International Journal of Education

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 3, 2013

A Comparative Study of Reading Instruction in Differentially Successful Elementary Schools
AbstractElementary schools are positioned to be the epicenter for literacy formation and development, yet many students fail to reach minimum literacy standards. This multiple-case qualitative inquiry focuses on the inner workings of schools that experienced...
How Reflective Are Lesson Study Discussion Sessions? Developing an Instrument to Analyze Collective Reflection
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to report on the development of an instrument designed to measure the topics and levels of reflection that occur during the post-lesson discussions of the lesson study cycle. The main elements of lesson study are:*...
Impediments to the Adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Teacher Preparation Programme
AbstractTeacher education programme prepares young undergraduates for a teaching career. Advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is rapidly transforming work culture and teaching and learning cannot escape the fact that modern classroom...
International Students: Challenges of Adjustment to University Life in the U.S
AbstractLearning a new culture and learning in a new culture which may have different beliefs and values can be difficult. Even though international students are subject to the same stresses of academic and personal life as their U.S. counterparts, these...
Introducing Complex Situations in Primary Education: Their Impact on Student's Results in Terms of Efficiency
AbstractThis paper examined the efficiency of using complex situations in teaching Science and Elementary Technology in 20 primary schools, 38 classes ( only fourth years), located in Huye district in Rwanda. The sample was divided into four groups:...
Learning as Intellectual Empowerment
AbstractNow more than ever, modern teaching has to find the secret of the cognitive economy that will permit the reconciliation of the ever-increasing mass of knowledge with the limited cognitive abilities of individuals, and of the training needs of...
Parents, Teachers and Community Relations in Promoting Learning in the Secondary School System in Nigeria
AbstractSchooling, a relatively recent invention which emerged as society became more complex, has become the major agent of education worldwide. Being that schools do not exist in a vacuum, they alone cannot successfully perform this function. Because...
Qatar's Educational Reform: The Experiences and Perceptions of Principals, Teachers and Parents
AbstractThis study describes the implications of the massive Qatari educational reform, Education For a New Era (EFNE), from the perspectives of teachers, principals, and parents provides insight into these stakeholders perceptions regarding how EFNE...
The Contingent Effect of Justice on Foci Commitment for Teachers of Public Universities: An Empirical Test of the Moderating Role of Trust
AbstractIn public university setting, whether trust in supervisor would attenuate the relationship justice and commitment is not certain. In addition, past commitment research focused on organizational commitment, but neglected the foci of commitment....
The Demise of Technical Subjects: The Case of Selected High Schools in Harare, Zimbabwe
AbstractThis paper reports on some of the factors that draw back effective teaching of technical subjects at high school level. The study was necessitated by the massive donation of textbooks in other subject areas by UNICEF in its Zimbabwe Education...
The Effect of Cooperative Learning Based on Experts' Groups (Jigsaw 2) in the Direct and Postponed Achievements for Princess Rahma University College Students in English 99
AbstractThis study aims to know the effectiveness of using the Cooperative Learning based on Experts groups' method on Princess Rahma University College students' direct and postponed achievement in English 99 course compared with the traditional method....
The Role of School and Family in Developing Childrens' Literary Creativity
AbstractThe study aimed at investigating the role of school and family in developing the literary creativity for children by investigating the concept of creativity , the factors of developing it in childhood ,its basic elements and it also aimed to...
Using Generalizability Theory to Examine Classroom Instructors' Analytic Evaluation of EFL Writing
AbstractUsing G-theory as a theoretical framework, this study was intended to examine the variability and reliability of classroom instructors' analytic assessments of EFL writing by undergraduate students at a Turkish university. Ninety-four EFL papers...
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