• Application of cooperative learning approach.

      Xuan, Ling (2015)
      This paper makes a study of the feasibility of CL application and the teachers and student’s attitudes towards it in the foreign language classroom in China. The study adopted a mixed-methods design- an online questionnaire for the students regarding their attitudes of CL, and individual interviews of 7 English teachers toward the use of CL. Her participants were 166 students and 7 of their English language teacher of English class in Wenzhou, China. By doing this research, the researcher hopes that CL can receive more attention and enjoy more popularity among EFL teachers at all grade levels, so that English education in China can be actually improved. Along with the results that the researcher found from this research, she puts forward her suggestions about application of CL in foreign language classroom in china. What's more, the findings of this study will have a potential to alert Chinese policy-makers to improve the current college English learning instructions through better understanding of students’ and teachers’ attitudes.
    • Migrant student challenges in education as perceived by teachers and migrant parents.

      Yuengert, Danielle (2014)
      The number of migrant students that are being educated in schools across the United States continues to increase. Migrant students are defined as the child of a parent who works in an agriculturally culturally related field or employed in those categories which the federal government has identified as qualifying as migrant work (Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children, 2003). The following mixed-methods study focuses on identifying the challenges that migrant students face in regards to education in two school districts in Western New York. The study further investigates the perceptions that parents and teachers of migrant students have of those challenges and whether or not the perceptions are aligned with each other. Data’s were solicited from teachers through an electronic survey and extended through semi-structured interviews. Data from parents were gained through a series of semi-structured interviews. The results determined that the parents and teachers of migrant students most often perceive the same types of challenges in education for migrant students. However both the parents and the teachers felt that the other party was more responsible for helping the student overcome the challenges. Future research and implications are discussed.