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Cankaya, Elif Merve; Liew, Jeffrey; de Freitas, Clarissa Pinto Pizarro – Journal of International Students, 2018
This study explores measures of curiosity and autonomy as two motivation and personality predictors of personal growth initiative (PGI), an indicator of cross-cultural adjustment. The sample comprised 221 international graduate students. Structural equation modeling was utilized to identify the relations among self-perceived language skills,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Students, Individual Development
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Baz, Esra Harmandaoglu; Balçikanli, Cem; Cephe, Pasa Tevfik – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study aims to find whether there is a relationship between the stories of English language teachers as learners, and their attempts to encourage learner autonomy. A qualitative design was chosen in order to reveal any relationships, with data collected through semi-structured interviews with five teachers of English language, two experienced…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Beginning Teachers
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Bei, Evanthia; Mavroidis, Ilias; Giossos, Yiannis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable psychometric scale to measure the perceived autonomy of postgraduate students in the Hellenic Open University and similar distance education environments. Two dimensions of autonomy, namely personal and educational, were revealed from the literature review and the preliminary study. For…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Likert Scales, Psychometrics
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Demir, Meliksah; Burton, Shelby; Dunbar, Nora – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Two robust predictors of student success, rapport, and autonomy support were assessed to determine which had a greater impact on course and student outcomes. Survey responses from undergraduate psychology students (n = 412) were collected. Together, rapport and autonomy support explained substantial variance in professor effectiveness…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy
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Koivula, Merja; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Rautamies, Erja; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Kindergarten teachers from different cultural backgrounds attribute various meanings to children's autonomy. There seems to be cultural differences in early childhood education curricula with regard to how a child's autonomy is described and how it is supported. This qualitative study asks: how do teachers narrate their perspective and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Mavrogordato, Madeline; Torres, Chris – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Against the backdrop of the debate around exclusionary discipline practices, this case study asks readers to consider how leaders must balance autonomy with concerns about accountability and equity. In this case, a traditional public school principal in search of more autonomy accepts a principalship at a charter school, but as she attempts to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Dincer, Ali – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
International reports suggest that teacher autonomy is diminishing across the world. With a centralized education system, Turkish teachers have the lowest level of professional independence in the education system and their students have the lowest level of English proficiency among many countries. Despite the important role that teachers play in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Professional Autonomy, English (Second Language), Job Satisfaction
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Cantu, Gerald C. – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Secondary education schools in the United States routinely distribute differential educational provisions to students through a widely implemented tracking system. This article aims to show that this tracking system is unjust. It begins with a characterization of the tracking system as it is typically implemented in the United States, and its…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Secondary Education, Equal Education, Social Justice
OECD Publishing, 2018
School autonomy is popular but also complex and sometimes contentious. Many education systems have increased schools' autonomy in the hope of achieving greater efficiency and closer adaptation to local needs. In some countries, however, increased autonomy has led to greater pressure on schools and local stakeholders. To be successful, school…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
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Eren, Ömer – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2020
Living in a competitive world requires teachers to be aware of their potentials and reflect them on their daily practices. Autonomous teachers can think and act on their own rather than sticking to the established patterns. Current studies mostly deal with perceptions about learner autonomy and focus on local environment. However, what teachers…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Teacher Characteristics
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Burgueño, Rafael; Macarro-Moreno, José; Medina-Casaubón, Jesús – SAGE Open, 2020
This research aimed to adapt and psychometrically examine the Multidimensional Perceived Autonomy Support Scale in Physical Education in the Spanish context. The participants were 560 (264 men and 296 women; M[subscript age] = 14.49, SD[subscript age] = 1.05) physical education secondary school students. The results underpinned a 15-item…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Personal Autonomy
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Pasaribu, Truly Almendo – Teaching English with Technology, 2020
Reading and technology are believed to have a strong link with learner autonomy. This research aims at investigating how digital reader response tasks in a reading class promote learner autonomy. The students were given reader response tasks which challenged them to respond to texts using digital infographic and presentation tools in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reader Response, Personal Autonomy, Reading Instruction
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Wermke, Wieland; Olason Rick, Sigrid; Salokangas, Maija – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Teacher autonomy has become an increasingly popular research topic over the past decade, reflecting wider national and global education trends. In this light, this article investigates and compares the perceptions of German and Swedish teachers concerning their professional autonomy. We analyse teachers' perceptions using a grid, and view teacher…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Dikilitas, Kenan; Mumford, Simon E. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study highlights the need to promote more personal and informal processes in Teacher Autonomy and focuses on university Language Teachers' processes in reading Teacher Research (TR) in order to understand how this impacts their autonomy development processes. In particular, it addresses teachers' interactions with TR articles during the…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Empowerment, Professional Identity
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Begum, Jahanara – International Journal of Language Education, 2019
In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of language teaching being more and more communication oriented. The traditional classroom teaching is facing a big challenge and is gradually being replaced by learner-centered approaches putting learner as individual into the core of learning process. This means learner autonomy gets to be…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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