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Khamis, Abdelmoneim Hassan Adam – English Language Teaching, 2019
This case study of Al-Aqsa School attempts to show that Cambridge Young Learners English Tests (YLE) may hurt learners' motivation and teaching process. The paper aims to highlight the adoption of Cambridge YLE proficiency tests and explore learners and teachers' perception of those tests. Also, providing alternative yardstick measures learners'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth; Felimban, Huda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Saudi Arabia has followed the global trend towards inclusive education; however, few researchers have examined the lived reality of inclusion in Saudi schools. In this study, we interviewed 31 girls and 34 boys in grades 5 and 6 who attended an inclusive school in Saudi. The overarching research question was, "How do Saudi children perceive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Felimban, Huda; Nowicki, Elizabeth A.; Dare, Lynn; Brown, Jason – British Journal of Special Education, 2016
In this comparative study, students from inclusive schools in Canada and Saudi Arabia shared their beliefs about factors associated with learning difficulties. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with 36 Canadian and 62 Saudi elementary students in Grades 5 and 6. Thematic analysis uncovered six themes: lack of knowledge,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Learning Problems