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Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna; Dinçer, F. Çaglayan; Sen, Müge – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The goal of this research is to compare curricular expectations regarding caring behaviour in the USA and Turkey and to analyse the practical implication by investigating boys' and girls' caring behaviour. Conceptual framework of this research is underpinned in philosophical ideals of ethics of care and is grounded in theories stressing the…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Marschark, Marc; Edwards, Lindsey; Peterson, Candida; Crowe, Kathryn; Walton, Dawn – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
Theory of Mind--the understanding that people have thoughts, wants, and beliefs that influence their interpersonal behavior--is an aspect of social cognition that develops with consistent, increasing complexity across age groups, languages, and cultures. Observed delays in theory of mind development among deaf children and others has led to a…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Deafness, Comprehension, Beliefs
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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita; Ray, Nichole; Lasker-Scott, Tennille – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter explores the effects of historical and current racism on the educational experiences of American Black males. The authors use critical race theory to illustrate how assumptions about culture and gender have subverted the egalitarian ideals of adult education. Teachers and students are urged to use critical reflection and open…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Student Experience, Educational Experience
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Xudong, Zhu; Li, Jian – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
In the current global push to examine the diverse and complex approach in which classroom culture contributes to the shaping of students' learning cultural identity. Classroom culture plays a fundamental role in constructing students' learning competencies, perceptions and behaviors. Thus, this study conceptualizes and contextualizes a collective…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Learning Theories, Individualism, Collectivism
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Lee, Ena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
While current conceptualisations of the inextricable connection between language and culture in English language education are largely informed by complex sociocultural theories that view culture as constructed in and through social practices among people, classroom practices continue to be influenced by mainstream discourses of culture that…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Almutairi, Yousef Mubrik N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study looked at the reentry experiences of Saudi scholars who had completed their advanced degrees at U.S. universities and had returned to Saudi Arabia to become faculty members at Saudi universities. The goal of this study was to explore how Saudi scholars experienced the phenomenon of reentry to work in Saudi universities, how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, College Faculty, Experience
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Lynch, Shrehan; Andrew, K.; Richards, R.; Pennington, Colin – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
In higher education, doctoral training has been identified as a process of stewardship development whereby individuals learn the knowledge and skills required to advance their respective disciplines. Self-study of teacher education practices is one approach that has gained the interest of doctoral students to help them understand their own…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Acculturation, Foreign Students
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Hobbs, Renee – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
When students have the freedom to use digital media to create, communicate and disseminate messages, transgression occurs. In this paper, I situate in-school youth production in the context of pedagogical theories of participatory culture, art education, and digital and media literacy education. Using interviews with four experienced high school…
Descriptors: Creativity, Freedom, Teacher Student Relationship, Mass Media
Pohawpatchoko, Calvin Coolidge, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation is a semi-longitudinal investigation of the design, application and evaluation of a novel abstraction of two learning theories---William Demmert, Culture-Based Education and Seymour Papert, Constructionism, to form "Cultural Constructionism." This study was driven by an interest to explore the linkage between cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Computer Use, History, Indigenous Populations
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Lacy, Michael G.; Snodgrass, Jeffrey G.; Meyer, Mary C.; Dengah, H. J. Francois, II; Benedict, Noah – Field Methods, 2018
The most widely used formal approach to culture, the cultural consensus theory (CCT) of Romney, Weller, and Batchelder, originally relied on a priori definitions of cultural groups to map their unity and diversity. Retaining key features of classical CCT, we provide techniques to identify two or more cultural subgroups in a sample, whether those…
Descriptors: Culture, Subcultures, Cultural Differences, Theories
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Levin, John S.; Montero Hernandez, Virginia – Review of Higher Education, 2014
This article addresses the identity claims of part-time faculty at three types of higher education institutions. Using culture theory and professional identity theory, the article documents that part-time faculty members across institutions have a divided sense of identity. On the one hand, they perceive themselves as professionals based on their…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Part Time Faculty, College Faculty, Professional Identity
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Davis, Keryn; McKenzie, Ruta – Early Childhood Folio, 2016
The focus of this article is on the findings emerging from a cross-cultural research project exploring children's working theories about identity, language, and culture in two diverse early childhood education centres in Christchurch: one Samoan immersion, and the other English-medium. The project team believes that by nurturing children's…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Malayo Polynesian Languages, English
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Yuen, Allan H.; Park, Jae Hyung; Chen, Lu; Cheng, Miaoting – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Our study examines digital equity in a cultural context. Many studies have used classic analytical variables such as socioeconomic status and gender to investigate the problem of unequal access to, and more recently differences in the use of, information and communication technology (ICT). The few studies that have explored cultural variables have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Access to Computers, Cultural Context
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Lagrange, Jean-Baptiste – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2013
The goal of this paper is to evaluate the contribution of the anthropological approach (AA) concurrently to Activity Theory (AT) in view of overarching questions about classroom use of technology for teaching and learning mathematics. I will do it first from a philosophical point of view, presenting the main notions of AA that have been used to…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Anthropology, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology
McLaughlin, Zachary J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Rorrer, Skrla, and Scheurich (2008) proposed a theory that district leaders enact several essential roles when engaging in systemic reform that both improves achievement and equity. Their theory identified reshaping district culture as one of these essential functions in systemic reform. This case study explored how leaders in one Massachusetts…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership Role, Equal Education, School Districts
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