Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1942

Table of Content: 10 February 2015; 10(3)

February 2015

Blending East and West for holistic education

Education is under pressure to respond to the changing modern world. Education system worldwide aims to develop students into well-rounded citizens and help them become creative problem-solvers. Several theories have been proposed in the research literature which emphasizes the importance of social and cultural context to creativity. Eastern and Western world are extremely complex and differentiated both politically and...

Author(s): Ranjani Balaji Iyer

February 2015

Effects of computer course on computer self-efficacy, computer attitudes and achievements of young individuals’ in Siirt, Turkey

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of computer courses on young individuals’ computer self-efficacy, attitudes and achievement. The study group of this research included 60 unemployed young individuals (18-25 ages) in total; 30 in the experimental group and 30 in the control group. An experimental research model with pretest posttest control group was used in the research. The data collection...

Author(s): Halil CoÅŸkun ÇELÄ°K

February 2015

Effects of conceptual change text based instruction on ecology, attitudes toward biology and environment

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the conceptual change text based instruction on ninth grade students’ understanding of ecological concepts, and attitudes toward biology and environment. Participants were 82 ninth grade students in a public high school in the Northwestern Turkey. A treatment was employed over a five-week period with quasi-experimental design. While two classes were called...

Author(s): Gülcan ÇETÄ°N, Hamide ERTEPINAR and Ömer GEBAN

February 2015

Effects of high school students’ perceptions of school life quality on their academic motivation levels

This study aims to identify the effects of high school students’ perceptions of school life quality on their academic motivation levels. The study was conducted on a sample of high school students (n=2371) in Amasya Province in the fall semester of 2013-2014 academic year. Study sample was selected with the help of cluster sampling method. Data were collected via personal information form developed by researchers,...

Author(s): Meltem AKIN KÖSTERELÄ°OÄžLU and Ä°lker KÖSTERELÄ°OÄžLU

February 2015

A study on students’ satısfactıon based on qualıty standards of accedıtatıon ın hıgher educatıon

Quality standards are evaluated by the Higher Educational Institutions by self evaluation at different levels and are also assessed by external agencies. Application of quality standards in administrative practices  have been associated with the quality of higher education.  To improve the quality of administrative practices,  evaluation scales are applied and the outcomes in terms of Quality perceived by...

Author(s): Neelavenı C and Manimaran S

February 2015

Why Rural Community Day Secondary Schools students’ performance in Physical Science examinations is poor in Lilongwe Rural West Education District in Malawi

A study was conducted to investigate factors that affect students’ poor performance in physical science examinations at Malawi School Certificate of Education and Junior Certificate of Education levels in Community day secondary schools (CDSS) in Lilongwe Rural West Education District in Malawi. Students’ performance was collected from schools’ Malawi National Examination Board results. Focus group...

Author(s): Angstone Noel J. Thembachako MLANGENI and Sosten Staphael CHIOTHA

February 2015

Book reading motivation scale: Reliability and validity study

Book reading enhances the intellectual world of people. It is very important to know the factors that motivate children to read books as it will help to instill book reading habit in them. As such, the present study aims to develop a “Book Reading Motivation Scale” to determine elementary and secondary school students’ reading motivation. First, a draft scale consisting of 25 items was constructed....

Author(s): Mehmet Katrancı

February 2015

The extent to which pre-service Turkish Language and Literature Teachers could apply summarizing rules in informative texts

The purpose of the present study is to determine the extent to which pre-service Turkish Language and Literature teachers possess summarizing skill. Answers to the following questions were sought in the study: What is the summarizing skill level of the pre-service Turkish Language and Literature teachers? Which of the summarizing rules are difficult to apply for the pre-service teachers? The study employed the survey...

Author(s): Izzet Görgen

February 2015

Turkish language student teachers’ use of instructional materials in teaching Turkish

The aim of the present study is to identify which materials Turkish student teachers use in teaching practicum and the usage characteristics of these materials. This is a descriptive study using survey model. The participants of the study were 75 final year students, 35 females and 40 males, studying at the Turkish Language Teaching Department of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University’s Education Faculty in the 2012-2013...

Author(s): Hülya YAZICI OKUYAN

February 2015

The importance of positive discipline approach in making students gaın multimedia course content

In this study, the importance of multimedia contents for effective learning, effective classroom management and building behaviors within the framework of positive discipline approach was emphasized. A questionnaire consisting of 24 items, whose validity and reliability were established, was prepared. The questionnaire was administered to 1474 students from three randomly-selected primary schools situated in the five...

Author(s): Mukadder Boydak Özan

February 2015

Computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety, performance and personal outcomes of Turkish physical education teachers

The purpose of this study is to determine the computer self-efficacy, performance outcome, personal outcome, and affect and anxiety level of physical education teachers. Influence of teaching experience, computer usage and participation of seminars or in-service programs on computer self-efficacy level were determined. The subjects of this study were 145 physical education teachers. Data were collected by survey which...

Author(s): IÅŸil AktaÄŸ

February 2015

Students’ perceptions and development of conceptual understanding regarding trigonometry and trigonometric function

This study aims to analyse university level mathematics education students’ perceptions on conceptual understanding of trigonometry and trigonometric functions and their content development of these concepts. A case study was conducted with 90 freshman students of Elementary Mathematics Department. The data were gathered via a scale; they included ten questions related to perceptions of concept knowledge and a...

Author(s): Omer Faruk CETÄ°N

February 2015

The relation between self-esteem levels and life quality levels of disabled and non-disabled tennis sportsmen

This research was carried out to determine the self-esteem and life quality levels of disabled and non-disabled tennis sportsmen; and also to set forth the relation between their self-esteem and life quality levels. The research group consists of total 44 sportsmen including 22 disabled tennis sportsmen (n (female)=9, n(male)=13) and 22 non-disabled tennis sportsmen (n(female)=9, n(male)=13). The personal information...

Author(s): Adem Civan

February 2015

Promoting reasoned argumentation in science for lower secondary students

In this era, society needs young students to think and do what they should do in the 21st century. This research aims to promote reasoned argumentation in science for lower secondary students, which is relevant to prepare citizen in a world of change. The participants in this study were 33 lower secondary students. The findings found that instructional practices which promote reasoned argumentation as "CRABS...

Author(s): Wanida Pharanat, Prasart Nuangchalerm and Kanyarat Sonsupap