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Ojedokun, O. E.; Aladejana, F. O. – World Journal of Education, 2012
The paper places secondary education in a strategic position in the Nigerian education system. It clarifies issues surrounding the misplacement of standard as against quality when examining the success or failure of secondary education on yearly basis. The paper concludes that the standard of education has not fallen in Nigeria, but that it is the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Cheng, Ching-Mei; Cheng, Tsui-Ping – World Journal of Education, 2012
While a number of studies have investigated the relationship between motivation and foreign or second language learning outcomes, the process of how such motivation transforms into successful learning outcomes is relatively unexplored. Interviewing a group of four participants, this study seeks to understand how college English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sidiropoulou-Dimakakou, Despina; Mylonas, Kostas; Argyropoulou, Katerina; Tampouri, Sofia – World Journal of Education, 2012
The present study aims to examine the relationship of career decision-making difficulties, dysfunctional career thoughts and generalized self-efficacy, as factors involved in the decision-making process for university students. The study also investigates the influence of demographics and individual variables, and examines the predictive power of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Career Choice, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Udoh, Nsisong A.; Joseph, Eme U. – World Journal of Education, 2012
The study sought the opinions of Faculty of Education Students of University of Uyo on the behavioural problems of juvenile street hawkers in Uyo metropolis. Five research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. This cross-sectional survey employed multi-stage random sampling technique in selecting 200 regular undergraduate students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Undergraduate Students
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Ajideh, Parviz; Farrokhi, Farahman; Nourdad, Nava – World Journal of Education, 2012
Dynamic assessment as a complementary approach to traditional static assessment emphasizes the learning process and accounts for the amount and nature of examiner investment. The present qualitative study analyzed interactions for 270 reading test items which were recorded and tape scripted. The reading ability of 9 EFL participants at three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Processes, Evaluation Methods
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Ljubetic, Maja – World Journal of Education, 2012
Only those individuals who are prepared for the professional challenges of the 21st century can aptly respond to them. The quality of the educational-upbringing system, in particular the preliminary one, which is early childhood and pre-school education, is the priority for every society which has a clear development strategy and which has a…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Ghapanchi, Zargham; Taheryan, Atefeh – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study examined the influence of language knowledge, metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive strategy use on speaking and listening proficiency. Ninety six freshman and sophomore Iranian university students (male = 6, female = 90) were participated in the study. Two kinds of questionnaire and one language knowledge test were administered.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Linguistic Competence, Listening, Speech Communication
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Ben, Camilus Bassey – World Journal of Education, 2012
The main purpose of this study is to investigate leadership among secondary school Agricultural Science teachers and their job performance in Akwa Ibom State. To achieve the aim of this study, three research hypotheses were generated to direct the study. Literature was reviewed based on the variables derived from the postulated hypotheses. Survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Job Performance
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Tran, Van Dat – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study reports the validity of the hypothesis that students' perceptions of the learning environment of mathematics classroom may predict their attitudes and self-esteem towards mathematics. It examines data from 487 grade 9th students from 14 mathematics classes in 7 Vietnamese lower secondary schools to identify how students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem
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Al-Darwish, Salwa – World Journal of Education, 2012
The present study sheds light on teaching English through two ways of questioning (Socratic & Traditional) methods in Kuwaiti elementary public schools. Data were collected through a qualitative observational method. The study engaged 15 female participants, seven of whom were newly graduate English language teachers with experience in how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction
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Olufunke, Bello Theodora – World Journal of Education, 2012
The study determined the available Physics Laboratory Equipment (PLE) for the teaching and learning of physics in senior secondary schools in Nigeria as well as the extent of utilizing the available equipment. The research design adopted for the study was descriptive survey. The sample consisted of nine hundred students who were randomly chosen…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Instruction, Physics, Laboratory Equipment
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Lu, Wei; Wan, Jingjing – World Journal of Education, 2012
With the policy of reform and opening-up as well as its economic development, China is recruiting more and more international students in many of its universities. Intercultural communication problems in Chinese campuses, however, have until now been seldom mentioned. This paper is an attempt to contribute something to this almost neglected issue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Students
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Ojo, Olubukola Olakunbi; Akintomide, Akinjide G.; Ehindero, S. A. – World Journal of Education, 2012
The study investigated the level of comfortability, adequacy of training/skills, influence of gender and years of experience on teachers preference for specialized teaching. Survey research design was adopted, and 254 teachers in Osun state, Nigeria participated in the study. Questionnaire on advocacy for specialised teaching in public primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Public Schools, Public School Teachers
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Tsabar, Boaz – World Journal of Education, 2012
In the present paper, I discuss the internal conflict that accompanies the work of fellow pedagogical supervisors in teacher training institutes. Such internal conflict is manifested in the difficulty that pedagogical supervisors face in successfully integrating the subjective (the personal) and objective (the professional) dimensions of the work…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Supervisors, Supervision, Guidelines
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Mercier, Julien – World Journal of Education, 2012
A cognitive model of how teachers plan instruction was validated in laboratory settings but remained to be tested empirically in authentic situations. The objective of this work is to describe and compare pedagogical reasoning in laboratory and authentic contexts and across expertise levels. The "state-driven hypothesis" and the…
Descriptors: Planning, Lesson Plans, Laboratories, Expertise
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