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Hasrati, Mostafa; Tavakoli, Parvaneh – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Although dissertations have traditionally been part of master's programmes, non-dissertation track master's programmes are on the rise across the world. This paper reports faculty views on MA TESOL dissertations (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in five Anglophone countries. Drawing on the academic literacies tradition and informed…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Bettmann, Joanna E.; Prince, Kort C.; Hardy, Clinton J.; Dwumah, Peter – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019
Differences between Ghanaian (n = 465) and U.S. (n = 425) college students on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25; Mollica, Wyshak, de Marneffe, Khuon, & Lavelle, 1987) were examined. Compared with their U.S. counterparts, Ghanaians reported less general distress related to anxiety and depression, more anxiety-specific distress, and no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety, Check Lists
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Yaghoubi Jami, Parvaneh; Mansouri, Behzad; Thoma, Stephen J.; Han, Hyemin – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
The extent to which individuals with a variety of cultural backgrounds differ in empathic responsiveness is unknown. This article describes the differences in trait empathy in one independent and one interdependent society (i.e., the US and Iran, respectively). The analysis of data collected from self-reported questionnaires answered by 326 adults…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Empathy, Personality Traits, Cultural Background
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Quan, Tracy – L2 Journal, 2019
Why learners return from study abroad (SA) with varying degrees of second language (L2) gains or differing attitudes towards the target language and culture remains an open question. This study employs theories of identity (Kinginger, 2013) and investment (Darvin & Norton, 2015; Norton Peirce, 1995) to examine the case of three learners of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
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Hsu, Shih-Yin; Beasley, Robert E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Learners in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context seldom have the opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and experience intercultural communication in English to foster their intercultural competence (IC), whether inside or outside of the classroom. In an effort to create a brand new opportunity to boost target language…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
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Rowlands, Julie – Gender and Education, 2019
While academic governance does not produce teaching and research, it provides the conditions that enable them to take place. The principal academic governance body within universities, the academic board (also known as the academic senate or faculty senate), therefore plays a key role in enabling universities to conduct their core business.…
Descriptors: Governance, Governing Boards, Role, Higher Education
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Woodman, Taylor C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Internationalization continues to remain a central focus within the U.S. university environment. The motives of internationalization are under question as neoliberal policies continue to limit sustained, long-term state funding for universities and undermine the academic mission of universities. Universities are leveraging internationalization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Universities, Global Approach
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Doty, Chris; Majors, Kristan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to identify science library trends at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Our recent count found 69% of all ARL academic institutions have at least one science library. Comparing our data to a 2010 study of American ARL institutions, the number of science libraries at…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Hamzeh, Manal; Flores Carmona, Judith – Educational Forum, 2019
Manal, an Arabyyah feminist and Judith, a Mexicana feminista share our experience co-teaching a course titled Revolutionary Women and Decolonizing Pláticas ~ Testimonios, at a university along the U.S.--Mexico borderlands. We employed pláticas~testimonios pedagogies and methodologies and read the testimonios of Chicanas/Latinas and revolutionary…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Feminism, College Faculty, Hispanic Americans
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Davis, Cindy; Harris, Nonie; Engelbrecht, Lambert; Lum, Terry – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Social work educators are challenged with preparing students for international social work and work with immigrant and refugee populations. This pilot project aimed to develop an online global classroom to teach an international social work course to social work students participating from five different locations: United States (N=25), South…
Descriptors: Social Work, Virtual Classrooms, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries
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Pace, Judith L. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Based on a cross-national study conducted in Northern Ireland, England, and the United States, this article expands current literature by examining 4 teacher educators' efforts to prepare preservice teachers to teach controversial issues. Teaching controversial issues, strongly advocated for decades, is both urgent and risky, especially in divided…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hidalgo Aviles, Hilda; Kasun, G. Sue – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
We write from a public university in Mexico's interior, as 2 language professors from countries with fraught, yet intertwined, sets of histories--Mexico and the United States. Having lived in 2 countries with dramatic increases in nationalist policies, we reflect on having lived abroad through the increases in nationalism in our lived experiences.…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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McCollum, Brett; Morsch, Layne; Shokoples, Brandon; Skagen, Darlene – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Organic chemistry students at two universities, one in Canada and the other in the United States, connected using video conferencing software as learning partners for six online collaborative assignments. Mixed-methods analysis of interviews, surveys, and student-written reflections was used to identify barriers that students encountered during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organic Chemistry, College Students, Barriers
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Kissau, Scott; Davin, Kristin; Wang, Chuang; Haudeck, Helga; Rodgers, Marion; Du, Lixia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In response to the critical shortage of foreign language teachers internationally, school districts around the world are employing a variety of recruitment strategies, including conducting international searches. While these strategies may help to fill foreign language teacher vacancies, they lack a strong research base, as little is known about…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Language Teachers, Career Choice, Second Language Learning
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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
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