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Wamala, Robert; Nabachwa, Mary Sonko; Chamberlain, Jean; Nakalembe, Eva – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
This article examines the level of knowledge of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) among university faculty. The assessment is based on data from 197 academic unit or faculty heads randomly selected from universities in Uganda and Kenya. Frequency distributions and logistic regression were used for analysis. Slightly more than one in three…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Stokes, Anthony; Wright, Sarah – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
In 2012, the Australian government introduced a "demand-driven" entitlement system for domestic higher education students in which recognised higher education providers are free to enrol as many eligible students as they wish in eligible higher education courses and receive corresponding government subsidies for those students. This…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Eligibility, Foreign Countries
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Al-Fayez, Mona Qutefan; Jubran, Sereen Mousa – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
This study investigates the impact of using the heuristic teaching approach for teaching mathematics to tenth grade students in Jordan. The researchers followed the equivalent pre/post T test two group designs. To achieve the goal of the study, a pre/post- test was constructed to measure student achievement in mathematics. The sample for this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Yoo, Alice Julianna – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
Casual observation usually shows a tendency for most Korean EFL students to prefer the pronunciation of teachers from English speaking nations such as Canada and the United States. However, sometimes their preferences and the reasons for their preferences, may not always reflect reality. This paper examines the results of a survey done on 92 EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Variation
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Koenig, Robert J. – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The purpose of this research was to develop, test, and apply a framework for determining cost of alternative educational course delivery modes. This study reviews and analyzes the costs associated with traditional education and compares it to those costs associated with video conference and online distance education at a single institution. The…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Distance Education, Models
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Moss, Gisele; Dyson, Jeff; Flosi, Alicen – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This paper examines opportunities to improve student achievement by examining teaching effectiveness. It suggests practices that instructors use in their course delivery to encourage interest in the subject and create a connection between the subject and global competitiveness. This paper examines the challenges that post-secondary instructors…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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AlSagheer, Abdullah; Al-Sagheer, Areej – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This paper addressed the faculty's perception of engineering ethics and leadership training. The study looks into the present state of and methodologies for teaching engineering ethics and leadership and aims to determine the faculty's perception of an identified gap in this aspect of engineering education. Engineering education has strong ethics…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Leadership Training, Engineering, Ethics
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Rondon-Pari, Graziela – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This is an instrumental case study and consists of the description, analysis and interpretation of the teaching practices of a Spanish college instructor. The aim of this research project is to find answers to the following questions: What is the ratio of L1-L2 spoken in class? For what functions is each language used? And, are there…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Incidence, English, Teaching Methods
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Jabbarifar, Taghi – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
Two decades have now passed since Bandura (1986) introduced the concept of self-efficacy within the social cognitive theory of human behavior. He defined it as "people's judgments of their capabilities to organize and execute courses of action required to attain designated types of performances" (1986). Much empirical evidence now supports the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Ferrandiz-Vindel, Isabel-Maria; Jimenez, Berta Castejon – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The environmental and professional conditions are doing at university's education an "imposition" of a teaching-learning process and its assessment. Nowadays, a new function is demanded to the university's teacher, not just as a facilitator of his/her students' learning but also as a group dynamiter, team-works. At High Education, more and more…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lumadi, Mutendwahothe Walter – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This paper articulates debates surrounding the concept of Continuous Assessment (CA) in South African schools. Although the research was focused on schools in this democratic country, it became evident from the findings that assessment is still a challenge besetting both General Education and Training (GET)and Further Education and Training Bands…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Racial Segregation, Inferences, Foreign Countries
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Mangiero, George A.; Kraten, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
Globalization is a fundamental reality of modern business practice. Participation in a study abroad program is a crucial element in helping students become well rounded global business leaders; it is an increasingly important element of a well rounded business curriculum. A semester or summer abroad, properly conceived and designed, can provide…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Global Approach, Study Abroad, Educational Innovation
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Khandehroo, Koroush; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Alavi, Zhinoos Kamal – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This study surveyed the professional development (PD) needs of school English language teachers at Melaka State in Malaysia. With close cooperation with the Department of Language at the Ministry of Education, the whole population of English language teachers had been studied on their types of professional development needs in instructional…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Gopalan, Suresh; Cherikh, Moula; Khojasteh, Mak – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Business magazines and newspapers routinely refer to India as an emerging global powerhouse along with Brazil, China, and Russia (commonly referred to as the BRIC economies). The Indian GDP has experienced a real growth of 8.9 percent from 2003-2007 and is projected to grow by…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Myers, Nancy; Tucker, Janice – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
English Language Learners (ELLs) are a dynamic and rapidly growing population within the California school system. In this age of greater accountability, teachers need access to the tools necessary for effectively reaching this growing subpopulation of students. In this study, A Developmental English Proficiency Test (ADEPT), a language assessment…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Student Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Achievement Tests
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