Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices

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EISSN : 2707-7586
Total articles ≅ 51

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Bo Wang
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 01-09;

As most English teachers discovered in China, the sound /aɪ/ is frequently pronounced like /e/, which can be considered a typical example of China English. However, even speakers are aware of this phenomenon, they tend to still pronounce the sound as /e/ unconsciously. Gender and ideology differences may be two of the factors causing this issue. This paper first distinguishes the pronunciation difference between gender by comparing the /aɪ/ pronunciation of the participants who are undergraduate students from a university of northern China. Then it elicits their ideology to China English accent by conducting a semi-structured interview. The results show that there is no significant difference between male and female participants in the pronunciation of /aɪ/, and almost half of the participants think there’s no problem to have a China accent, but only two of them show an awareness of World Englishes. Finally, reasons and implications are discussed and necessary suggestions are provided.
, Mohamad Johdi Bin Salleh, Mohd Burhan Bin Ibrahim
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 01-09;

This study investigated the relationship between teacher leadership and professional competency on student academic accomplishment in vocational colleges in Oman. A questionnaire was instructed and conducted from post foundation students across the seventh vocational colleges in the Sultanate of Oman to collect data. A quantitative research approach was adopted to analyze the data. Built on Kane’s comprehensive framework of teacher leadership (2009); Fenollar, Roman and Cuestas’ integrative model of the antecedents of academic performance (2007), the present study formulated a new framework to fit into the Omani context education. SPSS was used to analyze data. The study showed that all the main hypotheses of the study are accepted. The study concluded that there is a positive relationship between teacher leadership, professional competency and student academic performance in the English language. Such a positive relationship lies in that students are highly affected by their teachers’ leadership skills and professional competencies. Future research is needed to investigate the relationship between teacher gender, age, experience, and qualification as independent variables and student academic performance at vocational colleges in the Sultanate of Oman.
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 10-18;

The world has been struck by an invisible enemy—the COVID-19. In effect, this has changed our lives radically without ever revealing itself directly. Moreover, the COVID-19 is a deadly pandemic that has affected every aspect of life, including education. Hence, thousands of school closures are implemented over the world. To this effect, the pandemic has definitely disrupted all lives, especially the lives of the students and their parents, in various ways. This qualitative study utilized the phenomenological case study approach, and the gathered data were analyzed to discover the themes and make the essence of parental involvement within the complexities of the changed situations. The study discovered themes on challenges such as (1) time constraints, (2) insufficient and limited knowledge, and (3) tough tasks. On the part of opportunities, the following themes were discovered: (1) bonding activity, (2) learning experience, and (3) strategic learning. From the themes that emerged, the following recommendations are offered to the Department of Education and its Schools. They may launch programs to address most specifically the challenges and problems mentioned above to ensure that quality education is provided even in the pandemic. Moreover, the Department of Education and its Schools may provide supplementary materials such as video or audio recordings of each and every module to further help the students learn the lessons on the module.
Sunny R. Fernandez, Rex Argate, Ceasar F. Nimor, Lloyd Vincent O. Sasil
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 10-15;

This study determined the effectiveness of synectics in teaching Grade 9 science in one private high school in Mandaue City, Cebu. A quasi-experimental design using the control and experimental groups was utilized. The experimental group was taught science concepts using synectics, while the lecture method was used in teaching the control group. Pretest and posttest evaluations were utilized to measure the academic performance of both groups of students. The results of the study showed that the pretest scores of the control and experimental groups on the three topics covered were fair and that the pretest mean values for the two groups were comparable or closer with each other. It also revealed that the posttest scores of both groups marked an increase in good performance level and the posttest mean value of the group with an intervention using synectics in teaching was greatly or highly improved compared to the group taught using the lecture method. The results also showed that there was a significant difference in the pretest and posttest scores between the control and experimental groups. Using synectics in teaching science concepts is an effective technique in improving students ‘performance since it provides them with a meaningful and authentic understanding of scientific concepts by associating these concepts to real-life situations.
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 01-09;

Leadership is the process of influencing followers to achieve a goal. This study aims to explore the Afghan postgraduate students’ experiences of their leadership development through the leadership course taught in Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia. A quantitative research design was employed in the study. An online survey questionnaire with 19 items was used to collect the data. The survey questionnaire was administered to all 46 postgraduate students in Social Sciences, Humanities and Science faculties, but only 42 of them responded to the online survey. Statistical Package for Social Sciences has been used to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics were used to determine the mean, frequency and percentage. Inferential statistics such as Independent Sample T-Test and One Way ANOVA were used to find out the differences in the responses of the participants by their demographic variables, i.e., gender, year of study, faculty, work experience and age. The finding showed that the students had a positive perception of the leadership course. The participants believed that the course helped them to improve their leadership skills. The study recommends that the leadership course be taught in Afghanistan universities since it plays a crucial part in developing leadership skills in students, which is crucial for their career after graduation.
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 01-06;

Since the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak compelled many teachers and students globally to shift online, several unexpected circumstances have emerged. This research contextualized a current scenario with teachers and parents working together towards achieving meaningful learning in Nepal. A qualitative case study was employed as a research design to explore how to maintain collaboration and engagement in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning. Two English language teachers were interviewed to ascertain their perceptions about virtual classrooms. Similarly, two parents were interviewed separately. Parents Teacher Association (PTA) meeting was observed to triangulate the data. This study sought to gain insights into the perceptions of the participants and discovered that students' reactions to online classrooms were mixed; some were more motivated, while others demonstrated unsatisfactory concerns. However, good communication and collaboration with students using visual aids, music, and interesting topic talk related to lessons outside the textbook as supplementary teaching material helped teachers engage their students. Also observed was that teachers with digital literacy built better collaboration than the teachers struggling with digital competency.
, Asma Abdalrahman Mansour
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 07-25;

This study focuses on an exploration of grammatical errors in written English of Libyan EFL students with special reference to Arabic as their first language. One of the most important factors that negatively affect EFL students' writing is grammatical errors. Several studies have looked at grammatical errors made by learners of English as a foreign language. Some studies have reported that L1 interference has been indicated as an important factor in the commission of such errors. The current study explores the phenomenon of EFL learners making grammatical errors. It also examines whether the time spent learning English and using English in daily life positively affects a student's writing (fewer grammatical errors appear). In addition, it examines whether first language interference leads to errors by Arab learners in particular. Data was collected from 30 EFL participants studying in Faculty of Arts and Sciences Kufrah- Benghazi University by writing an essay, in English, about the students themselves, their families, and the cities where they live in. The subjects also answered a Grammar Recognition Test. The results of this study indicated that the subjects made 205 errors in 10 different grammatical areas, the highest number of errors found in using articles, the second was word/verb form errors, whereas the third was preposition-related errors. Furthermore, errors of active and passive voice, plural, word order, tense, 3rd person morpheme, and copula “be”. The analysis of these results indicated that the appearance of these errors was more common among learners who have less time learning the language as well as who use the language less in their daily life. Furthermore, the results also revealed that Arab EFL learners tend to translate directly from Arabic to English; in this case, L1 interference appears to be a reason for committing grammatical errors by the Arabs. Moreover, students 'lack of competence in English plays an important role in such an occurrence. The study concludes by giving some suggestions for teaching grammar and reducing the occurrence of errors in this area.
, Wilma M. Brade, Cherry E. Garcia
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 26-35;

The study aimed to assess the research capability of public secondary school teachers in the Division of Zambales and utilized a descriptive research design with a questionnaire as the main instrument in gathering data from seven hundred (700) teacher-respondents who were randomly selected. The researcher found out that the respondent is a married female Teacher-I in her early adulthood, with 21-25 hours of teaching load, baccalaureate degree holder had no research conducted and published but had attended a school-based seminar on research with knowledge on basic computer applications. The respondents were assessed "moderately capable" of writing a research proposal and writing a research report. There is significant differences in civil status, academic rank, specialization, number of seminars attended, number of research published, and the level of computer literacy towards writing research proposal while the significant difference in age, specialization, number of seminars attended number of research published, and the level of computer literacy towards writing a research report. There is a slight or weak relationship between the number of research conducted and the research capability and a negligible relationship between the number of seminars attended and the research capability as to writing a research proposal and writing a research report.
Roemintoyo Roemintoyo, Chyntia Dinda Nugraheni, Ida Nugroho Saputro,
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 43-45;

Building Engineering Education becomes a vocational education institution that prepares competent and professional graduates in building engineering. The background of this research is from the problem of the learning process that is not in accordance with the business world and the industrial world (DUDI). Through this research to see the products in Building Engineering Education seen from the teaching factory components. The purpose of this research is to find out: (1) competence delivered, (2) completion time, (3) the product is required internally/ externally. (4) investment needs. This research uses a descriptive qualitative method. The data used is the semester learning plan, college contracts and interviews. Sampling in this study using purposive sampling technique with snowball sampling technique. Based on the research results, it concluded that: (1) the competencies that are delivered from three managerial functions, namely learning planning in the form of semester learning plans (RPS) are following the existing planning stages; implementation of learning methods used project-based learning, (2) time for completion of the product processing process is completed on time according to the college contract, (3) products needed internally / externally, preferably the type of product that is in accordance with the market, (4) investment needs can be accepted in the market or used for further practice, the proceeds from product sales are allocated for maintenance and developments of tools.
, Melinda Jr C. Takenaka
Journal of World Englishes and Educational Practices, Volume 3, pp 29-42;

This study determined the level of computer literacy and its influence on the academic performance of junior high school students. Specifically, it probed into the students’ attitude toward computers and sought answers to the following: the extent of students’ computer literacy in terms of Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and General Computing; their academic performance based on the mean percentage scores during the first and second quarters of the school year 2019-2020; issues and problems encountered by them relative to the extent of their computer literacy; and the solutions that may be suggested by themselves to address the constraints they encountered relative to the extent of their computer literacy. Also, by employing descriptive-correlational analysis, the study examined the significant differences in the extent of students’ computer literacy in said areas when paired according to their attitude toward computers and the significant relationship between their academic performance and the extent of their computer literacy in terms of the identified areas. Generally, the findings of the study revealed that the students needed to enhance the extent of their computer literacy in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and general computing. The results also signified that the greater the extent of their computer literacy in said areas, the higher their academic performance. This implied that classroom intervention activities are imperative to enhance the extent of the students' computer literacy. Thus, teachers should support them by implementing an intervention program that improves students’ level of computer literacy in the specific areas mentioned.
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