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Gan, Zhengdong – Cogent Education, 2018
This is a qualitative longitudinal study of the lived experience of four mainland Chinese ESL teachers engaged in their first year of employment in Hong Kong secondary schools. Based on multiple interviews and email contact conducted over the course of one academic year, the research explores the adaptive processes these beginner ESL teachers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Chan, Hang – Cogent Education, 2018
Every sound is made up of pitch, intensity and length (P, I and L). These universal parameters work together to give a sound its sensation. This paper presents a case of using P, I and L, and a hypothetical measure, "S[subscript c]" ("Stress Composite"), to appraise the effect of prosodic training. The main question this paper…
Descriptors: Singing, Workshops, Acoustics, Suprasegmentals
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Ho, Sammy K.; Chan, Edmund S. – Cogent Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the revised multidimensional scale of perceived social support (R-MSPSS) for Chinese school teachers. A questionnaire comprising the R-MSPSS and other psychological measures was administered to a sample of 539 school teachers in Hong Kong. A series of confirmatory factor analysis was…
Descriptors: Multidimensional Scaling, Social Support Groups, Program Validation, Psychometrics
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Ip, Horace H. S.; Lai, Candy Hoi-Yan; Wong, Simpson W. L.; Tsui, Jenny K. Y.; Li, Richard Chen; Lau, Kate Shuk-Ying; Chan, Dorothy F. Y. – Cogent Education, 2017
Previous research has illustrated the unique benefits of three-dimensional (3-D) Virtual Reality (VR) technology in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children. This study examined the use of 3-D VR technology as an assessment tool in ASD children, and further compared its use to two-dimensional (2-D) tasks. Additionally, we aimed to examine…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
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Sum, Raymond Kim Wai; Leung, Elean Fung Lin – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an Internet-based behavioral intervention for physical activity (PA) promotion among secondary school students. It was hypothesized that the Internet-based PA promotion program could increase the PA levels of secondary school students. The action research approach together with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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Li, Lijuan; Kennedy, Kerry John – Cogent Education, 2016
This study examined whether there is evidence in Hong Kong and Taiwan students' early attitudes to civic participation that suggests they will adopt radical forms of civic participation and whether civic participatory potential of students from these two Chinese societies differed in early adolescence. To achieve these purposes, we used a Rasch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Comparative Analysis, Profiles
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cheung, C. K. – Cogent Education, 2016
Business education has come a long way, from its roots in vocational education; and is now becoming an essential part of the school curriculum. As its significance continues to be recognised, business education needs to respond to dynamic changes and to be future oriented. This paper first discusses the relationship between business education and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Hua, Congchao; Li, Bin – Cogent Education, 2015
Popular culture materials are generally believed to have positive effects on L2 learning. This study examined the effectiveness of popular culture materials in enhancing Hong Kong EFL students' grammar learning. In a quasi-experimental design, 20 secondary school students were taught grammar in two ways: with the use of popular culture materials,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Grammar