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Promoting Potential: A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating The Impact Of Differing School Settings On High Achieving Students' Academic And Psychosocial Outcomes, Lucy Hobby Dec 2015

Promoting Potential: A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating The Impact Of Differing School Settings On High Achieving Students' Academic And Psychosocial Outcomes, Lucy Hobby

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Provision of the optimal educational environment for the nation’s high academic achievers is of critical importance, so as to enable these students to attain their full potential. In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, one of the principal governmental measures employed to achieve this end has been the establishment of specialist academically selective schools. This practice is entrenched in deep tradition and based on assumptions about the benefits of these schools, rather than on a measured response grounded in methodologically sound, evidence-based research. This project begins to address this gap in the research with a sound, multidimensional assessment of the ...


The Impact Of Integrating Computer Simulations On The Achievement Of Grade 11 Emirati Students In Uniform Circular Motion, Mohamad Fadi N. Aoude Nov 2015

The Impact Of Integrating Computer Simulations On The Achievement Of Grade 11 Emirati Students In Uniform Circular Motion, Mohamad Fadi N. Aoude

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Education has been affected by the advancement of technology, especially computer Software. This thesis focuses on the impact of computer simulations on students Acquisition of Physics concept related to the topic of Uniform Circular Motion. The main purpose of this thesis is to examine to what extent can computer simulations help student of grade 11 from Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) learn factual,Conceptual and procedural al knowledge related to Uniform Circular Motion. It also aims to investigate how simulations affect students of different abilities in terms of their achievement in Physics. A Quazi - experimental method was used, where ...


The Involvement Of The Parents Of Students In Al Ain Eastern Common Schools For Cycle 2 & 3 In The Educational Process., Qahtan Abdalla Salem Az Zaydee Nov 2015

The Involvement Of The Parents Of Students In Al Ain Eastern Common Schools For Cycle 2 & 3 In The Educational Process., Qahtan Abdalla Salem Az Zaydee

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This study aimed at identifying the degree of educational partnership between students’ parents and Al-Ain Eastern Cycle 2 & 3 schools. Furthermore, the study investigated the most significant recommendation to promote that partnership. Accordingly, the researcher used the quantitative and qualitative research approach to collect the required data. A survey and an interview were designed to collect the quantitative and qualitative data respectively.

The study population comprised students’ parents in four schools in Al Ain eastern outskirts. All of those schools are affiliated with Al-Ain Education Office. The study sample consisted of 2000 parents with 500 parents for each school to ...


Assessment Of Scientific Graphical Literacy Of 10th Grade Students In Al-Ain Educational Office, United Arab Emirates, Sarah Elheir Elhassan Hamad Nov 2015

Assessment Of Scientific Graphical Literacy Of 10th Grade Students In Al-Ain Educational Office, United Arab Emirates, Sarah Elheir Elhassan Hamad

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the scientific graphical literacy level of the 10th grade science students, and explore the extent to which students at 10th grade have the essential skills to process and interpret visual scientific graphs in the private and public schools in Al Ain educational Zone. This study was exploratory survey design in which an attempt was made to explore student understanding of scientific graphs. A Graphical Literacy Test was developed for this study to evaluate the student ability to interpret, and construct graphical information. 125 grade10th science students participated in the present study. Sixty ...


The Involvement Of The Parents Of Students In Al Ain Eastern Common Schools For Cycle 2 & 3 In The Educational Process., قحطان عبد الله سالم الزيدي Nov 2015

The Involvement Of The Parents Of Students In Al Ain Eastern Common Schools For Cycle 2 & 3 In The Educational Process., قحطان عبد الله سالم الزيدي

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This study aimed at identifying the degree of educational partnership between students’ parents and Al-Ain Eastern Cycle 2 & 3 schools. Furthermore, the study investigated the most significant recommendations to promote that partnership. Accordingly, the researcher used the quantitative and qualitative research approach to collect the required data. A survey and an interview were designed to collect the quantitative and qualitative data respectively. The study population comprised students’ parents in four schools in Al-Ain eastern outskirts. All of those schools are affiliated with Al-Ain Education Office. The study sample consisted of 2000 parents with 500 parents for each school to investigate ...


The Impact Of Integrating Computer Simulations On The Achievement Of Grade 11 Emirati Students In Uniform Circular Motion, Mohamad Fadi N. Aoude Nov 2015

The Impact Of Integrating Computer Simulations On The Achievement Of Grade 11 Emirati Students In Uniform Circular Motion, Mohamad Fadi N. Aoude

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Education has been affected by the advancement of technology, especially computer software. This thesis focuses on the impact of computer simulations on students’ acquisition of Physics concepts related to the topic of Uniform Circular Motion. The main purpose of this thesis is to examine to what extent can computer simulations help students of grade 11 from Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), learn factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge related to Uniform Circular Motion. It also aims to investigate how simulations affect students of different abilities in terms of their achievement in Physics. A quazi- experimental method was used, where participants ...


School Board Governance In Urban Low-Socio Economic Setting: A Case Study Of Public Primary Schools In Kibera, Kenya, Tom Mboya Okaya Nov 2015

School Board Governance In Urban Low-Socio Economic Setting: A Case Study Of Public Primary Schools In Kibera, Kenya, Tom Mboya Okaya

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The global trend in the management of public school systems is systematic decentralisation of authority and responsibility to the school level. The local community, through their representatives in the school boards or committees, are mandated to make decisions on significant matters related to school operations. This devolution of authority and responsibility to school level decision-makers is intended to ensure transparency, accountability, ownership and provision of quality education. Although the public primary school boards have been in existence in Kenya since the 1980s, they became more prominent after the introduction of free primary education in 2003 and the determination to realise ...


The Design And Evaluation Of An E-Learning Program For Church Leaders In A Multicultural Context, Johann Melchizedek Peter Nov 2015

The Design And Evaluation Of An E-Learning Program For Church Leaders In A Multicultural Context, Johann Melchizedek Peter

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This study explores the design and evaluation of an e-learning program to equip church leaders with the theological knowledge and leadership skill for practical Christian ministry. To this end, a model online learning environment, the Multicultural Authentic E-Learning Program (MAELP), was designed, using authentic learning design principles, and implemented on Moodle software to cater to new church leaders working in a global multicultural context. Nine of the instructional design factors of the MAELP were evaluated using student feedback and Kirkpatrick’s level four evaluation model.


'An Especially Delicate Task': The Place Of Students Who Are Not Catholics In Catholic Schools In Australia, Michael Chambers Oct 2015

'An Especially Delicate Task': The Place Of Students Who Are Not Catholics In Catholic Schools In Australia, Michael Chambers

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This study investigates the place of students who are not Catholics in Catholic schools in Australia and, in particular, in Queensland. It does so primarily through a re-­‐examination of history and through an analysis of relevant educational, ecclesial and theoretical documents. It begins with the origins – both mythological and historical -­‐ of Catholic schools in Australia and traces the place of non-­‐Catholic students in Catholic schools through the lens of the Second Vatican Council, the documents of the Congregation for Catholic Education and Australian episcopal documentation about Catholic schooling.


The Butterfly Model Of Careers Planning And Chance, Its Existence And The Utility Of Intervention, In The Career Education Of Secondary To Post-Secondary Students., Anthony Gerard Borg Oct 2015

The Butterfly Model Of Careers Planning And Chance, Its Existence And The Utility Of Intervention, In The Career Education Of Secondary To Post-Secondary Students., Anthony Gerard Borg

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This research project aims to explore the perceived experience of planning and chance in the career experience of secondary students as they graduate from school and move in to post school pathways and the utility of chance related intervention in high school career education. To acknowledge a relationship between chance and planning in career paths will involve a shift from traditional career counselling, which for much of the past hundred years had been fairly linear, to embracing nonlinear models. One of the cornerstones that career counselling has been built on is that career development is linear and rational (Guindon and ...


Voices Of The Future: An Exploration Of Teachers' Leadership Aspirations, Therese M. Barrington Jul 2015

Voices Of The Future: An Exploration Of Teachers' Leadership Aspirations, Therese M. Barrington

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The ageing demographic of school leaders has created opportunities for teachers to take up school leadership positions as principals, deputy principals and middle leaders (Preston, 2003). Shortages of suitable applicants for the position of principal have led to the study of the many factors that influence teachers’ decisions to become school leaders (Dorman & d’Arbon, 2003; Lacey, 2004). There is a significant gap in the educational literature on aspirants to middle leadership positions, as the predominant focus of research on leadership in schools has been on principals (Anderson et al., 2007). This study addresses this gap by exploring the personal and professional experiences ...


Supported Playgroups In Schools And Parent Perspectives On Children’S Play, Pamela Lambert May 2015

Supported Playgroups In Schools And Parent Perspectives On Children’S Play, Pamela Lambert

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This research thesis examines the establishment of Supported Playgroups in Schools (SPinS). The aim of the project was to examine SPinS as an under-researched area of early childhood education, involving parents, children and schools promoting children’s access to play. Children’s access to play is important because play in the early years is known to increase children’s later learning outcomes (Roberts, 2010). A sociocultural approach to this study was used to understand ways in which parents learn. This thesis explores parents’ participation in SPinS and the influence of this participation on parents’ perspectives of children’s play. The ...


Uae Efl Teachers’ Perspectives On The Barriers Hindering Technology Integration In Cycle 2 Classrooms, Fatima Muhayer Hamad Al-Darmaki May 2015

Uae Efl Teachers’ Perspectives On The Barriers Hindering Technology Integration In Cycle 2 Classrooms, Fatima Muhayer Hamad Al-Darmaki

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The present study aims at investigating the UAE EFL teachers’ perspectives on the barriers hindering technology integration in cycle 2 classrooms. To study the perceptions more deeply, quantitative method was employed to collect the data from (n=180) cycle 2 EFL teachers. This study aims on investigating UAE EFL teachers' perspectives on the barriers hindering technology integration in cycle 2 classrooms. This study using questionnaires for data collection with the intent for generalizing from a sample to a population. To overcome these barriers, EFL teachers suggested conducting practical professional development programs to integrate technology. Second, make sure of the availability ...


Analysis Of Cycle 2 Science Textbooks Representation Of Scientific Literacy And Readability Level, Aisha Abdulla Salem Al Qaydi Al Qaydi May 2015

Analysis Of Cycle 2 Science Textbooks Representation Of Scientific Literacy And Readability Level, Aisha Abdulla Salem Al Qaydi Al Qaydi

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For over half a century, textbooks have played a decisive role in teaching and learning activities. In today’s classrooms, textbooks serve as primary teaching instruments and greatly influence how knowledge is delivered and communicated. With the development of the society, a majority of teachers use textbooks to guide their instruction. On the other hand, readability of textbooks is an important construct for both educators and textbook authors. Finding the right fit between the students’ reading ability and the text difficulty is an important and challenging task for teachers. This study is about how scientific content is presented and represented ...


Principals' Instructional Leadership Practices And Their Relationship To Teachers' Instructional Practices In Sharjah Schools, Hayat Mohamed Abdalla Al Hosani May 2015

Principals' Instructional Leadership Practices And Their Relationship To Teachers' Instructional Practices In Sharjah Schools, Hayat Mohamed Abdalla Al Hosani

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Instructional leadership has become one of the most widely researched topics. This type of leadership has been connected to teacher growth and development, teacher job satisfaction, student achievement, and improving school climate in general. This study focuses on instructional leadership in schools of Sharjah Education Zone. Specifically, the study aims to describe the principal instructional leadership practices, to identify the most and least important teachers' instructional practices, and to investigate whether there is a relationship between the principals' instructional practices and teachers' teaching practices. This study is quantitative in nature and therefore a questionnaire was used to collect data from ...


The Head Of Faculties Approaches And Process Of Supervision In Al Ain Cycle One Schools, Ameira Jaber Al Bloushi Al Bloushi May 2015

The Head Of Faculties Approaches And Process Of Supervision In Al Ain Cycle One Schools, Ameira Jaber Al Bloushi Al Bloushi

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The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in (2005) to manage and develop education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. A few years later, ADEC implemented the New School Model (NSM); a school system that aims to achieve the educational goals of the emirate. One of the important initiatives of ADEC in the New School Model was the establishment of new management and leadership lines such as the creation of the Head of Faculty (HoFs) position. The role of the HoFs is supervising the implementation of the NSM’s teaching and learning process through providing advice, coaching, and supervision ...


Principals’ Instructional Leadership Practices And Their Relationship To Teachers’ Instructional Practices In Sharjah Schools., Hayat Mohamed Abdalla Al Hosani May 2015

Principals’ Instructional Leadership Practices And Their Relationship To Teachers’ Instructional Practices In Sharjah Schools., Hayat Mohamed Abdalla Al Hosani

Theses

Instructional leadership has become one of the most widely researched topics. This type of leadership has been connected to teacher growth and development, teacher job satisfaction, student achievement, and improving school climate in general. This study focuses on instructional leadership in schools of Sharjah Education Zone. Specifically, the study aims to describe the principal instructional leadership practices, to identify the most and least important teachers’ instructional practices, and to investigate whether there is a relationship between the principals’ instructional practices and teachers’ teaching practices. This study is quantitative in nature and therefore a questionnaire was used to collect data from ...


Analysis Of Cycle 2 Science Textbooks Representation Of Scientific Literacy And Reliability Level, Aisha Abdulla Salem Al Qaydi May 2015

Analysis Of Cycle 2 Science Textbooks Representation Of Scientific Literacy And Reliability Level, Aisha Abdulla Salem Al Qaydi

Theses

For over half a century, textbooks have played a decisive role in teaching and learning activities. In today's classrooms, textbooks serve as primary teaching instruments and greatly influence how knowledge is delivered and communicated. With the development of the society, a majority of teachers use textbooks to guide their instruction. On the other hand, readability of textbooks is an important construct for both educators and textbook authors. Finding the right fit between the students' reading ability and the text difficulty is an important and challenging task for teachers.

This study is about how scientific content is presented and represented ...


Exploring English Instructors' Perceptions And Actual Practices Regarding The Strategies Used In Teaching And Assessing Writing In Three Tertiary Education Institutions In The Sultanate Of Oman, Noura Abdullah Hamed Al-Azani May 2015

Exploring English Instructors' Perceptions And Actual Practices Regarding The Strategies Used In Teaching And Assessing Writing In Three Tertiary Education Institutions In The Sultanate Of Oman, Noura Abdullah Hamed Al-Azani

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The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions and practices of ESL/EFL instructors in teaching and assessing writing in three tertiary educational institutions in the Sultanate of Oman (Al Buraimi University College, University of Buraimi, and Sohar University). The researcher used the quantitative and qualitative methods in the study. The data was gathered through a questionnaire (n=147), 15 interviews (n=15), and 18 classroom observations (n=10). The findings of this study revealed that the majority of ESL/EFL instructors believe in and practice aspects of the process- and product-oriented approaches for teaching academic writing in ...


The Effectiveness Of Professional Development Programs Offered To Heads Of Faculty In Kindergardens And Primary Schools In Al Ain By Abu Dhabi Education Council, رملة كرامة أخمد العامري May 2015

The Effectiveness Of Professional Development Programs Offered To Heads Of Faculty In Kindergardens And Primary Schools In Al Ain By Abu Dhabi Education Council, رملة كرامة أخمد العامري

Theses

The study aimed to investigate and gather perspectives regarding the effectiveness of the training programs offered by ADEC to the HoFs. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods in order to answer the research questions. A survey inclusive of 38 questions was used, and it was divided into four sections pertaining to professional development. These sections were made up of: the importance of professional development programs; their goals; specifications; and evaluation. The result showed that participants agreed on four areas but using defferent levels of agreement that descended from first, the importance of professional development programs; second ...


Educational Strategic Planning Skills For Principles And Vice-Principles In Alburimi Governorate, Khawlatu Bint Abdulla Bin Hassan Al Baloshe May 2015

Educational Strategic Planning Skills For Principles And Vice-Principles In Alburimi Governorate, Khawlatu Bint Abdulla Bin Hassan Al Baloshe

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This study aimed at identifying how to develop the principles and vice principles' skills in the strategic planning in Al Burimi through answering the following questions: what is the degree of practicing strategic planning skills for principles and vice-principles in AI Burimi govern orate, does the degree vary according to gender, position, qualification and years of experience and how we can develop the strategic planning skills?

In order to achieve the objectives of the study the researcher used descriptive analytical (survey questionnaire), and interviews using a focus group with a group of teachers. The study includes all basic education schools ...


The Extent Of Educational Leaders Understands The Management Concept And Its Practice In Al Ain Government Schools In U.A.E., آمنة سالم حمد مسعود المري May 2015

The Extent Of Educational Leaders Understands The Management Concept And Its Practice In Al Ain Government Schools In U.A.E., آمنة سالم حمد مسعود المري

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This study aims to achieve the following: : To determine the realization of educational leaders in Al Ain city government schools of the management culture by empowerment. Determine the degree of the educational leaders practice in Al Ain city government schools of the management culture by empowerment. Identify differences in the degree of the realization and the degree of the practice of educational leaders in Al Ain city government schools of the management culture by empowerment, and that can be attributed to the following variables: sex, grade, academic qualification. To achieve the objectives of the study and answer the questions, the ...


The Extent Of Educational Leaders Understand The Management Concept And Its Practice In Ai Ain Public Schools In The U.A.E., Aminah Saalem Hamad Mashood Al Maree May 2015

The Extent Of Educational Leaders Understand The Management Concept And Its Practice In Ai Ain Public Schools In The U.A.E., Aminah Saalem Hamad Mashood Al Maree

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This study aims to achieve the following:

To determine the realization of educational leaders in Al Ain city government schools of the management culture by empowerment.

Determine the degree of the educational leaders practice in Al Ain city government schools of the management culture by empowerment. Identify differences in the degree of the realization and the degree of the practice of educational leaders in Al Ain city government schools of the management culture by empowerment, and that can be attributed to the following variables: sex, grade, academic qualification. To achieve the objectives of the study and answer the questions, the ...


The Head Of Faculties Approaches And Process Of Supervision In Al Ain Cycle One Schools., Ameira Jaber Al Bloushi Al Bloushi May 2015

The Head Of Faculties Approaches And Process Of Supervision In Al Ain Cycle One Schools., Ameira Jaber Al Bloushi Al Bloushi

Theses

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in (2005) to manage and develop education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. A few years later, ADEC implemented the new school model (NSM); a school system that aims to achieve the educational goals of the emirate. One of the important initiatives of ADEC in the New School Model was the establishment of a new management and leadership lines such as the creation of the Head of Faculty (HoFs) position. The role of the HoFs is supervising the implementation of the NSM’s teaching and learning process through providing advice, coaching, and ...


Educational Strategic Planning Skills For Principles And Vice-Principles In Alburimi Governorate, خولة بنت عبدالله بن حسن البلوشي May 2015

Educational Strategic Planning Skills For Principles And Vice-Principles In Alburimi Governorate, خولة بنت عبدالله بن حسن البلوشي

Theses

This study aimed at identifying how to develop the principles and vice principles' skills in the strategic planning in AlBurimi through answering the following questions: what is the degree of practicing strategic planning skills for principles and vice-principles in AlBurimi governorate, does the degree vary according to gender, position, qualification and years of experience and how we can develop the strategic planning skills? In order to achieve the objectives of the study the researcher used descriptive analytical (survey questionnaire), and interviews using a focus group with a group of teachers. The study includes all basic education schools principles and vice- ...


An Efficient Method For Solving Singularly Perturbed Two Points Fractional Boundary-Value Problems, Suha Atallah Abdelhadi May 2015

An Efficient Method For Solving Singularly Perturbed Two Points Fractional Boundary-Value Problems, Suha Atallah Abdelhadi

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In this thesis, we present numerical method for approximating the solutions of singularly perturbed two points boundary value problems in both cases: ordinary derivatives and fractional derivatives. We use the Caputo derivation for the fractional case. The method starts with solving the reduced problem then the boundary layer correction problem. A series method; namely, the Adomian decomposition method is used to solve the boundary layer correction problem, and then the series solution is approximated by the , - Pade’ approximation of order. Numerical and theoretical results are presented to show the efficiency of the method. Singularly perturbed problems arise frequently in many ...


The Impact Of Classroom Density On Teachers' Performance And Students' Achievement In Al-Ain Schools : Perspective Of Teachers And Students, Saif Saeed Salem Al Manei May 2015

The Impact Of Classroom Density On Teachers' Performance And Students' Achievement In Al-Ain Schools : Perspective Of Teachers And Students, Saif Saeed Salem Al Manei

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This quantitative study aimed at investigating the students' and teachers' perceptions about the effects of classroom density on teacher's performance and student's achievement in Al-Ain Schools. The study addressed the two research questions (a). To what extent classroom density impact teacher's performance in Al-Ain Cycle Three Schools? (b) To what extent classroom density impact students' achievement in Al-Ain Cycle Three Schools? To have an in-depth understanding of whether class density impacted teaching and learning students, the causal comparative study design was conducted to collect data via two questionnaires; one for teachers, and the other for grade 12 ...


An Evaluation Of The School-Based Management Practices In The New School Model: A Study On Al Ain Schools, Shaikha Ali Abdulla Al Kaabi May 2015

An Evaluation Of The School-Based Management Practices In The New School Model: A Study On Al Ain Schools, Shaikha Ali Abdulla Al Kaabi

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In 2005, the government of Abu Dhabi started a reform initiative by establishing the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). ADEC became responsible for efforts to improve the performance of schools and increase students’ achievement in the emirate. One way to do this was by creating the New School Model (NSM). Part of the NSM reform was a shift from the centralized system of managing the schools into a decentralized system that delegates and sometimes devolves decision-making authority to schools themselves. The purpose of this study is to investigate the degree to which School-Based Management (SBM) has been practiced in the ...


Parents Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities Into The General Education Classrooms, Maitha Khalifa Ali Al Neyadi May 2015

Parents Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities Into The General Education Classrooms, Maitha Khalifa Ali Al Neyadi

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This study aims at examining parents’ attitude toward including students with disabilities into the general education classrooms. The objectives of this study are threefold as follows: a) investigating parents' attitudes towards including children with disabilities in the general education classrooms, b) examining whether there is a difference in attitude between parents of children with and without disabilities, and c) examining the influence of the child's severity level on parents’ attitudes toward inclusion. Participants were 100 parents ( 50 parents of children with disabilities from a rehabiltation centers, and 50 parents of children without disabilities). The research employed a quantitative analysis ...


The Effectiveness Of Professional Development Programs Offered To Heads Of Faculty In Kindergartens And Primary Schools In Al Ain By Abu Dhabi Education Council, Ramla Karama Ahmed Al Amiri May 2015

The Effectiveness Of Professional Development Programs Offered To Heads Of Faculty In Kindergartens And Primary Schools In Al Ain By Abu Dhabi Education Council, Ramla Karama Ahmed Al Amiri

Theses

The study aimed to investigate and gather perspectives regarding the effectiveness of the training programs offered by ADEC to the HoFs. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods in order to answer the research questions. A survey inclusive of 38 questions was used, and it was divided into four sections pertaining to professional development. These sections were made up of the importance of professional development programs; their goals; specifications; and evaluation.

The result showed that participants agreed on four areas but using different levels of agreement that descended from first, the importance of professional development programs; second ...