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López-Estrada, Patricia; Rodríguez, Prisca; Bonet, Maria – Online Submission, 2019
Global trends in the 21st century highlight the importance and necessity of technology use for students to demonstrate their learning processes, thus facilitating their language learning in meaningful technological contexts (Eaton, 2010). This paper seeks to address some issues dealing with the importance of technology in relation to second…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods
Young, Barbara; Clark, Laura – Online Submission, 2017
The qualitative study investigated the cultural adjustment experiences of Saudi Women International Graduate Students studying for the first time in a mixed-gender environment in the United States. Questions for the study invited the Saudi women to share prior expectations about coming to study in the United States compared to the reality of their…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Arabs, Females, Graduate Students
Ries, Francis; Yanes Cabrera, Cristina; González Carriedo, Ricardo – Online Submission, 2016
Governments and multilateral organizations frequently employ comparative studies, which are receiving increased attention in the contemporary process of globalization. Within the assessment of educational policies, this comparison is used to define the parameters of quality and the models of efficiency, and it allows us to see the roles that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Secondary School Teachers, Masters Degrees
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Bejarano, Luis G.; Otero de Juan, Nuria; Litzler, Mary Frances; Megias Rosa, Manuel – Online Submission, 2014
Problem Statement: One of the most frequently neglected aspects of testing is teachers' attitudes. Overall, in-service teachers may have a preconception of what testing means and what its implications are both in high and low stakes testing. However, very few studies have addressed the realities or opinions of pre-service teachers. Methods: Two…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects
Alawdat, Maha – Online Submission, 2013
This study examines the use of e-portfolios for ESL (English as a second language) learners. The data were collected by reviewing 11 empirical studies from 2010-2012 in order to synthesize meaningful information about e-portfolios for ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) acquisition. The studies were coded into two main categories: learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Mifsud, Mark C. – Online Submission, 2012
There is a considerable body of literature on research on environmental knowledge, attitude and action. A lot of research has occurred on the primary and secondary school populations and the general population. However, much less emphasis has been placed on studies that concern post-compulsory education students in the range from 16 to 18 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Attitudes
Sywelem, Mohamed; Al-Harbi, Qassem; Fathema, Nafsaniath; Witte, James E. – Online Submission, 2012
All students learn, but not all learn in the same way. Educational researchers postulate that everyone has a learning style. This article examines how cultural variability is reflected in the learning style of students in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United States. In this study, the learning styles of over 300 students in Teacher Education…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Cognitive Style, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Zhang, Dianyu; Flora, Bethany H. – Online Submission, 2012
To ensure a student-centered campus, schools must integrate student empowerment in and out of the classroom. In China, this concept remains a novel idea. In the US, student empowerment outside of the classroom, for example, in student governance, is prevalent. However, faculty at-large still remains somewhat unaware that internal belief systems…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty
Beabout, Brian R. – Online Submission, 2012
While scholarship on educational change has long accepted that disruptions to the status quo are an essential part of the change process, disruption has never been more central to planned change than it is in the current political context in the USA, where legislation has mandated school closure, reconstitution, and turnaround as required remedies…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Institutional Environment, Educational Practices, Performance Factors
Liu, Yingliang; Jernigan, Justin – Online Submission, 2012
In order for culturally and linguistically diverse faculty members to thrive in their teaching role, it is important that their adjustment to the culture and climate of the US colleges and universities be understood and supported. To that end, this qualitatively oriented study of 28 NNES (non-native English speaking) faculty members addresses the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, College Faculty, Non English Speaking, Teacher Role
Haley, Marjorie Hall – Online Submission, 2012
A dialogic approach to teaching and learning is not a new phenomenon. However, using technology as a mediated platform (email, Skype and blackboard) to allow pre-service teachers in two culturally and linguistically diverse countries to openly communicate and share ideas about teaching and learning is somewhat unique. The present study reports on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Foreign Countries
Vikas, Om – Online Submission, 2012
Globalization has put countries in competitive and collaborative mode. Underdeveloped nations are in catch-up phase, developing nations are in competitive phase and the advanced nations are in commanding phase with respect to certain technologies. Innovation--Technological, Business and Education--is imperative for sustainable socio-economic…
Descriptors: Innovation, Creativity, Engineering Education, Technical Education
Lin, Miranda – Online Submission, 2012
International students have constituted a growing population in American higher education in the past few decades. This study presented a case study of six international students' academic, cultural and social experiences during their stay in the US. Data obtained through interviews and the results of content analysis indicate that international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, College Students, Social Experience
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Pring-Valdez, Anacleta – Online Submission, 2012
Curriculum is a crucial component of any educational process. Curriculum development and instructional management serve as effective tools for meeting the present and future needs of the local and national communities. In trying to strengthen the quality assurance system in Philippine higher education, institutions of higher learning were mandated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Allied Health Occupations Education
Brewer, Robin D.; Lindquist, Cynthia; Altemueller, Lisa – Online Submission, 2011
Globally, teacher dispositions along with knowledge and skills continue to be the focal point of teacher education programs. Teachers influence children's development and therefore dispositions are a universal concern. For the past 20 years in the United States, teacher education programs have assessed dispositions. We, however, must now also use…
Descriptors: Personality, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Personality Assessment
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