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Mary, Ghislain; Costalat-Founeau, Anne-Marie – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2018
A socioconstructivist method is used to investigate the professional identity dynamic of employees in the context of career counselling. This method is particularly well-suited because of the intrication, at the core of the client's identity, of psychological dimensions, such as values and capabilities, which are essential to career counselling.…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Career Counseling, Constructivism (Learning), Employees
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de Lima, Jorge Ávila; Silva, Maria João Tavares – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
This paper reports the main findings of a study that sought to understand how teachers and department heads perceived and experienced the implementation of a classroom observation system in a teacher evaluation context. The data was collected through a teacher and department head survey and interviews with department heads who were responsible for…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Bonner, Sarah M.; Torres Rivera, Camila; Chen, Peggy P. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
We sought to understand how teachers' perspectives on standards-based instructional practices, classroom assessment, and external testing do or do not show coherence and alignment. Based on survey methods (n = 155) and interviews with a sample of secondary school teachers (n = 9) in a large urban district in the USA, we explored general trends and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Standards
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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Guiney, Tess; Deaker, Lynley – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article examines the nature of, and need for, evaluation of community-engaged university teaching and research. The research was conducted as part of a larger project aimed at improving institutional understanding of how to best support community-engaged university people. We interviewed 25 community-engaged colleagues, and used a general…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, School Community Relationship
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Kristensen, Katrine Hahn; Karlsen, Jan Erik – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article investigates strategies for internationalisation at technical universities in the Nordic countries. The study explores the institutional rationales for internationalisation, the stories told in the strategy documents, the importance of leaders, faculty, administration and students for implementation of the strategy, and barriers and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Technical Education
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Uslu, Baris – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This research aimed to identify the components of communication systems in universities and to explore their influence on academic life. To collect data, interviews were carried out with academics from Australian universities. Thematic descriptive and content analyses were performed on the data-set. Analyses showed that the human relations unit,…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Organizational Communication, Universities, Interviews
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Jourand, Clément; Adé, David; Sève, Carole; Komar, John; Thouvarecq, Régis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Introduction: Many studies in physical education (PE) have sought to identify and categorize the modes of student interaction in order to gain greater insight into the nature of cooperative activity. More others recent studies have examined how modes of interaction evolve on the basis of the modes of collective activity that they generate. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Interaction
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Di Domenico, Paula M.; Elish-Piper, Laurie; Manderino, Michael; L'Allier, Susan K. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study investigated how a high school literacy coach provided coaching to support teachers' understanding and implementation of disciplinary literacy instruction. With a focus on collaborations between the literacy coach and teachers in the disciplines of social studies, math, and English, this article presents three case studies that…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Coaching (Performance), Student Attitudes, Task Analysis
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Luguetti, Carla; Aranda, Raquel; Nuñez Enriquez, Oscar; Rodriguez, Ana-Alycia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum (SCIC) is an activist approach [Oliver, K. L., and H. A. Oesterreich. 2013. "Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum as a Model for Field-Based Teacher Education." "Journal of Curriculum Studies" 45 (3): 394-417. doi:10.1080/00220272.2012.719550] inspired by years of research…
Descriptors: Activism, Communities of Practice, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Hernandez, Sera J.; Brooks, Maneka Deanna – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Teacher expectancy research has demonstrated the greatest effects for members of racialized groups. Most research has focused on students' near-term abilities; missing are understandings of how teachers perceive their students' future trajectories. Drawing on social mirroring and attribution theories, this study investigates how 14 elementary,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Creed, Allison; McIlveen, Peter – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2018
In this paper, we present the Metaphor Identification Procedure Vrije Universiteit (MIPVU) for the reliable detection of metaphoric language that may be interpreted using extant vocational psychology theory. Metaphors are ubiquitous in communication and carry influential meaning for people. To illustrate MIPVU, we use transcripts of interviews…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Interviews, College Students, Student Attitudes
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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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Gipson, John; Mitchell, Donald, Jr.; McLean, Carolyn – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
While much more research has been conducted about African-American college students in recent decades, there still exists a need for further explorations concerning factors related to student success and retention. For example, articles often explore the experiences of African-American students at four-year institutions and often use deficit…
Descriptors: African American Students, Community Colleges, Mixed Methods Research, High Achievement
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Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Borman, Geoffrey; Caverly, Sarah; Bell, Nance; Sullivan, Kate; Ruiz de Castilla, Veronica; Fleming, Grace; Rodriguez, Debra; Henry, Chad; Long, Tracy; Hughes Jones, Debra – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This multiyear scale-up effectiveness study of Open Court Reading (OCR) involved approximately 4,500 students and more than 1,000 teachers per year in Grades K-5 from 49 elementary schools in seven districts across the country. Using a school-level cluster randomized trial design, we assessed the implementation and effectiveness of Open Court…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Programs, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Ettien, Assoa – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
This research aimed at trying to understand why proctors, whose role and duty is normally to watch over candidates in order to prevent them from cheating, can suddenly become candidates' protectors against official exam supervisors. Our investigations revealed that most secondary school teachers refuse to partake in exam proctoring because the…
Descriptors: Cheating, National Competency Tests, Supervisors, Participation
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