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Kissinger, Daniel B.; Newman, Richard E.; Miller, Michael T. – Online Submission, 2015
Intercollegiate athletics are an indelible aspect of American higher education, and many collegiate athletes, particularly those at the Division I level, view their college careers as an extension of and springboard toward a professional sports career. This study is based on a series of semi-structured interviews with men's athletic administrators…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Semi Structured Interviews
Cua, Francisco Chia; Reames, Stephen A. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The foreign faculty in Kazakhstan faced the challenge of designing a total authentic learning curricula for undergraduate students used to a traditional approach to learning. Students were asked to submit reflective learning journeys at the end of the spring 2011 semester. This study uses their stories as a springboard to explore their perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accounting, College Instruction
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2008
In 12 audio taped sessions, three kindergarten children engaged algebra in a teaching for understanding, thematic project. Toni, Asa, and Cornel had one-on-one lessons dealing with simple natural numbers, patterns, and relationships. Along the way, each child studied one of Toni Morrison's Who's got game books to explore repetition patterns in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mathematics Skills, Inquiry, Numeracy
Hanuscin, Deborah – 2003
This paper describes an existing early field experience program and discusses strategies implemented by the instructor working within the constraints of the program design. The workshop approach presented provides a structure for implementation of teaching strategies learned by preservice teachers during their methods course, and serves as a…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
Akar, Hanife – Online Submission, 2006
Foreign Language Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) were established in Poland as a need for drastic changes in education, and a need to introduce western languages at all levels of schooling in 1992 arose. By the year 2001 TTC managed to graduate the number of teachers the market demanded, yet the quality of education provided emerged as a need to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Languages, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Supply and Demand
Edwards, Lisa M.; Price, Gary E. – 2002
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between levels of hope and perceived parental authority style in college students (N=251). It was expected that there would be a positive relationship between authoritative parenting and students' levels of hope. It was also expected that there would be a negative relationship between…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence
Goldfarb, Ilia – 2002
The Spirit of Democracy Project was initiated in 2000 by the University of New Brunswick (Canada) Faculty of Education in partnership with the Russian Association for Civic Education, and was made possible through financial contribution from the Canadian International Development Agency. The focus of the Project is the development of online…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Democracy
Armstrong, Dorothy Ciner – Online Submission, 2007
Background: Examined or unexamined, all teacher candidates (TCs) bring to their teacher education programs their prior school experience as well as the socio-cultural history of education. This study was one of a series done by this researcher (1994, 2004, 2005, 2006) to find ways to promote reflective practice in teacher education. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Research Design, Educational Quality
Bannister, Linda; Hurd, James – 2003
This paper explores a writing-classroom pedagogy that uses dramatic literature and racially reversed roles as a springboard for discussion of diversity issues. According to the paper, the belief is that providing students with a drama that features ethnically reversed casts, performed sequentially, would allow them to recognize how powerfully skin…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Diversity
Borasi, Raffaella – 1989
The purpose of this study is to contribute to an understanding of how errors could be employed in mathematics instruction so that the students use them constructively in support of their learning of mathematics. A teaching experiment was designed to create an ideal context in which the pedagogical approach to errors as springboards could be…
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Error Patterns, Mathematical Concepts
Meyer, Margaret Dietz – 1985
Designed for college freshman composition classes, this guide describes a writing assignment for teaching students to write a formal review of a favorite children's book. The book analysis worksheet serves as a springboard for questions and a vehicle for teaching persuasive discourse, the business of publishing, the organization of libraries, the…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Evaluation Criteria, Freshman Composition
Burnett, Jeanie – 1997
This paper shows examples of thought-provoking picture and chapter books that can be used as springboards for discussing, analyzing, and solving authentic problems by pre-school through middle-level children in diverse settings. The paper begins with a description of a conference presentation which introduced participants to the notion of using…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Childrens Literature, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education
Vitkus, John – 1990
Vitkus and Horowitz (1987) found that lonely people demonstrated adequate social behavior when they were assigned to controlling interpersonal roles. Despite this successful performance, they evaluated themselves and their behavior negatively. Study 1 replicated these findings and extended them to naturalistic interactions. In a hypothetical…
Descriptors: College Students, Cues, Feedback, Helping Relationship
Herrmann, Andrea W. – 1988
Desktop publishing (DTP) is growing increasingly popular in the writing classroom for several reasons. By using DTP, students gain experience in a variety of disciplines--writing, typesetting, graphic design, printing, and computing. DTP represents a revolutionary literacy tool for schools since it encourages students to create and publish…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, High Schools, Student Publications
Tucker, Gregory M.; Al-Timimi, Nada R.; Darrup, Carolyn R.; Jacobs, David B.; Lieberman, David M.; Templar-Eynon, Shane A.; von Zuben, Frank C.; Washington, Syreeta D. – 2000
This roundtable offered a springboard for discussion on homophobia in the workplace in four major areas: education, industry, mental health, and public service. In the discussion on education, gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) college students explored ingrained attitudes and beliefs that impact their college life. Other issues explored in academia…
Descriptors: Athletes, Bisexuality, College Students, Counselors
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