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Piven, Inna; Gandell, Robyn; Lee, Maryann; Simpson, Ann M. – IGI Global, 2018
The prominence of social media, especially in the lives of teenagers and young adults, has long been regarded as a significant distraction from studies. However, the integration of these forms of media into the teaching experience can improve the engagement of students. "Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching:…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Fitzgerald, Carlton J., Ed.; Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona, Ed.; Popa, Carmen, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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Blummer, Barbara, Ed.; Kenton, Jeffrey M., Ed.; Wiatrowski, Michael, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As the world becomes more navigable, opportunities arise for people to live in different countries and for students to study internationally. Such capabilities require universities and other institutions of higher learning to accommodate cultural diversity. "Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
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In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance educational practices. When used effectively, student engagement and mobile learning are significantly increased. "Social Media in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice" contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the usage, strategies, and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning)
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Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed.; Gómez-Parra, María Elena, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Around the world, school districts and institutions are exploring ways to provide quality education to their students. With this, there is a deeper need for multiculturalism in classrooms, as many students are from varying cultures and speak different languages. "Early Childhood Education from an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective"…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Classroom Techniques
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Guler, Nilufer, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. "Optimizing Elementary…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Giuseffi, Francesco G., Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Today's global educational environment includes the emergence of adult learners participating in formal and informal educational encounters for the purposes of professional development or personal enrichment. These learners must possess the conceptual and attitudinal idea of self-directed learning in order to be skilled workers and fulfilled human…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Adult Education, Andragogy, Learning Analytics
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Wendt, Jillian L., Ed.; Apugo, Danielle L., Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
This title is an "IGI Global Core Reference for 2019" as it provides the timeliest, trending research around overcoming challenges within the urban educational system. Featuring real-world solutions and comprehensive coverage on teacher professional development, racial microaggressions, STEM, and diversity in elementary and secondary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Faculty Development, Racial Bias, STEM Education
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Nagabhushan, Prathiba – IGI Global, 2018
Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be achieved through the motivation and involvement of students in secondary education programs which will lead to successful outcomes. "Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Grant, Marquis C., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Equality and equity are often mischaracterized as interchangeable terms in public education. This may explain why efforts towards reform and restructure are often not met with any real measure of success. "Equity, Equality, and Reform in Contemporary Public Education" provides emerging research on the reformation of education curriculum…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Change, Public Education
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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis