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Wolf, Debra M.; Phung, Linh – Journal of International Students, 2019
A case study was conducted to explore the experiences of Chinese nurses when completing a graduate nursing degree taught in English (as a second language) in the United States over a 1-year period. The study explored language, academic, and social challenges perceived by the students, strategies used to overcome challenges, and academic support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Asians, Graduate Students
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Boyaci, Adnan; Oz, Yakup – Journal of International Students, 2019
In this study, factors affecting the college choice of international students (CCIS) are investigated based on the opinions of international students at a state university (Anadolu University) in Turkey. A case study design is employed and opinions of students are analyzed in accordance with whether they are scholarship or non-scholarship…
Descriptors: State Universities, Developing Nations, College Choice, Student Characteristics
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Lavoie, Monica; Bier, Nathalie; Macoir, Joël – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that occurs secondary to brain injury, such as stroke. It causes communication difficulties that have a significant impact on quality of life and social relationships. Although the efficacy of speech-language therapy has been clearly demonstrated in this population, long-term services are…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Telecommunications
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Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study investigates if participation in mother tongue instruction (henceforth MTI) impacts the biliteracy proficiency of young bilinguals, drawing on examples from Somali-Swedish bilinguals and Somali MTI in a Swedish school context. In the study, biliteracy was operationalized as reading proficiency and vocabulary knowledge in two languages,…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Swedish, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
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Kim, Youn Kyoung; Maleku, Arati; Lemieu, Catherine; Du, Xi; Chen, Zibei – Journal of International Students, 2019
Using a resilience framework, the current cross-sectional study examined indicators of behavioral health risk and resilience among U.S. international students (N=322) across key sociodemographic characteristics. A multimethod approach was used to collect data with both an online platform and paper-based survey instrument. Results showed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being
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Berger, Cynthia M.; Crossley, Scott A.; Kyle, Kristopher – Applied Linguistics, 2019
A large data set of L1 psycholinguistic norms (Balota "et al." 2007) was used to assess spoken L2 English lexical proficiency in cross-sectional and longitudinal learner corpora. Behavioral norms included lexical decision and word naming latencies (i.e. reaction times) and accuracies for 40,481 English words. A frequency measure was…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Case Studies
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Karipi, Edwig – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Although print-based materials remain the main distance education mode of delivery, the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) recognises the use of multimedia as an important tool to enhance access and strengthen operational systems. Multimedia resources such as video, audio, animations and online content are produced as complementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multimedia Instruction, Tutors
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Glennie, Miriam; O'Donnell, Michael; Brown, Michelle; Benson, John – Research Evaluation, 2019
Evaluators play a central role in assessments of researchers' performance for reward, but the nature of their role and influence is not well understood. Ongoing reliance on evaluator judgement is typically justified as a need for referees in contests for reward, because quantitative performance measures alone can be subject to distortion. Yet, if…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Role, Evaluators, Focus Groups
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Ghosh, Biswadip – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
The board of Fiserv (an investment management company) has already decided to close the business no matter what. Agile Financials has agreed to buyout Fiserv and retain part of the Fiserv staff if the purchase deal closes. However, if too many of Fiserv's clients left with their accounts or if the customer satisfaction index (CSI) continued to…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Consumer Economics, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Lioutas, Evagelos D.; Charatsari, Chrysanthi; Cernic Istenic, Majda; La Rocca, Giuseppe; De Rosa, Marcello – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: Considering current debates on ecosystem services' effectiveness and the AIS/AKIS functioning, in this study we suggest a new, systemic way to evaluate extension systems (ESs). Using this model, we compared the effectiveness of ESs in three countries with essential differences but also characteristic similarities in their agricultural…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Rural Extension, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations
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Young, Amber; Tordoff, June; Leitch, Sharon; Smith, Alesha – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: To determine how often general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists recommend patients obtain information about their medicines via websites and to explore factors that might improve the delivery of written information about medicines to patients. Design: Cross-sectional surveys. Setting: GPs and community pharmacists in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Patients, Drug Therapy, Printed Materials, Web Sites
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Decuypere, Mathias; Simons, Maarten – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
Is there (still) something specific about academic practice in contemporary neoliberal times? This article reports on a sociomaterial, ethnographic study informed by Deleuze's untimely empiricism conducted at two research centres of a research university. We unfold the specificity of 'the academic' by elaborating upon two central notions:…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Research Universities, Academic Aspiration, Neoliberalism
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Jagela, Walter M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive single-case study was to explore student perceptions of servant leadership, how servant leadership influences involvement within their campus community, and their definition of servant leadership. Student subjects were attending two private denominational Christian universities in a Mid-Atlantic…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Styles, Church Related Colleges
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Dogan, Zeynep – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of the study is to investigate the errors that first grade students have made in their writing of vertical numbers which have just been applied by removing cursive writing. Considering the aim of the study, vertical number writing styles of the first-grade students in primary school were analyzed. The sample of the study consists of 116…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Handwriting
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Almahasnih, Abderraheem Fadhil Salamn – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this research was to investigate the phenomenon of bullying and the dangerous effects on victims and the security of school environment, and to understand the psycho-social dimensions, through recognizing the degree of contribution of embodying the social values, feeling inferiority and strength of inner feeling of bullies who try to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Case Studies, Grade 9, Grade 10
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