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Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) Impact On Students' Reading Achievement And Their Attitude Towards Its Use, Ayeda Abdulla Saeed Al Shebli Dec 2014

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) Impact On Students' Reading Achievement And Their Attitude Towards Its Use, Ayeda Abdulla Saeed Al Shebli

Theses

This study sought to investigate the effects of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) on students' reading achievement, and students’ attitudes toward the use of CALL. Two groups of grade 7 students participated in this study. At the beginning of the study, both groups were given a pretest to evaluate these students’ reading skills. In the control group, students were taught through ordinary instruction. On the other hand, in the experimental group; students used CALL to practice their reading skills. At the end of the treatment, both groups were given a posttest in order to determine whether there was any difference in ...


Exploring The Phenomenon Of Absenteeism Among High School Students In Al Sharjah Educational Zone, فاطمة راشد الحميدي علي اليماحي Dec 2014

Exploring The Phenomenon Of Absenteeism Among High School Students In Al Sharjah Educational Zone, فاطمة راشد الحميدي علي اليماحي

Theses

This study aimed at exploring the phenomena of absenteeism among secondary school students in Sharjah Educational Zone from students, teachers and specialists, administrators and supervisors’ perspectives. The study applies qualitative research method to gain better understanding of the Students’ abseteesim phenomenon. The study used individual and group interviews at two different schools settting, one school is for males and the other for females, which known by the increase rate of absenteeism. The researcher interviewed students (n=15), male teachers (n=4) and female teachers (n=4), administrators (n=3) in the male school and administrators (n=5) in the girls ...


Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) Impact On Students’ Reading Achievement And Their Attitude Towards Its Use., Ayeda Abdulla Saeed Al Shebli Dec 2014

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) Impact On Students’ Reading Achievement And Their Attitude Towards Its Use., Ayeda Abdulla Saeed Al Shebli

Theses

This study sought to investigate the effects of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) on students’ reading achievement, and students’ attitudes towards the use of CALL. Two groups of grade 7 students participated in this study. At the beginning of the study, both groups were given a pretest to evaluate these students’ reading skills. In the control group, students were taught through ordinary instruction. On the other hand, in the experimental group; students used CALL to practice their reading skills. At the end of the treatment, both groups were given a posttest in order to determine whether there was any difference in ...


Impact Of Guided Inquiry On Tenth Graders' Understanding Of Chemical Bonds, Badreya Esmaeil Abdul Raheem Al Zarooni Dec 2014

Impact Of Guided Inquiry On Tenth Graders' Understanding Of Chemical Bonds, Badreya Esmaeil Abdul Raheem Al Zarooni

Theses

Students’ understanding of scientific conceptions have been of considerable interest to science education researcher and science teacher in recent years. Accordingly,many scholarly studies have been conducted on the students' understandings and misunderstanding, particularly. Those concerned with chemistry. For the present study, the term misconception is used to encompass both alternative responses that arise from formal intervention: such as classroom study as well as those resulted from the student own interaction with, and observation of their surrounding environment

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the understanding of the Grade- students about the concepts and misconception regarding the ...


Views Of The Tenth Grade Female Students About The Factors Affecting The Academic Achievement, Fatima Mohammad Ali Mohammad Rashed Al Yammahi Dec 2014

Views Of The Tenth Grade Female Students About The Factors Affecting The Academic Achievement, Fatima Mohammad Ali Mohammad Rashed Al Yammahi

Theses

This study aims to identify the views of Tenth Grade female students in the schools of Fujairah Educational Zone about the factors affecting the academic achievement. The descriptive research method was employed to achieve the study's objectives. A questionnaire of 21 questions is developed for investigating four aspects related to school administration roles: if- the role of the large number of different materials on academic achievement, ii- the role of communicating between school principals and families, iii- the role of families in raising student achievement, and iv- the role of the programmer in raising the student achievement prepared by ...


The Effect Of Repeated Reading Strategy On Oral Reading Fluency Of A Fourth Grade Student With Reading Difficulties, Fatmeh Mahmud Al Jaffall Dec 2014

The Effect Of Repeated Reading Strategy On Oral Reading Fluency Of A Fourth Grade Student With Reading Difficulties, Fatmeh Mahmud Al Jaffall

Theses

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Phenomenon Of Absenteeism Among High School Students In Al Sharjah Educational Zone, Fatima Rashid Al Hamede Dec 2014

Exploring The Phenomenon Of Absenteeism Among High School Students In Al Sharjah Educational Zone, Fatima Rashid Al Hamede

Theses

This study aimed at exploring the phenomena of absenteeism among secondary school students in Sharjah Educational Zone from students, teachers and specialists, administrators and supervisors' perspectives. The study applies qualitative research method to gain better understanding of the Students' absenteeism phenomenon. The study used individual and group interviews at two different schools setting, one school is for males and the other for females, which known by the increase rate of absenteeism. The researcher interviewed students (n=15), male teachers (n=4) and female teachers (n==4), administrators (n=3) in the male school and administrators (n=5) in the girls ...


آراء طالبات الصف العاشر حول العوامل المؤثرة في التحصيل الدراسي, فاطمة محمد راشد اليماحي Dec 2014

آراء طالبات الصف العاشر حول العوامل المؤثرة في التحصيل الدراسي, فاطمة محمد راشد اليماحي

Theses

تهدف الدراسة الحالية إلى استبيان آراء طالبات الصف العاشر في منطقة الفجيرة التعليمية حول العوامل المؤثرة في التحصيل الدراسي. ولتحقيق أهداف الدراسة، اعتمدت الدراسة المنهج الوصفي، حيث تم تحليل الدراسات السابقة والأدب النظري ذا العلاقة بموضوع الدراسة ، وتم بناء استبانة تمثل آراء طالبات الصف العاشر حول العوامل المؤثرة في التحصيل الدراسي في أربعة محاور هي مدى تأثير كثرة المواد واختلافها على تحصيل طالبات الصف العاشر، و دور الإدارة المدرسية في التواصل مع أسر الطالبات ،ودور الأسرة في رفع مستوى التحصيل الدراسي، ومدى احتياج طالبات الصف العاشر للبرامج الإرشادية التي تعدها الإدارة المدرسية. وتمَّ تطبيق الاستبانة بعد التأكد من صدقها وثباتها ...


Principals' Integration Of Technology In Education At Sharjah City Governoment Schools, Samer Husni Abdel Khaleq Alsaleh Dec 2014

Principals' Integration Of Technology In Education At Sharjah City Governoment Schools, Samer Husni Abdel Khaleq Alsaleh

Theses

School leadership includes several elements; one of them is technology leadership that is necessary for the success of technology integration in education. The purpose of this study is to describe the state of technology integration in Sharjah City Government Schools based on a juxtaposition and comparison of principals' perceived practices of technology integration and teachers' perceptions. This technique of study would help in reaching a more trusted image of technology integration at Sharjah schools. The second purpose was to investigate the influence of the principals' gender on integrating technology in their schools, in addition to identify the main challenges that ...


The Effect Of Repeated Reading Strategy On Oral Reading Fluency Of A Fourth Grade Student With Reading Difficulties, Fatmeh Mahmud Al Jaffal Dec 2014

The Effect Of Repeated Reading Strategy On Oral Reading Fluency Of A Fourth Grade Student With Reading Difficulties, Fatmeh Mahmud Al Jaffal

Theses

I, Fatmeh Mahmud Al-Jaffal, the undersigned, a graduate student at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), am the author of this thesis, entitled “The Effect of Repeated Reading Strategy on Oral Reading: Fluency of an Elementary Student with Reading Difficulty”, hereby, solemnly declare that this thesis is an original research work that has been done and prepared by me under the supervision of Dr. Hala El Howeris, of the College of Education at UAEU. This work has not been previously formed as the basis for the award of any academic degree, diploma or a similar title at this or any ...


Impact Of Guided Inquiry On Tenth Graders’ Understanding Of Chemical Bonds, Badreya Esmaeil Abdul Raheem Al Zarooni Dec 2014

Impact Of Guided Inquiry On Tenth Graders’ Understanding Of Chemical Bonds, Badreya Esmaeil Abdul Raheem Al Zarooni

Theses

Students' understandings of scientific conceptions have been of considerable interest to science education researchers and science teachers in recent years. Accordingly, many scholarly studies have been conducted on the students' understandings and misunderstandings, particularly, those concerned with chemistry. For the present study, the term misconception is used to encompass both alternative responses that arise from formal intervention; such as classroom study, as well as those resulted from the students own interactions with, and observations of their surrounding environment. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the understanding of the Grade-10 students about the concepts and misconception regarding the ...


Views Of The Tenth Grade Female Students About The Factors Affecting The Academic Achievement, Fatimah Mohamed Ali Rashed Dec 2014

Views Of The Tenth Grade Female Students About The Factors Affecting The Academic Achievement, Fatimah Mohamed Ali Rashed

Theses

This study aims to identify the views of Tenth Grade female students in the schools of Fujairah Educational Zone about the factors affecting the academic achievement. The descriptive research method is employed to achieve the study objectives. A questionnaire of 21 questions is developed for investigating four aspect related to school administration roles:

I. The role of the large number of different materials on academic achievement,

II. The role of communicating between school principals and families.

III. The role of families in raising student achievement, and

IV. The role of the programme in raising the student achievement prepared by the ...


Principals’ Integration Of Technology In Education At Sharjah City Government Schools, Samer Husni Abdel Khaleq Alsaleh Dec 2014

Principals’ Integration Of Technology In Education At Sharjah City Government Schools, Samer Husni Abdel Khaleq Alsaleh

Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Teamwork Of National And Expatriate Kg Teachers In Al Ain Schools: A Qualitative Study, Maitha Khalifa Ali Al Mansouri Jun 2014

The Effectiveness Of Teamwork Of National And Expatriate Kg Teachers In Al Ain Schools: A Qualitative Study, Maitha Khalifa Ali Al Mansouri

Theses

This study aimed to investigate teamwork effectiveness of national and expatriate teachers in Al Ain KG schools. The study was guided by one main research question and three sub-questions and used the qualitative phenomenological research method. Data for this study were collected through semi-structured interviews. The interviews were conducted in five KG schools with ten teachers: five national and five expatriate teachers. Data collected from the interviews had been recorded as audio files. Then, data were cleaned, checked for completeness, coded, and analyzed using the Nvivo program version 10. The findings highlighted the awareness of teachers of the importance of ...


Investigating Secondary School Students’ Views Regarding The Use Of Strategies And Difficulties They Face When Writing In English As The Second Language, Salma Saeed Salem Al Kaabi May 2014

Investigating Secondary School Students’ Views Regarding The Use Of Strategies And Difficulties They Face When Writing In English As The Second Language, Salma Saeed Salem Al Kaabi

Curriculum and Instruction Theses

Learning writing is an important element in language acquisition. Writing is one of the tools of communication and exchanges between cultures. Many students have a negative attitude toward writing and consider writing as the most difficult skill of all. Writing in English is an issue from which many non-native students suffer. This study aims to investigate students' views toward the use of strategies and the challenges they face with writing in English.

This study was conducted in one of the large female high schools in Al Ain. A 45 items structured Likert-scale questionnaire was developed. It was administered to 360 ...


Investigating Teacher’S Perceptions Of Using Reading Strategies In Teaching English To Grade 6-9 In The United Arab Emirates., Mariam Mohamed Basheir Abu Al Khair Feb 2014

Investigating Teacher’S Perceptions Of Using Reading Strategies In Teaching English To Grade 6-9 In The United Arab Emirates., Mariam Mohamed Basheir Abu Al Khair

Theses

This study is aimed at investigating English teacher’s perceptions of using reading strategies in preparatory schools (Grades 6-9) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Also, the study examined if there were any significant differences in relation to gender and teaching experience variables. The participant in this study were collected by a questionnaire developed by the researcher. The collection of the data was limited to those teachers who were teaching English for grades 6-9 (n=134) in one of the regions of the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. This study revealed a ...


The Effectiveness Of Adec's Professional Development For Principals In Al Ain Government Schools, Uae, Wafaa Ai-Ghafri Jan 2014

The Effectiveness Of Adec's Professional Development For Principals In Al Ain Government Schools, Uae, Wafaa Ai-Ghafri

Theses

This study investigated the extent to which professional development provided by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) helped principals in Al Ain government schools to lead the new five components of change in their schools. The study was guided by three research questions and used the mixed research method. Data were collected through a questionnaire, individual interviews, and focus group interviews. The questionnaire was divided into four sections. The first section included demographic information of participants. The second section included eleven statements addressing the school principals' perceptions towards professional development programs conducted by ADEC. The third section was comprised of ...


Collaborative School Culture In Al Ain Secondary Schools: A Qualitative Study Of One Female And One Male School., Rania Mohamad Alqarqaz Jan 2014

Collaborative School Culture In Al Ain Secondary Schools: A Qualitative Study Of One Female And One Male School., Rania Mohamad Alqarqaz

Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent of collaborative school culture in two of Al Ain Cycle Three schools. The first school was a female school and the second one was a male school. These two schools are under the supervision of Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) in United Arab Emirates. They were part of 11 secondary schools studied by Falouqa (2013). She studied the collaborative school culture in these 11 schools using a questionnaire for data collection. The questionnaire was used to measure the six components of collaborative school culture (CSC) as conceptualized by Gruenert (2005 ...


Teachers’ Perception Of Characteristics Of Effective Female School Leaders Of Elementary Schools In Abu Dhabi Emirate, Zahra Saif Malek Alshehaimi Jan 2014

Teachers’ Perception Of Characteristics Of Effective Female School Leaders Of Elementary Schools In Abu Dhabi Emirate, Zahra Saif Malek Alshehaimi

Theses

This study aimed at identifying the characteristics of effective female school leaders’ from teachers’ perspectives. The objectives of this study are three as follows: a) surveying the literature on the characteristics of effective school leaders, b) examining the reality of what extend the school leaders are effective, and c) finding other characteristics in which school leaders in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi schools can develop their effectiveness at schools. The research employed a quantitative analysis to answer the research questions. The results of this study indicated that teachers’ perception towards their principal is positive. Teachers in the Abu Dhabi and ...


Improving The Selection Of Public School Principals In Al-Ain Education Office, Hana Ali Alhelali Jan 2014

Improving The Selection Of Public School Principals In Al-Ain Education Office, Hana Ali Alhelali

Theses

This study aimed to investigate the perceptions of principals, vice principals, and teachers on selection criteria and recruitment procedures for AI Ain public school principals. The study was guided by three research questions and used the quantitative research method. Data for this study were collected through a questionnaire divided into three sections. The first section included demographic information of participants. The second part included 48 items about recruitment and selection, which measure agreement or disagreement of participants over the items in the five components. These components were application requirements, selection responsibility, selection methods, selection criteria, and recruiting procedures. The third ...


The Effectiveness Of Adec’S Professional Development For Principals In Al Ain Government Schools, Uae., Wafaa Al Ghafri Jan 2014

The Effectiveness Of Adec’S Professional Development For Principals In Al Ain Government Schools, Uae., Wafaa Al Ghafri

Theses

This study investigated the extent to which professional development provided by the

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) helped principals in Al Ain government schools to lead the new five components of change in their schools. The study was guided by three research questions and used the mixed research method. Data were collected through a questionnaire, individual interviews, and focus group interviews.

The questionnaire was divided into four sections. The first section included demographic information of participants. The second section included eleven statements addressing the school principals' perceptions towards professional development programs conducted by ADEC. The third section was comprised of ...


Heat Misconceptions Among 11th Grade Students, Amnah Mohamed Abdullah Al Kaabi Jan 2014

Heat Misconceptions Among 11th Grade Students, Amnah Mohamed Abdullah Al Kaabi

Theses

This study explores the misconception of the female students at 11thgrade about the heat concepts (e.g., latency, conduction, equilibrium, boiling point, etc.) the study targets to i – classifying the misconception nature, and ii- distinguishing the heat misconception from point of the lack of knowledge and lucky guess. A sample of 230 female students at 11th grade randomly selected from five secondary schools in the Emirates of Fujairah; northern UAE. The heat misconception test (HMT), a three –tier diagnostic instrument comprising of ten question is used as data collection tool. The study raises the three research questions ...


Teachers’Perception Of Characteristics Of Effective Female School Leaders Of Elementary Schools In Abu Dhabi Emirate, Zahra Saif Malek Al Shehaimi Jan 2014

Teachers’Perception Of Characteristics Of Effective Female School Leaders Of Elementary Schools In Abu Dhabi Emirate, Zahra Saif Malek Al Shehaimi

Theses

This study aimed at identifying the characteristics of effective female school leaders’ from teachers’ perspectives. The objectives of this study are three as follows: a) surveying the literature on the characteristics of effective school leaders., b) examining the reality to what extend the school leaders are effective, and c) finding other characteristics in which school leaders in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi schools can develop their effectiveness at schools. The research employed a quantitative analysis to answer the research questions. The results of this study indicated that teachers' perception towards their principal is positive. Teachers in the Abu Dhabi and ...


Effective Methods Of Communication Between Principals And High Schools Teachers In Al-Ain City, Thuraya Yousuf Abdul Rahman Jan 2014

Effective Methods Of Communication Between Principals And High Schools Teachers In Al-Ain City, Thuraya Yousuf Abdul Rahman

Theses

From the teacher perspective this research paper will introduce the best communication methods that are used by principals and teaching staff in the Al Ain Education Zone, and giving suggestions to improve the communication between the principals and teachers. To achieve the goals from this study, the researcher select 226 teachers both male and female from 1 0 high schools in Al Ain. The researcher conducted a survey to measure the methods which can ease the communication between principals and teachers.

The researcher used different techniques to determine the averages and standard deviation to analyses the answers of the survey ...


The Attitudes Of The Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (Adtc) Employees Towards The Professional Development Programs., Ahlam Alhashemi Jan 2014

The Attitudes Of The Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (Adtc) Employees Towards The Professional Development Programs., Ahlam Alhashemi

Theses

This study aimed to explore the attitudes of the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC) employees towards the professional development programs provided to them by ADTC. The study was guided by three research questions and used the quantitative method. Data for this study were collected through a questionnaire. The questionnaire were divided into cover four topics which are: attitudes toward the importance of professional development, attitudes towards the planning of professional development, and attitudes toward the types and ways of professional development. In addition, there were two open ended questions. The one hundred and forty employees of ADTC was the population ...