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

Teacher competence and teacher quality in Cambodia's educational context linked to in-service teacher training: an examination based on a questionnaire survey

April 2014

Competent teacher is an indispensable pillar for students’ learning outcome and education quality improvement. This paper examines Cambodian teachers’ perception regarding: (1) teacher competence and improving education quality and (2) ensuring teacher quality and in-service teacher training. This study used questionnaire that targeted a line of educational staff of Cambodia: from school to central level. In...

Author(s): Chankea Phin

Spatial dependency and contextual effects on Academic Achievement

March 2014

This study investigated the influences of district-related variables on a district’s academic performance. Arkansas augmented benchmark examination scores were used to measure a district’s scholastic achievement. Spatial analysis fit each district’s performance to its geographical location; spatial autocorrelation measured the amount of influence one district’s scores has on its neighbours....

Author(s): Ki Matlock, Joon Jin Song and Christian Z. Goering

An X-ray of Inter-governmental Relation conflicts and resource control in the fourth Republic in Nigeria

March 2014

Intergovernmental relation is a necessary political tool for mutual intertwines among the levels of government for the realization and facilitation of government goals and objectives. Intergovernmental wrangling has been a morphological characteristic of Nigerian federalism. The 1999 Nigerian constitution stipulates unequivocal and unambiguous demarcation of functions, powers and jurisdictional ecology within the...

Author(s): Ojo, John Sunday

Myths in African concept of reality

February 2014

Myths are accounts of the origin of societies and institutions not subject to rationalization but often used by historians and philosophers in their quest to study African history; for it is only thus that we can comprehend the various aspects of the continent’s history and culture. This paper examines the critical understanding of African worldview, the place of African philosophy and the significance of myths in...

Author(s): Jones M. Jaja

An investigation on the relationship between the school level of funding and performance at K.C.S.E. in Mumias District, Western Province, Kenya

February 2014

The Kenyan government has been spending between 20% to 40% of its revenue on education with the aim to improving access and quality.  Much of these resources have been devoted towards establishment and procurement of school inputs such as classrooms, teachers and textbooks.  This study investigated the effects of funding on performance in Mumias District. Statistical   proportionate and purposive sampling...

Author(s): Z. Sisungo, L. Kaberia and P. Buhere

The impact of education on rural women’s participation in political and economic activities

February 2014

This study endeavored to investigate the impact of education on rural women’s participation in political and economic activities. Six hundred rural women and 12 gender Activists were selected for this study from three Zones of Amhara Region, Ethiopia using multi-stage random sampling technique and purposeful sampling techniques respectively. Questionnaire and interviews were used as instruments of data collection....

Author(s): Alemayehu Bishaw

Structured-exercise-program (SEP): An effective training approach to key healthcare professionals

January 2014

Structured exercise program is an effective approach to technology dependent resource limited healthcare area for professional training. The result of a recently conducted data analysis revealed this. The aim of the study is to know the effectiveness of the applied approach that was designed to observe the level of adherence to newly adopted guidelines and also to find out the critical reasons for non-adherence...

Author(s): Mosharaf H. Miazi, Taleb Hossain and C. Tiroyakgosi

Effects of democratizations of university education on quality of higher education in Kenya: A case of Moi University

January 2014

In the last few years, Kenyan public universities have mounted parallel degree programmes for students who are qualified and are financially able to pay for their university education. Moi University introduced such a programme in 1998. As a result of these developments, there has arisen concern amongst the stakeholders on the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of higher education offered. The paper reports the...

Author(s): John Mugun Boit and Lydia Cheruto Kipkoech

Cost indices in open and distance education in Nigerian universities

December 2013

The paper focused on general cost indices in open and distance learning (ODL) in Nigeria. Existing literaturesat the international level and in the only single mode open and distance learning in Nigeria (National Open University of Nigeria – NOUN) were reviewed to ascertain the factors that affect cost in open and distance learning. The findings revealed neglect of some factors during cost consideration. The cost...

Author(s): Juliet O. Inegbedion and Julius K. AdeyemiJuliet O. Inegbedion and Julius K. Adeyemi

Appraising the role of information communication technology (ICT) as a change agent for higher education in Nigeria

December 2013

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become inseparable entities in all aspects of human life.  The use of ICT has fundamentally changed the practices and procedures of nearly all forms of endeavour within business, governance and civil service.  In education, ICT has begun to have a presence but the impact has not been as extensive as in other fields of endeavour. The moving of the world to...

Author(s): Yusuf Musibau Adeoye, Afolabi Festus Oluwole, Loto Antonia Blessing

Implementation of Generic Equipment Model (E30 Standard) for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) automation tool

November 2013

The Semi Equipment Communication standard (SECS) defines a communication interface suitable for the exchange of messages between semiconductor processing equipment intended for wafer manufacturing, wafer processing and a host. This standard provides a means to communicate between different equipment without knowledge of their protocols. SECS is a layered protocol, which helps to understand meaning of messages between...

Author(s): Manjiri Hoshing

Higher education financing in Nigeria: Issues and trends

November 2013

The potential of the higher education system to act as an agent of growth and development in Nigeria is being challenged by the long-standing problems of limited access, inadequate financing, poor governance, declining quality and relevance. Thus, this paper provides an overview of the trends and nature of public funding of higher education in Nigeria. The arguments in this paper support increased public investment in...

Author(s): Adewuyi, Jacob Olusayo and Okemakinde, Timothy

Right to education of Scheduled Tribe: An Indian perspective

November 2013

Education seeks to unfold the latent qualities of a person, thereby giving full development to the individual. As such, it has been described as the act or art of developing, or creating,  cultivating the various physical intellectual, aesthetic and moral faculties of the individual. Scheduled Tribe has a history of social and economic deprivation, and the underlying causes of their educational marginalization are...

Author(s): Madhurima Chowdhury and Atrayee Banerjee

The Power of the poor… Stop the financial terrorism

November 2013

Since 2008 serial of financial crises occurring in big financial institutions and banks, economists have been actively working on and searching for solutions. Several calls have been made to reshape the international financial system under a proposed Britton Woods II system.  Some calls identify one or more component of the Islamic Financial system but not in a compressive paradigm. To truly revive the world...

Author(s): Abeer Bassiouny

Determinants of non-compliance of public procurement regulations in Kenyan secondary schools

November 2013

Kenya’s public procurement and disposal Act of 2005 sets out clear rules and procedures for public procurement entities to follow; however this does not seem to be the case. This study sought to examine determinants of Non-compliance to the Public Procurement Regulations in Kenyan Secondary Schools. The study adopted a descriptive survey research. A sample of twelve (12) schools was utilized in this study from a...

Author(s): Joash Migosi, Charles Ombuki, Kennedy N. Ombuki and Zablon Evusa

Violation of students’ legal rights as correlate of organization climate in Imo State secondary schools, in Nigeria

November 2013

The purpose of this study is to determine whether violation of students’ legal rights has relationship with organizational climate in secondary schools in Imo State, Nigeria. Three research questions and null hypothesis were put forward and tested in order to make one’s decisions on the issues investigated. Relevant literature to the study was adequately reviewed. The study was carried out in the three...

Author(s): M.C Anuna, F.O Mbonu and R.N. Amanchukwu

The Implementation of cooperative learning in English class of favorite School of secondary high school 5 Batusangkar, West Sumatera

October 2013

The aim of this research is to explain the implementation of cooperative learning in English class of favorite school of Secondary High School 5 Batusangkar, West Sumatera; to find out the achievement of Cooperative Learning in English class of Favorite School of Secondary High School 5 Batusangkar, West Sumatera; and to know how is the strengths and weaknesses of cooperative learning methods in English class in...

Author(s): Muhammad Kristiawan

A model of continuing professional competency development by using ICT (study at senior high school teachers Padangsidimpuan, north sumatera)

October 2013

In order to solve the weakness of current status of high school teachers’ professional competency in Padangsidimpuan the researcher purposed this study to implement A Model of Continuing Professional Competency Development by using Information Communication Technology (ICT). This study was conducted by using a Research and Development (R&D). Two high schools were used as pilot test to determine the effect of...

Author(s): Sarmadan Hasibuan

A comparison of Zimbabwe’s rural and urban primary school pupils’ views about homework: A case of Masvingo District

October 2013

The study sought to establish and compare the views of rural and urban primary school pupils on homework in Zimbabwe, using six purposively sampled Masvingo rural and urban primary schools. The inquiry employed a qualitative methodology in which data were gathered through semi-structured personal interviews and document analysis. A sample of thirty rural and thirty urban Grade Five pupils were interviewed. Forty-five...

Author(s): Felix Petros Mapako, Rugare Mareva and Winnet Chindedza

Basic education from early childhood: Impacts of free primary education and subsidized secondary education on public ECDE centers in Nyahururu District, Kenya

October 2013

Kenya must invest more in education to realize her vision 2030. The government commitment to Education for All’s goal has been expressed through provision of basic education in pre-primary, primary and secondary school levels. To this end, the government introduced two kitties; Free Primary Education in 2003 and Subsidized Secondary Education in 2008 (where the government paid tuition fees for the students in...

Author(s): Peter Murage Mwangi and T.D.K Serem

The right to basic education for all: Addressing the educational needs and barriers of immigrant learners in South Africa

October 2013

The South African Constitution guarantees the right to basic education for all learners, including children of immigrants from across the country’s borders. In view of this constitutional imperative, the Department of Basic Education is mandated to provide quality education to all learners, irrespective of their socio-economic and other backgrounds. The delivery of such education requires a child-friendly school...

Author(s): Nylon Marishane

Teaching-learning quality assurance benchmarks and characteristics that promote learner outcomes among Public Administration students at Uganda Management Institute: An exploratory study

October 2013

In today’s academic environment, leaders at higher educational institutions face increasing demands as stakeholders’ expectations rise and resources diminish (Randall and Coakley, 2007). This paper examines student’s perspectives on the measures of teaching –learning quality assurance benchmarks and study environment conditions, which are likely to promote attainment of the learners’...

Author(s): Benon C. Basheka, James L. Nkataand and Maria B. Barifaijo

Attitude towards pre-marital genetic screening among students of Osun State Polytechnics in Nigeria

October 2013

This study investigated the attitude towards pre-marital genetic screening among students of Osun State Polytechnics. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was self developed and structured questionnaire in four- point likert scale format. Descriptive statistics of frequency count and percentages were used to describe the demographic data, while the parametric statistics of...

Author(s): Odelola, J.O., Adisa, O. and Akintaro, O.A.

The need for participation of women in local governance: A Nigerian discourse

October 2013

This paper seeks to examine studies on participation of women in governance as applicable to the local government levels in Nigeria. Again, it sets out to identify what propelled the quest for more women participation in governance. Examination of treatments given to women by both male and female counterparts is critically explored. The paper employed mainly secondary source of data collection. In its finding, it...

Author(s): Ihemeje Godwin

Murphy’s Law: Is it right or is it wrong?

September 2013

It was in the early ‘80s and I could still vividly recall when I eagerly picked up and bought a book entitled “Murphy’s Law”. Holding the pocket book securely in my hand, I then asked myself, “What is in this book that made it an international best seller? Actually, I heard about this book from my friends who were praising to high heavens the truth that was being spread around by the...

Author(s): Atty. Edmund S. J. Lopez

Factors influencing academic failure of university students

September 2013

There was a close link between education and development. Education played a vital role in human capital formation. Academic failure from university was a problem that had became a serious concern for higher education institutions. This study presented the result of a recent investigation at the University of Gujrat that attempted to identify the post enrollment factors that students perceived as having important...

Author(s): Yousaf Ali Khan, Zahoor Ahamad and Sadia Kousar

Determinants of girls’ performance in science, mathematics and technology subjects in public secondary schools in Kenya

July 2013

There has been incessant low academic performance in Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) subjects especially among girls at form four level in Kitui Central District over the years. The aim of this study was to investigate the determinants of girls’ performance in SMT subjects in public secondary schools. Using ex-post-facto survey research design, the study population covered all the six girls’...

Author(s): Lydia Mbaki  Musau Joash Migosi and James Matee Muola

Factors contributing to under representation of female teachers in headship positions in primary schools in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

July 2013

This paper analyses factors contributing to under representation of female teachers in headship positions in Eldoret Municipality Kenya. The study was guided by socialization theory to hierarchical gender prescriptions which gave three distinct theoretical traditions that help, understand sex and gender. Descriptive survey was adopted for the study and the study used both quantitative and qualitative techniques. The...

Author(s): Catherine Barmao

Access and quality in education in resettlement schools: The case study of Zvivingwi Secondary School in Gutu District, Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe

May 2013

In Zimbabwe, the discourse on access and quality in education has been a raging one since the colonial days of bottlenecks and outright discrimination against black Zimbabweans in education. The doors to education were declared open to all at independence in 1980 with the new Zimbabwe government’s enunciated policy of education for all. It is an uncontested fact that strides were made soon after independence to...

Author(s): Vincent Jenjekwa

Assessment of corporate management practices in public universities in Kenya

May 2013

In order to continue attracting and retaining high-class intellectual power and hence guarantee quality service delivery, public university management will need to change and adjust in line with increasing local democratisation and globalisation pressures. Scenarios that depict participatory decision-making and respect of divergent viewpoints will have to characterize the relationships among all stakeholders in the...

Author(s): Fuchaka Waswa, Charles Ombuki, Joash Migosi and Joseph Metet

Innovations in higher education: Rethinking the Musoma Resolution Policy. Bureau of Research and evaluation (BERE) (pp. ii + 57) price Tsh. 5000/=. ISBN 9976 911 39 4 by Justine J. C. Galabawa and George A. Malekela (1998)

November 2012

Author(s): Bryson Daudi Kinyaduka     

Factors that motivate business faculty in Kenya to conduct research

November 2012

This study sought to examine the factors that influence research productivity among business academic staff in selected universities in Kenya. Survey research design was employed in this study. Questionnaire was used to collect information from 277 (70.2% male and 29.8% female) university business academic staff. The information was analysed by SPSS (Version 15) which generated descriptive statistics. Factor analysis...

Author(s): Joash Abere Migosi, Stephen O. Migiro and Paul Ogulaa

Gender destereotyping in early childhood development or shrewd opportunism? A case of male students at Masvingo Teachers' College, Zimbabwe

October 2012

This research aimed at unraveling the mystery behind motivation of male student teachers in joining Early Childhood Development (ECD) in the face of negative societal attitudes. The interview, the questionnaire and document analysis were used in the process of data gathering. The researchers found that most students are motivated by external or extrinsic factors, such as deployment advantages, employment in better...

Author(s): Tsitsi Nyoni and Mika Nyoni

The waste-bin: Not the last place to encounter technological knowledge and experience

October 2012

Often there is complaint about the lack of resources for the practice of technology education.  Resources in this case refer to materials that are used in a technology education classroom or workshop. The stipulation from the South African education policy document (DoE, 2002:1) that learners should “identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking” can be exploited to...

Author(s): Thabo Israel Pudi

The importance of defining the hypothesis in scientific research

July 2012

Among hypotheses supporters exists a belief that the hypothesis creates the research process framework, implying that the other elements of the research are not as important for reaching the goal. This opinion directly promotes a methodology built solely on a system of hypotheses with its variables and indicators as a sufficient road to project realization. Correctly constructing a hypothesis and its system of variables...

Author(s): Aleksandar Bulajic, Milan Stamatovic and Slobodan Cvetanovic

Parent’s socio economic background, mathematics anxiety and academic achievement

July 2012

The objective of the study is to determine the effect of parent’s socio economic background on Mathematics anxiety and academic achievement in high school students. The sample comprised 540 (268 boys and 272 girls) 8th, 9th and 10th grade high school students from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states. The answers of students were evaluated using a Mathematics anxiety scale (MAS) and parent’s socio...

Author(s): Mahigir F., Venkatesh Kumar G. and Ayat Karimi

Extending the analysis of organizational learning from the communities of practice

June 2012

The objective of this paper was to expand contributions of studies on organizational learning from the discussions on communities of practice. This is because the occurrence of analysis and studies on communities of practice requires a significant change in the way of observing the processes of learning and knowledge management. For that reason, initially, it was necessary to extend the considerations of communities of...

Author(s): Luciano Mendes and Ligia Maria Soto Urbina

Exploring the leadership practice of school leaders: A pilot study

June 2012

This paper shares preliminary findings from a multi-method study, investigating the leadership practices of educational managers. Early findings show that school leaders do not critically engage with the issues of the larger discourse of education as much as they believe they do. Building from this, two things are argued: first, school leaders would benefit from having an explicit tool that enables them to monitor their...

Author(s): Scott Eacott

Utilizing drama in the teaching of environment issues to primary School Pupils

May 2012

As the problem of environmental irresponsibility gains greater focus in international discourses, the need has arisen to take its message to the young. This is predicted on the fact that if children are inculcated with environmental consciousness early enough, the possibility of environmental awareness and the urge to maintain environmental responsibility could be higher than it is. But the method of impartation becomes...

Author(s): Ubong S. Nda

The impact of principals’ instructional leadership behaviors on teachers’ attitudes toward work: Some evidence from Turkey

May 2012

Present study investigated the relationship between principals’ instructional leadership behaviors and teachers’ attitudes toward work. 225 teachers who work in the provinces of Istanbul, Ankara and Van in Turkey voluntarily participated in the study. Data were gathered through ‘instructional leadership scale (ILS)’, which was developed by GümüÅŸeli (1996), and ‘scale for attitude...

Author(s): Murat Özdemir

Have libraries in private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia lost their original purposes? What else does the evidence say about gender issues?

April 2012

The original purposes of a library as a place for knowledge fulfillment alongside other social responsibilities are perceived to have eroded over the years. This could be due to the emergence and dominance of the ever progressive digital media and has likely changed the availability and mode of access to knowledge thereby affecting library patronage. This paper attempts to validate the above perception of the...

Author(s): Keng Lin Soh, K. Jayaraman, Ni Ni Lim and Chu Le Chong

The learning needs of secondary school principals: An investigation in Nakuru district, Kenya

April 2012

School leaders have long been recognised as crucial to the quality of schooling. As a result, the preparation and development of school leaders has attracted substantial attention from practitioners, systemic authorities, academics and policy makers. While this discourse has a long history in the US and to a lesser extent other parts of the world such as Britain and Australia, in recent times there has been an emerging...

Author(s): Gladys N. Asuga and Scott Eacott

The Nigerian State and politics of State and local governments creation: A critical appraisal

March 2012

 State and local governments are instruments of development aimed at bringing government closer to the people so as to ensure their greater and equitable participation in the process of governance.  However, in Nigeria, the pattern of infrastructural development is concentrated in the State and local government headquarters, rather than adopting holistic developmental process, which has engender stiff...

Author(s): Oluwatobi O. Adeyemi

Curriculum innovation for office education programme in view of the growing information technology (IT): A case study of the Nigeria certificate in education (NCE) programme

March 2012

Every information technology (IT) driven society is expected to experience some dynamism in the way things are done and in the quality of the goods and services available unto them for use. It is against this backdrop that, a curriculum innovation would help to fashion learning experiences to be given under a close supervision, which would reflect changes in the aspirations and needs of the society. With the...

Author(s): Adeshina Tunde Joel and Aliyu Muyibeedeen

Perceptions of academic staff on research and publishing in Kenyan universities

March 2012

Academic research represents the backbone of human activity in improving the quality of life through expanding frontiers of academic knowledge, and making further research possible throughout the world. Academic research aims at providing solutions for many current problems. Research is a vital and necessary part of modern university education, where universities are perceived to be producers of new knowledge. The...

Author(s): Joash Migosi, James Muola and Redempta Maithya

How knowledge management adds critical value to e-learning media

March 2012

Media is the combination of text, images, animations, digital library, which is now a standard part of most computer applications. Education media can be a great tool to improve teaching and learning. A growing number of educational institutions (EI) are developing a new learning culture, as they realize that getting an institution's learning capacity to gain momentum is not that easy. It is not just a question of...

Author(s): Khalid Alrawi, Ahmed Alrawi and Waleed Alrawi

Research on the learning effects of multimedia assisted instruction using information technology model

March 2012

As technology advances, whether from the previous multi-media teaching, online teaching, or now interactive whiteboard, the various changes in both hardware and software resources as well as information are very huge. The information is quickly circulating under the changes in the old and new technology, and the new knowledge has been created. Therefore, the teachers’ teaching patterns and teaching methods are...

Author(s): Chen-Yuan Chen

Evaluation of library utilization by students enrolled in external degree programme in University of Nairobi, Kenya

March 2012

With the increasing popularity of distance education, focus has turned to the role of libraries in distance learning process. It is widely agreed that like their campus – based counterparts, distance education learners need adequate library services if they are to gain quality education. This study sought to examine library utilization by students enrolled in the external degree programme of the University of...

Author(s): Peter Ochieng Gor

Educational policies/programmes’ effect on attrition rates in primary schools in Nigeria

February 2012

This paper examined attrition in primary schools in Nigeria with specific reference and focus on some policies and programmes of Nigeria’s educational system with a view to highlighting its possible effect on the attainment of the Education for All (EFA) goals by 2015. It reviewed equal educational opportunity in relation to school environments that may be responsible for high pupil attrition or dropout, reasons...

Author(s): Chinelo O. Duze

The Nigerian state and global economic crises: Socio-political implications and policy challenges

February 2012

This article discusses how economic reforms, as a reaction to the effects of the global financial crises, have intensified popular unrests and redefined the composition, interests, and socio-economic and political attitudes of Nigeria’s increasingly complex social strata. We relied basically on secondary data to analyze some of the fundamental domestic and international issues facing the country in the course of...

Author(s): Olaopa O. R. Ogundari I. O., Akindele S. T. and Hassan O. M.

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