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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Mari, Mumtaz Ali – Cogent Education, 2019
This study assesses the influence of public examination on teaching and learning in higher-secondary education. The focus is on the subject of English, taught and assessed at grades 10 and 12 in Pakistan. Using the case of the BISE Sukkur, this study attempts to evaluate the English examination papers from the last 10 years in the first phase.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Aliasin, Seyed Hesamuddin; Saeedi, Zahra; Pineh, Aiyoub Jodairi – Cogent Education, 2019
This study was an attempt to explore the possible relationship between EFL teachers' perception (understanding and view) of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and their dominant teaching style. In addition, the study investigated whether EFL teachers' perception of TBLT can predict their dominant teaching style. As for the participants, 180…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Correlation, Teacher Attitudes
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Yen, Shu-Chen; Lee, Angela Y. – Cogent Education, 2019
The Jumpstart program is a national early childhood education program focusing on supporting children's language skills, literacy, and social-emotional development. The present study examined the impact of Jumpstart programming on the school readiness of low-income preschool children. One hundred and twenty-one preschool children (69 boys, 52…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Low Income Students
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Golpour, Farhad; Ahour, Touran; Ahangari, Saeideh – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed to find out the relationship among EFL university teachers' code-based and meaning-based beliefs in writing instruction, classroom writing activities and classroom organization. To this end, 120 university teachers, who were teaching writing to EFL learners at different universities in Iran, participated in the study. For the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Beliefs
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Khayati, Anis; Selim, Mohammad – Cogent Education, 2019
In light of globalization and rapid economic changes, innovation became a necessity for all organizations. Innovation differs from one type of organization to another, and is considered more complex in the case of universities. This paper deals with innovation in Saudi universities, and searches to analyze its main features based on a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality
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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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Sedaghatgoftar, Nasrin; Karimi, Mohammad N.; Babaii, Esmat; Reiterer, Susanne M. – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study aimed at developing a second language pragmatic aptitude test. To do so, the relevant literature was consulted, different components contributing to pragmatics aptitude were identified and tabulated and test items were developed for each component. The outcome was a test comprising four sections, i.e. memory for pragmatic rule…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Aptitude Tests, Pragmatics, Test Construction
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Golino, Hudson; H.amer, Rebecca; Almers, Ellen; Kjellström, Sofia – Cogent Education, 2019
New measurement of students' learning and teaching concepts is essential for creating constructive alignment in teaching and support formative assessment to promote epistemic development. The Epistemological Development in Teaching Learning Questionnaire (EDTLQ) was developed to meet these needs. In the present study, the factor structure of EDTLQ…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Epistemology, Teaching Methods, Factor Structure
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Taheri, Hamideh; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Bavali, Mohammad – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is threefold: firstly, to explore the relationship between EFL learners' cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence, and language learning achievement, secondly, to find out the relationship between EFL learners' language learning styles and strategies and their L2 achievement, and thirdly, to uncover the relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Intelligence
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Motlaq, Mohamad Djavad Akbari; Mahadi, Tengku Sepora Binti Tengku – Cogent Education, 2019
In this investigation, we have chosen to quantify the key components of ability in the field of translation studies in light of Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and Bronfenbrenner's nested eco-system model. The estimation of key components which have effect on willingness to translate (WTT), will be valuable for the translator instructors to wind…
Descriptors: Translation, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis
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Henn-Reinke, Kathryn – Cogent Education, 2019
Schools throughout the world teach in several languages, but few reach the level of linguistic proficiency of Hamelin-Laie International School in Mongat, Barcelona, Spain. This school begins instruction in English, Catalan, and Spanish and at grade one, adds a fourth language as a World Language. Factors that impact the success of this school…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Mart, Çagri Tugrul – Cogent Education, 2019
It is rare for learners to reach high level of communicative ability from engaging in entirely language form either implicitly or explicitly. Likewise, focusing primarily on content may be a hindrance to embrace target language features. The integration of form-focused instruction in content-based classrooms has been effective because such an…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Akbarnezhad, Shima; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh – Cogent Education, 2019
Acquisition of verbs and their syntactic and semantic properties can act as the core of any sentence across languages. EFL learners encounter learnability problems in the perception of English verbs' argument structures manifested by different verbs. The current study aimed at investigating and diagnosing the problems Iranian EFL learners face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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