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Cortazzi, Martin; Jin, Lixian – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2021
This paper employs the innovative method of Elicited Metaphor Analysis to present original research in Malaysia into students' metaphors for 'language'. We summarize reasons why language and first/ second language learning are centrally important in education, and show patterned features of language metaphors in proverbs and in teacher talk about…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Language Usage, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Charehjoo, Farzin; Hoorijani, Nassim – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The main goal of this research is to evaluate the relationship between the built environment and public health of citizens in four different buffers of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, Iran. There is a growing body of evidence that links the neighborhood design to public health and argues that the built environment impacts on the public health of…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Environmental Influences, Sustainable Development, Transportation
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Kaya, Kemal – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
One of the objectives of comparative education research is to compare within a certain period of time educational systems that have developed in similar or different environments and processes. The aim of this qualitative study is to compare the value education in Turkish and Iranian seventh-grade social studies textbooks. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Gibbs, Alexis – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The working thesis of my latest research is that cinema can offer a viewer something of a 're-education in education'. In the case of policymakers and researchers in the field of education, this means looking again at the reality of the conceptual phenomena with which we occupy ourselves in writing to see whether the two groups are aligned. This…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Films, Children, Foreign Countries
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Eslamian, Hassan; Jafari, Seyed Ebrahim Mirshah; Neyestani, Mohammad Reza – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2017
This quasi-experimental study investigated the effect of teaching aesthetic skills to faculty members on development of their effective teaching performance through a two-group pretest-posttest design. The sample included 32 faculty members at a major Iranian university who were divided into the experimental (11 participants) and control groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Aesthetics
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Hedayati, Nasibeh; Kuusisto, Elina; Gholami, Khalil; Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
This article examines Iranian secondary students' (N = 336) life purposes. Economic and hedonistic life goals were the most valued. Relationships in terms of having a family and children were also appreciated. In the students' views, religiousness was associated with social goals such as helping others in need and volunteering in the community.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes
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Tajeddin, Zia; Teimournezhad, Shohreh – Language Learning Journal, 2015
The rise of English as an international language (EIL) has challenged the focus on native-speaker culture in second language teaching and learning. Exposing learners to a single culture is no longer considered sufficient as intercultural language teaching and understanding gains momentum. The aim of this study was to investigate the representation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
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Rashid, Khosro; Worrell, Frank C.; Kenny, Dianna – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2014
In this study, we examined aesthetic development in girl students. Participants consisted of 75 female students from five age groups (7-9, 9-11, 11-13, 13-15, and 15-17-year-old). Students were presented with eight paintings (two from each of the four different styles). Paintings were presented one at a time and students were asked to explain in…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Hedayat, Mina; Goodarzi, Mostafa; Kahn, Sabzali Musa; bin Ramli, Sharulnizam – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
The present research aims to investigate lecturer's feedback over the art curriculum in Tehran, the capital of Iran, and introduce the applicability of Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE), as a new way of teaching art, and its implication of art instruction in studio-based fields of study for undergraduate degree. This study is carried out based…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Art Education