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Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Os, Ellen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the quality of toddler childcare in Norway using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition (ITERS-R; [Harms, Thelma, Debby Cryer, and Richard M. Clifford. 2006. "Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scales Revised Edition." New York: Teachers College Press.]), drawing on a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Child Care, Toddlers
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Yang, Ningxi; Xu, Yayun; Chen, Xinguang; Yu, Bin; Yan, Hong; Li, Shiyue – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: Engaging in sexual risk behaviour can be a maladaptive strategy for international students to deal with stress. This study examined the role of poor mental health in mediating the relationship between acculturative stress and condom-use intention among international students in Beijing, China. Methods: The study used a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Anxiety, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Foreign Students
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Cai, Huan; Wang, Meining; Yang, Yingmei – English Language Teaching, 2018
Learning business related courses, especially accounting, in English is a challenge for many Chinese students. The purpose of this study is to provide some insights into the role of the language in accounting learning. We investigate this issue in the program of Teaching Business Related Courses in English for undergraduate students at Guangdong…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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López, Nancy; Erwin, Christopher; Binder, Melissa; Chavez, Mario Javier – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
We appeal to critical race theory and intersectionality to examine achievement gaps at a large public university in the American southwest from 2000 to 2015. Using white, high-income women as our reference group, we report linear combinations of marginal effects for six-year graduation rates and developmental course taking across 20 distinct…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Critical Theory, Race
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Van Hoye, Aurélie; Heuzé, Jean-Philippe; Meganck, Jeroen; Seghers, Jan; Sarrazin, Philippe – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: To better understand the role sports club coaches can play in health promotion (HP), as well as factors supporting this task, this study compared coaches' and players' perception of coaches' HP activities and tested whether coaches' basic need satisfaction predicted coaches' HP activities mediated by self-determined motivation to…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Clubs, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports
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Vizeshfar, Fatemeh; Momennasab, Marzieh; Yektatalab, Shahrzad; Iman, Mohamad Taghi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a health volunteers' complementary training programme on first aid. Design: Quasi-experimental study. Setting: A comprehensive health centre in the southwest of Iran. Method: The study was conducted in the second half of 2015 with all 25 health volunteers in the Qamar Bani Hashem…
Descriptors: First Aid, Volunteers, Training, Quasiexperimental Design
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Kristina, Susi Ari; Yulianto, Yulianto; Prabandari, Yayi Suryo – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To implement a new health promotion course as part of pharmacy public health practices and to identify pharmacy students' knowledge, perceived role and self-efficacy with respect to what was learned through this. Method: A total of 119 fifth-year pharmacy students undertook a new health promotion course in a pharmacy school in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Questionnaires
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Yaman, Fatma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study investigates the effect of the science writing heuristic (SWH) approach on the quality of prospective science teachers' (PSTs) argumentative writing and their understanding of the components of argumentation in the SWH approach and their own learning. Ten SWH approach activities were implemented during the semester. The study was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Writing Skills, Heuristics, Persuasive Discourse
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Minalla, Amir Abdalla – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study was mainly conducted to examine the possibility of utilizing "WhatsApp Group" in enhancing EFL learners' verbal interaction. To do this experimental and descriptive methods were used to achieve the objective of this study. A questionnaire and pre- and post-test were adopted as tools for data collection. Samples of two groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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Bautista, Nazan; Misco, Thomas; Quaye, Stephen John – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
We investigated the characteristics of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teachers (PSTs) who were identified as closed minded and their capacity to deal with controversial issues. We define open-mindedness as the willingness to consider experiences, beliefs, values, and perspectives that differ from one's own. First, we used quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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You, Hye Sun; Marshall, Jill A.; Delgado, Cesar – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
Global carbon cycling describes the movement of carbon through atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere; it lies at the heart of climate change and sustainability. To understand the global carbon cycle, students will require "interdisciplinary knowledge." While standards documents in science education have long promoted…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Scientific Concepts, Climate, Sustainability
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Ward, Phillip; He, Yaohui; Wang, Xiaozan; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Accurately measuring the content knowledge of teachers is critical to designing professional development to support their teaching. We examined the depth of specialized content knowledge (SCK), defined in terms of instructional tasks reported by teachers and factors that could affect their SCK. Method: Content maps were used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Engström, Susanne – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
This study focuses on female and male students who succeed in engineering programmes in Sweden, and why they have success. Data were collected through a questionnaire sent to all engineering students in Sweden registered for their seventh semester during year 2012 and about 30% of the students in the cohort responded on several questions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Engineering Education, College Students
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study sought to develop a quantitative understanding of factors that reduce perceived isolation and marginalization among physical educators. A conceptual model for the relationships among study variables was developed. Method: Data were collected through an online survey completed by 419 inservice physical educators (210 females,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Statistical Analysis, Socialization, Professional Isolation
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Vantieghem, Wendelien; Van Houtte, Mieke – Youth & Society, 2018
Despite boys' educational underachievement, gender differences in study motivation have received little research attention. Guided by self-determination theory and the identity-based motivation model, this study investigates differences in study motivation between boys and girls, as well as within each gender. To adequately consider these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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