Electronic Non Formal Education: A Case Study of Tehran Municipality

Nazila Khatib Zanjani؛ Bahman Zandi؛ Mehran Farajollahi؛ Essa Ebrahim Zadeh؛ Mohammad Reza Sarmadi

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 3-24

  Considering the emergence of brand-new educational needs, non-formal education as a prerequisite of a knowledge-based society is increasingly going popular among nations in view of its continual nature. However, life-long learning as a key concept of the modern education system stands clearly at odds with traditional learning in every way of philosophy, objectives, strategies and policy-making. This research aims to compare the efficiency of electronic non formal education with that of other types of education for Tehran Municipality employees in 2009.This quasi-experimental ...  بیشتر

The Effect of Raising Morphological Decomposition Awareness on Lexical Knowledge of Complex English Words

Fahimeh Marefat؛ Mohammad Abbasnejad

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 25-40

  Lexical knowledge of complex English words is an important part of language skills and crucial for fluent language use. This study aimed to assess the role of morphological decomposition awareness as a vocabulary learning strategy on learners’ productive and receptive recall and recognition of complex English words. University students majoring English at the English department of Kerman University were randomly assigned to three groups: form-focused group whichlearned the words by being morphologically decomposed to them; meaning-focused group to which ...  بیشتر

Partial Knowledge in Multiple-Choice Testing

Ali Asghar Rostami Abusaeedi

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 41-56

  The intent of this study was to discover the nature of (partial) knowledge as estimated by the multiple-choice (MC) test method. An MC test of vocabulary, including 20 items, was given to 10 participants. Each examinee was required to think aloud while focusing on each item before and while making a response. After each test taker was done with each item, s/he was required to provide answers to retrospective questions. The specific purpose of the questions was to elicit the examinees’ ‘systemic knowledge’ of each item (i.e., how much they knew ...  بیشتر

Educational Styles as Perceived by Tehran Pre-University Students

Abbas Khorshidi؛ Mehdi Mahdavi؛ Homeira Khalily Samany

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 57-72

  The present study explores parents’ educational styles (or ‘parenting styles’ as used by previous researchers) as perceived by their pre-university-aged children. Sample size formula was administered to determine the number of participants; accordingly, 800 (380 males and 420 female) students studying at Tehran pre-university schools were selected through stratified random sampling. Participants were given a researcher-made, 35-item questionnaire devised to measure parenting styles. Data was then analyzed using the Factor Analysis method. Findings ...  بیشتر

Matching Teaching/Learning Styles and Students’ Satisfaction

Mohammad Hassan Pardakhtchi؛ Ahmad Saidee

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 73-89

  Part of the theoretical literature and researches conducted in the western countries especially in the USA, concerning learning styles and teaching styles, hypothesize that: a) students’ learning styles are different based on their gender, college degree, and major, b) teachers’ teaching style is consistent with their learning style, and c) matching teaching style/learning style would result in better outcomes, including student satisfaction. The major purpose of the study, reported in this paper, was to investigate these postulates about the students ...  بیشتر

Improving Students Learning and Achievement in Mathematics by Using Smart board

Elahe Aminifar؛ Ali Zaeembashi

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 91-98

  Mathematics skill deficiencies for entrants into degrees are welldocumented. Quizzes at the first month of semester and mid-term test confirmed that incoming students to the Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University lacked basic mathematical skills. In 2011 visual learning resources were created using smart board, an interactive whiteboard, to helpstudents fill the gap between high school and university mathematics. They were also used to support student learning in subjects. The visual resources demonstrated and discussed how to start and complete mathematics problems. ...  بیشتر

How to Gain Respect as an Educator

Fatemeh Kateb

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 99-108

  Respect is often mentioned spontaneously when people talk about relationships in society, and intuitively everyone seems to know its meaning. In any kind of relationship, respect is often said to contribute to successful interactions. Scientists, politicians, writers and journalists commonly use the term ‘respect’ in their arguments with remarkable conviction. Throughout every segment of our society there is an increasing demand for respect (Hill Jr., 2000; O’Connell, 2000).A common belief has been that there is a lack of respect among the young ...  بیشتر

Translation Evaluation in Educational Settings for Training Purposes

Masoud Sharififar؛ Mina Zand Rahimi

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 109-127

  The following article describes different methods and techniques used in educational settings for translation evaluation. Translation evaluation is the placing of value on a translation i.e. awarding a mark, even if only a binary pass/fail one. In the present study, different features of the texts chosen for evaluation were firstly considered and then scoring the text based on their difficulty was discussed. For translator teachers and evaluators a key problem is assessing the difficulty of source texts used in tests and examinations. Thus, the significance of ...  بیشتر

Monitoring and Evaluation of Higher Education in Islamic Republic of Iran

Seyed Kamal Vaezi

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 129-145

  This study analyzes the monitoring and evaluation of higher education in the field of higher education development program, evaluation and monitoring procedures and standards, including the different actions taken by evaluationand monitoring agencies and association in Islamic Republic of Iran (governmental and nongovernmental). In an indirect process for determining the eligibility of higher education institutions to participate in state development higher education programs it has directed that institutions are eligible for participation if they meet two fundamental ...  بیشتر

Internal Evaluation in the Higher Education System: A Case Study in Iran

Mohammad Sharaf؛ Alireza Mirzaei Karzan؛ Saeed Mazbuhi

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 147-167

  This paper aims to report on the implementation of internal evaluation in the departments of the college of human sciences (theology, Persian language and literature, and accounting and economics) in Ilam University, Iran, inorder to improve educational quality. This paper points out the findings obtained from a case study of implementing internal evaluation, encompassing 12 steps, in the departments of a university in Iran. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used to collect data from the heads, faculty members, students, alumni, and library staff of the ...  بیشتر

From Internal Evaluation toward Quality Assurance in Distance Higher Education of Iran

Reza Mohammadi؛ Faranak Mokhtarian؛ Atefeh Saed

دوره 5، شماره 14 ، آذر 1390، صفحه 169-183

  Iranian higher education (HE) includes two headquarters named Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Ministry of Health and Medical education; it also contains about 1500 universities and HE institutions. There are presence and distance courses in HE. But because of the existing variety and flexible courses in distance education it attracts considerable notice to itself. This kind of education is mainly fulfilled through Payam-e-nour University (PU). Therefore, expansion of this education necessitates an evaluation of its quality and assurance system. ...  بیشتر