Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Table of Content: September 2007; 2(9)

September 2007

What if indigenous knowledge contradicts accepted scientific findings? - the hidden agenda: respect, caring and passion towards aboriginal research in the context of applying western academic rules

  The statement in the title, what if Indigenous Knowledge contradicts accepted scientific findings  (Fowler, 2000), is an expression of the dilemma people who research Indigenous Knowledge think they  find themselves in when they are confronted with different interpretations of what it means to be  human, or, as I may summarize it, with different cultural interpretations of human...

Author(s): Norbert Witt

September 2007

In search of remedy to secondary school dropout pandemic in Kenya: role of the principal

  As a nation, Kenya hopes to achieve Education for All (EFA) by the year 2015. This is an uphill task given the various challenges in the education sector. The year 2015 is also significant globally because it is the target year for the fulfillment of the eight-millennium goals. Kenya looks forward to have her people achieve the millennium goals together with other people worldwide. The pivotal...

Author(s): Achoka, J. S. K

September 2007

Diversity and complexity in the classroom: valuing racial and cultural diversity

  From a diversity perspective, all students should receive an education that continuously affirms human  diversity – one that embraces the history and culture of all racial groups and that teaches people of  colour to take change of their own destinies. With regards to teaching, a diversity perspective assumes  that teachers will hold high expectations for all students and that...

Author(s): Pierre du Plessis and Tom Bisschoff 

September 2007

Effects of test format, self concept and anxiety on item response changing behaviour

  The study examined the effects of item format, self-concept and anxiety on response changing  behaviour. Four hundred undergraduate students who offered a counseling psychology course in a  Nigerian university participated in the study. Students’ answers in multiple – choice and true – false  formats of an achievement test were observed for response changes....

Author(s): E. R. I. Afolabi 

September 2007

Strategic improvement of mathematical problem- solving performance of secondary school students using procedural and conceptual learning strategies

  The paper examined the possibility of finding out if improvements in students’ problem solving performance in simultaneous linear equation will be recorded with the use of procedural and conceptual  learning strategies and in addition to find out which of the strategies will be more effective. The study  adopted a pretest, post test control group design. A total of 166 science students...

Author(s): Adeleke M. A