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Aksnes, Dag W.; Langfeldt, Liv; Wouters, Paul – SAGE Open, 2019
Citations are increasingly used as performance indicators in research policy and within the research system. Usually, citations are assumed to reflect the impact of the research or its quality. What is the justification for these assumptions and how do citations relate to research quality? These and similar issues have been addressed through…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Bibliometrics, Validity, Scientific Research
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Kenny, Dianna T. – SAGE Open, 2019
In this article, I explore two epistemologies for theorizing infancy and treating autism--infant and child psychoanalysis expounded by Frances Tustin and colleagues and developmental psychology and developmental neuroscience. I address two main issues: (a) how early psychoanalytic insights informed empirical developments and theoretical…
Descriptors: Infants, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychotherapy
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Mukhopadhyay, Averi – SAGE Open, 2019
University campuses serve as second homes for students, teachers, administrators, and parents coming from diverse regions, religions, classes, castes, and different genders. Interaction and camaraderie between the major characters in the academe develop. The bonhomie that exists between the stakeholders of the academe has its own rules, rules that…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Social Class, Gender Differences, Speech Communication
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Clifton-Ross, Jaime; Dale, Ann; Newell, Robert – SAGE Open, 2019
In our post-truth society, mobilizing "facts" and "evidence" has never been more important. We live in an age that is paradoxically information rich due to the proliferation of Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) and information poor due to the spread of misinformation. Academic research outcomes are traditionally…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Research, Communication Strategies, Museums
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Zibin, Aseel – SAGE Open, 2019
This article tackles a phenomenon in Urban Jordanian Arabic (UJA) where young individuals (mainly females) in Amman, the capital of Jordan, add the Arabic suffix -?k, which is glossed as second female singular or as a possessive pronoun, to English loanwords to sound more "modern," for example, "I love you" becomes [l?vv?k].…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Linguistic Borrowing, English, Semitic Languages
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Holmes, Colin; Lindsay, David – SAGE Open, 2018
Public universities, as the predominant source of nurse education, serve an instrumental role as pressure mounts to produce large numbers of workready graduates to meet the needs of the labor market. Neoliberalism is recognized as the dominant political and economic philosophy across the globe, and new managerialist, corporatized practices, as its…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Nursing Education, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Oyero, Olusola; Salawu, Abiodun – SAGE Open, 2018
The "African common position" during the Special Session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly on children was that "Today's investment in children is tomorrow's peace, stability, security, democracy and sustainable development." However, the African child remains the most neglected species in the continent as millions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Mass Media Role, Children
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Al-Hoorie, Ali H. – SAGE Open, 2017
This article offers a historical analysis of the major themes that the language motivation field has examined in its 60-year history. The discussion starts by briefly reviewing the social-psychological and the situated-cognitive periods. The former was primarily concerned with affective factors in intergroup relations, while the latter with…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Volungis, Adam M.; Goodman, Katie – SAGE Open, 2017
Although youth violence rates continue to decrease in the United States, it remains the second leading cause of death for adolescents. Furthermore, school violence remains a sociocultural concern, especially due to increasing media attention. Research consistently indicates that preventing school violence involves measures that go beyond formal…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Teacher Student Relationship, Coping
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Ani, Emmanuel Ifeanyi – SAGE Open, 2017
Recent nationalistic arguments have tended to blame the use of foreign language as responsible for poor academic performance and even underdevelopment. Although I theoretically agree with the mother tongue (MT) proposal concerning early elementary education, I identify some narrowness in the meaning of MT that drives the nationalistic school. A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Native Language, Elementary Education
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Mukherji, B. Runi; Neuwirth, Lorenz S.; Limonic, Laura – SAGE Open, 2017
Immigration to the United States has been a major catalyst for population growth and is the significant factor in the changing racial/ethnic composition of our population. The specific changes in the racial/ethnic mix in United States in recent times are due in large part to a surge in immigration from diverse sending countries. However, much of…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Immigration, Immigrants
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Albaker, Khaled – SAGE Open, 2017
Since 2005, education in the Kingdom of Bahrain has undergone major reforms as part of the National Education Reform Project to achieve the goals of Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030. The Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA) was created by a Royal Decree as an independent entity established that is responsible for ensuring quality in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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Polirstok, Susan – SAGE Open, 2017
This article examines the academic performance of secondary school students from the perspectives of grit and mindset through a detailed review of the literature. What makes a learner resilient? Persistent? Willing to take on academic challenges? The research on grit and mindset provides an understanding of why many secondary students struggle…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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Huang, Yi-Wen – SAGE Open, 2016
This article aims to examine the factors which must be taken into consideration before attempting to utilize Kasper and Petrello's nonjudgmental approach to English composition classes at a small 2-year college in the American Southwest. The majority of the students there are Navajo. Navajo oral tradition and syntax are two important factors to…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian Students, College English, Writing (Composition)
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Bawa, Papia – SAGE Open, 2016
Despite increasing enrollment percentages from earlier years, online courses continue to show receding student retention rates. To reduce attrition and ensure continual growth in online courses, it is important to continue to review current and updated literature to understand the changing behaviors of online learners and faculty in the 21st…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Online Courses, Student Attrition, Misconceptions
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