Volume 6 -Special Issue (December 2021)

December 2021

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The Educational Needs of Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities

Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed BinShomailah
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This study aimed at identifying the educational needs of gifted students with learning disabilities in Aseer region in Saudi Arabia. The study used the descriptive survey approach and developed a questionnaire as a study instrument. The study sample was chosen randomly from the original study community, which included 50 teachers of learning disabilities in public schools in Aseer region. The results of the study showed statistically significant differences in the educational needs of students according to the viewpoint of their teachers which is attributable to the specialization (BA - MA and Ph.D. – others). The results also showed differences in determining the educational needs of gifted students with learning difficulties attributable to experience. There was an absence of differences in determining the educational needs of gifted students with learning difficulties attributable to the training programs. The study recommended conducting more research into the area of the needs of gifted students with LDs.

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Understanding of Current Higher Education System: A focus on the Interpretation of Marxism Over Time

Youngsik Hwang
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This paper discusses the role of Marxism to understand the current higher education system in terms of the theoretical lens. Marxism has been the academic foundation to explain various regimes of communism in some areas of the world, and it still has an impact on the theoretical background to describe specific characteristics of industrial development over time. While prior studies have examined Marxism in terms of specific academic areas, such as economics and business but, there are rare studies that combine the current development of the current higher education system. This study provides the importance of Marxism to the higher education system and how the theoretical approach justifies diverse characteristics of current higher education development. Finally, this research shows the aspects of the revised Marxism framework that could explain the current higher education system and give implications for higher education researchers to reorganize the current educational system

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Attitudes of Teachers of Learning Disabilities Towards Distance Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mohammed Mufarrih Ali Alqahtani
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The study aimed to identify the attitudes of teacher of students with learning disabilities towards distance education in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study used the descriptive and analytical method, and applied the study to a sample consisting of (32) teachers in Aseer region. The study used a questionnaire as an instrument of the study. The questionnaire consisted of (18) statements covering two main dimensions, the first included the basic data of the sample, and the second included the questionnaire phrases that were judged and verified the psychometric properties. The findings showed that teachers are keen to use the benefits of distance education. However, there was a lack of interdependence of relationships between students as a result of the lack of interaction between them during the distance education period in light of the Corona pandemic. Teaching using distance education is very stressful in the absence of the necessary activities that attract the attention of the student with learning disabilities. The degree of achievement of students is less and this is normal compared to the teaching in the presence of teachers in schools, which is more interactive and the acquisition of information.

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A Proposed Program to Improve Spelling Among Students with Learning Disabilities in Saudi Arabia

AbdulMehsen Ahmed M AlSwaeed
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The study aimed at presenting a proposed program to improve the spelling of students with learning disabilities in the elementary stage. The study sample consisted of (8) students with LDs in the fifth grade of primary school. The study used the semi-experimental approach, and for the purposes of the study, a test was applied to the sample. The results showed that the errors represented by (addition) are the most common spelling errors among the students of the study sample, then deletion, then replacement. There were no statistically significant differences at the level of (0.05) between the mean scores of the students of the control and experimental groups in the pre-measurement of the spelling difficulties. There were statistically significant differences at the level of (0.05) between the mean scores ranks of the experimental group students in the pre and post measurements of the spelling difficulties observation card for students with learning difficulties (total) and the dimensions (add - delete - replace), and the differences came in favor of the post application. There was a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental group in the pre and post application of the performance test of spelling skills, and this indicates the effectiveness of the proposed program to improve spelling among students with learning difficulties.

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Attitudes of Learning Disabilities Teachers Towards the Learning Difficulties Program in Aseer Region

Abdullah Mohammed Hadi Hamdhi
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The current research aimed at identifying the attitudes of learning disabilities teachers towards the learning difficulties program and their level of achievement motivation in Aseer region. The researcher used the descriptive approach (survey), and to achieve this goal, a questionnaire was prepared, and the validity and reliability of the research materials were verified. The instrument was applied to a sample of (69) teachers. The results showed that the mean score of the questionnaire was (3.90) with a standard deviation of (0.90), which means that the study sample agreed with the learning difficulties program and the level of achievement motivation they have. The results also showed that there were no differences between the opinions of the study sample regarding the learning difficulties program and the level of achievement motivation they have in Aseer region according to the variable (years of service). There were no statistically significant differences (0.05) between the views of the study sample on the learning difficulties program and the level of achievement motivation they have according to the variable (academic qualification). The researcher recommended several recommendations, such as paying attention to developing a learning difficulties program on a permanent basis according to the needs of students with LDs, providing training courses for teachers of learning difficulties to change their orientation towards programs of learning disabilities.

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