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Green, Simon; McGlynn, Susan; Stuart, Deidre; Fahey, Paul; Pettigrew, Jim; Clothier, Peter – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The effect of high school study of mathematics on numeracy performance of sports and exercise science (SES) students is not clear. To investigate this further, we tested the numeracy skills of 401 students enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in SES using a multiple-choice survey consisting of four background questions and 39 numeracy…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Tests
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Bartley-Buntz, Julie; Kronborg, Leonie – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine mathematically able female adolescents' perceptions of their accelerated mathematics programs. To this end, eight female adolescents were asked to reflect retrospectively in response to a self-administered questionnaire on their perceptions and experiences of a secondary accelerated mathematics program and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Females, Acceleration (Education), Questionnaires
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Childs, Alison Jean – Multicultural Education Review, 2018
The period of transition between education and employment can be difficult for young people, particularly young immigrants. Human capital theory argues that higher levels of educational attainment should lead to improved likelihood of employment. However, although young immigrants have higher, on average, levels of educational attainment than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Secondary School Students, Adolescents
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Bell, Megan F.; Bayliss, Donna M.; Glauert, Rebecca; Ohan, Jeneva L. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
There is evidence that children of incarcerated parents are at risk of poor developmental and educational outcomes. However, much of this evidence is limited by biased samples, as studies must rely on opt-in recruitment. Administrative data present an opportunity to overcome this challenge, as they capture information on all incarcerated…
Descriptors: Child Development, Crime, Teacher Attitudes, Models
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Pandya, Samta P. – Religious Education, 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group.…
Descriptors: Scores, Cross Cultural Studies, Christianity, Pretests Posttests
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Elnashar, Magdy Mahmoud – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
In Australian Universities, based on a study from 1992 to 2014, the Feedback item has been consistently poorly rated by students. In addition, Biochemistry is a complex STEM subject which many students find difficult and was considered the hardest subject according to a recent study by Antigua medical school in the United States. In this work, a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Computer Software
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Roche, Thomas; Harrington, Michael – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
English language programmes provide established pathways for international students seeking university admission in countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom. In order to refer international applicants to appropriate levels and durations of English language support prior to matriculation into their main course of study, pathway providers…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Admission, College Students, Foreign Students
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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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Chung, Ethel; Turnbull, Deborah; Chur-Hansen, Anna – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Resilience is related to students' well-being and academic success. While challenges associated with students who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. "non-traditional students") have been frequently reported, their resilience has received lesser attention. The primary purpose of this study was to compare levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Nontraditional Students, Comparative Analysis
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Australian education service provision includes the delivery of quality educational programmes to rural and remote living children. However, according to their parents, many children with developmental disabilities (such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders) who are living in rural country areas in New South Wales (NSW) still do not have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Family Environment, Parent Attitudes
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Petko, Dominik; Cantieni, Andrea; Prasse, Doreen – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
In large-scale international assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), or the Progress in International Reading Study (PISA), research has struggled to find positive associations between the frequency of educational technology use in schools and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kinoshita, Timothy J.; Knight, David B.; Gibbes, Badin – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Burgeoning college enrolments and insufficient funding to higher education have expanded the use of large lecture courses. As this trend continues, it is important to ensure that students can still learn in those challenging learning environments. Within education broadly and undergraduate engineering specifically, active learning pedagogies have…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Engineering Education, Lecture Method, Undergraduate Students
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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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Williams, Brett; Nguyen, David – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The transition of the Australian paramedic discipline from vocation education and training to the higher education sector has seen a sharp rise in interest in near-peer teaching (NPT). The objective of this study was to examine satisfaction levels of NPT over one academic semester among undergraduate paramedic students. A repeated measured design…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Medical Education, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Alqarni, Ibrahim R. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study investigates the impact that study in Australia has on the lexical knowledge of Saudi Arabian students. It focuses on: 1) the effects that the length of study in Australia has on the acquisition of lexical collocations, as reflected by lexical knowledge tests, and 2) whether there is a significant gender difference in the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Scores
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