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Musgrave, Megan L. – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This essay analyzes the graphic novel "In Real Life" as an example of Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang's intention to raise young people's awareness about gender and economic disparities within the gaming industry. Broadly, "In Real Life" combats the pervasive cultural anxiety that Jane McGonigal challenges in her book "Reality…
Descriptors: Activism, Computer Games, Video Games, Didacticism
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Miah, Md. Shiblu; Hossain, Md. Moyazzem; Rahman, Md. Habibur – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Now-a-days mobile phone is very important communicational device. This cableless device reduces the hazards of the land phone. In spite of its various advantages it has some disadvantages also. Misusing of mobile phone increases the disadvantages of this device day by day. Unnecessary talking makes the reasons of wasting the money and time for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students
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Scott, Linda; Saaiman, Elaine – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Notwithstanding the substantial transformation of education in South Africa in the last 20 years, specifically to redress the past inequalities, the challenges are ongoing. These challenges include tertiary institutions having to accommodate a culturally and linguistically diverse group of students, often second-language (L2) English speakers, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Distance Education, English (Second Language)
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Elçi, Alev; Amca, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2005
Due to the lack of necessary Computing and Information Technology (IT) skills, education in many disciplines, such as, Communication and Media Studies, Education and Economy were said, not to have produced the results demanded by the related industries. Here, we suggest an effective and economically feasible educational framework where the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Information Technology, Educational Methods
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Hafidah, Agustina Sri – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This research is begun by finding some information that some Primary schools' students, especially in the remote areas have difficulty in identifying tenses, even the simple models. From the students' scores in the pretest, it can be known that most of them were in the very poor category. The condition showed that most of the students did not…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mayo, Sherry – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2008
The artist and scientist have been depicted as polar opposites since Michelangelo claimed that Leonardo da Vinci was wasting time with foolish inventions while his art suffered. However, the artist taking on the role of the researcher has precedent. In the 1960s, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), led by Bell Labs' engineer Billy Kluver,…
Descriptors: Artists, Scientists, Aesthetics, Art History
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Hwang, Kuo-An; Yang, Chia-Hao – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
Most courses based on distance learning focus on the cognitive domain of learning. Because students are sometimes inattentive or tired, they may neglect the attention goal of learning. This study proposes an auto-detection and reinforcement mechanism for the distance-education system based on the reinforcement teaching strategy. If a student is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Elementary School Students, Fatigue (Biology)
Wolk, Ronald A. – ASCD, 2011
Renowned education journalist Ronald A. Wolk--the founder and former editor of "Education Week" and "Teacher Magazine"--skewers the conventional wisdom of the day about education reform and illuminates a way forward to higher student achievement. Learn why so many assumptions guiding political and educational leaders--standards and testing, longer…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Study Guides, Educational Change, Public Education
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Usiskin, Zalman – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
Teaching mathematics in hard ways, rather than using easier methods or technology, is described. Employing the most efficient means possible to solve a problem is the essence of good mathematics, rather than wasting time in practicing obsolete skills. (MNS)
Descriptors: Editorials, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning
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Kocabas, Ibrahim – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
Teachers can best process their duties by renewing themselves according to today's context. The modifications in science, technology, culture, and social life change the educational theory and its application. Teachers should have to effectively adapt themselves to these changes. This is possible only by arranging continual in-service training for…
Descriptors: Seminars, Elementary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
Knight, Mary – 1983
Education is being constantly criticized for its failure to produce literate graduates. Reformers are urging a return to basics, a more rigorous curriculum, and results that can be measured on achievement tests. Vocational education also is being criticized. Opponents think that vocational education prepares graduates for a narrow range of job…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement
Grimm, Andrea Suzanne – 1998
Parental attitudes and expectations about the use of the Internet in education are important for local school administrators and teachers to consider when the Internet reaches their classrooms because parental involvement has been shown to have a positive influence on students' academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to gather data on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
Edwards, Peter; Gould, Warren – 1987
A study investigated the self-perceived, on-the-job literacy tasks of electrical mechanic apprentices in Victoria, Australia. A random sample of 401 apprentices from 19 locations representing all levels of apprenticeship training were questioned about their reading needs and the consequences of making a reading error in their work. Data were…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Research, Electrical Occupations, Electromechanical Technology