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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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Pinto, Jo Ann M.; Lohrey, Peter L. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
The issue of attendance policies has been studied by higher education professionals for nearly a century. Prior research has shown a strong statistical link between class attendance and student grades. The aim of our research project is to gauge the attitudes and policies of business school professors in an AACSB accredited school on this topic.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Attendance, Business Schools
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Melchiorre, Marilyn Martin – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
This study examines students' reflections on how concepts covered in a marketing course are applied to the broader liberal arts curriculum. The objective was to demonstrate when given a chance with an Interdisciplinary Reflection Assignment, students can articulate interdisciplinary relevance. The study collected sample data from six classes over…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Marketing, Liberal Arts
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Acosta-Tello, Enid – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
Fluency in reading is crucial for comprehension of the written word. Traditionally we concentrate on fluency once a child is a proficient reader. However, fluency is a skill that can be successfully addressed with beginning readers. This article presents practical strategies to help beginning readers become fluent readers. Of course, these…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Strategies, Beginning Reading, Elementary School Students
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Arnold, William W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
A modification in emphasis in an upper business course from a professor-centered approach to a student-centered focus demonstrated the use of possibilities to enrich a lecture course format to increase student engagement while also facilitating student readiness to enter the workforce. A proliferation of college teaching formats has emerged,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Relevance (Education), Lecture Method, Student Needs
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Williams, Tammy – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
Effective alternative high schools service the whole child - academically, socially, emotionally, and developmentally. It is critical to address the needs of the child through wrap-around support services that include Building Positive Relationships, Providing Supportive Safety Nets at School, Offering Counseling Services, Having a Food and…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Ancillary School Services
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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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