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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
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
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Lantos, Hannah; Jones, Rebecca; Schindler, Ann; Belford, Jonathan; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2017
In recent years, the education field has come to recognize the role of schools in supporting student health, safety, and well-being by developing integrated student support initiatives. These offer specific services and supports to students and their families to build a foundation for academic success. These initiatives, referred to as community…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Well Being, Family Programs, Community Schools
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Ying, Wu – Chinese Education & Society, 2016
Following four years of continuous expansion in scale, the Confucius Institutes have begun entering the stage of implicit development: the most pressing question that needs answering is whether the Confucius Institutes, which are devoted to the dissemination of Chinese culture, can achieve the spread of Chinese culture overseas through day-to-day…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Confucianism, Institutes (Training Programs), Cultural Education
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Yancey, Kathleen Blake – Theory Into Practice, 2015
How does one grade an electronic portfolio? This question is one I have thought about, have enacted, and have written about, primarily in reference to ePortfolios used in writing classrooms (Yancey, McElroy, & Powers, 2013). But what happens when the content and developmental levels are changed, in this case from an undergraduate first-year…
Descriptors: Grading, Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Teaching Methods
Allen, Wendy Bickford – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Early care and education (ECE) services are necessary for a society because of a variety of ethical, economic, and developmental reasons. A well-developed field of practice is needed to ensure young children have access to high quality care and education settings. To promote a thriving profession, many are calling for the field of early care and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development
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
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Stuit, David; Graves, Claire; Shaw, Lauren – Brookings Institution, 2015
The traditional delivery system for public K-12 education in the U.S. is being disrupted by forces from without (e.g., forms of competition, including charter schools) and from within (e.g., new regulatory requirements, including meaningful teacher evaluation and the Common Core). As in any sizable sector of the economy, challenges to the status…
Descriptors: Advocacy, State Policy, State Legislation, Educational Legislation