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Ayres-Bennett, Wendy – Language Policy, 2020
Haugen's model (in "Sociolinguistics," Penguin, Harmondsworth, pp 97-111, 1972 [1966]) of standardisation has been widely adopted in general histories of particular languages, not least because of its clarity and simplicity. In this article, I focus on its treatment of codification, with a view to suggesting refinements to this part of…
Descriptors: Models, Linguistic Theory, Sociolinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage
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Grim, Linnea; Wickens, K. Allison; Jecha, Jackie; Powell, Linda; Hawkins, Callie; Flanagan, Candra – Journal of Museum Education, 2017
"Slavery is the ground zero of race relations," declared James and Lois Horton in their groundbreaking book, "Slavery and Public History." Engaging the history and legacy of slavery is a crucial step in understanding current U.S. society especially race relations. Historic sites that have connections to slavery have begun to…
Descriptors: Slavery, United States History, African American History, History Instruction
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Meyer, Thomas George – Critical Studies in Education, 2020
While global human rights knowledge has become a central facet of curricula used to shape multicultural societies and develop cosmopolitan citizenry, such knowledge is shaped by sociopolitical context. Japan has a long history of incorporating human rights concepts into its citizenship curriculum; however, this curriculum is produced in a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Knowledge Level, Secondary School Students, National Curriculum
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine strengthening accreditation to better protect students and taxpayers. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman, Committee on Education and the Workforce; and (2) Honorable Robert C. Scott, Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
Schmidt, Waweise J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological multi-case study and three-person interview, was to discover what select prominent African-American scientists perceived were obstacles to overcome to be successful leaders in their professional lives, and the opportunities that aided in their professional growth. Through the addition of the three-person…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Interviews, Case Studies, African Americans
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy; Allen, Craig – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim: This paper sought to explore UK educational psychologists' (EP) practice in relation to motivational interviewing (MI), a counselling style for resolving ambivalence and supporting change. Method: An online survey was circulated to practitioner EPs via professional fora containing questions about EPs' knowledge and use of MI. One hundred and…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Barriers
Bamford-Rees, Diana, Ed.; Doyle, Beth, Ed.; Klein-Collins, Becky, Ed.; Wertheim, Judith, Ed. – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning's (CAEL's) 40th anniversary year provided an opportunity for the "Forum and News" to examine the world of the adult learner from multiple perspectives and to invite CAEL friends and supporters to reflect on the evolution of the field and of CAEL as an organization. This publication presents…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Experiential Learning, Prior Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
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Asif, Muhammad; Thomas, George; Awan, Muhammad Usman; Muhammad Din, Asfa – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: Previous studies have mainly discussed the impact of student engagement on different facets of academic performance. Research on the approaches to promote student engagement in a classroom setting (i.e., micro-level practices) is relatively sparse. This paper provides a framework for enhancing student engagement in a university…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Cognitive Style
Menand, Louis, Ed.; Reitter, Paul, Ed.; Wellmon, Chad, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2017
The modern research university is a global institution with a rich history that stretches into an ivy-laden past, but for as much as we think we know about that past, most of the writings that have recorded it are scattered across many archives and, in many cases, have yet to be translated into English. With this book, Paul Reitter, Chad Wellmon,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational History, Educational Trends, Educational Development
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Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Coleman, James Joshua; Cicchino, Lindsay R. – Social Education, 2018
Metanarratives--stories that are told and retold over time, so that they become the story--have proven instrumental in cultivating conceptions of the Founders as invariably honest, brave, and ethical. A prime example is the tale of George Washington confessing that he chopped down the cherry tree. While this narrative crafted an image of…
Descriptors: Slavery, Public Opinion, Presidents, Misconceptions
Pember, Mary Annette – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
George Thomas, a Cherokee and an eager young graduate student at the University of Oklahoma in the 1970s, was discouraged to learn that American Indian students were openly discouraged from pursuing areas of higher education that involved "hard science." Thomas had been recruited by the university to serve as the director of its new program,…
Descriptors: National Organizations, Organizational Culture, American Indians, American Indian Education
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Atkinson, Cathy; Thomas, George; Goodhall, Natasha; Barker, Laura; Healey, Isabella; Wilkinson, Lucy; Ogunmyiwa, Jenny – Pastoral Care in Education, 2019
Although there is increasing interest in promoting mental health and wellbeing within education, to date, the voices of young people appear to have been almost completely overlooked in the development of school-based mental health practices. This is despite increasing focus on young people's participation; and the fact that young people may be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Program Development, Mental Health, Student Leadership
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Thomas, N. Lizabeth; Harakas, George N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
Lampworking is a valuable skill for students in Chemistry and others in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related fields. The activity described here provides instructors the resources to both learn and teach the fundamentals of lampworking. Soft glass, which can be shaped and fused with a Bunsen burner, is used to improve the…
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Hands on Science
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Valente, Thomas W.; Vega Yon, George G. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
This study models how new ideas, practices, or diseases spread within and between communities, the diffusion of innovations or contagion. Several factors affect diffusion such as the characteristics of the initial adopters, the seeds; the structure of the network over which diffusion occurs; and the shape of the threshold distribution, which is…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Innovation, Communicable Diseases, Social Networks
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