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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Ødegård, Magnar – SAGE Open, 2019
In the light of Martin Heidegger and Hubert Dreyfus's concepts of being-in-the-world and skillful coping, this article addresses disruptions students face in modern society. Such disruptions involve pressure for achievement and lack of belonging to communities. In the discussion, the article presents the terms "being-disrupted" and…
Descriptors: Coping, Student Behavior, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Guler Yildiz, Tulin; Gonen, Mubeccel; Ulker Erdem, Ayca; Garcia, Aileen; Raikes, Helen; Acar, Ibrahim H.; Burcak, Firdevs; Turan, Figen; Can Gul, Sadiye; Davis, Dawn – Journal of Child Language, 2019
This study examined the relations between receptive language development and other developmental domains of preschoolers from low-income families, through an inter-cultural perspective involving the United States and Turkey. A total of 471 children and their caregivers participated in Turkey, while 287 participated in the United States. Children's…
Descriptors: Correlation, Receptive Language, Preschool Children, Low Income
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Wilson, Katie; Neylon, Cameron; Montgomery, Lucy; Huang, Chun-Kai – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Open access to digital research output is increasing, but academic library policies can place restrictions on public access to libraries. This paper reports on a preliminary study to investigate the correlation between academic library access policies and institutional positions of openness to knowledge. Method: This primarily…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Library Policy, Foreign Countries
Delisle, Jason D., Ed.; Usher, Alex, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"International Perspectives in Higher Education" offers a balanced perspective on how different countries approach key policies and what the United States can learn from those programs. Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher have gathered a diverse group of experts to examine systems across the globe with a focus on the trade-offs between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Access to Education
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Bettmann, Joanna E.; Prince, Kort C.; Hardy, Clinton J.; Dwumah, Peter – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019
Differences between Ghanaian (n = 465) and U.S. (n = 425) college students on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25; Mollica, Wyshak, de Marneffe, Khuon, & Lavelle, 1987) were examined. Compared with their U.S. counterparts, Ghanaians reported less general distress related to anxiety and depression, more anxiety-specific distress, and no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety, Check Lists
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Yaghoubi Jami, Parvaneh; Mansouri, Behzad; Thoma, Stephen J.; Han, Hyemin – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
The extent to which individuals with a variety of cultural backgrounds differ in empathic responsiveness is unknown. This article describes the differences in trait empathy in one independent and one interdependent society (i.e., the US and Iran, respectively). The analysis of data collected from self-reported questionnaires answered by 326 adults…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Empathy, Personality Traits, Cultural Background
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Quan, Tracy – L2 Journal, 2019
Why learners return from study abroad (SA) with varying degrees of second language (L2) gains or differing attitudes towards the target language and culture remains an open question. This study employs theories of identity (Kinginger, 2013) and investment (Darvin & Norton, 2015; Norton Peirce, 1995) to examine the case of three learners of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
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Hsu, Shih-Yin; Beasley, Robert E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Learners in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context seldom have the opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and experience intercultural communication in English to foster their intercultural competence (IC), whether inside or outside of the classroom. In an effort to create a brand new opportunity to boost target language…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
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Arbeit, Caren A.; Bentz, Alexander; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Sanders, Herschel – RTI International, 2019
In recent years, nontraditional workforce training programs have proliferated inside and outside of traditional postsecondary institutions. A subset of these programs, bootcamps, advertise high job placement rates and have been hailed by policymakers as key to training skilled workers. However, few formal data exist on the number, types, prices,…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Training, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
Evans, Stephen; Egglestone, Corin – Learning and Work Institute, 2019
Learning and skills contribute to economic growth both directly, by improving the skills base available to employers, and indirectly, by underpinning the five foundations of productivity identified by the government: ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment, and places. This is the case for all levels of learning from basic skills to…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Literacy
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This support document contains material that supports the research report, "Higher Apprenticeships in Australia: What Are We Talking About?". It provides more detail on two elements of the research: (1) An overview of publicly available information on international models of higher apprenticeships, both established and under development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education
Guile, David, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
"The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training" offers an in-depth guide to the theories, practices, and policies of vocational education and training (VET). With contributions from a panel of leading international scholars, the Handbook contains 27 authoritative essays from a wide range of disciplines. The contributors present…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
OECD Publishing, 2019
Addressing teacher education in all its complexity is fundamental to ensuring that all students reach their potential in today's increasingly diverse classrooms and rapidly changing environment. This report provides insight into key features of selected teacher preparation systems by analysing the information collected in the OECD Initial Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Program Design
OECD Publishing, 2019
Log files from computer-based assessment can help better understand respondents' behaviours and cognitive strategies. Analysis of timing information from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveals large differences in the time participants take to answer assessment items, as well as large country differences…
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Items, Reaction Time
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