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Students’ Views Of Impact Of Textbooks On Their Achievements, Riaz Hussain 2017 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Students’ Views Of Impact Of Textbooks On Their Achievements, Riaz Hussain

Riaz Hussain

The history of curricula and textbooks development in Pakistan has remained contentious particularly during Zia Ul Haq era (1977- 1988) and after. There have been quite a few reviews of the curricula and textbooks undertaken both by Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan and independent researchers. These reviews have mainly employed document/textbook analysis methods and few of them explored teachers or students’ views of curricula and textbooks. This paper argues that since teachers and students are the ultimate users and beneficiaries of textbooks so their views are worth exploring before suggesting or initiating any change process including curricula and ...


School Leaders’ Engagement In Curriculum Planning And Decision Making, Riaz Hussain 2017 Aga Khan University

School Leaders’ Engagement In Curriculum Planning And Decision Making, Riaz Hussain

Riaz Hussain

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Challenges To Education In Tajikistan: The Need For Research-Based Solutions, Sarfaroz Niyozov, Stephen Bahry 2017 Aga Khan University

Challenges To Education In Tajikistan: The Need For Research-Based Solutions, Sarfaroz Niyozov, Stephen Bahry

Sarfaroz Niyozov

Education in Tajikistan today is acknowledged by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan and by international agencies as facing many challenges. Infrastructure and materials need replacement or repair; curriculum needs to be adapted to changing conditions; professional development for teachers is required, while means to retain experienced teachers and attract new ones need to be found. At the same time, children's' meaningful access to education has been threatened by various factors that reduce their attendance and participation in education, keeping some youth out of school altogether. This chapter argues that research in education in Tajikistan and ...


2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

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Internationalizing The Curriculum, Isabel Scarborough Ph.D., Sarah Grison 2017 Parkland College

Internationalizing The Curriculum, Isabel Scarborough Ph.D., Sarah Grison

Isabel Scarborough

This interactive presentation describes the experiences of faculty in the anthropology and sociology departments, along with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Parkland College, as they redesign courses to incorporate more international research and resources. The slides also discuss approaches to instructional design that are quick and easy and provide practical resources and tools to help design or re-design curriculum.


Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa AL-Taj 2017 College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, Amman- Arab University

Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa Al-Taj

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of this study is to investigate the training needs of special education teachers in Al-brymei governorate in the sultanate of Oman and its relationship with some variables. The sample of the study consisted of (115) male and female teachers, to achieve the aim of this study the researcher adopted the analytical descriptive approach through developing a scale consisted of (60) items distributed into six domains. The findings of the study showed that the degree of training needs of special education teachers in employing technology and educational technologies domain was high and ranked first within the six domains. Followed ...


Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish 2017 Department of Special Education / Faculty of Social Sciences

Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of the current study was to investigate feeding problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and its relationship with some variables. Seventy five fathers and mothers of autism children from Riyadh special education institutes participant in the study. Al Tamimi and Said Ali Feeding Problems Scale (2014) were used to collect data for this study. The results indicated that excessive selective eating was a problem that often occurs among children with autism, followed by the problem of refuse food. The results showed also significant relationship between eating problems with autistic children and the variables of gender in favor ...


The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf 2017 Taibah University

The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive whiteboard-based training program in developing effective presentation the skills for Taibah University (TU) faculty members from TU student’s perspective and their attitudes towards them. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. The study sample consisted of (30) Faculty members and (155) students in the preparatory year program at Taibah University Main Campus. The researchers constructed the following tools and materials: a training program, an effective presentation skills scale and an interactive whiteboard attitude scale. Research results showed that there was statistically significant differences between the pre- and post-average scores obtained ...


The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad 2017 College of Education - King Saud University

The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad

International Journal for Research in Education

The study aimed to identify the effectiveness of applying Flipped Classroom Strategy on academic achievement to learn the programming skill in the computer subject at Bloom's Taxonomy (Analysis, Installation, and Evaluation). The research used quasi-experimental approach. the researchers designed 'Achievement test '. The sample consisted of (48) student, from the First Secondary Grade students in Alshifa secondary school in Riyadh. The research sample was divided into (experimental and Control). The results are: There is differences of statistical significance for the experimental group at levels (Analysis, Installation, and Overall test), and did not show the differentials of statistical significance at (Evaluation ...


Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri 2017 Associate Professor in Applied Technology, Training and Development

Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri

International Journal for Research in Education

The current study sought to determine Kuwait University academic staff’s implementation of Web 2.0 educational platforms into their teaching courses as well as identify how prepared they are in using them and the challenges surrounding them. The study also aimed to investigate the reasons for the disinclination of utilizing Web 2.0 educational platforms in their teaching. The findings may help decision-makers to overcome these challenges, particularly at Kuwait University, which has allocated a large amount of money and tireless human efforts to bringingcutting-edge technology into its classrooms. The study adopted a mixed method approach for achieving the ...


The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi 2017 Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi

International Journal for Research in Education

The present study introduces the extent to which teachers of Arabic language in the state of Kuwait acquire competence in electronic learning, from their own point of view. It also aims to identify, with statistical reference, any differences in views of teachers of both genders, regarding gender, academic degree, and years of teaching experience. In order to achieve the goals of the study, a questionnaire (which included 24 questions divided on three scales) was used. For the purposes of analyzing the data statistically, the one- way Anova test was used. The sample consisted of (200) teachers, (65) males and (135 ...


Mindful Classroom: Developing And Testing Strategies For Resilience Among Urban 7th Grade Students, Alyssa Santos 2017 The University of San Francisco

Mindful Classroom: Developing And Testing Strategies For Resilience Among Urban 7th Grade Students, Alyssa Santos

Master's Projects and Capstones

Introduction: A growing body of research suggests mindfulness-based classroom interventions are an effective, low cost approach to reducing the effects of toxic stress among youth. The purpose of this project was to identify key sources of stress among urban 7th grade students at De Marillac Academy and develop and test mindfulness techniques to actively engage and potentially improve stress management skills among students.

Methods: Five focus groups with students were conducted to assess the most prominent sources of stress inside and outside of school as well as current self-management strategies. Additionally, anonymous online surveys were distributed to 7th grade parents ...


Generational Shift: Why We Should Modify Our Instructional Strategies For The Next Generations Of Aviators, Mary Niemczyk 2017 Arizona State University

Generational Shift: Why We Should Modify Our Instructional Strategies For The Next Generations Of Aviators, Mary Niemczyk

National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)

Air transportation has proven to be an extremely safe, efficient and reliable means for travel – a testament to highly effective instruction and training. Airlines are forecasted to continue their rapid expansion over the next 20 years needing to hire more than 2 million aviation personnel (Boeing, 2015). As Baby Boomers retire, at the rate of 10,000 per day/4 million per year, a ‘generational replacement’ or shift will occur with Gen Y and Z members taking their places in the workforce.

Each generation is impacted by significant events during their developmental adolescent years. For Gen Y members, technological and ...


Flight Instructor Professionalism, Kenneth P. Byrnes Ph.D. 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach

Flight Instructor Professionalism, Kenneth P. Byrnes Ph.D.

National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)

The inherent risk associated with aviation demands a high level of professionalism among aviation employees to ensure safety. Professionalism consists of factors such as technical competence, personal competence, neatness and attractiveness of dress, and personal conduct. Many of these factors are able to be taught, measured, or judged. However, conduct is an intangible quality that is not easily taught or quantified. As such, the professional behavior of aviation personnel is difficult for the FAA to mandate and regulate. An individual’s conduct is a learned behavior that originates through culture, role models, and experience. In aviation, conduct is instilled during ...


The Experiential Classroom: Challenges Of Addressing The Millennial Generation As They Prepare For The Modern Day Workforce, Robert Schuttler 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis

The Experiential Classroom: Challenges Of Addressing The Millennial Generation As They Prepare For The Modern Day Workforce, Robert Schuttler

Fall Faculty Development Conference

Experiential learning, the key feature of the re-designed curriculum of the Byrum School of Business, begins early in the students’ experience and continues throughout their academic career. This enables graduates to be versed and proficient with the 21st century skills needed upon arrival and ready to contribute in an effective and efficient way. This presentation will explain the who, what, how, and outcomes of the curriculum redesign. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.


Adaptive Learning Pedagogy In Udl And Multi-Modal Training, Ziho Kang, Mattlyn R. Dragoo, Randa L. Shehab, Han Yuan, Lei Ding, Stephen G. West 2017 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Adaptive Learning Pedagogy In Udl And Multi-Modal Training, Ziho Kang, Mattlyn R. Dragoo, Randa L. Shehab, Han Yuan, Lei Ding, Stephen G. West

National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)

Currently, most learning methods are based on classroom teaching through unidirectional communication using boards or slides. However, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) asserts that the students can increase their performance if the instructors can provide the students with diversified information representation, expression, and engagement means. Although UDL minimizes the mismatch between the teaching and learning styles, we lack the detailed methods to implement the UDL and its associated multi-modal training methods in the context of air traffic control candidates and/or technical operators. We propose an approach that adapts the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) based on four categories ...


A Case Study Of Chinese Teachers’ Experiences Of Multiliteracies And Multimodality In Teaching Young Students Chinese Literacy In Canada, Xiaotong Xing 2017 The University of Western Ontario

A Case Study Of Chinese Teachers’ Experiences Of Multiliteracies And Multimodality In Teaching Young Students Chinese Literacy In Canada, Xiaotong Xing

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Existing literature regarding teachers’ practices of multiliteracies has proven that multiliteracies enables teachers to deal with diversity and build creative teaching practices in classrooms. However, few studies have shed light on Chinese teachers’ understanding and practices of multiliteracies. This qualitative case study investigated and displayed two Chinese teachers’ diverse perceptions and practices of implementing multiliteracies in teaching young children Chinese literacy in Canada. A constant comparison approach was adopted to analyze the data collected from interviews, curriculum materials and reflective writings from two Chinese teachers. The findings show that these Chinese teachers have different perceptions regarding multiliteracies, and create innovative ...


What Factors Affect General Aviation Pilot Adoption Of Electronic Flight Bags?, Troy E. Techau 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

What Factors Affect General Aviation Pilot Adoption Of Electronic Flight Bags?, Troy E. Techau

National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)

Why do some pilots choose to use electronic flight bags (EFBs) in their flight operations, yet others continue to rely on traditional avionics and paper charts? Does the use of EFBs differ by age, gender, or flight experience?

EFBs, now a common tool in aviation, can display navigational charts, weather, and traffic information, and automate calculation of critical fuel and aircraft performance data. Research that uses EFBs as interactive nodes to exchange data with the System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) network is underway. Understanding what factors may explain differences in pilot adoption and use of EFB technology could shape regulations governing ...


The Effectiveness Of Training Group Program In Improving Social Life Skills Level And Its Affect In Modifying The External Locus Control To Internal Among Students Of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Naser Aldeen Ibrahim Abu Hammad 2017 Dept.of Psychology- Faculty of Education- Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University (KSA)

The Effectiveness Of Training Group Program In Improving Social Life Skills Level And Its Affect In Modifying The External Locus Control To Internal Among Students Of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Naser Aldeen Ibrahim Abu Hammad

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to identify the level of social and life skills and modifying the external locus control to internal locus control among students of prince Sattam bin Abdul-Aziz University. Furthermore, the researcher prepares a training program for improving student’s social and life skills. The study sample consists of (40) students of second and third at education college, who they were randomly distributed equally into experimental and control groups; each group consists (20) students. The following instruments were used by researcher in data collection: social skills scale; and the training program for improving social and life skills and modifying ...


Saudi Science Teachers' Assessment Practices In Alzelfy Educational Administration According To Their Perceptions, Saeed Mohammad Alshamrani 2017 College of Education & Excellence Research Center of Science and Mathematics Education - King Saud University – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Science Teachers' Assessment Practices In Alzelfy Educational Administration According To Their Perceptions, Saeed Mohammad Alshamrani

International Journal for Research in Education

This paper aimed to identify science teachers' assessment practices according to their perceptions through identifying the assessment goals, activities, criteria, and the nature of assessment reports (types and data). It used the descriptive method; the population was all science teacher in Alzelfy educational administration in Saudi Arabia (106 teachers); however, the response rate was (38%) of the population. A questionnaire with four dimensions was developed; these dimensions are: the goals (two items), activities (20 items), criteria (six items), and the nature of reports (11 items). The results indicated that the teachers thought that they practiced the assessment highly to achieve ...


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