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Islam, Samira Ibrahim – World Journal of Education, 2019
Middle East Region is home to more than 400 million people, representing 5% of world population, and boasts a workforce of 103 million scattered across 22 countries (Lord, 2016). Sixty five percent of the populations are young aged 25 or under, which puts growing stress on educational, health and social systems. Over the last decade, most Middle…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Womens Education, Females, Geographic Regions
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Filiz, Sevil; Benzet, Aycan – World Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching foreign languages via flipped classrooms, in which the typical elements of a course are reversed, has been a popular pedagogy recently as the modern digital technology is flourishing unprecedentedly. The aim of this study is to review a selected sample of 50 studies on flipped classroom instruction in foreign language education published…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Homework, Video Technology
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Mohammadi, Ali; Mohammadi, Jamshid – World Journal of Education, 2014
This study aims at evaluating perceived service quality in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS). This study was cross-sectional and authors surveyed educational services at ZUMS. Through stratified random sampling, 384 students were selected and an adapted SERVQUAL instrument was used for data collection. Data analysis was performed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Quality, Statistical Analysis, Scores
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Jenaabadi, Hossein; Okati, Ehsan; Sarhadi, Aliyavar – World Journal of Education, 2013
This research investigated the gender differences in job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior in sample included 200 male and 200 female teachers and 80 male managers in boy elementary schools in Zahedan. Data was collected by means of questionnaires and was analyzed through Factorial Analysis of…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Gender Differences, Elementary School Teachers, Factor Analysis
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Farrokhi, Farahman; Chehrazad, Mohammad Hassan – World Journal of Education, 2012
One of the limitations of the meaning focused instruction in an EFL situation such as Iran is that a communicative approach helps Iranian learners to become fluent, but is insufficient to ensure comparable levels of oral accuracy. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether planned focus on form, and also what type of corrective feedback,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Oral Language
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Ghapanchi, Zargham; Talebi, Farima – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study aims to examine the metaphors selected by two hundred and forty Iranian B.A and eighty eight M.A students about their professors' roles. The participants were asked to select their preferred metaphors among twenty one metaphors of the checklist about their professors. The metaphors were then categorized based on Goffman's Footing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Teacher Role, English (Second Language)
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Ajideh, Parviz; Farrokhi, Farahman; Nourdad, Nava – World Journal of Education, 2012
Dynamic assessment as a complementary approach to traditional static assessment emphasizes the learning process and accounts for the amount and nature of examiner investment. The present qualitative study analyzed interactions for 270 reading test items which were recorded and tape scripted. The reading ability of 9 EFL participants at three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Processes, Evaluation Methods
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Ghapanchi, Zargham; Taheryan, Atefeh – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study examined the influence of language knowledge, metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive strategy use on speaking and listening proficiency. Ninety six freshman and sophomore Iranian university students (male = 6, female = 90) were participated in the study. Two kinds of questionnaire and one language knowledge test were administered.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Linguistic Competence, Listening, Speech Communication
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Farrokhi, Farahman; Atashian, Soheil – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study was set up to further investigate whether either of the instruction types, explicit vs. implicit, proves more efficient in ameliorating pragmatic performance of Iranian EFL learners. The speech act under investigation in this quasi-experimental study was refusal. Sixty Iranian learners of English as a foreign language participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Direct Instruction
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Aidinlou, Nader Assadi; Mehr, Hakimeh Shahrokhi – World Journal of Education, 2012
Writing is one of the four skills in language learning and it should be paid more attention. In this regard, creating contexts which is value coherence in pragmatic level, and cohesion in semantic level is important. Knowledge about the discourse Markers (DMs), amongst other things, be used to improve writing skill. DMs are expression such as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Control Groups
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Farrokhi, Farahman; Sattarpour, Simin – World Journal of Education, 2012
The present article reports the findings of a study that explored(1) whether direct written corrective feedback (CF) can help high-proficient L2 learners, who has already achieved a rather high level of accuracy in English, improve in the accurate use of two functions of English articles (the use of "a" for first mention and…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Accuracy
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Naseri, Mahdieh; Zaferanieh, Elaheh – World Journal of Education, 2012
This co-relational study explored the relationship between reading self-efficacy beliefs, reading strategies use and reading comprehension level of Iranian EFL learners. In this study, Michigan reading comprehension test, a self-reported Reading Strategy Use Questionnaire, and a Reading Self-efficacy Questionnaire were administered to eighty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Reading Strategies
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Ibourk, Aomar; Amaghouss, Jabrane – World Journal of Education, 2012
Although the quantity of education is widely used to measure the economical and social performances of educative systems, only a few works have addressed the issue of equity in education. In this work, we have calculated two measures of inequality in education based on Barro and Lee's (2010) data: the Gini index of education and the standard…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Age Groups, Foreign Countries, Classification
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Rasekh, Abbass Eslami; Alijanian, Ehsan – World Journal of Education, 2012
The validity of speech act data taken from different kinds of elicitation instruments has been widely discussed in interlangauge and cross cultural pragmatics literature. In this study an attempt is made to evaluate and investigate data taken from two of the most popular speech act instruments namely, written DCT and closed role play. The…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Validity, Speech Acts, Social Status
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Mehrafsha, S. Jahangir – World Journal of Education, 2011
The pursuit of quality gave rise to the concept of Iran Universities as learning organizations. Iran Universities must have the capacity to learn if they are to survive the demands and requirements of the emerging times. This includes liberating traditional methodologies that are anchored on positivism and seemingly dependent on technical…
Descriptors: Models, Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Universities
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