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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2011
In this article the author discusses the various leadership styles that chief educational officers have adopted at today's universities. These styles range from tyrannical to shared governance. The article discusses the benefits or detriments of selecting specific styles and their impact on the campus culture. The article also explores the impact…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Universities, Administrators, School Culture
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Dykeman, Bruce F. – Education, 2011
The academic anxiety of university students taking a course in statistics in a college of education was compared to the academic anxiety of students taking other courses. Results from the study indicated that students in statistics classes had higher levels of debilitative anxiety (p < 0.05) and lower levels of self-efficacy (p < 0.01) than…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Anxiety, Intervention
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Al-Ali, Majed M.; Singh, Ajai Pratap; Smekal, Vladimir – Education, 2011
The present study explores gender differences in social anxiety, social skills, aggression, and stress and correlations between social anxiety and social skills, aggression, and stress. This study also attempts to determine the best predictors of social anxiety among adolescents. Results from a sample of 300 commercial institute students in State…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Aggression
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2011
In this article the author discusses the role that committees play within a university's bureaucracy. This article takes a close look at key committees on the university campus and how they shape policy and practice. It explores how committees can prove to be a vital and needed avenue to change. The author sees committees as "the life blood…
Descriptors: Universities, Committees, Administrative Organization, Efficiency
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Sandoval-Lucero, Elena; Shanklin, Nancy L.; Sobel, Donna M.; Townsend, Stephanie S.; Davis, Alan; Kalisher, Shannon – Education, 2011
This study examined the experiences of beginning teachers from three preparation models; traditional, professional development school, and teacher-in-residence, regarding their perceptions of their first years of teaching. The purpose was to explore possible links between teacher candidates' preparation paths and their preparedness and intention…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Interns
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Eisouh, Zuhair S. – Education, 2011
This study aimed at contrasting the performance of a group of EFL students on a TOEFL exam before and after taking a special TOEFL preparation course depending on Charles Curran's Community Language Learning (CLL) model. According to CLL, the role of the teacher is extended to be like the supportive therapy of a counselor, and the student is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Second Language Instruction
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Lewis, Joél P.; Litchfield, Brenda C. – Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate self-regulated learning and academic performance in preservice teacher education by incorporating self-regulated learning training into an undergraduate educational technology course. Participants were randomly assigned to three different training modules, which were designed to explore if…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Academic Achievement
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Johnston, Pattie; Almerico, Gina M.; Henriott, Deanna; Shapiro, Mykel – Education, 2011
Assessing the dispositions of pre-service teachers who are in field internship experiences has been gaining attention by those persons responsible for the education and training of pre-service teachers. Disposition indicators have already been validated by researchers so that now raters know what to rate. There is an amorphous quality to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Personality, Student Evaluation
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Celik, Sabri – Education, 2011
The aim of this survey is to evaluate the reasons behind the demand for postgraduate programs and the relationships between these reasons among disciplines. This survey was administered to 304 students randomly chosen from master with thesis and doctorate programs at the Institute of Sciences and Technology, Institute of Social Sciences and…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Students, Educational Demand, Masters Programs
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Gross, Emma R. – Education, 2011
This paper shows how values shift theory can be applied to explain the increase in and growing legitimacy of cheating and plagiarism among today's college students. My argument is that the acceptance of cheating among students is the product of a different, post-millennial, value orientation toward what education means and how to obtain it. My…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Plagiarism, College Students
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Thompson, Franklin T.; Austin, William P. – Education, 2011
Students sometimes find the study of history to be boring and irrelevant. Many question the accuracy of accounts given. The introduction of revisionist history to a convenience sample of students (N =164) from a college of education program located at a Midwestern university made a positive difference in historical learner perspective. Students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Pretests Posttests, World Views
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Ada, Sefer; Sahenk, Senem Seda – Education, 2011
Since the 2000's, many significant steps have been taken in our country for its admission to the European Union. Within this scope, the main issue of this study may be expressed in a single sentence as follows: "What type of developments do the English, German and French language instructor trainings in Turkey display in this process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English Teachers, French
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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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Everhart, Brett; Gerlach, Jeanne – Education, 2011
In teacher education preparation programs across the United States, many units and programs have opted to utilize the assessment capabilities of products that often times were intended primarily for student portfolio needs. However, with the evolution of some of these products from primarily a portfolio focus to a combination of portfolios and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Alignment (Education)
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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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