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Pakzadian, Maryam; Tootkaboni, Arezoo Ashoori – Cogent Education, 2018
Gender differences have always been controversial in pragmatics. This article reports on a study that examined the role of gender in the quality of conversational dominance in informal conversation by focusing on Persian EFL learners. To this end, both quantitative and qualitative conversational data from 10 Iranian dyads were analyzed. In this…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ahmadi, Reza; Hasani, Morteza – Cogent Education, 2018
Over the last decades, attempts at empowering student voice have captured, cross-culturally, the attention of educators as a means for improving educational landscapes. Hence, students have been repositioned as invaluable resources in schooling, research, and reform movements. To this aim, this study is to capture how the Iranian MA TEFL students'…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ng'ang'a, Alice; Mureithi, Leopold P.; Wambugu, Anthony – Cogent Education, 2018
The Blinder-Oaxaca approach has been used to decompose the gender gap in mathematics test scores in private and public primary schools in Kenya. That is, the mathematics production functions are estimated separately for boys and girls, the difference between the boys' and girls' average scores is estimated and then decomposed into three…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Sabzevari, Amir; Hashemifardnia, Arash – Cogent Education, 2018
This study examined the impact of using cultural materials on listening comprehension among male and female Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 96 upper-intermediate male (n = 48) and female (n = 48) EFL learners out of 130, were chosen through administering an Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The participants of each gender were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension
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Zulfiqar, Salman; Zhou, Rongting; Asmi, Fahad; Yasin, Affan – Cogent Education, 2018
This study focuses on adoption of simulation system in rapidly changing technology and information flow. Given the prevalent popularity of simulation system, it is important to understand and adopt simulation system to develop future educational plans. This paper addresses how simulation system enhances student collaborative learning and learner…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Student Attitudes
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Riasati, Mohammad Javad – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study is an attempt to investigate the extent to which Iranian EFL learners are willing to speak English in language classrooms. Moreover, the relationship between willingness to speak (WTS) and language learning anxiety, language learning motivation, and self-perceived speaking ability is sought. Furthermore, the study seeks the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Attitudes
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De Silva, Anthoni Durage Asoka; Khatibi, Ali; Azam, S. M. Ferdous – Cogent Education, 2018
"Swing away from science" is a dilemma that researchers are seeking solutions over 50 years. The dilemma is becoming more complicated due to the developmental decline in students' motivation toward learning science around the world, particularly at the secondary level. While the parental involvement becomes more vital in the secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Parent Participation, Student Motivation
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Carstensen, Tove; Ødegaard, Nina B.; Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2018
Background: Research into occupational therapy students' approaches to studying is growing, and research has shown approaches to studying to be associated with academic performance. However, learning conceptions and preferences for teaching among occupational therapy students have rarely been reported, and their relationships to study approaches…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Teaching Methods, Preferences, Occupational Therapy
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Kaufmann, Esther; Wittmann, Werner W. – Cogent Education, 2018
So far, no study has used ability profiles to evaluate the "science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) potential" (i.e. the capacity to engage in STEM professions) of Swiss students at the end of their compulsory education. In the current study, we use the proportion of high achieving students with a math-tilted ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Smail, Linda; Silvera, Ginger – Cogent Education, 2018
Many American universities located in the Middle East try to offer the stamp of higher quality in education that the United States provides and delivers. These institutions are doing an incredible job of providing opportunity for youths of that region to obtain an American education. However, these universities bear the stereotype that they are…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Attitudes, Teaching Styles, North Americans
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Timothy, Vedastus L.; Nkwama, Skeeter – Cogent Education, 2017
Despite the widespread prevalence, teacher moonlighting is one of the under-researched areas. Using data from 313 public primary school teachers in Ilala District, this study examined the determinants of teacher moonlighting. The findings show that 39.4% of teachers had a secondary income generating activity. Sex and age of the teacher were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Boateng, Fred Kofi – Cogent Education, 2017
Gender disparities are rife in Ghana and its educational sector. Despite the plethora of research on gender disparities in Ghana's education system, there is no coverage on gender disparities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields in Ghana. The paper's purpose of the article was to examine the experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Gender Bias, STEM Education
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Ho, Walter King Yan; Ahmed, Md. Dilsad; Keh, Nyit Chin; Khoo, Selina; Tan, Cheehian; Dehkordi, Mitra Rouhi; Gallardo, Mila; Lee, Kicheon; Yamaguchi, Yasuo; Wang, Jian; Liu, Min; Huang, Fan – Cogent Education, 2017
Numerous studies have been published heralding the benefits of physical education in school education. Sport and physical activities form the major content in learning and the arrangement serves as the major source of development in students. This paper identifies "quality" as an internationally concerned issue and within the concept,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Gustavsen, Ann Margareth – Cogent Education, 2017
Previous studies found that girls have higher academic achievement than boys in most school subjects. Teachers' grading of academic achievement seems to be based not only on students' knowledge but also their social skills, and teachers tend to assess girls as having better social skills than boys. The main aim of this study was to examine through…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Abuya, Benta A.; Elungata, Patricia; Mutisya, Maurice; Kabiru, Caroline W. – Cogent Education, 2017
A well-established empirical association exists between family background and children's educational attainment. Studies have shown the importance of parental education for not just children's educational outcomes but also other behavioral, and health outcomes. In this paper, data collected by African Population and Health Research Center in 2012…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Background, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
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