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Velásquez, Edna – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
This study explores the effect of prior discipline-related knowledge in reading comprehension for two groups of students of Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL). The first group (G1), had 22 students enrolled in a general Spanish course and the second (G2), had 18 students enrolled in a course of Spanish for medical professions. The aim was to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning
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Aristidou, Michael – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
As it is already observed by mathematicians and educators, there is a discrepancy between the formal techniques of mathematical logic and the informal techniques of mathematics in regards to proof. We examine some of the reasons behind this discrepancy and to what degree it affects doing, teaching and learning mathematics in college. We also…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, College Students
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Budiyanto; Sheehy, Kieron; Kaye, Helen; Rofiah, Khofidotur – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
There is a large number of children with autism who need to be taught within the Indonesian education system. A significant influence on how their needs are perceived are the epistemological and cultural beliefs of teachers. This research is the first to examine these issues in the context of the Indonesian government's intention to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Strieker, Toni S.; Lim, Woong; Rosengrant, David; Wright, Marcia – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
In 2010, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) called for colleges and universities to "turn teacher education upside down" (pg. 2) and focus on clinical experiences, rather than coursework. This charge resulted in major shifts in teacher education programs in the USA as colleges and universities forged new…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Team Teaching, Teacher Education, Student Teaching
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Sahr, Annabell – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
This qualitative case study draws on a theoretical framework of translanguaging (García & Wei, 2014) and border pedagogies (Cashman, 2015) and seeks to shed light on the question of what role translanguaging can play in students' language learning in a German as a foreign language class at a Hispanic-serving university that is situated in the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rudd, Matthew; Honkiss, Lawrence – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
The primary objective of this research paper is to examine the relationship between students' English language proficiency skills and academic performance across unrelated subjects from a sample population totalling 2,026 students at a private university in the surrounding areas of Bangkok. Participants in this research study comprised first,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement
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Carter, Shani D. – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
Student learning outcomes assessment examines whether programs cover the material stated in their learning goals, whether students are learning the material, and the impact on student retention, graduation, post-graduation outcomes, and institutional accreditation, with the aim of providing faculty with data that can be used to help programs…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Biju, Soly Mathew – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of peer tutoring program as compared to classroom tutoring on problem solving and algorithm development skills of higher education students in Computer Sciences. Peer tutoring has emerged as one of the most effective mechanisms of enabling learning and improving academic performance of students at…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, College Students
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Federico, Batini; Bartolucci, Marco; De Carlo, Ermelinda – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
Early school leaving is a real social emergency across Europe. Literature and field experience show that the factors leading to the decision to drop out of school are different: family problems, economic distress, territorial discomfort. In addition, there are individual characteristics such as: psychological dimensions, ease/difficulty of…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student School Relationship, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Altin, Mehmet Evrim – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
Rapid social, financial and political developments in the last three decades have caused some challenges for the future of Higher Education Institutions. Globalization or internationalization is one of the most important challenges in Higher Education Markets in the last two decades. Progressively, in 1996, German legislators put internalization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational Change
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McGown, Jenny A. M.; Slate, John R. – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
In this investigation, differences in the reading performance as a function of degree of economic disadvantage for Texas Grade 3 students were examined. Data were obtained from the Texas Education Agency on all Texas Grade 3 students for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 school years. In all analyses, statistically significant differences,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement
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Carr, Victoria; Boat, Mary – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
A participatory action research study conducted at the Arlitt Child Development Center, a laboratory preschool at the University of Cincinnati, used naturalistic inquiry to create a solution for addressing challenging behaviors within an early childhood developmental and constructivist framework. In focus groups facilitated by a school psychology…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Laboratory Schools, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Walsh, Pamela – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
This study presents original research findings of a qualitative study of Qatar's international higher-education branch-campus model, which in 2016 hosted 11 international branch campuses, among the most of any country then. Few studies have examined the rationales, goals, and challenges of the branch-campus model from a host country's perspective.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Partnerships in Education, Multicampus Colleges
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Hoog, Stefan Op 't; Skoumpopoulou, Dimitra – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
The education of entrepreneurship is considered the most effective method to stimulate entrepreneurship within a society (Aaltio & Eskelinen, 2016); hence, creating jobs and encouraging economic growth (Lackéus, 2015). There are nevertheless structural difficulties in teaching entrepreneurship (Yang, 2016), and institutions are often left with…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Comparative Education, Economic Development, Teaching Methods
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Schrik, Paul; Wasonga, Teresa Akinyi – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
This quantitative study investigated the relationships among elementary school principals' efficacy beliefs (Instructional, Moral, and Management Leadership), principals' goal expectations for student achievement (expected outcome), and their impacts on actual student achievement. Two hundred and fifty elementary school principals completed an…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrator Role, Self Efficacy, Expectation
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