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Cunningham, Christine M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development
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Love, Tyler S.; Tomlinson, Joel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Soldering is a useful and necessary process for many classroom, makerspace, Fab Lab, technology and engineering lab, and science lab activities. As described in this article, soldering can pose many safety risks without proper engineering controls, standard operating procedures, and direct instructor supervision. There are many safety hazards…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Safety Education, Laboratory Safety, Laboratory Procedures
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Zandniapour, Lily; Deterding, Nicole M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Tiered evidence initiatives are an important federal strategy to incentivize and accelerate the use of rigorous evidence in planning, implementing, and assessing social service investments. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, adopted a public-private partnership approach to tiered…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Evidence
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López, Javier Suso – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study of the learning of foreign languages in Spain between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries sets out to demonstrate the importance of situating research on any given era in a pan-European plurilingual context. A brief historiographical overview is followed by a discussion of language teaching materials and methods from a sociocultural…
Descriptors: Educational History, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Garbee, Kelty T.; Miller, Ryan A.; Saenz, Victor B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study explored how administrators at community colleges conceptualized change related to resource allocation and managing competing priorities to support targeted programming for Latino men. The study included the perspectives of 39 administrators from seven community colleges across Texas using concepts associated with institutional change…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, Males
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Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe; Ruiz-Escalante, José Agustín – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Culturally relevant science pedagogy is seldom discussed in terms of infusion of literary resources, such as "adivinanzas" and "dichos" in the design of instruction. In this study, the authors narrate how a science methods course was infused with the use of culturally responsive tools to purposefully connect to the elementary…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Delivery Systems, Ethnic Diversity, Educational Resources
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van Hek, Margriet; Kraaykamp, Gerbert; Pelzer, Ben – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Few studies on male-female inequalities in education have elaborated on whether school characteristics affect girls' and boys' educational performance differently. This study investigated how school resources, being schools' socioeconomic composition, proportion of girls, and proportion of highly educated teachers, and school practices, being…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Resources
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Aktay, Sayim – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
There has been a rapid increase both in the number of users and the number of websites providing data since the invention of Internet; it has become the richest and most used source of information. However, several countries, including Turkey, resort to censorship owing to the fact that anybody can publish on the Internet with sometimes…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Censorship, Foreign Countries
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Tsakeni, Maria – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Physical sciences education comes with high expectations for learners to be successfully placed in tertiary institutions in related fields, and developing countries' aspirations to develop advanced and specialised skills to drive economies. However, some of the prevailing instructional strategies in science classrooms work to marginalise learners.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Access to Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Paskevicius, Michael; Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Inspired by open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open source software, the openness movement in education has different meanings for different people. In this study, we use Twitter data to examine the discourses surrounding openness as well as the people who participate in discourse around openness. By targeting hashtags related to open…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Media, Open Education, Educational History
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Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This case study explores students' perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Community Development, Community Organizations, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Özkan, Metin; Balci, Suphi; Kayan, Selman; Is, Engin – International Education Studies, 2018
The objective of the study was to make a comparison among the two countries according to the level of sufficiency of educational resources and to determine the accuracy level at which variables related to educational resources can classify the schools on the basis of countries. Relational survey model was used. The sample group of the study was…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Messmann, Gerhard; Mulder, Regina H.; Palonen, Tuire – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the role of characteristics of vocational education teachers' personal network at the workplace for determining the resources that enable them to cope with innovation-related demands at work. Design/methodology/approach: A survey study with 48 vocational education teachers is carried out. Social network…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Social Networks, Educational Innovation, Social Capital
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Valor Miró, Juan Daniel; Baquero-Arnal, Pau; Civera, Jorge; Turró, Carlos; Juan, Alfons – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER) are rapidly growing, but are not usually offered in multiple languages due to the lack of cost-effective solutions to translate the different objects comprising them and particularly videos. However, current state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine…
Descriptors: Multilingual Materials, Visual Aids, Online Courses, Educational Resources
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