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Kibwami, Nathan; Wesonga, Racheal; Manga, Musa; Mukasa, Tom – International Education Studies, 2021
Education and training of Quantity Surveyors (QSs) has been a topical subject amongst academics, the industry, and professional institutions, often leading to a discussion about education versus training, in which case, the industry sometimes argues that QSs are often ill-prepared for work. The current study investigated strategies for improving…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Education Work Relationship, Evaluators, Construction Industry
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Brozo, William G. – Educational Leadership, 2013
Considering the nature of the complex prose that K-12 students today must learn from, in light of the Common Core State Standards, students need to read informational texts on a meaningful level-and with enthusiasm. Teachers, Brozo says, need to achieve three goals: motivate students to read informational texts, expand students' background…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Reading Motivation
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Manga, Annamária; Madurka, Petra; Vakli, Pál; Kirwan, C. Brock; Vidnyánszky, Zoltán – Learning & Memory, 2021
Binding visual features into coherent object representations is essential both in short- and long-term memory. However, the relationship between feature binding processes at different memory delays remains unexplored. Here, we addressed this question by using the Mnemonic Similarity Task and a delayed-estimation working memory task on a large…
Descriptors: Long Term Memory, Short Term Memory, Mnemonics, Older Adults
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Monobe, Gumiko; Ruan, Jiening – Journal of Peace Education, 2020
This paper critically examines how three educational manga texts render the history of World War II for upper elementary, middle, and high school students in Japan. Informed by critical theory, the authors analyzed both linguistic (words) and nonlinguistic texts (illustrations) related to two major World War II events in juxtaposition, namely, the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Materials, War, World History
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Armour, William S.; Iida, Sumiko – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Recent research into Japanese as a foreign language education has strongly emphasized the link between Japanese popular culture and learning Japanese. However, these studies have only targeted Japanese language learners in formal education contexts and have largely ignored those who are not studying Japanese or studying Japanese informally. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Abaya, Charles Mang'era; Nyaboga, Evans Nyagaka; Osero, Peterson Ondieki; Geta, Thomas Omao – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to find out the extent to which parental involvement influences transition of pupils from lower to upper primary in Manga district schools in Nyamira County, Kenya. The objective of the study was to find out whether parental involvement activities influenced transition of pupils from lower to upper primary. Survey…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, School Districts, Learning Activities
Matsuoka, Rieko; Smith, Ian; Uchimura, Mari – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article examines how healthcare professionals use encouragement. Focusing on GAMBARU ["to try hard"], forty-one scenes were collected from healthcare manga. Each scene of encouragement was analyzed from three perspectives; the contextual background of the communication, the relationship with the patients and the patients' response…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Discourse Analysis, Patients, Health Personnel
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Kumasaki, Mieko; Shoji, Takuro; Wu, Tsung-Chih; Soontarapa, Khantong; Arai, Mitsuru; Mizutani, Takaaki; Okada, Ken; Shimizu, Yoshitada; Sugano, Yasuhiro – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
"Manga" are graphic novels that are considered to have the potential to effectively convey concepts and engage readers. The efficacy of "manga" has been validated for chemical safety education to students in three universities in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. Students were asked to examine a photo to identify hazards and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Science
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Ndoutorlengar, Médard; Djangrang, Man-na; Mamgue, Bassinang; Yongsi, H. B. Nguendo; Groza, Octavian – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The schools in rural areas in developing countries are often confronted with difficulties which are, in general, related to poverty, the quantitative and qualitative insufficiency of the professionals and the organization. Consequently, every year, the examinations results are unsatisfactory playing on the curriculum and excellence in the…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Cheung, Kelly; O'Sullivan, Kerry-Ann – English in Australia, 2017
Manga and anime may no longer be the "new kids" in wider media culture but they are relatively new texts for study in the secondary English classroom. Manga and anime support teachers in their work towards inclusive classroom practices and build multimodal literacies but the cartoony face of the medium belies a depth of analysis required…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
Nylund, Carol – Library Media Connection, 2007
The decision to add graphic novels, and particularly the Japanese styled called manga, was one the author has debated for a long time. In this article, the author shares her experience when she purchased graphic novels and mangas to add to her library collection. She shares how graphic novels and mangas have revitalized the library.
Descriptors: Novels, Library Materials, Personal Narratives, Adolescent Literature
Simmons, Mary; O'Briant, Beth – Library Media Connection, 2009
In this article, the authors present the outcomes of a project they implemented to increase library use by their adolescent males, a population at their school that avoided the library like the plague. They conducted a survey to know what their male students wished they would find in their media center. Their students suggested manga as a genre,…
Descriptors: Library Materials, School Libraries, Library Services, Novels
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Matsuoka, Rieko; Poole, Gregory – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This paper examines the ways in which healthcare professionals interact with patients' family members, and/or colleagues. The data are from healthcare discourses at difficult times found in the manga series entitled Nurse AOI. As the first step, we selected several communication scenes for analysis in terms of politeness strategies. From these…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Health Services, Patients, Health Personnel
Armour, William Spencer – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
Multimodal examples of Japanese language input (such as "manga" and anime) have now become the default choice for curriculum designers, material developers, and classroom teachers to make learning "fun". More traditional written only text-based materials are now in direct competition with such materials. While there has been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Input
Bitz, Michael – Harvard Education Press, 2009
Based on a four-year study, "Manga High" explores the convergence of literacy, creativity, social development, and personal identity in one of New York City's largest high schools. Since 2004, students at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Manhattan have been creating manga--Japanese comic books. They write the stories, design the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Content Analysis, Urban Schools, Literacy
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