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Williams, Kathleen; Hebert, Dustin – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Teacher evaluation systems are associated with teacher quality, accountability, performance observations, and support. These systems are typically comprised of multiple measures including at least observations of teaching and student performance data reflecting teacher impact. Many criticisms of these systems have emerged not necessarily from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Validity, Program Implementation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Perez, Margarita – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Most universities have focused retention efforts on the first year of college; however, just as many students leave college between the second year and the third year (Berker, He, & Forest, 2002; Lipka 2006). The overarching question for this study was: What is the relationship or impact of Thriving Factors, experiences, and success outcomes…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives
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Boudreaux, John D.; Dolecheck, Jessica – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Sport-related concussions continue to be a serious epidemic for youth participants. A pathway to improper management, created by improper reporting by athletes, lack of recognition by coaches, and lack of access to athletic training services, must be mitigated through effective concussion educational initiatives. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Knowledge Level, Brain, Head Injuries
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Dubroc, Anita M. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
This quantitative study investigates the diversity of the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award which is given for outstanding young adult literature titles. The award's website notes that it strives for diversity amongst the award winning or honored titles. This study uses quantitative analysis to determine if the committee's…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Awards, Library Associations, Adolescent Literature
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Myers, Billie; Braun, Erik; Hawkins, Keicia; Moulton, Patrice; Moulton, Michael; Poehl, Terrie; Morris, Michelle – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Faculty members at a Carnegie-ranked Master's University of higher education want to be productive and engage in scholarly endeavors. In the process of their scholarly pursuits, the authors found a number of institutional barriers and supports for conducting research along with motivators for doing research. The purpose of this qualitative,…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Writing for Publication
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Davis, Tarrah C.; Autin, Nancy P. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
In a traditional classroom of mixed ability levels, it is recommended that differentiation is the answer to helping all students achieve success (Heacox, 2012). This necessitates a shift from a "one size fits all" approach to one of greater emphasis on the individual in the learning process. While teachers seek ways to look at teaching,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Clabough, Jeremiah – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Social studies teachers have to design classroom instruction to prepare students to be future democratic citizens. This means that middle school students need learning opportunities to grapple with issues of racism in our country's past and present. In this article, I discuss a six-day research project implemented in a sixth-grade U.S. history…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Grade 6, History Instruction
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Samsonov, Pavel – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
This study is built upon the personal experience of the author and relevant literature. The main aim of the study was to describe the status of the distance learning program at a major Russian university. The author worked as a Fulbright specialist at one of the Federal universities in Russia in 2018. The outcomes are based on multiple unobtrusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Distance Education, Barriers
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Hall, Jacob Andrew; Lei, Jing – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Amidst the significant optimism for blended learning and flipped classrooms, there is a need for a model to guide the systematic design of flipped instruction. An effective flipped model could potentially improve learning outcomes and provide guidelines for designing future blended instruction. This paper presents a model for designing flipped…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Models, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
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Parker, Jerry L. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
This article discusses the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and their application in legal cases related to K-12 and higher education. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments are important because, among many things, they declare that before any person can be accused of any crime or wrongdoing, he or she must be allowed due…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Citizenship, Educational Policy, Civil Rights
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Wedlock, Brad C.; Trahan, Mitzi P. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
Over the years, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model has been widely adopted for technology research dealing with intention and behavior. More currently, with the advancement of educational technology, the constructs embedded in this model and survey instrument can be easily applied to this setting. The UTAUT draws…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Norris, Norman Dale – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
This position paper is intended to examine an assessment dilemma that is problematic to adult teaching in general but particularly problematic for the non-traditional learner wishing to enter the nursing profession. It is the position of this report that such dilemma is particularly problematic for the adult/non-traditional learner who enters the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nontraditional Students, Barriers, Adult Students
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Tolley, Leigh M. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
On a daily basis, PreK-12 teachers make countless decisions about how to best meet their students' needs through assessment and instruction. However, their ability to justify these decisions is not frequently used as a resource for accountability measures or the evaluation of educational programs. The research presented here, which draws from a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Language Arts, Evaluative Thinking, Formative Evaluation
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Rutledge, Michael E., II – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
There is a consistent debate regarding the academic capabilities, career choices, and decision-making skills of African American male student-athlete (AAMSAs). Many studies highlight race as a direct threat to success and positive social influence at many colleges and universities. In the realm of race, prominent pieces of work (Cunningham &…
Descriptors: Student Athletes, African American Students, Males, Academic Persistence
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Jordan, Valin S. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
This research utilized case study methodology to explore the ways in which White women pre-service teachers' perceptions of race and gender were informed by their reading of four counternarratives about Black girls and their participation in a book club. This study focused particularly on White women pre-service teachers as they make up the…
Descriptors: Whites, Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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