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Cassar, Joanne – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
When romantic encounters come to an end they often evoke a plethora of feelings associated with "breaking up". This article explores this issue in relation to a number of adolescent girls' views on this topic which emerged during focus group discussions about Eminem's song "Foolish Pride." The lyrics of this song convey…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Females
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Levent, Faruk; Özdemir, Nehir; Akpolat, Tuba – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between school administrators' power sources and teachers' organizational trust levels according to the teachers' perceptions. The sample of the study, which employed a survey research method, consisted of 401 school teachers, working in both the private and public sectors in Istanbul,…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Al Sultan, Adam; Henson, Harvey, Jr.; Fadde, Peter J. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
Many educators and educational institutions worldwide have agreed that the main goal of science education is to produce a scientifically literate community. Science teachers are key to the achievement of scientific literacy at all levels of education because of the essential role they play in preparing scientifically literate individuals. Studies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Hahn, Bryan – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
English language learners seek strong speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. When it comes to the last it is commonly assumed that if students have many opportunities to hear spoken English then that exposure will improve their ability to comprehend it. Unfortunately, this is often not the case since many second language learners do not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Listening Skills, Connected Discourse
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Abi-Raad, Maurice – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The higher education experience is a challenge for first-year students. One of the challenges facing a generation of youth is attaining professional skills, academic experience and occupational training. In order to have a clear picture of the challenges involved in first-year experiences it is important to examine elements impacting first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Student Adjustment, Student Centered Learning
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Olasehinde-Williams, Felicia; Yahaya, Lasiele; Owolabi, Henry – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
That less than 40% of candidates who took the Senior School Certificate Examinations in Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 had credits and above in English language and Mathematics has become a source of worry to all stakeholders. Results of research efforts to provide plausible explanations to the problem have been inconclusive. Also, not much had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Teachers
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Andic, Branko; Kadic, Srdan; Grujicic, Rade; Malidžan, Desanka – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
This paper provides an overview of the attitudes of students and teachers toward the use of educational games in the teaching process. The study encompassed a didactic experiment, and adopted interviewing techniques and theoretical analysis. Likert distributions of attitudes to particular game types are presented in tables and the arithmetic means…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Hussein, Hinda – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to examine the effects of reflective journals on students' learning, how they foster students' growth mindset, and the students' own perceptions of the journaling process. To this end, 15 students enrolled in an introduction to nutrition course participated in writing reflective journals about…
Descriptors: Reflection, Journal Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Thompson-Rogers, Kaye; Davis, Dannielle Joy; Davis-Maye, Denise; Turner, Claudine – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The medical profession, as well as allied health careers, in the United States continues to experience a lack of diversity in terms of the number of African Americans practicing in these fields. This work highlights a postsecondary program developed to increase the population of Black physicians and health care workers throughout the nation: the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Mentors, Content Analysis, Program Evaluation
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Pawilen, Greg Tabios – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
This study investigated the home environment of selected Filipino gifted individuals. It aims to answer two research questions: (1) what is the giftedness profile of the selected Filipino gifted?; (2) what types of home environments do Filipino gifted have? This study uses qualitative methods, specifically narrative research strategy, to provide a…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Gifted, Family Programs, Profiles
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Nomnian, Singhanat; Arphattananon, Thithimadee – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
This study aims to explore school administrators' insights into the key competencies that play an important role in achieving success in English language teaching and learning at government primary schools in Thailand. The study employed semi-structured interviews with six school administrators, including four principals and two head teachers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Qualifications, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Milad, Marine – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Monitoring and evaluating staff tutors necessitates constant follow-up to ensure that they are in line with the University's mission and vision. This has raised a fundamental educational question: how to coach rather than monitor the tutors. To answer this question, Cottrell's (2008) CREAM (Creative, Reflective, Effective, Active, Motivated)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dube, Sibusisiwe; Scott, Elsje – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the perspectives of university students on the use of digital technologies as tools for teaching and learning. Digital technologies are an essential asset for academic institutions as they can support strategic teaching and learning objectives for education institutions. Studies have shown that limited use of digital…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, College Students, Case Studies
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Odendahl, Wolfgang – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
After consistently bad results in every PISA test (Programme for International Student Assessment) and an accompanying prediction of lack of skills in its future workforce, Germany might be on track for losing out in international competition. Because of PISA's overwhelming marketing presence, its results are a major political influence. The OECD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Akteruzzaman, Mohammad; Islam, Rakibul – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
As a third world country and a former British colony, Bangladesh has seen a dramatic upsurge in the use of the English language. Built on the concept of imperialistic aspects of the English language, this paper draws on responses from anonymous survey results and interviews and attempts to provide deeper insights into the global aspects of English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Global Approach, Interviews
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