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Bock, Amanda K.; Erickson, Karen A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Learning to read with comprehension requires that students acquire and integrate an increasingly complex set of skills. Students with severe disabilities are often seen as incapable of mastering and integrating the skills required for reading with fluency and comprehension, a presumption that results in decreased access to comprehensive reading…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Learner Engagement, Severe Disabilities
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Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip; Onghena, Patrick; Baert, Herman – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2013
In the continuously changing society and knowledge-intensive economy, the demand for the recurrent updating of competencies is coming to the fore for all employees, including low-qualified employees. Employees are considered low qualified when they do not have a starter qualification for higher education. Although many educational studies have…
Descriptors: Employees, Lifelong Learning, Intention, Educational Attainment
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Goodwin, Bryan – Educational Leadership, 2014
Psychologists and researchers have long puzzled over questions regarding "curiosity" and have more or less settled on a two-pronged definition as: (1) trait curiosity (an intrinsic drive for exploration and learning); and (2) state curiosity (an interest sparked by external conditions). Many studies have shown that human beings are…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Prior Learning, Psychological Patterns, Learning Motivation
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In February 2016, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) pulled together stakeholders from across the state and set an ambitious goal--that at least 75 percent of third graders would be proficient readers by 2025. The goal originated from both stagnant third grade reading scores in the state and national research indicating that third grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Grade 3, Reading Programs
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Muñoz, Carmen – Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present study focuses on the influence of starting age and input on foreign language learning. In relation to starting age, the study investigates whether early starters in instructional settings achieve the same kind of long-term advantage as learners in naturalistic settings and it complements previous research by using data from oral…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Linguistic Input, Age Differences, Correlation
Perchinsky, David A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in the level of self-efficacy between starting players and role players in a college Midwest Division III men's football team. The research questions were: 1) What differences in satisfaction levels, if any, can be found among starting players and role players with coach leadership, social…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Role Playing, College Athletics, Athletes
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Li, Dai – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
With the use of data from the institutional research office at a comprehensive public 4-year university, this chapter describes an in-depth analysis of the institutional attendance, transfer, and graduation of three first-time student cohorts, revealing that not all types of multi-institutional attendance hurt degree completion, and strategic…
Descriptors: Attendance, College Graduates, Cohort Analysis, Graduation Rate
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Sós, Tamás – Acta Educationis Generalis, 2018
Introduction: Examining the connection between vocational training and the world of work, nowadays it is essential to mention the "gap", which keeps on growing, between training and the economy due to the quick technological changes. Purpose: The purpose of the research is scientific investigation of the demand process of competency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Entry Workers, Job Skills
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Sherris, Arieh; Sulemana, Osama Saaka; Alhassan, Andani; Abudu, Grace; Karim, Abdul-Rahaman – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
Sociocultural and socio-economic conditions (e.g. subsistence family farming needs) as well as the absence of nearby public schools result in Ghanaian youth, primarily from rural areas, not receiving formal schooling. Because of this, children may never learn to read and write. One solution is a complementary education programme (CEP) that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences
Bonafini, Fernanda Cesar – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigates to what extent the characteristics of effective face-to-face professional development hold in a MOOC designed for statistics development of secondary teachers and the nature of teachers' and others' interactions with materials and with each other in this online professional development. Social theory of learning and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Online Courses, Teacher Collaboration
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2007
Although mental health in schools is discussed at many levels, fundamental differences in varying perspectives, attitudes, and vested interests result in divergent agendas for policy, practice, research, and training. This may confuse stakeholders and provide a source of conflict between policy and practice. This brief highlights a starter list of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy
Online Submission, 2008
In many low enrolment countries children are over age for their grade. Conventional indicators of enrolment rates conceal this and better indicators are needed. Over age entry and progression disadvantages late starters; generates wide age ranges in classes and results in pedagogic difficulties; and is likely to especially disadvantage older…
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Student Promotion, School Entrance Age, Access to Education
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Vetter, Amy; Reynolds, Jeanie; Beane, Heather; Roquemore, Katie; Rorrer, Amanda; Shepherd-Allred, Katie – English Journal, 2012
During an observation of a novice teacher in a high school English classroom, one of the authors (Amy Vetter) was reminded that all students are capable of resistance. After attempting to engage students in what she considered to be a thought-provoking anticipation guide and discussion-starter for "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers, several…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Teachers, Resistance (Psychology), Classroom Techniques
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Burrell, Barbara – PS: Political Science and Politics, 2012
In 2007, University of Oklahoma political science professor Cindy Simon Rosenthal was elected mayor of Norman, Oklahoma, after having served as a member of its city council. Was her activity unique within the political science profession among female political scientists? Her election stimulated the curiosity of some of us in the…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Political Science, Womens Studies
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Stotz, Kate E.; Itoi, Madoka; Konrad, Moira; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self-graphing on the writing of 3 fourth grade students with high-incidence disabilities. Measures of written expression included total number of words written and number of correct word sequences. During intervention, students self-graphed their total number of words written in response to…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Disabilities, Writing (Composition), Graphs
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