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Chacón-Cuberos, Ramón; Zurita-Ortega, Félix; Ubago-Jiménez, José Luis; González-Valero, Gabriel; Castro-Sánchez, Manuel – SAGE Open, 2019
This research study aims at contrasting a structural model of the associations between the alcohol consumption, tobacco dependence, and the problematic use of video games with motivational climate toward sport depending on the category of sports practiced in a sample of Physical Education university students. The sample consisted of 775 university…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, College Students, Drinking, Smoking
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Otara, Alfred; Uworwabayeho, Alphonse; Nzabalirwa, Wenceslas; Kayisenga, Beata – SAGE Open, 2019
Learner-centered pedagogy (LCP) is one of the best approaches in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of learners to cope with the changing world. Implementation of LCP practices tend to vary from one context to another. It is within this perspective that this study was conducted with the aim of investigating the teachers' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Rassouli, Aman; Osam, Necdet – SAGE Open, 2019
After four decades of anti-intrusion policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against the English language, the time has come to evaluate their success rates and to study the status of this language in Iran. This study has thus investigated the status of the English language in Iran on two levels: one concerning the state's policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Government Publications
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Lashley, Lidon – SAGE Open, 2019
This study gazed upon curriculum delivery in postcolonial Guyana. The key focus was on the impact of effective curricula instructional materials on curriculum delivery. A descriptive survey method was employed to gather data and a sequential transformative strategy which embraced a mixed method approach was utilized to analyze and interpret the…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Postcolonialism, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness
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Cansiz, Mustafa; Cansiz, Nurcan – SAGE Open, 2019
Guided by Bandura's theoretical construct of self-efficacy, in this study, we attempted to model the relationship between preservice elementary teachers' sources of self-efficacy and their constructivist, and traditional beliefs related to teaching and learning by multiple linear regression analyses. Participants consist of 151 preservice…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Predictor Variables
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Isik, Ulviye; Tahir, Omaima El; Meeter, Martijn; Heymans, Martijn W.; Jansma, Elise P.; Croiset, Gerda; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – SAGE Open, 2018
The aim of this study to create a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence motivation of ethnic minority students from their own perspective. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, ERIC, and PsycINFO to find studies in which the motivation of ethnic minority students was studied. The articles reviewed were qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Muir, Fiona; McConville, Kevin; Robertson, Lois; Campbell, Karen; McKnight, Shona; McKeown, Kenny – SAGE Open, 2017
This study was designed to explore medical students' and primary school teachers' experiences of a new community teaching project. Academic staff and students from the School of Medicine Dundee, National Health Service partners, local education department, and primary school teachers engaged in a collaborative project which has embedded community…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Elementary School Teachers, College School Cooperation, School Community Programs
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Deeney, Theresa A. – SAGE Open, 2016
This study investigates U.S. elementary (kindergarten-Grade 6, ages 5-12) pre- and in-service teachers' discussions of informational texts to understand current practices and identify needs with respect to how teachers support students in building knowledge from complex informational text as specified in the grade-level expectations of the Common…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Common Core State Standards
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Rakap, Salih; Balikci, Serife; Parlak-Rakap, Asiye; Kalkan, Sinan – SAGE Open, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of autism among teacher candidates who are likely to have the initial contact with children with autism within public school system in Turkey. Five hundred and four senior pre-service teachers who were enrolled in four different teacher education programs participated in the study. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level
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Bourke, Terri; Lidstone, John – SAGE Open, 2015
In Australia, for more than two decades, a "social science" integrated framework was the favored approach for delivering subjects such as history and geography. However, such interdisciplinary approaches have continued to attract criticism from various parts of the academic and public spheres, and since 2009, a return to teaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Li, Xiaoping; Zhang, Mingyuan – SAGE Open, 2015
Writing is recognized as a vital skill in education and the workplace; students in the United States finishing K-12 schooling are expected to be competent writers. Yet, "the Nation's Report Card" found that U.S. high school graduates coming into the workforce are particularly deficient in writing skills. Teachers serve as a crucial link…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops