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Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The lifestyle in Saudi Arabia has changed significantly during the last few decades since oil was discovered in 1938. This discovery led to an economic revolution in Saudi Arabia. However, this resulted in people changing their eating habits, which included eating fast food due to their new work responsibilities. Therefore, some chronic diseases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Teacher Attitudes
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Erdogdu, M. Yüksel – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the mediating role of school engagement in the relationship between attitude toward learning and academic achievement. The study was carried out on 438 high school students. The Scale of Attitudes Toward Learning and the School Engagement Scale were applied to the participants, and students' academic…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Sanka, Confidence Gbolo; Gustafson-Asamoah, Patricia; Issaka, Charity Azumi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
What factors should come first in the choice of an educational programme or a future career for a ward? Is it the interest, potential, and passion of the ward or the ego of the guardian? Is it monetary consideration and social status that should be the criteria based upon which such a decision is made or the criterion of better prospects of a job…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Social Systems, Career Choice
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Karakus, Memet – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The aim of the study was to shed light on the situations of teachers and students and their perception of the atmosphere in a school where Turkish children were educated in the morning while Syrian refugee students were educated in the afternoon. In this study, the features of the school, and the scope of curriculum applied to Syrian children, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Refugees
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Tejan, Oussama Ait; Sabi, Abdelkader – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Research into employability issues is currently receiving considerable attention. In Morocco, a significant number of employers are satisfied with the skills of their newly hired employees. However, other employers express their dissatisfaction with the newly hired workers and believe that they lack some of the most basic skills needed for…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employer Attitudes, Career Development, Foreign Countries
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Baresh, Eman Fathi; Ali, Suraini Mohd; Darmi, Ramiaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This article explores how the Hybrid Problem-Based Learning (HPBL) approach can improve the Libyan EFL learners' performance in English language speaking. The paper employed the case study research design in which qualitative data through observation and interview were collected and analysed thematically. The participants involved in the study…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Interaction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The major aim of the current paper is to review and discuss three prevailing approaches to the study of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) since the middle of the twentieth century: Contrastive Analysis (CA, henceforth), Error Analysis (EA) and Interlanguage (IL). It begins with a general overview of how the CA approach was formulated and developed…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Error Analysis (Language), Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Rustam, Ahmad; Naga, Dali Santun; Supriyati, Yetti – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Detection of differential item functioning (DIF) is needed in the development of tests to obtain useful items. The Mantel-Haenszel method and standardization are tools for DIF detection based on classical theory assumptions. The study was conducted to highlight the sensitivity and accuracy between the Mantel-Haenszel method and the standardization…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Test Bias, Accuracy, Multiple Choice Tests
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Oladele, Ogunniran Moses; Funmi, Komolafe Blessing; Ruth, Ogundele Atinuke – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Education is an essential tool for human, economical, societal and technological development. When education is properly utilized and financed, learning outcomes with higher quality are achieved. Under-funding is the critical challenge facing the Nigerian higher education (NHE) system. There is considerable increase in the demand for NHE and…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Batur, Zekerya; Basar, Murat; Süzen, Hatice Nilüfer – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Mother tongue education is accomplished with four basic language skills. These skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. One of the basic skills that increase the vocabulary of the individual is the reading skill. Understanding and comprehension are important in this skill. Understanding of reading is a complicated process. There…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Visual Learning, Elementary School Students
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Abbasi, Wajahat Taj; Ahmad, Mudassar Mahmood; Mohammed, Faiza Abdalla Elhussien – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Dictionary is an acknowledged learning tool which has a tremendous role in acquiring a language. It has proved to be helpful in learning vocabulary and developing language proficiency. The use of monolingual dictionaries is thought to be very fruitful for learning vocabulary. The present study used survey method to gain the perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Dictionaries
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Tarekegn, Ambachew; Endris, Sofiya – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between hours of television watching and student academic achievement. The major objectives of study were examining the status of students' television watching and the relationship between hours of television watching and academic achievement. There has been a great debate among researchers…
Descriptors: Correlation, Television Viewing, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Liu, Shuyuan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
As a unique literary genre, science fiction can serve as a motivating text to develop students' critical analytical skills and to promote critical thinking about new technology and its societal controversies under proper guidance. In the field of English as Foreign Language (EFL) learning, using science fiction films in the classroom affords EFL…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Films, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Mercy, Ofole Ndidi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Although there is plethora of studies on goal setting skills, there is paucity of experimental studies on this field. This study examined the comparative effectiveness of Mental Contrasting Therapy (MCT) and Self-Regulation Strategies (SRS) on enhancing goal setting skills of students in urban Nigeria. A group of 120 students (male=52, female=68)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Urban Youth
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Enyi, Amaechi Uneke; Orji, Edwin Chiekpezie – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study was a linguistic examination of the use of lexical cohesive devices in Ngugi Wa Thiong 'O's "Decolonising the Mind"- an autobiography. The study was aimed at revealing how Ngugi - an African L2 writer, deployed lexical cohesive devices to achieve cohesion and coherence and how this has contributed to the meaning of his…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Autobiographies, Connected Discourse, Authors
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