Investigating English reading difficulties facing Palestinian deaf secondary school learners in the Gaza Strip

Other Title(s)

دراسة صعوبات مهارة القراءة في اللغة الإنجليزية التي تواجه الطلاب الفلسطينيين الصم في المرحلة الثانوية في قطاع غزة

Dissertant

Abu Khalid, Diyana Yahya Amir

Thesis advisor

al-Misri, Nazmi Abd al-Salam

University

Islamic University

Faculty

Faculty of Literature

University Country

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

This study focuses on the main difficulties that Palestinian Deaf learners face in learning English reading comprehension skills in Gaza secondary schools.

It also highlights the various factors behind these difficulties and provides relevant suggestions to overcome them.

A mixed method research design, quantitative and qualitative research, was adopted.

To identify these difficulties and their related solutions, three data collection tools were used: a questionnaire, Reading Comprehension Test, and semi-structured interview.

The participants of the study were Tawjihi (Grade 12) EFL Deaf learners.

Four EFL teachers were interviewed to explore their suggestions to overcome the identified difficulties.

The study revealed that the most difficult reading comprehension skills are scanning, identifying the main idea, then making predictions about the text.

The study attributed reading comprehension difficulties to various reasons related to learners, teachers, assessment process, and classroom environment.

In light of the difficulties identified, some pedagogical implications on how to help Deaf students learn English reading skills effectively are provided at the end of this study

Main Topic

Educational Sciences
Languages

Topics

No. of Pages

136

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Study statement and background.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Methodology.

Chapter Four : Data analysis.

Chapter Five : Findings, pedagogical implications and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abu Khalid, Diyana Yahya Amir. (2019). Investigating English reading difficulties facing Palestinian deaf secondary school learners in the Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-893934

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abu Khalid, Diyana Yahya Amir. Investigating English reading difficulties facing Palestinian deaf secondary school learners in the Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University. (2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-893934

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abu Khalid, Diyana Yahya Amir. (2019). Investigating English reading difficulties facing Palestinian deaf secondary school learners in the Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-893934

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-893934