Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960

ERR Articles

Online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspectives of English as foreign language students

July 2021

This study aimed at exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the online learning system implemented during COVID-19 Pandemic from English as foreign language (EFL) students’ perspective. To achieve the objectives of the study, qualitative approach was used. The sample of the study consisted of 20 students who were chosen purposely from the World Islamic Sciences and Education University in Amman, Jordan. A...

Author(s): Talal Alodwan

The effect of using word processor in teaching writing skill among secondary students in schools in Jordan

July 2021

The study aims to identify the effect of using word processor in teaching writing skill among secondary students in private schools in Jordan, clear out the differences in writing skill between the control group taught in the ordinary method and the experimental group taught using word processor. The study follows the descriptive and experimental approach to identify the effect of using word processor in teaching...

Author(s): Yaser Aladwan

Aksak rhythm studies in distance piano education with use of Midi

June 2021

As a result of the impact of the Covid 19 epidemic, the use of alternative mass media has become mandatory in the field of education, as in many areas, and this has led to the search for a new approach to education. In this context, communication problems may occur during rhythm practice in distance piano lessons that are conducted synchronously. Because of these potential problems, the aim of this study is to determine...

Author(s): Tugba Caglak Eker

Household education expenditures in Turkey for higher education exam preparation

June 2021

The study explored the household education expenditures for higher education exam preparation in Turkey. The study employed the case study design, one of the qualitative research designs. The study group consisted of families whose children were preparing for the higher education exam. The families were living in the city of Zonguldak. While determining the study group, criterion sampling technique and snowball sampling...

Author(s): Polat Husrevsah? Selda and Yel?z Öztürk

Students’ metaphoric perceptions regarding the concept of distance education during the pandemic

June 2021

The aim of this study is to examine the views of students at different education levels on the concept of distance education through metaphors. In this study, the phenomenological design was used in accordance with the nature of qualitative research. The participants of the study, for whom the ethical rules were taken into account, consisted of 63 gifted students in total studying at primary and secondary school levels....

Author(s): Ezgi Pelin YILDIZ, Ayse ALKAN and Metin CENGEL

The effectiveness of response to intervention (RTI) diagnostic program in diagnosing and improving the difficulties of reading and writing in a Jordanian sample

June 2021

The study aims to investigate the impact of an educational program that was developed based on the response to intervention model for diagnosing and improving the difficulties of learning to read and write among a sample of students in Jordan. The number of the study participants was 60 male and female students, with learning difficulties in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades in government schools affiliated with the...

Author(s): Sabah Hasan Hamdan Al-Onizat

Mathematics anxiety, attitude and performance among secondary school students in Kenya

June 2021

Mathematics anxiety and attitude have a great influence on mathematics performance. This article presents an analysis of the relationship between Mathematics anxiety, attitude and performance. The study adopted a correlational research design. The analysis is based on the responses of 367 students who were randomly selected from 55 secondary schools. An adapted Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS) and Attitude towards...

Author(s): Casty Mukami Mutegi, Ciriaka Muriithi Gitonga and Peter Rugano

Teachers’ concerns about the implementation of the standard-based curriculum in Ghana: A case study of Effutu Municipality

May 2021

The successful implementation of a school curriculum depends significantly on the extent of how stakeholders address the concerns of teachers. This study, therefore, investigated the concerns of basic school teachers in the Effutu Municipality towards the implementation of the standards-based curriculum. The explanatory sequential design of the mixed-method approach was adopted. The study randomly selected 197 primary...

Author(s): Stephen Kwakye Apau

Investigation of knowledge and usage levels of problem-solving strategies of prospective classroom teachers

May 2021

Today, it is important how much individuals acquire knowledge and use this theoretical knowledge in their daily life. A qualified training program is expected to train individuals who can solve problems. The prospective classroom teachers, who are expected to train individuals who can solve problems, should also have knowledge about the problem-solving process and applying it to the problem situations that they face in...

Author(s): Emine Ozdemir and Burcu Sezginsoy Seker

Discourses in ICT integration: Pedagogical orientations in selected city primary schools in Uganda

May 2021

This study sought to recognize the tricky keystones in the execution of the amalgamation of ICT usage during teaching and learning in Ugandan city primary schools in Kampala focusing on the cumbersomeness teachers face while employing modern ICT tools and pedagogical experiences. A mixed research design with compliments from questionnaires, interviews and classroom observations was employed in the study to obtain data...

Author(s): Muweesi Charles, Lou Shizhou, Nakonde Justine, Jerome Kotira Salome, Tomusange Robert and Sserwadda Lawrence

The effect of phenomenon-based learning approach on students' metacognitive awareness

May 2021

This study aims to determine the effect of learning activities conducted in accordance with the phenomenon-based learning approach on the metacognitive awareness level of students. Pre-test and post-test control group design of the experimental method was used. The application of the study was carried out in a sample of 60 students studying in the 7th grade of middle school in the 2019-2020 academic year. While...

Author(s): Esref AKKAS and Cevat EKER

A resource recommendation for improving musical expression and narration in piano education: An examination of loeschhorn op. 65 etudes

May 2021

This current study primarily focuses on the contribution of the etudes, which have a significant role in piano education, to musical expression and narration improvement. Starting from this point of view, Op. 65 etudes by Albert Loeschhorn which were released as studies for improving technical and musical expression and with the aim of being used in different stages of piano education were investigated. According to...

Author(s): Akgül Alper

Listen to the voices of street children: A case study in Trinidad and Tobago

May 2021

This research was conducted at Sunshine in Trinidad and Tobago and highlights the voices of seventeen street children. Although they live at Sunshine many of them continue to frequent the streets. Published research indicates that there exists a paucity of information about the lives and experiences of these children. It is important that professionals and policy makers pay particular attention and consideration to the...

Author(s): Gabriel Julien  

Debate participation and academic achievement among high school students in the Houston Independent School District: 2012 - 2015

May 2021

Competitive debate programs exist across the globe, and participation in debate has been linked to improved critical thinking skills and academic performance. However, few evaluations have been able to adequately address self-selection into the activity when examining its impact on achievement. This study evaluated the relationship between participating in a debate program and academic performance among high school...

Author(s): Tomohiro M. Ko and Briana Mezuk,

Investigating the relationship between innovation competencies of school principals and innovation level of schools

April 2021

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between level of innovation competence of school principals and innovation level of schools with the opinions of teachers working in Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools. The research was designed with the correlational survey model. The research population consists of 306 teachers working in the Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools in the...

Author(s): Rahman Cakir

Dyslexia in higher education

April 2021

The number of students with learning disabilities in post-secondary institutions has grown substantially, and those with dyslexia compile the largest subgroup. This study explores the utility conceptualization of dyslexia by analyzing the subjective experiences of 30 students from two 2-year institutions. Interviews confirmed that these students exhibited dyslexic traits, and the study findings indicated that they used...

Author(s): Gregory Richardson  

The effect of corona virus related anxiety of students at faculty of sports science on their physical activity levels

April 2021

This study aimed to examine the effect of Covid-19 anxiety on physical activity levels of the Faculty of Sports Sciences students. The information was obtained from 233 students of the Faculty of Sport Sciences. As a result of the reliability analysis of the scales, the Cronbach's Alpha value of the coronavirus anxiety scale in athletes was found to be 93; Cronbach's Alpha value of the cognitive behavioral...

Author(s): Alper Kartal

Evaluation of asynchronous piano education and training in the Covid-19 era

April 2021

The aim of this study is to examine the success of music students in asynchronous piano education during the distance learning process in the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year in the Covid-19 outbreak. Participants of the study consisted of 34 students studying at Giresun University, 37 students studying at Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University and 32 students studying at Kirikkale University. Various...

Author(s): Izzet Yücetoker, Çigdem Eda ANGI and Tugçe KAYNAK  

Career aspirations and decision making self efficacy: Secondary School Students’assessment based on KCSE exams in Kenya

April 2021

The purpose of the study was to determine career decision making self efficacy by assessing career aspirations and attainment in National examinations. The objectives of the study were to: Find out the students sources of career information, assess career aspirations, and to determine career decision making self efficacy. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The study population consisted of...

Author(s): Maureen Adhiambo Winga  

Empowerment of the school management team by secondary schools’ principals in Tshwane West District, South Africa

April 2021

The South African education scene is characterised by principals who come from the apartheid era where they manage the school alone in an authoritarian manner. Old approaches to school management have changed because the society has also changed. There is a shift from top-down style of leadership to shared or distributed leadership which requires the empowerment of those in managerial positions in schools. The principal...

Author(s): Madimetsa Joseph Mosoge and Saltiel Khololo Collen Mataboge

Difficulties encountered by students during distance education in times of confinement in Turkey

March 2021

This article presents the issue of distance education in times of confinement. In particular, it points out the difficulties encountered by masters and doctoral students at French Language Teaching Department (FLT) of Marmara University during distance education. In this research, a semi-structured interview form, one of the qualitative research methods, was applied to 20 students. The data was collected from May to...

Author(s): Yaprak Türkân Yücelsin-Ta?

The effect of school-family collaboration and parent's behavior on students' ethical behavior

March 2021

The aim of this study is to provide opinions on the evaluation of parents' attitudes and behaviors in developing cooperation in ethical education. Although the research is a qualitative study, the study group consists of 10 participants, 5 principals and 5 teachers. A semi-structured interview form was prepared and interview technique was used to collect data. The data were analyzed using the content analysis...

Author(s): Özlem Gülgez, Reyhan Sekerci, Afsin Ülker, Yunus Yagci, Alper Güven, Recep Emre Öztürk

Examination of prospective psychological counselors' therapeutic alliance skills with their attachment styles and self-regulation skills

March 2021

This study aimed to examine the relationship between the therapeutic alliance developed by prospective psychological counselors with clients in their psychological counseling practices and their attachment styles and self-regulation skills. The study used a correlational survey model and was carried out on 460 prospective psychological counselors. Data were collected using the Psychological Counseling Form of the...

Author(s): Kandemir Mehmet

A path analysis model examining self-concept and motivation pertinent to undergraduate academic performance: A case of Kenyan public universities

March 2021

The academic performance of undergraduates is as a result of several factors involving student- and school-level characteristics. Understanding the effect of these factors is beneficial to both students and the entire institution. The current study examines the relationship between the independent variable (self-concept) and dependent variable (student academic performance) through a proposed mediator (motivation)....

Author(s): Joyce Chepkirui and Weihai Huang

The level of understanding scientific and engineering practices in light of the next generation science standards among preservice student teachers

March 2021

The purpose of the study is to investigate the level of understanding of first three grade preservice teachers of the scientific and engineering practices according to next generation science standards (NGSS) at the World Islamic Sciences University. The sample of the study consisted of 154 fourth year female student teachers at International Islamic Sciences University in the academic year 2019/2020. The study...

Author(s): Alebous Tahani

Examination of the music lesson behavior of students studying at primary education level

February 2021

This research was conducted to examine primary school students' attitudes towards music education lessons according to certain variables. 64 elementary schools from Kastamonu in Turkey participated in the study. The attitude scale developed by Güllü and Güçlü was adapted to the Music Education Courses Attitude scale and was used to determine students' attitudes towards music education...

Author(s): KabataÅŸ Mustafa

Influence of personality types, instructional supervision practices, and performance in public primary schools in Kenya

February 2021

Personality types and practices are presumed to play a significant role in the improvement of schools' performance. This paper presents the findings from the analysis of quantitative data drawn from a larger study that examined the relationship between headteachers' personality types, instructional supervision practices, and performance. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design to collect data by...

Author(s): Tarsianer Muthanje Peter, Ciriaka Muriithi Gitonga and Kaberia Isaac Kubai

Trends in higher education under neoliberalism: Between traditional education and the culture of globalization

February 2021

This article aims to investigate the impact of neoliberalism on the trends of higher education, and on the changes in the approach of universities and colleges between traditional education and education in the service of globalization and neoliberalism. The research method was theoretical and qualitative that demonstrates the progressive impact of modern enlightenment ideas in higher education institutions and their...

Author(s): Younis Abu Al-Haija and Hatim Mahamid

The potential effect of depression on academic outcomes of students in higher educational institutions of northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

January 2021

The purpose of this study was to document potential effect of depression on academic outcomes. We collected a cross sectional data from 710 pre-engineering university students in northwestern part of Ethiopia using cluster sampling. Depressive symptoms were assessed using a locally validated version of Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) at a cut off 5-9 and 10 or more indicating mild and major depressive symptoms,...

Author(s): Tesera Bitew and Wohabie Birhan

Investigation of high school students' internet addiction levels using various variables: The case of Giresun Province

January 2021

The aim of this study is to investigate the internet addiction levels of high school students using various variables. The research consists of a total of 962 students (452 girls and 410 boys) studying at different high schools in Giresun in the fall semester of the 2019 to 2020 academic year. The research data were obtained using the general survey model. The questionnaire consists of 6 items used to determine the...

Author(s): Temel Topal

The degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategies skills for problem solving by a sample of biology female teachers at the secondary stage in the State of Kuwait

December 2020

The study aims to identify the degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategy skill that relates to problem solving by teachers in the State of Kuwait and to investigate whether there is a statistical significance of using the skills of meta-cognitive strategies on solving problem related to their years of experience and their educational area. The current study followed the descriptive and analytical method that is...

Author(s): Khadir Abdullah Al Azmy and Tahani Muhammed Alebous

The effectiveness of an instructional design training program to enhance teachers' perceived skills in solving educational problems

December 2020

This study aims to identify the effectiveness of a training program on the ADDIE instructional design model to enhance teachers’ perceived skills in solving educational problems. The ADDIE training program is proposed to help teachers identify their educational problems and find systematic solutions to them. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed training program, action research with the quasi-experimental...

Author(s): Nada Alsaleh 

Academic freedom for special education faculty members in Jordanian universities from their perspective

December 2020

The study aims to identify academic freedom for faculty members majored in special education in Jordanian universities from their perspective. The study used the descriptive- analytical method, and a stratified random sample to represent the study population. The sample consisted of 40 members. The results showed that all the questionnaire fields were in moderate degree. Furthermore, there were statistical differences...

Author(s): Randa M. Al-Momani

The effectiveness of a proposed counseling program to develop self-confidence among Jordanian University students: The World Islamic Sciences and Education University as a model

December 2020

The present study aims at identifying the effectiveness of the proposed counseling program to develop self-confidence among the students of The World Islamic Sciences and Education University and to identify their level of self-confidence, as well as to find out if there are statistically significant differences between the average of the experimental group members on the pretest and on the posttest, for...

Author(s): Fatima Mohammad Rashed Al Talahin and Saleh Al-Khawaldeh

The impact of the ein supported math education on students’ achievement and opinions in 5th grade geometry teaching

December 2020

The aim of this study is to observe the effect of Education and Informatics Net (EIN) supported math teaching on students’ success in geometry teaching 5th grade level and to observe students’ comments on EIN. This study was conducted in the 2nd term of 2018-2019 school year. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were implemented. Pre-test and post-test controlled grouped quasi-experimental...

Author(s): Hasan Huseyin Aksu and Murat Goksu  

Ecocritical approach to children’s literature: Example of “I am a Hornbeam Branch”

December 2020

Eco-criticism determines how the relationships of each element belonging to the field of being outside the human beings with each other and their environment are depicted in literary texts, the approach of literature to these relationships, as well as the forms of discourse in which a human being can direct through language. The aim of this study is to examine the children book entitled I Am a Hornbeam Branch by Hasan...

Author(s): Emine Ulu Aslan and Bayram Bas

Performance rankings in education: Implications for policy and practice

December 2020

In recent decades, school performance ranking (or ‘league table’) have become a common feature of many education systems in the world. The ranking is usually published by government and news agencies in an attempt to measure and compare the relative performance of individual schools against a number of criteria, including academic performance. This paper reports parts of larger case study that set out to...

Author(s): Samson Murithi Njiru, Simon Karuku and Milcah Nyaga

The effects of the authentic learning approach with a course management system (moodle) on students’ mathematics success and online authentic learning self-efficacy

November 2020

This study was conducted to determine the effects of the "Moodle LMS which was based on authentic learning approach" and "online learning which was based on authentic learning approach environments" on “mathematics achievement” and “online authentic learning self-efficacy" levels of students in a basic mathematics course. In accordance with the purpose of this study, an...

Author(s): Hüseyin Uzunboylu, Murat Tezer and Ezgi Pelin Yildiz

The children's book selection criteria: Evidence from preschool and primary school teachers

November 2020

The aim of this study is to comparatively examine the views of the preschool and primary school teachers about the criteria that qualified children books should have. The research group is comprised of 297 teachers (130 preschool teachers and 167 primary school teachers—of the first graders). The views of the teachers concerning the criteria that qualified children books should have were collected through the...

Author(s): Bilge Nur Dogan Guldenoglu

The role of the principal is developing an instructional leadership team in school

November 2020

The instructional leadership role is one of the most critical and necessary roles of a school leader to promote students' learning. However, it is a common notion that the principal solely is the instructional leader in a school. Thus, this paper aims to discover who else works as an instructional leader and how an instructional leadership team can be formed. Findings from a semi-systematic literature review show...

Author(s): Uddin Muhammad Sharif  

Influence of cultural values on rural girls’ education in Zambia: A pairwise case of the Bemba and Tonga ethnic groups

November 2020

The aim of the study was to profoundly gain understanding into specific cultural values that underlie traditional practices which pose as barriers to rural girls’ education in Zambia. A pairwise case study approach was used to identify and describe types of cultural values prevalent in the Bemba and Tonga ethnic groups of Zambia. A total of 28 interviews (16 focus group discussions and 12 key informant interviews)...

Author(s): Tina Nanyangwe-Moyo, Nkuye Moyo, Xiaoying Zheng and Chao Guo

Manifestations and meanings of cognitive conflict among mathematics students in Embu, Kenya

November 2020

Establishing how cognitive conflict is manifested by students is an important first step in understanding how teachers can utilize cognitive conflict to improve students' learning experiences. This paper presents findings from the analysis of qualitative data drawn from a larger study that explored the role of cognitive conflict in promoting students’ conceptual development in mathematics. The study...

Author(s): Dickens Okach Ngicho, Simon Karuku and Madrine King&#;endo

Analysis of self-esteem and self-efficacy levels of music students

October 2020

The main aim of this study is to determine whether professional music education has any effect on “self-esteem” and “self-efficacy” of undergraduate students who study at different universities. The study was carried out with 55 students who study at Marmara University Atatürk Faculty of Education Department of Music Education and Istanbul University State Conservatory. Self-esteem level of...

Author(s): Serkan OtacioÄŸlu  

The effect of critical thinking education on the critical thinking skills and the critical thinking dispositions of preservice teachers

October 2020

The aim of this study is to identify the dispositions and opinions of prospective teachers towards critical thinking and to develop primarily their critical thinking dispositions. Pretest-posttest research design was implemented in this study without a control group. The study group was formed with the purposive sampling method. A total of 57 preservice teachers, of whom 26 were males and 31 were females, volunteered...

Author(s): Palavan, Özcan  

The role of perception of classroom structure on students’ mental health

October 2020

Classroom structure includes organizing and designing the class. Based on the theory of achievement, the context and structure of the educational environment affect student’s performance, motivation, and emotion. The present study was conducted to find out whether the perception of classroom structure can predict mental health of the students? The design of this research was correlation. Participant includes 287...

Author(s): Yasin Farshchi Tabrizi, and Razie Sheikholeslami,

Examination of intrinsic motivation, and job satisfaction of physical education and other branch teachers

October 2020

The goal of this study is to determine the level of job satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation of physical education teachers, and other branch teachers. It also aims to assess whether the teachers’ participation in an event during their free time varies based on gender, age, marital status, having children, year of study, and type of school attended. After obtaining research permits, teachers were informed about...

Author(s): Elif Karagün and Zekiye Dilay Ekiz

The impact of English language proficiency testing on the pronunciation performance of undergraduates in South-West, Nigeria

September 2020

This study investigated the impact of English Language proficiency testing on the pronunciation performance of undergraduates in South-west. Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey research design. The target population size was 1243 (200-level) undergraduates drawn from eight tertiary institutions. The instruments used for data collection were the English Language Proficiency Test and Pronunciation Test. The...

Author(s): Oyinloye Comfort Adebola, Adeoye Ayodele, Fatimayin Foluke, Osikomaiya M. Olufunke, and Fatola Olugbenga Lasisi  

Affordances for connecting culture and Mathematics: Moving from curriculum to school textbooks

September 2020

Researchers have generally agreed that textbooks as a major conveyor of the curriculum play a dominant role in modern education scenes across different school subjects. The study analyzed a set of four learners’ textbooks and their corresponding teachers’ guides which are used as set books for teaching mathematics at Grade 9 level in South Africa. These textbooks were produced in response to the demands of...

Author(s): Sylvia Madusise  

The problems that Syrian refugee children, class teachers and Turkish children face in the school environment from the standpoint of trainee teachers

September 2020

The aim of this study is to indicate the problems that Syrian refugee children, class teachers and Turkish children face in their school environment. The data of this study were realized via case study design which is one of the qualitative investigative designs. Interviews were carried out using the observation notes of the prospective teachers as well as their semi-structured discussion forms. As a result of the...

Author(s): Zehra Kiliç Özmen  

Analysis of distance education activities conducted during COVID-19 pandemic

September 2020

It could be suggested that the covid-19 pandemic, which initially emerged in China and then affected the whole world, negatively affected several aspects of life since it halted life globally. One of these aspects is education. Education that usually takes place in various learning environments at schools had to be conducted from a distance after the pandemic. This requirement imposed certain responsibilities on...

Author(s): Erol KoçoÄŸlu and Danyal Tekdal  

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