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Neumann, Yoram; Neumann, Edith; Lewis, Shelia – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This study integrated the Spiral Curriculum approach into the Robust Learning Model as part of a continuous improvement process that was designed to improve educational effectiveness and then assessed the differences between the initial and integrated models as well as the predictability of the first course in the integrated learning model on a…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Online Courses
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Alkaabi, Sultan Ali R.; Alkaabi, Warda; Vyver, Glen – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Motivation has been studied by different scientists in different fields of knowledge such as biology, psychology, and education for a long period, which has cultivated a wealth of knowledge in these disciplines. The richness in motivation theories poses complexity in motivation research. Due to these complexities, many researchers focus on using a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Student Motivation, Behavior Theories, Self Determination
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Reynolds, Douglas B. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
During and after the Financial Crisis of 2008, many institutions of higher learning have had revenue and budgetary reductions, forcing them to make severe university budget cuts and university reductions in force. Often the university cuts are preceded by a process of evaluation of academic programs where institutions determine what they stand for…
Descriptors: Budgets, Retrenchment, Universities, Costs
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Abuhamdieh, Ayman H.; Harder, Joseph T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
This paper proposes a meta-cognitive, systems-based, information structuring model (McSIS) to systematize online information search behavior based on literature review of information-seeking models. The General Systems Theory's (GST) prepositions serve as its framework. Factors influencing information-seekers, such as the individual learning…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Systems Approach, Metacognition, Models
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Cook, Catherine W.; Sonnenberg, Christian – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This paper contends that technology changes advance online education. A number of mobile computing and transformative technologies will be examined and incorporated into a descriptive study. The object of the study will be to design innovative mobile awareness models seeking to understand technology changes for mobile devices and how they can be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Change, Technology Uses in Education
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Ralph, Edwin G.; Walker, Keith D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
"Adaptive Mentorship"© (AM) is a mentoring model the authors have developed over a 21-year period. Mentor-protégé pairs originally applied it in teacher-education internship programs; however, the authors have subsequently witnessed its adoption by other mentorship/coaching practitioners/researchers across the professions. In this…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Mentors, Educational Research, Models
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Kitawi, Alfred Kirigha – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This research examined the issue of community capacity development in a university. The main way communities were empowered was through the education management programmes offered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. The research is among the first to examine the issue of community capacity development through university programmes. The…
Descriptors: Community Development, Capacity Building, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Nikolaros, John – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This research study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of direct instructional strategies regarding the achievement of students with ED. High school teachers with significant years of teaching experience in an urban setting support the effectiveness of direct instructional strategies. Teachers with 11-20 and 21-30 years of teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Direct Instruction
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Thornton, Barry; Arbogast, Gordon – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This paper examines the factors that are theorized to be determinants of school quality in the 67 counties of Florida from 2000 to 2011. The model constructed for this purpose is comprised of a mix of independent variables that include county educational attainment (number of high school graduates and State University System enrollees) and…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Educational Quality, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates
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Wamala, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a major challenge, particularly in developing countries. Specifically, achieving the target of completing a full course of primary schooling among all children, which is goal two, is a major challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa. Though literature consensually suggests that the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators
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Hilliard, Ann T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
It is important for leadership teams and faculty members in higher education to create an atmosphere of trust as new and improved ideas are addressed in a professional learning community setting. Prior to the past ten years, many faculty members at the university have been accustomed to working somewhat independently in their own discipline.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Definitions
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Burian, Philip E.; Muhammad, Beverly; Burian, Pamela S.; Maffei, Francis R., III – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
The generation currently in secondary schools has never known the world without the Internet, has spent thousands of hours each year interacting with video games and social media, and has high expectations for the degree of control and choices they will have regarding employment, entertainment, and the education they receive. The employers of our…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Wilson, Stephanie; Zamberlan, Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
In the competitive market of higher education, government funding agencies consider universities accountable for ensuring a better alignment between educational processes, graduate capabilities and real world employability. Workforce leaders have developed new expectations about the capabilities of graduating students, expecting to employ…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Experience, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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Colbert, Paul J. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
Institutes of higher education exist for the purpose of developing, fostering, nurturing, and stimulating the intellectual growth and development of students. The core values of a college education provide students conceptual and practical educational opportunities that focus on improving their skills and knowledge. These skills and knowledge…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Best Practices, Higher Education, Sustainability
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Wamala, Robert; Oonyu, Joseph C. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
This paper examines the dynamics of completion time of master's studies and how such dynamics relate to those of doctoral studies at Makerere University, Uganda. The assessment is based on administrative data of 605 master's degree students at the University in the 2004 and 2005 enrollment cohorts. The total elapsed time from first enrollment to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees
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