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

Enhancing the standard of teaching and learning in the 21st century via qualitative school-based supervision in secondary schools in Abuja municipal area council (AMAC)

June 2017

The study focused on enhancing the standard of teaching and learning in the 21st century via qualitative school-based supervision in secondary schools in Abuja municipal area council. To guide the study, two null hypotheses were formulated. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The sample of the study constituted of 270 secondary schools teachers in Abuja municipal area council. The study employed...

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

Cluster supervision practices in primary school of Jimma Zone

May 2017

The main objective of this study was to assess the supervisory practice of cluster resource centre (CRC) supervisors in Jimma Zone primary schools. To achieve this purpose, the descriptive survey design was employed. Data were collected from 238 randomly selected teachers, and 60 school principals with a response rate of 98.6%. Moreover, 12 CRC supervisors and 6 woreda supervision coordinators participated through...

Author(s): Afework, E. A., Frew, A.T. and Abeya, G. G.  

Personal reflections of comfort and upset moments in leadership journey

April 2017

Leadership is one of the key factors for development of all organizations be they small or large. This study describes the feelings and thinking of the author on leadership aspects basing on his own practical experiences from being a University of Dodoma Academic Staff Association’s Leader. The author was elected as a chairperson of the University of Dodoma Academic Staff Association (UDOMASA) in October 2010, and...

Author(s): Paul Loisulie 

Relationship of the cognitive functions of prospective science teachers and their knowledge, knowledge levels, success and success levels

April 2017

This study reveals the transformation of prospective science teachers into knowledgeable individuals through classical, combination, and information theories. It distinguishes between knowledge and success, and between knowledge levels and success levels calculated each through three theories. The relation between the knowledge of prospective teachers and their cognitive functions is defined through the results gained...

Author(s): Yilmaz Ismail 

Inclusion in public administration: Developing the concept of inclusion within a school of accounts and administration

March 2017

This study originates from ongoing action research that aims to develop institutional opportunities to reflect on and take decisions about inclusion in the School of Accounts and Administration of Rio de Janeiro’s State Accounts Office. The research was organized in three phases. The first phase was an in-service course to sensitize professionals about inclusion. The second stage comprised the reformulation of the...

Author(s): Mônica Pereira dos Santos, Sandra Cordeiro de Melo, Mylene Cristina Santiago and Paula Nazareth 

Women’s role and their styles of leadership

March 2017

This research had three objectives: determining the level of participation of women in the academic leadership of Addis Ababa University (AAU), specifying the types of leadership styles women leaders demonstrate, and tracing the factors that led to those styles. Two key research instruments were used: questionnaires and interview. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using the instruments. Means were used in...

Author(s): Mekasha Kassaye Gobaw

Demographic variables and students use of e-learning resources in public secondary schools libraries in Rivers State of Nigeria

February 2017

The applications of e-learning resources to studies, teaching and learning by both staff and students have been investigated. However, the provision of e-learning tools for stake-holders is a modern goal to improving as well as achieving the quality of educational system in the twenty first century is imperative. Students’ demographic variables and the use of e-learning  resources in selected public secondary...

Author(s): C. N. Owate, M. Afolabi and P. C. Akanwa 

The perils of bureaucratic complexity: Education for all in Nigeria

January 2017

This paper reports research which investigated the issue of access in the Universal Basic Education (UBE) and sought to know why access to education remains the biggest challenge with over 10.5 million school-aged children out of school in Nigeria (NUT, 2004; UBEC, 2004; UNICEF Report, 2015). Data for this study were collected through document analysis and interviews with 30 bureaucrats responsible for implementing UBE...

Author(s): Stephen Dele Bolaji, Glenda Campbell-Evans and Jan Rosemary Gray 

The use of problem-solving techniques to develop semiotic declarative knowledge models about magnetism and their role in learning for prospective science teachers

November 2016

This study aims to develop a semiotic declarative knowledge model, which is a positive constructive behavior model that systematically facilitates understanding in order to ensure that learners think accurately and ask the right questions about a topic. The data used to develop the experimental model were obtained using four measurement tools applied to the participants’ efforts teaching science to 1st-graders....

Author(s): Yilmaz Ä°smail 

Value chain, stakeholders analysis and technology: A holistic and integrated approach for determining the cumulative added value of education

October 2016

The research problem addressed in this study focused on the students’ assessment issue. Although the assessment of student learning should form part of the curriculum of school programs, many educational institutions do not make student assessment part of their teaching and learning routines. A holistic and integrated framework, which encompasses an interdisciplinary approach, to determine the cumulative added...

Author(s): Saud Abdullah Ben Khudair and Abdalla Khidir Abdalla

The impact of Cambridge and the determination of fair use in educational settings

September 2016

The Fair Use exemption to copyright infringement is a difficult concept for those within the legal community because of its unique “case-by-case” application.  Without any red line rules, providing guidance to typical users is even more challenging. This paper reviews several recent cases regarding the application of Fair Use and how the interpretation of Fair Use varies across the Federal Circuits. The...

Author(s): Timothy D. Shields

Development of a training program for enhancement of technology competencies of university lecturers

September 2016

The objectives were: (1) the components of the technology competencies of university lecturers were studied. The researchers also described and analyzed (2) the development of a training program for enhancement of the technology competencies of these lecturers. Also, the researchers evaluated (3) the program they had constructed. The sample population consisted of 859 lecturers with academic ranks at government and...

Author(s): Chomsupak Cruthaka and Ouen Pinngern

Effect of distributive leadership behaviours of foreign language schools’ principals on the job satisfaction of instructors

September 2016

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of distributive leadership behavior of foreign language schools’ principals on the job satisfaction of instructors. Sample size of 416 instructors working in foreign language school for the academic year 2013 to 2014 was used in the study. The data was gathered using questionnaires tag “Leadership Practices Inventory” by Kouzes and Posner and...

Author(s): TanrıöÄŸen, A. and Ä°ÅŸcan, S.

Is work-family balance a possibility? The case of Kenyan female teachers in urban public schools

August 2016

Young mothers in Kenyan public schools experience a high level of work-family conflict. Currently, there are no formal family-friendly policies, despite declining levels of extended family support and rising cost of hiring domestic workers. A total of 375 female teachers from three towns and Nairobi city filled open-ended surveys to examine the informal work-family balance support offered by the supervisors and...

Author(s): Gladys Muasya

Enhancing access to and quality of basic education through head teachers’ leadership functions

July 2016

Basic education is the fundamental requirement for idiosyncratic and societal development. The individual child needs to have access to it and acquire it qualitatively. The sum total of all the knowledge attitude, skills and competences that the Nigerian child today acquires have been declared to be on the decline. Every stakeholder: teacher, pupil, community and government / proprietor have its own blame to share....

Author(s): Oni, J. O., Jegede, A. A, Osisami, R. A., Illo, C. O., Lawal, R. O., Fabinu, F. A.

Questioning the scholarly discussion around decentralization in Turkish education system

July 2016

From the beginning of Turkish Republic till date, Turkish Education System (TES) has been steered by a handful of politicians and civil servants, who enjoy maximum centralized authority. Over the years, therefore, centralized management has repeatedly been blamed for the deadlocks hampering progress in the TES. Turkish scholars often seem to find intellectual shelter in extolling decentralization, supposedly the exact...

Author(s): Soner Onder Yildiz

A comparative study of the influence of head teachers management styles on pupils performance in K CPE in public and private primary schools in Nakuru municipality, Kenya

June 2016

The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of management styles of head teacher’s on pupils’ performance in private and public primary schools in Nakuru municipality at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education level. The population comprised of teachers and head teachers in public primary schools. The study adopted the ex post facto survey research design and used a sample size of 70 primary...

Author(s): Margaret Nekesa Shibo

Exploring levels of job satisfaction among teachers in public secondary schools in Tanzania

May 2016

A case study on the role of extrinsic factors (hygiene factors) and socio-demographic factors in determining job satisfaction among teachers in public secondary schools in Tanzania was undertaken. Biographical variables pertaining to teachers’ age, sex, marital status and work experience were investigated to determine whether they had any significant contribution on the level of job satisfaction experienced. The...

Author(s): Ombeni William Msuya

Funeral benefits in public higher education institutions: How do they explain employees’ perception of equity?

April 2016

The study examined the government and three campuses of a higher public education institution’s funeral policies with a view to determining how these policies explain employees’ equity perception. Three research questions guided the study: (1) what does the government’s funeral policy say about the burial of government employees and their dependents? (2) How has the government’s funeral policy...

Author(s): Aneth Anselmo Komba

Education and poverty correlates: A case of Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya

September 2015

Education is widely accepted as the main backbone of growth and development of individuals and the nation. However, its achievement continues to elude many who are poverty stricken. Government of Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003 and tuition free secondary education in 2008. It is estimated that about 3 millions children are not enrolled in primary schools. For the children who enrolled in grade one, only...

Author(s): Julius Maiyo

Study of the relationship between study habits and academic achievement of students: A case of Spicer Higher Secondary School, India

September 2015

The studies on the correlation of academic achievement have paved way for control and manipulation of related variables for quality results in schools. In spite of the facts that schools impart uniform classroom instructions to all students, wide range of difference is observed in their academic achievement. The study sought to determine the relationship between study habits and academic achievement of students. A...

Author(s): Evans Atsiaya siahi and Julius K. Maiyo

The challenges of educating the visually impaired and quality assurance in tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria

September 2015

This paper focused on the challenges in educating the visually impaired and modalities for ensuring quality assurance in tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria. It examined the global challenges in the higher educational system and made it clear that the visually impaired are those with visual problems be it partial, low vision, or total blindness, as such need higher education to be liberated from the shackles of...

Author(s): Omede Andrew A

Self assessment in higher education: An empirical evidence from the Department of Business Administration of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

August 2015

The paper aimed to explore the self assessment practices in higher education in Bangladesh with special reference to Department of Business Administration of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. For self assessment purpose the researchers have collected opinion from students, alumni, employer and faculty members on eight areas. In collecting data the study used a semi-structured questionnaire on four point...

Author(s): Nazrul Islam and Mohmmad Ashraful Ferdous Chowdhury

Students’ satisfaction with service delivery in federal universities in South-south geo-political Zone, Nigeria

July 2015

The study was designed to investigate the level of students’ satisfaction with service delivery in federal universities in South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria in terms of educational, library, security, medical, transport, hostel, and ICT services. Survey design was used to carry out the study, the hypothesis was formulated and literature reviewed. Using the stratified random sampling technique 1,700 students...

Author(s): Roseline M. Akpoiroro and James E. Okon

Do small rural high schools differ from larger schools in relation to absentee rates in physical education?

June 2015

The aims of the study were twofold: (a) to investigate how school size affects absentee rates in physical education (PE) and (b) to examine the experiences of students and teachers at a small rural high school in relation to attendance in PE at their school. The absentee rates in PE among all students (N = 6928 students) in a county in Norway were collected, and interviews with 15 students and two teachers at a small...

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

Professional development needs of school principals in the context of educational reform

June 2015

Retraining and upskilling of human resources in organizations are deemed vital whenever a reform takes place, or whenever a huge policy is being implemented on a comprehensive scale. In an education system, officers, principals, and teachers need to be retrained so as to enable them implement and manage new changes, which are manifested in the form of new policies and strategic development plan mooted by the government....

Author(s): Sufean Hussin and Saleh Al Abri

Teacher qualification and students’ academic performance in science mathematics and technology subjects in Kenya

May 2015

Performance in Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) subjects among students in Kitui County, Kenya has perpetually been unsatisfactory. The aim of this study was to look into the extent to which teacher qualification influenced students’ academic performance in SMT subjects. The study applied ex-post-facto survey research design. Random sampling was used to select eight secondary schools in Kitui County. It...

Author(s): Lydia M. Musau and Joash A. Migosi

Investigating policy implications for the abolition of corporal punishment in secondary schools in Kenya

May 2015

The main objective of this study is to investigate policy implications for the abolition of corporal punishment in secondary schools in Kenya. Adopting a survey design, using questionnaires, interviews and documentation, a sample of 355 was selected from target population of 3228 teachers, students and parents. The data were analysed thematically. Results indicate that awareness concerning abolition of corporal...

Author(s): Jonah Nyaga Kindiki

Values and context: Taiwan principal preparation and practice from an American perspective

March 2015

This qualitative study explores the preparation and practice of school leaders in Taiwan based on in-depth interviews and observations with six Taiwan school directors serving geographically diverse student populations. The journey leading to school leadership and the challenges that this representative group of educational leaders face are discussed and also compared to the preparation of American school leaders and...

Author(s): Linda R. Vogel

The Nigeria education system and vision 20: 2020: A critical development planning perspective

March 2015

The study examines the call for Nigeria becoming one of the twenty most developed economies by the year 2020, as it relates to development planning in Nigeria using the educational system as a unit of analysis. It aims at examining the relevance of this call within the context of existing facilities in the Nigeria educational system both - material and human from the point of view of academic planning. It adopts a...

Author(s): Franklins A. SANUBI and Nelson E. AKPOTU

Development of a knowledge management model for the development of a quality public sector management system for the office of the primary educational service area

March 2015

The objectives of this research were: 1) to study the current situation and problem of Knowledge Management of the office of the primary education service area, 2) to develop a Knowledge Management model, 3) to study the success of the implementation of the Knowledge Management system. There were 25 persons in the target group. There were 2 kinds of instrument: the instrument for work development was the Handbook for...

Author(s): Wijitra Khotbancha, Chalard Chantarasombat and Anan Sriampai

Impact of teenage motherhood on the academic performance in public primary schools in Bungoma County, Kenya

March 2015

Teenage pregnancy is a concern in both developed and developing countries; however the re-entry of teenage mothers into the school system continues to demand attention as society’s negative attitude towards pregnant girls and teenage mothers persists. Those who do return to school suffer from stigmatisation, ridicule, and abuse from both teachers and other learners. This study sought to investigate the impact of...

Author(s): Catherine Barmao-Kiptanui, Jonah Nyaga Kindiki and Joseph K. Lelan

Bujang Syaifar

February 2015

Based on a preliminary survey, it was found that the education and training management of the public servant at the Center of Education and Training of Ministry of Domestic Affairs Regional Bukittinggi does not give significant impact to increase the official government performance. To find out the level of effectiveness of the training offered in the Center of Education and Training of Ministry of Domestic Affairs...

Author(s): Bujang Syaifar

Breaking the fetters of Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

February 2015

Higher education institutions (HEI) are established to address human resource needs by producing graduates with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitude for the labour market and improving the country’s ability to maximize its long-term economic, social and political developments. The fetters of higher education are the challenges bedeviling its growth and development. This paper focuses on appropriate...

Author(s): Moses Kumi Asamoah and Eva Esi Mackin

Technical-vocational education and language policy in Ghana

February 2015

Technical and vocational graduates in Ghana are often ill-equipped to become self-reliant or well-fitted into the demands of the job market. This pattern can be examined in terms of the educational language policy implementation that disregards regional linguistic needs. This seems to arise as a result of the medium of instruction that is implemented in wholesale. This paper illustrates the need for the adoption of...

Author(s): James Nsoh Adogpa

Parents’ involvement in inclusive education: An empirical test for the psycho-educational development of learners with special educational needs (SENs)

December 2014

There is mounting evidence that involvement paradigm is a major strategy that supports positive learning outcomes and is critically vital for educating learners with special educational needs (SENs). To illuminate the parental involvement concept and potential in a concrete context, this paper explains 1) the empirical literature that explains the interaction between parental involvement, inclusive education and...

Author(s): Olusegun Emmanuel Afolabi

A statistical study on higher educational institutions in India

November 2014

This study aims to observe the increased effectiveness of Higher Educational Institutions in India and its competitiveness. It proposes to develop the interest in enhancing the quality in Educational Institutions. It is monitored and evaluated through rapid growth of information technology, which makes sophisticated data collection possible. This study aims to create an awareness or self competitiveness among...

Author(s): Neelaveni C. and Manimaran S.

Correlates of examination malpractice among secondary school students in Oyo State, Nigeria

November 2014

The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlates of examination malpractice among secondary school students in Oyo State, Nigeria. The instrument used for the study was tagged Predisposing Factors towards Examination Malpractice Questionnaire (PFTEMQ). The instrument was administered to 300 students randomly selected from 20  multi staged selected secondary schools of five randomly selected local...

Author(s): Animasahun, R.A. and Ogunniran, J.O.

Impact of performance contracts on the utilization of teaching and learning resources in technical institutes in Kenya

November 2014

Performance contracting has been acclaimed as an effective and promising means of improving the performance of public enterprises as well as government departments. The government of Kenya introduced performance contract signing in 2004. The aim of performance contracts was to improve resource utilization in public institutions among other objectives. This study sought to establish the perceptions of Kenyan tutors in...

Author(s): Biutha Manwa Mosomi, Jonah N. Kindiki and John M. Boit

Does the organizational structure affect the management of universities in Uganda? An empirical analysis

October 2014

The organisational structure of universities follows particular models that distinguish them from other learning institutions. This research investigated the effect of the organisational structure on the management of universities in Uganda using a sample of 361, 44 % of whom were members of academic staff, and the rest contained university top management officials, administrative and support staff of universities. The...

Author(s): Gertrude Zziwa

Enrichment and strengthening of Indian biotechnolgy industry along with academic interface

October 2014

For many years, humankind has been incorporating biosciences in different places- from agriculture to food and medicine. Today, the nomenclature of biology has been recoined as Biotechnology, a technological science with a perfect blend of sophisticated techniques, manuals and application of fast delivery equipment and vehicles. It encompasses chemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, bioinformatics (computer aided...

Author(s): Shalini Singh

Institutional factors as predictors of students’ academic achievement in colleges of education in South western Nigeria

October 2014

The enhancement of the academic achievement of the Nigerian students has continued to engage the attention of educational practitioners and policy makers.  This paper investigated institutional factors as predictors of students’ academic performance in Colleges of Education in South-Western Nigeria.  The study employed the ex post facto design using a survey design and a multiple regression model. ...

Author(s): ADEYEMI, Abisola Moradeyo and ADEYEMI, Semiu Babatunde

Women aspiring to administrative positions in Kenya municipal primary schools

September 2014

  Even though female teachers in Kenya municipal primary schools are majority and highly qualified, they fill fewer administrative positions than men. This study assesses the extent of women's participation in leadership positions, society's perception of female leaders, selection criteria of educational administrators, and barriers that affect or hinder them from participation in leadership positions....

Author(s): Victor F. O. Combat

Assessment of instructional and administrative strategies applied by principals to improve academic performance

September 2014

  The study is based on the assessment of instructional and administrative strategies applied by principals to improve academic performance of students in schools. This simply means that the individual talents of everyone in school needs to be maximized for the effective benefit of the school, students, parents, and the society at large. It is therefore obvious that principals should apply numerous...

Author(s): Agharuwhe A. Akiri

Orientation impact on performance of undergraduate students in University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

September 2014

  Orientation is widely conceived to encompass activities that support the transition into educational institutions. The University of Cape Coast, Ghana places a premium on orientation for fresh year students and yet the impact of such programmes on students’ performance remains a difficult thing to determine. This study, therefore, focuses on finding out the impact of orientation on the academic...

Author(s): Georgina Asi Owusu, Millan Ahema Tawiah, Cynthia Sena-Kpeglo and Jeff Teye Onyame

Evaluating education quality in terms of ISO9000 standards

August 2014

  While nations measure the quality of educational systems by different standards, many nations, such as China, have adopted the ISO9000 quality standards to assess the quality of schools. This article explores the various elements of the the ISO 9000 standards and how each element relates to the various groups that are consumers or stakeholders in the educational process. The authors then develop a model to...

Author(s): Cheng Fengchun, Linda R. Vogel and Zheng Zhaoyu

An examination of the impact of safe school funding on the incidences of violent behaviors in the school environment of a rural and urban school district

August 2014

  The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of additional revenues for safe school programs and services on the incidences of violent behaviors in the educational environment of a rural and urban school retrieving data from the fourth and final calculation of the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) for the 2001 to 2002, 2002 to 2003, 2003 to 2004, school years through the Florida Department of...

Author(s): Robert Malone Jr, Elizabeth K. Davenport, Brian M. Hickey and Melvin Robinson

The leadership practices of the dean of Combined Arms Academy

June 2014

This study is on the leadership practices of the dean of Combined Army Academy. The research is a qualitative design. The academic staff members were the participants of the study. Formal and informal conversational interview approaches, personal observation and document analysis were the instruments of the study. Thematic analysis was used for analyzing the data. Accordingly, the research findings revealed serious...

Author(s): Matebe Tafere

Instructional strategies and students’ academic performance in electrical installation in technical colleges in Akwa Ibom State: Instructional skills for structuring appropriate learning experiences for students

June 2014

The study investigated the effects of instructional strategies on students’ academic performance in Electrical Installation in Technical Colleges in Akwa Ibom State. Instructional skills are the most specific category of teaching behaviours. A non-equivalent control group quasi experimental design was adopted for the study. Four intact classes from four technical colleges were selected to give a sample size of...

Author(s): Vincent E. Onweh and Udeme Timothy Akpan

Influence of Leadership styles on Teachers’ job satisfaction: A case of selected Primary Schools in Songea and Morogoro Districts, Tanzania

April 2014

This study reports on the kind of school leadership style that best suits for promoting teachers’ job satisfaction in primary schools in Tanzania. The study employed cross sectional research design with samples of 200 teachers from 20 selected primary schools in Songea and Morogoro districts. Interviews, documentary analysis and questionnaires were used to collect data. The data were analyzed both qualitatively...

Author(s): Haruni J. Machumu and Mafwimbo M. Kaitila

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