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Crowe, Jessica L. – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Incorporating spirituality and religious themes in environmental education is a way to link learners to their meaning systems. Research has shown that incorporation of a spiritual element in education provides a way for students to have authentic learning experiences and make meaning of the knowledge they acquire in the classroom. This mixed…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Environmental Education, Curriculum Design, Religion
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Relles, Stefani R.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
This case study offers a qualitative perspective on a relationship between institutional structures and student outcomes. The data describe the conditions in 10 English remediation classrooms at one urban community college district. The study uses new literacies as a theoretical framework with which to understand how these conditions supported…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Urban Schools
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Buck Bracey, Zoë E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This article presents the results of exploratory research with community college students from non-dominant linguistic backgrounds (NDLB) in an introductory astronomy class as they collaborated to reconstruct dynamic cosmology visualizations through drawing. Data included student discourse during the drawing activity, post-activity interviews, and…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Astronomy, Science Education
Bowers, Hugh Hawes, III – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Classrooms, both by design and by accident, have been used to teach and reinforce certain ethics and ideologies. Examining the actual structures of a classroom one can recognize forces often hidden or considered background revealing how students and instructors together are culturally bound by educational spaces. Considerable research exists that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Student Attitudes
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Humphreys, Connie K. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
This phenomenological study examined the definitions, values, and experiences of seven community college professors who have tried to promote student character development by sharing some of their power in the classroom. Power sharing is a participative gesture, and participative teachers can encourage students to become more engaged in their own…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Integrity, Personality
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Martin, Moira – Adult Learning, 2018
Community college classrooms afford students from a variety of backgrounds the possibility to engage and inform one another with respect to their unique perspectives and life experiences. Unfortunately, in many of these situations, students find themselves self-critical, and their internal comparisons with others may impede the potential of a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Transformative Learning, Community Colleges, Metacognition
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Torres, Sonia Maldonado – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between Latino Students' learning styles and their academic performance. Students' academic performance was measured using their overall grade point average (GPA). A group of 229 Latino students who were enrolled at an urban community college in New York City participated in the study. Two…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
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Thompson, Canute Sylvester – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
There has been acceptance of the view that leadership is a critical variable in determining the outcomes of schools. Leithwood et. al (2004) contend that effective leadership is second only to the quality of classroom instruction in determining student outcomes. The quality of classroom instruction is a function of a number of variables including…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Data Exchange is a cooperative effort of the SREB and the statewide higher education governing and coordinating boards in the South. Founded in 1969-1970, it is one of the nation's oldest, most comprehensive sources of comparative data on public higher education. The Data Exchange annually…
Descriptors: Consortia, Clearinghouses, Regional Programs, Data Collection
Jones, Jenny Bailey – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Professional development is a lifelong learning process and technology has provided and will continue to provide new and different delivery methods. Regardless of the delivery method, the intention of professional development is to increase teacher knowledge, which in turn, increases student achievement. At a southeastern community college,…
Descriptors: Internet, Conferences (Gatherings), Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Ruiz, Alberto – Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the Community of Inquiry framework through an in-depth examination of learning comprised of teaching, social and cognitive presence in traditional versus cooperative online teaching at a community college. A total of 21 students participated in this study, with approximately 45% having taken…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Community Colleges
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McPhail, Christine Johnson; McPhail, Irving Pressley – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
This chapter delineates the essential elements of a framework for establishing mission priorities for community colleges. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Needs Assessment, College Role
Castro, Naomi Elena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this sequential, explanatory, mixed methods study was (a) to investigate the degree to which Career Technical Education (CTE) students in selected California Community College (CCC) believe that the core components of learning communities (LCs) designed for traditional, academic track students exist in LCs designed for CTE students;…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Plus 50 Initiative (2008-2011), funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, was created to build the capacity of community colleges nationwide to develop programming that engages the plus 50 learner. The Initiative supported a pilot group of 13 two-year institutions to develop or expand college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
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Palmer, James C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
The institutional culture of community colleges often fosters a professional identity among faculty members that sees research, publication, and other forms of out-of-class scholarship as detrimental to teaching and student learning. But the professional associations established by and for community college faculty members in specific academic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Professional Identity
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