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Burak Gökbulut; Mustafa Yeniasir; Karabacak, Havva Esra – Education Sciences, 2019
As of 2018 there are 18 universities active in Northern Cyprus offering education. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Education, there are nearly 93,000 students studying in this country. Approximately 65,000 of these students are of Turkish origin (Republic of Turkey--Northern Cyprus) whereas 27,000 students are foreign nationals.…
Descriptors: Opinions, Expectation, Integrated Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Arís, Nuria; Orcos, Lara – Education Sciences, 2019
Educational robotics (ER) is increasingly present in secondary education classrooms and has acquired greater projection, especially with the appearance of championships, such as FIRST® LEGO® League. These competitions are based on a globalizing focus of the different areas of the curriculum, therefore, we consider that it directly links with the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Robotics, STEM Education
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Stroganova, Olga; Bozhik, Svyatoslava; Voronova, Larisa; Antoshkova, Natalia – Education Sciences, 2019
Recent studies have shown that the number of international students, who are academically mobile, is growing. As a result, higher education institutions aim at competitiveness in the world market. Therefore, the core issue of the following work is a process of adaptation of international students to a new educational environment, especially to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Pluralism, Student Mobility, Competition
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Chaves-Barboza, Eduardo; Marín-Marín, José-Antonio; Sarmento-dos-Santos, Ana-Paula; Trujillo-Torrres, Juan-Manuel – Education Sciences, 2019
This article analyses social variables that cause student absenteeism from mathematics classes. It contrasts teachers' perceptions with the perceptions of students undertaking their second and third levels of a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Chemistry at the Pedagogical Graduate School (PGS) of Namibe, Angola. To perform this analysis, a Likert…
Descriptors: Attendance, Social Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Fasching-Varner, Kenneth J.; Stone, Michaela P; Mella, Roberto Mora; Henríquez, Francisco Olave; Palma, Macarena Yacoman – Education Sciences, 2019
This article provides an empirical context for the role that bi/multi-lingual children and families may play in supporting pre-service and in-service educators engaging difference through a literacy and language situated study abroad internship in Chile. Drawing on data over a 15-year longitudinal study of the program, the authors examine how…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Godec, Spela – Education Sciences, 2018
Women from working class and some ethnic minority backgrounds continue to be underrepresented in science, particularly in areas such as physical sciences and engineering. Many find it difficult to see science as something that is "for them", which then has implications for their learning and participation in science. In this paper, I…
Descriptors: Working Class, Females, Science Education, Self Concept
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Anderson, Robin Keturah; Boaler, Jo; Dieckmann, Jack A. – Education Sciences, 2018
The idea that success in mathematics is only available to those born as "mathematics people" has been challenged in recent years by neuroscience, showing that mathematics pathways develop in the brain through learning and practice. This paper reports on a blended professional learning model of online and in-person meetings during which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Blended Learning, Misconceptions
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Di Stefano, Marialuisa; Camicia, Steven P. – Education Sciences, 2018
Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of social studies education in general and democratic education in particular. Inclusion is especially important when we consider the possibilities for transnational civic culture and education. The theoretical framework of this study is based upon concepts of positionality, identity, and belonging as they are…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Self Concept
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Flensner, Karin Kittelmann – Education Sciences, 2018
Secularization and diversity are two social features that characterize the contemporary world. The rhetoric of the public debate in a number of countries has become increasingly polarized and characterized by a "we" and "them" thinking that relates a national "we" to a specific religion. This occurs in part as a…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Religion, Religious Factors, Role of Religion
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Staats, Susan; Laster, Lori Ann – Education Sciences, 2018
Concurrent enrollment refers to partnerships between postsecondary institutions and schools through which secondary school students can complete a university class taught by a qualifying secondary school teacher at their secondary school. We propose that concurrent enrollment programs are an under-recognized tool for extending the impact of…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Students