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World Journal of Educational Research
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ISSN (Print) 2375-9771 - ISSN (Online) 2333-5998
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  • Search Engines and Critical Thinking, Evaluation and Investigation

    • Authors: Michael F. Shaughnessy, Mark Viner, Cynthia Kleyn Kennedy
      First page: 107
      Abstract: Increasingly, teachers are assigning work involving internet searches and students are increasingly employing the Internet to procure at least preliminary information. However, the vast majority of teachers fail to teach critical analysis of material posted on the Web. This paper will explore this issue and examine the need for instruction in critical thinking regarding sources on the Internet.
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p107
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Parental Input and Intelligence Quotient as Correlates of Secondary School
           Students Achievement in Biology

    • Authors: PATRICK; U. OSADEBE (Ph.D.), IFUKOR, Chukunalu Wisdom
      First page: 117
      Abstract: This study investigated the influence of parental input and intelligent quotient on secondary school students’ achievement in Biology. The study was guided by four research questions and four hypotheses. This study employed a survey research design. A sample of 500 students was used for the study using the stratified sampling and simple random technique. The instrument that was employed in this study is intelligent quotient test and parental input questionnaire, which were adequately validated. The regression method of data analysis was employed. The study revealed that there was a significant relationship between intelligence quotient, parental input and academic achievement of senior secondary school students in Biology. It was recommended that Parents should spend more time to check their children’s books to see what they are doing in schools and that Parents should be in contact with teachers who on daily basis are in position to guide the children.
      PubDate: 2018-03-12
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p117
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Classroom Management Self-Efficacy of Pre-Service Teachers

    • Authors: Tammie T. Patterson, Dr. Aarek Farmer
      First page: 134
      Abstract: This quantitative, quasi-experimental design study examined 75 pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their own self-efficacy regarding classroom management. Data was collected at three different intervals throughout the student teaching experience, which was also accompanied by a training seminar focusing on classroom organization and management (Classroom Organization and Management Program). Results showed that pre-service teachers exhibited significantly higher perceptions of self-efficacy at different intervals throughout their student teaching. Data from this study provides Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) with further data, which will allow them to create program curricula and strategies to better prepare pre-service teachers to become successful and confident classroom teachers.
      PubDate: 2018-03-30
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p134
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Promoting Goal Setting: An Experimental Study of Positive Psychology in an
           EFL Context

    • Authors: Samieh Noori, Mehry Haddad Narafshan
      First page: 144
      Abstract: The present quasi-experimental study addresses the impact of a Character Strength Based Positive Psychology Intervention (CSBPPI) on Goal Setting (GS) of TEFL university students in Iran. In so doing, the study utilized an experimental design with 18 participants in the control group and 18 participants in the experimental group which totalled 7 male and 29 female students. The pretest showed that the participants of the two groups were homogenous with regard to their proficiency level as well as their goal setting. Data was collected over five months using Erickson et al. (2015) goal setting questionnaire before and after an MA course. The results of the post-test revealed that PP has a positive and significant impact on learners’ goal setting. The findings from this research suggest positive paths from positive psychology to understanding, managing and successfully setting the goals.
      PubDate: 2018-04-09
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p144
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Effectiveness of Using PQ4R Strategy in Teaching Reading Comprehension
           in Arabic Language Subject among Ninth Grade Students’ Achievement in

    • Authors: Reem Hassan Al-Qawabeh, Dr. Abdullah Ali Aljazi
      First page: 159
      Abstract: The study aimed at recognizing the effective of using (PQ4R) Strategy in Teaching comprehension Reading in Arabic Subject among Ninth Basic grade Students achievement in Jordan. To achieve this aim, a survey was used. The sample consisted of (104) male and female students distributed as (52) male student and (52) female student, chosen randomly in two experimental groups and two control groups consisted of (26) male students and (26) female students in each one. An achievement test for reading comprehension was used as an instrument for the study.The results indicated that there are statistical significant differences in favor of the experimental group which used (PQ4R). The results also showed that there are significant differences in favor of female students. The study recommended that (PQ4R) strategy should be adopted as an effective teaching method.
      PubDate: 2018-04-10
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p159
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Diversity in Children’s Literature

    • Authors: Marie A. Leahy, Bridget C. Foley
      First page: 172
      Abstract: Children’s literature is profoundly influential in the lives of students and is widespread throughout schools, libraries, and homes. However, the field of children’s literature lacks diversity across several domains, particularly race, gender, and ability. Educators must be knowledgeable on how to use diverse children’s literature as a tool to teach about diversity, as they strive to foster inclusive classroom environments. Teachers must also design their classroom libraries with intense care so as to provide a wide-ranging selection of books to meet the needs of children’s interests and reading levels. Books are a powerful tool for development, so teachers must make conscious decisions about the materials they provide to young readers. All children deserve exposure to a wide range of books, which include characters who are both similar and different from themselves. Educators have a responsibility to expose students to diversity through a well-written selection of multifaceted children’s literature.
      PubDate: 2018-04-18
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p172
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Journeys of the Heart of the Two Women in A Passage to India

    • Authors: Mingjing Su
      First page: 184
      Abstract: A Passage to India is the magnum opus of E. M. Forster—a famous English novelist in the first half of 20th century. This essay does a comparative study about the different changing courses in the two heroines’ mind in India. Adela, one of them, tends to spiritualism from traditional English rationalism (materialism or literalism). While the other, Mrs. Moore, goes roughly from emotionalism to rationalism. However, there are two diverse outcomes: Adela builds her new mental scene finally, but Mrs. Moore fails to remodel herself after the collapse of her perceptual world. And the paper makes a deep analysis on the reason giving rise to such results. It is found, there are two main reasons. One is the different importance of the original values in their soul. The other one is the disparate conflict resolution styles when great changes happen in their inner heart.
      PubDate: 2018-05-23
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p184
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Research on General Self-Efficacy and Test Anxiety of Normal University

    • Authors: Jian Tang, Qingmin Sun
      First page: 191
      Abstract: The general self-efficacy scale and test anxiety scale are utilized for the questionnaire survey among 188 normal university students. The relationship between their general self-efficacy and test anxiety, the difference of general self-efficacy in gender and major, and difference of test anxiety in gender and major are discussed. The results indicate that there is a significant negative correlation between general self-efficacy and test anxiety of normal college students; there is a significant difference in gender and major for general self-efficacy; there is no significant difference in gender but in major for test anxiety.
      PubDate: 2018-05-23
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p191
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Feasibility Analysis and Scheme Design of Library Information Literacy
           Education Game APP

    • Authors: Guoqiang Liu
      First page: 198
      Abstract: The article outlines the concept of information literacy and the background of national information literacy education. Under the current situation of national information literacy education, it proposes a new idea of information literacy education game APP, analyzes its feasibility, and finally designed the implementation plan for information literacy education game APP from four aspects: establishes a development team, design principles, scenarios and levels design, promotion and evaluation.
      PubDate: 2018-05-23
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p198
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Influence of Vignettes Constructions on Ethical Decision among Business
           Education Students

    • Authors: Prisca Mary Oluoch, Paul Amollo Odundo
      First page: 204
      Abstract: Vignettes adoption as an experiential learning approach such provides educational experiences that could shape ethical sensitivity among learners. This study was focused at establishing the influence of vignettes construction on ethical decision-making among business education students. A sample of 20 students from a target population provided information through filling questionnaires which was then analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study adopted constructivism learning theory, the study findings indicated that simulated vignettes (94.1%) influence ethical decision making; abridge (76.5%), truncated (81.3%), anchored (94.1%) and scaffold vignettes (93.8%). The study recommended that universities and institutions training teachers should consider adoption vignettes as an instructional approach teaching subject methods; business education teachers to adopt in business education methods and other subject areas. On practice, the study recommended vignettes as an instructional tool enhance effectiveness and focus; and more studies on the extent business education teachers have adopted vignettes in the field.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p204
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
  • Vietnamese Double Negative

    • Authors: BUI KIM LAN
      First page: 219
      Abstract: Affirmation and negation are the most basic forms of language in each language. Many things can be expressed either in affirmative or in negative way. In the Vietnamese language system, using negative expressions is more abundant than using affirmative ones. Because of this, the use of negatives in spoken Vietnamese is relatively high. Double negative is a common language phenomenon in Vietnamese spoken language, but there is not much research about double negative. The following is a preliminary understanding of the grammar and semantics, as well as a study of double negative forms in Vietnamese.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.22158/wjer.v5n2p219
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2018)
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