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Pattyn, Valérie; Molenveld, Astrid; Befani, Barbara – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) is gaining ground in evaluation circles, but the number of applications is still limited. In this article, we consider the challenges that can emerge during a QCA evaluation by drawing on our experience of conducting one in the field of development cooperation. For each stage of the evaluation process, we…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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Nguyen, Chi-Duc; Boers, Frank – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This study investigates the potential benefits for incidental vocabulary acquisition of implementing a particular sequence of input--output--input activities. More specifically, learners of English as a foreign language (EFL; n = 32) were asked to watch a TED Talk video, orally sum up its content in English, and then watch the video once more. A…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speeches
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Vagos, Paula; Ribeiro da Silva, Diana; Brazão, Nélio; Rijo, Daniel; Elison, Jeff – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Shame has been found to relate to several psychopathologies, but the way the individual copes with experiences of shame may determine specific expressions of psychopathology, making it essential to rigorously address such coping styles. Objective: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of a Portuguese version of the Compass…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Psychopathology, Coping, Psychometrics
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Hatta, Kyoko; Hosozawa, Mariko; Tanaka, Kyoko; Shimizu, Toshiaki – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Subclinical traits of autism were measured in children with somatic symptom disorder (SSD, n = 28) and compared with age-matched controls (n = 26) using the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) children's version. The KINDL[superscript R] quality of life questionnaire was used to assess functional disability. Although there was no significant group…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disabilities, Children
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Du, Rennan Yanlin; Yiu, Cynthia K. Y.; King, Nigel M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study compared oral health behaviours and barriers to dental care among preschool children with and without ASD, and evaluated dental knowledge and attitudes of their parents. 257 preschoolers with ASD and an age- and gender-matched control sample were recruited. Children with ASD had less frequently performed tooth-brushing and used…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Health Behavior
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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Hughes, Bronach; Fox, Pauline – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils. Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Development, Social Development, Mental Health
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Crosswaite, Madeline; Asbury, Kathryn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Despite a large body of research that has explored the influence of genetic and environmental factors on educationally relevant traits, few studies have explored teachers' beliefs about, or knowledge of, developments in behavioural genetics related to education. Aims: This study aimed to describe the beliefs and knowledge of UK…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Teaching Experience
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Li, Yushun; Zhao, Shuxia; Ma, Qingyan; Qian, Chunlan; Lin, Qun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
The overall appeal of ICT in education in China is promoting deep integration of ICT technology with teaching. From a regional point of view, intelligent terminals, such as laptop and tablet, were integrated into classroom, in Beijing, Shanghai and other developed cities. Interactive media equipment (whiteboards, interactive TVs and iPad, etc.)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Teaching Methods, Regional Schools
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Kipman, Ulrike; Kühberger, Anton; Pletzer, Belinda – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: There is little research on how to best introduce children to stochastics. In general, demonstration and concrete experience seem to be necessary to establish good understanding of stochastics in children. Pupils seem to be able to develop an intuition on stochastic thinking when they actively solve probabilistic problems and carry out…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Lawrence, Tonya B.; King, Stephanie B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In response to the national call for more college degrees, many states have implemented dual enrollment programs to try to decrease the transition anxiety between high school and college. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the number of students completing an Associate's degree from the college in…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Associate Degrees, Comparative Analysis, Community Colleges
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Greenblatt, Deborah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
The edTPA is a performance-based assessment of teacher candidates created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and nationally scored by Pearson Education. It is also promoted by American Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators (AACTE) as a "standards-based assessment." As of the spring of 2018, the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Certification
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Manfra, Louis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A systematic review of research exploring the impact of homelessness on young children's school readiness skills in preschool and academic performance in early elementary school is presented. Fourteen studies were identified that included data exploring this association in preschool through Grade 3. Findings indicated that children experiencing…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Preschool Education
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Allen, Drew; Wolniak, Gregory C. – Research in Higher Education, 2019
As tuition becomes a more prominent tool to address financial challenges of colleges and universities, it is critically important to examine the implications of tuition increases on institutions and their students. The goal of this study is to examine the effects of tuition increases at public 4 year and community colleges on institutions'…
Descriptors: Tuition, Ethnicity, Institutional Characteristics, State Universities
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Yin, Ming; Yeakey, Carol Camp – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
In 2016, approximately 5 million students, about 2% of global tertiary enrolments, studied abroad. As globalisation of education advances, tertiary student mobility is an important channel through which highly skilled immigrants arrive and work in different nation states. Informed by the multidisciplinary internationalisation frameworks, this…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Political Power, Global Approach
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Yeigh, Tony; Provost, Steve – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare measures of socio-economic status (Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage values (ICSEA)), school performance, school funding and school readiness in terms of their impact on student performance. In this respect, the paper tests the proposition -- given research that suggests the teacher is…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
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