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Klingenberg, Oliv G.; Holkesvik, Anne H.; Augestad, Liv Berit – Cogent Education, 2019
The aim of the study was to conduct a systematic review in order to synthesize the evidence-based literature on mathematics education among students with visual impairment (VI). Studies were identified through searches of electronic databases (SCOPUS, PubMed, ERIC, and Web of Science). The authors included articles published between 1 January 2000…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Visual Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes
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Shokrpour, Nasrin; Mirshekari, Zahra; Moslehi, Shadab – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary learning. Furthermore, this study was an attempt to explore if there is any difference between the impact of CALL instruction on Iranian male and female EFL learners' vocabulary learning. Therefore, 50 homogeneous…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language)
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Mardali, Jahangir; Siyyari, Masood – Cogent Education, 2019
Evidently, vocabulary learning has a vital role in learning a foreign language. Accordingly, the way teachers approach teaching vocabulary is also of tremendous importance. Moreover, the role of experience in teaching vocabulary is of significance when it comes to novice and experienced teachers. Thus, the present study set out to investigate the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Beliefs, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Briceño, Germán; Prieto, María Alejandra; Povea, Camilo; Moreno, Zorayda; Céspedes, Jaime – Cogent Education, 2019
This study evaluated changes in energy expenditure in six to eight-year-old children after a two year pedagogical intervention on healthy habits. Methods: This was a longitudinal descriptive observational study in children at a private school in Bogotá. Outcomes: change in the average energy expenditure(Kcal/day) and time dedicated to physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Urban Schools, Private Schools
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Marc Jackman, W.; Morrain-Webb, Judith – Cogent Education, 2019
The superior performance of females over males at high school and other levels appears to be a growing international phenomenon. This is notwithstanding the fact that a recent and significant comprehensive global meta-analysis that examined male-female performance at all levels revealed that girls have always outperformed boys in school. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Tabatabaei, Fatemeh Sadat – Cogent Education, 2019
This cross-sectional study employed a mixed method design to examine perspectives of EFL student teachers at Iranian teacher universities on their future teaching abilities in terms of California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) that are stated in Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In the current study, 223 (109 female and 114 male)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Pakzadian, Maryam; Tootkaboni, Arezoo Ashoori – Cogent Education, 2018
Gender differences have always been controversial in pragmatics. This article reports on a study that examined the role of gender in the quality of conversational dominance in informal conversation by focusing on Persian EFL learners. To this end, both quantitative and qualitative conversational data from 10 Iranian dyads were analyzed. In this…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ahmadi, Reza; Hasani, Morteza – Cogent Education, 2018
Over the last decades, attempts at empowering student voice have captured, cross-culturally, the attention of educators as a means for improving educational landscapes. Hence, students have been repositioned as invaluable resources in schooling, research, and reform movements. To this aim, this study is to capture how the Iranian MA TEFL students'…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ng'ang'a, Alice; Mureithi, Leopold P.; Wambugu, Anthony – Cogent Education, 2018
The Blinder-Oaxaca approach has been used to decompose the gender gap in mathematics test scores in private and public primary schools in Kenya. That is, the mathematics production functions are estimated separately for boys and girls, the difference between the boys' and girls' average scores is estimated and then decomposed into three…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Sabzevari, Amir; Hashemifardnia, Arash – Cogent Education, 2018
This study examined the impact of using cultural materials on listening comprehension among male and female Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 96 upper-intermediate male (n = 48) and female (n = 48) EFL learners out of 130, were chosen through administering an Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The participants of each gender were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension
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Zulfiqar, Salman; Zhou, Rongting; Asmi, Fahad; Yasin, Affan – Cogent Education, 2018
This study focuses on adoption of simulation system in rapidly changing technology and information flow. Given the prevalent popularity of simulation system, it is important to understand and adopt simulation system to develop future educational plans. This paper addresses how simulation system enhances student collaborative learning and learner…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Student Attitudes
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Riasati, Mohammad Javad – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study is an attempt to investigate the extent to which Iranian EFL learners are willing to speak English in language classrooms. Moreover, the relationship between willingness to speak (WTS) and language learning anxiety, language learning motivation, and self-perceived speaking ability is sought. Furthermore, the study seeks the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Attitudes
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De Silva, Anthoni Durage Asoka; Khatibi, Ali; Azam, S. M. Ferdous – Cogent Education, 2018
"Swing away from science" is a dilemma that researchers are seeking solutions over 50 years. The dilemma is becoming more complicated due to the developmental decline in students' motivation toward learning science around the world, particularly at the secondary level. While the parental involvement becomes more vital in the secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Parent Participation, Student Motivation
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