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Min, Low Hui; Abdullah, Amelia; Mohamed, Abdul Rashid – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Scholarly output, particularly in the form of journal publication is a key indicator in various levels of university performance. It contributes to university ranking, faculty ranking and academicians' scholarship credentials. Therefore, scholarly output has become a standard measure used to determine intake, promotion and tenure renewal of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Publish or Perish Issue, Qualitative Research
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Abidin, Basir; Suliman, Noor A.; Din, Salwa M.; Manan, Norhafizah A. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
Prior academic achievement is often considered the best predictor and therefore the preadmission criteria for highly competitive medical schools. Most studies that advocate this viewpoint analyzed cohorts based on results of a central examination taken by students who come from various pre-university setups and backgrounds. Far less is known about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Prior Learning, Medical Schools
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Mukundan, Jayakaran; Khandehroo, Koroush – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
The phenomenon of burnout has always been under scrutiny, especially with reference to the teachers and their demographics. This study has deliberately focused on the English teachers' burnout and its relation with their demographics of age and workload in Malaysia. The findings showed that burnout is evident at high levels in all dimensions. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Rahman, Saemah; Mahmud, Zuria; Yassin, Siti Fatimah Mohd; Amir, Ruslin; Ilias, Khadijah Wan – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
The term "expert learner" refers to students who are actively engaged with the materials learned and take responsibility for their own learning. Literature reviews suggested the use of metacognitive approach to help develop students to become expert learners. Research on development of expert learners can be traced from movements that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Focus Groups, Learning Strategies
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Haron, Sueraya Che; Ahmad, Ismail Sheikh; Mamat, Arifin; Mohamed, Ismaiel Hassanein Ahmed – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
In Malaysia, studies have shown that most Malay learners learning Arabic Language exhibit weak Arabic speaking skill despite spending years of learning the language. However, given the same learning environment and experience, some of them could be considered as good Arabic speakers as revealed by the results of Arabic Placement Test conducted by…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Indonesian, Foreign Countries, Case Studies