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Dasgupta, Sanjukta – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
Rabindranath Tagore (1861--1941) is primarily known worldwide as the first Asian poet to receive the Nobel Prize in literature, in 1913. He lived and died in colonial India as a British subject. However, any engagement with studies of Tagore would reveal that, despite his outstanding achievements in creative writing and music, he deserves to be…
Descriptors: Poets, Foreign Policy, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission
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Higginson, Reid Pitney – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, dozens of experimental colleges were founded across the United States. While these institutions are usually remembered as either a fringe movement of the 1960s or a niche for nonconformist students, this essay argues that their genesis was markedly mainstream. Drawing from popular trends, higher education…
Descriptors: Colleges, Experimental Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational History
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Newell, William H.; Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018
This article features a conversation on the occasion of a May 2018 "Festschrift" in "Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies" to honor the work of William Newell, between Newell and P. Sven Arvidson. William Newell is Emeritus Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University, where he taught interdisciplinary courses full…
Descriptors: Integrity, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Humanities
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Amsler, Sarah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article considers the role of experiments in learning in movements to democratise higher education "under the rule of capital" (Gutierrez, Navarro and Linsalata 2017). It focuses on the emergence of a new generation of "free universities" in the United Kingdom, situating these in a historical tradition of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges, Educational Experiments, Institutional Autonomy
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Thompsett, Fern – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
Free universities are diverse but loosely networked projects that resist repressive capitalist and state configurations of power by re-imagining teaching, learning and research on their own terms, often through radical and ongoing experimentation. Drawing from my own experiences as a co-founder and organiser of the Brisbane Free University, along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Experimental Colleges
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Butcher, Catherine Norma – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This report describes my field visits to Berea and Deep Springs Colleges in the U.S.A. and explores their forms of ownership/control, governance, financing and organisational structure. Berea and Deep Springs are small, liberal arts colleges, distinctive in American higher education, in which students actively participate in a spirit of democracy.…
Descriptors: Experimental Colleges, Nontraditional Education, Ownership, Governance
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Meyerhoff, Eli; Thompsett, Fern – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Educational institutions have long been terrains of struggle. Schools and universities have dispossessed Indigenous peoples of their lands, cultures, and labor, whereas alternative modes of study have been central to many resistance movements, including for decolonization. In this article, we put Indigenous study projects in conversation with free…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Experimental Colleges, Environmental Education, Humanism
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Bute, Monte – Educational Foundations, 2017
In a seven-year study of new experimental colleges, Grant and Riesman (1978) report that within those schools "The utopian impulses are strong, representing a search for a more perfect union." One of the most radical of those experiments was Minnesota Metropolitan State College (MMSC). In addition to having no campus, the school had no…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Experimental Colleges, Educational Innovation, Experimental Curriculum
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Thompsett, Fern – Australian Universities' Review, 2016
As universities are swept by a near-global tide of capitalist restructuring, myriad forms of resistance are also on the rise. While struggles that grapple directly with universities are vital, different streams of activism aim beyond them, in the form of "prefigurative" politics--one that works to build a better world "in the shell…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Murdock, Linda C.; Dantzler, John A.; Walker, Anne N.; Wood, L. Becca – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2014
A randomized pretest-posttest control group design was utilized to measure the effects of a platform swing on independent work behaviors of 30 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Participants engaged in two 5-min intervals of independent work. Between the intervals, participants in the treatment group received 5 min of vestibular…
Descriptors: Motion, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Independent Study
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2013 study, "The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs," examined whether students taught by teachers in the "Teach for America" ("TFA") and "The New Teacher Project Teaching Fellows" ("Teaching Fellows") programs had greater…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers
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DePriter, Tiffany – Journal of Educators Online, 2013
Distance learning has become increasingly popular among higher learning institutions, and more academic disciplines, such as mathematics, are now being offered at a distance. This experimental study investigated whether an objectivist-based teaching strategy or a constructivist-based teaching strategy yields greater achievement scores for adult…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Mathematics Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Kocyigit, Sinan; Zembat, Rengin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study aimed to investigate the effects of authentic tasks on preschool preservice teachers' attitudes towards the course and problem solving skills. The study was designed in accordance with the pretest-posttest control group model. The data were collected by using the "Problem Solving Skills Inventory", the "Course Attitude…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Methods Courses
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Ritter, Michaela J.; Park, Jungjun; Saxon, Terrill F.; Colson, Karen A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2013
This study was conducted utilizing a quasi-experimental pre- and postgroup design to examine the effects of a phonologically based intervention aimed to improve phonological awareness (PA) and reading abilities in school-age children with language impairment (LI) in Grades 1 through 3. The intervention included instruction in PA and sound-symbol…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Intervention, Language Impairments, Elementary School Students
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Korkmaz, Murat; Esen, Binnaz Kiran – Education, 2013
The aim of this study is to design and evaluate a peer-training program about changing students' internet use habits. This study was conducted with students from two different elementary schools in Mersin, Turkey, who were enrolled in 7th or 8th grade in the 2009-2010 academic year. A total of 24 students participated in the program, 12 of whom…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges
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