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Augustsson, Gunnar – Cogent Education, 2018
This paper studies leisure-time center staff (L-tCS) leadership based on the concepts of leadership perspective and leadership style. The purpose is to understand how L-tCS describe their work in terms of leadership in the didactic room by answering the following open-ended question in an online survey: How would you describe your leadership in…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Leadership Styles, Staff Role, Foreign Countries
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Odukoya, Jonathan A.; Omole, David O.; Atayero, Aaron A.; Badejo, Joke A.; Popoola, Segun I.; John, Temitope M.; Ucheaga, Emeka – Cogent Education, 2018
In this project, 276 students at a private university in Nigeria completed a survey concerned with their personal attributes and study dispositions. First class (summa cum laude) students were compared with third class (less successful) students. Differences were not found in their goal setting habits, and declaration of healthiness. The third…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, High Achievement, Student Characteristics
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Ebadi, Saman; Zamani, Gerannaz – Cogent Education, 2018
A rising number of university faculty and students in Iran are falling prey to predatory publishers, that is, publishing academic low-quality and unethical research papers. There are increasing demands on researchers and students from both local and national authorities to publish widely. Because of the increasing pressure put on students and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English for Academic Purposes, Writing for Publication, Research Reports
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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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Banaruee, Hassan; Khatin-Zadeh, Omid; Ruegg, Rachael – Cogent Education, 2018
There might always be errors during the learning process which need correction; accordingly, providing corrective feedback is critical. However, the various types of feedback applied during classes affect the learning and teaching process. Teaching and learning could be applied within EFL classes by providing learners with recasts. Recasts have…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), English Language Learners, High School Students
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Justice, Laura M.; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; Gonzalez, Jorge; Bengochea, Alain; McCormick, Anita – Cogent Education, 2018
This study was designed to examine the literacy and language development processes and practices used in Mexican preschools. Participants were 18 early childhood teachers from three schools selected to represent the range of available programming. Research methods included focus groups, teacher questionnaires, and classroom observations. Results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education
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malekipour, Ahmad; Hakimzadeh, Rezvan; Dehghani, Marzieh; Zali, Mohmad Reza – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of the present study was to analyze entrepreneurial competency training in the curriculum of the bachelor of physical education (BPEd) in universities in Iran. The statistical society consisted of all bachelor's degree programs in the field of physical education in Iran from 2017-2018 including humanities, biology, and sports sciences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Undergraduate Study, Entrepreneurship
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Ashour, Sanaa – Cogent Education, 2018
In responding to the growing global demand for education, transnational education (TNE) plays a fundamental role in the current debate on the internationalisation and globalisation of higher education. Through conducting a systematic literature review, this paper examines the unique features of German transnational education, which has little in…
Descriptors: International Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Williamson, Gary L. – Cogent Education, 2018
Individual growth curves yield insights about growth that are not available from any other methodology; and developmental scales based on conjoint measurement models provide unique interpretive advantages for investigations of academic growth. The advantages are apparent when: (1) 15 consecutive statewide reading growth curves are annotated with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Psychometrics, Educational Innovation
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Gerritsen-van Leeuwenkamp, Karin J.; Joosten-ten Brinke, Desirée; Kester, Liesbeth – Cogent Education, 2018
Students form expectations and perceptions about assessment quality, and they experience the consequences of inferior assessment quality. These expectations and perceptions influence how students use assessment and the information it provides in educational practice. Unfortunately, little is known about students' expectations and perceptions of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Expectation, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
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Khan, Muhammad Asif; Kiran, Asma – Cogent Education, 2018
The study aimed to investigate the organizational and task factors as antecedents of teachers' professional development (TPD) and occupational expertise (OE). Positivist paradigm had been used for the study. The data were collected through a structured questionnaire from a convenience sample of 233 faculty members in higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Knowledge Economy, College Faculty, Organizational Culture
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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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Grant, James – Cogent Education, 2018
In this piece, I argue that the marginalized status of ugliness in the field of aesthetics, particularly in aesthetic conversations in the broader field of curriculum, is indicative of an as-of-yet unexplored source for understanding our societal values. The fact that we do not talk about the ugly is reason to believe that there is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Curriculum, Social Attitudes, Emotional Response
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Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Kazemi, Bahman – Cogent Education, 2018
Teacher professional identity is seen as a sense of self that results from various factors such as experience, education, environment, and personal characteristics. The purpose of the present article was to investigate the relationship between EFL teachers' professional identity and their self-esteem. The research data were collected with 224 EFL…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Professional Identity
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Larbi-Siaw, Otu – Cogent Education, 2018
The authors discuss the results of a study that was conducted on the factors that enhance effective interaction between students and learning contents in a technology-mediated learning environment in a higher education setting. The results revealed that effective student-content interaction is strongly enhanced by expansive learning through its…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interaction, College Students
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