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Al-Haydan, Dalal Yahya Ali – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This exploratory study examines the impacts of morphological awareness on Saudi female secondary school students' reading comprehension skills. In particular, it examines the effects of increasing students' morphological awareness on their reading comprehension skills. Participants included 58 Saudi female secondary school students, who were…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Layegh, Nasim; Zohrabi, Yaser Hadidi, Mohammad – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
Metaphor research has always been conducted with various purposes in mind, among which the diachronic analysis of metaphor variation in discourse is outstanding. The current work followed a qualitative research mould to analyze the use of conceptual metaphors within the two novels "Persuasion" and "The Fault in Our Stars,"…
Descriptors: Novels, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Sevim, Oguzhan; Akan, Durdagi; Yildirim, Isa – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
The aim of the study is to analyze the cognitive construct of teacher candidates on ideal qualifications of academicians. Since the study has both quantitative and qualitative dimensions, it has been conducted in accordance with the exploratory sequential design which is a kind of mixed method. The study included twenty-four teacher candidates who…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Qualifications, Student Attitudes
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Alatli, Betül – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study aimed to investigate cross-cultural measurement invariance of the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment, 2015) science literacy test and items and to carry out a bias study on the items which violate measurement invariance. The study used a descriptive review model. The sample of the study consisted of 2224 students…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Bacquet, Jennifer Ngan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
My personal experience as a teacher in Japan has raised questions about the usefulness of both summative and formative assessment, the possible benefits of non-traditional approaches to classroom instruction, and the influence of assessment measures in the success of Japanese students. For instance, the use of collaborative, inquiry, task or…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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Bacquet, Gaston – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
Much of social research in language learning in the past twenty years has been devoted to explore issues of identity construction and its sociological implications in terms of mobility and inclusiveness. There are a large number of studies on the areas of culture and identity, and how they relate to the investment and empowerment of language…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Second Language Learning, Student Empowerment, Self Concept
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Badrasawi, Kamal J. I.; Solihu, Abdulateef; Ahmad, Tunku Badariah Tunku – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study examined the level of L2 speaking anxiety among school teachers undertaking a master's degree at the International Islamic University Malaysia and sought to determine if the anxiety level would differ by gender, school location and teaching subject. A convenience sample of 290 teachers completed a 12-item survey on L2 speaking anxiety…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Akçay, Ahmet; Tunagür, Muhammed; Karabulut, Ahmet – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study aims to examine Turkish exam papers of the students, who study in the secondary school of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th classes. The exam papers have been examined from various aspects, including the number and type of questions, the language expression and distribution of the questions, the cognitive level (according to the Bloom's taxonomy),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Grade 5
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Larrotta, Clarena; Chung, HeeJae – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This article discusses the contributions of foreign-born TESOL instructors helping adult language learners develop literacy skills through a pen pal project, which lasted 10 weeks and consisted of writing letters back and forth weekly. The project provided adult immigrant learners with an opportunity to practice meaningful writing to support their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Alsadoon, Hamadah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
Electronic books provide learners, lecturers and universities with an extra tool of instructions that can encourage or improve the learning process. The purpose of the current paper is to investigate obstacles students face in using e-books at the Saudi Electronic University. A mixed-method research design was used. Thirty students participated in…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Higher Education, Virtual Universities
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Kaya, Mustafa – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
The most important source for the acquisition of the skills targeted in Turkish language course is the texts included in the textbooks. However, recent advances in computers have allowed the visual elements to be included in the education system in addition to textual elements. Visual elements are used in several media, especially in television…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Reading Instruction, Verbal Ability
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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Kruse, Sharon D.; Niesz, Tricia; Kist, William; Kidder-Brown, Melanie K.; Nikbakht, Elham – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study examined the ways in which early childhood pre-service student teachers (PSTs) used an online community for discussions related to teaching. Using the lenses of communities of practice, our goal was to understand what happens when the PSTs begin to share new learnings about teaching through ongoing practice in online communities. We…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice
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Türkel, Ali; Özdemir, Eylem Ezgi; Akbulut, Serdar – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In this study, it has been intended to examine reading cultures of pre-service teachers depending on multiple variables. The study group of this research consists of 377 pre-service teachers who are studying in fourth grade at Turkish Education, Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Primary School Mathematics Education, Computer and Instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Reading Habits, Gender Differences
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Alsaif, Abdullah; Masrai, Ahmed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
A considerable body of research has investigated the effectiveness of extensive reading on incidental vocabulary acquisition in second language (L2) learners. However, we still know very little about the relationship between extensive reading and vocabulary development among Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) where language…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yousefi, Reihanne; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Tous, Maryam Danaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Developing research performance has become an important theme in Iranian higher educational institutions as other national and international academic institutions across the world. However, the research performance of Iranian Teaching English as a Foreign Language postgraduate candidates has been argued to be limited. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), Student Research, Second Language Learning
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