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Redifer, Jenni L.; Bae, Christine L.; DeBusk-Lane, Morgan – SAGE Open, 2019
Creative thinking shares many characteristics with traditional complex tasks. We investigated whether implicit theories of creativity would affect creative thinking in a way similar to the impact of implicit theories of intelligence on academic tasks. We altered participants' theories of creativity to be either more incremental or more…
Descriptors: Theories, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Xie, Qing; Chen, Jie – SAGE Open, 2019
This study investigates the communication and learning needs of Master of Business Administration (MBA) business English students and their perceptions of effective curriculum design. The research instruments are two-stage surveys of 99 MBA students from a public university in China. The results of the study show that English is not extensively…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Ahmadi Shirazi, Masoumeh – SAGE Open, 2019
Threats to construct validity should be reduced to a minimum. If true, sources of bias, namely raters, items, tests as well as gender, age, race, language background, culture, and socio-economic status need to be spotted and removed. This study investigates raters' experience, language background, and the choice of essay prompt as potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Test Bias, Essay Tests
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Hao, Yu; Liu, Shuang; Jiesisibieke, Zhu Liduzi; Xu, Yi-Jie – SAGE Open, 2019
In recent years, online consumer credit in China has boomed. Many Chinese undergraduates are interested in utilizing online consumer credit to meet their increasing consumption needs. However, the explosion in online loans to students has created many problems. Based on a survey of 286 undergraduate students from four universities in Beijing, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Credit (Finance), Educational Attainment
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Singh, Monica; Emmelhainz, Celia – SAGE Open, 2019
We know that unaffiliated users access books, reference services, and databases at our libraries, but how do they experience this access? The library science literature reveals a range of ethical concerns around how we serve unaffiliated users, meaning those who are not current students, faculty, or staff. Yet this literature is often based on…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Users (Information), User Needs (Information), Access to Information
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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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Kralova, Zdena; Tirpakova, Anna – SAGE Open, 2019
The current study aims to fill the gap in the current literature by focusing on the wide scale of nonnative English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' perceptions and opinions in the specific context of a post-Communist country. It focuses on the link between five demographic variables (age, the length of English language study, English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Moore, Brooke; Boardman, Alison G.; Smith, Clara; Ferrell, Amy – SAGE Open, 2019
Research indicates the benefits of collaborative learning for supporting academic literacy in content classrooms, especially for diverse and exceptional students such as students with learning disabilities or English learners (ELs) who can become disengaged in content classrooms if they struggle to access complex, content-related texts. Drawing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Altakhaineh, Abdel Rahman Mitib; Ibrahim, Mona Kamal – SAGE Open, 2019
This study examined the incidental acquisition of English prepositions by Arabic-speaking English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Employing reading comprehension exercises as a treatment, we adopted the experimental design of a pre- and post-test to determine the effectiveness of the treatment on the participants' incidental acquisition of…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Broda, Michael; Ekholm, Eric; Schneider, Barbara; Hutton, Amy C. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study examines the association between high school teachers' collegial networks and their own familiarity with, and practices related to, supporting students' admission to college. Using survey data collected at two time points from 163 teachers in four mid-Michigan high schools in 2011-2012, this study (a) employs cluster analysis to map…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Collegiality, College Admission
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Adu-Yeboah, Christine; Kwaah, Christopher Yaw – SAGE Open, 2018
This study sought to understand the process of providing on-campus practical experience to teacher trainees in preparation for practicum in basic schools, and how the trainees perceive these. It used the mixed method approach to obtain data from three purposively sampled colleges of education in the Central Region of Ghana. Questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes
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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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Phillips, Margaret; Jones, Lynn – SAGE Open, 2018
We conducted a survey of the winners of University of California (UC) Berkeley's Library Prize for Undergraduate Research (2003-2016) to learn about the long-term impact of undergraduate research projects on students, find out what winners gained from the experience, and compare their careers post-graduation with other students. Seventy-four…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Libraries, Awards
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Moss, Taylor E.; Benus, Matthew J.; Tucker, Elizabeth A. – SAGE Open, 2018
Arts integration in school-based curriculum has been an area of interest in the United States since formal schooling began in the 1800s. Arts integration uses art forms such as, visual arts, music, drama, or dance with a language arts, math, science, and/or social studies curriculum. This article examines nine studies that assessed the effects of…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Academic Achievement, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar; Md Rashid, Sabariah; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – SAGE Open, 2018
Learners' attitude is considered a key motivational component and an important nonlinguistic factor that influences second-language learning. The primary aim of the current study is to explore Arab secondary school students' attitudes toward English spelling and writing. To collect the data, a 52-item attitude questionnaire was administered to 70…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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