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Yasmin, Musarat; Naseem, Farhat; Abas, Naeem – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
The role of teachers in promoting learner autonomy has been the focus of second language acquisition researchers for more than a decade. This paper aimed at exploring perceived constraints in promoting learner autonomy, from the perspective of teachers. A sample of 16 university lecturers teaching communication skills in four public universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Ion, Georgeta; Marin, Elena; Proteasa, Carmen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper presents results from a survey of Romanian education researchers on their experience of research uptake and transfer to policy makers and practitioners. A range of variables are analysed in order to understand the factors they perceived to influence the use of educational research. The researchers' context was analysed, including…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, College Faculty
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Rasmussen, Jens; Rash-Christensen, Andreas – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The Expert in Teaching study pays special attention to the objective of connecting coursework more directly to practice in pre-service teacher education. The study was focused on developing better solutions to the problematic, weak, or even sometimes totally missing, link between theory (teaching at college) and practice (teaching internship) in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Heng, Kreng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
Research on the faculty impact on students' academic achievement has been disproportionately confined to the context of countries with developed higher education systems. Few studies have been undertaken in the developing world like Cambodia. This study employed hierarchical linear modeling to examine the relationships between faculty behaviors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The Sultanate of Oman is a developing country that has accepted the English language as a significant tool for modernization. This was best interpreted in the opening of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 1986, which has delivered its different academic programmes totally or partially through the English language. One of the colleges of SQU has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Khiat, Henry; Chia, Hui Teng; Tan-Yeoh, Ah Choo; Kok-Mak, Chew Pheng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
The goal of this research was to understand the various aspects of the action research initiative in the Department of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic. A total of 55 lecturers took part in this study and data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, informal conversations with the lecturers, observations of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Action Research, Ownership