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Halim, Nadiah; Arif, Marina Mohd; Supramaniam, Kaarthiyainy – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Many students in Malaysia lack proficiency in the English language, from difficulty understanding the meaning of the text to inferring the text. The use of explicit instruction to introduce reading comprehension skills are also rarely employed in the classroom. This study investigated how metacognitive reading strategies and peer tutoring improved…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Tsikati, Alfred F. – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
There is no college decision that is more thought provoking and guts wrenching than the choice of a major. However, the factors influencing prospective student teachers at teacher training institutions in Eswatini are yet to be known. Thus, the study sought to determine factors influencing the choice of a subject specialisation by prospective…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Specialization, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Hassan, Narehan; Yaakob, Siti Aisyah; Halif, Mazuin Mat; Aziz, Rozilah Abdul; Majid, Afiza Abdul; Sumardi, Nur Athirah – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
In the fast-paced world, information is retrieved and stored efficiently using IT technologies. Due to the constant change and advancement in technology, technostress has become a critical issue in many organizations especially for those who are IT illiterate. This scenario is especially true for school teachers in Malaysia where students'…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Work Environment, Technological Literacy, Influence of Technology
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Saman, Fadhlina Izzah; Shariff, Nor Fahira Mhd.; Nasaruddin, Nor Intan Shafini – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Hearing loss is a type of disability where people who suffer from it could not hear a sound or can only listen to a sound with certain levels. People with hearing loss use sign language to communicate with others and to help them in their learning process. For this study, an interview and survey were conducted with teachers and students from SK…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Sign Language, Language Skills
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Hoon, Teoh Sian; Nasaruddin, Nur Fadzlin Binti Mohamad; Singh, Parmjit – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
The significance put in refining communication skills among teachers plays a central role in connecting students' various knowledge. With that, classroom management styles with good communication skills become a major focus in achieving fundamental educational aims. Unfortunately, communication skills and management styles for classroom learning…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication, Elementary School Teachers
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Ching, Mary Yap Kain; Loke, Siow Heng – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
The paper focused on the review of literature particularly in relation to rural education in the Malaysian context. This exposed the scarcity of research on effective leadership practices in rural context especially in Malaysia. This awareness is an impetus for future researchers to venture into this issue and subsequently contribute to the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Principals