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Cardinal, Bradley J. – Quest, 2017
Physical education debuted in higher education in 1860 at Amherst College. The program, aimed at the general student body, thrived under the leadership of Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D. Similar programs were developed elsewhere. At its high point, an estimated 97% of colleges and universities required their students to partake in some form of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Physical Education
Paniagua, Alejandro; Sánchez-Martí, Angelina – OECD Publishing, 2018
New teachers entering the profession are said to bring with them enthusiasm, idealism and recent training--a promising combination for innovative teaching. However, these early career teachers are also commonly portrayed as professionals facing exceptional challenges, with fragile identities who leave the career in high proportions. Can these new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Experience, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sucharita, S.; Avadhany, Sandhya T. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
The medical curriculum is vast, and students are expected to learn many subjects at the same time. Medical students are often stressed and find it difficult to cope with the curriculum. In addition, some first-year students find theory and practical classes to be monotonous. One of the difficulties faced by faculty members is, therefore, to…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Student Interests, Learning Motivation
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Harris, Alex H. S. – Counseling Psychologist, 2009
This interview with Carl E. Thoresen highlights the experiences, relationships, and ideas that have influenced this pioneering psychologist throughout the past half century. His scholarly work, professional service, teaching, and mentorship have motivated many counseling psychologists to radically expand their areas of inquiry. He was among the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Counseling Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Services
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Bennett, Betsy K. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 1996
Discusses the mathematics used by Bernard Harris, Jr., the first African American astronaut to walk in space who is also an engineer, physician, medical research scientist, and pioneer space doctor. Includes a mission specialist activity sheet about understanding the magnitude of living in space. (MKR)
Descriptors: Careers, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities
Fraser, Alison L.; Donovan, William – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2017
Historically Catholic college preparatory and career vocational-technical schools have had contrasting approaches to secondary school education. Catholic schools have provided classical liberal-arts education, including religious instruction, with emphasis on the spiritual and intellectual potential of every student and an eye towards higher…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational History, Career Education, Technical Education
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Bonner, Thomas N. – Paedagogica Historica, 1997
Profiles the career and contributions of Abraham Flexner, a U.S. progressive turned conservative under the influence of German higher education. Fascinated by the high standards of teaching and research at German universities, especially in the medical facilities, Flexner became a pioneer in transatlantic comparative educational studies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Conservatism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Kaff, Marilyn S.; Teagarden, Jim; Zabel, Robert H. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2011
Dr. Richard J. Whelan is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Kansas. His earliest professional experiences were at the Children's Hospital (Southard School) of the Menninger Clinic, where he served as a recreational therapist, teacher, and director of education. During his career at the University of Kansas and the KU Medical…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Special Education, Emotional Problems, Interviews
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D'Ottavio, Alberto Enrique; Bassan, Norberto David – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2014
A pioneer primary-care oriented pure PBL curriculum, based on constructivism and adult learning theories combined with Morin's complex thinking, was implemented in our medical school since 2002. Regardless of warnings opportunely made because the basic requirements for its successful implementation could not be fully fulfilled in practice, the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Medical Schools, Teacher Student Relationship
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Wang, Yuehong; Li, Wenjie; Cai, Xinjia; Li, Long; Quan, Hongzhi; Tang, Zhangui; Huang, Junhui – Cogent Education, 2018
In 2015, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued the notice about "Renovating the 7-year MD & Master's degree clinical medical programme into a new '5+3' consecutive program". After that, 10 qualified seven-year dental schools recruited fresh high school graduates into this revolutionized system. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dental Schools, Dentistry, Masters Programs
Kelly, Thomas – 1957
George Birkbeck, known to the present generation principally as the founder of Birkbeck College, was a Quaker doctor and teacher who played a leading role in a great variety of educational institutions and movements in the first half of the nineteenth century. This biography describes his early years in Yorkshire, his life as a student in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Biographies, History
Frank, Charles E. – 1979
A professor of Illinois College, the oldest college in the state, presents its history in celebration of its sesquicentennial anniversary. Beginning with its inception in 1829 to 1979, the author deals with its defeats and triumphs impartially, placing them in a philosophic framework. The foreword is written by Donald C. Mundinger, President of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Presidents, Colleges, Educational History
Croussett, Yaritza Esthela – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the past, many measures have been taken in the Dominican Republic to address the functional outcomes of a school-aged child with a disability. However, none of these measures have explored or addressed function within context. Under the current paradigm used in the Dominican Republic, similar to the medical model, provision of therapy services…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Access to Health Care, Occupational Therapy
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Bina, M. J. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1991
This article identifies current problems that act as barriers to improved and expanded services and opportunities for blind and visually impaired people and their families, such as detachment of medical profession from service delivery, automatic student promotions, expectation of specialized programs in every district, parental choice of schools,…
Descriptors: Blindness, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Durden, Emma; Tomaselli, Keyan – Curriculum Inquiry, 2012
Lynn Dalrymple is a pioneer in the field of communication about HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Her work has influenced practitioners, researchers and thinkers in South Africa and beyond. This review explores Dalrymple's background as a teacher in the rural areas of Zululand in South Africa, and how she came to apply theatre theory for one of the…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health, Ideology
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