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Lowie, Wander M.; Verspoor, Marjolijn H. – Language Learning, 2019
Traditional research into individual differences (ID) in second language (L2) learning is based on group studies with the implicit assumption that findings can be generalized to the individual. In this article, we challenge this view. We argue that L2 learners do not form ergodic ensembles and that language learning data lack stability. The data…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Learning Processes, Language Proficiency
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Liou, Daniel D.; Rotheram-Fuller, Erin – Urban Education, 2019
Although education reforms have been designed to improve academic achievement for all students, there may be intervening factors, such as teacher expectations, that interfere with the success of these initiatives. This ethnographic case study examined student and teacher perspectives on an urban high school reform, and how that reform was…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Self Concept
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Mahler, N. A.; Chenery, H. J. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
The current investigation examined the developmental changes involved in processing semantic context in auditorily presented sentences, as well as underlying attentional and suppression mechanisms. Thirty-nine typically developing school-aged children aged 6;0-14;0 years participated in the current cross-sectional sentential auditory word…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Processing, Cloze Procedure, Auditory Perception
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McFadden, Justin; Roehrig, Gillian – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
This exploratory case study examines how various instructional strategies can influence elementary-aged student discourse patterns during an engineering design challenge. With engineering design increasingly entering the elementary science classroom both within the United States and internationally, students must now engage in discipline-specific…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Discourse Analysis
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Sharen, Colleen M.; McGowan, Rosemary A. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Women represent just less than 50% of undergraduate business graduates and 36% of MBA graduates. Despite their strong presence in management education programs, women are noticeably absent from business case studies--a key pedagogical tool for instruction within management education programs worldwide. While case studies inform students about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Business Administration Education, Females, Hidden Curriculum
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Bhengu, Thamsanqa T.; Svosve, Evangelista – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article presents and discusses the findings of a multi-case study that was conducted in four remote rural early childhood development (ECD) schools located in the Chiredzi district, in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The article explored how school heads enhanced resources mobilisation in remote rural ECD schools through school-community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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Zhou, Vanessa; Munson, Jeffrey A.; Greenson, Jessica; Hou, Yan; Rogers, Sally; Estes, Annette M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Little is known about outcomes of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder reared in bilingual homes. There are concerns that social communication deficits among children with autism spectrum disorder may reduce the developmental benefits of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder raised in bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Early Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Baker, Sally; Irwin, Evonne; Taiwo, Mary; Singh, Sonal; Gower, Shelley; Dantas, Jaya – Review of Education, 2019
This paper discusses the methodological and logistical complexities that underpin multi-method, multi-sited, multi-phased research with vulnerable communities. The project on which we draw was a 3-year Australian government-funded, longitudinal and cross-sectional exploration of students from refugee backgrounds (SfRBs) as they moved into, through…
Descriptors: Refugees, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Disadvantaged
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Siwei, Yue; Xuefei, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores the teaching approach of the general courses of theoretical knowledge targeted at the freshmen based on a pilot study of the course Research Methodology in School of English for International Business (SEIB) in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. A questionnaire survey of 163 freshmen who take the course at two consecutive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liangqiu, Lyu; Zhengqiu, Xu – English Language Teaching, 2019
There are many researches about learning strategies of adolescent students and adult learners, but few on learning strategies of middle-aged learners. Through a case study, the paper finds out that middle-aged learners use six classes of learning strategies in a high frequency, especially cognitive strategies, meta-cognitive strategies and social…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Adults, Learning Strategies
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Beauchemin, James D.; Gibbs, Todd A.; Granello, Paul F.; Gabana, Nicole T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: There is widespread evidence of the health and wellness benefits associated with moderate physical activity, and lack of engagement with these behaviours remains a significant contributor to the burden of chronic disease in the US adult population. There are clear benefits to identifying motivational factors that facilitate increased…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Wellness, Health Behavior, Chronic Illness
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Noonan, Robert J.; Boddy, Lynne M.; Knowles, Zoe R.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study investigated relative associations between physical activity and selected predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors among 9- to 10-year-old children from socially disadvantaged communities and examined the extent to which these associations varied by sex. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: Ten public primary…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Trayner, Kirsten M. A.; Anderson, Niall; Cameron, J. Claire – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: In response to an outbreak of severe meningococcal disease caused by serogroup W, the UK introduced the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) for adolescents and new university students as a control measure. Objective: To estimate MenACWY vaccine uptake and identify factors associated with uptake, barriers and motivations towards vaccination…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Diseases, Adolescents, Barriers
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Kim, Jieun; Quast, Erin; Tran, Sarah; Shedrow, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
In the past, physical barriers such as geography and distance limited global communication. In this paper, we explore how young children in immigrant families engage in transnational literacy practices. Specifically, we explore the transnational funds of knowledge that result from those experiences. This three-year longitudinal collective case…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Dennis, Carol Azumah; Springbett, Octavia; Walker, Lizzie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this paper, we work with the philosophy of Hannah Arendt to explore ethics and leadership in further education (FE), focusing on how leaders define the ethical compromises implied by austerity. Using questionnaires, interviews and observations we developed 10 case studies. It is not our intention to elaborate upon ethical leadership as a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Instructional Leadership, Continuing Education
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