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Alhamami, Munassir – SAGE Open, 2020
This study used a mixed-methods design to investigate the effects of language learners' subjective norm (SN) beliefs on learning English as a foreign language (EFL). To examine the perceived social pressure to learn EFL, two experiments were conducted in a Saudi university: a face-to-face language learning (FLL) experiment and an online language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Allam, Zafrul – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors of quality in higher education in the eyes of stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 151 respondents were taken for this scientific research. Biographical Information Blank and Quality in Higher Education questionnaires were administered to the respondents to explore prevailing…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Hongyan; Zeng, Qingdan; Peng, Zhengmei – SAGE Open, 2020
This study focuses on "circle time," an innovative technique to promote classroom organization in primary schools across Germany and the rest of the world. Unlike previous research which primarily emphasizes on the functional and instrumental dimensions of circle time, the current study examines the non-cognitive aspects that emerged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Heterogeneous Grouping, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Yi-Mei – SAGE Open, 2020
Communicative approaches have been a dominant paradigm in foreign/second language teaching since the 1980s. However, they are not widely accepted by teachers in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts. The current study adopted an action research approach to study classroom practice in a Taiwanese EFL secondary school, to identify and…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Terzioglu, Yildiz; Bensen Bostanci, Hanife – SAGE Open, 2020
The present study aims to shed light on analyzing the types and the frequency of the written sentence errors committed by 58 tenth grade Turkish Cypriot English as a foreign language (EFL) students in two classrooms, that is, Class A and B at a public vocational high school in North Cyprus. A quasi-experimental design was employed in the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Error Patterns
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Tavernaro-Haidarian, Leyla – SAGE Open, 2020
Among many challenges in the space of education in the global South, we find that curricula are often out of touch with the contextual reality of students and that classroom or lecture-hall sizes are too big to engage a critical majority. Therefore, reimagining educational processes, or aspects thereof, becomes imperative. This article proposes…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Student Experience
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Hsu, Pi-Chun; Chang, I-Hsiung; Chen, Ru-Si – SAGE Open, 2020
To understand early childhood educators' attitudes toward internet-related instructional applications, this study examined several factors that influence educators' practical instructional behaviors and analyzed the mediating effects of internet enjoyment and professional support on their attitudes toward internet-related instructional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Self Efficacy
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Leseure, Michel – SAGE Open, 2019
It is often challenging to make decisions about how to teach planning within an undergraduate operations management module. This article defines and compares the two standard options available to instructors: (a) the traditional "technical" approach or (b) the "conceptual" or "conversational" approach. Through a…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Planning, Undergraduate Study, College Instruction
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Anderson, Alida – SAGE Open, 2019
This article presents a critical policy overview of inclusive education and global citizenship education (GCED) and offers two innovative childhood education practices that support inclusion of children with disabilities through dimensions of physical and conceptual access, both noted implementation barriers to inclusive education across the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Wagner, Claire; Kawulich, Barbara; Garner, Mark – SAGE Open, 2019
This article surveys the literature from 1999 to 2013 on teaching qualitative research methods. One hundred thirteen articles fitted the inclusion criteria; 79 of these were by academics in the United States and Canada. Only 39 of the 113 were based on empirical research: from these, seven descriptive themes were distilled, of which the dominant…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Training, Experiential Learning
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Altakhaineh, Abdel Rahman Mitib; Ibrahim, Mona Kamal – SAGE Open, 2019
This study examined the incidental acquisition of English prepositions by Arabic-speaking English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Employing reading comprehension exercises as a treatment, we adopted the experimental design of a pre- and post-test to determine the effectiveness of the treatment on the participants' incidental acquisition of…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Douglass, Anne L. – SAGE Open, 2019
Professional standards increasingly call for early childhood educators to hold a bachelor's degree as one measure of educator quality. This has prompted many educators to return to college, creating both a need and an opportunity to better understand the factors that support educators to complete their degree and apply what they learn to their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Majoko, Tawanda – SAGE Open, 2019
This study examined the teaching competencies perceived by special needs education teachers to be essential for inclusive education. Entrenched in inclusive pedagogy, this descriptive study draws on a sample of 24 special needs education primary school teachers purposively drawn from Midlands educational province of Zimbabwe. Throughout the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion
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Otara, Alfred; Uworwabayeho, Alphonse; Nzabalirwa, Wenceslas; Kayisenga, Beata – SAGE Open, 2019
Learner-centered pedagogy (LCP) is one of the best approaches in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of learners to cope with the changing world. Implementation of LCP practices tend to vary from one context to another. It is within this perspective that this study was conducted with the aim of investigating the teachers' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Mutlu, Gülçin; Yildirim, Ali – SAGE Open, 2019
This study attempted to investigate the ability of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom learning environment and student background characteristics to predict student persistence in EFL learning. The study also aimed to investigate whether the associations between learning environment characteristics and persistence varied by several…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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