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Annand, David; Jensen, Tilly – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Substituting open educational resources (OER) for commercially-produced textbooks results in demonstrable cost savings for students in most higher education institutions. Yet OER are still not widely used, and progress toward large-scale adoption in most colleges and universities has been slow. This article reviews the literature informing…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Whitlock, Janis; Rodham, Karen – School Psychology Forum, 2013
In this article we summarize what is known about nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in youth. First, we describe basic demographic trends, prevalence, and function. Then we turn our attention to the implications of NSSI for schools, school-related policies, and school guidelines. Having provided an overview of the field, we conclude that even in the…
Descriptors: Injuries, Self Destructive Behavior, Incidence, Guidelines
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Arenas, M. G.; Castillo, P. A.; de Vega, F. F.; Merelo, J. J. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
This paper describes the use of a student conference as a novel experience aimed at motivating students enrolled in various computer architecture courses, such as Microprocessor Systems. The goal was to increase student engagement, to decrease failure rates, and to introduce students to the world of research. This multidisciplinary experience…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, High School Students, Case Studies, Classroom Environment
Chapman, Camille; Chauvin, Ramona; Molina, Concepcion; Theodore, Kathleen; Times, Chris; Wade, Sally – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2011
Preparing future citizens for postsecondary education and careers that span a continuum of sophistication is not a new topic in education. However, the rapid changes in technology and increased competition from industrialized nations have changed the landscape and meaning of college and career readiness. As part of a strategy to better prepare…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010
Recent studies indicate that school districts are facing increasing rates of principal turnover. Frequent principal changes deprive schools of the leadership stability they need to succeed, disrupt long-term school reform efforts, and may even be linked to increased teacher turnover and lower levels of student achievement. This Information Capsule…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Choice, Institutional Characteristics, Etiology
Lyon, Anna F. – Multicultural Education, 2009
It is well documented that many preservice teachers arrive on campuses with few past experiences or opportunities to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. In addition, they often think of diversity only as an issue of race. Successful teaching requires a wider view of diversity that includes race, ethnicity/nationality, social class,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Social Class, Social Status
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Marthers, Paul – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2009
During her presidency (1988-2001), Claire Gaudiani reconnected Connecticut College with New London, the college's home city, whose citizens through grassroots fund raising and donations of land established the college in 1911. Through an emphasis on service-learning, community outreach, and an education not for oneself as well as economic…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Service Learning, School Community Programs, Community Development
Abouserie, Hossam M. R. – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their service tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty were chosen as the population for this study. The study aimed to answer the following…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Information Sources, College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education
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Taut, Sandy – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2008
This paper synthesizes the existing literature on stakeholder involvement in program evaluation, drawing a basic distinction between deep involvement of a few versus less active involvement of a broad range of stakeholders. The paper then comments on the case studies described in this special issue and integrates them with previously published…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Stakeholders, Participatory Research
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Paul, Parrish L. – Career Development Quarterly, 2008
An individual's constructive development, or system of meaning making, is relevant to the process of career counseling. A description of constructive-developmental theory and how that theory may be integrated in career counseling is provided, focusing on a case study that addresses issues of sexual orientation and religious identity. Methods for…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Career Counseling, Religious Factors, Counseling Effectiveness
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Buzzetto-More, Nicole; Alade, Ayodele – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
Electronic portfolios are a student-centered outcomes-based assessment regime involving learners in the gathering, selection, and organization of artifacts synthesized into a compilation purposed to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or achievements supported by reflections that articulate the relevance, credibility, and meaning of the artifacts…
Descriptors: Models, Business Administration Education, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Dhliwayo, Shepherd – Education & Training, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a prospective entrepreneurship training model based on experiential learning which will enable the "production" of small business owners or entrepreneurs which is not being achieved by the current methods. Design/methodology/approach: This is a conceptual paper. It analyses the current…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Models
Brown, Peter – DesignShare (NJ1), 2007
Brown discusses the history of Hector Garcia, a Mexican immigrant who, as U.S. Army captain, worked diligently to assist minority servicemen in navigating the Veterans Administration, and found the GI Forum. Dr. Garcia's activism, through the Forum, was instrumental in desegregating hospitals, swimming pools, schools and cemeteries. Brown's case…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Veterans, Citizenship Education, Case Studies
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Duck, Lloyd – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2007
How can we avoid the "why new teachers cry" phenomenon and the high dropout rate for beginning teachers? Start teacher preparation with an introductory foundations class that is experience based and allows students to study themselves and their preferences for teaching styles, learning styles, and classroom management by living through case…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teaching Styles, Dropout Rate, Beginning Teachers
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Lawless, Kimberly A.; Pellegrino, James W. – Review of Educational Research, 2007
The literature base on technology professional development for teachers reveals that there is a long way to go in understanding methods of effective practice with respect to the various impacts of these activities on teaching and learning. In the No Child Left Behind era, with programs like Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology, the Fund…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Professional Development
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