Educational Research and Reviews

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

Table of Content: July 2006; 1(4)

July 2006

Teaching Dissent and Persuasion

Teaching philosophy should be based on the desired outcome of the teaching.  In the case of science education, the guiding principle for a teaching philosophy should start with the desire to help students understand and use science, regardless of their major or profession.  To effectively teach students how to understand science, one must include both the content and the process.  Peer review is an...

Author(s): Kathleen M. Carson, Brian Hodgen, and Rainer E. Glaser

July 2006

Political governance and conflict management: why developing polities and the poor need a stronger state structure?

Political governance and quality management are often contested concepts, meaning different things to different people; and often their meanings have shifted historically. The collapse of the governance system behind the iron curtain countries triggered an avalanche in international politics and instituted new governance and management system to fit within the evolving political dispensation of the 21st century. Even in...

Author(s): John W. Forje, Fil dr

July 2006

How does working memory work in the classroom?

Working memory plays a key role in supporting children’s learning over the school years, and beyond this into adulthood. It is proposed here that working memory is crucially required to store information while other material is being mentally manipulated during the classroom learning activities that form the foundations for the acquisition of complex skills and knowledge. A child with a poor working memory...

Author(s): Tracy Packiam Alloway

July 2006

Comments on John Willinsky’s Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End

John Willinsky’s view that imperialism and its legacy remain the driving force that divides the world into “superior” and “inferior” cultures fails to take into account other forces that also encourage peoples of different cultures to emphasize the differences between themselves. He is correct in noting that imperialism led to much injustice and inequality in the world, but he is...

Author(s): Tsung Juang Wang

July 2006

Social Skills Intervention for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Literature Review from the American Perspective

The main purpose of this paper is to review literature associated with social skills training for students with behavioral difficulties in both the general and special education settings. Research findings presented in this review were based on data collected from books, research papers, and reports published from the 1970s to 2004 in the United States of America. Key words: social skills training,...

Author(s): Kaili Chen