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Barbre, James O. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The goal of literacy development at schools is a standing feature of the curriculum. In spite of this, the means to develop critical thinking in students often comes up short. The development of literacy and critical thinking can be presented in engaging and memorable ways, but schools often defer to what they have done in the past; namely through…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cartoons, Novels, Critical Literacy
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Doug, Roshan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper synthesises some of the recent studies that have made links between handwriting as an orthographic-motor strategy and the quality of pupils' learning and literacy skills. A poor standard of literacy is evident in many British school leavers and, in some cases, university graduates. The paper outlines the implication of this situation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Literacy
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Alhamad, Rufaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The first year of teaching poses massive challenges that lead to attrition among novice teachers. School communities often fail to provide adequate support to novice teachers to help them adapt to their new professional environments. In Saudi Arabia, attrition among novice teachers is a significant problem that hinders the development of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sclafani, Chris – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The education of bilingual students is a rather popular topic among educators in today's schools. Frequently, articles and research focus upon a singular phenomenon or strategy in this field. This literature review is aimed at providing teachers of students of all grade levels and ages with a guide containing prevalent theories and ideas related…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Bilingual Students, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Alase, Abayomi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study investigated and interpreted the Common Core State Standards program (the phenomenon) that has been the dominating topic of discussions amongst educators all across the country since the inauguration of the program in 2014/2015 school session. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Common Core State Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Sepasdar, Mansoreh; Soori, Afshin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
Since age plays an important role in learning a second or foreign language, the present study investigated how different students in different age groups used language learning strategies. The participants of this study were 94 Iranian EFL students from four educational levels and different age groups as, primary (10-12), guidance (13-15), high…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Age Differences, Cohort Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wushishi, Aminu Aliyu; Fooi, Foo Say; Basri, Ramli; Baki, Roslen – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
In this study the researchers explored the effects of teacher attrition in Niger state, Nigeria. The study examined how attrition is affecting the educational development of the state from the teachers' perspective. A qualitative method was used with the aim of extracting the inner feelings of the participants regarding the effects of attrition.…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Qualitative Research, Educational Development, Interviews
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Mukundan, Jayakaran; Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2013
Research in materials evaluation has been an important focus in ELT since the 1980s. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the general attributes of the textbooks and to evaluate the learning-teaching content. In this study, 944 male and female English teachers (Year 1 to Year 6 & Form 1 to Form 5) evaluated the English books using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Check Lists