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Cismaru, Magdalena; Cismaru, Romulus – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Students' bullying and harassment have been shown to be a problem and more schools around the world are starting to address them. Although much of the attention and research has focused on middle-school students, addressing bullying and harassment in universities is important and makes the object of the present research. We provide an overview of…
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, Foreign Countries, College Environment
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Hewson, Jennifer; Danbrook, Claire; Sieppert, Jackie – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
A five day Digital Storytelling course was offered to Social Work students, integrating a three day workshop with older adult storytellers who shared stories related to the theme stories of home. A course evaluation was conducted exploring the Digital Storytelling experience and learning in an intergenerational setting. Findings from surveys…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Postsecondary Education
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Crawford, Corinne; Barker, Joel; Seyam, Achraf – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
In 2014, community colleges are overcrowded, underfunded, and serve a diverse population. Community colleges are looking for innovative ways to meet the growing demands of their nontraditional student body on a shrinking budget. Increasing their online offerings appeared to be a perfect solution. Unfortunately, research has shown that community…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Cox, Jerad – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
This article explores teachers' technology integration in the classroom through 2 means: 1) what researchers are saying about emerging trends and best practices as well as, 2) the author's research assignment regarding the technology integration experiences of longer tenured teachers. More tenured teachers are different than their younger…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Tenure, Teaching Experience, Teachers
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Bellefeuille, Gerard; McGrath, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
This qualitative study examines both the process and effects of a relational-centred international education partnership between MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada, and Ireland's Athlone Institute of Technology. It also seeks to capture the meaning of and the transformative effects of the international education partnership on students and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Gerard, Jessi; Lapointe, Joshua; Ralph, Edwin; Walker, Keith – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
In this article, two indigenous post-interns, who completed their 16-week extended-teaching practicum sessions in rural schools in one Western Canadian province, assess their school-based internship experiences. They summarize their perspectives in three areas: 1) the elements they perceived as positive during the internship, 2) the challenging…
Descriptors: Practicums, Indigenous Populations, Internship Programs, Student Teaching
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Post, Patricia A. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
This phenomenological study describes seven stages of learning to teach at the university level. Through the use of narratives, twelve Canadian university professors reveal their beliefs and attitudes about teaching and learning as they struggle to become better teachers within various academic settings. The purpose of the study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Phenomenology, Narration, Beliefs
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Nenych, Laura A. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
When professors and students utilize the Internet, course web pages, and other online learning tools, much of the material that they make use of is protected by copyright law. A blend of case law and legislation governs the use of online materials and how technology can be used in the classroom and in school-related activities, often creating…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Legal Responsibility
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Stokes, Anthony; Wright, Sarah – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
In a period of student loan scandals and U.S. financial market instability impacting on the cost and availability of student loans, this paper looks at alternative models of higher education funding. In this context, it also considers the level of financial support that the government should provide to higher education.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Paying for College, College Students
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Boddington, Steven – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
In the mid-1960s, a bitter dispute broke out between parents in the Atlee-Jenner School District in Southern Alberta Canada, and the Medicine Hat School Board over the bussing of children for the first time to a new school a long distance away. The move was precipitated by the consolidation of several smaller school districts and the subsequent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Consolidated Schools
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Hewson, Jennifer A.; Walsh, Christine A.; Bradshaw, Cathryn – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
The increased focus on the role of research in the social service sector, pressure for practitioners to engage in research and the demand for integration of research and practice challenges faculties about ways in which to engage social work students in research. This paper evaluates a research based practicum program within a social work faculty…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Focus Groups, Practicums