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Watson, Joshua C.; Lenz, A. Stephen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
The Inventory of New College Student Adjustment (INCA) was developed to assist college student personnel in assessing adjustment difficulties experienced by first-year college students. A sample of 474 first-year college students (282 women, 59%; 192 men, 41%) enrolled in a first-year seminar course at a medium-sized 4-year university in the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Adjustment, Student Personnel Workers, College Freshmen
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Can, Nesime; Kalkan, Bilal – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2021
Transition from high school to college can be a struggle for many students. To support the first-year college students during the transition, various factors can be taken into consideration. In this study, we focused on the role of resilience, social self-efficacy, college orientation, and student organization involvement in college adjustment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Translation, Student Adjustment
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Pester, Danielle; Lenz, A. Stephen; Watson, Joshua C.; Dell'Aquila, Julia; Nkyi, Anthony – Professional Counselor, 2018
As the counseling profession continues its globalization onto Ghanaian college campuses, there is an increased need for psychometric assessments that support programming and interventions that promote degree matriculation and general student well-being. A sample of 696 young adult Ghanaian college students completed the Inventory of New College…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Likert Scales
Pearson, 2018
Pearson sought to explore whether the use of Bug Club, an online and in-print reading scheme targeted at ages 4-11, is related to pupils' literacy learning, attitudes to reading and school, and reading activity. This Research Report presents findings from one research study: a multi-approach evaluation we conducted in collaboration with University…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Vocabulary
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Beaule, Christine D.; Quintana, Benito – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2017
We argue for an interdisciplinary pedagogical approach that we call the Integration of Research and Education in the Classroom, which highlights and crosses disciplinary boundaries to challenge each field's assumptions, limitations, conceptual and interpretive purview. We use a set of examples that center on problematizing various aspects of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Policy, Archaeology
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Alibrandi, Marsha – Geography Teacher, 2011
Peru's prehistory, climate, and terrain are the landscape upon which one of humankind's longest migrations occurred. When the glacial period ended, a geographic and cultural transition began when the meltwaters carved river valleys across the South American continent. Culture-rich communities of fishers, miners, artisans, and morticians populated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Indians, Geography, Migration
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Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
The discovery of ancient Inca tax rulers and other metallurgical objects in Peru show that the ancient civilizations of the country smelted metals. The analysis shows that the smelters in Peru switched from the production of copper to silver after a tax was imposed on them by the Inca rulers.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metallurgy, History, Chemistry
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Merrell, C.; Tymms, P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2007
This paper describes the development of an adaptive assessment called Interactive Computerised Assessment System (InCAS) that is aimed at children of a wide age and ability range to identify specific reading problems. Rasch measurement has been used to create the equal interval scales that form each part of the assessment. The rationale for the…
Descriptors: Children, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Assessment
Department for Education, 2011
To support the review of the National Curriculum, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was commissioned by the Department for Education in the spring of 2011 to produce a report detailing curricular arrangements in a number of high-performing educational jurisdictions. The principal source of information for this report has been…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational Research, Research Reports, Foreign Countries
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McNally, Sandra – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Hampshire Hundreds project was a local authority-led intervention which brought together lead teachers from Hampshire primary schools to provide them with evidence and support for effective teaching strategies to decrease the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils (aged 9-11) and their peers. The intervention involved a facilitator…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hinshaw, Craig – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2009
Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas in Peru, was recently voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Also in Peru are the mysterious Nazca Lines--a humming bird, a spider, and trapezoids--which are etched in the desert so large they can only be seen from an airplane. The author experienced some of these places recently when he and his…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Studio Art
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Geography Teacher, 2009
"The Geography Teacher" provides hands-on reference and educative material for K-12 Geography teachers. The journal also pioneers innovative ideas for contemporary teaching methods, including lesson plans. This issue contains the following: (1) Ask Dr. de Blij (Dr. Harm de Blij); (2) Meet GADO (TGT); (3) Why French? (David Bulambo Bitingingwa);…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Boarding Schools, Human Geography
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Matson, Trista; Henning, Mary Beth – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2008
Inquiry is the process by which teachers give students an open-ended question, and then students investigate the evidence and draw conclusions based upon their findings. This method promotes critical thinking, as students cite evidence to support their opinions. Inquiry is most effective when it builds upon students' prior knowledge. To promote…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Critical Thinking, Grade 6, American Indians
Scruggs, Afi-Odelia E. – Teaching Tolerance, 2009
Kawania Wooten's voice tightens when she describes the struggle she's having at the school her son attends. When his class created a timeline of civilization, Wooten saw the Greeks, the Romans and the Incas. Nothing was said about Africa, even though the class has several African American students. This article discusses racial…
Descriptors: African American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Racial Differences, Foreign Countries
Perez, Carlos – Multicultural Education, 2009
This study investigated how immigrants from Latin America who speak indigenous languages perceive and respond to social, racial, linguistic, and cultural factors in the United States. It examined the multicultural and multilingual experiences of six participants, five of whom speak an indigenous language. There were three interviews conducted with…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Language Maintenance, Municipalities, Maya (People)
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