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Siddiquah, Aishah – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to identify the effect of different variables on the locus of control of secondary school students. About 520 students participated in the study. Brown Locus of Control Scale (BLOCS) was used to assess the internal, external social, and external other loci of control of students. The t-test and ANOVA were…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences, Family Income
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – SAGE Open, 2019
This article illustrates the links between different ways of assessing disadvantage at school and subsequent qualification outcomes at age 16 in England. Our previous work has compared variables that represent current or recent snapshots of disadvantage (such as eligibility for free school meals [FSM]) with long-term summary variables and found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Poverty
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Yaacob, Aizan; Shapii, Aspalila; Saad Alobaisy, Ayman; Al-Rahmi, Waleed Mugahed; Al-Dheleai, Yahya M.; Yahaya, Noraffandy; Alamri, Mahdi M. – SAGE Open, 2019
This study is dedicated to the research of vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) employed by a group of Saudi Arabian learners in an EFL (English as a foreign language) context. The rationale for the study is to clarify a pronounced lack of research on the EFL context in Saudi Schools Abroad (SSA), and a dearth of prior research into VLSs in this…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language)
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Rassouli, Aman; Osam, Necdet – SAGE Open, 2019
After four decades of anti-intrusion policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against the English language, the time has come to evaluate their success rates and to study the status of this language in Iran. This study has thus investigated the status of the English language in Iran on two levels: one concerning the state's policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Government Publications
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Cer, Erkan – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the "knowledge of cognition" and "regulation of cognition," which are processes of the metacognitive strategy for improving learners' writing skills. The working group for the present study, in which a sequential explanatory design was employed, included 44 pupils (21…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Metacognition, Writing Skills, Secondary School Students
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Sullivan, Kevin; McConney, Andrew; Perry, Laura B. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study compares rural educational disadvantage across Australia, Canada, and New Zealand using data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Across the three countries, student reading literacy and school learning environments are less positive in rural communities…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Cross Cultural Studies
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Asamoah, Edward; Ofori-Dua, Kwadwo; Cudjoe, Ebenezer; Abdullah, Alhassan; Nyarko, Joy Ato – SAGE Open, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception of visually impaired students, their peers without disabilities, and teachers about inclusive education, focusing on a second cycle educational institution in the Eastern region of Ghana implementing inclusive education for the visually impaired. In this study, we collected data from 23…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Visual Impairments, Teacher Attitudes
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Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Skille, Eivind Åsrum – SAGE Open, 2018
With a survey of physical education (PE) among a national representative sample of fifth to tenth grade students (N = 3,226) in Norway, we investigated how students experience the changing room situation in relation to PE classes. Most students find the changing room situation unproblematic, while some report problems. A majority (59.6%) of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Recreational Facilities, Student Experience
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Isik, Ulviye; Tahir, Omaima El; Meeter, Martijn; Heymans, Martijn W.; Jansma, Elise P.; Croiset, Gerda; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – SAGE Open, 2018
The aim of this study to create a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence motivation of ethnic minority students from their own perspective. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, ERIC, and PsycINFO to find studies in which the motivation of ethnic minority students was studied. The articles reviewed were qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar; Md Rashid, Sabariah; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – SAGE Open, 2018
Learners' attitude is considered a key motivational component and an important nonlinguistic factor that influences second-language learning. The primary aim of the current study is to explore Arab secondary school students' attitudes toward English spelling and writing. To collect the data, a 52-item attitude questionnaire was administered to 70…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Mundia, Lawrence; Shahrill, Masitah – SAGE Open, 2018
Human resource development is one of the major goals of Brunei's current development plan to be achieved under Wawasan 2035 policy. The University of Brunei Darussalam's foundation program aims to increase students' access to higher education among disadvantaged and underrepresented groups. The present field survey investigated how the coping…
Descriptors: Coping, Help Seeking, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Kazi, Asma Shahid; Aziz, Fakhra; Quraishi, Uzma – SAGE Open, 2018
This study is an attempt to investigate the impact of educational facilities of a school on various aspects of self-efficacy, confidence, and character building of the underprivileged people in Dera Jutta, a village in Southern Punjab. Trust for Rural Uplift and Community Education (TRUCE) was initiated in the year 2000, and under its auspices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics
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Boakye, Cecilia; Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey – SAGE Open, 2017
We explored the challenges that five newly qualified teachers (NQTs) faced in the teaching and learning situation and how they addressed their challenges. The teachers taught integrated science at the Junior High School (JHS; ages 12-15 years). Data were collected through observation, interview, and content analysis. We used the inductive and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Junior High Schools
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Uba, Emmanuel; Oteikwu, Emmanuel Agbo; Onwuka, Edwin; Abiodun-Eniayekan, Eugenia – SAGE Open, 2017
Graphic organizers (GOs) are fast becoming acceptable standard instructional tools across subjects in the education arena globally. However, this visual representation of information is yet to be recognized and integrated into the teaching methods in Nigerian schools. This study, therefore, presents a research-based investigation of the usefulness…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Visual Aids, Secondary School Students, English Literature
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Komba, Aneth Anselmo – SAGE Open, 2017
Drawing on the literature on educational accountability and the practices of public educational service provision in Tanzania, this study explores ex ante students' learning outcomes associated with the existing accountability relationships in public preprimary, primary, and secondary schools. The article responds to three questions: (a) What…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Outcomes of Education, Correlation
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