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Bell, Bradford S.; Federman, Jessica E. – Future of Children, 2013
Over the past decade postsecondary education has been moving increasingly from the classroom to online. During the fall 2010 term 31 percent of U.S. college students took at least one online course. The primary reasons for the growth of e-learning in the nation's colleges and universities include the desire of those institutions to generate…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2016
Talented leaders are essential to building and sustaining successful organizations. This is especially true for schools, where principal leadership plays a major role in fostering student success. Research shows that principals are a significant school-level factor affecting student achievement, second only to classroom teachers. Like other types…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Principals, Leadership Role, Academic Achievement
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Egbert, Joy; Huff, Leslie; McNeil, Levi; Preuss, Cara; Sellen, Joanne – Modern Language Journal, 2009
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) literature notes concerns with research in the field, and many of these concerns are similar to those noted for second language acquisition research in general. One fundamental problem is the general failure to address Garrett's (1991) assertion that research must consider classroom context. We believe…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Language Skills
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Ludtke, Oliver; Robitzsch, Alexander; Trautwein, Ulrich; Kunter, Mareike – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
In educational research, characteristics of the learning environment (e.g., social climate, instructional quality, goal orientation) are often assessed via student reports, and their associations with outcome variables such as school achievement or student motivation then tested. However, studying the effects of the learning environment presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation
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Moon, Alena; Stanford, Courtney; Cole, Renee; Towns, Marcy – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Recent science reform documents have called for incorporating authentic scientific discourse into science classes as engaging in discourse has shown to result in numerous benefits. Whether these benefits are observed in students depends upon the quality of the discourse in which they engage. However, characterizing the quality of student-student…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study
Storch, Neomy – Multilingual Matters, 2013
In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing activities in L2 classes, as well as some guidelines about how to best implement such activities in both face-to-face and online mode. The…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Writing Instruction
Shagoury, Ruth; Power, Brenda Miller – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Guides, Personal Narratives
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Labaree, David F. – Educational Theory, 2011
In this essay David Labaree explores the historical and sociological elements that have made educational researchers dependent on statistics. He shows that educational research as a domain, with its focus on a radically soft and thoroughly applied form of knowledge and with its low academic standing, fits the pattern in which weak professions have…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Statistics, Educational Research, Status
Oplatka, Izhar – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
Underpinned in the stream of thought named 'communitarianism', "Reforming Education in Developing Countries" argues that developing countries need educational reforms that are tightly entwined into their cultural, social, and organizational contexts. It questions the applicability of neoliberal reforms in developing societies, through an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, Neoliberalism, Social Capital
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Yakin, Ilker; Tinmaz, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
In the past 10 years, the internet has been transformed, along with the emergence of interaction and communication technologies. Indeed, there has been an emerging movement in the interaction and communication technologies. More specifically, the growth of Web 2.0 technologies has acted as a catalyst for change in the disciplines of education. The…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Internet, Information Technology
Fleming, Josephine, Ed.; Gibson, Robyn, Ed.; Anderson, Michael, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2015
This book presents ground-breaking research on the ways the Arts fosters motivation and engagement in both academic and non-academic domains. It reports on mixed method, international research that investigated how the Arts make a difference in the lives of young people. Drawing on the findings of a longitudinal quantitative study led by the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Outcomes of Education, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
Derrick, Jay, Ed.; Howard, Ursula, Ed.; Field, John, Ed.; Lavender, Peter, Ed.; Meyer, Sue, Ed.; von Rein, Ekkehard Nuissl, Ed.; Schuller, Tom, Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2010
Remaking Adult Learning provides an exciting and innovative addition to the literature on adult learning. Charting challenges and successes in the sector, it illustrates how taking part in well-thought-out programmes can have a positive and sometimes life-saving impact on people's lives. While grounded in adult learning practice, the book draws…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Krasa, Nancy; Shunkwiler, Sara – Brookes Publishing Company, 2009
How do children learn math--and why do some children struggle with it? The answers are in "Number Sense and Number Nonsense," a straightforward, reader-friendly book for education professionals and an invaluable multidisciplinary resource for researchers. More than a first-ever research synthesis, this highly accessible book brings math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems, Numbers, Arithmetic
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Bazler, Judith, Ed.; Van Sickle, Meta, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Curriculums for STEM education programs have been successfully implemented into numerous school systems for many years. Recently, the integration of arts education into such programs has proven to be significantly beneficial to students, resulting in a new method of teaching including science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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