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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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Montoneri, Bernard – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
A growing number of instructors use information and communications technology (ICT) inside and outside the classroom to teach all kinds of programs, including language courses. In this study, the instructor used a traditional way of teaching (lecturing, text-book, conversation, no technology in the classroom, no social network) during the first…
Descriptors: Social Media, Supplementary Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Second Language Instruction
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Widiputera, Ferdi; De Witte, Kristof; Groot, Wim; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
This paper reviews studies on diversity in higher education institutions and suggests empirical approaches to measure diversity. "Diversity" in this paper refers to the internal and external differences among academic programs and institutions. As the empirical literature is relatively salient about how to measure diversity in higher…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education, Cultural Pluralism, Measurement Techniques
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Raevskikh, Elena – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Supported by the omnipresent State in the past, French music education leans increasingly towards a more liberal and competitive model. In the current context of a decentralized economy and European integration, music conservatories are called upon to contribute to regional and municipal development and enhance European student mobility. How do…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Foreign Countries, Music Education, Student Mobility
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Yuan, Huanshu – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
The increasing population of minority students in higher education in the United States makes it relevant to focus on the issue of how to improve current educational philosophies, instruction and curriculum design, investment, and organization to meet the needs of minority students. A "teaching gap" between minority students' learning…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Diversity, Qualitative Research, Cultural Context
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Saunders, Gunter; Oradini, Federica; Clements, Mark – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
The University of Westminster is undertaking a major classroom refurbishment program that is linked to a new approach to staff development in mobile learning. Feedback obtained from academic staff and students previously highlighted how classrooms should be changed so as to promote more active forms of curriculum delivery. Both technology and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lancaster, Greg; Corrigan, Deborah; Fazio, Lisa; Burke, Joanne; Overton, David – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Faculties of Education and Science at Monash University have designed a Masters unit to assist pre-service and in-service science teachers in exploring the practices of contemporary science and examine how varied understandings can influence science communication. Teachers are encouraged to explore their current understandings of the Nature of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Process Skills, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Ngozwana, Nomazulu – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
This paper reports on the rehabilitation of ex-offenders through non-formal education. It examines how non-formal education has addressed the ex-offenders' adaptive and transformative needs. Using an interpretive paradigm and qualitative approach, individual interviews were conducted with five ex-offenders who were chosen through purposive and…
Descriptors: Criminals, Correctional Rehabilitation, Attitude Change, Informal Education
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Saito, Akihiro; Smith, Michael E. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Higher education is attracting more participation from an increasingly diverse student body. This diversity invites concerns on effective instructional delivery as the extent of students' engagement in learning now varies widely. Anecdotes on students' "undesirable" dispositions in course participation are not uncommon in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Questionnaires
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Diego, Leo Andrew B. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Cheating during examinations is triggered by peer influence. It makes every learner know and do what should not be done. Cheating during examinations defeats the purpose of understanding, applying and creating ideas as stipulated in the revised Bloom's taxonomy by Anderson. The study reported here was designed to delve into the reasons and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Student Evaluation, Junior High School Students
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Pernia, Ronald A. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
This study explores how the decentralization law of 1991 in the Philippines has provided the conditions for the interface of higher education and politics by virtue of Local Government Units (LGUs) establishment of Local Colleges and Universities (LCUs). Anchored on educational politics framework, it specifically looks at the experience of Mandaue…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Higher Education, Local Issues, Politics of Education
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Maeda, Junko – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Approximately one million international students were enrolled at U.S. universities in the academic year 2015-2016, and the number has been steadily rising since. Although these students aim to increase intercultural communication skills, international knowledge, and critical thinking skills, some international students experience difficulty…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Barriers, Emotional Response
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