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Güçyeter, Sule; Kanli, Esra; Özyaprak, Melodi; Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Cogent Education, 2017
The aim of this paper is to reveal the current situation of gifted education in Turkey. The talents that are valued and the concepts of giftedness were discussed according to the country's cultural and political perspectives. Studies that had been made to analyze the beliefs of lay people, teachers and parents with respect to gifted students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Identification, Fundamental Concepts
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Ho, New Fei; Zhou, Jonathan; Fung, Daniel Shuen Sheng; Kua, Phek Hui Jade – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined whether a three-month equine-assisted learning program improved measures of character skills in two independent cohorts of Year 1 youths, in a specialized secondary school for youths with difficulties coping with mainstream curriculum. In 2013, 75 students underwent intervention while 82 students did not. In 2014, 58 students…
Descriptors: Horses, Secondary School Students, At Risk Students, Intervention
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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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Ullrich, Dieter; Ullrich, Katja; Marten, Magret – Cogent Education, 2017
Speech-/language-impaired (SL)-children face problems in school and later life. The significance of "non-cognitive, social-emotional skills" (NCSES) in these children is often underestimated. Aim: Present study of affected SL-children was assessed to analyse the influence of NCSES for long-term school education. Methods: Nineteen…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Intelligence Quotient, Social Development
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Turgut, Yildiz – Cogent Education, 2017
Many teacher education institutes (TEI) are expected to provide preservice teachers (PTs) with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to teach with information and communication technology (ICT). To address this challenge, many TEIs have included introductory ICT courses in their curriculum to develop technological knowledge and skills.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy
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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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Littlebear, Richard E. – Cogent Education, 2017
In 1995, the Montana Office of Public Instruction supported the Class 7 Indian language and culture specialist license to allow experts in Indigenous languages/cultures identified and certified by their respective tribal nations, to teach in K-12 public schools. This article uses the example of a Class 7 certification process on the Northern…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Expertise, Specialists
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Real Bird, Lanny – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this essay is to introduce nativist expression, historic practices, and perceptions in describing an important approach to exercising language revitalization based on traditional fundamentals and operational ownership in Native organizations of these reflections. Information is presented to enhance the understanding of how Native…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Indigenous Knowledge, Native Language, American Indian Languages
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Antaramian, Susan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study investigated whether very high levels of life satisfaction were associated with academic success at the college level. Three-hundred fifty-seven university students reported on their life satisfaction and various indicators of educational functioning. Participants with very high life satisfaction (top 10%) were compared to those with…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Student Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Wechsler, Solange Muglia; Fleith, Denise de Souza – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of gifted education in Brazil. A scenario of the education of the gifted is presented, including the official concept of giftedness as well as programs and services available to emphasize important contributions to the area. Although there are considerable advances regarding policies, practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Practices
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Bishara, Saied; Weiss, Itzhak – Cogent Education, 2017
Phonological and morphological awareness and its correlation with reading punctuated and non-punctuated words in Arabic as a first language were examined, as well as its transfer to Hebrew as a second language. Research participants were 30 fourth grade pupils. Phonological awareness was examined by phonological decoding of actual and meaningless…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Correlation, Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages)
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Malik, Shoaib Ahmed – Cogent Education, 2017
In this paper I intend to illustrate Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and then extend the discussion to scaffolding and its relationship with the ZPD. This is then followed by some concerns raised in literature regarding scaffolding as a concept and as a metaphor which involves analysing the arguments for regarding the role of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Ability, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teacher Student Relationship
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Poole, Adam – Cogent Education, 2017
The Avatar Project was a two-week English project in which Chinese high school students in an internationalised school in Shanghai China explored the topic of cultural and individual identity. The project synthesised prospective education with the Funds of Identity approach, both of which have particular relevance within an internationalised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology)
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Cogent Education, 2017
There is a growing body of literature about the qualities of professional teacher educators (TEs) and their impact on preparing professional teachers. However, English Language Teaching (ELT) research has fallen behind in this regard, despite the fact that different programs worldwide suffer from different limitations, due to certain aspects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Roy, Paromita – Cogent Education, 2017
In the backdrop of India's growing population of 1.21 billion people with diverse, multicultural and multilingual backgrounds, gifted education is yet to be part of a formal educational policy in the country. Research on giftedness in India spans across 50 years, but lacks systematic and empirical grounding. The term "gifted" in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Access to Education, Talent Identification
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