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Hamdan Alghamdi, Amani K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
This study aimed to reveal the extent to which citizenship values are included in Saudi Arabian elementary science textbooks, which teachers have to use. The content of six grades 4 to 6 textbooks used in the first and second semesters was analyzed with a focus on three themes related to citizenship values: cultural, social, and political…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Kim, Sun Young; Hamdan Alghamdi, Amani K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This mixed methods study explored how Saudi Arabia's science education reform is functioning in 2 public girls' secondary schools located in Dammam, 1 of the main cities in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia recently launched a new initiative to promote science education innovation by providing science curriculum change, professional development for…
Descriptors: Females, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Albadi, Nouf Mohammed; Harkins, Jean; O'Toole, John Mitchell – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Recent research in science education for learners whose first language is Arabic suggests that learning in the mother tongue can reduce learner misconceptions, but there has been little research into the comprehensibility of science texts where Arabic is the language of instruction. This mixed-methods study describes the perceptions of substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students
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Haroun, Ramzi F.; Ng, Dicky; Abdelfattah, Faisal A.; AlSalouli, Misfer S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study examines gender differences of teachers on their mathematical knowledge for teaching in the context of single-sex classrooms in Saudi Arabia. A translated version of the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) instrument (Learning Mathematics for Teaching¬†[LMT], 2008) in Number and Operation Content Knowledge (CK) and Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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EL-Deghaidy, Heba; Mansour, Nasser; Alshamrani, Saeed – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study presents a typology of continuing professional development (CPD) activities and provides a discussion related to each. The typology includes 2 main themes, which investigate the various types of activities and the content presented in CPD programmes. The study used qualitative methods (open-ended questionnaires in addition to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Teachers, Professional Continuing Education, Learning Activities
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Tighezza, M'Hamed – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The purpose of the present study was to examine the validity of modeling science achievement in terms of 3 social psychological variables (school connectedness, science attitude, and active learning) and 2 self-perception variables (self-confidence and science value). Two models were tested: full mediation and partial mediation. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Self Concept, Correlation
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Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan; Al-Salouli, Misfer Saud – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This study explored Saudi elementary school science teachers' beliefs about the process of teaching and learning science. This involved the exploration of their views about the new Saudi science curriculum, which emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving. Comprehensive interviews were held in 8 schools with 4 male and 6 female--2 of whom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes