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Kartal, Erdogan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study is about artificial neural network modeling of the linguistic challenges encountered by students learning Turkish as a foreign language in universities in France. The study was conducted in four universities where Turkish is taught as an optional foreign language. Sixty-six students whose mother tongues were either Arabic or French…
Descriptors: Turkish, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Xiaodong – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study reports how teaching using a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based appraisal system impacted English-as- a-foreign-language (EFL) students' reflective practices with text deconstruction and construction. Through qualitative content and discourse analyses of three focal EFL students'reading and writing performance, interviews, and…
Descriptors: Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Bogdanovic, Vesna; Mirovic, Ivana – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Entering the world of academic writing can be a troublesome experience for young researchers, especially for those writing in ESL. In addition to mastering the specific language of their disciplinary community, they also have to adopt an array of metadiscourse features which help them organize their writing and position themselves towards their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse
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Ädel, Annelie – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article takes the theme of metadiscourse across genres as a point of departure. To illustrate variation in the use of metadiscourse, reflexive uses of second person "you" are examined in different genres and discourse types, all of which represent academic discourse. The material includes university lectures, research articles,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Usage, Form Classes (Languages), Discourse Analysis
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Gardner, Sheena; Han, Chao – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
One of the fundamental ways in which knowledge develops is through contrast. This applies not only to the development of ideas and theories in argumentative texts, but also to the contrasting of new findings with old in experimental reports. Contrast, then, is central to the development of academic knowledge. A common finding in contrastive…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Contrastive Linguistics, Chinese, English
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Hatipoglu, Çiler; Algi, Sedef – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Writing argumentative paragraphs is challenging even in one's first language (L1) since in order to fulfil their goals writers need to carefully choose among the available metadiscoursive tools and skilfully balance their use. Writing in a foreign language (L2) is even more challenging because language learners are usually familiar only with a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Alotaibi, Hmoud S. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Metadiscourse, as an important analytic tool, was rarely used to explore the generic structure of Ph.D. dissertation acknowledgments, and within this genre, the role of gender has been unexplored. This study employs interactional resources within the metadiscourse framework (Hyland, 2005) to investigate gender differences in 120 dissertation…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Discourse Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, English (Second Language)
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Rodway, Claire Louise – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
A socio-constructivist approach to writing pedagogy recognises the importance of participant relationships in argumentation in disciplinary writing, although awareness of the rhetorical resources available to achieve this dialogic partnership between writer and reader can be difficult to teach. The highly metadiscursive nature of feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Writing Relationship, Persuasive Discourse, Academic Discourse
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Demir, Selcuk Besir; Pismek, Nuray – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
In today's educational landscape, social studies classes are characterized by controversial issues (CIs) that teachers handle differently using various ideologies. These CIs have become more and more popular, particularly in heterogeneous communities. The actual classroom practices for teaching social studies courses are unclear in the context of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ideology, Teaching Methods
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Bilgi, Arzu Doganay; Özmen, E. Rüya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study investigates the effectiveness of Modified Multi-Component Cognitive Strategy Instruction (MMCSI) on expository text comprehension skills of students with mild intellectual disability (ID). Three students participated from inclusion classes of three different secondary schools in Turkey. The study was conducted using a multiple probe…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mild Intellectual Disability, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Simsek, Meliha R.; Dündar, Esin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The transformation of coursebook publishing into an industrial giant has brought about variety, choice, and difficulty of decision making. As coursebook selection profoundly influences the quality of foreign language instruction in Turkey, it is essential to investigate what kind of instruments are used, which method is followed, what criteria are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Trend Analysis
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Ilter, Ilhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe social studies teachers' perceptions related to their practices in teaching concepts within the context of social studies instruction in order to enhance students' vocabulary development in their classes. The study focuses on how students' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge is supported by teachers'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Eliçin, Özge; Kaya, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores 67 experimental research articles written about children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using high-tech devices. The studies in this research were accessed through EBSCO, Academic Search Complete, ERIC, and Uludag University online search engines using keywords such as "autism and technology", "autism and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Küçükturan, A. Güler; Akbaba Altun, Sadegül – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study is designed to explore the reasons for sending and not sending preschool age children to preschools at an early age by exploring the motivations for and barriers towards promoting preschool education in Turkey. It aimed to determine various stakeholders' perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge related to preschool education in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Preschool Education, Decision Making
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