Education

Research Papers/Topics in Education

A tale of internal displacement: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among school students in Swat, Pakistan

Objectives: To find the occurrence of PTSD among secondary school students of District Swat and to measure the relationship of PTSD and academic achievement of students. Methodology: This descriptive study comprised of 25 boys and girls high schools destroyed during militancy and military operation in District Swat. The sample consisted of 941 students comprising of 573 male and 368 female students. Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) was used to measure PTSD. Results: Female students developed h...

A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF A CHILD WITH LEARNING DISABILITY/IES

The case study seeks to explore a child with a learning disorder that dropped out of his grade school, exploring the explicit factors that lead to that discussion and what he exactly went through. The case study will contain detailed information about the child starting from the point of birth, social, medical, and all other historical facts that are important in dissecting the learning disability in him. Historically, several children across the world struggle in school in certain circumstan...

Challenges Facing Implementation of Inclusive Education, A Research Paper and Policy Paper

This Research paper determines the challenges experienced by teachers involved with inclusive education, to identify challenges faced by students who participate in inclusive education, and to discover the challenges facing the management of institutions offering inclusive education.The primary methodology employed in this research was interviews. Due to current COVID-19 pandemic, observation method could not be used since the schools are currently closed. Instead, reviewing literature on the...

Knowledge sharing through WhatsApp: does it promote EFL teachers ’ reflective practice?

Purpose – Reflective practice can greatly improve teachers’ professional development, and various studies have  demonstrated  that  teachers’  knowledge  sharing  has  a  positive  impact  on  their  reflection. Accordingly, the present study was conducted to examine the effect of knowledge sharing in a popular online forum –WhatsApp – on English as foreign language (EFL) teachers’ reflective practice. It was also aimed to probe the challenges the teachers faced to...

Where Indigenous Knowledge is Beyond Modernity: An Experience From the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Traditional Adult Education Practices, Ethiopia

This research paper is intended to assess Indigenous/Traditional Church Education Practices and their Implications on Modern Education. The research attempts to evaluate the unique features of indigenous/traditional Orthodox Church education in light of modern education, the teaching and learning methods in the traditional schools of the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC). Ethiopian Orthodox Church school’s curriculum and its ways of provision, assessment, code of conduct, methodology ...

Indigenous Education System: Some Notes on the Guji Oromo Age Old Traditional Education Practices, Southern Ethiopia

The main theme of this manuscript is to highlight the Guji Oromo indigenous education system; which needs the detail revision on historical, cultural, political, philosophical, religion, and geographical foundation of the society. It also indicates that the Guji Oromo have developed indigenous education system through which they transferred indigenous knowledge to the next generation. The study also shows that the education process is guided by well-structured traditional curriculum, which de...

How We Can Improve Students Interest in Asking and Answering Questions in the Classroom: The Case of Second Year Social Science Students of Bule Hora University in 2020.

This education research tries to look at student’s low interest in asking and answering questions in social science courses and teacher’s efforts, mechanisms and hard workings to improve students’ interest and participation in a class room and other project works. Likewise, the paper also assess and examine the causes of some students being silence in class room when they are addressed different individual and group class works in their session; and results that has been occur mainly af...

Cost Benefit Analysis on Installing Solar Energy Systems for Residential and Commercial users in India

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The global energy market is looking for new sources of  non-conventional energy whereby existing methods of energy generation like Solar Photovoltaics have technologically surged. This advancement has led to higher adoption by  consumers in  residential and commercial sectors. Government policies have also been favourable in support of implementation Solar Energy Generation Systems. In such a scenario there exists a need to analyse the economic potential&...

Developing and validating a metacognitive writing questionnaire for EFL learners

In  an  attempt  to  develop  a  metacognitive  writing  questionnaire,  Farahian  (2015) conducted  a  study  which  was  based  on  the  results  obtained  from  a  semi-structured interview (Maftoon, Birjandi & Farahian, 2014). After running various exploratory factor analyses  (EFA)  to  validate  the questionnaire  two  general  s...

Iranian EFL University Lecturers’ and Learners’ Attitude towards Using First Language as a Scaffolding Tool in Reading Comprehension

The role of EFL lecturers’ first language (L1) in the EFL courses has been an ongoing debate. A monolingual  approach to  EFL suggests  that the use of the target  language solely in foreign  language  (FL)  classroom  improves  learning  of  the  target  language.  Accordingly,  the purpose of the present study was to investigate the attitude of Iranian lecturers and EFL learners towards  us...

A Case Study of an EFL Teacher's Types of Questions: An Investigation into Classroom Interaction

Types of teachers’ questions play an important role in teaching since they affect students’ participation in the process of negotiation of meaning. Therefore, in the present study, an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher’s questions along with the students’ responses to his questions were classified. A structured interview was also employed in the study. It was found that the number of coded/display and yes/no questions exceeded open/referential questions. Although the use o...

The impact of portfolio on EFL learners’ metacognition and writing performance

The present study seeks to investigate the role of portfolios in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) writers’ metacognition as well as their writing skill. Therefore, the participants were assigned to two groups (experimental and control). The students in both groups received a writing test, a researcher-made Metacognitive Writing Questionnaire (MWQ), and a students’ attitude questionnaire for pre- and post-test. The experiment group was provided with specific gui...

Metacognitive awareness of skilled and less-skilled EFL writers

The present study sought the differences between more and less proficient EFL (English as a Foreign Language) writers regarding their metacognitive awareness of writing (MAW). We also examined the relationship between MAW and EFL writing success. We used a validated MAW questionnaire for a comprehensive evaluation of the writers ’ metacognitive awareness. The results demonstrated that skillful EFL writers benefit from higher metacognitive awareness. Furthermore, we ...

Processing Instruction Revisited: Does it Lead to Superior Performance in Interpretation and Production?

There have been plenty of research studies which have demonstrated the efficacy of focus on form (FonF) approach in language teaching. However, processing instruction as a kind of FonF approach has not been given due attention. As such, the present study is an attempt to shed more lights upon the effects of the processing instruction (PI) on EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners’ acquisition of passive voice by comparing PI to dictogloss and an output instruction. The participant...


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