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Zhang, Luqing; Wang, Yunfeng; Xiao, Ming; Han, Qunying; Ding, Jiong – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2008
Universities and medical schools in China are faced with an ongoing shortage of cadavers for education and research because of insufficient numbers of cadaver donations. This article will examine the main obstacles to cadaver donation in the Chinese culture. These include superstitious traditional views about the body, a lack of legislation…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Medical Research, Medical Schools
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Jeynes, William H. – Teachers College Record, 2006
The author argues that American educators rely on standardized tests at too early an age when administered in kindergarten, particularly given the original intent of kindergarten as envisioned by its founder, Friedrich Froebel. The author examines the current use of standardized tests in kindergarten and the Froebel model, including his emphasis…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Kindergarten, Models, Ethical Instruction
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Dilmac, Bulent – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Teaching as a profession requires the possession of certain characteristics. Teachers accept their students as individuals and cherish them. Teachers' reasons behind their choice to become a teacher are believed to be professional affection, spiritual satisfaction and a perception of teaching as the ideal profession. Furthermore the…
Descriptors: Altruism, Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Social Responsibility
Engell, James; Dangerfield, Anthony – Liberal Education, 2007
"Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money" is a critique of the pernicious syndrome set in motion when the means and concomitant benefits of higher education--money and prestige, in particular--became increasingly accepted as its most important and fundamental ends. The book contends, on the basis of extensive evidence and documentation, that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Educational Objectives, Education Work Relationship, Foundations of Education
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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly – NAMTA Journal, 2002
Describes spirituality as occurring when one invests energy in goals beyond the self. Summarizes research on cooperation and challenge and self satisfaction during high school and college. Identifies components of Montessori education contributing to spiritual development, and asserts that educators need to help children develop goals beyond…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Education, Evolution, Montessori Method
Piche, Cherish Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to measure the relationship between a beginning teacher's scores on the Environment portion of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) rubric, the number of discipline referrals generated by the teacher, and their students' growth indicated by the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). This…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Classroom Environment, Middle School Students
Lesk, Cherish Christina Clark – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Active learning methodologies (ALM) are associated with student success, but little research on this topic has been pursued at the community college level. At a local community college, students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses exhibited lower than average grades. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the use…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, STEM Education
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Salamon, Sonya – Rural Sociology, 2003
Regional suburbanization processes are transforming rural America socially and physically, threatening the uniqueness of small towns whose diversity is a national resource. This article reviews existing holistic descriptions of American rural communities since post-World War II by rural sociologists and anthropologists. Three new community case…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Rural Areas, Geographic Location, Community Characteristics
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King, Edmund – British Journal of Educational Studies, 1980
The author states that nearly all nationally stated aims in education profess to cherish individual qualities. He suggests, however, that this ideal is a generalization which cannot be discussed in any universalistic way through all time in all countries, culture-contexts, and ideologies. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Influence, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Perley, James E. – Academe, 1997
It is important for governing boards to understand that faculty see themselves less as employees than as officers of the institution, charged with constantly seeking the best for their discipline even if the values they advance seem at odds with those of the administration or board. They cherish collegiality, direct communication, and respect for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Collegiality, Faculty College Relationship, Governance
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McBride, Brian; Yuhasz, Louis; Mollineaux, Bill – English Journal, 1999
Presents the question, posed by two future English teachers, of how they can continue to cherish the learning process as well as their excitement and passion for English teaching as they enter the profession. Presents a response by a veteran English teacher. (SR)
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Teachers, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction
Worth-Baker, Marcia – Instructor, 2000
Describes one seventh grade teacher's experiences with a student from a problem home who was known for his difficult behavior, noting the student's deep interest in the Trojan War and its circumstances, describing his death at age 16, and concluding that it is important to notice and cherish all students, even the difficult ones. (SM)
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Teacher Student Relationship
Riley, Cheryl K. – Pathways to Outdoor Communication, 1995
Outdoor educators can help students, program participants, and colleagues find a special place in nature that enables them to cherish nature's gifts, its healing power, and its ability to bring inner peace. Becoming emotionally connected with nature promotes development of an environmental ethic and a sense of stewardship for the land. (LP)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Educational Benefits, Environmental Education, Mentors
Helve, Helena – Life and Education in Finland, 1992
Although about 90 percent of the children in Finland are christened in the Evangelical-Lutheran church, the sets of values and views of the world that adolescents cherish are not uniformly based in Christianity, nor does Marxism have much relevance to today's young people. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Christianity, Foreign Countries, Marxism
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Henry, Patricia S. – PTA Today, 1992
The National PTA President writes about the PTA's desire for parents to cherish their children, noting the importance of the early years in developing emotionally and physically strong children. The article introduces the National PTA book, "Growing Up Confident," which presents practical ideas on good parenting. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience
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