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Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi – Cogent Education, 2019
This article reports on a community engagement project by the University of South Africa's Department of Adult Basic Education to address the challenges faced by new literates in establishing and managing projects and small businesses. The main objective of the article was to assess how capacity and training workshops have been used as tools to…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Small Businesses, Business Administration, Action Research
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2019
This research examines the connection between orthographical depth of a language and phonological and morphological processing in Arabic-speaking children with learning disabilities. Participants included 40 pupils in third and fourth grade with learning disabilities in reading and reading comprehension studying in a mixed class in regular Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Orthographic Symbols, Semitic Languages, Phonology
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Quennerstedt, Ann – Cogent Education, 2019
This research seeks to increase the knowledge about the role of language in the teaching of human rights. The specific interest is to examine how language use extends and specifies the human rights learning situation. Drawing on John Dewey's arguments for two main constituents of an educative language use--the extension of vocabulary and rendering…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Adewumi, Toyin Mary; Mosito, Cina – Cogent Education, 2019
The implementation of inclusion policy for learners with special education needs has been a matter of interest for South African schools. This study sought to explore pockets of good practice found in the experiences of teachers in implementing inclusion of learners with special education needs (SEN). A qualitative research approach was employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Inclusion
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Bansiong, Apler J. – Cogent Education, 2019
Textbooks remain as major learning aids in all levels of education worldwide. Thus, textbooks must constantly be subjected to critical analysis in order to establish their curricular usefulness. This paper analyzed four commercial science textbooks designed for third grade Filipino learners. The four textbooks were analyzed according to…
Descriptors: Readability, Content Analysis, Textbook Content, Science Education
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Schoen, Robert C.; LaVenia, Mark – Cogent Education, 2019
Scholars have long argued that individuals' beliefs influence their behaviors and the decisions they make throughout their lives. Focusing on beliefs as a cognitive construct, the purpose of this study was to identify several key beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning held by practicing elementary mathematics teachers. An iterative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Soto, Christian; Gutiérrez de Blume, Antonio P.; Jacovina, Mathew; McNamara, Danielle; Benson, Nicholas; Riffo, Bernardo – Cogent Education, 2019
We explored relations between reading comprehension performance and self-reported components of metacognition in middle-school children. Students' self-reported metacognitive strategies in planning and evaluation accounted for significant variance in reading comprehension performance on questions involving inferences. In Study 2, middle school…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Middle School Students, Accuracy
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Goldberg, Jochem M.; Clarke, Aleisha M.; Klooster, Peter M. ten; Schreurs, Karlein M. G.; Bohlmeijer, Ernst T. – Cogent Education, 2019
In the Netherlands, all schools are required to develop a wellbeing and social safeness policy. Despite this legislation, there is currently no adequate instrument available to measure the wellbeing and social safeness. Therefore, the present study investigates the psychometric properties of the Wellbeing and Social Safeness Questionnaire (WSSQ).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, School Safety, Questionnaires
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Brown, Ted; Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2019
It is important for self-report scales and measures used by educators and health care professionals (such as the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire-Short Form [PSDQ-S]) to have documented reliability and validity. The aim of this study is to investigate the structural validity of the full PSDQ-S composite scale and 11 subscales using the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Physical Characteristics, Self Concept, Item Response Theory
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Guillén-Gámez, Francisco D.; Lugones, Ana; Mayorga-Fernández, M. José – Cogent Education, 2019
In the area of foreign languages, it is necessary to develop the digital competence of future teachers in order to improve the teaching-learning process that they will carry out with their students. However, different intrinsic variables of teachers can influence their use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The main objective of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers
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Townsend, Andrew – Cogent Education, 2019
The issue of how schools work in partnership with each other and with other organisations has always been of interest to school leaders, policymakers, and practitioners. This article adds to the body of research on partnerships in part by focussing on school to school partnerships and in part through the use of activity theory as an analytical…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Social Theories, Networks
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Hong, Yang; Fuller, Carol – Cogent Education, 2019
China has been experiencing rapid economic growth over the past few decades accompanied by an overwhelmingly large number of rural habitants out-migrating to urban areas for work and better earnings. However, children of migrants are not entitled to free schooling provisions in these urban destinations and so millions of school-aged rural children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Rural Areas, Boarding Schools
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Dzemidzic Kristiansen, Selma; Burner, Tony; Johnsen, Berit Helene – Cogent Education, 2019
The article presents a review of 34 studies conducted from 1995 to 2017 focusing on face-to-face promotive interaction (FtFPI) factors that may lead to successful cooperative learning (CL) in small groups, as guided by the following research question: "Which FtFPI factors lead to successful CL in small groups?" A manual and citation…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Geiger, Tray; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Cogent Education, 2019
In this overview piece, we document the six student perception surveys (SPSs) currently available for state, district, and school consumption and use, given SPSs are increasingly becoming one of the more popular "multiple measures" being used to evaluate teacher qualities. We present descriptive information about each of these SPSs,…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Legislation
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Yeboah, Rita; Abonyi, Usman Kojo; Luguterah, Austin Wontepaga – Cogent Education, 2019
This instructional resource production project explored low cost and waste materials for developing practical and interactive resources for teaching science at the basic school level. Developing countries, including Ghana, are not able to provide teachers with instructional resources for teaching and learning due to financial constraints. Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Developing Nations
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