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Chao, Ren-Fang; Yen, Jih-Rong – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Mainland China and Taiwan have a homogenous macroculture, but a heterogenous microculture. To understand the acculturation of students from mainland China to Taiwan, the present study applies Berry's (1997) two-dimensional model of acculturation, together with the concept of cultural types as its analytical framework, using focus group interviews…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asians, Foreign Students, Social Integration
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Majocha, Kristen L.; Mullennix, John W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Researchers have long established that people who believe they are attractive have higher self-esteem (Aronson & Linder, 1965). Recent studies show that students with higher self-esteem have less speaking apprehension (Elfering & Grebner, 2012). Teachers in higher education can help students rethink their attractiveness in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Class Activities, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Holmes, Barbara; Waterbury, Theresa; Baltrinic, Eric; Davis, Arielle – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper offers some insights into the anxieties graduate students bring into the classroom about academic or technical writing. In this qualitative study, a focus group of graduate students was utilized to describe the specific negative feelings, attitudes and experiences held about writing. Findings suggest that students were able to identify…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Attitudes, Anxiety, Academic Discourse
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Fan, Chung-Hau; Gallup, Jennifer L.; Wu, I-Chen; Ford, Jeremy W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
With the increasing visibility of state school psychology consultants (SSPCs) across the nation, there is a pressing need to understand their roles and functions relative to serving their stakeholders. In addition, it is unclear whether current SSPC job responsibilities are aligned with the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP)…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Consultants, State Officials, Agency Role
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Ho, Hsuan-Fu; Huang, Wei-Ting; Hu, Tien-Ling – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
An adequate supply of a high quality labor force is crucial for national economic and social well-being; consequently, nations worldwide have placed significant emphasis on university graduate employability. Nonetheless, in Taiwan, a mismatch between knowledge acquired in universities and competences required by the job market has dramatically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alumni, Career Counseling, Career Education
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Phillips, Candice; Bassell, Kellie; Fillmore, Laura; Stephenson, Winsome – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Nursing must transform education and practice to meet the changing healthcare environment; yet, steps to desired change remain unknown. Academic leaders are well-positioned to initiate change and transform the academic landscape. However, many advance to leadership positions with minimal orientation to the role. Moreover, leaders in academic…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Nursing Education
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Akin, Imani; Radford, Leondra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This brief study serves as an introduction into exploring the existence of resilience and self-esteem in urban high school learning environments. Data collection stems from interviews and surveys of graduates of urban high schools, who transitioned into college or careers. Findings from this qualitative phenomenological research contains…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Urban Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Student Development
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Nichols, Linda M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This study evolved from a previous study that examined the perceptions of the importance of specific traits to success in the accounting profession by both accounting professionals in the United States and internationally. That study found that the international subjects valued some soft skills, such as creativity, as being more important to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Student Attitudes, Success
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Cismaru, Magdalena; Cismaru, Romulus – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Students' bullying and harassment have been shown to be a problem and more schools around the world are starting to address them. Although much of the attention and research has focused on middle-school students, addressing bullying and harassment in universities is important and makes the object of the present research. We provide an overview of…
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, Foreign Countries, College Environment
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Walsh, Nichole; Akhavan, Nancy – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Based on the reform movements over the past two decades, it is evident that while effective teachers are critical to student learning, not all teachers are coming to the profession highly qualified. Policy and research continue to highlight the need to reorganize and refocus teacher preparation programs to produce higher quality teachers ready to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Wilson, Stefanie D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Co-creating with a diverse population of learners to enhance their educational experience requires apt skills, namely, multiple intelligence practices. Through the lens of adult learning theories to include multiple intelligences developed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, this empirical research study of a classroom scenario examines the…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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Besterman, Keith R.; Ernst, Jeremy; Williams, Thomas O. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
In the United States, the population of students classified as English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 education has increased in recent decades. As a result, teachers outside of specialized linguistic courses have needed to adapt their instruction to better meet the needs of these students. This exploratory study investigates potential…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, STEM Education, English Language Learners, Comparative Analysis
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Schubert, Simone Claire; Kucia, Angela; Hofmeyer, Anne – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Background: Takotsubo Syndrome is a condition that causes impairment in cardiac function in the absence of significant causative coronary artery disease. Takotsubo Syndrome is most commonly reported in older women, has identical presenting symptoms to acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but differs in cause, management and outcomes. Ongoing symptoms…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Females, Rehabilitation, Participation
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Huang, Wei-Ting; Ho, Hsuan-Fu – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Taiwan's teacher training system currently faces a serious disorder. The excessive number of teacher education programs being set up in universities by the Ministry of Education has dramatically increased the number of teachers. The situation, coupled with the country of low birth rate and high retirement age, brings about fewer teaching vacancies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Efrat, Merav W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Insufficient physical activity during the elementary school years has been associated with a number of health problems (Strong et al., 2006). During the school day, the recess period provides the greatest opportunity for children to engage in physical activity (Robert Wood Johnson, 2007). Nonetheless, most children spend the majority of their…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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