Encyclopedia of Education Research (2 Volume Set)


Melanie L. Falese (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU037000

This book presents important research advances in the study of education, with a particular emphasis placed on special education, multimedia education, health education, rural education and developments in higher education. Topics discussed herein include early literacy development; the rise of the computer as an assistive technology; special education for ASD children; a deconstruction of interteaching; online learning environments; rural teacher education; and information health education. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Volume 1

Short Communications

The Importance of Effective Reading Strategies for Science Teachers and Learners
(William Straits, Dept. of Science Education, California State Univ. Long Beach, Long Beach, CA)

Research and Review Studies

Early Literacy Development: The Role of Stroytelling, Joint Reading, and Symbolic Play
(Ljubica Marjanovic Umek, Urska Fekonja Peklaj,Univ. of Liubliana, Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Psychology, Liubliana, Slovenia)

Assessing the Importance of Feedback to Teacher and Student Improvement in an Innovative Caribbean Reading Project
(Stafford A. Griffith, Inst. of Education, Univ. of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica)

Biological Literacy as an imperative of Present Time
(L.V. Pivovarova, T.G. Korzhenevskaya, Biological Faculty, Moscow State Univ., Russia)

Challenges in Dyslexia Research
(Turid Helland, Dept. of Biological and Medical Psychology, Univ. of Bergen, Norway)

Developmental Dyslexia: A Conceptual and Measurement Quandary
(Sue Cotton, ORYGEN Research Centre, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ. of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, Sheila Crewther, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe Univ., Bundoora, Australia)

Teaching Cantonese Opera Script: Story Schema Approach
(Dorothy F.P. Ng, Joseph W.I. Lam, Faculty of Education, the Univ. of Hong Kong)

The Effects of Text, Graphic Images and Audio on Learning
(Janice Langan-Fox, James Canty, and Michael Sankey, Faculty of Business and Enterprise, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia, Kim Albert, TNS Global)

Examining Ways to Improve Visual Teaching Materials: The Role of Visual Literacy and Predominate Learning Modality
(Dr. Arianne Rourke, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Zena O’Connor,The University of Sydney,Australia)

Quality Metrics for Multimedia Reading: Assessment, Comprehension and Teaching
(Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Asociacion International de la Comunicacion Interactiva, Bergamo, Italy)

Do Illustrated Instructional Books Promote Multimedia Learning?
(Barbara Colombo, Maura Lissoni, Alessandro Antonietti—Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano)

Redying Shortcomings of Lecture-Based Physics Instruction Through Pen-Based, Wireless Computing and DyKnow Software
(Zdeslav Hrepic, Fort Hays State Univ., Sanjay Rebello, Dean A. Zollman, Kansas State Univ.)

Embracing Data: Potential Uses for Data Logging in Online Learning Environments
Erik Black,Kara Dawson, Educational Technology Program, The University of Florida)

The rise of the computer as an assistive technology for education in chronic musculoskeletal disease
(Andrew S. Wilson, School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks, Birmingham City University,United Kingdom, Stephen P. Young, School of Immunity and Infection, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Relational Frame Theory and Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
(Robert F. Gulick, Danielle L. Cotterill, Phillip J. Belfiore, Mercyhurst College)

The Use of a Racetracks Procedures to Improve the Academic Behaviors of Students in Special and Remedial Education: Suggestions for School Personnel
(T. F. McLaughlin, Kimberly P. Weber, K. Mark Derby, Carrie Hyde, Amy Violette, Christina Barton, Brigetta Petersen, Cassie Green,Shelby Verduin, Kathleen Printz, Ramona Gonzales, and Maighain Arkoosh, Department of Special Education, Gonzaga University)

Analysis of Social Stories Interventions to Teach Social Skills to Students with ASD
(Sir Balazs Tarnai, Seton Hill Univ., Division of Education, Greensburg, PA, Pamela S. Wolfe, Frank R. Rusch, David L. Lee, The Pennsylvania State Univ., Dept. of Educational and School Psychology and Special education, State College, PA)

Virtual Reality as a tool to Improve the quality of Life of People with Autism and Learning Difficulties
(Lucia Vera, Artec Group, Gerardo Herrera, Autism and Learning Difficulties Group, Marcos Fernandez, Artec Group, Robotics Inst.,Univ. of Valencia, Valencia, Spain)

Disproportionality in Special Education: Synthesis, Illustration and Implications
Amity L. Noltermeyer, Courtney L. Brown, Caven S. McLoughlin, Kent State Univ., Ohio)

What’s in a Name? The Inconsistency in Special Education Diagnoses and Labels
Tomoe Kanaya, Lauren M. Avera, Claremont McKenna College, Jaclyn R. MacFarlane, Muhlenberg College)

Realistic Mathematics Education for Young Students with Special Educational Needs
Johannes E.H. Van Luit, Utrecht Univ., The Netherlands: Dept. of Special Needs Education, Jo M.C. Neilssen, Marjolijn C. Peltenburg, Utrecht Univ., TheNetherlands: Freudenthal Inst.)

Using University-Based Consultation to Implement Positive Behavior Support Interventions in the Classroom
Morgan Chitiyo, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, & John. J. Wheeler, Tennessee Tech University)

Patient Education in an Acute Care Setting. Feasability and Medium-Time Effects of a Short Participatory Patient-Education Focusing on Hypertension in Elderly Patients with Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes
(Burkhardt H, Koffner A, Gladisch R, IV. Medizinische Klinik Schwerpunkt Geriatrie, University of Heidelberg, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Germany)

Special Education and Early Arithmetic Knowledge-Building
(Göta Eriksson, Stockholm University, Department of Special Education, Stockholm, Sweden)

Modelled, Free Play and Toy Type: Associations with Sociability, Play and Language Usage among Intellectually Disabled and Typically Developing Children.
(Vickii B. Jenvey and Heidi L. Jenvey, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Australia)

The Necessity of Measures of Procedural Integrity to Ensure Effective Delivery of Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(Thomas P. Kitchen, Phillip J. Belfiore, Holly L. Kitchen, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania)

Comprehensive Intervention for High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: An In-Depth Case Study
(Jennifer A. Toomey, Christopher Lopata, Martin A. Volker, Marcus L. Thomeer, Summit Educational Resources, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY)

Inclusion: Theory and Practice for Ex-Students of Special Schools
(Garry Hornby, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Volume 2

The Contribution of Temperament and Intellectual Functioning to Social Behaviour in Children
(Efrat Zion and Vickii B.Jenvey, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Australia)

Ideas for Teachers Working with Children Who Have Medical Conditions
(Nabors, L. A., Olsen, B., T., & Henderson, E, Department of Psychology University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)

Transition for High School Special Education Students to Post-Secondary Environments: Best Practices, Benefits, and Barriers
(Jennifer L. Koehler, Tanya L. Eckert, Adrea J. Truckenmiller, Jennifer L. Rheinheimer, and Elizabeth A. Koenig, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY)

Special Education for ASD Children: Implementation of Programmes Based on Innovative Technology
(A. Battocchi, G. Esposito, S. DeFalco & P. Venuti, Department of Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Italy)

Trained Peers’ Interactions with Children with Autism during Play
(Serene Hyun-Jin Choi, Timo A. Nieminen, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Deconstructing Interteaching: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts?
(Fuschia M. Sirois, Alan Scoboria, & Antonio Pascual-Leone, Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

What Do Trainee Teachers Know and What do they think about Social Studies?
(Jesús Estepa, José María Cuenca, Department of Sciencie and Philosophy Teaching, Education Sciencies Faculty, The University of Huelva, Spain)

A Review of Strategies for Supporting Reflection in Online Learning Environments
(Ting-ling Lai, Susan M. Land, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA)

Internet Virtual and Remote Control Interface for Robotics Education
(Carlos A. Jara, Francisco A. Candelas, Fernando Torres, Department of Physics, System Engineering and Signal Processing, University of Alicante, San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain)

Prospective Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in English Language Teaching: Implications for Teacher Education in Hong Kong
(David W. Chan, Eunice L. Y. Tang, John C. K. Lee and Cecilia K. W. Chun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Anthropology of Education: 30 Years of Experience in China
(Qi Jinyu, Associate Professor, School of Ethnology and Sociology, the Central University for Nationalities, Beijing, China)

Assessment and Enhancement of Oral Care Self-Efficacy
(Manabu Morita, Naoki Kakudate, Itsuo Chiba, Masamitsu Kawanami, Department of Oral Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan, and others)

Peer Evaluation: Stratefies and Tactics
(Beatriz Peña, Juan A. Piñuela, Judith Redoli, Rafael Mompo, European University of Madrid – Laureate International Universities, Madrid, Spain and others)

Multifunctional Centers in Rural Areas: Fabrics of Social and Human Capital
(Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen – Department of Rural Research and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark)

Rural Teacher Education: Evidence from the Greek Small Rural Primary Schools
(Anna Saiti – Harokopia University)

Rural Medical Education
(Rene J. McGovern, Laird, Bowman, McWilliams – Neurobehavioral Sciences, A.T. Still Univ., Case Western Reserve University)

Refugee Centered Education: Critical Theory in Practice
(Loshini Naidoo – Univ. of Western Sydney, NSW Australia)

Teaching for Social Change in the 21st. Century: Global Education Prepares Educators to Work in Rural Schools
(Lydiah Nganga – University of Wyoming Casper Center, Casper, Wyoming)

Rural Development Programs in Argentina and Its Institutions (in the Context of Neoliberal Acroeconomic Adjustment)
(Mabel Manzanal, CONICET, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UBA, Argentina)

Understanding the pedagogies of exclusion: Towards a language pedagogy of inclusivity for marginalised children in South Africa
(Robert Balfour)

School Reforms in Post-Independence Ghana: Trends and Issues in Special Education
(Anthony M. Denkyirah, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA)

From Caring to Education for Children with Severe Disabilities in a Rural Context
(Juan Bornman, Erna Alant and Catharina Uys)

An Overview of USDA Rural Development Programs
(Tadlock Cowan)

Different Groups Challenge Pedagogical Design in a Higher Education
(Raija Hämäläinen, Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Investigating the Demand for Higher Education: The Effect of Social, Economic, Institutional and Personal Variables
(Maria Eliophotou Menon, Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Department of Education, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Academic Performance and Graduate Outcomes: Does Age Matter?
(Ian Li and Paul W. Miller, Business School, the University of Western Australia)

Transforming China’s adult and continuing education: structure, management, and quality (Ning Rong Liu, College of Humanities and Law, School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong, China)

Minimizing the Impact of Written Screening Tools on the Management of Adult Patients with Low Health Literacy
(Timothy V. Johnson and Viraj A. Master, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine)

Vocational education and economic development: a study of Ghana
(George M. Osei, Mansfield College, University of Oxford)

Using ICT Resources in Project-based Learning Within a Vocational Education and Training Environment
(Helen Bound and Annette Salter, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia)

Turning Up The Volume: Young Adults Reflect On Their Secondary School Experience
(Deborah Espiner & Diane Guild)*

Study guides
(Davis MH, Ponnamperuma GG, University of Dundee)

The impact of the new ACGME competencies on graduate medical education: The ophthalmology experience
(Andrew G. Lee, Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery (AGL) H. Stanley Thompson Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)

Theory in medical education
(David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University)

Educating Medical Students about Pregnant Women with Drug Addiction Disorders
(Brittany B. Albright, BS, William F. Rayburn, MD, MBA, University of New Mexico, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albuquerque, NM, USA)

Teaching medical students about decision making
(Dylan Evans, School of Medicine, University College Cork)


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