International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009

IJEAPS Articles

July 2018

Anatomy of pay in decentralisation by devolution in Tanzania

Decentralization has become an eminent discourse for boosting people’s participation in decision making. Arguably, one of the pillars to boost good governance. Nevertheless, various levels of governance, which have resulted from decentralisation by devolution have varied perspectives on rewards for the work they perform especially the lowest namely village and ward levels. The contestation is on who deserves to...

Author(s): King Norman A. S.  

July 2018

Comparative investigation of alternative assessment methods used in Turkey and United States elementary 4th grade mathematics curriculum

This study investigated the applicability of alternative assessment methods used in 4th grade mathematics curriculum in Turkey and the United States with the intent of implementing these methods more effectively in elementary schools. The sampling included six elementary schools with twelve teachers in Adıyaman in Turkey; four elementary schools with twelve teachers in Pittsburgh, PA in the U.S. Qualitative data were...

Author(s): Mehmet Demir, Cynthia, A. Tananis and Uğur Başboğaoğlu

July 2018

Universal basic education (UBE) policy implementation challenges: The dilemma of junior secondary schools administrators in Nigeria

The study examined the challenges hindering implementation of the universal basic educational (UBE) policy in Nigeria. The study is a descriptive survey research. The population of the study comprised all the two hundred and twenty one principals in Ebonyi state public junior secondary schools. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to select 100 principals for the study. Instrument used for data...

Author(s): Aja S. N., Egwu S. O., Aja-Okorie U., Ani T. and Amuta N. C.  

June 2018

Factors associated with organizational commitment of academic employees in Botswana

Organizational commitment is a major determinant of organizational effectiveness and desirable employee attitudes and behaviours. Highly committed academic staff are the backbone of universities since they play an important role in the success of their institutions. This study investigated factors associated with organizational commitment among academic employees of a university in Botswana using a representative sample...

Author(s): Thabo T. Fako, Esther Nkhukhu-Orlando, Debra R. Wilson, Ntonghanwah Forcheh and James G. Linn

May 2018

Longitudinal changes among adolescents`well-being at school and the importance of gender and overweight

The experience of well-being at school, both in the recesses and at school lessons, is of great importance for all students. The Norwegian school laws confirm that every student has the right to experience well-being at school, which will lead to healthiness and good learning. Literature search indicates that there is a lack of longitudinal studies in relation to the development of students` well-being at recesses and...

Author(s): Grandemo Liv Iren and Lagestad Pål Arild

May 2018

Administrative challenges and principals’ managerial effectiveness in Ogun State public secondary schools

This study examined administrative challenges and principals’ managerial effectiveness in Ogun State secondary schools. The study population was 13,123 teachers in the state’s secondary schools from which a sample of 900 teachers was drawn from 35 schools using simple random and proportionate random sampling techniques. A self-developed instrument tagged Administrative Challenges and Principals’...

Author(s): Olorunsola E. O. and Belo F. A.

April 2018

An examination of teacher candidates’ attitudes towards teaching profession

Teaching profession is one of the hardest jobs of today. Teachers who raise the safeguards of our future, that is, our students should be aware of the principles, methods and techniques needed for teaching; should have taken the pedagogical formation training, should have enhanced communication skills and should closely follow science and technology with a mind open to modernization. Teachers also must carry the feeling...

Author(s): Baş Muhammet and Okan Sarigöz

April 2018

Erosion of autonomy: The pitfall of educational management in Nigeria universities

This study examined the concept of autonomy and its effect on the management of universities in Nigeria. Four major dimensions of university autonomy were investigated. An instrument titled Erosion of University Autonomy Questionnaire (EUAQ) was used to collect data. The instrument was administered for four universities. The study employed a descriptive research of the survey type. The data collected ware subjected to...

Author(s): Edith O. Olorunsola

March 2018

Creating change in the use of information and communications technology by female Islamic studies teachers in Saudi Arabia

The range of research undertaken in the area of the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the teaching-learning process indicates the importance of the need for such a tool. Paradoxically, there is lack of emphasis on Islamic teachers and specifically female Islamic teachers. This study was conducted in 2017 using a range of quantitative methods and analysis involved 87 female participants who...

Author(s): Majed Alsharidah  

February 2018

Building the capability of non-formal education teachers to develop a learning society for promoting lifelong education in Thailand

This study aims to study Thai non-formal education teachers’ perceptions of their opportunities to obtain knowledge about the learning society; identify the knowledge of non-formal education teachers need about the learning society which could be obtained through a distance learning package; and to develop and evaluate distance learning package on the learning society for the non-formal education teachers. The...

Author(s): Sumalee Sungsri  

January 2018

Influence of instructional resources in learning agriculture in secondary school on employment creation in Vihiga County, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of instructional resources in learning agriculture in secondary school on employment creation in Vihiga County, Kenya. The study was conducted in Emuhaya Constituency, and it adopted qualitative research design using descriptive survey method. The target population was the youth who learnt agriculture in secondary schools. The study purposively sampled 150 youth...

Author(s): SERAPHINE Sherry Aholi, JACOB J. J. Ochieng’ Konyango and JOASH K. Kibett

December 2017

Challenges of implementing the contributory pension scheme in public universities in Nigeria

This study discussed the challenges of implementing the contributory pension scheme in public universities in Nigeria. The rationale, objectives, and features of the contributory pension reform act of 2014 (amended) were discussed. Secondary sources of data were used for the discussion and the views of other scholars as it concerns the implantation of the contributory pension scheme. The identified challenges includes:...

Author(s): Onukwu James

December 2017

Absentee rates in physical education in high schools: The importance of gender and study programmes

Little is known about absenteeism in high school physical education (PE) in relation to study programme and gender. This study investigated the impact of gender and study programme on absentee rates in PE by analyzing data, using non-parametric statistical analyses, from the absentee registers for all 6928 students in Nordland Country. The results showed that the absentee rates in PE differed among four categorized...

Author(s): Pål Lagestad, Boye Welde, Vebjørn Rånes and Hege Myhre

November 2017

Importance of knowledge management at Mauritius Institution of Education

This paper aims to explore the permeability of the knowledge management (KM) concept at Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), a leading Higher Education Institution (HEI) in teacher training established five decades ago. HEIs consolidate their strengths in a number of ways but managing the quality and quantity of knowledge and education can leverage its competitive advantage. Looking thoroughly at KM concepts in HEIs...

Author(s): Nazeerah Sheik Abbass

September 2017

Longitudinal changes and predictors of adolescents’ enjoyment in physical education

Longitudinal studies on adolescents’ enjoyment in physical education (PE) are lacking. This study examined students’ self-reported enjoyment and predictors of enjoyment in PE in school among students from age 14 to 19, using questionnaires and interviews. From the results, enjoyment in PE increases among girls during high school, while students that participate weekly in organized sport report greater...

Author(s): Pål Lagestad

August 2017

Leaders’ underestimation, overestimation or alignment: Perspectives in program implementation

Leadership is critical to shaping and supporting individual teachers’ endeavors to integrate new programs into their teaching. To determine the necessary support, leaders must be aware of the needs of the school and its individuals. In understanding their needs, leaders can then support teachers through appropriate professional development and the discussion of identified issues to sustain improvements in teaching...

Author(s): Veronica Steffen and Angeles Bueno Villaverde 

July 2017

The mediating role of job satisfaction on the relationship between teachers' perceptions of supervisor support and job performances

The main purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between teachers' perceptions of supervisor support and job performances and the mediating role of job satisfaction in this relationship. The study group consists of 206 teachers working in the public high schools in the Giresun province centre during the 2016-2017 academic year. The study group has been determined by simple randomized sampling method. In...

Author(s): Tevfik UZUN and Güven ÖZDEM 

July 2017

Challenges and gaps in children’s transition from early childhood development to grade one in Zimbabwe

The study focused on challenges and gaps faced by children during the transition period from early childhood development (ECD) to primary education and possible solutions to them. It adopted the qualitative methodological approach through the use of Focus Group Discussions with councillors, education officials, child care workers, chiefs, parents and teachers. Document analysis provided an additional layer of transition...

Author(s): E. Chikwiri and J. Musiyiwa

June 2017

Enhancing the standard of teaching and learning in the 21st century via qualitative school-based supervision in secondary schools in Abuja municipal area council (AMAC)

The study focused on enhancing the standard of teaching and learning in the 21st century via qualitative school-based supervision in secondary schools in Abuja municipal area council. To guide the study, two null hypotheses were formulated. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The sample of the study constituted of 270 secondary schools teachers in Abuja municipal area council. The study employed...

Author(s): Ebele Uju F. and Olofu Paul A.

May 2017

Cluster supervision practices in primary school of Jimma Zone

The main objective of this study was to assess the supervisory practice of cluster resource centre (CRC) supervisors in Jimma Zone primary schools. To achieve this purpose, the descriptive survey design was employed. Data were collected from 238 randomly selected teachers, and 60 school principals with a response rate of 98.6%. Moreover, 12 CRC supervisors and 6 woreda supervision coordinators participated through...

Author(s): Afework, E. A., Frew, A.T. and Abeya, G. G.  

April 2017

Personal reflections of comfort and upset moments in leadership journey

Leadership is one of the key factors for development of all organizations be they small or large. This study describes the feelings and thinking of the author on leadership aspects basing on his own practical experiences from being a University of Dodoma Academic Staff Association’s Leader. The author was elected as a chairperson of the University of Dodoma Academic Staff Association (UDOMASA) in October 2010, and...

Author(s): Paul Loisulie 

April 2017

Relationship of the cognitive functions of prospective science teachers and their knowledge, knowledge levels, success and success levels

This study reveals the transformation of prospective science teachers into knowledgeable individuals through classical, combination, and information theories. It distinguishes between knowledge and success, and between knowledge levels and success levels calculated each through three theories. The relation between the knowledge of prospective teachers and their cognitive functions is defined through the results gained...

Author(s): Yilmaz Ismail 

March 2017

Women’s role and their styles of leadership

This research had three objectives: determining the level of participation of women in the academic leadership of Addis Ababa University (AAU), specifying the types of leadership styles women leaders demonstrate, and tracing the factors that led to those styles. Two key research instruments were used: questionnaires and interview. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using the instruments. Means were used in...

Author(s): Mekasha Kassaye Gobaw

March 2017

Inclusion in public administration: Developing the concept of inclusion within a school of accounts and administration

This study originates from ongoing action research that aims to develop institutional opportunities to reflect on and take decisions about inclusion in the School of Accounts and Administration of Rio de Janeiro’s State Accounts Office. The research was organized in three phases. The first phase was an in-service course to sensitize professionals about inclusion. The second stage comprised the reformulation of the...

Author(s): Mônica Pereira dos Santos, Sandra Cordeiro de Melo, Mylene Cristina Santiago and Paula Nazareth 

February 2017

Demographic variables and students use of e-learning resources in public secondary schools libraries in Rivers State of Nigeria

The applications of e-learning resources to studies, teaching and learning by both staff and students have been investigated. However, the provision of e-learning tools for stake-holders is a modern goal to improving as well as achieving the quality of educational system in the twenty first century is imperative. Students’ demographic variables and the use of e-learning  resources in selected public secondary...

Author(s): C. N. Owate, M. Afolabi and P. C. Akanwa 

January 2017

The perils of bureaucratic complexity: Education for all in Nigeria

This paper reports research which investigated the issue of access in the Universal Basic Education (UBE) and sought to know why access to education remains the biggest challenge with over 10.5 million school-aged children out of school in Nigeria (NUT, 2004; UBEC, 2004; UNICEF Report, 2015). Data for this study were collected through document analysis and interviews with 30 bureaucrats responsible for implementing UBE...

Author(s): Stephen Dele Bolaji, Glenda Campbell-Evans and Jan Rosemary Gray 

November 2016

The use of problem-solving techniques to develop semiotic declarative knowledge models about magnetism and their role in learning for prospective science teachers

This study aims to develop a semiotic declarative knowledge model, which is a positive constructive behavior model that systematically facilitates understanding in order to ensure that learners think accurately and ask the right questions about a topic. The data used to develop the experimental model were obtained using four measurement tools applied to the participants’ efforts teaching science to 1st-graders....

Author(s): Yilmaz İsmail 

October 2016

Value chain, stakeholders analysis and technology: A holistic and integrated approach for determining the cumulative added value of education

The research problem addressed in this study focused on the students’ assessment issue. Although the assessment of student learning should form part of the curriculum of school programs, many educational institutions do not make student assessment part of their teaching and learning routines. A holistic and integrated framework, which encompasses an interdisciplinary approach, to determine the cumulative added...

Author(s): Saud Abdullah Ben Khudair and Abdalla Khidir Abdalla

September 2016

Effect of distributive leadership behaviours of foreign language schools’ principals on the job satisfaction of instructors

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of distributive leadership behavior of foreign language schools’ principals on the job satisfaction of instructors. Sample size of 416 instructors working in foreign language school for the academic year 2013 to 2014 was used in the study. The data was gathered using questionnaires tag “Leadership Practices Inventory” by Kouzes and Posner and...

Author(s): Tanrıöğen, A. and İşcan, S.

September 2016

Development of a training program for enhancement of technology competencies of university lecturers

The objectives were: (1) the components of the technology competencies of university lecturers were studied. The researchers also described and analyzed (2) the development of a training program for enhancement of the technology competencies of these lecturers. Also, the researchers evaluated (3) the program they had constructed. The sample population consisted of 859 lecturers with academic ranks at government and...

Author(s): Chomsupak Cruthaka and Ouen Pinngern

September 2016

The impact of Cambridge and the determination of fair use in educational settings

The Fair Use exemption to copyright infringement is a difficult concept for those within the legal community because of its unique “case-by-case” application.  Without any red line rules, providing guidance to typical users is even more challenging. This paper reviews several recent cases regarding the application of Fair Use and how the interpretation of Fair Use varies across the Federal Circuits. The...

Author(s): Timothy D. Shields

August 2016

Is work-family balance a possibility? The case of Kenyan female teachers in urban public schools

Young mothers in Kenyan public schools experience a high level of work-family conflict. Currently, there are no formal family-friendly policies, despite declining levels of extended family support and rising cost of hiring domestic workers. A total of 375 female teachers from three towns and Nairobi city filled open-ended surveys to examine the informal work-family balance support offered by the supervisors and...

Author(s): Gladys Muasya

July 2016

Questioning the scholarly discussion around decentralization in Turkish education system

From the beginning of Turkish Republic till date, Turkish Education System (TES) has been steered by a handful of politicians and civil servants, who enjoy maximum centralized authority. Over the years, therefore, centralized management has repeatedly been blamed for the deadlocks hampering progress in the TES. Turkish scholars often seem to find intellectual shelter in extolling decentralization, supposedly the exact...

Author(s): Soner Onder Yildiz

July 2016

Enhancing access to and quality of basic education through head teachers’ leadership functions

Basic education is the fundamental requirement for idiosyncratic and societal development. The individual child needs to have access to it and acquire it qualitatively. The sum total of all the knowledge attitude, skills and competences that the Nigerian child today acquires have been declared to be on the decline. Every stakeholder: teacher, pupil, community and government / proprietor have its own blame to share....

Author(s): Oni, J. O., Jegede, A. A, Osisami, R. A., Illo, C. O., Lawal, R. O., Fabinu, F. A.

June 2016

A comparative study of the influence of head teachers management styles on pupils performance in K CPE in public and private primary schools in Nakuru municipality, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of management styles of head teacher’s on pupils’ performance in private and public primary schools in Nakuru municipality at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education level. The population comprised of teachers and head teachers in public primary schools. The study adopted the ex post facto survey research design and used a sample size of 70 primary...

Author(s): Margaret Nekesa Shibo

May 2016

Exploring levels of job satisfaction among teachers in public secondary schools in Tanzania

A case study on the role of extrinsic factors (hygiene factors) and socio-demographic factors in determining job satisfaction among teachers in public secondary schools in Tanzania was undertaken. Biographical variables pertaining to teachers’ age, sex, marital status and work experience were investigated to determine whether they had any significant contribution on the level of job satisfaction experienced. The...

Author(s): Ombeni William Msuya

April 2016

Funeral benefits in public higher education institutions: How do they explain employees’ perception of equity?

The study examined the government and three campuses of a higher public education institution’s funeral policies with a view to determining how these policies explain employees’ equity perception. Three research questions guided the study: (1) what does the government’s funeral policy say about the burial of government employees and their dependents? (2) How has the government’s funeral policy...

Author(s): Aneth Anselmo Komba

September 2015

The challenges of educating the visually impaired and quality assurance in tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria

This paper focused on the challenges in educating the visually impaired and modalities for ensuring quality assurance in tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria. It examined the global challenges in the higher educational system and made it clear that the visually impaired are those with visual problems be it partial, low vision, or total blindness, as such need higher education to be liberated from the shackles of...

Author(s): Omede Andrew A

September 2015

Study of the relationship between study habits and academic achievement of students: A case of Spicer Higher Secondary School, India

The studies on the correlation of academic achievement have paved way for control and manipulation of related variables for quality results in schools. In spite of the facts that schools impart uniform classroom instructions to all students, wide range of difference is observed in their academic achievement. The study sought to determine the relationship between study habits and academic achievement of students. A...

Author(s): Evans Atsiaya siahi and Julius K. Maiyo

September 2015

Education and poverty correlates: A case of Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya

Education is widely accepted as the main backbone of growth and development of individuals and the nation. However, its achievement continues to elude many who are poverty stricken. Government of Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003 and tuition free secondary education in 2008. It is estimated that about 3 millions children are not enrolled in primary schools. For the children who enrolled in grade one, only...

Author(s): Julius Maiyo

August 2015

Self assessment in higher education: An empirical evidence from the Department of Business Administration of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

The paper aimed to explore the self assessment practices in higher education in Bangladesh with special reference to Department of Business Administration of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. For self assessment purpose the researchers have collected opinion from students, alumni, employer and faculty members on eight areas. In collecting data the study used a semi-structured questionnaire on four point...

Author(s): Nazrul Islam and Mohmmad Ashraful Ferdous Chowdhury

July 2015

Students’ satisfaction with service delivery in federal universities in South-south geo-political Zone, Nigeria

The study was designed to investigate the level of students’ satisfaction with service delivery in federal universities in South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria in terms of educational, library, security, medical, transport, hostel, and ICT services. Survey design was used to carry out the study, the hypothesis was formulated and literature reviewed. Using the stratified random sampling technique 1,700 students...

Author(s): Roseline M. Akpoiroro and James E. Okon

June 2015

Professional development needs of school principals in the context of educational reform

Retraining and upskilling of human resources in organizations are deemed vital whenever a reform takes place, or whenever a huge policy is being implemented on a comprehensive scale. In an education system, officers, principals, and teachers need to be retrained so as to enable them implement and manage new changes, which are manifested in the form of new policies and strategic development plan mooted by the government....

Author(s): Sufean Hussin and Saleh Al Abri

June 2015

Do small rural high schools differ from larger schools in relation to absentee rates in physical education?

The aims of the study were twofold: (a) to investigate how school size affects absentee rates in physical education (PE) and (b) to examine the experiences of students and teachers at a small rural high school in relation to attendance in PE at their school. The absentee rates in PE among all students (N = 6928 students) in a county in Norway were collected, and interviews with 15 students and two teachers at a small...

Author(s): Pål Lagestad, Vebjørn Rånes and Boye Welde

May 2015

Investigating policy implications for the abolition of corporal punishment in secondary schools in Kenya

The main objective of this study is to investigate policy implications for the abolition of corporal punishment in secondary schools in Kenya. Adopting a survey design, using questionnaires, interviews and documentation, a sample of 355 was selected from target population of 3228 teachers, students and parents. The data were analysed thematically. Results indicate that awareness concerning abolition of corporal...

Author(s): Jonah Nyaga Kindiki

May 2015

Teacher qualification and students’ academic performance in science mathematics and technology subjects in Kenya

Performance in Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) subjects among students in Kitui County, Kenya has perpetually been unsatisfactory. The aim of this study was to look into the extent to which teacher qualification influenced students’ academic performance in SMT subjects. The study applied ex-post-facto survey research design. Random sampling was used to select eight secondary schools in Kitui County. It...

Author(s): Lydia M. Musau and Joash A. Migosi

March 2015

The Nigeria education system and vision 20: 2020: A critical development planning perspective

The study examines the call for Nigeria becoming one of the twenty most developed economies by the year 2020, as it relates to development planning in Nigeria using the educational system as a unit of analysis. It aims at examining the relevance of this call within the context of existing facilities in the Nigeria educational system both - material and human from the point of view of academic planning. It adopts a...

Author(s): Franklins A. SANUBI and Nelson E. AKPOTU

March 2015

Development of a knowledge management model for the development of a quality public sector management system for the office of the primary educational service area

The objectives of this research were: 1) to study the current situation and problem of Knowledge Management of the office of the primary education service area, 2) to develop a Knowledge Management model, 3) to study the success of the implementation of the Knowledge Management system. There were 25 persons in the target group. There were 2 kinds of instrument: the instrument for work development was the Handbook for...

Author(s): Wijitra Khotbancha, Chalard Chantarasombat and Anan Sriampai

March 2015

Values and context: Taiwan principal preparation and practice from an American perspective

This qualitative study explores the preparation and practice of school leaders in Taiwan based on in-depth interviews and observations with six Taiwan school directors serving geographically diverse student populations. The journey leading to school leadership and the challenges that this representative group of educational leaders face are discussed and also compared to the preparation of American school leaders and...

Author(s): Linda R. Vogel

March 2015

Impact of teenage motherhood on the academic performance in public primary schools in Bungoma County, Kenya

Teenage pregnancy is a concern in both developed and developing countries; however the re-entry of teenage mothers into the school system continues to demand attention as society’s negative attitude towards pregnant girls and teenage mothers persists. Those who do return to school suffer from stigmatisation, ridicule, and abuse from both teachers and other learners. This study sought to investigate the impact of...

Author(s): Catherine Barmao-Kiptanui, Jonah Nyaga Kindiki and Joseph K. Lelan

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