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Asbjørnsen, Arve E.; Jones, Lise Øen; Eikeland, Ole Johan; Manger, Terje – Education Sciences, 2021
Background: Good screening tools can be of immense value in educational counselling for adults. We report two studies where we explored the factor structure and discriminative power of the Adult Reading Questionnaire (ARQ) in different samples of young adults at risk for reading impairments. Method: The ARQ was designed to screen for literacy…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Reading Skills, Adult Education, Student Evaluation
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Grad, Roland; Tang, David Li – Education for Information, 2020
Collective intelligence is shared or group intelligence that emerges from collaborative effort. We propose to harness collective intelligence through the specific tasks of producing and sharing constructive comments on synopses of clinical research, disseminated to a national community of physician members of the Canadian Medical Association. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Physicians, Medical Research, Foreign Countries
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Byrne, Chris; Prendergast, Mark – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This study examines the concerns of Irish secondary school teachers to the introduction of three reformed curricula, namely: English, mathematics, and Design and Communication Graphics. Major changes have been introduced in each of these subjects at different time periods over the past 12 years. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire was selected by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Kuo, Yu-Chun; Tseng, Hungwei; Kuo, Yu-Tung – International Journal on E-Learning, 2020
The paper intended to investigate adult students' Internet self-efficacy, self-regulation, and performance in online learning environments. The relationships between these variables and the effect of student characteristics on Internet self-efficacy and self-regulation were explored. The participants of this study were African American students…
Descriptors: Internet, Self Efficacy, Self Management, African American Students
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Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Lambert, Matthew C.; Patwardhan, Irina; Ringle, Jay L.; Thompson, Ronald W.; Farley, Jennifer – Grantee Submission, 2020
This study conducted a randomized trial to examine the efficacy of the Boys Town In-Home Family Services (IHFS) program for families of high-risk youth. Participants were recruited from a state helpline for families struggling with poor family functioning and child emotional or behavioral issues. Consent was obtained for 300 of which 152 were…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Outcomes of Treatment, Randomized Controlled Trials, Family Programs
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Krippel, Misty Dawn; Burke, Meghan M.; Rios, Kristina – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Although many young children face risk factors for academic failure, most research about family interventions do not focus on at-risk children. For example, although Parents Interacting with Infants Model (i.e. PIWI) and Baby TALK programmes are widely used family interventions, no empirical research has been conducted about PIWI or Baby TALK…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Pilot Projects, Intervention, At Risk Persons
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Niksadat, Negin; Rakhshanderou, Sakineh; Negarandeh, Reza; Ramezankhani, Ali; Vasheghani Farahani, Ali; Ghaffari, Mohtasham – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: The existing literature supports the application of the principles of andragogy on patient education. But there is a lack of a suitable tool for assessing patient education's conformity with these principles. Purpose: This study was conducted to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a questionnaire that measures the…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Questionnaires, Psychometrics, Andragogy
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Yasuda, Toshinori – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
One of the major issues in L2 learning and cognitive styles is the ambiguity of these concepts. A solution to this issue should involve the following two aspects. First, studies of factorial validity should be conducted with empirical data, and with an appropriate analysis using a theoretically well-developed scale. Second, such studies should…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes
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Leckey, Yvonne; McGilloway, Sinead; Hickey, Grainne; Bracken-Scally, Mairead; Kelly, Paul; Furlong, Mairead – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Objective: A randomised control trial was conducted to assess whether the combined Incredible Years parent training and child training programmes (PT + CT) led to improvements in ADHD-type behaviours in children, when compared to a PT-only group and a Wait List Control (WLC) group. Method: Forty-five families with a child aged 3-7 years who…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Child Development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Modification
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Perry, Emily; Boylan, Mark – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Research on teacher professional development is extensive but there are fewer studies about the practitioners who facilitate professional development. Here we report on a pilot programme for professional development facilitators rooted in a cycle of action research. Informed by a categorisation of professional knowledge and skills of facilitators,…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Action Research
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Lin, Xiao-fan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hu, Qintai – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
With the increasing importance of adult and continuing education, the present study aimed to examine the factors that influence continuing web-based learning at work. Three questionnaires were utilised to investigate the association of the job characteristics from Karasek et al.'s (1998) job demand-control-support model and the self-regulated…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Metacognition, Web Based Instruction, Professional Continuing Education
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Johnson, Byron R.; Pagano, Maria E.; Lee, Matthew T.; Post, Stephen G. – Youth & Society, 2018
Because addiction is a socially isolating disease, social support for recovery is an important element of treatment planning. This study examines the relationship between social isolation, giving and receiving social support in Alcoholics Anonymous during treatment, and post-treatment outcomes among juvenile offenders court-referred to addiction…
Descriptors: Crime, Social Isolation, Addictive Behavior, Alcohol Abuse
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Hung, Bui Phu; Van, Le Thi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Pre-writing stage has been considered very significant as it enhances writing performance in that learners can have discussions with the teacher and/or their peers. They can also outline and organize their ideas individually to prepare themselves for writing. This study investigated the effects of using pictures and interactions in the pre-writing…
Descriptors: Prewriting, Writing Strategies, Visual Aids, Photography
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Moreno-Maldonado, Concepción; Ramos, Pilar; Moreno, Carmen; Rivera, Francisco – School Psychology International, 2018
Psychologists in schools can play an important role in developing policies and programs to promote healthy eating habits. This study analyses the contributions of family socioeconomic status, peer influence (schoolmates' food consumption), and school-based nutrition interventions to explain adolescent eating behaviors. Data were obtained from the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Peer Influence, Family Influence, Student Behavior
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