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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
Sanderson, Christen Noel – Online Submission, 2017
Economically disadvantaged students face an array of adversities during their childhood. With the media having an outstanding influence on the self-esteem of children, it is important that they have the tools necessary to question images they encounter. A Visual Culture curriculum in combination with a ceramics course can provide students with the…
Descriptors: Ceramics, After School Programs, Art Education, Curriculum Implementation
Belay, Sintayehu – Online Submission, 2016
This study examined the contribution of teachers' Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to quality of education and its challenging factors related with teachers. For this purpose, the study employed descriptive survey method. 76 or 40.86% participant teachers were selected using simple random sampling technique. Close-ended questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Educational Quality
Costley, Kevin C.; Bell, David; Leggett, Timothy – Online Submission, 2014
Poverty most likely will always be a concern in the United States, particularly in at-risk populations of the public schools. Many students in poverty enter public schools behind in academic and social skills due to a lack of quality early learning experiences. Regular education teachers work diligently to catch these children up in vital skills;…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Scores, Achievement Gains
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2014, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 4 to 6 of April. Psychology, in our time, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Prevention
Kwofie, Samuel; Ogunniyi, Meshach – Online Submission, 2011
According to the World Bank and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) could serve as leverage for augmenting policy formulation regarding health, environment and education. By exploring the appropriate pedagogic approaches, the potential exist for integrating IKS into the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Kwofie, Samuel; Ogunniyi, Meshach – Online Submission, 2011
This article presents a case for equipping science teachers with the necessary skills needed to enact dialogical argumentation-based classroom discourses. Even though teachers are required to scaffold knowledge construction in the classroom, it appears that not much prominence has been dedicated to exploring alternative or novel approaches to…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Models, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Quigley, Donna – Online Submission, 2011
Thai school age students as young as eight years old are increasingly being immersed in the Internet world, and as a result, they are accelerating their learning and communication skills in English even without noticing. For educators, the ICT (information communication technology) revolution that has occurred in the last few decades needs to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Educational Technology
Krajncic, Antonija Milivojevic – Online Submission, 2011
Globalisation and social changes in Slovenia, especially the formation of an independent country, adoption of the new constitution and implementation of a multi-party political system have caused changes in the education system as well ("Bela knjiga o vzgoji in izobrazevanju v Republiki Sloveniji," 1996, p. 5). Razdevsek Pucek (1997)…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Professional Training, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Faulder, Tori Rose – Online Submission, 2011
This research-based thesis project explains the governmental acts and policies, investors, and other stakeholders who have worked to promote, question, and explore the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the classroom. Research suggests that best-practice ICT integration requires using ICT alongside constructivist pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), School Culture, Technology Integration, Information Technology
Nunnery, John A.; Ross, Steven M.; Chappell, Shanan; Pribesh, Shana; Hoag-Carhart, Elizabeth – Online Submission, 2011
School leaders are increasingly being asked, whether by rhetoric or policy, to measurably improve student achievement. The resultant need to assist school leaders in their ability to improve teaching and learning for all students in their schools led to the establishment of the National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, Management Development, Instructional Leadership
Nunnery, John A.; Yen, Cherng-Jyh; Ross, Steven M. – Online Submission, 2011
The National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive Development Program (EDP) was established to provide professional development to school leaders to drive their schools to high performance. The program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders, and creators of a just, fair, and caring culture in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Management Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Overbay, Amy; Mollette, Melinda – Online Submission, 2010
IMPACT is a media and technology program designed to support and promote effective instruction through the integration of technology. The model is currently being implemented in 30 K-12 schools throughout North Carolina. This evaluation study investigated the effects of this model on the attitudes, behaviors, and activities of students and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Program Evaluation
Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
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