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Lahcen, Rachid Ait Maalem; Mohapatra, Ram – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Requiring that students enrolled in college algebra to spend hours in a computer lab has been a practice in colleges and universities to improve success and retention. In part, because students come with different backgrounds, skills, and the computer lab environment allows for personalized supplemental instruction and tutoring. However, the way…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, College Mathematics, Algebra
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Zancajo, Adrián – Educational Policy, 2020
This article presents the findings of research focused on schools' responses to competitive environments. Using the Chilean education market as a case study, the article analyzes not only the responses developed by schools in different domains in the face of competitive incentives but also their diversity, as well as motivations, rationalities,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Competition, Foreign Countries, Incentives
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Faulk, Lewis; Pandey, Sheela; Pandey, Sanjay K.; Scott Kennedy, Kristen – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020
This study uses an online survey experiment to test whether the pairing of profit-seeking with mission-related programs in the social sector attracts or deters donations from individual donors. We test individuals' response to three types of profit incentives allowed under current U.S. public policy: (1) non-distributed profit to an organization,…
Descriptors: Donors, Theories, Cost Effectiveness, Incentives
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Yang, Rui – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2020
Globalisation and the shift towards a knowledge economy have made researchers among the most sought-after resources. International research mobility has been encouraged at policy levels and has remarkably increased in the past decade. Meanwhile, concerns of policy makers about the possible loss of such human capital are also rapidly growing. This…
Descriptors: Researchers, Foreign Countries, Brain Drain, Global Approach
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Littenberg-Tobias, Joshua; Ruiperez Valiente, Jose; Reich, Justin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
The relationship between pricing and learning behavior is an important topic in research on massive open online courses (MOOCs). We report on two case studies where cohorts of learners were offered coupons for free certificates to explore how price reductions might influence behavior in MOOC-based online learning settings. In Case Study 1, we…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Online Courses, Student Costs, Student Participation
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Scullin, Michael K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Many students and educators know that sleep is important to learning, yet there exists a gap between their knowledge and behavior. For example, fewer than 10% of students sleep 8 hr before final exams. In the context of two undergraduate courses on sleep (N = 34), students could earn extra credit if they averaged =8.0 hr of sleep during final…
Descriptors: Sleep, Undergraduate Students, Tests, Course Descriptions
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Kozlowski, Karen Phelan; Lauen, Douglas Lee – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Policy makers are increasingly adopting performance incentives to spur underperforming teachers as a way to improve teaching and student performance. However, much of the experimental research fails to find meaningful effects of performance incentives on either student achievement or teacher practice. Purpose/Objective: Using the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay, Academic Achievement, Incentives
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Palm, Clara; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article explores language use and investment among Somali-speaking children and adolescents in Sweden, through group interviews and survey data. Our findings indicate that there are incentives to invest in Somali language learning considering the reported language use patterns and the expressed positive attitudes towards Somali mother tongue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Incentives
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Mallah, Farah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Teachers are at the heart of the education process; in attempts to improve teacher quality there has been a trend in the US and elsewhere to incentivize teachers to put in more effort. This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing and designing different incentive schemes informed by the structure and quality of tasks constituting the…
Descriptors: Incentives, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching (Occupation), Rewards
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Stannis, Rebecca L.; Crosland, Kimberly A.; Miltenberger, Raymond; Valbuena, Diego – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2019
This study evaluated behavioral skills training (BST) and in situ training (IST) to teach a response to bullying (RtB) to four adults with intellectual disabilities who were victims of bullying. The RtB consisted of refraining from retaliating, stating disapproval, walking away, and telling a staff member. In situ assessments were conducted in the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Teaching Methods
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Acheampong, Phinihas; Gyasi, Juliana Fosua – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The study primarily explored the challenges of teaching in rural basic schools in Ghana. Qualitative research method through semi-structured interviews and document analyses were used as data collection instruments. The participants for the study included six educational field workers which constituted a district education officer (Circuit…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Rural Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Blair, Carrie A.; Shaver, Kelly G. – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivations are simple concepts that our students seem to quickly understand, yet few of our students grasp the complexity of sustaining intrinsic motivation. This exercise aims to help students better understand that complexity. Students are given a two-part scenario. In Part 1, the individual motives to innovate are…
Descriptors: Motivation, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Vignettes
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Shannon, William; Doidge, Mathew; Holland, Martin – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we examine the normative and strategic impact of the Bologna Process on the New Zealand University system. We argue that, from a normative perspective, Bologna has not resulted in substantive change. Nevertheless, a specific, if low-level, normative response has been evident, driven by perceived market incentives and the market-based…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Competition
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Ebbinghaus, Margit – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Although the German dual system of vocational education and training makes a major contribution to securing the supply of skilled workers for trade and industry, its function has been under scrutiny for several years. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit trainees, and increasing numbers of training places are vacant.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Job Training
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