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Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Hill, Christopher; Leong, Yin-Ching; Zhang, Chen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
As human capital came to the fore in the discourse on economic growth, so too has the concepts of employment prospects and employability attributes as students transit to the labor market. This paper examines three issues in this transition in the context of Malaysia. These are, first, how important is employment prospects a consideration when…
Descriptors: Employment, Employers, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
Faryadi, Qais – Online Submission, 2017
The prime objective of this research was to investigate whether Facebook helped undergraduate students of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) improve their English language proficiency, critical thinking, comprehension skills, and motivation. A triangulation method (quantitative, qualitative, and descriptive) was employed in the investigation.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Pretests Posttests
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White, Sonia; Hepple, Erika; Tangen, Donna; Comelli, Marlana; Alwi, Amyzar; Shaari, Zaira Abu Hassan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Internationally there is interest in developing the research skills of pre-service teachers as a means of ongoing professional renewal with a distinct need for systematic and longitudinal investigation of student learning. The current study takes a unique perspective by exploring the research learning journey of pre-service teachers participating…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Preservice Teachers, Research Skills
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Yew, Wun Theam; Zamri, Sharifah Norul Akmar Syed – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
Problem solving strategies of eight pre-service secondary school mathematics teachers (PSSMTs) were examined in this study. A case study research design was employed and clinical interview technique was used to collect the data. Materials collected for analysis consisted of audiotapes and videotapes of clinical interviews, subjects' notes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving
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Chapman, David W.; Errecaborde, Kaylee Myhre – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Faced with increasing pressure to generate more of their own budgets, universities in low and middle income countries are increasingly banding together as country and regional-level networks to bid on and subsequently implement externally funded development projects (a pattern already seen in high income countries). While working as a network may…
Descriptors: Universities, College Role, Educational Finance, International Cooperation
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Haron, Sueraya Che; Ahmed, Ismaiel Hassanien; Mamat, Arifin; Ahmad, Wan Rusli Wan; Rawash, Fouad Mahmoud M. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper describes a study to investigate the challenges and obstacles to speaking Arabic faced by good and poor Malay speakers of Arabic. The study used individual and focus group interviews with 14 participants to elicit data. The findings revealed 2 types of obstacles, namely, internal and external obstacles. Internal obstacles refer to the…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Barriers, Interviews
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers of the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2016), October 28-30, 2016, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by the University of Mannheim, Germany, and endorsed by the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Technological Advancement
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Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Nor, Ahmad Rosli Mohd; Amat, Salleh; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abdul – International Education Studies, 2015
This study was undertaken to explore the critical factors influencing the self-concept of community college graduates in the development of their careers. Individuals with a positive self-concept are often associated with a good career choices and a well-panned career development path. Hence community college students should be girded with a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Community Colleges, Qualitative Research, Career Choice
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Wahi, Wahiza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The issue of Malaysian graduates' unemployment, attributed largely to their flawed English language competence, has been a major concern in the country for many years. The study reported in this paper sought to better comprehend future graduates' perspectives and practices in dealing with the English language literacies prior to graduation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Kayad, Florence G. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
As part of Malaysia's aspirations to achieve developed nation status by 2020, and become a key player in the global economy, the government has sought to improve the English language proficiency of its citizens while maintaining the status and significance of the Malay Language as the national language. Recent strategies have involved…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hamid, Siri Sena Baba; Nadzar, Fuziah Mohd; Dollah, Wan Ab. Kadir Wan – Education for Information, 2015
Our case study examined and assessed the quality and effectiveness of information literacy training employed by teacher trainees in their follow-on research process. A sample of teacher trainees enrolled in selected Malaysian Teacher Education Institutes located in the northern region of Malaysia was surveyed. These Institutes' mission is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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Ali, Mohd Sofi; Othman, Abdul Jalil; Karim, Abdul Faruk Abdul – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
This study examined specific issues and concerns faced by Bachelor of Education student teachers majoring in Language and Literature during their 12-week teaching practicum experience. Specifically, three main areas of concerns were examined. They were: (1) specific issues and concerns related to the implementation of teaching practicum faced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Practicums
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Kutty, Faridah Mydin – International Education Studies, 2014
This paper describes a qualitative case study that investigated the aspirations and decision-making process of first-generation students concerning university education. The participants comprised of 16 first-generation students at a research university. Data were obtained through interviews and analyzed using thematic analysis method. The…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Choice, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Mohamad, Maslawati; Shaharuddin, Shahizan – International Education Studies, 2014
The integration of e-learning within a distance learning program helps to foster greater interaction among learners who are geographically distant from one another. Various ways have been implemented to achieve this aim, one of which is the use of online forum. Research shows that the use of online forum is capable of fostering a sense of learning…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Adult Students
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Radzi, Amizura Hanadi Mohd; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This paper will discuss the aspects of content schemata in second language reading among diploma level students who were taking a reading course in Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis. In this qualitative case study, the researcher had selected two short stories that are categorized as content-familiar texts, i.e. "The Hunted Fox" and…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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