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Huang, Wei-Ting; Ho, Hsuan-Fu – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Taiwan's teacher training system currently faces a serious disorder. The excessive number of teacher education programs being set up in universities by the Ministry of Education has dramatically increased the number of teachers. The situation, coupled with the country of low birth rate and high retirement age, brings about fewer teaching vacancies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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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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Mann, Mark D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
In the 21st Century, Educators are called to thinking in broader terms about the purpose of technology in engaging learners to work on tasks that are meaningful to them. Through technology, as described in this paper, the researcher has attempted to broaden student engagement level by developing a more engaging online game framework. The research…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computer Games, Learner Engagement, Programming
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Hart, Claudia; Plemmons, Tony; Stulz, Karin; Vroman, Margo – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
A regional University in the United States implemented an AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) Action Project with a goal of developing processes for effective leadership communication. An MBA (Masters of Business Administration) class conducted a university-wide communication audit to assist with the AQIP project. Quantitative and…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Feedback (Response), Organizational Communication
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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth; Li, Songze – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This study explored student abilities in applying conceptual knowledge when presented with structured performance tasks. Specifically, the study gauged proficiency in higher-order applications of students enrolled in earth and environmental science or biology. The student sample was drawn from a Redesigned STEM high school model where a tested…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Thinking Skills, STEM Education, High School Students
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Yang, Jason Cheng-Cheng; Cho, I-Pei – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Higher education in Asia is becoming more prominent according to Western higher education researchers, but it is also being influenced by globalization, resulting in two types of structural inequality in higher education. Organizational justice relates to positive developments of educational organizations. It refers to the sense of fairness and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture
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Adkins, Megan; Bice, Matthew R.; Worrell, Vicki; Unruh, Nita – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Schools continue to integrate the use of technology, and gymnasiums are not an exception. The purpose of the study was to determine the comfort level of Physical Education teachers integrating technology in the gymnasium, determine types of professional development provided for technology use, and potential barriers associated with technology…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Lawler, James; Molluzzo, John C. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Bullying is considered to be omnipresent in business firms and prevalent in entrepreneurial firms in information systems and in departments of information systems in industry. Entrepreneurialism and narcissism of personalities in the information systems profession may be perceived as especially predisposed to bullying. The authors of this paper…
Descriptors: Bullying, Knowledge Level, Information Systems, Computer Science Education
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Alturki, Uthman T.; Aldraiweesh, Ahmed; Kinshuck – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
King Saud University is in the process of adopting and implementing the interactive Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMSs) with features that allow members of staff and teachers from different faculties to access, upload assignments, send quizzes, download content, and evaluate the academic progress of the members of faculty. However, many…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Learning, Computer Software, College Faculty
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Pedraja-Rejas, Liliana; Rodriguez-Ponce, Emilio; Araneda-Guirriman, Carmen – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This research reveals the importance that government funding and the quality of faculty have on the doctoral training of universities from the Council of Chilean Universities (CRUCH), thus exploring the existing relationship inside this formative process. The results and conclusions show that government funding has a direct impact on doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
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Efrat, Merav W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Physical activity is linked with health and academic benefits. While recess provides the greatest opportunity for children to accumulate physical activity, most children are not motivated to engage in sufficient amounts of physical activity during recess. Research demonstrates a strong relationship between self-efficacy and children's motivation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Mercer, Stephen D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This work is an analysis of the alignment between schools associated with an Indiana Assistant Principal of the Year, as selected by the Indiana Association of School Principals, and increases in academic performance of those schools on state mandated "high stakes" academic tests. The focus was on school improvement using annual school…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Educational Improvement
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Mhaidat, Fatin; ALharbi, Bassam H. M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This study aimed at identifying the level of depression and sense of insecurity among a sample of female refugee adolescents, and the impact of an indicative program for reducing cognitive distortions in reducing depression and their sense of insecurity. The study sample consisted of 220 female refugee adolescents, 7th to 1st secondary stage, at…
Descriptors: Females, Refugees, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Dan, Aviva – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Deficits in self-regulatory skills underlie or contribute to a range of adverse developmental problems and disorders, including ADHD (Barkley, 1997), eating disorders (Attie & Brooks-Gunn, 1995) and risk -taking behaviour (Cantor & Sanderson 1998; Eisenberg et al., 2005). Self-regulation has been recognised as an important factor in aiding…
Descriptors: Self Control, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Mixed Methods Research
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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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