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Maguad, Ben A. – Education, 2018
The systems view of quality postulates that product or service quality comes as the result of interactions between various components that comprise a production process. In view of this, most problems in the organization, like an institution of higher education, can be attributed to the system. To be effective, any quality improvement initiative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach, Stakeholders
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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of negligence toward diversity issues on campus racial climate, describes how exclusionary practices affect minority students' (i.e., Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and Native American) educational experiences, and addresses faculty issues relevant to diversity. In addition, the paper identifies the factors that…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
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Haralson, Michele; Hoaglund, Amy; Birkenfeld, Karen; Rogers, Betsy – Education, 2016
After first introduced in 1995 by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, webquests have inundated the K-12 classroom. (Dodge, 1995) WebQuests are designed to support students' critical thinking particularly at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Recently, studies have emerged focusing on the use of webquests in teacher education (Hassanien…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Thinking
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Ruhupatty, LeRoy; Maguad, Ben A. – Education, 2015
Most critical activities in colleges and universities are driven by financial considerations. It is thus important that revenues are found to support these activities or ways identified to streamline costs. One way to cut cost is to improve the efficiency of schools to address the issue of poor quality. In this paper, the cost of poor quality in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Cost Effectiveness
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Castro-Atwater, Sheri A.; Huynh Hohnbaum, Anh-Luu – Education, 2015
One of the important tasks of supervisors and educators in the human service fields is to provide their fieldwork students with models of appropriate ethical behavior and decision-making. The ethical training that educators provide to students in the helping professions will greatly influence how prepared students feel to navigate through…
Descriptors: Ethics, School Psychology, Social Work, Allied Health Personnel
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Burch, Michael J.; Swails, Patricia; Mills, Randy – Education, 2015
The servant leadership model is often touted as the best model for Administrators to use at Christian schools of higher education. Research indicated, however, that a disconnection between how leaders of an organization perceived the strengths and weaknesses of their leadership skills and how followers perceived those skills can be detrimental to…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Qualities, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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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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Çakir, Rahman – Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is that to evaluate nine educational management plans between the years 1963-2013 and one plan in the process of implementation educational management. Document analysis technique from the qualitative research methods was used in this research. Data was analyzed as three stages: description, analysis and interpretation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Educational Administration
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Coskun, Abdullah; Arslan, Abdullah – Education, 2014
This paper aims to emphasize the importance of using Moodle in foreign language learning and teaching by reviewing relevant literature and introducing a Moodle-based environment aiming to help English learners to practice their English by themselves. Firstly, the use of Moodle in education and more specifically in English Language Teaching is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Distance Education
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Bin Tareef, Atif Omer – Education, 2014
School violence emerged as a topic of interest for the education system during the past decade. School violence covers an array of intentional or reckless behaviors that include physical harm, psychological harm, and property damage. These include behaviors that vary in severity and frequency such as murder (Dwyer, Osher, & Warger, 1998). Tay,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Higher Education, Emotional Response
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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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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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Jaradat, Mohammed Hasan – Education, 2013
The study aims at identifying the notion of transparency among academic leaderships at Jordanian universities. To this effect, the interview-based approach was used in order to delineate the concept of transparency. Eighty individual academic leaderships were interviewed across various schools in Jordan. Upon collection of data and information,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Language of Instruction, Disclosure
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GüvendIr, Emre – Education, 2013
Considering the significance of taking student preferences into account while organizing teaching practices, the current study explores which teaching method prospective foreign language teachers mostly prefer their teacher to use in the language acquisition course. A teaching methods evaluation form that includes six commonly used teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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