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: April 2009; 4(4)

April 2009

The implications of Nyerere’s theory of education to contemporary education in Kenya

  The question of relevance regarding education in human society is perennial. In the developing countries, education is considered to be a panacea for development. In Kenya, various efforts at curricular review and reform have time and again been undertaken to address the relevance of education. This paper attempts to analyze Nyerere’s theory of education with the view to render salient ideas that can...

Author(s): Joseph W. Nasongo and Lydiah L. Musungu

April 2009

Gifted students’ perceptions of learning English as a foreign language

  The concept of “giftedness” and “what makes giftedness” have been debated by scholars for decades. Students who are defined as gifted or talented may demonstrate outstanding attributes in different areas. While some have superior intellectual, academic and creative abilities, others show an assortment of traits besides intelligence such as remarkable talents in visual and performing...

Author(s): Zuhal Okan and Duygu İşpınar

April 2009

Women, education and work in Nigeria

  This paper examines the implication of the growing educational opportunities for women in Nigeria. Although bias has existed from the traditional Nigerian society against women, recent events especially in education reveal a conquering of this deep-rooted prejudice. Enrollment figures particularly in the last ten years show a remarkable bridging of the gap between the genders. In other words, more and more...

Author(s): Edlyne E. Anugwom

April 2009

Spurring economic growth through education: the Malaysian approach

  The economic progress made by many countries is attributed to many factors. Education is often quoted as a major contributing factor. There are many researches done in evaluating and determining the role of education in nations. In this paper, factors of education which have helped in the case of Malaysia are dwelled upon.  Education has helped this country by strengthening and widening the quality of...

Author(s): R. Ramesh Rao and Rohana Jani

April 2009

A socio-psychological exploration of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s crime and punishment

  Using a socio-psychological approach, the essay explores Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. The exploration highlights Dostoyevsky’s heavy reliance on the use of psychological realism, showing in the process the intricate interplay between psychology, sociology and literature. In the novel, the reader comes across the merging of the philosophies of Hegel, Nietzsche, Sartre, Kierkegaard,...

Author(s): Chijioke Uwasomba

April 2009

Status of project management education in Pakistan

  Emerging contractual delivery systems, collaborative partnerships, new management initiatives, and global product markets require professionals and students to have a broader awareness of construction methods and project management issues. This paper presents the state of the project management education in Pakistan. The analysis is based on course offerings at 61 private and public sector universities in...

Author(s): Faisal Manzoor Arain and Syed Awais Ahmad Tipu

April 2009

Causes, consequences and control of students’ crises in public and private universities in Nigeria

  This paper investigated the causes, consequences and control of students’ crises in public and private universities in Nigeria. Students’ crises involve making protest by students’ in pressing their demand on various issues with university authorities. In this regard, the study population comprised all the 81 universities in the country from which a sample of 9 universities (6 public...

Author(s): T. O. Adeyemi

April 2009

Attitudes toward inclusion of children with special needs in regular schools (A case study from parents' perspective)

  The purpose of this case study was to find out the attitudes of parents towards mainstreaming children with special needs into 2 regular private elementary schools in Sidon-Lebanon. A total of 15 parents were interviewed out of 35 whose children have learning disabilities. Sampling was purposeful where the subjects were chosen to facilitate reaching a range of data related to the targeted theme. Data...

Author(s): Heyam Lutfi ElZein

April 2009

Objectives and actual HIV and AIDS education programme delivery and behavioral changes among Kenyan secondary school students

  Although there seems to be a high level of awareness of the HIV and AIDS menace among the youth, their behavior does not reflect this level of awareness. There seems to be a mismatch between HIV and AIDS Programme objectives and behavior change among the youth. However, this level of mismatch has not been established for effective intervention strategies to be put in place. The purpose of this study was to...

Author(s): Ongunya R. O., Indoshi F. C. and Agak J. O.

April 2009

A critical analysis of the mechanisms and procedures that facilitate effective teacher appraisal in Botswana schools

  This article critically analyses the mechanisms and procedures that facilitate the effectiveness of the current teacher appraisal system in Botswana secondary schools. Teachers in schools, in this case in Botswana secondary schools have to undergo appraisal every year for both accountability and developmental purposes. In this article, the author critically analyzes the extent to which the mechanisms and...

Author(s): Pedzani Perci Monyatsi

April 2009

Financing adult and non-formal education in Nigeria

  The purpose of this study is to determine how adult and non formal education is financed in Nigeria; and to examine areas or forms of and the problems of financing adult and non-formal education in Nigeria. Survey research was used in order to carry out the study. Three hundred and twenty five (325) respondents from government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private individuals were sampled....

Author(s): Hassan, Moshood Ayinde

April 2009

Study-orientation of high and low academic achievers at secondary level in Pakistan

  The study orientation of low and high academic achievers was compared, measured through a self-developed study orientation scale (SOS) primarily based on 47 items comparing study habits and attitude. Students’ marks obtained in the 10th grade Examination determined the measure of academic performance. The analysis revealed that the high achievers had better study orientation, study habits and...

Author(s): Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, Dr. Muhammad Bashir, Dr. Muhammad Naemullah Khan and Dr. Muhammad Saeed Khan

April 2009

Involvement of parents in the education of children with reading and writing difficulties - Impact of an intervention

  To know the impact of intervention on the parents’ participation in the education of children with reading and writing difficulties was studied in schools of Dharwad city. children studying in 6th standard were drawn from 14 schools. Total samples of 418 children were screened based on the child’s previous academic performance of the class tests and teacher’s rating. They were further...

Author(s): P. Manjula, G. Saraswathi, P. Prakash and K. V. Ashalatha