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Sivasubramaniam, Malina, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularization in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Beveridge, Lorraine; Mockler, Nicole; Gore, Jennifer – Educational Action Research, 2018
The role of "academic partners" working alongside teachers is an increasingly complex and sometimes controversial one. This article explores the role of academic partners in "Educational Action Research," reporting on data from a larger study conducted in New South Wales, Australia. Schools involved in the study had received…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Action Research, College School Cooperation
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Deaner, Kat; McCreery-Kellert, Heather – Childhood Education, 2018
Design thinking is a methodology that emphasizes reasoning and decision-making as part of the problem-solving process. It is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions. Design thinking offers valuable skills that will serve students well as they…
Descriptors: Design, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, STEM Education
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Grange, Christina; Miller, Antoinette – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper demonstrates how partnering with digital storytelling initiatives, like the StoryCorps project, can yield fruitful service-learning opportunities, while also supporting innovative approaches for teaching students from a range of disciplines who are enrolled in Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1101). While various pedagogical tools for…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Academic Achievement, Story Telling
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Kong, Siu-Cheung – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
This study aimed to investigate parents' understanding of, support for and concerns about e-learning and proposed a school-parent partnership distributing responsibilities to parents and schools based on the results of the study. A total of 61 parents from 21 schools in an e-learning pilot scheme in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Ng, Josephine; Nyland, Berenice – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
In this paper, a case study of an international partnership between two universities, one in Australia and the other in China, is presented. The internationalisation of early childhood degree programmes in Australia is reasonably new and there is limited literature on the subject. This study evaluates a Sino-Australian partnership of a joint…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Healey, Nigel Martin – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the challenges of managing transnational education (TNE) partnerships from the perspective of the home university managers. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopts a qualitative, "insider researcher" methodology. It uses a sample set of eight mangers who operate from the home…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College Administration, Administrator Surveys, International Schools
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He, Lan; Liu, Ersi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the influence of cultural differences on the design and management of two franchise programs and one joint degree program run by a Chinese university in partnership with a British university and a French university. The cross-cultural challenges and the differences in the strategies taken by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, College Administration, Governance
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Lee, Robert E. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers is especially challenging in urban districts. It is in these communities where teacher candidates must begin their preparation. This article provides a conceptual framework and programmatic examples used to develop a community-based urban teacher preparation model within a third hybrid space where…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, School Community Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Guillen, Lorena; Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article examines the experiences of a group of nine community-based mentors of teacher candidates who partnered for several years through a local, community-based organization with the graduate elementary and secondary teacher education programs at a research university in the Pacific Northwest. Following a brief discussion of the history of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kricsfalusy, Vladimir; George, Colleen; Reed, Maureen G. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Improving student competencies to address sustainability challenges has been a subject of significant debate in higher education. Problem- and project-based learning have been widely celebrated as course models that support the development of sustainability competencies. This paper describes a course developed for a professional Master's program…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Environmental Education
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Rutherford, David J.; Lovorn, Carley – Journal of Geography, 2018
Research conducted in 2013 identified the perceptions that K-12 teachers and administrators hold with respect to: (1) the perceived needs in education, (2) the professional audiences that are most important to reach, and (3) the service models that are most effective. The specific purpose of the research was to refine and improve the services that…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Strategic Planning
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Brown, Alan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Much learning takes place outside of formal class settings, yet students starting in higher education are not always well equipped with independent learning skills, appropriate self-knowledge or the required levels of intrinsic motivation This project used students as partners to develop resources that could be used by first-year undergraduates in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Partnerships in Education, Feedback (Response), Mechanics (Physics)
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Flint, Amy Seely; Albers, Peggy; Matthews, Mona – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines the initial steps of an internationally funded project focused on enhancing teachers' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development in the Western Cape of South Africa. We asked what are the tensions and breakthroughs when engaged in international teacher professional development? Four lines of inquiry support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Critical Incidents Method, International Cooperation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Shaari, Imran; Lim, Victor; Hung, David; Kwan, Yew Meng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This study investigates how sustained professional learning for teachers within a centralised system was cultivated. Specifically, the sustained professional learning was initiated by officers from the headquarters (HQ) and involved interested teachers across schools in Singapore. Qualitative instruments were used to collect and analyse the data…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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