International Education Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 6, December

Analysing the Shadows: Private Tutoring as a Descriptor of the Education System in Georgia
AbstractDuring the past decade Georgia has received strong international support for education reform, and it represents an interesting case by which the effectiveness of particular interventions in the region can be assessed. Most attempts to analyse...
Analysis of Employment Flow of Landscape Architecture Graduates in Agricultural Universities
AbstractA statistical analysis of employment flow of landscape architecture graduates was conducted on the employment data of graduates major in landscape architecture in 2008 to 2011. The employment flow of graduates was to be admitted to graduate students,...
An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Students' Adjustment at a University in Zimbabwe
AbstractThis study provides insight into transition experiences and adjustment of students at a university in Zimbabwe. Research was based on students in the first three semesters of college. Based on prior research college adjustment was conceptualised...
Assessing Algebraic Solving Ability: A Theoretical Framework
AbstractAlgebraic solving ability had been discussed by many educators and researchers. There exists no definite definition for algebraic solving ability as it can be viewed from different perspectives. In this paper, the nature of algebraic solving...
A Student Perspective on Low English Proficiency in Oman
AbstractThe Omani government attaches great importance to English in the education of Omani youth and their preparation for a multicultural world of employment. It has therefore poured large resources into English language teaching in the nation's schools,...
A Survey on Civic Consciousness in Contemporary China
AbstractIn the current stage of China's modernization construction and social transformation, the cultivation of sound civic consciousness in the context of the servant consciousness lasting for thousands of years is the premise to cultivate citizens...
Collocations of High Frequency Noun Keywords in Prescribed Science Textbooks
AbstractThis paper analyses the discourse of science through the study of collocational patterns of high frequency noun keywords in science textbooks used by upper secondary students in Malaysia. Research has shown that one of the areas of difficulty...
Do Ten-Year-Old Children in Sweden Know How They Learn? A Study of How Young Students Believe They Learn Compared to Their Learning Styles Preferences
AbstractStudents' individual learning strategies have been identified as important skills in order to succeed in school as well as important for lifelong learning. The Swedish steering documents are permeated by an epistemological and a methodological...
Effects of Demographic Characteristics, Educational Background, and Supporting Factors on ICT Readiness of Technical and Vocational Teachers in Malaysia
AbstractThe aim of this study was to examine ICT readiness and the effects of demographic characteristics, educational background, and support factors on the ICT readiness of technical and vocational teachers in Malaysia. The questionnaire was administered...
EFL Teachers' Background Knowledge Is the Key to Learners' Needs
AbstractThis study aimed at examining an unorthodox approach in which teacher trainees observe experienced teachers to benefit from their professional experience instead of the more common practice in which teacher trainees are evaluated through self-reflection...
Expression - an Experimental Field for Investigation and Management of the Paradox of Education (with Illustrations from Voice Education)
AbstractThis article introduces and explains the concept of the "paradox of education" for capturing the polarity between autonomy and heteronomy in education. The paradox of education is an essential part of the curriculum and, if not under control,...
Federal Government Funding of Research in Universities in Nigeria, the University of Benin as a Case Study
AbstractIt is increasingly evident that research is extremely critical and important if universities are to serve as engines of development in their areas of locations. For a knowledge-driven world, investment in research and development (R&D) is...
Innovative Second Language Speaking Practice with Interactive Videos in a Rich Internet Application Environment
AbstractAttaining a satisfactory level of oral communication in a second language is a laborious process. In this action research paper we describe a new method applied through the use of interactive videos and the Babelium Project Rich Internet Application...
Interactive Multimedia Module with Pedagogical Agents: Formative Evaluation
AbstractElectrochemistry is found to be a difficult topic to learn due to its abstract concepts that involve three representation levels. Research showed that animation and simulation using Information and Communication Technology can help students to...
IPMA Standard Competence Scope in Project Management Education
AbstractThe authors of the paper endeavoured to find out key competences in IPMA standard for educational approaches in project management. These key competences may be used as a basis for project management university courses. An incidence matrix was...
Online Collaboration: Using Roleplay to Develop Skills in Resolving Conflict
AbstractThe introduction of digital tools to a distance education environment often creates tensions due to students' past educational experiences and can require a shiftin their concepts of the lecturers' and learners' responsibilities. The purpose...
On the Correlation between Iranian EFL Learners' Use of Metacognitive Listening Strategies and Their Emotional Intelligence
AbstractThe researchers in the current study were after gauging the would-be correlation between emotional intelligence (and its subcomponents), on the one hand and the use of listening metacognitive strategies by academic EFL learners on the other....
Organisational Pressure on Quality-of-Worklife of Women in Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria
AbstractAn approach to motivation in the contemporary world of work is the implementation of Quality-of-Worklife (QWL) programmes, which is aimed at easing the pressures faced at work by employees. Quality-of-Worklife is a philosophy of improving productivity...
Self Esteem, Locus of Control and Multidimensional Perfectionism as the Predictors of Subjective Well Being
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between self-esteem, locus of control and multidimensional perfectionism, and the extent to which the variables of self-esteem, locus of control and multidimensional perfectionism...
Study of Core Competency Elements and Factors Affecting Performance Efficiency of Government Teachers in Northeastern Thailand
AbstractThe research aimed to investigate the core competency elements and the factors affecting the performance efficiency of the civil service teachers in the northeastern region, Thailand. The research procedure consisted of two steps. In the first...
Successful Learning of Academic Word List Via MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning
AbstractMobile phones as new addition to information and communication technologies have created new ways to help learners in the process of foreign language learning. Given the importance of academic vocabularies for university students, this study...
The Effect of Dietary Pattern and Body Mass Index on the Academic Performance of In-School Adolescents
AbstractThe main objective of this study was to determine the effects of dietary pattern and body mass index on the academic performance of in-school adolescents in Ekiti State. One hundred and twenty eight students (10-19 years) selected from three...
The Importance of Feedback in Relation to Doing Practical Teaching Exercises. Opinions Postgraduate Student School of Pedagogical and Technological Education Heraklio of Crete
AbstractIn this essay are introduced the aspects of scholars of the Annual Programme of Pedagogical Training of ASPAITE in Iraklio of Crete in relation to feedback they receive by their teachers and their co-scholars during the pragmatic teaching exercises....
The Level of Creative Abilities Dimensions According to Torrance Formal Test (B) and Their Relationship with Some Variables (Sex, Age, GPA)
AbstractThis study aimed to identify the level of dimensions for creative abilities (originality, flexibility, originality, elaboration) among students in Al Rai Jordanian schools according to Torrance Formal test, and to investigate the differences...
The Peculiarities of Forming Rural School Students' Healthy Living Skills after Shool and in Extracurricular Work by the Use of Information Innovation Technology
AbstractIf we turn to the educational views and ideas in the history of education, we see that the goals of education have an active and changeable specific historical characteristics. Specifying its state policy and ideology determine the social needs,...
The Relationship between the Self-Efficacy and Life Satisfaction of Young Adults
AbstractThe aim of this study is to examine the relationship between self-efficacy and life satisfaction of young adults. This study is cross-sectional study and variables. Data were collected between March 2012 and April 2012 from young adults who were...
Voices from the Working Lives Project: The Push-Pull of Work and Care
AbstractA recent policy direction in many OECD countries has been to increase workforce participation for women of childbearing age; a policy direction which seemingly runs counter to a need for improved work-life balance for women themselves. This article...
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