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Ng, Betsy – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Based on the 21st century's framework from the Singapore's Ministry of Education, students should possess lifelong learning goals in order to be self-regulated and engaged in continuous learning. It is thereby important to understand the profile of a potential lifelong learner. An educational institution or a school should provide learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Profiles, Student Characteristics
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel; Safadel, Parviz – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Women's underrepresentation in mathematics-related careers continues to concern policymakers, economists, and educators. This study addressed the issue by examining data from two international databases, namely IEA's "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015," and the World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Xing, Xue; Rojewski, Jay W. – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2018
Career decision-making self-efficacy is a pivotal construct in understanding individuals' career behaviors (Betz, 2007). Family, as a primary source of social support, exerts a substantial influence on adolescents' career development and decision-making process (Whiston & Keller, 2004). This study examined the role of selected family variables…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Career Choice, Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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Ponnock, Annette R.; Torsney, Benjamin M.; Lombardi, Doug – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2018
Teacher motivation is an impact aspect of the teacher performance and thus student achievement. Given the varying degrees of responsibility, tasks, and obstacles over the course of a teacher's training and career, their motivation is likely to change over time. This study examined the motivational differences of pre-service teachers (PSTs), early,…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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Chan, Tak; Jiang, Binbin; Xu, Mei Mei – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study is to solicit the perceptions of United States teachers to examine the extent of their agreement with the Confucian teaching philosophies and methodologies. A mixed research methodology was used in this study. Sixty elementary, middle, and high school teachers from 24 schools of five urban school districts of Georgia were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Confucianism, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Hinman, Tierney; He, Ye – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2017
Community-based heritage language (HL) programs can empower culturally and linguistically diverse students and families to construct hybrid practices linking home and school knowledges to promote learning. This study focused on the analysis of critical incidents in one Spanish HL program involving both youths and adults. Findings revealed the ways…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Heritage Education, Community Programs, Spanish
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Garza, Rubén; Werner, Patrice; Wendler, Linda F. – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2016
The ongoing focus on dispositions demonstrates the need for teacher educators to help preservice teachers develop from self-as-student to self-as-teacher. Our qualitative study examined preservice teachers' perceptions as they transitioned from university students to teaching professionals in a field experience program prior to student teaching.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Student Development
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Ong, Kian Keong Aloysius; Hart, Christina Eugene; Chen, Poh Keong – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2016
This qualitative case study employed an existing framework (Chin, 2006) to examine teacher questioning strategies that promote students' higher-order thinking in science. The study explored the instruction of an experienced science teacher and a 10th grade Chemistry class that he taught in a Singapore school. Our methods included lesson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction
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Ng, Betsy – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2016
Considerable evidence indicates the importance of motivation and self-regulated learning in educational settings. However, there is an insufficient understanding about the influences of social elements and educational factors on students' motivation and self-regulated learning, as well as how motivation for academic learning contributes to…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Profiles, Time Management, Independent Study
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Marshall, David T.; Scott, Michael R. – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2015
With the current teacher workforce in urban school districts diminishing in size, teacher preparation programs are being called to use creative ways to attract candidates to ensure that schools in urban districts keep their staff filled with highly qualified teachers. This article considers the factors for successful recruitment in an urban…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes