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Çevirgen, Ayse; Aktas, Burcu; Kot, Mehtap – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this research is to examine the effects of visual arts on a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The research included a 13-years-old male student with ASD, the student's parents, and the visual arts teacher. The research was designed according to the case study from qualitative research models. Semi-structured interviewing and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Shin, Jihae; Seog, Moonjoo – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Professional development for in-service teachers is necessary to meet the changing needs of students and society. This teacher collaboration study examined the experiences of mid-career elementary teachers in Korea in their music professional development. Research questions included: (1) What were the contents of discussion? (2) What was the level…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Music, Teacher Collaboration
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Santhanam, Elizabeth; Lynch, Bernardine; Jones, Jeffrey – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to report the findings of a study into the automated text analysis of student feedback comments to assist in investigating a high volume of qualitative information at various levels in an Australian university. It includes the drawbacks and advantages of using selected applications and established lexicons. There has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Feedback (Response), Content Analysis
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Munongi, Lucia; Pillay, Jace – Improving Schools, 2018
This study aimed to explore Grade 9 learners' perceptions on the extent to which rights and responsibilities are taught in the school curriculum. The sample consisted of 577 learners from 13 public, independent and independent-subsidised schools, randomly sampled from four Johannesburg education districts. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Curriculum Development, Statistical Analysis
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Abbas, Zainab Ibrahim – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper investigates students satisfaction in a blended English writing course for Academic Purposes in Iraq. Blended learning is a novel mode of approaching education and learning in Iraq so it is very relevant to attempt to determine what factors can help it its success. Its novelty comes not from its use of online platforms such as Moodle…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, English for Academic Purposes
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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Ünlü, Mehmet – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
Geographers can be influenced by the occupational ethical values in their cultures. In this research, the opinions of the geography teaching candidates were determined according to occupational ethical values at Marmara University, Faculty of Education, Department of Geography Teaching. Occupational ethical values identified are used to collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Ethics
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Nogry, S.; Varly, P. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Information and communication technology (ICT) use among children in low-income countries remains understudied. The purpose of this study is to describe laptop usage among children in the context of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project 4 years after the laptops were first introduced in a community in Madagascar. The study was conducted using a…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Low Income Groups
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Jabar, Melvin A.; Regadio, Crisanto Q., Jr.; Collado, Zaldy C. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
This article explores the understanding of marine citizenship among young people from two villages (urban and rural) in the Philippines. The purpose of the article is to examine the differences and similarities of their attitudes toward and engagement in marine environment conservation in rural and urban contexts. Young Focus Group Discussion…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Marine Biology, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Beaudoin, Christina; Parker, Tonya; Tiemersma, Karol; Lewis, Colleen – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
This article presents the results of a survey of student and faculty perspectives within a university-level instructional physical activity (PA) program. The results revealed that students enrolled in the courses primarily for enjoyment and to stay fit. A majority of students ranked the quality of instruction as excellent, were interested in new…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Stewart, Gregory L.; Webster, Collin A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
The high rates of overweight and obesity continue to be a major health concern in the United States. Teachers and teacher training programs too often overlook students who are overweight and obese and their experiences in physical education. This article reviews literature on the perceptions of overweight students regarding physical education and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Obesity
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McReynolds, Katie; Gillan, Wynn; Naquin, Millie – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Although organic foods have been available for decades, they are an emerging trend with increasing prevalence of organic food choices in mainstream markets. College-aged students' consumer behaviors are understudied in this industry. Purpose: This study examined college students' knowledge, perceptions, and current behaviors regarding…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Correlation, Food
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