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Lopez, Mary Kathleen Rose R.; Ortega-Dela Cruz, Ruth A. – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The study used quasi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test design approach to analyse the effectiveness of using the Gallery Walk technique in enhancing reading comprehension and oral English language proficiency among junior high school students. Cluster sampling technique was used in determining the respondents who experienced the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Al-Tamimi, Muwafaq; Edwards, Frances – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This is a qualitative study that explored the experiences of friendship formation of Omani international students at a university in New Zealand. Semi-structured interviews were employed to collect data from 12 Omani participants and data were analysed using thematic analysis. Utilising Bochner et al.'s (1977) Functional Model, the study found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Friendship, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Hilary; Pryor, Leanne – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The reawakening of the Indigenous Gamilaraay language in northern inland New South Wales, Australia involves righting two centuries of prohibition and mistreatment after invasion by English-speaking settlers. Gamilaraay is no longer used as an everyday language in the community, although it has strong emblematic value for the Gamilaraay community.…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Languages, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Boulard, Florence – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
New Caledonia is a French overseas territory in the South Pacific with a long history of differing attitudes towards independence (Fisher, 2019). The local government aims to challenge French cultural hegemony by building a "New Caledonian School" (Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 2016). That is, a school in which students are…
Descriptors: Picture Books, English (Second Language), French, Foreign Policy
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Mohamed, Zahra – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Qualitative data analysis (QDA) is often depicted as a linear process that employs an organised structure to derive themes inductively or deductively. However, I realised the "messiness" of the process during my doctoral studies on primary teachers' use of digital technologies in ESL classrooms in Maldivian schools. My own experience…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Doctoral Programs, Educational Technology
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Tachaiyaphum, Nutthida – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
World-wide responses to the global pandemic, such as travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns, have posed new challenges to researchers. For qualitative researchers conducting fieldwork, gathering data in person can be inapplicable (Howlett, 2021). My research investigates English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pre-service teachers' beliefs…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Nur, Shakila; Short, Megan – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Given the integral role of English teachers in promoting quality English education, English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (BLT-INSET) plays a crucial role in developing quality and professional competence of English teachers. It is in this regard, when the inevitability of ELT-INSET is growing worldwide, our article…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Inservice Teacher Education
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Sharma, Sashi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the use of home languages as a resource for Pasifika students who are learning about statistical methods. It is acknowledged that there are connections between language use and mathematics in mathematics learning and teaching, and the potential challenges this issue can pose have been investigated by researchers. Yet how the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Grade 12
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Lee, Sherrie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Research conducted by English-speaking researchers about other language speaking subjects is essentially cross-cultural and often multilingual, particularly with qualitative research that involves participants communicating in languages other than English. In research using non-English data, scholars have noted that the translation process can be…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnicity
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Kaur, Tajinder – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Taking a social practice view of literacy, this study examines and describes the everyday literacy practices of a recently arrived Syrian refugee to Aotearoa New Zealand. It highlights the individual, home and community literacy competencies that are often overlooked in adult literacy education. Data was collected from interviews with the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Refugees, Trauma, Family Literacy
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Phan, Nga Thi Tuyet – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
The paper looked at contextual factors that influenced the self-efficacy in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) of a group of university teachers in Vietnam. Very little empirical research on teachers' self-efficacy in EFL contexts has been done and self-efficacy quantitative studies heavily outnumber qualitative studies. The present…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning