Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006

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THE EFFECT OF CRITICAL THINKING EDUCATION ON THE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND THE CRITICAL THINKING DISPOSITIONS OF PRESERVICE TEACHERS

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The aim of this study is to identify the dispositions and opinions of prospective teachers towards critical thinking and to develop primarily their critical thinking dispositions. Pretest-posttest research design was implemented in this study without a control group. The study group was formed with the purposive sampling method. A total of 57 preservice teachers, of whom 26 were males and 31 were females, volunteered for...

Author(s):Palavan, Özcan

Determinants of Students’ Satisfaction in Higher Education: Evidence from Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

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This study aimed to examine the determinants of students’ satisfaction at higher education in Ethiopia using a random sample of 547 students from Arba Minch University. Female and students with rural origin were more satisfied than males and students with the urban origin and the differences are significant at a 5 percent level of significance. Junior students were more satisfied than senior students and the difference is...

Author(s):Fassil Eshetu, Getahun Kelemework, Sileshi Abebe, Mohammed Shure

The role of perception of classroom structure on students’ mental health

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Classroom structure include organizing and designing the class. Based on the theory of achievement, the context and structure of the educational environment affect student’s performance, motivation, and emotion. The present study was conducted to find out whether the perception of classroom structure can predict mental health of the students? Method:The design of this research was correlation.Participant includes 287...

Author(s):Yasin Farshchi Tabrizi and Razie Sheikholeslami

Item and test analysis to identify quality multiple choice questions from licensure assessment of teacher candidates in Ethiopian universities

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The quality of assessment tools matters. Hence, this study is intended to assess the quality of test items and their overall properties. The study was conducted using311answer-sheets of licensing examination for new English teachers in selected Ethiopian universities. An Exam-sheet that contains 100 questions constructed in multiple choice formats. Statistical analysis was made to compute Item difficulty, item...

Author(s):Herut Adane Hailu

HOW DOES (AND DOESN’T) EDUCATION ENABLE INDIVIDUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

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Needless to repeat the statement “education is an instrument for the development of an individual, group, organization or a country at large.” The questions: How it becomes an instrument for all of these? In what way? What type of education? To what extent can it be? Are critical questions to be addressed to show the everlasting befits of education. In this review of the literature, the importance of education for...

Author(s): Dibekulu Alem Asegu

Investigation of Causal Relationship between Ethiopian Higher Education and Economic Growth

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Ethiopian government has paid great attention to higher education expansion and hence, it has been a national policy issue of the country. The study investigated the dynamic relationship between higher education and economic growth in Ethiopia using annual data collected from 1981-2014. Autoregressive Distributive Lag framework was used along with Error Correction Term so as to investigate long run relationship between...

Author(s):Chala Amante Abate

The Place of Virtual Learning Environment in Teaching Learners with Intellectual: Impact and Challenges

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The paper considered the place of virtual learning space in ensuring that learners with intellectual disability are not excluded from learning activities due to the pandemic caused by the spread of covid 19. Virtual learning space in education was describe as a vendor for high efficiency, high productivity, and high educational outcomes, including the quality of cognitive, creative and innovative thinking. The impact of...

Author(s):Udeme Jacob

Peer group influence and aggressive behavior among Secondary School Students

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The main thrust of the study was to investigate Peer Group Influence as a Correlate of Aggressive Behaviour among Secondary School Students in Abia State. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a correlational research design. The sample for the study consisted of 878 respondents drawn through a two-stage sampling procedure from 8783 (4195 male and 4588 female) senior...

Author(s):Mark O. Ojukwu

The Relationship Between Perceived Manager Support and Work Commitments of Sports Instructors

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The aim of this study is to investigate the perceived role of supervisor support in predicting the work engagement levels of instructors working in sports venues. Sample of this study consists of a total of 254 instructors, 88 males and 166 females, age ranged 22-63, working in various sports venues. Personal information form, perceived supervisor Support and work engagement scale applied to the individuals in the sample...

Author(s):Nedim Malko, Suzan Yıldız Dal

A Proposed Comprehensive Model of Value-Creation University and Transformational Higher Education Indicators in Iran

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Today, most of high education experts consider value creation (a term different from entrepreneurship or entrepreneur) a condition for the survival and development of universities and higher education systems. Because in the era of the development of advanced technologies and knowledge-based industries in the global, regional, national and even local economies only through the strengthening of university-industry...

Author(s):Ahmad Amanzadeh Rashidi, Fareydoon Azma, Roohallah Samiee, Abdolreza Sobhani

THE EXTENT OF USE OF VIDEO CLIP FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES : A CASE STUDY OF FACULTY OF EDUCATION , UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR

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This study reports on a survey conducted to explore the extent of use of Video Clip (VC) by academic staff for teaching and learning at the Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Five Research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study was made up of all the lecturers in the Faculty. The data were obtained using a structured questionnaire which in random, was administered to...

Author(s):Edem, N. B. and Ekon, E. E.

Peer Group and Career Aspiration of Secondary School Students in Northern Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria: Philosophical Contributions

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The study was on influence of peer group on Career Aspiration among secondary school students. Research question and research hypothesis were formulated. Descriptive survey design was employed. Stratified random and purposive sampling techniques were used to obtain a sample of 960 SS3 students from 30 public secondary schools in study area. Data was collected using an instrument designed by the researchers. The research...

Author(s):Imo M. Obot, Justine B. Apebende, Essien Ekpenyong Essien and Francis Agwanyang Ogodo

ACTIVE TEACHING THROUGH MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Active teaching is a key component in the education system at all stages of education. In practice, introduction of active teaching in mathematics teaching in primary school poses significant challenges for teachers. To solve this problem, we have developed a methodological approach described in this article. In particular, we suggest an active teaching model whose realization is linked to the inclusion of problems with...

Author(s):Tamar Dograshvili

Improving the Academic Performance of Lower Academic Achievers’ of Alelitu Sagure Primary School Learners’ Using Tutorial and Guidance and Counseling Service

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The main aim of this action research project was to improve the academic achievement of lower academic achievers students of Alelitu Sagure primary school. Hence, students whose academic achievements were found to be lower than others selected on the base of the first semester academic records (on the bases of academic rank). In this regard 25 students from each grade level (Grade 2, 3, 5 and 6) were selected. In general,...

Author(s):Dereje Adefirs Woldetsadik and Birhanu Moges Alemu

Application of videos in problem based learning (pbl): A review

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The use of videos in learning is aimed at improving learning outcomes, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, foster interest, cooperation and motivation of students in understanding the learning process. The use of videos in learning encourages students to continue to search for and find problems raised in video media and strive to solve them, in relation to global problems in the 21st century. The concept of...

Author(s):Woro Sumarni, Taufan Febrianto and Wiyanto Wiyanto

Academic Freedom for Special Education Faculty Members in Jordanian Universities from their Perspective

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The study aimed at identifying academic freedom for Faculty Members in the major of special education in Jordanian universities from their perspective. The study used the descriptive- analytical method, then a stratified random sample to represent the study population. The sample consisted of (40) members. The results showed that all the questionnaire fields were in moderate degree. Furthermore, there were statistical...

Author(s):RandaM. Al- Momani

The relation between learning discipline and parents’ caring to learning achievement of students in Sma Negeri 4 Kupang

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This research is an ex-post facto research which reveals data without providing treatment or manipulation of data on the variables. This study aims to find out the relationship between independent variables which are parents' attention (X1) and discipline (X2) to learning achievement (Y). This research was conducted at SMA Negeri 4 Kupang on November 2019 to December 2019. Based on research results, can be concluded that :...

Author(s):Petrus Ly

The impact of good governance practice and its challenges on education quality in Ethiopian Public Universities with a particular emphasis on Jigjiga University

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Good Governance is about how citizens, leaders and public institutions relate to each other in order to make changes happen.Quality education and good governance are concepts needed to bring about healthy development ofa nation. Meaning, good governance promotes education quality. Indeed, quality education is a sure way to prepare individuals to render quality services to the nation sinceindividuals musthave acquired...

Author(s):Getachew Mijana Sabu

Employers’ Satisfaction and Associated Factors on the Performance of Employees Graduated from Private Colleges: the case of Paradise Valley College in Ethiopia

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Besides the rapid expansion of higher education institutions in Ethiopia, serious concerns have been expressed about an increasingly wide gap between the skills and capabilities of graduates, and the requirements and demands of the work environment in an increasingly mobile and globalised society. The objective of the present research was to examine employers’ satisfaction on the performance of employees trained by and...

Author(s):Bewunetu Zewude Gebremeskel

The Effectiveness of a Proposed Counseling Program to Develop Self-Confidence among Jordanian University Students: The World Islamic Sciences& Education University as a Model

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The present study aims at identifying the effectiveness of the proposed counseling program to develop self-confidence among the students of The World Islamic Sciences & Education University, and to identify their level of self-confidence, as well as to find out if there are statistically significant differences between the average of the experimental group members on the pretest and on the posttest, for self-confidence.The...

Author(s):Fatima Mohammad Rashed Al Talahin

Intelligence and Co-Operative Learning on Mathematics Achievement of Gifted Students in Nigeria.

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The debate on whether intelligence is influenced by or not in grouping gifted students for leaning necessitates this study. This paper therefore, established empirically a position on levels of intelligence in cooperative learning for Mathematics achievement of gifted students. The study is based on a pretest-posttest quasi-experiment. Sixty-one participants were selected through multistage screening and were...

Author(s):Richard Ekonesi ORIM and Oluseyi Akintunde DADA

An Assessment of School Based Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Practices and Challenges

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The purpose of the study was to assess school based continuous professional development (CPD) with reference to its practices and challenges in secondary schools of Bale Zone, Oromia. Descriptive survey research design was employed. Simple random sampling technique was used to approach individual samples. One hundred thirty six samples, of which (114 teachers, nine principals, nine school CPD facilitators, three ...

Author(s):Bezabih Wondimu

Making it abroad: Examining African and Asian students’ psychological adjustment and motivations in China

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How well students thrive abroad is vital to their study experience. This study investigates African and Asian international students’ psychological adjustment and motivation in China. Utilizing cross-sectional quantitative research design, 536 international students in Chinese universities participated in the study. The study found moderate psychological adjustment among participants, depending on the length of time spent...

Author(s):Shaoying Gong, Charles Gbollie and Yang Huai

Inequalities in the Colombian educational system: The case of Tunja City

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This work aims to study inequality existing between public and private educational institutions in Colombia, considering the high growth of private schools and the corresponding commodification of education in the neoliberal system. Tunja City is used as the case study because it has the highest academic achievement nationwide. A sample of 2,472 secondary school students (41.7 % private schools and 58.2% public schools)...

Author(s):Daniel Vega Torres, Sandra Acuña, Anderson Rodríguez and Aracely Burgos

The effect of using word processor in teaching writing skill among secondary students in schools in Jordan

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The study aims to identify the effect of using word processor in teaching writing skill among Secondary students in private schools in Jordan. Clear out the differences in writing skill between the control group taught in the ordinary method and the experimental group taught using word processor. The study follows the descriptive and the experimental approach to identify the effect of using word processor in teaching...

Author(s):Yaser Aladwan

Renewed Turkish Language teaching undergraduate program based on opinions of Turkish Langauge teachers

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Turkish language teachers may state the professional fields that they require by comparing the situations which they have encountered in their teaching lives with the undergraduate education that they have received. By filling the stated deficiencies in these fields, the Turkish Language Teaching Undergraduate Program which has become more capable of meeting the features required in Turkish language courses will train more...

Author(s):Uyanik Osman

Ethnocontructivism in the social affairs for basic school teachers in Indonesia

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The essence of local cultural values must now be introduced to students. The introduction of the values contained can be realized through integration in the curriculum. Teachers as the spearhead of the implementation of learning must know and be able to introduce local cultural values to students. One of the cultural values that can be introduced is ethnosocial knowledge. This study aims to determine the extent of teacher...

Author(s):Asrial Asrial, Muhammad Sofwan, Dwi Kurniawan and Reza Pratama

Counselling Rehabilitation Program in Improving the Quality of Life for Physically Disabled People

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The present study aimed at recognizing counselling rehabilitation program in improving the quality of life of a sample of the physically disabled people in Jordan. The sample had been distributed into two groups: experimental of (20) disabled persons and a controlling group consisted of (20) disabled persons, Results showed the existence of differences on the scale of life quality for both dimensions; the bodily and time...

Author(s):Ibrahim Bajes Maali

FOCUS GROUP METHOD ABOUT THE READING HABITS OF UPPER-LEVEL READERS

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Reading and reading habits are different concepts. First, the state of reading in the direction of a person's needs develops over time, and this habit becomes a part of the person's life. In the researches examined, it is seen that the lack of reading habits and the reasons for this situation were emphasized. In this study, a focus group interview was the preferred method of qualitative research. The purposive sampling...

Author(s):Betul Keray Dıncel

Knowledge, Attitude and Tackling the Student Mental Illness at Secondary School

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Mental health problem accounts for a large proportion of the disease burden in our society, particularly in young people. Mental health, in the context of Bangladesh education system, is slightly overlooked due to lack of better understanding and awareness. Therefore, addressing mental health needs at secondary school is critically important in Bangladesh. This article analyses why mental illness occurs and persist to some...

Author(s):Fakhrul Islam and Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Hossienie

Stop-motion as a didactic resource to reduce alcohol consumption in higher education students

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The objective of this research was to apply stop-motion as a didactic resource to reduce alcohol consumption in university students of the Production School of the Universidad Iberoamericana del Ecuador (UNIB.E). For the execution of the study a quantitative study of descriptive analysis was designed, supported in three phases. The first phase allowed to diagnose the knowledge, beliefs and level of alcohol consumption that...

Author(s):Santamaria Melanie, Mendoza Derling and Navarro Mercedes

EMPLOYABILITY SKILL NEEDS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION GRADUATES AMONG TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN LAGOS STATE

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This study was geared towards assessing graduates and lecturers’ perceptions on employability skills needed by agricultural education graduates among tertiary institutions in Lagos State. Two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The target population for the study was 2040 respondents comprising 1800 graduates of Agricultural education and 260 lecturers of the same discipline. A total of 204 graduates and 26...

Author(s):Ashang Michael Ushie, Bello Muftau, Yusuf Paul Jude and Dogo Solomon Kakang

Investigation of The Perceptions of Students Who Participate in Sports Organizations in Universities Regarding The Term “Sports”

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The main aim of this study is to investigate the perceptions of students who participate in sports organizations in universities regarding the term “sports”. With this main aim, the perception of the term was explained by metaphors. The study group includes 108 female and 112 male volunteer students, who studied in various departments of Adıyaman University during the 2017-2018 education period. For the data collection...

Author(s):Fatih MURATHAN

Investigation of Despair Levels of Families with Down Syndrome Child and Their Parental Attitudes on Perception and Coping with Stress (City of Adiyaman Example)

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This study has been carried out in Adiyaman, Turkey with a group of families, who have children with down syndrome (CDS), to investigate the despair levels of families and their parental attitudes on perception and coping with stress in August-October 2018. The population of the study consists from parents of 148 CDS who live in Adiyaman/Turkey. The sample group includes 82 volunteer fathers and mothers. Data has been...

Author(s):AYKUT Dundar and UMIT Yetis

Challenges of Writing Senior Essay for Undergraduate Students: The case of Bule Hora University History and Heritage Management Department Graduate Students

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This action research addresses the challenges of third year History and Heritage Management students in senior essay writing. To achieve the objective of the study we use a total 21 graduate classes’ students’ response in the department by distributing a questionnaire to the graduate students of History and Heritage management The study found that more than half of the respondent students faced the challenges of writing...

Author(s):Tesfaye Fentaw Nigatu and Iyerus Kassa

A Review on Higher Diploma Training Program Experiences, Quality Teaching and its Challenges in Mizan_Tepi University, Ethiopia

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University. Specifically, it is to discuss on how knowledge, experiences and skills acquired from higher diploma training is linked to quality teaching-learning. Higher diploma training is effectively undertaking in Mizan_Tepi University. About 572 academic staff have completed this training program within the last ten years. However, there is no study on the impact of this training via the effectiveness teaching of...

Author(s):Miressa Yadessa

Study of the Relationship Between Native Bilingualism (Multilingualism) and Academic Performance of the Students at the University Level

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This paper examines a possible relationship between the number of mother tongues undergraduate students studying at a Swedish university speak and their academic performance. It describes the study conducted on the cohort of sixty-one students enrolled in two primary school teacher-training programs with some being native monolinguals, who have only been exposed to one mother tongue, and others being either native...

Author(s):Martin Dvorak

Plagiarism Issues in Students’ Project in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A case study of Edo State Polytechnic Usen

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Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty; it is prevalent in the educational and non educational sector. Plagiarism is a universal problem; incidents of plagiarism are becoming increasingly popular in most institutions due to the advent of ICT and internet revolution. This research focuses on determining the level of plagiarism in students’ project in Nigeria tertiary institution a case of Edo State polytechnic Usen....

Author(s):Idiata D.J; Osaghae, P.E; Edoimioya, P.O

PRINCIPALS DECISION MAKING PRACTICE IN GOVERNMENT PREPARATORY SCHOOLS OF WEST SHOA ZONE OROMIA REGIONAL STATE

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The main purpose of this study was to assess the current principals decision making practice in government preparatory schools’ of West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State. To conduct this study, a quantitative research method particularly cross sectional descriptive survey design was employed. A total of 233 respondents were included into the study. The data were collected through questionnaire, interview which was...

Author(s):Etecha Fekadu Dabesa

Teacher self-efficacy among trainees of Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching: Implications for Ethiopian Secondary School Teacher Education

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The purpose of this study was to examine the state of Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching trainees’ self-efficacy belief and the factors that contributed to its development with emphasis to Dilla University. To this end, 112 trainees were selected using stratified random sampling technique, and data was collected through questionnaire which was analyzed using independent sample t-test, one sample t-test, and Multiple...

Author(s):Alemayehu Habte and Genene Abebe

Analysis of standardized test; a criterion for placement evaluation in colleges of education in relation to pre-nce program

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The purpose of the study was to examine the academic performance of student admitted for NCE program in colleges of education using JAMB, WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB as the bases for direct entry admission exercise and compare with the academic performance of students admitted through college remedial exercise in order to ascertain the validity reliability and usability of standardized examination, if it is worthy of...

Author(s):Luka Yelwa Barde

Effectiveness of the use of flipped classroom teaching as a pedagogical tool as compared to traditional methods of teaching

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Universities around the world are constantly looking out for innovative ways to impart education to students. By using computers and computer applications in teaching the education sector has surely reaped the benefits of technology. However technology constantly undergoes an upgrade and educators need to be adept at incorporating new technology in their current pedagogies. This research focuses on demonstrating the...

Author(s):Natika Poddar and Leanne Barretto

NICK NAME/NAME CALLING IN 11 – 17 YEARS OLD SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS – A NIGERIAN SAMPLE

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Name calling is a form of verbal bullying and it represents one of the most common forms of bullying among school age children. It is difficult to control and there is dearth of literature concerning it in Nigeria. The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence and the self-perception of name calling. Eight hundred and thirty eight (838) pupils aged 11 – 17years in six secondary schools participated in the...

Author(s):Orighoye Tosan Temisanren

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

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This paper is an exploratory paper that used the qualitative research techniques to critically evaluate the problems and prospects of university education in Nigeria. It attempted to critically look at the problems confronting university education in Nigeria which include emphasis on paper qualification, failure of public institutions, cultism, corruption, planning and implementation problems etc. and also discussed...

Author(s):Nicholas Omoregbe Sharon, Charles Tunde Iruonagbe, Idowu Chiazor

The effect of giving feedback and locus of control on learning basic skills on micro-teaching

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This study was conducted in order to test the effect of giving feedback and locus of control on learning basic skills in micro teaching. The study was conducted in Micro Teaching Unit of the Faculty of Pedagogy dan Education Science at the University of Muhammadiyah Metro. The research time is 4 (four months), which is in the second semester of the 2015/2016 academic year. Research carried out by the experimental method....

Author(s):Karwono, Agus Sujarwanta, dan Hadi Pranoto

Development and Validation of Employability Soft Skills Measure for Education Students in Nigeria

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This study developed and established factor structure of an employability soft skills measure of undergraduate education students at the University of Jos, Nigeria. The study was motivated by increasing concern for lack of employability skills by Nigerian graduates and dearth of diagnostic instruments. It was an instrumentation research designed to answer two research questions on factor structure and reliability of the...

Author(s):CHRISTIANA AMAECHI UGODULUNWA and ABBAS YUSUF MUSTAPHA

Accelerating research and education for the growth of life sciences and biotechnology

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Among the developing countries, India has recognised the importance of biotechnology. Policies are being framed by the Government of India for progressive growth in education, research and employment and to bring self-sufficiency to meet the ever-growing need of the biotechnology industry for skilled manpower. However, there are still impediments in the improvement of quality education due to inadequate infrastructure in...

Author(s):A. S. Ninawe

Leadership competencies for quality education in rural primary schools of Ethiopia: A case study of Amhara and Oromia regional states

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This study was conducted to assess the state of leadership competencies in ensuring quality education in sampled schools of Amhara and Oromia regional states. Methodologically, the mixed method was instrumental to achieve the objectives. The study population comprised those schools found in Amhara and Oromia regional states. To make the research manageable and to achieve the desired result, 36 schools from 10 Woredas were...

Author(s):Mulatu Dea and Jeilu Oumer

Investigating the impact of violence of students in selected colleges in Seke district

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The study looked at how violence in high density areas impacts on the students enrolled with private colleges. A total of 200 primary and high school students were recruited to participate in an exploratory qualitative 2-year study. Questionnaires were used with all the participants and SPSS was used to code, theme and analyze all the data. The Social Learning theory guided study has established that while violence...

Author(s):Obediah Dodo and Rebecca Paraziva

Grade seven examinations or entrance tests: Zimbabwean parents’ and schools’ views on secondary schools’ enrolment criteria

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This study aimed to investigate Zimbabwean parents’ and teachers’ views on the divergent recruitment policies by Zimbabwean secondary schools in their selection of primary school graduates into secondary schools. Parents and school teachers constituted the sample of this qualitative-cum-quantitative survey research where observations, questionnaires and interviews for teachers and parents were used to collect data. The...

Author(s):Jairos Gonye and Clemence Rubaya

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