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Young, Andria; Andrews, Cheryl; Hayes, Cher; Valdez, Cynthia – Education, 2018
Teachers are taught a variety of assessment techniques to help students succeed in school. They learn to assess their students' math and reading skills, their knowledge of social studies and science content and their ability to write. When teachers are faced with a student who is challenged by the subject matter and is struggling, teachers have a…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Mentoring sixty-three undergraduate students online yielded information through distance learning discussion to provide changes by improving the delivery and learning acquisition of new skills in online education. Responses from mentors and mentees having used and experienced various mentoring techniques were analyzed and results further indicated…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Zeng, Liang; Cunningham, Mark A.; Tidrow, Steven C.; Smith, K. Christopher; Contreras, Jerry – Education, 2016
Physical Science Day at The University of Texas--Pan American (UTPA), in collaboration with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, has been designed, developed and implemented to address an identified fundamental shortcoming in our educational process within this primarily (90+%) Hispanic serving border region. Physical Science Day…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Program Design, Program Implementation, Hispanic American Students
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Zeng, Liang; Poelzer, G. Herold – Education, 2016
This study describes the trends in course credit attainment (CCA) of high school students in required and non-required science and math courses and trends in registration in non-required science and math courses in Texas between 1997 and 2009. Using Texas Public Education Information Management System data between 1997 and 2009, it presents…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Burks, Brooke A.; Beziat, Tara L. R.; Danley, Sheree; Davis, Kashara; Lowery, Holly; Lucas, Jessica – Education, 2015
The current research study looked at secondary teachers' (grades 6-12) perceptions of their preparedness to implement the Common Core State Standards as well as their feelings about the training they have or have not received related to implementing the standards. The problem: Many conflicting views exist among teachers, parents, and others…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Common Core State Standards
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Ainsa, Patricia – Education, 2015
E-texts have become a main venue but research has not provided much guidance for practical adaptation, yet. This research query started in the spring of 2014 when an e-text was adopted for an undergraduate distance learning class. The change created some unexpected influence in the students' experiences. It was necessary to assess their…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Distance Education, Student Characteristics
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Roberson, Sam – Education, 2014
The work of schools is teaching and learning. However, the current educational culture is dominated by three characteristics: (1) the mechanistic view of organization and its practice based on the assembly line model where students progress along a value added conveyor; (2) the predominance of the Essentialist philosophy of education, in which the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Models, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Ainsa, Trisha – Education, 2013
The level of interest in mobile technology for teaching and learning was analyzed according to the responses of 70 pre-teachers. Some pre-teachers (27%) were interested enough to find out what teaching with mobile devices involved. (Level One Engagement). The same students (27%) attended an informative workshop about the new methodology and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E.; Flanagan, Jennifer; Dubey, Anvit – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of freshman college students to identify the founding fathers of free enterprise and of communism has improved. This study is a follow-up to four previous studies. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to College of Business and College of Education & Human Services…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Social Systems, World History
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Cavaliere, Frank; Mayer, Bradley W. – Education, 2012
Undergoing the accreditation process of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) can be quite daunting and stressful. It requires prodigious amounts of planning, record-keeping, and document preparation. It is not something that can be thrown together at the last minute. The same is true of the five-year reaccreditation…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Critical Thinking, Educational Assessment, Business Administration Education
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2012
"The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings." So said Ralph Carpenter. Although he uttered these now famous words during a Texas Tech college basketball game in March of 1966, it is still applicable today to our modern universities where little, if anything, can be accomplished without first completing the proper paperwork. Within the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Records (Forms), Documentation, Operations Research
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Dan, Yongjun; Todd, Reese; Lan, William – Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to re-examine the consensus and difference in American students' understanding of national history, on which there were divergent research results. With three sets of questions that examined students' perspectives of the collective memory, historical significance, and credibility of historical sources, we found that…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Student Attitudes, Hispanic Americans
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Stephens, Tammy L.; Fish, Wade W. – Education, 2010
This study investigated factors which motivated individuals to initially pursue careers in special education, factors which contributed toward their plans to remain or leave the field, and their perceptions of school districts' effective and ineffective recruitment and retention practices. The sample comprised of 15 individuals employed in public…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Disabilities, Special Education, Performance Factors
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Cavaliere, Frank J.; Mulvaney, Toni P.; Swerdlow, Marleen R. – Education, 2010
Our country is faced with a financial crisis of mammoth proportions: a crisis rooted in ethics, or rather, the lack of ethics. Critics are increasingly complaining that business schools focus too much teaching effort on maximizing shareholder value, with only a limited understanding of ethical and social aspects of business leadership. Business…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Ethics, Business Administration Education, College Instruction
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Williams, Alaric; Justice, Madeline – Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discern the attitudes of African American undergraduate male students regarding counseling in four Texas universities. In addition to the attitudes, the reasons why African American males do not choose to seek counseling served as a secondary purpose. The study also examined the comparison of attitudes between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Black Colleges, Negative Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics
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