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Krassadaki, Evangelia; Lakiotaki, Kleanthi; Matsatsinis, Nilolaos F. – Industry and Higher Education, 2103
It is remarkable how often academic staff discover students' weaknesses in expressing their thoughts in written and oral contexts, and in team working. To examine these weaknesses, a study was conducted in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 of students taking an engineering course. Students self-reported an initial high level of weakness in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Communication Skills
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Chunoo, Vivechkanand; Osteen, Laura – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter calls on higher education to reclaim its role in leadership education. Specifically it examines higher education's purpose, context, and mission as clarion calls to embed leadership education throughout higher education institutions and focuses on why this is important.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Training, Role of Education
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Abbas, Faiza; Zafar, Aneeka; Naz, Tayyaba – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Inclusive education is a rising trend in the world. The first step towards inclusive education is providing the awareness to the general education teachers. This study focused to investigate the general education teachers of primary and secondary level awareness about the special education and inclusive education. This study is descriptive method…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Surveys, Questionnaires, Elementary Secondary Education
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Martirosyan, Nara M.; Kennon, J. Lindsey; Saxon, D. Patrick; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Skidmore, Susan T. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of technology integration in developmental education in Texas higher education. Analyzing survey data from developmental education faculty members in 70 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas, researchers identified instructor-reported best instructional technology practices in developmental…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education
Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2016
This paper aims to share the experiences of redesigning an elementary education program. Steps of redesigning the elementary education program were enumerated. Challenges in the redesign of the elementary education program were discussed. The new elementary education program was described. Lessons learned from the redesign of the elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Tampieri, Alessandro – Education Economics, 2016
This paper argues that assortative matching may explain over-education. Education determines individuals' income and, due to the presence of assortative matching, the quality of partners in personal, social and working life. Thus, an individual acquires education to improve the expected partners' quality. However, since every individual of the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Overachievement, Education Work Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship
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Saba, Farhad – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter presents an overview of theories of distance education and discusses their implications for future policy making and practice in institutions of higher education.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational Policy
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Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter analyzes the development and changes within continuing professional education and the influence of four contested spaces on this field of adult education practice.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Educational Development, Barriers, Educational Change
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Bloom, Jennifer L.; Hutson, Bryant L.; He, Ye; Konkle, Erin – New Directions for Student Services, 2013
Appreciative education is presented as a framework for leading higher education institutions, delivering truly student-centered services, and guiding higher education professionals' interactions with students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Personnel Services
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Locke, Kirsten – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
Bob Davis is Editor of the "Journal of Philosophy of Education" and is Head of School and Professor of Religious and Cultural Education in the School of Education Administration at the University of Glasgow. In this interview Davis provides his insight on topics such as the role of learned societies in philosophy of education,…
Descriptors: Interviews, Editing, Periodicals, Educational Philosophy
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Moriña, Anabel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Implementing the principles of inclusive education within higher education can be challenging. Inclusive education was originally developed for younger students, prior to its application within higher education. However, as more students with disabilities successfully complete their early schooling, the need to move towards inclusive practices…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Higher Education, Disabilities, Educational Practices
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Masakure, Oliver – Education Economics, 2015
This paper estimates the causal effect of education on entrepreneurship choice in Canada taking into account the endogeneity of education. The data come from the General and Social Surveys (2000-2009). We consider the effect of two extreme education levels: university and some/no education. Regressions are based on fixed effects with two-stage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Education Work Relationship, Influences
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Meals, Anthony; Washburn, Shannon – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
A Delphi survey was conducted with 30 outdoor education experts in Kansas. Participant responses helped frame a Kansas definition of outdoor education and identified essential educational goals and outcomes, critical components for effective outdoor education programming, and barriers facing outdoor education in Kansas. The study highlights…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Delphi Technique, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Winter, Laura Anne; Burman, Erica; Hanley, Terry; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Mccoy, Lauren – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
There are established links between education and well-being, and between poverty and education. This article draws on interviews with parents of school-aged children impacted by a policy in the UK commonly referred to as the 'bedroom tax'. A critical psychology perspective to education is put forward, acknowledging the complex interrelationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welfare Services, Well Being, Public Policy
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Ofoego, O. C.; Ebebe, I. E. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The paper is concerned with reforms in Education and the need for re-engineering Teacher education in Nigeria for better professionalism and National Development. In the process, key concepts like Teacher Education and professionalism were explained. A brief review of the state of Teacher Education and Development in Nigeria revealed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Professionalism
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