Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1845

ERR Articles

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  

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

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