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Alhadabi, Amal; Aldhafri, Said; Alkharusi, Hussain; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim; Alrajhi, Marwa; AlBarashdi, Hafidha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current study investigated the associations between three maternal and paternal parenting styles, moral intelligence, academic self-efficacy and learning motivation in three serial mediation models. Omani adolescents enrolled in 7th to 11th grades (N = 296) responded to an online survey containing demographic items and scales measuring the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Adolescents
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Haidar, Sham; Fang, Fan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous studies focusing on the role of English in developing countries have reached different conclusions. Some studies consider the English language to be beneficial for students' academic and professional development, while others claim that it affects students' progress and conceptual clarity and thus acts as a source of students' failure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Private Schools, Public Schools
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Qazi, M. Habib; Shah, Saeeda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper problematizes the interplay between curriculum textbooks and national identity constructions. Drawing on data from Bangladesh's school-textbooks, and students' and teachers' perspectives, the study identifies factors shaping Bangladesh's national identity in the textbook discourses and discusses students' experiences of these in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Merga, Margaret Kristin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The link between recreational book reading and improved literacy performance is consistently supported by educational research. Increasing engagement in recreational book reading remains imperative for English teachers, though how to best facilitate this in a secondary context is an object of contention, with limited research in this field. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Reading Skills
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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes