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Herman, Harold D. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This paper explains the concepts of Affirmative Action (AA) and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and the policies developed in post-Apartheid South Africa. It compares it to similar policies adopted in different contexts in Malaysia, India and the U.S.A. It explains and critiques the South African policies on AA and BEE, its history since 1994 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Affirmative Action, Blacks, Empowerment
Sarabi, M. K.; Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2017
There is increasing realization that mathematics-related self-efficacy expectations are a strong predictor of an array of significant mathematics outcomes. It is also evident that the curricular practice in schools largely neglects development of a student understanding in the unique language of mathematics. Consequently, this study probes how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables
Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2017
Adopting an experiential learning explanation for varying student interest in the three sciences, out-of-school experience questionnaire, scale of interest in science and Kolb's learning style inventory were administered on 775 higher secondary students in Kerala. Despite their similar achievement levels, boys had higher interest in physics, and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Interests, Cognitive Style, Biology
Sarabi, M. K.; Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2017
Difficulties in mathematics learning are a multi-faceted issue and the role of language in it is crucial. Language of mathematics includes mathematics text, discourse in classroom and language used in evaluation situations with its specific verbal, symbolic expressions, structure and function. Ambiguity arising from the difference between formal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Language Skills
Sarabi, M. K.; Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2017
Aspects that influences mathematics learning is widely studied and language factors have been identified as a key backer to difficulties in learning Mathematics. It is evidenced that not only cognitive factors but also affective factors have vital role in learning mathematics. Such affective beliefs sources from various aspects of mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests
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Peng, Ying; Yan, Weirong – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Internet-based learning is increasingly applied in medical education, but its effect in the field of public health training is still unclear. This meta-analysis was undertaken to explore the impact of Internet-based learning on students'/professionals' knowledge of public health compared with no intervention and with traditional face-to-face (FTF)…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Public Health, Health Education
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Accurso, Kathryn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Many K-12 teachers struggle to meet the needs of diverse learners as school reforms promote new disciplinary literacy requirements. In response, language education scholars have argued that teachers must develop "disciplinary linguistic knowledge" (DLK), or an understanding of language in their content area and an ability to design…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines
Najmuddeen, P.; Areekkuzhiyil, Santhosh – Online Submission, 2017
We are living in an era where pollution and contamination is very high. Rapid and senseless urbanization and industrialization created so many problems for our environment. The deeds of men are making not only his life but also the lives of other creatures on the earth horrible. Having a good knowledge regarding the problems caused by our actions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Pollution, Conservation (Environment)
Kunnathodi, Abdul Gafoor; Sarabi, M. K. – Online Submission, 2017
Taking the premise that construction or meaning making largely depends on the existing knowledge and experience, this paper uses an analogy of learning the culinary art and learning to teach. This paper attempts to clarify the characteristics of signature pedagogy of teacher education focusing on the threshold concept of constructivism by using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid – Online Submission, 2017
The present research endeavor was aimed to assess Gender differences in Mental Health Status of M.Ed. students in Kerala. The sample of the study consisted of 314 M.Ed. students, of which 49 were males and 265 were females in Kerala. The method used for the present study was survey method. Mental Health Status Scale (M.H.S. Scale) was used and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Mental Health, Graduate Students
Sharma, Gagan Deep; Uppal, Raminder Singh; Mahendru, Mandeep – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper notes that education needs to essentially lead to sustainable development serving two-fold purpose--eradicating the problems of unemployment and poverty; and ensuring equitable distribution of wealth while ensuring the right understanding leading to a peaceful, prosperous and developed world. In its current state, technical education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Unemployment, Poverty
Kanth, Rajeev Kumar; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
In this study, we explore the possibilities of utilizing and implementing an e-Education platform for Indian school-level curricula. This study will demonstrate how the e-Education platform provides a positive result to the students' learning and how this tool helps in managing the overall teaching processes efficiently. Before describing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Environmental Education
Hol, Ana; Simiana, Danielle; Lieu, Gilbert; Ong, Ivan; Feder, Josh; Dawre, Nimat; Almazi, Wakil – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper is based on the retrospective reviews of the Information Systems study group who went on the international study tour to India to learn, network and collaborate with academics, students and industry professionals overseas. The paper addresses concerns of local Australian Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics recruiters and…
Descriptors: Travel, STEM Education, Networks, International Cooperation
V., Asha J. – Online Submission, 2016
The diversity in educational contexts found in India should be viewed as a valuable feature and as a unique challenge. In an era of greater globalization and educational standardization, of policy borrowing and of international comparisons of achievement, there is a high demand and need to respect context and to appreciate how countries with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Teacher Education
Devi, Anamika – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2016
Very few studies have given attention to parental support for children's play-based conceptual development in a home setting. The key aspect of this paper is to investigate how parental support aids development of children's mathematical and science concepts in collective play in the home context and what happens to the play during parent-child…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Play
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