International Education Studies

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 3, March

An Overview of Models of Speaking Performance and Its Implications for the Development of Procedural Framework for Diagnostic Speaking Tests
AbstractThis paper aims at developing a procedural framework for the development and validation of diagnostic speaking tests. The researcher reviews the current available models of speaking performance, analyzes the distinctive features and then points...
An Undergraduate Design Experience in Digital Logic Design Course of Special Purpose Arithmetic Logic Unit Using Multisim, Ultiboard and Print Circuit Board
AbstractProject-Based Curriculum (PBC) is considered one of the most powerful methods in the engineering education where each course or courses-cluster is assigned a design project which considers a series of inter-related concepts that have been shown...
Conceptual Analysis and Implications of Students' Individual Differences to Curriculum Implementation in Technical Education
AbstractIndividual differences refer to the unique ways each human being differs from another human being as expressed in behaviour or perceived in the physical appearance. Three factors of individual differences identified to be closely related to learning/acquisition...
Evaluation of Teachers for the 21st Century Training Project
AbstractThe United Arab Emirates has witnessed exponential growth while its schools have been lagging behind other areas of national development. Research studies attributed that to classroom practices that overemphasized theory and rote memorization....
Evolution of the Conditions for Successful Innovation in Remote Networked Schools
AbstractThis paper investigates the presence (or absence) of Ely's (1999) conditions for implementing innovation in a rural context in the province of Quebec (Canada). The innovation, namely the Remote Networked School (RNS) initiative, is designed to...
Faculty Members' Ethical Behaviors: A Survey Based on Students' Perceptions at Universities in Turkey
AbstractAs members of academic team, faculty behaviors have vital influence on students' lives at universities. This study purposes to discover students' perceptions about faculty behaviors concerning their professional responsibilities, dating/sexual...
Fostering Early Numerical Skills at School Start in Children at Risk for Mathematical Achievement Problems: A Small Sample Size Training Study
AbstractEight six-year old German children with development disabilities regarding such number competencies as have been demonstrated to be among the most relevant precursor skills for the acquisition of elementary mathematics received intensive training...
Informal Inquiry for Professional Development among Teachers within a Self-Organized Learning Community: A Case Study from South Korea
AbstractThis study explores how informal inquiry among teachers occurs in pursuit of their professional development within a learning community that has been voluntarily constructed by South Korean teachers. To this end, the study investigates what leads...
"I Really Want to Save Our Language": Facing the Challenge of Revitalising and Maintaining Southern Sami Language through Schooling
AbstractThis article is based on a study of Southern Sami language learning in Norway. There are around 600-1000 Southern Sami living widely dispersed over a large territorial area in Norway. As an indigenous people, they have a right to instruction...
Length of Study-Time Behaviour and Academic Achievement of Social Studies Education Students in the University of Uyo
AbstractThis study investigated the length of study time behaviour and academic achievement of Social Studies Education students in the University of Uyo. The purpose was to determine the difference in the academic achievement of the long study time...
Mobile Phone as Pedagogical Tools: Are Teachers Ready?
AbstractThis study examined the teachers' perceptions on the implementation of mobile learning via mobile phone at schools. The sample for this study comprised thirty eight teachers who were teaching Information Technology (IT) subjects from various...
Practice and Reflection on Interactive Three-Dimensional Teaching System in Agricultural and Forestry Colleges
AbstractEver since the new curriculum was implemented, Sichuan Agricultural University that is characterized by agricultural science has conducted ideological and political teaching reform, explored a basic route to integrate scientific outlook on development...
Reading on the Computer Screen: Does Font Type Has Effects on Web Text Readability?
AbstractReading on the World Wide Web has become a daily habit nowadays. This can be seen from the perspective of changes on readers' tendency to be more interested in materials from the internet, than the printed media. Taking these developments into...
School Facilities and Student Achievement in Industrial Countries: Evidence from the TIMSS
AbstractThis paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are...
Scope Management: A Core Information System Implementation Project Pedagogy
AbstractThis article describes an initiative to provide IS management a capstone course that builds on the zone of proximal development concept, oriented towards developing prioritization and critical reasoning skills, and to promote self-learning. Request...
Self-Regulated Learning Strategies of Engineering College Students While Learning Electric Circuit Concepts with Enhanced Guided Notes
AbstractThe current study evaluated engineering college students' self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies while learning electric circuit concepts using enhanced guided notes (EGN). Our goal was to describe how students exercise SRL strategies and how...
Swedish Schools and Gender Equality in the 1970s
AbstractIn Sweden, as in many countries before Sweden, boys' academic achievements are getting considerable attention as the big gender issue. The Swedish gender equality policy that was put on the agenda in the 1970s is now associated with extreme discussions....
Teaching Immigrants Norwegian Culture to Support Their Language Learning
AbstractThis study was conducted with 48 adult immigrant students studying Norwegian under basic education program of the Ski Municipality Adult Education Unit between 2009-2011. Using the framework of Genc and Bada (2005), we tried to replicate their...
Towards Developing a Language Course for Hajj Guides in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, A Needs Assessment
AbstractHajj guides in the second holy city in Islam deal with some million visitors and pilgrims to the holy Prophet's mosque. Although they are well trained in terms of hospitality and guidance, they seem to lack the basic communication skills in English....
Traversing New Theoretical Frames for Intercultural Education: Gender, Intersectionality, Performativity
AbstractThis paper attempts to renegotiate the conceptual and political borders of intercultural education by importing ways of thinking, concepts, aporias and questions relevant to a gendered study of intercultural interactions from theoretical terrains...
Understanding the Construction of the Teaching Discourse in an On-Line Environment
AbstractThe study of interactions regarding on-line environments for education is an area of research that has being developing during the last years in order to know the type of interactions that take place in discussion forums. Interactions analysis...
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