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Harrell-Levy, Marinda K.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The present study tested a model showing how different aspects of high school courses focusing on social justice and prosocial development predicted prosocial intentions of students (N = 362) 2 to 29 years after they had completed the courses. Results indicated that students reporting more transformative class experiences (higher critical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Prosocial Behavior, Social Justice, Social Development
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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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Ying, Yang – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This study aimed to seek an in-depth understanding about English collocation learning and the development of learner autonomy through investigating a group of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' perspectives and practices in their learning of English collocations using an AWARE approach. A group of 20 PRC students learning English in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians
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Wilkins, Julia – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
The Student-Teacher Relationship Survey: Student Version was developed and assessed for factor structure using principal components analysis. No instruments measuring students' perceptions of student-teacher relationships have been developed for high school students, and scales that measure related constructs tend to view good student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Measures (Individuals)
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Liu, Shuang; Breit, Rhonda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
The capacity to conduct research is essential for university graduates to survive and thrive in their future career. However, research methods courses have often been considered by students as "abstract", "uninteresting", and "hard". Thus, motivating students to engage in the process of learning research methods has become a crucial challenge for…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Yamada, Kiyomi – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
This paper explores, from a sociocultural perspective, the nature and functions of "zemi" or seminars in which Japanese undergraduate students received group supervision for research and thesis writing. The study also investigates how the "zemi" contributed to completion of their theses. It was found that the "zemi"…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Sociocultural Patterns, Undergraduate Students, Supervision
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Yee, Lim Siew; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Numerous researchers have pointed to the potential benefits of providing students with a relevant historical context when introducing new mathematics concepts. This paper discusses the ways in which this approach may be applied to enhance student learning and attitudes in Singapore mathematics classrooms. While evidence on the efficacy of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, History, Learning Activities
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Laura, Ron; Chapman, Amy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
If there is a salient defining condition of the modern age, it must surely be our tenacious belief in technology. Here it is argued that our insatiable infatuation with the computer or what is termed "compuphilia", represents a serious and growing threat to the mental health of school children. Computers may make communication easier,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being, Technology Uses in Education
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Shimbo, Kuninori – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Although reattribution training has been shown to be very useful in improving learning, researchers disagree on what mediates the effects. As to the possible mediating factors, the prominent theories suggest factors such as expectations, notions of intelligence, self-efficacy or anxiety. However, this article proposes an alternative mediating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Japanese
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Martin, Angela; Kennedy, Barbara; Stocks, Belinda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
The psychological climate literature examines links between facets of climate, such as service orientation and a range of individual and organisational outcomes including work attitudes and performance. This study investigated the relationship between the service climate of an Australian university and outcomes important to its key stakeholders. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes