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Yasmin, Musarat; Sohail, Ayesha – Cogent Education, 2018
Learner autonomy has been a focus of research for last more than three decades. Teachers are considered a potential instrument in bringing change but their role, however, received little space which is observed recently, particularly in developing learner autonomy in language classrooms. This paper examines the beliefs of Pakistani English…
Descriptors: Barriers, Personal Autonomy, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries
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Khan, Muhammad Asif; Kiran, Asma – Cogent Education, 2018
The study aimed to investigate the organizational and task factors as antecedents of teachers' professional development (TPD) and occupational expertise (OE). Positivist paradigm had been used for the study. The data were collected through a structured questionnaire from a convenience sample of 233 faculty members in higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Knowledge Economy, College Faculty, Organizational Culture
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Quraishi, Uzma; Aziz, Fakhra – Cogent Education, 2018
This study is based on the premise that in order to create better schools, good leadership must be developed. This study believes that Authentic Leadership (AL), as propounded by various authors in the past 15 years, provides a useful framework for effective school leadership. Furthermore, Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) of teachers in…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Behavior, Correlation, Secondary Schools
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Panezai, Sania Gul; Channa, Liaquat Ali – Cogent Education, 2017
Textbooks are the only available source/s of teaching and learning English in Pakistani public education system. Whether the textbooks serve their intended purposes as mentioned in the National Curriculum of English, the researchers conducted a mixed methods teachers'-led evaluation to investigate the effectiveness of English textbooks. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Textbooks, Mixed Methods Research
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Aziz, Fakhra; Quraishi, Uzma – Cogent Education, 2017
The present descriptive study aimed to get an insight into secondary school students' beliefs regarding English language learning. The survey method was employed for obtaining data from the secondary school students (N = 664). A modified version of "beliefs about language learning inventory" was used to collect data. Five out of nine…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Channa, Liaquat Ali; Gilhooly, Daniel; Channa, Abdul Razaque; Manan, Syed Abdul – Cogent Education, 2017
The scholarship of language education, particularly with reference to learning and use of English, is marked by varieties of English. One may note two broad models: (1) ENL, ESL, and EFL; (2) EIL, ELF, and WEs. Although the scholarship is replete with debates, the debates seem to only construct and maintain that learning English and its use are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Kadiwal, Laila – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper examines the institutional influences on the teaching-learning practices within English as Second Language (ESL) programme in the University of Sindh (UoS), Pakistan. The study uses qualitative case study approach, basing its findings on documentary review, observations, and responses of teachers and students. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Second Language Instruction
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed – Cogent Education, 2015
This paper attempts to examine how female students' roles as learners are influenced by their socially constructed gender identities and gender roles in studying English as Second Language (ESL) at a public sector university of Pakistan. The aim is to understand how female students' gender identities and gender roles affect their learning. With an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, College Students, Gender Issues