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Jacobs, George M.; Shan, Tan Hui – Online Submission, 2015
The present paper begins by situating learner autonomy and collaborative learning as part of a larger paradigm shift towards student-centred learning. Next are brief discussions of learner autonomy and how learner autonomy links with collaborative learning. In the main part of the paper, four central principles of collaborative learning are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Knudsen, Molly E.; Bethune, Keri S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
There is an overrepresentation of students with disabilities within the population of students excluded (i.e., suspended or expelled) from school. Students with disabilities are suspended for behaviors that are, for the most part, nonviolent and not unlike the behaviors of their general education peers. The Individuals With Disabilities Education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Behavior, Disproportionate Representation, Suspension
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Manyibe, Edward O.; Moore, Corey L.; Wang, Ningning; Davis, Dytisha; Aref, Fariborz; Washington, Andre L.; Johnson, Jean; Eugene-Cross, Kenyotta; Muhammad, Atashia; Lewis, Allen – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: This study examined and documented minority disability and health research leaders' experiences and perspectives on career development challenges and success strategies. Methods: A sample of 15 African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Latino, and Asian research leaders as key informants participated in the inquiry. Research…
Descriptors: Career Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Disabilities, Models
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Journal of Education Finance, 2013
Over time, issues of justice and fairness in education finance have been addressed by the courts in all but five states. The key focus has been on illegitimate disparities in funding between rich and poor school districts caused by the happenstance of unequal local wealth. Recently, attention has turned to the relationship between funding gaps and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Statistical Analysis
Mercado Cruz, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Traditional classrooms are not being designed with deaf and hard of hearing learners in mind. Providing equal learning opportunities with the use of appropriate instructional design strategies to deaf and hard of hearing learners requires that instructional designers, faculty, and educational institutions understand what accommodations and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2016
In FY 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) promoted equity and excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution agreements, promoting greater understanding of how OCR interprets and enforces civil rights laws through the release of policy guidance, providing technical assistance and outreach to…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Presidents
Townsend, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Despite legislative mandates, only 32% of states require specific licensure in adapted physical education (APE); consequently, general physical educators are challenged with including students with disabilities into regular classrooms. Although physical education teachers are considered qualified personnel to teach students with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities
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Yalcin, Seher – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to distinguish the reading skills of students participating in PISA 2015 application into multi-level latent classes at the student and country level. Furthermore, it is aimed to examine how the clusters emerged at country-level is predicted by variables as students have the information and communication technology (ICT)…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Classification, Information Technology
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Yildirim, Gürkan; Elban, Mehmet; Yildirim, Serkan – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2018
Today, many innovations have been experienced in technology. These innovations progressively take their places in education environments. Virtual reality environments are among activity areas that have been frequently discussed and used in education environments in the recent years. In this context, this study aimed to determine general opinions…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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O'Brien, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Many egalitarians believe that there is a pro tanto reason to remedy inequalities of opportunity in access to higher education. This consensus, I argue, masks practical disagreement among egalitarians: in many real-world choice contexts, egalitarians will disagree about which policies are to be endorsed, both from the point of view of equality and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Alexander, F. King – Journal of Education Finance, 2011
A Maintenance of Effort (MOE) provision for higher education was first adopted in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and was included as a requirement for states to participate in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The information in this article was presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Paying for College, State Aid
Elliott, Stephen N.; Kurz, Alexander; Tindal, Gerald; Stevens, Joseph; Yel, Nedim – National Center on Assessment and Accountability for Special Education, 2014
We examined the relationship among key instructional process variables and the achievement of students with and without disabilities as measured by both interim and end-of-year summative assessments. Examination of the instructional process data indicated that students with and without disabilities receiving mathematics instruction in the same…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Kocór, Marcin; Worek, Barbara – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Educational activity among adults is not only a key factor of social development but also one of the most important priorities of public policies. Although large sums have been earmarked and numerous actions undertaken to encourage adult learning, many people remain educationally passive, a particularly acute problem in Poland. We point to the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Public Policy, Adult Learning
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Erkilic, Mualla; Durak, Selen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
Inclusive education (IE), which calls for equal opportunities for students with diverse abilities in the achievement of knowledge, has been developed as a central pedagogical strategy in primary schools worldwide, including those in Turkey. Besides educators, the issue of IE becomes an important discussion area among designers who question the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary School Students
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Johnson, Cooper; Long, Jamye; Faught, Sam – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2014
The Sticky Floor Effect, a relatively new career advancement barrier concept, theorizes there exist obstacles for women preventing them from advancing to first level management positions. Of significant importance to institutions of higher learning's colleges of business, the Sticky Floor Effect highlights issues of consistency, moral…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Barriers, Females, Promotion (Occupational)
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