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Tasker, Isabel – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
People studying an additional language in adult life do so through a diverse mix of self-directed and institutionally-situated efforts, extending over many years; and online and distance mode language learning offer increasingly flexible opportunities for formal study. Little is known, however, of the ways that long-term learners combine…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Second Language Learning, Online Courses, Distance Education
Teranishi, Robert T. – Teachers College Press, 2010
Highly respected scholar Robert Teranishi draws on his vast research to present this timely and compelling examination of the experience of Asian Americans in higher education. "Asians in the Ivory Tower" explores why and how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are important to our nation's higher education priorities and places the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Multicultural Education, Pacific Islanders
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Yilmaz, Nihal Yildiz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this research is to examine the effects of the General Geography lessons, which are taught by using place, based teaching activities, on the science process skills for classroom teacher candidates. A nested pattern, which is one of the mix method research patterns, is used for this research. The quasi-experimental design with pre-test…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Science Process Skills
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Hollis, Francine H.; Eren, Fulya – Journal of Food Science Education, 2016
Success skills have been ranked as the most important core competency for new food science professionals to have by food science graduates and their employers. It is imperative that food science instructors promote active learning in food science courses through experiential learning activities to enhance student success skills such as oral and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Food, Food Service
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Kluwe, Margret; Miyahara, Motohide; Heveldt, Kate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Specificity and transfer of learning have been examined in experimental studies. However, their findings may not be relevant to practitioners because of the difference between the experiment conditions and teaching situations. This case study investigates the theoretical issue of specificity vs. transfer of learning by conducting…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Performance Tests, Test Items, Teaching Methods
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El-Toukhy, Sherine; Holman, Lynette – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2012
This study evaluated attitudes toward interdisciplinary education by appraising the Interdisciplinary Health Communication (IHC) Certificate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a case study. Sixteen affiliated faculty and thirteen students enrolled in the IHC program as of 2008-2009 were surveyed. Although the attitude…
Descriptors: College Students, Employment Opportunities, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Fielke, Simon J.; Botha, Neels; Reid, Janet; Gray, David; Blackett, Paula; Park, Nicola; Williams, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This paper highlights important lessons for co-innovation drawn from three ex-post case study innovation projects implemented within three sub-sectors of the primary industry sector in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: The characteristics that fostered co-innovation in each innovation project case study were identified from…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Innovation, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
Koenig, Lane; Fields, Errol L.; Dall, Timothy M.; Ameen, Ansari Z.; Harwood, Henrick J. – 2000
This report demonstrates three applications of case-mix methods using regression analysis. The results are used to assess the relative effectiveness of substance abuse treatment providers. The report also examines the ability of providers to improve client employment outcomes, an outcome domain relatively unexamined in the assessment of provider…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Data Analysis, Employment, Evaluation Methods
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Hewson, Edmund R. F. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
Since 2013, Leeds Beckett University has carried out two studies, working with market researchers, into students' feelings and perceptions of online courses and their learning context. This work has been conducted outside routine data collection for statistical reporting to regulatory agencies, as these exercises do not explore a student's…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Daigneault, Pierre-Marc; Jacob, Steve – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2014
Although combining methods is nothing new, more contributions about why and how to mix methods for validation purposes are needed. This article presents a case of validating the inferences drawn from the Participatory Evaluation Measurement Instrument, an instrument that purports to measure stakeholder participation in evaluation. Although the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals), Stakeholders
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Rowlands, Julie – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2015
This article draws on multiple case study research of Australian academic governance to examine the role and place of chairpersons of university academic boards (also known as academic senates or faculty senates) within university executive leadership committees. A Bourdieusian analysis of the data suggests that while within the broader university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governing Boards, Universities, Governance
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Lindgren, Joakim – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article provides results from a study of the hidden processes of consensus formation that precede and make possible official judgments and decisions of the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (SI). The research question for the study was: How is knowledge negotiated on the back stage of school inspection and presented on the front stage? The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Fyfe, Aileen – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2015
This paper explores issues around disciplinary belonging and academic identity. Historians of science learn to think and practise like historians in terms of research practice, but this paper shows that British historians of science do not think of themselves as belonging to the disciplinary community of historians. They may be confident that they…
Descriptors: Historians, Science History, Identification, Intellectual Disciplines
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Ekundayo, Omowumi Steve Bode – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This paper examines orthographic intraference and its implications for teaching and describing English as a second language (ESL). Orthographic intraference is used here to denote instances of single word spelling, acronyms, mix up of homophones, homonyms and compound word spelling arising not from interference but from orthographic rules and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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James, Mary L.; Wiley, Elizabeth; Fries, Brant E. – Gerontologist, 2007
Purpose: Although the nursing facility transition literature is growing, little research has analyzed the characteristics of individuals so assisted or compared participants to those who remain institutionalized. This article describes an analytic method that researchers can apply to address these knowledge gaps, using the Arkansas Passages…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Classification, Case Studies, Nursing Homes
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