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In today's generation of digital natives, students find it unexciting to sit down and read literary texts in its entirety. Thus, students nowadays hardly understand and appreciate literature as a subject. This calls for additional challenge to teachers who had been used to deliver their lessons or any subject matter in traditional ways. This study used descriptive-correlational research design to unveil the most effective viewing teaching techniques that will help develop the viewing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Literature, Teaching Methods, Comprehension, Films, Video...
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This report shows that over time, students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Two or more races have completed high school and continued their education in college in increasing numbers. Despite these gains, the rate of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Whites,...
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,...
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, common intellectual experiences, service-learning, undergraduate research, and senior capstones among others--that have come to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate...
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using short stories significantly improve the speaking and writing achievements. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest-posttest control group design or comparison group design was used in this research. The population of this research was the all first semester undergraduate students of urban and regional planning study program of Indo Global Mandiri University. Forty students were selected as the sample by using purposive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quasiexperimental Design, Literary Genres, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups,...
This study on level of communicative competence covering linguistic/grammatical and discourse has aimed at constructing a proposed English language program for 5 key universities in Vietnam. The descriptive method utilized was scientifically employed with comparative techniques and correlational analysis. The researcher treated the surveyed data through frequency counts, means and percentage computations, and analysis of variance/t-test to compare two main area variables. The respondents was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communicative Competence (Languages), College Seniors, Program Proposals,...
The aim of this study is to determine the mediating role of prejudice in the relationship between the cultural intelligence of school principals and the level of entrepreneurship. The design of this study was classified as correlational survey research. This study was designed by quantitative research method. The universe of this study constitutes 642 School Principals. In this study, the entire universe was reached and a "complete counting" technique was used. Relations between the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Correlation, Cultural Awareness, Regression (Statistics), Entrepreneurship, Bias,...
The main objective of the current study is to examine the relationships between self-handicapping, and irrational beliefs about approval, irrational beliefs about interpersonal relationships, irrational beliefs about self and the overall level of irrational beliefs by reference to the " ABC " framework. Participants of the study were 263 teacher candidates. Self-Handicapping Scale and Irrational Beliefs Scale-Short Form was utilized in order to measure the constructs. Spearman's Rho...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Esteem, Statistical...
Georgia implemented a nationwide, full scale school voucher program in 2005. The new voucher plan was designed with the intent to provide equitable distribution and efficient utilization of financial and human resources. By introducing the voucher scheme, the government hoped to promote competition among public as well as private schools to push them operate in a cost-effective way and consequently improve education quality. This study tries to identify the effect of increased competition on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Competition, Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Privatization,...
Despite being competent in their field of work, professional's worldwide struggle due to lack of good public speaking skills. Their assessments and appraisals are often not depictive of their professional competitiveness; therefore, it is important for students to overcome public speaking anxiety before they transit from academic life to professional life. The purpose of this study is to analyze the reasons behind the anxiety level in undergraduate students of a public speaking class and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Public Speaking, Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Coping, Private...
The study investigated how group-dynamics instruction techniques of adaptable nature can be to the benefit of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners so as to develop and improve their willingness-to-communicate and speaking-ability in the long run. After analyzing the data via ANCOVA and EFA, the researcher selected 108 young Iranian male and female EFL learners in a language school in Tehran by means of convenient sampling technique. This investigation shows how EFL learners reacted to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Dynamics, Student...
The current study investigates the relationship between critical thinking skills and learning styles of mentally gifted students. The participants were 225 gifted students in Turkey attending Science and Art Centres which are after-school activity centers for mentally gifted students. Participants were 9-15 years old and were attending secondary schools and high schools. The data were gathered using the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and the Critical Thinking Scale and analyzed using Chi-Square,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style, Gifted,...
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,...
The implementation of Common Core State Standards raises challenges for teachers, particularly those in urban settings and those who work with students with unique learning challenges, particularly students with disabilities. This article provides the results of a study that surveyed special education teachers' perspectives related to the implementation of the new state standards in one large urban school district. Analysis of both closed and open-ended survey responses yields information about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, State Standards, Urban Schools, Common...
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,...
Early language learning for children is increasingly common, and the majority of parents and the public do not see it as superfluous or overburdening children. Moreover, teaching a foreign language to very young children has been an increasingly dominant trend in most globalized societies. While there is abundant literature that supports teaching a foreign language at an early age through language immersion programs, little is known about the efficiency of strategies used to explicitly teach...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
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 ex-post-facto quasi-experimental research design was conducted by selecting a convenient sample of approximately 2,000 3rd grade ELLs who took the regular reading and math English STAAR test during the 2014-15 school year in an urban southern Texas school district. This study was conducted using a quantitative research method of data collected from the school district. The data collected consisted of 3rd grade ELL students' reading and math English STAAR scores. The researcher analyzed and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Reading Tests, Mathematics...
The power and importance of peer influence in educational settings has been well documented (Cuseo, 2010; Ender & Kay, 2001; Keup, 2010). In South Africa, research supports international trends that student involvement in peer-led activities contributes to student success and ultimate throughput (Layton & McKenna, 2015; Loots, 2009; Underhill & McDonald, 2010). A plethora of research exists attesting to the benefits for students who are the recipients of peer-led activities. In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Peer Groups, Student Leadership, Student Experience, Leadership...
This study examined the extent to which students in one Malaysian university use smartphones to support their school-related learning and how these activities relate to CGPA. For seven consecutive days, 176 students from three academic programs recorded their daily smartphone use for learning. Significant differences were found in uses of smartphones depending on academic program. Further, it was found that the more students utilized their smartphone for university learning activities, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Case Studies,...
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...
This report presents findings on crime and violence in U.S. public schools, using data from the 2015-16 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS:2016). First administered in school year 1999-2000 and repeated in school years 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, and 2015-16, SSOCS provides information on school crime-related topics from the perspective of schools. Developed and managed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Crime, Violence, Discipline, School Safety, Public Schools, School Surveys, National...
Reading is the gateway to success in education. It is the heartbeat of all courses offered in institutions. It is therefore crucial to investigate Colleges of Education students reading habits and how to improve the skill. The study was a descriptive survey with a validated questionnaire on "Reading Habits among Colleges of Education students in the Information Age" (RHCESIA). A total number of two hundred (200) students were used from the two Colleges of Education in Oyo town, with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Habits, College Students, Student Surveys, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries,...
The aim of the study is to examine whether classroom teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) on numbers develops in the period from their university education to their active teaching profession. Cross-sectional comparative study method was used in this research in order to examine what kind of development classroom teachers? pedagogical content knowledge exhibited from their university education to the period in which they actively operate within teaching profession. The sample of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers,...
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,...
The current gap between traditional team research and research focusing on non-strict teams or groups such as teacher teams hampers boundary-crossing investigations of and theorising on teamwork and collaboration. The main aim of this study includes bridging this gap by proposing a continuum-based team concept, describing the distinction between strict teams and mere collections of individuals as the degree of team entitativity. The concept entitativity is derived from social psychology and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teamwork, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Collaboration, Questionnaires, Factor...
In the related literature, it has been discussed that issues related to foreign language lexicon have been ignored; therefore, a solid theory of foreign language lexicon has not been constructed yet. In the framework of Turkish as a foreign language, the literature lacks both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. To this end, this longitudinal study tries to find out the lexical progress of learners of Turkish as a foreign language. 20 teaching foreign languages (TFL) learners from a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
There has been a concern about the quality of school teachers being prepared at the university especially in pedagogy. The main objective of the study was to investigate the preparation of teacher-trainees in pedagogy in Kenyan universities.The theoretical framework of the study was based on Shulman's concept of pedagogical content knowledge. The study was conducted in public and private universities in Kenya. Purposive, random and stratified sampling techniques were used to select the subjects...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Interviews, Sample Size,...
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been rapidly prevailed among the children and youths. Personal technologies facilitating the students to gain some learning experiences both in and out of the schools also include many threats. It is important for students to have high awareness of safe internet and computer use to overcome with these threats. In this research, it was aimed to reveal internet security and computer usage awareness profiles of students studying in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Computer Use, Internet, Computer...
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP Exam based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel, & Ewing, 2014a). For most subjects, AP Potential expectancy tables have been derived by combining tenth and eleventh grade PSAT/NMSQT data with scores from AP Exams taken as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Placement Programs, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance...
Good listening and pronunciation skills lead to successes in foreign language learning. The main purpose of this study was to examine the benefits of adopting the Proprioceptive Method in learning English by Thai local government officials with the help of Facebook. A seventeen-day training course was implemented, comprising two days of face-to-face training, fourteen days of online training via Facebook, and one day of course wrap-ups and evaluation. The crucial training instruments used in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Officials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
This study explores how a variety of music alumni perceive the skills that they learned at their institutions in comparison to their diverse career outcomes using data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP). Focusing on alumni with music education, music theory, and music performance majors (16,317 respondents from 105 different arts undergraduate and graduate colleges or arts programs within larger universities), the study demonstrates how a survey of skills learned and career...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Development, Music, Music Education, Alumni, Music Theory, Statistical...
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),...
Legal translation of contract agreements is a challenge to translators as it involves combining the literary translation with the technical terminological precision. In translating legal contract agreements, a legal translator must utilize the lexical or syntactic precision and, more importantly, the pragmatic awareness of the context. This will guarantee an overall communicative process and avoid inconsistency in legal translation. However, the inability of the translator to meet these two...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Translation, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning,...
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between school principals' ethical leadership behaviour and positive climate practices. Research sample consisted of 383 teachers working at schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in 2014-2015 academic year. This research was designed according to the relational model. Data was collected by using "Ethical leadership" and "Organizational climate" scales. The results of the research suggested that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Ethics, Administrator Behavior, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes,...
Despite the widespread use of Social Learning Networks (SLNs), there is little research on the effectiveness of these sites in related literature. Therefore, there is a need for studies investigating but use of SLNs in educational environments and their effects on learners' academic achievements. In this study, the purpose was to investigate the effects of use of Edmodo, a leading SLN site, on students' performances and attitudes towards online learning according to certain variables. In line...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socialization, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Social...
The study conducted at Najran University located in Najran city in Saudi Arabia. It aimed for examination the effectiveness of the STSR approach on achievement the course of curriculum foundations and development of the inclinations towards study for students at Najran University. Both questions and hypotheses were formulated in light of the aims and principles of the study. Materials included an achievement test and inclinations towards study exam. The findings of the study revealed that there...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Foreign Countries, College Students, Achievement Tests, Pretests...
To further probe the alignment (or misalignment) of university and industry priorities in terms of English language skills development of future accountants, this study extends the earlier investigation of employers' perception on the communication skills needed by entry-level accountants. Using conjoint analysis, this research examines the outlook of 302 graduating accounting students on the communication skills that they consider relevant to their target career. The respondents answered a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accounting, Communication Skills, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Employer...
This Statistics in Brief provides a snapshot of the state of teacher professional development activities among U.S. public school teachers using data collected through the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Public School Teacher Questionnaire. This report relies on data provided by public school teachers about their professional development activities during the 2011-12 school year. The report focuses on public school teachers' responses to questions regarding the topics covered in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Public...
The study aimed to identify the obstacles facing Saudi woman while working in a mixed work environment. The main study sample consisted of (223) from the health sector female affiliates and were divided into two groups. The first group consisted of (129) participants from the health sector and workers in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) hospitals. The second group involved (94) participants from the health sector and workers in Najran, KSA hospitals. The study adopted the descriptive and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Females, Barriers, Work Environment, Health Personnel, Hospitals,...
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between social studies pre-service teachers' (SSPTs) learning style, test anxiety and academic achievement. A total of 315 SSPTs participated in the study. Data were collected using Turkish versions of Grasha-Reichmann learning style scale (GRLSS) and test anxiety scale (TAS) by Spielberger. According to the findings, SSPTs' academic achievements had negative and low-level relationship with the TAS' worry sub-dimension while they had no...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Style, Test Anxiety, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Statistical...
This study investigated the effectiveness of blended learning and E-learning modes of instruction on the performance of undergraduates in Kwara State, Nigeria. It also determined if the student performance would vary with gender. Quasi experimental that employs pretest, posttest, control group design was adopted for this study. This involves three groups, two experimental (blended learning, and E-learning) and a control group (traditional teaching method). Educational Materials and Methods...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology,...
The current research aims to examine the perceived social support and coping styles predicting positivity. Research participants included 268 adolescents, attending high school, with 147 females (54.9%) and 121 males (45.1%). Adolescents participating in the research were 14 to 18 years old and their average age was 16.12 with SD = 1.01. Research data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple linear regression analysis. Research findings...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Support Groups, Coping, Adolescents, Positive Attitudes, High School Students,...
Collaborative learning is an approach employed by instructors to facilitate learning and improve learner's performance. Mobile learning can accommodate a variety of learning approaches. This study, therefore, investigated the effects of collaborative learning styles on performance of students in a mobile learning environment. The specific purposes of this study are to: examine the difference in the performance of students in mobile learning platform; examine the difference in performance of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology,...
This study deals with the research into the relationship between gender, motivation and achievement in learning English as a foreign language. A good command of English is of paramount importance for an individual to be successful in numerous aspects of life such as professional, personal and educational. The aim of this research was to determine how gender influences motivation and achievement in learning English as a foreign language. The research sample consists of 185 students aged ten...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, English (Second...
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,...
This research is conducted to examine novice ELT teachers' perspective on the possible motives behind young learners' problem behaviours in English classes. The gender of ELT teachers have been also considered in order to investigate whether there is a difference between the perception of male and female teachers on the leading causes of problem behaviours in classroom. The adapted version of the questionnaire developed by Miller, Ferguson & Byrne (2000) were conducted with 15 male and 15...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beginning Teachers, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second...
This study sought to explain ELMS continued usage intentions among HEIs in Tanzania. The study was guided by main research question, "What explains ELMS continued usage intentions among facilitators in HEIs in Tanzania?" The study used descriptive cross sectional design administered to 264 respondents drawn from five universities selected from two regions mainly Dar es Salaam and Morogoro. HEIs involved include the University of Dar es Salaam; Muhimbili University of Health and Allied...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Management Systems, Likert Scales, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Regression...
To date, plagiarism continues to be a widespread problem in higher education. Deemed to be endemic, researchers continue to examine various aspects of plagiarism, including students' perception, practices, attitudes and reasons for plagiarism, in addressing this growing concern. Most studies, however, tend to examine these aspects independently. This paper reports on a study that examined both the students' attitudes and reasons for plagiarism, particularly among the Technical and Non-Technical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Plagiarism, Ethics, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis,...
The purpose of the research is to investigate the relationships between self-efficacy beliefs toward mathematics, mathematics anxiety and self-efficacy beliefs toward mathematics teaching, mathematics teaching anxiety variables and testing the relationships between these variables with structural equation model. The sample of the research, which was conducted in accordance with relational survey model, consists of 380 university students, who studied at the department of Elementary Mathematics...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Structural Equation...
Recent reports calling for change in undergraduate biology education have resulted in the redesign of many introductory biology courses. Reports on one common change to course structure, the active-learning environment, have placed an emphasis on student preparation, noting that the positive outcomes of active learning in the classroom depend greatly on how well the student prepares before class. As a possible preparatory resource, we test the efficacy of a learning module developed for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Animation, Cytology, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning...
Turnover is a voluntary cessation of membership of an organization by an employee. Employee retention is one of the challenges facing several organizations in both the developed and developing countries of the world. It is profitable to proactively react for possible staff turnover intentions. This research was carried out to determine the prevalence of academic staff turnover intention and the factors contributing for it among Madda Walabu University academic staff. An institution based...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, College Faculty, Intention,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of integrating Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) technology on middle school mathematics achievement in an urban school. Propensity score matching was used to create a comparable control group in order to isolate the effects of IWB technology on mathematics achievement. An initial experimental group (n = 716) of ethnically diverse urban students receiving IWB instruction was matched to a control population (n = 856) based on propensity scores...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Technology Integration, Urban Schools, Secondary School...
This first report of charter school parents' perceptions based on nationally representative samples finds that charter parents, as compared with parents from district schools, are less likely to see serious problems at their children's school, report more extensive communications with the school, and are more satisfied with most aspects of the school. Charter parents are less satisfied than private-school parents, but report more communications with the school. The variation of parental...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Parent Attitudes, Charter Schools, National Surveys, Parent Surveys, Private Schools,...
The aim of study is to determine the neuromyth level of teachers and pre-teachers and reveal if there is significant difference in terms of some variables (gender, class, etc.). Research was designed in survey model. The research sample was formed with 241 teachers and 511 teacher candidates. In the collection of data, "Educational neuromyths test" that has 31 questions with options "right, wrong, I have no idea" that was created by the authors by applying reliability...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Practices, Misconceptions, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences,...
The presence of the Burnout syndrome in professors may be regarded as a deterioration of their mental health with negative impacts on their job performance. It is known that teachers develop different activities in the areas of teaching, outreach and research. This study aims to analyze the relationship between the Burnout syndrome and self-efficacy beliefs and the academic performance in professors of the psychology and dentistry programs at a private university in the city of Barranquilla....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Burnout, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Teacher Competencies, Performance,...
Based on Selinker's hypothesis of five psycholinguistic processes shaping interlanguage (1972), the paper focuses attention on the Russian L2-learners' overreliance on the L1 as the main factor hindering their development. The research problem is, therefore, the high incidence of L1 transfer in the spoken and written English language output of Russian learners as an EFL issue largely ignored, and the research question, how much these learners' dependence on the L1 affect their interlanguage...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Interlanguage,...
The South was the central focus of the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. The landmark ruling held that laws mandating segregation in the school systems of the eleven states of the Old Confederacy, along with D.C. and six other states, violated the U.S. Constitution. Intense opposition met the decision across the South. A decade later, 98 percent of black students were still in all-black schools when Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geographic Regions, Civil Rights, Educational History, School Desegregation, Court...
This study investigated the level of intercultural sensitivity of foreign international undergraduates and its possible predictors. Sample participants included 269 foreign international undergraduates of both government and private universities in Thailand. The research instrument was the three-page survey constructed questionnaire based on the combination of three self-evaluation scales: Chen and Starosta's (2000) Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS), McCroskey and McCroskey's (1988)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Public Colleges,...
This study investigated the continuous influence of applying formative assessment on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' anxiety and listening efficacy. The participants, divided into an experimental and a control group, were 60 Iranian EFL learners in an English-language institute. This study thus highlights the pedagogical implications of assessment in EFL classrooms. Therefore, this report investigated the effect of formative testing used by teachers on students' achievement in EFL...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Formative Evaluation, College Students, Anxiety, Experimental Groups, Control Groups,...
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,...
The primary goal of this study is to complete the adaptation, validity and reliability studies of the long (17 items) and short (9 items) forms of UWES-SF. The secondary goal of this study is to study the mediating role of work engagement between academic procrastination and academic responsibility in high school students. The study group consists of 597 students, who are enrolled into various high schools in Mersin during the academic year of 2013-2014. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Work Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Turkish, Test Validity, Test Reliability,...
Evaluating accessibility is an important equity step in assessing the effectiveness and usefulness of online learning materials for students with disabilities such as visual or hearing impairments. Previous studies in this area have indicated that, over time, university websites have become gradually more inaccessible. This paper relates findings of a quantitative, comparative study of university website accessibility for students with disabilities. Sampling comprised a random selection of 20...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reputation, Web Sites, Universities, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Access to...
The aims of this study were (1) to find out the differences in critical thinking skills among students who were given three different learning models: differentiated science inquiry combined with mind map, differentiated science inquiry model, and conventional model, (2) to find out the differences of critical thinking skills among male and female students. This study is a quasi-experimental research with pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design. The population in this research is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills,...
This action research based case study addresses the situation of a first year class of Business English students at Universidad de Alcalá and their attitudes towards using Web 2.0 tools and social media for language learning. During the semester, the students were asked to collaborate in the creation and use of some tools such as blogs, video repositories (YouTube), networking programs (LinkedIn), and communication tools (Slide Share). The data were obtained through an online questionnaire...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Business English, Business Communication, Case Studies, Second Language Learning,...
Reading achievement scores for adolescents with disabilities are markedly lower than the scores of adolescents without disabilities. For example, 62% of students with disabilities read "below" the basic level on the NAEP Reading assessment, compared to 19% of their nondisabled peers. This achievement gap has been a continuing challenge for more than 35 years. In this article, we report on the promise of a comprehensive 2-year reading program called Fusion Reading. Fusion Reading is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities,...
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...
The purpose of this study is to determine sixth, seventh and eighth grade students' writing anxiety and dispositions and to examine to what extent they predict each other. The basis of this study is to determine whether writing disposition is the significant predictor of writing anxiety or not and whether students' grade levels and genders are significant predictor of writing anxiety and dispositions or not. The research was designed according to survey model. The study group, selected through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Instruction, Anxiety, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Predictor Variables, Gender...
This research project investigated how the development of an ePortfolio, combined with ePortfolio pedagogies, impacted the interview performance of undergraduate students as they prepared to enter the job market. Participants were students in the Health Sciences and Biosystems Engineering programs at Clemson University, enrolled in ePortfolio-developing capstone or internship classes in the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years. Participants were randomly assigned to complete mock interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing,...
This study examined how empathy, moral obligation, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support, and prior experience with social problems are associated with social entrepreneurial intentions. Through a survey, a sample of 252 Hong Kong students was used for analyses. Factor analyses supported that the antecedents of social entrepreneurial intentions could be divided into dimensions of empathy, moral obligation, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Empathy, Moral Values, Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Social...
The purpose of this study is to investigate student experience with the Internet, and their attitudes towards using it, in an attempt to determine the impact of these experiences and attitudes on their view of the implementation of blended learning. Data from 142 Saudi students at a leading university in Saudi Arabia were collected via an online questionnaire. The results reveal that students have both experience with and positive attitudes towards using the Internet. Demographic variables had...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Preferences, Internet, Prior Learning, Computer Attitudes, Student...
General well-being is the quality of life of a person/individual in terms of health, happiness and prosperity rather than wealth. The present study aims to probe the General Well-being of Higher Secondary Students. In this normative survey study, the investigator has selected a sample of 200 higher secondary school students who were studying 11th and 12th standards from four different schools in Cheranmahadevi Educational District, Tirunelveli by convenient sampling technique. General...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Secondary School Students, Wellness, Measures...
Argentina has traditionally stood out in terms of educational outcomes among its Latin American counterparts. Schooling of older children, however, still shows room for improvement especially among the more vulnerable. Fortunately, during the last years a sizeable improvement in attendance rates for children aged 15 through 17 took place. This could be related to the 2006 National Education Law that made upper-secondary education compulsory. In this paper, instead, we claim that the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Attendance, Incentives, Educational...
Based on the control-value theory of achievement emotions and theory of achievement goals, this research provides evidence of convergent, divergent, and criterion validity of the Spanish Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale (S-CTAS). A sample of Argentinean undergraduates responded to several scales administered at three points. At time 1 and 3, the sample responded to scales designed to assess their adoption of mastery and performance goals. At time 2, they responded to the SCTAS and items assessing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Psychological...
Cognitive styles are persistent patterns of behavior that determine how an individual acquires and processes information. In the classroom the cognitive styles of the teacher interact with those of the learner resulting in differential understanding. This study which is informed by cognitive styles theories is a descriptive study that examined the interactive effects of cognitive styles and their influence on academic performance. The study specifically explored the interactive effect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Style, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement,...