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Moore, Gary – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural Educators are typically pragmatic and have generally neglected to document the history of the profession. This is unfortunate because educated, well-rounded professionals should have an understanding and appreciation for the history of their profession. Other than two journal articles in which the authors (Camp and Crunkilton, 1985;…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Publications
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Xu, Sen; Jiang, Xueting; Walsh, Ian J. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2018
In this paper, we explain the influence of co-worker trust on the effect of employees' openness to experience on their perceptions of their own creativity. We surveyed 199 working professionals in Ireland and found that openness to experience was positively associated with both employees' perceptions of their radical creativity and incremental…
Descriptors: Creativity, Work Experience, Trust (Psychology), Collegiality
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Johnston, Susan S.; O'Keeffe, Breda V.; Stokes, Kristen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
The ability to use written language to communicate receptively (i.e., reading) and expressively (i.e., writing) is important in school, work, and independent living. Students who struggle early with reading have difficulty catching up with their peers as they move through school and in academic areas that rely on reading proficiency. Individuals…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Physical Disabilities, Written Language, Reading Instruction
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Thomas, Nancy; Brower, Margaret – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Commitment to democracy and democratic norms is declining to the point where many Americans question the current political system as a form of democratic governance. Americans are deeply divided along lines of social identity, political preferences, and lived experiences (Pew Research Center, 2017a). The rhetoric and divisiveness of the 2016…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, College Environment, College Students, Voting
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Acar, Serra; Blasco, Patricia M. – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
The Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2011) supports service delivery that recognizes cultural and linguistic diversity, which often involves the use of interpreters and translators, §303.321(a)(5) and 303.321(a)(6). Therefore, it is essential that early intervention/early childhood special education…
Descriptors: Translation, Early Intervention, Special Education, Guidelines
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Brodersen, R. Marc; Yanoski, David; Hyslop, Alisha; Imperatore, Catherine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Career and technical education (CTE) programs of study are subject to rigorous state and federal accountability systems that provide information on key student outcomes. However, while these outcome measures can form a basis for identifying high- and low-performing programs, they are insufficient for answering underlying questions about how or why…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Accountability, Program Evaluation
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Rostami, Ali Akbar Moghaddasi; Parvaneh, Farid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study centers on two characters in Nadine Gordimer's novel "The Pickup": Abdu and Julie. Abdu is an illegal immigrant in South Africa and is deported from there to his homeland. Julie who is white woman from a high social class in South Africa meets and falls in love with Abdu and moves to Abdu's unknown Islamic country. She finds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Novels, Islamic Culture
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Omeje, Joachim Chinweike; Eze, Justina Ukamaka; Egeonu, Doris Chika – SAGE Open, 2016
This descriptive survey study was designed to find out the utilization of e-counseling in career information dissemination among the undergraduates of the federal universities in South East Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study consisted of 36 guidance counselors and 64,997…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Counseling Techniques
Briggs, Derek C.; Diaz-Bilello, Elena; Peck, Fred; Alzen, Jessica; Chattergoon, Rajendra; Johnson, Raymond – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2015
This report describes the use of a Learning Progression Framework (LPF) to support the Student Learning Objectives (SLO) process. The report highlights a few common threats we currently see in the SLO process implemented at various states and districts, and offers the LPF as a possible solution for addressing these threats. This report was…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Mishook, Jacob – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Over the last decade, a growing consensus has developed that for our nation's students to succeed in twenty-first-century economic and civic life, high school graduation is no longer sufficient. Labor-market analyses have shown that high-wage positions increasingly require postsecondary education and training, and students must now graduate…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Capacity Building, Educational Indicators, Systems Development
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Levy, Brett L. M.; Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Drago, Kathryn; Rex, Lesley A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Many educational researchers across the United States have found that inquiry-based learning (IBL) supports the development of deep, meaningful content knowledge. However, integrating IBL into classroom practice has been challenging, in part because of contrasting conceptualizations and practices across educational fields. In this article, we (a)…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Educational Practices, Professional Development
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Magis, David; Raiche, Gilles; Beland, Sebastien – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2012
This paper focuses on two likelihood-based indices of person fit, the index "l[subscript z]" and the Snijders's modified index "l[subscript z]*". The first one is commonly used in practical assessment of person fit, although its asymptotic standard normal distribution is not valid when true abilities are replaced by sample…
Descriptors: Goodness of Fit, Item Response Theory, Computation, Ability
Belward, Shaun; Balatti, Jo – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
Peer group learning is the name we have given to a particular type of collaborative learning that has been implemented as part of an action research project designed to improve teaching and learning of first year university mathematics at James Cook University. Using an innovation-decision process model we analysed the response of academics to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Action Research
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Lowe, Andrew G.; Hartman, Nathan W. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2011
Computer-aided design (CAD) software and other product life-cycle management (PLM) tools have become ubiquitous in industry during the past 20 years. Over this time they have continuously evolved, becoming programs with enormous capabilities, but the companies that use them have not evolved their design practices at the same rate. Due to the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computer Software, Automation, Manufacturing
Metz, Allison J. R.; Bowie, Lillian; Blase, Karen – Child Trends, 2007
This brief will define program replication, describe the critical role of "core components" in program replication, and outline seven activities that program developers and researchers can conduct to enhance the replicability of effective program models and facilitate their adoption by other organizations and programs. Outlined is seven specific…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Models, Technical Assistance, Intervention
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