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Wang, Jianjun; Ortiz, Theresa; Maier, Roland; Navarro, Diana – Online Submission, 2015
First five years are identified as a critical period of child growth in scientific literature. In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 10 that appropriated a 50 cent per pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to support early childhood development. As a result, Kern County Children and Families Commission administered over $10…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Context Effect, Partnerships in Education, Child Development
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Liang, Jia G.; Sandmann, Lorilee R. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
This article presents distributed leadership as a framework for analysis, showing how the phenomenon complements formal higher education structures by mobilizing leadership from various sources, formal and informal. This perspective more accurately portrays the reality of leading engaged institutions. Using the application data from 224…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Administration, Leadership Styles, Administrator Responsibility
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Vaughn, Lisa M.; Jacquez, Farrah; Zhen-Duan, Jenny – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Equitable partnership processes and group dynamics, including individual, relational, and structural factors, have been identified as key ingredients to successful community-based participatory research partnerships. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the key aspects of group dynamics and partnership from the perspectives of…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Group Dynamics, Community Involvement, Hispanic Americans
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Tan, Charlene – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2017
Drawing on Brown (in "Br J Sociol Educ" 11(1):65-86, 1990) and Barrett DeWiele and Edgerton (in "Interchange" 47:189-210, 2016), this article explores the relationship between private supplementary tutoring and parentocracy using Singapore as an illustrative case study. It is argued that the ubiquity and affordability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Supplementary Education, Tutoring
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Rissanen, Inkeri – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
The challenges of contemporary multicultural societies have resulted in changing aims for religious education and the necessity to adjust teacher education accordingly. The processes of negotiation related to the coexistence of different religious and cultural groups are intertwined in the Finnish curriculum for religious education. This case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islamic Culture, Islam, Religious Education
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Becerra, Sandra – International Education Studies, 2016
School climate is recognized as a relevant factor for the improvement of educative processes, favoring the administrative processes and optimum school performance. The present article is the result of a quantitative research model which had the objective of psychometrically designing and validating a scale to diagnose the organizational climate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Measures (Individuals), Elementary School Teachers
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Jacob, Sunday – World Journal of Education, 2015
This study examined the pattern of students/teachers' population in schools as a result of the crises witnessed in Jos and its consequences on quality of teaching as well as peaceful living in Jos. Stratified simple random sampling technique was used to select the 18 schools that were used for this study. Questionnaire was used to collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Conflict, Population Trends
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Charalambous, Constadina; Charalambous, Panayiota; Kendeou, Panayiota – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
The present paper looks at teachers' perceptions of difficulties and emotions about a recent policy initiative in the Greek-Cypriot educational system to promote peaceful coexistence. This policy initiative by the government sparked strong emotional reactions. This paper provides an in-depth understanding of the intersection between tensions at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Collegiality, Interprofessional Relationship
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Rajuan, Maureen; Bekerman, Zvi – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers of the integrated bilingual Palestinian-Jewish schools in Israel construct their school culture in relation to various outside pressures in their attempt to achieve educational change. Field notes from an in-service training workshop were analyzed according to three levels of the teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, School Culture, Cultural Pluralism
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Potvin, Patrice; Cyr, Guillaume – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
While the majority of published research on conceptual change has focused on how misconceptions can be abandoned or modified, some recent research findings support the hypothesis that acquired scientific knowledge does not necessarily erase or alter initial non-scientific knowledge but rather coexists with it. In keeping with this…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Preschool Education, Science Teachers
Ajibola, Ilesanmi Gabriel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Desire to live in peace and unity despite the multi ethnic and multi religious composition of Nigeria, remain ideals that are constant in the nation's Constitution. However, accruable benefits of a culturally and religiously pluralistic society have continued to elude Nigeria due to incessant religious violence arising from the mutual suspicion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Violence, Religious Cultural Groups
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Hosoda, Yuri; Aline, David – Classroom Discourse, 2013
Discussing two preferences associated with question-answer sequences, this study examines student responses to teacher questions in primary school English-as-a-foreign-language classes. The paper starts out with a reconsideration of institutional context, with a focus on classroom context from a conversation analysis perspective. We then introduce…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preferences
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Graue, M. Elizabeth; Wilinski, Bethany; Nocera, Amato – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
The opposing principles of local control and increased standardization are a prominent tension in the United States' education system. Since at least the early 1990s, this tension has taken shape around the accountability movement, defined by educational reforms that hold schools, teachers, and students accountable for performance on new…
Descriptors: School District Autonomy, Accountability, Case Studies, Preschool Education
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Kallio, Alexis A.; Westerlund, Heidi – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Cambodia's recent history of conflict and political instability has resulted in a recognized need to recover, regenerate, preserve and protect the nation's cultural heritage. Many education programmes catering for disadvantaged youth have implemented traditional Khmer music and dance lessons, suggesting that these programmes share the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Conflict, Political Issues
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Cabedo-Mas, Alberto; Díaz-Gómez, Maravillas – Music Education Research, 2013
This research explores the possibilities of music education in relation to improved interpersonal and social relationships. The paper focuses mainly on music teachers in primary and secondary schools in Spain. It aims to collect, analyse and provide arguments to defend a musical education that integrates musical diversity and facilitates the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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