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De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
For the growing group of adult migrants, flexible solutions for second language (L2) acquisition are increasingly important, while concerns about the efficacy of online language learning abound. This study on the L2 situation in Flanders has 4 key aims: analyzing adult learner profiles in fully online Dutch beginners' courses; comparing learner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages, Adult Education
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Rismiyanto; Saleh, Mursid; Mujiyanto, Januarius; Warsono – English Language Teaching, 2018
Students at universities are still frequently found to have low independency in learning. Besides, lecturers also still have tendency to treat students as if they were young learners, or in other words, the lecturers still use pedagogically oriented teaching methods (POTM); although they claimed themselves to have applied methods of teaching…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ghahari, Shima; Farokhnia, Farzaneh – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Literature on the learning benefits and interpersonal mechanisms of peer assessment (PA) and teacher assessment (TA) has been inconsistent. As part of a large-scale study, the research reported here has addressed the effect of formative PA on language grammar uptake and complexity, accuracy, and fluency triad scale levels, in comparison both to TA…
Descriptors: Reflection, Formative Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Grammar
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Leech, Kathryn; Wei, Ran; Harring, Jeffrey R.; Rowe, Meredith L. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Preschool children's use of decontextualized language, or talk about abstract topics beyond the here-and-now, is predictive of their kindergarten readiness and is associated with the frequency of parents' own use of decontextualized language. Does a brief, parent-focused intervention conveying the importance of decontextualized language cause…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Nevill, Rose E.; Lecavalier, Luc; Stratis, Elizabeth A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
A number of studies of parent-mediated interventions in autism spectrum disorder have been published in the last 15 years. We reviewed 19 randomized clinical trials of parent-mediated interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 1 and 6 years and conducted a meta-analysis on their efficacy. Meta-analysis outcomes…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Autism, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Hudson Kam, Carla L. – Language Learning and Development, 2018
Adult learners know that language is for communicating and that there are patterns in the language that need to be learned. This affects the way they engage with language input; they search for form-meaning linkages, and this effortful engagement could interfere with their learning, especially for things like grammatical gender that often have at…
Descriptors: Infants, Adult Learning, Grammar, Language Patterns
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Martin, Jeno; Riazi, Hedyeh; Firoozi, Armin; Nasiri, Maliheh – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
Mothers have an important role to play in teaching their children about sexual issues and shaping children's sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. In many cases, however, mothers themselves need help and support. This study was conducted to examine the effects of a sex education programme on the knowledge and attitudes of the mothers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Mothers, Parent Role
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Cross, Donna; Lester, Leanne; Pearce, Natasha; Barnes, Amy; Beatty, Shelley – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Parents can significantly affect children's peer relationships, including their involvement in bullying. The authors developed and evaluated ways to enhance parents' knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes, and skills related to parent-child communication about bullying. The 3-year Friendly Schools Friendly Families whole-school intervention included…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Peer Relationship, Parent Role
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Landry, Alicia S.; Thomson, Jessica L.; Huye, Holly F.; Yadrick, Kathy; Connell, Carol L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Background: Improving the diet of communities experiencing health inequities can be challenging given that multiple dietary components are low in quality. Mississippi Communities for Healthy Living was designed to test the comparative effectiveness of nutrition education using a single- versus multiple-message approach to improve the diet of adult…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Adult Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mehrpour, Saeed; Mansourzadeh, Nurullah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Idiomatic expressions are among the most difficult and challenging aspects in the realm of lexicon. The focus of the present study was on investigating the effect of short stories and pictures on learning idiomatic expressions by beginner EFL learners. For this aim, 52 Iranian EFL learners were chosen and assigned to three groups randomly: two…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kocór, Marcin; Worek, Barbara – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Educational activity among adults is not only a key factor of social development but also one of the most important priorities of public policies. Although large sums have been earmarked and numerous actions undertaken to encourage adult learning, many people remain educationally passive, a particularly acute problem in Poland. We point to the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Public Policy, Adult Learning
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Köpsén, S.; Andersson, P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study investigates continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers, with a focus on recurrent participation. Vocational teachers need to be competent as teachers and in relation to their vocational teaching subject. Reformation of Swedish vocational education in order to strengthen the working-life connection imposes demands…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Kao, I-Chan; Chang, Liang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We examined whether a 12-week leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and leisure competence and reduce stress in older adults. Forty subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Before the experiment, pretest data were collected using leisure autonomy, leisure competence, and stress scales.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Control Groups
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Cheung, Sum Kwing; McBride, Catherine – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: In Study 1, we observed 32 Chinese kindergarteners playing a number board game with their caregivers in dyads. Number board game playing provided important opportunities for kindergarteners and their caregivers to talk about an array of number concepts, but their numeracy-related exchanges rarely went beyond counting. In Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Play, Games
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O'Donnell, Lydia; Fuxman, Shai – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Teen pregnancy rates and related risks remain elevated among Latino teens. We tested the impact on youth sexual behaviors of a brief, culturally targeted, bilingual media intervention designed for parents of young adolescents. Methods: "Salud y éxito" (Health & Success) uses dramatic audio stories to model positive…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Early Parenthood, Sexuality, Health Behavior
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