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Hassanein, Elsayed Elshabrawi A.; Adawi, Taha Rabie; Johnson, Evelyn S. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2021
This study set out to investigate teachers' perceptions of barriers to including children with disabilities in general schools in Egypt. This descriptive, qualitative study drew on a purposive sample of twelve general and special education teachers within two educational districts in Cairo, Egypt. Through in-depth interviews, teachers were asked…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
Within the past 30 years, the number of nontraditional learners who pursue higher education has increased. This gravitation to higher education can be attributed to the changing value of the nontraditional learner regarding higher education as a direct link to improving the quality of employment, family, and financial stability. Despite the desire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, College Students, Adult Students
Polidano, Cain; Tabasso, Domenico; Zhang, Rong – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2014
Despite comprising only a small fraction of all vocational education and training (VET) in Schools enrolments, programs that count towards both national VET qualifications and university entry potentially fill an important role in the upper-secondary school curriculum. The aim of this study is to take a first step in gaining an understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Access to Education
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Ghongkedze, Mary N. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This paper explores generic factors that prevent children from normally reaching their full potentials. Early childhood is a period when children should normally grow in an environment which is secured, friendly, filled with warmth, and nurturing to enhance the holistic growth of all children. There are many theories, ideologies, and policies to…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Children, Child Development, Barriers
Goodwin, Bryan – Corwin, 2020
"Building a Curious School" uncovers the many subtle ways in which formal education seems to hinder our natural curiosity and reveals how rekindling a sense of wonder in schools can prime the pump for learning, foster a culture of engagement, grow better educational leaders, and prepare students and staff to lead more fulfilling lives.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Learning Activities, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods
Welton, Carrie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
Attaining a postsecondary education can greatly increase success in today's labor market. But it is often out of reach for students from low-income families, who often receive little or no financial family support for school and who have significant unmet need even after financial aid. Students of color face additional systemic racial and economic…
Descriptors: Social Services, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students, At Risk Students
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Saada, Najwan; Magadlah, Haneen – British Journal of Religious Education, 2021
The teaching of Islam in Western and non-Western societies may be located along a continuum from critical to non-critical paradigms. Islamic religious education is dominated by the non-critical paradigm and a devotional discourse of religious education. This is true in both Islamic and non-Islamic countries and is relevant to the teaching of both…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization
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Guerra, Giada; Tijms, Jurgen; Vaessen, Anniek; Tierney, Adam; Dick, Frederic; Bonte, Milene – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2021
Reading skills are usually assessed in silent conditions, but children often experience noisy educational settings. Effects of auditory distraction on children's reading skills remain relatively unexplored. The present study investigates the influence of two features of background speech--intelligibility and loudness--on children's reading speed…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Intelligibility, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension
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Rintala, Heta; Nokelainen, Petri – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article discusses the standing and attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. We argue that learning environments, along with the expectations for and attitudes towards them, are related to the attractiveness of VET. The empirical part of the article describes a comprehensive view of learning environments based on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Expectation
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Alcott, Benjamin – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
Prior research has highlighted the importance of educational achievement throughout school in predicting subsequent progression to higher education in England. However, progress assessments may not only demonstrate students' prior academic achievement but also influence their future achievement. I compare students who have received different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Llamas, Jasmin; Malik, Vidur; McKenzie, Matthew R.; Blackburn, Casey; Hendricks, Kathryn; Marinsek, Danielle; Sia, Marissa; Marquez, Rebecca – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2020
The Latinx population continues to be underrepresented in higher education.This qualitative study explored the perceptions of 137 Latinx first-year students on factors that affected their college adjustment. Two primary domains emerged through consensual qualitative research analysis: (a) Detrimental Factors (i.e., issues that hindered adjustment)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Hispanic American Students, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
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Kayan, Adil; Aydin, Ibrahim Seçkin – World Journal of Education, 2020
Discussions on how grammar should be taught have continued for decades. Previous studies have reported that today's students called as Generation Z have shown negative attitudes toward grammar teaching with traditional methods and techniques, and that their academic achievements have failed to meet expectations. Not using methods and techniques…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Games, Computer Games
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Crawford, Emily R.; Arnold, Noelle Witherspoon – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
There is widespread national debate over how to address and advocate for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Education is key to the economic, occupational, and social mobility of young unauthorized immigrants, but policies and practices can hinder or open their access to education. Educators pursue a range of activities to support…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Child Advocacy, Phenomenology
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Baytiyeh, Hoda – Education and Urban Society, 2018
The impacts of recurring disasters on vulnerable urban societies have been tragic in terms of destruction and fatalities. However, disaster risk education that promotes risk mitigation and disaster preparedness has been shown to be effective in minimizing the impacts of recurring disasters on urban societies. Although the recent integration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs
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Taylor, Kala L. H.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Cazzell, Samantha S.; Gibbons, Shelby D.; Ryan, Kyle; Ruddy, Jonah L.; Ciancio, Dennis J.; Beeson, Thomas S.; Cihak, David – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Students with intellectual disability often have difficulty reading commonly used words. Researchers have found altering printed text from fluent, easy-to-read font, to disfluent, difficult-to-read font can enhance comprehension and recall. An adapted alternating treatments design was used to evaluate and compare sight-word acquisition and…
Descriptors: Sight Vocabulary, Intellectual Disability, Layout (Publications), Reading Fluency
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