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Kilgore, Pelagia Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Debates over the promising change Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might offer to traditional online learning now produce significant attention and discourse among the media and higher education. Ample articles discuss the potential benefits of MOOCs from the perspectives of faculty and administration. However, little is known about students'…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Adult Learning, College Students
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Copur-Gencturk, Yasemin; Lubienski, Sarah T. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2013
This longitudinal study examines growth in teacher knowledge as measured by two popular assessments--Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) and Diagnostic Teacher Assessments in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS). Using data collected from 24 teachers, we compare the extent to which each assessment captured teacher learning during a K-8 mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies, Measures (Individuals)
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Lampinen, Andrew K.; McClelland, James L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Previous research has found that different presentations of the same concept can result in different patterns of transfer to isomorphic instances of that concept. Much of this work has framed these effects in terms of advantages and disadvantages of concreteness or abstractness. We note that mathematics is a richly structured field, with deeply…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Adult Education
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Hoogland, Kees; Pepin, Birgit – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2016
Word problems are often used to assess numeracy, despite the growing number of reports on difficulties students encounter with this genre of mathematical problems. These reports contend that a large number of difficulties are influenced by the way the problems are presented, that is, with verbal representations of the problem situations. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Word Problems (Mathematics), Adults
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Xie, Jinyu; Huang, Erjia – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Based on a literature review from English language journals related to the field of human resource development (HRD), the conceptual framework for this study was derived from the models developed by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for HRD practice. This study compared and analyzed the similarities and differences in HRD roles,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Toporkova, Olga; Glebova, Ekaterina; Vysotskaia, Inna V.; Tikhaeva, Victoria V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Background/Objectives: The main objective of the article is to study, analyze and organize the modern German experience in the sphere of social pedagogical and educational work with socially unprotected adults, including youth and the elderly. The retrospective analysis threw light on the background of work with socially unprotected adults in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Adults, Social Work
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Furlong, Andy; Inui, Akio; Nishimura, Takayuki; Kojima, Yoshikazu – Journal of Youth Studies, 2012
In most advanced countries, young people are now expected to remain in education until the age of 18 and, in a context of poor opportunities for those who leave at an early stage, there are concerns about those who are being left behind. In this paper we use comparable survey data to focus on the destinations of young people in two contrasting…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Otsuka, Yutaka – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2009
The purpose of this article is to examine the position and role of the research method in one discipline, comparative education. For this purpose, first of all, the content of articles published by the Japan Comparative Education Society's journal over the past 35 years is analyzed. Based on this analysis, the implications, significance as well as…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Field Studies
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
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Sabates, Ricardo; Salter, Emma; Obolenskaya, Polina – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This article investigates the social benefits of initial vocational education and training (VET) for individuals in different European contexts. Drawing on data from the European Community Household Panel, results show that initial VET is associated with positive changes in social outcomes for individuals across Europe. Health benefits were mainly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Social Indicators, Citizen Participation
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Janmaat, Jan Germen; Green, Andy – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2013
In this article we argue that the legitimacy and stability of the social and political order in Britain is undermined by persistent inequalities of skills and opportunities. We first contend that British society is characterised by a liberal regime of social cohesion. Crucial to such a regime is the belief in individual opportunity and rewards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Social Integration, Social Stratification
Alexander, Cathleen Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematics, in general, and algebra courses, in particular, have been categorized as "gatekeepers" for higher education, better jobs, and even citizenship. For many low-income and working adults, community college is the institution where they choose to develop their mathematics understanding so they can pursue their dreams.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among well-educated mature workers and compare it across four Nordic countries. Although this group generally is very active in LLL, the centrality of knowledge work in society, rapid pace of skills-renewal and rising learning demands for all…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Well Being, Workplace Learning, Human Capital
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Markowitsch, Jorg; Kapplinger, Bernd; Hefler, Gunter – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article addresses cross-country and cross-period differences in average levels of training activity from an institutional perspective. Firm-provided training in Europe between 1999 and 2010 is scrutinized in order to explore whether diverse institutional arrangements that can be linked to welfare state regimes can yield discernible…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Strategies, Skill Development, Corporate Education
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