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Sunaoka, Kazuko – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The focus of this research is on an international distance discussion class carried out in Chinese between university students in Japan, China and Taiwan using videoconferencing. Smiling was used as an interactional index in an analysis of the archival footage of the recordings of the discussion between native speakers (NS) of Chinese and…
Descriptors: Chinese, Distance Education, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Murphy, Ashley N.; Radley, Keith C.; Helbig, Kate A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The current study evaluated use of the Superheroes Social Skills program as a means of increasing social skill accuracy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four Caucasian male students that were eligible for special education services within the autism category. Social skills training was presented twice weekly for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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McMahon, Joan M. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
This article describes an in-class, noncomputerized, bingo game to accompany coverage of the topic of organizational structure. The game allows students to be actively involved in learning, solidify recognition and understanding of organizational structure terminology, apply understanding of organizational structure to an analysis of…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Administrative Organization, Educational Games, Communication Skills
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Lam, Lawrence T.; Wong, Emmy M. Y. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This cross-sectional observational study aims to examine the current status and familial factors associated with social competence and emotional well-being among young children in an urban city in the East Asia region. Early childhood teachers assessed the social competence and the emotional state of preschool children with the Social Competence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Well Being, Emotional Development
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Studying in a foreign country, where one becomes a cultural outsider and where one lacks knowledge of and access to dominant cultural practices, can be a perfect context for challenging students' values, beliefs, and attitudes, particularly when these experiences are coupled with coursework on diversity. This study explored international students'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Journals
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Bierema, Laura L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter focuses on the process of learning in health professions education (HPE) in terms of key issues that shape HPE learning and essential strategies for promoting and facilitating learning among professionals.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Health Education, Medical Education, Skill Development
Krachman, Sara Bartolino; LaRocca, Robert; Gabrieli, Christopher – Educational Leadership, 2018
In addition to excelling in subjects such as science, math, arts, and social studies, students must also develop skills like resiliency, adaptability, and collaboration in order to truly succeed in the world. But how do schools effectively measure those skills when they so often rely on standardized assessments? This article provides a thorough…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Lozada, Neva; Turner Johnson, Ane – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
This qualitative case study explores the experiences of former [Supplemental Instruction] SI leaders who worked at a four-year, private university in the Mid-Atlantic while completing their undergraduate degrees. The insights offered by participants through interviews and graphic elicitation reveal the ways in which serving as an SI leader…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
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Cronin, Lorcan Donal; Allen, Justine; Mulvenna, Claire; Russell, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Both education policies and curriculum documents identify the personal development of students as a key objective of modern education. Physical education (PE) in particular has been cited as a subject that can promote students' life skills development and psychological well-being. However, little research has investigated the processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physical Education, Well Being
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Becker, Birgit; Tuppat, Julia – Educational Research, 2018
Background: Ethnic educational inequality is present in almost all Western societies. One possible explanation for the persisting disadvantages of children from immigrant family backgrounds is discrimination. Individual ethnic discrimination has been reported in the form of ethnic bias in school teachers' evaluations and recommendations. Children…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Ethnic Groups, Social Bias, Immigrants
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Kuder, S. Jay; Accardo, Amy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This article reports the results of a systematic review of the emerging research on programs and services designed to meet the needs of students with ASD. For the purposes of this review, only articles that included data on program outcomes were included. A total of eight studies that met this criterion were identified. These studies included…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Schertz, Hannah H.; Odom, Samuel L.; Baggett, Kathleen M.; Sideris, John H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate effects of the Joint Attention Mediated Learning (JAML) intervention. Toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) aged 16-30 months (n = 144) were randomized to intervention and community control conditions. Parents, who participated in 32 weekly home-based sessions, followed a mediated…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Early Intervention, Learning Processes
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Park, Haerin; Kim, So Yoon – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
By teaching social rules thought to be necessary for social competence, social skills training (SST) curricula aim to improve indicators of well-being for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), such as the attainment of meaningful friendships. However, several recent meta-analyses indicate that SST curricula may fall short of these…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Platos, Mateusz; Wojaczek, Kinga – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Peer-mediated intervention (PMI) is most commonly defined as a treatment approach that engages typically developing peers to teach children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) social skills and increase their social interactions, mainly in a school setting. In this letter, we address the limitations of such understanding of PMI and review the…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Burke, Shanna L.; Bresnahan, Tammy; Li, Tan; Epnere, Katrina; Rizzo, Albert; Partin, Mary; Ahlness, Robert M.; Trimmer, Matthew – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Conversational virtual human (VH) agents are increasingly used to support role-play experiential learning. This project examined whether a Virtual Interactive Training Agent (ViTA) system would improve job interviewing skills in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities (N = 32). A linear mixed model was employed to evaluate adjusted…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Role Playing, Experiential Learning
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