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ERIC Number: EJ1108662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
The Inclusion of Life Skills in English Textbooks in Jordan
Al Masri, Amaal; Smadi, Mona; Aqel, Amal; Hamed, Wafaa'
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n16 p81-96 2016
This study aimed at analyzing Action Pack English textbooks' texts based on the availability of life skills for 5th, 6th and 7th grades, and to determine the frequencies and percentages of the life skills present in each text. The sample of the study was English language textbooks for Action Pack series for the 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. The life skills which were analyzed are the following: Decision making, Problem solving, Creative thinking, Critical thinking, Effective communication, Interpersonal relationship skills, Self awareness, and Coping with emotions. The findings of the study indicated that life skills are distributed in a random way among the three English Action Pack textbooks; there is no strategy for distribution life skills; and the highest percentage was 55.8% which was for effective communication life skill in the 6th grade English book. Then problem solving life skill also got a percentage of 44% in the 7th grade. Then the effective communication life skill comes next with a percentage of 43.7% in the 5th grade. Rely on the results study recommended that, the need to develop appropriate criteria for the distribution of life skills in the classroom, which represents the study sample.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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