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Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete, Ed.; Larsen, Sanne, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUROCALL society succeeded in holding the 28th EUROCALL conference, EUROCALL2020, on 20-21 August as an online, two-day gathering. The transition process required to make this happen was demanding and insightful for everyone involved, and, in many ways, a logical consequence of the core content and purpose of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Videoconferencing
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Sofo, Francesco; Abonyi, Usman Kojo – Professional Development in Education, 2018
In Ghana, research has shown that educational reforms over the years have ignored the importance of school leadership development, and there are currently very few reform initiatives that address the need to develop the leadership proficiencies and skills of school leaders. This study sought to investigate how school leaders, who include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Principals
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Paufler, Noelle A.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Critical Questions in Education, 2018
In this study, researchers surveyed scholars affiliated with the National Academy of Education (NAE), NAE's International Affiliates, and Past Presidents of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), to solicit their "Top Ten" lists of books in education. Researchers conducted this study to help pre-service, new, and veteran…
Descriptors: Books, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Reading Lists
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Harrison, Mary-Catherine – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
While social justice models of service-learning improve on volunteerism that ignores structural inequality, they often neglect the critical role of local environments in which the service occurs. I argue that a place-based model of service-learning enables a diverse student body to move beyond compassionate service to social justice activism. In…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Place Based Education, Service Learning, Activism
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Davis, Cheryl J.; Zane, Thomas – Journal of Educators Online, 2016
It is common in college courses to test students on the required readings for that course. With a rise in online education it is often the case that students are required to provide evidence of reading the material. However, there is little empirical research stating the best written means to assess that students read the materials. This study…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Scores
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Park, Jeongyeon; Ro, Eunseok – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
In the first part of the discussion forum on extensive reading (ER) in "Reading in a Foreign Language" ("RFL") (April 2015 issue), many scholars in the field shared views regarding the core features to be considered when implementing ER, frequently referring to Day and Bamford's (1998, 2002) top 10 principles for teaching ER.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Chi, Feng-ming – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
Although students equipped with the concept of gender equity may be better prepared to participate in a democratic society, gender is not a given but a construct, formalising a discourse in a non-arbitrary way through a matrix of practices. The study reports how two male Taiwanese university students, Jay and Dick, responded to female-centred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Sex Fairness
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Evans, Brent J.; Willinsky, John – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
In this article we examine the changing status of the course reader as an instructional technology in higher education. We assess the advantages of simply providing students bibliographic entries for assigned readings instead of readers, and we evaluate this alternative in regards to intellectual property and fair use issues focusing on…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Bibliographies
Liton, Hussain Ahmed – Online Submission, 2013
The focus of this study is to explore EFL teachers' perceptions, evaluations and expectations about English language courses as EFL in Saudi tertiary level. In other words, this article aims at creating a new avenue for effective EFL teaching-learning curriculum techniques and syllabus in the Saudi tertiary context. Saudi universities offer credit…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reading Materials, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
Lennon, Paul, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Age Differences, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Chi, Feng-ming – Journal of Research in Reading, 2012
This paper reports the sources for and intentions of intertextuality made by 10 groups of Taiwanese university students in the process of discussing two American stories. Two types of data, small group text discussions and oral interviews, were gathered. The results indicated that participants used diverse sources of intertextual links, and with…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Wenk, Laura; Tronsky, Loel – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Primary research articles discuss aspects of scientific inquiry that are important in understanding the nature of science. Yet, most introductory science courses use textbooks that ignore the scientific process; opportunities for explicit discussion of the nature of science are lost. In Hampshire College's science program, students read current…
Descriptors: Research Design, College Science, Textbooks, Science Programs
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Kandlbinder, Peter; Peseta, Tai – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
Since the first postgraduate certificate in higher education teaching and learning was offered in Australia in the late 1970s, similar courses have become a major part of academic development in universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This paper describes the outcomes of a survey designed to determine the key higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Teacher Education
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Dunn, Joe P. – History Teacher, 2005
The civil rights movement is the most important historical event of the last fifty years, and it remains central to contemporary society. For all the purported attention at the elementary and secondary school levels, students and their teachers appear to know very little if anything beyond the names Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. Student…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, History Instruction, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Redmann, Jennifer – Foreign Language Annals, 2005
This article introduces an innovative approach to teaching texts at every level of the foreign language curriculum through the use of an interactive reading journal. The article describes how the journal can address the interpretive communication standard at the secondary level, as well as the challenges of integrating lower-level "skills" courses…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning
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