Tag Archives: High School Students

Internalization of Politeness Values Through Arabic Learning (Published)

Politeness is an important moral value for the young generation. Students are the young generation who are required to communicate with polite language and tone. A number of strategies have been implemented at schools to internalize politeness values in students’ daily life. However, limited studies have been conducted regarding politeness value integration through language teaching. This study studied the politeness value integration at a senior high school in Indonesia. This study use a qualitative approach in the data was gathered through direct observation, in-depth interviews, and written materials analysis. This study found that Arabic language teaching can be used to integrate politeness values through the use of Islamic teaching material. The school also provides support in creating social attitudes, especially politeness values n the school environment. This has been manifested in various Islamic teaching materials which both teachers and students used and discussed during Arabic teaching and learning. However, the school programs, especially the value of politeness internalization, have not yet been maximized and implemented because this study found the absence of planning (syllabus and lesson plans) for politeness values made by Arabic language teachers. It seems yet to become a priority activity.  

Citation: Sitti Hasnah, Ubadah Ubadah, Anata Sulung Purwanto, Wandi Wandi (2022) Internalization of Politeness Values Through Arabic Learning, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.6, pp.13-30

Keywords: Arabic teaching, High School Students, Politeness values, internalization

High School Students’ Attitudes towards the Study of Mathematics and their Perceived Teachers’ Teaching Practices (Published)

The study employed a survey to explore 210 high school students’ attitudes towards the study of mathematics and their perceptions on their teachers’ teaching practices. The sample was made up of 102 males and 108 females who were randomly selected from four high schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis of the Central Region of Ghana. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyses. The findings showed high perceived attitudes reported in the students’ interest in doing mathematics, usefulness of mathematics, and confidence in doing mathematics; it was unclear whether students perceived mathematics as a male dominated subject or not. With regards to teachers’ teaching practices, all the 3 subscales: use of student- centered approach, classroom management skills and communication skills studied, were reported to be important in influencing students learning of mathematics. However, communication skills adopted by teachers in teaching the subject was perceived as the strongest predictor of high school students’ attitudes followed by teachers’ classroom management skills. The study concludes that to ensure positive attitudes of students towards the study of mathematics, effective communication and classroom management skills should be integral in mathematics teachers’ instructional practices; they should be important goals of any mathematics teacher preparation programs

Keywords: Attitudes, High School Students, Mathematics, Teachers, Teaching practices