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: May 2009; 4(5)

May 2009

Development communication is effective in community driven development interventions: The experience of Malawi social action fund

  The Malawi Social Action Fund is one of the instruments employed by the Malawi government to fight poverty within existing policy frameworks. The third phase of MASAF (MASAF 3) was designed as a platform for the implementation of multi-sectoral community Driven Development (CDD) interventions in the areas of Education, Health, Water, Transport, Communication, Natural Resources, Energy, Agriculture,...

Author(s): Boniface Kalanda

May 2009

The ımpact of the E- Learning in the light of the EU’s higher education program and accreditation processes in North Cyprus higher education

  Information technologies, systems and intense competition are reshaping universities throughout the Europe. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of accreditation activities and quality assurance of e-learning providers in North Cyprus in order to reveal achievements, deficiencies and trends. As the result indicates, the accreditation of e learning courses in North Cyprus is not a common...

Author(s): Ergin Akalpler

May 2009

Educational reforms in Nigeria: The potentials of information and communication technology (ICT)

  The Nigerian educational reform act of 2007 provides information on wide ranging reforms for the country’s education sector. While the conceptual ideas and provisions are laudable, the issue of implementation becomes a matter of concern. This theoretical paper examines the potentials of information and communication technology in the implementation of the reforms. It explores the basic concepts of...

Author(s):   Mudasiru Olalere Yusuf and Hamdallat Taiwo Yusuf 

May 2009

Higher education and economic development in Africa: The case of Cameroon

  This study investigates the actual and potential impact of higher education on the development of Cameroon. Using household survey data from the first Cameroon household survey, we analyze the effect of education attainment on earnings and private returns to education. The econometric work uses Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) to estimate earning equations for full time workers across educational levels. The...

Author(s): George E. Fonkeng and Augustine N. Ntembe

May 2009

Revitalizing research in Nigerian universities for national development

  No nation in the world has been known to progress when educational development is neglected. In fact, no nation develops beyond progress achieved in education. Countries that treat education with levity do so at their own peril. For a knowledge-driven world as we have today, investment in research and development (R and D) is a sine qua non. Nigeria is not investing much on research and therefore...

Author(s): Williams P. Akpochafo

May 2009

Effectiveness of communication on students discipline in secondary schools in Kenya

  The influence of communication on student discipline in secondary schools is an issue of continued debate in Kenya. This study was necessitated by the growing concern by education stakeholders in Kenya over the rising reports of student indiscipline in secondary schools. The study utilized qualitative approach with questionnaires, interviews and documentation as instruments of collecting data. Purposive...

Author(s): Jonah Nyaga Kindiki

May 2009

Effectiveness of boards of governors in curriculum implementation in secondary schools in Kenya

  The boards of governors (BOG) are legally mandated by the ministry of education under the education act Cap 211 to manage secondary schools in Kenya. Their immediate roles have not been defined in the laws and there are no standards that have been adopted to measure their effectiveness. This study investigates effectiveness of the BOG in curriculum implementation in secondary schools in Kenya. The study was...

Author(s): Jonah Nyaga Kindiki

May 2009

Accelerated failure-time models of graduation

  This third article in a series describing survival analysis of engineering student retention and graduation introduces accelerated failure-time as an alternative to the Cox proportional hazards model to the context of student data. The new survival analysis of graduation data presented here assumes different distributions including exponential, lognormal and Weibull, and assesses efficiency and goodness of...

Author(s): Justin R. Chimka and Qilu Wang

May 2009

The impact of cost sharing on internal efficiency of public secondary schools in Ndivisi division, Bungoma district Kenya

  Adoption of cost sharing policy in education has witnessed the return to communities and parents a substantial proportion of financial responsibility for schooling. With increased poverty levels, many parents and communities have not been able to meet the cost requirements under cost sharing policy. Thus their investment in education and support to their children’s education have dwindled, this study...

Author(s): Noah Murumba Kiveu and Julius Mayio

May 2009

Teachers’ and caregivers’ perceptions of gender differences in educational experiences of children affected by parental AIDS in western Kenya

  The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the perceptions of teachers and caregivers concerning gender differences in the educational experiences of children influenced by the HIV status of their parents or orphaned by AIDS in 7 orphanage schools of Western Kenya. 12 teachers and 8 caregivers participated in the study. Data were collected over 3 months using participant observation and...

Author(s): Grace Jepkemboi and Jerry Aldridge

May 2009

Job satisfaction characteristics of higher education faculty by race

  The primary goal of this study was to investigate, at a national level, the job satisfaction characteristics of higher education faculty of 5 different races. Data for this quantitative secondary analysis study were taken from the national study of postsecondary faculty (NSOPF) collected in the year 2004. The study used chi-square, one-way-ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. The faculty’s job...

Author(s): Parveen Ali

May 2009

Towards a model of integrated English language curriculum for secondary schools in Kenya

  Design of the Integrated English Language Curriculum has been blamed for falling standards of students’ competence in the subject. Teacher input in the curriculum design has rarely been considered in the centralized curriculum development approach used in Kenya.  However, it is now recognized that teacher input is critical if curriculum is to be effective.  The purpose of this study was...

Author(s): M. O. Okwara, J. O. Shiundu and F. C. Indoshi