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Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Kritsonis, William Allan; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this brief commentary is to determine which language skill Polish higher school learners think ought to be practiced most frequently during Spanish classes. Fifteen undergraduate students who study at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the authors found that most learners (73%) want to practice…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
Smith, Catherine; Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis; William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
This article deals with modelling and specificity in K-12 teacher education to describe an approach in ESL/EFL teaching which is aimed at assisting teachers in bridging the gap between declarative and procedural knowledge while addressing the complex requirements of their learners. It is concluded that descriptions of language variation across…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Theories
Henderson, Floyd T., II; Geyen, Dashiel; Rouce, Sandra D.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The advent of a changing world market and global economy has intensified the pressure experienced by today's college students. Competition for jobs, admittance into graduate school programs, and membership into prestigious honor societies led Dr. Richard Kadison, chief of mental health services at Harvard University and author of "College of the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Mental Health, College Students
Krukiewicz-Gacek, Anna; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Skyrynicka-Knapczyk, Dorota; Butler, Nornan L.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of teaching English for work purposes to undergraduate students at higher schools in Poland, and is the result of the authors' experience as teachers of English at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. It is argued that building special work-related syllabuses for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English Instruction, Jews
Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Herrington, David E. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this article is to compare institutions of higher learning in Poland and universities in Canada using an information technology conceptual framework consisting of three parts: participation, feedback and partnership. (Contains 15 notes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Information Technology, International Education
Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Mroz, Liliana; Brown, Veda E.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, Willam Allen – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this brief commentary is to determine which language skill Polish higher school learners think ought to be practiced most frequently during EFL classes. Twenty-seven male and female undergraduate students who study at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the authors found that most learners (70%)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Language Skills, Speech Communication
Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this ontological look is to determine if Polish higher school learners are consistent in their agreement in favor of cribbing in exams. Seventeen students who study at AGH University of Science Technology, Cracow, Poland and Cracow Pedagogical University were surveyed, and the authors found that only 35% of the learners are in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tests, Cheating, College Students
Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, Wiilliam Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The aim of this study is to compare Polish post-secondary vocational institutions with Canadian community colleges. The research concentrates upon programs in tourism and information technology delivered by the two following Polish schools: "Policealne Studium Zawodowe" (Cracow, Poland), Cracow School of Information Technology; and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Schools, Information Technology, Community Colleges
Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan. – Online Submission, 2007
This work examines the use of learner ratings of faculty performance in Polish higher institutions. It is concluded that other sources of information besides students' evaluations should be employed when evaluating teaching, such as: administrator and peer appraisals. The theoretical framework for this brief note is provided by the general idea of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Peer Evaluation
Butler, Norman L.; Brown, Veda E.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this brief commentary is to determine if Polish higher school learners are studying English so that they can obtain jobs in Great Britain or Ireland. Thirty students who study full-time at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the author found that most learners (57%) are studying English in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students
Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this article is to determine if Polish higher school learners are in favour of Darwin's evolutionary theory being included in the primary and secondary school curriculum. Thirty three students at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the author found that all of them are in agreement with it. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Curriculum