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  • The Effects of Concept Mapping Instruction on Students’ Attitudes,
           Motivations, and Self-Efficacy in Educational Technology Class

    • Authors: Budour Almisad
      Pages: 1 - 13
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of concept mapping instruction on students’ attitudes, motivation, and sense of self-efficacy in relation to conducting an educational technology project. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 78 students who were enrolled in three sections of a “production of teaching material” course in a college of education at a university in Kuwait. A pre-test/post-test pre-experimental design was followed, and data was collected using two questionnaires, one before and one after the use of a concept mapping approach to instruction. The analysis of the pre-test/post-test scores showed that there were significant differences between the post-test and pre-test mean scores on the three scales examined: attitude, motivation, and sense of self-efficacy. The findings indicate that the concept mapping approach to instruction was an effective tool for improving students’ attitudes, motivation, and sense of self-efficacy in relation to conducting an educational technology project.
      PubDate: 2019-04-29
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14529
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Current Development on Cloud Computing Service Models for End Users Data

    • Authors: Nur Hamezah Abdul Malic Abdul Malik, Tengku Adil Tengku Izhar, Mohd Razilan Abdul Kadir
      Pages: 14 - 26
      Abstract: The emerging cloud computing has lead society to accept this technology advancement in their daily life. Referring to the past studies, it is found that there are few factors that effecting the usage satisfaction in using cloud computing services. Many cloud computing providers are always competing to give users the best feature out of their offered services. However, it should consider knowing the factors that contribute to the usage satisfaction. This paper reviewed the previous study on cloud computing services. We compare previous models on cloud computing to analyse current gaps on critical factors toward future framework development. The reviews contain relevant factors such as security, efficiency and performance, cost, organisation and technology developed based from the literature.
      PubDate: 2019-06-03
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14884
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • The Pedagogical Evaluation of Q: Skills for Success Textbooks as Perceived
           by EFL Instructors at Taibah University

    • Authors: Mohammad Abd Alhafeez Ali Ta'amneh
      Pages: 27 - 39
      Abstract: This study evaluated Q: Skills for Success textbooks for first year students from EFL instructors’ perspectives at Taibah University to find practical implications for stressing major strengths and avoiding weak points in these textbooks and consequently developing students’ growth in EFL learning. The participants consisted of fifty EFL instructors teach these textbooks at Taibah University. They were asked to answer the questionnaire which was developed by the researcher to discover their beliefs about adopting the new textbooks. The question of the study was about instructors’ beliefs regarding pedagogical value of Q: Skills for Success in terms of objectives, contents, methods, and evaluation. Results revealed that these textbooks helped students in improving their proficiency in English, developing self-confidence and improving their overall education. English instructors, according to their responses, agreed on the suitability of Q: Skills for Success textbooks in terms of objectives, contents, methods and techniques and ways of evaluation. However, the findings revealed some negative points concentrated on the appropriateness of content and pictures to the local culture of the students in addition to the absence of instructors’ participation in the selection of objectives. In light of the findings, the researcher suggested other researchers to conduct similar studies in other regions to find out if there are cultural differences concerning teaching Q: Skills for Success textbooks.
      PubDate: 2019-06-03
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14731
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Pilot Results of a Handbook: Prevention Skills of Sexual-Abuse for Primary

    • Authors: Son Van Huynh, Giang Thien Vu, Hanh My Mai, Huan Thanh Nguyen
      Pages: 40 - 48
      Abstract: Child sexual abuse is currently a social condemnation in Vietnam (Giang, T. V., Nguyen, L. B. H. & Nguyen, P. N. L., 2016). Many educational programs on how to prevent and practice prevention skills against child sexual abuse have been introduced and gained some significant achievements. This article reports the findings on the results of piloting a skill handbook developed for primary students on how to prevent child sexual abuse. The prevention skills were designed as stories and situations. To determine the practicality and effectiveness of the handbook, we collected the opinions of 160 primary students, 35 primary teachers and experts in psychology and education in Ho Chi Minh city. Pilot results showed that 75.1% of the participating students believed that the handbook was “very good” and “good” For educational, experts and primary teachers, 28.6% rated the handbook to be very good and 71.4% to be good. Based on the results, further research has been suggested so that the handbook can be published for use in primary schools in Vietnam in the coming time.
      PubDate: 2019-06-12
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14757
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Influence of Performance Attributions on Discounting and Devaluing Among
           High School Students: Does Academic Self-esteem Mediate'

    • Authors: Habil Otanga
      Pages: 49 - 61
      Abstract: Although considerable research on psychological disengagement exists, there is less focus on the influence of performance attributions. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the extent to which performance attributions influence psychological disengagement, measured as discounting and devaluing; and whether academic self-esteem mediates the relationship. Four hundred and forty nine students (206 males and 243 females) whose age ranged from 15-19 years (M = 17.20, SD = 1.09) from 12 urban high schools in Mombasa, Kenya participated in the study. Using a questionnaire, participants’ performance attributions, academic self-esteem, discounting and devaluing were measured. Data collected were analyzed using SPSS. Findings show significantly higher discounting than devaluing; significant indirect effects of external attributions on devaluing; and of stable and unstable attributions on discounting and devaluing through academic self-esteem. Practical implications of findings and directions for future research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-06-12
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14739
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Metaphors in Political Discourse in Kenya: Unifying or Divisive'

    • Authors: Raphael Francis Otieno
      Pages: 62 - 82
      Abstract: Metaphor has been viewed as a tool that is used in political discourse to structure human thought. In the structuring function of metaphor, it is assumed that there is a similarity between the source and the target domains. However, the similar structure in the target domain does not always exist before the metaphor is coined (Lakoff & Turner, 1989). Rather, the metaphor can create the similar structure in the target domain. The politicians’ reference to war, religion, business and animals among others, therefore, serves to structure and limit the thought of the electorates to view politics from certain perspectives. The basic argument in this study is, therefore, that metaphors are ingrained in our conceptual faculties and play a significant role in structuring our thought patterns in politics. The structuring through metaphor can, however, either be positive and/or negative. In other words, the structuring could either be unifying or divisive. As Rozina (2001:12) asserts, ‘…political discourse is primarily focused on persuading people to take specified political actions or to make crucial political decisions.’ Using the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) and Critical Metaphor Analysis (CMA), this study investigated the extent to which metaphors in political discourse in Kenya create, reflect or symbolize the values of national unity and inclusiveness enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya. The study found that both positive and negative axiological values are present in metaphors in political discourse in Kenya. However, the negative axiological value overrides the positive value.
      PubDate: 2019-06-12
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14918
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Measuring Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB) in Secondary Schools
           in Pakistan and a Comparison with Factors of a School Growth Mindset

    • Authors: Muhammad Niqab, Janet Hanson, Arthur Bangert, Sathiamoorthy Kannan, Sailesh Sharma, Abdul Ghaffar
      Pages: 83 - 115
      Abstract: The study adds important contributions to the research literature on organizational citizenship behavior by providing empirical evidence of the leader’s influence as a factor in the development of OCB at the organizational level in government schools (n=34) in Pakistan. Research has shown that where OCB is present, both teachers and leaders increase work diffusion and move toward increasing productivity in their schools. This study meets the current need for reliable measures that operationalize constructs, such as OCB, by testing the validity and reliability of a new measurement scale for school level OCB; using SEM methods and survey responses from secondary school teachers (n= 408). Results revealed the survey reliably operationalizes school level OCB using three-factors named shared leadership, civic virtue, and collaborative problem solving. These factors compared favorably to the construct of a school growth mindset. Implications for schools include directing resources at professional development to increase the school leader’s capacity to promote OCB in their schools.
      PubDate: 2019-06-12
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14919
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Impact of Education Tourism on Bahrain’s Economic Growth: A

    • Authors: Ramzi Nekhili, Saad Darwish, Marwan Mohamed Abdeldayem
      Pages: 116 - 133
      Abstract: The existence of international students makes an investigation of the impact on a country’s economy topical. Despite the complexity of measuring the economic impact of education tourism, many countries have conducted analyses to justify that international higher education students have a positive impact on the public economy. In the Gulf States, efforts to reform and modernize higher education to create knowledge-based societies are ongoing. Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) share a regional vision to make the Arab Gulf a hub for a world-class education. Arab higher education systems that were long characterized by mass production of graduates and incremental support from the state are now shifting to new Western models of higher education. Several factors, including the development of the knowledge economy, massive access to higher education and increasing higher education differentiation are contributing to this push. To achieve this vision, the Gulf States have adopted the Western research university model by hosting international branch campuses (IBCs) in the region. GCC governments have also embraced study abroad scholarship programs that sponsor large numbers of Gulf nationals to study in Western universities.
      PubDate: 2019-06-18
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14949
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • The Impact of Parental Involvement on Children’s Education in
           Primary Level at District Vehari

    • Authors: Muhammad Naeem Naveed, Sobia Shaheen, Muhammad Bilal Javed
      Pages: 134 - 143
      Abstract: Educated parent chose the good school and good teacher for the children then their babies perform best. The educated family’s children’s are better performing then the uneducated families’ children’s. Because the educated parents fully support and provide a lot of time and good environment for children in academic work. Parents are the second teacher of the children’s they provide better to better facilities to his children related to his study work. parents are providing library facilities for example books, newspaper and research articles etc. uneducated parent is a big factor on the children education success. Without the parents and teachers help the students cannot perform in every place and students not provide better result other the help of their guiders. A case study of district Vehari. The objectives of study were to analysis the impact of parental involvement on their children’s education. To investigate the role of family background on children academic performance. The determine whether attendance paten can be increase with parent’s involvement. To recommended some suggestion for parent’s involvement on academic achievement of their children. From this population the researcher was taken a sample of (n = 75) urban and (n = 75) rural schools from two tehsil of district Vehari. The researcher was taken (n = 4) teachers from each primary school selected as sample. The researcher was used simple random sampling technique for data collection. The data was collected through well design and pretest questionnaire. After collected data, the data was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. The data was quantitative. Thus is concluded after data analysis that the impact of parent’s involvement on children’s academic performance. In this study, a different test was applied to factor analysis, t-test for the comparison of the urban and rural, was to explore the impact of parent’s involvement on the children’s academic performance.  
      PubDate: 2019-06-18
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14938
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • A Mixed Methods Study Into the Development of Teacher-Researchers’
           Research Knowledge

    • Authors: K. R. (Kitty) Leuverink, R. (Rian) Aarts
      Pages: 144 - 165
      Abstract: This article reports on a mixed methods study into the development of research knowledge of secondary education teachers conducting research in the context of a professional development program. 26 teachers of 12 schools in the Netherlands participated in the study. Data were collected by using questionnaires, interviews, concept maps, oral tests and logbooks. Findings show a positive research knowledge development in teacher-researchers after following a one-year course in teacher research. This development was not only found in teachers’ self-reports, but was also measured by tests. In the process of research knowledge development, teacher-researchers mainly have difficulties with formulating research questions, developing research instruments, and reporting about their research.
      PubDate: 2019-06-21
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14774
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Family Adherence on Children’s Preventive Measures on the Protection
           of Children

    • Authors: Intisar Turki Al-darabah, Reham Al-Mouhtadi, Khaled Mohamad Hamaden
      Pages: 166 - 186
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the impact of family adherence to preventive measures on protecting children aged 2 to 4 years from accidents inside and outside the home in the southern governorates of Jordan. The researcher was used descriptive approach design, as the sample of the study was 1200 mothers who have children aged 2-4 years in the southern governorates of Jordan (Karak, Tafilah, Ma'an and Aqaba). The study discussed the main accidents that a child may be exposed to including burning, suffocation, fall, poisoning, drowning, electrical, and other accidents such as road traffic accidents, glass-related accidents, sharp tools accidents, and strangulation including blind cords. The results revealed that most women were found to have poor knowledge regarding children accidents prevention. In addition, the result showed that there were a significant differences between the training course and the mother education on the protection of children aged 2 to 4 years from accidents in the southern governorates. Moreover, the results showed that the age of mother has an impact difference were the younger mothers were more follow the prevention measures in the protection of children. The resulte revealed that "Other Accidents (road traffic, glass-related, sharp tools and strangulation including blind cords)" was high scour between the seven accidents among the mothers on the southern governorates of Jordan. The researcher recommended that the importance of educating mothers about the need to adhere to preventive measures to protect children from accidents that may occur inside and outside the home.
      PubDate: 2019-06-27
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.14990
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
  • Which Love Language do You Speak With Your Child' What Are the Effects
           of your Age, Level of Education, Work Status, and the Number of Children
           in the Family on the Used Love Languages'

    • Authors: Reham Al-Mohtadi, Intisar Turki Al-darabah, Khaled Mohamad Hamaden
      Pages: 187 - 202
      Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to identify which languages of love that the mother used with her child. In addition, it examined the effect of mother’s age, level of education, work status, and the number of children in the family on the extent of the mother’s use of love languages. The study sample consisted of 729 mothers from the study population. The researchers used a questionnaire instrument that consisted of 105 items that were groups into five dimensions that represent the five love languages proposed by Gary Chapman, (1992). The researchers adopted and adjusted five love languages questionnaire to make it appropriate to be used in the Arab world. The questionnaire instrument was presented to panel of experts to check its validity. Appropriate statistical analysis methods were performed on participants’ responses to the questionnaire.   The findings showed that the most common type of love language that the mothers used to speak with their children was “acts of service”, while the least common type of love language that the mothers used to speak with their children was “words of affirmation”. In addition, the results showed that there were no significant differences in the extent of the mother’s use of love languages based on mother’s age, level of education, work status, and the number of children in the family. Based on the findings, the study provided some recommendations that were related to the important guidance roles of the institutions, centers and associations that concerned with the childhood sector and the parental relationship. These institutions, centers and associations should conduct training sessions and seminars that aim to discuss the nature of the relationship between mothers and their children. They should publish more training manuals and records that discuss the concept of love between the mother and her child and improve parents understanding of the love relationship between the mother and her child. Another important recommendation was related to the need to conduct more research studies to understand the relationship between the mother and her child. 
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v9i2.15012
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)
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