Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1773

ERR Articles

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

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

April 2019

An evaluation of the teachers’ classroom management problems

This study aims to address the problems that teachers are facing in classroom management and to find solutions to these problems. This is a phenomenologically designed qualitative research study. 28 classroom teachers, who are working in the city of Malatya in 2017-2018 school year, easy to reach with the help of the convenience sampling, a purposive sampling method and who are working at different primary schools, made...

Author(s): Önder Şanlı

April 2019

Pastoral education: The missing link in Uganda education system

Pastoralism is a production system closely linked with cultural identity that relies on raising livestock on pastures. Studies indicate that over 30 million people in the Great Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) practice pastoralism and agro-pastoralism as a major source of livelihoods. Livestock are their social, cultural, spiritual and economic assets...

Author(s): Sidonia Angom Ochieng and David Claeve Waiswa

April 2019

The effect of an innovative teaching technique on the success and attitudes of sixth grade English language students

English language teaching is an area that the Turkish Ministry of Education (MNE) tries to enhance with utmost priority. The 21st century, also known as the Information Age, is an era during which communication is mainly established in English. The main problem encountered by students while learning foreign languages is that teachers focus mostly on correcting grammar mistakes rather than improving communication skills....

Author(s): Kamil Arif Kırkıç

April 2019

The effect of enriched creative activities program supported with Aytürk technique on creativity level in music courses

The aim of this study is to reveal a new and unique technique that can be used in music lessons and other courses and to determine the impact of the Enriched Creative Activities Program with the Aytürk Technique, which was developed by Ertürkler, on the creative thinking abilities of students. The study was designed according to a pretest-posttest experimental model with a control group. In the spring semester...

Author(s): Ayşen Ertürkler and Hakan Bağcı  

March 2019

The use of social networks among university students

The changes that are experienced in technology are influencing various fields as well as educational environments. From this point of view, it is seen that the tools used in educational environments as well as those used by students are diversified depending on the change in technology. Based on the characteristics of learners in the twenty-first century, it is observed that current technology takes part in...

Author(s): Can Meşe and Gökçe Sancak Aydın  

March 2019

Equitable access to education and development in a knowledgeable society as advocated by UNESCO

Any vision of knowledge societies must affirm the core aspirations for peaceful and sustainable knowledge societies in a way that acknowledges the interests of all stakeholders. It is essential to recall that knowledge societies are concerned with human development, not only with technological innovation and its impacts. This report focuses the role equitable access to education play in achieving equitable knowledge...

Author(s): Chemulwo Monicah Jemeli and Ali Muhammed Fakandu

March 2019

Turkish Background Families Live In Germany and Education: In Term of Families, Students, Teachers

The aim of this research is to determine the problems, supports and suggestions for families of Turkish background living in Germany about their children’s education. It is also intended to determine opinions of Turkish background students living in Germany and Turkish background teachers working in Germany about Turkish background families’ parents’ role. Phenomenology, which is one of the qualitative...

Author(s): Menekşe Eskici  

March 2019

One-hand clapping: Gender equality and its challenges in pastoralist secondary education in Afar region: A quality concern

One way of conceptualizing educational quality is that it is a function of effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, equality, relevance and sustainability (Barrett et al. 2006). Quality education rejects gender discrimination and social injustice. Gender equality in Ethiopia, as an anchor of quality education, has long been explained numerically. The Annual Abstracts the Ministry of Education published each year do...

Author(s): Bekalu Tadesse Moges

March 2019

The effect of daily sight reading studies of the guitar students on sight reading and guitar performance

This study was conducted to analyze the effects of regular sight reading studies of classical guitar students on their sight reading and their performance of classical guitar. In the research, experimental method was used with a pretest-posttest control and experimental group. The application process was carried out with 14 undergraduate students studying Music and Fine Arts Education Department from Marmara University....

Author(s): Ajda Aylin CAN  

March 2019

English teachers’ opinions on problems encountered in English language teaching in schools: The case of Karabük

The opinions of English teachers on the problems encountered in English teaching in the schools in Karabük Province were examined in this study, by taking a variety of variables into consideration. There are 231 English teachers in state schools in Karabük. A total of 67 English teachers serving in the primary schools, secondary schools and high schools in the central districts of Karabük Province-Turkey...

Author(s): İrfan Tosuncuoğlu  

March 2019

An investigation of pre-service basic education teachers’ learning styles in terms of different variables

Learning process varies from student to student. In a related research, it is argued that one of the basic elements for this variation is due to student’s distinct learning styles. Planning learning situations based on the knowledge of learners’ learning styles can be more effective and efficient. With the learning-teaching process designed in accordance with the learning styles of students, it is possible...

Author(s): Osman DALAMAN, Süleyman CAN and Erdil DURUKAN  

March 2019

High school students’ seismic risk perception and preparedness in Savar, Dhaka

People in Dhaka, where disaster risk of earthquake is the most due to its high population density and rapid urbanization, are in extreme danger of earthquake. However, the study on assessment of the real scenario of residents’ perception of earthquake risk is very little. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to assess the seismic risk perception and preparedness about earthquake among high school students...

Author(s): Mohammad Lutfur Rahman  

March 2019

The effect of tablet use on students’ success in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) grammar classroom

Integration of tablets in teaching English as a Second or Foreign language has been popular in recent years. However, there is limited evidence to prove the effect of tablet use on the acquisition of specific language skills. This paper aims to investigate the impact of tablet use on students’ mastery of grammar skills. In order to answer the research questions, an experimental pretest-posttest with a control...

Author(s): Ulas Kayapinar, Sarp Erkir and Nurcan Kose  

February 2019

Perceived problems of 4th grade primary school students related to their families and schools

The purpose of this study was to reveal the problems perceived by fourth grade students in their own lives. The research was carried out with a basic interpretative qualitative research design. This method was used in order to examine in depth the vital problems perceived by fourth grade students. For the study, data were collected in the spring term of 2016-2017 academic year. The appropriate/accidental sampling method...

Author(s): Z. Nurdan BAYSAL, D. Duygu TANRIKULU and Serap ÇİMŞİR  

February 2019

A lesson plan model for character education in primary education

The purpose of the study is to design a lesson plan model for character education in primary education, and to elicit the related stakeholders’ opinions and suggestions on the proposed lesson plan model. As a qualitative design research, the data in this study were collected through written document analysis and interview. Criterion sampling method was used to determine the participants of the study. The...

Author(s): Nida Temiz  

February 2019

An examination of the relationship between primary school students’ environmental awareness and basic science process skills

The aim of the research was to examine the relationship between primary school students’ environmental awareness and basic science process skills based on various variances. Within relational research model, the research was conducted with 332 grade 3 and 4 students. Primary School Environmental Awareness Scale and Basic Skills Scale were used to collect data. Demographic features were employed to determine the...

Author(s): Nihal Yıldız Yılmaz  

February 2019

A review on the relationship between critical thinking skills and learning domains of Turkish Language

Knowledge has been transforming and progressing at an unprecedented pace at the present time. In the face of the incomprehensible transformation and progression of the knowledge, human beings have had to change their vital needs. Education is among these vital needs. In the last century, particularly in the last quarter of the century, the developments in the knowledge and science necessitate the formation of relevant...

Author(s): Epçaçan Cahit  

February 2019

Evaluation of Turkish teacher candidates’ perception of note taking concept

Note taking is individual’s recording of the attraction grabbing, unknown or newly learned knowledge in brief notes so as to remember afterwards. Note taking nowadays is no longer a routine action for students but viewed as a skill. In fact, students do not take note of all the word being taught in classes but record the knowledge in short notes, sometimes even shortening the words in a way understandable to them....

Author(s): Hüseyin Özçakmak and Okan Sarigöz

February 2019

Evaluation of Turkey’s 2013 Visual Arts (Grades 1-8) curriculum

Turkey’s Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation’s young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013 academic year. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the...

Author(s): Eylem Tataroğlu  

February 2019

Perceptions of democracy of foreign students studying at Mustafa Kemal University

In Turkey, foreign students are studying in most of the universities. On July 15, 2016, these students faced a treacherous coup attempt against democracy and were able to witness the Turkish people's reaction to the coup attempt. The aim of this study is to examine the views of foreign students studying at Mustafa Kemal University on democracy. In the literature, foreign students who studied in Turkey have been...

Author(s): Servet HALİ and Fatih ÖZYURT

January 2019

Investigation of the self-efficacy and occupational attitude of students of the recreation Department of Tourism and Sport Sciences Faculties of Gazi and Atatürk Universities, Turkey

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between students’ attitudes towards the recreation specialty and self-efficacy of the students in the Recreation Departments of Sports Sciences and Tourism Faculty. In the study, “Occupational Attitude Scale” developed by Üstüner in 2006 and “General Self-Efficacy Scale” that was adapted to Turkish by Yildirim and İlhan...

Author(s): Yahya DOĞAR, Fatih BEDİR, Deniz BEDİR, S. Erim ERHAN and İlhan ŞEN  

January 2019

Teacher education in China, Japan and Turkey

The aim of this study is to analyze teacher education systems in China and Japan, and compare the findings with teacher education in Turkey, thus contribute to the developments in teacher education in Turkey. The research was based on the years 2000 to 2017. Document analysis method, which is one of the qualitative data collection methods, is used in this research. Within the scope of the document review, official...

Author(s): Yaman Barış and Aydemir Hasan  

January 2019

Transforming female aspirations to real presence: The case of higher education in Cameroon

Higher education for females is an indicator of development, democracy and gender equity, particularly necessary for a nation like Cameroon which attempts to become an emerging country by 2035. Hence, this paper is focused on ascertaining female aspirations to higher education for access and effective participation. In so doing, a study that employed a semi-structured questionnaire collected data from 977 female...

Author(s): Etta Mercy Aki  

January 2019

Assessment practices and factors for the disparity between students' academic scores at teacher-made and regional exams: The case of Bench Maji zone grade 8 students

This study had attempted to investigate assessment practices and factors for grade 8 students score disparity in Regional versus Teacher-made exams, from 2015 in Bench Maji Zone primary schools. In doing so, a descriptive survey method was employed. A sample of 185 stakeholders composed of 58 teachers, 101 students, 14 principals, 11 Woreda Education Department Officers, 12 school supervisors and the Zone Education...

Author(s): Mekonnen Melaku Anteneh and Besha  Dejene Silesh       

January 2019

Violence and fear In Francesca Simon's Series of Horrid Henry

Children's literature is the literary work concerned with the level of interest, need, readiness and development of children. It started in Europe and the Tanzimat in the 16th century. Children's books both local and foreign ones, enhance their cognitive and affective developments cumulatively. This study examines violence and fear in Francesca Simon's series of "Horrid Henry". This work identifies...

Author(s): Esma Dumanli Kadizade and Can Sakar

January 2019

The practice and challenges of school-based teachers’ continuous professional development: A case of Government Secondary Schools of Hawassa City in Ethiopia

The purpose of this study was to examine the practices and challenges of school-based teachers’ continuous professional development implementation in secondary schools of Hawassa City Administration. The study employed a descriptive survey design with both quantitative and qualitative method. The sampling technique used in the study was availability and simple random sampling technique. The sample size was 101...

Author(s): Abraham Tulu  

December 2018

With parental eye, factors that prevent to attend nature activites

This study was conducted in order to determine the difficulties and challenges parents and children who have attended /desire to attend nature activities experience in order to access these activities. The study included 50 parents and their children. Interview technique was used in the study. The percentage of the questions asked was calculated to determine the demographic characteristics of the participants. Some of...

Author(s): Merve Ceylan

December 2018

A study of factors and causal relationships on the results of national test: Mixed method research

The general objective of this research was to study factors and causal relationships on the results of national test. Also, the research was conducted under three specific objectives: 1) to study causal relationships on the results of national test, 2) to create and investigate causal relationships on the results of national test, and 3) to develop excellence model in promoting the results of national test. Quantitative...

Author(s): Khumoon Petnat, Terdsak Suphandee, Somprasong Senarat and Sunan Siphai

December 2018

The development of inspirational test in learning science for junior high school students in schools under the Regional Education Office No. 14

This study aimed at auditing the quality of inspirational test in learning situational science for junior high school students using Exploratory Factor Analysis and Second Order Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Mixed methodology was used in this study. The sample was divided into 2 groups: (1) qualitative sample of 9 experts who were lecturers in the Department of Educational Psychology, educators or scientific experts who...

Author(s): Benjawan Sawatdiruk, Sunan Siphai, Waraporn Arawan and Narumon Saengprom

December 2018

Applicability of the learning organisation idea to universities in Kenya

The concept of the learning organisation is now gaining more prominence globally, yet there are few organisations that assert to be learning organizations, or identify with organizational learning. On the same breath, the learning organisation concept and practice is voiced more in the developed nations than in the developing ones, more so, Africa. Further, the learning organization appears to be more practical in...

Author(s): Abenga Elizabeth Sarange B.      

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