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Taqi, Hanan A.; Al-Nouh, Nowreyah A.; Dashti, Abdulmuhsin A.; Shuqair, Khaled M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
In the context of students' evaluation of teachers in higher education, this paper examines the perspectives of students and faculty members in the English Department in the college of Basic education (CBE) in the State of Kuwait. The study is based on a survey that covered 320 students and 19 members of staff in the English department. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Majors (Students)
Glazner, Steve, Comp. – Facilities Manager, 2011
While most APPA member institutions are located in the United States and Canada, there are also 45 of member institutions located internationally--from Australia and New Zealand to Southeast Asia to the Middle East to Europe. This article focuses on four of its international members: (1) American University of Kuwait (AUK); (2) American University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Institutions
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Keller, Clayton; Al-Hendawi, Maha; Abuelhassan, Hadeel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
The provision of special education for students with disabilities depends upon the availability of well-qualified special educators, which, in turn, depends upon the availability and characteristics of preparation programs. In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, International Cooperation
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Aladwani, Amel M.; Al Shaye, Shaye S. – Education, 2012
This study investigated Kuwaiti primary school teachers' knowledge and awareness of early signs of dyslexia among Kuwaiti students. To achieve this purpose, a survey was developed to collect data randomly from more than 700 participants of primary language teachers across Kuwait's six educational districts. The results showed that the majority of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Tannir, Abir; Al-Hroub, Anies – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
This research study investigates effects of character education activities on the self-esteem of intellectually able and less able students in the lower elementary level in Kuwait. The participants were 39 students in grade three with an average age of eight years old. Students were first divided into two ability subgroups (intellectually able vs.…
Descriptors: Values Education, Self Esteem, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Abu Rabia, Hazza M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The adjustment process and issues of 16 Arab international students enrolled at two universities in the Northeast of the United States were examined through this qualitative, exploratory study. The participants were from Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and United Arab Emirates and had been in the US for 2 to 5 years. In-depth…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, Arabs
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Alajmi, Maadi Mahdi; Al-Hadiah, Hanan Abdullah – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of using the iPad in learning to acquire the mental and performance skills in teaching the social studies. Using experimental design method, the study compared two groups: (a) experimental, taught using the iPad, and (b) control group, taught using the traditional learning without iPad. A total of 48…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Alhumidi, Hamed A.; Uba, Sani Yantandu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study investigates Arabic language teachers' engagement with published educational research in Kuwait's secondary schools. The study employs 170 participants across six educational regions in the country by using a quota sampling strategy. It used a questionnaire in eliciting their engagement with published educational research. The data were…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Teachers, Capacity Building, Consciousness Raising
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Al-Nouh, Nowreyah A.; Abdul-Kareem, Muneera M.; Taqi, Hanan A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Students' perceptions of their classroom English tests play a crucial role in affecting their performance. Hence, the present study is interested in soliciting college students' perceptions of their classroom English tests to find out the reasons behind test difficulties. Participants were 585 female college students chosen randomly from all grade…
Descriptors: College Students, English, Language Tests, Student Attitudes
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Abdalla, Fauzia A.; St. Louis, Kenneth O. – Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2012
Purpose: Stereotypes toward stuttering and people who stutter (PWS) are widespread in the general public irrespective of age, level of education, culture, geographic location and profession. Negative attitudes held by persons of authority like teachers can lead to social, economic and educational obstacles in the lives of PWS. Method: The current…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Negative Attitudes, Public School Teachers, Educational Objectives
AlAjmi, Munirah – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the pilot program aimed at developing effective school leadership on Kuwaiti principals' effectiveness as perceived by teachers in three main domains: organizational development, organizational environment, and instructional leadership. Schools were chosen to participate in the pilot program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Administrator Effectiveness
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Al-Shammari, Zaid; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
This research study investigates the degree to which parental involvement impacts students' levels in special education programs in Kuwait. More specifically, this research discusses several scientific methods for research included within the significance of the study and research questions for this study. Research methods and results using a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Research Methodology, Parent Participation
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Alkandari, Nabila Y. – College Student Journal, 2014
The main goal of this research is to gain an understanding of the challenges which have to be confronted by the engineering students at the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University. The college has a large number of students, of which three hundred and eighty five were selected on a random basis for study purposes. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Educational Environment, College Students
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Safar, Ammar H.; Alqudsi-Ghabra, Taghreed M.; Qabazard, Nedaa M. – Education, 2012
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been integrated as an educational tool in the late 1950's and the beginnings of 1960's. Many research and conceptual papers over the past decades have documented its importance on enhancing students' education and learning across all subject areas and grade levels. Our twenty-first century modern…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Visual Learning, Computer Software
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Alajmi, Amal Hussain; Reys, Robert – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This research documents Kuwaiti eighth grade students' performance in recognizing reasonable answers and the strategies they used to determine reasonableness. The results from over 200 eighth grade students show they were generally unable to recognize reasonable answers. Students' performance was consistently low across all three number domains…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numbers, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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