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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The major aim of the current paper is to review and discuss three prevailing approaches to the study of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) since the middle of the twentieth century: Contrastive Analysis (CA, henceforth), Error Analysis (EA) and Interlanguage (IL). It begins with a general overview of how the CA approach was formulated and developed…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Error Analysis (Language), Native Language, Second Language Learning
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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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Sanka, Confidence Gbolo; Gustafson-Asamoah, Patricia; Issaka, Charity Azumi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
What factors should come first in the choice of an educational programme or a future career for a ward? Is it the interest, potential, and passion of the ward or the ego of the guardian? Is it monetary consideration and social status that should be the criteria based upon which such a decision is made or the criterion of better prospects of a job…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Social Systems, Career Choice
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Saroukhil, Morteza Abdi; Ghalkhani, Omid; Hashemi, Ali – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Human beings live in a social world and interaction is at the heart of human society with language being the tool for this interaction and communication. In a world marked by globalization and global communication, there is a deeply-felt need for mutual understanding among people of diverse cultures and languages. In the absence of a common…
Descriptors: Translation, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Performance Factors
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Hadidi, Yaser; Khodadadi, Golsa – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Appraisal/Evaluation within Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) is a rather new framework for the analysis of evaluative language, focusing on how human beings reveal their emotions directly or indirectly, how they take stances, and how they align or disalign themselves with social subjects. Through an attitudinal analysis of the system of…
Descriptors: Speeches, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alase, Abayomi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This article looked at the maturity of the Nigerian educational system from independence until now. As a comprehensive and historical review of the educational system/standard in Nigeria, this article examine some of the educational issues/shortcomings confronting the Nigerian people, and their inability to anticipate and strategically plan a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Benefits
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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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Chafi, Essaid; Elkhouzai, Elmostapha – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
A number of educational reform attempts, chief among which are pedagogy by objectives, competency-based approach, and pedagogy of integration, have been made to establish pedagogical reform in Moroccan public primary school. However, results have not been up to par. Failure of school reform has been largely rationalized in terms of technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Cultural Influences
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Mansouri, Zoulal; Moumine, Mohamed El Amine – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
High student attrition rates at university have become one of the most challenging issues in higher education worldwide in the last five decades. Moroccan universities are no exception. At-risk students drop out of studies for a plethora of reasons, and the attrition rate is increasing despite the efforts made in education reforms carried out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, School Holding Power, Educational Change
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Alharbi, Badr Abdullah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This review article attempts to review current studies related to Citizenship Education (CE) in order to shed light on the provisions of citizenship education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The review examines the significance of CE in the KSA. It also explores the history of CE in the KSA followed by its national identity, as this too,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Nationalism, Islamic Culture
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Boulhrir, Taoufik – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Twenty-first century education has undoubtedly witnessed changes of the definition of literacy to cope with the economic, social, and intellectual trends. Technological advances, which include skills of communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration have become key in education, especially when dealing with literacy and reading…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Reading Motivation, Intervention
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Rasuki, Muhlisin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This paper provides a critical review of Processing Instruction (PI). This type of instructional option was specifically designed to help second/foreign language (L2) learners grasp meaning manifested in the use of particular grammatical forms in a target language effectively through the provision of input. In this way, PI attempts to help…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Linguistic Input, Instructional Effectiveness
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Njoku, Joy N. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Access and quality of higher education are among the major criteria for assessing the product of any institution of higher learning. This paper discusses access and quality in Nigeria's higher education; need for a pragmatic approach for sustainable transformation. It discusses problems of access in the areas of carrying capacity of universities,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Dang, Vi Hoang – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The importance of the relationships between industry and academia is stressed by strategists, politicians, Vocational Education Training (VET) policy makers, and industrial planners. Industry without knowledge surely dies, and knowledge without application of that knowledge is valueless. This paper focuses on the relationships between the VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Theory Practice Relationship, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Arnold, Josie – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
In this paper I address educational matters that challenge academic and scholarly "givens" so as to enrich knowledge. This acts in two ways to alert educators to the Eurowestern enculturization of knowledge and to propose some useful insights. Firstly, I make a personal scholarly narrative about the situation of the un-named native…
Descriptors: World History, Foreign Policy, Political Issues, Educational Methods
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