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Developing Code of Ethics for Educational Servant Leadership in Jordan

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Authors: Fatima Mahmoud Al-Nashash , Anmar Mustafa Al-Kaylani
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 1 - 13

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Job Stress Sources for Teachers of Special Education in Amman and their Relationship with the Variables

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Authors: Esam Al-Jaddou
Keywords: Job Stress Sources, Teachers of Special Education, Students with Special Needs
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 14 - 46

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This study aimed to investigate the job stress sources for teachers of special education in Amman governorate. The study sample which was selected according to the randomly stratified method consisted of (170) male and female teachers from government and private special education centers in the academic year 2012-2013. To fulfill the aim of the study, the researcher developed a questionnaire, which consisted of (70) items distributed to (7) domains, and each domain consisted of (10) items. Its validity has been achieved by face validity method, and reliability has been ensured by test re test method with areliability factor of (0.89). The results indicated that the total score of Job stress Sources for teachers of special education in Amman is high. The study also shows that there are statistically significant differences at (α=0.05) due to gender in favor of female, social status in favor of married, education level in favor of bachelor degree, institution affiliation in favor of governmental centers, years of experience in favor of less than 5 years, the kind of child handicap in favor of autism, mental retardation and hearing impairment. In view of the study results, the researcher recommends proving work conditions for special education teachers and offering them more incentives and rewards.

The Kinematical Strides Performance for Male and Female on Short Runner Sprinter

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Authors: Khaled M. Ateeyat
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 47 - 56

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The Effectiveness of A Counseling Program Based on Play Therapy in Improving Level of Social Skills, and Resilience in a Sample of Physically Abused Children

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Authors: Ola Abd Alkareem , Nasemah Dawoud
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 57 - 73

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The Degree of Availability of University Instructional Design Standards in the Teaching Courses at the University of Jordan from the Faculty Members' Point of View

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Authors: Narjes Abed Hamdi , Abeer K. Al-Thmeeri
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 74 - 92

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The Reality of Knowledge Management in the Jordanian Private Universities from the Point of View of Faculty Members and Its Relationship with Some Variables

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Authors: Mohammed S. Al-Zboon , Manal M. Al-Sheekh
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Jordanian Private Universities
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 93 - 112

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The aim of this study was to know the reality of knowledge management in the Jordanian private universities from the point of view of faculty members and its relationship with some variables. The sample consisted of 695 teaching members who were chosen by the stratified random method from various private universities that were chosen by the intentional method. A questionnaire was designed to measure the status of knowledge management in the private Jordanian universities. The questionnaire consisted of seven fields. Validity and reliability were insured. Means, standard deviations were used to analyze data statistically, while T-test was used for the independent samples, uni-variance analysis, Cheffe' test and Cronbach alpha were used to find the internal consistency. The study concluded with the following results: - The status of knowledge management in the private Jordanian universities from the perspectives of teaching staff and administrators was medium (means 3.55, SD 0.60) with a medium level. - There are significant statistical differences at (a < 0.05) between males and females in their responses, for the benefit of females. - There are significant statistical differences at (a < 0.05) in the levels of experience of the participants in answering the questions related to the status of knowledge management in the private Jordanian universities which are attributed to the experience variable, for the benefit of those who posses 5-10 years of experience. - There are significant statistical differences at (a < 0.05) in the academic degree in terms of answering the questions related to the status of knowledge management in the private Jordanian universities which are attributed to the variable of the academic degree, for the benefit of assistant professor. Based on these results, the study would recommend the following: - Provide more care for university leadership that is moving towards reform in the administrative practices, which show the future vision of the university.

Development of Mental rotation Ability amongst a sample of Jordanian students

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Authors: Waleed Hamed Alshgoor , Shadia Ahmad Al-Tal
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 113 - 130

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Needs of Parents of Children with Autism in Saudi Arabia and it's Relation with Some Variables

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Authors: Najati A. Yunis
Keywords: Needs, Parents, Autistic Children
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 131 - 148

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The aim of this study is to investigate the needs of Parents of Children with Autism in Saudi Arabia according to age, educational level of parents, severity of autism and monthly income. The researcher adopted the descriptive approach to achieve the aim of the study. The sample consisted of (87) parents selected randomly. The researcher developed a questionnaire to explore the needs of those parents, the questionnaire that was examined forreliability and consistencyconsisted of (35) items distributed on three domains.The findings of the study indicated that financial needs came first within the highest mean total was (2.57) followed by the basic needs of the family with mean of (2.56). Meanwhile, the social needs came in the last rank with a mean of (2.46), the total mean of the needs as a whole was (2.63). Moreover, the findings related to age showed that there are no significant statistical differences at the level of (α = 0.05) attributed to age in all needs and as a whole. There were no significant statistical differences at the level of (α = 0.05) attributed to autism severity in all needs and as a whole. With regard to the educational level of the parent the findings showed that: there are significant statistical differences at the level of (α = 0.05) between educational level less than secondary from one hand and secondary as well as undergraduate from the other hand in the favor of the first. Finally, the findings of the income variable showed that there are significant statistical differences at the level of (α = 0.05) between income category (1000-5000) and (6000-10.000) in the favor of the first. The findings showed that there are significant differences between (6000-10.000) and more than 11000 categories in the favor of the latter. Based on the findings of the study the researcher pointed out the need of conducting more studies on new samples within other variables, establishing specialized centers to pursuit the needs of autism children parents and providing the special needs for those children such as treatment, medical care, rehabilitation and support services.

A Pilot Study for Standardizing An Arabic Version of Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive and Achievement Tests (WJ) in Jordan

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Authors: Jeehan Wadie Mattar , Basheer Abu Hammour , Hanan Al-Hmooz
Keywords: Woodcock Johnson, Tests, Academic Achievement
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 149 - 165

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This study examined the validity, reliability, and acceptability of the Arabic version of the Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive and Achievement Tests (WJ III; Woodcock, McGrew and Mather, 2001, 2007; Woodcock, McGrew, Mather, and Schrank, 2003, 2007) for Jordanian students. The WJ III is one of the most widely used tools across the world because of its distinguished features in measuring cognitive/ intellectual and achievement abilities. This pilot study had four major phases: Forward-backward translation and developing tests' items, training of the examiners, pilot standardization/ data collection, and calculation of validity and reliability coefficients. A total sample of 288 students aged 4 to 22 years old from schools and universities participated in the study. Results indicated that the Arabic WJ III Tests are valid, reliable, and may be used with confidence to predict students' academic achievement in Jordan.

Levels of Mineral Salts in Students with and without Learning Disabilities in Kuwait Comparative Study

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Authors: Nawaaf M. Al-Theferi
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 166 - 180

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The Efficacy of A Training Program Based On Emotional Intelligence in Improving Life Satisfaction among Substance Abusers

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Authors: Maryam Al-Zyadat , Musa A. Jebreel
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 181 - 195

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Effect of Emotion Focused Counseling Program in Reducing Insomnia and Improving Self-concept

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Authors: Yahia Khatatbeh , Mohammed Hamdi
Keywords: Emotion Focused Counseling, Insomnia, Self-concept
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 196 - 216

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The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of emotion focused counseling program in reducing insomnia and improving self-concept. The sample of the study consisted of (30) secondary school students, in Judeita Secondary School for Boys from Al-Khorah Educational Directorate, who agreed to participate in the study, and showed high scores on Insomnia Scale and low scores on Self-Concept Scale in the year 2012/2013. Participants were randomly distributed into two groups: Experimental and control. The experimental group included (15) participants, received a training program consisted of (14) sessions about emotion focused skills, lasted for seven weeks. Whereas, the participants in the control group included (15) participants did not receive any training. The participants in the two groups responded to Insomnia Scale and Self-Concept Scale before and after the training program and after a follow-up period. The results of the study showed the effectiveness of the program concentrated on emotions in reducing insomnia and improving self-concept.

Implementing Knowledge Management Processes in Colleges of Physical Education at Jordanian Universities

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Authors: Ziad Lutfi Tahayneh , Hasan Al-Khaldi
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 217 - 231

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Effect of Six Thinking Hats Strategy in Development of Inferential Reading Comprehension for Fourth Grade Students in Bani Kennana District

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Authors: Iman Ababneh
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 232 - 245

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Educational Values Included in the First Basic Grade Rhymes in Jordan

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Authors: Bashaar A. Al-Saleem
Keywords: Educational Values, Rhymes, Arabic Language Books, First Basic Stage
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 246 - 262

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This study aimed to identify the educational values included the first basic grade rhymes in Jordan. The study sample consisted of all first basic grade rhymes in Arabic language books in Jordan. The researcher used the content analysis approach, through the apparent meaning of the latent content of these books. The word and the idea were two units of analysis, counting and recording, were to ensure the veracity of the tool and its persistence. The study revealed the following results: the total occurrences of the educational values included in the rhymes contained in Arabic language books to the ranks of the first three (196) value, which came third row in the first place by repeating (83) value, followed by the first grade repetition (70) value, either ranked Third came the second row by repeating (43) value. As social values came in ranked first repeat (85) value, followed by personal values by repeating (58) value, and nodal values came in ranked last repeat (12) value. The results of the study showed no statistically significant differences (a = 0.05) in the educational values embodied in the social sphere, depending on grade and in favor of the third row, which earned the highest frequency of its value (41) value. And the presence of statistically significant differences at the level of statistical (a = 0.05) in the educational values included in the national field depending on grade and in favor of the third row, which earned the highest frequency of the 17 value. The study came to the recommendations of the most important pre-planning and considered in the development of educational values in the books of the Arabic language, and the distribution of values bin content elements in an integrated and balanced.

Analytical Study of Students Teachers' Errors for Fractions Representation on the Numbers Line

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Authors: Ibrahim Ahmad Al- Shara
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 263 - 284

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Suggested Educational Basis To Develop the Concept of Intellectual Security for Secondary Students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Authors: Abd Al-Aziz Okail , Mohammad Saleem
Keywords: Educational Basis, Intellectual Security
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 285 - 303

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This study aimed at Suggesting an educational basis to develop the concept of intellectual security for secondary students in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from teachers’ perspective. The population of the study consisted of (1764) female and male teachers of secondary stage teachers in North border area in Arar, Rafha and Taref cities in the study year 2011/2012, (980) male teachers and (784) female teachers, while the sample consisted of (302) female and male teachers distributed on (170) male teachers and (132) female teachers, the sample was chose by stratified random way. Moreover, the study followed a descriptive survey methodology, and built a questionnaire for this purpose. The study results showed that the reality of the whole concept of intellectual security for the secondary stage students in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia came in a medium level with (2.52), whereas the difficulties degree that faces developing intellectual security concept came in a high levelwith (3.70), moreover the study showed that the importance of the Suggested an educational basis to develop the concept of intellectual security came in a high level with (4.00). The study recommended taking the benefit of the basis that the current study showed for building integrated system; to develop the concepts of intellectual security for the students in this stage, which enable all the socialization institutions to involve on it, and providing school environment more secure and attractive. In addition to, including the concepts that related to intellectual security, establishing media resources and social networks to attract the students fit their interest, where the concepts that relate to intellectual security concepts will publish and develop through it.

Happiness and its Relationship to Religiosity, Satisfaction with Life and Love among a Sample of HU Married Students

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Authors: Kamil H. Katalo
Keywords: Happiness, Religiosity, Life Satisfaction, Love, Married Students
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 304 - 322

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The study aims to identify the nature of the relationship between happiness and religiosity, satisfaction with life and love among a sample of married students. It also aims to find out the nature of the differences in religiosity, satisfaction with life and love among members of the sample in the basic variable of the current study, happiness. It also aims to explore the nature of the differences in happiness, religiosity, satisfaction with life and love in respondents according to sex variable (males/ females). The study sample, selected randomly, consisted of 239 HU married students of both genders. The study used both the analytical and relational descriptive approach and the following instruments: Oxford Happiness Inventory, Religiosity Scale. A Love Scale, and Life Satisfaction Scale. The results revealed differences in satisfaction with life, but not in religiosity or love, between the two study groups. Highly and less happy students showed differences in religiosity, life satisfaction, and love in favor of highly happy students. There were no gender differences in happiness, life satisfaction or religiosity. There were differences in the degree of feeling of love in favor of females, and there was a correlation between happiness and religiosity.

The Effect of Using Programmed Learning on the Achievement of the fifth Grade Students in Pre-vocational Education Curriculum

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Authors: Omar Musa Klaif Mahasneh
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Publication year: 2015
Pages: 323 - 334

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The Effect of a Cognitive Behavioral Counseling Program in Reducing Anxiety Level and Improving Self-Esteem Among 9th and 10th Grade Students with Conduct Disorder

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Authors: Firas Y. Al-Qa'adan , Nseemah A. Dawoad
Keywords: Conduct disorder, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Cognitive Behavioral Program
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 335 - 352

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a cognitive-behavioral counseling program in reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem among a sample of Ninth and Tenth grade students with conduct disorder. To achieve the study aim, (34) Ninth and Tenth grade students from Jarash schools who met the conduct disorder diagnosis criteria and agreed to participate in the study, were chosen as a study sample. The (34) students were randomly distributed equally to experimental and control group. The experimental group was exposed to the counseling program, while the control group was not exposed to any treatment. Manifested anxiety and self-esteem scales were administered three times (pre, post and follow-up) to the experimental and control groups to investigate the effect of the program. Results revealed that there are significant differences between experimental and control groups on both self esteem and level of anxiety grades in favor of experimental group on both post and follow-up measures.