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İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
İnönü University Journal of the Graduate School of Education     Open Access  
INOPENDAS : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Inspiramatika     Open Access  
Instructional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Integral Transforms and Special Functions     Hybrid Journal  
Interacções     Open Access  
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Interchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intercultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interdyscyplinarne Konteksty Pedagogiki Specjalnej     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces : Revista de Extensão da UFMG     Open Access  
Interfaces da Educação     Open Access  
International Developments     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International e-Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Educational Research     Open Access  
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for 21st Century Education     Open Access  
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Educational Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal for Talent Development     Open Access  
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Academic Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Active Learning     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Bullying Prevention     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Chinese Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Community Service Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Methodology     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of New Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Play     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Public Legal Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research in Education Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Research Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Science Education, Part B Communication and Public Engagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Training Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Lifelong Education and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Online Journal of Teachers in Collaboration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Quarterly of Community Health Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Review of Economics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interritórios     Open Access  
InterScientia     Open Access  
Intervention in School and Clinic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investigación en la Escuela     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Investigating the Child’s World     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigations in Mathematics Learning     Hybrid Journal  
Irish Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRJE (Indonesian Research Journal in Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iseedu : Journal of Islamic Educational Thoughts and Practices     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Language Instruction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Istanbul Journal of Innovation in Education     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
Italiano a scuola     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italiano LinguaDue     Open Access  
Itinerario Educativo     Open Access  
Itinerarios Educativos     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAMP : Jurnal Administrasi dan Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JEKPEND : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jendela Olahraga     Open Access  
JET (Journal of English Teaching)     Open Access  
JIKAP PGSD : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JINoP (Jurnal Inovasi Pembelajaran)     Open Access  
JIPM (Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika)     Open Access  
JMIR Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMPM : Jurnal Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
JOHME : Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education     Open Access  
Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)

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International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)
Number of Followers: 5  

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ISSN (Online) 1562-0506
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  • ELT Teacher Trainees’ Encounters with Syllabus Design

    • Authors: Iskender Hakki Sarigoz
      Abstract: In ELT (English Language Teaching) departments, prospective teachers come across a wide range of methodological domains which are applied and theoretical. Most of the instructional patterns can be practiced in microteachings. Upon feedback, the mistakes can be corrected and the procedures reworked if required. Nevertheless, syllabus, which is the basic system of instruction, is mostly out of reach in terms of ‘design’ in teacher training programs. Trainees may have access to discussions about the syllabuses of the course-books they analyze only if there is a course focusing on course-book analysis and adaptation in the teacher training program. Naturally, the applied concern with syllabus design is mostly at introductory level. In many geographies, syllabuses come ready and the publishers and instructors implement it with some flexibility. In classroom application, mostly, the contents sections of the course-books contain the language materials (grammar patterns and vocabulary) to be studied and they basically represent the syllabi to be followed by the instructors. There is generally on-line access to the curricula for further assistance. When teacher training is concerned, the pre-service familiarity with syllabus types and design plays an important part prospectively for the future implementation and assessment of the teaching programs. The trainees, in this respect, have to develop an insight into syllabus design and adaptation as well as types for further encounters. This argument attempts to touch on teacher trainees possible encounters with the syllabus. The encounters of the prospective teachers with syllabus design may be of very introductory nature such as discovering and examining the basics of syllabus design, types of syllabus, grammar and syllabus relationship, and syllabus adaptation. Naturally, the microteachings that trainees present contain language patterns from a syllabus. In this vein, their familiarity with syllabus issues is fundamental.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:49:55 +000
       
  • The Effect of the Application of Learning Activities Based on Learner
           Autonomy on the 6th Grade Students’ English Achievements, Attitudes, and
           Learner Autonomy

    • Authors: Senol Orakci; Yucel Gelisli
      Abstract: The study aims to determine the effects of learning activities based on learner autonomy on the English achievements, attitudes, and learner autonomy of 6th grade students by allowing students to choose activities to be conducted in English language teaching. The study was conducted on experimental and control groups. Research data were collected through the use of achievement tests, the scale of attitudes toward English lesson, learner autonomy scale, interviews and observation based on researcher’s journal form. The study results showed that the achievement levels of the experimental group that used learning activities based on learner autonomy learning and those of the control group that used the activities within the framework of the curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of National Education increased. However, the experimental group was seen to be more successful than the control group. There were significant differences between students in experimental and control groups with respect to achievement, attitude, and learner autonomy scores but all the differences were in favor of the experimental group. As a result of the content analysis method, it was reached that learning English with various classroom activities based on learner autonomy was effective because of the fact that it facilitated, reinforced and retained students’ learning process. Also, this learning process enhanced cognitive, affective, and self and peer assessment skills of students.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:45:08 +000
       
  • An Analysis of Recognition of Compound Complex Sentences for Fossilised
           Errors in Teaching Writing

    • Authors: Arzu Kocak
      Abstract: This empirical study investigated to what extend instruction (six-hour remedial teaching) aids recognition of compound complex sentences in teaching writing. The study also compared and contrasted students’ recognition level of four types of sentences (simple, compound, complex and compound complex sentences) in teaching writing to find out the order of confusion for types of sentences. The data were collected through two tests (a pre-test and a post-test) administrated by 22 first year students in the Department of English Language Teaching (ELT) at Hacettepe University. The data gathered from the tests were analyzed quantitatively. Findings revealed that participants did better on sentence structure knowledge at the end of the course than at the beginning of the course. In addition, the results of the study indicated that there are significant differences among students’ level of recognition for each type of sentence and the most confusing sentence type for the students is complex sentences. Key words: simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences and compound complex sentences
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:44:41 +000
       
  • Attitudes of Turkish EFL Students towards Learning English

    • Authors: Burcu Senturk
      Abstract: The study investigated the attitudes of Turkish undergraduate EFL students’ attitudes toward learning English. The study was carried out with 60 foreign students studying at Bartın University the School of Foreign Languages in the 2018-2019 academic year by conducting a questionnaire designed on a five-point Likert scale. The scales examined in the questionnaire were “integrativeness, attitudes to L2 community, cultural interest, attitudes to learning Turkish, criterion measures, ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self, family influence, instrumentality (promotion and prevention), and fear of assimilation”. The data were analyzed by using SPSS program. The results revealed that undergraduate EFL students had positive attitudes towards learning a foreign language since they need it in their lives.
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  • A Metaphor Analysis on the “School Security” Perceptions of
           Elementary School Students

    • Authors: Mehmet Metin Arslan
      Abstract: The main objective of this research is to determine the perception of elementary school students on school security by means of metaphors. In order to achieve this objective, the participants were asked to write down their metaphor on the “school security”. Raw data obtained by completing sentences such as “I think the school security is like... Because...” were studied according to content analysis and interpreted with descriptive analysis approach. Metaphors created were associated with a particular theme depending on the point of view of the participants and 11 (primary school 6, secondary school 5) conceptual categories were found in total. As a result of this process, the school security categories found for the 4th-grade primary school students are as follows: (1) Observing concept, (2) Safe place, (3) Disciplinary tool, (4) Protective element, (5) Productive concept, and (6) Freedom prohibiter. The school security categories found for the 8th-grade secondary school students are as follows: (1) Protective element, (2) Factor increasing safety, (3) Safe place, (4) Place restricting freedom, and (5) Productive concept. When the distribution of metaphors within each category was analyzed, it was found that the perception on school security is positive while their perception on the safety applications is negative.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:43:22 +000
       
  • English Language and Literature Students’ Perceptions towards English
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    • Authors: Irfan Tosuncuoglu
      Abstract: Identity can be defined as how an individual is perceived as an individual in any presumable setting. When the literature is reviewed, there is a limited number of studies conducted regarding English teachers perceptions towards teacher identity. This study will shed on a light on the related area. This is an experimental study . The survey was carried out in Spring term of 2018-2019 academic year. There were 97 student participants receiving education in the English Language and Literature department of Karabük University. The age of the learners ranged from 19 and 25-over. The learners were from 2 kinds of education where students study. There were 44 students from daytime education and 53 students were from daytime education. The data obtained through the application regarding the development of Teaching Profession Attitude Scale has been transferred to SPSS . All statistical analysis was performed using IBM-SPSS (International Business Machines-Software Package for Social Sciences) Statistics, Version 23·0 (Armonk, New York). Non-parametric (Mann-Whitney-U and Kruskal-Wallis) tests were used due to the non-normally distributed data.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:42:39 +000
       
  • Students’ Learning Styles in Vocational Education

    • Authors: Halil Kamisli; Mesut Ozonur
      Abstract: This study set out to identify the learning styles of associate degree students who receive vocational education in order to contribute to the design of learning environments and activities. The study used a survey research design. The sample consisted of 651 associate degree students. The Grasha-Reichmann Student Learning Style Scale (GRSLSS) was used in this study as data collection instrument. The scale is a 5-point Likert type scale and consists of 60 items. The GRSLSS has six subscales (Independent, Dependent, Participant, Avoidant, Cooperative, and Competitive), each of which has 10 items. In this study, the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was found to be 0.83 for the total scale. In the process of analyzing the data, mean scores on the GRSLSS were calculated to identify students’ preferred learning styles and the results were analyzed according to the range of mean scores (low, moderate, and high) for each learning style. Finally, the distribution of the number of students across the six learning styles is analyzed. This study set out to identify the dominant learning styles of associate degree students and found that competitive and cooperative learning styles were predominantly preferred by the students. Keywords: Learning styles, Grasha-Reichmann Student Learning Style Scale , vocational education.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:42:00 +000
       
  • The Phonological Structures of Open and Close Junctures in Utterances for
           English Teachers

    • Authors: Mehmet Demirezen
      Abstract: Junctures are specific phonemes in English language and work like what the traffic lights do in the structures of phrases at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the words, phrases, clauses, and sentences. They indicate both the pauses and continuation in the flow of speech in between or among the utterances some of which can be the cause of misperceptions and misunderstandings. At the word and phrase level, open and close junctures come to the stage to give hard times to the non-native speakers in perception of speech and production of speech. By nature, sounds signal pauses, segmentation, and which the listeners need them to perceive the spoken utterances. Close junctures take place in compound words while the open or plus junctures are situated in or among the phrases. They both change the meanings of utterances; therefore, they are accepted as phonemes in English. If they are not perceived by the listeners, they change the meanings of utterances and thus the listeners are misled and soon find themselves in communication breakdown. Key words: juncture phoneme, pause, open juncture, close juncture
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:40:55 +000
       
  • An Investigation of Turkish Novice EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of
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    • Authors: Ilknur Bayram; Ozlem Canaran
      Abstract: This paper aims to investigate how three novice EFL teachers perceived Lesson Study, a Japanese professional development (PD) model, and its implications for their PD. This study was designed as a qualitative case study. The case in this study was three novice EFL teachers, who carried out Lesson Study during 2016-2017 fall term at the Department of Foreign Languages of a Turkish foundation university, and their implementation of the model. Data were collected using eight teacher reflective reports and audio recordings of 24 meetings. Data were analyzed through conceptualizing, coding and categorizing. Findings revealed that Lesson Study aroused teachers’ enthusiasm for conducting research and it also encouraged them to focus more on learning than teaching; however, the model was deemed demanding by the teachers who struggled to get accustomed to the pace of it. They suggested that a mentor would facilitate the process. In terms of its contribution to PD, teachers noted that Lesson Study encouraged them to pursue PD and reflect on their classroom practice. Findings of this study suggest that Lesson Study might be integrated into the PD of novice EFL teachers with minor adaptations and the help of a facilitator. The model might address the PD needs of novice EFL teachers who seek to work in collaboration to reflect on their classroom practice.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:38:51 +000
       
  • Developing a Modular In-service Training Program to Improve Teaching
           Skills of Primary School Teachers of English in Turkey

    • Authors: Erdem Aksoy
      Abstract: This study aims to determine the needs of primary school teachers concerning their expectations from an in-service program to foster their English language teaching competencies and develop such an in-service program draft. Data were collected from 10 primary school teachers working in schools in Ankara where there are currently no appointed English language teachers and from 3 academics working in the field of English language teaching. For data collection, an in-depth interview was used to determine the needs of primary school teachers from an in service program; and a structured questionnaire was used to identify the opinions of the academics on the suitability of the proposed program. The results demonstrate that primary school teachers are in need of such an in-service training program and they specifically need training on teaching methods and techniques of English, basic pronunciation patterns, use of thematic instruction, use of software to teach English and alternative assessment methods. Considering these needs of the primary school teachers who teach English, an in-service training program was developed and finalized by the opinions of the academics. With the dissemination of this program, an important need of classroom teachers can be met in the short run.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:38:05 +000
       
  • A Sytematic Review of Studies on Blended Learning in EFL Environment

    • Authors: Ismail Firat Altay; Ayse Altay
      Abstract: Blended learning has played an important role both in English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning field around the world for years. However, no systematic review of literature has been conducted on blended learning in EFL environment. Thus the aim of this study is to review blended learning studies conducted in EFL context to draw a general picture of blended learning studies in EFL environment, to evaluate the current literature as well as to guide future research studies. A systematic review of 10 research articles published between January 2010 and March 2015 and investigated blended learning and EFL were analyzed. To understand the common themes, main results and implications/suggestions parts of the articles were analyzed using the content analysis. Three common themes generated are benefits of blended Learning in EFL environment, problems/challenges encountered in blended learning environment, and implications and suggestions for blended learning in EFL environment. Keywords: Blended learning, literature review, English as a Foreign Language
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:37:32 +000
       
  • A Study on the Qualities of Effective EFL Teachers from the Perspectives
           of Preparatory Program Turkish EFL Students

    • Authors: Murat Hismanoglu
      Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of effective EFL teachers from the perspectives of preparatory program Turkish EFL students. To achieve this purpose, 93 preparatory program Turkish EFL students from the Foreign Languages School of a state university located in the west part of Turkey participated in the study. The questionnaire designed by Salahshour & Hajizadeh (2013) was utilized in this study by the researcher with some minor modifications on it. The findings of this study showed that being enthusiastic and lively, having interest in his/her job and feeling responsibility for teaching, being creative and spontaneous, being self-confident, having a loud and clear voice and having patience with students were the prominent personal traits of effective EFL teachers. The findings also revealed that the majority of the students viewed their teacher as an effective EFL teacher because s/he presented the topic via a variety of examples, had adequate level of linguistic knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills and dealt with them individually and s/he was patient to them. Lastly, the findings of this study regarding (a) command in English, (b) teaching methodology, (c) evaluation method, (d) amount of teacher’s emphasis on different language skills, (e) mastery over teaching, (f) teacher-student relationship and (g) classroom management were in line with those of previous studies conducted by other researchers in the related literature. Keywords: effective teachers, EFL, effective EFL teachers, EFL students, teacher qualities
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:36:40 +000
       
  • Educational and Integration Problems of Immigrant Turkish Youth in Germany

    • Authors: Mehmet Arslan
      Abstract: Germany, which reorganized its industry after the second world war, met a serious work force insufficiency in 1960’s and tried to compensate this work force deficit from developing countries. During these years there occurred big worker immigration to Germany from Turkey, which had a serious unemployment problem and an active population. The problems that could have stemmed from such an immigration movement did not receive enough and serious attention neither from Turkey, which sent the workers nor from Germany, which invited these workers. On contrary, these workers were considered as foreign currency income by Turkish government, and as cheap workforce by German government. In addition, German government believed that these were guest workers and when the due day came they would go back to their countries. However, Turkish workers started to call their families to Germany from 1970’s on and had the purpose of staying in this country in long term. In this country, where third generation has been receiving education, the education and integration problems of Turkish children have always been on the agenda. They have various educational problems from pre-school education and vocational education to higher education. Furthermore, they came across with the thread from various fundamentalist religious or political organizations. In our age, as there have occurred such approaches as multiculturalizm and crossculturalizm, realistic steps have to be taken in order to avoid the dangers that might stem from the integration problems of Turkish youth in Germany. In this study, such an integration problem will be discussed and some practical solutions will be put forward. Key words: European Union, German Education System, foreigners, children of Turkish workers, educational problems.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:36:03 +000
       
  • State-of-the-art of Language Testing and Assessment in Non-formal
           Education: The Case of English Language Schools in Turkey

    • Authors: Nurdan Kavakli; Ismail Hakki Mirici
      Abstract: Purveying insights from a mixed-method research design, this study aims to enlighten the exploitation of the European guidelines in language testing and assessment practices in non-formal educational settings. Accordingly, three non-formal English language schools renowned for quality in Turkey were taken to in-depth analysis in order to offer a general paradigm from a sample of leading professionals on the utilization of the European benchmarks in language testing and assessment practices. The results have yielded that (1) there is a need for a more practical curriculum molded with a real auditing system for the enhancement of the current language testing and assessment practices; (2) there is a request for the validation process for language certificate examinations implemented in non-formal educational settings; (3) there is a demand for cooperation amidst the allies for the standardization process in language testing and assessment practices. The results are laced with some recommendations and implications for language testing and assessment.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:35:02 +000
       
  • Evaluation of Outcomes-based Private Junior High School English Curricula
           Using Stake’s Congruence-Contingency Model Evaluation of Outcomes-based
           Private Junior High School English Curricula Using Stake’s
           Congruence-Contingency Model

    • Authors: Elen Joy Pastor Alata
      Abstract: Outcomes-based education (OBE) is a current initiative in Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) and high schools with widespread backing by government and standards bodies. However, direct studies of OBE intended curricula vis-à-vis their implementations in the classroom are lacking. It is, therefore, plausible and desirable that an evaluative study be conducted to be able to provide insights into the applicability of an outcomes-based curriculum in the Philippine junior high school context and learn from the teachers, the designers and implementers of the curriculum. This descriptive exploratory study looks into two exclusive junior High schools utilizing outcomes-based English curricula. Representative classes from all levels of junior high school have been observed. Feedback on the best practices and challenges to implementation has also been sought from the teachers. Findings show that OBE curriculum preparation had been tedious, challenging, and laborious. There have been limitations in time, training, and tools of teachers. Among the best practices noted by teachers are teacher knowledge on OBE, horizontal and vertical articulation, provision of clear parameters/standards of learning, aligned, authentic and appropriate classroom activities, and constant monitoring. There have been discrepancies though in terms of students’ mastery of skills and time for preparation of outputs. Students do not always demonstrate the intended outcomes (knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes) the same way and at the same time. Successful OBE implementation requires schools to have clear vision-mission-goals (VMG), collegial relationship among faculty who are experts in their discipline and pedagogy.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:34:02 +000
       
  • Tension between Keyword Method and Root Analysis in Teaching Vocabulary
           Recall: Addis Kidam General Secondary and Preparatory School in Focus, Awi
           Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    • Authors: Solomon Melesse Mengistie
      Abstract: The present study aims at investigating the tension between Keyword methods of teaching to root analysis in teaching EFL students’ vocabulary recalling. Since the design of the study is quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-test, two intact groups that comprised a total of 80 students participated in the study. Grade 11 section ‘C’ Students (n=40) were assigned as the experimental group and grade 11section’D’ students (n=40) were assigned as a control group by a lottery technique. The researchers used teacher-made tests as a main data gathering tool. A quasi-experimental research design is held via administering pre-test for both the control and experimental groups to see the students’ background similarity. Students’ score in the pretest witnessed that the two groups were similar. Then, treatment was given for 48 hours for each group by arranging an extra class. The experimental group was taught through keyword teaching method whereas the control group was taught through the traditional teaching method that is root analysis in a context in the textbook. In the end, post-test was administered to gauge the effect of the keyword method on improving the vocabulary proficiency of the learners. The data were analyzed quantitatively through the independent samples t-test and paired samples t-test. The result of the research work revealed that participants in the experimental group who were taught through keyword method outperformed participants who were taught through the traditional vocabulary teaching method. From this, the researchers conclude that keyword method had a significant effect on promoting the vocabulary recalling proficiency of the students than the traditional method. Therefore, teachers and concerned bodies should play their role so that the keyword method could be used as a better alternative vocabulary teaching method in the future in our country.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 17:13:36 +000
       
  • Towards a Democratic Algerian Curriculum Development through Secondary
           School EFL Teachers’ Involvement

    • Authors: Ikhlas Gherzouli
      Abstract: This paper seeks to recommend a democratic model to curriculum development in Algeria that involves teachers by combining top-down government directives with bottom-up teachers-based creativities. More explicitly, the paper aims at exploring and identifying perceptions of secondary school EFL teachers’ on their implementation of 2003 curriculum reform. The paper also aims at revealing barriers to their autonomy and involvement in curriculum development in order to pave the way for an understanding and planning towards such involvement. The critical paradigm was the conceptual framework guiding the research with data availed through a questionnaire for teachers and interviews with EFL secondary education inspectors. The findings advocated the existence of imbalanced power relation between the government and teachers with the former controlling and dictating curriculum, and excluding teachers from the whole developmental process.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 17:11:16 +000
       
 
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