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Ionin, Tania; Choi, Sea Hee; Liu, Qiufen – Second Language Research, 2021
This study uses both offline and online tasks in order to investigate whether second language learners of English from an article-less first-language (Mandarin) are able to integrate the indefinite article into their grammar despite the lack of articles in their first language. This article reports on two studies, one on learners' sensitivity to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Interlanguage
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Choi, Sea Hee; Ionin, Tania; Zhu, Yeqiu – Second Language Research, 2018
This study investigates the second language (L2) acquisition of the English count/mass distinction by speakers of Korean and Mandarin Chinese, with a focus on the semantics of atomicity. It is hypothesized that L1-Korean and L1-Mandarin L2-English learners are influenced by atomicity in the use of the count/mass morphosyntax in English. This…
Descriptors: Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Coombs, Andrew; Ge, Jenny; DeLuca, Christopher – Educational Research, 2021
Background: The presence and function of assessment in Canadian classrooms has changed in the past thirty years. Driving this continuously evolving landscape of classroom assessment is the fundamental belief that classroom assessment can be effectively used to monitor and support student learning and achievement. A central challenge amid this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Assessment Literacy, Student Evaluation
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Schaeffer, Donna M.; Rouse, Donald – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
Recently, accrediting bodies are placing great responsibility for accountability on universities and academic schools, departments, and programs. The goal of the increased accountability is improved quality of teaching and learning. In this paper, we describe several levels of accountability for quality teaching and learning in a small, private,…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Accountability
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Kitagawa, Laura; Pomba, Elizabeth; Davis, Tina – Science and Children, 2018
Makerspaces have become very popular in education because they "provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering" (Cooper 2013). Not only do makerspaces provide a safe learning environment for students to develop their 21st century…
Descriptors: Pollution, Science Instruction, Student Projects, Active Learning
US Congress, 2020
The National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020 was put into place to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes. The Act includes the following sections: (1) Short Title; (2) References to the National Sea Grant College Program Act; (3) Modification of Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Environmental Education, College Programs
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Law, Dennis Chung Sea – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: A major focus of the recent research into the quality of post-secondary education is the centrality of the student experience. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on studies addressing such a focus to shed light on how quality assurance (QA) practices can be improved. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews some…
Descriptors: Evidence, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Surveys, Quality Control
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Law, Dennis Chung Sea – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: The common approaches to quality assurance (QA), as practiced by most post-secondary education institutions for internal quality monitoring and most QA authorities for external quality monitoring (EQM), have been considered by many researchers as having largely failed to address the essence of educational quality. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Total Quality Management, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Larr, Allison S.; Neidell, Matthew – Future of Children, 2016
Childhood is a particularly sensitive time when it comes to pollution exposure. Allison Larr and Matthew Neidell focus on two atmospheric pollutants--ozone and particulate matter--that can harm children's health in many ways. Ozone irritates the lungs, causing various respiratory symptoms; it can also damage the lung lining or aggravate lung…
Descriptors: Pollution, Climate, Children, Child Health
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Iliopoulou, Ifigenia – Education 3-13, 2018
This paper reports on the thoughts 6-year-olds and 9-year-olds have related to the serious issue of air and sea pollution. More specifically, twenty seven 6-year-olds and thirty 9-year-olds attending two state schools in Volos, a small provincial town in Greece participated in the research which assessed the students' competence to think…
Descriptors: Pollution, Marine Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
Heissel, Jennifer; Persico, Claudia; Simon, David – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
We examine the effect of school traffic pollution on student outcomes by leveraging variation in wind patterns for schools the same distance from major highways. We compare within-student achievement for students transitioning between schools near highways, where one school has had greater levels of pollution because it is downwind of a highway.…
Descriptors: Pollution, Motor Vehicles, Weather, Geographic Location
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Hopkinson, Sarah Alice – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2020
This commentary focuses on philosophical underpinnings that could guide a sea change in approaches to sustainability within English-medium curricula in Aotearoa. Framed optimistically, it engages with the possibilities that exist for Pakeha to transform relationships with tangata whenua and this land through regenerative curriculum design. Three…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Sustainability, English
New Jersey Department of Education, 2013
This report represents the work of New Jersey's Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC) from 2011-2013. The EPAC Interim Report, published in February 2013, summarized the establishment of the EPAC, key lessons learned from the 2011-12 teacher evaluation pilot, and recommendations for statewide roll-out of a more effective educator evaluation…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, State Programs, Advisory Committees, State Departments of Education
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012
Congress first called for the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation (the "Committee") in its 1998 reauthorization of the Head Start program, with a requirement that the Secretary of Health and Human Services convene a panel of experts to inform the Department about the design of a newly required national evaluation of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Mandrikas, Achilleas; Stavrou, Dimitrios; Skordoulis, Constantine – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This paper describes a teaching-learning sequence (TLS) about air pollution and the findings resulting from its implementation by pre-service elementary teachers (PET) currently undergraduate students of the Department of Primary Education in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. The TLS focused on the relation of air…
Descriptors: Pollution, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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