عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aimed at identifying the benefits of the looping system in improving the teaching- learning process of primary school students at Semnān province. Looping system is a process in which a person remains the teacher of a group of students at a school for at least two years or longer. It was an applied research and its method was exploratory mixed methods. Here, first the qualitative and then the quantitative section of the study were done. In the qualitative section of the study, in-depth interview was conducted with 10 managers and semi-structured interview was conducted with 32 teachers who were selected through purposeful and snowball sampling method. As a result of the content analysis of interview data and in-depth study of theoretical foundations, a researcher-made questionnaire was devised. Its content validity was checked by experts, and its reliability was examined through computing Cronbachs alpha (0.9). In the quantitative section of the study, the research questionnaire was completed by 218 teachers and managers who were selected using stratified sampling method. To analyze the qualitative data, the content analysis technique and to analyze the quantitative data, the Chi Square Test, factor analysis and Friedman Test were used. The results showed that the benefits of »knowing the learner by the teacher«, is of utmost importance and has the first rank, »Increasing the understanding and knowledge of the teacher on the strength and weakness of students’ intelligence«, has the second rank,»considering parents, students and teachers as members of the same family and community« has the third rank, and »reducing students concern and anxiety towards new school year and teacher« has the forth rank in promoting and improving students’ teaching-learning process, respectively.
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