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Al Rawahi, Nasser; Yousef, Ahmad – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to explore Omani and Kuwaiti physical education teachers' teaching efficacy level and to determine differences in terms of gender variables. The sample consisted of 164 physical education teachers from Oman and 187 from the State of Kuwait. There were 49.9% male physical education teachers and 59.1% female physical…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Classroom Techniques
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Al-Yahyai, Fakhriya; Al-Zoubi, Suhail; Bakkar, Bakkar; Al-Hadabi, Badriya; Al-Gaseem, Mohammad; Al-Qaryouti, Ibrahim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Visual arts are activities that contribute to educating learners with and without special needs. These activities provide an opportunity for learners with special needs (LSN) to freely express their feelings, conflicts, psychological problems, and their artistic creativity. Visual arts are considered as a source of satisfaction, development of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Art Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
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Salih, Abdelrahman Abdalla; Omar, Lamis Ismail – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The abrupt disruption of the traditional face-to-face language instruction due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has forced many schools and higher learning institutions in Oman and around the globe to establish a virtual learning environment. This crisis-prompted remote learning has been a new experience for most teachers and students alike,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Irudayasamy, Julius; Souidi, Nizar Mohammed; Hankins, Carmel – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Over the last several decades, graduate students from engineering courses have faced a challenge of regular rejections in the work market despite their outstanding academic qualifications. In response to this challenge, many universities across the globe have introduced in their curricula the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses tailored to…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Language Proficiency, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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Uba, Sani Yantandu; Souidi, Nizar Mohammed – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This study investigates students' writing difficulties of English for business classes and the possible factors that might cause such difficulties. A corpus of forty essays of forty undergraduates was compiled. We adopted a textography approach to study writing practices. The results of the textual analysis informed an administration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Difficulties, Business English, Undergraduate Students
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Wang, Daniel R.; Hajjar, David P.; Cole, Curtis L. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The development of a knowledge economy requires a nation to foster a robust foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The countries of the Arab world, including the oil-rich nations of the Gulf, have made great strides in this regard, though much remains to be done. This article examines the cultural barriers these…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Thumiki, Venkat Ram Raj – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Main reasons for student dropout from higher education may be low academic performance, poor socialization skills, low confidence levels, busy social life and financial issues. As students' dropout from higher education has been rising, there is a need to understand this problem for finding suitable solutions. Research objectives for this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Dropouts, Stopouts
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Velasco, Rodrigo M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Anywhere in the world, accounting is highly regarded as one of the most challenging subjects in business programs. This is usually associated with a high failure rate; a pressing issue that deserves an intervention. This paper analyzed the factors associated with failure in accounting as experienced by a college in the Sultanate of Oman in…
Descriptors: Accounting, Foreign Countries, Academic Failure, Difficulty Level
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Al Kharusi, Fatma Mohamed; Al-Mekhlafi, Abdo Mohammed – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study investigates EFL Post-Basic education teachers' and EFL supervisors' perceptions toward the importance of providing WCF and the practice of WCF including the techniques, focus, and follow-up methods. It attempts to examine the differences between teachers' and supervisors' perceptions on teachers' WCF practices. The data was collected…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abdulbaki, Khalid; Suhaimi, Muhamad; Alsaqqaf, Asmaa; Jawad, Wafa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The current paper attempts to examine the various aspects of the discussion method of teaching at university and its role in enhancing students' linguistic and academic skills as well as its shortcomings. In Oman, research on English language teaching at universities and colleges show that a considerable number of students who move from secondary…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, College Students, Language Skills
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Khan, Wasi Uz Zaman; AlAjmi, Abdullah Ahmed Ali; Al Zubaidy, Sarim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This case study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the modifications into the engineering programmes adopted by the Military Technological College (MTC) to satisfy the needs of Omani armed forces. It discusses the role of Quality Assurance (QA) in engineering education and accreditation process in the context of four engineering…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Engineering Education
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Khan, Wasi Z.; Al Zubaidy, Sarim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The variance in students' academic performance in a civilian institute and in a military technological institute could be linked to the environment of the competition available to the students. The magnitude of talent, domain of skills and volume of efforts students put are identical in both type of institutes. The significant factor is the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Military Schools, College Freshmen, Engineering Education
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Islam, M. Mazharul; Al-Ghassani, Asma – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of students of college of Science of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Calculus I course, and examine the predictive validity of student's high school performance and gender for Calculus I success. The data for the study was extracted from students' database maintained by the Deanship of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Calculus, College Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Kumar.R, Renjith; James, Rajani – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The study aims to identify the critical level thinking of students in higher education. It is focused to evaluate the level of critical thinking variables among the students in Nizwa College of Technology and to determine whether these variables are influenced by gender and department. The data for the research is collected from 281 diploma…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Gender Differences