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Campanotta, Linda; Simpson, Patricia; Newton, Jodi – Education, 2018
The leadership of school principals is widely considered to have a strong influence on the quality of teaching and learning in schools. University-based leadership preparation programs have the responsibility for preparing candidates to serve as school principals and in other leadership capacities. This qualitative study of educational leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation
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Alexis, Frank; Casco, M.; Martin, J.; Zhang, G. – Education, 2017
The goal of study abroad programs is to educate and train future global leaders. This article examines the effectiveness of Clemson University's Singapore Study Abroad program in meeting this goal by exposing students to global perspectives of science technology, engineering and math (STEM) research and learning through an international summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Study Abroad
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Looney, Lisa; Perry, David; Steck, Andy – Education, 2017
Teachers' beliefs about mathematics can play a role in their teaching effectiveness (Bandura, 1993). Negative attitudes toward math (e.g., math anxiety) or low self-efficacy beliefs for teaching math can act as barriers to the teaching process, impacting the achievement and math beliefs of students (Beilock, Gunderson, Ramirez, & Levine, 2010;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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AlRweithy, Eman; Alsaleem, Basma Issa – Education, 2014
This study aimed at presenting the University Teaching and Learning training program UTL and determining the efficiency of the UTL on developing the teaching competencies of the teaching staff at Imam University in Saudi Arabia. The results revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the performance of the training group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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Lin, Yii-nii – Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to describe the peer-mentoring experience from the perspective of 16 master's students majoring in science or engineering at a research-oriented university in Taiwan. Utilizing a qualitative method of phenomenology, these mentees shared their views about their peer-mentors through in-depth interviews. Participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Masters Programs
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Lyubartseva, Ganna; Mallik, Uma Prasad – Education, 2012
Numerous studies suggest that attendance may be one of the key factors which influence student performance. Although there have been many studies in introductory science courses, there have been virtually no studies which analyze and compare students' performance from different types of institutions as well as different level of classes. Our study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Courses, Program Effectiveness, Biochemistry
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Corbett, Frank, Jr.; Paquette, Kelli R. – Education, 2011
This quantitative study was designed to examine the beliefs of faculty mentors and their Teaching Associates and Graduate Assistants. A myriad of academic researchers have consistently suggested that 'mentoring' is not only complex but also a time-consuming activity that contributes to the learning process (Gaskin, Lumpkin, & Tennant, 2003;…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Ucgun, Duygu – Education, 2011
The aim of the present study is to assess the Turkish teacher training process through academicians' views. Within the study which was structured as a survey, "Turkish Teacher Training Process Assessment Scale" prepared by the researcher was emailed to 193 academicians working in the education faculties in Turkey and the Turkish Republic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty, Program Effectiveness
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Lei, Simon A.; Gupta, Rajeev K. – Education, 2010
The strategic plan for providing college education outside of the traditional classroom environment has rapidly evolved over the past decade via electronic mediums. Advances in technology, along with increasing student enrollment size, have led many higher education institutions to begin offering distance education (web-based) courses. Current…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Classroom Environment, Costs, Cost Effectiveness
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Mills, Roxanne – Education, 2010
This study investigated the impact of an Internet based program designed to improve basic writing skills on grammar and punctuation scores on an English Competency Test. Three groups in a small Midwestern university's freshmen composition class were tested: a control group (Test Group 1), which did not use the program; and two treatment groups:…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Freshman Composition, Basic Writing, Punctuation
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Balci, Ali – Education, 2010
This study is prepared in Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, Geography Teacher Training Department Programme by arranging an expediency, planned and equipped trip with taking the opinions of the fifth grade students of 2007-2008 academic year. A knowledge test, which questions some geographical features about that district and out…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Field Trips
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Everhart, Brett; Hogarty, Kris – Education, 2009
The teacher education literature is replete with recommendations regarding the preparation of new teachers who are equipped to face the complexities and instructional demands of their first year of teaching. Recently, teacher education programs have begun to use online assessment products to provide evidence that their teacher candidates' can…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Online Systems
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Jenkins, Amelia; Sheehey, Patricia – Education, 2009
Service learning is an effective instructional strategy in preservice teacher education programs for engaging students more actively in the learning process. In spite of the extensive studies on service learning in teacher education programs and courses, few studies are devoted to investigating the implementation of service learning in special…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning
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Rinaldo, Vincent J.; Denig, Stephen J.; Sheeran, Thomas J.; Cramer-Benjamin, Richard; Vermette, Paul J.; Foote, Chandra J.; Smith, Robert Michael – Education, 2009
Institutions that prepare teachers have a clear need to extend their programs and assessments beyond current initiatives and to provide a greater focus on the intangible qualities of an "effective" teacher. This study deals with how a college of education that is part of a mid-sized north-eastern university developed and implemented a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Test Construction, Questionnaires, Preservice Teachers
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Ortlieb, Evan – Education, 2008
When preservice teacher programs are failing to adequately prepare collegiate students towards becoming thriving teachers, what can be done? After many complaints were voiced from my student body, a survey was constructed, which revealed student satisfaction levels were lowest in the following areas: 1) The variety of opportunities to teach…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pilot Projects, Cancer
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