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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated how learners' ages affect their interpretation of the nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) of teachers and other students in distinguishing between questions and statements in the second language (L2) classroom. After watching 48 short video clips without sound in which three L2 teachers asked a question or made a statement with or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Yamagata, Satoshi – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present study investigated the effects of two types of core-image-based basic verb learning approaches: the learner-centered and the teacher-centered approaches. The learner-centered approach was an activity in which participants found semantic relationships among several definitions of each basic target verb through a picture-elucidated card…
Descriptors: Verbs, English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Accuracy
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Dilenschneider, Robert Francis – ReCALL, 2018
This study investigated three look-up conditions for language learners to learn unknown target words and comprehend a reading passage when their attention is transferred away to an on-line dictionary. The research questions focused on how each look-up condition impacted the recall and recognition of word forms, word meanings, and passage…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Definitions
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Inoue, Tomohiro; Georgiou, George K.; Muroya, Naoko; Maekawa, Hisao; Parrila, Rauno – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
We examined the cross-lagged relations between the home literacy environment and literacy skills in Japanese, and whether child's gender, parents' education and child's level of literacy performance moderate the relations. One hundred forty-two Japanese children were followed from Grades 1 to 2 and assessed on character knowledge, reading fluency…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Literacy, Japanese, Elementary School Students
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Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
This study examined immigrant parents' involvement in early years mathematics learning, focusing on learning of multiplication in in- and out-of-school settings. Ethnographic interviews and workshops were conducted in an urban city in Japan, to examine out-of-school practices of immigrant families. Drawing from sociocultural theory of learning and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Participation, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication
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Shinno, Yusuke – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper reports on combining semiotic and discursive approaches to reification in classroom interactions. It focuses on the discursive characteristics and semiotic processes involved in the teaching and learning of square roots in a ninth grade classroom in Japan. The purpose of this study is to characterize the development of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Taira, Kazufumi; Yamauchi, Lois A. – Journal of International Students, 2018
After Japan's annexation in 1879, Okinawa came under the unprecedented influence of Japanization. This research examined how learning in Hawai'i influenced the Okinawan sense of identity of 11 Okinawan students. Grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts indicated that students became more conscious as Okinawan through encounters and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Asians, Hawaiians
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Li, Jiaqi; Wang, Yanlin; Liu, Xun; Xu, Yusu; Cui, Tingting – Journal of International Students, 2018
This study used a consensual qualitative research method to explore academic adaptation experiences of international students (N = 13) from East Asian countries at a U.S. university. The analysis yielded five domains from the data (challenges, feelings, strategies, suggestions, and self-reflections). Implications for college counselors, university…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Administrators
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Galloway, Nicola; Rose, Heath – ELT Journal, 2018
Increasing students' awareness of the globalization of English is a daunting task for teachers, especially considering the lack of globally oriented ELT materials available. This study builds on previous research in response to recent calls for more classroom-level research, and reports on the use of a student presentation task to introduce and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Integrated Activities, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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York, James; deHaan, Jonathan William – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article provides information on an action research project in a low-level EFL setting in Japan. The project aims were to (1) foster spoken communication skills and (2) help students engage with their own learning. The project investigated the applicability of board games as a mediating tool for authentic communication as part of a wider TBLT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Constructivism (Learning)
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Mammadova, Aida – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Creative Cities are facing the big challenges due to the demographical, environmental and economic issues. In this study we considered to create the educational fieldworks inside the creative city and raise the awareness in youth about the importance of the biocultural preservations to sustain the city's creativity and sustainability. Our…
Descriptors: Creativity, Urban Areas, Consciousness Raising, Sustainability
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Sims, Margaret; Nishida, Yukiyo – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Exposing pre-service teachers to international professional experiences through a short-term visiting programme serves to challenge their understandings of good quality practice through disturbing assumptions and expectations previously formed through experiences in their own country/culture. Much of the research in international study focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Akutsu, Taichi – Music Education Research, 2018
This study investigated the flow experience of Jiro, a 2-year-old Japanese boy, regarding his violin playing in a social context. In this study, Jiro's violin playing was videotaped at home and during musical sessions for young children and families, guided by the author as a violinist-teacher-researcher. The method adopted a single case study…
Descriptors: Young Children, Musical Instruments, Video Technology, Music Education
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McConachy, Troy – Intercultural Education, 2018
There is currently strong recognition within the field of intercultural language teaching of the need for language learners to develop the ability to actively interpret and critically reflect on cultural meanings and representations from a variety of perspectives. This article argues that cultural representations contained in language textbooks,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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