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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Venegas, Laura – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Science internships where students work with scientists have been suggested to have many positive impacts on students' science learning. However, little research has been conducted to investigate the types of interactions that are beneficial for the development of science knowledge through an authentic internship experience. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Education, Internship Programs, Scientists
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Sack, Carl M.; Roth, Robert E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Recent shifts in web map technology away from proprietary software and toward development on the Open Web Platform have increased the number and complexity of technical skills needed to do cartography on the Web. Web-based cartography curricula likewise must be adapted to prepare geography, cartography, and GIS students with the skills needed to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Open Source Technology, Internet, Geography
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Giesinger, Johannes – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
The philosophical debate on educational justice currently focusses on the Anglo-American situation. This essay brings in an additional perspective. It provides a justice-oriented critique of the segregated education systems in German-speaking countries. First, arguments that are commonly put forward in favour of these systems are rejected. Second,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Justice, School Segregation
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Winn, Joss – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
I have previously argued that open education is a liberal project with a focus on the freedom of things rather than the freedom of people (Winn, Joss. 2012. "Open Education: From the Freedom of Things to the Freedom of People." In "Towards Teaching in Public: Reshaping the Modern University", edited by Michael Neary, Howard…
Descriptors: Open Education, Criticism, Freedom, Labor
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Curinga, Matthew X. – Educational Theory, 2016
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) take university lectures and other educational materials and make them available for free as online "courses." Liberal and neoliberal MOOC supporters laud these courses for opening up education to the world while incorporating market dynamics to improve quality and drive down costs. Skeptics claim…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Large Group Instruction, College Instruction
Mohammad, Esam Sohail – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the second decade of the new century, America's public higher education institutions (PHEIs) face several key challenges: rising demands of accountability, a steady drop in public funding, and competition from virtual and for-profit entities. Limited research had been conducted on the applicability of social enterprise theory to these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Entrepreneurship
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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
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Brajkovic, Lucia – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study relies on document analysis and in-depth, open-ended interviews with university leaders and government officials in a post-socialist and a recent European Union entrant country, Croatia. The study seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the Croatian academic sector, as well as to unpack the top academic officials'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Higher Education
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Lammers, Jayne C. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background: Focusing on ways a common endeavor brings people together, Gee offered the concept of affinity spaces, which suggests that open participation without exclusion or membership is possible. This theory contrasts with Lave and Wenger's communities of practice, which called attention to situated, hierarchical participatory practices.…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Video Games, Interpersonal Attraction, Communities of Practice
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Chawinga, Winner Dominic; Zozie, Paxton Andrew – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Slowly but surely, open and distance learning (ODL) programmes are being regarded as one of the most practical ways that universities across the world are increasingly adopting in order to increase access to university education. Likewise, Mzuzu University (MZUNI) set up the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) to oversee the running of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Open Universities, Distance Education
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Gonzales, Melissa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
A once organized, effective and, creative school teacher goes from "Teacher of the Year" candidate to an employee in need of improvement, without any notice of decline. The discouraged teacher begins to struggle with working relationships, schedules, and communication with students, parents, and colleagues. Why did the teacher never ask…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Employees, Teacher Behavior, Communication Strategies
Knappenberger, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this transcendental, phenomenological study was to understand third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers' experiences with academic parental involvement at denied-accreditation elementary schools. Parent involvement refers to two-way communication between parents and teachers. Denied accreditation refers to schools scoring below 70% on…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Teaching Experience
Evans, Tina Lynn – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Occupy Education" is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that inspired the Occupy movement. Situated within the struggle for sustainability taking place amid looming resource shortages, climate change, economic instability, and ecological breakdown, the book is a timely contribution to community…
Descriptors: Climate, Social Justice, Community Education, Environmental Education
Nelson, Kesha Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
African-American baccalaureate nursing students have a limited persistence to graduation. This constructivist grounded theory study was designed to generate a substantive theory, emerged from these data, that explained and provided insight the African-American academic nurse leader's role in the persistence to graduation of African-American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence
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Knox, Jeremy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2013
This paper will review existing literature on Open Educational Resources (OER). It is intended to examine and critique the theories which underpin the promotion of OER in higher education, not provide guidance on their implementation. (1) I will introduce the concepts of positive and negative liberty to suggest an under-theorisation of the term…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Concept Teaching
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