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Byfield, Lavern – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In the U.S., given the growing number of students who are speakers of languages other than English, this article brings attention to a need for a nuanced perspective on the definition of English learners. The study was designed to investigate teachers' perceptions of English learners and the implications for classroom instruction. Teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Labeling (of Persons), Bilingualism, Teacher Attitudes
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Thadphoothon, Janpha – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
As far as English language ability is concerned, Thailand has a lot of room for improvement. Efforts to boost Thailand's language skills abound. In this study, Thai school teachers in two primary schools were asked to answer questionnaires on their English language use in their schools, their preparedness, and their perceptions of the policy to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Loima, Jyrki – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This is a qualitative case study of the parental feedback about participatory assessment done during the first year (2016) of the implementation of the reformed Finnish basic education curriculum. It covered grades 1-6 and was a first time to have a broader, tri-angulated teacher-student-parent assessment on learning and schooling. Consequently,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Parent Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The lifestyle in Saudi Arabia has changed significantly during the last few decades since oil was discovered in 1938. This discovery led to an economic revolution in Saudi Arabia. However, this resulted in people changing their eating habits, which included eating fast food due to their new work responsibilities. Therefore, some chronic diseases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Teacher Attitudes