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Sharma, Vipin – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on a study into Saudi students' perspectives on social media usage to promote EFL learning. Sixty Saudi learners of English as a foreign language enrolled at Jazan University were participants in the study. To gauge the participants' perspective; a questionnaire was designed, adapted from Aifan (2015) and previous studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Social Media, English (Second Language)
Abdulhady, Saad E. S.; AL-Darraji, Othman O. A. – Online Submission, 2019
Translating linguistic terms has taken little concern from translation researchers and scholars. This research paper discusses the attempts made by senior students of the English department, University of Benghazi, at EL-Marj Campus when they translate linguistic terms (or names of their department courses). In order to examine their translations,…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Horicubonye, ldephonse; Emmanuella, Ahishakiye – Online Submission, 2019
Effective communication requires social and cultural norms in addition to linguistic competence. This study explores the challenges that people who studied English in Burundi face when communicating in English. It, also, seeks to determine the causes of these challenges. To this end, people who often participate in meetings, conferences, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation
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Dalanon, Junhel; Diano, Liz Muriel; Belarmino, Ma Paciencia; Hayama, Rika; Miyagi, Mayu; Matsuka, Yoshizo – Online Submission, 2018
This 2016 cross-sectional inquiry used quantitative and thematic content analysis to determine the organizational climate (OC) with empirical and theoretical relation to the teachers' performance (TP) and management competencies (MC) of a rural, K-12, private school in the Philippines. Analyses from a focus group discussion (FGD) was done using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Organizational Climate, Educational Environment
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Mehrpour, Saeed; Moghaddam, Meisam – Online Submission, 2018
As part of a larger scale research on teachers' beliefs and practices, the present study examined the categories of pedagogical beliefs of novice and experienced EFL teachers (gleaned from the administration of 'Importance of Pedagogical Knowledge Scale' (IPKS)) and their verbal reports through semi structured interviews and stimulated recall, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Hekmati, Nargess; Ghahremani Ghajar, Sue-san; Navidinia, Hossein – Online Submission, 2018
The present article explores the idea of using movies in EFL classrooms to develop students' writing skill. In this qualitative study, 15 EFL learners were engaged in different writing activities in a contextualized form of movies, meaning that the films acted as text-books, and activities were designed based on the contexts of the films. Taking…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Films, Writing Skills
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Cansiz, Nurcan; Cansiz, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study is to translate and adapt the Sentiments Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education Scale (SACIE) for use in the Turkish context. For this purpose, translated version of SACIE was administered to 304 and 368 preservice teachers (PTs) to perform exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis respectively. The result of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Likert Scales, Questionnaires
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Ezeugbor, Carol Obiageli; Victor, Akinfolarin Akinwale – Online Submission, 2018
The inability of teachers to timely cover the scheme of work, students' truancy and persistent lateness to school, poor attitude towards teaching and learning, activities of cultism and frequent conflicts among secondary school students in Enugu State prompted this study to determine the administrators' managerial competencies for sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Human Resources, Administrator Effectiveness
Sahin, Ahmet – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the opinions primary school administrators and teachers on humor climates in primary schools. The study was modeled as a convergent parallel design, one of the mixed methods. The data gathered from 253 administrator questionnaires, and 651 teacher questionnaires was evaluated for the quantitative part of the…
Descriptors: Humor, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Administrator Attitudes
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Sabanci, Ali; Sahin, Ahmet; Özdemir, Izzet – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between interpersonal communication skills and conflict management strategies in the case of inspection groups constituted by a number of inspectors based on the geographical and demographic dispersion of the school population in Turkey. This research was conducted as a survey. The…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Competence
Mardiana, Harisa – Online Submission, 2018
This research aimed to determine the qualifications of lecturers in the field of social science depended on the use of advance technology, especially the power points, the Internet, and social media site. The problem that some of the lecturers preferred to use the traditional way of teaching, such as whiteboard and marker, lectures. This study…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Online Submission, 2018
Very few studies on game-based learning (GBL) have been conducted within the Caribbean; particularly, studies of a mixed-methods nature examining in-service K-12 STEM teachers' perspectives. This paper, which presents preliminary, in brief data results (full study forthcoming), addresses the aforementioned gap and explores the benefits of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research
Siu, Fiona Kwai-peng – Online Submission, 2018
Different approaches have been used to teach EFL students summary writing, including a genre-based approach (Chen & Su, 2012), implementing key words and question generation (Chou, 2012), and automatic scaffolding and concept mapping (Yang, 2015). This study aims to explore the effectiveness of another approach--one that might be more…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Generalization
Terry, Marion; Malik, Amjad – Online Submission, 2018
In an attempt to investigate concerns expressed by high school counselors, the researchers developed a quantitative Likert-scale survey to assess the relationship between recreational video gaming and academic performance (defined as school attendance and final grades) in grade 9. Questions about video gaming appeared with other questions about…
Descriptors: Video Games, Likert Scales, Grades (Scholastic), Attendance
Gördesli, Meltem Aslan; Arslan, Reyhan; Çekici, Ferah; Sünbül, Zeynep Aydin; Malkoç, Asude – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of the study is to examine the psychometric properties of the Mindfulness in Parenting Questionnaire developed by McCaffrey, Reitman and Black (2017) in Turkish parents. At the beginning of the study, linguistic equivalence was examined. After observing that the scale is linguistically equivalent to the original form, the Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention, Perception, Metacognition
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