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: November 2009; 4(11)

November 2009

Research on student teacher learning, collaboration and supervision during the practicum: A literature review

  This paper presents a review of research literature on the practicum, interchangeably called teaching practice, specifically on student teacher learning, collaboration and supervision. The paper first introduces teaching practice as an important aspect of teacher education. Next, the paper situates research on the practicum in general within the historical trends in the broader field of teacher education....

Author(s): Charles O. Ong’ondo and Julius O. Jwan

November 2009

Philosophical reflections and curricula development: Addressing the challenges of ethnicity and development in Kenya

  For a long period, Kenya has experienced relative peace in its region. However, after the December 2007 general elections, and the subsequent announcement of the disputed presidential election results, the country plunged into unprecedented ethnic conflict that engulfed the entire nation. The conflict was characterized by murder, looting, eviction, rape, arson, burning of food and food stores, destruction of...

Author(s): Buchere P. Brightone, Joseph W. Nasongo and Lydiah L. Wamocha

November 2009

Strands of constructivism in the Bhagavad-Gita

  Learning is a process where an individual constructs his or her own meaning through cognitive processes. Conceptual development is a continuous process of deepening and enriching connections and acquiring new layers of meaning. Learners must not only have ownership of the learning, problem solving process, but also of the problem itself. Constructivist approach highlights the active role of the learner. The...

Author(s): Priya Kumari

November 2009

A study of self-identity changes and correlation of influential factors of Thai students studying English

  English is regarded as an International Language. Most Thai students have to learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Significantly, learning languages, not only English, is related to a foreign culture’s behavioral norms, and cultural values that usually determine a person’s self-identity. Especially, students in English major may undergo self-identity changes. This quantitative study...

Author(s): Patumporn Boonchum

November 2009

Democratic dividends in Nigeria as perceived by persons with special needs: A case study of Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo

  There is a general misconception in the society that people with special needs are not concerned about the nation’s democracy. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the perception of people with special needs about democratic dividends in the country. To achieve this, 14 participants each were randomly selected from among persons with physical impairment (PH), hearing impairment (HI) and visual...

Author(s): Emmanuel O. Adeniyi, Sunday G. Olawale and Julius A. Ademokoya

November 2009

Trade liberalisation in education services: Opportunities and risks for SADC countries

  Education has become a ‘commodity’ widely tradable on the international market. This has resulted in the sector being subjected to multinational as well as global priorities and agreements. This paper looks at the opportunities and risks of international trade liberalisation moves in the high education sector on member countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). An analysis of...

Author(s): M. Mpinganjira

November 2009

Preservice and inservice science teachers’ responses and reasoning about the nature of science

  An adequate understanding of the nature of science (NOS) is essential for science teachers. The Myths of Science Questionnaire (MOSQ) consisting of 14 items, which comprised both optional and written types of response, was utilized to explore 113 Thai preservice and 101 inservice science teachers’ understanding and reasoning about the NOS, particularly scientific knowledge, scientific method,...

Author(s): Khajornsak Buaraphan

November 2009

Evaluation of the physical components in Algerian high-school pupils (16-19 years): Determination of the somatotype in relation to choice of sports activity

  This study aims to explore the somatotype of Algerian high-school pupils of 16-19 years old. Various works in the field of sport have shown that athletic performance is a result of multiple factors that could be classified under psychological, physiological and physical. This last factor relates to the physical aspects. It gathers anthropometric dimensions, the body indices and the somatotypes. The result...

Author(s): M. Sebbane, M. Remaoun , Y. Harchaoui, A . Abdelkader and M. Karrou

November 2009

Reliability and levels of difficulty of objective test items in a Mathematics achievement test: A study of ten senior secondary schools in five local government areas of Akure, Ondo State

  This study examined the reliability and difficult indices of Multiple Choice (MC) and True or False (TF) types of objective test items in a Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The instruments used were two variants- 50-items Mathematics achievement test based on the multiple choice and true or false test formats. A total of five hundred (500) students randomly selected from ten senior secondary schools in...

Author(s): Adebule, S. O.