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Abbas, Rasha Al-Sayed Sabry – Education, 2017
This research aimed at investigating the effectiveness of STEM approach in developing visual reasoning and learning independence for preparatory stage students. To achieve this aim, the researcher designed a program based on STEM approach in light of the principles of nanotechnology. Twenty one preparatory stage students participated in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Visual Perception
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Sparapani, Ervin F.; Calahan, Patricia S. – Education, 2015
Mathematics, science, and technology are three disciplines that are highly discussed in national and international circles, especially as regards their importance to the success of young people after they leave school. With that, the purpose of the study is to examine the integration of technology into mathematics and science instruction in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Education, 2012
The primary objectives of this research were to explore achievement pattern differences and the influence of family factors on the achievement patterns of Afro-Caribbean and African American students within the United States (U.S.). The study utilized two research designs; a causal-comparative and a correlational design. A student family…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, African American Students, Pattern Recognition
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Mackey, Bonnie; Mackey, Wade C. – Education, 2012
The role of the on-going social father in America has received increased attention in the last quarter century. In some quarters, the U.S. father has been viewed as supernumerary or optional. In other quarters, the U.S. father has been perceived to be essential to the optimum development of his children. Still other factions have been intermediate…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Fathers, Parent Role, Parent Influence
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Milligan, Julie; Neal, Gwen; Singleton, Jacques – Education, 2012
Since the initiation of PL 94-142 enacted by the United States Congress in 1975, special education has been mandated, funded and regulated by the federal government. There have been both benefits and drawbacks to this initiative. In positive terms and most importantly, children who require different educational services are identified, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Gifted, Administrative Principles, Administrator Education
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Morgan, Hani – Education, 2012
This paper discusses how much of the gap in learning between poverty-stricken students and advantaged students in the US is related to a lack of educational resources and poor teaching quality. It discusses how some school systems have been able to overcome the challenges of poverty and how high-quality teaching can alleviate the effects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Resources, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth
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Incekara, Suleyman – Education, 2010
In today's world, the developments being experienced in geography education are focusing on issues like the following: integrating technology into geography courses, placing a comprehensive and integrative perspective regarding geography into the curriculum, stressing independent learning and team-learning simultaneously, educating students to…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Karamustafaoglu, Orhan – Education, 2009
The most significant objective of pre service teacher education is to educate qualified teachers. How this quality can be attained seems possible by designing teacher education programs which enable students to acquire skills such as reaching knowledge and solving problems. It is thought that student teachers begin to understand the profession…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
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Phillips, Simone – Education, 2008
This is a study of high achieving students using information about gifted students that can apply to and benefit all students. This article places focus on the highly motivated student that is intrinsically motivated, persistently works hard, and achieves top grades, but may not qualify as "gifted". For example, Jonathan has an average…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 2
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Simplicio, Joseph S. C. – Education, 2006
On campuses throughout the United States the issue of shared governance is being hotly debated. The debate over the issue has driven several important questions to the forefront. These include: Just what is shared governance? Should crucial decision making be a joint effort including both faculty members and administrators? Are there certain areas…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Administrator Attitudes, Governance, College Faculty
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Hsieh, Min-Hua – Education, 2006
Actual empirical research that explores East Asian female international students' identity development is lacking. Therefore, a qualitative study was conducted to investigate how five East Asian female international students' identities are developed in a second-language environment, the United States. Challenging the conceptual approach that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cultural Influences, Second Language Learning, Identification (Psychology)
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Green, Gregory; Reese, Shirley A. – Education, 2006
The greatest health risk facing children today is obesity. The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has risen dramatically in the past several decades. Because children on the average spend up to five or six hours a day involved in sedentary activities, including excessive time watching television, using the computer and playing…
Descriptors: Video Games, Physical Education, Group Counseling, Children
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Valentin, Sylvia – Education, 2006
Different aspects of diversity have been explored in order to assess whether preservice teachers are being prepared to meet the needs of their diverse student population. Diversity continues to be examined in a fragmented way by looking at issues separately. It seems necessary that prior to assessing preservice teachers' competence in diversity,…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Holistic Approach
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Kent, Andrea Moore – Education, 2005
Teacher education programs are continuously graduating candidates that fall into the category of failing teachers or teachers who flee the profession when their career is only beginning. Though there may be multiple causes for this problem, universities must attempt to curtail this problem before instructional damage continues to be perpetuated.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Admission (School), Teacher Education
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Blaylock, T. Hendon; Newman, Joseph W. – Education, 2005
Computer-based instruction is becoming more prevalent in secondary education in the United States. Using computers to deliver instruction can help to correct inequities in educational opportunities that exist due to race/ethnicity, budget constraints, geographical location, income, school size, and substandard teaching. Some knowledgeable experts…
Descriptors: School Size, Secondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Computer Assisted Instruction
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