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Adigüzel, Abdullah; Orhan, Ali – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
It is remarkable that there are only a few studies that measures to what extent metacognitive and self-regulation skills affect students' academic achievements in the English lesson. This study is important for identifying the personal variables that have an impact on metacognitive and self-regulation skill and determining the relationship between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Saltan, Fatih; Kara, Mehmet – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This study aims to investigate the acceptance of ICT teachers pertaining to the use of Scratch as an Algorithm Visualization (AV) software in terms of perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. An embedded mixed method research design was used in the study, in which qualitative data were embedded in quantitative ones and used to explain the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Visualization, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology
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Bates, Samantha; Ball, Annahita; Wilks, Scott – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: Psychometric details of the Parental Press for Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Planning Scale (PPS), developed by Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, are scarce. The purpose of this study was to reexamine the properties of this 7-item measure. Method: The study utilized cross-sectional, self-reported data from 100…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Measures (Individuals)
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Redmond-Sanogo, Adrienne; Angle, Julie; Davis, Evan – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
In an effort to maintain the global competitiveness of the United States, ensuring a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is essential. The purpose of this study was to identify high school courses that serve as predictors of success in college level gatekeeper courses, which in turn led to the successful…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Predictor Variables
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Ribeiro, Laura; Severo, Milton; Pereira, Margarida; Ferreira, Maria Amélia – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Background: Scientific excellence is one of the most fundamental underpinnings of medical education and its relevance is unquestionable. To be involved in research activities enhances students' critical thinking and problem-solving capacities, which are mandatory competences for new achievements in patient care and consequently to the improvement…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Competence, Medical Education, Medical Students