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Mantie, Roger; Tan, Leonard – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate participant involvement in community wind bands through the lens of organizational theory to inform the music education profession about community wind bands as an "expressive" voluntary association with potential for lifelong participation. Twenty-eight informants were drawn from three…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Music Activities, Organizational Theories, Music Education
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Pratt, Justin M.; Yezierski, Ellen J. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Conducting qualitative research in any discipline warrants two actions: accessing participants and eliciting their ideas. In chemistry education research (CER), survey techniques have been used to increase access to participants and diversify samples. Interview tasks (such as card sorting, using demonstrations, and using simulations) have been…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Qualitative Research, Scientific Research
OECD Publishing, 2018
While the benefits of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to better learning are now widely acknowledged, a widespread and accessible provision for these services also helps support gender equality in the workforce. In particular, the availability, intensity, reliability and affordability of ECEC play an important role in engaging…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Early Childhood Education, Womens Studies, Mothers
Gaio, Vanesa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate several factors associated with cyberbullying and its victims; gender, age, and the time spent using various forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Because cross-national studies are so important to understanding the similarities and differences found in this global problem, the current study…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, Age Differences
Skaggs, Rachel – Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, 2017
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) is a comprehensive survey administered online to the arts alumni of participating institutions. Founded in 2008, SNAAP is based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research of the School of Education and administered in cooperation with the Indiana University Center for Survey…
Descriptors: Art Education, Alumni, College Graduates, Job Skills
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Fitzgibbons, Megan; Kloda, Lorie; Miller-Nesbitt, Andrea – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Journal clubs are meetings where participants engage in discussion or appraisal of professional literature and research. This study investigates the perceived value of librarians' participation in journal clubs. Using a hermeneutic dialectic process, we built a construction of the value of journal club participation based on interviews with…
Descriptors: Librarians, Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Informal Education
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Cincinnato, Sebastiano; De Wever, Bram; Van Keer, Hilde; Valcke, Martin – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
In this article, we address the issue of participation in adult education building on the cultural capital framework. This theoretical framework suggests that (educational) practices are affected by one's social background and, more precisely, by the cultural resources handed down in the family context. To examine the validity of this theoretical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Socioeconomic Background, Cultural Capital, Participation
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Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Greenhalgh, Spencer P.; Koehler, Matthew J.; Hamilton, Erica R.; Akcaoglu, Mete – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
Affinity spaces are digital or physical spaces in which participants interact with one another around content of shared interest and through a common portal (or platform). Among teachers, some of the largest affinity spaces may be those organized around hashtags on Twitter: These spaces are public, largely unmoderated, and thriving, yet very…
Descriptors: Social Media, Interaction, Teachers, Participation
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McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn; Snyder, Patricia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Recent policy initiatives in New Zealand have prioritised increasing participation in early childhood education (ECE) settings; yet cumulative reports have outlined concerns for the quality of services available. In this paper, we argue that a focus on participation without concurrent attention to the quality of early learning experiences puts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education
Rank, Bryan D.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
In the 1990s, a series of research syntheses were conducted regarding supervised agricultural experience. These syntheses included supervised agricultural experience (SAE) research from 1964 through 1993. With these past syntheses as the premise, contemporary SAE research was identified, synthesized, and coded into emerging themes. Inclusion…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Participation
Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The OECD and its U.S. administrator, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, have recently concluded the first cycle of the OECD-Test for Schools in the U.S. This test is being marketed to local schools and is designed to compare 15-year-olds from individual participating schools against peers nationally and internationally using the OECD's PISA test as its…
Descriptors: Participation, International Education, Comparative Testing, Comparative Education
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Stewart, Bonnie E. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
In an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks, yet networked scholarship often remains unrecognized within institutional spheres of influence. Using ethnographic methods including participant observation, interviews, and document analysis, this study investigates…
Descriptors: Networks, Ethnography, Participant Observation, Documentation
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2015
The "International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS) Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. The following papers are included in the 2015 proceedings: (1) Local History and Local Culture at the Core of Elementary Social Studies Curriculum (C.…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Local History
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Murphey, David; Bandy, Tawana; Cooper, Mae – Child Trends, 2014
Children and youth who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programming are more likely than their non-participating peers to do well in school, get sufficient physical exercise, and avoid involvement in risky behaviors. However, there are concerns that there are inequities in access to OST programs, particularly for those from lower-income…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Leisure Time, After School Programs, Low Income Groups
Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Child care subsidies help make quality child care affordable for low-income parents, allowing them to attend work or school to support their families while ensuring their children's healthy development. Access to quality child care is also proven to strengthen families' economic security. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the…
Descriptors: Participation, Enrollment Rate, Expenditures, Block Grants
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