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Schwieter, John W., Ed.; Benati, Alessandro, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2019
Providing a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge work on second language learning, this "Handbook," written by a team of leading experts, surveys the nature of second language learning and its implications for teaching. Prominent theories and methods from linguistics, psycholinguistics, processing-based, and cognitive approaches are…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Theories
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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Stephenson, Amber L.; Heckert, D. Alex; Yerger, David B. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to comprehensively explore the association between low self-control and college student retention. Design/methodology/approach: Cross-sectional survey data were obtained from 369 undergraduate students in the USA and combined with follow-up data on retention. Factor analysis was used to develop and validate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Correlation, Self Control
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Stephenson, Amber L.; Yerger, David B.; Heckert, D. Alex – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
In a study exploring how organizational identification impacted college retention and performance outcomes at a university in the United States, we found the mere act of taking the survey emerged as an unexpectedly strong result. Using propensity score matching, we found that those who took the voluntary survey during the first week of school were…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, Identification (Psychology), Student School Relationship
Mires, Carolyn B.; Lee, David L. – Beyond Behavior, 2017
Calvin is a student who will not stay in his seat. He calls out constantly. Calvin does not complete his class work, and his homework is rarely returned. Do you have a student like Calvin? Does he fail to turn in homework, or act disrespectfully toward teachers and peers? Easy to implement, the Daily Behavior Report Card is an empirically based…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Family School Relationship, Intervention
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Ansari, Arya; L?pez, Michael; Manfra, Louis; Bleiker, Charles; Dinehart, Laura H. B.; Hartman, Suzanne C.; Winsler, Adam – Child Development, 2017
This study examined the third-grade outcomes of 11,902 low-income Latino children who experienced public school pre-K or child care via subsidies (center-based care) at age 4 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Regression and propensity score analyses revealed that children who experienced public school pre-K earned higher scores on standardized…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students, Preschool Education
Madden, Amanda G., Ed.; Margulieux, Lauren, Ed.; Kadel, Robert S., Ed.; Goel, Ashok K., Ed. – MIT Press, 2019
Blended learning combines traditional in-person learning with technology-enabled education. Its pedagogical aim is to merge the scale, asynchrony, and flexibility of online learning with the benefits of the traditional classroom--content-rich instruction and the development of learning relationships. This book offers a guide to both theory and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction
Humphrey, Stephen E., Ed.; LeBreton, James M., Ed. – APA Books, 2019
Organizational relationships are complex. Employees do their work as individuals, but also as members of larger teams. They exist within various social networks, both within and spanning organizations. Multilevel theory is at the core of the organizational sciences, and unpacking multilevel relationships is fundamental to the challenges faced…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Theories, Institutional Research, Social Networks
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Simonson, Michael, Ed.; Seepersaud, Deborah, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2017
For the fortieth time, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes.…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine recent efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable John Kline, Committee on Education and the Workforce; and (2) Honorable Robert C. Scott, Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce. Witness statements were…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
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McGregor, Janice – L2 Journal, 2016
We live in a time of unmatched global mobility and correspondingly, the number of U.S.-American students studying abroad continues to increase. For years now, applied linguists have displayed an increased interest in study abroad students' perspectives and desires about second language (L2) learning and use while abroad. Yet few studies have…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, German, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
Hall, Gene E., Ed.; Quin, Linda F., Ed.; Gollnick, Donna M., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Context Effect
Pfeiffer, Steven I., Ed. – APA Books, 2017
This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: (1) History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Theories, Talent Identification
Phillips, Susan D., Ed.; Kinser, Kevin, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
Accreditation is essential to colleges and universities. Without it, they are unable to participate in federal student aid programs or confer legitimate degrees. In "Accreditation on the Edge," Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser bring together the expertise of different stakeholders to illustrate the complexities of the accreditation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Improvement
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Bury, Simon M.; Flower, Rebecca L.; Zulla, Rosslynn; Nicholas, David B.; Hedley, Darren – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Social challenges represent a significantly under-researched area when it comes to the poor employment outcomes in autism. In this exploratory study employees on the autism spectrum (N = 29) and supervisors (N = 15), representing seven continents, provided 128 written examples of workplace-based social challenges, their interpretation,…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Social Environment, Interpersonal Competence, Barriers
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