The Effectiveness of Bilingual Schools: The State of Kuwait

Meznah Saad Alazmi

Abstract


The study aimed at identifying the effectiveness of bilingual schools in the State of Kuwait from principals' and
teachers' perceptions due to some variables: gender, qualification and experience. To achieve the purpose of this
study, a questionnaire of (60) five-likert scale items in five domains: (behavior of teachers, behavior of directors,
outcomes of students, school climate, and the school’s relationship with the local society) was distributed. The
questionnaire was applied on a random sample of (316) principals and teachers in bilingual schools. The study
came out with a number of outcomes, above which were: The level of effectiveness of bilingual schools from
principals' and teachers' perceptions was high in all domains of effectiveness, and it was at its highest in the
domain of students' achievement, whereas it was at its lowest in the domains of school environment and the
school’s relationship with the local society. The study also found differences with statistical significances among
the average of degrees at 0.05 due to: gender, job, nationality and qualification. However, there were no
statistical differences between the individuals of the sample in terms of their evaluation of the school’s
effectiveness due to experience.

Keywords


Bilingual Schools; Kuwait.

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