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Hurd, Noelle; Deutsch, Nancy – Future of Children, 2017
After-school programs offer young people opportunities for self-expression, exploring their talents, and forming relationships with supportive adults. That is, after-school programs promote young people's social and emotional learning (SEL) skills--whether the programs use that term or not. Despite these programs' potential, Noelle Hurd and Nancy…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, After School Programs, Educational Policy
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This essay introduces two presentations (or "Vorträge") by Ulf Abraham and Thomas Zabka that were originally published in the German journal, "Didaktik Deutsch." I reflect on the complexities of translation and intercultural communication, and ask how we might meaningfully compare the policy environment of one country with that…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Dixon, Edward M.; Hondo, Junko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
This paper will describe pedagogical approaches for re-purposing an open educational resource (OER) designed and produced by the Deutsche Welle. This free online program, "Deutsch Interaktiv," consists of authentic digital videos, slideshows and audio texts and gives a contemporary overview of the culture and language in Germany, Austria…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, German, Second Language Instruction
Ennis, Michael Joseph – Online Submission, 2020
One of the greatest challenges faced by university language centers in Italy is finding ways to motivate students to complete extracurricular language courses offered to help them meet their language proficiency requirements for graduation. It was hypothesized that the root of the problem was that the existing course offerings focus too narrowly…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Extracurricular Activities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Seals, Corinne A. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Previous research into heritage language education has often focused on the connection between frequency of language use and heritage language speakers' maintenance of their heritage language. This article expands this research into language use to additionally examine the ways in which heritage language speaking children are discursively…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Native Language Instruction, Multilingualism, Ideology
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Norris, John; Drackert, Anastasia – Language Testing, 2018
The Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF) plays a critical role as a standardized test of German language proficiency. Developed and administered by the Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.), TestDaF was launched in 2001 and has experienced persistent annual growth, with more than 44,000 test takers in…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Jaworska, Sylvia – Language Teaching, 2015
This state-of-the-art review reports on the major studies conducted in the field of "Deutsch als Wissenschaftssprache" (academic German) since the late 1990s. To begin with, the current position of German as a language of academic communication nationally and internationally will be discussed, focusing especially on the challenges posed…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction
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Keating, Ross – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2009
Creativity in Robert Henri's view is a gratuitous act, shot through with mystery; what is left after such an act is the artwork itself as concrete evidence that such a heightened state of consciousness has been achieved. This paper will examine Henri's understanding of the nature of creativity from his perspective as a twentieth century New York…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art, Artists, Philosophy
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Zimmer, Veronika; Grünhage-Monetti, Matilde – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Although the importance of communicative competences in the workplace is conjured up in most discussions, there is little empirical research (in Germany) describing formal and informal communications in companies and branches with a high percentage of immigrant workers, particularly in the production sector. The study group "Deutsch am…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Workplace Learning, German, Immigrants
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Gorlewski, Julie – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
The effects of neoliberal ideologies infiltrate all aspects of the teaching-learning environment, including academic practices of reading and writing. Writing, more than simply a demonstration of academic proficiency, represents a means of thinking--an opportunity to develop critical thought, build resistance to neoliberal individualism through…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Writing Instruction
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Turner, Dianne – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2008
Many people hold two common misconceptions about the Pennsylvania Dutch: first, that these people live exclusively in the state of Pennsylvania; second, that their ancestors came from Holland. However, neither assumption is correct. One can find large Pennsylvania Dutch communities in Mary land, West Virginia, Virginia, the Carolinas, Ohio,…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Cultural Pluralism, Handicrafts, Cultural Influences
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Busch, Iris; Freimann-Cavanaugh, Corinna; Eichler, Ester – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2009
The Kinder lernen Deutsch Committee (KLD) is a standing committee of the AATG that has existed since 1987 and that was originally charged to support the advocacy of German in grades K-8. With generous funding by the Standige Arbeitsgruppe Deutsch als Fremdsprache (StADaF) from the German government and the Goethe-Institut, the Kinder lernen…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, German, Thematic Approach, Second Language Learning
Jacobs, George M.; Tan, Hui Shan – Online Submission, 2015
The use in education of small groups of two to four members receives substantial support from both theory and research (e.g., (Deutsch, 1949, 1962; Gillies, 2007; Johnson & Johnson, 2006; Lewin, 1935; Sharan, 1999; Slavin, 1995; Vygotsky, 1978, Webb, et al., 2009). This theory and research suggests that people learn more and gain affective…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Polk, Denise M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
Leadership education is offered in myriad ways at many institutions of higher education (Borgese, Deutsch, & Winkler, 2004). This article highlights the West Chester University Honors College (WCUHC), a highly selective, four-year program for undergraduate students. The WCUHC instituted a liberal education, interdisciplinary approach to…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Plassmann, Sibylle; Zeidler, Beate – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Language testing means taking decisions: about the test taker's results, but also about the test construct and the measures taken in order to ensure quality. This article takes the German test "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule" as an example to illustrate this decision-making process in an academic context. The test is used for university…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Wiseness, Test Construction, Decision Making
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