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Journal of Human Development and Education for Specialized Research

About the Journal :

The Journal of Human Development and Education for Specialized Research is an academic journal issued by the Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies. The aim of this journal is to disseminate serious studies based on theoretical and field research, and to promote multidisciplinary studies in human development, management and education for specialized research and become a leading journal in human development and education in the world. The Journal also aims at publishing theoretical and applied researches in the fields of human development and education for specialized research such as human resources management, business administration, communication sciences, development studies, economic sciences, education sciences, history, industrial relations, media sciences, psychology, Public administration, religious studies and others.



THE CONCEPT OF VERB RESEARCH AMONG HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN GENERAL AND SCIENCES IN MAKKAH AND ITS ROLE IN IMPROVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES

The research aimed to investigate the knowledge of high schools’ teachers in Makkah about action researches, in general, and that of science teachers in particular.  It also aimed to learn about its effect in their vocational elaboration, in addition to revealing any statistically significant differences between Mean scores of teachers’ responses about their knowledge of the role of action researches in improving the vocational and innovational practices. Those differences are attributed to the variety of the teachers’ level of education, area of expertise and teaching experience. The questionnaire was applied on a random sample of 135 teachers, and the researcher has adopted a descriptive analytic modal and Quantitative and Qualitative methods.    

The results were as follows:

The degree of adopting action researches by high school teachers was found to be moderate and took the following order: vocational collaboration, vocational colleagueship, reflective practicing, continual vocational development, the school atmosphere educational supervision, mastering scientific research skills, communal participation. Whereas the role of action researches played in the elaboration of vocational practices was found to be weak. The results didn’t show statically significant differences among MEAN scores of high school teacher’s responses about their knowledge of the role of action researches.

Recommendations were as follows:

  • There should be a focus on action researches practices at schools and enhancing the values of collaborative working and vocational colleagueship.
  • Encouraging the teachers to try, innovate, and improve their vocational skills and motivation for work in order to integrate their knowledge about the major, teaching methods and strategies.
  • Encourage teachers to increase their analytic abilities and critical skills in educational problem solving.
  • Improving the educational practices with the school managements and communicating with the educational experts and the society.
  • Involving educational supervisors in the application of this kind of researches at schools and providing technical assistant to teachers.
  • It is crucial to include action research in teachers’ preparation programs in research curricula modules at Education colleges in order to give the teachers the opportunity of practicing and application before employment.