EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) 2019-10-02T12:07:48+00:00 Naveen Malik Open Journal Systems <p><strong><span id="cell-9-name" class="gridCellContainer"><span class="label">EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204)</span></span>&nbsp;</strong> publishes a wide range of high quality research articles in the field (but not limited to) given below: <br>Academic Advising and Counselling, Adult Education, Art Education, Business Education, Counsellor Education, Cross-disciplinary Areas of Education, Curriculum, Research and Development, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, etc.<br><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong> <span style="text-shadow: #ff6600 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 1.124</span></strong></span></p> Conflict of Interest in Research at Universities: A pioneer investigation in Jordan 2019-09-07T10:59:24+00:00 Walid Al-Zyoud Sarah Mansour Feryal Elayan Noor Homsi Hane Ajeilat Rana Dajani <p>Conflict of interest (COI) is defined as a circumstance that might create a risk that professional judgments or actions regarding a primary interest, such as research, education or patient care, will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain or personal prestige. The aim of this article is to examine the management of conflict of interest in ten public and ten private Jordanian universities. Sufficient literature review was performed on the COI policies and regulation. Unfortunately, no sufficient COI information has been found from the published research regulations on the universities’ websites. Additionally, the legislation enforced by Ministries of higher education is presented. To conclude, there is a major need for regulation improvement, especially in the management of COI and its declaration processes. University leaders should assess the sufficiency of their COI management systems. Therefore, universities are urged to give immediate attention to reviewing and strengthening their COI policies. The regulations of funding for scientific research, as well as publication rules are not very different for public or private Jordanian universities.</p> 2019-09-07T10:59:06+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) The Impacts of Creative Writing Activities on Iranian EFL Learners’ Progress in Writing, Writing Dispositions: Focus on Attitude to English Course 2019-09-13T07:12:05+00:00 Ehsan Namaziandost Mohammad Hossein Keshmirshekan Maryam Pournorouz <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This research aimed to investigate the impact of creative writing activities on Iranian EFL learners’ progress in writing skill, writing dispositions and their attitude to English. One group pre and posttest design was used in the study. The study was carried out in a private English language institute. The study group was consisted of 21 female and 19 males in total 40 pre-intermediate students. After analyzing the data, it was found that students’ progress in writing skill was increased after the experiment. Students’ writing disposition was also increased when compared to their levels before the experiment. However, students’ attitude to English course was not increased after the experiment. Findings revealed that utilizing creative writing exercises has a positive impact on writing achievement and writing disposition in pre-intermediate English language classes in private English language institutes.</em></p> 2019-09-13T07:08:04+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) Counselor's "professional" development must jump out of the "singularization" thinking trap 2019-10-02T12:07:48+00:00 Juan Wang <p>The subjective limitation of the counselor's work content to the "singularization" of one or several jobs in the name of "professionalization" has become a thinking trap that hinders the team of college counselors from correctly understanding the core meaning of "professionalization", which is not conducive to the real "professional" development of counselors. To this end, we must seek the actual content according to the name, so that the name and the reality are consistent and understand the meaning of "professionalization"; trace back the roots and make it clear where "professionalization" comes from; hold high the banner and clear the direction, understanding where "professionalization" goes. The understanding and practice of the "professional" development of counselors should return to common sense and responsibility, so that counselors can never forget their original intention and better carry out their mission.</p> 2019-10-02T12:07:48+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204)