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Aoki, Shu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of critical thinking in International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in Japan. This study helped to determine the effects of using critical thinking methods in IB classes to determine to what extent critical thinking methods affect students' critical thinking skills, Japanese language skills,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
Israel, Kawana N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to explore how parents whose child was enrolled in an elementary school or middle school on Okinawa, Japan compared the referral processes leading to their child's placement in special education. In order for the parent to be eligible for the study, their child received special education services at their…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Public Schools
Lin, Meiko – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of "yutori" reforms on Opportunity to Learn (OTL), as defined by Stevens' (1993, 1996) multidimensional framework, and to examine how the changes in OTL may have subsequently affected Japanese 8th graders' mathematics achievement as measured by the Trends in Mathematics and Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, National Curriculum, Academic Achievement
Ali Farzan, Isbah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The students in the US are positioned in the middle among the nations on the international tests of academic achievement. This moderate achievement is a matter of great concern as it reflects the output of the US education system, as well as the input, in terms of human resource, available to the market. One way of probing this moderate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries
Hajiyev, Emin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The international student recruitment and overall cross-border education have constantly been evolving. In the past two decades, higher education institutions were developing and implementing their plan of campus internationalization. Various universities and colleges have different approaches to the internationalization. However, through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Higher Education, Student Mobility
Gilbert, Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Preparing college students to be contributing members of local and global societies requires educators to analyze the capabilities and needs of their students and to adjust instructional content and practice. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was twofold: (a) to explore how classroom approaches designed to facilitate students' questioning of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students
Oda Nuske, Tomoko – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Study abroad is an under-researched domain of language learning. Moreover, most investigations of this phenomenon adopt traditional structuralist approaches, wherein outcomes of study abroad are assessed solely in terms of proficiency gains as measured through conventional exams. The present study builds upon an emerging body of poststructuralist…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Self Concept, English (Second Language)
Nonaka, Chisato – ProQuest LLC, 2017
"Akogare" [desire] is a Japanese word laden with cultural and emotive values. In the recent TESOL [Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages] studies, "akogare" has been conceptualized to emphasize the Japanese specific desire for English or "the West" in general. This study not only leverages such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cultural Influences
Walker, Soung Hwa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since there is limited research on the applicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model in educational contexts, the current cross-national comparison study aimed to investigate how non-cognitive factors, specifically, the TPB model components, affect students' math outcomes in USA and their peers in three other countries, Germany,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Behavior Theories, Comparative Analysis
Doe, Timothy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The development of speaking fluency is a major goal for many EFL language learners and several researchers have proposed frameworks for fluency instruction based on theories of cognitive science. It is unclear however, whether EFL students with restricted opportunities to use English outside of language classrooms can benefit from fluency…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency, Language Usage
Forsythe, Edward M., III – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Japanese university English instructors are increasingly requiring students to use their personal smartphones for activities in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom activities. Because of this, it has been recommended that studies be conducted to ascertain Japanese university students' perceptions of using smartphones in EFL language…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, College Students, Handheld Devices
Noxon, Erin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The impetus for this study was the need to provide effective training for English teachers on the use of Google Drive-related apps at a Japanese school. This training was necessary as the school embarked on creating a Japanese government-required information and communications technology (ICT) educational environment at the school. To address this…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, English Teachers
Nakagawa, Hiroshi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since 1995, to allow teachers to organize and instruct in more effective ways, many English as a Second Language (ESL) specialists and researchers have studied the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model and its instructional framework by Echevarria, Vogt, and Short in 2004. By combining strategies and techniques that recognize the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Specialists
Wada, Tazuru – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study is a qualitative inquiry of eight mid-career second language (L2) teachers' identity evolution. These teachers have or had full-time or tenured teaching experience in secondary schools in Japan. Since they were mid- and later career teachers, they have explored their development, what they are now, and why they keep growing.They have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Experienced Teachers
Nagashima, Julie Takako – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation examines a pedagogy called Soka education that was founded in early 20th century Japan. Specifically, this dissertation offers an empirical and conceptual study that examines the application of Soka education in present day. After examining the historical and political context of Soka education, I explicate on Ikeda's (1928- )…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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