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Mao, Jina; Feldman, Elana – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In this paper, we explore the methodological implications of conducting qualitative interviews when researchers and participants come from different social classes. Singling out class on its own terms, rather than considering it as an auxiliary structural factor, we examine the unique challenges that arise during cross-class interviews. Such…
Descriptors: Social Class, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Interpersonal Relationship
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Arulmani, Gideon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper uses the cultural preparedness approach to analyse the interface between the aspirations of immigrants and their engagement with systems of the host country. It draws upon interviews with 84 immigrants from 35 developing countries living in 9 high-income countries. Based upon Edmund Husserl's hermeneutical phenomenology, two studies are…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Immigrants, Phenomenology, Acculturation
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Stirrup, Julie – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Qualitative research is an inherently complex landscape which continually presents researchers with difficult, ethically challenging dilemmas. This paper foregrounds some of those challenges, experienced during a qualitative research study which focused on preschool children's opportunities to access different forms of play in early year education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Preschool Children, Barriers, Research Methodology
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Hörberg, Anna; Lindström, Veronica; Scheja, Max; Conte, Helen; Kalén, Susanne – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore challenging encounters experienced by registered nurses (RN) during their first year in the emergency medical service by using the social learning theory of communities of practice. During the first year in a new professional practice, a new RN experiences a transition during which the new professional identity…
Descriptors: Nurses, Medical Services, Socialization, Communities of Practice
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Curran, Vernon; Gustafson, Diana L.; Simmons, Karla; Lannon, Heather; Wang, Chenfang; Garmsiri, Mahyar; Fleet, Lisa; Wetsch, Lyle – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Mandatory continuing professional education is accepted across many professions as a re-credentialing mechanism to maintain professional competency. Self-directed learning is a widely recognized type of learning to meet mandatory continuing professional education requirements. The nature and characteristics of self-directed learning has been…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Independent Study, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Varea, Valeria – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This paper explores how a cohort of pre-service Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers from an Australian university describe and construct their understandings of health and the body. Given that the courses that these undergraduates take in their degree programme present different perspectives on health and the body, a relevant question is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Preservice Teachers
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Christiansen, M. Sidury; Trejo Guzmán, Nelly Paulina; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Return migration from the United States to Mexico has been increasing in the last decade. Research reports that many returnees, who are English dominant, drop out of school to look for work in call centers and transnational companies (Anderson, 2015). Others pursue higher education in English-based programs such as those for becoming English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Serrano, Maria Martinez; O'Brien, Mark; Roberts, Krystal; Whyte, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Current forms of marketisation in university systems create pressures towards purely ends-focused expectations among students and have implications for learning and assessment processes. The potential harm that these trends have on "learning" should be resisted by educators and students alike. Critical Pedagogy approaches offer one way…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Interviews
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Wedawatta, Gayan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate programmes on construction management and other closely related built environment disciplines are currently taught and assessed on a modular basis. This is the case in the UK and in many other countries globally. However, it can be argued that professionally oriented programmes like these are better assessed on a non-modular basis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Construction Management, Interviews, Learning Modules
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Hampson, Margaret E.; Watt, Bruce D.; Hicks, Richard E.; Bode, Andrew; Hampson, Elizabeth J. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: The expansion of user-friendly mental health services for young people is an important goal of mental health reform in Australia; however, stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions constitute major deterrents to help-seeking among young people. Objective: This paper reports on a qualitative study conducted in…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Bonet, Sally Wesley – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article explores the disjuncture between refugee's pre-migratory educational aspirations and their everyday encounters with urban public schools. This study engages with two main questions: How do refugee youth's experiences with their urban public schools act as barriers to their educational aspirations? How do these experiences inform their…
Descriptors: Refugees, Citizenship Education, Academic Aspiration, Student Experience
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Green, Satasha L.; Martin, Darren – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this comparative study is to ascertain the experiences and perceptions of four Black males enrolled in teacher preparation programs, one at a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and three at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Findings provide insight for Colleges of Teacher Education to understand the barriers that prevent…
Descriptors: Males, Teacher Recruitment, African American Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Lac, Van T.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the value of educational leaders intentionally including students in shaping the policies and practices that affect young people's schooling experiences. First, we share the literature on student voice and introduce Principal Orientations for Critical Youth Educational Leadership as a conceptual model,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Participative Decision Making, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Allen, Junior Lloyd; Huggins-Hoyt, Kimberly Y.; Holosko, Michael J.; Briggs, Harold E. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Purpose: This study explored the scholarship experiences of top-ranked African American faculty in schools of social work. Method: Qualitative interviews were conducted with N = 10 top-ranked African American faculty identified as achieving considerable productivity and impact of scholarship. Findings: Four major themes were identified, each of…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Teachers, Social Work, Barriers
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Kristensen, Katrine Hahn; Karlsen, Jan Erik – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article investigates strategies for internationalisation at technical universities in the Nordic countries. The study explores the institutional rationales for internationalisation, the stories told in the strategy documents, the importance of leaders, faculty, administration and students for implementation of the strategy, and barriers and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Technical Education
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