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Higley, Brian P.; Heesacker, Martin; Brenneman, Kaylee N. – Journal of Education, 2020
U.S. colleges and universities have been demonstrably ineffective at facilitating scholarship among their students. To become effective, psychological science suggests institutions must tap students' intrinsic motivations and address their core values from Day 1 through graduation. This article describes a science-based, integrated set of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Values, Institutional Mission
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Klafke, Renata; De Oliveira, M. C. V.; Ferreira, J. M. – Journal of Education, 2020
In Brazil, like in most Latin America countries, the educational system is basically composed of private and public education institutions. Public universities depend almost exclusively on tuition fees paid by the students. Public professors are insolvent, and very rarely provided with the resources they desperately need, whereas private…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Student Attitudes
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Marlatt, Rick – Journal of Education, 2020
This article conceptualizes a framework for understanding the discourse and literacy practices generated by players of the video game, Fortnite. As a teacher educator interested in studying how multiliteracies cultivated in social settings can be leveraged toward academic success, my two objectives for this theoretical article are to examine how…
Descriptors: Video Games, Communities of Practice, Multiple Literacies, Reading Comprehension
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Soysal, Yilmaz; Radmard, Somayyeh – Journal of Education, 2020
This study presents an analysis of two teacher educators' discursive moves. The participants were two teacher educators (TEs) and 46 prospective teachers enrolled in a classroom teaching program. Five coconstructivist teaching implementations were conducted and video recorded. The video-based data were analyzed through systematic observation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Discourse Analysis, Communication Strategies
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Reppy, Dorothy; Larwin, Karen H. – Journal of Education, 2020
Spanning the course of two decades, educational leaders have invested government finances into the social-emotional needs of adolescents. Government programs provide student questionnaires to survey the scholastic climate from students' perceptions. Previous research discusses the correlation between students' perception and their success in…
Descriptors: Caring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Pacheco Salles, Fagner Luiz; Maciel Ferreira, Denise; Torres dos Santos Lopes, Danielle; Bull Loose, Maria Esthela – Journal of Education, 2020
Access to higher education has increased in private networks due to scholarships and funding. Student satisfaction is a dynamic process and involves several aspects that significantly impact student learning. The objective of this study was to evaluate the determinants of the overall satisfaction of university students in relation to the course,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Course Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Pervin, Nasrin; Siraj, Nausheen Saba – Journal of Education, 2020
Social dynamics of a developing country undergo constant changes because of the demand of economic growth and people's cater for social mobility. English has become important in all economic activities globally. Bangladesh was a British colony for almost 200 years. The legacy of English education still continues and it has not formulated any…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Language Planning, Public Policy, Foreign Countries
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Thibodeaux, Tilisa; Curette, Drake; Bumstead, Stacey; Karlin, Andrea; Butaud, Gayle – Journal of Education, 2020
This study explored pre-service teachers' knowledge and awareness of dialectical code switching in classroom settings. A Likert-type scale survey and semi-structured interviews were conducted as part of an embedded, mixed-methods research design. Twenty-two undergraduate students responded to the online survey and 28 volunteered to be interviewed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Code Switching (Language), Teacher Student Relationship, Knowledge Level
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Oketcho, Emmanuel James; Ssempala, Fredrick; Ujeyo, Margaret Stella Suubi; Atibuni, Dennis Zami – Journal of Education, 2020
This mixed-methods study stems from the poor learner performance in secondary schools in Tororo District, Uganda, which connoted low teacher role performance and gaps in headteachers' management styles. Management styles of 28 headteachers and role performance of 294 teachers were investigated. Headteachers mainly used democratic management style,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Principals, Secondary School Teachers
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Ajibade, Yetunde Adedoyin; Awopetu, Emmanuel Olajide; Odejobi, Cecilia Omobola; Ajayi, Hannah Olubunmi – Journal of Education, 2020
Overload of the Basic Education curriculum in Nigeria led to the reduction from earlier 11 subjects to seven for Lower Basic, eight for Middle Basic, and nine for Upper Basic. Languages may not be exempt as it may affect performance adversely. For this study, the two national languages (English language and French) as well as Yoruba (the language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary Schools, Junior High Schools
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McNeven, Sean; McKay, Loraine; Main, Katherine – Journal of Education, 2020
School-based mentoring (SBM) is an intervention that addresses the disengagement of "at-risk" youth. Currently, empirical evidence that SBM may help to stem youth disengagement remains largely inconclusive and inconsistent, and few studies have sought to examine the relational element of SBM. This article reports on a study that used a…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Early Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A.; Ridgewell, Natalie; Rubin, Wendy – Journal of Education, 2020
This study employed survey research methods to collect data from teachers from a district with long-term, high conflict between teachers and the school board and teachers from two districts with short-term, medium conflict between teachers and the school boards. Teachers in highly politicized school districts had quite different perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, School Districts, Conflict, Boards of Education
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Bias, Sheri K.; Bias, Justin T.; Beckerdite, Kimberly – Journal of Education, 2020
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that allows participants to engage in spontaneous thinking and long-term analytical activities. This program has been in existence for 40 years and involved thousands of participants from around the globe. In September 2018, coaches and judges from a region in a Southern…
Descriptors: Creativity, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills