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Ledell, Marjorie A. – School Administrator, 1996
The common ground process is an ongoing effort for inviting, scrutinizing, debating, and selecting ideas or making decisions about improving schools. Superintendents should assign a full-time communications person to executive staff, create a communications team, conduct a full-scale communications audit, listen better, urge the silent majority to…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Boards of Education, Communication Problems, Community Involvement
Talavera-Franco, Ramon – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Diverse learners' self-efficacy learning experience in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is an area of research that needs further analysis. This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study aimed to respond to that need and concentrates on the experience of adult Hispanic learners. Self-efficacy theory provided the lens to explore the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
Pearson, 2018
Following the integration of an online homework tool--MyEnglishLab (MEL)--into their English courseware products, Pearson sought to explore how one of these products, Speakout, was being implemented with MyEnglishLab and perceptions about the impact it was having on learning. Speakout is a comprehensive eight-level General British English course…
Descriptors: Homework, Courseware, Video Technology, Audio Equipment
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Stansfield, Jois – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The speech and language therapy (SLT) service in an area of northern England receives referrals of parents who have learning disabilities. The aim of this study was to identify current referral patterns and quantify the level of demand upon the SLT service from this relatively new referral population to enable to service to meet the needs of these…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills
Salazar, Timothy Ross – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study asks how government accountability reports are used to influence public education policy. Government accountability reports, called "audits" in Utah, prove to be useful tools for examining education policy. Using a collective case study design examining Utah's Class Size Reduction (CSR) policy, government accountability…
Descriptors: State Government, Accountability, Audits (Verification), Public Policy
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Stack, Sue; Watson, Jane; Abbott-Chapman, Joan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Tasmania, one of the first locations to have communities connected to the national broadband network (NBN), provided the context within which to ask significant questions about the implications of the NBN for all levels and sectors of education. This paper reports findings from a research project that developed innovative methodology to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Internet
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Torr, Jennifer – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This general review situates Australian research within a framework that quantifies and describes mental health needs of the population with intellectual disabilities across the life span, surveys service provision, and develops the evidence base to inform clinicians regarding assessment and management of psychopathology and psychiatric disorder…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Health Needs, Mental Health, Professional Education
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McVilly, K.; Webber, L.; Paris, M.; Sharp, G. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: Having an objective means of evaluating the quality of behaviour support plans (BSPs) could assist service providers and statutory authorities to monitor and improve the quality of support provided to people with intellectual disability (ID) who exhibit challenging behaviour. The Behaviour Support Plan Quality Evaluation Guide II…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Adults
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Griggs, Julia; Speight, Svetlana; Farias, Javiera Cartagena – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Ashford Teaching Alliance (ATA) Research Champion project ("the programme") was a pilot intervention aimed at developing teaching expertise and practice by promoting the use of educational research in decision-making and teacher practice. The programme ran for one academic year (2014/2015) in five schools within the ATA. Delivery was…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
Wiio, Osmo A. – 1978
Poor results in organizational communication research may be due to the lack of comparative research, relying instead on small, unrepresentative samples from one or two organizations. Measurement techniques such as the communication audit and the network analysis make possible the comparison of different organizations and the collection of data…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics
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Pidd, Ken; Roche, Ann; Fischer, Jane – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2015
Aims: Workforce entry is a key transition period. It offers an ideal, but under-utilised opportunity to implement intervention strategies to prevent mental health and substance use problems among young people. A brief psychological wellbeing and substance use intervention targeting a high-risk group--apprentice chefs--was undertaken to explore…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Substance Abuse, Drug Use
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Shrubsole, Kirstine; Worrall, Linda; Power, Emma; O'Connor, Denise A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Effective implementation strategies to improve speech and language therapists' (SLTs) aphasia management practices are needed. Australian SLTs working in the acute setting have reported inconsistent implementation of post-stroke aphasia guideline recommendations. Therefore, implementation efforts to address these gaps are necessary.…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Foreign Countries
Barnett, George A.; And Others – 1981
A study investigated a new method of measuring organizational communication other than the audit methods currently in use. The method, which employs fractionation procedures, was used with workers from five different business groups within a large multinational corporation. The results showed that: (1) workers could use the scales reliably, (2)…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Communication Research, Employee Attitudes, Measurement Techniques
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Cole, Elaine J.; Fieselman, Laura – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to design a community-based social marketing (CBSM) campaign to foster sustainable behavior change in paper reduction, commingled recycling, and purchasing environmentally preferred products (EPP) with faculty and staff at Pacific University Oregon. Design/methodology/approach: A CBSM campaign was developed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Responsibility, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Goldhaber, Gerald M. – Management Communication Quarterly, 2002
Describes the history of a multi-instrument approach for auditing the communication behavior of organizations. Notes that with the advent of the Internet, limitations of survey research have virtually been eliminated. Outlines four necessary steps involved in a Web-based communication survey. (PM)
Descriptors: Communication Audits, Communication Research, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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