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Kwan, Matthew Y. W.; Graham, Jeffrey D.; Bedard, Chloe; Bremer, Emily; Healey, Cierra; Cairney, John – SAGE Open, 2019
The transition into university is often considered the first major life transition and is associated with significant declines in physical activity (PA). It remains, however, unclear how to best prevent or attenuate these declines. The concept of physical literacy (PL) and the enhancement of PL may hold some promise, as it is considered…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Physical Education
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Arshad, Kamaruddin; Lean, Qi Ying; Ming, Long Chiau; Mahalingam, Sundara Rajan; Tiong, Chua Say; Abdullah, Amir Heberd; Shafie, Farah Ayuni – SAGE Open, 2018
Environmental health (EH) is the study of environment and environmental factors affecting the health of human. Identifying the most relevant and up-to-date and updated teaching topics of EH programs is vital to ensure competent practitioners are nurtured. Thus, this study aimed to attain the view of current content of EH programs for EH…
Descriptors: Environment, Public Health, Health Conditions, Environmental Influences
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Adu-Yeboah, Christine; Kwaah, Christopher Yaw – SAGE Open, 2018
This study sought to understand the process of providing on-campus practical experience to teacher trainees in preparation for practicum in basic schools, and how the trainees perceive these. It used the mixed method approach to obtain data from three purposively sampled colleges of education in the Central Region of Ghana. Questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes
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Lynch, Siobhán; Gander, Marie-Louise; Nahar, Ananda; Kohls, Niko; Walach, Harald – SAGE Open, 2018
The benefits of mindfulness for a variety of clinical and nonclinical populations are well established and there is growing interest in the potential of mindfulness in higher education. This article reports on the results from a randomized wait-list controlled study of Mindfulness-Based Coping With University Life (MBCUL), an adaption of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Randomized Controlled Trials, Higher Education
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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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Daniel, Kristy L.; Mishra, Chandrani – SAGE Open, 2017
The purpose of this study was to measure student affective, behavior, and content (ABC) and global awareness outcomes after participating in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-based international service-learning (ISL) course and impacts on long-term retention in STEM fields. We compared experiences from 12 participants…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Service Learning, Student Behavior, Consciousness Raising
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Djonko-Moore, Cara M.; Joseph, Nicole M. – SAGE Open, 2016
This article explores the researcher's use of field trips as an experiential learning tool in a social studies methods course as a pilot study. The researchers analyzed course evaluations and student reflection papers using document analysis to determine (a) the positive and negative aspects of utilizing field trips during the course, and (b) the…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies, Methods Courses
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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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Valaitis, Ruta K.; Wahoush, Olive; Murray, Nancy; Isaacs, Sandy; Derbyshire, David; Semogas, Dyanne; Rolfe, Steven – SAGE Open, 2016
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course embedded within a campus-community partnership initiative involving McMaster University School of Nursing, and three urban priority neighborhoods in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Students worked together with community residents and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Nursing Education
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Omeje, Joachim Chinweike; Egwa, Ene Inyamu; Adikwu, Victoria Ogwa – SAGE Open, 2016
The quota system and the catchment areas are federal government policies formulated to bridge the gap between the educationally developed states and the educationally less developed states. Sequel to the enactment of these policies, government established several universities across the country to create equal opportunity for all candidates. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Quotas, Selective Admission
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Chumbley, Steven Boot – SAGE Open, 2016
There continues to be a shortage of qualified graduates for agriculture jobs within the United States. One reason for this shortage is the decline in student enrollment in colleges of agriculture. One tool that can increase college preparation for future graduates and help students succeed is the agriculture dual-enrollment program. Dual…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Higher Education
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Badiee, Farnaz; Kaufman, David – SAGE Open, 2015
Recent calls to improve the quality of education in schools have drawn attention to the importance of teachers' preparation for work in classroom settings. Although the practicum has long been the traditional means for pre-service teachers to learn and practice classroom teaching, it does not always offer student teachers the time, safe practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Design