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White, Elizabeth S.; Miller, Kyle E. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine student perceptions of a Child Development in Education course required for education majors. Participants (N = 167) completed pre and posttests assessing course content knowledge and a course satisfaction survey. Five students also participated in semi-structured interviews. Quantitative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Curriculum Design
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Mikulec, Erin – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This study examines the personal and professional development of 34 pre-service teachers who participated in a study abroad program for education majors in Brighton, England. The participants completed a variety of assignments and learning activities before, during, and after the program, including 20 hours of observation in area schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balci, Asli – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of two storybooks -- one with realistic and one with non-realistic characters -- on children's comprehension performance. Children's performances in character and event recall, reasoning and problem-solving were compared. The participants were 100 young children enrolled in 1 of 13 classes at 4…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children
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Zuidema, Leah A.; Daichendt, G. James; Fulcher, Kerry – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Professors from across the academic disciplines at Council for Christian College & Universities (CCCU) institutions have traditionally excelled in their teaching. In recent years, CCCU faculty have also increasingly been expected to conduct research and to publish scholarly work. As CCCU institutions expand research and scholarship…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Benchmarking, College Faculty
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Gilmetdinova, Alsu – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The purpose of the paper is to shed light on potential driving forces that guide principals' decisions on how to implement language policies in their schools in Kazan, Russia. Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan and home for the second biggest ethnic group in Russia, called Tatars, whose native language proficiency is gradually declining. After…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Literacy, Second Language Learning
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Wesner, Bradley S.; Smith, Ashly Bender – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Although most employers report room for negotiation in their job offers to recent graduates, fewer than half of recent graduates report attempting to negotiate. Considering that every raise employees receive throughout their career will be a percentage of their salary at the time, failure of new employees to maximize starting salary through…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Salaries, Class Activities, Business Administration Education
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Mijatovic, Marko; Tytus, Agnieszka Ewa – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
It has been a topic in psychiatry, it is referred to by translingual writers, and bilinguals report it frequently -- the feeling of becoming a different person when using a different language. The present study was set out to investigate the reasons behind this feeling. We looked at the effects of biculturalism and personality traits, as well as…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Psychiatry
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Lee, Tammy D.; Gail Jones, M.; Chesnutt, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2019
Complex systems affect every part of our lives from the ecosystems that we inhabit and share with other living organisms to the systems that supply our water (i.e., water cycle). Evaluating events, entities, problems, and systems from multiple perspectives is known as a "systems thinking" approach. New curriculum standards have made…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Water, Ecology, Elementary School Teachers
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Goldberg, Tsafrir; Wagner, Wolfgang; Petrovic, Nebojša – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
The present study is about sensitive issues in history teaching that have probably been experienced by most teachers in the field. We conducted a questionnaire study in Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands to assess which issues were experienced as sensitive in class, what the reasons were…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Tärning, Betty; Silvervarg, Annika; Gulz, Agneta; Haake, Magnus – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2019
This study examines the effects of teachable agents' expressed self-efficacy on students. A total of 166 students, 10- to 11-years-old, used a teachable agent-based math game focusing on the base-ten number system. By means of data logging and questionnaires, the study compared the effects of high vs. low agent self-efficacy on the students'…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Instruction
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Benek, Ibrahim; Akcay, Behiye – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable attitude scale that could measure secondary school students' attitudes towards the Science-Technology-Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year with 2500 secondary school students studying in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades from fifteen (15)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Test Reliability
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McGuinness, Claire; Fulton, Crystal – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2019
Aim/Purpose: This paper reports on a case study project which had three goals; to develop a suite of original interactive digital skills e-tutorials to be embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate courses; to evaluate the students' experience and engagement with the e-tutorials over one semester; and to explore their general attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Creativity, Undergraduate Students
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Degotardi, Sheila; Gill, Amy – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study examined infant educators' beliefs about infant language development in the context of early childhood classrooms. Participants were 59 educators who were employed to work directly with under-two-year-old children. Educators were interviewed to determine their understandings of infant language development and Grounded Theory qualitative…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Grounded Theory, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education
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Baricevic, Marti L.; Kashubeck-West, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Sexual orientation-based discrimination in schools has evolved from primarily blatant, overt forms to include more subtle and ambiguous forms, or microaggressions. To date, the unique experiences of microaggressions among adolescents in the context of the high school environment are underrepresented among the literature. In this qualitative study,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, High School Students, Aggression, Social Discrimination
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Seifert, Tami – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
To respond to needs arising from the field and institutional constrictions, various video-integrated teaching methods were offered to students in multiparticipant courses. Two hundred ninety-five students studying in two Sociology of Education courses agreed to participate in the research. One hundred sixty-two students participated in Course 1,…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, College Students
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