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Abbasian, Gholam-reza; Ebrahimi, Fatemeh – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study aimed to explore Down syndrome EFL learners and their teachers' perceptions of language ability assessment and considering their perceptions in order to develop an appropriate test format which can enable them to present their best of language ability. To achieve this purpose, 35 individuals with Down syndrome (both genders), their…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Amani, Malahat; Nazifi, Morteza; Sorkhabi, Nadia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Early adolescent girls' (6th grade) academic achievement was examined using parenting styles as predictors and parent involvement and early adolescents' self-regulated learning (SRL) as mediators. Participants were 341 early adolescents, 341 mothers, and 20 teachers (N = 702) among all middle schools of Bojnord, Iran-recruited using cluster,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 6, Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles
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Ahmadian, Mohammad Javad – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigated the differential effects of implicit and explicit instruction of refusal strategies in English and whether and how the impacts of instruction methods interact with learners' working memory capacity (WMC). 78 learners of English were assigned to three groups (explicit, implicit, and control). Implicit instruction was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Direct Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Gholami, Leila; Gholami, Javad – Language Teaching Research, 2020
An extensive number of studies have examined the effectiveness of incidental focus on form (FonF) measured through uptake in primarily communicative activities and established an association between learners' uptake of linguistic features and their subsequent second language development. In this strand of research, the analysis of linguistic forms…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Rostami, Farzad; Yousefi, Mohammad Hosssein – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
This study drew on qualitative research and focused on the exercise of agency among the novice English teachers in the Iranian context. Fifteen novice English teachers who have been teaching English in private language institutes in Baneh, Iran were invited through snowball sampling. The analyses of semi-structured and focus group interviews, from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Ahmadianzadeh, Bijan; Seifoori, Zohreh; Hadidi Tamjid, Nasrin – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
Learner autonomy (LA) has become an intriguing topic in the field of language teaching. This study explored Iranian EFL teachers' beliefs about and practices of LA in light of two under-researched variables, namely experience and licensure. To this end, a cluster sample of 50 teachers were chosen who were further categorized into TEFL versus…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pordelan, Nooshin; Sadeghi, Ahmad; Abedi, Mohammad Reza; Kaedi, Marjan – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The use of online intervention in providing career counseling and guidance is one of the practical methods to help people improve their understanding of their conditions and existing career conditions. This method helps people to take fundamental steps in the decision-making process. Accordingly, the objective of the present study was to…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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Pourhosein Gilakjani, Abbas; Rahimy, Ramin – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Teaching (CAPT) provides EFL teachers with more alternatives to help learners who have serious problems in learning pronunciation. CAPT also provides EFL learners with a private, stress-free environment where they can have access to an enormous amount of input and repetitive practice pronunciation at their own pace.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hassemer, Jonas – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
In this paper, I analyse the narrative positioning in two semi-structured interviews with volunteer interpreters in a counselling centre for refugees run by an NGO in Vienna, complemented by ethnographic descriptions of volunteer work in the counselling centre drawn from long-term participant observation. As a substantial part of the volunteers…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Refugees, Translation, Counseling Services
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Khezri, Nashmin; Rezaei, Mehdi; Aram, Mozafarl – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Formal education in Iran, especially higher education, has been a means to smoothen the road to social mobility, provide good jobs, and boost people's earnings. Now, being a university graduate and remaining unemployed is regarded as a challenge. In addition, governments consider this new unemployment a threat to their legitimacy. It seems that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Content Analysis, Social Mobility
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Dawson-Squibb, John-Joe; Davids, Eugene L.; Harrison, Ashley J.; Molony, Maggie A.; de Vries, Petrus J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Empowering families of children with autism spectrum disorder through education and training is best practice. A wide range of Parent Education and Training programmes are delivered around the globe, but there is limited knowledge about the characteristics of these programmes, or about the research methods and outcomes used to evaluate them,…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Training, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Badrkhani, Parisa – Education and Urban Society, 2020
There are large number of students from around the world who are planning to continue their education in the U.S. universities. They have different nationalities, cultural backgrounds, social beliefs, and so on. Moreover, the educators who are from different countries have the special cultures. This is their task to manage the culturally diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Diversity, College Faculty
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Mohammadi, Hamdollah; Mirzamohammadi, Mohammad Hassan – Ethics and Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to criticize the "New Public Management (NPM)" in the higher education of Iran with a moral lens. Qualitative content analysis was used for this purpose and the fourth to sixth "National Development Plans" as well as the "Comprehensive Scientific Map" of Iran were investigated. The model…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Administration, Economic Development, Commercialization
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Hemmati, Reza; Mahdie, Arefeh – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
An academic learning environment has a significant role in shaping students' learning experience, scholarly identity construction, and socialization into academic culture. The aim of the present study was to understand the experiences of PhD students from their learning environment and the challenges and problems they may face. This case study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Experience
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Yarahmadzehi, Nahid; Goodarzi, Mostafa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2020
Throughout this study technology and especially mobile phones was utilized in EFL classrooms in order to see whether it can influence the process of vocabulary formative assessment and consequently improve vocabulary learning of Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners or not. Two groups of pre-intermediate EFL learners participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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