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Nadasdy, Paul; Aizawa, Kazumi; Iso, Tatsuo – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The New General Service List Test (NGSLT) (Stoeckel & Bennett, 2015) was designed as a diagnostic test to measure students' written receptive vocabulary knowledge. This test battery was developed based upon the New General Service List (NGSL) (Browne, 2013), which makes it appealing to teachers in Japan, and especially those who see vocabulary…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Language Tests
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Sato, Takeshi; Ogura, Masa'aki; Aota, Shoma; Burden, Tyler – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of an automated translation chatbot used in online interactions which consequently could enhance second/foreign language (L2) competence. Based on the sociocultural perspectives of learning, such as communication to recognize the difference from others and to be involved in sense-making processes, this study…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
Liu, Huacong – OECD Publishing, 2018
This study uses the PIAAC data to examine the relationships between education system characteristics (e.g. early tracking and vocational education orientation) and distributions of adult numeracy skills. It also investigates the effects of postponing the tracking age and easing university access for students on a vocational track on the average…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Surveys, International Assessment, Educational Change
Borgonovi, Francesca; Choi, Álvaro; Paccagnella, Marco – OECD Publishing, 2018
Numeracy and literacy skills have become increasingly important in modern labour markets. The large gender differences that several studies have identified have therefore sparked considerable attention among researchers and policy makers. Little is known about the moment in which such gaps emerge, how they evolve and if their evolution differs…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Literacy
Boeskens, Luka; Liebowitz, David; Lima, Gonçalo; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2018
This report on "Responsive School Systems" constitutes the second of three thematic comparative reports bringing together findings from the OECD's School Resources Review. Evolving educational objectives, changing student needs and demographic developments require school systems to be highly responsive to new patterns of demand and adapt…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Governance, Networks, Rural Schools
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Fujimoto, Toru; Takahama, Ai; Ara, Yu; Isshiki, Yuri; Nakaya, Kae; Yamauchi, Yuhei – Educational Media International, 2018
In this study, a massive open online course (MOOC) titled "Studying at Japanese Universities" was designed. The purpose of the course was to encourage international students to study in Japan. Accordingly, it is intended to build an online community to afford international students to encourage and support each other and realise their…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Online Courses, Universities
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Fujiwara, Ayano – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
This study analyzed the factors required for a researcher to become a professor in the humanities and sociology, science and engineering, medicine and biology, and general studies fields. The study focuses on research productivity and analyzes the impact of hiatuses in research production on promotion in universities as well as the time at which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Educational Researchers
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Dudin, Mikhail N.; Bezbakh, Vitaliy V.; Frolova, Evgenia E.; Galkina, Marina V. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The article examines current trends in the development of the national models of higher education in Russia and European countries. The paper reveals the key problems of their functioning in the context of the processes of globalization, standardization, and integration into the pan-European and global educational space. These processes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Higher Education, Cultural Differences
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Kim, Dong-hyun; Pior, Myoung-young – Education Sciences, 2018
This study was conducted to provide basic information about the curricula of real estate education with respect to globalization. The literature, such as the histories and characteristics of real estate education in the United Kingdom and the United States that have historically lead real estate education, are reviewed. We also extract the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Real Estate, Global Approach, Business Schools
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Uchida, Akitoshi; Michael, Robert B.; Mori, Kazuo – AERA Open, 2018
A growing body of correlational research finds a relationship between self-efficacy--beliefs in one's capabilities--and academic success. But few studies have investigated whether self-efficacy is causally related to academic success. We hypothesized that an experience of success would promote self-efficacy in junior high school students and would…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Student Improvement, Junior High School Students
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Oi, Yoko Suganuma – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of the study was twofold. First, it investigated the kinds of writing tasks in textbooks used by senior high school students in Japan. Second, it examined the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels of the writing tasks in English-language textbooks for Japanese senior high school students. The study focused…
Descriptors: Textbooks, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Roy, Mamta; Giraldo-García, Regina – School Community Journal, 2018
The purpose of this systematic literature review is to examine global perspectives on the role of parental involvement and social/emotional skills in school-age children's academic success. A multistage filtering analysis process provides relevant information in relation to key issues on the topic of parental involvement in different countries and…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Participation, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Manna, Venessa; Yoo, Hanwook; Monfils, Lora – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this study, we assessed the invariance in the factor structure underlying English-language proficiency for two groups of adolescent learners in Japan: students in middle school (ages 13-15 years) and students in high school (ages 16-18 years). Language proficiency was measured using the "TOEFL Junior"® Comprehensive test, an…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Performance
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Ramineni, Chaitanya; Williamson, David – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Notable mean score differences for the "e-rater"® automated scoring engine and for humans for essays from certain demographic groups were observed for the "GRE"® General Test in use before the major revision of 2012, called rGRE. The use of e-rater as a check-score model with discrepancy thresholds prevented an adverse impact…
Descriptors: Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Scoring Machines, Automation
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Golubovich, Juliya; Tolentino, Florencia; Papageorgiou, Spiros – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this study, 249 users of the "TOEFL ITP"® assessment series (e.g., admissions officers, English-language teachers, academic staff) in Japan, Mexico, and Indonesia were surveyed about their uses and opinions of TOEFL ITP scores, followed by in-depth interviews with 21 of these users. Overall, the most common use of the test was as an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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