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Schwabsky, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the motives, opportunities, and threats associated with the adoption of market-driven externally developed reforms (EDRs) as well as how these motivator factors, combined with background variables, account for school principals' satisfaction with EDR adoption. Design/methodology/approach: Principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas)
Kashin, Diane – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
For those who are tired of old images and practices, Malaguzzi suggests that there is time for mistakes to be corrected. New paths of practice can be forged by being willing to consider another way of teaching and learning with young children. And as with any change in professional practice, teachers face cognitive dissonance when they try to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Change Strategies
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Ratcliff, Daniel; Chapman, Melanie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: The study explored experiences of health and social care practitioners within a community learning disability team in undertaking mental capacity assessments with people with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: Eight practitioners were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Results: The information gained was…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Professional Personnel, Allied Health Personnel, Caseworkers
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Chan, Cheris Shun-ching – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2013
Based on an interactionist framework, this article examines how followers of a contemporary Chinese religious movement, Falun Gong, deal with a crisis situation and sustain their conviction in the absence of their charismatic leader. Data were collected during a yearlong ethnography of the Falun Gong in Chicago and Hong Kong. The findings reveal…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Wong, Ruth Ming Har – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
Research has shown that the underlying teaching beliefs or theories of any particular teacher have generally been considered relatively stable and static throughout his or her career. However, this study investigates how one teacher's beliefs regarding both teaching and learning were changed during a short-term study and immersion program abroad.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Career Development, Beliefs
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Nielson, Hailey E.; Reel, Justine J.; Galli, Nick A.; Crookston, Benjamin T.; Miyairi, Maya – Health Educator, 2013
Background and Aims: The purpose of this project was to examine body dissatisfaction and the degree of acculturation to Western media body ideals among Japanese adolescents. Furthermore, sex differences in body esteem were examined between male and female participants. Methods: Male and female participants (N=158) aged 15 to 18 years in Okinawa,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Human Body, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
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Kitade, Keiko – CALICO Journal, 2015
A growing number of studies examining second language (L2) teacher education from the perspective of sociocultural theory, in particular the activity theory framework (Engeström, 1999), show that transformations in teachers' cognition and practice can be fostered through negotiation of sociocultural and cognitive dissonance in their teaching…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Ridenour, Ty A.; Caldwell, Linda L.; Coatsworth, J. Douglas; Gold, Melanie A. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2011
Problem behavior theory posits that tolerance of deviance is an antecedent to antisocial behavior and substance use. In contrast, cognitive dissonance theory implies that acceptability of a behavior may increase after experiencing the behavior. Using structural equation modeling, this investigation tested whether changes in tolerance of deviance…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Youth Problems, Behavior Problems, Antisocial Behavior
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Pappas, Jesse B.; Pappas, Eric C. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Meaningful societal change begins with individual change. One cannot do for a community what one cannot do for one's self. The topic of Individual Sustainability is a controversial one, as students often appear to be unable to align their demonstrated behaviors with their admirable values related to sustainability. Individual behavior creates the…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Sustainability, Personality Traits, Attitude Change
Reichert, Collin; Cervato, Cinzia; Niederhauser, Dale; Larsen, Michael D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
In this paper we describe student use of a series of connected online problem-solving activities to remediate atmospheric carbon budget misconceptions held by undergraduate university students. In particular, activities were designed to address a common misconception about conservation of mass when students assume a simplistic, direct relationship…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Conservation (Concept), Science Education, Introductory Courses
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Bland, Mark W.; Morrison, Elizabeth – American Biology Teacher, 2015
Evolution is widely regarded as biology's unifying theme, yet rates of rejection of evolutionary science remain high. Anecdotal evidence suggests that cognitive dissonance leading to an emotional response is a barrier to learning about and accepting evolution. We explored the hypothesis that students whose worldviews may be inconsistent with the…
Descriptors: Biology, Emotional Response, Evolution, Science Instruction
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Allard, Andrea C.; Gallant, Andrea – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
What conditions enable educators to engage in meaningful learning experiences with peers and beginning practitioners? This article documents a self-study on our actions-in-practice in a peer mentoring project. The investigation involved an iterative process to improve our knowledge as teacher educators, reflective practitioners, and researchers.…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Evaluation Criteria, Mentors, Peer Relationship
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McFalls, Elisabeth L.; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre – Journal of Teacher Education, 2001
Applied the principals of cognitive dissonance theory to an instructional strategy used to reduce resistance to the idea of white privilege, comparing groups of college students in diversity education courses that did and did not receive supplemental instruction on cognitive dissonance. Incorporating cognitive dissonance theory created an…
Descriptors: Cognitive Dissonance, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)
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Scheid, Anna Floerke; Vasko, Elisabeth T. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
While a number of scholars in the field of Christian theology have argued for the importance of teaching diversity and social justice in theology and religious studies classrooms, little has been done to document and assess formally the implementation of such pedagogy. In this article, the authors discuss the findings of a yearlong Scholarship of…
Descriptors: White Students, Multicultural Education, Theological Education, Christianity
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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie – TESL-EJ, 2014
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in language learners' beliefs in second language acquisition (SLA). Nonetheless, few studies to date have investigated the extent to which learners' beliefs develop, and the factors that contribute to this development have not been examined seriously. Employing a naturalistic inquiry, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Asians, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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