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Fenner, Christopher J.; Pitrowski, Chris – Education, 2017
Since the advent of Facebook, researchers across academic disciplines have examined the nature and scope of scholarship regarding this SNS. Based on a content analysis approach, Piotrowski (2012) reported that many popular issues in the media on the topic of Facebook are largely ignored by research investigators. Due to the proliferation of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Content Analysis, Educational Research, Journal Articles
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Luke, Chad; Diambra, Joel F. – Education, 2017
This expository article explores the challenges college sophomores face in making academic decisions and choosing a major. We conduct a literature review and discuss the findings from previously conducted empirical studies as a foundation for this exploration and identify implications for college counselors serving this student population. We also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Counseling, Decision Making, Majors (Students)
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2016
Attending an undergraduate institution in the United States is one of the most exciting and unique experiences in college students' lives. Although students have only spent several years in college, it has strong impacts that may last a lifetime. Strong institutional commitment, through its investment and allocation of various resources, is a…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Educational Experience, Undergraduate Students, Literature Reviews
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Piotrowski, Chris – Education, 2015
Although social media (SM) is a ubiquitous feature of modern discourse, few studies have addressed the research domain regarding scope of SM in the scholarly literature. Moreover, the adaptation of SM technology for formal educational purposes has not been without controversy (Bennett et al., 2012). The current study attempts to obtain a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Doctoral Dissertations, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Huang, Grace H. C.; Gove, Mary – Education, 2015
The authors were drawn to the media phenomenon created by Amy Chua's book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" about her parenting experiences raising two daughters. Chua's parenting style is quite strict by US standards. The authors classify her style as Ethnic Minority, considered a subset of Authoritarian parenting style as compared to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Confucianism
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Holden, Shelley L.; Norrell, Phillip M. – Education, 2014
Obesity is a major concern in the United States because of its rapid rate of increase. In 2000, there was no state that had a prevalence of obesity of less than 10% and by 2010 there was no state that had a prevalence of obesity of less than 20% and 12 states reported an obesity rate equal to or greater than 30% (National Center for Health…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Knowledge Level, Adults
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Maleyko, Glenn; Gawlik, Marytza A. – Education, 2011
Drawing from empirically based and theoretical literature in the field, this review examines Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and the accountability provisions found in Title One of the NCLB legislation. States have the ability to statistically manipulate their AYP implementation, which may give a false impression to the public that AYP is a…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, Accountability, Federal Programs
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Karadag, Engin – Education, 2010
In this research, the level of quality of the qualitative research design used and the analytic mistakes made in the doctorate dissertations carried out in the field of education science in Turkey have been tried to be identified. Case study design has been applied in the study in which qualitative research techniques have been used. The universe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Design, Qualitative Research, Educational Research
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Sze, Susan – Education, 2009
The purpose of this study is to analyze literature on pre-service teachers' attitudes toward students with disabilities. Results show: (1) research in this field tends to be limited to inclusion study, and (2) an introduction to special education course will benefit pre-service in gaining an understanding of students with special needs, increasing…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Abdellatif, Hanaa R.; Cummings, Rhoda; Maddux, Cleborne D. – Education, 2008
The ability to use analogical reasoning traditionally has been considered a higher-level ability characteristic of thinking of older children and adults. Such reasoning has not been thought to be accessible to younger children. However, recently, it has been suggested that younger children's ability to understand and solve analogical problems…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Familiarity, Young Children, Logical Thinking
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Morrison, Erin E. – Education, 2007
Occupational therapists working in the school system setting report using weighted vests as a technique to improve attention and sensory processing for students who have an autism spectrum disorder. Some critics, however, contend that this technique is used without evidence of effectiveness. This study examines the overall research available on…
Descriptors: Autism, Occupational Therapy, Literature Reviews, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hara, Katsuko – Education, 2006
In information skills instruction, changing from lecture-based to resource-based instruction requires not only recognition of its value but also a strong will to implement new methods (Loertscher, 1988). Based on this review of the literature, teachers seem not to be fully aware of the value of this change. It seems that teachers are uncertain…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Information Skills, Literature Reviews, Information Literacy
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Subramaniam, Karthigeyan – Education, 2006
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the potential of a microteaching evaluation form for assessing microteaching performances. The microteaching evaluation form was developed by adopting suggestions from the teacher education literature on microteaching. Data consisted of participants' and course instructor's evaluations of microteaching…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Educational Theories, Microteaching, Distance Education
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Ferrari, Joseph R.; Athey, Robert B.; Moriarty, Meghan O.; Appleby, Drew C. – Education, 2006
Academic honor society alumni in two samples reported their undergraduate and post-baccalaureate education and employment experiences. In Study 1 of 108 honor society alumni leaders at an urban, private, faith-based liberal arts college, more men graduated cum laude yet attended top-tier graduate institutions and earned doctoral degrees than women…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Liberal Arts, Employment Experience, Alumni
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Lovelace, Sherri; Wheeler, Tiffany R. – Education, 2006
Cultural discontinuity refers to the lack of cohesion between two or more cultures. Upon entry into school, differences in the functional use of language among culturally and linguistically diverse children have been found to account for the discontinuity they experience. Because children come to school socialized to language in culture-specific…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Socialization, Cultural Differences, Language Styles
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