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Falconer, John; Holcomb, Dianne – College Student Journal, 2008
Undergraduate research programs are becoming more prevalent, but research on the processes and outcomes is limited and deals largely with perceptions of student learning gains. This paper adds to the literature by describing undergraduate research activities from the student perspective. A phenomenological approach was used to analyze journals…
Descriptors: Student Research, Stimulation, Mentors, Student Attitudes
Oz, Huseyin – Online Submission, 2007
This article reports on a study that investigated metacognitive knowledge or beliefs about language learning of 470 Turkish EFL learners in secondary education. The primary aims of the study were to explore what beliefs Turkish students in secondary education held about learning English as a foreign language (EFL), how their belief systems were…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Factor Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Spiezio, Kim Edward; Baker, Kerrie Q.; Boland, Kathleen – Journal of General Education, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present empirical evidence suggesting the potential benefits of systematically utilizing general education as the institutional foundation for an integrated, multidisciplinary learning environment expressly dedicated to the promotion of civic engagement. Recently, the authors conducted an assessment of student…
Descriptors: General Education, Student Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Environment
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Mulvenon, Sean W.; Stegman, Charles E.; Ritter, Gary – International Journal of Testing, 2005
The passage of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) legislation has led to an increased awareness of testing and assessment in public school systems and its impact. A cursory review of the academic literature and national news sources on the impact of standardized testing revealed a plethora of anecdotal cases of students experiencing illness,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Standardized Tests, Testing, Teacher Attitudes
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Taylor, Philip J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This article is based on a doctoral study of educational change in the School of Education (SOE) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. It is an exploration of "a moment in time" that bore witness to institutional and human transformation in South African higher education. This transformation involved a development from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Change, Racial Segregation
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Banach, William J. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2003
Survey results provide insights into school policies and procedures, leadership, teaching methodology, and the quality of instruction offered by schools. Offers a road map for improving school-community relations. (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Public Opinion