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Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2019
This report contains evaluation findings from 43 programs that received a total of around $10 million state investment through Proposition 10 to support early childhood services in Kern County, California during Fiscal Year 2017-2018. The Kern County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Kern) was established on December 15, 1998 by Ordinance…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, State Programs, Parent Education
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Larrotta, Clarena; Miller, Susan Finn; Nash, Andy – Online Submission, 2019
In this three-part forum, part one explores the challenges immigrants face learning English in the current political climate. Part two shows the effect that policy change has on local immigrant learners by looking through the lens of one local community. The final forum demonstrates how teachers are navigating the current climate and building a…
Descriptors: Immigration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Stockdale, Joseph Gagen, III – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this dictionary and thesaurus of contemporary figurative language and metaphor is to identify all the words and phrases used figuratively and metaphorically in everyday English and to categorize each word or phrase not only by meaning but also by what cognitive linguists and others have described variously as figure and ground,…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Reference Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Choudaha, Rahul – Online Submission, 2019
How can professional, continuing, and online education drive the growth and innovation agenda to attract international learners? The purpose of this article is to discover recent trends and identify proactive strategies for international student enrollment, first by looking into the recent evolution of international student mobility, followed by…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Enrollment Trends, Educational Trends
Tongson, Mercedita B.; Eslit, Edgar R. – Online Submission, 2018
Research proved that teaching styles can make or break the learning process. Hence, performance of learners must be geared towards a learning environment that is engaging, enjoyable and fruitful. Anchored on Invitational Theory, Cognitive Abilities Theory and Sociocultural Theory, this study sought to determine the teaching styles of grade 7…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Sorensen, Alma Margaret – Online Submission, 2018
Current research and theory primarily focuses on identifying holistic challenges of the veteran student demographic and does not focus on challenges specific to female veterans when transitioning into and through college. Additionally, current research and theory does not focus on positive and negative experiences of female veterans within four…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Females, Student Experience, College Students
DeMott-Quigley, Megan – Online Submission, 2018
This paper documents a year in the life of an ESOL adult literacy teacher. It is a work of narrative inquiry, an examination of reflective teaching in action. As such, it includes commentary on the cycle of observation, reflection, research, and action. In particular, this narrative examines the relationship between literacy practice and…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.; Young, Natasha, Ed.; Weese, Bailey, Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Sixteen scholarly papers and twenty abstracts comprise the content of the eighteenth annual Brick & Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the conference, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro; Ventura, Geovanny – Online Submission, 2018
The goal of this research is to determine the effectiveness of Grammar-Translation Method on EFL adult learners. The sample of this investigation was based on 30 graduated students as a universe and a sample of 15 which represent the 50% in which 9 of them were female who represent the 60% and 6 male who represent the 40% from Impact Languages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this directory was to identify, describe, and evaluate evidence that the education practices improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Method: The sample for the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
Terry, Marion – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, ethnographic case study was to compare the experiences of stakeholders connected to adult high schools and adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. This is an important study, because it gathered information about providing educational services to adults who have dropped out of school. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Education, High Schools, Adult Literacy
Sahin, Mehmet; Dogantay, Hidayet – Online Submission, 2018
The traditional theories behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism and connectivism are regarded as essential theories of learning. However, transformational learning theory works with critical thinking in adult learning. This process is based on their experience and it is followed by the steps of thinking and transformation process in perspective…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Skill Development
Mahmoud, Hazem Farouk Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study aimed to design a program based on visual thinking (VT) to develop the adult learners' English Language Fluency (ELF). The study started with literature review and previous studies related to VT, visual literacy, writing ability and writing fluency (WF). The researcher designed the research program, and the instruments of measuring the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Language Fluency
Örs, Mukaddes – Online Submission, 2018
Purpose: The objective of the present study is to determine the impacts on their nutritional knowledge of the nutrition training provided to the adult male prisoners in the Closed Prison. Method and material: Experimental, which is a quantitative research method, has been used in the present study. Data were derived from pretest, posttest and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
Rappel, L. – Online Submission, 2017
This paper presents design based research on the role of self-direction in online learning by exploring elements of both individual and collective engagement as significant aspects of learning. By making the claim that online instruction draws on autonomous and social aspects of learning, this paper examines how online teaching environments are…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Experiential Learning, Personal Autonomy
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