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van Hees, Jannie – set: Research Information for Teachers, 2018
This article considers the important matter of language availability in the lives of babies and children. Without this language availability, knowing, thinking, and expression cannot blossom and mature. It draws on insights gained during a research study of 5-6-year-old children in low socioeconomic schools, designed to explore the impact of…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Language Acquisition, Young Children, Early Childhood Teachers
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Boers, Frank; Warren, Paul; Grimshaw, Gina; Siyanova-Chanturia, Anna – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Several research articles published in the realm of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) have reported evidence of the benefits of multimodal annotations, i.e. the provision of pictorial as well as verbal clarifications, for vocabulary uptake from reading. Almost invariably, these publications account for the observed benefits with reference…
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Dymoke, Sue – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
Undertaken during a period when changes in the assessment of English in public examinations at 16+ were becoming embedded in classroom practice, this comparative research explores where poetry is located within the newly aligned examination assessment frameworks of New Zealand and England. It comments on how these frameworks are locally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Poetry, English Teachers
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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
This paper questions current policy discourses that equate student success with hard outcomes like retention, completion and employment. It offers another view, one that uses "soft" outcomes and student engagement literature to widen our understanding of student success. In the paper, we first draw on literature to explore student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Retention (Psychology)
Burns, Anne, Ed.; Burton, Jill, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2008
Over the last 30 years, inquiry-based teaching has become a highly valued component of professional development and practitioner research in Australia and New Zealand. This volume of the Language Teacher Research Series focuses on teaching and learning experiences in those two countries, which encompass a large geographical area with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Le Heron, Judy; Sligo, Frank – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
This paper assesses university students' acquisition of simple and complex knowledge, in exploring whether the knowledge gap hypothesis (KGH) with its origins in community-based research into people's informal learning from mass media, provides insights into students' acquisition and retention of information. The KGH posits that attempts to…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Student Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Mass Media
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1964
This study, based on statistical and other data reported by 88 nations, reviews the nature and extent of organized efforts to promote the spread of adult literacy and to provide elementary and secondary education for adults. Included in the comparative tables and individual reports are such aspects as program sponsorship and administration,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Comparative Education, Curriculum
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Butler, Sarnia; And Others – Developmental Psychology, 1995
Two experiments examined the effects of drawing on young children's memory of an event one day and one month later, respectively. Children who were asked to draw what happened were as accurate and reported more information than children who were asked to tell what happened, although only the verbal reports of both groups were scored. (MDM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing
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Lappia, Agnes; Kirkland, John – Distance Education, 1989
Examines student attitudes toward the use of audio cassette tapes in a distance education course at Massey University (New Zealand) that used tapes to supplement printed study guides and readings. Highlights include the value of course evaluations for distance education courses; instructional effectiveness; motivation; and retention of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Course Evaluation, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Schwartz, Peter L. – Journal of Medical Education, 1981
A controlled trial of teaching clinical biochemistry by the Keller Plan at the University of Otago Medical School is described. The Keller Plan group performed significantly better than the control group on the final examination. (MLW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education