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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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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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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
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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
Mattern, Janet Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children grow and change more rapidly during the first eight years of life than any other time in their life span. Progression through the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental stages varies for each individual child. Children with atypical development experience a wide spectrum of variability in their development. Over the past…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
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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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Holmes, Barbara D.; Seay, Angela D.; Wilson, Kimberly N. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
The National Center for Educational Statistics (2004) asserts that enrollments in graduate education will grow by 19% during the first decade of the new millennium and that most of this growth will be minorities and women. These students are already here in higher education and in For Profit, universities are attracting a disproportionate share of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Graduate Study, Females, Doctoral Programs
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
Cuff, Patricia A. – National Academies Press, 2013
Every year, the Global Forum undertakes two workshops whose topics are selected by the more than 55 members of the Forum. It was decided in this first year of the Forum's existence that the workshops should lay the foundation for future work of the Forum and the topic that could best provide this base of understanding was…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Health Education, Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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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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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
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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
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