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Rustam, Ahmad; Naga, Dali Santun; Supriyati, Yetti – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Detection of differential item functioning (DIF) is needed in the development of tests to obtain useful items. The Mantel-Haenszel method and standardization are tools for DIF detection based on classical theory assumptions. The study was conducted to highlight the sensitivity and accuracy between the Mantel-Haenszel method and the standardization…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Test Bias, Accuracy, Multiple Choice Tests
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Oladele, Ogunniran Moses; Funmi, Komolafe Blessing; Ruth, Ogundele Atinuke – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Education is an essential tool for human, economical, societal and technological development. When education is properly utilized and financed, learning outcomes with higher quality are achieved. Under-funding is the critical challenge facing the Nigerian higher education (NHE) system. There is considerable increase in the demand for NHE and…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Batur, Zekerya; Basar, Murat; Süzen, Hatice Nilüfer – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Mother tongue education is accomplished with four basic language skills. These skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. One of the basic skills that increase the vocabulary of the individual is the reading skill. Understanding and comprehension are important in this skill. Understanding of reading is a complicated process. There…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Visual Learning, Elementary School Students
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Abbasi, Wajahat Taj; Ahmad, Mudassar Mahmood; Mohammed, Faiza Abdalla Elhussien – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Dictionary is an acknowledged learning tool which has a tremendous role in acquiring a language. It has proved to be helpful in learning vocabulary and developing language proficiency. The use of monolingual dictionaries is thought to be very fruitful for learning vocabulary. The present study used survey method to gain the perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Dictionaries
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Tarekegn, Ambachew; Endris, Sofiya – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between hours of television watching and student academic achievement. The major objectives of study were examining the status of students' television watching and the relationship between hours of television watching and academic achievement. There has been a great debate among researchers…
Descriptors: Correlation, Television Viewing, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Liu, Shuyuan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
As a unique literary genre, science fiction can serve as a motivating text to develop students' critical analytical skills and to promote critical thinking about new technology and its societal controversies under proper guidance. In the field of English as Foreign Language (EFL) learning, using science fiction films in the classroom affords EFL…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Films, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Mercy, Ofole Ndidi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Although there is plethora of studies on goal setting skills, there is paucity of experimental studies on this field. This study examined the comparative effectiveness of Mental Contrasting Therapy (MCT) and Self-Regulation Strategies (SRS) on enhancing goal setting skills of students in urban Nigeria. A group of 120 students (male=52, female=68)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Urban Youth
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Enyi, Amaechi Uneke; Orji, Edwin Chiekpezie – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study was a linguistic examination of the use of lexical cohesive devices in Ngugi Wa Thiong 'O's "Decolonising the Mind"- an autobiography. The study was aimed at revealing how Ngugi - an African L2 writer, deployed lexical cohesive devices to achieve cohesion and coherence and how this has contributed to the meaning of his…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Autobiographies, Connected Discourse, Authors
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Dea, Paulos; Negassa, Dawit – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of demographic factors on instructional practices and challenges teachers face in teaching students with visual impairments in the government secondary schools of Harari regional state. A quantitative method with a survey design was employed. The sample consisted of 100 (with 95% response…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments
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David, Roseline; Thambu Raj, Joseph Alagiaraj – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper discusses the impacts of an action research on how students can excel in writing skills regardless of their level of competency especially for those taking the English Language paper (SPM 1119) in the Malaysian Secondary School Public Exam in 2018. This action research aims to exert the need for realigning our focus to incorporate an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement
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Demirel, Mehmet Volkan; Aydin, Ibrahim Seçkin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate whether high school students' writing self-efficacy perceptions differ based on their gender, grade level, type of high school and the number of books they read annually. A total of 585 students (Females = 270; and Males = 315) studying in the ninth and tenth grade classes from high schools of different…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Ghany, Samaa Abdel; Alzouebi, Khadeegha – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This study explores e-portfolio practices among K-12 teachers and investigates their perceptions, attitudes and skills towards the potentials of e-portfolios to enhance the required 21st century competencies. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to investigate teachers' perceptions of the use of e-portfolios in both public and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Publishing
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Asari, Slamet; Husniah, Rohmy; Ma'rifah, Ulfatul; Anwar, Khoirul – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In teaching and learning process particularly at university level, High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) should be an integral element to foster students's critical and creative thinking. It should not only be designed for assessment purposes but also be implemented within classroom teaching process. This study is aimed at analyzing students' HOTS…
Descriptors: College Students, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Çetinkaya, Fatih Çetin; Topçam, Abdurrahman Baki – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This study aimed to determine the perceptions of teacher candidates and to use the literature circles method to help them to develop a positive attitude towards the profession. Given that the study of literature circles in the national literature is only for a specific area, this study is the first study in which the literature circles are used…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Public Colleges, Positive Attitudes
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Kamarudin, Rafidah; Majid, Faizah Abd; Zamin, Ainul Azmin Mohd; Daud, Nor Shidrah Mat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Phrasal verbs (PVs) are very common in English, indicating their usefulness in everyday settings. However, it was reported that language learners generally have great difficulties in understanding and using this linguistic form. This study investigated Malaysian learners' receptive and productive knowledge of PVs, and some possible factors which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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