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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Rajabi, Fereshte – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Vocabulary constitutes an essential part of every language-learning endeavour and deserves scholarly attention. The objective of the present study was three-fold: 1) exploring Iranian English language learners' Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs), 2) examining language learners' perceptions of vocabulary learning, and 3) exploring Iranian…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Pavelescu, Liana Maria; Petric, Bojana – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the foreign language learning emotions of four EFL adolescent students in Romania and the ways in which their emotions emerge in their sociocultural context. Multiple qualitative methods were employed over a school semester, including a written task, semi-structured interviews with the learners and their teachers, lesson…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Semerci, Ali – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore high school students' views on the use of tablet computers in education. To achieve this aim, a qualitative research method was employed whereby data was obtained from 16 high school students using one-to-one semi-structured interviews and then, subjected to content analysis. The findings showed that all the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students, Handheld Devices
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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines students' experiences as resettled refugee and asylee students in international schools in New York City. Specifically, it looks at how teachers and school leaders provide critical academic and extracurricular support to facilitate students' adjustment to academic environments that differ markedly from those compared in their…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Student Adjustment
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examined the effects of task demand and familiarity on students' perception and processing of spatial information upon viewing visuospatial representations. Participants in South Korea were told that they would travel through an area, either drawing a map or observing the scenery depicted in photographs. The level of familiarity in the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Student Attitudes, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Graziano, Kevin J.; Hall, John D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
Research on flipped instruction with K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs) is limited. The purpose of this study was to examine the academic performance of ELLs who received flipped instruction in an algebra course at a newcomer high school, and to investigate ELLs' perceptions of flipped learning. Results indicate flipped instruction engaged…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Homework, Video Technology
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Olakanmi, Eunice Eyitayo – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This study establishes the effects of a flipped classroom model of instruction on academic performance and attitudes of 66 first-year secondary school students towards chemistry. A pre-test and post-test experimental design was employed to assign students randomly into either the experimental or control group. In order to assess the suitability of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Lo, Yi-Hsuan Gloria – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
A curriculum is a form of politics (Apple, 1993). The politics of a curriculum defines what is legitimate and valued and what is not. In Taiwan, the objectives of vocational high school (VHS) education are to prepare students to acquire relevant professional knowledge and practical skills and to integrate them into their future career development.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocational High Schools, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Rido, Akhyar – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2017
This study is an attempt to provide an in-depth understanding of the teaching practices of Indonesian vocational English master teachers, focusing on their use of questioning strategies. Using a qualitative approach, this study was carried out in three vocational schools and involved three selected master teachers. Data were collected through 23…
Descriptors: Vocational English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Ozbek, Cigdem; Comoglu, Irem; Baran, Bahar – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
This study aims to design of the two activities "introducing an innovation" and "role playing" in Second Life (SL) and to evaluate qualitatively Turkish foreign language learner's roles and outputs before, while, and after the implementation of the activities. The study used community of inquiry model consisting of cognitive…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Simulated Environment, Second Language Learning, Inquiry
Belcher, Aaron Heath – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this disquisition is to disseminate an improvement initiative in a public high school that addressed female Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disparity in STEM classes. In this high school current instructional and career guidance practices were inadequate in providing female STEM students opportunities to experience…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, STEM Education, Career Guidance
Zabenah, Rachel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Across the United States, systems of education are failing, and this dysfunction is characterized by both academic underachievement and overachievement. This research was an investigation of whether a purpose-driven curriculum contributed to student success in school and in life. This dissertation was intended to inform school systems about…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Program Descriptions
Lopes, Manuel J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
At a time of persistent unemployment, especially among the less skilled, many wonder whether our schools are adequately preparing students for the 21st-century global economy. Despite above average employment rates, firms are experiencing shortages of educated workers, outsourcing professional-level work to workers abroad, and competing for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, High School Students, Grade 9
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Wilson, Jay; Gobeil, Marc – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
This research project examined the impact on student engagement of a makerspace approach in an all-First Nations high school. First Nations learners have many factors limiting their success in the K-12 system such as lack of connection to the curriculum, limited cultural relevance of course content, and poor attendance. A common concern for those…
Descriptors: High School Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Morales, Daniel Morales; Bettencourt, Genia M.; Green, Keisha; George Mwangi, Chrystal A. – Educational Forum, 2017
Through a yearlong, qualitative ethnographic study that incorporated a youth participatory action research project, this research identifies and documents the learning outcomes achieved when core principles of critical pedagogy are brought into practice with urban Latinx youths to develop critical awareness. Analysis reveals three themes around…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Action Research, Participatory Research
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