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Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study attempted at classifying common errors found in the written performance of lower- and upper-intermediate Iranian EFL learners. It engaged a rich corpus of EFL writing samples collected over a course of 20 years (between 1992 and 2011) from lower- and upper-intermediate EFL learners studying at various Iranian universities to provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
Lee, Jeong-Kyu – Online Submission, 2018
This paper is to review what is happy death from the perspective of happiness education. To discuss this study logically, four research questions are addressed. First, what is the concept of human death? Second, what are life and death from the Eastern and the Western religious viewpoints? Third, what is happy death in terms of happiness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, World Views, Death
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Ustuk, Özgehan – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated how important Turkish EFL teachers perceive the ELT motivational strategies that are implemented in adult EFL teaching. 52 EFL instructors working in preparatory schools of foreign languages in four state universities in Turkey participated in the current study. The perceived importance of ELT motivational strategies was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Walton, Jessica; Priest, Naomi; Kowal, Emma; White, Fiona; Fox, Brandi; Paradies, Yin – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
The study examines how white teachers talked to children about national identity and cultural diversity by drawing on qualitative research with eight- to 12-year-old students and their teachers from four Australian primary schools with different racial, ethnic and cultural demographics. Despite a range of explicit and implicit approaches that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Whites, Teacher Role, Ethnicity
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Breen, Damian – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
The expansion of state-funded Muslim schools in Britain since 1998 has developed against a backdrop of sustained public political rhetoric around the wider position of British Muslims in both political and educational contexts. This article explores the public policy rhetoric around Muslim schools under New Labour and the subsequent Coalition and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Race, Educational Policy
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Tomlinson, Sally – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's infamous "Rivers of Blood" speech, an intervention that is still viewed as one of the most incendiary statements of the perceived decay and violence likely to follow legislation intended to assure minoritised British citizens of equal rights regardless of their ethnic origin. In this…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Racial Relations, Racial Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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Nkiko, Christopher; Atinmo, Morayo I.; Michael-Onuoha, Happiness Chijioke; Ilogho, Julie E.; Fagbohun, Michael O.; Ifeakachuku, Osinulu; Adetomiwa, Basiru; Usman, Kazeem Omeiza – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Studies have shown inadequate reading materials for the visually impaired in Nigeria. Information technology has greatly advanced the provision of information to the visually impaired in other industrialized climes. This study investigated the extent of application of information technology to the transcription of reading materials for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Phonetic Transcription, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Balci, Emine; Çayir, Aybala – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of the present research was to provide information to the community about the reading subskill profiles of children with dyslexia in primary and secondary school students. 175 children (aged 7-15 yrs) were examined on a varied set of phonological coding, spelling and fluent reading tasks. For this purpose, students' fluent reading were…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Reading Achievement
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Koç, Yakup; Esentürk, Oguz Kaan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the opinions of physical education teachers on the concept of sportsmanship. This study, which has been based on the qualitative research paradigm, involves opinions of 13 physical education teachers (9 males and 4 females) which serve in public schools of Turkey and which have been specified through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Sportsmanship
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Shim, Soo-Yean; Kim, Heui-Baik – Science Education, 2018
In this study, we examined students' epistemological and positional framing during small group scientific modeling to explore their context-dependent perceptions about knowledge, themselves, and others. We focused on two small groups of Korean eighth-grade students who participated in six modeling activities about excretion. The two groups were…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 8
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Rosman, Tom; Peter, Johannes; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The present article investigates the effects of epistemic beliefs (i.e. beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing) on the effectiveness of information literacy instruction (i.e. instruction on how to search for scholarly information in academic settings). We expected psychology students with less sophisticated beliefs (especially…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Intervention
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Beenstock, Michael; Feldman, Dan – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
First-degree course grades for a cohort of social science students are matched to their instructors, and are statistically decomposed into departmental, course, instructor, and student components. Student ability is measured alternatively by university acceptance scores, or by fixed effects estimated using panel data methods. After controlling for…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Longitudinal Studies, College Faculty, Social Sciences
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Lomer, Sylvie; Papatsiba, Vassiliki; Naidoo, Rajani – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article examines national branding of UK higher education, a strategic intent and action to collectively brand UK higher education with the aim to attract prospective international students, using a Bourdieusian approach to understanding promises of capitals. We trace its development between 1999 and 2014 through a sociological study, one of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Knowledge Economy, Competition, Marketing
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Huang, Yating; Pang, Sun-Keung; Yu, Shulin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Chinese universities are being continually subjected to new managerial practices and technologies that have fundamental consequences on the university faculty's academic life. Within a predominantly communitarian theoretical framework of academic identity, this qualitative case study draws upon interviews with 25 academics in Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Qualitative Research
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Silva, Patrícia; Lopes, Betina; Costa, Marco; Melo, Ana I.; Dias, Gonçalo Paiva; Brito, Elisabeth; Seabra, Dina – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions are increasingly concerned with the professional insertion of graduates in the labour market and with the design of institutional mechanisms to facilitate students' transition from higher education to work, particularly given the context of scarcity of financial resources and the rise of graduate unemployment. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Internship Programs, Program Effectiveness
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