International Journal of Education

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, 2012

A Power Transitions Perspective on Economic and Educational Equity: An Unfolding Epilogue for the Arab Spring?
AbstractThe events of the Arab Spring have not unfolded in any final sense. As a result, social forces are moving across North Africa and the Middle East and compelling a close look at the precedent that nations have lived under. As a result of this...
Building Excellent Workforce through Effective Coaching for Coachees' Development
AbstractCoaching is a part of educational training especially in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) to develop people in the professions. Coaching is related to self-development, professional growth and career development of the coachee....
Children's Perspectives on Health: What Makes Children Feel Good According to Themselves?
AbstractThe object of this study is to examine children's perspectives on health and what elements make them feel good. Health promoting contributions rarely emanate from children's perspectives but most often from a child perspective, what adults consider...
Deteriorating Environmental Resources and Primary School Educational Attainment in the Rural South Pare Highlands, Tanzania
AbstractWe assess whether school attendance and progress of children in rural primary schools, with respect to their gender, is inversely affected by deteriorating environmental resources. We distinguished three types of areas, namely, severely-degraded,...
Elementary Teachers' Views on Mind Mapping
AbstractThe purpose of this study was investigating elementary teachers' views on mind mapping by using interviews. In this line, the study group of the research was composed of 24 elementary teachers experience periods in their job between two and 21...
Enabling ICT and Knowledge Management to Enhance Competitiveness of Higher Education Institutions
AbstractHEIs are recognized to be in the knowledge business, and increasingly they are exposed to marketplace pressures in a similar way to other businesses. In this new situation, knowledge become the main drivers to create growth and security for the...
How Critical Thinking Is Taught in Qatari Independent Schools' Social Studies Classrooms: Teachers' Perspectives
AbstractQatar is in the midst of a massive systemic education reform Education For a New Era. A key aspect of the reform is the expectation of teachers to develop students' critical thinking skills. In this paper, an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up...
Manipulating Critical Thinking Skills in Test Taking
AbstractCritical thinking ability is a difficult concept to define. It involves reasoning and active consideration of what is received rather than a forthright acceptance of the ideas. It has been argued that when the focus of testing is the examination...
Question of Mobility Pilot Study: Students' Competency, Capacity and Reality
AbstractGlobalization as a worldwide process has significant implications in the area of education. In relation to this trend, the main challenge is to prepare students for the role of competent global citizens. Thus, we tested selected group of students...
Relationship of Academic SE to Self-Regulated Learning, SI, Test Anxiety and Academic Achievement
AbstractThe study was conducted to analyse the relationship of academic self-efficacy to self-regulated learning, school identification, test anxiety and academic achievement at secondary school level. Another purpose was to examine whether self-efficacy...
The Postmodern Curriculum in a Modern Classroom
AbstractThis article is intended to formulate several points of interest in the study of various forms postmodern curricula take in our contemporary classrooms. A critical look at the state of the latter poses the question of accommodating the needs...
Understanding Teachers' Knowledge: A Case Study in Brazil
AbstractThe main objective of this exploratory study was to verify how high school teachers acquire and use knowledge in the classroom context. The methodological approach was qualitative. The techniques used to collect data were semi-structured individual...
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