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Acar, Derya; Colak, Tuncay; Colak, Serap; Gungor, Tugba; Yener, Deniz M.; Aksu, Elif; Guzelordu, Dilsat; Sivri, Ismail; Colak, Enis; Ors, Abdullah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (PTR) undergraduate degree departments and Vocational School of Health Services (VSHS) associate degree departments train healthcare professionals, which is important for both continuance of human health and treatment of various illnesses. Anatomic structures underlie the illnesses that these departments treat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Anatomy
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Polesel, John; Klatt, Malgorzata; Blake, Damian; Starr, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article seeks to provide a school perspective on the nature and quality of the partnerships which schools form with businesses in order to deliver work placements and workplace learning in Australia. It found that the ability of schools to engage with external partners depended on the ability of school leaders to define and communicate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education
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Kusumawati, Eny; Widiati, Utami – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Many scholars in language learning and teaching agree that vocabulary plays a vital role in a language learning. However, the way the vocabulary is presented to language learners, whether explicitly or implicitly, becomes central discussion in language literature. This study investigated the effect of explicit and implicit vocabulary instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Technical Institutes, Engineering Education
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Lo, Yafen; Yen, Shu-Chen; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
High-impact educational practices can promote student involvement and learning outcomes, but are rarely tested in the community college setting--where involvement is a typical challenge to student success. For Family Child Care (FCC) providers, who tend to be older and overworked, higher-education training can be especially difficult. The present…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Communities of Practice, Professional Development
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Dunstan, Stephany Brett; Dixon, Karrie Gibson – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Students from rural areas face additional burdens, such as affordability, academic preparation, and lack of college-going resources that make seeking, enrolling, and attending college more difficult. Community colleges offer hope to achieve a college degree for many rural students, and well-developed articulation agreements can be one way of…
Descriptors: College Students, Articulation (Education), Rural Population, Community Colleges
Simon, Rebecca A.; Aulls, Mark W.; Dedic, Helena; Hubbard, Kyle; Hall, Nathan C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Emotional Response
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Hodgkins, Andrew P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines a vocational education and training partnership occurring in the Canadian oil sands mining industry. The case study involves a corporate-sponsored pre-apprenticeship training programme designed to procure aboriginal labour in the province of Alberta. Interviews with members of key partner groups and stakeholders occurred…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Vocational Education, Mining, Land Use
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Agu, Peter A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Skill acquisition is a critical component of any vocational technical training program. When this component is missing or falls below expectation, it tends to defeat the objectives of the program. In Nigeria, many skill-oriented schools experience great challenges in trying to provide for the necessary facilities required for effective technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Employment Potential, Vocational Education Teachers
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Vuorinen-Lampila, Päivi – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines the employment and placement in the working life of Finnish higher education graduates (i.e. graduates from universities and polytechnics), focusing on gender equality. It reports a study on gender segregation in higher education and working life, considered in relation to Nordic gender equality policies. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Takwate, Kwaji Tizhe – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper examines the concept of management of diversification at tertiary education level in view of the growth of national secondary education system which vested high scramble for tertiary education was made in relation to question of access and expansion. This paper examines management of diversification at tertiary education level as a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Access to Education, Higher Education
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William, Abeer; Vidal, Victoria L.; John, Pamela – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This quasi-experimental study compared differences in phlebotomy performance on a live client, between a control group taught through the traditional method and an experimental group using virtual reality simulation. The study showed both groups had performed successfully, using the following metrics: number of reinsertions, pain factor, hematoma…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Grandgenett, Neal; Perry, Pam; Pensabene, Thomas; Wegner, Karen; Nirenberg, Robert; Pilcher, Phil; Otterpohl, Candi – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The buildings in which people work, live, and spend their leisure time are increasingly embedded with sophisticated information technology (IT). This article describes the approach of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, Nebraska of the United States to provide an occupational context to some of their IT coursework by organizing IT…
Descriptors: Automation, Information Technology, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Ober, David R.; Beekman, John A.; Pierce, Rebecca L. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This paper examines the graduation rates between 2000 and 2015 of United States colleges and universities at the national, state, and institutional levels. This research focuses on two-year and four-year programs. Rates are investigated longitudinally along with variables that distinguish between public/private institutions, percentages of…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Longitudinal Studies, Growth Models, Part Time Students
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Douglas, Daniel; Attewell, Paul – American Journal of Education, 2014
College graduation rates in the United States are low in both real and relative terms. This has left all stakeholders looking for novel solutions while perhaps ignoring extant but underused programs. This article examines the effect of "summer bridge" programs, which have students enroll in coursework prior to beginning their first full…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, College Preparation
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Mills, Guy E. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2014
This paper intends to describe the recent experience of a small, rural, two-year technical college. After four decades of success, the college had found itself in a difficult situation with a substantial loss in enrollment and diminished state and local support, coupled with low campus employee morale. In response, the college team closed ranks…
Descriptors: Institutional Survival, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Educational History
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