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  • Effects of Eight Week Plyometric Study on the Balance Performance of
           Hearing Impaired Athletes

    • Authors: Ersin Nacaroglu, Onder Karakoc
      First page: 1
      Abstract: This is an experimental study and it was aimed to identify the effects of 8-week plyometric training of hearing-impaired athletes on balance. 24 Male hearing-impaired volleyball players participated in the study. Random method was used when experimental and control groups were identified. Subjects used in the study were divided into two groups as experiment (12 male age = 19.08 ± 1.62) and control group (12 male age = 17.75 ± 1.28). 3 days/90 min. volleyball training programme was applied for two groups per week.For the experimental group, plyometric training was applied after warming before the volleyball training sessions. The control group continued their regular volleyball training. Statistical results were evaluated at 95% confidence interval and p <0.05 significance level. Because the pre-test and post-test measurements of the groups were normal and homogeneous distribution, the Paired Samples T-Test was applied for the significance between them. To analyze the differences between the experimental group and control group, Independent Samples T-test was used.As a result of the plyometric exercises, the mean values of the pre-test and post-test differences of the static balance measurement parameters for the experimental and control groups were found to be significant in the values of overall stability R, medial lateral R, and overall stability L values (p <0.05). But, in the mean values, there was no significance of anterior posterior R., anterior posterior L. and medial lateral L. mean (p> 0.05).Consequently, it can be said that plyometric exercises have a positive effect especially on static balances of hearing-impaired volleyball players.
      PubDate: 2018-05-08
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p1
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • The Level of High-Order Thinking and Its Relation to Quality of Life among
           Students at Ajloun University College

    • Authors: Wail Minwer Al Rabadi, Rifqa Khleif Salem
      First page: 8
      Abstract: The study was designed to identify the effect of high-order thinking on the quality of life among Ajloun University students. The study used the associative method. The randomly selected sample consisted of 147 students from Ajloun University College. The study used two tools: The two measures were applied to the sample of the current study after extracting the psychometric properties of the two scales in terms of validity and reliability.The results indicated that the high-order thinking among the students was moderate. The students also achieved a medium degree according to the quality of life scale. There was a statistically significant correlation between both the high-order thinking and the quality of life. There were statistically significant differences in quality of life and the level of high-order thinking due to gender variable in favor of males and academic specialization in favor of students of scientific colleges, the study recommended the need for further research and studies on the relationship between quality of life and other variables such as self-efficacy, self-learning, and other variables, and to train students in skills that raise their high-order thinking skills because of their close relationship with quality of life and training programs and semi-empirical studies to improve students’ perception of level of life and its quality and satisfaction.
      PubDate: 2018-05-17
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p8
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Review of the Literature on Stress and Wellbeing of International Students
           in English-Speaking Countries

    • Authors: Eman S. Alharbi, Andrew P. Smith
      First page: 22
      Abstract: This review aims to address the major sources of stress experienced by international students, the role of individual differences, the chronology of their stress levels and wellbeing over time, and gaps in the existing literature. Two electronic databases (PubMed and Psych Info) were searched for English peer-reviewed articles using eight search terms. Thirty-eight studies were included in this paper and divided into themes and sub-themes including sources of stress, individual differences and mental health including stress, depression and wellbeing. The findings highlight major stressors and show mixed results in some areas due to the lack of homogenous samples based on country of origin or ethnicity and sometimes context differences concerning the country or university social dynamics. Limitations were identified in the methodology, and several recommendations for future research are included.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p22
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Young People’s Opinions on Rural Sweden

    • Authors: Lena Boström, Rolf Dalin
      First page: 45
      Abstract: This study focus on adolescents motivations about remaining in rural areas in the Mid Sweden Region, a part of Sweden with decreasing school performance scores and high out-migration. The study is based on 1,500 young people’s responses to a Web-based survey within the framework of a regional school development project. The research questions focused on: whether youths were going to stay there or move the future in urban or rural areas, influences, and the future choices and differences among genders, regions, and age groups. The empirical data are processed with statistical analysis. The study confirms previous research on young people’s relocations from rural areas; jobs and education are important motives, and the most prone to move are women. What is new knowledge is that lessons about the region’s importance have a positive, significant effect on individuals’ plans to remain in their home municipality. This can and should be highlighted in local, regional, and national politics, but more importantly in school discourses. Since school plays a role in students’ thinking and future choices, a larger formation effort could be of great value for norms and regional political standpoints. The study has relevance to the international terms of similar geographical areas.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p45
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • A Research Study on Identifying the Correlation between Fourth Graders’
           Attitudes and Behaviors toward the Environment

    • Authors: Mehmet Akif Hasiloglu, Ayse Kunduraci
      First page: 60
      Abstract: This study aims to examine the degree to which scores received by fourth graders in Turkey on the environmental attitudes scale is reflected in their environmental awareness (with respect to practice, behaviors), and to identify the correlation between attitudes and behaviors. Case study design was used to collect data in the study. Observation and questionnaire techniques were used as the data collection instruments. The sample of the study consisted of 15 students selected among the fourth graders attending elementary schools in Agri province of Turkey in the 2015-2016 academic year. The Attitudes Toward the Environment Scale (ATES), developed by Yasaroglu (2012), was used to measure students’ attitudes toward the environment. The reliability of the scale was examined by Yasaroglu (2012) using Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient, which is reported to be 0.84. Observations were made to measure students’ environmental awareness by using the video recording technique. On the other hand, Spearman’s Correlation analysis was used for data analysis. The relationship between students’ scores on the attitude scale and their scores for environmental awareness, assigned on the basis of the observations made, was found weak, as indicated by the correlation between the two (Spearman’s rho (r)=0.075). An important finding was that even though students received satisfactory scores on the ATES scale, a sizable number of them failed to reflect these attitudes in their practices or behaviors, which would indicate environmental awareness.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p60
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • A Study of Primary School Teachers’ and Turkish Language Teachers’
           Anxiety about Tablet PC Assisted Teaching

    • Authors: Ergun Ozturk
      First page: 66
      Abstract: Many educational institutions use a number of technologies in classrooms to promote the effectiveness of learning activities. In recent years, tablet PCs have become the primary of these technologies. Tablet PCs in particular play an important role in increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the process of learning and teaching. In order to reveal this effect of tablet PCs on learning-teaching and to ensure that tablet PCs are used effectively by teachers, development of favorable attitudes by teachers towards computers and elimination of anxiety about using these devices are of utmost importance. The purpose of this study is to determine primary school and Turkish teachers’ anxiety level about using tablet PCs in the process of learning and teaching. To this end, the anxiety scale for tablet PC assisted teaching developed by the researcher was administrated to the teachers. In order to determine the teachers’ anxiety level about using tablet PC in teaching, cross-sectional survey technique was used in the research. According to the results of the research, Turkish teachers’ anxiety level about teaching with tablet PC was found to be higher than that of primary school teachers. Also, in both branches of teaching, females have higher anxiety level about teaching with tablet PC than males. The findings of the research suggest that teachers should be provided with adequate training in using tablet PCs and integration of tablet PCs into educational activities, and that the technical infrastructure should be arranged accordingly.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p66
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • EFL Syllabus Design: Challenges of Implementation in Burkina Faso

    • Authors: Esther Somé-Guiébré
      First page: 73
      Abstract: The widespread use of English in the social, political, economic, and international business spheres compels non-English speaking countries to revise their English language curricula to meet the needs of the global economy. In Burkina Faso, educational policy makers have revised the English as a foreign language (EFL) syllabi from middle to high school with the expectation of helping students achieve communicative competence. However, the delayed implementation of these new syllabi unveils a discomfort from the perspective of both teachers and teacher supervisors. This paper provides a critique of the syllabi of quatrième (4ème) – the US equivalent of 8th grades. It draws from document analysis and stakeholder interviews to highlight the discrepancies between the theory of the vision and the reality of the practice and assess the extent to which the syllabus promotes or hinders communicative competence. The overreaching argument is that despite tremendous efforts invested in the conception of syllabi, these tools hardly help implement communicative language teaching (CLT) in their classrooms.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p73
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Sustainable Development of School Buildings Management in the Exploratory
           Schools in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    • Authors: Rawia Khalil Hasan Al Shboul
      First page: 79
      Abstract: The management and sustainability of school buildings is one of the primary challenges facing school administrations in the twenty-first century, especially after the increasing demand for education and seeking to increase the absorptive capacity of the increasing numbers of students, in addition to increasing the number of days of the school year and the fact that students are staying for a period of more than six hours a day in the school. This requires studying the reality of sustainable development to manage school buildings and its ability to meet the future needs of the teaching and learning processes. From here, the objective of the study was to reveal the administrative practices necessary to achieve sustainable development of school buildings in the exploratory schools (technology schools in Jordan) by answering the following questions:1) What administrative needs are required to achieve sustainable development practices in the management of exploratory schools in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the point of view of school principals, their assistants and Main Teachers in these schools'2) Do the sustainable development practices in the management of exploratory school buildings in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan differ at the level (α = 0.05) according to gender, type of school, job'To achieve the objective of the study and answer its questions, a questionnaire was prepared consisting of (47) items, each reflecting the school management practices necessary to achieve the sustainable development of the school building. The coefficient of reliability and validity of the instrument was verified with alpha-Cronbach (0.96) for the instrument as a whole. The study sample included (623) individuals. For data analysis, the arithmetical means, standard deviations, T test, and mono-variance analysis were used.The results of the study showed that the management of the exploratory schools needs administrative practices to achieve the sustainable development of the school building to a high degree in the field of school and service facilities. The responses of the sample members of the study recorded the highest mean of 4.13, while the lowest need was recorded for the field of management of the site of the school building with a mean of 3.67. The results of the T-test analysis showed that there were statistically significant differences (α = 0.05) between the responses of the sample of the study in the management of the site of the school building in favor of the Main Teacher with a mean of 3.81 compared with the responses of school principals and their assistants. The results of the study also showed that there were statistically significant differences between the responses of the sample of the study in the field of school building site due to the type of school in favor of basic education schools (first and second cycle ) compared to primary schools (1-10). As for the gender variable, the results of the T-test analysis showed that there were no statistically significant differences between the arithmetical means of the responses of the sample of the study in all fields of study.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p79
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Developing Scale for Determining the Social Participation Skills for
           Children and Analyzing Its Psychometric Characteristics

    • Authors: Osman Samanci, Ebru Ocakci, Ismail Secer
      First page: 92
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to conduct validity and reliability studies of the Scale for the Determining Social Participation for Children, developed to measure social participation skills of children aged 7-10 years. During the development of the scale, pilot schemes, validity analyzes, and reliability analyzes were conducted. In this context, the research was carried out with a total of 472 elementary school students in the ages of 7-10 years using the descriptive survey model. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed to examine the factor structure of the scale and it was determined that the scale had a structure consisting of 16 items and one dimension and that this model had a good level of model fit. In order to examine the reliability of the scale, internal consistency and split-half reliability analyzes were performed and it was found that the scale had sufficient reliability. It can be said that the Scale for the Determining Social Participation for Children is a reliable and valid measurement tool that can be used to measure the social participation skills of students aged 7-10 years.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p92
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Teacher Induction Program: First Experience in Turkey

    • Authors: Fatma COBANOGLU, Zeynep Ayvaz-Tuncel
      First page: 99
      Abstract: Perspectives on beginning teachers’ possible problems and their reasons force many of the countries to develop teacher induction programs. Teacher induction programs are extensive, consistent and ongoing professional processes aiming to train, support, and protect novice teachers. In Turkey, the process of “teacher induction program” which has been initiated in 2016 is a regulation to train novice teachers for six months. The rationale of the program for the novice teachers is to have more practical experience and in turn to teach effectively in their classrooms. As each new regulation can be accompanied by some obscurities, scientific research will serve to increase the quality of the processes and practices in teacher induction programs. In this sense, the current research aims to determine the views of 357 novice teachers on the goal achievement of the teacher induction program. A questionnaire form was developed to collect the data consisting of 43 questions one of which is an open-ended question. Results suggested that preservice education and teacher induction program have similar contributions in regard to the goal achievement of the teacher induction program. Moreover, considering the process as a whole, the mentor has an important role in the development of novice teachers.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p99
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • The Relationship between Teacher Autonomy Support and the Attitude and
           Anxiety toward Mathematics Course

    • Authors: Cengiz Erdik
      First page: 109
      Abstract: The purpose of the present research is to determine the correlation between attitude and anxiety of seventh and eighth grade students toward mathematics course and behaviors of mathematics teachers to support and exhibit learner autonomy toward mathematics course. The population of the research was consisted of 1.563 students and 35 mathematics teachers from 22 schools. Research data was collected by means of Learner Autonomy Support Scale and Mathematics Course Attitude and Anxiety Scale. Conclusively, it was revealed that eighth grade students were more anxious, their anxiety levels and attitudes differed according to their success levels, and that they did not exhibit statistically significant difference according to their genders and teachers’ genders. It was determined that there is no statistically significant correlation between level of teachers’ support for learner autonomy and students’ anxiety and attitude levels toward mathematics course.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p109
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Comparison of Cognitive Diagnosis Models under Changing Conditions: DINA,
           RDINA, HODINA and HORDINA

    • Authors: Omur K. Kalkan, Hulya Kelecioglu, Tahsin O. Basokcu
      First page: 119
      Abstract: The application of CDMs to fraction subtraction data revealed problems on the classification of examinees, latent class sizes, and the use of higher-order models. Additionally, selecting the most appropriate model assumes critical importance if there are several appropriate models available for the data. In the present study, DINA–RDINA and HODINA–HORDINA models were compared under changing conditions (i.e., number of attributes, g and s item parameter values, and number of items) with simulated and real data. The results show that for conditions where the g–s parameter values and the number of attributes were low (0.1 and 3, respectively), the reparameterized models generated values that were virtually identical to those obtained using DINA models. However, when the g–s parameter values and the number of attributes were increased (0.5 and 5, respectively), the parameter estimations obtained from the models, latent class estimates, AIC, and BIC show differences through the values from the models.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p119
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Adult Inmates’ Motivation for Participation in Educational Programs
           in Greece

    • Authors: Vasiliki Papaioannou, Evaggelos Anagnou, Dimitris Vergidis
      First page: 132
      Abstract: Adult Education in prisons aims at challenging the illiteracy of those incarnated, which often leads to delinquency and recidivism. In Greece there are educational programs designed for inmates like those of vocational training and counseling. With the establishment of Second Chance Schools (SCS) inside prisons, a more systematic and integrated effort was made for the overall development of trainees and their fullest participation in the economic, social and cultural life. In the past, little interest had been shown regarding the education of adult inmates. Lately, however, many studies have been conducted regarding the work that SCS provide. For this reason, a systematic review of the relevant bibliography and a compilation of the findings of the studies realized between 2006-2016, regarding the motives of inmates participating in the educational programs, was considered appropriate. The results demonstrate that the strongest motives have to do with the pains of imprisonment, the reduction of time the inmates had to serve, the enrichment of knowledge of the inmates, their self-improvement and the ability to acquire and develop essential skills for their rehabilitation in the societal and professional world.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p132
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Education and Labor Market Outcomes in Korea

    • Authors: Lan Joo
      First page: 145
      Abstract: The study examined the prevailing assumption of education’s role in labor market outcomes using samples from Korea's young adult population. KEEP, collected annually by KRIVET since 2004, includes an initial sample in 2004 of 12th graders from both general and vocational high schools; the sample size reflected a total of 2 000 students for each school type. In 2006, a similar sampling was taken with 11th graders from special-purposed high schools for study; the sample size reflected a total of 600 students. In this study, the respondents’ income-, social origin-, and education-related data were collected, and the multiple regression method was used to analyze the aforementioned data. The study examined the association between social origin and/or education and labor market outcomes, but given the prevalence of private tutoring in Korea, the study separated the examination of private tutoring recipients and compared their results to those of all general respondents. The findings revealed, against assumption, that the actual overall effect of education on income is weak, and there is no effect, especially, on private tutoring recipients. And if and when an association does exist, education appears to affect income negatively. On the other hand, social origin shows its statistical significance in its association with income across the groups; and among social origin components, the father’s educational level and employment type appear to be predictors.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p145
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Vocational Adjustment Level of Employees at Irbid University College

    • Authors: Mufadi Al-Momani
      First page: 164
      Abstract: The current study aimed to detect the vocational adjustment level of employees at Irbid University College, and to achieve this goal the study tool; vocational adjustment measurement was developed by the researcher and implemented, after confirming its constancy, stability, and truthfulness, which consist of (36) paragraphs spreading over four dimensions (The reality of work climate, physical income, relationship with co-workers, and relationship with management) on the study populations which consist of (141) employees, and the respondents of (121) of those were subject to the statistical analysis. The study results showed the overall vocational adjustment level of employees at Irbid University College to be medium, where all the dimensions came at medium level, in the order (The reality of working climate, physical income, relationship with coworkers, and relationship with management). The study results also showed the existence of statistically significant difference at level (α = 0.05) between the two arithmetic means of study sample member estimates on all dimensions of vocational adjustment measurement, and on it all together, due to the sex variable, and in favor of males, and the existence of statistically significant difference at level (α = 0.05) between the two arithmetic means of study sample member estimates on all dimensions of vocational adjustment measurement, and on it all together, due to the years of experience variable, and in favor of employees with years of experience of (10 years or more), and also the non- existence of statistically significant difference at level (α = 0.05) between the two arithmetic means of study sample member estimates on all dimensions of vocational adjustment measurement, and on it all together, due to the interaction between the two variables of sex and years of experience.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p164
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Determining the Fears of Student with Special Needs in Inclusive

    • Authors: Osman OZOKCU, Taskin YILDIRIM
      First page: 174
      Abstract: This study aims to determine and identify the fears of students with special needs in inclusive classrooms. The study was conducted with a total of 69 students (32 female, 37 male) from 36 classrooms across 12 different schools (including six primary schools and six middle schools) in Malatya, Turkey. The data were collected using a semi-structured interview technique and analyzed through descriptive analysis technique. These results revealed that students feared animals, spiritual associations, being negatively evaluated by figures of authority and other students, harm and suffering, death and loss, being subject to violence, and natural events and phenomena.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p174
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 11,
           No. 6

    • Authors: Chris Lee
      First page: 183
      Abstract: Reviewer acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 11, No. 6, 2018.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n6p183
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 6 (2018)
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