Ibtisam Said Mubarak Al-Hadhrami, Ms.
Sultan Qaboos University
Ibtisam is a fifth-year undergraduate English major at Sultan Qaboos University. Her area of interests include students’ psychology, creative teaching, and linguistics. She enjoys conducting research.
Grade Retainees in Omani Schools (PP118), Paper
Grade retention is one of the educational interventions used for underachievers. This study aims to investigate how Omani students, who are retained in secondary schools, view themselves and how their teachers, parents and peers view them. The data obtained from the respondents indicates that the way grade retainees perceive themselves is negatively affected by the negative view their peers have towards them. Therefore, this paper concludes that peers are the most negative influence on grade retainees.