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Wang, Li-Yi; Lin, Tzu-Bin – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2013
The status of English as a global language has played a significant role in contemporary language education policies across the world. In East Asia, the hegemony of English has been reflected in a number of central governments' policies of recruiting native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) to participate in English language education. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Luo, Wen-Hsing – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2007
This study looks into issues pertaining to the policy of including native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) in elementary schools in Taiwan, i.e., NEST programs, from the perspective of the teachers involved. Through data gathered from interviews and classroom observations, this qualitative study examines the necessity of NEST programs and reveals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Elementary Schools
Sonsaat, Sinem – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Despite their importance, teacher's manuals (TM) have never drawn much attention in language teaching research, and therefore they have not been researched from the perspective of pronunciation teaching. It may be that they have not been perceived as having a role more than being an answer key for student materials (Sheldon, 1987). However, TMs…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Li-Yi; Lin, Tzu-Bin – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Teachers' professional identity influences the way they think and teach. For pre-service non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs), they are at the crucial stage of constructing self-image and self-perception as English language teaching (ELT) professionals, their beliefs about English teaching and learning and their attitudes towards changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khlomov, K. D.; Kondrashkin, A. V.; Kuzin, P. A.; Kalyakina, S. M.; Tyulkanova, K. I.; Medvedev, D. P. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
This article addresses the need for changes in current views on adolescent development. It presents observations of adolescent behavior in the online game Dragon Nest that were conducted by specialists from the Crossroads Center for Social and Psychological Adaptation and Adolescent Development, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Behavior, Video Games, Social Theories
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Easterday, Matthew W.; Rees Lewis, Daniel G.; Gerber, Elizabeth M. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the first descriptions of design research (DR), there have been calls to better define it to increase its rigour. Yet five uncertainties remain: (1) the processes for conducting DR, (2) how DR differs from other forms of research, (3) how DR differs from design, (4) the products of DR, and (5) why DR can answer certain research questions…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Definitions
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Thompson Long, Bonnie; Hall, Tony – Irish Educational Studies, 2018
This paper describes the conceptualisation and appropriation of narrative in the design of digital storytelling technology (DST), to augment reflective practice among Irish pre-service teachers. Reflective practice remains a predominant professional formation component of programmes of teacher education. In this key developmental activity, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Story Telling, Computer Mediated Communication
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Floris, Flora Debora – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2013
Masaki Oda is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Tamagawa University in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in Sociopolitical Aspects of Language Use. Prof. Oda got his PhD program from Georgetown University, where he also taught Japanese for several years. He returned to Japan in 1990 and began teaching EFL and training EFL teachers at Tamagawa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Kaiser, Donna H.; Deaver, Sarah – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2009
The Bird's Nest Drawing (Kaiser, 1996) is an art-based assessment that was developed to assess attachment security. In the past 10 years, several studies have further tested this art therapy directive with various populations. This paper briefly reviews attachment theory, delineates the significant findings from five of the studies, and provides…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Attachment Behavior, Freehand Drawing, Measures (Individuals)
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Allison, Elizabeth; Tunks, Karyn; Hardman, Kacie – Science and Children, 2017
The Pelican's Nest, located near Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, is a science center supported by a local educational foundation. Programs are geared toward marine wildlife and the coastal habitat with an emphasis on hands-on learning for students in grades K-6. The director of the science center conducts daily classroom labs and discovery trips…
Descriptors: Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Activities, Marine Biology, Marine Education
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Al-Issa, Ali; Al-Bulushi, Ali; Al-Zadjali, Rima – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
Proficiency in the English language has been described as central for determining Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (N-NESTs) selection for joining the profession. The Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman decided to set the score of Band 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for accepting the English Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Selection Criteria, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Nabors, Martha L.; Edwards, Linda Carol; Decker, Suzanne – Science and Children, 2010
The first-grade classroom was like a natural history museum. Bird nests of every shape and size lay on top of bookshelves that lined two walls. Methods students, who were visiting the classroom in preparation for the science lessons they would teach there, were immediately inspired by the collection. They used the collection as a springboard for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Natural Sciences, Animals
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Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao; Aagard, Steve Dale – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Empty nest syndrome occurs as a result of urbanization and loosened relationships among family members. It may threaten the life quality of older adults and stability of society as a whole. This survey was designed to investigate the situation and factors that influence the life quality of a sample of older adults in a western state. Thirty-five…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Older Adults, Family Relationship, Surveys
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Olague, Rubén; Ekiaka Nzai, Valentin – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
While the U.S. mainstream media continues to exercise its right of way in the American landscape, the predominant culture faces a population and popularity decrease. Diversity is slowly finding a perennial nest for growth, although minorities are still being shelled by mainstream media that consciously and unconsciously make the attack a priority…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Cultural Pluralism, Minority Groups, Population Trends
Nam, Hyun Ha – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As English progressively becomes the global language, many native English speakers move to foreign countries to work as English teachers. However a review of the literature reveals that there is little research on their actual performance compared to the non-native local English teachers. This comparative case study examines pedagogic practices of…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Video Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Class Size
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