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International Education Studies
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ISSN (Print) 1913-9020 - ISSN (Online) 1913-9039
Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • English for Ecotourism and Its Sustainability with Augmented Reality

    • Authors: Chi-ying Chien
      Abstract: When it comes to traveling, more and more people are becoming interested in having profound experiences to the places they are visiting and the local inhabitants. However, there currently very few tour guides in Taiwan who are well equipped to promote preservation of the environment and sustainable development. In addition, Taiwanese students interested in the field have been found to rarely talk with foreigners about topics related to ecology or environmental protection even though they are popular issues around the world. This study centres on English for ecotourism that is supplemented by comprehensive project-based learning (CPBL) and augmented reality (AR) technology to explore how teaching such a course using AR technology impacts English for specific purposes (ESP) learning and sustainable development. Two classes of ninety-nine college students in total participated in the study. The research also involved a survey, comprised of three sets of questionnaires concerning student satisfaction with AR application, CPBL, and ESP learning. An independent t-test and an analysis of variance were completed to examine the variables of gender, class, and English proficiency level to understand the significance of student satisfaction. The results found that more tourists chose the AR versions of the brochures than the general versions. Satisfaction between both foreign language classes regarding CPBL and ESP learning was significant. Across the three different English proficiency levels, the mean level of student satisfaction for all three variables was highest in the high proficiency group. This study reveals that adopting an AR approach for CPBL and ESP learning could better achieve the goals of ESP teaching and sustainable development than the traditional English teaching model based on in-class lectures.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 04:42:57 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 12,
           No. 6

    • Authors: Chris Lee
      Abstract: Reviewer acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2019.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 12:24:42 +000
  • The Development Process PLC Competencies for School Administrators in
           Buriram Province

    • Authors: Kovit Vajarintarangoon
      Abstract: The purposes of the research study were to a) study the current situation of school management and administration using professional learning community b) to develop professional learning community for the school administrators and c) follow up collaborative practice among school colleagues and administrators within school using professional learning community in Buriram Province. The researcher utilized focused interview sessions, group interview questionnaires, and Professional Learning observation within school to determine how the school colleagues perceived the implementation of professional learning communities. The results indicated that: 1) A school’s PLC isn’t working, common problems in Buriram Province include: a) Personal practice, b) Insufficient collaborative work, 3) Academics support, and 4) supportive conditions. 2) School administrators' competencies development after implementation of PLC workshop have an influence on process of using PLC in school. School administrators' competencies included supportive conditions for safe environment of PLC, creating environment that support learning collaboratively and respect for individual differences and developing collegial relationships for planning, following up of supervision process through action planning that support collaborative work among school colleagues. 3) Model of school administrators' competencies development in Buriram Province were a) a PDCA model incorporated with contemplative education that driven through small group of PLCs. This model utilized school administrators as coach and mentor to reflect on co-operation of group problem solving in the same group c) a PLC comprised of school teachers, coming together by grade level, content area, or through an interdisciplinary group. The purpose of a PLC was to build a community of teachers to focus on a common goal or objective collaboratively.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:31:39 +000
  • The Reality of Administrative Empowerment among the Recently Employed
           Administrators in the Intermediate Schools

    • Authors: Mona A. Alfadli
      Abstract: The current study aims at identifying the reality of administrative empowerment among administrators recently employed in the intermediate schools of Riyadh Al-Khabra city, Saudi Arabia, from their perspective. The descriptive survey and comparative approach were applied to (89) administrators recently employed in the intermediate schools of Riyadh Al-Khabra. A five-domain questionnaire was developed to measure the dimensions of empowerment, including delegation of authority, self-motivation, teamwork, personal development and effective communication. The study resulted in a medium level of administrative empowerment among the recently employed administrators in the intermediate schools of Riyadh Al-Khabra. Authority delegation ranked the first, followed by teamwork, effective communication, self-motivation and personal development, respectively. Academic qualification had an ineffective impact on the administrative empowerment of the recently employed administrators. The study recommended supporting the application of the concept of empowerment through disseminating the culture of empowerment in the educational field, diagnosing the relevant organizational constraints, boosting confidence, improving communication among administrators, encouraging teamwork, affording communication channels between administrators and the respective educators and reconsidering the incentive system, administrators’ titles and job description based on academic qualification.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:26:59 +000
  • Preferred Cognitive Learning Patterns (VAK) Among Secondary Students
           Admitted to King Saud University and its Effect on their Academic
           Achievement in Physics

    • Authors: Jehad Ali Almomani
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the preferred cognitive learning patterns among secondary students and their effect on their achievement in physics. To achieve the objective of the study, the researcher designed a scale of cognitive learning patterns (VAK) that consisted of (16) items, and after verifying its validity and reliability, it was applied to the sample of the study that consisted of (628) students randomly selected from the study population composed of secondary students admitted to King University Saud for the academic year 2017-2018. The results showed that there were statistically significant differences between the types of learning patterns preferred by students, that the majority of students preferred the visual pattern, followed by those who preferred the auditory pattern, while the kinesthetic pattern was the least favored by the students. The results also showed statistically significant differences in the learning patterns preferred by students attributed to the gender variable. It showed that males prefer the auditory pattern more than females, while females preferred the visual pattern more than males. There were no gender differences in their preference for the kinesthetic pattern. Moreover, Results related to the effect of the learning pattern on achievement showed a statistically significant effect of learning patterns on students’ achievement in physics. It showed that the students who preferred the kinesthetic pattern are those who had the highest academic achievements, followed by the students who preferred the visual pattern, while the students who preferred the audio pattern were the least achievable students. Based on these results, the study recommended that teachers should be encouraged to diversify the strategies and methods of university teaching to suit the learning styles preferred by their students, especially the new students, to motivate them to learn in the university environment and to provide the training needs and requirements necessary to enable them to take into consideration the individual differences among their students when they identify educational goals, content, methods, and strategies.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:24:24 +000
  • A Predictive Research on the Posttraumatic Improvement of Emergency Health

    • Authors: Selahattin Avşarolu
      Abstract: Traumatic incidents are defined as despair people are in when they face fears, weaknesses and vulnerabilities. The purpose of the present research is determining the mental problems faced by emergency health workers while performing their jobs and how they deal with these problems. For this purpose, “The Hopelessness Scale, Locus of Control Scale, Problem Solving Inventory, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Post Traumatic Growth Inventory, Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire, The Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale and Beck Depression Inventory were used as data collection tools. The present research was designed in accordance with general screening model, which is a descriptive research method. With this model, how the independent variable affected the dependent variable was investigated and the regression analysis was conducted for the relationship between the variables. The research was carried out on the employees of the Department of Emergency Health Services in Erzincan and data were collected from 400 emergency health workers. The statistical analysis of the data was done by SPSS 20.00 package program and .05 was taken as the significance level. According to the regression analysis results hopelessness, negative effects of events on life, social support and dissociation were significantly related with stress symptoms and depressive mood levels. It was found that the effects of event and dissociation predict posttraumatic stress symptoms positively; and social support negatively. It was observed that hopelessness and post-traumatic stress symptoms predicted the level of depression positively and social support negatively. According to the findings of the research, it was recommended that psychosocial support units may be useful in emergency health services and psycho-education and psychological counseling services provided by the psychosocial unit can be useful for the stress, posttraumatic stress disorder and other problems that may be experienced.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:22:27 +000
  • Graduation Profiles of Pedagogy Programmes According to the Current
           Educational Policies

    • Authors: Jessica C. Medina
      Abstract: The research analyzes the graduate profiles of pedagogical careers belonging to the universities of the Valparaíso region, Chile. For this purpose, a metrically consistent instrument has been proposed and created, according to the main Education Policies of the country that is called as an integral profile, which includes aspects with which Chilean teachers are evaluated, plus indicators of inclusion and citizen education. These Policies are not always measured, that’s why universities give such importance to these three educational policies. For these reasons, the objective of this article is to analyze, based on quantitative techniques, the relation of similarity between graduation profiles and educational policies, contributing to empower the descended aspects and to visualize the importance that the universities grant to train students with an integral profile. The results of this research invite to promote the Educational Policies related to the exit profiles of the pedagogical careers, since having integral profiles contributes to form a model of teacher training for the country, especially in those with emerging economies, such as those of Latin America.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:20:27 +000
  • The Value and a Preliminary Study of the Integration of Traditional
           Chinese Painting and Calligraphy & Modern and Contemporary Art in Primary
           School Art Teaching

    • Authors: Hongchen Gao
      Abstract: Finding a unique way to help students better accept between traditional Chinese Painting and Modern and Contemporary Art is an increasing concern in primary school art teaching. The purpose of this study is to investigate fine art education field according to analyze the current situation of Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy together with Modern and Contemporary Art in the art curriculum of primary schools: shallow embedded curriculum, shortage of Class Hours and relatively simple teaching method. Based on the key competence of the disciplines, it discusses the value of integrating those two in art teaching of primary schools, proposes a Bridge to connect the Chinese painting and calligraphy& Modern and contemporary art and provides a curriculum construction model that connects the artistic language with the concept of disciplines. This study takes the work of artist A.R.Penck as the theme, starting from the big idea, looking for basic problems, designing a curriculum with the integration of two kinds of art forms, and teaching practice at The China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture for Young People. This study not only answers the feasibility of the curriculum construction model but also gives some critical thinking about it.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:18:03 +000
  • Investigating Primary School Teachers’ Knowledge Towards Meanings of

    • Authors: Adem Doğan
      Abstract: The concept of fraction and the concepts related to the fraction have an important place in primary and secondary school education programs. In this respect, primary school teachers need to be careful about the concept and sub-meaning of the fraction. In this study, general survey model was used to determine the level of knowledge of the primary school teachers about the meaning of fractions. A total of 266 primary school teachers (149 female and 117 male) participated in the study in Turkey. For collecting data, a success test was developed by the researchers about the meaning of the fraction. The data were analyzed by using SPSS 21 package program. The general success average of the teachers was found to be 60.2%. The most successful sub-meaning of the fraction is the operator meaning with 80% and the least successful meaning is ratio meaning with 48%. Furthermore, it was concluded that there is a positive correlation with each other in all sub-meanings fractions.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:15:45 +000
  • The Impact of Relative Age Effect on Mathematics Achievement

    • Authors: Ali Ünal
      Abstract: The timing of children’s start to school is the interest of researchers, policy-makers and especially parents. Researches on this issue have recently pointed to the concept of relative age effect (RAE). The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of RAE on mathematics achievement in Turkey. In order to accomplish this purpose, the question was sought: Does RAE have an impact on TIMSS 2015 the fourth and eighth grades mathematics scores of Turkey' The research was conducted in survey model. In the present study, the data obtained from the TIMSS 2015 results of Turkey was used. Totally 6456 students were sampled for TIMSS 2015 the fourth grade in 242 schools. Also, totally 6079 students (2943 girls and 3136 boys) were sampled for TIMSS 2015 the eighth grade in 218 schools. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the data. In conclusion, it has been reached that RAE has an impact on TIMSS 2015 the fourth and eighth grades mathematics scores of Turkey and the youngest children born just before the cut-off date has the worst performance. The recommendations based on the results have been submitted as making the enrollment dates more flexible, especially for children in rural areas, not applying honors classes in schools, raising awareness about RAE in pre-service and in-service training programs for teachers, no pressure on children at home and at school for their lagging in competition.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:13:28 +000
  • Application of PBL Using Laboratory and Mathematical Thinking Ability to
           Learning Outcomes of General Chemistry Course

    • Authors: Gulmah Sugiharti
      Abstract: The abundance of chemical concepts and general chemistry lessons that tend to be monotonous and have not yet considered the ability of mathematical thinking to cause problems in learning that resulted in low student learning outcomes. The purpose of this research is to know the influence of learning model and mathematical thinking ability toward General Chemistry study result, also interaction between learning model through laboratory usage and mathematical thinking ability. This research is an experimental research using PBL and DI model. The learning result data is obtained from general chemistry study result test and mathematical thinking ability data is obtained through the test of mathematical thinking ability which has all been validated. The data analysis technique used two way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result of the research shows that there is a significant effect of the learning model on the students ‘learning outcomes in the General Chemistry course and there is interaction between the learning model using the laboratory with the ability to think mathematically on the students’ General Chemistry students learning outcomes. This research concludes that the PBL model using laboratories is well used in general chemistry learning, and preferably in teaching general chemistry courses, the lecturer considers students’ mathematical thinking skills.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:11:05 +000
  • Clusters That Determine the Risks to University Desertion in Santander

    • Authors: Omar Millán Delgado
      Abstract: The phenomenon of university desertion is the result of an inefficient system of the entire Colombian national educational structure. Under a predominantly descriptive, quantitative and statistical approach, it is intended to identify the behavior of the desertion in the universities of the department of Santander, with the purpose of knowing their state of control. The information collected in the present study, based on the application of structured instruments, is the input for the design of statistical models, where the dependent variable is highlighted as the intention of desertion risk and the explanatory variables are the rest which are grouped by means of clusters independently and not correlated; and in the end, identify their degree of influence on the proposed mathematical model. This model identifies the variables that most influence the risk of desertion, and the model obtained is the basis for the proposal of strategic activities, to the extent as these obey the variables that most influence the risk of desertion. In this way, the concentration of efforts on specific aspects through this model implementation is expected, and the maximization of effectiveness is achieved through the reduction of desertion rates in the department of Santander.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:08:40 +000
  • Studying Away and Well-Being: A Comparison Study Between International and
           Home Students in the UK

    • Authors: Eman S. Alharbi
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of being away from home on the well-being of international and domestic UK university students as a function of demographic factors, course load, support, personality, healthy lifestyle, and their employment of pre-planning and being at university strategies. A total of 510 students (n = 391 international and 117 British) completed an on-line survey to record demographic details and measure their well-being, quality of university life, and their being away from home strategies. The findings showed that International students reported greater quality of university life and used more pre-departure strategies; the female students reported a significantly more negative well-being and higher course demand than their male peers. A regression analysis showed that positive well-being was predicted by a positive personality, a healthy lifestyle, control and support for academic work, quality of university life and employing well-being strategies (using technology without over-reliance on it and the ability to unwind from study). Negative well-being, on the other hand, was predicted by a less positive personality and a less healthy lifestyle, a higher course demand, less control and support for academic work and less quality of university life. Moreover, the regression analysis showed that international students who employed more pre-departure strategies showed less negative well-being.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:06:47 +000
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