Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006

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Inequalities in the Colombian educational system: The case of Tunja City

This work aims to study inequality existing between public and private educational institutions in Colombia, considering the high growth of private schools and the corresponding commodification of education in the neoliberal system. Tunja City is used as the case study because it has the highest academic achievement nationwide. A sample of 2,472 secondary school students (41.7 % private schools and 58.2% public schools)...

Author(s):Daniel Vega Torres, Sandra Acuña, Anderson Rodríguez and Aracely Burgos

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The effect of using word processor in teaching writing skill among secondary students in schools in Jordan

The study aims to identify the effect of using word processor in teaching writing skill among Secondary students in private schools in Jordan. Clear out the differences in writing skill between the control group taught in the ordinary method and the experimental group taught using word processor. The study follows the descriptive and the experimental approach to identify the effect of using word processor in teaching...

Author(s):Yaser Aladwan

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Teachers’ pedagogical competence as determinants of students’attitude towards basic science in South West Nigeria

This study investigated teachers’ pedagogical competence as determinant of students’ attitude towards Basic Science in South- West Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey type study. Participants were 2160 students randomly selected from 108 secondary schools across four States in South- west Nigeria together.324teachers teaching Basic Science in Junior Secondary Schools were purposively selected for the study. Two...

Author(s):Adegbola, Funmi Florence

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Renewed Turkish Language teaching undergraduate program based on opinions of Turkish Langauge teachers

Turkish language teachers may state the professional fields that they require by comparing the situations which they have encountered in their teaching lives with the undergraduate education that they have received. By filling the stated deficiencies in these fields, the Turkish Language Teaching Undergraduate Program which has become more capable of meeting the features required in Turkish language courses will train more...

Author(s):Uyanik Osman

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Poverty alleviation through teaching for thinking: a case for one teachers’college in Masvingo Province

There is an assumption that education is incapacitated to alleviate poverty. The objective of this study was to explore the nature and impact of education being offered at one Teachers’ College in Masvingo Province. The study argues that the college is not offering education, which is instrumental for poverty alleviation. Qualitative data were generated using in depth interviews, focus group discussions and observation....

Author(s):Sonile Gwede

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Ethnocontructivism in the social affairs for basic school teachers in Indonesia

The essence of local cultural values must now be introduced to students. The introduction of the values contained can be realized through integration in the curriculum. Teachers as the spearhead of the implementation of learning must know and be able to introduce local cultural values to students. One of the cultural values that can be introduced is ethnosocial knowledge. This study aims to determine the extent of teacher...

Author(s):Asrial Asrial, Muhammad Sofwan, Dwi Kurniawan and Reza Pratama

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Counselling Rehabilitation Program in Improving the Quality of Life for Physically Disabled People

The present study aimed at recognizing counselling rehabilitation program in improving the quality of life of a sample of the physically disabled people in Jordan. The sample had been distributed into two groups: experimental of (20) disabled persons and a controlling group consisted of (20) disabled persons, Results showed the existence of differences on the scale of life quality for both dimensions; the bodily and time...

Author(s):Ibrahim Bajes Maali

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FOCUS GROUP METHOD ABOUT THE READING HABITS OF UPPER-LEVEL READERS

Reading and reading habits are different concepts. First, the state of reading in the direction of a person's needs develops over time, and this habit becomes a part of the person's life. In the researches examined, it is seen that the lack of reading habits and the reasons for this situation were emphasized. In this study, a focus group interview was the preferred method of qualitative research. The purposive sampling...

Author(s):Betul Keray Dıncel

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Social media addiction and associated factors among Madda Walabu University students, southeast Ethiopia

Social media is a relatively new technology, and little studies have been conducted on its addiction and associated factors. It has become popular among college and university students of young population. Social media is addictive specially using it for chatting is very attractive and addictive. Once you sign in to this public site, you may follow others’ comments, gossip, and get in touch with the whole society or world....

Author(s):Abate Lette, Muhaba Abadir, Abeba dargie, Andinet Alemayehu, Shambel Alemu, Tilahun Ermeko, Ebrahim Mohamed

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Knowledge, Attitude and Tackling the Student Mental Illness at Secondary School

Mental health problem accounts for a large proportion of the disease burden in our society, particularly in young people. Mental health, in the context of Bangladesh education system, is slightly overlooked due to lack of better understanding and awareness. Therefore, addressing mental health needs at secondary school is critically important in Bangladesh. This article analyses why mental illness occurs and persist to some...

Author(s):Fakhrul Islam and Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Hossienie

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Stop-motion as a didactic resource to reduce alcohol consumption in higher education students

The objective of this research was to apply stop-motion as a didactic resource to reduce alcohol consumption in university students of the Production School of the Universidad Iberoamericana del Ecuador (UNIB.E). For the execution of the study a quantitative study of descriptive analysis was designed, supported in three phases. The first phase allowed to diagnose the knowledge, beliefs and level of alcohol consumption that...

Author(s):Santamaria Melanie, Mendoza Derling and Navarro Mercedes

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School Principals and Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusive Education in Sebeta Town Primary Government Schools, Sebeta, Ethiopia

The main purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of school principals and teachers of Sebeta town primary government schools (grade 1-8) on inclusive education. To achieve this purpose a descriptive survey research designs was implemented. The data were collected from 16 school principals and 78 teachers of eight different schools using questionnaire, structured interview and observational check list. ...

Author(s):Alemayehu Dugassa

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EMPLOYABILITY SKILL NEEDS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION GRADUATES AMONG TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN LAGOS STATE

This study was geared towards assessing graduates and lecturers’ perceptions on employability skills needed by agricultural education graduates among tertiary institutions in Lagos State. Two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The target population for the study was 2040 respondents comprising 1800 graduates of Agricultural education and 260 lecturers of the same discipline. A total of 204 graduates and 26...

Author(s):Ashang Michael Ushie, Bello Muftau, Yusuf Paul Jude and Dogo Solomon Kakang

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Investigation of The Perceptions of Students Who Participate in Sports Organizations in Universities Regarding The Term “Sports”

The main aim of this study is to investigate the perceptions of students who participate in sports organizations in universities regarding the term “sports”. With this main aim, the perception of the term was explained by metaphors. The study group includes 108 female and 112 male volunteer students, who studied in various departments of Adıyaman University during the 2017-2018 education period. For the data collection...

Author(s):Fatih MURATHAN

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Investigation of Despair Levels of Families with Down Syndrome Child and Their Parental Attitudes on Perception and Coping with Stress (City of Adiyaman Example)

This study has been carried out in Adiyaman, Turkey with a group of families, who have children with down syndrome (CDS), to investigate the despair levels of families and their parental attitudes on perception and coping with stress in August-October 2018. The population of the study consists from parents of 148 CDS who live in Adiyaman/Turkey. The sample group includes 82 volunteer fathers and mothers. Data has been...

Author(s):AYKUT Dundar and UMIT Yetis

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Challenges of Writing Senior Essay for Undergraduate Students: The case of Bule Hora University History and Heritage Management Department Graduate Students

This action research addresses the challenges of third year History and Heritage Management students in senior essay writing. To achieve the objective of the study we use a total 21 graduate classes’ students’ response in the department by distributing a questionnaire to the graduate students of History and Heritage management The study found that more than half of the respondent students faced the challenges of writing...

Author(s):Tesfaye Fentaw Nigatu and Iyerus Kassa

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A Review on Higher Diploma Training Program Experiences, Quality Teaching and its Challenges in Mizan_Tepi University, Ethiopia

University. Specifically, it is to discuss on how knowledge, experiences and skills acquired from higher diploma training is linked to quality teaching-learning. Higher diploma training is effectively undertaking in Mizan_Tepi University. About 572 academic staff have completed this training program within the last ten years. However, there is no study on the impact of this training via the effectiveness teaching of...

Author(s):Miressa Yadessa

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Study of the Relationship Between Native Bilingualism (Multilingualism) and Academic Performance of the Students at the University Level

This paper examines a possible relationship between the number of mother tongues undergraduate students studying at a Swedish university speak and their academic performance. It describes the study conducted on the cohort of sixty-one students enrolled in two primary school teacher-training programs with some being native monolinguals, who have only been exposed to one mother tongue, and others being either native...

Author(s):Martin Dvorak

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Plagiarism Issues in Students’ Project in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A case study of Edo State Polytechnic Usen

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty; it is prevalent in the educational and non educational sector. Plagiarism is a universal problem; incidents of plagiarism are becoming increasingly popular in most institutions due to the advent of ICT and internet revolution. This research focuses on determining the level of plagiarism in students’ project in Nigeria tertiary institution a case of Edo State polytechnic Usen....

Author(s):Idiata D.J; Osaghae, P.E; Edoimioya, P.O

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PRINCIPALS DECISION MAKING PRACTICE IN GOVERNMENT PREPARATORY SCHOOLS OF WEST SHOA ZONE OROMIA REGIONAL STATE

The main purpose of this study was to assess the current principals decision making practice in government preparatory schools’ of West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State. To conduct this study, a quantitative research method particularly cross sectional descriptive survey design was employed. A total of 233 respondents were included into the study. The data were collected through questionnaire, interview which was...

Author(s):Etecha Fekadu Dabesa

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Teacher self-efficacy among trainees of Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching: Implications for Ethiopian Secondary School Teacher Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the state of Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching trainees’ self-efficacy belief and the factors that contributed to its development with emphasis to Dilla University. To this end, 112 trainees were selected using stratified random sampling technique, and data was collected through questionnaire which was analyzed using independent sample t-test, one sample t-test, and Multiple...

Author(s):Alemayehu Habte and Genene Abebe

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Analysis of standardized test; a criterion for placement evaluation in colleges of education in relation to pre-nce program

The purpose of the study was to examine the academic performance of student admitted for NCE program in colleges of education using JAMB, WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB as the bases for direct entry admission exercise and compare with the academic performance of students admitted through college remedial exercise in order to ascertain the validity reliability and usability of standardized examination, if it is worthy of...

Author(s):Luka Yelwa Barde

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Effectiveness of the use of flipped classroom teaching as a pedagogical tool as compared to traditional methods of teaching

Universities around the world are constantly looking out for innovative ways to impart education to students. By using computers and computer applications in teaching the education sector has surely reaped the benefits of technology. However technology constantly undergoes an upgrade and educators need to be adept at incorporating new technology in their current pedagogies. This research focuses on demonstrating the...

Author(s):Natika Poddar and Leanne Barretto

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NICK NAME/NAME CALLING IN 11 – 17 YEARS OLD SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS – A NIGERIAN SAMPLE

Name calling is a form of verbal bullying and it represents one of the most common forms of bullying among school age children. It is difficult to control and there is dearth of literature concerning it in Nigeria. The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence and the self-perception of name calling. Eight hundred and thirty eight (838) pupils aged 11 – 17years in six secondary schools participated in the...

Author(s):Orighoye Tosan Temisanren

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UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

This paper is an exploratory paper that used the qualitative research techniques to critically evaluate the problems and prospects of university education in Nigeria. It attempted to critically look at the problems confronting university education in Nigeria which include emphasis on paper qualification, failure of public institutions, cultism, corruption, planning and implementation problems etc. and also discussed...

Author(s):Nicholas Omoregbe Sharon, Charles Tunde Iruonagbe, Idowu Chiazor

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The effect of giving feedback and locus of control on learning basic skills on micro-teaching

This study was conducted in order to test the effect of giving feedback and locus of control on learning basic skills in micro teaching. The study was conducted in Micro Teaching Unit of the Faculty of Pedagogy dan Education Science at the University of Muhammadiyah Metro. The research time is 4 (four months), which is in the second semester of the 2015/2016 academic year. Research carried out by the experimental method....

Author(s):Karwono, Agus Sujarwanta, dan Hadi Pranoto

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Development and Validation of Employability Soft Skills Measure for Education Students in Nigeria

This study developed and established factor structure of an employability soft skills measure of undergraduate education students at the University of Jos, Nigeria. The study was motivated by increasing concern for lack of employability skills by Nigerian graduates and dearth of diagnostic instruments. It was an instrumentation research designed to answer two research questions on factor structure and reliability of the...

Author(s):CHRISTIANA AMAECHI UGODULUNWA and ABBAS YUSUF MUSTAPHA

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Accelerating research and education for the growth of life sciences and biotechnology

Among the developing countries, India has recognised the importance of biotechnology. Policies are being framed by the Government of India for progressive growth in education, research and employment and to bring self-sufficiency to meet the ever-growing need of the biotechnology industry for skilled manpower. However, there are still impediments in the improvement of quality education due to inadequate infrastructure in...

Author(s):A. S. Ninawe

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Leadership competencies for quality education in rural primary schools of Ethiopia: A case study of Amhara and Oromia regional states

This study was conducted to assess the state of leadership competencies in ensuring quality education in sampled schools of Amhara and Oromia regional states. Methodologically, the mixed method was instrumental to achieve the objectives. The study population comprised those schools found in Amhara and Oromia regional states. To make the research manageable and to achieve the desired result, 36 schools from 10 Woredas were...

Author(s):Mulatu Dea and Jeilu Oumer

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Investigating the impact of violence of students in selected colleges in Seke district

The study looked at how violence in high density areas impacts on the students enrolled with private colleges. A total of 200 primary and high school students were recruited to participate in an exploratory qualitative 2-year study. Questionnaires were used with all the participants and SPSS was used to code, theme and analyze all the data. The Social Learning theory guided study has established that while violence...

Author(s):Obediah Dodo and Rebecca Paraziva

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Grade seven examinations or entrance tests: Zimbabwean parents’ and schools’ views on secondary schools’ enrolment criteria

This study aimed to investigate Zimbabwean parents’ and teachers’ views on the divergent recruitment policies by Zimbabwean secondary schools in their selection of primary school graduates into secondary schools. Parents and school teachers constituted the sample of this qualitative-cum-quantitative survey research where observations, questionnaires and interviews for teachers and parents were used to collect data. The...

Author(s):Jairos Gonye and Clemence Rubaya

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Understanding motivation of gifted student: A self-determination theory perspective

This study aims to describe the motivation of gifted students through a self-determination theory (SDT) perspective. Quantitative with descriptive statistics method was used in this study. A total of 159 respondents were involved comprising of male and female gifted in accelerated class programme on senior high school in West Java province-Indonesia. Questionnaire was the instrument used with 55 items. The results obtained...

Author(s):Eka Sakti Yudha, Sunaryo Kartadinata and Nandang Rusmana

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Group discussions: The virtue/vice dilemma in didactics of mathematics

Some teachers consider didactics of mathematics to be mechanical and this makes them to indiscriminately and irrationally employ techniques that are recommended in some contexts and not in theirs. One of the didactic methods that have become ritualistic in didactics of mathematics is group discussion. The controversy is the positioning of group discussions during lesson delivery. Improper positioning of good didactic...

Author(s):Mlambo Rodlyn

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Relationship between student peer pressure and drug abuse in public secondary schools in Kahuro subcounty, Murang’a county, Kenya

Drug and substance abuse among the youth is a global phenomenon that has attracted international attention. Many studies have been carried out mainly concentrating strategies of curbing the abuse. The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between student peer pressure and drug abuse in public secondary schools in Kahuro Sub-county, Kenya. The study adopted ex-post facto research design. The target...

Author(s):Enos Barasa

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A study on effects of factors on resilience and life satisfaction in pre-service preschool teachers

At present, it is important that individuals have wellness and abilities to cope with problems and to create solutions to problems. These abilities influence individuals’ life satisfaction and resilience levels. Life satisfaction refers to wellbeing and predominance of positive feelings over negative feelings. It is agreed that the less the discrepancy between desires and achievements is, the higher the...

Author(s):Sibel Sönmez

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Developing music literacy through indigenous songs: A case study of Masvingo Urban primary schools in Zimbabwe

There is trepidation that most of the content used in teaching music literacy is derived from outside children’s cultural song repertoire. In an attempt to address the above concern, this study examined how indigenous music compositions can be utilised in developing music literacy in children. In this study the researchers employed a qualitative approach. A case study design was used in the study, which focused on the...

Author(s):Shadreck Mataruse

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Abilities of Students to Solve Mathematical Problems According to Accreditation Levels

Problem solving is important for mathematical learning because it enables students enhance high thinking skills and positive attitudes. This research aimed to describe and compare the abilities of junior high school students in grade VIII from one of regencies/cities in Central Kalimantan Indonesia to solve mathematical problems viewed from schools’ accreditations (A, B, C and unaccredited), and schools’ status (public and...

Author(s):Jackson Pasini Mairing

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Assessment of enrollment and dropout in school education: A causative study of Haryana, India

This paper attempts to study the education at primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Haryana. The main concern of the study is to highlight the level of enrollment and dropout in education system. The study is based on the household data collected from District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3) by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), 2010 and Educational...

Author(s):Mr. Karamvir

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Adaptation of the Reading Comprehension Assessment Test forthe evaluation of Cuban school-aged children.

The article presents the adaptation of the Reading Comprehension Assessment Test (Prueba para Evaluar la Comprensión Lectora (PECL) test, Ferreres, Abusamra, Casajús, Cartoceti, Squillace, & Sampedro, 2009)”, conducted in 2014-2015 in Cuba, in order to use it for the evaluation of children from grades 5 to 7, from the general education system. The PECL test is a paper-and-pencil test to assess reading comprehension of...

Author(s):Klency González Hernández

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Factors affecting the contribution of 1st year female students’ tutorial class to their academic achievement in first semester of 2016: The case of Afan Oromo and Literature Department

Female students have low academic achievement in all disciplines particularly in tertiary education. This study was carried out with the first year female students of Afan Oromo Department in Bule Hora University located at 467 km from Addis Ababa to the South. The study aims to find the factors that influence the contribution of first year female students’ in Afan Oromo Department to their academic achievement during...

Author(s):Itefa Degefa

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EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARACTER BASED LEARNING MANAGEMENT FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The importance of financial literacy from an early age is to avoidgetting caught on wasteful and consumerist attitude,and the effect on children's behavior. The purpose of this research is to know the level of financial literacy learning model, effective for building quality character of sekkah student base. The effectivity levels of the models will be used to determine whether the model can be used for practical or not....

Author(s):SRI UTAMININGSIH Utaminingsih

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Effect of the Concept Education Program on 48-60-Month-Old Children's Visual-Spatial Perception Mechanisms

It is a well-known fact that skills related to the visual-spatial area are quite effective for brain development during early childhood. A concept education program, based on a concept map applicable in the early period of childhood, is thought to be effective in developing visual-spatial perception skills. This study was conducted to examine the effect of a concept education program, developed on the basis of a configured...

Author(s):Özözen Danacı Miray

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READING COMPREHENSION PERFORMANCE OF EFL FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS: BASIS FOR READING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

This study aimed to determine the cause of the difficulty of reading skill acquisition that affects the study habit of 221 EFL freshmen at 7 universities in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. This study was expected to contribute to lessen if not eradicate the reading weaknesses of the EFL freshmen with a reading enhancement program. The study combined utilized descriptive method and correlational technique. The finding revealed that...

Author(s):KIEU GIANG BUI

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How to teach critical thinking: A blessing or a learning process?

As we know everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced and it might lead to negative behavior. Yet the quality of our life, including how we learn and how we adapt to the various situation and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on a quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly,...

Author(s):Nani Barorah Nasution

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Necessity of imparting practical knowledge and life skill training to improve employability skills of engineering students: A case study

This work has made an attempt to study the various parameters that can influence the employability skills of engineering students. The study involved analysing the present status, and activities of the students with respect to their performance in the campus interview. It was analysed by seeking opinion from all the stakeholders namely industry, alumni, faculty and students through scientifically...

Author(s):G.K. Balamurugan

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Metacognition among under graduate students

The concept of meta-cognition was first defined in the seventies. It seems that meta-cognition is a result of continuous research on cognitive development, memory and learning. Many psychologists have shown deep interest in this area, and found that, meta-cognitive awareness is not uniformly developed in students. Even college students as well as higher secondary students are unaware of how they can approach texts,...

Author(s):Musa Ali

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The effects of field trip instructional strategy on students’ achievement and retention in secondary schools

This study investigated the effects of field trip instructional strategy on students’ achievement, and retention in secondary schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study employed a quasi-experimental study of non- equivalent control group design. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. A sample size of 207 (male = 93; Female = 114) senior secondary school II (SSSII) students from two purposively...

Author(s):Onuoha Joseph Chinweobo

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The outcome of the Implementation of Teaching Factory learning model and Industry Collaboration on Work Preparedness of Vocational High School Students

The aim of this research is to know the effect of the implementation of teaching factory learning model and industry collaboration on the learning and work preparedness of vocational high school students in east java province. This research used mixed method. Instrument to collect the data use questionnaires, observation, and deep interview. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coeficient total for the questionnaires is 0.71...

Author(s):Isnandar

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Outcome of the implementation of Teaching Factory Learning Model and industry collaboration on work preparedness of vocational high school students

The aim of this research is to know the effect of the implementation of Teaching Factory Learning model and industry collaboration on the learning and work preparedness of vocational high school students in East Java province. This research used mixed method. Data collection instruments includes the use of questionnaires, observation, and deep interview. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coeficient total for the...

Author(s):Isnandar

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Use and abuse of calculators: implications for mathematics education

Fostering mathematical understanding and sense for numbers is an objective for current mathematics education. This paper presents a historical vision of the use of numbers and of calculation processes and reflects about the current need of electronic calculators. The coexistence of two different mathematical systems, one based on the Greek axiomatic mathematics and another, the floating point system, used in electronic...

Author(s):Maria Jose Caceres, Dennis. F. Almeida and Jose M. Chamoso

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