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Denmark, Tanya; Atkinson, Joanna; Campbell, Ruth; Swettenham, John – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined facial expressions produced during a British Sign Language (BSL) narrative task (Herman et al., International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 49(3):343-353, 2014) by typically developing deaf children and deaf children with autism spectrum disorder. The children produced BSL versions of a video story in which…
Descriptors: Deafness, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sign Language
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Hulse, Taylyn; Daigle, Maria; Manzo, Daniel; Braith, Lindsay; Harrison, Avery; Ottmar, Erin – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
This paper examines whether using "From Here to There!" (FH2T:E), a dynamic game-based mathematics learning technology relates to improved early algebraic understanding. We use student log files within FH2T to explore the possible benefits of student behaviors and gamification on learning gains. Using in app measures of student…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Algebra
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Paetzel, Dennis W.; Quast, Louis N.; Aroonsri, Pimsiri; Surya, Meida; Hart-Mrema, Tasha S. – European Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was determine which, if any, managerial behaviors were associated with high managerial job performance in three selected countries, China, the UK and the USA. After identifying which behaviors were associated with high managerial job performance, the study then compared the results from each country to identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Behavior, Job Performance, Cultural Differences
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Adewale, Adebayo Saheed; Jamil, Hazri; Khadijah, Adebayo-Shittabey – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Knowledge is an essential factor in human existence. Education has been found responsible for social, economic, cultural and technological development of human society. Higher education institutions are responsible for producing required skilled human capital needed to enhance sustainable development. For these institutions to meet up with…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Behavior Change, Leadership Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Jemal, Alexis – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
The education system has been heralded as a tool of liberation and simultaneously critiqued as a tool of social control to maintain the oppressive status quo. Critical consciousness (CC), developed by the Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, advanced an educational pedagogy to liberate the masses from systemic inequity maintained and perpetuated by…
Descriptors: Criticism, Scholarship, Critical Theory, Educational Practices
OECD Publishing, 2017
The PISA for Development (PISA-D) project aims to make PISA more accessible and relevant to middle- and low-income countries by introducing new features to the assessment, including tests that are specially designed to measure lower levels of performance, contextual questionnaires that better reflect the situations of 15-year-olds across a diverse…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Silverman, Irwin W. – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The hypothesis that pretend play facilitates the creative thought process in children has received a great deal of attention. In a literature review, Lillard et al. (2013, p. 8) concluded that the evidence for this hypothesis was "not convincing." This article focuses on experimental and training studies that have tested this hypothesis.…
Descriptors: Play, Creativity, Hypothesis Testing, Creative Thinking
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Yamaguchi, Kazuo – Sociological Methods & Research, 2016
This article describes (1) the survey methodological and statistical characteristics of the nonrandomized method for surveying sensitive questions for both cross-sectional and panel survey data and (2) the way to use the incompletely observed variable obtained from this survey method in logistic regression and in loglinear and log-multiplicative…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
Carroll, Margaret D.; Navaneelan, Tanya; Bryan, Shirley; Ogden, Cynthia L. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015
About one-quarter of Canadian adults and more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obese children are at risk of becoming obese adults and can experience immediate health consequences such as psychosocial stress, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, and abnormal glucose tolerance. Monitoring trends in childhood obesity is…
Descriptors: Obesity, Incidence, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis
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Attwood, Gaynor; Croll, Paul – Educational Studies, 2015
The paper considers two problematic aspects of the lives of young people: the long-standing issues of truancy from school and more recent concerns about the extent of mental well-being. It uses data from a large-scale survey, the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE). LSYPE provides a very large sample which allows for robust…
Descriptors: Truancy, Well Being, Questionnaires, Unemployment
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Curenton, Stephanie M.; Gardner, Shari – Journal of Negro Education, 2015
Policy research highlights educational disparity between Blacks and Whites, thereby, emphasizing the need to determine malleable ecological factors that support the positive development and learning of Black children during the early schooling years. The purpose of this study was to examine whether change in home environment and neighborhood were…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Neighborhoods, Environmental Influences, African American Children
Steele, Jennifer L.; Lewis, Matthew W.; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Faxon-Mills, Susannah; Rudnick, Mollie; Stecher, Brian M.; Hamilton, Laura S. – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides students with opportunities for choice, and awards…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Pilot Projects, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 2014
This discussion paper presents the findings of a situational appraisal undertaken by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) for the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and explores whether and how Traineeships can work for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) within the context of a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, Continuing Education, Trainees
Machin, Stephen; Silva, Olmo – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
In this paper, we survey the UK-based literature on school structures and school autonomy to identify settings in which alternative and more autonomous school arrangements can improve the educational attainments of pupils in the bottom tail of the achievement distribution. We also present new evidence on the effect of school academies on the…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Nontraditional Education
Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Fishbein, Bethany G.; Buckley, Vanessa W. – College Board, 2013
Many articles and reports have reviewed, researched, and commented on international assessments from the perspective of exploring what is relevant for the United States' education systems. Researchers make claims about whether the top-performing systems have transferable practices or policies that could be applied to the United States. However,…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Relevance (Education), Testing Programs
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