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Tavakoli, Elaheh; Amirian, Mohammad Reza; Burner, Tony; Davoudi, Mohammad; Ghaniabadi, Saeed – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2019
This validation study was undertaken to evaluate the construct of Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW) operationalized by an instrument with 50 Likert scale items. To identify the EFL learners' experiences of FAoW practices, the instrument was first piloted with three EFL learners, and subsequently administered on a sample of 255 EFL learners…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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de Rosa, Cecilia; Nadeau, Andrew; Hernandez, Emilio; Kafeero, Fred; Zahiga, Jacques – International Journal of Training and Development, 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) utilizes training as a major component of the support it provides to its member countries in Africa. In the past, stand-alone training events targeting individual actors were the norm. However, an external evaluation indicated that this type of training scores low in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, International Organizations, Delivery Systems
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Trenholm, Sven; Alcock, Lara; Robinson, Carol – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Research suggests it is difficult to learn mathematics in the fully asynchronous online (FAO) instructional modality, yet little is known about associated teaching and assessment practices. In this study, we investigate FAO mathematics assessment and feedback practices in particular consideration of both claims and findings that these practices…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Feedback (Response)
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Gazizova, Asiia Sharifullovna – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The concepts of traditional knowledge, indigenous people and indigenous knowledge have gained broad use in international discussions on sustainable improvement. Nevertheless, their use is usually subjected to confusion. There have been numerous attempts to clarify the notions of traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge and people. Although…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Preservation, Cultural Maintenance
Fife, Kurt D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The U.S.-China relationship is "the" most consequential bilateral relationship in the world. As the U.S. and China engage, even if both sides do not see eye-to-eye on all issues, it is extremely important to find areas of cooperation that are able to have a positive influence on the world. In its role as a superpower, the U.S. is…
Descriptors: International Relations, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Olaniran, Sunday Olawale – International Review of Education, 2018
This article explores the provision of education opportunities to a disadvantaged group in Nigeria known as "Almajiris." The word "Almajiri" derives from the Arabic word "Almuhajirun," meaning emigrant. The nomadic pastoralists of northern Nigeria constitute a major socio-economic group. According to a recent report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Wilson, Nina; Dashiell, Shelbie; McMaster, Nicole; Bohland, Cindy; Schmale, David G., III – Science Teacher, 2018
Approximately 1 billion metric tons of food are lost each year due to mycotoxins (FAO 2013), secondary metabolites produced by fungi (Marin et al. 2013) that contaminate crops (Placinta, D'Mello, and MacDonald 1999) and threaten the health of domestic animals and humans (Sobrova et al. 2010). The fungus "Fusarium graminearum" produces…
Descriptors: Food, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary School Students, Agriculture
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy). – 1976
Focus of this 1976 journal on agricultural and rural development education is how to deal with the shortage of trained manpower which is an obstacle to large-scale rural development efforts. The journal's theme is that a broader approach must be made to generate adequate numbers of trained manpower--all types of nonformal education (agricultural…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Developing Nations
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy). – 1977
Fifteen papers on aspects of education and training for agriculture and rural development are contained in this journal for 1977. Several deal with the rising need for more direct participation by the farmers, landless workers, foresters, and fishermen for whom rural education and training systems are designed to supplement traditional types of…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education
Grimmett, George – Educational Broadcasting International, 1971
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Communication Problems, Educational Media, Workshops
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Brady, Alan – Language Awareness, 2006
A model of language and speciality-area content teaching and learning in Japan is built on a concern to develop dialogically engaged language communal communication (DELCC) in class to be extended outside in the wider society. This model is applicable to other university contexts insofar as the FAO language is conceptualised and practised for life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Linguistics, Citizenship
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning. – 2002
More than half of the world's population, and more than 70 percent of the world's poor live in rural areas where hunger, illiteracy, and low school achievement are common. Education in rural areas is crucial for achieving sustainable development. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and UNESCO's International Institute…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Agriculture, Community Involvement
Du Guerny, J. – 1978
In their role as change agents, rural development personnel often modify the environment in which they are operating when they introduce different technology, institutional modifications, etc. Because these actions can change the relationship between the rural population and its habitat and may encourage out-migration or in-migration, rural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Change Agents, Civil Liberties, Demography
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Olumakaiye, M. F. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: This study was conducted to determine the association between undernutrition and dietary diversity among school-age children in southwestern Nigeria. Methods: A total of 600 school children were randomly selected from six private and six public schools in the region. A standardized FAO-published 24-hour diet recall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Nutrition, Dietetics
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Joling, Carole – Government Publications Review, 1989
Describes the functions of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is an international clearinghouse for agricultural information. The discussion focuses on the information formats provided by the agency and the dissemination channels used for FAO information. Lists of finding aids for FAO materials and libraries…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Clearinghouses, Databases, Delivery Systems
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