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Joseph, Nicole M.; Hailu, Meseret; Boston, Denise – Review of Research in Education, 2017
Like other women and girls of color in the U.S. education system, Black women and girls negotiate and integrate multiple marginalized identities in mathematics. As such, this integrative review used critical race theory (CRT) and Black feminism as interpretive frames to explore factors that contribute to Black women's and girls' persistence in the…
Descriptors: Females, African Americans, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Magnisalis, Ioannis; Demetriadis, Stavros – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
This article presents evaluation data regarding the MAPIS3 architecture which is proposed as a solution for the data-transfer among various tools to promote flexible collaborative learning designs. We describe the problem that this architecture deals with as "tool orchestration" in collaborative learning settings. This term refers to a…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer System Design, Internet
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Ngala, Francisca Wavinya – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This paper sought to examine the relationship between age and learning preferences of post- graduate students at Africa International University (AIU). The study employed a descriptive survey design which used cross-sectional approach to data collection. The population of the study consisted of all the 397 post-graduate students at Africa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Age Differences, Preferences
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Cetin, Saban; Cetin, Filiz – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Stunning developments in this era have brought different meanings in both educational conditions and time and space in education. Developing technologies have made education applicable everywhere. In other words, education has been taken outside of the known space (classic school walls). Individuals' constant innovation has caused the development…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Continuing Education
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Guiné, Raquel; Costa, Daniela; Correia, Paula; Costa, Cristina; Correia, Helena; Castro, Moises; Guerra, Luis; Seeds, Catherine; Coll, Collette; Radics, Laszlo; Arslan, Meahmet; Soylu, Soner; Tothova, Monika; Toth, Peter; Basile, Salvatore – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to characterize the agricultural activities and past experiences in professional training in the context of mobile learning in different countries (Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, UK, Italy and Turkey). Design/methodology/approach: For the survey, a questionnaire was prepared in English and Portuguese and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Agricultural Production, Food
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Kim, Hyejin; Abell, Neil; Cheatham, Leah; Paek, Insu – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to validate a multidimensional measure assessing attitudes toward education for older adults. As the elderly population and the demands of education among older adults have increased, the engagement of social workers in educational settings for older adults has also increased. Therefore, assessing social workers'…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Adult Education, Older Adults, Educational Attitudes
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Dear, Denise V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article provides quantitative evidence on the effect on learning outcomes of contrasting teaching styles applied to a class of Level 3 final-year students on a BTEC Applied Science course within a further education college in the UK. Two topics within a unit were taught using either a student-centred or teacher-centric (instructional)…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Student Centered Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Upper secondary vocational education in Denmark is based on the apprenticeship model, which is recognised as a valuable route to employment for young people, who are not aiming for higher education. However, the apprenticeship model has a major weakness: it does not provide eligibility for higher education. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Senior, Chris; Fearon, Colm; Mclaughlin, Heather; Manalsuren, Saranzaya – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of staff/employee (i.e. learning and teaching, curriculum support and administrative staff) perceptions, anxieties and worries about early merger change in the UK further education (FE) sector. Design/Methodology/Approach: Survey data were collected from 128 out of 562 employees to…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Contracts, Psychology
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McKoon, Gail; Ratcliff, Roger – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Millions of U.S. adults lack the literacy skills needed for most living-wage jobs. We investigated one particular comprehension process for these adults: generating predictive inferences. If a sentence says that someone falls from a 14th-story roof, a reader should infer almost certain death. On any test of comprehension, there are two dependent…
Descriptors: Adults, Reading, Reading Skills, Inferences
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Lo, Yafen; Yen, Shu-Chen; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
High-impact educational practices can promote student involvement and learning outcomes, but are rarely tested in the community college setting--where involvement is a typical challenge to student success. For Family Child Care (FCC) providers, who tend to be older and overworked, higher-education training can be especially difficult. The present…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Communities of Practice, Professional Development
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Szucs, Kimberly A.; Benson, Jeryl D.; Corturillo, Amanda – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2016
This article investigates the outcomes of a journal club on the evidence-based practice (EBP) skills of school-based practitioners. Participants' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of EBP were collected using pre- and postsurveys following 6 monthly journal club sessions. Participants identified time, availability of articles, and decreased…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Evidence Based Practice, Occupational Therapy, Professional Continuing Education
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Treen, Emily; Atanasova, Christina; Pitt, Leyland; Johnson, Michael – Journal of Marketing Education, 2016
Marketing instructors using simulation games as a way of inducing some realism into a marketing course are faced with many dilemmas. Two important quandaries are the optimal size of groups and how much of the students' time should ideally be devoted to the game. Using evidence from a very large sample of teams playing a simulation game, the study…
Descriptors: Marketing, Business Administration Education, Educational Games, Computer Simulation
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Palacio, Marcela; Gaviria, Sandra; Brown, James Dean – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Frustrations with traditional testing led a group of teachers at the English for adults program at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) to design tests aligned with the institutional teaching philosophy and classroom practices. This article reports on a study of an item-by-item evaluation of a series of English exams for validity and reliability in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tong, Xiuli; Kwan, Joyce Lok Yin; Wong, Denise Wai Man; Lee, Stephen Man Kit; Yip, Joanna Hew Yan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Previous studies have suggested that word processing in English as a second language (L2) is affected by first language (L1) orthographic features. However, little is known about what affects L2 Chinese character processing in adult Chinese learners with different L1 orthographies such as Japanese, Korean, and English. With a picture-character…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Semantics, Phonetics
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