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Dwaik, Raghad; Shehadeh, Adnan – English Language Teaching, 2015
The starting age of foreign language learning has been a controversial issue since the second half of the 20th century. Despite this long time, definite answers have not been found regarding the different aspects of the age issue, i.e., its influence on rate, route and ultimate attainment. Many researchers have explored the influence of age on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Giallousi, Maria; Tselfes, Vasilis; Gialamas, Vasilis – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate teaching effectiveness in an elective science course, in the Early Childhood Education Department of Athens University in Greece. For this, a sequential mixed research design was applied to investigate freshmen beliefs about the effectiveness of their future teaching in kindergarten. An enhancement and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy, Early Childhood Education
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Betawi, Amy – College Student Journal, 2013
This study investigates the importance of student teachers expectations as a predictor of future social and emotional competencies of young children. These predicted expectations were estimated from a 42 item questionnaire that was designed by the author and it addressed five domains: social skills, social awareness, self-control, relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Student Attitudes