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“Weekday rural teachers, weekend urban spouses and parents”: A Chinese case of how alternative hiring policy influences teachers’ career decisions
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 67, No. 1 (May 2019) pp. 53–63
This study aims to understand the reportedly high retention rates of teachers recruited through Special Teaching Position (STP) — an alternative teacher hiring policy in China. Drawing on ethnographic data, this study examines how five STP teachers...
Understand an emerging “failure” of an equality-oriented teacher policy in China: A job search perspective
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 81, No. 1 (2017) pp. 71–82
Free Teacher Education (FTE) is a Chinese case of equality-oriented teacher policies which aim to equalize teacher quality for high-need contexts. Recent studies consistently find that FTE’s goal is failing. The present study is aimed to understand...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 4 (October 2011) pp. 93–106
One of the major weaknesses of the item exposure rates of figural items in Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests lies in its inaccuracies. In this study, a new approach is proposed and a useful test tool known as the Virtual Item Bank (VIB) is introduced....
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 4 (October 2011) pp. 46–51
The aim of the present study was to develop an on-line assessment system with constructed response items in the context of elementary mathematics curriculum. The system recorded the problem solving process of constructed response items and...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 55, No. 1 (February 2012) pp. 36–47
Switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) are becoming an essential part of many electronic systems as the industry drives toward miniaturization and energy efficiency. However, practical SMPS design courses are seldom offered. In this paper, a...
Facial Expression Based Real-Time Emotion Recognition Mechanism for Students with High-Functioning Autism
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1165–1173
The emotional problems of students with autism may greatly affect their learning in e-learning environments. This paper presents the development of an emotion recognition mechanism based on a proposed emotional adjustment model for students with...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 2 (2012) pp. 231–243
In a test, the testing score would be closer to examinee's actual ability when careless mistakes were corrected. In CAT, however, changing the answer of one item in CAT might cause the following items no longer appropriate for estimating the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 62–70
Cooperative learning is widely used in the education field. However, studies show that cognitive and social factors diminish the value of cooperative learning. In this paper, we proposed an Expertise-Based Learning Guidance in Cooperative e-Learning ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 1499–1505
The purpose of this case study was to explore the influence of using visualizers in the teaching of elementary school students. Several approaches were used including tape recording teaching process, interviews of teachers and students, and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1385–1390
Most CAPTCHAs are designed to defense bots-logon to exploit, the massive spam and registration attacks. However, both text-based and imaged-based challenges which are not suitable for mobile devices. Text-based CAPTCHAs with too much noises and...