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Employing Effective Communication Skills by Arabic Language Teachers from the Perspective of the Upper Elementary Education Students at Jordan
Jamal Abdel-Fattah Alassaf,Hanan Ismail Amayreh
The Social Sciences , 2013, DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2013.42.48
Abstract: The study aims at investigating how far Arabic language teacher possess effective communication skills based on the view point of the upper elementary stage students at Jordan. The study sample consists of 613 male and female students at the 9th and 10th grades in Amman's 1st-5th educational directorates chosen according to the simple random sample parameters. To accomplish the goals of the study, the researchers have constructed its instruments which have been applied to the study sample after verification and stability depending on the educational literature and former studies carried out.
Jordanian EFL Teachers’ Awareness and Incorporation of Multiple Intelligences into Their Pedagogical Practices
Taghrid Ahmad Al-Omari,Ruba Fahmi Bataineh
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1100327
Abstract: This study attempts to explore EFL teachers’awareness and incorporation of the Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT) into their pedagogical practices in light of some variables. The sample consisted of 141 male and female EFL teachers who taught the first-, fourth-, eighth- and eleventh- grade Action Pack textbooks in the public schools of the First Directorate of Education (Irbid, Jordan). The findings revealed that, albeit moderate, EFL teachers' awareness and incorporation of MIT is influenced, to various degrees, by gender, grade level, age, qualifications, experience and training.
A Content Analysis of the Concept of Global Warming in Textbooks for Grades 1-9 in Taiwan  [PDF]
Jing-Huei Huang,Chi-Cherng Hong,Ying-Shao Hsu
Journal of Textbook Research , 2012,
Abstract: Textbooks on various school subjects dealing with the concept of global warming in grades 1-9 were examined using the content analysis method. Based on literature analysis, the concept of global warming was divided into five themes (sub-concepts): weather and climate, human activities and the environment, the causes and impacts of global warming, energy development and management, and green life. A total of 176 books from various curricula containing 1365 chapters were explored for this study. The main findings are as follows: 1. Contents relating to the concept of global warming have characteristics of cross-curricular dimensions. The above sub-concepts have been primarily integrated into the curriculum of Science and Technology (99 chapters) and Social Studies (76 chapters). 2. Related subjects have been integrated into respective curricula at significantly different percentages. With nearly 44% of 225 chapters, Science and Technology ranked the highest for grade 1-9 curricula. In the aforementioned chapters, the sub-concept of green life (67 chapters) is mentioned most frequently. 3. The concept of global warming and the five sub-concepts are integrated increasingly into textbooks with increases in grade levels.
The Situation of Turkish Textbooks of Elementary School 8th Grades in Acquiring A Common Vocabulary
Mehmet KURUDAYIO?LU,?zay KARADA?
Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty , 2006,
Abstract: Vocabulary is one of the essential characteristics in preparing textbooks. Turkish textbooks should be prepared by examining carefully according to some vocabulary criteria. Turkish textbooks should be in a harmony with the levels of students in respect for total and different word counts, words used in text should be appropriate for students’ levels too.During education, textbooks are primary sources in letting students acquire vocabulary. So, preparing textbooks require a planning in respect for vocabulary. During primary school education, giving students a common vocabulary is an ultimately important issue. Having students common vocabulary contributes to social compromiseand increasing the quality of communication between people. Therefore, it is required that Turkish textbooks which were prepared by different publishing should have a high qualified common point.In this study, the quantity of 8th graders’ Turkish textbooks vocabulary from different publishing and the appropriateness of textbooks common vocabulary for second stage of primary School graders’ vocabulary have been evaluated.
Screening for domestic violence in Jordan: validation of an Arabic version of a domestic violence against women questionnaire
Linda G Haddad, Ali Shotar, Janet B Younger, et al
International Journal of Women's Health , 2011, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S17135
Abstract: reening for domestic violence in Jordan: validation of an Arabic version of a domestic violence against women questionnaire Original Research (4418) Total Article Views Authors: Linda G Haddad, Ali Shotar, Janet B Younger, et al Published Date March 2011 Volume 2011:3 Pages 79 - 86 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S17135 Linda G Haddad1, Ali Shotar2, Janet B Younger1, Sukaina Alzyoud3, Claudia M Bouhaidar1 1Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond, VA, USA; 2Forensic and Legal Medicine Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 3Hashemite University School of Nursing, Zarqua, Jordan Objectives: Abuse against women causes a great deal of suffering for the victims and is a major public health problem. Measuring lifetime abuse is a complicated task; the various methods that are used to measure abuse can cause wide variations in the reported occurrences of abuse. Furthermore, the estimated prevalence of abuse also depends on how abuse is culturally defined. Researchers currently lack a validated Arabic language instrument that is also culturally tailored to Arab and Middle Eastern populations. Therefore, it is important to develop and evaluate psychometric properties of an Arabic language version of the newly developed NorVold Domestic Abuse Questionnaire (NORAQ). Design and methods: The five core elements of the NORAQ (emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, current suffering of the abuse, and communication of the history of abuse to the general practitioner) were translated into Arabic, translated back into English, and pilot tested to ensure cultural sensitivity and appropriateness for adult women in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Participants were recruited from the Jordanian Ministry of Health-Maternal and Child Health Care Centers in two large cities in Jordan. Results: A self administered NORAQ was completed by 175 women who had attended the centers. The order of factors was almost identical to the original English and Swedish languages questionnaire constructs. The forced 3-factor solution explained 64.25% of the variance in the measure. The alpha reliability coefficients were 0.75 for the total scale and ranged from 0.75 to 0.77 for the subscales. In terms of the prevalence of lifetime abuse, 39% of women reported emotional abuse, 30% physical abuse, and 6% sexual abuse. Conclusion: The Arabic version of the NORAQ has demonstrated initial reliability and validity. It is a cost-effective means for screening incidence and prevalence of lifetime domestic abuse against women in Jordan, and it may be applicable to other Middle East countries.
Screening for domestic violence in Jordan: validation of an Arabic version of a domestic violence against women questionnaire  [cached]
Linda G Haddad,Ali Shotar,Janet B Younger,et al
International Journal of Women's Health , 2011,
Abstract: Linda G Haddad1, Ali Shotar2, Janet B Younger1, Sukaina Alzyoud3, Claudia M Bouhaidar11Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond, VA, USA; 2Forensic and Legal Medicine Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 3Hashemite University School of Nursing, Zarqua, JordanObjectives: Abuse against women causes a great deal of suffering for the victims and is a major public health problem. Measuring lifetime abuse is a complicated task; the various methods that are used to measure abuse can cause wide variations in the reported occurrences of abuse. Furthermore, the estimated prevalence of abuse also depends on how abuse is culturally defined. Researchers currently lack a validated Arabic language instrument that is also culturally tailored to Arab and Middle Eastern populations. Therefore, it is important to develop and evaluate psychometric properties of an Arabic language version of the newly developed NorVold Domestic Abuse Questionnaire (NORAQ).Design and methods: The five core elements of the NORAQ (emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, current suffering of the abuse, and communication of the history of abuse to the general practitioner) were translated into Arabic, translated back into English, and pilot tested to ensure cultural sensitivity and appropriateness for adult women in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Participants were recruited from the Jordanian Ministry of Health-Maternal and Child Health Care Centers in two large cities in Jordan.Results: A self administered NORAQ was completed by 175 women who had attended the centers. The order of factors was almost identical to the original English and Swedish languages questionnaire constructs. The forced 3-factor solution explained 64.25% of the variance in the measure. The alpha reliability coefficients were 0.75 for the total scale and ranged from 0.75 to 0.77 for the subscales. In terms of the prevalence of lifetime abuse, 39% of women reported emotional abuse, 30% physical abuse, and 6% sexual abuse.Conclusion: The Arabic version of the NORAQ has demonstrated initial reliability and validity. It is a cost-effective means for screening incidence and prevalence of lifetime domestic abuse against women in Jordan, and it may be applicable to other Middle East countries.Keywords: domestic violence, Middle East, Jordan, instrumentation
O Livro didático nas séries iniciais: os "Diversos olhares" para uma cole o de geografia / TEXTBOOKS AND THE FIRST GRADES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: several “points of view” for an edited textbook of Geography
Jakes Paulo Félix dos Santos,Suely Aparecida Gomes
Revista Sociedade & Natureza , 2006,
Abstract: The idea to make a research on the use of the textbook of Geography in the first grades of theelementary school emerged from several discussions during the Course of Geography at the FaculdadeCatólica de Uberlandia-MG. The subject is controversial and there are divergences in what relatesto its importance and use by teachers. We then chose an edition for analysis which is used inseveral state public schools in Uberlandia-MG. We tried to identify and analyze the way somegeographical concepts – that are in our opinion fundamental for the understanding of thegeographical space – are approached in the textbooks. To understand the pedagogic proposal ofsome textbooks of Geography for the first grades of the elementary school it is necessary to evaluate the methodological referential used by the author - or authors - and the criteria that motivate itschoice by teachers and schools. We compared the books content that is suggested by the Secretariade Estado da Educa o de Minas Gerais (Education Secretary of the State) to the book content ofthe chosen edition. The objective is not to demerit the work, but to point out ways and someimportant criteria for the choice of textbooks for the first grades of the elementary school. Thisinstrument should not foment discrimination, impartiality or neutrality. It should offer elements sothat teachers and students exercise their potential and creativity on the proposed themes, as a toolto be efficiently used in classrooms.
The validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the EQ-5D : A study from Jordan  [cached]
Aburuz Salah,Bulatova Naela,Twalbeh Mohammed,Gazawi Moatasem
Annals of Saudi Medicine , 2009,
Abstract: Background and Objectives :EQ-5D is a generic measure that permits comparisons in quality of life across disease states, and which may provide useful data for health policy and resource allocation decision-making. There are no published reports on the acceptability and psychometric properties of the EQ-5D in the Arabic language. We therefore investigated the validity and reliability of the Arabic translation of the EQ-5D in Jordan. Methods: The study was conducted on a convenience sample consisting of consecutive adult Arabic-speaking outpatients or visitors attending a university teaching hospital. Subjects were interviewed twice using a standardized questionnaire containing the EQ-5D, Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36). To assess the validity of the Arabic version of the EQ-5D, ten hypotheses relating responses to EQ-5D dimensions or the visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS) to SF-36 scores or other variables were examined and test-retest reliability was assessed. Results: The study included 186 subjects who had a mean age of 45.3 years and included 87 (47%) females. The major problem reported in more than 102 (55%) of the subjects was anxiety/depression. All of the ten a-priori hypothesis relating EQ-5D responses to external variables were fulfilled. Cohen′s k for test-retest reliability (n=52) ranged from 0.48 to 1.0. Conclusion: The Arabic translation of EQ-5D appears to be valid and reliable in measuring quality of life in Jordanian people.
SOME GRADES ON “HEMZE” IN TURKISH TEXTS WITH ARABIC ALPHABET / ARAP HARFLI TüRK METINLERINDE HEMZEYE DAIR NOTLAR
Prof. Dr. ümit TOKATLI
Turkish Studies , 2008,
Abstract: One of the problems when writing Turkish texts inArabic alphabet is the notation of “hemze” . We cansee many inconsistency when we look to the publishedtexts. In this article we aim to give how does “hemze”used in Arabic, Persian and Turkish after giving the andhow its transcription should be done, after giving itshistory.
Multiple Intelligences and quotient spaces  [PDF]
Mike Malatesta,Yamilet Quintana
Mathematics , 2006,
Abstract: The Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI) is one of the models that study and describe the cognitive abilities of an individual. In [7] is presented a referential system which allows to identify the Multiple Intelligences of the students of a course and to classify the level of development of such Intelligences. Following this tendency, the purpose of this paper is to describe the model of Multiple Intelligences as a quotient space, and also to study the Multiple Intelligences of an individual in terms of this new mathematical representation.
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