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Gill, Tim – Research Papers in Education, 2018
In the UK, students who want to progress to higher education have a number of possible pathways at age 16. The most common of these is traditional, academic focussed, 'A' levels, but increasingly students are taking alternative qualifications (e.g. BTECs, IB, Pre-U). The focus of this research is to infer which (if any) of these qualifications are…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, College Readiness, College Preparation
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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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McCray, Gareth; Brunfaut, Tineke – Language Testing, 2018
This study investigates test-takers' processing while completing banked gap-fill tasks, designed to test reading proficiency, in order to test theoretically based expectations about the variation in cognitive processes of test-takers across levels of performance. Twenty-eight test-takers' eye traces on 24 banked gap-fill items (on six tasks) were…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, Item Analysis, Eye Movements
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King, Diane; Palikara, Olympia – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Language abilities in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are variable and can be challenging to ascertain with confidence. This study aimed to compare and evaluate different forms of language assessment: standardized language testing, narrative analysis and parent/teacher reports. 14 adolescents with ASD and 14 typically developing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Skills
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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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MacKenzie, R. K.; Dowell, J.; Ayansina, D.; Cleland, J. A. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2017
Traditional methods of assessing personality traits in medical school selection have been heavily criticised. To address this at the point of selection, "non-cognitive" tests were included in the UK Clinical Aptitude Test, the most widely-used aptitude test in UK medical education (UKCAT: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/). We examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Medical Schools, Longitudinal Studies
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Sappok, Tanja; Brooks, Whitney; Heinrich, Manuel; McCarthy, Jane; Underwood, Lisa – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is important throughout the lifespan. The objective was to investigate the transcultural diagnostic validity of the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) in a clinical sample of 451 adults with Intellectual Developmental Disorder (IDD) with and without ASD in Germany, the U.S.A. and Great Britain.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Validity, Intellectual Disability
Flèche, Sarah – Centre for Economic Performance, 2017
Schooling can produce both cognitive and non-cognitive skills, both of which are important determinants of adult outcomes. Using very rich data from a UK birth cohort study, I estimate teacher value added (VA) models for both pupils' test scores and non-cognitive skills. I show that teachers are equally important in the determination of pupils'…
Descriptors: Scores, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Elementary School Teachers
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Hopkins, Zoë; Yuill, Nicola; Branigan, Holly P. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Two experiments investigated the contribution of conflict inhibition to pragmatic deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Typical adults' tendency to reuse interlocutors' referential choices (lexical alignment) implicates communicative perspective-taking, which is regulated by conflict inhibition. We examined whether…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Lexicology, Language Skills, Children
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Bozoglan, Hilal; Gok, Duygu – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a mobile-assisted dialect awareness programme on the dialect attitudes of pre-service English language teachers in Turkey. The study adopted a pre-test and a post-test design including 58 first-grade pre-service English language teachers in two different classes. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metalinguistics, Scores, Nonstandard Dialects
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Roy, Somali; Inglis, Matthew; Alcock, Lara – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
This paper presents two studies of an intervention designed to help undergraduates comprehend mathematical proofs. The intervention used multimedia resources that presented proofs with audio commentary and visual animations designed to focus attention on logical relationships. In study 1, students studied an e-Proof or a standard written proof and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Undergraduate Students, Multimedia Instruction, Eye Movements
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Zammit, Maria; Atkinson, Susan – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Babysign classes are increasingly popular across the UK. Benefits are said to include increasing child vocabulary, reducing frustration, and improving parent-child relations. A further relationship between the use of babysign and maternal mind-mindedness (MM) has been suggested. It was hypothesized here that parents choosing babysign classes would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Toddlers, Interpersonal Communication
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Holliman, Andrew J.; Mundy, Ian R.; Wade-Woolley, Lesly; Wood, Clare; Bird, Chelsea – Educational Psychology, 2017
Prosodic awareness (the rhythmic patterning of speech) accounts for unique variance in reading development. However, studies have thus far focused on early readers and utilised literacy measures which fail to distinguish between monosyllabic and multisyllabic words. The current study investigated the factors that are specifically associated with…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Intonation, Phonemic Awareness, Short Term Memory
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Imuta, Kana; Henry, Julie D.; Slaughter, Virginia; Selcuk, Bilge; Ruffman, Ted – Developmental Psychology, 2016
It has been argued that children who possess an advanced theory of mind (ToM) are more likely to act prosocially, yet the empirical findings are mixed. To address this issue definitively, a meta-analytic integration of all prior literature that met appropriate inclusion criteria was conducted. In total, 76 studies including 6,432 children between…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Prosocial Behavior, Children, Meta Analysis
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Cobbett, Steve – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
The arts therapies are becoming more commonplace as psychotherapeutic interventions for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) and associated mental health conditions in educational settings and are now used in many educational provisions. The justification for their use would seem to be largely based on the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Art Therapy, Social Problems
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