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Livingstone, Nicola; Naismith, Nicola – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The role of an academic mentor is typically diverse, discipline specific and institutionally heterogeneous. Mentoring relationships are commonplace, yet the experience and delivery of mentoring in universities reflect a broad spectrum of approaches and execution. This article reflects on the pedagogic evolution of mentoring, examining the student…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2018
This paper is based on the data collected from a longitudinal study of seven maintained, secondary schools in England that have adopted Musical Futures as an approach to teaching music. The research had a particular focus on key stage 3 (11-14). For the purposes of this paper, data gained from 18 music staff and 325 student interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Music Education
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Wanphet, Phalangchok; Tantawy, Nesrin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore the perceptions of university students and instructors regarding English as the medium of instruction for teaching science courses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One hundred English as a Foreign Language students from several science courses participated in the current study. They completed a self-assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Ghenghesh, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Personal tutoring is considered to be an important support mechanism for students in higher education. However, the existing personal tutoring system at the British University in Egypt has needed for quite some time to be reviewed and improved as anecdotal evidence suggests that it is ineffective. This article therefore aims to identify the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Cheung, Derek – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Individual interest in school science lessons can be defined as a relatively stable and enduring personal emotion comprising affective and behavioural reactions to events in the regular science lessons at school. Little research has compared the importance of different factors affecting students' individual interest in school science lessons. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Parent Attitudes
Baltaci, Hasan Serif; Tanis, Selin – Online Submission, 2018
This study aims to investigate Turkish EFL pre-service and in-service teachers' perceptions of the place of culture in English language teaching in addition to uncovering the difficulties they face while teaching/integrating culture into their practice. A total of 40 participants were administered a comprehensive questionnaire the results of which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Byrne, Richard; Devine, Dympna – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The role of faith-based schools is increasingly debated within a context of school reform, rights and plurality in multi-ethnic societies. The Catholic schooling system in the Irish Republic (always referred to as Ireland in the text) represents an interesting case internationally because of the extent to which Catholic education is structurally…
Descriptors: Role, Religious Education, Social Justice, Models
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Saouma, Dahlia; Bahous, Rima; Natout, Mahmoud; Nabhani, Mona – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: This study investigates the role of figures of speech in the process of conceptual change in the physics classroom. Purpose: Its objectives are to examine what teachers and students perceive to be the advantages in using figures of speech in teaching physics concepts, what they perceive to be the challenges in using them, and how…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Lichtinger, Einat – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This study explores the disparity between college students' self-efficacy beliefs regarding their writing skills and their teachers' perceptions of the latter. It also examines ways to improve the academic writing instruction provided by the institution, and the impact of a first-year introductory academic-writing course. A total of 151 third-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Sun, Peijian; Yuan, Rui – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This study explored the congruence and disparities among three groups of foreign language (Chinese, French, and German) students' and teachers' perceptions of collaborative/cooperative language learning (CLL) strategies in novice-level classroom contexts. A total of 168 participants from a university in the USA took part in this mixed-method…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mixed Methods Research
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Zohoorian, Zahra; MatinSadr, Nader; Shamabadi, Fatemah – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
In spite of the existence of several educational resources in the field of language teaching as well as the quick growth of advanced technologies, educational textbooks still play a major role. This explains the significance of designing and evaluating textbooks in countries where language instruction is highly textbook-oriented. The present paper…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Instruction, Textbook Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Atamturk, Nurdan; Atamturk, Hakan; Dimililer, Celen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Addressing the perceptions and the preferences of the upper-secondary school students, teachers, parents and administrators of the native speaking (NS) and non-native speaking (NNS) English teachers as well as investigating the variables affecting these preferences and perceptions, this study explores whether or not the native speaker myth is…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Preferences, Stakeholders, Secondary School Students
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Zhang, Wei; Bray, Mark – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
The global expansion of mass schooling has greatly increased opportunities for low-income families, and governments have devoted much effort to equalising access and quality in education systems. Alongside regular schooling, the so-called shadow education system of private supplementary tutoring has grown rapidly across the world. The fact that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Socioeconomic Influences, Equal Education
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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Ebsworth, Timothy John; Cai, Chencen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Acquiring English in Puerto Rico involves the perceived advantages of bilingualism in contact with socio-political and economic forces that encourage and constrain the development of a population that is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Using a mixed design we report the perspectives of 86 experienced English teachers on the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Hardré, Patricia L.; Ling, Chen; Shehab, Randa L.; Nanny, Mark A.; Refai, Hazem; Nollert, Matthias U.; Ramseyer, Christopher; Wollega, Ebisa D.; Huang, Su-Min; Herron, Jason – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This study used a systemic perspective to examine a five-component experiential process of perceptual and developmental growth, and transfer-to-teaching. Nineteen secondary math and science teachers participated in a year-long, engineering immersion and support experience, with university faculty mentors. Teachers identified critical shifts in…
Descriptors: Technical Occupations, Engineering, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers