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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Gummer, Tobias – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Survey research is still confronted by a trend of increasing nonresponse rates. In this context, several methodological advances have been made to stimulate participation and avoid bias. Yet, despite the growing number of tools and methods to deal with nonresponse, little is known about whether nonresponse biases show similar trends as nonresponse…
Descriptors: Bias, Surveys, Foreign Countries, Response Rates (Questionnaires)
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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Dunst, Carl J.; Espe-Sherwindt, Marilyn; Hamby, Deborah W. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The analyses described in this paper permitted an evaluation of whether capacity-building professional development practices were related to early childhood intervention practitioners' reported use of capacity-building family-centered practices. This was ascertained by structural equation modeling for two different types of family-centered…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Structural Equation Models
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Fauville, Géraldine; Strang, Craig; Cannady, Matthew A.; Chen, Ying-Fang – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The Ocean Literacy movement began in the U.S. in the early 2000s, and has recently become an international effort. The focus on marine environmental issues and marine education is increasing, and yet it has been difficult to show progress of the ocean literacy movement, in part, because no widely adopted measurement tool exists. The International…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Factor Structure
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Zha, Shenghua; Estes, Michele D.; Xu, Ling – Journal of Peer Learning, 2019
This meta-analytic study compared the effect of peer-led learning versus non peer-led learning on students' cognitive achievement in post-secondary education. Twenty-eight studies published in English from six countries between 1993 and 2017 were identified and used in the analysis. Result of the analysis on the random-effect model showed a…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Peer Teaching, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Kira, Naoshi – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Democracy is in crisis around the globe, especially in the United States due to the results of the presidential election in 2016; it is now a bitterly divided society. In this context, this article reviews the democratic conception in education presented by John Dewey as his "Democracy and Education" celebrated its centenary also in…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism
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Yu, Patricia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This comparative study modifies Cabrera and La Nasa's model to examine social and class stratification in students' college-choice outcomes in the USA and Taiwan, and compares the mechanisms that perpetuate this stratification between the two systems. Students' college-choice outcomes are defined by both institutional selectivity and control, in…
Descriptors: Social Stratification, Social Class, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Kunioshi, Nílson; Noguchi, Judy; Tojo, Kazuko – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Teaching styles in science and engineering instruction were compared by analysing corpora of transcripts of lectures delivered in English and Japanese at leading universities in the United States and Japan, respectively. Our findings were compatible with cultural differences related to power distance and field dependence, which have been reported…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Teaching Styles, Computational Linguistics, Power Structure
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Mitchell, Robert; Wynhoff Olsen, Allison; Hampton, Patrick; Hicks, James; Long, Danette; Olsen, Kristofer – Rural Educator, 2019
One ongoing challenge that educator preparation programs frequently encounter is their limited ability to authentically expose preservice teachers (PSTs) to rural schools and potential careers in rural school districts. To remedy this concern, faculty at three institutions in both the United States and Australia have developed targeted initiatives…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Preston, Justin M.; Prieto-Flores, Òscar; Rhodes, Jean E. – Youth & Society, 2019
Most of the existing body of research on formal youth mentoring has focused on programs in the United States, with few inquiries into how mentoring programs have taken shape in other contexts. In this article, we compare and contrast programs in the United States and continental Europe to investigate how context shapes the ways in which programs…
Descriptors: Mentors, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Kar, Tugrul; Güler, Gürsel; Sen, Ceylan; Özdemir, Ercan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This study analyzed the methods used to teach the multiplication of fractions in Turkish and American textbooks. Two Turkish textbooks and two American textbooks, "Everyday Mathematics" (EM) and "Connected Mathematics 3" (CM), were analyzed. The analyses focused on the content and the nature of the mathematical problems…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Fractions, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content
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Hong, Dae S.; Choi, Kyong Mi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
In this study, we analyzed and compared reasoning and proving opportunities in geometry lessons from American standard-based textbooks and Korean textbooks to understand how these textbooks provide student opportunities to engage in reasoning and proving activities. Overall, around 40% of exercise problems in Core Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP)…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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King, Russell; Sondhi, Gunjan – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
This paper breaks new ground in its comparative analysis of two international student migration (ISM) streams, one from the Global South to the Global North (India to developed Anglophone countries), and the other within the Global North (UK to North America, Europe and Australia). These two ISM movements reflect different positionalities within…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis
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