Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1845

Table of Content: 10 October, 2013; 8(19)

October 2013

A comparative study upon determination of scientific literacy level of teacher candidates

It is of great importance that individuals should become scientifically literate apart from basic education in rapidly integrated world. Until the beginning of 20th century, while development level of countries were determined by literacy rates, today it is thought that one of the basic concepts which would determine development levels will be scientific literacy rate. Individuals should have qualities about scientific...

Author(s): Hamza Akengin and Ahmet Sirin    

October 2013

Relation between cyberbullying and problem solving: A study on Turkish university students

In this study, cyberbullying living frequency, what the cyber environments in which cyberbullying is lived are, and the relation between ‘being victim of cyberbullying’ and ‘being cyberbullying’ status and problem solving skill of university students are analysed. This research is done by attendance of 460 students from five different faculties of Cankiri Karatekin University. Data is collected...

Author(s): Rıza Gökler  

October 2013

Qualification and gender dimensions in attitude of secondary school social studies teachers towards computer usage in Kogi State Nigeria

This study examined attitude dimensions of secondary school social studies teachers towards computer usage in Kogi State Nigeria. Qualification and Gender influence on their use was examined. Participants were 427 (Male = 224; female = 203) social studies teachers. Sampling was purposive and random. The study adopted the survey design. Data were collected through a Questionnaire and analyzed using mean and standard...

Author(s): Emmanuel E. Achor and Joshua S. Shaibu    

October 2013

The effect of using metacognitive strategies for solving geometry problems on students’ achievement and attitude

The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of using metacognitive strategies for problem solving in “geometry” on fifth grade students’ achievement, metacognitive skills and attitude. Experimental method was used with a pretest/posttest control group design. Firstly, both groups were subject to  a pretest that was comprised of “the achievement test”, “the metacognitive...

Author(s): Seher MANDACI ŞAHİN and Fatma KENDIR    

October 2013

Relationship between Internet Addiction and Academic Performance among University Undergraduates

The purpose of this study was to study the relationship between Internet addiction and academic performance among university undergraduates. The study also focused to examine the gender differences among students on internet addiction. The sample comprised of 359 university undergraduates. Their responses to the “Internet Addiction Scale” and GPA for the previous semester were collected and analyzed using...

Author(s): Noreen Akhter    

October 2013

Students’ knowledge about the internal structure of mice and cockroaches in their environment

The aim of this study is to determine 9th class students knowledge about the internal structures of mice and cockroaches using drawings. Drawings of 122 students from the 9th class of a high school in the center of Konya about the internal structures of mice and cockroaches have been analyzed. Drawings were analyzed independently by two researchers and scored using a seven point scale developed by Reiss and Tunnicliffe...

Author(s): Selda Kılıç    

October 2013

The effect of given homework upon the instruction of self-regulation strategies that were directed to develop self-regulation strategies

The aim of this study is to specify the effect of self-regulation strategies upon the instruction of secondary school 5th grade students, whom were given homework to do. In this research, pretest - posttest control group design of experimental method was used. Self-Regulation Learning Strategies Scale (SRLSS), the sub-dimension of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire Scale (MSLQS), was used as tool to...

Author(s): Cevat EKER    

October 2013

Obstacles of teaching Mathematics faced by the class teachers in Jordan

The purpose of the study is to investigate the obstacles of teaching mathematics faced by the class teachers in Jordan. To achieve this purpose a study sample of 192 male and female class teachers was selected randomly from government schools. The instrument of the study was a questionnaire used to investigate the obstacles of mathematics teaching. The results of the study revealed that the class teachers faced...

Author(s): Khamis Mousa Nejem and Waffa Muhanna    

October 2013

In-service science teachers’ and the use of multimedia as a teaching tool

The study investigated the attitudes of in-service teachers’ towards the use of multimedia as a tool for science teaching in Junior High Schools in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The population sample consisted of 100 Junior High School (JHS) science teachers made up of 60 urban teachers and 40 rural teachers from three selected districts in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The instrument used in collecting...

Author(s): Y. Ameyaw and E. Quansah    

October 2013

Analysis of the representation of cretaceous period in textbooks used in schools in the western region of the city of Ituiutaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This article aims to analyze the geography textbooks, which are being used in the public schools of the city of Ituiutaba, Depth of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The research also seeks to address the ways and methods being employed by the teachers of these schools for studies that include the teaching of Geology and Geosciences. In this study, survey methods that enabled mappings of the public schools of the city of Ituiutaba,...

Author(s): Emerson J. F. ALVES, Gerusa G. MOURA⊃ and Carlos R. dos A. CANDEIRO⊃    

October 2013

Re-engineering vocational and technical education (VTE) for sustainable development in North Central Geo-Political Zone, Nigeria

The purpose of the study is to re-engineer vocational and technical education for sustainable development in the North Central Geo-Political Zone in Nigeria. The research design adopted was a survey inferential type. Stratified random was used to select 36 schools out of 98 schools while 920 students out of 3680 students were sampled. The data gathering instrument was (VTESDQ) Vocational and Technical Educational...

Author(s): Sofoluwe, Abayomi Olumade    

October 2013

Teachers’ perception of evaluation and testing in Nigerian secondary school system

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) statistical tools...

Author(s): Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor and Jacinta Agbarachi Opara    

October 2013

On the concept “Microscope”: Biology student teachers’ cognitive structure

The purpose of the current study is to determine biology student teachers' cognitive structures on the concept of microscope. Qualitative research methodology has been applied in the study. The data were collected from biology student teachers. Free word association test and drawing-writing test were used to collect data. The data collected were subject to content analysis and divided into categories. According to...

Author(s): Hakan Kurt, Gülay Ekici, Murat Aktaş and Özlem Aksu    

October 2013

Science center and attitude

The project team gathered data with the assistance of Recreational and Cultural Organization of Mashhad Municipality, Organization of Mashhad Municipality and Science and Astronomy Science Center of Mashhad Municipality, Khorasan Razavi, Islamic Republic of Iran. This paper discusses the effect of science center on attitude of students who visit it. Previous research identified key variables that are fundamental to...

Author(s): Saeed Daneshamooz, Hassan Alamolhodaei, Saeed Darvishian and Soniya Daneshamooz    

October 2013

A study on developing “An attitude scale for project and performance tasks for Turkish Language teaching course”

The main purpose of this study is to demonstrate the students' attitudes towards project and performance tasks in Turkish Lessons and to develop a reliable and valid measurement tool. A total of 461 junior high school students participated in this study. In this study, firstly the preparation of items, specialist be consulted (content reliability) of the scale operations carried out pre-trial application; on the...

Author(s): Tazegül DEMİR