American International Journal of Education and Linguistics Research en-US (Managing Editorial Board) (Editorial Assistant) Sun, 14 Feb 2021 15:55:33 +0600 OJS 60 EFFECTS OF STORY READING ON IMPROVING EFL STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION AND CRITICAL THINKING <p><em>The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of story Reading on improving Reading comprehension and critical thinking of EFL students at Kandahar University. The design of the study was quasi-experimental with reading comprehension and critical thinking pre and Post-tests. Total 27 Afghan EFL students were selected based on their performance on Placement test.&nbsp; The participants’ experimental groups listened to their teacher reading a story aloud. In order to find the improvement and different between these variables is significant the Paired Sample T-Test was administrated and the result indicates that there is significant improvement in post-tests in areas of reading comprehension and critical thinking in story Reading. However, there is more improvement in critical thinking aspect through story reading.</em></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> Javed Sahibzada, Yar Mohammad Bahrami Ahmadzai, Atiqullah Sahibzada, Azadkhan Niaz, Susan Hussein Laftah ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 14 Feb 2021 15:51:04 +0600 THE EFFECTS OF COACHING AND MENTORING ON METACOGNITION KNOWLEDGE AMONG MALAY LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN SABAH, MALAYSIA <p><em>This study was conducted to examine the relationship between coaching and mentoring guidance and the levelof&nbsp; metacognition among Malay language teachers. In 2013, the Ministry of Education Malaysia implemented the District Transformation Programme as a pilot project before it was expanded nationwide in the following year.This step was taken to empowerteachers through the School Improvement Specialist Coaches (SISC) programmethat develop the teachers’ competencies, metacognition and expertise. Using a quantitative approach, the study analysed data were collected from 186 teachersteach in the Tuaran district, Sabah. Study data were analyzed using descriptive and inference analysis. Overall, the findings show that the level of coaching and mentoring is high, thus illustrating that teachers are ready to receive coaching and mentoring guidance in order to develop metacognition ability as well as to improve their teaching and learning performance. Although not entire coaching and mentoring items have a significant relationship in terms of teachers’ metacognition, there is a significant relationship between coaching and mentoring guidance and teachers’ metacognition in terms of declarative knowledge element.</em></p> Asnia Kadir Kadir, Gunasegaran Karuppannan, Mohammad Abdur Rahman, Mokana Muthu Kumarasamy ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 14 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0600 CAN TAILORING SKILLS BE DELIVERED THROUGH E-LEARNING PLATFORM; PERSPECTIVE OF THE THREE-LEARNING DOMAINS (COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE AND PSYCHOMOTOR DOMAIN) <p><em>E-learning is a process of learning where we use the electronic-based platform through the internet. Nowadays, e-learning has become very essential for academia and vocational skills training through the use of the internet. </em><em>During the ongoing lockdown, the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh is conducting online classes through various e-learning platforms. Education activities have been completed through e-learning but technical education is lagging in Bangladesh in the new-norm situation. With this backdrop, the study has developed a model for teaching tailoring curriculum to train the tailors' course to participants in selected areas of Bangladesh. The approach of this research is classroom action research in e-platform involving teachers to examine common issues. Teachers have followed the three learning domains (Cognitive, affective &amp; psychomotor domains) to make the students skilled in tailoring via e-platform. The study will show how the new teaching method was applied using e-platform and the impact of the proposed teaching method in the gradual improvement of the psychomotor skill in the tailoring of the students. This study implies the NSD program of the Ministry of Education. It is expected that the study will help to improve psychomotor skills by a proposed teaching system using an e-platform in the new-norm situation.</em></p> Shahjada Syed Irfanul Hoque, Ali Azgar Chowdhury, Md. Rabiul Hossen, Dina Arjumand ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 27 Mar 2021 00:08:37 +0600 IMPACT OF E-LEARNING IN EDUCATION SECTOR: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF COLLABORATION IN REMOTE LEARNING <p><em>The education sector has been through a lot of changes over time. Specially the last few months have caused a lot of reshaping in the education sector of Bangladesh because of the sudden flare-up of Covid 19. The highly inoculable characteristics of this deadly pandemic have caused educational institutions throughout the world to follow a work-from-home policy and espouse e-learning. Exploring more about e-learning has become a new norm nowadays. This paper aims to analyze the impact of e-learning in the education sector and the role of collaboration in enriching e-learning. This study analyzes the challenges and prospects of collaboration in remote learning. Empirical data was gathered from teachers and collaborators from different educational institutions throughout the world. Data is collected from a web survey by using a structured questionnaire. Based on the findings the researchers have suggested some recommendations for better collaboration to make e-learning more interactive, successful, and embellished. The study outcome would add value to the current teaching practices and enable teachers and collaborators to make collaboration more effective. </em></p> Md Rezuan Chowdhury, Syeda Aliza Salik, Jannatul Ferdous ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 29 Mar 2021 00:30:59 +0600 ENROLLMENT READINESS AMONG THE PARENTS OF MADRASAH GOING CHILDREN WITH E-LEARNING FACILITIES IN MAIZBHANDAR AHMADIYYA EMDADIA MADRASAH, CHATTOGRAM, BANGLADESH <p><em>During the Covid-19 pandemic, madrasahs of rural areas in Bangladesh are unable to conduct regular curricular activities in person. Despite government encouragement very few institutions have introduced online classes; madrasahs of rural areas have faced challenges to introduce online classes due to the lack of technological facilities and their uses. However, if the parents are not ready to accept ICT to use in educational purpose, they will not be interested in enrolling their children in those Madrasahs which have encouraged online education. This study aims to measure the factors behind the enrollment readiness among the parents of madrasah going children to Maizbhandar Ahmadiyya Emdadia Madrasah in Chattogram district of Bangladesh. In line with the quantitative approach, researchers developed an close-ended questionnaire based on four variables of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), namely, Perceived Usefulness (PU), Perceived Ease-of-Use (PEOU), Intention to Use (IU) and Usage Behavior (UV). Therefore, the findings of this research will show how enrollment in rural areas can be increased to facilitate ICT-enriched classrooms. In addition, the findings will lead the researchers and policy makers to investigate the technological acceptance of the teachers and students of rural madrasahs for the advancement of the madrasah education system.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mejbaul Alam Bhuiyan, Shahjada Syed Irfanul Hoque, Arif Kaisar Mizan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:10:45 +0600