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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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Sarikaya, Bünyamin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The term "dialect" refers to a variation of a language that is peculiar to a specific place, city or region, and therefore, can be regarded as the richness of that language. This study aimed to investigate preservice teachers' attitudes towards Anatolian dialects. Ascreening model was used. Study sample consisted of 143 first-, second-,…
Descriptors: Dialects, Turkish, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Reoperez, Marie Grace C. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In literacy development, the affective conditions are equally important as the cognitive conditions. However, the role of motivation, an essential affective component of the reading process and what drives it are often overlooked specially among adolescent readers. Using an ethnographic approach, this paper identifies mediators of reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Sönmez, Hülya – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to analyze research methods, data collection tools, and data analysis methods of the needs assessment studies conducted in the language education and teaching process. In this study, the general screening model, which is based on an examination of research on needs analysis, was used. The data collected in accordance with…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English for Special Purposes
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Murage, Lucy Muthoni; Njoka, Johannes; Gachahi, Michael – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Effective management of student affairs in public universities continue to pose a major challenge to university administrators and student leaders in many parts of the world including Kenya. Public universities are perpetually ravaged by rampant incidences of student unrests and strikes yet innovative approaches meant to curb such incidences have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Leadership, Public Colleges, Administrators
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Anshu, Alemu Hailu – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This article reports impacts of action research-oriented upgrading training given to teachers on early reading performances of Grades 2 & 3 students. Initially a baseline assessment was conducted to determine the initial reading performances of the students, and a survey was conducted to identify the training and experience teachers had in…
Descriptors: Action Research, Early Reading, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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Kassaw, Endris Seid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of major problems in street life of people at 'risk', the case of Harari Region, Ethiopia. Participants' sex, age and level of education were taken to be variables of the study. The researcher used descriptive survey method to study the problem. Study participants were selected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crime, At Risk Persons, Incidence
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