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Lachapelle, Cathy P.; Cunningham, Christine M.; Oh, Yoonkyung – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Technology is important to all aspects of our lives, so helping students develop an accurate understanding of technology should be an educational goal at the K-12 level. Assessments are important tools in reaching this goal. We developed an instrument to measure the technology conceptions of children ages 8-11, the 'What is Technology' (WT)…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Elementary School Students, Technology
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Janzen, Michelle – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
Through a Disney perspective, this author discusses how students can use creative strategies to cope with learning disabilities in secondary, post-secondary and even graduate levels of academic achievement. In particular, the paper will be presenting how the author, who has an infinity for "everything Disney", chose to use both Disney…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Learning Disabilities, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Ibrahim, Ali; Al-Taneiji, Shaikah – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study bridges a gap in qualitative research on teacher satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates. In line with the two-factor theory, we found that maintenance factors, such as perception of job insecurity, stagnant salaries and perceived heavy teaching loads, had more prominence in explaining teacher dissatisfaction. Motivational factors such…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Job Security
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Emre-Akdogan, Elçin; Yazgan-Sag, Gönül – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Our study aimed to examine the transformation of pre-service mathematics teachers' theoretical knowledge into in-service mathematics teachers' instructional practice. We carried out seven focus group interviews, three individual phone call interviews, and classroom observations in four semesters with three Turkish pre-service mathematics teachers.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Prabjandee, Denchai – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The literature on educational policy implementation has shifted the paradigm from investigating how policy impacted upon schools to exploring how teachers interpret, adapt, or implement policy messages. Much research has been conducted in United States of America settings, so little is understood about how teachers interpret policy messages in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Gummer, Tobias; Blumenberg, Manuela S.; Roßmann, Joss – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
From the perspective of study management, research is surprisingly lacking on two of the major challenges for planning and performing content analysis: determining the sample size (i.e. number of objects to code) and the required number of coders to hire. The optimization of both of these numbers will ultimately determine how efficiently available…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Sample Size, Coding, Research Administration
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Joo, Young Ju; Lim, Kyu Yon; Lee, So Young – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to examine the structural relationships among factors that affect learner satisfaction and achievement in project-based learning for capstone design courses in engineering education. Specifically, problem-solving efficacy, task value, teamwork competency, and task authenticity are suggested as critical factors that affect learner…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Engineering Education, Curriculum
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Liu, Qing-Tang; Liu, Bo-Wei; Lin, Yu-Ren – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The present study investigated the influence of two factors, namely, argumentation approach and students' prior knowledge on the learning of scientific concept and argumentation in descriptive and theoretical scientific concept-based topics. Four 7th grade science classes totalling 138 students participated and were assigned to four groups…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Persuasive Discourse
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Estelami, Hooman; Mao, Zixin – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
The number of online MBA programs has increased in recent years while the demand is stabilizing. In light of this trend, the pricing of online MBA programs is an important issue for university administrators and policy makers, who are concerned about program competitiveness and public access to higher education. This study examines the drivers of…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Teacher Student Ratio, Tuition
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Hahn, Christopher J.; Gangeness, Jeanine E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
Institutions of higher education prepare and develop students for the workforce, and in the coming decade, the challenge of workforce preparation will increase as the current workforce is retiring during a time of economic growth. Traditional higher education practice tasks faculty with developing appropriate curricula for students that will…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship, Leadership Training, Course Content
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Vandenberg, Amy; Haen, Jason J.; Molnar, Kathleen K.; De Berry, Thomas W.; Cotter, Joe W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
By controlling for size and existence of a religious affiliation and gender, this study adds to the literature regarding opinions of undergraduate business students about the ethical nature of both academic and business related actions. Analysis of student survey data from two institutions similar in these characteristics continues in this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Student Behavior
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Slutsky, Ruslan; Tuul, Maire; Gol-Guven, Mine; Kragh-Müller, Grethe; Foerch, Daniela Fenu; Paz-Albo, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Increased emphasis on academics has led to play becoming a controversial and topical issue in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Although play has been extensively researched we still lack consensus on what play is and how play is actually implemented and used in ECEC classrooms. The present cross-cultural study aims at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Correlation, Play
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Brenneman, Kimberly; Lange, Alissa; Nayfeld, Irena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
High quality early childhood education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning have gained recognition as key levers in the progress toward high quality education for all students. STEM activities can be an effective platform for providing rich learning experiences that are accessible to dual language learners and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Preschool Curriculum
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Gerde, Hope K.; Skibbe, Lori E.; Wright, Tanya S.; Douglas, Sarah N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Writing is a core school readiness skill, yet preschools typically provide children with limited writing opportunities. To consider how curricular materials guide writing instruction, the five most common Head Start curricula were systematically examined in accordance with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Curricula were coded…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation
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Ramírez, Rica; López, Lisa M.; Ferron, John – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The increasing diversity in classrooms throughout the U.S. calls for teachers who are culturally competent and have quality professional development in working with dual language learners (DLLs) in order to ensure children from diverse groups are receiving equitable and high-quality education. This study focuses on teacher characteristics that…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Intervention
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