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Sastre-Riba, Sylvia – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This study aims to provide a better understanding of high intellectual abilities and of how to address the educational needs of those who possess such abilities. Within the emergent paradigm, high intellectual abilities are understood as multidimensional and as the result of lifetime development; that is, not only are they the result of their…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Intellectual Development, Extracurricular Activities, Enrichment Activities
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Sasson, Irit; Cohen, Donita – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Israel suffers from a growing problem of socio-economic gaps between those who live in the center of the country and residents of outlying areas. As a result, there is a low level of accessibility to higher education among the peripheral population. The goal of the Sidney Warren Science Education Center for Youth at Tel-Hai College is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrichment Activities, Gender Differences, Scientific Attitudes
Williams, Jessica R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the relationship between a particular method of teaching and learning about careers, and the development of wisdom in young adolescents. By conducting a case study of a specific classroom experience, I examine the ways in which students make meaning of their own career development as well as meaning of the course itself.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Teaching Methods, Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Powell, Jacqueline M.; Murray, Ian V. J.; Johal, Jaspreet; Elks, Martha L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Physiology is one of the major foundational sciences for the medical curriculum. This discipline has proven challenging for students to master due to ineffective content acquisition and retention. Preliminary data obtained from a survey completed by "low-performance" students (those maintaining a grade average below the passing mark of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Small Group Instruction, Active Learning, Tutorial Programs
Gafney, Leo – Online Submission, 2017
This report is based on several evaluations of NSF-funded geoscience projects at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. The report reviews the status of K-12 geoscience education, identifying challenges posed by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the experiences of university faculty engaged in teacher preparation, state…
Descriptors: Science Education, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Open Praxis, 2013
This is a critical phase for Open Educational Resources (OER) movement: on one side the number of OER is increasing rapidly, and on other side debates about quality of OER-based courseware are heating up. These debates emanate from the fact that OER-based courseware are supposed to help users to follow a logical learning path and get an engaging,…
Descriptors: Courseware, Educational Principles, Guidelines, Educational Quality
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Barkat, Shaheen – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Evaluating the impact of widening participation interventions can be challenging. This article discusses some of the difficulties in "attributing" change to complex widening participation interventions and suggests that the Theory of Change (ToC) approach can address some of these challenges by evidencing the "contribution"…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Universities, Access to Education, Enrichment Activities
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Endepohls-Ulpe, Martina – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: In the last decades numerous measures and programs to promote gifted students have been developed worldwide. But in spite of these enhanced scientific and public efforts to improve gifted education, there are still a lot of difficulties to implement some of these measures in the daily routine of schools. The presented study examines…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Sanger, Carla – Leadership, 2011
After-school programs can help show students how academics are relevant to their personal interests, and serve as training grounds for future teachers. This article features LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program whose mission is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment, and recreation program for children ages 5 to…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Recreational Programs, After School Education, Interests
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Autenrieth, Robin L.; Lewis, Chance W.; Butler-Purry, Karen L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
The Enrichment Experiences in Engineering (E[superscript 3] ) summer teacher program is hosted by the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and is designed to provide engineering research experiences for Texas high school science and mathematics teachers. The mission of the E[superscript 3] program is to educate and excite…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Kaul, Corina R.; Johnsen, Susan K.; Witte, Mary M.; Saxon, Terrill F. – Gifted Child Today, 2015
Effective program models are needed for low-income youth. This article describes one successful summer enrichment program, University for Young People's Project Promise, and outlines three key components of a Partnership for Promoting Potential in Low-Income Gifted Students (Partnership Model), which is based on Lee, Olszewski-Kubilius, and…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Urban Areas
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Salehi, Pouria; Mohd Rasdi, Roziah; Ahmad, Aminah – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
This paper aims to discover predictors of academics' work-to-family enrichment at Malaysian Research Universities. The underlying theoretical foundations of this study are the work-family enrichment theory by Greenhaus and Powell and the model of primary antecedents, consequences, and moderators of facilitation by Wayne, Grzywacz, Carlson, and…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Predictor Variables, Family Work Relationship, Environmental Influences
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van Aswegen, Christa; Pendergast, Donna – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2015
This article reports on the evaluation of one topic in an enrichment program designed for children in their early years of learning. The program is responsive to an increased understanding of the benefits for very young children of programs that not only take advantage of the sensitive periods for learning but that also assist parents to a take a…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Mixed Methods Research, Early Childhood Education, Questionnaires
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Garvis, Susanne; Prendergast, Donna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The profile of gifted education is being raised in Queensland (Australia) schools in recognition of the potential benefits to students of engaging in such programs. Little is known, however, about what types of programs are being delivered, especially in the early years. Since many programs are created by individuals, it is important to understand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Case Studies, Knowledge Level
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Lan, Chung Hsien; Graf, S.; Lai, K. R.; Kinshuk – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2011
This study presents a conceptual framework for providing intelligent supports through agent negotiation and fuzzy constraints to enhance the effectiveness of peer assessment. By using fuzzy constraints, it not only provides a flexible marking scheme to deal with the imprecision and uncertainty for the representation of assessment but also provides…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Peer Evaluation, Models
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