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Neumann, David – Social Studies, 2018
Teachers often respond to the perils of teaching about religion by simply avoiding the subject. An investigation of secondary lesson plans on three prominent Martin Luther King, Jr. websites reveals little attention to the ideology of the civil rights movement, especially those touching on religious ideas. Ignoring King's religious views risks…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Clergy, Religion, Religious Factors
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Sheridan, Sarah – Language Learning Journal, 2021
Sign language learners are a heterogenous group who have different motivations for embarking on formal studies. It is apparent at the outset that many learners are uninformed about sign languages and the deaf community. It has been previously noted that societies often lack the understanding that signed languages are valid languages, and have…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Deafness, Self Concept, Sign Language
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de Boer, Anke; Kuijper, Sanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2021
There has been an increased focus on listening to students' voices in inclusive education in the last decade. To ensure the right of students to be heard and educational needs can be met in the Dutch education system, we set up a qualitative study to gain more insight into: 1) the problems that students experience at school, 2) how and from whom…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Khalil, Medhat – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2021
Financial citizenship is crucial in our modern world. Financial citizenship is underpinned by the education of future generations so that they can understand both their local and global economies to make the best financial decisions concerning their lives. This paper discusses financial literacy, how it relates to individual citizens, and how it…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Money Management, Decision Making, Correlation
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Mulisa, Feyisa – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2022
In educational studies, the paradigm war over quantitative and qualitative research approaches has raged for more than half a century. The focus in the late twentieth century was on the distinction between the two approaches, and the motivation was to retain one of the approaches' supremacy. Since the early twenty-first century, there has been a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Decision Making, Research Methodology
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Helburn, Robin; Nolan, Kathleen – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2022
Infrared (IR) spectra of biologically derived materials display distinct absorption bands correlating to individual macromolecules: protein, polysaccharide, lipid, and nucleic acids. A series of experiments aimed at teaching qualitative bioorganic spectroscopy using attenuated total reflectance (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (IR) with biological…
Descriptors: Biology, Hands on Science, Spectroscopy, Learning Experience
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Storch, Sharon L.; Juarez-Paz, Anna Victoria Ortiz – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Through qualitative measures, this article seeks to explore the efficacy of cell phones within college level instructional design specifically through the eyes of the professor. Three main themes evolved from this data: Pedagogical Approaches, Value, and Setting Behavioral Expectations. Based on interviews with ten college professors regarding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
Bahr, Elisabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Our world is evolving into a global community. Increased access to travel, diversification of the population, human displacement and migration, and advances in technology contribute to this evolution. Globalization can impact the health and well-being of humankind. Organizations such as AOTA (2017) and WFOT (2018) advocate for occupational…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Education, Global Approach
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Fleming, Domnall – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
In positioning student voice within the Irish education policy discourse it is imperative that this emergent and complex concept is explored and theorized in the context of its definition and motivation. Student voice can then be positioned and critiqued as it emerged within Irish education policy primarily following Ireland's ratification of the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices, Educational Change
Schmitt, T. Leo – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This dissertation examines the Chinese practice of adopting English names in the context of Chinese international students studying at American institutions of higher education. This work adopts the position of Bourdieu (1991) that there is a fundamental unity of the market, in that economic and political capital is connected to linguistic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Naming
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Patrick, Patricia G.; Bryan, William; Matteson, Shirley M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020
Project-based learning (PBL) instructional methods attempt to make connections between students and their ability to solve real problems. We framed our qualitative study within sociocultural theory and used the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) model to define the positive and negative factors occurring during a PBL…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Rural Schools, College Science
Hecht, Cameron A.; Grande, Matthew R.; Harackiewicz, Judith M. – Grantee Submission, 2020
An individual's initial interest in a topic may quickly fade, or it may become deeper and more enduring. One factor that may support an emerging interest is to discover utility value (or usefulness) in the topic. Instructional materials that emphasize the utility value of a topic can enhance learning and motivation, but whether these materials can…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learning Motivation, Instructional Materials, Undergraduate Students
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Otto, Barbara; Karbach, Julia – Educational Psychology, 2019
The aim of the current study was to investigate the impact of private tutoring on parental involvement and the parent-child relationship. Seventy-six students voluntarily participated in the longitudinal study (38 students newly signed up for private tutoring and a matched control group). Data were collected with a student questionnaire that was…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Private Education, Student Attitudes
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Daniels, Natasha; MacNeela, Pádraig – Student Success, 2021
Navigating the transition to college and persisting is crucial to student college success. This research aims to explore the promoters and barriers to first year persistence, the student support needs in relation to these promoters and barriers, who students need the support from and when support is particularly needed. A participatory…
Descriptors: Barriers, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes
Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Basic skills -- including literacy, numeracy, ESOL and digital skills -- are key to support adults' life chances and the need to invest in them is increasing. Investing in higher level and technical skills is important for economic recovery and future prosperity. But a sound base of basic skills are both essential in their own right and provide…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Adult Literacy, Numeracy
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