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Angelini, M. Laura – SAGE Open, 2016
In a postgraduate course for teachers of English as a foreign language in secondary school, teacher trainees were introduced to simulations through the use of flipped learning and simulation design. The objective of the present fieldwork was to determine whether designing simulation scenarios based on literature which delves into human rights was…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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DeSimone, Barbara B. – SAGE Open, 2016
Few nursing curricula offer a course dedicated exclusively to ethical decision making. More often, ethical decision making is integrated into nursing courses and clinical experiences along with other course content. This article describes an accelerated bachelor's degree nursing curriculum systematically organized to promote ethical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Decision Making
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Chen, Bohua; Li, Degao; Cao, Xuping – SAGE Open, 2016
The revised hierarchical model seems different from the distributed conceptual feature model in predicting how unbalanced bilinguals would be aware of semantic relations between words for taxonomic categories of basic level (exemplar words) and words for those of superordinate level (category names) in L2. We did a series of four experiments to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Bilingualism, Semantics
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Eshghinejad, Shahrzad; Moini, M. Raouf – SAGE Open, 2016
One aspect of short message service (SMS) communication through a cell phone is use of politeness strategies. As it is extensively argued that females are more polite language users, the present study sought to describe the strategies used by these two groups and to find out whether there is any significant difference between male and female…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Prosocial Behavior, Power Structure, Teacher Student Relationship
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Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Standal, Øyvind – SAGE Open, 2016
The national curricula for physical education teacher education (PETE) in Norway require that practicum is carried out in a partnership between student teachers, cooperating teachers, and teacher educators. The aim of this article is to get insights into how cooperating teachers and teacher educators express and understand their educational…
Descriptors: Practicums, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Sun, Ganzhao – SAGE Open, 2016
Despite the numerous studies on English article acquisition, the acquisition sequence, differences, and difficulties by English-as-a-second language learners (ELLs) remain to be further explored. With a detailed literature review, this study investigated the acquisition sequence, differences, and difficulties of English articles by ELLs with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), College Students
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Sethuraju, Raj; Sole, Jason; Oliver, Brian E. – SAGE Open, 2016
Although a sizable number of studies have gathered information from college students regarding their varying degrees of support for capital punishment, few have explored the underlying rationales behind these students' death penalty support or opposition. In addition, although criminal justice majors have frequently been used as study…
Descriptors: College Students, Death, Punishment, Law Enforcement
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Yirdaw, Arega – SAGE Open, 2016
Quality higher education is considered as one of the major elements that guarantee sustainable economic and social development at the national and regional levels of a given economy. This study identified factors of leadership and governance in private higher education institutions in Ethiopia that may contribute to a declining quality of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries, Governance
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Cosier, Meghan; Pearson, Holly – SAGE Open, 2016
Despite the possibility for mutual benefit, it seems that the fields of Disability Studies (DS) and teacher education have not communicated and collaborated in deep and meaningful ways. This exploratory study utilized an e-survey of 32 teacher education faculty members in the state of California to investigate how, if at all, teacher educators…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Education, Disabilities, College Faculty
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Mutepa, Raphael M. – SAGE Open, 2016
The study depicts the procedure of writing a constructivist dissertation by reporting side by side the story of HIV-infected African American women's reproductive health decision-making. The context of these women served as the framework from which the dissertation was written. The article describes how these women and their stakeholders…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), African Americans, Females, Constructivism (Learning)
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Wong, Arch Chee Keen – SAGE Open, 2016
This article reports the findings of a project to reexamine reflection from the student perspective that took place after a major curriculum revision. The project used a hermeneutically inspired action research method that involved interviewing 17 undergraduate theology students after a two-semester practicum to ascertain the ways in which…
Descriptors: Reflection, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Action Research
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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – SAGE Open, 2016
Recruitment of professionally unqualified teachers into teaching appears to be internationally acclaimed to address shortages in rural schools. Nevertheless, teachers with limited knowledge are linked to lower quality education and student achievements. Relatively little attention has been given to professional needs of unqualified teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational Needs, Graduate Students
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Djonko-Moore, Cara M.; Joseph, Nicole M. – SAGE Open, 2016
This article explores the researcher's use of field trips as an experiential learning tool in a social studies methods course as a pilot study. The researchers analyzed course evaluations and student reflection papers using document analysis to determine (a) the positive and negative aspects of utilizing field trips during the course, and (b) the…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies, Methods Courses
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Coleman, Kendric – SAGE Open, 2016
In the last decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students have become very visible at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), but this visibility is not reflected in some colleges' student programs and activities. Only a few notable HBCUs, such as Howard University and Spelman College, have made a concerted effort.…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Black Colleges
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Shenoi, Rohit; Rubalcava, Daniel; Naik-Mathuria, Bindi; Sloas, Harold A.; Delemos, David; Xu, Linzhi; Mendez, Donna – SAGE Open, 2016
Pediatric resident trauma education is suboptimal due to lack of a curriculum and limited trauma experience and education resources. The objective of the study was to test knowledge retention and acceptability of interactive spaced education (ISE) in pediatric trauma. Prospective, randomized trial involving 40 physicians in a pediatric emergency…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Trauma, Graduate Medical Education, Retention (Psychology)
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