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Kumin, Libby; Schoenbrodt, Lisa – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Background: There is no current data about employment/unemployment of adults with Down syndrome in the United States. The data that exists includes adults with Down syndrome as part of the larger group of people with disabilities or people with intellectual disability. Method: This study used a survey to investigate paid and volunteer employment,…
Descriptors: Employment, Adults, Down Syndrome, National Surveys
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Lockett, Landry L.; Boyd, Barry – Journal of Leadership Education, 2012
This article describes how professionals leading volunteers can purposefully work toward developing the "leadership identity" of individual volunteers. These concepts and the application of them are presented in the context of Cooperative Extension volunteer groups. Specific methods of developing the leadership identity and capacity of individual…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Extension Education, Leadership, Volunteers
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Pathak, Tapan B.; Bernadt, Tonya; Umphlett, Natalie – Journal of Extension, 2014
Climate Masters of Nebraska is an innovative educational program that strategically trains community volunteers about climate change science and corresponding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an interactive and action-based teaching environment. As a result of the program, 91% of participants indicated that they made informed changes in…
Descriptors: Climate, Educational Innovation, Environmental Education, Volunteers
Medley, Barbara C. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
The role of individual faculty in community service at institutions of higher education has been less studied due to its association with personal volunteer work. This paper suggests that such service should be viewed as an integral part of engagement, particularly when it contributes to positive change and problem resolution in urban communities.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Urban Universities, Volunteers, Citizen Participation
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Körükcü, Melek – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2020
The purpose of this research; social studies is to examine the relationship between the cognitive flexibility skills of teacher candidates and the learning strategies of supernatural (metacognitive learning strategies) in terms of various variables. The working (study) group of the research, who participated in the study on voluntary basis, is…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Metacognition, Learning Strategies
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Champlin, Connie; Grogg, Kelly; Lee, Janet – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The mission of the Peace Corps (PC) is to promote world peace and friendship. This is accomplished through meeting three goals: (1) To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; (2) To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and (3) To help promote a better…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Library Development, Global Approach, Volunteers
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Patrick Wertz, Kerri – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2016
Many adults pursue college degrees with high hopes of attaining a job and financial stability. However, visualize being not only a full-time college student but also a parent, a rancher, and most importantly, an American Indian. Many students enrolled in higher education in the United States have the luxury of focusing their time on their studies,…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, College Students, Tribally Controlled Education, Student Role
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Gupta, Rupanwita; Fraser, John; Shane-Simpson, Christina; Danoff-Burg, Sharon; Ardalan, Nezam – Environmental Education Research, 2019
After decades of growth in environmental education (EE) in the US, the number of practitioners in the field remains unknown. A national study was conducted to estimate the field's size through an online consumer survey panel stratified by race, ethnicity, and geographic region representing the US adult population. In addition to demographic data,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Faculty Development, Professional Identity, Compensation (Remuneration)
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Crowston, Kevin; Østerlund, Carsten; Lee, Tae Kyoung; Jackson, Corey; Harandi, Mahboobeh; Allen, Sarah; Bahaadini, Sara; Coughlin, Scott; Katsaggelos, Aggelos K.; Larson, Shane L.; Rohani, Neda; Smith, Joshua R.; Trouille, Laura; Zevin, Michael – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2020
We present the design of a citizen science system that uses machine learning to guide the presentation of image classification tasks to newcomers to help them more quickly learn how to do the task while still contributing to the work of the project. A Bayesian model for tracking volunteer learning for training with tasks with uncertain outcomes is…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Man Machine Systems, Training
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Schouten, Dylan G. M.; Venneker, Fleur; Bosse, Tibor; Neerincx, Mark A.; Cremers, Anita H. M. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2018
In this study, we investigate if a digital coach for low-literate learners that provides cognitive learning support based on scaffolding can be improved by adding affective learning support based on motivational interviewing, and social learning support based on small talk. Several knowledge gaps are identified: motivational interviewing and small…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Program Design
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Clements, Charlotte – History of Education, 2019
This article examines tensions and developments in youth work following the Albemarle Report in 1960, which sought to revive the flagging youth service. It uses oral history interviews with former youth workers and club members in London and Liverpool, archival research looking at the documents of voluntary youth clubs and associations in London…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Clubs, Voluntary Agencies, Educational History
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Beehr, Terry A.; LeGro, Kimberly; Porter, Kimberly; Bowling, Nathan A.; Swader, William M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Volunteering implies free choice, but people in some situations can feel compelled to volunteer. Hypotheses about students' volunteer work focused on self-determination and sufficiency of justification for their behavior. We examined required versus nonrequired volunteerism, internal and external motivation for volunteering, and attitudes of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Motivation, Student Volunteers, Student Attitudes
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Gaston, Sherryl; Kruger, Mellissa L. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
There are benefits to volunteering for both the community and the student undertaking the volunteering, it can help to enhance the students understanding of the area they are moving into, or it can show them where they do not want to work. It can assist the student to connect with the community and develop an awareness of the society around them.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Work, Volunteers, Foreign Countries
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Ponnambalam, Michael – Physics Teacher, 2018
The laws of physics are often seen as objective truth, pure and simple. Hence, they tend to appear cerebral and cold. However, their presentation is necessarily subjective and may vary from being boring to being exciting. A detailed analysis of physics education reform efforts over the last three decades finds that interactive instruction results…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Physics, Science Instruction, Educational Change
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Faiz, Melike; Dönmez, Cengiz – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Over years, the meaning of citizenship has changed. This change has occurred as a result of the 21st century the era of technology as well as changing social perception. Marshall [1] stated that citizenship as members of society and all of these have equal civil, political, social rights and duties. "Citizenship education defined as any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Fundamental Concepts, Qualitative Research
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