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Chen, Wei-Ru; Chen, Li-Ming – Educational Studies, 2019
The current scales for self-blame are not suitable for school bullying scenarios and most lack validity. This study used a self-developed scale to measure bullied victims' tendency to self-blame and further examined whether victims and bully/victims exhibited different tendencies toward self-blame under both bullied and generalized scenarios. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2018
This study examines the different ways in which fractions are dealt with in two elementary mathematics textbook series: Kang Hsuan (KH) in Taiwan and Laskutaito in Finland. The results showed that the total number of fraction questions in Laskutaito is higher than that in KH and that Laskutaito highlights the basic definition of fractions to help…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Pictorial Stimuli
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Hsieh, Feng-Jui; Wang, Ting-Ying; Chen, Qian – Educational Studies, 2018
This study explored and compared the perspectives of Taiwanese in-service and pre-service high school mathematics teachers regarding ideal teaching behaviours; the perspectives of a nationwide sample of students were taken as the baseline. Fourteen factors contributing to ideal teaching behaviours were identified through exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Educational Studies, 2017
Research on problem-based learning (PBL) has tended to focus on the graduate level of education, paying less attention to the primary school level and to what is involved for students during the implementation of PBL. In this paper we take a step towards addressing this need for research by reporting findings from a descriptive, explanatory case…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Hong, Fu-Yuan – Educational Studies, 2017
The main purpose of this research was to examine the relationships among school principals' transformational leadership, school academic optimism, teachers' academic optimism and teachers' professional commitment. This study conducted a questionnaire survey on 367 teachers from 20 high schools in Taiwan by random sampling, using principals'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Principals, Transformational Leadership
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Wang, Cheng-Cai; Chen, Chin-Tsu; Chen, Chun-Fu – Educational Studies, 2012
This study aimed to discuss the relationships among the brand image of universities (external variables), university satisfaction (mediating variables) and customer lifetime value (internal variables). The findings can serve as a reference for higher educational institutions in strengthening their advantages and overcoming their shortcomings, as…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Reputation
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Shieh, Ruey S.; Chang, Sung-Lu; Liu, Eric Zhi-Feng – Educational Studies, 2011
This study investigates the attitudes of a group of low-status women towards computers through a deliberately designed computer training programme. Four aspects of the women's attitudes were examined, including computer anxiety, confidence, liking and usefulness. Data sources consist of pre- and post-surveys and interviews with the participants.…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Attitudes, Womens Studies, Socioeconomic Status
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Su, Ya-Chen – Educational Studies, 2011
Learning about foreign language (FL) cultures is becoming an important objective in the FL curricula and national standards of different countries throughout the world. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of the cultural portfolio project on: (1) students' concept development in their perceptions of the target language culture and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Observation
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Chung, I-Fang; Huang, Yi-Cheng – Educational Studies, 2010
In response to the growing needs of proficient English speakers, the Taiwan Ministry of Education officially included English in standard elementary school curriculum since 2001. English courses at elementary level were extended from the fifth grade to the third grade since the fall of 2005. It is significant to examine whether the educational…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Interviews
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Yang, Der-Ching; Li, Mao-neng Fred – Educational Studies, 2008
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the number sense performance of 3rd-graders in Taiwan, and to diagnose areas of weakness or deficiency in number sense development. A total of 808 3rd-graders participated in this study. The results indicated that these students did not perform well on each of the five number sense components…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Chang, Chun-Yuan; Hsu, Ying-Shou – Educational Studies, 2008
This study investigated the views about constructivist instruction and personal epistemology of the secondary earth science teachers in Taiwan. Participants were assessed through a paper-and-pencil survey and a "Learning environment preference questionnaire" (LEP) designed to explore personal epistemology. On a five-point Likert scale,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Earth Science, Likert Scales, Foreign Countries
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Su, Ya-Chen – Educational Studies, 2008
The emergence of the incorporation of culture into EFL education is a growing trend in Taiwan. The purpose of the study was to examine: (1) the effects of the ethnographic interview project on Taiwanese students' cognitive development in understanding native English speakers and their cultures; (2) changes in students' self-awareness and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Chin-Yen; Kuo, Tsung-Hsien; Kuo, Yen-Ku; Kuo, Yen-Lin; Ho, Li-An; Lin, Chien-Ting – Educational Studies, 2007
The study investigates the effect of length of meditation history on various factors, namely learning motivation, learning outcome and classroom climate. Data were collected from working adult learners (n = 450) attending meditation classes in two large cities in Taiwan. The investigation categorized learners based on meditation experience, namely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Group Discussion, Classroom Environment
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Peng, Hsinyi; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wu, Ying-Tien – Educational Studies, 2006
The attitudes and the self-efficacy that characterize learners relative to the Internet have been identified as important factors that affect learners' motivation, interests and performance in Internet-based learning environments. Meanwhile, learners' perceptions of the Internet may shape learners' attitudes and online behaviours. This study…
Descriptors: Internet, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Su, Ya-Chen – Educational Studies, 2006
Due in large part to the trends towards economic globalization, English has become the most widely disseminated and ubiquitous international language. The purpose of the study was to investigate what Taiwan's EFL teachers at the elementary level believe about the policy of English as a compulsory subject and how they perceive the benefits and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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