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Furda, Mark; Shuleski, Michael – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
As a result of budget cuts, accessibility to school extracurricular activities has been hindered. Students in one high school were classified as participants in extracurricular activities or nonparticipants. The groups were surveyed about perceptions of school; student grade point averages were obtained. Four independent samples t-tests were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, School Attitudes
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Meyers, Joy; Howard, Christy; Lambert, Claire; Adams-Budde, Melissa – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This qualitative multiple-case study examines the cross connections between the perceptions of elementary teacher candidates and teacher educators from three different universities. The data analysis specifically focused on candidates' preparedness to teach literacy. The interview data derived from nineteen candidates and three of their teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Jagela, Walter M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive single-case study was to explore student perceptions of servant leadership, how servant leadership influences involvement within their campus community, and their definition of servant leadership. Student subjects were attending two private denominational Christian universities in a Mid-Atlantic…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Styles, Church Related Colleges
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Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
In this qualitative study, we investigated the perceptions of 13 faculty members and leaders of color, from different nationalities, and at three universities in the United States of America regarding minority leadership challenges and opportunities. The aim of the research was to identify obstacles that lead to discouraging and isolating faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Administrators, Minority Groups, College Administration
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Lombardi, Julie; Dupain, Mandi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
The misuse of alcohol and other drugs is a health concern for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level student-athletes. NCAA Division II level student-athletes from a State-Supported Regional University (SSRU) were part of a CHOICES Grant program which aided the athletic department as it partnered with other campus departments in the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Drinking
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Selvaggi, Tina – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the motivation, perceptions/future plans, and expectations of postgraduate students (referred to as literacy coaching candidates) enrolled in the first course of a Literacy Coaching Endorsement program at a large comprehensive institution of higher education. Results from data focus to: What motivates a licensed Reading…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
The purpose of this essay is to discuss Multiple Intelligences described and defined by Howard Gardner and other authors who followed and revised the theory in terms of language teaching. In the student-centered approach, individual students' needs, interests, and strengths make sense and every student has a different intellectual profile. Using a…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Language Skills
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Rahim, Bushra – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This paper explores the association between school-level factors and learning outcomes of children in 361 rural public primary schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan. Two datasets have been used for the purpose: Education Management Information System (EMIS) for school-level factors and Annual Status of Education Reports (ASER) for…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Public Schools, Rural Schools, Correlation
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Smith, Nakeiha Primus – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate factors which contribute to the success of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and low socio-economic backgrounds. Participants were 63 graduates of a secondary gifted and talented program in an urban school district. The graduates' perspectives were examined through the use of questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Academically Gifted, Language Usage
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Ernest, James M.; Strichik, Tracye – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
Recent economic analyses point to large returns for investing in quality early childhood education programs and programs provided for children in poverty most often show the greatest benefits for children. This article describes the role of an innovative coaching approach to educator professional development in one of the poorest states in the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Preschool Education
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Herr, Ojoma Edeh; Gaudino, Ann; Smith, Nakeiha Primus; Tamakloe, Deborah – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the effects of two training methods (interest-based and traditional) used to improve math word problem performance of middle school students with and without learning disabilities, as measured by the Herr Scale of Mathematical Word Problem Solving Situations. Students were randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups:…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Interests, Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Wang, Jiahui; Apraiz, Kristen – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
Previous studies indicate that practicum experience is essential for pre-service teachers to develop understanding of effective teaching, professional identity, and culturally responsiveness. However, it is possible that first-year pre-service teachers are not ready to teach in a classroom with as many as 30 students which could present…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Mind Mapping is a learning technique which uses a non-linear approach that encourages the learner to think and explore concepts using visual-spatial relationships flowing from a central theme to peripheral branches which can be inter-related. The new millennium is being called the Millennium of the Mind, and Mind Mapping is becoming widely…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Decision Making, Thinking Skills, Brain
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Meyers, Joy; Mathur, Smita; Barnes, Susan – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Universities typically use one-day-a-week practicum experiences for novice preservice teachers, but in this pilot program they were placed with 20 cooperating teachers in elementary classrooms for five consecutive weeks. This article explores the impact of extended and early practicum experiences. Findings suggest the cooperating teachers had…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Elementary Schools
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Neuville, Thomas – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Before there were children with disabilities in typical schools in North America, there was only hope and need. Before the creation of highly specialized plans of education, individualized instruction techniques, methods of differentiating group instruction or regulations mandating the adherence to government regulations, there were only families,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational History
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