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From Interdependence to Independence: Using Disagreement-Based Dialogic Writing to Improve Individual Argumentative Writing

Dialogic collaboration has been shown to boost critical thinking, argumentation, and metacognitive skills. Many educators see agreement as a core aim of collaboration, but disagreement-based dialogue can have a profound impact on cognition. The present study examined the ways disagreement-based dialogic writing activities scaffold the development of argumentative writing skills and metacognitive discussion in adolescents.

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Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs About the Image of Science Teaching

This study examines elementary preservice teachers beliefs before and after the implementation innovative inquiry-based science methods course. This study draws upon the educational research about teacher beliefs, with a focus on work in teacher beliefs from the field of science education and specifically, the work in teacher candidates’ beliefs about elementary school science education. The

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Importance of Geographical and Sociological Factors in Household Livelihood Vulnerability to Climate-Related Crisis in Rural Burundi

This paper analyses the vulnerability of 2 communes in the provinces of Kirundo and Bubanza in Burundi to climate change using social and geographic variables. Primary socio-economic data was collected through surveys where 450 households were involved in responding to a questionnaire. Data collected included demography, livelihood sources, asset ownership, land management practices, social organization

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Action Research Writing Ability Among Secondary School Teachers

This study focused on the action research writing ability of secondary school teachers in Tabuk City Division, Philippines, as affected by their socio-demographic profile. There were 15 secondary schools in the division; however, only 7 schools were participating in research. This was planned as a basis in giving technical assistance to improve teachers’ action research

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Effect of Reflective Teaching Practices on the Performance of Prospective Teachers

The present research aims to examine the effect of reflective teaching practices on prospective teachers’ performance. Reflective teaching practice helps teachers to plan, implement and improve their performance by rethinking about their strengths and weaknesses. An experimental study within an action research was conducted by the researchers. All prospective teachers of sixth semester in a

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Connecting and Reflecting on Workplace Visit Experiences

The English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) programme is a New Zealand government aid programme which provides a professionally-focused English language programme. The 5-month programme targets government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, in order to build capacity in the government sector in these countries. Part 1 of the programme

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The Relationship of Online Social Networking and Loneliness

Social network sites (SNS) allow us to stay in contact with family and friends as well as connect us globally with others. In 2018 alone it is reported that 7 in 10 Americans use social networking to socially connect, engage with news content, and for entertainment purposes, with 74% of Facebook, 63% Snapchat, and 60%

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Identity Crossroads: Exploring the Impact of an Inner-City Community’s Language Practices on Four Jamaican Boys’ Gendered Identities and Academic Success

For decades, one of the defining marks of Jamaican boys’ gendered identities is their use of the native language, Jamaican Creole ((JC), and rejection of Standard Jamaican English (SJE) which is often perceived as an effeminate language. While Jamaican Creole offers independence from coloniality, the boys’ academic success is dependent on Standard Jamaican English, the

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Pikipiki Hama Kae Vaevae Manava: An Oceanic Framework for Success

Pikipiki hama means to stick, bind or link strongly to the outrigger of a vaka moana (ocean going canoe). Vaevae means to give, share or to gift and manava is a core word in Pasifika contexts which refers to the heart, centre, womb or breath (Tui Atua Tamasese Taisi Efi, 2003). This saying is used

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The Skills Gap – Are We All to Blame?

Expectations around the kinds of skills that that students require to succeed in the 21st century workplace are shifting. It is now expected that students possess strong technological literacy and understanding, alongside being ‘creative thinkers’, ‘innovators’, ‘disruptors’. Such evolution of the working world has served to place more pressure on schools to ensure that students

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The Use of Interactive Technology for Effective Teaching and Learning in Open Distance Learning Programmes.

Various learning technologies for learning are used by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to deliver distance education programmes. Using technologies for learning in the delivery of distance education (DE) programmes enables students to access teaching, learning and resources.The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of learning technologies in developed and developing countries to

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Modeling the Residential Electrical Consumption and Energy Policy Analysis in Taiwan

More than 92% of Taiwan energy sources are imported, including coal, oil, natural gas, etc. The self-supported energy sources are quite limited. Nevertheless, the electric power price in Taiwan is rather cheap when comparing to other energy imported countries, such as Japan. That results the question of overuse of electric power much more than what

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Listening While Reading: Developing Listening Comprehension of High-Performing Grade 2 Students Through Audiobooks

Listening serves as one of the essential language skills in information exchange. With today’s developments in technology, new approaches and materials should be fabricated in order to develop learners’ listening skills. Various researches found out that assisted reading with audio recordings is an effective instructional intervention. This study aims to hypothesize that there is a

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Waste Management Education and Its Impact on the Environment of the Kyrgyz Republic

In the Kyrgyz Republic, waste management has posed a great concern partly because of rapid urban population increase and poor waste management education. Past studies have shown that education for waste management can considerably contribute to reducing waste generation by inducing recycling. However, few studies have examined the link between environmental education at school and

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Pathways to Professions (P2p): Preparing Culturally Responsive Educators for Inclusive Excellence

With the overarching goal of inclusive excellence, Coppin State University, CSU Professional Development Schools Network (PDSN) in Baltimore City, Frostburg State University (FSU), FSU PDSN in Allegany County, and the University System of Maryland are implementing the Pathways to Professions (P2P) initiative. The P2P aims to build capacities in delivering high-impact clinical and induction programs

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The Teacher Leadership Journey

Schools require a dual leadership paradigm for administrators and teachers to meet comprehensive and intense responsibilities in the field of education. School divisions face pressure to sustain a competent and effective professional work force. There is a need to promote school and division leadership opportunities for teachers and provide support. The implementation of leadership initiatives

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Demystifying Higher Education: High School Programming to Support First Generation Youth in Post-Secondary Attainment

The Starr Academy is a school offering unique programming for students who are the first generation in their families to pursue post-secondary education. As the first of its kind in the Ontario public system, Starr Academy was born out of the recognition that education plays a vital role in helping children overcome the effects of

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Developing Intercultural Literacy Through Foreign Language: Review of Learning and Teaching Models and Practices at University in Japan.

Japan educational institutions are currently facing the critical need to develop more global human resources – people capable of thinking independently and flexibly, and taking leadership in culturally diverse international environments. The Japanese Prime Minister’s Council on Promotion of Human Resource for Globalisation Development clearly (CPHRG) states that, As globalization gathers speed for the international

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If You Succeed, I Succeed! – Reciprocal Learning Through Musical Theatre Production

The purpose of this grounded theory study was to gain knowledge about how learning occurs in musical theatre production (MTP) since little is known about how thespians learn and create a show. MTP brings together all artistic disciplines and people with varying degrees of education and skill sets. Successful production requires both learning and contribution

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Right-Wing Populism, Eco-Populism, and the Future of Environmentalism

My paper analyzes the populist rupture in what is generally understood as “normal politics” and the implications of this rupture for ecological theory and environmental policy. I draw on John Judis’ book The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics and other works to define populism generally as well as the