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

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.

Teachers participation in decision making process in secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria

June 2011

This study examined teachers' involvement in decision making process in secondary schools in Ekiti state, and also investigated whether teachers' involvement in decision making process is related to their personal characteristics. An instrument titled teachers decision making questionnaire (TDMQ) was used to collect the data. The instrument was administered in five local government areas of the state out of the...

Author(s): E. O. Olorunsola and Abiodun Oyebaji Olayemi 

Graduate students’ perceptions on business ethics and capitalism: A study in Malaysian universities

June 2011

The landmark cases of Enron and WorldCom have been seen as a wake up call for businesses in Malaysia to augment their ethical practices and roots of good governance in today’s dynamic business environment. Business ethics has been perceived to be influenced by gender, age, academic exposure, ethnicity, culture and other demographic factors. This study examines the relationship between the perception on gender, age...

Author(s): K. Khalizani, S. A. Syed Omar and K. Khalisanni

Criminal intent and educational aspiration of disadvantaged school-age hawkers in two selected North central cities of Nigeria

May 2011

One of the international agenda is to utilize all available human and non-human resources towards enhancing youth’s educational and moral development. However, evidences abound that a good number of Nigerian youths are drawn by negative socio-economic experiences to a life of full time or part time hawking. The consequences of this life-style on the educational aspiration and moral...

Author(s): Samuel Ayorinde Agbonna, Alice Arinlade Jekayinfa, AbdulRaheem Yusuf and Mustapha Jarimi

Career development among young people in Britain today: Poverty of aspiration or poverty of opportunity?

May 2011

This paper compares two explanations of the persistent relationship in the UK between young people’s social class backgrounds and their rates of participation in higher education: poverty of aspiration and rational action. It is argued that, rather than widening opportunities, successive reforms in education and training have created a series of blind alleys for the (mostly working class) young people who are not...

Author(s): Ken Roberts and Graeme Atherton

The crisis of student misbehavior in Zimbabwean public schools: Teachers’ perceptions on impact of macro socioeconomic challenges

April 2011

Zimbabwe experienced unprecedented socioeconomic challenges between 2000 and 2008. In this same period, public schools recorded an increase in cases of student misbehavior. Drawing on Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological theory of human development, we investigated teachers' perceptions of the influence of socioeconomic factors on student misbehavior. Our findings show that most teachers perceived the prevailing...

Author(s): Manguvo Angellar,  Whitney Stephen D. and Chareka Ottilia 

Emotional intelligence and faculties' academic performance: The social competencies approach

April 2011

In the last decades of 20th century and at the beginning of 3rd millennium, different researches suggested that, IQ is not the only factor of managers “success and performance improvement, but also there is another factor called emotional intelligence that results in outstanding performance at work. Emotional intelligence (EI), at the most general level, refers to the capability to recognize and regulate emotions...

Author(s): Mahmood Nooraei and Iraj Saie Arasi

The role of education in boosting development: Thinking systemically

March 2011

This paper presents a discussion on the role of education in boosting development in Africa thinking systemically. The paper reveals some challenges that face education systems and educators in various colleges and universities in Africa. Purposely, the paper expounds the role of educators, specifically universities, in providing relevant grades which conform to the ability of the students in attaining the same, and it...

Author(s): A. S. Norman

Teacher and the student practice teaching programme in Nigerian educational system

March 2011

The science of pedagogy involves many specific skills which prospective and serving teachers must understand, practice and habituate. The much talked about fall in the standard of education demands that a more positive attentive attention be given to the teacher education programme in our institutions of learning with a view to improving the professional preparation of teachers in the 21st century. It has, therefore,...

Author(s): E. D. Nakpodia

Management challenges facing implementation of free primary education in Kenya: A case of Keiyo district

February 2011

In January 2003, the Kenyan government declared free primary education (FPE) in all public schools in the country as a fulfillment of the education for all (EFA) global commitment and strategy to give children universal primary education. This study examined the management challenges facing implementation of FPE in Kenya, a case of primary schools in Keiyo district. The study design used was descriptive survey method...

Author(s): Kipkoech Lydia Cheruto and Kyalo Wambua Benjamin,

Roadblocks to the achievement of universal primary education in Africa

February 2011

One of the millennium development goals (MDGs) is the achievement of universal primary education (UPE). It is seen as part of the child's rights and also as a force capable of freeing the child from ignorance, disease, poverty and making him a better human being. Africa is lagging behind in the pursuit of UPE and there are odds (roadblocks) working against its achievement. Such problems have been identified to...

Author(s): Williams P. Akpochafo and J. O. Ireyefoju

Financial reforms and governance and the crisis in research in public universities in Africa: A case of Uganda

January 2011

Since the 1980s, African countries including Uganda, have been implementing financial reforms with particular emphasis on spending on priority sectors.  Higher education sector was not given priority.  In this regard, there was a shift from funding higher education to funding primary education in the 1990s, the consequence of which was a decline in public funding for university education. The effect of this...

Author(s): Muriisa Roberts Kabeba

Investigating equity through allocation of teachers

January 2011

Although inequalities in education are relatively well researched, little attention is given to the inequalities in the educational resources used in education. This is clearly a short coming in the course of providing equitable education to all. One of the educational resources frequently used in discussion is teachers. However, not many researchers had evaluated it in terms of availability in a school. In this paper,...

Author(s): Ramesh Rao

A case study of the Fort Smith public schools new teacher induction program

December 2010

Each year almost 10% of new teachers will leave the teaching profession. By the end of the fifth year of teaching, 30 to 50% of new teachers will have left teaching. One method of retaining new teachers is through the use of new teacher induction programs. These programs help new teachers integrate and adjust to the rigors of teaching with a strong base of support. This paper is a case study of the Fort Smith public...

Author(s): Paul M. Hewitt and Monica Wilhelm

Sensitizing the female in university admission in South-south geopolitical zone for assurance of sustainable development in Nigeria

December 2010

There has been a growing belief that the rate of admission of candidates into universities in Nigeria through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been tilted in favour of the males. This apparent anomaly has resulted in the production of fewer female graduates especially in universities in Nigeria. As a result, the needed female manpower is not sufficiently available in almost all production...

Author(s): Don Omoike

Profile of academic and senior non-teaching staff in a Nigerian university

September 2010

This study determined whether there has been any significant change in the profile of academic and senior non-teaching staff of the University of Ibadan recruited between 1961 and 2000. A retrospective study of these two categories were examined for their qualifications, dates of first appointment and the year of promotion to the grades of assistant lecturer, lecturer 2, lecturer 1, senior lecturer, professor positions...

Author(s): O. B. Yusuf, A. S. Adebowale, A. F. Fagbamigbe, E. A. Bamgboye and A. B. O. O Oyediran

Relevance and benefits of management by objectives to secondary school management in Anambra State: Teachers views

September 2010

The purpose of the of this study was to investigate the statements of secondary school teachers on the relevance and expected benefits of Management by Objectives (MBO) to secondary school management in Anambra State. Guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses, the descriptive survey design was adopted.  A sample of 1159 teachers was selected through stratified random sampling technique from secondary...

Author(s): Ofojebe Wenceslaus

Active learning

July 2010

Active learning refers to models of instruction that focus the responsibility of learning on students by allowing students to engage in learning that promotes higher-order thinking. Active learning involves learner-centeredness, and occurs within the classroom, as well as outside the classroom. By active learning, students not only become engaged with the ideas being communicated among themselves, and between the...

Author(s): Icy D’Silva

Principals’ leadership styles and teachers’ job performance in senior secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria

July 2010

This paper investigated principals’ leadership styles and teachers’ job performance in senior secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. The study population comprised all the 281 secondary schools in the State. Out of this population, a sample of 240 senior secondary schools was taken and selected through the stratified random sampling technique. Out of 7460 teachers (including principals) in the schools, a...

Author(s): T. O. Adeyemi

The up-scaling of technology to build inclusive financial systems in India

June 2010

The challenges from a technology point of view are many. The systems that provide connectivity need to be relatively inexpensive if they are to be commercially deployed, given the lower incomes in rural areas compared to urban areas. Recently, information and communication technologies (ICT) have emerged as a powerful tool to reduce operating costs, making it viable for financial institutions to expand into rural and...

Author(s): Prasun Kumar Das

Management challenges facing implementation of free primary education in Kenya: A case of Keiyo District

June 2010

In January 2003 the Kenyan Government declared Free Primary Education (FPE) in all public schools as a fulfillment of the Education for All (EFA). This study examined the management challenges facing implementation of FPE in Kenya, a case of primary schools in Keiyo District. This was a descriptive survey study where questionnaires, interview schedule and observation were used to collect data from the head teachers,...

Author(s): Kipkoech  Lydia Cheruto and Kyalo Wambua Benjamin

Democratic education in the classroom: An education law perspective

May 2010

This paper sought to unpack the extent of students’ democratic involvement in the teaching and learning processes. Data that were analyzed were obtained from 253 teachers and 194 students from 15 secondary schools in Botswana using a closed questionnaire consisting of 31 question items. Although the sample may not be representative of all the schools in the country (only 15 out of 233 schools were studied), the...

Author(s): Bernard Moswela

School violence and guidelines for establishing disciplinary committee in schools

May 2010

The school is an open system that influences its environment and is being influenced by it too. Thus, the existence of violence in the society culminated to its existence in the school system. This paper examines the concept of violence, cases and types of violence in schools, factors associated with it, the need for discipline in schools and the guidelines for establishing disciplinary committee in schools. It also...

Author(s): Alabi Amos Oyetunde

Extent and ranking of social factors in participatory health development among the "O-kun Yoruba" of Ijumu, Kogi State, Nigeria

April 2010

Participation as a process has been widely recognized and accepted as both a basic right of people and of crucial importance to the success of development efforts generally. In recent times, a link has been made between participation and programs designed to improve people’s health. The general objective of this study is an investigation of the extent to which social factors such as education, income, occupation,...

Author(s): Steve Metiboba and Olukemi Grace Adebola

Examination malpractices among secondary schools students in Ondo State, Nigeria: Perceived causes and possible solutions

April 2010

This paper investigated teachers’ perception of examination malpractices among secondary school students in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive research, the study population comprised the 481 secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. This was made up of 281 public and 200 private schools as well as 210 urban and 272 rural schools. The sample consisted of 245 schools made up of 142 public and 103 private...

Author(s): T. O. Adeyemi

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