Sample Education Essays on challenges facing Saudi Students report in adjusting to co-educational settings in the U.S

The research questions:

  1. What / if any challenges do Saudi Students (male and female) report in adjusting to co-educational settings in the U.S? Are Saudi male and female students studying English in a co-educational classroom (in the United States and the English Center (EC) at university level) face distinctive challenges that hinder their academic advancement, like problems of adapting to the co-educational schooling system and managing cultural expectations of American and Saudi communities? Are these challenges impact their (1) learning/language acquisition, (2) engagement, motivation, and interactions in class?
  2. Are Professors in school of education and EC language teachers using culturally responsive pedagogy to probe the contributing variables to the language barriers on Saudi students and their underlying causes? Do educators identify CRP strategies needed like empowering students to support such learners to succeed academically?

 

The research Hypothesis:

 

Research Question 1:

Hypothesis 1: Saudi male and female students studying English in a co-educational classroom at the EC face distinct challenges in adjusting to co-educational settings in the US.

Hypothesis 2: Saudi male and female students studying English in a co-educational classroom at the EC may face challenges related to adapting to the co-educational schooling system and managing cultural expectations of both American and Saudi communities.

Research Question 2:

Hypothesis 1: Saudi students who report cultural adjustment issues in co-educational settings may experience challenges related to accessing hidden curricula in co-educational learning environments.

Hypothesis 2: Saudi students who report cultural adjustment issues in co-educational settings may experience challenges that impact their language acquisition, engagement, motivation, and interactions in class.

Research Question 3:

Hypothesis 1: The EC employs practices to help Saudi students adjust to co-educational classroom settings.

Hypothesis 2: EC language teachers use culturally responsive pedagogy to identify the contributing variables to language barriers on Saudi students and their underlying causes.

Hypothesis 3: Educators at the EC identify CRP strategies needed to support Saudi students to succeed academically.

 

Research Question 3.4:

Hypothesis 1: There is a positive impact for Saudi students when CRP practices are used at the EC.

Hypothesis 2: Teachers in the School of Education are prepared to engage with differences among Saudi students.

Hypothesis 3: Teachers in the School of Education are aware of the prevalence of single-sex educational spaces among Saudi students.

 

These hypotheses can be tested using the survey data and analyzed using statistical methods such as descriptive and inferential statistics.