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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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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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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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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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Dogrucan, Harun; Soybas, Danyal; Sevgi, Sevim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine learning difficulties and misunderstanding in multipliers and factors of middle school students in Kayseri, Turkey. One hundred and seven students from 6th grade and 48 students from 8th grade were selected randomly from three middle schools for the study. A questionnaire, which was developed by the first…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Problems, Misconceptions
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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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Spencer, Amelia; Causey, Cora Brasfield; Ernest, James M.; Barnes, Gay F. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Teacher-questioning has been acknowledged as critical in teaching and learning. A less researched topic is the ability for students to develop their own questions to deepen understanding. Student questions are important for engagement and to stimulate the understanding of new information. Traditionally, Ugandan teachers rarely instruct in ways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Questioning Techniques, Student Role
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Chitra, D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
A quality teacher education program is rational and streamlined to address specific pedagogical issues. It elucidates the ideas about what constitutes good teaching and the content and scope of course work and practical experiences. Teacher education courses are very much connected to practice as well as theory. High quality teacher training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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Rahim, Bushra – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This paper explores the association between school-level factors and learning outcomes of children in 361 rural public primary schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan. Two datasets have been used for the purpose: Education Management Information System (EMIS) for school-level factors and Annual Status of Education Reports (ASER) for…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Public Schools, Rural Schools, Correlation
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
Cetin-Berber, Duygu; Vasquez-Colina, Maria – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the implantation of a new first grade policy based on the new Turkish education standards during the 2012-2013 academic year. The study was based on a phenomenological case study design utilizing a structured interview protocol. Ten teachers discussed opportunities and challenges of implementing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Grade 1, Curriculum Implementation
Elliott, Lynn – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This paper examines the importance of experiential learning for teachers-as-students and its impact on language instruction through personal experience of the author, a middle school Spanish teacher who participated in an International Teachers' Workshop in Belize focusing on environmental science education. The author compares the approaches of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Teacher Education
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Singha, Komol – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Though conflict, violence and social upheaval have been the greatest threats to mankind since the dawn of civilisation, its place in the academic field is relatively a new one. Poorest communities, children and educational sector are among those severely affected by it, especially in the developing countries. This study found that despite the fact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Violence, Social Change