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Hussain, Irshad; Cakir, Ozlem; Candeger, Ümmügülsüm – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This paper demonstrates the role of social media as a learning technology for university students and highlights their problems associated with its use. The population of the study consisted of Masters' and Bachelor Studies students studying in their final semesters in the departments of Social Sciences at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Students, Social Sciences, Mass Media Use
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Thapliyal, Nisha – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
From Facebook-coordinated high-school walkouts to compelling Internet-based protest art that has accompanied recent teacher strikes, grassroots education activism in the USA has gone digital. Despite the proliferation of research on the mediatisation of education policy, few studies have explored the ways in which activists for public education…
Descriptors: Public Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Teacher Strikes
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Hannaford, Jeanette; Beavis, Catherine – Literacy, 2018
Increasing numbers of children are caught up in global flows of moving peoples. This movement may be voluntary or forced and is experienced within a range of settings. Coming from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and moving around the world due to their parents' employment, the children found in traditional International Schools are a…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Global Education, Relocation
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Cernat, Alexandru; Lynn, Peter – Field Methods, 2018
This article is concerned with the extent to which the propensity to participate in a web face-to-face sequential mixed-mode survey is influenced by the ability to communicate with sample members by e-mail in addition to mail. Researchers may be able to collect e-mail addresses for sample members and to use them subsequently to send survey…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Mass Media Role
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Çuhadar, Elif; Ünal, Fatma – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this study, while the definition of informal education, which displays the main features of lifelong learning, is made, it is also attempted to identify the contributions of the local newspapers, through which the society can reach its own unique and necessary information, to the lifelong learning of their readers. In the research, within this…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Newspapers, Local Issues, Informal Education
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Mendoza, Anna – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The author examines discourses of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and World Englishes (WEs) in the commercials for 2 standardized English tests: the International English Language Testing System for study abroad in English-dominant countries and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program for Canadian permanent residency and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Osipova, Nadezhda G.; Elishev, Sergey O.; Pronchev, Gennadi B.; Monakhov, Danila N. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The paper is dedicated to the analysis of the social and political portrait of the contemporary Russian young students. The empirical basis of the work is made up by the results of sociological monitoring of the young students' ideas about social and political processes, socialization institutions and youth policy subjects conducted by the authors…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Political Attitudes, Moral Values
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Bulger, Monica; Davison, Patrick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has become a center of gravity for countering fake news, and a diverse array of stakeholders--from educators to legislators, philanthropists to technologists--have pushed significant resources toward media literacy programs. Media literacy, however, cannot be treated as a panacea. This paper provides a foundation for evaluating…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Definitions
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Van Audenhove, Leo; Mariën, Ilse; Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has gained in importance in policy discussions on media, digital media and the Internet in many countries. How do these policies develop and what can be learned? This case study explores the factors contributing to the successful formulation and implementation of media literacy in Flanders-Belgium. By examining the trajectory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Public Policy, Case Studies
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Roxburgh, Mark; Caratti, Elena – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
Our everyday life is influenced by an overproduction of images and by an iconogenic surplus that is connected to the proliferation of media. These contribute to both the quality and quantity of communication, but simultaneously amplify the knowledge gap between an audience that is able to critically process messages and another that is affected…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories
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Wang, Xi; Wang, Ting – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
Education of Chinese cultural traditions has been endorsed by the central government in Mainland China in recent years. The article presents a study which examined how nationalism advocated in the policy text has been interpreted at the localized level by primary school teachers in Beijing. The study draws on discourse theories as the primary…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Cultural Education, Educational Policy, Elementary School Teachers
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Oyero, Olusola; Salawu, Abiodun – SAGE Open, 2018
The "African common position" during the Special Session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly on children was that "Today's investment in children is tomorrow's peace, stability, security, democracy and sustainable development." However, the African child remains the most neglected species in the continent as millions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Mass Media Role, Children
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Worku, Mulugeta Yayeh – Journal of International Social Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of Ethiopian students and school practitioners as to whose responsibility it is to foster good citizenship. To achieve this purpose, a descriptive survey design was used. Through different sampling techniques, 42 Civic and Ethical Education teachers, 410 students, 157 non-Civic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Education
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Alillaiti, Mohammed bin Saqr – International Education Studies, 2018
Media in our time is the force behind driving the formation of awareness of society in terms of citizenship and social stability. It builds a society in terms of values, but also destroys beliefs and values that may have been formed ages ago. It is a double-edged weapon. This study aims to present the concept of media, its importance and role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role
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Carrier, Nathalie – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Within the wider education industry, a large quantity of ideas, practices and products are routinely promoted as useful innovations. These innovations span many forms such as software applications, open source courseware, online learning platforms and web 2.0 technologies. Coupled with this promotion, there is increasing interest and…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Internet
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