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Warren, Louis L. – Education, 2016
What makes teachers effective in the classroom? Research indicates that teachers effectiveness is contingent upon the teacher knowing pedagogy, learn theory, knowledge of subject matter, experience as well as other qualifications such as classroom management skills. Teachers effectiveness are often determined by three indicators; teachers' scores…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Certification
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McKee, M. Todd; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2016
Dropping out of high school has negative results and implications for individuals and society. The likelihood of dropping out is attributed to both social and academic risk factors. Poor high school attendance, low course completion, and low grade-point-average (GPA) have been identified as three leading indicators that students are at risk for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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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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Lin, Yii-nii; Lai, Pi-hui; Chiu, Yi-Hsing Claire; Hsieh, Hui-Hsing; Chen, Yien-Hua – Education, 2016
The study looked back on the one-year experience of the first group of peer mentors of a university at northern Taiwan. Twelve peer mentors (six males and six females; with an average age of 21.45) took part in the study. A qualitative phenomenological approach and in-depth interviews were adopted. The results showed that participants deemed the…
Descriptors: Peer Counseling, Mentors, Dormitories, Qualitative Research
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Hamilton, Nancy J.; Astramovich, Randall L. – Education, 2016
Children with ADHD often experience academic challenges and interpersonal difficulties which may impact their educational success. Using a case study approach, the authors explored the experiences of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a fifth grade school setting. Findings indicated that the student had an elevated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, Student Experience
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Khosrovani, Massomeh; Desai, Mayur S. – Education, 2016
The advent of mobile phone technologies and the emergence of new social media websites created a new platform for social interactions. This new phenomenon has positive features that allow individuals to interact socially and to conduct business. The use of social media also allows its users to share or exchange valuable knowledge and information,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, African American Students
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Alaqrabawi, Wala' S.; Alshawabka, Amneh Z.; Al-Addasi, Zainab M. – Education, 2016
This study measured the prevalence of hearing loss among school children in Jordan. A random sample of 1649 children (990 males and 659 females) was collected from randomly chosen 40 schools in Amman. Screening was conducted between November 2010 and October 2014. Otoscopic examination, tympanometry, and audiometry were used for screening. Based…
Descriptors: Incidence, Hearing Impairments, Foreign Countries, Screening Tests
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Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A. – Education, 2016
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Grade 8, College Attendance
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Batur, Zekerya – Education, 2016
This is an experimental study. In this study, experimental and control groups have been formed based on the scores obtained from Turkish language exams. The study group consists of 80 pupils currently studying in the 5th and 6th grades of the secondary school who have an average GPA of 70 to 80 (of the 5th grade pupils, 20 of them are in the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Secondary School Students, Scores
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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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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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Casses, Melissa M.; Paquette, Kelli R. – Education, 2016
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) early intervention services utilizes a family-based model of support for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities. Family-based services stem from the research of parent-child interactions as the primary means for developmental growth. This article will advocate strategies…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Kemp, Arthur D. – Education, 2016
This investigation explored the extent to which a newly constructed instrument, the CLASS Action Survey (CLAS), was able to accurately measure the qualities of a specialized course, the Crystallized Learning and Academic Study System (CLASS) and its stated goals: (1) to increase college students' academic mindedness, (2) to challenge…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Academic Persistence
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LaCour, Misty; McGlawn, Penny; Dees, Laura – Education, 2016
Foster children often struggle socially, emotionally, and academically in the school setting leading to school failure. By establishing a positive classroom environment, teachers can provide for the needs of the foster child while encouraging academic achievement. This study seeks to determine teacher best practices for meeting the needs of foster…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foster Care, Special Needs Students, Classroom Techniques
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