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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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Verharen, Charles C. – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
Re-visioning education is critical to developing new ways of thinking and acting in the face of global threats to life from global climate change and weapons of mass destruction. Like philosophy in Quine's words, education is "losing contact with the people." Education suffers this loss in part because education has lost contact with…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Democracy, Humanities Instruction, Access to Education
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Hasikou, Anastasia – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
Individual instrumental tuition has been the focus of some new research in musical scholarship during the last two decades. The main conclusions that appear to be shared by scholars in this field such as Gerald Jones, Knud Illeris, John Heron, Andrea Creech and Helena Gaunt is that a combination of modern social circumstances together with rapidly…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Independent Study, Personal Autonomy
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Firipis, Arthur; Chandrasekaran, Siva; Joordens, Matthew – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
With the increasing use of 1:1 mobile devices within the curriculum space, differentiating its use to support "learner growth" has become an important discussion amongst policy makers, researchers, educators and learners. This research study provides an insight into how learners are using their 1:1 mobile device to support their learning…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Learning Processes, Curriculum Design
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Temple, Barbara Ann; Bentley, Kathryn; Pugalee, David K.; Blundell, Natalie; Pereyra, Carlos Miranda – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
By accessing creative portions of the brain through dance, Pre-K students can more easily learn math concepts like spatial awareness and critical math knowledge prior to formal assessment in elementary school. This early foundational learning creates educational equity by resulting in a month of additional math learning before ever stepping into…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Creativity, Concept Formation, Mathematics Skills
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Pechova, Zuzana – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
In 2016, the characteristics and approaches to art mediation as an educative approach to facilitation of understanding and experiencing art in Czech extracurricular field trips and school outreach programmes were defined and investigated by faculty members of Department of Primary Education within an independent research project. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extracurricular Activities, Visual Arts, Art Education
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Emre Avci, Yunus; Tösten, Rasim; Sahin, Çigdem Çelik – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
Cultural capital expresses all the cultural acquisitions that individuals gain both through inheritance and through different channels in the course of their lives. Teachers' self-efficacy perceptions play an important role in their demonstrating more effort and responsibility to provide support to students' learning. The main purpose of this…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Self Efficacy, Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Coleman, Adrienne – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
According to the National Science Foundation, "the U.S. STEM workforce must be considered in the context of an expanding and vibrant global scientific and technological enterprise" (2014). "The National Academy of Sciences further suggests that, without the participation of individuals of all races and genders, the increasing demand…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students
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Niever, Manuel; Richter, Thilo; Duehr, Katharina; Wilmsen, Miriam; Lanz, Laura; Walter, Benjamin; Albers, Albert; Hahn, Carsten – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
The working environment of future university graduates is characterized by highly dynamic and complex product development processes. In addition to disciplinary competence, it is essential to build up methodical and social competence as well as to foster the elaboration and creativity potential of students. In order to meet industrial requirements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Active Learning, Engineering Education
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Bonacci, Enzo – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
In the Italian education system, secondary students (ages 14-19) are confronted with the foundations of quantum physics during the final term of scientific high school (pre-university year). The Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (acronym MIUR) has remarked its importance in the syllabus to address the high school exit…
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Quantum Mechanics, High Schools, Secondary School Science
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