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Huang, Wei-Ting; Ho, Hsuan-Fu – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Taiwan's teacher training system currently faces a serious disorder. The excessive number of teacher education programs being set up in universities by the Ministry of Education has dramatically increased the number of teachers. The situation, coupled with the country of low birth rate and high retirement age, brings about fewer teaching vacancies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Efrat, Merav W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Insufficient physical activity during the elementary school years has been associated with a number of health problems (Strong et al., 2006). During the school day, the recess period provides the greatest opportunity for children to engage in physical activity (Robert Wood Johnson, 2007). Nonetheless, most children spend the majority of their…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Neumann, Yoram; Neumann, Edith; Lewis, Shelia – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This study integrated the Spiral Curriculum approach into the Robust Learning Model as part of a continuous improvement process that was designed to improve educational effectiveness and then assessed the differences between the initial and integrated models as well as the predictability of the first course in the integrated learning model on a…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Online Courses
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Buch, George R.; Warren, Carryn B. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
August 2016 there was a call (Braun, Bremser, Duval, Lockwood & White, 2017) for post-secondary instructors to use active learning in their classrooms. Once such example of active learning is what is called the "flipped" classroom. This paper presents the need for, and the methodology of the flipped classroom, results of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Integration, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Mann, Mark D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
In the 21st Century, Educators are called to thinking in broader terms about the purpose of technology in engaging learners to work on tasks that are meaningful to them. Through technology, as described in this paper, the researcher has attempted to broaden student engagement level by developing a more engaging online game framework. The research…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computer Games, Learner Engagement, Programming
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Alsaeed, Maha Saad – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
During the past decades, technological resources have been improved to support the teaching of mathematics. While the improvement of technological resources, the World Wide Web provides teachers and students many resources that engage students in rich mathematics experiences. There are a vast number of educational resources available through the…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Integration, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Hart, Claudia; Plemmons, Tony; Stulz, Karin; Vroman, Margo – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
A regional University in the United States implemented an AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) Action Project with a goal of developing processes for effective leadership communication. An MBA (Masters of Business Administration) class conducted a university-wide communication audit to assist with the AQIP project. Quantitative and…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Feedback (Response), Organizational Communication
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Sanford, John F.; Naidu, Jaideep T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
The paper argues that mathematical modeling is the essence of computational thinking. Learning a computer language is a valuable assistance in learning logical thinking but of less assistance when learning problem-solving skills. The paper is third in a series and presents some examples of mathematical modeling using spreadsheets at an advanced…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Computation, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving
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Todd-Gibson, Christine – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This qualitative case study examined how middle school science teachers conducted collaborative inquiry and reflection about students' conceptual understanding, and how individual teachers in the middle school science group acted and made reflections in response to their collaborative inquiry. It also examined external influences that affected the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Inquiry, Reflection
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Malaga, Ross A.; Koppel, Nicole B. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
The use of video to deliver content to students online has become increasingly popular. However, educators are often plagued with the question of which format to use to deliver asynchronous video material. Whether it is a College or University committing to a common video format or an individual instructor selecting the method that works best for…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Caruso, Shirley J. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This paper serves as an exploration into some of the ways in which organizations can promote, capture, share, and manage the valuable knowledge of their employees. The problem is that employees typically do not share valuable information, skills, or expertise with other employees or with the entire organization. The author uses research as well as…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Knowledge Management, Employees, Job Skills
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Kasza, Paul; Slater, Timothy F. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Specialized secondary schools in the United States focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are becoming commonplace in the United States. Such schools are generally referred to by U.S. teachers as Academies. In a purposeful effort to provide a resource to educators building new STEM Academies, this study provides both a…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Student Educational Objectives, Secondary Schools, High School Students
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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth; Li, Songze – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This study explored student abilities in applying conceptual knowledge when presented with structured performance tasks. Specifically, the study gauged proficiency in higher-order applications of students enrolled in earth and environmental science or biology. The student sample was drawn from a Redesigned STEM high school model where a tested…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Thinking Skills, STEM Education, High School Students
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Bicehouse, Vaughn; Faieta, Jean – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Special education, a discipline that aims to provide specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of each child with a disability, has turned 40 years old in the United States. Ever since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) in 1975, every state has been directed to provide a free and appropriate…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Decision Making, Data, Disabilities
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Prajapati, Ravindra K.; Sharma, Bosky; Sharma, Dharmendra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Adolescence is a period when the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and all the capabilities are very high, but, unfortunately, most of the adolescents are unable to utilize their potential to maximum due to various reasons. They face many emerging issues such as global warming, famines, poverty, suicide, population explosion as well as…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Adolescent Development, Educational Needs, Relevance (Education)
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