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Kissau, Scott; Rodgers, Marion; Haudeck, Helga – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
Recent research has reported professional agreement among foreign language (L2) teachers with respect to the beliefs and behaviors associated with effective L2 teaching. While such research may contribute to an emerging professional consensus, it must be acknowledged that the participating teachers in the related studies were all living and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Kissau, Scott; Hiller, Florian – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
In response to international concern over poor reading skills among adolescent learners, teachers of these students are encouraged to integrate reading comprehension instruction into their classrooms. To increase the likelihood that reading comprehension strategies are effectively used in schools, teachers in all content areas need extensive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Preferences, Comparative Education
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lee, Yu-Yuan; Franceschini, Louis – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in the perceptions of childcare among American, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish early childhood teachers. Participants consisted of 78 American teachers, 156 Chinese teachers, 158 Japanese teachers, and 157 Swedish teachers. The results of quantitative analysis revealed that these…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mothers, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers