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: August 2009; 4(8)

August 2009

International education as a tool for rapid emancipation of countries of the economic community of West African states (ECOWAS)

  The Economic Community of West African States was established in 1975 with the view to fast tracking economic development in the West African sub-region. However, thirty-three years after, ECOWAS is only struggling to rid itself of those obstacles that have prevented it from achieving its goal. Chief among those obstacles are illiteracy, wars, poor health care delivery, gender inequality and poverty. A number...

Author(s): Idowu Biao

August 2009

A systems approach to education in Kenya: Implications on educational media program development

  Education is the driving force of any nation and like any other organization or enterprise, efficiency, effectiveness and quality ought to be the cornerstones. Development of educational media programs is a means of enhancing these cornerstones in a teaching/learning process. Systems’ thinking requires that all components of a system interact in a complementary manner to support the functioning of the...

Author(s): Elizabeth S. B. Abenga

August 2009

Safety awareness and preparedness in secondary schools in Kenya: A case of Turkana district

  Safety for students and staff from hazards that can be created by unsafe conditions, behaviour, disasters or emergencies in schools cannot be guaranteed. This is because of inadequate preparedness and awareness programs for safety needs. This study investigated the adequacy of procedures, precautions and infrastructure to respond to fire outbreaks and destructive violence with a view to making recommendations...

Author(s): Ronoh Richard Kipngeno and Kyalo Wambua Benjamin

August 2009

Effect of ethnomathematics teaching approach on senior secondary students’ achievement and retention in locus

  This study determined the effectiveness of ethnomathematics teaching approach, ETA on students’ achievement and retention in Locus. The study was carried out in education zone B of Benue State of Nigeria using a sample size of 253 Senior Secondary 2 (SS 2) students. It was a non equivalent quasi-experimental study which was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. Locus Achievement Test...

Author(s): Emmanuel E. Achor, Benjamin I. Imoko and Emmanuel S. Uloko

August 2009

Improving decision making in schools through teacher participation

  The hierarchical structure that places headteachers at the apex of a pyramid of staff is a common feature in secondary schools in Kenya. In this arrangement, school heads are poised to use their superior knowledge and experience to direct and control the working of the entire school. This negatively affects efficiency and productivity of the schools because teachers work at half steam because they are not...

Author(s): Ndiku J. Mualuko, Simiyu A. Mukasa and Achoka S. K. Judy