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|Title||The Effectiveness of Educational Games on the Sixth Graders' Achievement in English Language in Gaza Southern Governorates|
The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of educational games on the sixth graders' achievement in English language in Gaza Southern Governorates. For answering the questions of the study , the researcher adopted the experimental approach. The sample of the study consisted of (94) male students from Omariya Elementary Boys school and (98) female students from Al Razi Elementary Girls school in Rafah. The educational games strategy was used in teaching the experimental group, while the traditional method was used with the control one in the first term of the school year (2006-2007). An achievement test of five scopes with (55) items was designed and validated to be used as a pre and post test. The data of the study were analyzed, using T-test, One Way ANOVA . "Scheffe' Post Test" test was used to identify the direction of the effect. Effect size technique was used to measure the effect size of the educational games strategy on the experimental group in each scope of the test. The study indicated that there are statistically significant differences in the sixth graders' achievement of English language due to the method in favor of educational games strategy. It also showed that there are statistically significant differences in the sixth graders' achievement of English language due to gender in favor of the female experimental group. Based on those findings, the study recommended the necessity of implementing educational games strategy in teaching English language to bring about better outcomes in students' achievement of English language. It also was suggested that further researches should be conducted on the effect of games on different dimensions of learning English language and other school subjects.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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