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O'Neal, Colleen; Atapattu, Ranga; Jegathesan, Anasuya; Clement, Jennifer; Ong, Edward; Ganesan, Asha – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2018
Access to Malaysian government schools is prohibited for refugee children, and hidden refugee schools only reach a minority of Burmese students in Malaysia. This study used a participatory culture-specific consultation (PCSC) approach to examine the perspectives of Burmese refugee teachers on Burmese refugee student socioemotional issues and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Hendi, Nazila Seyed; Asmawi, Adelina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The practices preschool teachers implement in their classrooms are vital in their students' literacy development. Preschool teachers are always expected to implement research-based literacy practices to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter school. This multiple-case study intended to address four nonnative in-service preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education, English (Second Language), School Districts
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Abdul Rahim, Fauziah; Chun, Lee Seung – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: This study investigated rural English teachers' perceptions of factors which influence the literacy development of young learners in rural school settings. This investigation led to a further enquiry on the dimensions of an affective literacy framework to support the English learning of rural young learners. Methodology: The study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Rural Areas
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Ismail, Nurzali – International Education Studies, 2015
Beyond policy, this paper investigates the actual practice related to the integration of new media in schools. Despite continuous government effort to integrate new media in schools, the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning in the classroom remains limited. This study suggests that, apart from the issue related to the state of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, School Policy
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Omar, Ainon; Saufi, Maizatulliza Mohd. – Dinamika Ilmu, 2015
The effectiveness of using storybooks during read-alouds to develop children's comprehension skills as well as in understanding the story has been widely studied. The reading aloud strategy has also been proven through numerous researches to be the most highly recommended activity for encouraging language and literacy. The study identified the…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Books, English (Second Language), Elementary School Teachers
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Sardareh, Sedigheh Abbasnasab; Saad, Mohd Rashid Mohd; Othman, Abdul Jalil; Me, Rosalam Che – International Education Studies, 2014
As a crucial feature of assessment for learning (AfL), questioning technique plays an important part in student learning. In an AfL classroom, questioning technique is not merely a pedagogical tool to elicit evidence of students' understanding but also a means to improve their understanding. Effective classroom questioning underpins AfL; However,…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Idrus, Faizah – English Language Teaching, 2014
This article presents evidence to the need for Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) to construct students' identity in the Malaysian classrooms. Since an important objective of education is to prepare individuals to exercise efficaciously in their environment, all students in multicultural society could benefit from exposure to CRT (Gay, 2000). In…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Identification (Psychology), Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Narinasamy, Ilhavenil a/p; Mamat, Wan Hasmah Wan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Studies show that information and communications technology (ICT) integration in many classrooms today enhances students' learning and skills acquisition. Thus, it is necessary for teachers to integrate ICT in their classrooms. This paper discusses the need to incorporate ICT in Moral Education. This study adopts the qualitative approach design…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Venkatraman, G.; Prema, P. – English Language Teaching, 2013
The paper presents the research design used for identifying and validating a set of competencies required of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) teachers. The identification of the competencies and the three-stage validation process are also discussed. The observation of classes of ESP teachers for field-testing the validated competencies and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Competencies, English for Special Purposes
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Sardareh, Sedigheh Abbasnasab; Saad, Mohd Rashid Mohd – English Language Teaching, 2013
Classroom questioning is a crucial learning and instructional strategy. It has also been regarded as an important aspect of Assessment for Learning (AfL) by researchers. Classroom questioning helps students gain a better appreciation of what they are learning as well as how they are learning. It also helps teachers understand students' learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)