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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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Barelds, A.; Van de Goor, I.; Van Heck, G.; Schols, J. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010
Background: Care and service trajectories for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are routes within the healthcare delivery system that consist of all the steps that people with ID and their families have to take in order to realise the needed care and services. In contrast to the growing system-orientated knowledge concerning quality of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Mental Retardation, Focus Groups, Health Services
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Salmon, Gilly; Nie, Ming; Edirisingha, Palitha – Educational Research, 2010
Background: In the 1990s, Salmon developed a five-stage model for enabling and scaffolding remote groups to work and learn together using asynchronous bulletin boards. The model has informed online learning and development practice across different levels and education for online and blended learning. Purpose: This paper reports our testing of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Archaeology, Cognitive Mapping, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The New Zealand Ministry of Education has constructed a wide-ranging "Professional Development Plan" providing a four-stage national pathway for progression to principalship; the first stage has been the conduction of the National Aspiring Principals Pilot (NAPP) programme in five regional locations. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Occupational Aspiration, Delivery Systems
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Barelds, Anna; van de Goor, Ien; van Heck, Guus; Schols, Jos – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Background: Care and service trajectories for people with intellectual disabilities are routes within the health care delivery system that consist of all the steps that people with intellectual disability and their families have to take in order to realize needed care and services. In contrast to the growing body of system-orientated knowledge…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Focus Groups, Interviews
Schwalbe, Michelle Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation has two primary concerns: (i) evaluating the uncertainty and prediction capabilities of a nanodiamond drug delivery model using Bayesian calibration and bias correction, and (ii) determining conceptual difficulties of multi-scale analysis from an engineering education perspective. A Bayesian uncertainty quantification scheme…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Delivery Systems, Cancer, Chemistry
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
In January 2012, the West Virginia Governor's Office released an influential report, "Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System," written by Public Works (2012), a management consulting company headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Based largely on this report, the West Virginia…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation
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Angell, Robert J.; Heffernan, Troy W.; Megicks, Phil – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2008
Purpose: Measuring service quality in higher education is increasingly important for attracting and retaining tuition-based revenues. Nonetheless, whilst undergraduates have received substantial academic exposure, postgraduate-based research has been scant. Consequently, the objectives of this paper are threefold: first, to identify the service…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Study
Downs, Holly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Enormous demands for online degrees in higher education have increased the pressure on universities to launch web courses and degrees quickly and, at times, without properly attending to the quality of these ventures. There is scarce research that defines which quality indicators are used to assess cyberlearning environments, how different…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
Ozoglu, Murat – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine and identify support service needs and preferences of distance learners studying at the Turkish Open Education System (OES). In order to fulfill this purpose, views and perceptions of OES students on importance and accessibility of student support services at the OES were investigated through a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Open Universities, Employment Level