Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1803

ERR Articles

February 2020

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

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  

February 2020

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

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  

February 2020

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

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  

January 2020

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

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

January 2020

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

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  

January 2020

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

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  

January 2020

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

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  

January 2020

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

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  

December 2019

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

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

December 2019

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

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

December 2019

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

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  

December 2019

Causal theoretical model that favors the use of comprehensive sexuality education

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

December 2019

A two-way perspective on social loafing and organizational cynicism

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  

December 2019

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

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

November 2019

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

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  

November 2019

The approach of learning a foreign language by watching TV series

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  

November 2019

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

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  

November 2019

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

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

November 2019

Actıvıty suggestions for ımprovıng crıtıcal lıstenıng skılls

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  

October 2019

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

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  

October 2019

Impact of note taking during reading and during listening on comprehension

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  

October 2019

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

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

September 2019

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

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  

September 2019

Educational system and media content in the Republic of South Africa

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  

September 2019

The relationship between self-sabotage and organizational climate of schools

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

September 2019

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

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  

August 2019

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

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

August 2019

Forgıveness and cyberbullyıng ın Turkısh adolescents

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  

July 2019

Piano education in adults

Piano education is one of the fundamental aspects of instrument training. As a polyphonic instrument, the piano, unlike other instruments, is popular with all age groups. This study examines factors of success in adult piano education and piano methods utilized in training in all aspects, including historical development. Data was generated by literature review, specialist lecturers were consulted for their opinions,...

Author(s): Mari Barsamyan

July 2019

Internet addiction and loneliness as predictors of internet gaming disorder in adolescents

The purpose of this research is to present the relationship of teenagers’ internet gaming disorder (IGD) with their levels of internet addiction and loneliness, as well as to test the created model in terms of these relations. This research analyzes the predictive relationships among adolescents’ IGD, internet addiction and loneliness through the statistics program in accordance with the structural equation...

Author(s): Zeliha Traş  

July 2019

An analysis of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ pedagogical competence and readiness in maintaining the implementation of the 2013 curriculum

This study tried to portray English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ pedagogical competence and readiness in maintaining the 2013 curriculum. The demands of the 2013 curriculum lead the teachers to have a good quality of teaching. It is essential to know teachers' pedagogical competence because that aspect will be piloting the implementation of the curriculum in the classroom. This study aimed to...

Author(s): Firman F, Friscilla Wulan Tersta, Cicyn Riantoni and Fellicia Ayu sekonda

July 2019

Challenges facing information and communication technology implementation at the primary schools

The importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in education in the 21st century cannot be overemphasized. A number of initiatives have been put in place in Ghana to ensure that information and communication technology is extensively used and taught at all levels of our education. The study utilized a descriptive survey design and employed cluster and simple random sampling technique to collect data...

Author(s): Mark Valentine Aikins and Emmanuel Arthur-Nyarko

July 2019

Health belief levels of individuals who do sports actively in terms of different variables

This research was carried out in order to determine health belief levels of individuals who do sports actively in Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University campus in terms of different variables. In the research, a method based on descriptive survey which aimed to reveal current situation, was used. A total of 120 people, of whom 60 were male and 60 were female, participated in the research. In the research,...

Author(s): Serkan Zengin and Yaşar Çoruh

June 2019

Misconceptions in ‘Shape of Molecule’: Evidence from 9th grade science students

Students commonly develop alternative ideas about topics in science. According to constructivist view of learning, students’ alternative conceptions and misconceptions about the process of developing new knowledge should be highlighted. Remedy can be undertaken through conceptual change approach. In order to understand what factors causes 9th grade students to make mistakes in various sub concepts of shape of...

Author(s): Biswajit Behera       

June 2019

Analyzing effect of teachers' personal empowerment perceptions' to their passion for working by various factors

The aim of this research is to determine the relationship between the elementary, middle and high school teachers’ personal empowerment perception and passion for working. During the research, opinions of 890 teachers’ chosen from different schools and branches with random sampling technique were collected from those working in Malatya province in the 2016-2017 academic year. As a data collection tool,...

Author(s): Önder ŞANLI  

June 2019

The effect of drama activities on five-year-old children’s social skills

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of drama activities on the social skills of five-year-old children. In this research, experimental design with pre-test/post-test control group was used. The sample group of the study consisted of 32 kindergarten five-year-old children in Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey in 2017-2018 academic year. After a random selection, 16 children (8 girls and 8 boys), were selected as the...

Author(s): Ceylan Remziye, Gök Çolak Feride and Demir Betul

June 2019

Freshmen’s anxiety in an intensive listening class: A qualitative study

Listening skill is an ability to understand a spoken language. It is also one of the important skills that people actively use in their daily lives. For learning English language at the Faculty of Language and Arts (FLA) at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW) Salatiga, Indonesia, there are several listening classes. One of them is Intensive Listening class, which is often considered as one of the most difficult...

Author(s): Angellia and Listyani

June 2019

The predictive power of university students’ self-leadership strategies on their self-efficacy

This study aims to analyse correlations between the self-leadership strategies employed by university students and their self-efficacy and to determine whether or not their self-leadership and self-efficacy differ significantly on the basis of gender. The study is in the model of correlational survey and it uses random sampling method. The study was performed with the voluntary participation of undergraduate students...

Author(s): İlknur Maya and Ersin Uzman    

June 2019

Orthography and punctuation problem in Turkey within the context of the curricula and textbooks

In this study, the orthography and punctuation problem was evaluated within the context of the curricula and textbooks. The data obtained from both sources were assessed by way of document reviews, and consequently, it was seen that the orthography and punctuation topics existed as learning outcomes only in the curricula for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. No learning outcomes related to orthographic or...

Author(s): Latif Beyreli   

June 2019

Supervision on early intervision practices for teachers of the deaf

The objective of the present study was to examine the early intervention practices of two teachers working with infants with hearing loss and the supervision provided to these teachers to improve their practices. It was designed as a qualitative case study. Data were collected with intervention session video recordings, evaluation meeting audio recordings, session plans, the reflective journals, teacher evaluation forms...

Author(s): Zerrin Turan             

June 2019

Participating in a high school debate program and college matriculation and completion: Evidence from the Chicago Debate League

Prior work has demonstrated that debate is associated with academic achievement in high school. Whether debate in high school is predictive of better college outcomes beyond its established relationship with promoting college readiness as indicated by the ACT is unknown. This research examines and evaluates the impact of participating in a high school debate program on college matriculation and completion. Data come...

Author(s): Daniel T. Shackelford, Scott M. Ratliff and Briana Mezuk,

May 2019

Effect of piano education on the attention skills of 7-12 year old children

This research is aimed to determine the effects of piano education on the attention skills of 7-12-year-old children. In the research, pretest-posttest control group design is used, and attention skills of both of the groups are measured before and after the experiment. Unlike the control group (n=53), the experimental group (n=46) had private piano education an hour a week for 14 weeks with a tutor, and as a result of...

Author(s): Elnara Huseynova, Hatice Onuray Egilmez and Doruk Engur  

May 2019

Finnish principals: Leadership training and views on distributed leadership

This study looks at the views of Finnish comprehensive school principals on distributed leadership and presents discussion on the leadership training required by principals and looks at it in relation to the views of principals. In Finland the qualification requirements for principals are based on their experience as teachers, and studies in educational administration. In general, studies in leadership are not...

Author(s): Tapio Juhani Lahtero, Raisa Susanna Ahtiainen and Niina Lång  

May 2019

Elementary teachers’ perceptions of preparedness to teach English Language Learners

With the steady increase in the English Language Learner (ELL) population in the U.S., this case study was aimed at capturing elementary teachers’ perceptions of how well their teacher preparation program was prepared to teach ELLs. This work utilized the case study design, and included five North American elementary teachers as the subjects of the research who were teaching ELLs in a small Christian Academy...

Author(s): Barbara Wissink and Suzanne Starks  

May 2019

Grit, growth mindset and participation in competitive policy debate: Evidence from the Chicago Debate League

Non-cognitive skills (NCS) contribute to variation in how students respond to challenges inside the classroom and beyond. Competitive policy debate is a co-curricular activity that both encourages cooperative learning and is hypothesized to promote NCS. The goal of this pilot was to examine the relationship between debate participation and change in four NCS among high school students over the course of an academic...

Author(s): Viktoryia Alexandrovna Kalesnikava, Gregory Paul Ekey, Tomohiro M. Ko, Daniel T. Shackelford and Briana Mezuk

May 2019

An investigation into the effects of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents on childhood depression and anxiety disorder

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents on childhood depression and anxiety disorder. Mood disorders and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents can be given examples of important research topics in recent years. The participants of the study consist of 670 students in Erzurum city. The data were collected through anxiety sensitivity index and anxiety and...

Author(s): Ismail Seçer, Arzu Gülbahçe and Sümeyye Ulaş  

May 2019

The effectiveness of an educational program in enhancing parents’ level of knowledge about normal growth indicators in the development of children and determining the indicators which delay development in children from birth to three years old

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of an educational program in improving the level of knowledge of parents about natural growth indicators in the development of children and determining the indicators which delay development in children from birth to three years old. The sample of the study consisted of 60 volunteers who were randomly and equally assigned to control and experimental groups. The...

Author(s): Sabah Hasan Hamdan Al-Onizat  

May 2019

Modeling the relationships between practitioner capacity-building practices and the behavior and development of young children with disabilities and delays

The manner in which family-centered capacity-building practices and parenting efficacy beliefs were directly and indirectly related to parent-child interactions and child behavior and development was investigated using meta-analytic structural equation modeling. The participants were 6507 caregivers of young children with identified disabilities and developmental delays in 13 studies. Results showed that...

Author(s): Carl J. Dunst, Deborah W. Hamby and Melinda Raab  

May 2019

Impact of job searches on self-control at social media

This study aims to investigate how job search affects self-control of students using social network. This study was conducted on students studying in different departments and  within the departments of Physical Education and Sports (BESB). A total of 600 students in the 21 ± 25 age group  participated in the employment questionnaire. The statistics of the data were evaluated using Chi-square analysis...

Author(s): Aliye MENEVŞE  

April 2019

Readiness of Turkish Education system for Multicultural education

The purpose of this study is to analyze multicultural education and evaluate the Turkish education system regarding the acceptance of diversity. In this era, cultural diversity and identities are given equal importance in the world. Multiculturalism gives the opportunity for each citizen to secure life styles with equal rights, grow in a world of cultural heritage and raise children in the same world without being...

Author(s): Eshabil Erdem PAKSOY and Sabri ÇELİK

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