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Yoneda, Mitaka – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of English language (EL) education from the perspectives of Japanese and non-Japanese professionals in Singapore, based on their experiences of "doing business" in Singapore. As established career business people, the perspectives of Japanese participants offer a retrospective evaluation of their…
Descriptors: Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kan, Adnan; Bulut, Okan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This study investigates whether word problems and mathematically expressed items can be used interchangeably regardless of their linguistic complexities. A sample of sixth grade students was given two forms of a mathematics assessment. The first form included mathematics items with mathematical terms, expressions, and equations whereas the second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Secondary School Mathematics
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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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Mohandhas, Pratheepa – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper offers an analysis of the development and implementation of the policy to teach Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) in Malaysian primary schools, commencing in 2003, in the context of the 2009 reversal of the policy. The original study focused particularly on the impact of the policy on the children of the Federal Land…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Elementary Schools
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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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Natoli, Riccardo; Jackling, Beverley; Siddique, Salina – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
Efforts to address attrition rates at universities have been driven by Tinto's (1975) model of student engagement with its focus on student: (a) pre entry attributes; (b) academic engagement; and (c) social engagement. Using an ethnographic approach, the study involves interviews with business students to explore the links between these aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, College Students, Learner Engagement
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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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Güvendir, Emre – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This study examines how student and school characteristics are related to Turkish students' English language achievement in Evaluation of Student Achievement Test (ÖBBS) of 2009. The participants of the study involve 43707 ninth year students who were required to take ÖBBS in 2009. For data analysis two level hierarchical linear modeling was…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Vaughan, Michelle – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
With a classroom full of millennial learners, it is essential that teacher educators adjust their pedagogy to meet their students' needs. This study explores the use of a flipped classroom model to engage preservice teachers in an Introduction to the Teaching Profession course. In addition, it explores the need for teacher education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Michelle Striepe; O'Donoghue, Thomas – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Over the past two decades faith-based schools have expanded in number, grown in diversity, and become an important part of education systems worldwide. As a result, a rich research agenda in the field has emerged. One aspect of this agenda relates to school leadership. What is particularly neglected is research on the impact of leadership theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Case Studies
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Deneire, Alexia; Vanhoof, Jan; Faddar, Jerich; Gijbels, David; Van Petegem, Peter – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
This article examines if and how characteristics of appraisal systems used for secondary school teachers affect job satisfaction. Using multilevel analyses on data of 3 473 teachers in Flanders (Belgium), we found that appraisals with a developmental purpose and appraisals perceived as being a fair judgement, both have a positive impact on job…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Jarvis, Wade; Halvorson, Wade; Sadeque, Saalem; Johnston, Shannon – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Ensuring that university graduates are ready for their professional futures is a complex undertaking that includes, but is not limited to, the development of their professional knowledge and skills, and the provision of empowering learning experiences established through their own contributions. One way to draw these complex processes together for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Simms, Kathryn; Bock, Sara – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been studied consistently as a single institutional group. However, at least ostensibly, HBCUs are relatively heterogeneous. Consequently, we evaluated the homogeneity of three educational outcomes that have been recognized as potentially distinguishing features of HBCUs (i.e., STEM major,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
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Bassett, Meighan M.; Martinez, James; Martin, Ellice P. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
The effects of student-directed activity-based learning (SDABL) were examined in two high school chemistry classes. Students in the SDABL class were given pretest results, a list of standards to be mastered, and a chart of learning activities categorized by difficulty level. They selected activities to meet their needs and preferences.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Learner Engagement
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