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Fong, Chan Suet; DeWitt, Dorothy; Leng, Chin Hai – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Language cannot be taught outside the culture of the society. A foreign language learner needs to learn the context and the cultural elements to avoid conflicts and misunderstanding arising from differing values, beliefs, and customs. Hence, foreign language instruction needs to emphasise intercultural communicative competence and include cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Public Colleges, Second Language Instruction
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Leng, Chin Hai; Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Orleans, Antriman Vipinosa; Naimie, Zahra; Islam, Atiquil – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The present study investigated how science teachers' beliefs about intelligence and their beliefs about knowing and knowledge acquisition influence their teaching practices. A total of 285 science teachers participated in the present study. Our survey included three parts, namely: epistemological beliefs inventory, implicit theories of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Leng, Chin Hai; Alahmadi, Ahlam – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The purpose of the study was to examine gender differences in performance on multiple-choice mathematical ability test, administered within the context of high school graduation test that was designed to match eleventh grade curriculum. The transformed item difficulty (TID) was used to detect a gender related DIF. A random sample of 1400 eleventh…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Gender Differences
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Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Leng, Chin Hai – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2013
Most of the tests and inventories used by counseling psychologists have been developed using CTT; IRT derives from what is called latent trait theory. A number of important differences exist between CTT- versus IRT-based approaches to both test development and evaluation, as well as the process of scoring the response profiles of individual…
Descriptors: Test Theory, Item Response Theory, Difficulty Level, Models
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Rena, Syahidah; Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Leng, Chin Hai – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2013
The main purpose of this study was to state the relationship between the parenting style and students' attitude toward leisure reading. A total of 147 (65 male and 82 female) students from two classes (class five, 80 and class six, 67) were participated in the present study. The Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) and the Elementary Reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Recreational Reading, Correlation