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Berezkina, Maimu – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to understand how institutional language managers make and legitimize decisions about language choice on state websites. The focus lies on state institutions in two technologically advanced European nation-states: Estonia and Norway. The analysis is empirically based on interviews with employees at the institutions who…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Web Sites, Decision Making
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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Homeschooling only has become a choice for many families of gifted children during the last two decades, as the number of gifted families has grown steadily along with the general homeschool population (Lubienski, Puckett, & Brewer, 2013). The current study examines a group of homeschooling mothers of gifted children who publish and maintain…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Academically Gifted, Mothers, Electronic Publishing
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Berezkina, Maimu – Language Policy, 2018
This article examines language policy in the virtual linguistic landscape (VLL) in Norway and its development over time. The analysis is based on diachronic website data and interviews with state employees concerning the presence or absence of different languages on the websites of three central state institutions. The article reveals a linguistic…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Diachronic Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Virtual Classrooms
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Moran, Clarice M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This mixed methods study aimed to assess student engagement during the flipped model of instruction in two seventh-grade English language arts (ELA) classrooms. Implementation of the flipped model required students (n = 183) and teachers (n = 2) to use digital technology via a website and teacher-made videos. It compared student perceptions during…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 7, Homework
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Barajas, Mario; Frossard, Frédérique – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
As applied to education, creativity has become an increasingly common, yet often unattainable learning objective. Educators need innovative approaches and tools to effectively apply creative teaching practices. The present study aims to investigate how wiki methodologies can foster creative pedagogies. Wikis constitute a good candidate for…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Creative Teaching
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Marsh, Valerie L. – Written Communication, 2018
This article reconsiders theoretical claims of identity fluidity, stability, and agency through a longitudinal case study investigating one adolescent's writing over time and across spaces. Qualitative data spanning her four years of high school were collected and analyzed using a grounded theory approach with literacy-and-identity theory…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Adolescents, Writing (Composition)
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Leal Filho, Walter; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Becker, Deisi; Skanavis, Constantina; Kounani, Aristea; Sardi, Chrysoula; Papaioannidou, Dimitra; Paço, Arminda; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; de Sousa, Luiza Olim; Raath, Schalk; Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Shiel, Christine; Vargas, Valeria; Trencher, Gregory; Marans, Robert W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: There is a widely held belief that sustainable development (SD) policies are essential for universities to successfully engage in matters related to sustainability, and are an indicator of the extent to which they are active in this field. This paper aims to examine the evidence which currently exists to support this assumption. It…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Universities, School Policy
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Khan, Delvin; Fjerbaek, Annette; Andreasen, Jan J.; Thorup, Charlotte B.; Dinesen, Birthe – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To determine how cardiac patients use the Activeheart.dk digital toolbox Methods: Mixed-methods study. A total of n = 33 cardiac surgical patients were enrolled in a study, which encouraged use of the Activeheart portal for 4 weeks after discharge. Patients were surveyed with respect to their demographic characteristics, e-health…
Descriptors: Surgery, Questionnaires, Interviews, Heart Disorders
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Waddell, Jennifer H.; Marszalek, Jacob M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
In urban schools, along with skills for effective teaching, successful teachers must also possess values and belief systems conducive to teaching effectively in diverse settings (Becker, Kennedy, & Hundersmarck, 2003; Haberman, 2008; Metzgar & Wu, 2008). As demonstrated in CAEP standard 3, there is a critical need for EPPs to admit…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Interrater Reliability
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Kim, Jiyun; Lantolf, James P. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports on a pedagogical project aimed at helping second language (L2) learners of English develop the ability to detect and appropriately interpret spoken sarcasm. The study used a pre- and posttest procedure to assess the development of learners' ability to both detect sarcasm and impute appropriate speaker intentions and attitudes…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Native Language, Korean, Language Usage
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Harvey, Marina; Ambler, Trudy; Cahir, Jayde – Teacher Development, 2017
Anecdotal and empirical evidence indicates that mentoring can be a successful strategy for supporting professional learning, yet limited literature exists on approaches to mentoring designed specifically for academics working in higher education. The aim of this study was to create an approach to mentoring tailored to the needs of academics and…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kay, Robin; Carruthers, Loralea – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
In the past five years, there has been considerable interest in the decision-making process of school board officials in the field of education. However, a paucity of research exists on how these leaders use online resources to inform decision-making. Through an online survey and face-to-face interviews, this study examined the use of online…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Trustees, Information Utilization, Internet
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Tuapawa, Kimberley – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Although educational online technologies (EOTs) have transformed the delivery of learning in higher education, significant EOT challenges have impeded their effectiveness, preventing widespread implementation. The persistence of these challenges suggests that tertiary education institutes (TEIs) have experienced a gap in understandings about the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Phenomenology
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Rao, Namrata; Hosein, Anesa – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
The Green Paper "Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice" [BIS. 2015. Sheffield: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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