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Damavandi, Zahra Mousazadeh; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Zafarghandi, Amir Mahdavi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study aims to examine the EFL learners' perception and process of writing development through using a digital storytelling tool, called "Storyjumper." To do so, 15 intermediate-level students were participants of the study. The participants' writing development was frequently assessed through a series of repeated writing tests…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chou, I-Chia – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Vocabulary knowledge is considered important in second and foreign language learning because learners' insufficient vocabulary has been consistently reported as a significant problem in their achievement of second-language (L2) learning. Despite of numerous vocabulary studies, few of them have implemented a learner-centered and interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Student Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation
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Alhamad, Rufaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The first year of teaching poses massive challenges that lead to attrition among novice teachers. School communities often fail to provide adequate support to novice teachers to help them adapt to their new professional environments. In Saudi Arabia, attrition among novice teachers is a significant problem that hinders the development of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed; Preece, Abdul Shakour – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Of the four English language skills, speaking enjoys a superior status. Accordingly, it should be given high priority while teaching. In spite of its importance, teaching English speaking skill to Arab EFL learners has always been an exacting task for Arab teachers of English because it is considered a foreign language, i.e. not widely spoken or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Saeed, Farah Jamal Abed Alrazeq; Al-Zayed, Norma Nawaf – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The study aimed at investigating the attitudes of Jordanian undergraduate students towards using computer assisted-language learning (CALL) and its effectiveness in the process of learning the English language. In order to fulfill the study's objective, the researchers used a questionnaire to collect data, followed-up with semi-structured…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Umar, Bashiru Bako; Krauss, Steven Eric; Samah, Asnarulkhadi Abu; Hamid, Jamaliah Abdul – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
In Nigeria, School-Based Management Committees (SBMCs) aim to provide an opportunity for all stakeholders, particularly the vulnerable groups in the school's host communities such as young people and women to partake in school governance. Research on the experiences of youth voice in the committees is scant, however, as much of the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Based Management, Governance, Governing Boards
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Alshawi, Areej T.; Alshumaimeri, Yousif A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
E-portfolio is a promising approach to develop teachers into reflective practitioners who show that they can adapt to new technologies, new criteria, and new environments. The current research explored the quality of EFL student teachers' e-portfolios and their attitudes towards using them. The research was conducted on 30 EFL female student…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Alase, Abayomi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This article looked at the maturity of the Nigerian educational system from independence until now. As a comprehensive and historical review of the educational system/standard in Nigeria, this article examine some of the educational issues/shortcomings confronting the Nigerian people, and their inability to anticipate and strategically plan a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Benefits
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Bouchefra, Miloud; Baghoussi, Meriem – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is still groping its way into Algerian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom, where Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) are defined in terms of occasional use of computers and data projectors for material presentation in the classroom. Though major issues in the image of the lack of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs
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Eyasu, Nahom – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
One of the great problems of Ethiopia for the educational arena is retention. Averagely 8.07% of each year of the secondary education students is repeated due to lack of achievement in this country. The percentage of retention in a country shows what proportion of students is regularly repeated in the same grade and who are, therefore, committing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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Aghamohammadi, Mehdi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
One of the conspicuous features of the twentieth-century West was silence. This idea could be supported by examining reflections of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Fritz Mauthner, John Cage, Samuel Beckett, Ihab Hassan, Franz Kafka, Wassily Kandinsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Virginia Woolf, Wolfgang Iser, Jacques Derrida, and Pierre Macherey. To me, silence is not…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Philosophy, Mythology, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Alase, Abayomi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
As a research methodology, qualitative research method infuses an added advantage to the exploratory capability that researchers need to explore and investigate their research studies. Qualitative methodology allows researchers to advance and apply their interpersonal and subjectivity skills to their research exploratory processes. However, in a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Semi Structured Interviews
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Sclafani, Chris – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The education of bilingual students is a rather popular topic among educators in today's schools. Frequently, articles and research focus upon a singular phenomenon or strategy in this field. This literature review is aimed at providing teachers of students of all grade levels and ages with a guide containing prevalent theories and ideas related…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Bilingual Students, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Nimehchisalem, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Small Changes, a community organization in Malaysia (www.smallchangesmy.org), was founded in 2011 to raise funds and provide support for underprivileged individuals in the community. With an interesting tagline of "Cultivating Volunteerism, Empowering Generations" this community organizations has raised hundreds of thousands and has…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Change, Fund Raising, Change Agents
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Rastegar, Behnaz; Safari, Fatemeh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language learners' productive role in teaching and learning processes has recently been the focus of attention. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the effect of oral vs. written output-based instruction on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' vocabulary learning with a focus on reflective vs. impulsive learning styles. To this…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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