Education

Blooming Flowers: A case for developmentally appropriate practice
Early Childhood Education in India derives its premise from its sociocultural context. In spite of policies in place for developmentally and contextually appropriate Early Childhood Education, the practices are largely detrimental for this age group. The ray of hope, amidst such a scenario are a few initiatives, one such being the rural preschool "Poo-kal," situated in a village near the town o...


Internal and External Networking Behavior: An Investigation of Relationships with Affective, Continuance, and Normative Commitment
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships of internal and external networking behaviors of managers and professionals with their affective, continuance, and normative commitment. Data were obtained from 335 managers and professionals of a health system who completed a survey on networking behavior and organizational commitment. Correlation analyses and multiple regressions were ...
Role models: Expatriate gender diversity pipeline or pipe-dream?
This paper examines the extent to which – and how – female expatriate role models support women to take up expatriate assignments in the male-dominated oil and gas industry. The research uses data from a census survey of female expatriates supported by semi-structured interviews with a stratified sample of the survey respondents, triangulated with interviews with HR professionals and analys...


The mediating role of psychological needs in the relation between qualitative job insecurity and counterproductive work behavior
This study aims to add to the understanding of the qualitative job insecurity, i.e., the insecurity about the continuity of valued job aspects in future. Specifically, we examine whether qualitative job insecurity is related to counterproductive work behavior, both directed to the organization (i.e., CWB-O) and other individuals at work (i.e., CWB-I), and whether frustration of the basic psycho...
Structure, Agency, and Notions of Career Success: A process-oriented, subjectively malleable and localized approach
The purpose of this paper is to explore notions of career success from a process-oriented perspective. We argue that success can be usefully conceptualized as a subjectively malleable and localized construct that is continually (re)interpreted and (re)shaped through the interaction between individual agency and macro-level structures. The paper employs a qualitative methodology drawing on 32 in...


Learning to Stay Employable
This study aims to examine the effects of chronological age and formal and informal learning activities on employability. Furthermore, indirect effects of age on employability via learning activities were tested. We conducted quantitative, cross-sectional survey research (n=780) in three Dutch and Austrian organizations to study the relationship between chronological age, formal and informal le...
The Mediational Effect of Regulatory Focus on the Relationships Between Mindfulness and Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions
This research explores the role of mindfulness as a predictor of the two components of regulatory focus theory (RFT): promotion and prevention focus. It further examines promotion focus and prevention focus as mediators of the mindfulness-job satisfaction and mindfulness-turnover intentions relationships. Finally, job satisfaction is also examined as a mediator of the mindfulness-turnover inten...

Knowledge creation as an approach to facilitating evidence informed practice: Examining ways to measure the success of using this method with early years practitioners in Camden (London)
This paper has three key aims. First it examines the authors’ attempts to use knowledge creation activity as a way of developing evidence informed practice amongst a learning community of 36 early years practitioners in the London Borough of Camden. Second, it seeks to illustrate how the authors approached the idea of measuring evidence use and our engagement with two separate measurement sca...
Virtual patients as activities: exploring the research implications of an activity theoretical stance
Virtual patients are computer-based simulators of patient encounters for the purposes of instruction, practice, and assessment. Although virtual patients have been around for some time they have yet to become part of mainstream medical education. A major reason for this would seem to be a lack of clarity as to what educational value virtual patients actually have. This paper argues that virtual...

Developing a leadership pipeline: the Cleveland Clinic experience
The complexity of health care requires excellent leadership to address the challenges of access, quality, and cost of care. Because competencies to lead differ from clinical or research skills, there is a compelling need to develop leaders and create a talent pipeline, perhaps especially in physician-led organizations like Cleveland Clinic. In this context, we previously reported on a cohort-ba...
School Brand Management: The Policies, Practices, and Perceptions of Branding and Marketing in New York City's Public High Schools
Over the past 20 years, market-based choice initiatives have become a popular approach to education reform. Since 2002, the New York City Department of Education has opened over 250 high schools, creating a marketplace so widespread that many students no longer have a zoned or neighborhood school. This article uses two New York City–based case studies to examine branding or marketing prac...

The Effect of Blended Learning on Students’ Achievement, Perceived Cognitive Flexibility Levels and Self-Regulated Learning Skills
Blended learning (b-learning) is considered as the dominant instructional model in higher education. Herein, the study focused on the effectiveness of b-learning on a teacher training program in higher education and mainly aimed at revealing the effect of b-learning on students’ achievement, perceived cognitive flexibility levels and self-regulated learning skills and also examining the instr...
Curricula Management and ABET Alignment at the Lebanese International University School of Engineering
Since 2011, the School of Engineering (SoE) at the Lebanese International University has been actively engaged in the development and constant evolution of engineering programs that are aligned with an assessment protocol aimed at determining how well graduating students achieve intended learning outcomes of their respective programs.  This is all done with the intention of having programs tha...
Esotericism of the Great-Grandfather Cili toward the Osing Tribe, in Kemiren Village, Banyuwangi: Phenomenology Study for Learning Resource Development of Social Studies
The focus of the research problem is the esotericism function of the great-grandfather Cili toward the Osing Tribe. The research method is phenomenology, the collection of data uses in-depth interviews and participatory observation, the credibility of the data uses data source triangulation and time as well as member checks, data analysis uses Miles and Huberman model . Findings and conclusi...
The Effect of using the integrated approach in teaching grammar in providing the secondary school students with the special products from the perspectives of their teachers
This research aims to measure the effects of the style of the integrative approach in teaching grammar for secondary level students', so that they can achieve their outcomes from their teachers' point of view. To answer the questions of the study, the population on which the study will be applied, with 90 male and female teachers who take part in correcting the exams of the general secondary ce...