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International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Bennett Coates, Ali Radloff 2010 ACER

International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Bennett Coates, Ali Radloff

Higher Education Research

International students in USA universities have higher levels of engagement with their institution when compared to international students enrolled in Australasian universities. ❚ The largest difference between USA and Australian international students was related to student and staff interactions. ❚ The growth in engagement with their institution between first and later year students among the international cohort is more prominent among those enrolled in USA than those in Australia or New Zealand. ❚ Among Australasian higher education students the international student group on average have higher levels of engagement than domestic students. ❚ When compared cross-nationally, the engagement score difference between international students in ...


The Spread Of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle 2010 Iowa State University

The Spread Of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

This paper argues that the vertical spread of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), i.e., a spread throughout language materials and curricula, makes it difficult to draw a clear distinction between CALL and other language materials. In view of the emphasis that teachers, researchers, and administrators have placed on evaluating CALL, I argue that some valuable lessons about materials evaluation can be drawn from reflection on issues in CALL evaluation. In particular, I discuss the opportunities for professionals to reconsider assumptions held about comparative research, draw upon research perspectives and methods from applied linguistics in materials evaluation, and include critical perspectives ...


Towards Systematic And Sustained Formative Assessment Of Causal Explanations In Oral Interactions, Tammy Slater, Bernard Mohan 2010 Iowa State University

Towards Systematic And Sustained Formative Assessment Of Causal Explanations In Oral Interactions, Tammy Slater, Bernard Mohan

English Publications

The questions and answers in the above exchanges are common occurrences in classroom discourse: requests by the teacher for causal explanations and efforts by the students to give them. To succeed in school, students need to be able to explain causally, and teachers need to be able to assess these explanations. Students’ causal explanations allow teachers to check understandings of how and why; thus, examining the development of this type of discourse has the potential to provide a framework for formative assessment that can promote learning. Researchers and educators working from a systemic functional linguistic perspective have provided a body ...


Reliability And Validity Analyses Of The Community Service Attitudes Scale, Brian Perry 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Reliability And Validity Analyses Of The Community Service Attitudes Scale, Brian Perry

Online Theses and Dissertations

A study of the reliability and validity of the Community Service Attitudes Scale which was developed by Shiarella, McCarthy, and Tucker (2000) and based on Schwartz's (1977) model of helping behaviors was conducted. Scores on each of the subscales of the Community Service Attitudes Scale showed strong reliability with coefficient alpha scores ranging from .80 to .93. The factor analysis confirmed the findings of the original authors with eight factors having eigenvales greater than one indentified. Validity analyses confirmed that the measure can distinguish between groups expected to differ. Limitations and future research directions are also discussed.


The Effects Of A Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development On Elementary Teachers' Math Teaching Self-Efficacy And The Resulting Effects On Their Students' Achievement, Krista Louise Althauser 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

The Effects Of A Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development On Elementary Teachers' Math Teaching Self-Efficacy And The Resulting Effects On Their Students' Achievement, Krista Louise Althauser

Online Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the impact of a district-wide mathematics professional development program on elementary teachers' general and personal efficacy. It also explored connections among teacher efficacy and socioeconomic status with student achievement.

Using a quantitative approach, a job-embedded professional development initiative sustained over a 2-year period with 35 teachers was found to increase teachers' general and personal efficacy in teaching mathematics. The investigation of the professional development work was based on the principles of effective mathematics professional development, efficacy theory, and student achievement. To measure perceptions of teachers' general and personal efficacy, teachers of third graders in 10 Kentucky elementary ...


Whytry? A Program Evaluation, Tammie Knick 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Whytry? A Program Evaluation, Tammie Knick

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

In Minnesota, one out of every five students fail to graduate from high school (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009). Long before students decide to drop out of school, a host of risk factors or early predictors undoubtedly emerged in childhood. The purpose of this research pilot project was to determine the efficacy of the WhyTry? program in helping to reduce some of those risk factors such as: Truancy, Behavior problems in school, Low academic achievement, and School disengagement. The WhyTry? Program uses a strengths-based approach to help youth overcome their challenges and improve their outcomes at school. WhyTry? is based ...


Computer Based Training: Understanding Schizophrenia, Elli Marie Bach 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Computer Based Training: Understanding Schizophrenia, Elli Marie Bach

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The purpose of this capstone project was to research, design and implement a computer based training module for staff who work with individuals experiencing mental illness. This training focused directly on schizophrenia, which is the most common mental health disorder treated at the Community Behavioral Health Hospital in St. Peter.


University Of Northern Iowa Today, V93n3, Winter 2010, University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association 2010 University of Northern Iowa

University Of Northern Iowa Today, V93n3, Winter 2010, University Of Northern Iowa Alumni Association

UNI Today

In this issue:

-- New Beginnings
-- A Treasure Trove of university history
-- UNI in Iowa: programs reach all 99 counties
-- Test your Religious literacy
-- Behind the curtain of Strayer-Wood Theatre
-- Summer storm changes UNI landscape
-- New sculpture dedicated to fallen soldiers
-- UNI opens Multimodal Transportation Center
-- Learning. Understanding. Wisdom
-- UNI Recipe Roundup: Corn Chowder
-- Together at last - UNI athletics administration under one roof
-- Academic advisors join Panther athletic teams
-- Birthday events and gifts commemorate Gallagher-Bluedorn's 10th year
-- UNI hosts "Power of the Purse III: Every Penny Counts"
-- Imagine the impact of 40 years of giving
-- Panther Athletics VIP Fund receives ...


The Application Of Margin In Life Theory In Regard To Attrition And Remediation Among Emergency Medicine Residents, Colleen J. Kalynych 2010 University of North Florida

The Application Of Margin In Life Theory In Regard To Attrition And Remediation Among Emergency Medicine Residents, Colleen J. Kalynych

UNF Theses and Dissertations

Medical residency is a time of high stress, long hours, high case loads, fatigue, and lack of free time. Burnout rates among residents have been reported to be between 25-76%. Scant literature exists in regard to resident stress and its impact on learning and attrition during residency. The theory of margin posits that a healthy margin is necessary for adults to learn. Healthy margin exists when a person’s ratio of burdens over resources creates a surplus of energy. This study sought to determine if there was a difference between emergency medicine (EM) residents’ margin in life scores and remediation ...


Patient Education And Involvement In Care, Linda Reynolds Andiric 2010 University of North Florida

Patient Education And Involvement In Care, Linda Reynolds Andiric

UNF Theses and Dissertations

A study conducted on patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty indicated that participants who were offered preadmission education for their procedure had statistically better outcomes than patients who had not attended an educational class. The study further focused on patients’ confidence in their ability to take control of their health situations as well as the effect of encouragement and motivation to provide active involvement. Two surveys, the Krantz Health Opinion Survey and the Multi Dimensional Health Locus of Control, were used to assess patients’ innate desires to be involved in their care and if they felt they could render any ...


Ua45/6 Registrar's Office - Commencement File, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua45/6 Registrar's Office - Commencement File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Commencement and baccalaureate programs. Commencement programs list students authorized to graduate. Commencement schedules are included with the programs when they exist. These include information regarding concerts, alumni meetings and other activities during commencement week. Also includes audio and video tapes.


The Wright Message, 2010, University of Northern Iowa. Department of Mathematics. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

The Wright Message, 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Mathematics.

The Wright Message

Inside this issue:

-- Dear Department Alumni and Friends
-- 2010 - 2011 Tenure-Stream Faculty
-- Spotlight on Undergraduates
-- Projects and Grants
-- Secondary Mathematics Education Programs
-- UNI I-Teach
-- Crane Scholarship
-- Actuarial Science and the Actuarial Science Fund
-- Alliance Project
-- Mathematics Contribution Form
-- Additional Mathematics Funds
-- Around Wright Hall
-- In Memoriam
-- Dr. Ridenhour Retires


You Got The Word Now: Problematizing Vocabulary-Based Academic Language Instruction, Katherine R. Bruna, Roberta Vann, Moises P. Escudero 2010 Iowa State University

You Got The Word Now: Problematizing Vocabulary-Based Academic Language Instruction, Katherine R. Bruna, Roberta Vann, Moises P. Escudero

Education Publications

With increasing numbers of English Learners enrolling in public schools, teachers of core academic subject area classes are facing the challenge of integrating English language development into instruction. This article describes how teachers' understanding of infusing language into science teaching can shape instructional practices and consequently influence the simultaneous English language development and science learning of English Learner students.


Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents., Katherine R. Bruna 2010 Iowa State University

Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

Language Play and the Science Learning of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.


Commentary On Gee’S “Science, Video Games, And Literacy: Situated Learning., Katherine R. Bruna 2010 Iowa State University

Commentary On Gee’S “Science, Video Games, And Literacy: Situated Learning., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

A Mother and Multicultural Teacher Educator's Reflection


Effects Of Peer-Mediated Vocabulary Intervention On Science Achievement Of Seventh Grade Students With And Without Learning Disabilities, Julie Green 2010 Clemson University

Effects Of Peer-Mediated Vocabulary Intervention On Science Achievement Of Seventh Grade Students With And Without Learning Disabilities, Julie Green

All Dissertations

Vocabulary knowledge is critical for accessing content-area information for students with learning disabilities who receive instruction in general education content-area classes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a peer-mediated science vocabulary intervention in general education classrooms on academic achievement of seventh-grade students with and without learning disabilities. A quasi-experimental design with multiple pre- and posttest measures was used to determine the effects of the intervention and whether the intervention was differentially effective for students with learning disabilities compared to their nondisabled peers. The study included 8 teacher participants and 675 student participants in 41 ...


Is Our Students Learning? Using Assessments To Measure And Improve Law School Learning And Performance, Rogelio A. Lasso 2010 Barry University School of Law

Is Our Students Learning? Using Assessments To Measure And Improve Law School Learning And Performance, Rogelio A. Lasso

Barry Law Review

This article considers the use of student assessments to provide law students with timely feedback in order to improve law student learning, provides a set of best practices for using assessments, and furnishes detailed examples of various forms of assessments.


Students With Special Needs And Their Interaction With Peers During Play, Meghan K. Neary 2010 The College at Brockport

Students With Special Needs And Their Interaction With Peers During Play, Meghan K. Neary

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This qualitative study was designed to document the characteristics of peer interaction in students with special needs . The qualitative nature of this study was most beneficial because while analyzing data from the interviews and observations, I had obtained thick, rich descriptive data on the behaviors of a student with special needs during play.

An observational study took place in an inclusive classroom with three students with special needs, and the typically developing peers with whom they interacted with during play. These observations allowed for the collection and interpretation of the ways in which students with special needs interact with peers ...


Rod Library Newsletter: Rod Notes, V2n4, January 2010, University of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Rod Library Newsletter: Rod Notes, V2n4, January 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside this issue:

-- What's Happening: in the Browsing Room
-- Read In
-- Rod Library @ UNI on Facebook!
-- Floor Outlets Available
-- CatID Login


Argument Construction, Argument Evaluation, And Decision-Making: A Content Analysis Of Argumentation And Debate Textbooks, Neil Stuart Butt 2010 Wayne State University

Argument Construction, Argument Evaluation, And Decision-Making: A Content Analysis Of Argumentation And Debate Textbooks, Neil Stuart Butt

Wayne State University Dissertations

Critical thinking abilities, especially the advanced critical thinking abilities required for decision-making, are important to both individuals and democratic policy making processes. Previous studies have indicated that argumentation and debate instruction can improve critical thinking abilities, but there are reasons to believe that current approaches are not as effective at developing decision-making ability as they could be, in part because they focus too heavily on argument construction, rather than argument evaluation and decision-making. In order to test which approaches to teaching argumentation and debate best encourage decision-making abilities, researchers need to know which elements are included in current argumentation and ...


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