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Dechausay, Nadine – MDRC, 2018
Executive skills are the cognitive abilities that make it possible for people to set goals, regulate impulses, and complete the steps necessary to achieve their objectives. Examples of these skills include time management, emotional control, and organization. Richard Guare and Peggy Dawson have developed a coaching strategy based on executive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Cognitive Ability, Coaching (Performance), Behavioral Sciences
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Tamim, Rana M. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Blended learning (BL) is still in its infancy in the United Arab Emirates, but is gaining growing attention and acceptance. The particular university under investigation offers its nationally accredited graduate programs with a BL format that makes use of synchronous virtual classrooms, asynchronous self-study, and face-to-face sessions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Student Empowerment
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Galdames, Sergio; Montecinos, Carmen; Campos, Fabián; Ahumada, Luis; Leiva, María Verónica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In a context characterised by triple sources of accountability demands, principals in Chile are required to mobilise change to raise performance indicators. School improvement is a complex endeavour--a complexity that is intensified for newly appointed principals, particularly when placed in a high-poverty, ineffective school. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Readiness, Educational Change
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Al-Adwan, Ahmad Samed; Al-Madadha, Amr; Zvirzdinaite, Zahra – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Mobile devices are increasingly coming to penetrate people's daily lives. Mobile learning (m-learning) is viewed as key to the coming era of electronic learning (e-learning). In the meantime, the use of mobile devices for learning has made a significant contribution to delivering education among higher education students worldwide. However, while…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Readiness, Higher Education
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Seymour, Clancy A.; Burns, Barbara A.; Henry, Julie J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) is a performance-based assessment designed for beginning teachers to demonstrate their readiness to teach (SCALE, 2014). As more states come to adopt this assessment, many facets of its implementation need to be reviewed. One component is the role of the cooperating teacher in the implementation…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Beginning Teachers, Readiness
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Stone, Kari L.; Shaner, Sarah E.; Fendrick, Carol M. – Education Sciences, 2018
General Chemistry is a high impact course at Benedictine University where a large enrollment of ~250 students each year, coupled with low pass rates of a particularly vulnerable student population from a retention point of view (i.e., first-year college students), make it a strategic course on which to focus innovative pedagogical development.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Intervention
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Webb, Jeffrey A.; Karatjas, Andrew G. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Various reasons are attributed to poor student performance in physical science courses such as lack of motivation, lack of ability, and/or the overall difficulty of these courses. One overlooked reason is a lack of self-awareness as to preparation level. Through a study over a two-year period, students at all levels (freshman through M.S.) of a…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Assignments
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Bowsher, Amanda; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This Statistics in Brief adds to existing research on early-career teachers by presenting findings on their preparation and supports from data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). This brief, like past research, investigates several specific areas of preparation and types of support. For the purposes of this brief, early-career…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
Little, Catherine A.; Adelson, Jill L.; Kearney, Kelly L.; Cash, Kathleen; O'Brien, Rebecca – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Students who come from low-income backgrounds tend to be underidentified and underserved in gifted education. Early interventions with learners of high potential from underserved groups, including exposure to challenging curriculum and summer opportunities, are important for nurturing these students' talents and preparing them for advanced…
Descriptors: Readiness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Low Income Students
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Nanayakkara, Janandani; Margerison, Claire; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Implementation of a new food literacy curriculum provides multiple health and social benefits to school students. The success of any new curriculum execution is partly determined by teachers' perceptions about the new curriculum contents, and barriers and challenges for its delivery. The purpose of this paper is to explore teachers' views…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foods Instruction
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Bakhsh, Muhammad; Mahmood, Amjad; Sangi, Nazir Ahmed – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
It is important for distance learning institutions to be well prepared before designing and implementing any new technology based learning system to justify the investment and minimize failure risk. It can be achieved by systematically assessing the readiness of all stakeholders. This paper first proposes an m-readiness assessment process and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Alanazy, Salim M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study aims to take an initial step toward investigating the readiness of faculty members for adopting online learning at Aljouf University, a Saudi newly established university. Participants (n = 156) were asked to complete a Web-based questionnaire that starts with eight demographic questions and has four other parts: attitude toward online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, College Faculty, Online Courses
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Arellano, Brenda; Liu, Feng; Stoker, Ginger; Slama, Rachel – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
To what extent do Spanish-speaking English learner students develop English proficiency and grade-level readiness in English language arts and math from early elementary school to upper elementary school? Is there a relationship between proficiency in a student's primary home language, Spanish, and the amount of time needed to attain fluency in…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Readiness
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Comal County, Texas, may be rural but its students face many of the same challenges as students in urban districts. Communities In Schools of South Central Texas works with the local school district to identify student needs and provide critical supports to help young people prepare for life after high school.
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Needs, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Development
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Strickler, Amy; Trunzo, Annette C.; Kaelin, Michael S. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Pre-service training of treatment parents is a requirement for all foster care models to ensure safety and well-being of children in care. Researchers theorize treatment parents benefit more from enhanced pre-service trainings; however, no rigorous studies exist indicating the effectiveness of these trainings for treatment parents.…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Foster Care, Training, Program Effectiveness
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