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Sahin, Seyma; Ökmen, Burcu; Kiliç, Abdurrahman – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of the brain-based learning style cycle. In the research, a pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design without a control group was used. The research study group consisted of sophomore (2nd year) students studying at Duzce University Faculty of Education, Psychological Counseling…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Style, Metacognition, Attitude Measures
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Keai, Lim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
This study was inspired by the Indian movie 'Three idiots' and purposed to investigate the reasons behind the high rate of engineering degree programmes dropouts in India. Accordingly, factors related to academic, demographic, economic, family, future, institutional, personal, and social were derived and examined on their impacts on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Engineering Education, Dropouts
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Klee, Sherrie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
Study abroad programs and the need for multicultural education is becoming more popular in United States higher education institutions. These multicultural programs can include various types of programming such as faculty-led, university international center sponsored, third-party providers, or a combination thereof. Understanding the perceptions…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Multicultural Education
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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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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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Orelus, Pierre W. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in a society where standard accents are highly valued. Generally, people who speak with a Standard English accent are seen through a positive lens linguistically; those whose English is accented are stigmatized. Accent discrimination affects linguistic minorities from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds, including foreign-accented…
Descriptors: Dialects, Pronunciation, Language Minorities, Social Discrimination
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Lombardi, Julie; Dupain, Mandi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
Areas of critical health concerns for colleges and universities across the nation focus on substance abuse including alcohol and other drugs. Our State-Supported Regional University (SSRU) continues to implement a substance abuse prevention and awareness campaign. The SSRU administered the American College Health Association National College…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, State Universities, Undergraduate Students
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Hoge, William; Hoge, William – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This document provides an annotated list of resources focusing on disability rights, the disability rights movement, disability activism, and campus disability activism. It is hoped that this resource will be helpful to educators who wish to learn more about disability rights and teach others about it as well. Resources are categorized in five…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Civil Rights, Activism, Civil Rights Legislation
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Jagela, Walter M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive single-case study was to explore student perceptions of servant leadership, how servant leadership influences involvement within their campus community, and their definition of servant leadership. Student subjects were attending two private denominational Christian universities in a Mid-Atlantic…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Styles, Church Related Colleges
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Lombardi, Julie; Dupain, Mandi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
The misuse of alcohol and other drugs is a health concern for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level student-athletes. NCAA Division II level student-athletes from a State-Supported Regional University (SSRU) were part of a CHOICES Grant program which aided the athletic department as it partnered with other campus departments in the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Drinking
Raju, Chitra; Anitha, S. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
The major objective of this study was to examine the difference between the mean scores of proficiency in Internet usage of college students with respect to gender, locality, subject, parental monthly income, and internet usage time per day. Three hundred college students from various colleges of Kanyakumari district in India were selected by…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Content-based instruction (CBI) method over the conventional method in learning Optional 1 English among College of Education students in the Salem District of the Tamil Nadu state in southern India. A randomized pretest, post-test, control group and experimental group design were employed. Students…
Descriptors: Course Content, Interdisciplinary Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cheng, Li – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Self-directed learning has been researched by scholars for many years. However, there is a lack of literature on web-based self-directed Mandarin learning. This research was aimed to investigate how students can learn Mandarin through self-directed study with Internet resources, what the advantages and challenges are, and what strategies students…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Independent Study, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Gibbs, Greg – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
The article entitled "Accommodating Advanced Learners: Hybrid Format" deals with the moving a university program from traditional to hybrid on-line format. The process of program examination through student responses to the changing of curriculum delivery is touched upon. Elements of instructional theory are touched upon through a…
Descriptors: College Students, Advanced Students, Blended Learning, Online Courses