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Holmes, Barbara; Parker, DeJuanna; Gibson, Jamel – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
National, state, and local educational agencies identify teacher retention as an issue of continuous importance and concern. This report addresses the issue of teacher retention through the lens of administrative effectiveness and involvement, as well as teachers' intrinsic motivations. Relevant findings include structural framing of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Administrator Role, Work Environment
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Gutierrez, Daniel; Gutierrez, Andrea – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
In many social science college courses, professors cover a wide variety of topics that may act as triggers for victims of trauma in both traditional and online courses. At the same time, we may also encounter students who suffer trauma during their college experience. The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the importance of creating a safe and…
Descriptors: Trauma, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Relationship, Victims
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Janzen, Michelle – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
Through a Disney perspective, this author discusses how students can use creative strategies to cope with learning disabilities in secondary, post-secondary and even graduate levels of academic achievement. In particular, the paper will be presenting how the author, who has an infinity for "everything Disney", chose to use both Disney…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Learning Disabilities, Secondary School Students, College Students
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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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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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Wilson, Stefanie D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Co-creating with a diverse population of learners to enhance their educational experience requires apt skills, namely, multiple intelligence practices. Through the lens of adult learning theories to include multiple intelligences developed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, this empirical research study of a classroom scenario examines the…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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Besterman, Keith R.; Ernst, Jeremy; Williams, Thomas O. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
In the United States, the population of students classified as English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 education has increased in recent decades. As a result, teachers outside of specialized linguistic courses have needed to adapt their instruction to better meet the needs of these students. This exploratory study investigates potential…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, STEM Education, English Language Learners, Comparative Analysis
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Schubert, Simone Claire; Kucia, Angela; Hofmeyer, Anne – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Background: Takotsubo Syndrome is a condition that causes impairment in cardiac function in the absence of significant causative coronary artery disease. Takotsubo Syndrome is most commonly reported in older women, has identical presenting symptoms to acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but differs in cause, management and outcomes. Ongoing symptoms…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Females, Rehabilitation, Participation
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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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