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Zelazo, Philip David; Blair, Clancy B.; Willoughby, Michael T. – National Center for Education Research, 2016
Executive function (EF) skills are the attention-regulation skills that make it possible to sustain attention, keep goals and information in mind, refrain from responding immediately, resist distraction, tolerate frustration, consider the consequences of different behaviors, reflect on past experiences, and plan for the future. As EF research…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Attention Control, Educational Research, Learning Processes
Agosto, Denise E.; Abbas, June – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In thinking about teens and online risks, school librarians need to know researchers generally agree that, despite the popular image of pedophiles and criminals lurking online waiting to harm innocent young people, in reality social media use is only about as risky as most everyday social interactions in the offline world (Agosto and Abbas 2013).…
Descriptors: Social Media, Safety, Adolescents, Internet
Fortanet-Gómez, Inmaculada – Multilingual Matters, 2013
This book offers a unique view of multilingualism in higher education from a global perspective. It presents a contextualised case of a multilingual language policy which takes the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. The volume discusses various approaches to multilingual education including CLIL and then proposes guidelines…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Policy
Norvilitis, Jill M., Ed. – InTech, 2012
With many children and adults affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, researchers strive to understand the underpinnings of ADHD and associated factors on both a basic and applied level. The goal of this volume is to explore some of the broad array of research in the field of ADHD. The 12 chapters cover a variety of topics as varied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Integration
Seale, Clive, Ed. – SAGE Publications Ltd (CA), 2012
Clear, coherent and trusted, this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today. The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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McCollum, Elan C.; Yoder, Nicholas P. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
Middle school students perform well academically when their schooling environment meets their developmental needs (Eccles et al., 1993). Both school culture and student-teacher relationships are influential aspects of the school environment that impact academic expectations, school satisfaction, and academic performance. In the current study, we…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, School Culture, Educational Environment
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Thompson, Elizabeth; Feldman, David B. – Journal of Employment Counseling, 2010
Typical career planning courses assist students with the self-assessment process, career exploration, and decision making. Although this assistance is helpful, college students are increasingly concerned with issues of meaning and calling (P. Braun, 2005). The authors describe and test the effectiveness of the Let Your Life Speak course, a program…
Descriptors: College Students, Career Planning, Program Effectiveness, Career Exploration
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Sambrook, Sally; Rowley, Jennifer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
We present findings from a study exploring student and staff perceptions of the use of webnotes, and whether their availability affects attendance at lectures. A questionnaire survey gathered data from 162 undergraduate and masters students and 20 staff. Students and staff agree that webnotes have become an expected supplement to lecture delivery,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Lecture Method, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Caldwell, Karen; Harrison, Mandy; Adams, Marianne; Quin, Rebecca H.; Greeson, Jeffrey – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: This study examined whether mindfulness increased through participation in movement-based courses and whether changes in self-regulatory self-efficacy, mood, and perceived stress mediated the relationship between increased mindfulness and better sleep. Participants: 166 college students enrolled in the 2007-2008 academic year in 15 week…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Sleep, Psychological Patterns
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Cote, Heloise; Simard, Denis; Falardeau, Erick; Emery-Bruneau, Judith; Carrier, Louis-Philippe – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2010
To enhance the cultural content of the curriculum, several governments are increasing the presence of cultural education in schools. How do high school French-as-a-first-language teachers perceive this education? To answer this question, we relied on the relation to culture theoretical framework and analyzed 32 questionnaires answered by high…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Fine Arts
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Klobas, Jane E.; McGill, Tanya J. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2010
Learning management systems (LMS) have been adopted by the majority of higher education institutions and research that explores the factors that influence the success of LMS is needed. This paper investigates the roles of student and instructor involvement in LMS success, using the DeLone and McLean (2003) model of information systems success as a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Information Systems, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Scutter, Sheila; Stupans, Ieva; Sawyer, Tim; King, Sharron – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Podcasting is used commonly recreationally and is now increasingly used in education. The technology for podcasting is readily available, easy to use and inexpensive, making it an attractive option for providing additional flexible learning resources for students. However, little is known about how podcasts are used by students and the…
Descriptors: Radiation, Educational Technology, Lecture Method, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Wilkinson, Veronica; Hayden, Mary – Journal of Research in International Education, 2010
This article presents a summary of the findings of a recent study that points to the importance of informal, out of classroom, interactions in effecting change in student attitudes as they pass through the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, designed as an internationally recognized pre-university programme for students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs, Attitude Change, High School Students
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Merten, Michael J.; Williams, Amanda L. – College Student Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of gender, current relationship status, and the interaction between gender and relationship status on the acceptability of marital violence among college men and women. Participants completed a questionnaire containing measures of marital violence acceptability and current relationship status.…
Descriptors: College Students, Family Violence, Females, Dating (Social)
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Brown, Alan V. – Modern Language Journal, 2009
Foreign language (FL) teachers and students may have very similar or disparate notions of effective teaching, and the intersection of the two sets of beliefs has ramifications for language learning and the effectiveness of instruction. Horwitz (1990), Kern (1995), and Schulz (1996) have argued that mismatches between FL students' and teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction
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