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Stupnisky, R. H.; Weaver-Hightower, M. B.; Kartoshkina, Y. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate and test the factors contributing to new faculty members' success. In the first phase, qualitative analysis of focus groups revealed four prominent themes affecting new faculty members: expectations, collegiality, balance, and location. In the second phase, new faculty members completed an…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Success, Expectation
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Kravtsov, Sergei – Russian Education & Society, 2015
The project of modernization of regional education systems is now in its second year, but by no means all schools in Russia currently meet modern requirements. The division between strong and weak schools is still preserved. Quality control is frequently regarded as a formality and the effectiveness of how a specific educational institution is run…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Governance, Quality Control, Principals
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Although wide family support policies are available to Cypriot families, Cyprus is among the countries with the least developed ECEC systems and the processes taken to address ECEC deficits is slow. Although female employment rates are slightly below the EU averages, there is a gap in the availability of childcare, an underinvestment in public…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Cortés-Amador, Sara; Carrasco, Juan J.; Sempere-Rubio, Núria; Igual-Camacho, Celedonia; Villaplana-Torres, Luis A.; Pérez-Alenda, Sofía – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Balance alterations are one of the main problems in people with intellectual disabilities (ID), increasing their risk of falls and impacting their life. Aims: To describe a vestibular rehabilitation programme (VRP) and evaluate its effects on the ability to maintain balance and risk of suffering a fall. Methods: Forty-seven adults with…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Prevention
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Lavrijsen, Jeroen; Nicaise, Ides – International Review of Education, 2017
An important issue in the design of secondary-level education is the balance between conveying general and occupation-specific (vocational) skills. On the one hand, vocationally oriented programmes, providing occupation-specific skills with immediate labour market relevance, have repeatedly been shown to secure safe pathways into employment. On…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Career Development
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Biernacki, J. J. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2016
The degrees of freedom (DOF) concept is a powerful tool that has been taught since at least the '70s in undergraduate curriculum, typically introduced in the context of a first course on material and energy balances. The concept, however, has not been widely applied beyond the material balance domain and in general is not taught as a unified…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Loder Buechel, Laura – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Elementary school English language teachers in Swiss public schools often question the role of writing in early years language instruction because there is a significant disparity in messages they receive from Board of Education members, from fellow teachers and from teacher trainers. This study describes the issues concerning writing in the first…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yoo, Hyesoo; Kang, Sangmi; Leal, Camilo I.; Chokera, Abbey – General Music Today, 2020
As the U.S. population has become significantly more culturally diverse, many music educators have acknowledged the necessity to implement culturally diverse musics in music curricula. One of the challenges in teaching culturally diverse musics is designing a balance between performing-based activities and other activities such as listening,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Pluralism, Music, Barriers
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Zai, Robert, III. – Journal of General Education, 2015
From the colonial colleges to the present-day flagship universities, the undergraduate general education curriculum has dramatically shifted from a single, faculty-prescribed, general program to a diverse array of elective, student-choice-driven, specialized programs of general studies. This transformation has also encouraged, if not established,…
Descriptors: General Education, Undergraduate Study, Educational Change, Educational Theories
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Farmer, Ryan L.; Floyd, Randy G.; Reynolds, Matthew R.; Berlin, Kristoffer S. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2020
Intelligence tests produce composite scores that are interpreted as indexes of psychometric g. Like all measures, general intelligence composites are not pure representations of their intended construct, so it is important to evaluate the score characteristics that affect accuracy in measurement. In this study, we identified three characteristics…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Scores, Psychometrics, Accuracy
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Sharafizad, Fleur; Paull, Megan; Omari, Maryam – Australian Universities' Review, 2011
Attraction and retention of highly qualified employees has become an area of concern for Australian universities. It has been suggested that flexible work arrangements can be utilised to achieve this goal once the factors affecting their uptake have been identified. This mixed-method study of 495 academic and general staff at an Australian…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Employees, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Akyüz, Öznur – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The fact that balances can also be a factor in performance distinction between athletes in athletic skills, and is considered to provide positive acceleration for physical development in which motor skills are exhibited. Human's skill to ensure balance can be defined as a determinant factor in development of other motor skills. From this point of…
Descriptors: Athletes, Exercise, Athletics, Psychomotor Skills
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Brusco, Michael; Steinley, Douglas – Psychological Methods, 2010
Structural balance theory (SBT) has maintained a venerable status in the psychological literature for more than 5 decades. One important problem pertaining to SBT is the approximation of structural or generalized balance via the partitioning of the vertices of a signed graph into "K" clusters. This "K"-balance partitioning problem also has more…
Descriptors: Psychology, Mathematical Models, Stimuli, Measurement Techniques
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Enkelaar, Lotte; Smulders, Ellen; Lantman-de Valk, Henny van Schrojenstein; Weerdesteyn, Vivian; Geurts, Alexander C. H. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Mobility limitations are common in persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). Differences in balance and gait capacities between persons with ID and controls have mainly been demonstrated by instrumented assessments (e.g. posturography and gait analysis), which require sophisticated and expensive equipment such as force plates or a 3D motion…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Psychomotor Skills, Human Posture, Diagnostic Tests
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Blevins, Peta; Erskine, Shona; Hopper, Luke; Moyle, Gene – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Professional dance careers require years of intensive training. Stress experienced during training must be balanced with adequate recovery to prevent overtraining and burnout. Little is known, however, about how dancers achieve recovery-stress balance. This study examined dancers' recollection of stress and recovery during their vocational dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Stress Variables, Burnout, Prevention
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