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Raju, Chitra; Anitha, S. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
The major objective of this study was to examine the difference between the mean scores of proficiency in Internet usage of college students with respect to gender, locality, subject, parental monthly income, and internet usage time per day. Three hundred college students from various colleges of Kanyakumari district in India were selected by…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Neuville, Thomas – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
The author of this opinion piece provides what he believes to be a definition of the present special education system at it's worst. Special education is described as a team of professionals gathered to plan for the individual. They assess, interpret, break down deficiencies into categories and divide those deficiencies to distribute among a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Change, Intervention, Value Judgment
Everett, Ingrid T.; Roesch, Daniel; Rudolph, Allison – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Teachers leave the profession for reasons including lack of teacher preparation and inadequate mentorship. To better support candidates in the final stages of teacher preparation, a Pennsylvania state university partnership led a process to implement supports to enhance the mentoring process during teacher candidate's final field experience. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teacher Education
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Boggan, Matthew; Wallin, Penny – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
The mandate that teachers are accountable for student performance has driven states to initiate new evaluation instruments for administrator use to assess teachers. This study examined leaders' perceptions of a first-time statewide accountability instrument used for teacher assessment in one southern state, with 230 K-12 principals anonymously…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Content-based instruction (CBI) method over the conventional method in learning Optional 1 English among College of Education students in the Salem District of the Tamil Nadu state in southern India. A randomized pretest, post-test, control group and experimental group design were employed. Students…
Descriptors: Course Content, Interdisciplinary Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Cetin-Berber, Duygu; Vasquez-Colina, Maria – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the implantation of a new first grade policy based on the new Turkish education standards during the 2012-2013 academic year. The study was based on a phenomenological case study design utilizing a structured interview protocol. Ten teachers discussed opportunities and challenges of implementing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Grade 1, Curriculum Implementation
Elliott, Lynn – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This paper examines the importance of experiential learning for teachers-as-students and its impact on language instruction through personal experience of the author, a middle school Spanish teacher who participated in an International Teachers' Workshop in Belize focusing on environmental science education. The author compares the approaches of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Teacher Education
Furda, Mark; Straka, Deb – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated student perceptions of a Learning Management System (LMS) and student levels of participation and interaction with course content provided by the LMS in a high school science classroom. A survey was administered to 122 students in a traditional high school, measuring student perceptions of course content provided through…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Course Content, Integrated Learning Systems
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Singha, Komol – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Though conflict, violence and social upheaval have been the greatest threats to mankind since the dawn of civilisation, its place in the academic field is relatively a new one. Poorest communities, children and educational sector are among those severely affected by it, especially in the developing countries. This study found that despite the fact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Violence, Social Change
Creasy, Kim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
This paper discusses the importance of field-based experiences in the preparation of teacher candidates. The author cites the research and experienced opinions of experts in the field of teacher preparation. Included in this discussion of the importance of field-based experiences is the ability of teacher candidates to link theory to practice,…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Rose, Brian – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Research suggests that a majority of elementary school teachers do not feel confident in their ability to teach English language learners. Moreover, teachers and teacher candidates are often presented as a monolithic group of middle-class, monolingual women with relatively few experiences with people from diverse backgrounds. Accordingly, this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Eleanor V. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Much of what has been written about local, state, and national approaches related to the desegregation of public schools focuses on administrative concerns, policy debates, and other issues faced by schools, yet there are still many stories of initiatives designed to facilitate school integration in the twentieth century to be told. The lives, the…
Descriptors: African American History, Local History, Educational History, Resource Centers
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Cheng, Li – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Self-directed learning has been researched by scholars for many years. However, there is a lack of literature on web-based self-directed Mandarin learning. This research was aimed to investigate how students can learn Mandarin through self-directed study with Internet resources, what the advantages and challenges are, and what strategies students…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Independent Study, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Bulger, Sean M.; Jones, Emily M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
As technological advances continue to influence the methods by which we communicate, manage information, and entertain ourselves, educators must keep pace with these changes by integrating technology when it supports content delivery and enhances student learning. There is considerable potential for technology use across all content areas, but it…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Technology Integration, Audience Response Systems, Undergraduate Students
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Osborn, Daniel – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
There are perennial debates in civic education regarding the definition, rights and responsibilities of citizenship while failing to address the issue of civic dispositions. Underpinning the discourse is a consensus that a democracy can only function when citizens are knowledgeable of and adept at exercising their rights (Weissberg, 2001). Yet the…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Dissent, Activism, Civics
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