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Kelly, William E. – Education, 2005
This study explored the relationship between night-sky watching and self-reported cognitive variables: need for cognition and social problem-solving. University students (N = 140) completed the Noctcaelador Inventory, the Need for Cognition Scale, and the Social Problem Solving Inventory. The results indicated that an interest in the night-sky was…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students, Creative Thinking, Astronomy
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Warren, Louis L.; Peel, Henry A. – Education, 2005
This paper describes a study of a collaborative initiative between a rural high school and a university. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of collaboration in a rural school reform partnership. What grew out of this study was a collaborative model of a partnership. While partnerships are not unique, there is a unique…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Universities
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Gorrow, Teena R.; Muller, Susan M.; Schneider, Sidney R. – Education, 2005
This study was designed to examine the relationship between preservice teachers' perceived body sizes and confidence in their ability to teach. One hundred two participants completed a questionnaire that included 1) providing height and weight information, 2) completing The Teaching Anxiety Scale (TCHAS), 3) selecting body images best representing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Body Composition, Self Concept
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Okpala, Comfort O.; Ellis, Richard – Education, 2005
This study examines the perceptions of college students on teacher quality components, with exclusive focus on teacher qualifications. To accomplish the objective this study identifies the perceptions of college student on teacher quality components. Data for the study were collected from 218 college students enrolled in a HBCU from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, College Students, Teaching Skills, Teacher Effectiveness
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Chen, Weiyun – Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to describe salient aspects of pedagogical content knowledge that preservice physical education teachers acquired and found problematic while learning a specific skill theme approach (Graham, Holt/Hale, & Parker, 1993) to teaching elementary physical education during their field-based methods course. The participants…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs
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Steyn, G.M. – Education, 2004
Successful organisations are knowledge-creating organisations, which produce, disseminate and embody new knowledge in new products and services. To this end, knowledge management enables organisations to improve efficiency and effectiveness mainly by decoding tacit knowledge into explicit information. This article focuses on the role of knowledge…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Educational Technology
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Benson, Linda F.; Farnsworth, Briant J.; Bahr, Damon L.; Lewis, Valerie K.; Shaha, Steven H. – Education, 2004
The research discussed in this article was supported by a capacity building grant funded by the Department of Education, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology Grant (PT3). The problem was to determine the effects of course work and field experience on perceived technology skills of teacher candidates and the attitudes developed by them…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Learning Experience, Computer Literacy
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Perry, Andrew B. – Education, 2004
This article describes an innovative method for teaching of mathematics which was utilized to teach abstract algebra to a class of mathematics education majors at a small liberal arts college. A variation of R.L. Moore's Discovery Method was employed in conjunction with substantial use of mathematical software. Although student reactions were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Algebra
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Piotrowski, Chris; Cox, John Lew – Education, 2004
A sizeable percentage of undergraduate students enroll in U.S. business schools; yet, there is sparse published research on the educational aspirations and career goals of this select student body. To address this gap in the literature, a survey of undergraduate business students at The University of West Florida was conducted in the Fall semester…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Occupational Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Business Administration Education
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Duemer, Lee S.; Christopher, Mary; Hardin, Fred; Olibas, Lezlie; Rodgers, Terry; Spiller, Kevin – Education, 2004
The purpose of the study was to determine the effective leadership characteristics of graduate students working in a collaborative setting. A secondary goal was to develop recommendations that will help faculty better utilize group collaboration as a learning experience for graduate students. Data consisted of interviews of graduate students who…
Descriptors: Writing Exercises, Learning Experience, Leadership, Time Management
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Quezada, Reyes L.; Louque, Angela – Education, 2004
To develop culturally proficient educational administration leaders, higher education institutions need to increase the representation of ethnically and culturally diverse faculty within their ranks. Through reviews of research and practice, this article proposes factors to consider in the recruitment, retention and evaluation of faculty of color…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Administration, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Tremblay, Kenneth R. Jr.; Downey, Eleanor P. – Education, 2004
In educating students to understand research-based publications, an interactive approach was designed. Students were first instructed to identify and locate different sources that publish information produced from research. Then students were taught how to carefully evaluate the quality of these sources and the research reported. Classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students
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Heiman, Tali; Kariv, Dafna – Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding of students' perception of their difficulties and adjustments during university studies as compared with their past perceptions, to examine their coping and expectations, and draw some implications from the research to help students with LD in institutions of higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies
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