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Al-Dhafiri, Abdulwahab Mohammad – Education, 2014
Background: To what extent is there a significant difference between the elderly's demographic data and their attitudes toward the role of social welfare services in improving their lives? Employed Method: This study used a descriptive method to investigate the activities/services and programs provided by social care homes for the elderly, both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Living Standards, Quality of Life
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Alkandari, Nabila Y. – Education, 2014
The study was conducted in order to understand the way in which the financial status of students in Kuwait is affected as a result of enrolling in private higher education institutions. The aim is to analyze whether they face financial issues upon the time of payment and how these issues can be resolved. The analysis was done on a sample of 1280…
Descriptors: College Students, Private Colleges, Paying for College, Textbooks
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Aladwani, Amel M.; Al Shaye, Shaye S. – Education, 2012
This study investigated Kuwaiti primary school teachers' knowledge and awareness of early signs of dyslexia among Kuwaiti students. To achieve this purpose, a survey was developed to collect data randomly from more than 700 participants of primary language teachers across Kuwait's six educational districts. The results showed that the majority of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Al-Shurai, Saad – Education, 2012
This study was conducted to investigate the moral development of one hundred Kuwaiti high school teachers. They ranged in age from 23 to 48 years with a mean of 28.6 years and a standard deviation of 8.3 years. The teachers' individual moral judgment levels were assessed by the Defining Issues Test (DIT)--an objective test designed by James Rest…
Descriptors: Value Judgment, Objective Tests, Moral Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Safar, Ammar H.; Alqudsi-Ghabra, Taghreed M.; Qabazard, Nedaa M. – Education, 2012
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been integrated as an educational tool in the late 1950's and the beginnings of 1960's. Many research and conceptual papers over the past decades have documented its importance on enhancing students' education and learning across all subject areas and grade levels. Our twenty-first century modern…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Visual Learning, Computer Software
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AlKandari, Nabila – Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine students' communication in the college classroom through faculty-led methods of enhancing classroom participation. The students in this study perceived that faculty members work to engage them in various classroom activities and enhance their participation through discussions, debates, dialogue, group…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Educational Change, Classroom Communication
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Ebrahim, Ali H. – Education, 2012
This study examined educational factors that positively influenced the confidence of students training to be elementary science educators (self efficacy). Specifically, it compared the impacts of a science method course and a practicum teaching course on Kuwait University students. Using a pre/post design, The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Practicums
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Al-Ali, Majed M.; Singh, Ajai Pratap; Smekal, Vladimir – Education, 2011
The present study explores gender differences in social anxiety, social skills, aggression, and stress and correlations between social anxiety and social skills, aggression, and stress. This study also attempts to determine the best predictors of social anxiety among adolescents. Results from a sample of 300 commercial institute students in State…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Aggression
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Al-Yaseen, Wafaa S. – Education, 2011
This present study examines the opinions of a trained group of primary stage teachers on cooperative learning seeking the possibility of a successful implementation. The twenty participants received 25 training hours delivered in five working days. The trainees were introduced to the concept of cooperative learning, its advantages, the social part…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Program Implementation, Faculty Development
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Al-Shehab, Ali Jasem – Education, 2010
With the diminishing model of the welfare state, public education in Kuwait is facing the challenges of the competition of private schools, while the private sector has always struggled against the monopolistic power of the public schools that educate a broad spectrum of K-12 students. This article presents estimates of the effect of private…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Private Sector, Elementary Secondary Education
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Al-Hooli, Abeer; Al-Shammari, Zaid – Education, 2009
In this research study we investigated kindergarten-aged children's moral values in Kuwait. This study utilized several quantitative and qualitative research methods in the course of looking at three terms--moral development, the meaning of value, and the meaning of morality--as experienced by kindergarten-aged children. Participants were 600…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Kindergarten, Moral Development
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Al-Shammari, Zaid; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Education, 2008
This investigation using Grounded Theory focuses on developing, designing and testing out an evaluation method used as a framework for this study. This framework evolved into the instrument entitled, "Classroom Teacher's Performance Based Evaluation Form (CTPBEF)". This study shows the processes and procedures used in CTPBEF's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Material Development
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Al-Shammari, Zaid; Al-Sharoufi, Hussain; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Education, 2008
This paper focuses on the effectiveness of direct instruction in improving non-native student achievement in English learning. The study involved two groups in two English classes. Groups were selected from two different elementary public schools in the State of Kuwait. Study parameters were derived from a review of the literature and scientific…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Academic Achievement
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Al-Shammari, Zaid; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Education, 2007
This article focuses on special education students in public schools, that is, those students in particular who have special needs and challenges in learning and/or development. More specifically, and beyond the introduction, this article is divided into several sections. The following section focuses on a brief history of Special Education in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational History
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Eid, Ghada K. – Education, 2005
In educational settings, achievement is one of the most significant factors for assessing the effectiveness of the educational institution, being the criterion used to evaluate the performance of individuals and institutions. The score obtained from an achievement test provides primarily two types of information: one is the degree to which the…
Descriptors: Test Items, Standardized Tests, Item Response Theory, Sample Size
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