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Devereux, Barry J.; Taylor, Kirsten I.; Randall, Billi; Geertzen, Jeroen; Tyler, Lorraine K. – Cognitive Science, 2016
Understanding spoken words involves a rapid mapping from speech to conceptual representations. One distributed feature-based conceptual account assumes that the statistical characteristics of concepts' features--the number of concepts they occur in ("distinctiveness/sharedness") and likelihood of co-occurrence ("correlational…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Semantics, Concept Mapping, Statistics
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Cincinnato, Sebastiano; De Wever, Bram; Van Keer, Hilde; Valcke, Martin – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
In this article, we address the issue of participation in adult education building on the cultural capital framework. This theoretical framework suggests that (educational) practices are affected by one's social background and, more precisely, by the cultural resources handed down in the family context. To examine the validity of this theoretical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Socioeconomic Background, Cultural Capital, Participation
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Sutcliffe, Marcella P. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the reading and educational practices of common soldiers during the First World War. It argues that the question of how war libraries were imagined and constructed by civilians needs to be framed in the larger context of pre-war Edwardian debates surrounding the "value of books" in society. Indeed, it was within…
Descriptors: War, World History, Reading Habits, Educational Practices
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McClellan, Ann K. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
Applying the critical lenses of feminism, autographical theory and literary analysis, this essay performs a triple reading of Vera Brittain's multi-genre writings about gender, war,and university education. Focusing specifically on "The Dark Tide" (1923), "Testament of Youth" (1933) and "The Women of Oxford" (1960),…
Descriptors: War, World History, Autobiographies, Fiction
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Petersohn, Sabrina – Education for Information, 2016
Quantitative metrics in research assessment are proliferating all over the world. The demand has led to an increase in bibliometric practitioners and service providers. Their professional roles and competencies have not yet been subject to systematic study. This paper focuses on one important service provider in evaluative bibliometrics--academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bibliometrics, School Libraries, Librarians
Higgins, Steve, Ed.; Coffield, Frank, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2016
In 1916 John Dewey published "Democracy and Education: An introduction to the philosophy of education". In this book some of today's foremost historians, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists of education mark the anniversary of Dewey's work by reviewing and reflecting, from a British perspective, on Dewey's contribution to our…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Democracy
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Chen, Huilin; Chen, Jinsong – Educational Psychology, 2016
By analysing the test data of 1029 British secondary school students' performance on 20 Programme for International Student Assessment English reading items through the generalised deterministic input, noisy "and" gate (G-DINA) model, the study conducted two investigations on exploring the relationships among the five reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Models, Foreign Countries
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Sauerland, Uli; Grohmann, Kleanthes K.; Guasti, Maria Teresa; Andelkovic, Darinka; Argus, Reili; Armon-Lotem, Sharon; Arosio, Fabrizio; Avram, Larisa; Costa, João; Dabašinskiene, Ineta; de López, Kristine; Gatt, Daniela; Grech, Helen; Haman, Ewa; van Hout, Angeliek; Hrzica, Gordana; Kainhofer, Judith; Kamandulyte-Merfeldiene, Laura; Kunnari, Sari; Kovacevic, Melita; Kuvac Kraljevic, Jelena; Lipowska, Katarzyna; Mejias, Sandrine; Popovic, Maša; Ruzaite, Jurate; Savic, Maja; Sevcenco, Anca; Varlokosta, Spyridoula; Varnava, Marina; Yatsushiro, Kazuko – First Language, 2016
The comprehension of constituent questions is an important topic for language acquisition research and for applications in the diagnosis of language impairment. This article presents the results of a study investigating the comprehension of different types of questions by 5-year-old, typically developing children across 19 European countries, 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Preschool Children, Language Acquisition
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Hansen, Kirstine – British Educational Research Journal, 2016
There is an established literature that suggests teacher perceptions of pupils affect how they interact with them, how they teach them and how they rate their ability and behaviour. Evidence also indicates that a teacher's perception of a child is often based on ascriptive characteristics such as gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Ability, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Attraction
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Kozar, Olga – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Videoconferencing tools, like Skype, etc., are being increasingly used in language education worldwide. Despite assumed socio-affective and pedagogical benefits of using webcams in synchronous online language lessons, such as the feeling of co-presence or the possibilities of non-verbal communication, little is known about attitudes held by…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Photography
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Julal, F. S. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
University support services can be a beneficial resource for students coping with personal stressors. This study investigated the predictors of service use by undergraduate students during their first year at university. Participants completed self-report measures of problem-solving effectiveness, psychological distress and perceived social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Help Seeking
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Snowden, Michael; Halsall, Jamie P. – Cogent Education, 2016
Over recent years the higher education sector has been encouraged to find different, effective and flexible ways of teaching. This enthusiasm is apparent more than ever before, as the current British Conservative government has produced a white paper on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF intends to measure and improve the quality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Learning Theories, Educational Quality
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Vögtle, Eva Maria; Windzio, Michael – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In this paper, we investigate the impact of membership in the Bologna Process on patterns and driving forces of cross-national student mobility. Student exchange flows are analyzed for almost all Bologna Process member states and non-Bologna OECD members over a ten-year period (from 2000 to 2010). We apply a social network approach focusing on…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Mukan, Nataliya; Myskiv, Iryna; Kravets, Svitlana – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2016
In the article the systems of continuing pedagogical education in Great Britain, Canada and the USA have been characterized. The main objectives are defined as the theoretical analysis of scientific-pedagogical literature, which highlights different aspects of the problem under research; identification of the common and distinctive features of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development
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Mukan, Nataliya; Kravets, Svitlana; Khamulyak, Nataliya – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2016
In the article the content and operational components of continuing professional development of public school teachers in Great Britain, Canada, the USA have been characterized. The main objectives are defined as the theoretical analysis of scientific-pedagogical literature, which highlights different aspects of the problem under research;…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Professional Continuing Education
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