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Deacon, S. Hélène; Tucker, Rebecca; Bergey, Bradley W.; Laroche, Annie; Parrila, Rauno – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
We examined whether identification of and personalized outreach to a group of students with a history of reading difficulties would impact their use of support services and academic outcomes. Using a brief self-report questionnaire, we identified students with a history of reading difficulties (n = 175) and a comparison group of university…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Outreach Programs, Academic Support Services
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Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Shaw, Ashley; Pasquini, Laura; Woodward, Scott – Educational Media International, 2017
Higher education institutions have embraced social media platforms. Yet, little research has examined the characteristics of institutional social media accounts and the narratives their posts construct for faculty and student life. By investigating these topics, researchers can better understand the actual and potential roles of these tools in…
Descriptors: State Universities, Social Media, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Parkes, Margot W.; Saint-Charles, Johanne; Cole, Donald C.; Gislason, Maya; Hicks, Elisabeth; Le Bourdais, Courtney; McKellar, Kaileah A.; St-Cyr Bouchard, Maude – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
A key capacity for engagement in the emerging field of ecohealth is the ability to work collaboratively. Between 2008 and 2010, the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health collectively designed and delivered three foundational, intensive, field courses. This paper presents findings derived from both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Cooperation
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Welsh, Ashley J.; Shaw, Amber; Fox, Joanne A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
This article explores how English-language learners' writing evolved during a first-year seminar in science course aimed at developing students' argumentation skills. We highlight how a science communications course was paired with a weekly academic English course in the context of a highly coordinated and enriched first-year experience program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, English Language Learners
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Emery, A. Ann; Heath, Nancy L.; Rogers, Maria – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
Objective: We applied self-determination theory to examine a model whereby perceived parental autonomy support directly and indirectly affects nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) through difficulties in emotion regulation. Method: 639 participants (53% female) with a mean age of 13.38 years (SD 0.51) completed the How I Deal with Stress Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Models, Parent Role
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Rotidi, Georgia; Collins, John B.; Karalis, Thanassis; Lavidas, Konstantinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study examined the relationship between different views of teaching and dimensions that differentiate academic disciplines. A total of 114 academics within Greece and 127 academics from similar disciplines but other countries were compared using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI). Distinctions among disciplines for both groups were…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Lee, Seung Hwan; Sergueeva, Ksenia; Catangui, Mathew; Kandaurova, Maria – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
In the past, researchers have explored virtual reality (VR) as an educational tool primarily for training or therapeutic purposes. In this research, the authors examine the potential for using Google Cardboard VR in business classrooms as a content delivery platform. They specifically investigate how VR (viewing a 3-dimensional, 360° video)…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Business Administration Education, Database Management Systems, Courseware
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Ravenscroft, Brenda; Luhanga, Ulemu; King, Bev – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Prior research has shown that classroom-based evaluation tools are unable to adequately capture the unique aspects of online courses. To address such challenges, a mid-sized Canadian university with a broad and diverse programme of online offerings adapted a questionnaire designed to assess constructivist-compatible online teaching practices. This…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Constructivism (Learning)
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Laronde, Gerald; MacLeod, Katarin; Frost, Lorraine; Waller, Ken – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
A case study approach was used in examining Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use within a small First Nation high school in Northern Ontario. Quantitative and qualitative data was gathered from students, teacher, and the administrator, who participated in an online survey, followed by interviews on their use of ICT in education. How…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Technology Integration, Information Technology
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Krettenauer, Tobias; Victor, Rosemary – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Moral identity research to date has largely failed to provide evidence for developmental trends in moral identity, presumably because of restrictions in the age range of studies and the use of moral identity measures that are insensitive to age-related change. The present study investigated moral identity motivation across a broad age range (14-65…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Moral Values, Self Concept, Motivation
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Abdou, Ehaab D. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
Guided by critical discourse analysis, this study analyzes how ancient civilizations are constructed in high school history textbooks used in Quebec, Canada. The findings suggest that the narrative generally ignores 2-way intercultural exchanges. The narrative is also Eurocentric, silencing sub-Saharan Africa's contributions and nonmaterial…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Mehrani, Mehdi B.; Peterson, Carole – First Language, 2017
In the present cross-linguistic study two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of age and linguistic background on response tendencies of preschoolers toward forced-choice questions. A total of 163 2- to 5-year-old children, including 63 Persian speakers, 57 Kurdish speakers and 43 English speakers, were asked a set of…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, English, Indo European Languages
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Fortier, Véronique; Simard, Daphnée – Language Awareness, 2017
The contribution of phonological memory to syntactic abilities has been demonstrated in various populations, but its relationship to metasyntactic abilities, defined as the ability to control syntactic aspects of language, remains largely unexplored. This study therefore aims to examine the contribution of phonological memory in the completion of…
Descriptors: Phonology, Memory, Task Analysis, Metalinguistics
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Ballinger, Susan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Previous studies have shown that immersion students tend to speak the majority language during peer interactions, regardless of the language of instruction or their dominant language. Researchers have argued that the societal status of the majority language presents an obstacle to providing equitable support for both languages of instruction. To…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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