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Lucas, Kyle J. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Qualitative research offers the potential to inform an ongoing issue concerning why international students struggle with critical thinking. This article approaches the issue by examining how international graduate students understand critical thinking as well as the challenges they have faced with critical thinking. The study used a narrative-case…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Asians, Cultural Differences
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Dai, Yun; Lu, Stephen; Liu, Ang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Based on a two-year ethnographic study of global virtual teams (GVTs) (n = 323) in a technology-enhanced global course among six universities (i.e. U.S., China, South Korea, Germany, Israel, and India), this paper presents "how and in what ways" the participating students made sense of and constructed understandings about the interactive…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Salinger, Rachel – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Mental health influences several major life outcomes. School-based treatment for mental health issues is the most effective intervention to support individuals with these problems. However, treatment availability and perceptions of mental health vary widely by country and their effects on the delivery and effectiveness of school-based mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, School Health Services, Cultural Differences
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Lederman, Judith; Lederman, Norman; Bartels, Selina; Jimenez, Juan; Akubo, Mark; Aly, Shereen; Bao, Chengcheng; Blanquet, Estelle; Blonder, Ron; Bologna Soares de Andrade, Mariana; Buntting, Catherine; Cakir, Mustafa; EL-Deghaidy, Heba; ElZorkani, Ahmed; Gaigher, Estelle; Guo, Shuchen; Hakanen, Arvi; Hamed Al-Lal, Soraya; Han-Tosunoglu, Cigdem; Hattingh, Annemarie; Hume, Anne; Irez, Serhat; Kay, Gillian; Kivilcan Dogan, Ozgur; Kremer, Kerstin; Kuo, Pi-Chu; Lavonen, Jari; Lin, Shu-Fen; Liu, Cheng; Liu, Enshan; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Lv, Bin; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; McDonald, Christine; Neumann, Irene; Pan, Yaozhen; Picholle, Eric; Rivero García, Ana; Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Santibáñez-Gómez, David; Saunders, Kathy; Schwartz, Renee; Voitle, Frauke; von Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Wei, Fangbing; Wishart, Jocelyn; Wu, Zhifeng; Xiao, Huang; Yalaki, Yalcin; Zhou, Qiaoxue – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Although understandings of scientific inquiry (as opposed to conducting inquiry) are included in science education reform documents around the world, little is known about what students have learned about inquiry during their elementary school years. This is partially due to the lack of any assessment instrument to measure understandings about…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Middle School Students, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Kirkiç, Kamil Arif – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
There is no special university entrance exam for gifted students in Turkey. Their only option is to complete the standard university entrance exam at the end of their final year in high school. This system of entrance exams does not benefit gifted students. Other universities around the world support such students in the following two ways:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Placement, Academically Gifted, Higher Education
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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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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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Lewis, Emily A.; Weixler, Lindsay Bell – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study investigates the role of fine motor and mathematics instruction in mathematics achievement in an international sample of kindergarteners from the United States and China. Multilevel modeling was used to assess the interaction between students' entering skills and classroom time spent on basic math, higher-order math…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Kindergarten
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Keating, Xiaofen D.; Stephenson, Rachyl; Liu, Xiaolu; Colburn, Jeff – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2019
This paper takes on a different address to youth fitness testing from previous literature by applying a cross-cultural comparison of youth fitness testing in both the US and China. Utilizing a modified version of Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model, the chronosystem (historical evolution over time), and macrosystem (social and cultural vantage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Fitness, Measurement, Cultural Differences
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Paetzel, Dennis W.; Quast, Louis N.; Aroonsri, Pimsiri; Surya, Meida; Hart-Mrema, Tasha S. – European Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was determine which, if any, managerial behaviors were associated with high managerial job performance in three selected countries, China, the UK and the USA. After identifying which behaviors were associated with high managerial job performance, the study then compared the results from each country to identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Behavior, Job Performance, Cultural Differences
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Li, Xia; McFadden, Karen; DeBey, Mary – Early Education and Development, 2019
Planned instruction is an important teaching form in early childhood mathematics education, but some educators are concerned about its developmental appropriateness. The present study was undertaken to address this issue. One hundred and seven American preschool teachers participated in the study: They watched a video-taped math lesson that was…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Mathematics Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Kern, Margaret L.; Zeng, Guang; Hou, Hanchao; Peng, Kaiping – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Recent decades have brought growing interest in understanding and measuring psychological well-being. Although multiple measures of well-being exist, most were developed with Western populations. The current study tested the factor structure of a Chinese translation of the engagement, perseverance, optimism, connectedness and happiness (EPOCH)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Well Being