Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1939

ERR Articles

Cul-de-sac from diehard traditions: The demise of action research in teacher education

August 2017

Reflective practice has become the global prime educational trend expected of education practitioners but some teacher educators tend to stifle its development. It is strongly believed in critical pedagogy, the theoretical framework of action research theorists that reflective practice is inherent in an introspective disposition and is developed through participatory action research. Reflective practice is the...

Author(s): Davison Zireva

An instructional design model with the cultivating research-based learning strategies for fostering teacher students’ creative thinking abilities

August 2017

Designing the instructional model with the innovative the Research-Based Learning Strategy Lesson Plans of the effectiveness of the processing performance and the resulting performance (E1/E2) with the IOC value determining standardized criteria of 80/80 were developed. Students’ perceptions were assessed with the 30-item Research-Based Learning Strategies (RBLS) in six scales. Students’ creative thinking...

Author(s): Khwanchai Khuana, Tanthip Khuana and Toansakul Santiboon

Fathers in Turkey: Paternity characteristics, gender role, communication skills

August 2017

Objective of this study is to examine the correlation the quality of paternity, gender roles and communication skills of fathers. The scores in the scale of supporting developmental tasks were used in order to determine the quality of paternity. The other data collection tools were the BEM sex role ınventory and the communication skills ınventory. The study included a multiple regression analysis for predicting the...

Author(s): Perihan üNüVAR

Students’ conception of learning environment and their approach to learning and its implication on quality education

July 2017

Quality of education in higher institutions can be affected by different factors. It partly rests on the learning environment created by teachers and the learning approach students are employing during their learning. The main purpose of this study is to examine the learning environment at Mizan Tepi University from students’ perspective and their approach to learning, and evaluate its implication on quality...

Author(s): Matheas Shemelis Belaineh

An alternative educational method in early childhood: Museum education

July 2017

According to the preschool education program that came into effect by Turkish Ministry of Education in Turkey in 2013, teaching should be offered not only in classrooms but also in places outside classrooms likely to boost learning. The program required utilizing learning techniques, and environments different from conventional ones. The aim of the present study was to raise awareness about history through a museum...

Author(s): Güzin Özyilmaz Akamca, R. Gunseli Yildirim and A. Murat Ellez

Exploring the lifeworlds of children in Hong Kong: Parents’ report on after school time use

July 2017

This study aims to discuss the findings of a survey completed by 335 parents of children in Kindergarten 1 (3 to 4 years), Primary 1 (6 to 7 years) and Primary 5 (10 to 11 years) in Hong Kong, about their children’s out of school time use. We wanted to explore the widely held notion that Asian students spend much of their time studying, with little leisure time, and there is scant information about Asian...

Author(s): N. J. Yelland, S. Muspratt and C. L. Gilbert

Complementing lecturing as teaching pedagogy and students’ learning styles in universities in Tanzania: State of issues

July 2017

Lecturing remains a popular and predominant teaching pedagogy in Higher Education Institutions and Tanzanian universities are no exception. However, due to increase in enrollments, lecturing encounters serious challenges as burgeoning diverse nature of students’ learning needs associated with physiological, psychological, professional and biographic factors. This study employed cross-sectional survey to...

Author(s): Yazidu Saidi Mbalamula

Determining the variables that affect the reading motivation of educational faculty students

July 2017

Reading motivation has a significant contribution to acquire the necessary reading skills, and it has an indisputable effect on continuing to read. When the importance of the role model effect of school teachers in acquiring reading skills is considered, it is expected that reading motivation of the students will be high whose teachers also have a high reading motivation. Considering these issues, this study aimed to...

Author(s): Vafa SavaÅŸkan and Atilla Özdemir

The strategies of using a special kind of number patterns in different stages of education

June 2017

Patterns and generalization are one of the most fundamental aspects of mathematics, which makes  recent decades, mathematical tasks which include patterns, whether they are numerical or graphical, are mostly used, for example researching generalization. The aim of this paper is to investigate how a special kind of task concerning well-known palindromes can diversify the process of generalization in three different...

Author(s): Joanna Jureczko

The effect of teaching methods and learning styles on capabilities of writing essays on elementary school’s students in East Jakarta

June 2017

The objective of this research was to discover the effect of teaching methods and learning styles on the student’s ability to write essays. This study was conducted in elementary school in East Jakarta. The population of this studies was 3rd-grade elementary school students who study in East Jakarta. Samples were taken with stratified cluster random sampling technique with 32 students as the respondents. Results...

Author(s): Wuryani and  Yufiarti

The study of validity and reliability of the perceived value scale of prospective teachers in terms of teaching profession

June 2017

The aim of this study was to develop "Perceived Value Scale in regard to Teaching Profession of Prospective Teachers ". The validity and reliability analysis of the scale, developed for prospective elementary school teachers, was performed. In order to determine the values of the teaching profession, first of all, the related literature was scanned and an essay about the values related to the profession was...

Author(s): Engin Demir, Yusuf Budak and Cennet Gologlu Demir

Evaluating the Fatih project applications in the Turkish educational system according to teachers’ viewpoints (Turkey)

June 2017

The purpose of this study was to analyze teachers’ perspectives on the usage of smart boards and Tablet PCs in the Fatih Project using some variables (gender, branches, school types, educational status etc). The measurement scale of the study was developed and applied with the high school teachers in Düzce. Quantitative research methods were used in the study and screening model was applied. The SPSS 20.0...

Author(s): Erol Sozen and Mücahit CoÅŸkun

The relations among musical instrument performance self-efficacy, self-esteem and music performance anxiety in pre-service music teachers

June 2017

This study investigated the relations among pre-service music teachers' musical instrument performance self-efficacy, music performance anxiety and self-esteem. This study was designed as a correlative survey, and was conducted with a total of 527 pre-service music teachers. The data were collected by using the Musical Instrument Performance Self-Efficacy Scale, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and the Kenny...

Author(s): Demet Girgin

The mediating role of scientific attitudes in the relationship between teacher candidates’ scientific epistemological beliefs and approaches to scientific research

June 2017

The study aims to analyze scientific attitudes’ effect on the relationship between teacher candidates’ scientific epistemological beliefs and their approach to scientific research. The research model of the study is relational survey, a type of descriptive model. The study group is comprised of 647 pre-service teachers from Balıkesir University Necatibey, Faculty of Education. “Scientific...

Author(s): Hasan Hüseyin ÅžAHAN 

Self-values of pre-school teachers working in Turkish public schools

June 2017

This study aims at describing the self-values held by pre-school teachers working in public schools and at determining whether or not those values differ on the basis of seniority, marital status and having children. This research employs a descriptive method. The research population comprised 278 pre-school teachers working in public pre-school education institutions and in public primary education schools. The Rokeach...

Author(s): Ä°lknur Maya

A systematic review of research into rare diseases in the educational sphere

May 2017

Rare diseases (RDs) represent a wide, varied group of illnesses characterised by their low prevalence among the population. Moreover, they can appear at any time of life, including in infancy. For this reason, the aim of this article was to review and analyse research in the field of education to find out what kind of educational response is offered by schools to pupils with RDs. The following databases were used to...

Author(s): Leire Darretxe, Zuriñe Gaintza and Javier Monzon-Gonzalez

Study habit and its impact on secondary school students’ academic performance in biology in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

May 2017

Study habits is how one studies. That is, the habits which students form during their school years. Without good study habits, a student cannot succeed. Thus, this study investigated the impact of study habits on secondary school students’ academic performance in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The study was guided by one null hypothesis. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design as its plan....

Author(s): Ebele Uju F. and Olofu Paul A.

A study on reading habits of social studies and history teachers in Turkey

May 2017

The development of reading habits in the society is influenced by both the family and school environment. Teachers are the most effective element within the school environment. Social studies teachers at the primary education level and history teachers at the secondary education level can be said to be branch teachers who should have an "advanced" reading habits both in terms of their fields and their...

Author(s): Åžengül Bircan Tuba

Publication productivity of academics in Jigjiga University, Ethiopia

May 2017

This descriptive cross-sectional survey examined faculty publication productivity at Jigjiga University, Ethiopia. It, specifically, aimed at exploring the factors and barriers that may influence publication productivity among academic staffs while also comparing variations across academic disciplines. The survey employed self-administered questionnaire distributed to 120 faculties randomly selected from nine academic...

Author(s): Teka Feyera, Habtamu Atelaw, Najib Abdi Hassen and Gemechu Fufa

Observational learning on industry work practices toward job readiness

May 2017

This research aims to find out the influence of observational learning on job readiness based on some indicators and variables. This is a quantitative research in which Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used. The research method is survey. The participants of this research are the Grade XII students of Accountancy Department of State Vocational High School, Tangerang regency, Banten in the 2016-2017 academic year....

Author(s): Subkhan Rojuli, Agus Rahayu and Disman

Education and school leavers’ unemployment saga: Implication for educational planning in Nigeria

May 2017

This paper reviewed the relationship between the type of education and school leavers’ unemployment with the view to highlighting its implications for educational planning in Nigeria. The concept of education, reasons for steady increase in the number of unemployed school leavers and what to do in order to curb educated unemployment were discussed. The reviewed works show that the rapid extension of formal...

Author(s): Aja Sunday Nwambam and Prisca Ijeoma Eze

Theme: The 21st century adult learner

April 2017

Problem-based learning is an innovative educational approach that is gaining prominence in higher education using “real world” problems or situations as a context for learning. The present study explored the use of problem-based learning with teacher trainees of the University of Belize. Using a concurrent mixed method design with 74 teachers in training from the Belmopan and the EU Sugar Belt Project in the...

Author(s): Lopez Brown, P.

Identifying the concept “fraction” of primary school students: The investigation in Vietnam

April 2017

In Vietnam, primary school students explicitly learn the concept of fraction in Grade 4 and 5. Because this concept is introduced to them intuitionally, it is difficult for them to understand and apply it. Base on this point, we believe that the students will commit many errors when solving exercises related to this concept. The survey of 478 students showed that some remarkable errors were made by most students; when...

Author(s): Nguyen Phu Loc, Duong Huu Tong and Phan Thai Chau

Developing a scale for strategies used during the practice and learning of instrumental music

April 2017

The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable scale to identify the strategies students who study instrumental music use during the practice and learning of instrumental music based on their own responses. The study group comprised of 358 students studying music education in five universities in the academic year of 2015 to 2016. The scale developed within the scope of this study includes five dimensions:...

Author(s): Mehtap Aydıner Uygun and Özlem Kılınçer

Self-efficacy as predictor of collective self-efficacy among preschool teachers in Turkey

April 2017

This study investigates the effect of preschool teachers’ collective self-efficacy. A study group consists of 172 preschool teachers who are working in public preschools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education in different cities of Turkey. In this study, teacher self- efficiency scale is employed to assess professional efficiency perception of teachers. Schwarzer et al have developed the scale,...

Author(s): Emel Arslan

Expectation returns and households’ decision in the schooling of their children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

April 2017

This study aims to study households’ expectations for their children’s academic performance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Education has a significant role in increasing the productivity and income level of an individual in a society. Household education, income, distance from school, gender discrimination within household and cost of education can affect parents’ expectations of their children. The...

Author(s): Shahzad KHAN, Puangkaew LURHATHAIOPATH and Shusuke MATSUSHITA

Clusters and factors associated with complementary basic education in Tanzania mainland

April 2017

Complimentary Basic Education in Tanzania (COBET) is a community-based programme initiated in 1999 to provide formal education system opportunity to over aged children or children above school age. The COBET program was analyzed using secondary data collected from 21 regions from 2008 to 2012. Cluster analysis was applied to classify the 21 regions in terms of enrolments by cohort, dropouts, gender, and regional per...

Author(s): Paul Edwin, Msengwa S. Amina and Naimani M. Godwin

Investigating the practices of assessment methods in Amharic language writing skill context: The case of selected higher education in Ethiopia

April 2017

This study aims to investigate Ethiopian higher education Amharic language writing skills instructors’ practices of Assessment Methods in writing skill context. It was also intended to look for their viewpoints about the practicality of implementing Assessment Methods in Amharic writing courses. In order to achieve the goals of this study, document analysis such as course outlines and assessment papers, 10...

Author(s): Hailay Tesfay

Evaluation of sport mental toughness and psychological wellbeing in undergraduate student athletes

April 2017

This study aims to evaluate the relationships between sport mental toughness (SMT) and psychological wellbeing (PWB) of undergraduate student athletes. Mental toughness represents the ability of a person to cope with the demands of training and competition, increased determination, focus, confidence, and maintain control under pressure. Mental toughness has been explained as the ability of an athlete to cope with the...

Author(s): Bulent Okan Micoogullari, Ugur Odek and Ozkan Beyaz

Challenges facing Chinese International students studying in the United States

April 2017

Chinese international students often find it challenging to adjust to attending college in the United States (US). There is limited research addressing Chinese international college students’ adjustment in the US. Drawing on what literature exists combined with research addressing Chinese immigrants’ transition and international students’ transition, this article examines strategies to help Chinese...

Author(s): Yuerong Ching, Susan L. Renes, Samantha McMurrow, Joni Simpson and Anthony T. Strange

Students’ abstraction in re-cognizing, building with and constructing a quadrilateral

April 2017

This study aims to implement empirically students’ abstraction with socio-cultural background of Indonesia. Abstraction is an activity that involves a vertical reorganization of previously constructed mathematics into a new mathematical structure. The principal components of the model are three dynamic nested epistemic actions: recognizing, building-with, and constructing. This study identified the abstraction...

Author(s): Mega Teguh Budiarto, Endah Budi Rahaju and Sugi Hartono

Definition of professionalism by different groups of health care students

April 2017

Professionalism is important in all service-providing professions. Professional bodies have extensive rules and regulations creating the foundations of the definition of professionalism, its meaning and these rules have to be followed. In view of this, healthcare students are given intensive training. A prospective study conducted in a District General Hospital, to establish if professionalism was clearly defined. A...

Author(s): George Zafiropoulos

Analysis of computer self-efficacy of Turkish undergraduate students in the sport management departments

April 2017

In this study computer self-efficacy of Turkish undergraduate sport management students was investigated. There were a total of 295 sport management students from three universities. Data were collected by survey which was developed by Compeau and Higgins, 1995, translated to Turkish and adapted for students by Aktag, 2013. The results showed that there was a significant positive correlation among students’...

Author(s): DilÅŸad Çoknaz and Işıl AktaÄŸ

Comparative review of selected educational policies of 1st and 2nd cycle institutions in Ghana and Burkina Faso, and that of United Kingdom and United States

April 2017

This article examines some selected Educational Policies of First and Second Cycle Institutions in Ghana and Burkina Faso, in comparison with that of the UK and US. The purpose of the study is to itemise the commonalities and differences in Educational Policies of both developed (UK and US) and developing countries (Ghana and Burkina Faso) in order to learn from the developed countries where necessary, and to improve...

Author(s): Asamoah Moses Kumi and Abarichie Adamu Seidu

Comparison of movement notation (Laban) and traditional methodological learning success in teaching folk dances

April 2017

In this research, Movement Notation (Laban) and Traditional Method in Folk dance Teaching were compared in terms of learning success. Movement notation group (n = 14) and Traditional group (n = 14) consisting of students from the S.U. State Conservatory Turkish Folk Dance Department were formed. During the 14 week long study, the symbols of the Movement Notation (Laban) have been taught by exemplifying motifs in Turkish...

Author(s): Dilek Cantekin ElyaÄŸutu and Muhsin Hazar

Development of the nonverbal communication skills of school administrators scale (NCSSAS): Validity, reliability and implementation study

April 2017

The main purpose of this study is to develop a scale intended for identifying the school administrators’ nonverbal communication skills, and establish the relationship between the nonverbal communication skills of school administrators and job performance of teachers. The study was conducted in three stages. The first stage involved the creation of a pool of items based on a literature review, and the performance...

Author(s): Tevfık Uzun

Preservice music teachers` perception of their music teachers

April 2017

This research examines preservice music teachers` perception of their music teachers during their schooling. The data for the research were obtained by asking 135 preservice music teachers to fill in the blanks in the sentence ‘my music teacher was like a…, because...’ A content analysis of the data resulted in 80 different metaphors. These metaphors were grouped into eight different categories. The...

Author(s): Nurtug Bariseri Ahmethan and Vahide Bahar Yigit

The effect of learning cycle constructivist-based approach on students’ academic achievement and attitude towards chemistry in secondary schools in north-eastern part of Nigeria

April 2017

This study investigated the effect of learning cycle constructivist-based approach on secondary schools students’ academic achievement and their attitude towards chemistry. The design used was a pre-test, post-test non randomized control group quasi experimental research design. The design consisted of two instructional groups (learning cycle group and lecture group), two attitudes (positive and negative) and...

Author(s): Gladys Uzezi Jack

Place of instructional supervision in enhancing public primary school teachers’ effectiveness

April 2017

The study examined the place of instructional supervision in enhancing teachers’ effectiveness in public primary schools in Ebonyi State. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consists of all the 462,186 teachers including the headteachers in the 1035 primary schools in the area of study. Stratified...

Author(s): Aja Sunday Nwambam and Prisca Ijeoma Eze

The pedagogical challenges of English for specific purposes (ESP) teaching at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

March 2017

The current study explores the challenges faced by English for specific purposes (ESP) program at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Indonesia. As a part of their commitment to improvement, this university is working to better prepare students for employment so that they may function well in their workplaces.  Currently, many English Department graduates apply and are accepted as ESP teachers. However, their...

Author(s): Dwi Poedjiastutie

The effect of literature on personality development of individuals using some variables

March 2017

The aim of this work is to investigate whether literature has effect on the personality development of individuals or not. This works aims to provide answers to the following research questions: "Does literature have effect on individuals’ general harmony level, their social cohesion levels, personal harmony level, self-actualization level, emotional stability level, neurotic tendencies, psychotic symptoms,...

Author(s): Kasim TatlilioÄŸlu

Collaborative network management for enhancing quality education of primary schools

March 2017

This research aims to study the network and collaborative factors that enhance quality education of primary schools. Different methods were used in this research work: (1) Related approaches, theories, and research literatures and (2) Scholars were interviewed on 871 issues in the form of questionnaire, and the collaborative network factors were verified by 10 experts. Confirmative factor analysis was used for the data...

Author(s): Wisithsak Chaikoed, Chaiyuth Sirisuthi and Kochaporn Numnaphol

An investigation of lexical progress of teaching foreign languages (TFL) learners in terms of part-of-speech

March 2017

In the related literature, it has been discussed that issues related to foreign language lexicon have been ignored; therefore, a solid theory of foreign language lexicon has not been constructed yet.  In the framework of Turkish as a foreign language, the literature lacks both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. To this end, this longitudinal study tries to find out the lexical progress of learners of Turkish...

Author(s): Arif Çerçi

Investigation of critical thinking attitudes and reading habits of teacher candidates

March 2017

This study aims to define reading habits and critical thinking levels of pre-service teachers, who study at departments of classroom and physical education and sports teaching, and presenting the differences between these. The variables of the research were designed in accordance with descriptive research model. In 2016 to 17 academic year fall semester, the universe of the research consists of 250 students. All of...

Author(s): Ali Kizilet

Prospective teachers’ lifelong learning tendencies and information literacy self-efficacy

March 2017

The purpose of this study is to determine the correlations between prospective teachers’ lifelong learning tendencies and their information literacy self-efficacy. It is also to find out if such properties differed significantly in terms of gender, grade, computer usage skills, achievement perception, and willingness to pursue an academic career and workplace belief in achievement. Participants in this study were...

Author(s): Melek Demirel and Buket Akkoyunlu

A comparison of burnout levels of preschool teachers in terms of having integration students in their classes or not

March 2017

The aim of the present study is to compare burnout levels of preschool teachers who have integration students in their classes and those who do not. The sample of the study consists of 185 preschool teachers working in Isparta city and town centers. The data of the study were collected using the Burnout Inventory developed by Maslach and Jackson (1981) and the personal information form designed by the researchers. The...

Author(s): Ümit ÅžAHBAZ and Nazife KOYUTÜRK KOÇER

A study on the views of preschool teachers and teacher candidates about the concepts of learning and participation

March 2017

This study was conducted in order to examine the views of preschool teachers and teacher candidates about the concepts of learning and participation, and to explore how they perceive the relationship between the two. The study group comprised of 10 preschool teachers working at formal preschools located in Afyonkarahisar and affiliated with the Ministry of Education, and 10 teacher candidates who were senior students at...

Author(s): Semra Erkan and TuÄŸçe Akyol

The current teacher education programs in Ethiopia: Reflection on practice

March 2017

This study threw light on the current practice of Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Program at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The study focused on the enrolment, graduation and attrition proportion of Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching candidates in the year 2011 and 2015. The 2011 and 2015 academic years have been purposively selected because the in-out-in and in-out training modalities were introduced in these...

Author(s): Geberew Tulu Mekonnen

Improving the achievement of second year natural resource management students of Madawalabu University through cooperative learning

March 2017

The purpose of this action research is to improve the achievement of students in general and, to examine the perception of students and teachers about cooperative learning, to identify major factors affecting the implementation of cooperative learning and to identify the possible strategies used to improve cooperative learning in Madawalabu University, School of Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management, particularly...

Author(s): Mohammed Mussa Abdulahi Hakim Hashim and Mohammed Kawo

The effects of green schooling knowledge level and intensity of parental guidance on the environmental awareness of the early age student

March 2017

This study was conducted to determine the effect of green schooling knowledge and parents guidance on the environmental awareness of the students. This study used a quantitative approach with the ex-post facto method. This study was conducted in Muhammadiyah 41 elementary school in East Jakarta at July to December on the 2nd semester of the academic year of 2014/2015. The data were collected from a sample which...

Author(s): Sihadi Darmo Wihardjo, Sofia Hartati, Yuliani Nurani and Agus Sujarwanta

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