Education

Critical Thinking‪ and EFL Learners’ L2 Development

Abstract Critical thinking is traditionally discussed in the literature on the topic as an important component for the progress of the learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). The purpose of this research was to determine whether there are any differences between the critical thinking skills of EFL students...

Representation of Culture in EFL Textbooks and Learners’ Preference

Abstract The present study explored cultural representation in the “Total English” textbook, one of the most popular EFL teaching materials, and learners’ preferences with regards to the subject matter. It was hypothesised that the textbook lacked balance in terms of the three types of culture: source, target and international. Through...

Attitude of Students Towards the Use of Library Facilities

Abstract Information is the most powerful tool in learning endeavours. Libraries are collections of information in organised ways to make it accessible to the target audience. The main challenge, however, is the underutilisation of library resources by students in many learning institutions. The purpose of this study was to determine...

The Benefits of Repeated Reading – Discussion

In total, fourteen studies examining repeated reading (RR) and its effect on different populations of students were reviewed. Most of the articles suggest that RR helps enhance the reading capabilities of students with disabilities. Results of interventions examining non-disabled students suggest a significant improvement in metrics such as reading speed,...

The Effects of Dynamic Assessment on Listening Comprehension

Abstract The present examination focused on the hypothetical and methodological challenges of language skill development. The study focuses on the social aspect of Vygotsky theory. The dynamic assessment facilitates language improvement because it assumes that mental instruments intercede psychological exercises. Although dynamic assessment (DA) has gotten extensive consideration from analysts,...

The Efficiency of Repeated Reading in Education

Introduction Achieving grade-specific reading comprehension and fluency is among the essential skills that schoolchildren learn, although many experience difficulties with the task, either because of a disorder, a disability, or because they need more time and practice to master reading. Repeated reading (RR) is a method that can be used...

Self-Study Research in Teacher Professional Development

Though based on the traditional qualitative methods of collecting data, self-study derives into an independent research approach which helps the educator to set a novel context for the query. As suggested by Geursen, Berry, Hagebeuk, Peters, and Lunenberg (2016), in the self-study, the role of the researcher and the teacher...

Reading Performance Gap Reduction Among ELL

Research Topic Reading comprehension is one of the key skills that students need to hone for academic accomplishment. Reading is an interdisciplinary faculty that permeates school and academia: there is not a single subject that would not require students to study written materials. Refining this skill grants a student learning...

Burnout in Special Education Teachers

Background and Introduction Being the largest state in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is proud of its fast social and economic development and growth. At the same time, there are still some aspects in which the state does not succeed. Unfortunately, special education and support services for...

Do Libraries Provide Sufficient Learning Support to Mature Students?

Introduction Over the last couple of decades, there has been a consistent increase in the proportions of the aging population in industrialized countries. With this observation, the older adults in these countries have been assured of a long and fulfilling life. The improvements in life expectancy observed can be explained...

Motivation of Student Teachers in China and the UK

Abstract The aim of this research study is to analyse similarities and differences of factors affecting the motivation of student teachers in China and the United Kingdom (UK). The investigation is guided by three objectives. They focus on finding out extrinsic and intrinsic factors influencing the motivation of student teachers...

Flexible Grouping: “To Have or Not to Have” an Influence on CRCT Scores

Introduction The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that all students in the United States show clear progress towards meeting educational performance standards in mathematics, English/language Arts (ELA), social studies and the sciences (Abedi & Dietel, 2004). In an effort to measure this progress, high-stakes examinations, such as...

Teacher Turnover: The Role of Leadership

Introduction The previous question of the role of leadership in influencing teacher turnover presented a large scholarly body of knowledge on leadership theories or styles that are likely to produce positive results concerning turnover management. However, only the contingency, transactional, and transformational leadership theories were discussed. It concluded that their...

The Use of Contrastive Discourse Markers by Saudi Female Undergraduates

Background of the Study Trujilo (2003) established that there are various discourse markers such as but, well and oh among others. The author defined the discourse markers as the tools which enable to apply the discourse functions in diverse styles. The author proceeded to indicate that Fraiser (1998) viewed the...

Faculty Mentoring Program for Student Persistence

Abstract This study is investigating the effects of a faculty mentoring program on student performance and retention with regard to the first time undergraduates of Fall 2009 of the Prince George’s Community College, an African-American college primarily. The aim is to probe the extent of retention in the years prior...

Evaluation of the Clinical Placement Experience of ODP Student

Introduction of the problem Clinical learning experience has become an integral and crucial component especially in nursing education since it provides students with many opportunities that are imperative in the acquisition of knowledge and skills pertaining to the nursing profession. Clinical placement contributes to more than half of the programme...

The Career Choices of Hispanic Female Teachers

Introduction The purpose of this research paper is to examine reasons leading to low career advancement among Hispanic female teachers. The research, though largely descriptive, will be both qualitative and quantitative in approach. In this chapter research methods used to collect and analyze the data, its settings, and sources of...

A Critical Evaluation of Cities as Centers for Career Opportunities

Abstract This cross-sectional study made use of a quantitative research design to comprehensively evaluate what the United States of America has to offer for future management assistant in terms of existing career opportunities and possibilities for advancement in three major cities, namely New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. The...

Desegregation of Emmett Scot High School in Rock Hill South Caro

History of Afro-American Struggle for Education The literature review is going to attempt a summary and critical appraisal of the work done in the field of the study of the process of desegregation of the races in the educational institution in America. In order to fully comprehend the issue, we...

MCAT & SAT Instructor: Activity Review

Introduction The basic goal of an NCAT and SAT instructor is to outline and breakdown tests for the students without overwhelming them with the difficulty of the questions nor confusing them when it comes to choosing the correct answer. Part of my duty is to review the various skill tests...

Spanish for Native Speakers

Introduction Every educator comes across many different styles of learners, encountering a variety of levels. Within a foreign language classroom there is an expected array of students, some of which achieve higher levels of language acquisition than others. However, there is an entire other group that needs to be addressed...

Scholarship Preparation Program: The Accelerated Learning and Professional Growth

Background The demand for government scholarships in Saudi Arabia among those seeking to study abroad for their post-graduate degrees has been on the rise over the past two decades. Although the government has invested heavily in improving the local institutions of higher learning, the need for some graduate students to...

Freedom of Expression

Introduction Freedom of expression is a useful provision to any member of the academic community. The First Amendment provides that the academic community is entitled to academic freedom in learning, freedom to criticize institutional ideologies, and freedom from censorship. Academic freedom requires the academic community to utilize that liberty in...

Responsibility of the Teacher

Teacher liability We all can agree with Tom and Marsha Savage’s (2010) statement that teaching is one of the most exciting and rewarding professions (p. 3). To bring up the act of negligence against a teacher, it should be clearly established that the care duty indeed existed. Then, it should...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority: Case Study

Introduction In the current competitive and knowledge-driven business environment, organizations are keen on finding ways to edge out their rivals in the market (Tidd 2017). The sustainability of any organization is currently defined by its ability to be unique in its product offering, understand the changing needs of the target...

Adult Learning in Web-Based ESL Acquisition Programs

Abstract Adult Learning In Web-Based ESL Acquisition Programs find the approach a significant success. Typically, that is because the web-based applications such as Odysseyware, the wiki application, and a range of other applications provide an environment and features that support different modes to teach the adults students in ESL acquisition...

Concepts of Learning Communities

Learning communities are widely recognized by academic institutions as a powerful medium of learning. Literatures support the principle that interaction of members in the learning community plays an important factor in influencing the quality of enhanced learning outcomes. Each stakeholder in a learning community is encouraged to become proactively engaged...

Barriers That Influence and Prevent Parental Involvement

Abstract This review includes the analysis of the scope of literature available on parental involvement in the USA as well as worldwide. Studies on the matter lie in several domains including definition, theoretical framework, and barriers. Researchers identify several aspects of participation and tend to concentrate on such areas as...

ADDIE Framework Is Inadequate

Abstract This paper aims at discussing the ADDIE model as a framework in the context of project management instructional design and proving this model as inadequate. The evaluation of project management and instructional design helps to comprehend what can be expected from ADDIE. The comparison of different instructional design models...

Elementary School Educational Models

Introduction Elementary school education is one of the basic aspects that lay the foundation of a person’s intellectual development. Therefore, the right approach towards children’s education in school is vital. The right teaching policies and regulations are the ones that support the students’ high performance in all kinds of subjects...

NSW Professional Teaching Standards in Teaching Practice

The NSW teaching standards are of significant importance in teaching practice. With meetings and teaching practice as the context for my observations, I noticed that teachers in their activities often fail to conform to the teaching standards, and that leads to decreasing the quality of their work. While reading and...

Learners’ Perception of Personal Learning Environment

Abstract The present research paper aims to investigate the students’ perceptions of the personalized learning environments (PLEs) in higher educational settings. The creation of PLEs and their impacts on the learning effects have received limited attention from scholarly researchers. This observation can be attributed to the fact that the technology-enhanced...

Student’s Perceptions of Academic Advisors

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Americans pay much attention to the issue of education and the importance of personal achievements and development (Allen, Jewell, Griffin, & Wolf, 2007). Each member of American society should have a chance to get an education and choose a career that corresponds with the already...

Assessing Effectiveness of E-Training Programs Based on Kirkpatrick’s Model

Abstract E-training is one of the advanced training concepts that have emerged in recent years. In this regard, learning institutions and corporations have adopted e-training programs to achieve efficiency in several aspects. However, evaluating the effectiveness of e-training programs can be done using Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model. This paper discusses how...

The Relationship Between “Talented” and “Giftedness”

Over the last three decades, the distinction between “giftedness” and “talent” has created an interesting topic of debate in education theories. In general, a definite distinction between the two terms has not been achieved in both language usage and scientific literature. According to Starko and Schack (1989), the American sources...

Gifted: Buy-In at Local, Regional, and National Levels

It is important to maintain a constant vigil on the available resources and developments being carried out globally in the educational field. Unfortunately, educational reforms are generally restricted to the theoretical aspects. No concrete efforts are made in implementing such proposed reforms. This irresponsible behavior of the implementing authorities leads...

Myths of the Gifted Children

The purpose of this qualitative multi-person case study is to explore the perceptions of parents of gifted children regarding the problems being faced by them in providing them with the education that they deserve. Research design and set-up The research method for the study is a qualitative multi-person case study....

A Modern Educational System: Gifted and Talented Education

Introduction A modern educational system requires that student knowledge should transcend the basic understanding of educational skills and include the understanding of the changing nature of the world. These requirements need students to develop critical thinking skills and draw inferences from what they have learned through the same understanding. The...

The Measurement of Knowledge

Introduction Hunt (100) says knowledge is justified and true. This definition has led to the introduction of measurement tools for assessing the correctness and factuality of knowledge. The simple interpretation shows that the factuality of information establishes if a person understands, or does not understand, something. From this nature, knowledge...

Myths of Giftedness Children and the Barriers of Parents

Introduction We generally associate the word ‘myth’ with historical beliefs and practices. But even the modern world has some myths that have evolved during the past couple of years. Such myths are prevalent in various fields and the education sector also has a particular myth that is the core of...

A Definition of Social Work Practice

Introduction Social work as a profession is very powerful. It has a voice and it is present in forums (Bolzan, 2007). Social work is traditionally proficient and anti-oppressive. It is not easy to achieve it (Doel & Shardlow, 2005). Carlton-LaNay (1999) states social work practice developed in the form of...

The Curriculum Implications That Are Derived From School Reforms

Introduction The curriculum implications that are derived from school reforms cannot be ignored. It is important to note that school reforms are aimed at improving the quality of education (Upton, 2008). The conventional curriculum is deemed to change at greater lengths. These changes will be evidenced in the learning and...

Curriculum: Development and Supervision

Curriculum development A collection of procedures that often leads to changes in the curriculum is known as curriculum development. Hence, thoughtful action is usually required before any changes are carried out on a curriculum. The global, national, regional, and local communities are required to execute diverse curricular plans and development....

Curriculum Theories: The Most Prevalent in the School Setting

Introduction In education, a curriculum refers to the content that is decided and proven by the school management to be taught in schools. A curriculum mostly contains standards that are adopted by certain designated schools. Scholars argue that an effective curriculum focuses on the student as opposed to the content....

Theories of Curriculum: Comparison and Contrast

Introduction Theories of curriculum explain the history of education systems and the current positions of curricula (Pinar, 2004). The views are presented by various individuals showing variations of thoughts. Micheal Schiro and Herbert Kliebard are among the people who have participated considerably in raising the curriculum theories (Schiro, 2008; Kliebard,...

Evaluating the Usability and Accessibility of LMS at King Saud University

Abstract LMS is a type of e-learning method, which has become an important tool for education in modern institutions of higher education. LMS is known to be complex environments that make use of several available technologies and techniques. Although several LMS are universal, different institutions of higher learning prefer to...

Homeschooling: Reasons, Benefits and Negative Aspects

Introduction Mahatma Gandhi asserted that “Live as if you die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” These words stress the importance of education, especially in the contemporary world. Education plays a critical role in the cognitive development of an individual by enabling us to view the world...

SHSU: The State of Public Relations Efforts and Programs

Introduction Public Relation refers to the process where a positive relationship is cultivated amongst individuals and entities through the application of media and other means of communication. It offers one of the most important tools for communication within learning and business institutions and also in the field of marketing. Sam...

Handle the Problems Associated With the Needs in Robert Lee High School

Introduction Schools encounter many challenges that may influence their performance. In the attempt to propose a strategy for the resolution of any challenges that affect a school, it is important to conduct a needs assessment into such hypothesized challenges. In school settings, needs assessment refers to the identification of various...

Teaching and Learning Music Technologically

Abstract With the dramatic changes in the socio-economic realm, educational institutions have been struggling to improve instructional delivery that enhances modernized learning that is paramount in the contemporary world. Nowadays, music technologies have become increasingly prominent on college and school campuses. Coupled with the fact that the benefits of online...

The Effect of a Mathematics on Self-Efficacy of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers

Purpose of the Study The study explores the effect of a mathematics methodology classroom on the self-efficacy of pre-service teachers. Mathematics education requires the active engagement of learners in order to promote learning and retention of mathematical concepts. This requires teachers to create an environment that promotes the use of...

Coaching Leadership to Achieve Peak Performance

Introduction In Women’s NCAA Division II college basketball, coaches are prominent figures that serve as teachers, mentors, ethical practitioners, role models, and leaders who attempt to articulate and manipulate the mission and systems taught to influence others (Hicks & McCracken, 2010). In the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) successful and...

Leadership and Learning Communities

Introduction Leadership has attracted the massive attention of various scholars around the world. According to Huy (2002), a number of theories of leadership have been put forth by various scholars. Leadership is one of the most important factors that always dictate the success or failure of an organization in the...

Using Tools & Artifacts to Create Learning Communities

Introduction In recent years in the United States and internationally, there has been a re-conceptualization and re-designing of education which has brought to the fore the novel approach that aims to advance the collective knowledge and, in that way, provide stabilizing support to the growth and development of individual knowledge...

Transforming Schools Into Learning Communities

Introduction Essentially speaking the roots of community learning can be traced long into the history of the structure, to be precise in the18th century. Surprisingly, to most of us, the concept seems to be a new one. Yet quite a number have never heard of it at all. Yet quite...

The Role of the Instructional Leader

Introduction Leadership can be described as an act of taking the front-line position in matters pertaining to situations. It is the ability to lead a group of people or an organization into doing something that has an outcome. Leadership is a role that an individual or a group of individuals...

Teaching and Learning Music Technologically

Background to the study The background to the development of integration of music education in public and private schools across the world is long and complex. In its historical development, public school music education dates back to early 1838, when public schools in the United States designed and developed musical...

The Effect of Creating a College-Going Environment

Abstract The US education system is in crisis with declining graduation rates for numerous reasons – whilst the recent economic downturn has made the crisis more serious, the universities increased their tuition fees four to five times above the regular cost. Due to diminishing public funding in the universities and...

Supervisory Characteristics and Reflection

Importance The subject pertaining to headship effectiveness has been the concern of scientific study for a long time from as early as in the 1980s. This topic is thus important as it assists teacher leaders in establishing if instructional competencies of principals differ relying on the kind of school they...

Supervisory Behaviors in Education

Introduction Supervisory behaviors can be defined as creative and dynamic roles involved in organizational leadership focused on improving teaching and learning situations. Such behaviors are normally influenced by the settings of the organization and further determined by the relationship of the formal and informal organization. Role theory explains in details...

Collaborative Characteristics in Education

Introduction Collaboration refers to the act of working and cooperating with one another to accomplish a certain job, task, or goal. Teams working together have many benefits to accrue in their organizations. Collaboration is considered the most effective way of empowering communities or organizations. Collaboration also refers to an equal...

Organizational Leadership in Conflict Situations

Conflict situations among people are said to be inevitable in all settings of normal life. Among other types of conflicts that are witnessed in our day to day lives, organisational conflict has become a major issue of concern in the contemporary world. Indifferences or conflicts within organisations can occur between...

Organizational Leadership in Education

Introduction It is evident that school leaders in the contemporary education sector face a myriad of leadership issues. This is in lieu of the fact that instructional leadership that was typical of traditional schools has continued to demonstrate ineffectiveness. Schools have been restructured consistently owing to the dynamic needs of...

Constructivism Theory of Learning: Philosophy of Education

Introduction There are numerous philosophies of education that attempt to define the role of a teacher and a student in the context of a classroom. While many of these philosophies have theoretical and historical frameworks and significance, I tend to believe that they differ in their concepts about learning and...

The Importance of Leadership in School

Introduction The major principle applied for selecting a principal for a school is the personal motivation of an individual and their strong determination to achieve success in managing and improving the school they work in (The Wallace Foundation, 2012, p.8). Due to this reason, I assume that my trainee student...

African Americans Excelling in Higher Learning

Abstract This paper provides an analysis of the reasons why African Americans excel in higher education compared to their counterparts. Recent studies show a significant improvement in the number of African American males enrolled in higher education compared to their counterparts. This paper refers to female African American and white...

Reading Comprehension in Primary Grades: The Effects of Explicit Teaching of Metacognition

Abstract There have been concerns about the effect of metacognition in reading comprehension among young readers. Researchers and evaluators have been using various strategies in an effort to improve reading comprehension in children and older readers. However, there has been a low response from these efforts. Children have continued performing...

The Role of a Principal: Instructional Leadership

The role of a principal is increasingly being redefined with the current decentralization and school-based management to instructional. The core responsibility of a principal is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the school. Principals are instrumental in the delivery of quality education. Some of the instructional responsibilities...

Teacher Perceptions of Leadership

Introduction Leadership is a significant aspect of every organization including the learning environment for teachers and students. The perception that employees have of their leaders can either lead to success or failure of the organization. In the school context, the perception that teachers have of their leaders can either motivate...

Integrated Curriculum Design and Implementation Approach

Introduction Education is essential in preparing students to face the future realistic world. In case of technical and vocational training, education prepares students for job markets. Therefore, it is imperative for whatever that is taught in schools to measure up to the expectations of the existing market labor opportunities. In...

African American Males Exceeding Beyond the Norm

The Problem Introduction Several American professionals and facilitators are concerned about the poor performances registered by most African American males (within schools in America). This is a critical consideration when probed in the educational context. Disparities in educational performances between the general students (Blacks and Whites) remain eminent in America...

Development of a Curriculum Management Plan

Introduction The previous decades have seen a change in the way schools and institutions of learning are managed with accountability being emphasized. There has been a shift in policy with the various stakeholders being seen as customers. Therefore, in learning institutions, effective customer service is increasingly being emphasized throughout all...

Alternative Curricula: Programs, Concepts, and Designs

The knowledge of alternative curricula is critical for instructional leaders because these people should know how various practices and models can best be incorporated into classroom activities. In this case, much attention should be paid to numerous programs, concepts, and designs that are not always included in the traditional learning...

Peer Coaching: Types of Strategies for Peer Coaching

Introduction Peer coaching is the process of assisting teachers from peers by mutual development of techniques, skills, and strategies. It may be implemented for various purposes, and this determines the strategy chosen. The report will focus on an analysis of four types of strategies and draw similarities from the approaches....

Future Needs of Education: The State Board of Education Committee

My area of expertise and why I was chosen to serve on the committee Accordingly, I am a banker by profession and currently working with Southern Bancorp. This is one of the biggest and most recognized rural development banks in America. Additionally, I am the leader of capital partners which...

Philosophical Bases for Curriculum and Instructional Decisions

Introduction Contemporary education is characterized by several important trends that influence the practices of many teachers, and one of them is the increased use of information technologies for instructional purposes in schools and colleges. This essay is aimed at discussing the main goals of this approach, its current usage, major...

Information and Communication Technology in Teaching

Introduction Studies have indicated that the use of computer technology in teaching improves educational opportunities. However, most teachers do not integrate or use technology in their instructional methods. This is a review of literature about factors affecting teachers’ use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching. The study concentrates...

9-12th Grade Multicultural Inclusion

Problem Statement According to Chapman (2011), the country’s curriculum reinforces racial inequality by focusing on content knowledge and giving multicultural education minimal prominence. This means that educational institutions are not playing their part in promoting multicultural inclusion, yet the concept is indispensable in a racially-diverse country like the US. Constance-Huggins...

Theoretical Framework: Perceptions of How ICT Impacts Teaching

Introduction The theory framework is the relationship which exists between technology, pedagogy and social interactions. This relationship constitutes the generic model which tries to explain how this relationship occurs. It is through learning that one can recognise the importance of technology. The social setting of a human being directly relates...

Major Disparities in the Transition Plan for Special Education

Abstract The learning process takes place through an interactive process targeting an individual. Therefore, learning is a very complex process. A large body of literature indicates that individuals have different learning styles and preferences. Lifelong learning encompasses the acquisition and updating of all kinds of learning from pre-school years to...

The Effects of Parent Involvement on Student Achievement

Abstract Learning is an endless process that is marked by changes in behavior, attitude, perception, knowledge, and understanding of various aspects of life. Even though the bulk of learning activities is on students’ backs, parents, teachers, and society play significant roles in facilitating effective learning and better performance. This paper...

Educating Non-English-Speaking Hispanic Students on the Middle School Level

Recent studies conducted in the United States of America show that minority students in the country are underperforming in comparison to Caucasian students at the middle school level. According to the U. S. Department of Education the academic performance of minority students today is as poor as it was in...

“The Skillful Teacher” With Critical Thinking

Introduction Critical thinking is crucial in all aspects of life. It also has significant applications within the scholarly fields. The outcome of critical thinking is clear. Personalities involved in critical thinking acquire deeper meanings of their experiences.1 There is a notable relevance of critical thinking in education and coaching. In...

K-12 Education System: Overview

Introduction The importance of education in the society cannot be under estimated because getting an education is a starting point in life. The benefits of quality education extend beyond a lifetime of high paid employment prospects for completing it. Quality education has more effects for the more educated individuals, as...

Accelerated Teaching Methods in Higher Education

Introduction Accelerated teaching methods are common in higher education. They are employed in teaching accounting and other business subjects. The central mandate of these accelerated programs is on adult learners requiring specialized education and advanced qualification within a limited duration. Prior education, knowledge, and classroom etiquettes constitute the principal provisions...

Fashion Merchandising and Science Courses

Introduction Fashion merchandising is the combination of various processes undergone by a new product in order to be available in large quantities to the consumers after it has been completed by the designer (Buttle, 1998). The majority of people often confuse fashion merchandising with fashion marketing. Despite their integration, they...

Mathematical Vocabulary Strategies & Student Achievement

Introduction Statement of Problem Educational articulacy and lucidity focus on the effects of mathematical vocabularies on students’ achievements. This is inclusive of poorly performing students as well as those with learning complications and disabilities. It is observable that most students, especially those with English as not their first language, continue...

African American Males Excelling in Higher-Level Courses

Historical Background and Underlying Factors Notably, several American professionals and facilitators are concerned about the poor performances registered by most African American males (within schools in America). This is a critical consideration when probed in the educational context. Disparities in educational performances between the general students (Blacks and Whites) remain...

Engineering College Students’ Soft Skills Learning

Introduction This chapter explores the methodology used to accomplish the project. The project aimed to determine what new engineering graduates, engineering managers, and professional recruiters think is lacking from the engineering curriculum from a non-technical point of view. It also explains the type of participants chosen, the mode of data...

Flexible Grouping Effects on Student Achievement

Introduction The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that all students in the United States show clear progress towards meeting educational performance standards in mathematics, English/Language Arts (ELA), social studies, and the sciences (Abedi & Dietel, 2004). In an effort to measure this progress, high-stakes examinations, such as...

Educating Hispanic Students in Middle School

Introduction It is a fact beyond doubt that minority students in the United States of America are underperforming as compared to their majority White counterparts. A report released by the country’s Department of Education in June 2003 (and cited in Webley, 2011) indicated that these minority students are still performing...

The Cultural Practices and Values of a School

Time-honored traditions are very hard to change, even if they are obviously standing in the way of improving the standards of organizational culture, relationships between the community members and the overall performance delivered by these members. Schools are the exact representation of the paradoxical phenomenon of culture as both the...

Change Leadership in the Educational Institutions

Introduction Change is one of the most familiar concepts in the contemporary world for various reasons and it is one of the most difficult achievements to accomplish. Most people find it difficult to adopt new perceptions or embrace new, yet unfamiliar experiences into their lives for various reasons including the...

Validating the Course Analyzer Tool through Some Educational Pedagogy

Introduction Course analyzer is a significant tool in determining whether a student’s learning style will improve academic performance. Therefore, the analyzing tool evaluates the suitability of the course in relation to a student’s abilities. From this perspective, education instructors modify the course structure in order to achieve the program’s goals....

Does Having Part-time Faculty Undermine the Capabilities of Students?

Abstract There has been an increase in demand for part-time faculty members during the past couple of years. This increased demand can be attributed to the financial aspect and flexibility of working conditions. Due to a decrease in subsidy and subsequent increase in the number of students, educational institutions have...

Servant Leadership: An Analysis of Women’s Basketball Coaches from the Peach Belt Conference

Abstract While calls for effective leadership are needed in the coaching profession, there remains a gap regarding the type of leadership style that coaches in sports settings may use to influence student-athletes toward achieving peak performance through coaching excellence to improve one’s win-loss record, enhance student-athlete grade point average, and...

The Impact of the Use of New Technology in Education

Introduction Background of the Study Technology is rapidly changing and its applications continue to transform the lives of people across the globe. Besides, new forms of technological advancements including mobile devices, web and internet applications are currently applied to enhance the performance of political, economic and social institutions. Education is...

The Art of Teaching Primary School Science and Math

Statement of the Problem Math and science are among the few subjects that students and even teachers consider difficult in terms of teaching and understanding especially at the primary school level. The two subjects have a lot that teachers have to cover within the limited time that is set by...

Strengthening Students’ Interest and Skills in Advocacy in the Social Policy Course

Abstract This research paper presents the various salient theories and approaches for instructions in the area of advocacy in social policy. These schools of thought have different authors and are applicable in various aspects of advocacy. Different advocacy theories emphasize the application of different skills. There are various forms of...