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  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 14,
           No. 3

    • Authors: Chris Lee
      Abstract: Reviewer acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2021.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:50:21 +000
  • The Representation of “The Other” in the Cartoon “My
           Brother Ozi”

    • Authors: Zehra Güden Altmış
      Abstract: It is rare for the characters in cartoons to be chosen among individuals who are considered minorities in society. Disabled characters are also among these minorities. In this context, the cartoon ‘My Brother Ozi’ which shows a characteristic of being the first Tv show for children in Turkey that give part to a disabled character in it, has been considered valuable for scientific research. The purpose of this research is to show how “the other” characters are represented in the cartoon named “My Brother Ozi”. In the research, parts of the cartoon were subjected to document review. Afterward, the sections of the cartoon were scanned by watching it through the content analysis method. At the end of the study, it was concluded that the Ozi character reflects the appearance and speech of children with Down syndrome. Ozi’s inclusive training, constant medical visits, and exercise for development are also unique to children with Down syndrome. In many media outlets, disabled people are depicted in a pitiful situation, while Ozi is portrayed as a strong character in the cartoon and it has been shown that children with Down syndrome can improve when they are given adequate support.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:23:09 +000
  • A Study on Humor Styles of Teacher Candidates

    • Authors: Bayram Aşılıoğlu
      Abstract: A teacher should have adaptive humor styles as well as knowledge, skills and attitudes about their profession. Humor styles affect many behaviors; from the relationships that teachers establish with their students to their characteristics. For this reason, this research was carried out to determine the humor styles of teacher candidates. 491 Teacher candidates have participated in this study, who were 3rd and 4th grade students in the faculty of education at 2 universities in Turkey. The researcher used the general survey model for the study. Data were collected using the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ) developed by Martin et al. (2003). Findings showed that teacher candidates with the affiliative humor style had the highest average, those with the aggressive humor style had the lowest average. The averages of those with self-enhancing and self-defeating humor style were moderate. It was interpreted as positive that the average of those with self-enhancing humor style was high, as negative that the average of those with self-defeating humor style was moderate, and as positive the average of those with self-defeating humor style was low.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:20:22 +000
  • Saudi Pre-Service Special Education Teachers’ Knowledge and Perceptions
           Toward Using Computer Technology

    • Authors: Manal M. Alanazy
      Abstract: The authors investigated pre-service special education teachers’ prior experience in using computers and their perception of the knowledge, and their preparedness toward integrating computer technology in teaching, barriers in integrating computer technology in their teaching practices and the level of confidence teachers gained from using technology applications in teaching. Fifty-eight pre-service special education female teachers from a college of education in Saudi Arabia responded to a needs assessment survey. Most participants had more than eight years of experience in using computers. They reported that they are able to integrate computer technologies in their teaching but acknowledged the need for more training courses. The barriers mentioned were a lack of equipment, lack of practice, and lack of maintenance. The findings of this research reveal that there is a need to intensify or enhance the technology courses in programs that prepare special education teachers and focus on the practical aspects of integrating technology in teaching.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:17:45 +000
  • The Elements of Contemporary Turkish Composers’ Solo Piano Works
           Used in Piano Education

    • Authors: Sirin A. Demirci
      Abstract: It is thought that to be successful in piano education it is important to understand how composers composed their solo piano works. In order to understand contemporary music, it is considered that the definition of today’s changing music understanding is possible with a closer examination of the ideas of contemporary composers about their artistic productions. For this reason, the qualitative research method was adopted in this study and the data obtained from the semi-structured interviews with 7 Turkish contemporary composers were analyzed by creating codes and themes with “Nvivo11 Qualitative Data Analysis Program”. The results obtained are musical elements of currents, styles, techniques, composers and genres that are influenced by contemporary Turkish composers’ solo piano works used in piano education. In total, 9 currents like Fluxus and New Complexity, 3 styles like Claudio Monteverdi, 5 techniques like Spectral Music and Polymodality, 5 composers like Karlheinz Stockhausen and Guillaume de Machaut and 9 genres like Turkish Folk Music and Traditional Greek are reached. It is thought that the results will contribute to the field because it will cause a better understanding in the artistic viewpoints of contemporary composers, as well as being a step for the piano and music educators and the students who have studied academic piano education in order for them to be able to understand the contemporary music.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:15:15 +000
  • Motivation and English Achievement in Mexican Teacher Students: A
           Correlation Study

    • Authors: Alexandra Delgado-Gonzalez
      Abstract: The study aimed to measure the correlation between the motivation to learn English as a foreign language and the achievement level in students in the first semester of the Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education at a higher education school “Escuela Normal Oficial de Irapuato” (ENOI). These future teachers of basic education are of interest due to the high impact they have on the education of future generations in Mexico. The present study comprised a quantitative non-experimental correlational research. Gardner´s attitude/motivation test battery (Gardner, 1985) was used to measure motivation and the Oxford on-line Placement Test scored the students’ English level achievement. The motivation results show the high motivation intensity these future teachers have to acquire English as a foreign language, both for integrative and instrumental reasons; the average is 5.79 points out of 7. The English achievement results showed that 67% of incoming students barely reached an A1 which is less than 20 points out of 120, even though, it did not include a speaking section which has been reported as one of the most difficult abilities. The Spearman’s rank correlation was calculated at 0.2430 using the results before mentioned. Based on these grounded findings, the authors propose focusing on specific learning areas that can better prepare these futures teachers to take advantage of their own students’ crucial period.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:13:20 +000
  • The Effect of Occupational Stress and Coping Strategies on Mental Health
           and Emotional Well-Being Among University Academic Staff During the
           COVID-19 Outbreak

    • Authors: Panshuo Shen
      Abstract: The level of stress among academics in higher education institutions has significantly increased over the past decade. Mental health and well-being of academics can be affected once they are exposed to stressful work conditions and use negative coping strategies. This study was set against the backdrop of the pandemic disease, COVID-19, which has challenged the daily work of academics and risen to the various new stressors. This study aims to investigate the current status of occupational stress, coping styles, mental health and emotional well-being of university academics during the COVID-19 outbreak in Northern Ireland, and examine the effect of stress and coping strategies on mental health and emotional well-being. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted using a sample size of 87 academic staff working in a university in Northern Ireland. SPSS version 25 was used to analyse the collected data. The results showed academics experienced moderate stress levels, and distraction behaviours were the most common form of coping mechanism. Academics were in the moderate status of mental health and poor emotional well-being. Occupational stress has a significant effect on mental health and emotional well-being. Positive reframing and acceptance coping styles have an impact on emotional well-being. This study contributes to the understanding of occupational stress, coping strategies, mental health and emotional well-being of academics in higher education in Northern Ireland. The findings can help to develop reliable methods to inform policy on health and well-being for university academics, which in turn lead to increased productivity at work.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:46:20 +000
  • The Effect of Motivation on Students Studying in Sports Departments

    • Authors: Kübra Özdemir
      Abstract: This study aims to analyze participation motivation of the students studying in the department of Physical education and Sports teaching. The study population consists of 160 students from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Teaching in Kazım Karabekir Faculty of Education at Atatürk University in the 2019-2020 academic year. The study sample is 99 students out of 160 students by choosing the random sampling method. A form consisting of two parts has been used as a data collection tool in the study. In the first part of the data collection tool, there is a personal information form, including the students’ age, gender, and sports information branch. In the second part, participation motivation questionnaire has been used. Normal distribution criteria have been controlled using Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Shapiro-Wilk tests in the obtained data. Non-parametric tests have been used in the next stage’s statistical analysis. While comparisons of gender and sports type have been fulfilled with the Mann Whitney-U test, the Kruskal Wallis test has been used for the age variable. Consequently, it has been observed that the most crucial reason directing students to sports is “skill development” and the least important reason is “friends”. When looking at the values obtained from the Participation Motivation Questionnaire by gender, it is evident that there is no statistically significant difference according to the scores obtained by male and female students from the sub-dimensions of the scale.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:58:46 +000
  • English as a Foreign Language Reading Anxiety of Chinese University

    • Authors: Qing Qing Miao
      Abstract: Given the impact of anxiety on foreign language reading, understanding how English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading anxiety is evoked would help teachers facilitate their students in the reading process effectively. This study aimed at investigating the sources of EFL reading anxiety of Chinese university students. The data were collected from 459 non-English major students from four different universities in China, using an adapted version of English as a Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Inventory (EFLRAI) developed by Zoghi (2012). The findings showed that the participants experienced the moderate level of EFL reading anxiety overall and also categorically. The main source of anxiety was from the lack of general reading ability. Of the three key factors that seemed to arouse higher levels of anxiety than the others, one related to the general reading ability and the other two were vocabulary-related factors. Chinese university students tended to read for details and seemed to get highly anxious when they did not understand ‘everything’. These findings lend suggestions to some interventions that English teachers may use to reduce Chinese university students’ anxiety when reading.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:54:28 +000
  • Negotiating the Cultural Terrain in Transforming Classrooms—The LEAP

    • Authors: Lifeas Kudakwashe Kapofu
      Abstract: This study recentres the sociocultural in culturally transforming pedagogic settings whilst foregrounding culturally responsive teaching (CRT). Through a protracted anthropological excavation, teachers’ experiences in a culturally diverse integrated high school were explored and interpreted vis-à-vis tenets and precepts of CRT. Findings from observation and interviews indicate that the pedagogic settings as structured by the teachers were not attendant to the aspirations of CRT and teacher practices were not reflective of dispositions of CRT. Teachers professed negative experiences of the pedagogic setting, demonstrated and professed limited knowledge of the cultural being of their learners. The findings highlighted the need for micro-context cultural excavations to remedy socioculturally detached teaching. Cognisant of the emergent need for a learning tool, the LEAP model is proposed premised on centering the humanistic world of the learners and the inherent currency in their culture for progressive teaching and learning engagements.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:49:03 +000
  • Unmasking the Phenomenon of Inclusion: Parents’ Perspectives on
           Early Childhood Curriculum

    • Authors: Adita Maharaj
      Abstract: This research sought to examine the curriculum planning/implementation processes involved in the public ECCE sector in a Caribbean country. One of the focal areas was the involvement and contributions by stakeholders with respect to ECCE curriculum at public ECCE centres. In order the capture data on this area, a qualitative approach was adopted. Two (2) focus group sessions with a total of twenty (20) parents were conducted at seven (7) public ECCE centres. The study yielded compelling evidence that there was limited parental involvement as it relates to curriculum and little to no awareness of the curriculum being implemented at their children’s ECCE centres. Recommendations were proffered in the form of an intensive stakeholder inclusion programme containing a myriad of strategies targeting the inclusion of parents.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:43:55 +000
  • Boys Are Boys: A Contrastive Study of Nominal Tautology Between L1 English
           and L1 Arabic

    • Authors: Hanan Mohammed Kabli
      Abstract: This study aims to examine nominal tautology functioned as human nature based on the assumptions by Wierzbicka (1987). It compares English and Arabic tautology on construction like Boys are boys. This study integrates Miki’s evocation function with two other core concepts namely a macro-frame and a micro-frame. In addition, the role of the context is closely investigated as it forms an essential component in the realization of nominal tautology as proposed by Gibbs and McCarrell (1990). All these notions are merged into one solid framework to comprehend the mechanism of tautology in the brain of the speakers/hearer in any given language. Acceptability Judgment Task is used as an instrument to elicit participants’ acceptable judgments and interpretations on human nature tautology. The study includes two groups; English native speakers (51 participants) and Arabic native speakers (34 participants). According to the analyses, the results show no difference between the study groups, in the realization of nominal tautology related to human nature at the level of the acceptability and the interpretation.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:40:20 +000
  • Opinions of Graduate Students of Social Studies Education About
           Qualitative Research Method

    • Authors: Selda Aksüt
      Abstract: The purpose of the study is to determine the opinions of graduate students from social studies education regarding the qualitative research method. The study was conducted in accordance with the phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research designs. The sample group of the study was composed of 25 postgraduate students including 11 females and 14 males studying in the Department of Social Studies Education in Division of Turkish Language and Social Sciences Education of Educational Sciences Institute, in Firat University in the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. The sample group was determined with criterion sampling, one of the purposeful sampling methods. The data of the study were obtained through interview method by using semi-structured interview form. Content analysis method was used in the analysis of the data obtained in the study and the qualitative data analysis program was employed to assess the data. It was determined as a result of the study that the graduate students expressed the qualitative research method as sensitivity to the natural environment, in-depth examination of a social phenomenon, and revealing perception and experiences. Since the qualitative research experience positively affect the knowledge and skills of the graduate students towards the study, they should be included more in the research environment and process. In addition, during the qualitative research process, graduate students should be encouraged and directed to academic activities.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:35:24 +000
  • Socially Constructed Teacher Professionalism: An Historical Analysis of
           Teacher Education Reform Policies of Canadian Case

    • Authors: Qiguang Yang
      Abstract: Employing comparative historical method, this study provides an account of reforms and policies in teacher education from 1970s to the present in Alberta, Canada. In particular, this article tracks how teacher professionalism has been conceptualized and enacts over different historical periods in Alberta, and reveals that teacher professionalism, as a socially constructed concept, has taken on different interpretations from “de-professionalism” to “re-professionalism” in Canada historical contexts. Alberta’s teacher education policy has been usually used as a dynamic instrument to shape the paradigms of the concept of teacher professionalism. This analysis has also supported the claim that government-led teacher education reform has been accorded the key political significance in Canada. As a whole, the teacher education reform in Alberta area provides a useful concrete understanding and offers international lessons outside of Canada in how historical context influences the reform of teacher professional development.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:29:17 +000
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