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Fife, John E.; Bond, Sherrod; Byars-Winston, Angela – Education, 2011
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between academic self efficacy, ethnic identity and spirituality in African American STEM students. We hypothesize that there will be a significant relationship between three dimensions of spirituality and outcome expectations in African American STEM students and that there will be a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Ethnicity
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2010
Learning is an active process, best facilitated by involving the learning in cognitive engagement with the information to be learned. Most college ecology instructors consist of lecture and exams, but also include active components of laboratories and field trips (campus and off-campus). Field trips can be subdivided into three major phases:…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Ecology, Educational Practices, Field Experience Programs
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2010
There are two main avenues for acquiring power. The first is rooted in the job position. Being the boss means people have to listen to what you say, or pay the consequences. Unfortunately, becoming the boss can take years of hard work. There is also no guarantee that such hard work will be rewarded with promotions and career advancements. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Politics of Education, Educational Environment
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Dikmenli, Musa – Education, 2010
In recent years, biodiversity has received a great deal of attention worldwide, especially in environmental education. The reasons for this attention are the increase of human activities on biodiversity and environmental problems. The purpose of this study is to investigate biology student teachers' conceptual frameworks regarding biodiversity.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Environmental Education, Association Measures, Ecology
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Delcham, Hendrick; Sezer, Renan – Education, 2010
Statistics is used in almost every facet of our daily lives: crime reports, election results, environmental/climate change, advances in business, financial planning, and progress in multifarious research. Although understanding statistics is essential for efficient functioning in the modern world (Cerrito 1996), students often do not grasp…
Descriptors: Statistics, Thinking Skills, Introductory Courses, Mathematical Concepts
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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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Ferrari, Joseph R.; Bottom, Todd L.; Gutierrez, Robert E. – Education, 2010
Catholic universities face a dramatic shift, as religious orders of priests gradually turn leadership control of the university to lay individuals. This study examined the tactics used to build sustainability of mission and values during leadership transition, from programming to strategic planning, placing emphasis on the role of evaluation…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Evaluation Research, Governing Boards, Leadership
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2010
The physical design of classrooms, including studios, laboratories, auditoriums, and other indoor environments, can have a profound impact on student learning and subsequent overall ratings (student evaluations) of college instructors. Many college classrooms have been conventionally designed in the shape of a square or a rectangle, with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Laboratories, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Classroom Design
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2010
This article discusses work inequalities that currently exist within many of the nation's colleges. It does so by identifying two distinct groups of individuals who possess unique qualities that make them stand apart from one another. Each practice a special type of work ethic philosophy that helps define it as employees and as people. Through the…
Descriptors: Employees, Work Ethic, College Environment, Work Environment
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Guyette, Roger; Piotrowski, Chris – Education, 2010
Business ethics is presently a major component of the business school curriculum. Although there has been much attention focused on the impact of such coursework on instilling ethical decision-making (Nguyen et al., 2008), there is sparse research on how business students view the major ethical principles that serve as the foundation of business…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Ethics, Educational Principles, Business Education
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Zakari, Mohammed I.; Alkhezzi, Fahad – Education, 2010
This qualitative study describes the ways by which Arab Open University (AOU) contributes to social development. Ever since it was founded in 2002 and with branches in seven Arab countries, the AOU has succeeded in allowing higher education access to students of all genders, nationalities, and age groups, including those who are over 60 years old.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Universities, Distance Education, Democracy
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Erdogan, Ahmet – Education, 2010
Based on Social Cognitive Carier Theory (SCCT) (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994, 2002), this study tested the effects of mathematics teacher candidates' self-efficacy in, outcome expectations from, and interest in CAME on their intentions to integrate Computer-Assisted Mathematics Education (CAME). While mathematics teacher candidates' outcome…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Student Interests, Mathematics Teachers
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Yazici, Kubilay – Education, 2010
Interpersonal self efficacy scale which is developed by Brouser and Tomic (2002) and modified for Turkish by Capri and Kan (2006) is applied to 262 pre-service teachers studying in 1st-4th grades of social studies department in the Faculty of Education at Nigde University together with a personal information form. The scale is proved highly valid…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Social Studies, Preservice Teachers
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Marston, Susan Hemphill – Education, 2010
This study explored the similarities and differences among elementary teachers, high school teachers, and college professors with respect to job satisfaction and motivations for staying in the profession. The study used quantitative data from the Experienced Teacher Survey and qualitative interview data from a sample of teachers among each group…
Descriptors: High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers
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Thompson, Franklin T.; Austin, William P. – Education, 2010
This study utilized a data set of categorical responses measuring the gender role views of students (N = 701) from a prestigious, Midwestern, all-male, Catholic high school. Incongruence between student self-perceptions and the realities of gender role miseducation and the embracement of sexist ideology were readily apparent. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Catholic Schools, Sex Role, Males
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