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Adeogun, Adebowale Oluranti – SAGE Open, 2018
University music education is a recent phenomenon in Nigeria. The founding of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with autonomy to grant degrees for courses in nearly all fields of study, enabled it to initiate music degree along the lines of the Euro-American university music education in 1961. This article, relying on historical analysis with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Warne, Russell T. – SAGE Open, 2017
With more than 3 million participants per year, the Advanced Placement (AP) program is one of the most popular programs in the United States for exposing high-achieving high school students to advanced academic content. Sponsored by the College Board, the AP program provides a framework in which high school teachers can teach introductory…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, College Credits
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Chen, Joseph C. – SAGE Open, 2017
In the discourse on diversity in colleges and universities in the United States, an often-neglected population is nontraditional adult learners. This article explores this invisible aspect of undergraduate diversity, and addresses how competence-based education, which focuses on demonstrating the actual ability "to do," is an innovative…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, College Students, College Credits
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Haaker, Maureen; Morgan-Brett, Bethany – SAGE Open, 2017
Research-led teaching is an area that has gained attention and prominence within higher education. This article reviews two teaching resources developed from archived research data and demonstrates how this type of data reuse helps teachers establish a clear connection between research and teaching. The two teaching resources, developed by the…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, College Instruction, Data, Social Science Research
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Duby, Marc; Barker, Paul Alan – SAGE Open, 2017
Artistic research has in recent years concerned itself with the nature of practice and how this may be framed as research. These debates may have blinded us to a more fundamental concern: territorial claims to the research space made by other forces. Competition for access to material and human resources, funds, space, and infrastructural support,…
Descriptors: Art, Research, Higher Education, Competition
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Coleman, Kendric – SAGE Open, 2016
In the last decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students have become very visible at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), but this visibility is not reflected in some colleges' student programs and activities. Only a few notable HBCUs, such as Howard University and Spelman College, have made a concerted effort.…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Black Colleges
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Hasbun, Tracey Covington; Rudolph, Amanda – SAGE Open, 2016
In higher education, as many as 50% of educator preparation programs (EPPs) look to a national accreditation agency as one way to provide evidence of the rigor and quality of their programs. Although a large number of EPPs find value in the self-study and external review that come with the national accreditation process, the process itself can be…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Best Practices
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Omeje, Joachim Chinweike; Eze, Justina Ukamaka; Egeonu, Doris Chika – SAGE Open, 2016
This descriptive survey study was designed to find out the utilization of e-counseling in career information dissemination among the undergraduates of the federal universities in South East Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study consisted of 36 guidance counselors and 64,997…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Counseling Techniques
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Alpert, Frank – SAGE Open, 2016
Today, the lecture class as a format for higher education is under attack more than ever. This article addresses the research question of how lectures can be modernized and revitalized through new uses of digital technology--in particular, video. Critics of lecturing have for a long time observed that lecture classes can be weak on student…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Lecture Method, College Instruction
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Young, Jimmy A.; Lee, Justin S.; Kovacs, Pamela J. – SAGE Open, 2016
Regardless of their particular field of practice, social workers increasingly serve the growing population of older adults in the United States. This article describes the process of integrating an experiential component into a Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) course involving 75 BSW students. Reflections on the strengths and challenges during 3…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Counselor Training
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Adeogun, Adebowale Oluranti – SAGE Open, 2015
The Federal Government of Nigeria has realized that low educational quality has negative implications for sustainable national development, hence her commitment to develop national policies and national curriculum for teacher education to improve the quality of education (including music education). This article observes improvement in the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Schools of Education
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Huang, Yi-Wen – SAGE Open, 2015
This article analyzes factors that might be associated with Navajo college students' writing anxiety. Oral tradition, reading, syntax, and past experience are the factors discussed. Suggestions based on previous literature and personal experience are provided.
Descriptors: College Students, American Indian Students, Navajo (Nation), Writing Instruction
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Rasmussen, Bente – SAGE Open, 2015
The article looks into the consequences for recruitment of Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's recommendations that universities should manage their resources strategically to foster excellence. Using institutional ethnography as described by Dorothy Smith in a sociology department in Norway, it shows how strategic recruiting…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Strategic Planning, Excellence in Education, Foreign Countries
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Iversen, Ann-Merete; Pedersen, Anni Stavnskaer; Krogh, Lone; Jensen, Annie Aarup – SAGE Open, 2015
The article introduces a new term in higher education: learner-led approaches in education (LED). This does not represent a single approach or dogma to replace existing dogmas, but a way of approaching learning and education that mirrors the complexity of society as it develops. LED is based on the assumption that all students have their own…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Higher Education, Active Learning, Student Projects