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Wahi, Wahiza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The issue of Malaysian graduates' unemployment, attributed largely to their flawed English language competence, has been a major concern in the country for many years. The study reported in this paper sought to better comprehend future graduates' perspectives and practices in dealing with the English language literacies prior to graduation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Dass, Rozita – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The emergence of a vibrant literary, culture and arts scene promotes Singapore's claims as a hub for arts and culture in the Asian region, and as a global arts city by the 21st century. The richness and variety of Singapore literature from the early post-colonial years are evident in the evolution of a Singapore literary culture. The diaspora of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Secondary School Curriculum, Asian Culture
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Kayad, Florence G. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
As part of Malaysia's aspirations to achieve developed nation status by 2020, and become a key player in the global economy, the government has sought to improve the English language proficiency of its citizens while maintaining the status and significance of the Malay Language as the national language. Recent strategies have involved…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Karen; Ferguson, Neil; Partington, Gary; Byrne, Matt – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
In this article, the outcomes of The Happy Kids project, a strategy to improve the social and emotional well-being of primary school students, were examined. Results indicated that the Happy Kids program had demonstrated positive social and emotional outcomes for students in all schools, in particular, a positive impact upon students' confidence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Youth Programs, Intervention
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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper reports on a case study of university lecturers' professional learning about digital technologies over four years, and their development of associated innovative teaching practices. During the first year, new hardware and software, as well as planned professional development (PD) opportunities, were made available to assist lecturers…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W.; Jacobs, Jennifer; Yamamura, Erica – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
In this qualitative study, Brown's (2004) tripartite theoretical framework on leadership preparation was used to explore the role programmatic elements played in development as social justice leaders within an educational leadership preparation program located in the United States. Findings from focus groups with twelve former graduate students…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Focus Groups
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Shady, Sandra A.; Luther, Vicki L.; Richman, Laila J. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
In recent years, inclusive practices have been widely promoted in educational settings, and as a result of this movement, a growing number of students with disabilities, particularly those with learning disabilities, are now served in general education classrooms. Yet while inclusion can be extremely beneficial, many students are placed with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, General Education, Special Education
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
This paper describes a community service learning (CSL) project that helped sixteen Latino/a teacher trainees in the areas of caring, social justice, bias reduction, teaching experience, personal growth, joy, and collaboration. The project was significant because the participants and the children they tutored were all Latinos who had shared…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Hispanic Americans, Gardening, Tutors