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Marade, Angelo A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Education, 2018
Very little research examines how students and faculty members view the appropriateness of a variety of reasons for changing majors. In this study, we surveyed 260 students and faculty members from a large, public US university about their perceptions and beliefs about the appropriateness of changing an academic major for a wide range of reasons.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Haralson, Michele; Hoaglund, Amy; Birkenfeld, Karen; Rogers, Betsy – Education, 2016
After first introduced in 1995 by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, webquests have inundated the K-12 classroom. (Dodge, 1995) WebQuests are designed to support students' critical thinking particularly at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Recently, studies have emerged focusing on the use of webquests in teacher education (Hassanien…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Thinking
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Yaylaci, Ali Faruk – Education, 2016
This study intends to explore the perspectives of school administrators, teachers, and parents on the rights and responsibilities of teachers and parents in terms of organizational citizenship. The study was designed as a qualitative research. The study group consisted of 95 participants in total (20 school administrators, 20 teachers, 15 parents,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Rights, Teacher Responsibility, Parent Rights
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2015
Field trips are an important component of upper undergraduate and graduate-level science courses, especially in the fields of biology, geoscience, and environmental science. Field trips can provide a new perspective to a course's content and quality. Science field trips can facilitate active student learning, yet often can be constrained by time,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Field Trips, Teaching Methods
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Ruhupatty, LeRoy; Maguad, Ben A. – Education, 2015
Most critical activities in colleges and universities are driven by financial considerations. It is thus important that revenues are found to support these activities or ways identified to streamline costs. One way to cut cost is to improve the efficiency of schools to address the issue of poor quality. In this paper, the cost of poor quality in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Cost Effectiveness
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Muller, Susan M.; Dodd, Amelia; Fiala, Kelly A. – Education, 2014
Attrition is a major problem for all areas of education. The presence of protective factors has been shown to promote resiliency, which might influence retention. This study was designed to examine characteristics associated with resiliency among a population of pre-service educators, public school teachers, and community-based health educators.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), School Holding Power, Correlation
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Bigham, Sarah G.; Hively, Dorothy E.; Toole, Georgiann H. – Education, 2014
This study examined public school partners' expectations of teacher candidates and beginning teachers and the qualities that principals consider most important when hiring new teachers. Teachers in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia (N = 130) responded to 37 Likert-style survey questions based upon the 100 school principals' interview questions…
Descriptors: Principals, Cooperating Teachers, Expectation, Student Teachers
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Battle, Ann A.; Looney, Lisa – Education, 2014
Researchers examining teacher retention often focus on reasons why teachers exit the profession. In this study we argue for the inclusion of a psychological theoretical framework for understanding teacher retention. To this end, we used Eccles' et al., (1983) expectancy-value theory to explore 46 in-service teachers' valuing of teaching and…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Theories, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Okoro, James – Education, 2014
This study assessed Resources for Training Prospective Teachers in Business Education at the colleges of Education at South South Nigeria. Business Teacher Education programmes are set up to produce competent teachers for the secondary schools and skilled labour force for the private sector. These products of Business Education programme at the…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Business Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Resources
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Burns, Shari; Merchant, Christine; Appelt, Erin – Education, 2013
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) provides an opportunity for clinician faculty to learn, share, and execute research studies aimed at improving teaching and learning. Knowledge of faculty knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding SoTL provide a framework to advance SoTL on health science campuses. However, clinicians generally…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, College Instruction
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Beaudoin, Colleen R.; Johnston, Pattie C.; Jones, Leslie B.; Waggett, Rebecca J. – Education, 2013
Problems associated with recruiting, supporting and retaining quality teachers in the STEM areas have been well documented in the literature. Specifically, findings suggest STEM teachers have indicated a need for pedagogy and increased content knowledge. These needs may be attributed to the fact that more STEM teachers have been alternatively…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Faculty Development, College School Cooperation, Teacher Workshops
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Wright, Steven C.; Grenier, Michelle; Channell, Kathy – Education, 2012
Physical education teacher education (PETE) students are given opportunities in "early field experiences" (EFEs) to observe and assist experienced teachers in schools. Typically, students are then required to do some autonomous teaching, to give them practical experience in the real world of local schools. Ultimately students will move on to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Majors (Students), Experienced Teachers, Physical Education
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Cubukcu, Zuhal – Education, 2012
Problem Statement: The student-centered teaching is the arrangement of the teaching experience focusing on the students' responsibilities and activities in the learning process which takes into consideration the students' interests, demands and needs. According to this approach, while teaching experiences are planned, different learning strategies…
Descriptors: Interests, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Learning Strategies
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Jaradat, Suhair A.; Almekhlafi, Abdurrahman G. – Education, 2012
Web-based instruction (WBI) is the latest wave of distance education development and one of the most promising instructional modes. Recent WBI research reports have indicated the effectiveness and utility of this instructional method for students and teachers. However, the relationships between the variables that have an impact on WBI have not…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Student Teachers
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AlKandari, Nabila – Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine students' communication in the college classroom through faculty-led methods of enhancing classroom participation. The students in this study perceived that faculty members work to engage them in various classroom activities and enhance their participation through discussions, debates, dialogue, group…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Educational Change, Classroom Communication
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