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Guo, Karen; Kuramochi, Kiyomi – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study addresses children's Kyoiku (education) as it is explored by two kindergartens in Japan. It reports how the teachers, parents and children defined and experienced children's education and draws on the sociocultural concepts to understand their perspectives. Situated in the personal, educational, and sociocultural landscape of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational Experience, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Hassanzadeh, Tahereh – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The present study sought to investigate if an interactionist dynamic assessment differently affects the English vocabulary learning of Iranian EFL male and female learners with different cultural dimensions. Initially, 120 adult EFL intermediate learners were selected using convenience sampling from among 15 such classes. A cultural dimension…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Second Language Instruction
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Turner, Kristina; Pale, Maryanne – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
In recent years many policy and curriculum reforms aimed at improving Australian students' literacy and numeracy levels have been introduced into schools and in initial teacher education. Despite this, the Australian National Assessment Plan, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data indicates that there has been little or no improvement in Australian…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Scores, National Competency Tests
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Dobson, Madeleine; Beltman, Susan – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
There are concerns regarding the use and impact of media in relation to adolescent girls and young women, but there is relatively little research focusing on the experiences and perspectives of young girls. This paper reports on a key finding from a research study in a small Australian school. Interviews with educators (n=5), parents (n=7) and…
Descriptors: Females, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Feminism
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Kimanen, Anuleena – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This article examines how two Finnish religious education (RE) teachers, one in Islamic and one in Lutheran RE, seek to construct openness when dealing with religious truth claims and religious commitment, the key areas in which indoctrination might take place. It also observes how these constructions work in the classroom and explains them in the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Islam, Religious Education, Minority Groups
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Lange, Christopher; Costley, Jamie – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Quality of instruction within media-rich environments is an important aspect of the online learning process. Instructors need to avoid the presentation of confusing content caused by diverse forms of media, which can induce higher levels of extraneous processing and negatively affect germane cognitive load. Maintaining high levels of germane load…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Ability, Metacognition, College Students
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Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau Ching; Tan, Poh Leong – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study examined the mediating effects of quality learning on metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive experience, and learning outcomes for a sample of 1274 university students. Data were collected using the "Quality Assurance Perception Questionnaire for Students" (QAPQ-S), a self-report questionnaire designed to measure students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Mackenzie, Noella M.; Danaia, Lena; MacDonald, Amy; Metcalf, Debra Ann – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Despite an historical recognition that research is lacking on the occurrence of school students' academic regression after a period of over-achievement, there continues to be little research conducted into the phenomenon. In particular, there is little research that examines the phenomenon from the perspective of students. The "Working Above…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Das, Ashish K.; Nguyen, Quynh T.; Nguyen, An T.; Nomikoudis, Milton; Van, Dung Ha – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Conventional, teacher-centred classroom activities are prominent in Vietnam where educators are familiar with a one-way flow of information and using limited resources for their practice, whilst a culture of creativity in the classroom is often ignored. Vietnamese educators face a huge challenge, motivating passive learners to be more creative and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Learner Engagement
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Dündar, Sahin – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Using the theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen, 1985, 1991), this study examined the intentions of preservice teachers regarding use of the case study method in their social studies classes. The participants were 314 preservice teachers (219 elementary school; 95 social studies) and the study was conducted in the spring term of the 2017-2018…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intention, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Social Studies
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Evangelinou-Yiannakis, Angela – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This paper sets out to explain the Deakin University-Teach For Australia (DU-TFA) program for preparing teachers Australia-wide, with a focus on Western Australia (WA), and to offer insight into how the DU-TFA beginning teachers, known as Associates, 'dealt with' the demands of the program. It is not an evaluation of the DU-TFA program; rather,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Difficulty Level