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: March 2009; 4(3)

March 2009

Myths in education: A Kenyan perspective

  In every culture and generation, hard work and virtue are regarded as passport to material success. African cultures are inherently ingrained with myths about work. The purpose of this article was to establish how curriculum is derived from myths and whether the contents of myths are directly or indirectly related to propensity to work and development of virtue. The article adopted an exploratory/descriptive...

Author(s): Mwaka Marcella, Wambua B. Kyalo, Misia Kadenyi and Kegode George

March 2009

School self evaluation and the ‘critical friend’ perspective

  School improvement issues, especially under the quality assurance banner, are of ongoing concern in educational systems world wide. In South Africa this matter has been addressed via the integrated quality management system (IQMS) which incorporates individual developmental appraisal and performance measurement as well as whole school evaluation. In contrast with the traditional top-down, authoritarian...

Author(s): Brian Carlson

March 2009

Infertility in women: Hysterosalpingographic assessment of the fallopian tubes in Lagos, Nigeria

  Tubal disease constitutes a major factor in infertility especially in developing countries. This study was undertaken to assess the hysterosalpingographic patterns seen in infertile patients in an urban centre in Lagos. Two hundred and twenty patients who reported from the gynaecology clinic to the radiology department of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital were subjected to hysterosalpingography, and...

Author(s): Akinola R. A., Akinola O. I. and Fabamwo A. O.

March 2009

Measures of consistency in lecturer and student sensitivity to academic dishonesty intervention approaches in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria

  This paper presents the report of a follow-up study conducted to investigate the degree of consistency in staff and students’ Sensitivity (expressions of preference for and willingness to engage in) to each of three approaches to curbing academic dishonesty in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.  Data for the study were derived from a researcher-designed questionnaire patterned after Hinman’s...

Author(s): Olasehinde-Williams, Olabisi

March 2009

Parent-community involvement in school governance and its effects on teacher effectiveness and improvement of learner performance: A study of selected primary and secondary schools in Botswana

  This study surveyed 45 selected primary and secondary schools in Botswana which aimed to identify how parent and community involvement in the governance of schools affect teacher effectiveness and improvement of learner performance. The study started from January 2005 to December 2006. Literature review, administration of questionnaires, interview schedules and local conferencing at the chiefs’ palaces...

Author(s): Nana Adu-Pipim Boaduo F. R. C., K. S. Milondzo and Alex Adjei

March 2009

The self-concept and academic performance of institutionalized and non-institutionalized HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Kisumu municipality

  The HIV/AIDS pandemic has increasingly become a major factor in the emergence of orphans in the developing countries. These orphans are usually traumatized due to the multiple losses, isolation, stigma and grief. The study sought to investigate the effect of institutionalization of children on the self-concept of the AIDS-orphaned children and to investigate the relationship between self-concept and academic...

Author(s): Kimani Chege Gabriel, Cheboswony M., Kodero H. M. and Misigo Benard L.