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AlGhawi, Mariam A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Gifted education, defined as the schooling of students demonstrating some exceptional abilities, is relatively new in the education system of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); hence, research on gifted education in the UAE is limited. This study is the first to investigate the implementation of gifted education programmes at seven primary government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Needs
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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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Carjuzaa, Jioanna – Cogent Education, 2017
Many educators have sung the praises of Indian Education for All, Montana's constitutional mandate, and heard the successes of Montana's Indigenous language revitalization efforts which reverberate around the globe. Teaching Indigenous languages is especially, challenging since there are limited numbers of fluent speakers and scarce resources…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance, Educational Policy
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Bashan, Bilha; Holsblat, Rachel – Cogent Education, 2017
The study explores the development of teamwork among a group of Israeli student teachers enrolled in a practicum, in order to help teacher educators to understand better the processes student teachers experience in becoming a collaborative team. The student teachers' reflective journals provide qualitative evidence of the stages in the development…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Student Teachers, Teamwork, Foreign Countries
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Kahakalau, Ku – Cogent Education, 2017
With an increased interest in the revitalization of Indigenous languages and cultural practices worldwide, there is also an increased need to develop tools to support Indigenous language learners and instructors. The purpose of this article is to presents such a tool called ANA 'OLELO, designed specifically to assess Hawaiian language proficiency.…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Proficiency, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Indigenous Populations
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Yilmaz, Ferat; Ilhan, Mustafa – Cogent Education, 2017
This study aims to create a hierarchy of identities for teachers' perceptions of the self. The research carried out as a survey study was conducted in Diyarbakir, a province in Turkey, with a study group of 261 teachers. This study employs a tool of data collection making it possible to present the six types of identities--namely, professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Professional Identity, Moral Values, Sexual Identity
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Kirchner, Emmarentia; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper reports on the reading motivation and reading activity of 402, urban, Namibian learners in 6 schools in the central region of Namibia. From the fourth grade these Grade 7 learners received their instruction through the medium of English, and offered English as Second Language in addition to another Namibian language. They were enrolled…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Grade 7, Language of Instruction
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Potts, Anthony; Maadad, Nina; Yu, Marizon – Cogent Education, 2017
This article provides insights into children's perspectives on schooling experiences following immigration. Albeit focusing on a small cohort of children, the theory and methodology in the article could well be applied to children of immigrants from other cultures. In exploring the primary school experiences of children of Filipino immigrants in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
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Murray, Jeffrey W. – Cogent Education, 2017
Students often say they hate group projects, because they don't want their grade held hostage by someone else's effort (or lack thereof) and/or because they've had the experience previously of having to do other people's work for them. For the instructor, the challenge is to figure out how to provide students with the valuable lessons and learning…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Ethics
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Mora, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
The paper examines the connection between discursive and non-discursive features and the construction of writer identity. In particular, the paper compares and contrasts the writer identity development of two groups of undergraduate students of applied linguistics in the Mexican context, one made up of locally educated ones and the other composed…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Self Concept, Writing (Composition), Comparative Analysis
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Xie, Qing – Cogent Education, 2017
This article reports an investigative study on the target language use in and outside business English classrooms for non-English major undergraduates in a Chinese university context. The aims of the study are to identify the actual situation of target language use in business English teaching and to suggest ways for improvements. The study uses…
Descriptors: Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Waaland, Torbjørn – Cogent Education, 2017
The main purpose of this article is to study the influence of social support on mentoring provided and the moderating influence of having a higher education. This cross-sectional survey was based on a questionnaire that was sent to 435 employees from 29 preschools in Norway. A total of 284 responses were returned, a response rate of 65.3%. Three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Social Support Groups, Teacher Qualifications
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McCarroll, Hope; Fletcher, Tina – Cogent Education, 2017
Handwriting is a foundational skill needed by students to demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and math. Occupational therapists who work in schools are tasked with providing remedial services for students who demonstrate deficits in underlying handwriting mechanics, as opposed to deficits in following handwriting conventions. Despite this,…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Academic Achievement
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Gyamtso, Deki C.; Sherab, Kezang; Maxwell, T. W. – Cogent Education, 2017
This study was conducted in the two teacher education colleges (CoEs) of the Royal University of Bhutan. It was intended to fill the knowledge gap of teacher educators' reactions to the Educating for Gross National Happiness (EdGNH) policy introduced in Bhutan in 2010. EdGNH is recognized as one of the most critical and comprehensive attempts to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Dinning, Track; Ünlü, Hüseyin – Cogent Education, 2017
With graduate employability being high on many universities' agendas, it becomes vital that a curriculum delivers not only subject knowledge but also the opportunity for students to develop and enhance industry-specific skills. This paper is concerned with how a work-based project can support skill development and considers the views of students…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Curriculum Enrichment, Skill Development, Undergraduate Students
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