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Constans, Eric; Constans, Aileen – Physics Teacher, 2015
The trebuchet has quickly become a favorite project for physics and engineering teachers seeking to provide students with a simple, but spectacular, hands-on design project that can be applied to the study of projectile motion, rotational motion, and the law of conservation of energy. While there have been free trebuchet simulators and range…
Descriptors: Courseware, Computer Simulation, Secondary School Science, Physics
Cardenuto, Nancy E. – Multicultural Education, 2012
In Malawi, education is not always a top priority. Although there has been free primary education since 1994, attendance in school is not compulsory (Ngozo, 2010). Even when children do go to school, schools can be overcrowded with few books for students to use. Classrooms can hold over 100 children with whole groups of children sharing one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Story Telling, Writing (Composition)
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Sercombe, Howard – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
Progressive developments in scanning technologies over the last decade have led to a surge of new research into the structure and function of the brain and into differences between the brains of teenagers and other adults. This work has not been free of controversy, notably around the question of deficits in the capacity of young people concerning…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Brain, Social Environment
Wicks, Matthew – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
The fact that online learning has been successful for many schools across the country does not mean that it has been free of challenges. Indeed, there are numerous issues and challenges in online learning. Few policymakers anticipated that any space time, any space place learning was possible when most education laws were authored over the past 50…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Tierney, William G.; Rodriguez, Bryan A. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2014
The value of education has rarely been disputed in the United States. The importance of education has been so critical to the country's well-being that elementary and secondary education has been a free public good and postsecondary education has been heavily subsidized through grants to public institutions and to students. In this report, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Change, Educational Trends
Davidson, Todd Calvert – ProQuest LLC, 2010
American social culture had a long-prevailing ideology that minorities were inferior to their Caucasian counterparts. Clearly, though, integration reflected an acknowledgement that racial equity and equality could and should be achieved in the composition of schools. In the last 40 years, as a profession and individually, educators have shifted…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Race, Females, Holistic Approach
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Jabr, Dua; Cahan, Sorel – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2014
Schooling is now considered the major factor underlying the development of cognitive abilities. However, most studies on the effect of schooling on cognitive development have been conducted in free and generally supportive western environments. The possible variability of schooling effects between educational systems differing in the quality of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Political Power, Power Structure
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Yeh, Li-Hao; Schwartz, Ana I.; Baule, Aaron L. – Reading Psychology, 2011
Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the Text Structure Strategy for improving text recall. The strategy emphasizes the identification of text structure for encoding and recalling information. Traditionally, the efficacy of this strategy has been measured through free recall. The present study examined whether recall and eye-movement…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Recall (Psychology)
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Kurt, Hakan; Ekici, Gulay; Aksu, Ozlem; Aktas, Murat – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine biology student teachers' cognitive structure with regard to "Blood". Qualitative research method has been used. The free word association test and the draw-write technique have been used in collection of data. The data obtained have been evaluated and divided into categories based on content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Metabolism
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Welty, Yumiko Tanaka; Menn, Lise; Oishi, Noriko – Topics in Language Disorders, 2014
Japan has been considered dyslexia-free because of the nature of the orthography, which consists of the visually simple kana syllabary and some thousands of visually complex, logographic kanji characters. It is true that few children struggle with learning kana, which provide consistent mappings between symbols and their pronunciation. Indeed,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Orthographic Symbols, Pronunciation
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Wangenge-Ouma, Gerald – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
The funding of higher education in South Africa has in the recent past been a subject of animated debate. This debate has ranged from the adequacy of government funding of higher education, the suitability of the funding framework, to protestations against frequent tuition fee increases. At present, the debate is mainly about "free"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Pardo, Constanza; Pineros, Marion; Jones, Nathan R.; Warren, Charles W. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: The purpose of this paper is to use data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) conducted in Bogota, Colombia, in 2001 and 2007 to examine changes in tobacco use among youth 13-15 years of age. The current tobacco control effort in Bogota will be accessed relative to Colombia ratifying the World Health Organization Framework…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Public Schools, Smoking, Early Adolescents
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Black, Paul; Wiliam, Dylan – Curriculum Journal, 2005
This article outlines the main assessment traditions in four countries -- England, France, Germany and the United States -- in order to explore the prospects for the integration of summative and formative functions of assessment during compulsory schooling. In England, teachers' judgments do feed into national assessments, at 7, 11, 14 and 16, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Student Evaluation
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Huang, Chenn-Jung; Chen, Chun-Hua; Luo, Yun-Cheng; Chen, Hong-Xin; Chuang, Yi-Ta – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
Recently, a lot of open source e-learning platforms have been offered for free in the Internet. We thus incorporate the intelligent diagnosis and assessment tool into an open software e-learning platform developed for programming language courses, wherein the proposed learning diagnosis assessment tools based on text mining and machine learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Programming Languages, Experiments
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
For years, educators have been trying to free history instruction from the mire of memorization and propel it with the kinds of inquiry that drive historians themselves. The common core standards may offer more impetus for districts and schools to adopt that brand of instruction. A study of one such approach suggests that it can yield a triple…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Thinking Skills
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