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Winograd, Greta; Verkuilen, Jay; Weingarten, Alison; Walker, Lucy – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
In this study, we examined academic outcomes among students from low-income and academically disadvantaged backgrounds who participated in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at a selective four-year public comprehensive college in the Northeast. We found that provisionally admitted EOP students earned comparable first-semester grades and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, College Students
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The following question has yet to be answered by researchers: when does anxiety have a systematic downward bias on foreign language (FL) reading test scores? The results of the correlation and regression analyses conducted in this study indicate that, at least in the case of university-level English learners in Japan, anxiety-induced bias occurs…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Anxiety
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Istifci, Ilknur – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of EFL students studying English at the School of Foreign Languages, Anadolu University (AUSFL) on blended language learning and online learning platforms. The participants of the study consisted of 167 students whose English language proficiency level was B2 according to the Common European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Blended Learning
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Gheith, Eman; Aljaberi, Nahil M. – International Education Studies, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of interactive training programs in developing a set of non-cognitive skills in students at the University of Petra. Furthermore, it sought to examine the impact of the sex, academic year, and university major variables on developing these skills in students who underwent the training program, as…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Empathy, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods
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Sulaiman, Norazean; Muhammad, Ahmad Mazli; Ganapathy, Nurul Nadiah Dewi Faizul; Khairuddin, Zulaikha; Othman, Salwa – English Language Teaching, 2017
Listening is a very crucial skill to be learnt in second language classroom because it is essential for the development of spoken language proficiency (Hamouda, 2013). The aim of this study is to investigate the significant differences in terms of students' performance when using traditional (audio-only) method and video media method. The data of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Video Technology
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Zhu, Wen; Liu, Zhixin – English Language Teaching, 2017
In non literature major dominated university, it is obviously noted that girl students' English (as the second language) presentation scores often higher than boy students in the same teaching environment and evaluation system. A 397 samples' survey has been studied from the aspects of after school activities and sleep schedule to discuss if any…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Rungruang, Apichai – English Language Teaching, 2017
Attempts to account for consonant cluster acquisition are always made into two aspects. One is transfer of the first language (L1), and another is markedness effects on the developmental processes in second language acquisition. This study has continued these attempts by finding out how well Thai university students were able to perceive English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonemes
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Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…
Descriptors: Expenditures, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries
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Mihret, Dessalegn Getie; Abayadeera, Nadana; Watty, Kim; McKay, Jade – Accounting Education, 2017
While teaching auditing using cases is regarded as an effective approach, spatial separation of students and teachers in online contexts can restrict the application of case teaching. This study examines an undergraduate auditing course implemented to address this challenge by integrating case teaching with ePortfolio assessment. Students' written…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Financial Audits, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Foster, E. Michael; Jenkins, Jade V. Marcus – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
This article reconsiders the association between childhood arts participation and cognitive and developmental outcomes. Using data from a large, nationally representative sample with extensive covariates, we employ propensity score weighting to adjust comparisons of children who do and do not participate in arts education (music and performing…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Music Activities, Theater Arts, Art Education
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Yazici, Fatih – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The ongoing changes in history education in support of diversity have an effect on Turkey even if on a limited scale. Although the current history curriculum in Turkey promotes the identity transmission instead of respecting different identities, it also has some goals such as "teaching the students about basic values including peace,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, History Instruction
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Hilao, Marites Piguing; Wichadee, Saovapa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Mobile phone technology that has a huge impact on students' lives in the digital age may offer a new type of learning. The use of effective tool to support learning can be affected by the factor of gender. The current research compared how male and female students perceived mobile phones as a language learning tool, used mobile phones to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Handheld Devices
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Wulandari, Tabitha Sri Hartati; Amin, Mohamad; Zubaidah, Siti; IAM, Mimien Henie – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
Students' critical thinking skills are very important in the 21st century. Learning strategies can play a role in enhancing students' critical thinking skills in the Nutrition and Health lecture. The results of a survey in 2013 showed that the implementation of learning strategies had not given students the opportunity to practice their critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Health Education, Nutrition Instruction, Learning Strategies
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MacGregor, Philip C.; O'Reilly, Frances L.; Matt, John – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study examined the following question: What is the relationship, if any, between COMPASS placement scores and the student success in the first online course during the students first semester? Discriminant function analysis was used to examine the relationship. This study used existing data from new students, who took the COMPASS placement…
Descriptors: Scores, Student Placement, Testing, Two Year Colleges
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Canbulat, Tuncay; Kiriktas, Halit – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The aim of study is to determine the neuromyth level of teachers and pre-teachers and reveal if there is significant difference in terms of some variables (gender, class, etc.). Research was designed in survey model. The research sample was formed with 241 teachers and 511 teacher candidates. In the collection of data, "Educational neuromyths…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Misconceptions, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences
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