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Clinton, Michael; Ezzeddine, Sawsan; Doumit, Myrna; Rizk, Ursula; Madi, Murielle – SAGE Open, 2018
Transitioning to practice is challenging for baccalaureate nursing students. In baccalaureate nursing programs, the process typically begins in the junior year. A Successful transition depends on how well students apply their developing knowledge during clinical placements. A cross-sectional, multisite, qualitative study was conducted at four…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing, Nursing Education, Transitional Programs
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Abukari, Ziblim – SAGE Open, 2018
Resilience research began in North America and Western Europe but there is a growing call for exploration of what resilience might mean in specific cultural contexts. Placed within the context of Africentrism and resilience perspectives, this study explores academic experiences of Ghanaian youth in three universities. Semistructured and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Magulod, Gilbert Cabilangan – SAGE Open, 2018
Literature is life. It is the gateway of looking at the world outside. We can learn, understand and appreciate the world. Reading literature is the best way to know who we are, what we are, and what we used to be. Using descriptive correlational research design, the study ventured on assessing the literary appreciation skills and reading…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Literature Appreciation, Correlation, College Students
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2018
This study reports on how the supplementation of online resources, informed by systemic functional linguistics (SFL), impacted English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) student writers' development of critical thinking skills. Through qualitative analyses of student-teacher interactions, interviews with students, and students' written documents, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Second Language Instruction
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Amirian, Seyed Mohammad Reza; Zareian, Gholamreza; Ghaniabadi, Saeed – SAGE Open, 2018
This study investigates the correlations between the three measures of written receptive vocabulary size and second language (L2) depth of vocabulary knowledge to find the most reliable test of vocabulary size. Moreover, the corresponding relationship is examined for the higher and lower word-frequency bands of the three tests to find whether the…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Language Tests, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Solomon, Gosaitse E.; Nhete, Trust; Sithole, Burman M. – SAGE Open, 2018
Personal financial literacy (PFL) is an imperative life skill that all 21st-century students should have. Research shows that the levels of financial literacy in both developing and developed countries are very low across people of all ages. This deplorable state of affairs has negative implications on the well-being of the populace, as evidenced…
Descriptors: Money Management, Business Education, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Berger, Jean-Louis; Girardet, Céline; Vaudroz, Cynthia; Crahay, Marcel – SAGE Open, 2018
Classroom management is an important topic in teacher education, as it has a strong impact on students' engagement. However, untangling the concepts influencing teachers' classroom management practices is a question that needs further investigation. Using data from a survey of 154 vocational teachers participating in teacher education, this study…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy
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Fazilatfar, Ali M.; Elhambakhsh, S. E.; Allami, Hamid – SAGE Open, 2018
Plagiarism in ESL and EFL learning contexts has become a topic engaging many researchers in a hot debate in recent years. Comparisons of student-generated texts with their source texts have shown that students rely amply on source texts in their writings, using copying as a major strategy. The students themselves relate these problems to their…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Plagiarism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rashidi, Nasser; Bahadori Nejad, Zahra – SAGE Open, 2018
The present study was undertaken to explore the practicality and the effect of dynamic assessment on L2 writing ability of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, 17 EFL learners divided into two groups, participated in this article. Then, dynamic assessment procedure was done in three steps, topic-choice,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace; Nyachowe, Monica S. – SAGE Open, 2018
Practical theories of teaching are critical for teacher effectiveness as they provide basis for their actions and choices of pedagogies, learner activities, and curriculum materials. This study explored the content of professionally unqualified practicing teachers' practical theories and the changes that occurred as they progressed through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Qualifications, Theories
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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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Arifin, Imron; Juharyanto; Mustiningsih; Taufiq, Ahmad – SAGE Open, 2018
This study aimed to describe "nyantri" (Islamic crash course) program as a leadership strategy adopted by school principals in strengthening the school organizational culture. This study used a qualitative approach via theoretical phenomenology orientation and a multicase design. The data collection was done through observation,…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Phenomenology, Academic Achievement
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Mahlori, Xitsakisi Fiona; Byrne, Deirdre Cassandra; Mabude, Lungisa Anthonia – SAGE Open, 2018
Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the greatest social issues affecting South Africa, and universities are no exception. This article reports preliminary results of a pilot study conducted at the University of South Africa (Unisa). The study aimed to ascertain perceptions of GBV among university staff. A range of frequency-seeking questions…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Violence, Social Bias, College Faculty
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Dakduk, Silvana; Santalla-Banderali, Zuleima; van der Woude, David – SAGE Open, 2018
This article evaluates the factors involved in the acceptance of Blended Learning (BL) with executives based on the Extended Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2) model in executive education. The empirical analysis uses data from 307 responses to an online questionnaire by senior and middle-ranking managers. The confirmatory…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Management Development, Administrator Attitudes, Motivation
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Adeogun, Adebowale Oluranti – SAGE Open, 2018
University music education is a recent phenomenon in Nigeria. The founding of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with autonomy to grant degrees for courses in nearly all fields of study, enabled it to initiate music degree along the lines of the Euro-American university music education in 1961. This article, relying on historical analysis with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Universities
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