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Morgan, Bobbette M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
A researcher with five years' experience of teaching online classes shares what she has seen and experienced while working with her students. Through the evolution of working with Tegrity, Collaborate, and ZOOM the author shares the lived experience. The work of Max van Manen, a phenomenological researcher, serves as the framework. Descriptions…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Experience
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Chao, Ren-Fang; Yen, Jih-Rong – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Mainland China and Taiwan have a homogenous macroculture, but a heterogenous microculture. To understand the acculturation of students from mainland China to Taiwan, the present study applies Berry's (1997) two-dimensional model of acculturation, together with the concept of cultural types as its analytical framework, using focus group interviews…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asians, Foreign Students, Social Integration
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Bryans-Bongey, Sarah E. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper explores teaching and learning applications at the intersection between Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and mainstream educational technology. Informed by the SETT framework in which the technology choice is informed by student, environment, and task (Dell, Newton, & Petroff, 2017; Zabala, 2005), this paper is…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational Strategies, Assistive Technology, Mainstreaming
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Majocha, Kristen L.; Mullennix, John W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Researchers have long established that people who believe they are attractive have higher self-esteem (Aronson & Linder, 1965). Recent studies show that students with higher self-esteem have less speaking apprehension (Elfering & Grebner, 2012). Teachers in higher education can help students rethink their attractiveness in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Class Activities, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Aleong, Chandra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper identifies the need to view strategic management and implementation with new insights from entrepreneurs and researchers who have attained and studied successful enterprises. The backdrop is the rate of disruption taking place all over the U.S. as well as globally. The objective is to understand major changes to garner ideas for more…
Descriptors: Universities, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies
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Holmes, Barbara; Waterbury, Theresa; Baltrinic, Eric; Davis, Arielle – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper offers some insights into the anxieties graduate students bring into the classroom about academic or technical writing. In this qualitative study, a focus group of graduate students was utilized to describe the specific negative feelings, attitudes and experiences held about writing. Findings suggest that students were able to identify…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Attitudes, Anxiety, Academic Discourse
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Caruso, Shirley J. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper serves as an exploration and thick description of job performance outcomes based upon the manner in which self-directed learning activities of employees are conducted, mediated by the use of Web 2.0 technologies in organizational settings. It provides a collective view of the role that Web 2.0 technology plays in self-directed workplace…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Independent Study, Job Performance
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Fan, Chung-Hau; Gallup, Jennifer L.; Wu, I-Chen; Ford, Jeremy W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
With the increasing visibility of state school psychology consultants (SSPCs) across the nation, there is a pressing need to understand their roles and functions relative to serving their stakeholders. In addition, it is unclear whether current SSPC job responsibilities are aligned with the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP)…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Consultants, State Officials, Agency Role
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Ho, Hsuan-Fu; Huang, Wei-Ting; Hu, Tien-Ling – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
An adequate supply of a high quality labor force is crucial for national economic and social well-being; consequently, nations worldwide have placed significant emphasis on university graduate employability. Nonetheless, in Taiwan, a mismatch between knowledge acquired in universities and competences required by the job market has dramatically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alumni, Career Counseling, Career Education
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Phillips, Candice; Bassell, Kellie; Fillmore, Laura; Stephenson, Winsome – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Nursing must transform education and practice to meet the changing healthcare environment; yet, steps to desired change remain unknown. Academic leaders are well-positioned to initiate change and transform the academic landscape. However, many advance to leadership positions with minimal orientation to the role. Moreover, leaders in academic…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Nursing Education
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Akin, Imani; Radford, Leondra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This brief study serves as an introduction into exploring the existence of resilience and self-esteem in urban high school learning environments. Data collection stems from interviews and surveys of graduates of urban high schools, who transitioned into college or careers. Findings from this qualitative phenomenological research contains…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Urban Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Student Development
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Karn, Lawrence; Hattori, Takahiko – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Stories live to be told to others, Dan McAdams (2008) writes: "Life stories therefore are continually made and remade in social relationships and in the overall social context provided by culture. As psychosocial constructions, life stories reflect the values, norms, and power differentials inherent in societies, wherein they have their…
Descriptors: Biographies, Social Environment, Personal Narratives, Individual Development
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Nichols, Linda M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This study evolved from a previous study that examined the perceptions of the importance of specific traits to success in the accounting profession by both accounting professionals in the United States and internationally. That study found that the international subjects valued some soft skills, such as creativity, as being more important to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Student Attitudes, Success
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Cismaru, Magdalena; Cismaru, Romulus – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Students' bullying and harassment have been shown to be a problem and more schools around the world are starting to address them. Although much of the attention and research has focused on middle-school students, addressing bullying and harassment in universities is important and makes the object of the present research. We provide an overview of…
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, Foreign Countries, College Environment
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Walsh, Nichole; Akhavan, Nancy – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Based on the reform movements over the past two decades, it is evident that while effective teachers are critical to student learning, not all teachers are coming to the profession highly qualified. Policy and research continue to highlight the need to reorganize and refocus teacher preparation programs to produce higher quality teachers ready to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change
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