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Education Commission of the States, 2020
Following a high-quality early care and pre-K experience, the kindergarten-through-third-grade years set the foundation upon which future learning builds; and strengthening this continuum creates opportunities for later success. Key components of a quality experience in K-3 include school readiness and transitions, kindergarten requirements,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Primary Education, Teacher Student Ratio
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Cannon, Edmund; Cipriani, Giam Pietro – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2022
Student evaluations of teaching may be subject to halo effects, where answers to one question are contaminated by answers to the other questions. Quantifying halo effects is difficult since correlation between answers may be due to underlying correlation of the items being tested. We use a novel identification procedure to test for a halo effect…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Bias, Response Style (Tests), Foreign Countries
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Jaciw, Andrew P.; Unlu, Fatih; Nguyen, Thanh – American Journal of Evaluation, 2022
There is a burgeoning body of evidence on the average impacts of educational programs. Yet, for many local decision makers, because impacts can vary across sites, the question of whether a certain program will work in their particular district or school remains. This article addresses the question of the generalizability of large-scale average…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Generalization, Outcome Measures, Institutional Characteristics
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Kofinas, Alexander K.; Tsay, Crystal Han-Huei – Journal of Management Education, 2021
Most of the literature has viewed large classes as a problem and a challenge. Furthermore, large classes are often presented to be an obstacle to students' experiential learning and a multitude of solutions can be found in the literature to manage large classes; solutions that include innovative technologies, alternative assessment designs, or…
Descriptors: Class Size, Large Group Instruction, Social Networks, Experiential Learning
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Allgood, Sam; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Incorporating readings beyond the textbook is one way to broaden economic content across all courses. While previous studies document the extent to which narrowly defined categories (press readings, scholarly articles) are used, none to date provide details as to how such readings are incorporated. This study was intended to document use in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Reading Materials, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Starck, Jenna R.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Lawson, Michael A.; Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Framed by occupational socialization theory, this study examined relationships among teachers' perceived quality of assessment practices, workplace factors, and their conceptions of assessment. Methods: Ninety in-service physical education teachers from Alabama completed an online survey that attended to perceptions of organizational…
Descriptors: Socialization, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Osai, Joycelyn Adwoa; Amponsah, Kwaku Darko; Ampadu, Ernest; Commey-Mintah, Priscilla – International Online Journal of Primary Education, 2021
This research sought to investigate teachers' experiences with overcrowded classrooms: the case of new Gbawe experimental 1 basic school in Ghana's Greater Accra region. The study explicitly followed a qualitative approach to research specifically a case study design. Unstructured questionnaires and Teacher observations were utilised in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Class Size, Crowding, Foreign Countries
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Dockrell, J. E.; Papadopoulos, T. C.; Mifsud, C. L.; Bourke, L.; Vilageliu, O.; Bešic, E.; Seifert, S.; Gasteiger-Klicpera, B.; Ralli, A.; Dimakos, I.; Karpava, S.; Martins, M.; Sousa, O.; Castro, S.; Søndergaard Knudsen, H. B.; Donau, P.; Haznedar, B.; Mikulajová, M.; Gerdzhikova, N. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
School classrooms within the EU are multilingual learning environments. The diversity of pupils in classrooms raises significant challenges for teachers, but to date, there are no data from large-scale surveys that compare views within and across European countries. A bespoke questionnaire was designed to examine views of current classroom…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Diversity, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Ahmad, Adnan; Zeeshan, Farrukh; Marriam, Rutab; Samreen, Alia; Ahmed, Sohaib – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2021
Gamification--the use of game elements in serious contexts, has been prevalent to enhance users' motivation and engagement in difficult activities. In the literature related to higher education, the use of gamification has emerged as a new pedagogical approach in order to improve students' learning behaviors. On the other hand, traditional…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Game Based Learning, Group Dynamics, Higher Education
Kedagni, Desire; Krishna, Kala; Megalokonomou, Rigissa; Zhao, Yingyan – Cato Institute, 2019
What determines student achievement? The usual approach is to think of achievement as the output of an educational production function. Inputs into this educational production function include teacher quality, class size, resources, peer effects (possibly positive spillover effects and negative disruption effects), and past achievement, since…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries
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de Back, Tycho T.; Tinga, Angelica M.; Louwerse, Max M. – International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2021
Immersive virtual reality is increasingly regarded as a viable means to support learning. Cave Automatic Virtual Environments (CAVEs) support immersive learning in groups of learners, and is of potential interest for educational institutions searching for novel ways to bolster learning in their students. In previous work we have shown that the use…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Grund, Christian Karl; Tulis, Maria – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2020
Lectures in higher education often address audiences that consist of over one hundred students. In this setting, it is arguably difficult to take into account individual interests of each participant. This may result in low motivation, decreased learning outcomes as well as an overall low effectiveness of lectures. Self-determination theory…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Lecture Method, Audience Response Systems, Class Size
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Kasalak, Gamze; Dagyar, Miray – Participatory Educational Research, 2022
This study was aimed to investigate the impact of several demographic variables and teacher burnout on teaching enthusiasm. The descriptive correlational model was used. The study sample was comprised of teachers from high schools (9th-12th grades) in Antalya, Turkey during the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. 366 teachers fully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, High School Teachers
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Mavi, Duran – Participatory Educational Research, 2022
The violence, and instability because of civil war in Syria have caused millions of people to leave their country. Many countries have been affected from this migration. Turkey is one of the countries that has been significantly affected from this crisis. Turkey is trying to provide some services to Syrian people. Education is one of them. For…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Acculturation, Access to Education
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Kanji, Zul; Pidgeon, Michelle; Nilson, Michelle – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2022
This study explored the experiences of former first-year students who had been institutionally dismissed from an undergraduate health program in a large Canadian university. Using a qualitative narrative inquiry, 20 individual interviews were conducted with 10 former students. Challenges connecting with faculty, large classes, and academic…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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