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Delany, Danielle E.; Cheung, Rebecca R. M.; Takahashi, Yusuke; Cheung, Cecilia S. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Our research examined whether adolescents in the United States, China, and Japan differed in their conceptions of a creative person. Participants were American (n = 321), Chinese (n = 235), and Japanese (n = 393) adolescents in 7th and 8th grades who completed surveys at 3 time points. Using an open-ended questionnaire, adolescents were asked to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Grade 7, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies
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Aoyama, Ikuko; Yanagida, Takuya; Wright, Michelle F. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Bullying can occur with differing levels of visibility (e.g., public or private) and in various contexts (e.g., face-to-face or online). This study examined 474 Japanese middle-school students' emotional responses to public versus private bullying scenarios in face-to-face and digital contexts. After reading four hypothetical bullying vignettes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Bullying, Gender Differences
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Hashimoto, Noriko; Ushitora, Kaori; Morioka, Mari; Motegi, Terunori; Tanaka, Kazue; Tashiro, Mieko; Inoue, Emiko; Ikeya, Hisao; Sekiguchi, Hisashi; Marui, Yoshimi; Sawamura, Fumika – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This study aimed to evaluate changes in the attitudes of Japan's post-war youth towards gender equality and sexuality, and to examine whether these attitudes bore a relationship to school education. Different generations were delineated based on changes in courses of study and year of birth, and semi-structured interviews were conducted enquiring…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Sex Education
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Takahashi, Reiko – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Over the decades, efforts have been made to incorporate diverse perspectives on World Englishes into English Language Teaching (ELT) practice and teaching materials. To date, the majority of ELT learners and teachers have not yet been exposed to materials which use and explore non-standard forms of English. This paper examines the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Japanese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Saito, Daisuke; Washizaki, Hironori; Fukazawa, Yoshiaki – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: When learning to program, both text-based and visual-based input methods are common. However, it is unclear which method is more appropriate for first-time learners (first learners). Background: The differences in the learning effect between text-based and visual-based input methods for first learners are compared the using a…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
Sakai, Kyohei; Shiota, Shingo – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This paper explores the use of gamification in math lessons for children in order to highlight the relationship between math education and its application to society. In school education, there is an existing problem about how to relate concepts learned in math to everyday life. One of the reasons for this problem is that it is difficult for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games, Grade 6
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Miyazaki, Takeshi; Cashman, Timothy G.; Madokoro, Kayo – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
This study considers the teaching of historical and territorial issues between Japan and China for the current Japanese social studies curriculum. For research purposes, a lesson plan was designed and facilitated in Japanese elementary and junior high schools. This lesson addressed ongoing tensions between Japan and China over the sovereignty of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
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Bjork, Christopher – Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Since the collapse of the economic bubble, Japanese schools have been challenged to respond to extensive changes in the students and communities they serve. As a result, research on the education system published only a few years ago may not accurately capture current conditions in the schools. This is especially true in the area of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidance Programs, Ethnography, Student Attitudes
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Ockert, David Michael – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This small-scale, longitudinal study tested for the influence of video recording with a camcorder, and recording and self-viewing with an iPad. The study tested for changes in confidence, anxiety and foreign language (FL) willingness to communicate (WTC; McCroskey & Baer, 1985) using self-report measures before and after the intervention (N =…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Video Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2014
There is continuing interest in the identification of student and instructional factors associated with the mathematics achievement of students in Japan. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments have provided opportunities to examine factors associated with mathematics achievement. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
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Leis, Adrian – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The use of social networking systems has enabled communication to occur around the globe almost instantly, with news about various events being spread around the world as they happen. There has also been much interest in the benefits and disadvantages the use of such social networking systems may bring for education. This paper reports on the use…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires
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Neumann, Susanne; Hopf, Martin – Research in Science Education, 2013
Although the term "radiation" has a fixed place in everyday life as well as in the media, there is very little empirical research on students' conceptions about this topic. In our study we wanted to find out what students associate with this term. In 2009, we asked 509 students (between grade 4 and grade 6) from seven different schools…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Yoshino, Asako – International Review of Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between eighth-grade students' maths-related self-concepts and their achievements in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007. The students' maths self-concept was compared with other variables, namely their mothers' education, their fathers' education…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Achievement
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Smith, Douglas C.; Ito, Ayako; Gruenewald, John; Yeh, Hsiu-Ling – Journal of School Violence, 2010
Students from the United States and Japan were surveyed with regard to their levels of satisfaction with school and factors that might facilitate or impede school satisfaction. Results indicated that females and younger students from both countries expressed greater satisfaction with school, with overall satisfaction declining in a linear fashion…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Student School Relationship
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