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Haynes, Nia A.; Jacobson, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Using a framework based on social cognitive career theory, we conducted 38 interviews and four focus groups with college students to identify motivations and barriers faced by underrepresented groups to natural resource careers. Interviews revealed career satisfaction as the most important goal for both natural resource and a comparison of liberal…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Barriers
Balcarczyk, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Federal natural resource agencies are facing a human resource crisis. Many natural resource professionals are reaching retirement and attracting young adults to fill vacancies may prove difficult. Although currently on the rise from a recent fall, enrollment in natural resource degree programs has not increased overall in the past three decades,…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Barriers, Academic Degrees, Public Agencies
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LaTourrette, Katherine; Stengel, Ashley; Clarke, Jennifer – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
Computational skills are increasingly important for conducting research in the agricultural and natural sciences. However, barriers to training availability and accessibility have left many life scientists under-prepared. To address these challenges, we developed a workshop series led by graduate students to cover topics relevant to research needs…
Descriptors: Workshops, Biological Sciences, Graduate Students, COVID-19
Patterson, Lynn; Bloomdahl, Susana Contreras – Phi Delta Kappa International, 2011
For an educator who speaks only English, engaging immigrant English language learners (ELL) in the classroom can be a significant challenge. As a former classroom teacher, elementary school principal and guidance counselor, the authors have worked with immigrant student populations in K-12 schools. They have found that a good way to overcome the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immigrants, Guides, English (Second Language)
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Juggernath, Avashkumar; Govender, Nadaraj – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
Ample research exists on barriers to the use of computers as a form of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching. The most common barrier reported to prevent teachers from using computers in teaching is the lack of resources. However when resources are available, ICTs are still often not effectively integrated into teaching.…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Elder, Brent C. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2015
This article explores the current inclusive education system in Kenya, and how those practices relate to Article 24 of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Local laws and international instruments are presented to shed light on the extent to which students with disabilities have a right to inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Opportunities
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Viramontes Le, Desiree – Texas Education Review, 2019
The current Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which contains the most recent reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act (M-V), places a focus on homeless youth that is intended to facilitate access to K-12 education, higher education and eliminate barriers in-between the two. Through each reauthorization of the McKinney Vento Act since its…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People
Velez, Martin – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Software is an integral part of our lives. It controls the cars we drive every day, the ships we send into space, and even our toasters. It is everywhere and we can easily download more. Software solves many real-world problems and satisfies many needs. Thus, unsurprisingly, there is a rising demand for software engineers to maintain existing…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Introductory Courses, Computer Software
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Redshaw, Clare H; Frampton, Ian – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
As the value of multi-disciplinary working in the business and research worlds is becoming more recognised, the number of inter-disciplinary postgraduate environmental and health sciences courses is also increasing. Equally, the popularity of problem-based learning (PBL) is expected to grow and influence instructional approaches in many…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Problem Based Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Environmental Education
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Shumacher, Stephanie L.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Duncan, Dennis W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
As a discipline, environmental education (EE) has been criticized for lacking empirical evidence on the behavioral outcomes of its programs. While the behavioral outcomes of EE activities are often associated with the youth learner, teachers are one target audience of EE training programs who have received increasing attention with regards to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Behavior Change, Private Schools, School Culture
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Witkin, Lynne J. – Social Work, 1971
Barriers between natural parents and adoptive applicants seem to be lifting slowly. Innovations are described, but there is a lack of consensus among social workers regarding the value of these new approaches. (Author/BY)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Family
Cherfas, Lina; Duncan, Eric; Chan, Wing Yi – Education Trust, 2021
A growing body of research shows that having access to teachers of color benefits all students--and can be particularly transformative for students of color. Yet, only 20% of teachers in the U.S. are teachers of color. Moreover, the lack of diversity of the teacher workforce relative to the student population is one of the key drivers of inequity…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Recruitment
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Widodo, Sri Adi; Prihatiningsih, Ayu; Taufiq, Irham – Participatory Educational Research, 2021
Dyscalculia is one of the barriers to learning for students with some special mental retardation needs. Students with intellectual disabilities may also have dyscalculia. In that sense, in learning mathematics, it is necessary to use various learning media. Related to this condition, the present study aims to determine the effect of the use of…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Educational Media, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction
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Ernst, Julie – Environmental Education Research, 2014
In efforts to encourage use of natural outdoor settings as learning environments within early childhood education, survey research was conducted with 46 early childhood educators from northern Minnesota (United States) to explore their beliefs and practices regarding natural outdoor settings, as well investigate predictors of and barriers to the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Barriers, Preschool Teachers
Jacobs, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adults are prone to treating percents, one representational format of rational numbers, as novel cases of natural number. This suggests that percent values are not differentiated from natural numbers; a conceptual shift from the natural numbers to the rational numbers has not yet occurred. This is most surprising, considering people are inundated…
Descriptors: Numbers, Statistics, Algebra, Problem Solving
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