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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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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali – Cogent Education, 2018
Although research on second language (L2) humor and language play is burgeoning, most previous studies have addressed language learners. Thus, L2 teachers in general and EFL teachers in particular have comparatively received much less attention in the literature. The present research, to my knowledge, is the first study in the Iranian context and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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John, Vaughn M.; Cox, Amanda J. – Cogent Education, 2018
Fostering positive and meaningful change amongst South African youth whose schooling and life experiences have rendered them largely ill-prepared, demotivated and often traumatised, is a complex endeavour, but one which needs urgent attention. Government programmes tend to ignore the psycho-social demands of the transition from unemployed…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Case Studies, Program Descriptions, Career Development
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah – Cogent Education, 2017
This case study examines authentic speech acts by a German primary school teacher in the classroom context and the outdoor learning location of a forest. The study will compare the degree of linguistic immediacy or distance in these two contexts, respectively. Once a week, the class is doing "outdoor school" ["Draußenschule"]…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Speech Acts, Elementary School Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Hancock, Cheryl; Rowland, Barbara – Cogent Education, 2017
We completed a qualitative study focusing on our students' use of Discussion Roles in our general and entry level online classes and presented the information at a Brown Bag presentation for University of Phoenix instructors and staff in October 2016. The following contains the results of the study including: (1) ways to use Discussion Roles in…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Group Discussion, College Freshmen
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Brailas, Alexios; Koskinas, Konstantinos; Alexias, George – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the conceptual model of an academic course inspired by complexity theory. In the proposed conceptual model, the aim of teaching is to form a learning organization: a knowledge community with emergent properties that cannot be reduced to any linear combination of the properties of its parts. In this approach, the learning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Class Activities, Models, Teaching Methods
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Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene – Cogent Education, 2017
The study examines the impact of professional development on the topic of poverty in one high poverty school community located in a small city in southern Ontario, Canada. It considers narrative-based experiences of teachers' collaborative inquiry on literacy practices after a significant amount of professional development was provided to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Poverty, Social Justice, Literacy
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Öman, Anne – Cogent Education, 2017
Today, teachers orchestrate computer-based tasks in software applications in Swedish primary schools. Meaning is made through various modes, and multimodal perspectives on literacy have the basic assumption that meaning is made through many representational and communicational resources. The case study presented in this paper has analysed pupils'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Computer Software, Films
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Hales, Patrick D. – Cogent Education, 2017
Student voice is a difficult concept to capture in research. This study attempts to provide a vehicle for understanding student perceptions about writing and writing instruction through a case study supported by discourse analysis of student talk. The high school students in this study participated in interviews and focus groups about their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Case Studies
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Kariyana, Israel; Sonn, Reynold A.; Marongwe, Newlin – Cogent Education, 2017
This study assessed the competencies expected of doctoral graduates. Twelve purposefully sampled education experts provided the data. A case study design within a qualitative approach was adopted. Data were gathered through interviews and thematically analysed. Member checking ensured data trustworthiness. Factors affecting the quality of a…
Descriptors: Minimum Competencies, Degree Requirements, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Vaaland, Grete S. – Cogent Education, 2017
Teaching and learning are at stake when classrooms become highly disruptive and pupils ignore the teacher's instructions and leadership. Re-establishing teacher authority in a highly disruptive school class is an understudied area. This instrumental multiple case study aimed to reveal concepts and conceptual frameworks that are suitable for…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Teacher Role
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Watson, Linnea Lynne; Vogel, Linda R. – Cogent Education, 2017
While recent research has shown the long-term effects of teen pregnancy are not as devastating as once predicted, more than 40 years after the passage of Title IX legislation mandating equal educational opportunities for pregnant and parenting teens, only 50% of teen parents graduate high school, lagging far behind their non-parenting peers. This…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Adolescents
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Pica-Smith, Cinzia; Antognazza, Davide; Marland, Joshua J.; Crescentini, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
This cross-cultural and cross-sectional study investigated Italian and US children's perceptions of interethnic and interracial friendships, also known as intergroup friendships. A total sample of 226 children attending two urban, elementary schools in a middle-sized Northeastern US city and a middle-sized northern Italian city, were interviewed…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Friendship, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Versland, Tena M.; Erickson, Joanne L. – Cogent Education, 2017
Self-efficacy is a perceived judgment that one has the ability to execute a course of action that brings about a desired result. Principal self-efficacy describes a set of beliefs that enable a principal to enact policies and procedures that promote the effectiveness of a school. Principal self-efficacy beliefs are also important because they…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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