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Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n27 p61-74 2015

The study aims at identifying the difficulties affecting the student in the area of reading comprehension skill in English language curricula, measuring the differences in English language teachers' attitudes towards difficulties that seventh grade students face in reading comprehension skill for English language according to personal variables. The researcher has used descriptive method because it is suitable for the purposes of this study. The researcher has chosen a sample randomly with percentage of 66% at least of the study population (target group), where the number of sample individuals is (85) male/female teachers of English language at AL Karak departments of education.The study shows the presence of a high degree at the scale of difficulties that seventh grade students face in reading comprehension skill of English language curricula. The answers average of total degree is (3.74). At the level of scale areas, we note that three areas have a high degree while one area has a medium degree. The highest averages are in the area of problems and difficulties that reduce the efficiency of comprehension process with an average of (4.00) and a standard deviation (0.57), while the lowest averages are in the area of reading comprehension skills with an average of (3.66) and a standard deviation (0.65). The study shows the absence of statistical significant differences of study sample answers on difficulties that seventh grade students face in reading comprehension skills for English language curricula due to the gender difference.According to the results of this study, the researcher recommends the following: Conduct training courses for teachers of seventh grade and provide them with modern trends in teaching English language and Reading Comprehension to students; provide linguistic laboratories that will allow students to practically apply English as it's the language of communication and contact; and to encourage students to use English as a means of communication among each other and between them and their teachers instead of excessive use of Arabic language.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Significance, Gender Differences, Trend Analysis, Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires, Reliability, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Students

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Author: Albdour, Waddah Mahmoud

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1187&id=EJ1077392







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