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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
Tracey, Iline P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research explored the relationship of the Reading First Initiative (RFI) in terms of its impact on students' early reading development K-3 and teachers' delivery of instruction. Extant test data were used to establish quantitative data. Direct observation utilizing a checklist consisting of five categories--management, environment, setting…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Academic Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Program Effectiveness
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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
Kerry, David; Lopes, Joana; Nelson, Julie; White, Kerensa; Cleaver, Elizabeth; Benton, Tom – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2007
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is carrying out a nine year evaluation of citizenship education in England on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (hereafter, the Study) began in 2001 and is tracking a cohort of young people from age 11 to 18, who entered…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Secondary School Curriculum
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Draycott, Matthew C.; Rae, David; Vause, Katie – Education & Training, 2011
Purpose: Although the assessment of enterprise education activities has been widely highlighted as a key area of concern, it continues to be under represented in the literature. Questions remain as to how educators seeking to monitor student progression can capture quality data and measure relevant aspects of development, often leading enterprise…
Descriptors: Evidence, Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Saunders, J. A. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2010
Music teachers may feel most comfortable teaching the music they know, in the way that they were taught and in the way that they were taught to teach it. Music and the teaching of music is a strong part of their professional musical identity. Adolescents have a passionate attachment to music but insist that this must be on their terms, which may…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Music, Adolescents
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Co, Mary Jesselyn; Mitchell, Bruce – Education & Training, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to assess the state of development of entrepreneurship education, determine the importance of entrepreneurship in the South African higher education institutions (HEIs), and offer recommendations for improving preparations for the developing field. Design/methodology/approach: An e-mail survey has been conducted on South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Entrepreneurship
Dale, Paul; Lara, Ernie; Murchland, Donna – 1999
This report sets forth the rationale and guiding principles for a Student Success Model developed for the Maricopa Community Colleges. It incorporates the following stages: Outreach and Intake; Entry; Experience; and Completion/Assessment. It is recognized that students can and will enter at any stage. Each stage of the model also incorporates…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Practices, Institutional Role
Clarenbach, Jane – School Administrator, 2007
In this article, the author states that gifted student population is itself diverse, with variability in intensity, maturity, risk-taking, creativity and degree of giftedness, among other traits. Appropriate services are equivalent to a life preserver; the opportunity to spend time with others who are sufficiently similar in ability, interests and…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Interests, Academically Gifted, Student Diversity
Frankland, Gillian; Ebrahim, Nazir – 2001
This document is intended to assist practitioners involved in the delivery of Part One General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs), which are GNVQs designed for students in the United Kingdom who are at Key Stage 4 and the post-16 level. Section 1 examines the following topics of interest to centers that are contemplating introducing Part…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
Toussaint, Dorothy – 1990
After fleximode was introduced into the Western Australian TAFE system, its cost and effectiveness compared with traditional delivery systems were evaluated. Fleximode, as practiced in Australia, was adapted from a mode of study pioneered in England. It offered students the independence of off-campus study in combination with access to college…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Correspondence Schools, Cost Effectiveness
Haugen, Nancy S., Ed.; And Others – 1981
Focusing on the teacher's role in helping students to be creative in writing while expressing themselves more clearly, concisely, and accurately, the first four chapters of this guide offer a simple three-step process with strategies for teachers to follow when teaching writing. First, the guide discusses how the teacher can more thoroughly…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Revision (Written Composition), Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Frid, Sandra; And Others – 1997
The study reported in this paper represents the first stage of a five-year project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in undergraduate mathematics courses for science and engineering students. Students were surveyed about their confidence in their mathematics background, their confidence with current mathematics topics, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Freshmen, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development
Wang, Margaret C.; Haertel, Geneva D.; Walberg, Herbert J. – 1997
This paper provides an overview of the research base on the influence of schools, families, and communities on the learning and educational resilience of children in at-risk circumstances, as well as illustrations of current policies and programmatic approaches that place health development and educational success as integral components of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research