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ERIC Number: ED540769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 89
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
The Effectiveness of Writing Conferences and Peer Response Groups Strategies on the EFL Secondary Students' Writing Performance and Their Self Efficacy (A Comparative Study)
Hussein, Mohamed Abdel Hadi; Al Ashri, Ismail Ibrahim El shirbini Abdel fattah
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The present study aimed at identifying the necessary writing performance skills for the first year secondary stage students. These skills are necessary for writing the compositions. In this study, the writing conferences and peer response groups strategies were used to develop the students' writing skills, improve their achievement and performance in and enhance their self efficacy. To achieve these purposes, the study designed activities based on writing conferences and peer response groups strategies. In addition, a teacher's guides were prepared to help English language teachers handle writing compositions. The study made use of a performance writing test to measure the students' development in the writing skills, a self efficacy scale and a holistic scoring rubric. The researchers adopted the experimental design. Two classes were assigned to be the experimental groups, studying writing through the "Writing Conferences" Strategy and Peer Response "Groups Strategy." Another class was assigned to be the control group, studying through the steps suggested by the ministry of education in hello! 7 Teacher's Guide. Results of the present study showed that writing conferences and peer response groups strategies improved students' writing skills and self efficacy. Thus, it was observed that the students who were the sample of the study enjoyed writing the compositions. In addition, the writing conferences and peer response groups strategies were effective in developing the writing performance and self efficacy of the students. The following are appended: (1) The steps of a teacher writing conference; (2) A student self-efficacy scale; and (3) A holistic scoring rubric. (Contains 1 tables.) [This study was a part of the Egyptian National Program Zero for Education Quality.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt