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Buitrago Campo, Ana Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article reports the results of an action-research project focused on improving students' communicative competence in English through the task-based learning approach. This study was conducted in a co-educational public school in Medellín (Colombia) with thirty-four tenth graders. Actions implemented include the development of a series of…
Descriptors: Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Action Research
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Dreyer, Lorna M.; Singh, Suzanne A. M. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
This article examines the subjective life experiences of racial minority Xhosa speakers and the factors that contribute to their continued poor academic performance in a previously Whites-only school in South Africa. Vygotskian sociocultural perspective in relation to creating a democratic educational system and Bronfenbrenner's biosystemic theory…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research
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Kerdpol, Sakon – English Language Teaching, 2016
This paper presents an investigation of a research entitled, " An Application of Project-based Learning on the Development of Young Local Tour Guides on Tai Phuan's Culture and Tourist Attractions in Sisatchanalai District, Sukhothai Province. It was intended to develop young local tour guides on Tai Phuan's culture and tourist attractions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Tourism
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Janhonen, Kristiina Henrietta; Mäkelä, Johanna; Palojoki, Päivi – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine Finnish ninth grade pupils' (15-16 years) perspectives on hot school lunches and consider the potential of these perspectives as a resource for food and health education. Design/methodology/approach: Data include observations, essays, and visually elicitated focus group discussions from a larger…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Eating Habits, Lunch Programs
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Chutuape, Erica D. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
This study provides a deeper understanding of the interracial connections not just between non-whites and whites, but among non-whites. Filipino American youth attending high school in New York City contended with a dominant bipolar racial discourse that marginalizes the racialized experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders. However, instead of…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Minority Groups, High School Students, Asian Americans
Altawil, Abdulmohsin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Digital media technology has become an integral part of daily life for almost all young students, and for the majority of Saudi EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students. Digital media technology may not be limited to one or two kinds; it has various types such as software and programs, devices, application, websites, social media tools, etc.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; Valle-Zequeida, María E.; Miranda-Tirado, Marisa; Dolores-Flores, Crisólogo – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
The perceptions of students about assessment in mathematics classes have been sparsely investigated. In order to fill this gap, this qualitative study aims to identify the social "representations" (understood as the system of values, ideas, and practices about a social object) of high school students regarding "assessment in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes
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Ferreira, Ana – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
This article examines the discursive positions South African high school students take up in response to a teaching intervention that invites them to historicize their identities. It thus seeks to contribute to the growing body of education research on how to meaningfully engage young people in post-conflict societies with their recent past.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Intervention, Teaching Methods, History
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Almeida, Daniel J. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2016
California's Early Assessment Program is designed to notify students about their college readiness, encouraging them to take action to improve their skills during their senior year. The author uses qualitative methods and applies sense-making theory to examine how students attending majority Latino, low-income high schools make sense of the…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Hispanic American Students, College Readiness, Higher Education
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Alongi, Marc D.; Heddy, Benjamin C.; Sinatra, Gale M. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Controversial issues have been established within the larger framework of civic education as an effective pedagogical approach to developing critical thinking in the classroom, preparing students with intellectual habits necessary for participation in scholarship, civic life and democracy. In this study, we found that a pedagogical intervention,…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Clark, Kevin R. – Journal of Educators Online, 2015
In many of the secondary classrooms across the country, students are passively engaged in the mathematics content, and academic performance can be described, at best, as mediocre. This research study sought to bring about improvements in student engagement and performance in the secondary mathematics classroom through the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Educational Technology
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Wells, Paul K. – Accounting Education, 2015
Attempts to change the negative perceptions high school students have of accounting appear to have been unsuccessful. Using the social psychology theory of stereotyping, this study explains why such attempts have been unsuccessful and proposes intervention strategies. Individual perception data were collected through questionnaires and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Accounting, Student Attitudes
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Fisette, Jennifer L.; Walton, Theresa A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors argue for creating a context within education where teachers can utilize critical pedagogical practices to explicate the hidden curriculum, explore students' sense of self and embodied identities, and engage students to empower themselves to speak up and take action about issues of embodiment and their understanding of social…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Social Change, Human Body, Hidden Curriculum
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Grewe, Mary E.; Taboada, Arianna; Dennis, Alexis; Chen, Elizabeth; Stein, Kathryn; Watson, Sable; Barrington, Clare; Lightfoot, Alexandra F. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
Theatre-based interventions have been used in health promotion with young people to address HIV and sexual health. In this study, we explored the experience of undergraduate student performers participating in a theatre-based HIV prevention and sexual health education intervention for high school students in the USA. Undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sexuality, Health Promotion, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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