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Walkup, John R.; Key, Roger A.; Duncan, Sean Patrick; Sheldon, Avery E.; Walkup, Michael A. – Physics Education, 2020
Error analysis consumes much of the focus in introductory physics labs. Catastrophic cancellation is a spike in error that occurs when subtracting two measurements of roughly equal magnitude. Often termed "loss of significance" or "subtractive cancellation," this effect can easily relegate experimental results to utter…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Teaching Methods
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Casanova, Carlos R.; Cammarota, Julio – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
This ongoing ethnographic study examines how a counter-space, La Libertad, introduces Latin@ students to a liberating pedagogy of praxis which counters dehumanization they experience in their high school. The researcher spent 180+ hours over 14 months in the field collecting data through participant observation, field notes, and personal…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hispanic American Students, Teaching Methods, High School Students
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Santos, Michael R.; Richman, Vincent; Jiang, Jinglin – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
Online teaching is growing in popularity. This paper presents a case study for an online business course investigating student exam scores obtained from non-randomized and randomized exams. We find that the non-randomized exam scores of the students are suspicious because there are statistically significant disparities from the randomized exam…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Scores, Case Studies
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Card, Polly; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study addresses the impact of faculty validation on men of color in community colleges looking through lenses of self-efficacy, belonging, and welcomeness to engage. The study took place at a medium-sized, urban, ethnically diverse community college in California in 2016 (n = 1208). The Community College Survey of Men (CCSM) is explored;…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Validity, Males, African American Students
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Zeedyk, Sasha M.; Bolourian, Yasamine; Blacher, Jan – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Increasingly, young adults with autism spectrum disorder are attending 4-year universities. The transition to adulthood can be challenging for these students, and university life poses its own set of demands. The present article takes a mixed-methods approach by including two studies utilizing complementary methodologies. Through in-depth…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, Student Adjustment
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Richardson, Gregory D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This article offers a brief history on the origin of universities, summarizes how faith shaped higher education from the European university's advent to its Western reproduction, and presents recommendations from a contemporary faith integration method employed in many faith-based universities in the United States. Response to intervention was…
Descriptors: Christianity, Biblical Literature, Universities, Educational History
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Kitajima, Ryu – Applied Language Learning, 2018
The field of L2 pragmatics demonstrates the effect of instructional intervention on the development of L2 learners' pragmatic competence. Nevertheless, effective instruction requires knowledge of pragmatic performances of L2 learners in naturally occurring conversations, in comparison to those of the target community speakers. This study, using a…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication, Pragmatics
Rubalcaba, Jacquelyn Catalina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Deaf and hard of hearing (D/hh) students face academic challenges in the post-secondary setting due to low literacy skills and academic barriers. However, despite these challenges, little attention has been focused on mainstream faculty who teach D/hh students. This study investigated perceptions of mainstream faculty at the post-secondary level…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, College Faculty, Barriers
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Lyon, Edward G.; Stoddart, Trish; Bunch, George C.; Tolbert, Sara; Salinas, Ivan; Solis, Jorge – Science Education, 2018
This proof of concept study investigated a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas. Researchers and science method instructors (SMIs) collaboratively restructured respective science method courses to hold fidelity to an interrelated set of instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
Stone, Emily – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this comparative study was to examine the investment in faculty who were trained in culturally relevant pedagogy through the Unity Community Education Foundation Summer Learning Institute and the Garden Community College's homegrown Unity Mini-Summer Learning Institute. The study explored instructor development and institutional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education
Taylor, James Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify Core components perceived by faculty to be effective in their prominent graduate entrepreneurship education programs. The study sought to identify the best practices in graduate entrepreneurship education programs from the perceptions of faculty in the field. Research questions guiding the study were: (1)…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, Teacher Surveys, College Faculty
Donovan, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study focused on the instructional competency needs of new dental hygiene educators. The purpose of this qualitative and phenomenological study was twofold: (a) to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of 14 dental hygiene educators who have transitioned from clinical practice into the California Community College education system to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Dentistry, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty
Li, Yue – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This interpretive case study explored the effectiveness of listening strategy instruction that promoted self-regulated learning and gained insights into students' and instructors' perceptions of strategy-integrated listening instruction among second semester learners of Chinese as a second language at a military college in Northern California.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Listening Skills, Teaching Methods, Self Management
Marrujo-Duck, Lillian Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative collective case study explored the experiences of faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences and SLO coordinators at community colleges in California as they engaged in student learning outcomes assessment (SLOA). Semi-structured interviews with eight faculty members and five student learning outcomes coordinators…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Instruction, Learning, Equal Education
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