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Kisaalita, William S. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Offering first year seminars and experiences is well-established as one of the high-impact educational practices. An inquiry-based freshman seminar in which students conduct poverty simulation term projects has been offered for five years at the University of Georgia. The students have four project options of: dressing the part and panhandling…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, First Year Seminars, Reflection
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Sezer, Senol – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This study aiming to determine the metaphorical perceptions of prospective teachers regarding Turkey's education policies was modelled in the 'phenomenological pattern' which one of the qualitative research methods. The study group was 150 prospective teachers. Data was collected using a metaphor form and via focus group interviews. Descriptive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Policy, Figurative Language
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Gülden, Bahadir; Kaplan, Kadir – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The cultural elements are significant for native language teaching, so it is unavoidable that the Turkish textbooks include cultural elements. The aim of the research is to determine the presence of intangible cultural heritage elements in the visual materials (painting, photography etc.) in the secondary school 6th grade Turkish language…
Descriptors: Turkish, Textbooks, Cultural Traits, Native Language Instruction
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Tierney, William G.; Sabharwal, Nidhi S. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Developing countries desire institutions ranked as "world-class," and want to increase postsecondary participation. Limited public monies require decisions that usually augment the welfare of one objective at the expense of another. An additional conundrum concerns the need for quality assurances. Research needs to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Shelley, Karen; McCuaig, Louise – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: An emerging body of Physical Education scholarship is addressing the challenge of preparing Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) students to enact a socio-critically informed Health Education [Leahy, D., and L. McCuaig. 2014. "Disrupting the Field: Teacher Education in Health Education." In "Health Education:…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Social Justice
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Confrey, Jere; Toutkoushian, Emily; Shah, Meetal – Applied Measurement in Education, 2019
Fully articulating validation arguments in the context of classroom assessment requires connecting evidence from multiple sources and addressing multiple types of validity in a coherent chain of reasoning. This type of validation argument is particularly complex for assessments that function in close proximity to instruction, address the fine…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Item Response Theory, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Heusdens, Wenja T.; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Students' vocational knowledge can be defined as all knowledge students require performing within occupational practice. In the context of vocational education and training, students' vocational knowledge is often discussed from a perspective of either what should be taught and learned in schools or different kinds of knowledge students should…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Hospitality Occupations, Secondary School Students, Knowledge Level