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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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Yardibi, Nursel – Education, 2014
The purpose of the study is to determine tendencies in educational sciences doctoral dissertations according to divisions, research methods and desings, data collection tools, data analysis techniques, and leadership levels in Turkey. This content analysis study has been desinged with qualitative research methods. This research has been limited by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis
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Kurt, Mustafa – Education, 2014
This paper focuses on the results of a study conducted to explore the effects of collaborative assessment. Forty college students studying at the English Language Teaching Department participated in the study. During the study the participants were briefed about the principles and practices of collaborative and self-assessment and were given the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, English (Second Language)
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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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Aktürk, Ahmet Oguz – Education, 2014
This study investigated the relationships between the self-efficacy beliefs of students at community colleges regarding the educational use of the Internet and their epistemological beliefs. Moreover, it is also examined whether the self-efficacy beliefs of the students regarding the educational use of the Internet and their epistemological…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Two Year College Students, Self Efficacy, Educational Technology
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Asiyai, Romina Ifeoma – Education, 2014
This study examined impediments to research among students of institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. The study was guided by one research question and three hypotheses. Data were collected from 600 final year students randomly selected from institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Problems, Student Research, Higher Education
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Johnston, Pattie; Tankersley, Merrie; Joenson, Trevor; Hupp, Mikey; Buckley, Jennifer; Redmond-McGowan, Margaret; Zanzinger, Allison; Poirier, Alex; Walsh, Abigail – Education, 2014
Cyber-bullying has become increasingly problematic in academic settings including universities and colleges. The bullying literature has been expanding investigation of the bully behaviors and has identified four bully types to include pure offender, pure victim, offender and victim, neither-offender-nor-victim. The majority of research has…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Psychological Patterns, Motivation
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Kozlowski, Christine; Ferrari, Joseph R.; Odahl, Charlynn – Education, 2014
The current study compared perceptions by college students (n = 304; M age=19.75 years old) enrolled at an urban and diverse Roman Catholic university on self-report measures of faith/belief structures, social justice, and community service attitudes. Survey results indicated that both horizontal and vertical faith maturity perceptions…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
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Alkandari, Nabila Y. – Education, 2014
The study was conducted in order to understand the way in which the financial status of students in Kuwait is affected as a result of enrolling in private higher education institutions. The aim is to analyze whether they face financial issues upon the time of payment and how these issues can be resolved. The analysis was done on a sample of 1280…
Descriptors: College Students, Private Colleges, Paying for College, Textbooks
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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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Derosier, Sharline; Soslau, Elizabeth – Education, 2014
Research shows that teachers' efficacy relates to pupil achievement. Strong efficacy, or a self-belief that one can positively impact pupil learning, is risked when teachers develop concerns related to pupil learning. This study explored the perceived concerns of teacher candidates (N = 3) throughout an eight-week clinical field experience.…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen; Box, Jean Ann – Education, 2014
According to Richard DuFour (2004), "To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively and hold yourself accountable for results." Professional learning communities provide the structure that must exist within a school in order to become effective. However, to truly prepare…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Cangemi, Joseph P. – Education, 2014
Some individuals believe physical death is the only form of death we experience on this planet. Is such a belief valid? In the Western world, essentially, physical death is seen as the end of life on this planet. It's all over "here." But is physical death really the only form of death experienced while on earth? Physical death is the…
Descriptors: Death, Beliefs, Western Civilization, Psychological Patterns
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O'Connor, Kevin J. – Education, 2013
Class participation has long been valued by faculty members interested in engaging students in the learning process. This paper discusses class participation and shares participation techniques that promote active student engagement during class meetings. Emphasis is placed on techniques that invite a larger number of students into a course's…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, College Students, Classroom Techniques
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Fredericks, Marcel; Kondellas, Bill; Fredericks, Janet; Langer, Michael; Ross, Michael W. V. – Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to establish the necessity to fully and effectively integrate the sub-disciplines of educational foundations, such as psychology and philosophy, in addition to the natural and social sciences, within medical and health-related educational programs. This is particularly pertinent in Catholic and other religiously…
Descriptors: Health Education, Empathy, Caring, Catholics
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