International Forum of Teaching and Studies

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010

A Look at the Trend of Distance and Adult Education in Ghana
[Abstract] Distance learning in sub-Saharan Africa is very limited and inefficient. Information, communication, and technology seem to be struggling in the third world as result of inadequate infrastructure, financial constraints, and social or cultural...
Bridging the Gap: Understanding Cultural Capital in EFL Classes
[Abstract] This article focuses on the interaction between home and school learning practices of EFL students in an undergraduate EFL class. Drawing on Bourdieu's sociological construct of habitus, field, and capital (1986), we examined what types of...
Educational Leaders' Points of View toward the Role of School Curricula in Promoting Security Education in Jordan
[Abstract] This study aims at examining the educational leaders' points of view toward the role of school curricula in promoting security education in Jordan. The impact of gender, qualification, experience, job title, and participation in security education...
Effective Teacher Preparation Programs: Bridging the Gap between Educational Technology Availability and Its Utilization
[Abstract] This article examines the need for restructuring current teacher preparation programs. The effectively re-designed program will offer preservice teachers the tools necessary for providing K-12 students the education needed to be successful...
Notes from the Editor
This issue of IFOTS comes filled to the brim with perspectives from around the globe. During the selection process, we experienced many moments, when reflection and critical analysis were of utter importance. Although this is typically the case for any...
Semantic and Syntactic Analysis of THAT Complement in the English Language
[Abstract] THAT complement clauses have been studied by previous researchers mostly from the following perspectives, lacking semantic analysis: the main tenses of THAT complement clauses, the omission of a preposition before the complementizer that,...
The Effect of Teachers' Behavior on Students' Behavior in the Classroom
[Abstract] Primary education is understood as a basic stage of education, which is either a self -contained phase or which forms a part of a larger cycle of formal education. Children during the elementary school period learn to develop respect for others....
The Islamic Perspective of Values in the Positivist Educational Philosophies
[Abstract] The purpose of this study was to infer the educational values in positivist educational philosophies from one side, and the Islamic perspective related on the other. The researcher followed the integrative approach and applied the technique...
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