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Schmitt, Sara A.; Korucu, Irem; Purpura, David J.; Whiteman, Shawn; Zhang, Chenyi; Yang, Fuyi – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study investigated cross-cultural variation in the development of executive functioning (EF) across the preschool period for United States and Chinese children from low and high socioeconomic families using a longitudinal design. Participants included 216 preschool children (n = 125 from the US; n = 91 from Shanghai and Jiangxi, China). On…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Children, Socioeconomic Status, Longitudinal Studies
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Marks, Peter E. L.; Babcock, Ben; van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
In peer nomination research, individuals who do not provide nominations (nonparticipants) are often included on rosters as potential nominees. This can present ethical questions regarding informed consent, but psychometric consequences of excluding nonparticipants from rosters are unknown. In this investigation, Study 1 simulated both random and…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Cheng, Wen – Educational Psychology, 2019
To determine intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for work among college students, an online survey was conducted to collect participants' self-reported motivation and personality traits, as well as academic performance in samples of 310 American and 686 Taiwanese college student respondents. Data suggest that intrinsic and extrinsic motivations…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Incentives, Personality Traits
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Bejnö, Hampus; Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Klintwall, Lars; Långh, Ulrika; Odom, Samuel L.; Bölte, Sven – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Increasing rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and younger age at diagnosis pose a challenge to preschool intervention systems. In Sweden, most young autistic children receive intervention service in community-based preschool programs, but no tool is yet available to assess the quality of the preschool learning environment. This study adapted…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Programs
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Ernest, James M.; Nicholas, Amy; Vardanyan, Shushan; Hafiz, Fatimah; Alazemi, Mohammed; Dixon, Dorielle – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Play remains a topic for discussion, debate, and research within the education community. In this article, the authors argue for a broader view of education in line with Plato's observation (gender not withstanding) that "The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life" (Jowett, 1874, p. 249). The authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Cultural Influences
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Feig, Anthony D.; Atchinson, Christopher L.; Stokes, Alison; Gilley, Brett – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Learners with disabilities are often denied field-based learning experiences in naturalistic disciplines. Geology can present substantial barriers due to rugged terrain in difficult-to-reach locations. In 2014, a field trip was executed with the dual purpose of 1) designing inclusion in field learning and 2) demonstrating to college faculty an…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Earth Science, Field Trips, College Faculty
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Avcu, Ramazan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
In this study, I analyzed and compared definitions of special quadrilaterals presented in the US and Turkish secondary school mathematics textbooks. To this end, seven textbooks from each country were examined based on the following features of mathematical definitions: form of presentation and mathematical correctness, minimality, the nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Secondary School Mathematics
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Lavallée, Jacqueline F.; Grogan, Sarah; Austin, Carol A. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This qualitative study aimed to understand the experiences, information and support needs of family members of cancer patients and their satisfaction with the services provided to them as a family member. Design: Inductive qualitative and critical realist approach to data collection and analysis. Methods: Purposive sampling was used to…
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Family Attitudes, Experience
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Gray, Colin M. – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Expert designers determine what problem needs to be solved by creating a frame that allows the identification of potential solutions. However, it is unclear how students learn to generate these frames effectively, particularly in relation to ethical decision-making and selecting appropriate constraints. In this study, undergraduate and graduate…
Descriptors: Ethics, Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo; Lara, Emily; Gan, Siyan – International Education Studies, 2019
Skeptics of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trend for International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) argue that while US elementary and high school students are behind their peers in other nations, the US workforce is still excellent because of the high quality post-secondary educational institutions in the US. However, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Foreign Countries, Scores
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Meshulam, Assaf – Comparative Education Review, 2019
This article presents a comparative analysis of a metasynthesis of Israeli and US studies on parental choice of two-way bilingual education. My analysis reveals that the reasons majority-language and minority-language parents expressed in the US and Israeli studies converge in some aspects but, significantly, also diverge. I argue that the…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Parent Attitudes, Language Minorities, Semitic Languages
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Guajardo-Leal, Brenda Edith; Navarro-Corona, Claudia; González, Jaime Ricardo Valenzuela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
MOOCs are presented as an affordable and easily accessible modality that offers the opportunity to democratize education in our time; however, this convenience training favors a low completion rate of the participants. Faced with this situation, scholars have suggested that it is necessary to deepen the construct of academic engagement, a concept…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Di Maggio, Lily M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
In the present study, the linkages between study abroad participation, participation in other high-impact educational practices, and participation in co-curricular activities were examined. It was the purpose of the study to determine if study abroad participants also chose to participate in multiple other high-impact educational practices and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Participation, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Paras, Andrea; Carignan, Michael; Brenner, Ashley; Hardy, Jane; Malmgren, Jodi; Rathburn, Melanie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
With the proliferation of short-term study abroad programs at institutions of higher education, there is a need for more rigorous assessment of how these programs contribute to intercultural learning. This article presents a multi-institutional comparative study of students' intercultural learning in six short-term study abroad programs in Canada…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Mashood, K. K.; Singh, Vijay A. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
A large scale survey reveals that the performance of the Indian preuniversity students in internationally standardized physics tests is intermediate to the American and the Chinese but reveals a disturbing bimodality. Scientific reasoning skills, however, are similar to both. The bimodality in physics tests corresponds to two different educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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