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Boz, Hayat – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Old age is a period when the social environment of the elderly person shrinks due to reasons such as loss of social role, health, decline of income and empty nest situation. This research was carried out in order to determine, how elderly people use the social relationship networks and communication with their environment, to satisfy the needs for…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Jarvis, Huw – TESL-EJ, 2015
Two of the most significant trends in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) over the last twenty years or so are the rise of task­-based language teaching (TBLT) and the growth of technology. With TBLT there is a challenging of more traditional structure-based models of delivery, and the increased capacity and mobility of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Laptop Computers
Repman, Judi; Jones, Stephanie – Library Media Connection, 2012
Online booksellers have done a terrific job of developing ways to let customers share their opinions about books with the goal of getting a person to buy more books. They have also made effective use of the bottom line, which is what a customer spends those hard-earned dollars on, to further entice people to add one more item to their cart. In…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Book Reviews, Reader Response, Public Opinion
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
For the novice, the logistical challenges of an academic job search can be exasperating, especially when dozens of applications are involved. Getting things right (providing the correct materials, from CV to sample syllabi, in the style and form most sought by a particular search committee) and submitting the application on time (via sometimes…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Check Lists, Job Application, Job Applicants
Kleinfeld, Judith; Shinkwin, Anne – 1983
An intensive study of boys' experiences in two Boy Scout groups shows that scout programs provide important educational functions that schools and homes do not. Detailed field notes were taken on 75 events of the 2 groups, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 boys and their parents to explore what parents and boys felt they were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Involvement, Educational Assessment, Educational Research
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Lopez, Shane J. – Educational Horizons, 2011
Hope, the ideas and energy for the future, is one of the most potent predictors of the success of the youth. Based on the Gallup Student Poll, an online school-based measure of student hope (and engagement and well-being), half of American students are hopeful. Hopeful students are energetic, full of life. They're able to develop many strategies…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Principals, Student Development, Expectation
Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
The details of school reform in Washington State continue to evolve, but the unprecedented performance demands that it and NCLB place on schools are unlikely to disappear any time soon. The same is true of the large gap that exists between today's performance and tomorrow's aspirations. By any measure, significant improvements in performance now…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Labor Market, Data, Educational Change
Grubb, W. Norton – 2001
This working paper discusses the unique and complex issues community colleges face in providing career counseling and guidance to students, and it provides an overview of the current status of these services. Guidance and counseling at community colleges is complicated by the variety of students and the varying needs of population--from the older…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Role, Community Colleges, Counseling Services
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Michael J. O'Connor, the physical-plant director at Appalachian State University, is watching his staff shrink bit by bit. When people leave, he's not rehiring. There is one exception to his staffing plan, however. Despite the economic duress, he is conducting a national search for a sustainability director. The university has ambitious…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Coordination, Coordinators, Program Administration
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Brown, Waln K. – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2005
In this article, a former troubled youth who is now an expert on resilience shares his experience and provides youth a guided exercise in turning their own lives around. The ex-juvenile delinquent stresses the importance of setting goals claiming that goals are things to shoot for, like getting your chores done or saving your money to buy a car.…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Behavior Change, Delinquency, Goal Orientation
Kerney, Carol A. – Technology & Learning, 2005
When it comes to grant writing one thing is certain: once the application is sent in, its fate is at the mercy of the readers who pick it up at the other end. At that point, there is nothing that can be done to impact the future of the grant. However, before placing the fateful stamp on the envelope and driving to the post office, there are things…
Descriptors: Grants, Evaluators, Writing Processes, Proposal Writing
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Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
People often respond to the pressure of attending a high school reunion or their child's wedding by going on a crash diet to get quick results. In response, friends may marvel about how good they look on the outside. But what folks don't acknowledge is that, in the name of getting results, crash dieters have done some very unhealthy things to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Faculty Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Methods
Hughes, Jason – 2000
Emotional intelligence (EI) can be a diagnostic tool and a set of guiding principals to address the learning organization's concern of overcoming the barriers to collective learning. EI can be defined as "how well you handle yourself." It refers to "emotional literacy" and a person's capacity to manage emotions and use them as…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Affective Behavior, Cooperative Learning, Diversity (Institutional)
Lakemacher, Heather; Markley, Eric – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2011
This report examines Idaho's undergraduate-degree-granting colleges and universities. The authors focus on what students are learning (the curriculum), whether the marketplace of ideas is vibrant (intellectual diversity), how the universities are run (governance), and what a college education costs (affordability). In each case, the authors…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Surveys, General Education
Clawson, James G. S.; Haskins, Mark E. – Cambridge University Press, 2006
How can every management class be a dynamic, unforgettable experience? This much-needed book distills over half a century of the authors' combined experience as university professors, consultants, and advisors to corporate training departments. In a lively, hands-on fashion, it describes the fundamental elements in every learning situation,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Theories, Consultants, Training
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