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Nichols, Timothy; Ailts, Jacob; Chang, Kuo-Liang – Honors in Practice, 2016
This study gathered, analyzed, and compared perspectives of students who were honors-eligible but never began the program, students who began in honors and discontinued their enrollment, and those who were persisting in honors. Broadly speaking (and not surprisingly), the responses of students persisting in honors reflected the most positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, School Holding Power, Honors Curriculum
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Mária Jármai, Erzsébet; Palányi, Ildikó Zsupanekné – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2015
The economic importance of voluntary work has been exceedingly appreciated in the last few decades. This is not surprising at all, because it is highly profitable according to the related estimated data. There are 115,9 million people doing voluntary work only in Europe, which means that they would create the world's 7th biggest economy with EUR…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Labor Market, Labor Force Development
Miles, Rhea; Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Science Educator, 2015
TechMath is a professional development program that forms collaborations among businesses, colleges, and schools for the purpose of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. TechMath has provided strategies for creating highquality professional development by bringing together teachers, students, and business…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
DeVol, Dave – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
When the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) was founded in 1985, the state of Illinois charged IMSA with two mandates: (1) "The primary role of the Academy shall be to offer a uniquely challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science." (2) "The Academy shall also carry a responsibility…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, High School Students
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Bicak, Bayram – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The purpose of the study was to develop a "Test Preparation and Test Taking Strategies Scale" (TPTTS) to diagnose exam-preparation and exam-taking strategies to be used by students preparing for the university selection examinations at national level. The participants of the study were from different kinds of public high schools and were…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Preparation, Test Wiseness, College Entrance Examinations
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In this analysis of promising practice, we demonstrate how social studies methods instructors can incorporate data analysis of the 2010 United States History National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP-USH) to facilitate pedagogical aims, engage teacher candidates in critical discourse, and investigate the contexts of teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Correlation
Rix, Samantha – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2012
This pilot study examines the role of metacognitive awareness as a motivational strategy in second language learning. The paper begins by exploring metacognitive strategies within the general language learning strategy framework, and then zooming in upon "interest enhancement" as a particular strategy that influences motivation and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews, English for Academic Purposes
Leonard, Jack – Online Submission, 2010
This qualitative research case study examined the supports required for 31 academically average 10th grade students to succeed on three dual enrollment college courses. Conceptually, support was a team effort, with contributions considered from administrators, faculty, parents and students. The paper documents support contributions from all four…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Qualitative Research, School Readiness, Grade 10
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Shishavan, Homa Babai – English Language Teaching, 2010
In this study English language teachers and learners engaged in teaching and learning of English in Iranian universities, high schools and private language institutes were asked about characteristics of an effective English language teacher. The aim of the study was to investigate whether male and female teachers and learners of English hold…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), English Instruction
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Payne, Alina; Hamzaee, Reza G. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2009
There exists the need to better understand the effectiveness of online education. In recent years, academic institutions (of higher education) have increased the number of online courses offered to students. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that are most influential in determining student satisfaction of overall course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
Paek, Pamela L.; Braun, Henry; Trapani, Catherine; Ponte, Eva; Powers, Don – College Board, 2008
This report analyzes the relationship of Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) teacher practices and student performance on AP Biology and AP U.S. History Exams. Using a national survey of AP teachers, the study developed four models for each subject with public school teachers only and both public and nonpublic school teachers, using two standards of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Teaching Methods, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
Ross, David B.; Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2006
The presentation covers information on test anxiety reduction strategies from over thirty years of experience with clients of a variety of ages. Dr. Ross is from the College of Lake County. Dr. Driscoll is a private practitioner and Director of the American Test Anxieties Association. The purpose is to address age appropriate test anxiety…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Intervention
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Lynch, Mark; Zovinka, Edward P.; Zhang, Lening; Hruska, Jenna L.; Lee, Angela – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2005
The Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (R.O.C.K.) program was designed as a service-learning project for students at Saint Francis University to serve the local communities by organizing chemistry activities in high schools. It was initiated in 1995 and has involved a large number of Saint Francis University students and local high school students.…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Outreach Programs