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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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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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