Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1956

Table of Content: 10 June 2013; 8(11)

June 2013

Classroom level effects of children’s prior participation in child care

  Previous research indicates that children who spend many hours in early child care exhibit more externalizing behavior problems than children who spend less time in child care. Concern has been expressed regarding the cumulative effect of these problem behaviors on elementary school classes. We collected information about children’s child-care histories from parents of first through fourth graders...

Author(s):   K. Alison Clarke-Stewart, Rachel Lucas-Thompson, Jennifer M. Weaver andAndrea Karsh

June 2013

A problem based learning (PBL) application for the teaching of Mathematics and Chemistry in higher schools and tertiary education: An integrative approach

  In this paper, we present the concept of problem-based learning as a tool for learning Mathematics and Chemistry, and in fact, all sciences, using life situations or simulated scenario. The methodology involves some level of brain storming. Here, active learning takes place and knowledge gained by students either way through a collaborative learning situation becomes personalized within the group. This...

Author(s): J. O. Fatokun and K. V. F. Fatokun

June 2013

The effect of classroom teachers’ attitudes toward constructivist approach on their level of establishing a constructivist learning environment: A case of Mersin

  This study aims to determine the attitudes of classroom teachers towards constructivist approach and to analyze the effect of their attitudes towards constructivist approach on their level of creating a constructivist learning environment. For that purpose, relational screening model was used in the research. The research sample included 504 teachers doing their duties in 32 elementary education schools in...

Author(s): Lütfi Üredi

June 2013

Levels of stress among secondary school administrators and its implication in education management in Kenya

  Stress significantly affects performance and service delivery of workers. Given the important role that education plays in the society, coupled with the dynamic nature of the education sector there has been an increased social pressure on the education system in general and school administrators in particular. This influences their levels of stress. This study sought to investigate the levels of stress among...

Author(s): S. M. Ngari, A. Ndungu, R. Mwonya, O. Ngumi, C. Mumiukha, M. Chepchieng and M. Kariuki

June 2013

Ways constituency development fund promotes secondary education in Laikipia West District, Kenya

  Kenya started providing secondary school education as part of her basic education in 2008 through subsidized secondary education in 2008, but was faced by two major challenges; secondary schools are fewer than primary schools, and secondary education is more costly than primary education. This has made many students especially those from poor families fail to access and complete their secondary education. The...

Author(s): Peter Murage Mwangi

June 2013

Distributional assumptions in educational assessments analysis: Normal distributions versus generalized beta distribution in modeling the phenomenon of learning

  This study was aimed to find out from the teachers in Nigeria, their perception of the functionalism and their participation in the internal testing programme of secondary schools special reference to a state in southern Nigeria. A sample of 1,000 teachers was randomly stratified from the entire teachers’ population of 6,000 in government-own secondary schools. The percentages and chi-square (x2)...

Author(s): José Alejandro González Campos, Paulina Saavedra Moraga and Manuel Freire Del Pozo

June 2013

Decision-making and problem-solving as a well-being indicator among adolescents

  The purpose of this study is to examine subjective well-being with respect to problem solving, self-esteem in decision-making and decision-making styles in adolescents. For this purpose, Positive and Negative Affect Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Adolescent Decision Making Scale and Problem Solving Inventory were administered to 377 adolescents (52.8% females; M=15.72; SD=1.21). The data were...

Author(s): Fulya CENKSEVEN- ÖNDER and OÄŸuzhan ÇOLAKKADIOÄžLU

June 2013

An analysis of challenges faced by students learning in virtual and open distance learning system: A case of Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE)

  After realizing that the traditional modes of tuition in Zimbabwe’s andragogy had either gone obsolete or over-crowded, BUSE ventured into a ‘virtualised’ model of open and distance learning as a way of out-doing other competing universities. However, as the programme was rolled out, there came a myriad of challenges affecting the students ranging from financial, personal commitment, time,...

Author(s): Obediah Dodo, David Makwerere, Matavire and Cosmas Parwada

June 2013

Congruence between national policy for science and humanities enrolment ratio and labour market demand in Ghana

  The paper undertook a snapshot of the demand for various academic programmes on the labour market and compared this with national policy norms for enrolment in public universities in Ghana. The objective was to ascertain whether national higher education enrolments are responsive to the national policy target of 60:40 (Sciences : Humanities) or responsive to labour market needs.  The study employed an...

Author(s): Goski Alabi, Joshua Alabi and Ibrahim Mohammed

June 2013

Efficiency in reading comprehension: A comparison of students’ competency in reading printed and digital texts

Author(s): Erol Duran

June 2013

The assessment of the perception of the academic self efficacy of Turkish education graduate students

  The purpose of this research is to determine the perception of the academic self efficacy of Turkish Education graduate students. This study applied qualitative research approach and interview method. Master’s students of Erciyes University,Institute of Education Science were chosen as a sample for the...

Author(s): Ali Göçer

June 2013

The effect of long-term training program on balance in children with cerebral palsy: Results of a pilot study for individually based functional exercises

  This study examines the effects of long-term training program on balance and center of pressure (COP) for four male children (13 years of age) with cerebral palsy (CP). These children were classified into one hemiplegic (level II), one diplegic (level II) and two quadriplegic children (levels III and II) using the Gross Motor Function Classification System. Balance measurements (static balance: double leg and...

Author(s): Selda UZUN

June 2013

Prospective teachers’ engagement in educational research

  Research in education is one of the most striking issues in the field. Prospective teachers need to be motivated to do research during their education. Thus, when they become teachers, they can design research projects to search for some alternative ways for getting better results in their professional life. Therefore, in this study, it is aimed at investigating the attitudes of the prospective teachers...

Author(s): Muhlise CoÅŸgun Ögeyik

June 2013

Science process skills of students having field dependent and field independent cognitive styles

  This study has been carried out to compare the integrated science process of the students having field dependent and independent cognitive style. A total of 496 students (285 female, 211 male) participated using by stratified sampling method from seven high schools located in the Cappadocia Region of Turkey. While students’ science process skills were evaluated using science process skills measurement...

Author(s): Mehmet MUTLU and Burak KaÄŸan TEMIZ

June 2013

Pupils’ voice: "My primary school teacher’’

  This study aims to explore pupils’ views on how a teacher should be and the reasons for their decisions. Based on qualitative research design, focus group interviews were done with ten 5th graders from a public primary school in Turkey. These pupils were asked the following questions: ‘how do you think a teacher should be?’ and ‘why do you make these...

Author(s): Vesile Alkan