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Fisseler, Björn – Online Submission, 2019
Transitioning to and from post-compulsory education often poses problems on students, especially students with disabilities. The fourth Ed-ICT symposium at the FernUniversität in Hagen aimed at discussing new practices, identifying problems and challenges during transition processes, and developing innovative solutions for both individuals and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Postsecondary Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Kutschera, P. C.; Tesoro, Elena C.; Legamia, Benigno P., Jr.; Talamera-Sandico, Mary Grace – Online Submission, 2019
Rural social work education and practice in North America underwent a revival in recent decades and remains a valid praxis and pedagogic model for the 21st Century. The paper posits through rigorous literature review and analysis there are numerous elements central to North American (U.S. and Canadian) and Commonwealth of Nations (U.K., Australia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Praxis, Rural Areas
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Dunning, Pamela T. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
First Public Lecture sponsored by Teaching Public Administration (delivered at the Public Administration Conference, University of Northumbria 12 September 2018). The author provided views on why public administration is needed now more than ever, outlining how current events necessitate the need for research to inform our teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Public Administration
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Sögüt, Sibel – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
This study focuses on the investigation of frequency and distribution of the active, passive sentences and nominalized structures in new reports about "the terrorist attack in Ankara on October 10th" (2015) across British and American newspapers. In the light of this purpose, the following research questions are addressed: 1. How is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, News Reporting, Language Usage, Sentences
Harris, Danielle; Lowrie, Tom – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Mathematics in Australia specifies spatial reasoning as a general capability within the curriculum. However, psychological research to date limits spatial assessment to psychometric tests leaving little room for a well-defined spatial curriculum. Although there are clear relationships between mathematics and spatial thinking, the independence in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education, Spatial Ability
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Harrington, Katherine; Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi – Commission for International Adult Education, 2018
For several decades, lifelong learning has been discussed both in terms of its ability to provide both individual and national economic benefits. However, while the importance of lifelong learning, particularly in lieu of occupational changes, has been emphasized, the creation or adaptation of funding methods for lifelong learning specifically in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Finance, Comparative Education
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Peng, Ying; Yan, Weirong – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Internet-based learning is increasingly applied in medical education, but its effect in the field of public health training is still unclear. This meta-analysis was undertaken to explore the impact of Internet-based learning on students'/professionals' knowledge of public health compared with no intervention and with traditional face-to-face (FTF)…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Public Health, Health Education
Mavi, Reza Kiani; Standing, Craig – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Government regulations require businesses to improve their processes and products/services in a green and sustainable manner. For being environmentally friendly, businesses should invest more on eco-innovation practices. Firms eco-innovate to promote eco-efficiency and sustainability. This paper evaluates the eco-innovation performance of…
Descriptors: Innovation, Data Analysis, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability
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Aranha, Solange; Leone, Paola –, 2016
This contribution aims at (1) discussing the characteristics of collecting, filing and storing data to have a databank of oral interactions between university students whose main objective is the learning of a second language through teletandem; and (2) defining the steps for further collections and storage. Our data are Skype sessions of foreign…
Descriptors: Databases, Data Collection, College Students, Speech Communication
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Kunkel, Suzanne R. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
Historically, older and lower-skilled adults in the U.S. have participated in Adult Education and Training (AET) at lower rates than other groups, possibly because of perceived lack of return on investment due to the time required to recover training costs. Global, knowledge based economies have increased the importance of lifelong learning for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Older Adults, Adult Students, International Assessment
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Smith, Thomas J.; Rose, Amy D.; Ross-Gordon, Jovita M.; Smith, M. Cecil – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The present study examined an international sample of adults from the Survey of Adult Skills administered by the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009) to assess (1) how specific individual and country-level characteristics predict adult readiness to…
Descriptors: Adults, Learning Readiness, Global Approach, Individual Characteristics
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Orkodashvili, Mariam – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The paper attempts to investigate the influence of textbooks on the results of international assessments such as TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] and PIRLS [Progress in International Reading Literacy Study]. It tries to consider the role and impact of school textbooks on PIRLS and TIMSS performance across countries. As…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Thoma, Stephen J.; Walker, David Ian; Chen, Yen-Hsin; Frichand, Ana – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The purpose of this study is to present a cross-cultural description of responses to the Adolescent Intermediate Concepts Measure (hereafter the AD-ICM). Since the introduction of the AD-ICM, the measure has been used multiple times in the US, in The Republic of Macedonia, Taiwan, and the UK. Focusing on these data, the proposed paper session…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development
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Liu, Zhongxiu; Brown, Rebecca; Lynch, Collin F.; Barnes, Tiffany; Baker, Ryan; Bergner, Yoav; McNamara, Danielle – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2016
The advent of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) has led to the availability of large educational datasets collected from diverse international audiences. Little work has been done on the impact of cultural and geographic factors on student performance in MOOCs. In this paper, we analyze national and cultural differences in students' performance…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Academic Achievement, Cultural Influences
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Smith, Alison; Chen, Yi-Chun – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
A benefit of the increasing participation in online professional development courses is the ability for such courses to reach a wide variety of educators, despite geographic distance. Along with this benefit comes the challenge of ensuring that such courses can engage learners from diverse backgrounds. The current study investigates educators'…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Workshops
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