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Arshad, Kamaruddin; Lean, Qi Ying; Ming, Long Chiau; Mahalingam, Sundara Rajan; Tiong, Chua Say; Abdullah, Amir Heberd; Shafie, Farah Ayuni – SAGE Open, 2018
Environmental health (EH) is the study of environment and environmental factors affecting the health of human. Identifying the most relevant and up-to-date and updated teaching topics of EH programs is vital to ensure competent practitioners are nurtured. Thus, this study aimed to attain the view of current content of EH programs for EH…
Descriptors: Environment, Public Health, Health Conditions, Environmental Influences
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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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Lynch, Siobhán; Gander, Marie-Louise; Nahar, Ananda; Kohls, Niko; Walach, Harald – SAGE Open, 2018
The benefits of mindfulness for a variety of clinical and nonclinical populations are well established and there is growing interest in the potential of mindfulness in higher education. This article reports on the results from a randomized wait-list controlled study of Mindfulness-Based Coping With University Life (MBCUL), an adaption of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Randomized Controlled Trials, Higher Education
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Daniel, Kristy L.; Mishra, Chandrani – SAGE Open, 2017
The purpose of this study was to measure student affective, behavior, and content (ABC) and global awareness outcomes after participating in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-based international service-learning (ISL) course and impacts on long-term retention in STEM fields. We compared experiences from 12 participants…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Service Learning, Student Behavior, Consciousness Raising
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Atoum, Adnan Yousef; Abu-Hilal, Hind Hussain – SAGE Open, 2017
The present study aimed at exploring the effectiveness of a training program based on goal orientations. A sample of 69 female students at Tala' Al-Ali School in Jordan was chosen and distributed randomly into the experimental and control groups. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researchers had constructed training program to modify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Females, High School Students
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Valaitis, Ruta K.; Wahoush, Olive; Murray, Nancy; Isaacs, Sandy; Derbyshire, David; Semogas, Dyanne; Rolfe, Steven – SAGE Open, 2016
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course embedded within a campus-community partnership initiative involving McMaster University School of Nursing, and three urban priority neighborhoods in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Students worked together with community residents and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Nursing Education
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Omeje, Joachim Chinweike; Egwa, Ene Inyamu; Adikwu, Victoria Ogwa – SAGE Open, 2016
The quota system and the catchment areas are federal government policies formulated to bridge the gap between the educationally developed states and the educationally less developed states. Sequel to the enactment of these policies, government established several universities across the country to create equal opportunity for all candidates. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Quotas, Selective Admission
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Hong, Rei-Mei; Chen, Mei-Yen; Guo, Su-Er; Hee, Lisa – SAGE Open, 2015
Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of chronic diseases and cancers worldwide. In south-western Taiwan, tobacco use has become one of the top risk behaviors. Smoking in young people has been associated with alcohol addiction and drug abuse in later life; and most smokers start young. Initiation of cigarette smoking at an early age leads to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Program Effectiveness
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Kleijnen, Ellen; Huysmans, Frank; Elbers, Ed – SAGE Open, 2015
The educational achievement of children from non-Western migrant families in the Netherlands and other Western countries lags behind that of natives, especially when it comes to language proficiency and reading ability. This literature review pinpoints what is known and what is as yet unknown about reducing learning disadvantages through school…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Children
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Jiang, Han; Johnstone, Stuart J. – SAGE Open, 2015
This preliminary multiple case study examined the behavioral outcomes of neurocognitive training on children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in China, as well as parent acceptance of the treatment. The training approach targeted working memory, impulse control, and attention/relaxation (via brain electrical activity). Outcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Training, Neurological Organization
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Callary, Bettina; Rathwell, Scott; Young, Bradley – SAGE Open, 2015
Much work addresses coaches' contributions to younger athletes; however, the psycho-social coaching needs of adult Masters athletes remain unexamined. This study explored the lived experiences of 10 Masters swimmers (5 male, 5 female; age range = 45-65 years) through interviews. Interpretative phenomenological analysis delved into benefits that…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Athletic Coaches, Adults, Program Effectiveness
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Badiee, Farnaz; Kaufman, David – SAGE Open, 2015
Recent calls to improve the quality of education in schools have drawn attention to the importance of teachers' preparation for work in classroom settings. Although the practicum has long been the traditional means for pre-service teachers to learn and practice classroom teaching, it does not always offer student teachers the time, safe practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Design
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Roult, Romain; Brunet, Isabelle; Belley-Ranger, Émilie; Carbonneau, Hélène; Fortier, Julie – SAGE Open, 2015
Participating in physical activities and sports entails positive impacts for youth with disabilities regarding their physical and social well-being. In Quebec, however, opportunities to practice inclusive sports adapted to their needs are scarce beyond the boundaries of the school environment. Through 33 semi-structured interviews conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Athletics, Disabilities