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Kahraman, Nurcan; Tas, Yasemin; Yerdelen, Sündüs – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
Big-Fish-Little-Pond-Effect (BFLPE) suggests that students form their own self-concept by comparing their abilities to those of their peers. This study aims to examine how students' gender, socioeconomic status, science achievement, and engagement dimensions (motivational and behavioral engagement) predict students' self-concept in science by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Mutlu, Gülçin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
The first purpose of this study was to examine the associations between students' motivational characteristics and their language-specific grit for learning English. Second, this study aimed to investigate how students' language-specific grit and motivational characteristics related to their achievement in English. While examining the presence of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Griffin, David K. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This paper reviews some of the approaches to defining and assessing dispositions in preservice teachers. A review of the literature is presented, followed by a discussion of issues relating to defining dispositions, and the importance of assessing dispositions in teacher candidates. Finally, the results of a study that included a sample of 15…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals)
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Dündar, Esin; Merç, Ali – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This study aims to reveal the opinions of English teachers, advisors and a member of Curriculum Development Committee of Ministry of National Education about 5th grade English Language Curricula in Turkey. To this end, 100 English teachers were given Curriculum Opinion Scales. Fifteen English teachers, three advisors, and a member of Curriculum…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
The concept of diversity and inclusion has continued to gain attention and attraction and is a challenging topic in the times of COVID-19. In this pandemic period, all of our systems are totally disturbed including the educational system and all sectors of life get stressed, including our principles and values. Remote teaching and learning process…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Uysal, Derya; Gökçe, Sevgi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This study aims to define the motivational and attitudinal features of EFL learners at the outset of the preparatory program from the Socio-Educational Model perspective. Research was conducted via exploratory mixed methods design. First, the quantitative data of the study were obtained via a questionnaire in Turkish, including 19 five-point…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Cheun-Yeong; Peng, Li-Wei; Klemm, Anastasia – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Makerspaces have the potential to improve the learning outcomes of students in both middle and high schools. They support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) style initiatives, as well as promote natural creativity among students who tend to struggle in expressing it. This study aims to gain significant insight from…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Özdemir, Kübra; Bavli, Bünyamin; Gürol, Mehmet – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Although the teacher turnover is a known and frequently experienced phenomenon, it is clear literature does not include enough in-depth studies conducted with qualitative designs, especially focusing on instructional dimension. The current study focuses on how teacher turnover was experienced by elementary school teachers, parents and school…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Demir, Yusuf; Okyar, Hatice – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This paper reports on a study that intended to (a) reveal the extent of English Foreign Language(EFL) learners' foreign language enjoyment (FLE), their self-efficacy, and willingness to communicate (WTC) in English, and (b) try out a hypothesized model to find out whether FLE, self-efficacy and academic achievement predict learners WTC in English.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Davis, Jason P.; Oh, Kevin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
The last 20 years of federal legislation have seen a growth in the requirement that evidence-based practices be used to ensure improved student outcomes. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) and No Child Left Behind (2001) each require educators to research, develop, and implement new practices aimed at meeting this expectation.…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Video Technology, Evidence Based Practice
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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Do you wish to connect with your students? Then cultivate the art of storytelling. A good story can enliven a dull lesson, and it can expand the horizons of an interesting one. Storytelling can be used as an advance organizer for introducing a new unit of thought, or it can work equally well as a capstone for what has already been learned. Great…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Learning Theories, Advance Organizers
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Whitehead, Evangelin Arulselvi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
A variety of strategies and tools are used to assess students' learning on an ongoing basis in the context of everyday classroom experiences. Assessment information provides the foundation for decision making and planning for instruction and learning. This paper discusses about using Anecdotal Records as a tool to observe students' progress in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Valle, Natercia; Antonenko, Pavlo; Wang, Jiahui; Luo, Wenjing – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Anticipation Guides (AGs) help learners to activate prior knowledge before an instructional unit. As a pre-learning strategy, AGs motivate learners to explore learning materials by challenging, activating, or corroborating their prior knowledge and predictions about a subject. While AGs have mostly been used in reading instruction, in this study,…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Attention Control
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Çankaya, Ibrahim; Saglam, Aycan Çiçek; Tan, Çetin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the opinions of teacher candidates, who were born after 2000 and called Generation Z, about the concept of school autonomy. This quantitative research was conducted according to the descriptive survey model. The data obtained is based on the responses given by teacher candidates to the "School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Myers, Joy; Bollinger, Chelsey Bahlmann; Mollen, Jennfier – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This study examines the beliefs and practices, specific to writing, of six preschool teachers using observations, interviews, photographs, and surveys. Gerde, Bingham, and Pendergast's (2015) WRITE [Writing Resources and Interactions in Teaching Environments] protocol was used during observations, allowing researchers to focus on each classroom's…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Writing Attitudes, Writing Instruction
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