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: February 2009; 4(2)

February 2009

Brain research and reading: How emerging concepts in neuroscience support a meaning construction view of the reading process

  Emerging concepts from the neuroscientific study of brain function both support and are supported by psycholinguistic research on the reading process. These concepts challenge the claim that brain imaging studies have demonstrated the primacy of phonological processing in reading. While such studies do indeed show that brain imaging technology is sensitive enough to detect sites of increased neural activity...

Author(s): Steven L. Strauss, Kenneth S. Goodman and Eric J. Paulson

February 2009

Wise decisions in mathematics education

  For dynamic situations, a system of dynamic decision-making is needed; a system which is being refreshed all the time by the decisions of its elements or members. We call it wise decision system or WDS. Our purpose for suggesting such a system is creating some criteria in order to consider whether the decisions made in the field of mathematics education and mathematics curriculum planning are wise or not....

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February 2009

Assessment of support facilities available to degree programme distance learning students in the south-western Nigerian universities

  The study assessed the availability of support facilities to degree programme distance learning students in two universities in Nigeria’s University of Ibadan and of Ado-Ekiti. A sample of 250 students was drawn from the two universities. A questionnaire on distance learning student support facilities (DLSSFQ) was elicited. Analysis of the data showed that student support facilities were not adequately...

Author(s): Adegbile J. A. and Oyekanmi J. O.

February 2009

The effective management of primary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria: An analytical assessment

  This study investigated the management of education in primary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. As a correlational research, the study population comprised all the 694 primary schools in the State. Out of this, a sample of 320 schools was selected through the stratified random sampling technique. Two instruments were used to collect data for the study. These were an inventory and a questionnaire. The data...

Author(s): T. O. Adeyemi

February 2009

SLA research in postmethod era: Neglects, misunderstandings and alternatives

  Much of the recent literature in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research has a primary reliance on experimental design and quantitative analysis. Since SLA is so complex and multidimensional, it is difficult to study in an unnatural experimental design. In such a setting, some of the variables that affect the very nature of language learning may be missed within experimental design....

Author(s): Hossein Navidinia and Ahmad Reza Eghtesadi

February 2009

An assessment of academic stress among undergraduate students: The case of University of Botswana

  This research finding is based on the responses obtained from the undergraduate students at a higher learning institution (University) in Botswana. This paper investigated the stressors, symptoms and effects that are likely to be experienced by the undergraduate students in higher institutions (Universities). Stressors related to time, academic pressure, and academic environments were explored. A total of 320...

Author(s): Joseph E. Agolla and Henry Ongori