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This handbook has been conceived as a guide for young researchers embarking on the exciting journey of investigating different aspects of plurilingual education. The text can also serve to review ideas previously encountered, and perhaps as a means of interrogating research methodologies in plurilingual contexts for those who already have ample experience under their belt. The idea of carrying out research can seem daunting at the beginning for those who are not immersed in the world of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Multilingualism, Guides, Teacher...
With the expansion of communication in the globalised world, translation has gained importance all over the world. Books, articles, magazines have been translated for over years. A new field in translation is song translation. The aim of the study is to analyze translation strategies that are applied in the translation process of songs in Walt Disney's Animated Musical Movies; namely "Hercules" (1997) and "Frozen" (2013) into Turkish within the framework of Skopos Theory....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Translation, Turkish, Films, Guidelines, Linguistic Theory, Singing, Music,...
As a research methodology, qualitative research method infuses an added advantage to the exploratory capability that researchers need to explore and investigate their research studies. Qualitative methodology allows researchers to advance and apply their interpersonal and subjectivity skills to their research exploratory processes. However, in a study with an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach, the advantageous elements of the study quadruple because of the bonding...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Semi Structured...
The paper highlights the violations of students' human rights in schools. The problem is the incident that took place at a school in Pretoria in 2016 where Black girls protested against the School's Code of Conduct relating to hairstyle. Qualitative approach was used to collect information through a literature review and desk-top research methods. Black girls claimed they were discriminated against and the protest serves as an example to demonstrate students' human rights violations when...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, School Policy, School Uniforms, Foreign Countries, Blacks, Qualitative...
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level students whose native language was Turkish and they were between the age of 17 and 20. They were placed into two intact groups as experimental and control...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
In the last three decades, growth in the education of women in Iran has led to a significant increase in demand for women professionals and administrators in Iranian universities. However, the path to the top is not easy and numerous challenges must still be overcome. This study explored the challenges of women's participation in senior administrative positions from the perspective of Iranian women administrators in higher education. Data were collected based on semi-structured interviews with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Education, Women Administrators, Administrator...
Today, most of the researchers have agreed on the importance of classroom environment where students responsible of their own learning. It is important to use modern learning methods with technology to reach this aim in courses. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using Technology in science courses to investigate 7th grade students' opinions about Authentic Learning and using technology in science courses. In order to achieve that, a qualitative study was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education,...
Between 2000 and 2016, the STEM industry reportedly added jobs at the rate of 28% while all jobs were growing at only 6%. However, 48% of bachelor's degree students and 69% of associate's degree students in STEM majors left their program of study between 2003 and 2009. The high attrition rate is often attributed to low student engagement, boredom, alienation, lack of diversity in student population, and faculty attitudes. This exploratory case study demonstrates thick descriptions of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Science, STEM Education, Introductory Courses, Case Studies, Educational...
This study sought to identify existing levels of synergy, or cooperation and compatibility, among school and district leaders and the impact of synergy on standards of quality in Kuwaiti schools. The researcher employed a qualitative methodology based on interviews with principals and administrators representing the six educational districts in Kuwait. Synergy was found to have positive effects on school performance and to be an important tool for implementation of quality standards. Despite...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Educational Quality, Academic Standards,...
This study investigated eight Greek international college students' experiences of acculturation and acculturative stress at a mid-western university in the United States. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants and Consensual Qualitative Research methodology was utilized for data analysis to identify contextual themes and domains expressed by participants. Seven domains relevant to extant literature were revealed: presojourn perceptions of the United States; postsojourn...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Acculturation, College Students, Semi Structured...
This study was a case study in which the results based on a specific case were analyzed and holistically described (Yildirim & Simsek, 2008). 15 middle school mathematics teachers took part in the present study. The participants were voluntary, and they were selected randomly. As data collection instrument, the researchers developed a semi-structured interview form including 5 open-ended questions. The gathered data were analyzed and reported through content analysis method. The results of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes,...
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a tablet computer-aided intervention program for improving reading fluency. It also investigates the opinions of students and parents about this intervention by using skill- and performance-based techniques, which have been investigated qualitatively. Three students with a learning disability who are in the third or fourth grades participated in the study. The multiple baselines across participants design which is one of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices,...
This paper highlights legal understanding of quid pro quo sexual harassment in schools. Quid pro quo sexual harassment implies abuse of authority or position to gain something sexual. A duty of care rests on teachers, Schools Governing Bodies and the Department of Education to provide and maintain safe schools that are free from all forms of victimisation and abuse. However, there seems to be an abuse of power by all those who are supposed to protect learners in schools. The paper used an abuse...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexual Harassment, Guidelines, Bullying, Educational Environment, Victims, Governing...
The study explores teachers' views on the impact of the English Language Proficiency Programme in Namibian schools that was implemented over a period of five years, from 2011 to 2015. The program aimed at improving teachers' proficiency in English. The summative evaluation was conducted in 2016 in the following five (5) regions: Erongo, Hardap, Khomas, Ohangwena and Omusati, selected on the basis of the level of participation and accessibility. The evaluation focused on the following aspects of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries,...
Writing is considered as a daunting task in second language learning. It is argued by most scholars that this challenge is not only limited to second language speakers of English but even to those who speak English as their first language. Thus, the ability to communicate effectively in English by both native and non-native speakers requires intensive and specialized instruction. Due to the integral role that writing plays in students' academic life, academic literacy has garnered considerable...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Essays, Writing Assignments, Error Patterns, Allied Health Occupations Education,...
Workplace absenteeism has widely been reported to be a serious problem which undermines smooth service delivery both in developed and developing nations. The problem is reported to be more serious in developing nations. This paper is therefore studying the mechanisms used to mitigate workplace absenteeism, their adequacy and the effective utilization of those mechanisms in public and private schools in Ilala Municipality and Mkuranga District in Tanzania. The study relied on in-depth interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Employee Absenteeism, Teacher Attendance, Public Schools, Private...
Student belonging to school has been consistently correlated with many significant outcomes, yet there is little research that depicts how this sense is developed. This study explores the factors through which late elementary/middle school students (Grades 4-8) develop a sense of belonging to their school. Individual interviews with teachers and students indicated that students foster a sense of belonging through reciprocal caring relationships with teachers, through peer friendships, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes,...
This study was conducted in order to examine the views of preschool teachers and teacher candidates about the concepts of learning and participation, and to explore how they perceive the relationship between the two. The study group comprised of 10 preschool teachers working at formal preschools located in Afyonkarahisar and affiliated with the Ministry of Education, and 10 teacher candidates who were senior students at Afyon Kocatepe University Education Faculty's Department of Early Childhood...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Concept Teaching, Teacher Attitudes,...
Teaching of mathematics could be improved with teachers who have a strong mathematical knowledge and have an ability to reflect this knowledge on their teaching. Therefore, it is important to develop mathematics teachers' theoretical and pedagogical knowledge. This study was designed to examine pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' (PSMT) mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) in terms of function concept. In order to examine PSMT's MKT regarding function concept, case study design was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts,...
This systematic review aims to explore the effect of NGSS on students' academic excellence. Specifically, considering increased cultural diversity, it is appropriate to identify student's science-related values, respectful features of teachers' cultural competence, and underlying challenges and detect in what ways these objectives are addressed by NGSS. Exploring the phenomena of effects, the qualitative evidence is collected. The sample consists of 52 academic entries (empirical researches and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Education, Standards, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Case Studies,...
Textbooks have been used to enhance teaching in mathematics at all levels of schooling for many years. The use of textbooks enables the mathematics content to be presented in a sequenced, coherent and logical way. There are very few studies, however, that explore student thoughts about the use of electronic textbooks (e-texts) in secondary classrooms. This paper reports the results of a study that aimed to develop an understanding of the phenomenon of student experiences of using an e-text...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Mathematics Instruction,...
Following our "Call for evidence of sector-leading and innovative practice in advancing equality and diversity" (HEFCE Circular letter 16/2016), HEFCE commissioned the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) to report back on the range of equality and diversity practice undertaken across the higher education sector. Of 120 submissions received, ECU chose 68 projects from 36 institutions to include in this report. The report highlights nine themes common to the most innovative and successful...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Student Diversity,...
Findings from this qualitative research study suggest that some international students view social and academic interactions not simply as mediums for absorbing requisite sociocultural and academic norms, and discipline knowledge, but also as stages for expressing their varied identities. As a result, whenever students' ability to present their preferred identity is threatened, whether due to language competency issues or discrimination, some attempt to regain their equilibrium by withdrawing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis, Qualitative Research, Language...
Following a qualitative research design, this study aims to explore the differences between international and American graduate students in terms of their class participation. The data for the study were collected from a graduate-level class at a university in upstate New York. There were seven participants in the study, three of the participants were American students, and the other four participants were international students, two from China, one from Iran, and one from Sudan. Main source of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Qualitative Research, Student Participation, Class Activities,...
This study aimed to explore student and staff perceptions of academic, personal and social factors influencing the international postgraduate student experience at a UK University. Focus groups were conducted with international students enrolled in a Master in Public Health programme (n = 10). An in-depth survey containing open-ended questions was completed by university staff that contribute to postgraduate teaching (n = 12). Qualitative data were analysed using Thematic Analysis. Student and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries,...
This study investigated how English learners at a university in Japan perceive connections with students in the US through an educational social network platform, called Edmodo. The instructor of English at the Japanese university cooperated with a Japanese language instructor at an American university and they incorporated Edmodo into their language classes. In the project activity, 62 Japanese and 52 American college students were paired or grouped in threes and interacted with each other on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians, North Americans,...
Graphing function is an important issue in mathematics education due to its use in various areas of mathematics and its potential roles for students to enhance learning mathematics. The use of some graphing software assists students' learning during graphing functions. However, the display of graphs of functions that students sketched by hand may be relatively different when compared to the correct forms sketched using graphing software. The possible misleading effects of this situation brought...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Misconceptions, Mathematical Concepts, Computer Software, Calculus, Geometry,...
This paper evaluates the effect and potential of a new educational learning model called Peer to Peer (P2P). The study was focused on Laurea, Hyvinkaa's Finland campus and its response to bridging the gap between traditional educational methods and working reality, where modern technology plays an important role. The study describes and evaluates an undergraduate business management programme. A qualitative methodological approach was used in assessing the students' experience of projects with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Methods, Models, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration...
Purpose: The study was aimed at exploring and analysing the current assessment practices of lecturers in selected Malaysian higher learning institution classrooms. The focus was the different modes of assessment used in the classroom and to make recommendations on using a variety of assessment modes that would be well-aligned with the intended learning outcomes. Methodology: A qualitative approach using a descriptive case study design was employed in developing the study. Subjects of the study...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Qualitative Research,...
Despite increasing diversity in U.S. schools, the topic of teacher effectiveness remains to be dominated by a universal narrative. This study applies critical theory, critical race theory, and culturally responsive pedagogy to position teacher effectiveness as contextual to urban schools and relational to the asset-based view of the learner. This study employs a phenomenological design to gather the shared experiences of nine teacher educators with teaching and service experiences in urban...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Critical Theory, Race,...
The study focused on challenges and gaps faced by children during the transition period from early childhood development (ECD) to primary education and possible solutions to them. It adopted the qualitative methodological approach through the use of Focus Group Discussions with councillors, education officials, child care workers, chiefs, parents and teachers. Document analysis provided an additional layer of transition practices in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Children, Child Development, Grade 1, Primary Education, Course...
The aim of this study is to analyse the studies published in "International Journal of Instruction" ["IJI"] in the last ten years. This study is a qualitative, descriptive literature review study. The data was collected through document analysis, coded using constant comparison and analysed using content analysis. Frequencies and percentages were calculated. As "IJI" being an international, open access journal, the results of this analysis are expected to give a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Content Analysis, Periodicals, Statistical Analysis, Sampling, Sample Size,...
Social studies course is a pivotal course offered in the first three years of students' primary education. Since the foundation of the Turkish Republic to the present, there have been changes in the curricula of the social studies course in accordance with the needs and expectations of the related period in Turkish Republic history. Whether these changes introduced have fulfilled the mentioned expectations is the object of interest in this essay. Having considered these issues, answers to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational History,...
Bullying is a worldwide concern and erroneous perceptions of the phenomenon could underscore unsustainable interventions. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to examine, in-depth, how some high school teachers from two schools in New Jersey perceived student bullying. The primary research question was: What perceptions do teachers have about student bullying? The main data were from face-to-face interviews with 14 teachers who answered semi-structured, open-ended...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bullying, Victims, Case Studies, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers,...
In this study, the variables having impact on the student motivation have been analyzed based on the articles, conference papers, master's theses and doctoral dissertations published in the years 2000-2017. A total of 165 research papers were selected for the research material and the data were collected through qualitative research techniques through document review and content analysis. According to the research results, the most important factors affecting student motivation are the fields...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Motivation, Literature Reviews,...
Developments in mathematics education tend to emphasize mathematics teaching with the help of activities that will allow the students to create these concepts rather than to make them memorize mathematical rules. The purpose of this study is to analyze the applicability of the application of multiplication with fingers developed by the researcher. In the application, the relation between addition and subtraction is featured in teaching multiple table rather than memorization. Within the scope...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multiplication, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visualization, Class...
ESL programs at post-secondary institutions must often generate revenue in addition to teaching students English. Institutions often impose explicit expectations on these programs to generate profit, creating unique challenges for those who administer them. This qualitative case study investigated challenges faced by ESL program directors at one university in Canada. Semistructured interviews were used to collect data from program directors (N = 3) on topics relating to administration,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Higher Education,...
Employing drama activities in foreign language classes has proved to help language learners improve their skills. Within the context of drama course offered in an English Language Teacher Education program in Turkey, the present study suggests some drama activities based on well-known Nasreddin Hodja jokes. The study aims to find answers to whether Nasreddin Hodja jokes can be exploited in the foreign language classes and integrated in drama activities. It also tries to find out that whether...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Humor, Second Language Instruction,...
This study was designed to assess the impact of visual journaling in art education as a means for self-reflection and (self) education. Given that art making can be used as a tool for holistic healing, and Stuckey (2010) suggests that by supporting expression through creativity and imagination the formation of identity and reservoirs for healing can be build, in what ways might visual journaling influence students' ability to build self-confidence and self-awareness that can sequentially lead...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diaries, Art Education, Reflection, Self Esteem, High School Students, Art...
This paper discussed a qualitative research findings on the case of Malaysian teachers employed their professional local knowledge for enhancing students' thinking skills in classroom practices. In this paper, a teacher's professional local knowledge is viewed as a teacher's professional knowledge and skills developed through the combination of the teacher's expertise, theory, knowledge and experiences gained from professional practices in various and different contexts of students' social...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Knowledge Level, Teacher Characteristics, Thinking...
"Game Maker" is widely used in UK secondary schools, yet under-researched in that context. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative case study that explores how authoring computer games using "Game Maker" can support the learning of basic programming concepts in a mainstream UK secondary setting. The research draws on the learning theory of constructionism, which asserts the importance of pupils using computers as "building material" to create digital...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies,...
Student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year. This is a 7 percent increase from the previous year and more than double the number of homeless students in 2006-07. As high as these numbers seem, they are almost certainly undercounts. Despite increasing numbers, these students--as well as the school liaisons and state coordinators who support them--report that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Homeless People, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation,...
This study examines the effectiveness of Post-Entry English Language Assessment (PELA) as a predictor of international business students' English writing performance and academic performance. An intervention involving the implementation of contextualised English writing workshops was embedded in a specific business subject targeted at students who performed poorly on the PELA. The results reveal that PELA is a better predictor of students' English writing performance and academic performance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Writing Achievement, Writing Workshops, English (Second Language),...
The changes which occur during the learning process have been explained by many teaching-learning models and theories. One of these models is allosteric learning model (ALM) which was developed by André Giordan in 1989. This model was derived from a biological metaphor related to proteins. The interaction between individual and environment in a learning situation is tried to be clarified by using a metaphor of allosteric regulation. This regulation explains how enzymes and proteins can change...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Semi...
The aim of this research is to improve different responsibility value education activities in pre-school value education. In Turkey, there is a yearly programme in which value should be gained in pre-school value education, but it is lack of activities and how. This research was performed with the studies in a total of 26 students aged five and six, from the beginning of February to end of March in a disadvantaged socioeconomically level school selected to teach the value of responsibility for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Economically Disadvantaged, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Values...
Using the analogy of children's building blocks, the reader is guided through the results of a research study that explored the use of three Artistic Pedagogical Technologies (APTs). "Building blocks" was the major theme that emerged from the data. Sub-themes included developing community, enhancing creativity, and risk taking. The discourse of the paper centers on how selected APTs stimulate interaction, create social presence, and help develop community in the online post-secondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Educational Technology, Creativity, Risk, Postsecondary Education,...
The purpose of this study is to analyze the statistical reasoning levels of preservice elementary school teachers. With this purpose, pre-service teachers consisting of 29 groups worked on a model eliciting activity (MEA) in scope of an elective course they were taking. At the end of the class, they were asked to present their solutions while working on the MEA in form of a detailed report. The data of the study consisted of these reports and solution sheets. Content analysis method was used in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Statistics, Abstract Reasoning,...
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship between the awareness level of preservice science teachers' conscious use of technological devices, which cause electromagnetic pollution, and their awareness level of related environmental problems. Research Methods: In this study, a mixed design method was used. A relational screening model was used to collect quantitative data. The phenomenological method, which includes defining and interpreting individuals' perception and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Environmental Education, Pollution, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher...
This scoping paper explores the experiences of overseas students from Nigeria studying in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom. It considers the context for these students and some of the particular pressures and challenges they experience in making the transition from education in Nigeria to achieving academic success and adapting to life as a student in the UK. With reference to the work of Professor Claudio-Rafael Vásquez-Martínez, at the outset of a collaborative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Creative Activities, Integrated Activities, Art Activities, Art...
This study attempted to evaluate the views of senior preservice preschool teachers on the efficacy of drama activities in their field experience in terms of the effect of students' learning, socialization, individual or group work skills and school connectedness and also disclosed the suggestions of senior preservice preschool teachers for faculty members who give drama lectures regarding the delivery of drama course. The study group included 51 (Female = 37, Male = 14) senior preservice...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Drama, Teaching Methods,...
The aim of this study is to reveal the benefits gained from "Special Training Methods II" course and the problems prospective mathematics teachers encountered with it. The case study method was used in the study. The participants in the study were 34 prospective mathematics teachers studying at a Primary School Mathematics Education Department. The data collection tools were a form composed of open-ended questions and semi-structured interviews. Descriptive analysis of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Training Methods, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education,...
Introduction: This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of research and information activities of laboratory scientists in different work positions throughout a research lifecycle. Activity theory was applied as the conceptual and analytical framework. Method: Taking a qualitative research approach, in-depth interviews and field observations with twenty-four bio- and nano-scientists were conducted at science laboratories in South Korea. A micro-moment time-line interview and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scientists, Scientific Research, Behavior, Qualitative Research, Interviews,...
Cloud Computing (CC) refers to the physical structure of a communications network, where data is stored in large data centers and can be accessed anywhere, at any time, and from different devices. This systematic literature review identifies and categorizes the potential and barriers of cloud-based teaching in schools from an international perspective. This study applied the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) methodology for determining the articles and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis, Internet, Computer Software, Computer...
This study carries out a comparative analysis of primary mathematics curricula put into practice during Turkish Republican period. The data for this study are composed of official curricula documents which are examined in terms of teaching principles. The study adopts a qualitative approach and employs document analysis method. The official documents are examined via content analysis technique. The analysis distinguishes a set of teaching principles envisioned to achieve effective mathematics...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational History, Educational Principles, Elementary School Mathematics,...
The study instigated the incidence of truancy among students and its influence on learning in the Dormaa Senior High School. A descriptive survey design was adopted in carrying out the study. The study population consisted of teachers, students, parents and opinion leaders in the study area. The simple random and purposive samplings were used in selecting respondents. A sample of 135, made up of 20 teachers and 100 students, 10 parents and 5 opinion leaders were selected to participate in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Truancy, Attendance, Academic Achievement,...
By exploring changemaker principles as a component of social justice art education this research-informed article exemplifies how moral consciousness and responsibility can be developed when training artist teachers. It embeds changemaker philosophy in the higher education art curriculum and demonstrates how this can create ruptures and ripples into educational pedagogy at the school level. A sociocultural qualitative methodology, that employs questionnaires, the visual and a focus group as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Metacognition, Art Teachers, Artists, Moral Values, Social Justice, Art Education,...
The purpose of this inter-university project was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions of collaboration and use of online technology. Twenty-two undergraduate music education majors from two separate universities participated in an eleven-week collaborative project to develop, teach, and self-assess general music lesson plans via a variety of student-selected online technologies. To determine the participants' perceptions, the researchers administered the quantitative Technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Legal Problems, Barriers, Computer Mediated...
Trust is considered as one of the essential elements at schools. Although it is important, there is relatively little research on trust in educational settings. Research indicate that trust across school affects much of a school's functioning and it is a critical resource as principals embark on improvement plans. In this regard, it is a matter of question whether teachers trust in their principals as school leaders, in their administrative implementations and in their principals'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Trust (Psychology), Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Qualitative...
Since its inception, Higher Education (HE) has always been playing a critical role for national development through the development of skilled manpower and intellectual civic society. Continuous paradigm shifting in HE in term of institutions' pattern and course delivery mode and method has always been the part of the process of HE transformation. Consequently, private HE bears a long heritage and history. However, "commercialisation" of HE through private provision is relatively new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Quality, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Higher Education, Foreign...
This study aimed to get ideas formed by undergraduate foreign language students about the applicability, advantages and disadvantages of "selfie@ssessment", which can be regarded as an alternative form of self-assessment utilizing modern mobile phone technologies and the available Internet facilities. Underpinning this study of "selfie@ssessment" by undergraduate students is that an increasing body of research and a good many theoretical views acknowledge the importance of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld...
Reflecting the inter-connected reality of today's world, contemporary education is striving to keep up with the exponentially rapid changes that individuals around the globe are facing. Innovative educational proposals carry labels such as connective learning (Downes, 2006), e-learning 2.0 (Downes, 2005), education 2.0 (Carr et al., 2008), or social learning 2.0 (Dron & Anderson, 2007). This chapter defines multimodality and discusses processes involved in multimodal data collection and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Qualitative Research, Data Processing, Courseware,...
Education in the 21st century highlights globalization and internationalization. Pre-service teachers in the 21st century are technology savvy. To effectively engage and teach generation Z students, preservice teachers will help the educational system meet this requirement. The educational systems must be outfitted with a prerequisite of ICT resources both hardware and software, and curricula must be designed to promote a collaborative learner-centered environment to which students will relate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Networks, Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education,...
The catastrophic devastation from recent natural calamities in the Philippines such as Typhoon Yolanda and Central Visayas earthquake in 2013 had made disaster preparedness a primary concern in the country. Prompted by the critical need to use science to save lives, this study developed Science of Survival (SOS) pamphlets titled "When the Wind Rages and Water Rises: A Science of Survival Pamphlet for Typhoon, Flashflood, Storm Surge and Tsunami" and "When the Earth Moves: A...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Pamphlets, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Foreign Countries, Design, Needs...
This study was carried out with the goal of investigation of perceptions and views which are related to children's rights of forth grade primary school students. The research was designed properly to qualitative research approach. This research was made with 156 4th grade students. In determining of the research group, criterion sampling technique was used. In the process of getting research data, survey form, written documents and semi-structured interview form were used. The research data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Childrens Rights, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 4,...
The purpose of this study was to explore mathematics teachers' perception of social justice in mathematics classrooms. We applied interpretive qualitative method for data collection, analysis, and interpretation through iterative process. We administered in-depth semi-structured interviews to capture the perceptions of three mathematics teachers about social justice in mathematics classroom at three public secondary schools in Kathmandu. We carried out multiple layers of thematic analysis and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice, Semi Structured Interviews,...
The main goal of this paper is to analyze how the age factor behaves as an alleged individual difference (ID) variable in SLA by focusing on the influence that the learning context exerts on the dynamics of age of onset (AO). The results of several long-term classroom studies on age effects will be presented, in which I have empirically analyzed whether AO works similarly across settings and learners or whether it is influenced by characteristics of the setting and the learner--and if so,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Age Differences, Individual Differences, Context Effect, Hierarchical Linear...
With the emergence of the intercultural approach to L2 teaching, several studies investigated teachers' attitudes and beliefs concerning the cultural dimension of L2 teaching in different foreign language settings. This study explored teachers' perceptions of the relationship between teaching English and culture in Tunisia, an EFL setting where the culture of L2 teachers is assumed to be distant from the "English" culture. It also enquired into Tunisian teachers' approach to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language...
Arabic has a special characters and positions compare to Bahasa Indonesia as the mother tongue of students. These conditions are prospect to create joyful learning and teaching. Therefore, through the teaching and learning it is the opportunity to accelerate the process of understanding source language. This research was conducted in higher education of north Sulawesi in Manado. Non-participant observation and in-depth interview were conducted to collect data. Four months of research was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Islam, Religious Education, Higher Education,...
This study reports an interpretative case study investigating practices and challenges in an emerging m-learning environment at Makerere University in Uganda. The research was part of the MobiClass pilot project. Data was collected by means of observations and interviews with teachers and various m-learning support staff, including teacher trainers, systems administrators and a software developer. The Framework for Rational Analysis of Mobile Education (FRAME) is used as an analytic framework....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Case Studies, Educational Practices,...
The phenomenon of falling in love among people with intellectual disability has not received much attention in research. In this study, seven Finnish young adults (5 women and 2 men) with mild intellectual disability (ID) were asked about their experiences of falling in love. They were interviewed with a qualitative themed interview method. The data were analyzed with content analysis by searching the participants' descriptions of partner selection, the event of falling in love, and how falling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Young Adults, Mild Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Interviews,...
For some time a central issue has occupied early science education discussions--primary student classroom experiences and the resulting attitudes towards science. This has in part been linked to generalist teachers' own knowledge of science topics and pedagogical confidence. Recent research in cognitive development has examined the role of so-called tacit knowledge and its potential benefits for supporting conceptual development in children. However, the incorporation of such tools would depend...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher...
This study aims to investigate the learning implementation of electronic filing and problems faced by teachers in learning implementing of electronic filing. This study is a descriptive research with qualitative approach. Collecting data used interview and documentation techniques. The research subjects consisted of 29 teachers who teach Filing subject at Office Administration Vocational Schools in Yogyakarta Special Region. The results showed that all of teachers there has been no to teach the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Filing, Vocational Education, Qualitative Research, Vocational...
In spite of English being regarded as the second most important language in Malaysia, it is still treated as a foreign language inevitably. The recently introduced Dual Language Progamme (henceforth DLP) which uses English as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science is alleged to be a reflection of the less successful English for teaching Mathematics and Science policy (hereafter PPSMI). Therefore, this paper aims to examine the perceptions of pre-service teachers towards...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction,...
This study explores a field-motivated concern among English as a Foregin Language (EFL) teachers at a college preparatory English language program. The course syllabus for this program is fixed and systematically paced over four, seven-week modules. Despite formal assessment measures that result in placing the learners into four levels of English language proficiency, it has been reported by teachers, that inside the classrooms, the learners are of varying degrees of language proficiencies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Individual Differences, English (Second Language), College Preparation, Focus Groups,...
The researchers of various disciplines often use qualitative and quantitative research methods and approaches for their studies. Some of these researchers like to be known as qualitative researchers; others like to be regarded as quantitative researchers. The researchers, thus, are sharply polarised; and they involve in a competition of pointing out the benefits of their own preferred methods and approaches. But, both the methods and approaches (qualitative and quantitative) have pros and cons....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Literature Reviews, Research Methodology,...