International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

IJEAPS Articles

A paradox in the supervision of doctoral candidates in Ugandan higher education institutions (HEIs)

September 2021

The paper examines the dynamics and complex dimensions in doctoral supervision in different disciplinary contexts in higher education institutions (HEIs), given that institutional success and reputation depends on ‘research output,’ which creates visibility and competitive advantage. However, traditional doctoral supervision, which frequently results in research output, has remained contradictory and complex...

Author(s): Maria Kaguhangire-Barifaijo and James L. Nkata

Data mining in education: Children living or working on the street with lost data problem

September 2021

Data mining in education predictions are made about other groups based on the big data of education. However, the extent to which training data can be accessed is relative. A group that can be described as missing data is children living or working on the street. For this reason this study aimed to deal with children working or living on the street. Children who have to live or work on the street before they can...

Author(s): Reyhan Sekerci, Süleyman Karatas, Beyhan Güven, Levent Demir and Alper Güven

Graduates’ Employability: Has the Expansion of the University Sector in Uganda improved Employment Prospects for Graduates? ‘Employers’ and Lecturers’ Perspective’

January 2021

Given the increasing private and public cost of university education, households and nations are getting more interested in that type of education which has high potential for employment. This study explores how the expansion of the university sector in Uganda is related to graduates’ employability.  The study was guided by three objectives, namely: To find out whether expansion of the university sector in...

Author(s): Godfrey Bagonza, Maria Goretti Kaahwa and Edith G.M. Mbabazi

Duties of educators and administrators in adapting immigrant students to school

January 2021

In this study, the roles of teachers and school administrators in the adaptation of immigrant students to the school organization were investigated. For this purpose, the opinions of teachers and school administrators were taken for the adaptation of immigrant students to the school organization. The interview form used in the research was created by the researcher with the help of field experts. Participants consist of...

Author(s): Mustafa Kabatas

Equity in higher education of Nepal

January 2021

University education enables people to have better socio-economic return, engage in critical reflection of political affairs, social practices, and inequalities which subsequently strengthens democracy. The educational opportunities for disadvantaged people help them to break the vicious cycle of poverty, marginalization, and discrimination by enabling them to improve the social and economic status. The Government of...

Author(s): Yogendra Gandhari  

Performance appraisal training of employees: A strategy to enhance employees’ performance in public teacher training colleges in Kenya

January 2021

Human Resource (HR) practices like performance appraisal (PA) training are meant to ensure that employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for the attainment of organisational goals. However, gaps still exist on the relationship between PA employees’ training and employees’ performance. This study aimed to establish the relationship between PA training and employees’ performance in...

Author(s): Justine Majau Miriti, Lucy K. Kirima, Mirriam M. Nzivo, Simon Thuranira and Nancy L. M. Budambula

Factors influencing the choice of higher education institutions in Angola

January 2021

Higher education (HE) plays a predominant role in the development of any society. The expansion of HE all over the country (Angola) through the creation of new public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), as well as the creation of internal and external scholarships, have been some of the policies aimed at increasing access to HE, especially the increase in women’s access to HE. Giving the growing...

Author(s): Adília Mendonça da Costa e Silva Gaspar and José Miguel Aragão Celestino Soares

Demystifying the Ivory tower syndrome in universities through the use of transformational leadership

January 2021

One of the major criticisms of top management in universities in most African countries is arguably the isolation of both top management team and intellectuals from the real problems and issues of the real world and business of universities. This disconnect, often referred to as the Ivory tower syndrome, has become a source of concern. Based on experience, observations over the years on administrative practices of vice...

Author(s): V. F. Peretomode  

Structural modification challenges facing the implementation of inclusive education policy in public secondary schools in Tharaka-Nithi County

July 2020

Educational policy guidelines mandate that all learning institutions, adopt, design and embrace programs that are conducive to learners with disabilities. In spite of inclusive education policy guidelines, disability remains a major course of discrimination in Kenyan schools. This study therefore, examined the structural modification challenges on the implementation of inclusive education policy in schools. The study...

Author(s): Bibiana Ruguru Ireri, Madrine King’endo, Eric Wangila and Simon Thuranira

Critical success factors for public-private partnership in universal secondary education: Perspectives and policy lessons from Uganda

July 2020

There is a dearth of phenomenological interpretive studies in public-private partnership (PPP) policy in education service delivery. The limited extant literature on PPPs in education hardly explores insights into how stakeholders understand them, and what they perceive as critical success factors (CSFs) for their implementation in the context of developing countries. The overarching purpose of this study is to explore...

Author(s): Ivan Kiiza Twinomuhwezi and Chaya Herman  

Ladder of citizen participation: Insights into female student representatives on public university councils in Uganda

July 2020

Globally, there has been a campaign to promote participation of females in the entire development agenda in general, but specifically in the higher education sector. Public universities in Uganda have attempted to ensure that female stakeholders are given a platform to participate in leadership and governance of their respective universities, though still seemingly scanty. The study therefore explored perceptions of...

Author(s): Christopher Samuel Mayanja  

Challenges facing continuing professional development (CPD) of academic staff of the colleges of education in Ghana

July 2020

Professional development is critical in the life of every organization in positioning workers to meet changing trends of globalization. This study seeks to look at a critical analysis of the challenges facing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of academic staff of the colleges of education in Ghana. The exploratory, descriptive and evaluative case study approach that combined both qualitative and quantitative...

Author(s): Entsie Nasir Yaqub, Clement Owusu-Cole and Clara Frempong Ofosua  

Semiotic procedural knowledge model on solution of problems and problem-solving analysis

July 2020

This study aims to use problem solving techniques in solving problems at different stages step by step. The theoretical and experimental semiotic model was developed by using the semiotic model method, which can be established with the relation of priority-recency, and an analysis of the problem solving skills of the students was made. Given that the procedural knowledge questions are used as the type of question to be...

Author(s): Ismail Yılmaz  

Examining motivation theory in higher education among tenured and non-tenured faculty: Scholarly activity and academic rank

July 2020

The pursuit of tenure in higher education is arguably the dominant focus of tenure track faculty throughout the United States’ higher education environment, if not a world-wide phenomenon. By applying Vroom’s Expectancy theory of motivation, this study intends to investigate the relationship between research productivity and motivation to conduct such activities at higher education institutes by examining...

Author(s): Niloofar Nickol Agah, Theodore Kaniuka and Miriam Chitiga  

The teacher-parent nexus in the competency based curriculum success equation in Kenya

February 2020

Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is based on learners demonstrating the ability to apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they acquire as they progress through their education. Despite initial resistance, this curriculum is now under implementation in Kenya after a pilot study conducted across counties. Successful implementation of this curriculum requires the concerted efforts of teachers and parents. The...

Author(s): Jane Amunga, Dinah Were and Irene Ashioya  

Participatory monitoring and evaluation for quality programs in higher education: What is the way for Uganda?

February 2020

Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) is an approach that higher education institutions should use to ensure achievement of objectives especially quality academic programs, research, consultancies, outreach services and administrative functions. Indeed, over the past 10 years PME has gained increased prominence over more conventional approaches to monitoring and evaluation in public management, corporate...

Author(s): Christopher Samuel Mayanja  

Balancing work, family and personal life: Perspectives of female staff at the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

February 2020

The study examined how female staff of the College of Distance Education (CoDE), University of Cape Coast (UCC) balance work, family and personal life roles, amidst their busy work schedules.  A 21-item well-structured questionnaire was developed to collect primary data. Using the convenient sampling technique, 32 female staff was selected for the sample. Statistical tools such as percentages, mean, standard...

Author(s): Clara Akuamoah-Boateng  

Policy strategies for effective implementation of inclusive education in Kenya

February 2020

Educational frameworks mandate schools to adopt, design and implement strategies that support inclusive education.  Despite the inclusive education policy, disability remains a major course of exclusion in learning institutions. The paper discusses the impact of school strategies in overcoming physical barriers that hinder the implementation of inclusive education. The actual sample constituted 151 respondents. The...

Author(s): Bibiana Ruguru Ireri, Madrine King’endo, Eric Wangila and Simon Thuranira  

How school climate predicts teachers’ organizational silence

February 2020

This study aims to explore the relationships between school climate constructs and teachers’ organizational silence (OS) and to analyze how school climate predicts teachers’ OS. The study population comprised all teachers (2,237) working in private primary schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of 329 responses, which represented 14.7% of the original population. Structural equation modeling...

Author(s): Saleh Ali Y. Alqarni  

Teachers’ decisional participation and job satisfaction in secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria

February 2020

This study investigated the relationship between teachers’ decisional participation and job satisfaction in secondary schools in Ekiti State. The study also examined the level of teachers’ participation in decision making and level of job satisfaction. A descriptive research design of correlation type was adopted for the study while the population for the study comprised all the teachers’ teaching in...

Author(s): Ayegbusi Emmanuel Taiwo and Lucas Akin Ogunlade  

Developing necessary leadership characteristics indicators of Secondary Basic School Administrators in Thailand

June 2019

This research aimed to develop the necessary leadership characteristics indicators of the secondary basic school administrators in Thailand. The samples were grouped into four including: (1) 10 specialists in the secondary educational administration, (2) 10 secondary school administrators of the educational quality assessment and its result with the best level, (3) 120 participants in the exploratory group and (4) 986...

Author(s): Itsarapong Tanadka, Panitan Wannawan, Sunan Sriphai and Prayoon Charoensuk

Strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small- sized schools

April 2019

This research is aimed to study the direct, indirect and total influence of strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small-sized schools. The samples were 1,396 administrators of small-sized schools under the primary educational service area office, the Basic Education Commission in the academic year 2017. The population was 15,999 small-sized school administrators who are...

Author(s): Torsak Singphen, Piangkhae Poopayang, Sunan Siphai and Prayoon Charoensuk

The affective commitment of academics in a university in Botswana

March 2019

Affective commitment remains an essential factor in key outcomes such as work performance and productivity, and has been shown to have the strongest positive relation with positive work behaviours when compared with normative commitment and continuance commitment. Using a sample of 164 academic employees at the University of Botswana, this study assessed the extent to which they had affective commitment to the...

Author(s): Esther Nkhukhu-Orlando, Byron Brown, Debra Rose Wilson, Ntonghanwah Forcheh, James G. Linn and Thabo T. Fako

Determining the effect of reducing procrastination tendency on the academic achievement in physics course

January 2019

In this research, the effect of reducing procrastination tendency on the academic achievement of pre-service science teachers in the physics course was investigated. In this, a quasi-experimental research design was used, which included the experimental and control groups. Each group consisted of 35 pre-service science teachers. Both groups were taught a physics course at the undergraduate level by the same lecturer....

Author(s): Naki Erdemir  

An evaluation of shared governance in public universities in Kenya: Students lens

December 2018

Shared governance is an ideal form of Institutional governance providing all stakeholders with opportunity to participate, fostering acceptance of decisions and effectiveness of organization. This paper evaluates the current state of shared governance as the ideal form of Institutional Governance in public Universities, in line with the provisions of the individual University Statutes drawn from the University Act 2012....

Author(s): Asesa Amondi Edna Aluoch  

Utilization of Free Primary Education Funds in Public Primary Schools in Kenya: Exploring Administrative Antecedents

December 2018

The purpose of this study was to investigate the administrative antecedents influencing the utilization of Free Primary Education funds in public primary schools within Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design and used a study population comprising of head teachers, chairmen of the school management committees of public primary schools and teachers. A sample size of 52 public...

Author(s): Linnet Beldina Ayako Namai  

Shared governance: Determining faculty members’ current level of participation in institutional decision making in Shaqra University and TVTC

November 2018

University shared governance refers to the control and administration of higher education institution in which faculty members, administrators, and trustees share equal responsibilities. Currently, shared governance between faculty members and administrators inside academic institutions is still an unending point of concern in the educational realm worldwide including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thus, this paper wants...

Author(s): Mansour A. Al-miman  

Effect and snags of provision of in-service education and training for teachers in basic schools for the deaf

November 2018

Regular and effective provision of in-service training for teachers is a necessary practice for the educational development of any country. The provision of effective in-service training and education for special teachers is however bedeviled with many challenges. To appraise the effect and problems of in-service training in Ghana, a survey involving 90 teachers from three schools for the deaf namely: Savelugu, Wa and...

Author(s): Cecilia Alimatu Issaka  

Stress coping strategies used by the management staff of colleges of education in Nigeria

November 2018

The study examined stress coping strategies used by the management staff of colleges of education in Nigeria. A descriptive research of the survey design was used for the study. The sample of the study consisted of 1500 respondents, comprising 294 principal officers, 294 deans of schools and 910 heads of departments. Purposive stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the sample. A...

Author(s): YUSUF, Musibau Adeoye, AFOLABI Festus Oluwole and ADIGUN Johnson ‘Tayo

Applying business models to higher education

October 2018

The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand how operating models and organizational structure impact the effectiveness of higher education institutions for students, faculty, administrators and the broader community. In this case study, the researcher uses the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria (MBNQAC) to understand core values and the concepts of those seven criteria which are: 1) leadership...

Author(s): Sibel Ahi  

Examination of the competencies of the pre-service teachers studying at the education faculties about the educational program literacy

October 2018

Teaching programs are the basic elements and guides of the education-teaching processes. The correct understanding of the content of the teaching programs reveals the concept of the educational program literacy. The aim of this research is to study to identify the competencies of the educational program literacy of the pre-service teachers studying in the education faculties by arithmetic mean of the answers given to...

Author(s): Okan Sarıgöz and Yavuz Bolat  

Educational policies and programmes implementations: A case study of education funding, universal basic education (UBE) and teacher education

August 2018

The present state of the Nigeria education system brings worry to the hearts of all stakeholders because education goals such as producing skilled and professionally competent graduates, basic education for all, education for technological advancement, all to fulfil the dream of national development and prosperity, are yet farfetched from being a reality. Literatures were reviewed on three of the policies in education,...

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

Universal basic education (UBE) policy implementation challenges: The dilemma of junior secondary schools administrators in Nigeria

July 2018

The study examined the challenges hindering implementation of the universal basic educational (UBE) policy in Nigeria. The study is a descriptive survey research. The population of the study comprised all the two hundred and twenty one principals in Ebonyi state public junior secondary schools. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to select 100 principals for the study. Instrument used for data...

Author(s): Aja S. N., Egwu S. O., Aja-Okorie U., Ani T. and Amuta N. C.  

Comparative investigation of alternative assessment methods used in Turkey and United States elementary 4th grade mathematics curriculum

July 2018

This study investigated the applicability of alternative assessment methods used in 4th grade mathematics curriculum in Turkey and the United States with the intent of implementing these methods more effectively in elementary schools. The sampling included six elementary schools with twelve teachers in Adıyaman in Turkey; four elementary schools with twelve teachers in Pittsburgh, PA in the U.S. Qualitative data were...

Author(s): Mehmet Demir, Cynthia, A. Tananis and UÄŸur BaÅŸboÄŸaoÄŸlu

Anatomy of pay in decentralisation by devolution in Tanzania

July 2018

Decentralization has become an eminent discourse for boosting people’s participation in decision making. Arguably, one of the pillars to boost good governance. Nevertheless, various levels of governance, which have resulted from decentralisation by devolution have varied perspectives on rewards for the work they perform especially the lowest namely village and ward levels. The contestation is on who deserves to...

Author(s): King Norman A. S.  

Factors associated with organizational commitment of academic employees in Botswana

June 2018

Organizational commitment is a major determinant of organizational effectiveness and desirable employee attitudes and behaviours. Highly committed academic staff are the backbone of universities since they play an important role in the success of their institutions. This study investigated factors associated with organizational commitment among academic employees of a university in Botswana using a representative sample...

Author(s): Thabo T. Fako, Esther Nkhukhu-Orlando, Debra R. Wilson, Ntonghanwah Forcheh and James G. Linn

Longitudinal changes among adolescents`well-being at school and the importance of gender and overweight

May 2018

The experience of well-being at school, both in the recesses and at school lessons, is of great importance for all students. The Norwegian school laws confirm that every student has the right to experience well-being at school, which will lead to healthiness and good learning. Literature search indicates that there is a lack of longitudinal studies in relation to the development of students` well-being at recesses and...

Author(s): Grandemo Liv Iren and Lagestad Pål Arild

Administrative challenges and principals’ managerial effectiveness in Ogun State public secondary schools

May 2018

This study examined administrative challenges and principals’ managerial effectiveness in Ogun State secondary schools. The study population was 13,123 teachers in the state’s secondary schools from which a sample of 900 teachers was drawn from 35 schools using simple random and proportionate random sampling techniques. A self-developed instrument tagged Administrative Challenges and Principals’...

Author(s): Olorunsola E. O. and Belo F. A.

Erosion of autonomy: The pitfall of educational management in Nigeria universities

April 2018

This study examined the concept of autonomy and its effect on the management of universities in Nigeria. Four major dimensions of university autonomy were investigated. An instrument titled Erosion of University Autonomy Questionnaire (EUAQ) was used to collect data. The instrument was administered for four universities. The study employed a descriptive research of the survey type. The data collected ware subjected to...

Author(s): Edith O. Olorunsola

An examination of teacher candidates’ attitudes towards teaching profession

April 2018

Teaching profession is one of the hardest jobs of today. Teachers who raise the safeguards of our future, that is, our students should be aware of the principles, methods and techniques needed for teaching; should have taken the pedagogical formation training, should have enhanced communication skills and should closely follow science and technology with a mind open to modernization. Teachers also must carry the feeling...

Author(s): BaÅŸ Muhammet and Okan Sarigöz

Creating change in the use of information and communications technology by female Islamic studies teachers in Saudi Arabia

March 2018

The range of research undertaken in the area of the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the teaching-learning process indicates the importance of the need for such a tool. Paradoxically, there is lack of emphasis on Islamic teachers and specifically female Islamic teachers. This study was conducted in 2017 using a range of quantitative methods and analysis involved 87 female participants who...

Author(s): Majed Alsharidah  

Building the capability of non-formal education teachers to develop a learning society for promoting lifelong education in Thailand

February 2018

This study aims to study Thai non-formal education teachers’ perceptions of their opportunities to obtain knowledge about the learning society; identify the knowledge of non-formal education teachers need about the learning society which could be obtained through a distance learning package; and to develop and evaluate distance learning package on the learning society for the non-formal education teachers. The...

Author(s): Sumalee Sungsri  

Influence of instructional resources in learning agriculture in secondary school on employment creation in Vihiga County, Kenya

January 2018

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of instructional resources in learning agriculture in secondary school on employment creation in Vihiga County, Kenya. The study was conducted in Emuhaya Constituency, and it adopted qualitative research design using descriptive survey method. The target population was the youth who learnt agriculture in secondary schools. The study purposively sampled 150 youth...

Author(s): SERAPHINE Sherry Aholi, JACOB J. J. Ochieng’ Konyango and JOASH K. Kibett

Absentee rates in physical education in high schools: The importance of gender and study programmes

December 2017

Little is known about absenteeism in high school physical education (PE) in relation to study programme and gender. This study investigated the impact of gender and study programme on absentee rates in PE by analyzing data, using non-parametric statistical analyses, from the absentee registers for all 6928 students in Nordland Country. The results showed that the absentee rates in PE differed among four categorized...

Author(s): Pål Lagestad, Boye Welde, Vebjørn Rånes and Hege Myhre

Challenges of implementing the contributory pension scheme in public universities in Nigeria

December 2017

This study discussed the challenges of implementing the contributory pension scheme in public universities in Nigeria. The rationale, objectives, and features of the contributory pension reform act of 2014 (amended) were discussed. Secondary sources of data were used for the discussion and the views of other scholars as it concerns the implantation of the contributory pension scheme. The identified challenges includes:...

Author(s): Onukwu James

Importance of knowledge management at Mauritius Institution of Education

November 2017

This paper aims to explore the permeability of the knowledge management (KM) concept at Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), a leading Higher Education Institution (HEI) in teacher training established five decades ago. HEIs consolidate their strengths in a number of ways but managing the quality and quantity of knowledge and education can leverage its competitive advantage. Looking thoroughly at KM concepts in HEIs...

Author(s): Nazeerah Sheik Abbass

Longitudinal changes and predictors of adolescents’ enjoyment in physical education

September 2017

Longitudinal studies on adolescents’ enjoyment in physical education (PE) are lacking. This study examined students’ self-reported enjoyment and predictors of enjoyment in PE in school among students from age 14 to 19, using questionnaires and interviews. From the results, enjoyment in PE increases among girls during high school, while students that participate weekly in organized sport report greater...

Author(s): Pål Lagestad

Leaders’ underestimation, overestimation or alignment: Perspectives in program implementation

August 2017

Leadership is critical to shaping and supporting individual teachers’ endeavors to integrate new programs into their teaching. To determine the necessary support, leaders must be aware of the needs of the school and its individuals. In understanding their needs, leaders can then support teachers through appropriate professional development and the discussion of identified issues to sustain improvements in teaching...

Author(s): Veronica Steffen and Angeles Bueno Villaverde 

Challenges and gaps in children’s transition from early childhood development to grade one in Zimbabwe

July 2017

The study focused on challenges and gaps faced by children during the transition period from early childhood development (ECD) to primary education and possible solutions to them. It adopted the qualitative methodological approach through the use of Focus Group Discussions with councillors, education officials, child care workers, chiefs, parents and teachers. Document analysis provided an additional layer of transition...

Author(s): E. Chikwiri and J. Musiyiwa

The mediating role of job satisfaction on the relationship between teachers' perceptions of supervisor support and job performances

July 2017

The main purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between teachers' perceptions of supervisor support and job performances and the mediating role of job satisfaction in this relationship. The study group consists of 206 teachers working in the public high schools in the Giresun province centre during the 2016-2017 academic year. The study group has been determined by simple randomized sampling method. In...

Author(s): Tevfik UZUN and Güven ÖZDEM 

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