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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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Karatas, Kasim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
In this study, contributions of culturally responsive elementary teachers in the education process are examined. It has been found that having culturally responsive competencies could create positive results in individual, school and societal levels. Within this context, culturally responsive elementary teachers would make a great contribution in…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension
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Furda, Mark; Shuleski, Michael – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
As a result of budget cuts, accessibility to school extracurricular activities has been hindered. Students in one high school were classified as participants in extracurricular activities or nonparticipants. The groups were surveyed about perceptions of school; student grade point averages were obtained. Four independent samples t-tests were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, School Attitudes
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Smith, Nakeiha Primus – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate factors which contribute to the success of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and low socio-economic backgrounds. Participants were 63 graduates of a secondary gifted and talented program in an urban school district. The graduates' perspectives were examined through the use of questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Academically Gifted, Language Usage
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Sfrisi, Stephanie Jannine; Deemer, Sandra; Tamakloe, Deborah; Herr, Ojoma Edeh – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the learning style preferences of students with ADHD in elementary schools and how these preferences affect their academic performance, as measured by the Elementary Learning Styles Assessment Tools (Dunn, Rundle, & Burke, 2007). The results showed that students with ADHD in this study prefer a quiet and warm classroom…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Furda, Mark; Straka, Deb – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated student perceptions of a Learning Management System (LMS) and student levels of participation and interaction with course content provided by the LMS in a high school science classroom. A survey was administered to 122 students in a traditional high school, measuring student perceptions of course content provided through…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Course Content, Integrated Learning Systems
McDonough, Darlene – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
This case study briefly describes the journey that one professor took in transitioning from face-to-face course instruction to a blended model at the graduate level. The blended lesson format was based on the 14 Learner-Centered Psychological Principles developed (1993) and revised by the American Psychological Association Work Group of the Board…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Graduate Study, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design
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Myer, Connie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
Although specific, common characteristics have been found among high-performing schools, the predominant finding in the research literature is that there is no single, clear-cut recommended approach to attaining these characteristics. The position proffered in this paper is that: (1) a school leader can create a powerful, high-performing school by…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teamwork, School Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership