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
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Brown, Pamela U. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
The author combines a literature review with a theoretical analysis of the interface between teacher researchers and Institutional Review Boards in higher education. Maintaining that teacher researchers are "creators of knowledge" (Castle, 2006, p. 2), the article explores the lack of fit between insider research with an emic design and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Ethics, Educational Research, Research Proposals
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Beglar, David – Language Testing, 2010
The primary purpose of this study was to provide preliminary validity evidence for a 140-item form of the Vocabulary Size Test, which is designed to measure written receptive knowledge of the first 14,000 words of English. Nineteen native speakers of English and 178 native speakers of Japanese participated in the study. Analyses based on the Rasch…
Descriptors: Test Items, Native Speakers, Test Validity, Vocabulary
Savitz-Romer, Mandy; Jager-Hyman, Joie; Coles, Ann – TERi (The Education Resources Institute, Inc), 2009
Concerned about the lack of focus on students' needs for support in order to meet rigorous academic standards at the secondary and postsecondary levels, the Pathways to College Network--a partnership of national organizations and funders working to improve postsecondary opportunities for underserved populations--is undertaking a national…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Academic Standards, Education Work Relationship
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Ozel, Murat; Usak, Muhammet; Prokop, Pavol – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
The impact of biotechnologies on peoples' everyday lives continuously increases. Measuring young peoples' attitudes toward biotechnologies is therefore very important and its results are useful not only for science curriculum developers and policy makers, but also for producers and distributors of genetically modified products. Despite of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biotechnology, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Aydin, Yesim Capa – Research in Science Education, 2009
This study described the process of developing and validating the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) that can be used to assess college students' beliefs in their ability to perform essential tasks in chemistry. In the first phase, data collected from 363 college students provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the new…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Measures (Individuals)
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Knaus, Karen J.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The design and use of a chemistry practice exam instrument that includes a measure for student mental effort is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument can beneficial to chemistry students and chemistry educators as well as chemical education researchers from both a content and cognitive science perspective. The method for calculating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Psychology, Tests, College Students
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Senocak, Erdal – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
This study aimed to develop and validate a problem-based learning environment inventory which would help teachers and researchers to better understand student views on problem-based learning environments. The development of the inventory included the following four steps: Item Formulation; Content Validation; Construct Validation; Reliability…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning, Factor Analysis, Educational Environment
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Fernsten, Linda – Teacher Development, 2009
This paper reviews a classroom practice designed to help teacher candidates become more critically reflective practitioners in regard to multiculturalism, language, and practice. The literature on teacher education and multicultural discourse theory serves as theoretical background. A questionnaire was used to collect data about student attitudes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Brew, Angela – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2008
This article reports on a study of senior academics' views of their disciplinary and interdisciplinary affiliations. It questions the idea that academics have a firm and fixed disciplinary identity from which they then act and suggests that academic work in the contemporary university challenges and changes how individuals view their disciplinary…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Researchers, College Faculty
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Jones, Ken; McLean, Monica; Amigoni, David; Kinsman, Margaret – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2005
Two university English seminars were video-recorded to provide data for a pilot project investigating how English is produced or "actualized" in teaching and learning encounters. The project is positioned within three contexts: national policy about higher education teaching; current research about higher education pedagogy; and, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Pilot Projects, Protocol Analysis, Protocol Materials
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