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Vennix, J.; den Brok, P.; Taconis, R. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated and compared the learning environment perceptions of students, teachers and guides who participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based outreach activities in secondary education. In outreach activities, schools and teachers work together with companies and other external institutions in learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Stonier, Francis W.; Dickerson, Daniel L.; Lucking, Robert – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
The purpose of the study was to examine what science views were accepted or rejected by the Chinese university students. We administered the Thinking about Science Survey Instrument (TSSI) to 75 Chinese students in the Sichuan province who were enrolled in Science and Technology English classes. The TSSI focuses on nine key areas of science and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Lawrence, Shawn A.; Hall, Thomas; Lancey, Patrice – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2012
Tailgating has been associated with both problem drinking and high-risk behaviors. The purpose of this study was to determine if student participation in game day on-campus tailgating activities is associated with increased alcohol consumption. Employing a convenience sample of 567 university students, the authors compared the alcohol use patterns…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Sun, Ivan Y.; Su, Mingyue; Wu, Yuning – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
Domestic violence has emerged as a worldwide concern since the 1970s. Although a substantial amount of efforts have been devoted to assessing various aspects of domestic violence, a relatively small number of studies have empirically examined factors that shape public attitudes toward police response to such incidents. Even rarer is investigating…
Descriptors: College Students, Family Violence, Student Attitudes, Law Enforcement
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Cordano, Mark; Welcomer, Stephanie; Scherer, Robert F.; Pradenas, Lorena; Parada, Victor – Environment and Behavior, 2011
We surveyed business students in the United States (n = 256) and Chile (n = 310) to compare three theories of pro-environmental behavior.We examined Ajzen and Fishbein's theory of reasoned action, Schawartz's norm activation theory, and the values-beliefs-norms theory created by Stern, Dietz, Abel, Guagnano, and Kalof. We produced reliable…
Descriptors: Intention, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment)
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Schnurr, Norman V.; Racic, Stanko; Gelo, Tomislav – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
We surveyed Croatian and Turkish business school students, from universities emphasizing globalization, to analyze whether consideration for travel to the USA is affected by attitude toward their own country and the USA. The results from comparing and contrasting differences between these countries and differences between males and females in each…
Descriptors: Travel, Student Attitudes, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
Duxbury, John G.; Tsai, Ling-ling – Online Submission, 2010
This study investigated the level of foreign language anxiety in the classroom, plus the correlation between foreign language anxiety and cooperative learning attitudes and practice among university students at one university in the United States and three universities in Southern Taiwan. Two instruments (The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety…
Descriptors: Universities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Liu, Yingjie; Hannafin, Robert D. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2010
This qualitative study based on Gee's (2001) identity theory examined and compared how American and Chinese middle school students develop identities towards science, culture and technology in an intercultural web-assisted scientific inquiry project. Through analysis of online discussions, videoconferences, interviews, surveys and fieldnotes, we…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learning Activities, Qualitative Research, Self Concept
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Van Auken, Stuart; Wells, Ludmilla G.; Borgia, Daniel – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2009
This research presents a case study of a joint business degree program between an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB-I) accredited business school in the United States and a Chinese PhD granting partner university. The case investigates the impact of a U.S.-based curriculum, taught by U.S. instructors and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Zhang, Shaoan; Shi, Qingmin; Hao, Shiqi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
The present study was designed to examine pre-service teachers' attitudes towards teacher self-disclosure in Chinese and US classroom teaching. The participants of this study included 126 Chinese pre-service teachers and 180 US pre-service teachers. Results showed statistically significant differences between the two groups in their attitudes…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Galloway, Fred J.; Jenkins, John R. – NASPA Journal, 2005
International students and the faculty and administrators charged with their oversight were surveyed at two religiously affiliated, private universities to determine the extent of their adjustment problems in the United States. Although the international students were found to have only minor adjustment problems in the twelve areas covered by the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Students, Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes