EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er <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> en-US <ul> <li>All contributor(s) agree to transfer the copyright of this article to <strong>EPH Journal.</strong></li> <li><strong>EPH Journal</strong> will have all the rights to distribute, share, sell, modify this research article with proper reference of the contributors.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>EPH Journal</strong> will have the right to edit or completely remove the published article on any misconduct happening.</li> </ul> editor@ephjournals.com (Naveen Malik) Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:59:24 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Conflict of Interest in Research at Universities: A pioneer investigation in Jordan https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/1537 <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> Walid Al-Zyoud, Sarah Mansour, Feryal Elayan, Noor Homsi, Hane Ajeilat, Rana Dajani Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/1537 Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:59:06 +0000 The Impacts of Creative Writing Activities on Iranian EFL Learners’ Progress in Writing, Writing Dispositions: Focus on Attitude to English Course https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/1552 <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> Ehsan Namaziandost, Mohammad Hossein Keshmirshekan, Maryam Pournorouz Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/1552 Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:08:04 +0000 Counselor's "professional" development must jump out of the "singularization" thinking trap https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/1545 <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> Juan Wang Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/1545 Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:07:48 +0000