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King, LaGarrett J. – Urban Education, 2019
I argue in this article that a close examination of preservice teachers' Black history knowledge is needed to possibly improve curricular and instructional approaches of Black education. Seven preservice teachers were studied and asked to write Black history narratives to ascertain how they interpreted Black history. I analyzed these responses…
Descriptors: African Americans, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Race
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Thongsri, Nattaporn; Shen, Liang; Yukun, Bao – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) in vocabulary learning among English foreign language learners in China with a lens on academic major difference. This study hypothesizes that academic majors including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kelly, Regina; Erduran, Sibel – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
Irish science education is aiming to develop post-primary students' knowledge of and about science through the introduction of 'nature of science' (NOS) in the new junior cycle science specification. This study aimed to investigate pre-service science teachers' views about a particular aspect of NOS, namely the aims and values of science. Aims and…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
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Huang, Danyan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims to explore the potential use of sentence tree-structure in English grammar teaching in college. After combining Schema Theory and Lexical Chunk Theory, the writer proposed the sentence tree-structure tool and tried to apply it in one of her grammar classes in college. During the teaching process, students were asked to analyze long…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Idris, Aida; Ion, Georgeta; Seery, Aidan – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
Some of the main concerns in international higher education are the feeling of isolation among international students and their inability to adapt to the host environment, which may result in sub-optimal academic performance. Theoretically, peer learning can be an effective method to reduce these problems since it has the capacity to address…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, International Education, Foreign Students, Higher Education
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan; Küçükler, Halil – World Journal of Education, 2019
Information literacy is a fundamental component of the educational process. One of the most essential considerations involved in the course of providing effective education to students, is the need to instil in them the need to be aware of the information and facts that most impact their own lives and the societies in which they live. Information…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Towner, Emil B. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of images on warning signs that communicate risk and risk avoidance in public spaces. Specifically, I compared data from 749 survey responses to determine whether the use of images can increase the effectiveness of a warning sign in a public space. Although the findings indicate that image-based warning signs…
Descriptors: Signs, Pictorial Stimuli, Risk, Safety
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Muzika, Keaton C.; Hudyma, Aaron; Garriott, Patton O.; Santiago, Dana; Morse, Jessica – Journal of Career Development, 2019
The present study examined the role of social class in the career decision-making of undergraduate students attending a private university. Grounded theory was used to describe the process of social class and undergraduates' career interests and plans. Interviews with undergraduate students (N = 21) resulted in four categories and 13 axial codes.…
Descriptors: Social Class, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Decision Making
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Fukuzawa, Sherry; deBraga, Michael – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Graded Response Method (GRM) is an alternative to multiple-choice testing where students rank options according to their relevance to the question. GRM requires discrimination and inference between statements and is a cost-effective critical thinking assessment in large courses where open-ended answers are not feasible. This study examined…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items, Test Format
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Namoun, Abdallah; Taleb, Ahmad; Al-Shargabi, Mohammed; Benaida, Mohamed – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2019
Measuring the effectiveness of a continuous quality improvement cycle in education is a cumbersome and sophisticated process. This article contributes a comprehensive self-assessment instrument for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of all phases of a continuous quality improvement cycle, including planning, data collection, analysis and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Delphi Technique, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Marin, Patricia – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study focuses on an emerging Hispanic-Serving Research Institution (HSRI) and seeks to understand its Hispanic-serving identity as seen through the eyes of senior campus administrators. Findings suggest that instead of asking whether an institution is Hispanic-serving, it may be more appropriate to ask about the extent to which an institution…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Research Universities
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Butler-Paisley, William; Clemetsen, Bruce – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Existing literature suggests that social connection with peers is beneficial for first-term college students. First-term community college students are less likely to experience social interactions than their counterparts at residential universities. However, recent attention has pointed to the classroom as the main place where social interaction…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Two Year College Students, Interaction
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Peppler, Kylie; Wohlwend, Karen; Thompson, Naomi; Tan, Verily; Thomas, AnnMarie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
While circuitry lessons have traditionally been first introduced in late elementary school, they remain challenging conceptually for undergraduates in physics and engineering courses. Seeking to provide a higher quality and earlier introduction to circuitry learning for young children (ages 3-5), this paper investigates the affordances of…
Descriptors: Electronics, Physics, Preschool Education, Nursery Schools
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Marquardson, Jim; Gomillion, David L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Simulated environments can provide a convenient, effective way to teach skills. Simulations have been used for decades to teach skills such as piloting aircraft. As technology has improved, it has become feasible to simulate many other tasks. Recent advances in virtual and augmented reality provide new avenues for expanding training using…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training, Introductory Courses
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Rourke, Kerry E.; Halsey, Robert F.; Sokuvitz, Sydel; Wilson, Peter R. – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
The authors describe a component of Babson College's master of science in accounting program that links a technical analysis course with writing and oral communication courses to provide students with skills necessary to efficiently manage group-centered projects and effectively communicate technical information. Initial quantitative and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Communication, Masters Programs, Program Descriptions
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