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Vittek, Jeremy E. – SAGE Open, 2015
This article is a critical review of the literature on special education teacher attrition and retention. The research focused on journal articles from 2004 to present. The results of the study helped define special educator attrition and retention. The major themes present in the findings were job satisfaction, administrative support, induction…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility
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Slater, Sandy; Full, Kelsie; Fitzgibbon, Marian; Uskali, Amber – SAGE Open, 2015
As youth obesity rates remain at unacceptably high levels, particularly across underserved populations, the promotion of physical activity has become a focus of youth obesity prevention across the United States. Thus, the purpose of this study was to develop and test the reliability and validity of a self-reported questionnaire on home, school,…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Razi, Salim – SAGE Open, 2015
Similarity reports of plagiarism detectors should be approached with caution as they may not be sufficient to support allegations of plagiarism. This study developed a 50-item rubric to simplify and standardize evaluation of academic papers. In the spring semester of 2011-2012 academic year, 161 freshmen's papers at the English Language Teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Writing Evaluation, Writing (Composition)
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Li, Xiaoping; Zhang, Mingyuan – SAGE Open, 2015
Writing is recognized as a vital skill in education and the workplace; students in the United States finishing K-12 schooling are expected to be competent writers. Yet, "the Nation's Report Card" found that U.S. high school graduates coming into the workforce are particularly deficient in writing skills. Teachers serve as a crucial link…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops
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Satterlee, Donna J.; Molavi, Jeffrey M.; Williams, Mark E. – SAGE Open, 2015
The integration of environmental policies with political support for action on these policies is of prime significance for mobilization and progression of improving indoor environments. However, state licensing agencies and local county ordinances for child care centers do not universally follow these policies and standards. As a result, most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Physical Environment, Guidelines
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Adeogun, Adebowale Oluranti – SAGE Open, 2015
The Federal Government of Nigeria has realized that low educational quality has negative implications for sustainable national development, hence her commitment to develop national policies and national curriculum for teacher education to improve the quality of education (including music education). This article observes improvement in the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Schools of Education
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Hollis, Leah P. – SAGE Open, 2015
Workplace bullying has a detrimental effect on employees, yet few studies have examined its impact on personnel in American higher education administration. Therefore, two central research questions guided this study: (a) What is the extent of workplace bullying in higher education administration? and (b) What is the cost of workplace bullying…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Bullying, Employees, Higher Education
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Rahimirad, Maryam; Moini, Mohammad Raouf – SAGE Open, 2015
Academic listening skill is an indispensable necessity for English for academic purposes (EAP) students in English-medium universities and also critical for their future success in comprehending conference lectures. But due to the specific nature of such academic lectures, nonnative students all too often face challenges in getting a full command…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Listening Comprehension, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Badiee, Farnaz; Kaufman, David – SAGE Open, 2015
Recent calls to improve the quality of education in schools have drawn attention to the importance of teachers' preparation for work in classroom settings. Although the practicum has long been the traditional means for pre-service teachers to learn and practice classroom teaching, it does not always offer student teachers the time, safe practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Design
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Frimpong, Kwarteng – SAGE Open, 2015
The link between access to better libraries and students' achievement has long been proven. But to residents in the Asante Akyem North Municipality, the benefits libraries offer remain illusory because of limited access. Using cross-sectional research design, the article examines staffing, collections, funding, library facilities, user…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Library Services, Access to Information
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – SAGE Open, 2015
Vocabulary is an important part of language which is central to all language skills and meaningful communication. One way through which vocabulary learning can be facilitated is by the use of vocabulary learning strategies (VLS). VLSs can empower language learners to be more self-directed, regulated, and autonomous. Also, they can help language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Shahani, Sara; Tahriri, Abdorreza – SAGE Open, 2015
The use of modern technologies has been widely prevalent among language learners, and video, in particular, as a valuable learning tool provides learners with comprehensible input. The present study investigated the effect of silent and freeze-frame viewing techniques of video materials on the intermediate English as a foreign language (EFL)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Bulut, Okan; Palma, Jose; Rodriguez, Michael C.; Stanke, Luke – SAGE Open, 2015
Noncognitive characteristics are gaining importance in addressing the persistent challenges facing youth in diverse settings. Measurement invariance of two youth developmental assets, Support and Positive Identity, is evaluated across grade levels and English language learner (ELL) subgroups of Latino students in 6th through 12th grade.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Laski, Elida V.; Jor'dan, Jamilah R.; Daoust, Carolyn; Murray, Angela K. – SAGE Open, 2015
Manipulatives are ubiquitous in early childhood classrooms; yet, findings regarding their efficacy for learning mathematics concepts are inconsistent. In this article, we present four general principles that have emerged from cognitive science about ways to ensure that manipulatives promote learning when used with young children. We also describe…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education
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Walkinshaw, Ian; Milford, Todd; Freeman, Keri – SAGE Open, 2015
Responding to calls for research into measurable English language outcomes from individual language support consultations at universities, this study investigated the effect of individual consultations (ICs) on the academic writing skills and lexico-grammatical competence of students who speak English as an additional language (EAL). Attendance by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English for Academic Purposes, Grammar, Vocabulary Skills
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