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“In My Blood”: External Factors For International Stem Postdoctoral Scholars’ Career Decisions, Kathryn J. Watson, Sylvia L. Mendez 2024 The University of Iowa

“In My Blood”: External Factors For International Stem Postdoctoral Scholars’ Career Decisions, Kathryn J. Watson, Sylvia L. Mendez

Journal of Global Education and Research

This instrumental case study (Stake, 1995) explores the external factors that influence international science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) postdoctoral scholars in the United States to pursue a career in STEM. Interviews with 20 international STEM postdoctoral scholars were analyzed deductively to shed light on their unique backgrounds and experiences. Three themes emerged: (a) parents were highly encouraging, (b) a love of science was nurtured in school, and (c) they were eager to engage in and promote scientific innovation. These findings illustrate the ways in which family, schools, and community influence the STEM career trajectories of international postdoctoral scholars.


An Exploratory Analysis Of The Association Between Coronavirus Anxiety And Teacher Burnout, Lester A. C. Archer 2024 Western Kentucky University

An Exploratory Analysis Of The Association Between Coronavirus Anxiety And Teacher Burnout, Lester A. C. Archer

Journal of Global Education and Research

This study was an exploration of COVID-19 anxiety and its relationship with teacher burnout. The study was a cross-sectional survey research design with a convenience sample drawn from a population of K-12 public school teachers. A non-parametric statistical test, Kruskal-Wallis, showed a statistically significant difference in teacher burnout across the three grade levels: χ2 (2, N = 61) = 6.20, p = .045. Teacher burnout was lowest amongst elementary school teachers (M = 47.00) when compared to middle school (M = 74.00) and high school teachers (M = 71.00). Implications include a need for increased administrative …


Exploring The Experiences Of African American Female Students In Engineering: A Narrative Literature Review, Anissa Guerin, PhD 2024 Texas A&M University-Commerce

Exploring The Experiences Of African American Female Students In Engineering: A Narrative Literature Review, Anissa Guerin, Phd

Tapestry: Journal of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Education

Abstract

This narrative literature review delves into the experiences of African American female students in engineering, addressing their persistent underrepresentation in the field despite advancements in postsecondary education. By examining a broad range of research, the study explores the unique challenges faced by these students and investigates tools for their persistence and degree completion. The theoretical framework draws from intersectionality theory, emphasizing the intersecting identities of race and gender in shaping these experiences. Methodologically, a narrative literature review approach was employed, facilitating a comprehensive analysis of existing scholarship. Data collection involved rigorous criteria focusing specifically on empirical research or original …


Predicting Performance On A Social Studies Assessment: A Correlational Study, David G. Hamilton 2024 Liberty University

Predicting Performance On A Social Studies Assessment: A Correlational Study, David G. Hamilton

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study seeks to determine the predictive relationship between the performance on a middle school Civics practice assessment and performance on the State of Florida Civics assessment. In the current public-school environment across the United States, using high-stakes assessments to measure student performance is the norm. This quantitative correlation study strives to determine if locally developed benchmark assessments accurately predict student achievement on school high-stakes social studies state-mandated assessments. Using post hoc data from 355 middle school students ranging from 12 to 14 years old from a suburban Central Florida charter school who were administered a computer-based Civics practice end-of-course …


What Do Extension And Public Health Educators Need To Address Substance Misuse?, Lisa Washburn, Karen Franck 2024 University of Missouri Extension

What Do Extension And Public Health Educators Need To Address Substance Misuse?, Lisa Washburn, Karen Franck

The Journal of Extension

Limited organizational capacity has hindered Extension’s ability to address substance misuse in communities. To inform capacity-building efforts, we obtained Extension educator and health educator feedback on opportunities, challenges and resource needs using the Delphi technique. Opportunities included collaboration and partnerships with local entities. Stigma, inadequate resources, and limited knowledge and skills of educators were challenges. Top resource needs were updated youth curricula, funding, and clear guidance on what educators can do and what should be referred externally. Findings provide insights to educator perceptions and suggest additional training and resources needed to implement evidence-based approaches to address substance misuse.


A Writing Retreat For Extension Professional Development Capacity Building: A Case Study Of Arizona Cooperative Extension’S 4-H Youth Development Program, Jeremy Elliott-Engel 2024 University of Hawaii

A Writing Retreat For Extension Professional Development Capacity Building: A Case Study Of Arizona Cooperative Extension’S 4-H Youth Development Program, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

The Journal of Extension

Extension Professionals have varying expectations of academic publication depending on tenure and promotion. And, the field of Extension needs the contributions of professionals across the system to support the translation and dissemination of the impacts of and findings from their Extension programming for academic and practitioner audiences. A writing retreat was held to support 4-H Youth Development professionals in academic writing. Because of this writing retreat five teams started working on an academic writing project which resulted in three journal articles being published. Teams also published conference presentations and Extension publications as a result of the initial academic writing project. …


The Key To Coding Qualitative Data: Examples From The 4-H Youth Retention Study, Sarah Hensley, Janet Fox, Missy Cummins, Meggan Franks, Marianne Bird, Cindy Wells, JoLynn Miller 2024 University of Florida IFAS

The Key To Coding Qualitative Data: Examples From The 4-H Youth Retention Study, Sarah Hensley, Janet Fox, Missy Cummins, Meggan Franks, Marianne Bird, Cindy Wells, Jolynn Miller

The Journal of Extension

Cooperative Extension professionals utilize proven qualitative techniques to collect and analyze information to make data-driven decisions that guide program direction and determine impact. While the process may not always look the same, it is indeed essential to ensure findings are credible and reflective of the data. A codebook is a valuable tool that promotes interrater reliability among teams and enhances the reliability of findings. This article provides an overview of the process used to analyze qualitative data and the steps followed to create a codebook. Examples of the analysis process and codebook development are provided from the 4-H multi-state Youth …


Assessing Extension Educators' Motivation For Program Evaluation Using Self Determination Theory, Adeola C. Ogunade, Megan Kruger, Oluwafunke Abeleje 2024 West Virginia University

Assessing Extension Educators' Motivation For Program Evaluation Using Self Determination Theory, Adeola C. Ogunade, Megan Kruger, Oluwafunke Abeleje

The Journal of Extension

Studies have shown the importance of program evaluation in Extension and its value in communicating Extension program successes. This current study was conducted to assess Extension educators’ motivation toward program evaluation using the self-determination theory. Respondents perceived that they were not competent enough to engage in program evaluation but greatly valued program evaluation. Further analysis of our theory-informed survey data revealed that perceived competence and value positively predicted interest in program evaluation. Our findings contribute to Extension professional development discourse.


Student Perceptions: How Stem Students Value Belonging Interventions, Elizabeth A. Runkel Baez 2024 Portland State University

Student Perceptions: How Stem Students Value Belonging Interventions, Elizabeth A. Runkel Baez

University Honors Theses

With the prioritization of increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduates in the United States, researchers have become increasingly interested in how to promote STEM students’ sense of belonging. Sense of belonging is considered a marker of persistence in STEM. Facilitated ‘belonging interventions’ are one way to strengthen a sense of belonging amongst STEM students. How students respond to, value, and understand these belonging interventions is relatively understudied. In this study, focus groups were conducted with STEM students from a single university to investigate how they value an in-class belonging activity. Qualitative thematic coding of focus group responses revealed …


Nursing Students’ Views On An E-Learning Activity On Clinical Leadership And Ageism: A Cross-Sectional Study, Kelly Baskerville, Sherry Dahlke, Kathleen F. Hunter, Mary T. Fox, Sandra J. Davidson, Alison L. Chasteen, Jeffrey I. Butler, Elaine Moody, Lori Schindel Martin 2024 University of Alberta

Nursing Students’ Views On An E-Learning Activity On Clinical Leadership And Ageism: A Cross-Sectional Study, Kelly Baskerville, Sherry Dahlke, Kathleen F. Hunter, Mary T. Fox, Sandra J. Davidson, Alison L. Chasteen, Jeffrey I. Butler, Elaine Moody, Lori Schindel Martin

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Background: Students require knowledge and skills in clinical leadership in order to address the issue of ageism. An e-learning module was developed that used ageism as an exemplar to practise using the skills and knowledge needed for clinical leadership. Ageism was chosen because it is prevalent in nursing culture and nursing education and influences nursing practice with older people.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to understand nursing students’ perspectives about how a clinical leadership and ageism e-learning module enhanced their knowledge, confidence, and ability to use clinical leadership to address ageism, and whether the module was an enjoyable …


Analyzing Common Mistakes In First-Year Medicine Faculty Students’ Paragraph Writing, Pervaiz Yaseeni, Fahim Rahimi, Fareed Sahil 2024 Nangarhar University

Analyzing Common Mistakes In First-Year Medicine Faculty Students’ Paragraph Writing, Pervaiz Yaseeni, Fahim Rahimi, Fareed Sahil

Journal of Research Initiatives

Academic writing is a salient skill for medical students all over the world. Academic writing starts with composing effective paragraphs, laying the foundation for students' advancement in writing during college. This study investigated common mistakes in English paragraph writing committed by the first-year medical students of the Medicine Faculty at Kabul University of Medical Sciences. Additionally, it measured the challenges that Medicine Faculty students tackled in paragraph writing. This quantitative study was conducted through an action research design. The data were collected from 52 medical students, and their work was analyzed using the developed rubrics. The data were analyzed in …


Facing Publishing Paralysis In Teacher Education: Book Critique Of Writing Your Journal Article In Twelve Weeks (2nd Ed.), Donna Zerr, Carissa Gober, David Wolff 2024 Pittsburg State University

Facing Publishing Paralysis In Teacher Education: Book Critique Of Writing Your Journal Article In Twelve Weeks (2nd Ed.), Donna Zerr, Carissa Gober, David Wolff

Essays in Education

Our lived experiences as Teacher Education faculty in the realm of scholarly writing was filled with anxiety and trepidation. In the attempt to develop as writers, we participated in a professional learning community book discussion on Wendy Laura Belcher’s workbook, Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (2nd ed.). The text’s exercises helped motivate our steps through the writing process and developed productive writing habits for publication. This article is a critique of the book which helped us face and overcome our fears of writing with the intention to publish academic scholarship. The workbook …


Parents’ Learning In Family Literacy Programming: Findings From A Four-Year, Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Elisabeth Grinder McLean, JungEun Lee 2024 Penn State University, US

Parents’ Learning In Family Literacy Programming: Findings From A Four-Year, Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Elisabeth Grinder Mclean, Jungeun Lee

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper reports findings from a mixed-methods evaluation of five family literacy programs in Philadelphia, mainly serving immigrant mothers. The paper focuses on parents' educational, personal, social, and parenting outcomes.


واقع الممارسة المَبْنية على الأدلة في مقررات مناهج البحث العلمي لبرامج الدراسات العليا في الكليات الإنسانية بجامعة السلطان قابوس: دراسة استكشافية, Naifa Eid Bait Saleem 2024 Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

واقع الممارسة المَبْنية على الأدلة في مقررات مناهج البحث العلمي لبرامج الدراسات العليا في الكليات الإنسانية بجامعة السلطان قابوس: دراسة استكشافية, Naifa Eid Bait Saleem

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

هدف المقال استكشاف واقع ظهور "الممارسة المبنية على الأدلة " Evidence Based Practice " في مقررات مناهج البحث العلمي ببرامج الدراسات العليا بكليات العلوم الإنسانية في جامعة السلطان قابوس: الآداب والعلوم الاجتماعية، الاقتصاد والعلوم السياسية، التربية، والحقوق. ولتحقيق هدفت الدراسة فتم استخدام المنهج الاستكشافي وطبَّقتْ أداة تحليل المحتوى لجمع البيانات من المقررات الدراسية التي شكلت مجتمع الدراسة. وتكون مجتمع الدراسة من 27=28% برنامجًا للماجستير بكليات العلوم الإنسانية الأربعة، و10= 27% برنامجًا على مستوى درجة الدكتوراة. توصلت الدراسة إلى أن الممارسة المبنية على الأدلة موجودة واقعيًا في مقررات الدراسات العليا للكليات الإنسانية بجامعة السلطان قابوس، لكن ظهورها كان في برنامجين فقط …


تقييم مطابقة مقياس متعدد الأبعاد لرضا الطلبة عن الحياة الجامعية باستخدام نظرية الاستجابة للفقرة, Jomanah Mete'b Baniissa, Nermeen Nedal AL Shraifin 2024 Yarmouk University, Jordan

تقييم مطابقة مقياس متعدد الأبعاد لرضا الطلبة عن الحياة الجامعية باستخدام نظرية الاستجابة للفقرة, Jomanah Mete'b Baniissa, Nermeen Nedal Al Shraifin

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

هدفت المقال الكشف عن مدى مطابقة مقياس متعدد الأبعاد لرضا الطلبة عن الحياة الجامعية باستخدام نموذج الاستجابة المتدرجة لنظرية الاستجابة للفقرة. ولتحقيق هدف الدراسة تم استخدام المنهج الوصفي، ووزع المقياس على عينة مكونة من (781) طالبًا وطالبةً من مجتمع الدراسة، اختيروا بالطريقة المتيسرة من مختلف الكليات العلمية والإنسانية في الجامعات الحكومية الأردنية في شمال المملكة، استبعد منهم 81 طالباً وطالبة إما لعدم اكتمال استجاباتهم على فقرات الاستبانة أو لنمطية الاستجابة، أظهرت نتائج التحليل العاملي الاستكشافي لأبعاد المقياس تحقق افتراض أحادية البعد لكل بعد من أبعاد المقياس الأربعة، كما تم التحقق من افتراض الاستقلال الموضعي، وتم التحقق من افتراض مطابقة الأفراد …


Bridging The Gap Between Neuroscience And Education: What Are Teachers’ Perceptions Of Applying “Neuropedagogy” To High School Classrooms?, Hanan Rashwan 2024 American University in Cairo

Bridging The Gap Between Neuroscience And Education: What Are Teachers’ Perceptions Of Applying “Neuropedagogy” To High School Classrooms?, Hanan Rashwan

Theses and Dissertations

Teachers can use neurobiological explanations to evaluate students' behavior and performance and create more supportive learning settings in their school environment. There is a growing interest among educators regarding the potential benefits of incorporating neuroscience into teaching practices. However, there is a lack of comprehensive understanding of how to effectively integrate cognitive neuroscience into teacher education programs to maximize its impact on student learning and teacher development. This study focuses on understanding teachers' views on the integration of neuroscience principles in educational settings by utilizing a questionnaire and interviews to gather data from participating teachers. The findings reveal that the …


Creating Assessment Rubrics For Final Teacher Education Degree Projects: A Qualitative Case Study, Carla Fernández Garcimartín, Víctor Manuel López Pastor, Teresa Fuentes Nieto, David Hortiguela Alcalá 2024 University of Valladolid

Creating Assessment Rubrics For Final Teacher Education Degree Projects: A Qualitative Case Study, Carla Fernández Garcimartín, Víctor Manuel López Pastor, Teresa Fuentes Nieto, David Hortiguela Alcalá

The Qualitative Report

This paper analyzes the process of creating the assessment instruments for the Final Year Project (FYP) by education faculty based on the opinions of the lecturers. Qualitative methodology was used, with a case study design and the in-depth interview as a data collection technique. Four lecturers participated as relevant informants. The results show that: (a) the faculty decided to create the instruments due to the lack of clear assessment criteria among the lecturers in the first years (2009-2015); (b) work was carried out on three assessment instruments over two years (2015-2017): a tutor's report (without grade), a document rubric (80% …


Children’S University In Australia And New Zealand: Reach And Impact, Katherine Dix, Shani Sniedze, Tamara Van Der Zant 2024 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Children’S University In Australia And New Zealand: Reach And Impact, Katherine Dix, Shani Sniedze, Tamara Van Der Zant

Higher education research

This report presents a comprehensive overview of the reach and impact of Children’s University in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Council for Educational Research compiled available evidence to consolidate the evidence of the Children's University outreach program's extent and influence across the Australasian partnership. The independent evaluation synthesises information from existing research, reports, operational data, social media, and other documentation to provide a current snapshot of the Children's University's reach and impact, guided by the following research questions. How is the program underpinned by evidence-based best practice? What is the reach of the program in Australia? What does the …


Understanding Non-Designers' Practices And Processes In A Human-Centered Design Course, LuEttaMae Lawrence, Saadeddine Shehab, Mike Tissenbaum 2024 Utah State University

Understanding Non-Designers' Practices And Processes In A Human-Centered Design Course, Luettamae Lawrence, Saadeddine Shehab, Mike Tissenbaum

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Human-centered design (HCD) has been identified in the literature as a useful problem-solving approach for learners. However, learning and applying HCD poses several challenges for students who are unfamiliar with this form of learning. In this paper, we analyse how a novice design team worked on a HCD class project to examine how non-designers learn about and integrate HCD practices into their project. We introduce the HCD taxonomy to define the processes and practices that students engage in. The team’s design work is triangulated across multiple data sources and revealed three challenges for engaging non-designers in HCD: 1) the need …


Medmicromaps, A Novel Decision-Tree Guide For Infectious Diseases Differential Diagnoses, And Evaluation Of Pre- And Post-Pandemic User Engagement By Preclinical Medical Students, Jason Ceballos, Tavsimran Luthra, Lucia Garces-Torres, Valerie Lentz, Jack Nelson, Claudia Carceles-Roman, Ian Holyoak, Jane Harrington 2024 St. George's University

Medmicromaps, A Novel Decision-Tree Guide For Infectious Diseases Differential Diagnoses, And Evaluation Of Pre- And Post-Pandemic User Engagement By Preclinical Medical Students, Jason Ceballos, Tavsimran Luthra, Lucia Garces-Torres, Valerie Lentz, Jack Nelson, Claudia Carceles-Roman, Ian Holyoak, Jane Harrington

International Journal of Emerging and Disruptive Innovation in Education : VISIONARIUM

Background: Medical education has undergone major changes in the past 5 years to adapt to the digital-centered student population with diverse learning preferences. To address the challenges of shifting delivery modalities, multimedia resources were created to provide interactive e-learning material on infectious diseases for year 2 medical students.

Methods: Medical students at a USA-accredited Caribbean medical school were provided with supplemental e-learning materials including animations, illustrations, diagnostic algorithms aka MedMicroMaps, and Case-Based tutorials. Participants were classified by semester and lecture delivery: In-person: Cohort 1 (n=526); Virtual: Cohort 2 (n=651); and Hybrid: Cohort 3 ( …


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