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Structural model of academic engagement based on the achievement and self-regulation goals by the mediating role of educational motivation in the second-cycle secondary school female students of the city of Ilām

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:05

The purpose of this study was to develop a structural model of students' academic engagement based on the achievement and self-regulation goals with the mediating role of academic motivation. In a descriptive-correlational study, 473 female students from the second-cycle secondary schools in the city of Ilām were selected, using a random stratified sampling method.

Identifying the misconceptions of eighth grade students on geometry skills and the use of Van Hiele theory to improve their geometry skills

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:43

The Van Hiele is a learning model that offers different types of thinking which students experience, when faced with geometric shapes. It includes the stage of visual encounter with the geometric shape, to the formal perception of geometrical proof. Misunderstandings can cause confusion and failure of students to solve problems. Sometimes, because of the interrelated nature of mathematical concepts, misunderstandings cause problems in the future learning of students.

A study on different levels of phonological awareness and its relationship with adolescents' reading comprehension: Evidence from senior high school 10th grade students

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:29

Despite the importance of phonological awareness in learning reading in the early stages of literacy, studies have shown that some students after the end of elementary education, and even some literate adults have poor phonological skills, that affects their reading. This study was a mixed methods one. The aim was to compare the adolescents' performance in syllabic, intra-syllabic and phonemic sub-tests and their relationship with reading comprehension.

Multilevel analysis of student and school level factors on students’ academic achievement

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:19

This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the academic achievement of students at both school and student levels. Therefore, 600 high school students from 20 schools completed student efficacy scale of Jinks and Morgan's (1999) and personal achievement goal orientation and school goal structure scales of Midgley et al. (2000). Also, the school teachers answered teacher's sense of efficacy scale developed by Tschannen- Moran and Hoy (2004).

Examination of barriers to successful implementation of the new internship program at Farhangiān University

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:56

The aim of this study was to investigate the barriers of implementation of the new internship program at Farhangiān University. It was an applied research and its method was descriptive-survey. In the qualitative section of the study, the barriers to implementation of the internship program were extracted through analyzing the documents and in the quantitative part of the study, the faculty members' views on the barriers were studied, using a survey.

Adolscents' academic engagement based on self-compassion, satisfaction of basic psychological needs and social safeness: A cross-lagged panel model

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:47

Students' academic engagement is considered as an important predictor of academic outcomes. Hence, it is necessary to pay attention to the factors influential on it. The present study was carried out to longitudinally investigate some variables, effective on students' academic engagement. So, 391 students (49. 4% females and 50. 6% males) were selected from high schools in the city of Tehrān, based on the random cluster sampling method.

Phenomenological understanding of elementary school teachers' life experience of verbal communications

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:29

The teachers are the main part of the teaching-learning process, so we can extract valuable information from their life experiences. The main purpose of this study was phenomenological understanding of elementary school teachers' life experience from verbal communications. This quantitative research was done by phenomenology method. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Accordingly, 18 elementary school teachers were selected based on the inclusion criteria of the research. Interviews were analyzed based on Colaizzi method and the thematic analysis.