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Khoon, Koh Aik; Din, Laily; Ahmad, Shaharuddin; Hamzah, Mohd Fauzi; Samah, Fatin Nur Diana Abu – Education, 2013
This paper reports on the employability of UKM graduates for the past five years (2006-2010). The employability of our graduates has consistently improved through the years. Medical and dental cohorts have less problems finding gainful employment compared with cohorts from other disciplines. Since 2008, our graduates have made inroads into sectors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Qualifications, Employment Potential
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Acun, Ismail – Education, 2013
The aim of the study is to investigate the possible effect of web-supported teaching on students' attitudes on Human Rights, Democracy and Citizenship Education and technology (HRDCE). To examine weather web-supported instruction would make a difference in attitude levels of the subjects, a quasi-experimental design was employed. Subjects of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Student Attitudes, Civil Rights
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Al-Shara'H, Nayel Darweesh – Education, 2013
The study aimed at investigating Jordanian EFL teachers' self-reported frequencies of using the procedures of preparing, correcting, analyzing, interpreting an achievement test, and discussing its results with students. To achieve this, a 31-item questionnaire was used. The questionnaire was administered to 118 basic stage EFL teachers after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Test Construction
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Zimpher, Nancy L.; Howey, Kenneth R. – Education, 2013
Considering the importance of education in the life of a 21st-century person, it is remarkable that the training of teachers continues to be as inconsistent, and in many cases, as lackadaisical, as it is. For all the evidence indicating that excellent teachers rank high on the list of factors essential to student success, one would expect that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Curriculum Study Centers
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Al Ghanboosi, Salim Saleen – Education, 2013
The students' attrition rates among students enrolled at SQU ranged between 6.8% (1998), 7.8% (1999), and 7.9% (2000). However, the drop-out rate at the Sultan Qaboos University is increasing gradually, and this increase represents a problem for the university that provides free education and financial aid for all male students coming from areas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attrition, Withdrawal (Education), Student Surveys
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Avci, Suleyman – Education, 2013
The present study was conducted on 508 (331 female, 144 male) first grade university students in order to investigate the relations between self regulation, the future time perspectives, and the delay of gratification in the academic field. A future time perspective scale, an academic delay of gratification scale and a motivational strategies for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Time Perspective, Delay of Gratification
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Everhart, Kim; Dimon, Chelsea – Education, 2013
University students (N = 103) enrolled in multiple wellness courses at a small northeastern public university completed a questionnaire measuring wellness patterns at the beginning and end of a wellness course delivered totally on line (web-based), in the traditional classroom, or in a mix of the two formats (blended). Attrition of participants…
Descriptors: College Students, Wellness, Questionnaires, Online Courses
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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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McCandless, Bart – Education, 2012
Research indicates that the use of metaphors to organize and frame questions concerning the teaching/learning process can be an effective tool. More problematic, however, has been the use of metaphor in framing policy questions, especially those metaphors employed to frame national education reform ideas. This article explores several research…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Educational Change
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Faucette, Nell; Nugent, Peg – Education, 2012
This article examines responses of 13 preservice students to a mentoring program during their junior year. Throughout the first two terms of a five semester teacher education program, senior physical education specialists agreed to mentor them (in pairs or trios) relative to their development. This qualitative analysis included collection of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education Teachers
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Wyss, Vanessa L.; Siebert, Cathy J.; Dowling, Karen A. – Education, 2012
Practicum experiences are an extremely critical component to any teacher education program. Yet how pre-service teachers are included in classrooms can be organized in multiple ways and is influenced by many factors. Structurally, universities must consider school schedules and student course offering schedules. More important is ensuring…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Practicums
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2012
The best teaching possible needs to accrue in the mathematics curriculum. Pupils also need to become proficient in using mathematics in every day situations in life. Individuals buy goods and services. They pay for these in different ways, including cash. Here, persons need to be able to compute the total cost of items purchased and then pay for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Quality, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Yesil, Rustu – Education, 2012
The objective of this study is to develop a scale in order to determine the reasons why students delay academic tasks and the levels that they are affected from these reasons. The study group was composed of a total of 447 students from the faculty of education. The KMO value of this scale composed of 43 items collected under six factors was…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Measurement, Test Reliability
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Brooks, Michael; West-Olatunji, Cirecie; Blackmon, Angelicque Tucker; Froelich, Kathy; De La Torre, William; Montano, Theresa; Peregrino, Sylvia; Quintanar, Rosalinda; Smith, Rosamond J. – Education, 2012
As enrollment of ethnically diverse students continues to increase, so should the number of teachers increase who are trained in multicultural education methods. Traditionally, those culturally competent educators come from Minority Serving Institutions. Given the lack of current research or data on the benefits of this type of teaching at MSIs…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education
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Hsu, I-Chen; Geist, Eugene A. – Education, 2012
This article reports the findings of a study to examine the practicality and efficacy of using tablet computers in the Higher Education classroom. Students in a senior level teacher preparation class were provided with Apple iPads for 10 weeks to aid in their studies. The iPads were preloaded with selected software but students were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Interpersonal Relationship, Elementary Schools, Teacher Education
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