Educational Research and Reviews

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

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Development and Validation of Employability Soft Skills Measure for Education Students in Nigeria

This study developed and established factor structure of an employability soft skills measure of undergraduate education students at the University of Jos, Nigeria. The study was motivated by increasing concern for lack of employability skills by Nigerian graduates and dearth of diagnostic instruments. It was an instrumentation research designed to answer two research questions on factor structure and reliability of the...

Author(s):CHRISTIANA AMAECHI UGODULUNWA and ABBAS YUSUF MUSTAPHA

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Accelerating research and education for the growth of life sciences and biotechnology

Among the developing countries, India has recognised the importance of biotechnology. Policies are being framed by the Government of India for progressive growth in education, research and employment and to bring self-sufficiency to meet the ever-growing need of the biotechnology industry for skilled manpower. However, there are still impediments in the improvement of quality education due to inadequate infrastructure in...

Author(s):A. S. Ninawe

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Leadership competencies for quality education in rural primary schools of Ethiopia: A case study of Amhara and Oromia regional states

This study was conducted to assess the state of leadership competencies in ensuring quality education in sampled schools of Amhara and Oromia regional states. Methodologically, the mixed method was instrumental to achieve the objectives. The study population comprised those schools found in Amhara and Oromia regional states. To make the research manageable and to achieve the desired result, 36 schools from 10 Woredas were...

Author(s):Mulatu Dea and Jeilu Oumer

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Investigating the impact of violence of students in selected colleges in Seke district

The study looked at how violence in high density areas impacts on the students enrolled with private colleges. A total of 200 primary and high school students were recruited to participate in an exploratory qualitative 2-year study. Questionnaires were used with all the participants and SPSS was used to code, theme and analyze all the data. The Social Learning theory guided study has established that while violence...

Author(s):Obediah Dodo and Rebecca Paraziva

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Grade seven examinations or entrance tests: Zimbabwean parents’ and schools’ views on secondary schools’ enrolment criteria

This study aimed to investigate Zimbabwean parents’ and teachers’ views on the divergent recruitment policies by Zimbabwean secondary schools in their selection of primary school graduates into secondary schools. Parents and school teachers constituted the sample of this qualitative-cum-quantitative survey research where observations, questionnaires and interviews for teachers and parents were used to collect data. The...

Author(s):Jairos Gonye and Clemence Rubaya

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The moral and citizenship education methods performed in the last period of Ottoman

The present study aims to investigate the subjects of the works written on moral and citizenship education during the Tanzimat period and after and the methods considered for these courses. The other aim of this study is to demonstrate that the Ottoman educators were not unaware of the methods implemented in the lessons in today’s modern education system and the education system of Ottoman was well aware of these methods....

Author(s):Sabri Becerikli and Sevda Gülşah Yıldırım

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Understanding motivation of gifted student: A self-determination theory perspective

This study aims to describe the motivation of gifted students through a self-determination theory (SDT) perspective. Quantitative with descriptive statistics method was used in this study. A total of 159 respondents were involved comprising of male and female gifted in accelerated class programme on senior high school in West Java province-Indonesia. Questionnaire was the instrument used with 55 items. The results obtained...

Author(s):Eka Sakti Yudha, Sunaryo Kartadinata and Nandang Rusmana

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Group discussions: The virtue/vice dilemma in didactics of mathematics

Some teachers consider didactics of mathematics to be mechanical and this makes them to indiscriminately and irrationally employ techniques that are recommended in some contexts and not in theirs. One of the didactic methods that have become ritualistic in didactics of mathematics is group discussion. The controversy is the positioning of group discussions during lesson delivery. Improper positioning of good didactic...

Author(s):Mlambo Rodlyn

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An analysis on play and playmate preferences of 48 to 66 months old children in the context of gender

This research was conducted to analyze play and playmate preferences of preschool girls and boys during free play time. The study group consisted of 48-66 months old preschool children. There were ten girls, seven boys and a preschool teacher in the study group. They were all selected from a public preschool in Cukurova district, in Adana province of Turkey, in the fall semester of 2014 to 2015 academic year. For two weeks...

Author(s):Işıl Taş

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Existential intelligence among graduate students at the World Islamic Sciences University in Jordan

Existential intelligence is often neglected in literature, especially at the tertiary level. Therefore this study aims to identify the degree of existential intelligence in a sample of graduate students at the World Islamic Sciences University in Jordan. In addition, the study aims to find out whether this degree differs according to a number of variables. The study sample comprised 56 male and female Faculty of...

Author(s):Esam Abdallah Aljaddou

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Relationship between student peer pressure and drug abuse in public secondary schools in Kahuro subcounty, Murang’a county, Kenya

Drug and substance abuse among the youth is a global phenomenon that has attracted international attention. Many studies have been carried out mainly concentrating strategies of curbing the abuse. The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between student peer pressure and drug abuse in public secondary schools in Kahuro Sub-county, Kenya. The study adopted ex-post facto research design. The target...

Author(s):Enos Barasa

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A study on effects of factors on resilience and life satisfaction in pre-service preschool teachers

At present, it is important that individuals have wellness and abilities to cope with problems and to create solutions to problems. These abilities influence individuals’ life satisfaction and resilience levels. Life satisfaction refers to wellbeing and predominance of positive feelings over negative feelings. It is agreed that the less the discrepancy between desires and achievements is, the higher the...

Author(s):Sibel Sönmez

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Developing music literacy through indigenous songs: A case study of Masvingo Urban primary schools in Zimbabwe

There is trepidation that most of the content used in teaching music literacy is derived from outside children’s cultural song repertoire. In an attempt to address the above concern, this study examined how indigenous music compositions can be utilised in developing music literacy in children. In this study the researchers employed a qualitative approach. A case study design was used in the study, which focused on the...

Author(s):Shadreck Mataruse

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Abilities of Students to Solve Mathematical Problems According to Accreditation Levels

Problem solving is important for mathematical learning because it enables students enhance high thinking skills and positive attitudes. This research aimed to describe and compare the abilities of junior high school students in grade VIII from one of regencies/cities in Central Kalimantan Indonesia to solve mathematical problems viewed from schools’ accreditations (A, B, C and unaccredited), and schools’ status (public and...

Author(s):Jackson Pasini Mairing

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Assessment of enrollment and dropout in school education: A causative study of Haryana, India

This paper attempts to study the education at primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Haryana. The main concern of the study is to highlight the level of enrollment and dropout in education system. The study is based on the household data collected from District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3) by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), 2010 and Educational...

Author(s):Mr. Karamvir

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Commenting on effective laboratory teaching in selected preparatory schools, North Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

The present study assessed the challenges to implement laboratory teaching in selected Preparatory Schools, North Shewa Zone. The result of this study showed that although laboratories for each subjects were present (100%) in all districts, lack of professional skills (50% in biology, 64.5% in chemistry and 61.5% physics), lack of materials (78.6% in biology, 64.7% in chemistry and 65.4% in physics) and lack of...

Author(s):Andinet Nigussie

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Adaptation of the Reading Comprehension Assessment Test forthe evaluation of Cuban school-aged children.

The article presents the adaptation of the Reading Comprehension Assessment Test (Prueba para Evaluar la Comprensión Lectora (PECL) test, Ferreres, Abusamra, Casajús, Cartoceti, Squillace, & Sampedro, 2009)”, conducted in 2014-2015 in Cuba, in order to use it for the evaluation of children from grades 5 to 7, from the general education system. The PECL test is a paper-and-pencil test to assess reading comprehension of...

Author(s):Klency González Hernández

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Factors affecting the contribution of 1st year female students’ tutorial class to their academic achievement in first semester of 2016: The case of Afan Oromo and Literature Department

Female students have low academic achievement in all disciplines particularly in tertiary education. This study was carried out with the first year female students of Afan Oromo Department in Bule Hora University located at 467 km from Addis Ababa to the South. The study aims to find the factors that influence the contribution of first year female students’ in Afan Oromo Department to their academic achievement during...

Author(s):Itefa Degefa

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EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARACTER BASED LEARNING MANAGEMENT FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The importance of financial literacy from an early age is to avoidgetting caught on wasteful and consumerist attitude,and the effect on children's behavior. The purpose of this research is to know the level of financial literacy learning model, effective for building quality character of sekkah student base. The effectivity levels of the models will be used to determine whether the model can be used for practical or not....

Author(s):SRI UTAMININGSIH Utaminingsih

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Effect of the Concept Education Program on 48-60-Month-Old Children's Visual-Spatial Perception Mechanisms

It is a well-known fact that skills related to the visual-spatial area are quite effective for brain development during early childhood. A concept education program, based on a concept map applicable in the early period of childhood, is thought to be effective in developing visual-spatial perception skills. This study was conducted to examine the effect of a concept education program, developed on the basis of a configured...

Author(s):Özözen Danacı Miray

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READING COMPREHENSION PERFORMANCE OF EFL FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS: BASIS FOR READING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

This study aimed to determine the cause of the difficulty of reading skill acquisition that affects the study habit of 221 EFL freshmen at 7 universities in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. This study was expected to contribute to lessen if not eradicate the reading weaknesses of the EFL freshmen with a reading enhancement program. The study combined utilized descriptive method and correlational technique. The finding revealed that...

Author(s):KIEU GIANG BUI

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How to teach critical thinking: A blessing or a learning process?

As we know everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced and it might lead to negative behavior. Yet the quality of our life, including how we learn and how we adapt to the various situation and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on a quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly,...

Author(s):Nani Barorah Nasution

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Necessity of imparting practical knowledge and life skill training to improve employability skills of engineering students: A case study

This work has made an attempt to study the various parameters that can influence the employability skills of engineering students. The study involved analysing the present status, and activities of the students with respect to their performance in the campus interview. It was analysed by seeking opinion from all the stakeholders namely industry, alumni, faculty and students through scientifically...

Author(s):G.K. Balamurugan

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Metacognition among under graduate students

The concept of meta-cognition was first defined in the seventies. It seems that meta-cognition is a result of continuous research on cognitive development, memory and learning. Many psychologists have shown deep interest in this area, and found that, meta-cognitive awareness is not uniformly developed in students. Even college students as well as higher secondary students are unaware of how they can approach texts,...

Author(s):Musa Ali

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Influence of gendered cultural codes on academic performance of university female students in masvingo, Zimbabwe

This study sought to establish the influence of gendered cultural codes on the academic performance of female students in universities with special reference to a state university in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. The qualitative paradigm involiving a case study design was considered the best approach for the current study. A case study design was chosen because the study of culture, gender and academic performance is...

Author(s):Lilian Manwa

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The effects of field trip instructional strategy on students’ achievement and retention in secondary schools

This study investigated the effects of field trip instructional strategy on students’ achievement, and retention in secondary schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study employed a quasi-experimental study of non- equivalent control group design. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. A sample size of 207 (male = 93; Female = 114) senior secondary school II (SSSII) students from two purposively...

Author(s):Onuoha Joseph Chinweobo

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The outcome of the Implementation of Teaching Factory learning model and Industry Collaboration on Work Preparedness of Vocational High School Students

The aim of this research is to know the effect of the implementation of teaching factory learning model and industry collaboration on the learning and work preparedness of vocational high school students in east java province. This research used mixed method. Instrument to collect the data use questionnaires, observation, and deep interview. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coeficient total for the questionnaires is 0.71...

Author(s):Isnandar

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Comparative Study of Turkey and Germany Life Science Teaching Programs

Comparative education studies within the perspective of globalization are seen as important studies, as they reveal the problems in education and show defective aspects of the systems applied in other countries. This way they improve the available system. The purpose of this research is to study the current curriculum of Life Science lesson within the context of four main elements comparatively. The Life Science lesson,...

Author(s):Tuncay Canbulat

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Outcome of the implementation of Teaching Factory Learning Model and industry collaboration on work preparedness of vocational high school students

The aim of this research is to know the effect of the implementation of Teaching Factory Learning model and industry collaboration on the learning and work preparedness of vocational high school students in East Java province. This research used mixed method. Data collection instruments includes the use of questionnaires, observation, and deep interview. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coeficient total for the...

Author(s):Isnandar

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THE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS DEPARTMENTS ON BEHAVIORAL CHANGES TOWARDS EXERCISING

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of Physical Education and Sports (PES) Departments over the exercise behaviors of male students (277 pu, 283 pri) from a sample group of 21 - 26 year-olds, who are studying in various departments from both private and public universities in Istanbul. The Physical Activity Stages of Change Questionnaire (PASCQ) was used for data collection and the effect of the PES...

Author(s):Aliye Menevşe

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Use and abuse of calculators: implications for mathematics education

Fostering mathematical understanding and sense for numbers is an objective for current mathematics education. This paper presents a historical vision of the use of numbers and of calculation processes and reflects about the current need of electronic calculators. The coexistence of two different mathematical systems, one based on the Greek axiomatic mathematics and another, the floating point system, used in electronic...

Author(s):Maria Jose Caceres, Dennis. F. Almeida and Jose M. Chamoso

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Motivation to learn Turkish in foreign students with different thinking styles in terms of functional and formal aspects

The aim of this study was to determine the level of motivation to learn Turkish among foreign students with different thinking styles in terms of the functional and formal aspects of these thinking styles. The survey model was used in the study. The participants in the study were 51 foreign students (33 female, 18 male) who were studying at the TÖMER (Türkçe Öğretim Merkezi [Center of Turkish Language Teaching]) at...

Author(s):Behice Varisoglu

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Enhancing pre-K-12 student learning outcomes: The need for synergies of policy-makers, school administrators and parents

Building strong synergy among policy-makers, school administrators, teachers and parents in the execution of their roles is very important to improve student learning outcomes. It helps to lay a firm educational foundation for children from Pre-K-12 and facilitates life-long learning in order to assist learners to acquire knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development. As...

Author(s):Charles Gbollie and Shaoying Gong

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Articulation of ethnomathematical knowledge in the intercultural bilingual education of the Guna people

The aim of this research is to study the fundamental elements used to broaden mathematical knowledge and to establish guidelines for its development using Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) framework. This study is an experimental quantitative research. Problem solving pretest and posttest were given to the students of Carti Tupile School (control group) in Spanish and students of Sayla Olonibiginya School...

Author(s):Luisa Morales Maure, Diomedes Fábrega, Marcos Campo Nava and Orlando García Marimón

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Anthropological analysis of content knowledge of pre-service elementary mathematics teachers’ on graphs

The purpose of this study is to analyse the content knowledge on graphs of pre-service elementary mathematics teachers from an anthropological perspective. 112 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers participated in the study. Concentric mixed pattern research method has been used in the study. The data was collected through Graphic Content Knowledge Scale and interview method in order to examine the content knowledge...

Author(s):Filiz Tuba Dikkartin Övez and Nazlı Akar

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Perceptions and opinions of students studying at primary school mathematics teaching department about the concept of mathematics

The purpose of this study is get opinions of students on the subject of mathematics. It is thought that determining the meaning of mathematics in students’ minds, the things that students associate mathematics with and the things that come to their minds when you say mathematics is vital. In this way, it is thought that it can be possible to take some precautions for enabling students to develop positive attitudes towards...

Author(s):Esra Altintas

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Sketch strategy of knowledge in physics learning and its influence on metacognitive

Metacognitive knowledge is a necessity in starting learning process. Solving physics problems requires metacognitive knowledge which comprises factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge. The purpose of metacognitive knowledge is to train students in developing their abilities in higher order of thinking. The problem is what kind of strategies can be used by teachers to facilitate student’s comprehension? This study...

Author(s):Bunga D. Amin, Helmi Abdullah and Jasruddin D. Malago

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Analyzing students’ views about mathematics teaching through stories and story generation process

The purpose of this study is to investigate primary mathematics education students’ views about mathematics teaching through stories and the story generation process. To this end, the study attempts to help primary mathematics education students to create stories for teaching middle school students mathematics and to gain experiences through the story generation process. Accordingly, the research question was formulated...

Author(s):Esra Altintas

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