Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1825

ERR Articles

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  

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  

Impact of instruction with concept cartoons on students’ academic achievement in science lessons

March 2020

In this study, the impact of concept cartoons on students’ academic achievement in science lessons was investigated. The research was carried out in 2018-2019 spring term. The study group consisted of 49 4th grade students in Zonguldak Devrek Çaydeğirmeni TOKİ Primary School. 23 of the students were in the experimental group, and 26 of them were in the control group. Quasi-experimental design with pretest...

Author(s): Muamber YILMAZ  

A graduate education program’s look at grading

March 2020

This study on grading was based on a mixed-method design. Assessment and evaluation have been used synonymously with grading, and have a deeply seated significance in the matters of curriculum, learning outcomes, and instructional strategies, to name a few. A point of convergence in the literature is that grade is an indication of student’s mastery, that is, what student knows, understands and can do. In the...

Author(s): Oluwatoyin Adenike Akinde

Relationship between school, family and environment, according to school principals’ views

March 2020

The aim of the study is to identify any possible deficiencies and disruptions that may be in the way of establishing a healthy cooperation between school, family and environment. It is a mixed research design study. Data were collected by scanning model and document analysis methods. Survey was used in the scanning model. The opinion of the N=50 school principals working in Rize Province of Turkey and the data obtained...

Author(s): Mehmet Ulker and Emel Terzioğlu Bariş

Comparisons of children’s level of recall: Stories told through e-book and picture book

March 2020

Preschool period covers the years when the child is in a rapid change and development in every aspect. The learning experiences in this period affect children’s development. The developments in knowledge technologies affect the child's environment and children's books. This rapid change brings with it some discussions. “Do either traditional methods or digital applications affect children's level...

Author(s): Özkan Sapsağlam, Demet Aydın and Nazlıcan Toksoy

The Ottoman perception in process: Turkey social studies textbook analysis

March 2020

In the study, it is aimed to determine whether there has been a change in the image of the Ottoman in the social sciences textbooks in the last ten years (2006-2017) in Turkey. The study was structured through document analysis technique based on qualitative research model. In the research, samples were determined in accordance with purposeful sampling technique. In compliance with that, the book of the authorized...

Author(s): Ahmed Emin OSMANOĞLU

Teachers perspective on the extent to which the national interactive curriculum scheduled for governmental kindergartens in Jordan take into account the psychological, social, aesthetic and cognitive foundations

March 2020

The aim of this study is to know the extent to which the national interactive curriculum scheduled for governmental kindergartens in Jordan take into account the psychological, social, aesthetic and cognitive foundations are considered. The researchers used the analytical descriptive approach. The sample of the study consisted of all kindergarten teachers in the education districts of Central Badia Region. The sample...

Author(s): Mohammad A. Bani Khaled and Anoud Al-khresha  

Remote and rural placements occurring during early medical training as a multidimensional place-based medical education experience

March 2020

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine delivers medical education aiming to improve the health outcomes for persons living in Northern Ontario, including those in underserviced rural and geographically remote communities. Second year students experience rural medicine and living during two four-week long placements set in remote and rural communities (RRCP) supervised by local physicians. This place-based approach to...

Author(s): Brian M. Ross, Erin Cameron, and David Greenwood,

The level of readability of the computer sciences textbook among the eleventh grade students in Jordan

February 2020

This study aimed to identify readability level of computer science textbooks among the Jordanian eleventh grade students. A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted. The study population consisted of all eleventh graders of Al-Mafraq education directorate. The study sample comprised 122 male and female eleventh graders, chosen by intended sampling method from two public schools. However, to answer the research...

Author(s): Khalid Qudah, Mohammed Kh. Muflih and Sana’a Sardiah  

Evaluation of the reading habits of Indian students (reading aloud and reading silently) from low, middle and high class schools

February 2020

Language acquisition and memory models are created more quickly in the brain in early childhood. If reading habit is cultivated in children early, it will enhance their language skills and perception. This study aims to evaluate the conventional practices of reading habits in Indian children from lower, middle, and upper socio-economic backgrounds and to suggest some new methods based on the results of a survey using...

Author(s): Lalit Gehlot, Hailah A Al-Khalaf, and Himani Gehlot  

Metaphoric perceptions of the administrators on ARTAS held within the scope of PISCTES project

February 2020

Millions of Syrians live under temporary protection in Turkey. However, there are some problems in their integration into the education system. For the integration of Syrian students into Turkish education system, the Ministry of National Education in Turkey (MoET) initiated a Project called “Promoting Integration of Syrian Children into Turkish Education System” (PICSTES) and “Awareness Raising...

Author(s): Uğur Gürgan  

An analysis of job satisfaction levels of physical education teachers in Ankara, Turkey

February 2020

This study was conducted to determine job satisfaction levels of physical education teachers. The population of the study consists of 1953 physical education teachers working in public secondary schools and high schools of the Ministry of National Education (MEB) in Ankara in the 2017-2018 academic year. The sample of the study consists of 265 physical education teachers working in Ankara. Minnesota Job Satisfaction...

Author(s): Zülküf Erkan Baykara and Rüstem Orhan  

Effectiveness of computer-assisted and excursion strategies on senior secondary school students’ achievement in Biology towards sustainable development

February 2020

This study examined the effectiveness of computer–assisted and excursion strategies on secondary school students’ achievement in Biology towards sustainable development. The study adopted quazi experimental research design. The population consisted of all the biology students in public senior secondary schools in South West, Nigeria. The sample for the study consisted of 240 senior secondary year two (SS2)...

Author(s): Margaret Foluso Ayeni  

Comparative analysis of psychometric properties of mathematics items constructed by Waec and Neco in Nigeria using item response theory approach

January 2020

West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) are the two major examination bodies saddled with the responsibility of awarding Senior Secondary School Certificate in Nigeria. This study examined the comparability of the psychometric properties of the items constructed by the two examination bodies using Item Response Theory (IRT) approach. Three parameters (difficulty, discriminating and...

Author(s): Aborisade, Olatunbosun James and Fajobi, Olutoyin Olufunke

The relationship between teacher self-efficacy beliefs and educational beliefs of pre-service teachers

January 2020

The purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between ‘educational beliefs’ and ‘teacher self-efficacy perceptions’ of pre-service teachers in the faculty of education. A total of 1002 pre-service teachers, 463 final year undergraduate and 539 certificate program students, participated in the study voluntarily at the Necatibey Faculty of Education in Balıkesir University....

Author(s): Kemal Oğuz Er  

Enhancing students’ academic performance in Chemistry by using kitchen resources in Ikom, Calabar

January 2020

This paper seeks to investigate how students’ performance in Chemistry can be enhanced by using kitchen resources in Calabar. The kitchen resources used included a piece of white paper, a swab, lemon juice and candle. These were used to show that paper cellulose was oxidized by flame due to the catalysis of lemon juice acid. Other materials used were empty bottles of water, a balloon, a teaspoon, a glass, vinegar...

Author(s): Cecilia Obi Nja, Bernedette Cornelius-Ukpepi, Emmanuel Asuquo Edoho and Hope Amba Neji  

The relationship between emotional literacy, cognitive flexibility and counseling self-efficacy of senior students in psychology and psychological counseling and guidance

January 2020

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between emotional literacy, cognitive flexibility and counseling self-efficacy among senior students studying in psychology and psychological counseling and guidance departments. Participants of the study were 397 (306 female and 91 male) undergraduate students enrolled in Medipol University, Trakya University, Ankara University, Pamukkale University, İstanbul...

Author(s): Asude Malkoç and Zeynep Aydın Sünbül  

Preparation techniques for multiple-choice possibility measurement tools (MCPMT) in education

January 2020

This study draws on the understanding that when the correlation between variables is not known yet the non-linear expectation in the correlation between the variables is present, non-linear measurement tools can be used. In education, possibility measurement tools can be used for non-linear measurement. Multiple-choice possibility measurement tools (MCPMT) can be prepared similarly to conventional multiple-choice...

Author(s): Yilmaz Ismail  

A study on the effects of self-regulation skills education program on self-regulation skills of six-year-old children

December 2019

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of a Self-Regulation Skills Education Program on self-regulation skills of six-year-old children. The nonequivalent control group was used in the study. The study group consists of 40 children. “General Information Form” and “Preschool Self-Regulation Assessment (PSRA)”were used as data collection tools. It was determined as a result of the study...

Author(s): Belgin Liman and Kezban Tepeli

Teachers’ pedagogical competence as determinants of students’ attitude towards basic science in South West Nigeria

December 2019

This study investigated teachers’ pedagogical competence as determinant of students’ attitude towards Basic Science in South-West Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey type study. Participants were 2160 students randomly selected from 108 secondary schools across four States in South- west Nigeria together. 324 teachers teaching Basic Science in Junior Secondary Schools were purposively selected for...

Author(s): Adegbola, Funmi Florence

The influence of age and gender on class attendance plus the academic achievement of undergraduate Chemistry Education students at University of Calabar

December 2019

This article investigated the influence of age and gender on class attendance as well as Chemistry Education students’ academic achievement in SED 281, at the University of Calabar. Descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. The target population was two hundred and twenty Chemistry Education students in the Department of Science Education, University of Calabar. A sample size of sixty-four...

Author(s): Cecilia Nja, Bernedette Cornelius-Ukpepi and Christiana Chinyere Ihejiamaizu  

Causal theoretical model that favors the use of comprehensive sexuality education

December 2019

This theoretical review goes over the different theoretical variables and constructs that could condition teacher intervention in relation to CSE curricular contents, since teachers’ experiences affect the pedagogic decisions they make. The theoretical model includes the constructs of sexual conduct, teacher training, and teacher self-efficacy for sexual education. Sexual behavior is operationalized by the...

Author(s): María Julieta Solórzano Salas

A two-way perspective on social loafing and organizational cynicism

December 2019

The aim of this study is to reveal the effects of the relationship between social loafing and organizational cynicism. The sample of the study was selected using stratified cluster sampling method, comprising 71 schools and 1043 teachers working in primary and secondary schools in Pamukkale district of Denizli province. In the study, relational screening model and quantitative methods were used. The data of the study...

Author(s): Sevda Seven Şarkaya and Zeynep Meral Tanriogen  

Socio-cultural diversity as determinant of Social Studies students’ academic performance in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

December 2019

Students’ academic performance in Social Studies has been poor for the past years. Blame has been levelled on teacher factors, students’ attitude towards the subject, and lack of learning materials. This study therefore seeks to find out if socio-cultural diversity among students is responsible for their poor performance in Social Studies. The purpose of this study is to examine learners’...

Author(s): Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi, Rita A. Ndifon and Ibe O. Sunday

Comparison of seventh-grade Turkish and Iranian social studies textbooks in terms of value education

November 2019

One of the objectives of comparative education research is to compare within a certain period of time educational systems that have developed in similar or different environments and processes. The aim of this qualitative study is to compare the value education in Turkish and Iranian seventh-grade social studies textbooks. Data were collected using document analysis. Results show that both books underscore the values of...

Author(s): Kemal Kaya  

The approach of learning a foreign language by watching TV series

November 2019

In this study, the process of learning Turkish as a foreign language by watching TV series was analysed. It is a qualitative based study with document analysis, case study and mixed research design. The case study is based on the analysis of data obtained from 44 citizens of the Republic of Kosovo who have learned Turkish by watching TV series. 56.81% of these people do not know Turkish, while 29.54% of them know very...

Author(s): Ulker Mehmet  

The influence of learning styles on academic performance among science education undergraduates at the University of Calabar

November 2019

This research work investigated the influence of learning styles on academic performance among Science Education undergraduates of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. The learning model used for this study comprised, visual, auditory, kindergarten, global analytical impulsive, reflective, individual and group models. Expo facto design was used for the study. The target population included all Science Education students...

Author(s): Cecilia Obi Nja, Cornelius-Ukpepi Beneddtte Umali, Edoho Emmanuel Asuquo, and Richard Ekonesi Orim  

Relationship between social challenges and the education of the girl-child as perceived by female academics in the tertiary institutions of Edo State, Nigeria

November 2019

The study looked at some social challenges confronting the education of the girl-child as perceived by female academics in the tertiary institutions in Edo State. To guide this study, seven research questions were raised and one hypothesis was formulated. The population was made up of all the female academics in all the tertiary institutions in Edo State, Nigeria. Three hundred and fifty females made up the sample of...

Author(s): R. I. Osarenren-Osaghae, O. S. Imhangbe and Q. O. Irabor

Actıvıty suggestions for ımprovıng crıtıcal lıstenıng skılls

November 2019

Listening skill is the least researched language skill. Most of the published studies include theoretical information about this skill. The fact that individuals have acquired some theoretical knowledge does not mean that they will use them effectively in their lives. In very few studies, listening activities were suggested and implemented. Moreover, there are no recommendations and practices of activity in the...

Author(s): GüLTEN Erkek and Zekerya Batur  

Analysis of the educational bulletin presented to the teachers of the basic stage in the Jordanian Ministry of Education and the future model extracted from it

October 2019

The study aimed at analyzing the educational bulletin presented to the teachers of the basic stage and the Jordanian Ministry of Education and the future model extracted from it. The study addressed bulletins issued before 2018. A classification of nine key areas was used in the analysis of the content. Results showed that the educational content distributed to multiple areas, that is, educational, knowledge, healthy,...

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

Poverty alleviation through teaching for thinking: A case of one teachers’ college in Masvingo Province

October 2019

There is an assumption that education is incapacitated to alleviate poverty. The objective of this study is to explore the nature and impact of education being offered at one teachers’ college in Masvingo Province. The study argues that the college is not offering education, which is instrumental for poverty alleviation. Qualitative data were generated using in depth interviews, focus group discussions and...

Author(s): Sonile Gwede  

Impact of note taking during reading and during listening on comprehension

October 2019

This study aims to determine possible impact of note taking during reading and listening on Turkish Language prospective teachers’ comprehension success. Moreover in the study comprehension scores of the groups were investigated in terms of academic score and gender variables. Study was designed in causal-comparative research. The study was conducted with 72 s graders studying at the Department of Turkish Language...

Author(s): Hüseyin Özçakmak  

Evaluating endodontontic dental education by clinical errors (iatrogenic perforations) made by students in their last year of education

October 2019

The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical procedural iatrogenic errors, especially to determine the frequency of dental perforation made by undergraduate students in Sofia, Faculty of Dentistry, Bulgaria, in the school years of 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. The assessment was by examination of periapical radiographs of completed endodontically treated teeth, performed by last year dental students. A total of 748...

Author(s): Ivanka Veselinova Dimitrova, Liliya Marinova Angelova and Krasimir Mitkov Hristov

Analysis of the relation between creativity level and problem solving skills of gifted and talented students

September 2019

The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between intellect and creativity level of students with gifted, and to understand the relationship between their creativity level and creative problem solving skills. The target group of this study consists of a total of 20 primary school students between the ages 7 and 10; it is determined by the counseling and research center that the students involved in the study...

Author(s): Hasret Nuhoğlu and Savaş Akgül  

Educational system and media content in the Republic of South Africa

September 2019

In this study, the education system of the Republic of South Africa was explored. The study focused on the successes as well as problems faced by the educational system. The research questions focused on the quality of education in the country. It also explored the problems faced by students as they try to gain access to schooling at all levels of the education system. Qualitative methods were used to collect data for...

Author(s): Ulker Mehmet  

The relationship between self-sabotage and organizational climate of schools

September 2019

This study aimed to determine the relationship between self-sabotage behaviours of school administrators and teachers and their perceptions of organizational climate in schools. In the present study, ‘correlational screening model’ which is a quantitative research method was used. A sample consisting of 1204 teachers and 166 administrators working in 74 Turkish schools was selected through stratified cluster...

Author(s): Gülsüm SERTEL and Zeynep Meral TANRIÖĞEN

The opinions of participants’ about Grundtvig workshops on history and culture

September 2019

Grundtvig programme are activities aimed at providing adults with ways to improve their knowledge and skills. This study examined the opinions of adults who participated in four workshops on history and culture organized throughout Europe between 2009 and 2014 under the Grundtvig Adult Education Programme and Lifelong Learning Programme of the EU. The aim of the study was to analyze the opinions of adults from different...

Author(s): Ayşegül Nihan Erol Şahin  

The relationships between the big five personality traits and attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help in mental health counselor candidates: Mediating effect of cognitive flexibility

August 2019

The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between the five big personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism) and attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help in counseling students along with the mediating role of cognitive flexibility. The sample of the study consisted of 189 students (140 female and 49 male) attending the counseling program at...

Author(s): Ferah Çekici

Forgıveness and cyberbullyıng ın Turkısh adolescents

August 2019

The quickest and easiest way to maintain the relationships is through the use of technology; however, this puts adolescents at risk of experiencing cyberbullying. The aim of this study was to investigate whether forgiveness is related to cyberbullying in high school students. This study included 348 adolescents in Turkey. The results of this study indicated a negative directional relationship between forgiveness and...

Author(s): Cagla Girgin Buyukbayraktar  

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