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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Lathrop, Anna H.; Howard, Ryan A. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
To address feelings of "placelessness" and "not belonging," many colleges and universities have implemented outdoor orientation programs developed to assist students with the transition from home. Outdoor orientation programs, in which students participate in some form of adventure activity away from campus (usually in a…
Descriptors: School Orientation, College Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Outdoor Education
Starbuck, Ethel – 1965
The purpose of the study was to determine whether higher shorthand speeds were achieved by high school students in a 1-year shorthand course through the use of Simplified Gregg Shorthand or through the use of Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Gregg Shorthand. The control group consisted of 75 students enrolled in Simplified Shorthand during the years…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Business Education, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Duke, Duncan – Management Teaching Review, 2018
This multiphase classroom exercise is designed for undergraduate students in capstone strategic management courses to become comfortable and adept at using Porter's Five Forces framework for industry analysis. Assuming students have a base level of familiarity with the framework, this exercise enables them to apply it to an industry and a company…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Harrison, Simon; Chen, Yu-Hua – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Pointing out that language policy negotiations in classroom discourse are an understudied kind of "language-related episode", and proposing that Tim Ingold's notion of "meshwork" dissolves a boundary that typically encloses their analysis, this paper examines how a rich and indicative example of student group interaction on a…
Descriptors: Music, Dance, Korean Culture, Language Planning
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Bell, Brent J.; Chang, Hong – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2017
Outdoor orientation programs have a growing literature demonstrating positive impacts with students transitioning to college (Bell, Gass, Nafizer, & Starbuck, 2014). One of the most valued outcomes for colleges and universities is retention of students until successful graduation. This is an outcome few outdoor orientation researchers have…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
Weinstein, Melissa Starbuck – 1970
This experiment was designed to see if classroom instruction in the concept of water level and horizontality can improve students' knowledge of these concepts. The sample consisted of a kindergarten and a second grade class from one school and a first grade class from another school. Each class was divided into three groups. The first group was…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction, Learning
Fedel, Joan; Starbuck, Ethel – 1965
Two studies conducted in the field of business education are presented in this report by the Colorado State Department of Education. In one study, individualized instruction procedures and individual work packets were developed for students in both first- and second-year typing. Descriptive statistics presented for the 2 groups over a 3-year…
Descriptors: Business Education, Comparative Analysis, Individualized Instruction, Multigraded Classes
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Boeck, Claire – Thought & Action, 2014
The miserable pay of adjuncts and the transformation of colleges and universities into business are no longer foreign concepts in the public realm. What is a surprise, though, is that large companies, such as Target and Starbucks, take better care of their employees than those in higher education. This article focuses on the contrast between the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Adjunct Faculty
Starbuck, Sara; Olthof, Marla; Midden, Karen – 2002
Children are drawn to nature and the outdoors. This guide details the inclusion of gardening in the preschool curriculum at a university child development program in Illinois. Chapter 1 of the book, "Why Garden?" details the benefits of gardening for young children, describes the project approach used, discusses the role of the teacher,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Gardening, Gardens, Learning Activities
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Overall, John E.; Starbuck, Robert R. – Journal of Educational Statistics, 1983
An alternative to Fisher's exact test and the chi-square test for homogeneity in two-by-two tables is developed. The method provides for Type I error rates which are closer to the stated alpha level than either of the alternatives. (JKS)
Descriptors: Expectancy Tables, Goodness of Fit, Hypothesis Testing, Nonparametric Statistics
Powers, Keith – Teaching Music, 2012
By some accounts, about half the music educators in America leave the profession within five years. That means all those ex-music teachers have spent just about as much time training for their profession as they've spent actually practicing it. And for a growing number of their colleagues, this is a situation that must be addressed, as impossible…
Descriptors: Music, Teaching Load, Music Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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Opt, Susan; Sims, Christy-Dale L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
To teach collaboration and overcome students' aversion to teamwork, Pope-Ruark (2012) recommends the Scrum approach, which she has used to manage major client-based course projects in writing and publishing courses. The Scrum approach emerged out of the software development industry in the 1990s as a framework for improving team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperation, Computer Software, Communications
Garcia, David – National Education Policy Center, 2011
This Progressive Policy Institute report argues that charter schools should be expanded rapidly and exponentially. Citing exponential growth organizations, such as Starbucks and Apple, as well as the rapid growth of molds, viruses and cancers, the report advocates for similar growth models for charter schools. However, there is no explanation of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Charter Schools, Models, Educational Policy
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents a sampler of notable developments in the world of higher education. Among them are: (1) At the University of Southern Maine, faculty leaders and President Theo Kalikow are working together to address the challenges that stand in the way of economic sustainability. In the spring, after announcing a plan to fire a dozen tenured…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Colleges, Educational Finance
Gillen, Andrew; Selingo, Jeffrey; Zatynski, Mandy – Education Sector, 2013
As a knowledge-based workforce has transformed the American economy over the last several decades, few people have questioned the value of higher education. Enrollment has surged at all types of colleges--up by more than one-third in just the last decade--as the college credential has become the ticket to a better life. From a purely economic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Potential, College Students, College Graduates
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