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Barac, Karin; Prestige, Sarah; Main, Katherine – Australian Educational Computing, 2017
This paper presents a summary of the key findings of a TPACK survey adapted for a higher education context and serves as an initial sampling technique for a larger study in the design and delivery practices of academics. There are few studies that investigate how technologies are used and experienced in courses from an objective pedagogical…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration
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Ali, Huda Juma'a; Zangana, Jwan M. Sabir – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Background and Objectives: Episiotomy is a surgical incision done during the last stages of labor and delivery to expand the opening of the vagina to prevent tearing of the perineum during the delivery of the baby. The objectives of this study are to estimate episiotomy and perineal injury rate, indication for episiotomy and their association with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surgery, Pregnancy, Females
Ruemenapp, Marie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study employed a two-stage exploratory research design to empirically collect, verify and analyze the challenges and barriers that influence the Cooperative Extension Service's ability to deliver educational programming and resources to urban residents. Each stage of the study was designed to build on the previous stage and to accomplish…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Barriers, Urban Areas, Delivery Systems
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Murangi, Kavemuii; Perkins, Robert C.; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 pilot study of the Middle School Transcript Study (MSTS) is the first NAEP transcript study to focus on the middle school level, collect student coursetaking data at the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) level, and rely solely on the electronic submission of course catalogs and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Middle School Students, Academic Records, Pilot Projects
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Jastania, Raid A.; Balata, Gehan F.; Abd El-Hady, Mohamed I. S.; Gouda, Ahmad; Abd El-Wahab, Mohamad; Mohamad, Abeer S.; Ibrahim, Nashwa M.; Beshr, Eman; Mahdi, Abeer Y.; Mousa, Rabab; Tag, Batool F.; Hisham, Hadeel; El-Sofiani, Ibtehal – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: For any educational institution, student satisfaction is an important goal. Thus, the purpose of the study is to use a structured improvement process, define--measure--analyse--improve--control (DMAIC) methodology, to improve students' satisfaction regarding their learning experience at the College of Pharmacy/Umm Al-Qura University.…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S. – Educational Action Research, 2017
Action research (AR)--as a participatory, problem-oriented methodology--has been employed recently in Egypt to resolve complicated classroom and learning problems, and provide context-based solutions. Simultaneously, new "special education" courses have been included recently in the university bylaws of Egyptian colleges of education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hoadley, Susan; Wood, Leigh N.; Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and identify threshold concepts that are the essential conceptual content of finance programmes. Design/Methodology/Approach: Conducted in three stages with finance academics and students, the study uses threshold concepts as both a theoretical framework and a research methodology. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Financial Services, Fundamental Concepts, Curriculum Design
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Fokides, Emmanuel; Atsikpasi, Pinelopi – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The study presents the results from the first phase of the initiative Emerging Technologies in Education. At this stage, we examined the learning outcomes from the use of tablets and an application as content delivery methods for teaching plants' parts, reproduction types and organs, photosynthesis, and respiration. The project lasted for four…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Al-Darwish, Salwa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This study examines the perceptions of the Kuwaiti kindergarten school teachers and parents as well as the English curriculum in an attempt to identify areas that need to be improved in the kindergarten teachers' program at the CBE (College of Basic Education). In addition, the paper looks closely into the delivery of information and sequence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lawrence, Cindy – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2011
In Indiana, families with newly identified deaf and hard of hearing children may have varying experiences in discovering the support systems available to them. Indiana has a Part C early intervention (EI) program, known as First Steps, that serves all children at risk or identified with a disability. This program, however, is not yet seamless in…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Early Intervention, Partial Hearing, Deafness
Bellah, Kimberly A.; Dyer, James E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to describe elementary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward agriculture and its use as a context for teaching across the grade level content area standards. Further, this study sought to probe more deeply the stages of concern possessed by kindergarten through eighth grade teachers with respect to their use of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Alignment (Education)
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Thalmann, Stefan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Personalised e-Learning represents a major step-change from the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional learning platforms to a more customised and interactive provision of learning materials. Adaptive learning can support the learning process by tailoring learning materials to individual needs. However, this requires the initial preparation of…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Needs
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Scanlan, Martin; Zehrbach, Gareth – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
Catholic elementary schools underserve Latino students, especially those who are bilingual. This paper presents a conceptual argument for Catholic elementary schools to improve this by pursuing the two-way immersion model of bilingual service delivery in Spanish and English. The argument is presented in three stages. First, we show that Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Schools, Bilingual Students
Harrington, Jennifer Stell – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The question of where best to educate students with disabilities to maximize their academic achievement has been discussed and researched for over four decades, with inconsistent and contradictory results. This study focused on the mathematics and reading achievement of middle and high school students with mild disabilities in an urban district in…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Mild Disabilities
Jacobson, David – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2016
The first eight years of life, beginning before birth and continuing through third grade, are a critical developmental period that sets the stage for future success. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the prenatal-through-third-grade (P-3) continuum, including prenatal and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Elementary Education
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