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Griffiths, Lisa A.; Griffiths, Mark A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Public health professionals advocate school-based and community physical activity (PA) interventions as an effective method to increase PA levels and improve physical fitness. Purpose: This evaluation independently assessed a school-community linked PA intervention by exploring the provision, process, and impact of the program and its…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Physical Activities, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Dickson, Hannah; Harvey, Joel; Blackwood, Nigel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Assessment for learning approaches, such as peer review exercises may improve student performance in summative assessments and increase their satisfaction with assessment practices. We conducted a mixed methods study to evaluate the effectiveness of an oral peer review exercise among post-graduate students. We examined: (1) final assessment grades…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Learning Experience, Summative Evaluation
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Paquette-Smith, Melissa; Buckler, Helen; White, Katherine S.; Choi, Jiyoun; Johnson, Elizabeth K. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Language and accent strongly influence the formation of social groups. By five years of age, children already show strong social preferences for peers who speak their native language with a familiar accent (Kinzler, Shutts, DeJesus, & Spelke, 2009). However, little is known about the factors that modulate the strength and direction of…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Sociolinguistics, Preferences, Second Language Learning
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Treshchevsky, Yuri; Igolkin, Ivan; Shatalov, Maksim – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the possibilities and potential barriers on the path of internationalization of the educational services market through development of the system of remote education. Design/methodology/approach: In order to determine the influence of development of the system of remote education on the process of…
Descriptors: International Education, Distance Education, Barriers, Educational Development
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Musolff, Andreas – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Sociolinguists have adopted the concept of 'super-diversity' from cultural anthropology to analyse multidimensional changes in ethnolinguistic identities resulting from recent mass migration. Sociolinguistic super-diversity is thus understood as a central aspect of shifts in migration patterns that have increased the complexity of cultural…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Self Concept
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Magrath, Bronwen; Aslam, Monazza; Johnson, David – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This exploratory paper seeks to shed light on the methodological challenges of education systems research. There is growing consensus that interventions to improve learning outcomes must be designed and studied as part of a broader system of education, and that learning outcomes are affected by a complex web of dynamics involving different inputs,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Education, International Education
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Donald, William E.; Baruch, Yehuda; Ashleigh, Melanie – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study focuses on the undergraduate self-perception of employability. We aimed to explore the impact of human capital, which incorporates social capital, cultural capital, psychological capital, scholastic capital, market-value capital, and skills. We also examined the role of careers advice and career ownership (protean career). Additionally,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Human Capital
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Hughes, Tim; Webber, Don; O'Regan, Nicholas – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Universities, across the globe, are increasingly judged on social and economic impact. An important initiative in the UK is the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which assessed the wider impact of university research. The Impact Case Studies, produced for REF 2014, provide a rich new source of information to explore the wider impact of…
Descriptors: Universities, Economic Impact, Research Utilization, Relevance (Education)
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Baltaru, Roxana-Diana – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This paper explores the proliferation of non-academic professionals as a cultural response to universities' mission of inclusion. Departing from a neo-institutionalist perspective, the author argues that the diffusion of highly rationalised models of institutional action shapes universities as formal organisations who engage with new levels of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Professional Personnel, Universities, Inclusion
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González-Becerra, Iria – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This cross-sectional study provides a language learning motivational profile of undergraduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees taking language IWLP courses (language options open to all undergraduates) in a UK institution. Trends were generated through a questionnaire (363 participants) using self-determination…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Mahony, Pat; Weiner, Gaby – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a research project on the impact of neo-liberalism on university life in the UK. Unusually, data collection includes interviews with senior management such as heads of departments and senior professors, as well as with lecturers and union representatives. Interviewees reported that the nature of institutional and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Bullying
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Barton, Emma; Bates, Elizabeth A.; O'Donovan, Rachel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research suggests that students entering Higher Education are doing so with greater expectations around their graduate employability. Students' volunteering activities have been of interest to academics, but the impact of these activities on learning, employability and student satisfaction has been neglected. The current study investigated whether…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Volunteers, Student Satisfaction
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Cheng, Ming; Friesen, Andrew; Adekola, Olalekan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
There is increasing research on the challenges that Chinese students experience during their time studying abroad, but limited studies have explored how they self-regulate their emotions to address these challenges. This paper identifies key stressors experienced by Chinese postgraduate students during their study in academic institutions in the…
Descriptors: Self Control, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Emotional Response
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Holland, E. Penelope – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Quantitative student evaluations of teaching (SET) and assessments are widely used in higher education as a proxy for teaching quality. However, SET are a function of individual rating behaviours resulting from student background, knowledge and personalities, as well as the learning experience being rated. SET from three years of data from a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Behavior, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Foreign Countries
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Daniels, Harry; Tse, Hau Ming; Stables, Andrew; Cox, Sarah – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores the influences of design on the perceptions and actions of students and teachers at four UK secondary schools. Typical post occupancy evaluations focus on environmental issues such as acoustics, lighting and temperature, using predominantly quantitative methods that often fail to explore how different environmental and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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