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: 239

IJEAPS Articles

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.

Appropriate management in an African culture: Implications for education

February 2012

Following continued search for reasons on the inability of African nations to realize appreciable economic development through education, the researcher investigated the influence of cultural environment on management in industry. Because input/output measures of productivity are not easily measured in education, the industry was used, hoping that the results would safely apply to education since education has...

Author(s): Chinelo O. Duze

Minimizing teacher transfer requests: A study of Suba district secondary schools, Kenya

February 2012

Teacher transfer requests interfere with the stability and continuity of teaching thereby causing low student performance. The purpose of the study was to investigate how teacher transfer requests can be minimized. The study employed a descriptive survey design. The population of the study included 16 head teachers, 126 teachers and the provincial staffing officer. The sample had 13 head teachers, 98 teachers and the...

Author(s): Collins Oliver Ariko and Lucas O. A. Othuon

Composite classes: The Murezi school experience

February 2012

The research looks at the phenomenon of composite classes as experienced by the Murezi community. To gather the required data and to have an in-depth understanding of the Murezi school experience, the case study was employed and the questionnaire, interview and on-site observations were employed as data gathering instruments. The three were used in order to complement each other to achieve triangulation. The study notes...

Author(s): Tsitsi Nyoni and Mika Nyoni

The free education policy in Kenya: A critique

January 2012

Educational reforms are crucial in a country if the reforms benefit the intended target group. One of the educational reforms in Kenya was the introduction of Free Primary Education. This was informed by the need to improve access and equity in provision of education. Informed by the need to eradicate ignorance, poverty and disease, the independent Kenya government took to finance education soon after independence with...

Author(s): Kaberia E. Limukii and Ndiku J. Mualuko

An overview of online education in India

January 2012

For over the past years, online education has been quite an option for several learners who have a hard time in going to school campuses due to several reasons such as financial resources or having a hectic schedule. There are several individuals who prefer to continue their higher educational learning through online system. Since, online education offers flexibility of time which allows the learners to be flexible with...

Author(s): Mohammad Ibrar

Rationale for students’ participation in university governance and organizational effectiveness in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria

January 2012

The study investigated the rationale for students’ participation in university governance and organizational effectiveness. A descriptive research of survey design was adopted. The population consisted of all staff and students of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State. 700 subjects were selected through stratified and simple random sampling...

Author(s): Akomolafe C. O. and Ibijola E.Y.

Trainers attitudes towards the teaching of AIDS education in a Kenyan teachers’ college

January 2012

The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching of AIDS education. The study was mainly concerned with the implementation of the AIDS education curriculum. In particular the study sought to investigate the attitudes held by trainers and trainees towards the subject and make suggestions to improve its teaching. The study was conducted in a public primary teacher training college in Kenya.  ...

Author(s): Nzau K. A., Ondimu K. A. and Gikuhi C. W.

University lecturers’ and students’ views on mass education: A case study of Great Zimbabwe University

January 2012

The study focused on university lecturers’ and students’ views on mass education at university level. The inquiry employed both a qualitative and quantitative research design in which  twenty lecturers were purposively sampled and interviewed using semi-structured interview guides. A semi-structured questionnaire was also administered to fifty students. The investigation found that while some students...

Author(s): Felix Mapako, Rugare Mareva, Jairos Gonye and Daniel Gamira

Stretch of knowledge on classroom management principles of teachers in secondary schools

December 2011

The content of this paper is on stretch of knowledge on classroom management principles of teachers in secondary schools. Twelve secondary schools were randomly selected in Owo, Ondo State of Nigeria. Seventy five teachers selected using non-probability quota sampling technique participated from the identified population. A questionnaire, having structured and free responses sections on knowledge of classroom management...

Author(s): Jolly D. Kukuru

Selected factors in predisposition to HIV and AIDS: Implications for educational policy and practice

December 2011

The purpose of this paper is to illuminate a gendered view of the importance of biological age and gender inequality in predisposition to the Human Immune Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and implications for requisite educational policies and best practice. Cognizant of the increasing age-based and gender inequality as factors in vulnerability women and girls face in Botswana. This paper is...

Author(s): Wapula Nelly Raditloaneng

The effect of the technology supported science education on achievement and attitudes of students

December 2011

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the technology supported science education on the academic achievement and attitudes toward science of students. It was an experimental study with pre-test and post-test control group. The participants for this study consisted of 44 (Experimental, n=25 and Control, n=19) middle 6th grade students in Turkey. The data of the research was collected by the...

Author(s): Esra Benli and Ilbilge Dökme

Towards an informed choice in the world market: Higher education in the Sub-Saharan Africa area

October 2011

International trade in education services has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Trade liberalisation talks aimed at encouraging even more trade in the sector through removal of trade barriers are slowly gaining momentum under the watchful eye of the World Trade Organisation. This paper looks at policy implications of growth in international trade in education for developing nations with more focus on the...

Author(s): Mercy Mpinganjira

Indicators of subjective and psychological wellbeing as correlates of teacher burnout in the Eastern Cape public schools, South Africa

October 2011

This study aims to assess subjective and psychological wellbeing correlates of teacher burnout. To achieve this, a cross-sectional randomised survey that targeted teachers in public schools in the Eastern Cape, South Africa was used. The main outcome variable was teacher burnout as indexed in measures of depersonalisation and emotional exhaustion. Correlation and hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to...

Author(s): Malik L. Mansoor Vazi⊃, Robert A. C. Ruiter, Bart Van den Borne, Kitty Dumont, Glynnis M. Martin and Priscilla Reddy

Conceptualizing the postgraduate research (service) experience

October 2011

Since service employees are one of the key elements in the operation of successful service organizations, this article is an attempt to improve the postgraduate students’ service experience through an improved understanding of the role of the postgraduate research supervisor (service employee) as it is influenced by or impacted upon by the postgraduate research (organizational) climate and, the process of...

Author(s): Krishna K. Govender

Expression of classroom management principles by secondary schools’ teachers

October 2011

Expression of classroom management principles by secondary schools’ teachers is the submission in this article. Six (6) secondary schools were randomly selected from western section of Owo, in Ondo State of Nigeria. Twelve (12) teachers selected using non- probability quota sampling technique, from the population, participated under observation in classrooms. Subjects that the teachers taught in Junior Secondary...

Author(s): Jolly D. Kukuru

Developing distance learning method for health practitioner in Jakarta and its surroundings, Indonesia

October 2011

Indonesia is a developing country which needs to increase its health practitioner’s knowledge and skill. This study aimed to identify the readiness of infrastructure and human resources in implementing a learning method based on information technology, specifically distance learning model. Distance learning model was chosen since its flexibility and ability to increase...

Author(s): Rr.Tutik Sri Hariyati, Elly Nurachmah and Sigit Mulyono

Teacher-status and commitment to duty: leadership implication for Nigerian education

September 2011

Over the years, the status ascribed to the teacher is tenaciously associated with the nature of the teaching profession which can be said to have been warbling when compared with the earlier and more settled professions such as medicine, law and engineering. The picture of the status of the teacher can be figured out from the following questions:  How do people feel generally when the term teaching is mentioned and...

Author(s): A.C Njoku

Professional preparation for school leaders in developing context: The case of Solomon Islands

September 2011

The aim of the present study was to explore the perceptions of the Solomon Island school leaders on the value of the leadership training and development programme which they completed. A qualitative research design was employed for the study. Interviews were conducted with the participants who attended the leadership training and development programme to gather data needed for the study. Analysis of the data showed that...

Author(s): Govinda Ishwar Lingam

Relation between organizational image and organizational trust in educational organizations

September 2011

The aim of the research is to determine the relation between organizational image and organizational trust in public primary schools depending on views of teachers, students and parents. The universe of this relational screening model descriptive research consists of teachers, students and parents in Izmit District of Kocaeli. The participants consist of 232 teachers and 247 8th class students and their parents in 8...

Author(s): Soner Polat and TuÄŸba Hezer

Adults helping adults: Teacher-initiated supervisory option for professional development

August 2011

This paper discusses peer supervision among teachers. It considers the foci, practices, problem and potential importance of peer supervision in facilitating professional growth teachers. Peer supervision or peer coaching is a vital part for professional development that enables teachers to make changes in their instructional practices and procedures for the purposes of improving student performance. According to James...

Author(s): Wasonga C. O, Wanzare Z, and Rari B. O.  

At the roots of the pedagogy of Finnish teacher training: Practicum as a core of teacher training in Teacher College of Tornio in the 1920s

August 2011

Good teacher training guarantees the functioning of good schools. Finnish schooling is world-widely known for its international success, which lead us to ask, what kind of roots does the teacher training pedagogy has and how it was brought out in teaching practicum. The purpose of this research is to clarify what kind of pedagogical currents influenced teacher training and especially teaching practicum at the teacher...

Author(s): Kaarina Määttä and Merja Paksuniemi      

School empowerment discourse and the politics of the Federation of Secondary School Teachers in Greece

August 2011

This paper explores the position of the Federation of Secondary School Teachers in Greece about school empowerment in the period 1975-2009, in an attempt to examine its politics on specific issues related to teachers’ training, school administration and management and parental involvement in the school work. The research material was collected from fifty one (51) issues of the official Bulletin of the Union...

Author(s): Amalia A. Ifanti

The effects of educational attainment on employment outcomes in Kenya

July 2011

Employment outcomes in developing countries are likely to have significant distributional implications. This paper investigates the extent to which education influences the structure of employment and earnings in rural and urban Kenya for men and women, using data from a nationally representative household survey. Kenya is an interesting case to take given persistent policy focus on rapid expansion of education since...

Author(s): Anthony Wambugu

Upgrading the standard of higher education in developing countries through international cooperation

July 2011

Education, being a formal means of acquiring knowledge, is a universal heritage of mankind. It is a basic factor for the accumulation of human capital and societal development. Institutions of higher learning not only reflect, but also create and augment the stock of knowledge through research and innovation. Higher education in developing countries is facing diverse structural problems to pace with developed countries....

Author(s): Pervez Zamurrad Janjua

An empirical analysis that forecast a high likelihood of emergency loan need between ages 27-41 among graduate students for policy decisions

July 2011

The increase in graduate schools’ enrollments due to the global recession poses a complex challenge for graduate school deans and policy decisions. The data indicate that between the ages 27 to 41 emergency loan need is high among graduate students. As more non-traditional students seek admission into graduate school, there may be a prescribed role for the emergency loan in order to reduce the level of borrowing...

Author(s): Efosa C. Idemudia and  Ralph Ferguson  

Attrition rates in primary schools in Delta State of Nigeria

June 2011

This study investigated attrition rates in selected primary schools in Delta State, Nigeria, involving 5,545 pupils comprising 3,014 boys and 2,531 girls using the 2003 cohort. A checklist collected data on the flow of pupils from all available school records from the start of cohort to graduation. Percentage and mean were used for data analysis. Average attrition rate found was 19.24%, highest was 36.60% for a...

Author(s): Duze C. O.

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