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Yuca, Sevil Ari, Ed. – InTech, 2012
This book aims to provide readers with a general as well as an advanced overview of the key trends in childhood obesity. Obesity is an illness that occurs due to a combination of genetic, environmental, psychosocial, metabolic and hormonal factors. The prevalence of obesity has shown a great rise both in adults and children in the last 30 years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Perez-Encinas, Adriana; Rodriguez-Pomeda, Jesus – Journal of International Students, 2019
Updated research is required on the geographies of the cultural issues that shape international students' experiences. The growing number of students traveling to different countries implies a need to cater to cultures and values from different parts of the world. Apart from cultural and geographical aspects, there is scarce knowledge about…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Perez-Encinas, Adriana; Rodriguez-Pomeda, Jesus – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
In this article, we analyze international students' perceptions of their needs when going abroad. The trend toward internationalization and the increase in mobility drives the agenda for globalization in many higher education institutions, and in some cases without any clear strategy for identifying the possible needs of international students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Mobility
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Hernandez, Josefina; Rodriguez, Fernanda; Hilliger, Isabel; Perez-Sanagustin, Mar – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2019
The effectiveness of remedial mathematics courses in post-secondary education has been a controversial topic for years. Higher Education institutions need their students to have basic understandings of the subjects to be imparted in the first semesters, but since they come with different backgrounds and prior knowledge, this is not always possible…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Remedial Mathematics, Adoption (Ideas), Student Attitudes
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Perez-Encinas, Adriana; Rodriguez-Pomeda, Jesus; Josek, Mikuláš – Journal of International Students, 2017
The growing numbers of mobile students over the years made the provision of student services a key topic of interest for higher education institutions. In order to offer a better experience for international students, it is important to be aware of and assess their needs in relation to different sets of support services. The data used in this…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Academic Support Services, Foreign Students, Electronic Learning
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Gil Llinas, J.; Suero Lopez, M. I.; Perez Rodriguez, A. L.; Solano Macias, F. – Revista de Educacion en Ciencias/Journal of Science Education, 2003
Presents a study on misconceptions in optics with the objective of checking their persistence over time in spite of the continued academic instruction of students. Involves (n=4000) students of all levels of the Spanish educational system as well as with those at a Spanish university with degrees in medicine, chemical sciences, technical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Misconceptions, Optics, Physics
Aguaded-Gomez, Ignacio; Perez-Rodriguez, M. Amor – Online Submission, 2012
Media consumption is an undeniable fact in present-day society. The hours that members of all social segments spend in front of a screen take up a large part of their leisure time worldwide. Audiovisual communication becomes especially important within the context of today's digital society (society-network), where information and communication…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Mass Media, Media Literacy, Audiovisual Communications
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Perez-Rodriguez, A. L.; Calvo-Aguilar, J. L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Shows how the rate of reaction can be studied using a simple electronic device that overcomes the difficulty students encounter in solving the differential equations describing chemical equilibrium. The device, used in conjunction with an oscilloscope, supplies the voltages that represent the chemical variables that take part in the equilibrium.…
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, College Science, Electric Circuits
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Perez, Patricia A.; Rodriguez, James L. – Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 2011
This article focused on the educational experiences of Latina/o undocumented college students attending a public Hispanic-Serving Institution. Familial and institutional factors that promote educational opportunities are explored. A total of 15 semi-structured interviews serve as the data source for this exploratory, qualitative study. Interview…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Interviews, Educational Opportunities
Perez, Idalia Rodriguez – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
This guide will help teach phonemic awareness to Pre K-3 students. It presents phonemic awareness as a sophisticated branch of phonological awareness through interactive activities that allows the student to succeed in learning the sounds represented by the letters of the alphabet. The book is designed to provide easy-to-follow suggestions for:…
Descriptors: Phonics, Beginning Reading, Phonemics, Alphabets
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Rodriguez, Clemente; Gutierrez-Perez, Jose; Pozo, Teresa – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: This research seeks to determine the influence exercised by a set of presage and process variables (students' pre-existing opinion towards statistics, their dedication to mastery of statistics content, assessment of the teaching materials, and the teacher's effort in the teaching of statistics) in students' resolution of activities…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Materials
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Martinez-Borreguero, Guadalupe; Perez-Rodriguez, Angel Luis; Suero-Lopez, Maria Isabel; Pardo-Fernandez, Pedro Jose – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
We study the misconceptions about colour that most people hold, determining the general phenomenological laws that govern them. Concept mapping was used to combat the misconceptions which were found in the application of a test specifically designed to determine these misconceptions, while avoiding the possible misleading inductions that could…
Descriptors: Color, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Lopez-Perez, M. Victoria; Perez-Lopez, M. Carmen; Rodriguez-Ariza, Lazaro – Computers & Education, 2011
New information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide educators and learners with an innovative learning environment to stimulate and enhance the teaching and learning process. In this context, novel educational concepts such as blended learning are being developed. In the present paper, we present the results obtained from a blended…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Colon-Otero, Gerardo; Albertie, Monica; Rodriguez, Judith; Nicholson, Garik; Kolomeyer, Irina; Moreno-Aspitia, Alvaro; Lesperance, Mary; Perez, Edith A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The Mayo Clinic Disparities Program and the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health partnered with representatives of the Hispanic community of Northeast Florida to develop an educational program aimed at raising awareness of the importance of diet in breast cancer prevention and availability of free breast cancer screening. An…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Spanish Speaking, Community Programs, Health Promotion
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Rodriguez-Sanchez, Emiliano; Patino-Alonso, Maria C.; Mora-Simon, Sara; Gomez-Marcos, Manuel A.; Perez-Penaranda, Anibal; Losada-Baltar, Andres; Garcia-Ortiz, Luis – Gerontologist, 2013
Purpose: To assess, in the context of Primary Health Care (PHC), the effect of a psychological intervention in mental health among caregivers (CGs) of dependent relatives. Design and Methods: Randomized multicenter, controlled clinical trial. The 125 CGs included in the trial were receiving health care in PHC. Inclusion criteria: Identifying…
Descriptors: Intervention, Caregivers, Mental Health, Primary Health Care
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