Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1863

ERR Articles

The impact of English language proficiency testing on the pronunciation performance of undergraduates in South-West, Nigeria

September 2020

This study investigated the impact of English Language proficiency testing on the pronunciation performance of undergraduates in South-west. Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey research design. The target population size was 1243 (200-level) undergraduates drawn from eight tertiary institutions. The instruments used for data collection were the English Language Proficiency Test and Pronunciation Test. The...

Author(s): Oyinloye Comfort Adebola, Adeoye Ayodele, Fatimayin Foluke, Osikomaiya M. Olufunke, and Fatola Olugbenga Lasisi  

Analysis of distance education activities conducted during COVID-19 pandemic

September 2020

It could be suggested that the covid-19 pandemic, which initially emerged in China and then affected the whole world, negatively affected several aspects of life since it halted life globally. One of these aspects is education. Education that usually takes place in various learning environments at schools had to be conducted from a distance after the pandemic. This requirement imposed certain responsibilities on...

Author(s): Erol Koçoğlu and Danyal Tekdal  

Scientific research hypotheses understanding of the pre-service science teachers at Faculty of Education, Amran University, Yemen

September 2020

Preparing pre-service science teachers (PSSTs) with the scientific research skills (SRSs) is an ultimate aim of PSSTs' programs. This study aimed to explore PSSTs' understanding level of SRHs (SRHUL). To this end, an action research (AR) was adopted using a pre-post-test design. In doing so, a multiple choice test which consists of 15 items was developed and conducted on a random sample comprising 120 subjects....

Author(s): Abddulsalam Al-Hadabi and Mabrook Saleh Ali Al-soudi  

The problems that Syrian refugee children, class teachers and Turkish children face in the school environment from the standpoint of trainee teachers

September 2020

The aim of this study is to indicate the problems that Syrian refugee children, class teachers and Turkish children face in their school environment. The data of this study were realized via case study design which is one of the qualitative investigative designs. Interviews were carried out using the observation notes of the prospective teachers as well as their semi-structured discussion forms. As a result of the...

Author(s): Zehra Kiliç Özmen  

Affordances for connecting culture and Mathematics: Moving from curriculum to school textbooks

September 2020

Researchers have generally agreed that textbooks as a major conveyor of the curriculum play a dominant role in modern education scenes across different school subjects. The study analyzed a set of four learners’ textbooks and their corresponding teachers’ guides which are used as set books for teaching mathematics at Grade 9 level in South Africa. These textbooks were produced in response to the demands of...

Author(s): Sylvia Madusise  

Karl Pearson’s chi-square tests

September 2020

Statistical tests have been an important tool for interpreting the results of research correctly. The factors that influence the determination of the statistical test are research purpose, hypothesis and data. Today, statistical tests are used more frequently, and they aim to analyze whether statistical tests are used in accordance with research. For this purpose, frequently used chi-square tests are discussed and in...

Author(s): Nihan Sölpük Turhan

Examination of postgraduate theses on string instruments in Turkey

September 2020

The amount of scientific researches is increasing steadily. In today's information age, parallel to technological advances, scientific research keeps pace with innovation and development. Recent research in social and humanities sheds light on many innovative approaches and guides. In this study, answers were sought with the help of the document analysis model for answering the "What is the distribution of...

Author(s): Burcu Atilla and Rıza Akyürek

Comparison of value acquisitions of children of divorced and non-divorced parents

September 2020

This research is a descriptive study aimed at comparing the value acquisitions of children of divorced and non-divorced parents. The study consists of 57,296 children who attended pre-school education in Ankara, in 2018. Of this sample was 54 divorced families and 4-5 year-old children of the same class and of the same socio-economic level and gender, who agreed to work. In order to reveal the compatibility of the data...

Author(s): Hakan Sahin  

Exploring challenges of preparing authentic English language tests in secondary and preparatory schools: The case of Gamo, Gofa and Konso zones in Southern Ethiopia

August 2020

The main objective of this research was to study challenges of preparing authentic English language tests in Ethiopian six secondary schools. The focus was to assess current challenges in the preparation of authentic and communicative language tests. To this end, interviews and FGD with English language teachers were made and hence, 61 teachers were taken as the sample for the study from six secondary schools: Arba...

Author(s): Mohammed Shure Wado and Abdurehman Osman Seid

Development of the choir team perception scale

August 2020

The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable scale to measure the team perception levels of choir members. In the first step, a draft scale comprising 54-items was administered to 332 choir members. With the KMO (Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin) test for sampling adequacy, KMO value was found to be 0.936. Factor analysis on the scale items showed that the scale comprised 34 items and 5 factors, namely choir and...

Author(s): Duygu Piji Küçük  

Assessment of stakeholders’ views on accessing quality and equity of basic education in rural communities of Abia State, Nigeria

August 2020

This study aims to analyze the views of stakeholders on access to quality and equity in Basic Education in selected rural communities of Abia State, Nigeria.  The study used mixed method design (quantitative and qualitative) in drawing views of a stratified sample of 432 stakeholders in the quantitative study and 72 participants of six focus group discussions. The study found out that access to quality and equity...

Author(s): Helen A. Ama, Fazlur R. Moorad and Sourav Mukhopadyay

Performance ranking in school mathematics in Kenya: A device that conceals and naturalizes inappropriate teaching strategies

August 2020

Teaching strategies have a significant influence on students’ academic performance. This paper presents results from a qualitative study that examined the effects that performance ranking in Mathematics has on teaching strategies employed in Mathematics classrooms. In particular, the paper demonstrates how performance ranking disguises and legalizes inappropriate Mathematics teaching strategies. The participants...

Author(s): Samson Murithi Njiru, Simon Karuku and Milcah Nyaga

Effects of teacher mentoring on the classroom practices of lower grade primary school teachers in Kwale County, Kenya

August 2020

Teacher classroom practices have been identified as the key contributing factor to the low learning outcomes of primary school grades in Kenya. Teacher mentoring has the potential to improve classroom practices and this study sought to determine its effects on the classroom practices of primary school teachers in Kwale County, Kenya. Using One Group Repeated Measures Quasi-Experimental Design, one cohort of 40 teachers...

Author(s): Daniel Ngaru Muraya and Esther Nyaguthii Wairimu  

Students’ transition from face to face learning to online learning at higher education: A case study in Trinidad and Tobago

August 2020

This action research highlights the experiences of undergraduate students as they transit from face to face learning to online learning at a higher education institution in Trinidad and Tobago. A review of the existing literature within the local context indicated that there exists a dearth of information about the experiences of these students. It is imperative that policy makers pay more attention and consideration to...

Author(s): Gabriel Julien and Rhonda Dookwah

Influence of classroom environment on senior secondary school students’ academic achievement in mathematics in Calabar Nigeria

August 2020

This study examined classroom environment and mathematics achievement of senior secondary school (SS2) students’ in the Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto quasi-experimental research design was used to test two hypotheses on the influence of two classroom variables, class size and instructional materials on students’ academic achievement in mathematics. A sample of 700 students was selected...

Author(s): Meremikwu Anne Ndidi and Ibok Ekpenyong Effiong  

Use of online collaborative learning strategy in enhancing postgraduates’ learning outcomes in science education

August 2020

Most postgraduates in Nigeria Universities are family and working-class students. They rarely have time to stay and study in the classroom due to pressures at home and work-place. To enhance their outcomes in the program despite their tight schedule, the use of online collaborative learning strategy was employed. Pretest-posttest, control quasi-experimental research design was used on 38 postgraduates in Science...

Author(s): Peter Oladeji Ajayi and Lois Folasayo Ajayi

Development model of competencies for teachers of Early Childhood Development Center under the local administrative organization with application of empowerment evaluation

August 2020

This research focuses on synthesizing concepts and needs for the development of teachers' competencies and studying the performance in accordance with the development model of competencies for teachers of the Early Childhood Development Center with application of empowerment evaluation. The research was divided into 3 stages. In the first stage, the needs for the developments of teachers’ competencies were...

Author(s): Rattiya Hansena, Sirisak Ardwichai, Paitoon Sinlarat, Nakhonchai Chan-urai, Terdsak Suphandee and Sunan Siphai  

Effect of art education program given to gypsy children on children's creativity

August 2020

In the study, the effect of art education program given to gypsy children on children's creativity was examined. The study group of the study consisted of 51 gypsy children in the 5 to 6 years age group who show normal development and who attend private, official, independent kindergartens and kindergartens in primary schools under the Ministry of National Education in the Doğanlar district of Karatay county of...

Author(s): Canan YILDIZ ÇİÇEKLER and Neriman ARAL  

Investigation of life satisfaction and interpersonal problem-solving skills of high school students according to their sports status

July 2020

The aim of this work is to examine the life satisfaction and problem solving skills of high school students according to their sports status. Life satisfaction and problem-solving inventories were applied to 1100 voluntary students from 37 high schools selected from the 128 high school population in Turkey’s Kocaeli province by cluster sampling method. Since the data showed normal distribution when analyzed in...

Author(s): Fatih Öztürk and Elif Karagün  

Evaluation of impact of fine arts high school music department program on students’ piano playing skills

July 2020

The research is aimed to evaluate the impact of fine arts high school music department program on the piano playing skills of students. In this context, it was determined to what degree fine arts high school students thought the school program contributed to their piano playing skills and differentiation of student opinions as per their gender and class was also examined. A cross sectional descriptive design was...

Author(s): Jale Deniz  

Impact of teaching topics of equality and equation with scenarios on 7th graders’ mathematical achievement and mathematical motivation

July 2020

In the current study, effects of teaching equality and equation with scenarios on students’ mathematical achievement and mathematical motivation were analyzed. In addition, students’ views on using scenarios for teaching equality and equation were included. A pre-posttest quasi-experimental design with Control Group (CG) was employed as the design of the research.  The study group of the current...

Author(s): Neslihan USTA and Büşra ÇAĞAN

Investigation of the relationship between critical thinking levels and academic achievement levels of students in Faculty of Sports Science

July 2020

This study aims to investigate the relationship between critical thinking levels and academic achievement levels of the students in faculty of sports science. The research population consists of 1170 students studying at the Usak University, Faculty of Sport Sciences in the fall semester of 20192020. The sample group consisted of 334 students selected from the university by random sampling method through voluntary...

Author(s): Mihriay MUSA

Development of the English teaching evaluation model focusing on task-based learning to develop English writing ability and creative thinking in Language for sixth grade students in Thailand

July 2020

This research aimed to study current situations, problems and needs for the development of an English teaching evaluation model focusing on task-based learning to develop English writing ability and creative thinking in the language; to create the development of the English teaching evaluation model, implement and evaluate the model designed. The research tools consisted of a structured interview form, an English...

Author(s): Phetaree Srimunta, Terdsak Suphandee, Somprasong Senarat, Sunan  Sripai and Sirisak Ardwichai  

Violence in physical education in a disadvantaged congolese environment: Perceptions of students and teachers

July 2020

This study identifies and analyzes the different expressions of violence during physical education courses among a school population, and the pedagogical strategies of teachers to reduce violence in Brazzaville, Congo. Based on a survey of students of high schools from disadvantaged environment and teachers, a cross-sectional and analytical survey was carried out from January to April 2019. The activity...

Author(s): LEMBE Gorgon, EWAMELA Aristide, LITOTO PAMBOU Lucien,  AFOBOURI Georges Alfred and MASSAMBA Alphonse  

The relationship between perceived manager support and work commitments of sports instructors

July 2020

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 to 63, and working in various sports venues. Personal information form, perceived supervisor support and work engagement scale applied to the individuals in...

Author(s): Nedim Malkoc and Suzan Dal

Constructing and measuring of the critical success factors of college students' international mobility: Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method

July 2020

With the increasing popularity and importance of globalization issues, “global mobility” has become one of the important education policies of Taiwan's higher education. Many universities have actively applied “Shuei-Hai-Fei-Yan” and “Shuei-Hai-Shi-Jhu” programs to follow the trend of globalization and arrange outstanding students to participate in overseas training or internships...

Author(s): Shu-Min Tsai, Yaw-Yih Wang, Yuan-Duen Lee and Song-Tsan Hong

Variables affecting social-emotional development, academic grit and subjective well-being of fourth-grade primary school students

July 2020

This study aims to examine the effects of some demographic variables on the social-emotional development, academic grit and subjective well-being of fourth-grade primary school students. The sample of this cross-sectional study consisted of 582 fourth grade primary school students. Data were collected using the Social-Emotional and Character Development Scale, the Academic Grit Scale, and the Subjective Well-Being in...

Author(s): Kayhan Bozgün and Meltem Akın-Kösterelioğlu  

Notice of Retraction: Analysis of the educational bulletin presented to the teachers of the basic stage in the Jordanian Ministry of Education and the future model extracted

June 2020

The editors of the Educational Research and Reviews (ERR) are retracting the article, “Notice of Retraction: Analysis of the educational bulletin presented to the teachers of the basic stage in the Jordanian Ministry of Education and the future model extracted” published in 2019 (Vol. 14(16), pp. 559-571, October, 2019). 

Author(s): Mohammad Salman Al-Khaza’leh, Mohammad Issa Al-Hourani and Bilal Ayed Al-Khaza’leh

Policy initiatives for improving the contributions of university agricultural education and extension institutions to environmental and sustainable development in agriculture

June 2020

This study determined policy initiatives for improving the contributions of university agricultural education and extension institutions to environmental and sustainable development (ESD) in agriculture. The study was carried out in Cross River State. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population for the study of 534, comprising 195 registered farmers who have continuously participated in ADP farmer...

Author(s): David A. Alawa, Ikutal Ajigo, Fidelis Unimna, Elizabeth A. Udie and John B. Adie

Using films to teach Turkish as a foreign language: A study of classroom practice

June 2020

In recent years, developing communication skills is the main goal of foreign language learning, so the most effective way of developing this skill is to expose the learners to real life situations. Movies provide exposures to real language, used in authentic settings and in the cultural context. Movies are the most effective audiovisual materials both in teaching basic language skills and reflecting the language and...

Author(s): Fatih Yilmaz

Satisfaction, utilitarian performance and learning expectations in compulsory distance education: A test of mediation effect

June 2020

People using the distance education system are students as well as consumers who use the services. In this sense, determining satisfaction with the use of this service is vital to the success of the system. The aim of this study is to determine the relationships between perceived utilitarian performance, expectation confirmation and learning satisfaction structures in universities that have been switched from formal...

Author(s): Caner Özgen and Servet Reyhan  

Empathy trend of student-athletes in Turkey: Ardahan example

June 2020

The aim of the study is to analyze empathy tendencies among students who are involved in sporting activities at Ardahan Province. In accordance with this aim, this study has been conducted through the survey modelling of quantitative research methods. For the data analysis, T-Testing and ANOVA were applied. According to the obtained findings, it is detected that there is a significant difference in the ability of...

Author(s): Abdullah Kürşad AKBULUT  

Evaluation of attainments in 2018 Life Sciences curriculum based on the views of primary school teachers

June 2020

Life Science is a course that has been taught since the beginning of the first years of Turkish Republic. Life Science curriculum was revised in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1968 and 1998, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2018. When the structure of 2018 Life Sciences curriculum is examined, it is seen that the curriculum is composed of general aims, values, basic survival skills, concepts, units and attainments. In Life Sciences...

Author(s): Selçuk Şimşek and Ali Rıza Erdem  

Scale of vocabulary learning strategies for learners of Turkish as a foreign language: A scale development study

June 2020

It does not seem to be possible to teach all the words needed by learners of Turkish as a foreign language in the target language just through classroom applications. Thus, students should be taught vocabulary learning strategies that will contribute to their independent learning and raise their awareness of vocabulary learning processes. In this regard, the purpose of the current study is to develop a scale to...

Author(s): Deniz Melanlioğlu  

The use of contingency contracting in educational settings: A review of the literature

June 2020

Respecting individual differences among students and meeting their unique needs may be one of the greatest challenges faced by teachers. When having a heterogeneous group of students, teachers need to consider a variety of instructional methods. The literature details a large number of teaching strategies supported by research findings, and the purpose of this review is to add to the literature by highlighting important...

Author(s): Abdullah Alwahbi  

Field specific competencies for French language teachers in Turkey: A model proposal

June 2020

The Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of National Education has long been working on the general professional and field specific competencies for teachers in Turkey in collaboration with universities. As a result of these efforts, the “General Competencies for Teaching Profession” was prepared in 2006. Later in 2008, the field specific competencies that teachers should have in their respective fields were...

Author(s): Füsun Saraç  

Context-specific inclusive education: A local perspective on the enterprise

May 2020

Inclusive education is moulded by local factors. A qualitative case study was used to explore professionals’ perceptions of inclusive education (IE) practice in local schools along with interventions for a support model in the schools. Observations, focus group interviews and individual interviews were used to collect data from teachers, school principals, curriculum advisors and psychologists in Capricorn South...

Author(s): Leuba Mphahlele

Non-routine problem solving performances of mathematics teacher candidates

May 2020

The aim of this study is to determine the non-routine problem solving performances of mathematics teacher candidates. A descriptive survey model was used for this work and it was conducted with 50 teacher candidates studying elementary mathematics teaching in a medium-sized university in Turkey. To determine the non-routine problem solving performance of the teacher candidates, open ended non-routine problems were...

Author(s): Gözde Akyüz  

Adaptation of quantitative measurement tools to quantitative measurement of possibility

May 2020

When correlation between variables is not explicit, data can be collected by adapting the quantitative measurement tools in use for quantitative measurement of possibility, a nonlinear measurement. This adaptation is possible because measurement data can be evaluated more qualitatively using parameters for possibility. These can be defined as regular-symmetric, irregular-symmetric, symmetric with regard to situation at...

Author(s): Ismail YILMAZ  

Examining internet addiction levels of high school last-grade students

May 2020

Technological developments in the 21th century have enabled the emergence of tools that enable mass communication. This communication environment has brought about a continuing passion for technology in individuals and, with this passion, a communication pollution and addiction have begun to emerge. In this study, Internet addiction of high school last-grade students studying in Yeşilyurt district of Malatya city was...

Author(s): Mustafa Çınar, Ferhat Bahçeci and Semih Dikmen

Investigation of the imagery and creativity of the 7th grade students using guided discovery method

May 2020

The aim of this study is to investigate the imagery and creativity of the 7th grade students using guided discovery method. The research group was made 77 (age=12.7922+0.52158) 7th grade students, 37 females and 40 males studying in Imam Hatip Secondary School, Konya province, Ereğli county. To achieve the purpose of the research, adaptation-innovation inventory creativity scale and sport imagery questionnaire scale...

Author(s): Murat Tekin and Leman Elmas  

The effect of differential learning method on the international tennis number level among young tennis player candidates

May 2020

The objective of the study is to assess the effects of Differential Learning (DL) approach on learning the tennis stroke techniques, retention of skills, and improving the mobility time of young tennis player candidates in comparison with the traditional teaching methods and, accordingly, to present the teaching methods that are suitable for a more effective development in tennis education. It is thought to be one of...

Author(s): Yahya Yıldırım, Ali Kızılet and Tuba Bozdoğan  

Developing indicators of creative and productive leadership for basic education school administrators

May 2020

This research was conducted to develop indicators and test the congruence of structural relationship model and the indicator concurrent validity of creative and productive leadership for basic education school administrators. The first phase was creation of framework and outlining factors as well as indicators by focus group discussion with 9 experts selected by purposive sampling. The second phase was creation and...

Author(s): La-ait Aiemsri, Sirisak Ardwichai, Paitoon Sinlarat and NaKhonchai Chan-urai  

Cultural similarities in Lausanne emigrants: An evaluation in terms of the hospitality value

April 2020

The purpose of this study is to compare the cultural similarities of Lausanne Emigrants who were forced to compulsory migration in accordance with the Treaty of Lausanne from Develi region of Kayseri to Kozani and Ioannina regions of Greece in terms of the “hospitality” value. Conducted during the two separate trips to the region during 2017 and 2019, the study has the characteristics of a descriptive survey...

Author(s): Recep Özkan  

Migrant workers’ cash transfer effect on children’s education

April 2020

The rationale of this study is to examine the impact of cash transfer on school attendance in Indonesia and whether the proportion of school children receiving cash transfer and those not receiving cash transfer is having the same effect. Using the data of Indonesia’s Family Life Survey-5 (IFLS-5) in 2014 covering 19 provinces with total observations of 16.024 household obtained from Rand Corporation and field...

Author(s): Hermanto Joesoef Moestopo  

Improving the Thai students’ ability in English pronunciation through mobile application

April 2020

Accurate and clear pronunciation is one of the most desirable features to achieve a successful communication. However, in Thailand, the pronunciation seems to be neglected in most skills. Mostly, students were forced to learn grammar and structure only. Consequently, Thai students, especially in a remote area where English native speakers were insufficient, were found unable to pronounce English words correctly. To...

Author(s): Penkhae Wongsuriya

How do games affect the writing skills of young EFL learners?

April 2020

English and Turkish languages have different orthographies. The orthography of English is considered relatively deep since many English letters can correspond to more than one sound; many sounds can be represented by more than one letter and English has a number of consonant digraphs/clusters such as th, sh, ch, and ck to represent a single sound. Whereas, the Turkish orthography presents a good example of the total...

Author(s): Mustafa Şevik  

Gender differences in achievement, interest and retention of students’ exposed to fabrication and welding engineering craft practice through cognitive apprenticeship instructional technique in Nigeria

April 2020

The study was a pre-test, post-test, non-equivalent control group quasi-experiment, involving students in intact classes. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The population and sample for the study consisted of all 64 National Technical Certificate (NTC) II students of fabrication and welding engineering craft practice in Ekiti State. These comprise 53 males and 11 females. The instruments...

Author(s): Ogundola Ilesanmi Peter, Agboola Babajide Gabraiel and Ogunmilade Olusesan Johnson

Investigation of primary school teachers’ opinion about revised 3rd grade science curriculum in Turkey

April 2020

One of the aims of science curriculum is to understand technology that is used in all areas of daily life. Thus, science curriculum should be revised in a feasible and dynamic manner for the quality. The purpose of the study is to investigate primary school teachers’ opinions about renewed 3rd grade science curriculum. The sample of the study consisted of 160 4th grade primary school teachers working in public...

Author(s): Yunus Karakuyu and Özlem Can  

How Turkish universities have evolved through constitutional changes

March 2020

National constitutions determine the foundation and the operation of universities in a country. Constitutions are renewed to meet changing societal needs. In Turkey, universities have also been affected by constitutional changes. This study examines how universities have evolved in the history of Turkey’s written constitutions and seeks to use this development to shed light on the structure and activities of...

Author(s): Mustafa Guclu  

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