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Zhan, Peida; Jiao, Hong; Liao, Dandan; Li, Feiming – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
Providing diagnostic feedback about growth is crucial to formative decisions such as targeted remedial instructions or interventions. This article proposed a longitudinal higher-order diagnostic classification modeling approach for measuring growth. The new modeling approach is able to provide quantitative values of overall and individual growth…
Descriptors: Classification, Growth Models, Educational Diagnosis, Models
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Suriel, Regina L.; Spires, Robert W.; Radcliffe, Barbara J.; Martin, Ellice P.; Paine, Deborah G. – School-University Partnerships, 2018
The STEMITL project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a Southeastern University's middle grades education department and local PDS partner school districts incorporating six full-day immersive projects for seventh-grade students. During the 2016-2017 academic year, seventh-grade students were brought to the university's newly…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Stakeholders
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Dai, Zhongxin – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
In the research on "New Characteristics of Future Basic Education in China," Dina Pei formulates a "three-powered" model to theorize about the characteristics of future basic education in China. The three powers refer to the "Policy-making Power" of the local educational administration, the "Leading Power"…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Wang, Jui-Ching – Music Educators Journal, 2015
Polyphony, often used to describe a type of composition in early European music, is also practiced in other parts of the world, not only for aesthetic enjoyment but also to strengthen a society's cohesiveness. Examples of such musical traditions are found in sub-Saharan Africa and many mountainous regions of Europe, where group singing or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Ethnology, Cultural Context
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Chen, Peijie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Childhood obesity and its repercussions will be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Promoting physical activity and preventing the decline of children's fitness and the increase of childhood obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease therefore need to be a high priority. So far, besides a few large-scale…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Jun; Sha, Sha; Zheng, Qinghua; Zhang, Wei – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Assigning difficulty level indicators to the knowledge units helps the learners plan their learning activities more efficiently. This paper focuses on how to use the topology of a knowledge map to compute and rank the difficulty levels of knowledge units. Firstly, the authors present the hierarchical structure and properties of the knowledge map.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Difficulty Level, Educational Technology
Tian-Ping, Yang – Online Submission, 2012
Since implementation of reform and opening-up policy, China's teacher education has got significant success on policy design, legislation process, theory research, system reform, model innovation and teaching qualification system building. Teachers' educational background level has been increased. Teachers' professional ethics and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Cafarella, Lindsey; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Social Education, 2012
Teaching about China can often be difficult because Chinese culture is very different from the culture of most American students. Students in social studies classes can find it hard to relate to such a distant and unfamiliar country. As China becomes a more and more integral part of the social studies curriculum, teachers must find effective…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Cultural Education
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Nelson, Diane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
The Senegal Project is the culminating project in a unit on cultural foods in an 8th grade family and consumer sciences (FCS) course. Initially, students take a quick world tour by studying and cooking foods from Mexico, Italy, China, and India followed by a "more depth and less breadth" study of Senegal, a country with a culture vastly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Cultural Background, Family Life Education
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Lyster, Roy; Ballinger, Susan – Language Teaching Research, 2011
This article serves as the introduction to this special issue of "Language Teaching Research" on content-based language teaching (CBLT). The article first provides an illustrative overview of the myriad contexts in which CBLT has been implemented and then homes in on the five studies comprising the special issue, each conducted in a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Gonsalves, Susan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Identifying a community problem or need and helping to solve it via student-led initiatives is at the heart of service learning. Elson Nash, associate director for program management at Learn and Serve America, a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and USA Freedom Corps, calls service learning "the glue that…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Migrant Workers
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Ji, Xia – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
What experiences have influenced Chinese educators' environmental consciousness and their involvement in environmental education work? Using the autobiographical inquiry approach the author explored this question with fourteen master environmental educators from various regions of China and examined in depth their significant life experiences…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Inquiry
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Li, Yan – International Education Studies, 2011
This paper introduces the importance of middle school students' interests in learning biology. Considering the psychological characteristics of middle school students, this paper suggests several practical ways for inspiring students' interests in learning biology.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Interests, Science Interests, Biology
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Luo, Jihua – Chinese Education and Society, 2010
Starting in 2000, the state began to set up interior-region Xinjiang senior middle school classes (the Xinjiang Class) in developed cities in China's interior ("neidi"). Cross-cultural adaptation is a very important issue for students from Xinjiang if they are to study and live in China's interior regions. Based on the perspective of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Multicultural Education, Acculturation, Cultural Pluralism
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Gadecki, Victoria L. – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2010
Standing in awe in Xian, China, at the Terra Cotta warrior archaeological site, the author thought of sharing this experience and excitement with her sixth-grade students. She decided to let her students carve patterns of the ancient soldiers to understand their place in Chinese history. They would make block prints and print multiple soldiers on…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Studio Art, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
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