Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1961

ERR Articles

Elementary teachers’ perceptions of preparedness to teach English Language Learners

May 2019

With the steady increase in the English Language Learner (ELL) population in the U.S., this case study was aimed at capturing elementary teachers’ perceptions of how well their teacher preparation program was prepared to teach ELLs. This work utilized the case study design, and included five North American elementary teachers as the subjects of the research who were teaching ELLs in a small Christian Academy...

Author(s): Barbara Wissink and Suzanne Starks  

Finnish principals: Leadership training and views on distributed leadership

May 2019

This study looks at the views of Finnish comprehensive school principals on distributed leadership and presents discussion on the leadership training required by principals and looks at it in relation to the views of principals. In Finland the qualification requirements for principals are based on their experience as teachers, and studies in educational administration. In general, studies in leadership are not...

Author(s): Tapio Juhani Lahtero, Raisa Susanna Ahtiainen and Niina Lång  

Effect of piano education on the attention skills of 7-12 year old children

May 2019

This research is aimed to determine the effects of piano education on the attention skills of 7-12-year-old children. In the research, pretest-posttest control group design is used, and attention skills of both of the groups are measured before and after the experiment. Unlike the control group (n=53), the experimental group (n=46) had private piano education an hour a week for 14 weeks with a tutor, and as a result of...

Author(s): Elnara Huseynova, Hatice Onuray Egilmez and Doruk Engur  

Impact of job searches on self-control at social media

May 2019

This study aims to investigate how job search affects self-control of students using social network. This study was conducted on students studying in different departments and  within the departments of Physical Education and Sports (BESB). A total of 600 students in the 21 ± 25 age group  participated in the employment questionnaire. The statistics of the data were evaluated using Chi-square analysis...

Author(s): Aliye MENEVÅžE  

Modeling the relationships between practitioner capacity-building practices and the behavior and development of young children with disabilities and delays

May 2019

The manner in which family-centered capacity-building practices and parenting efficacy beliefs were directly and indirectly related to parent-child interactions and child behavior and development was investigated using meta-analytic structural equation modeling. The participants were 6507 caregivers of young children with identified disabilities and developmental delays in 13 studies. Results showed that...

Author(s): Carl J. Dunst, Deborah W. Hamby and Melinda Raab  

The effectiveness of an educational program in enhancing parents’ level of knowledge about normal growth indicators in the development of children and determining the indicators which delay development in children from birth to three years old

May 2019

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of an educational program in improving the level of knowledge of parents about natural growth indicators in the development of children and determining the indicators which delay development in children from birth to three years old. The sample of the study consisted of 60 volunteers who were randomly and equally assigned to control and experimental groups. The...

Author(s): Sabah Hasan Hamdan Al-Onizat  

An investigation into the effects of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents on childhood depression and anxiety disorder

May 2019

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents on childhood depression and anxiety disorder. Mood disorders and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents can be given examples of important research topics in recent years. The participants of the study consist of 670 students in Erzurum city. The data were collected through anxiety sensitivity index and anxiety and...

Author(s): Ismail Seçer, Arzu Gülbahçe and Sümeyye UlaÅŸ  

An evaluation of the teachers’ classroom management problems

April 2019

This study aims to address the problems that teachers are facing in classroom management and to find solutions to these problems. This is a phenomenologically designed qualitative research study. 28 classroom teachers, who are working in the city of Malatya in 2017-2018 school year, easy to reach with the help of the convenience sampling, a purposive sampling method and who are working at different primary schools, made...

Author(s): Önder Åžanlı

Readiness of Turkish Education system for Multicultural education

April 2019

The purpose of this study is to analyze multicultural education and evaluate the Turkish education system regarding the acceptance of diversity. In this era, cultural diversity and identities are given equal importance in the world. Multiculturalism gives the opportunity for each citizen to secure life styles with equal rights, grow in a world of cultural heritage and raise children in the same world without being...

Author(s): Eshabil Erdem PAKSOY and Sabri ÇELÄ°K

The effect of enriched creative activities program supported with Aytürk technique on creativity level in music courses

April 2019

The aim of this study is to reveal a new and unique technique that can be used in music lessons and other courses and to determine the impact of the Enriched Creative Activities Program with the Aytürk Technique, which was developed by Ertürkler, on the creative thinking abilities of students. The study was designed according to a pretest-posttest experimental model with a control group. In the spring semester...

Author(s): AyÅŸen Ertürkler and Hakan BaÄŸcı  

The effect of an innovative teaching technique on the success and attitudes of sixth grade English language students

April 2019

English language teaching is an area that the Turkish Ministry of Education (MNE) tries to enhance with utmost priority. The 21st century, also known as the Information Age, is an era during which communication is mainly established in English. The main problem encountered by students while learning foreign languages is that teachers focus mostly on correcting grammar mistakes rather than improving communication skills....

Author(s): Kamil Arif Kırkıç

Pastoral education: The missing link in Uganda education system

April 2019

Pastoralism is a production system closely linked with cultural identity that relies on raising livestock on pastures. Studies indicate that over 30 million people in the Great Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) practice pastoralism and agro-pastoralism as a major source of livelihoods. Livestock are their social, cultural, spiritual and economic assets...

Author(s): Sidonia Angom Ochieng and David Claeve Waiswa

The effect of daily sight reading studies of the guitar students on sight reading and guitar performance

March 2019

This study was conducted to analyze the effects of regular sight reading studies of classical guitar students on their sight reading and their performance of classical guitar. In the research, experimental method was used with a pretest-posttest control and experimental group. The application process was carried out with 14 undergraduate students studying Music and Fine Arts Education Department from Marmara University....

Author(s): Ajda Aylin CAN  

One-hand clapping: Gender equality and its challenges in pastoralist secondary education in Afar region: A quality concern

March 2019

One way of conceptualizing educational quality is that it is a function of effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, equality, relevance and sustainability (Barrett et al. 2006). Quality education rejects gender discrimination and social injustice. Gender equality in Ethiopia, as an anchor of quality education, has long been explained numerically. The Annual Abstracts the Ministry of Education published each year do...

Author(s): Bekalu Tadesse Moges

Turkish Background Families Live In Germany and Education: In Term of Families, Students, Teachers

March 2019

The aim of this research is to determine the problems, supports and suggestions for families of Turkish background living in Germany about their children’s education. It is also intended to determine opinions of Turkish background students living in Germany and Turkish background teachers working in Germany about Turkish background families’ parents’ role. Phenomenology, which is one of the qualitative...

Author(s): MenekÅŸe Eskici  

Equitable access to education and development in a knowledgeable society as advocated by UNESCO

March 2019

Any vision of knowledge societies must affirm the core aspirations for peaceful and sustainable knowledge societies in a way that acknowledges the interests of all stakeholders. It is essential to recall that knowledge societies are concerned with human development, not only with technological innovation and its impacts. This report focuses the role equitable access to education play in achieving equitable knowledge...

Author(s): Chemulwo Monicah Jemeli and Ali Muhammed Fakandu

The use of social networks among university students

March 2019

The changes that are experienced in technology are influencing various fields as well as educational environments. From this point of view, it is seen that the tools used in educational environments as well as those used by students are diversified depending on the change in technology. Based on the characteristics of learners in the twenty-first century, it is observed that current technology takes part in...

Author(s): Can MeÅŸe and Gökçe Sancak Aydın  

The effect of tablet use on students’ success in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) grammar classroom

March 2019

Integration of tablets in teaching English as a Second or Foreign language has been popular in recent years. However, there is limited evidence to prove the effect of tablet use on the acquisition of specific language skills. This paper aims to investigate the impact of tablet use on students’ mastery of grammar skills. In order to answer the research questions, an experimental pretest-posttest with a control...

Author(s): Ulas Kayapinar, Sarp Erkir and Nurcan Kose  

High school students’ seismic risk perception and preparedness in Savar, Dhaka

March 2019

People in Dhaka, where disaster risk of earthquake is the most due to its high population density and rapid urbanization, are in extreme danger of earthquake. However, the study on assessment of the real scenario of residents’ perception of earthquake risk is very little. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to assess the seismic risk perception and preparedness about earthquake among high school students...

Author(s): Mohammad Lutfur Rahman  

An investigation of pre-service basic education teachers’ learning styles in terms of different variables

March 2019

Learning process varies from student to student. In a related research, it is argued that one of the basic elements for this variation is due to student’s distinct learning styles. Planning learning situations based on the knowledge of learners’ learning styles can be more effective and efficient. With the learning-teaching process designed in accordance with the learning styles of students, it is possible...

Author(s): Osman DALAMAN, Süleyman CAN and Erdil DURUKAN  

English teachers’ opinions on problems encountered in English language teaching in schools: The case of Karabük

March 2019

The opinions of English teachers on the problems encountered in English teaching in the schools in Karabük Province were examined in this study, by taking a variety of variables into consideration. There are 231 English teachers in state schools in Karabük. A total of 67 English teachers serving in the primary schools, secondary schools and high schools in the central districts of Karabük Province-Turkey...

Author(s): Ä°rfan TosuncuoÄŸlu  

An examination of the relationship between primary school students’ environmental awareness and basic science process skills

February 2019

The aim of the research was to examine the relationship between primary school students’ environmental awareness and basic science process skills based on various variances. Within relational research model, the research was conducted with 332 grade 3 and 4 students. Primary School Environmental Awareness Scale and Basic Skills Scale were used to collect data. Demographic features were employed to determine the...

Author(s): Nihal Yıldız Yılmaz  

A lesson plan model for character education in primary education

February 2019

The purpose of the study is to design a lesson plan model for character education in primary education, and to elicit the related stakeholders’ opinions and suggestions on the proposed lesson plan model. As a qualitative design research, the data in this study were collected through written document analysis and interview. Criterion sampling method was used to determine the participants of the study. The...

Author(s): Nida Temiz  

Perceived problems of 4th grade primary school students related to their families and schools

February 2019

The purpose of this study was to reveal the problems perceived by fourth grade students in their own lives. The research was carried out with a basic interpretative qualitative research design. This method was used in order to examine in depth the vital problems perceived by fourth grade students. For the study, data were collected in the spring term of 2016-2017 academic year. The appropriate/accidental sampling method...

Author(s): Z. Nurdan BAYSAL, D. Duygu TANRIKULU and Serap ÇÄ°MŞİR  

Perceptions of democracy of foreign students studying at Mustafa Kemal University

February 2019

In Turkey, foreign students are studying in most of the universities. On July 15, 2016, these students faced a treacherous coup attempt against democracy and were able to witness the Turkish people's reaction to the coup attempt. The aim of this study is to examine the views of foreign students studying at Mustafa Kemal University on democracy. In the literature, foreign students who studied in Turkey have been...

Author(s): Servet HALÄ° and Fatih ÖZYURT

Evaluation of Turkey’s 2013 Visual Arts (Grades 1-8) curriculum

February 2019

Turkey’s Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation’s young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013 academic year. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the...

Author(s): Eylem TataroÄŸlu  

Evaluation of Turkish teacher candidates’ perception of note taking concept

February 2019

Note taking is individual’s recording of the attraction grabbing, unknown or newly learned knowledge in brief notes so as to remember afterwards. Note taking nowadays is no longer a routine action for students but viewed as a skill. In fact, students do not take note of all the word being taught in classes but record the knowledge in short notes, sometimes even shortening the words in a way understandable to them....

Author(s): Hüseyin Özçakmak and Okan Sarigöz

A review on the relationship between critical thinking skills and learning domains of Turkish Language

February 2019

Knowledge has been transforming and progressing at an unprecedented pace at the present time. In the face of the incomprehensible transformation and progression of the knowledge, human beings have had to change their vital needs. Education is among these vital needs. In the last century, particularly in the last quarter of the century, the developments in the knowledge and science necessitate the formation of relevant...

Author(s): Epçaçan Cahit  

Transforming female aspirations to real presence: The case of higher education in Cameroon

January 2019

Higher education for females is an indicator of development, democracy and gender equity, particularly necessary for a nation like Cameroon which attempts to become an emerging country by 2035. Hence, this paper is focused on ascertaining female aspirations to higher education for access and effective participation. In so doing, a study that employed a semi-structured questionnaire collected data from 977 female...

Author(s): Etta Mercy Aki  

Teacher education in China, Japan and Turkey

January 2019

The aim of this study is to analyze teacher education systems in China and Japan, and compare the findings with teacher education in Turkey, thus contribute to the developments in teacher education in Turkey. The research was based on the years 2000 to 2017. Document analysis method, which is one of the qualitative data collection methods, is used in this research. Within the scope of the document review, official...

Author(s): Yaman Barış and Aydemir Hasan  

Investigation of the self-efficacy and occupational attitude of students of the recreation Department of Tourism and Sport Sciences Faculties of Gazi and Atatürk Universities, Turkey

January 2019

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between students’ attitudes towards the recreation specialty and self-efficacy of the students in the Recreation Departments of Sports Sciences and Tourism Faculty. In the study, “Occupational Attitude Scale” developed by Üstüner in 2006 and “General Self-Efficacy Scale” that was adapted to Turkish by Yildirim and Ä°lhan...

Author(s): Yahya DOÄžAR, Fatih BEDÄ°R, Deniz BEDÄ°R, S. Erim ERHAN and Ä°lhan ÅžEN  

The practice and challenges of school-based teachers’ continuous professional development: A case of Government Secondary Schools of Hawassa City in Ethiopia

January 2019

The purpose of this study was to examine the practices and challenges of school-based teachers’ continuous professional development implementation in secondary schools of Hawassa City Administration. The study employed a descriptive survey design with both quantitative and qualitative method. The sampling technique used in the study was availability and simple random sampling technique. The sample size was 101...

Author(s): Abraham Tulu  

Violence and fear In Francesca Simon's Series of Horrid Henry

January 2019

Children's literature is the literary work concerned with the level of interest, need, readiness and development of children. It started in Europe and the Tanzimat in the 16th century. Children's books both local and foreign ones, enhance their cognitive and affective developments cumulatively. This study examines violence and fear in Francesca Simon's series of "Horrid Henry". This work identifies...

Author(s): Esma Dumanli Kadizade and Can Sakar

Assessment practices and factors for the disparity between students' academic scores at teacher-made and regional exams: The case of Bench Maji zone grade 8 students

January 2019

This study had attempted to investigate assessment practices and factors for grade 8 students score disparity in Regional versus Teacher-made exams, from 2015 in Bench Maji Zone primary schools. In doing so, a descriptive survey method was employed. A sample of 185 stakeholders composed of 58 teachers, 101 students, 14 principals, 11 Woreda Education Department Officers, 12 school supervisors and the Zone Education...

Author(s): Mekonnen Melaku Anteneh and Besha  Dejene Silesh       

The development of inspirational test in learning science for junior high school students in schools under the Regional Education Office No. 14

December 2018

This study aimed at auditing the quality of inspirational test in learning situational science for junior high school students using Exploratory Factor Analysis and Second Order Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Mixed methodology was used in this study. The sample was divided into 2 groups: (1) qualitative sample of 9 experts who were lecturers in the Department of Educational Psychology, educators or scientific experts who...

Author(s): Benjawan Sawatdiruk, Sunan Siphai, Waraporn Arawan and Narumon Saengprom

A study of factors and causal relationships on the results of national test: Mixed method research

December 2018

The general objective of this research was to study factors and causal relationships on the results of national test. Also, the research was conducted under three specific objectives: 1) to study causal relationships on the results of national test, 2) to create and investigate causal relationships on the results of national test, and 3) to develop excellence model in promoting the results of national test. Quantitative...

Author(s): Khumoon Petnat, Terdsak Suphandee, Somprasong Senarat and Sunan Siphai

With parental eye, factors that prevent to attend nature activites

December 2018

This study was conducted in order to determine the difficulties and challenges parents and children who have attended /desire to attend nature activities experience in order to access these activities. The study included 50 parents and their children. Interview technique was used in the study. The percentage of the questions asked was calculated to determine the demographic characteristics of the participants. Some of...

Author(s): Merve Ceylan

The relationship between orientation and rhythm ability of children doing karate

December 2018

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between orientation and rhythm ability of children doing karate. Children who do karate from Turkey participated in the study. Their age is 14.60 ± 0.82 years; height, 1.60 ± 0.06 m and weight, 53.40 ± 7.01 kg. 20 numbered medicine ball run tests and sprint test with given rhythm were used to determine orientation and rhythm ability of the...

Author(s): Alper Tunga Peker and Mustafa Vural

Reflection in language teaching: A comparison between preservice and experienced teachers of English

December 2018

Teachers’ ability to reflect on their performances or reflective teaching has been commonly used and accepted in the educational contexts. However, it has not become a content item or a course in educational curricula so far. For this reason, reflective abilities of teachers or preservice teachers cannot be measured, and there is limited feedback on their reflective performances in the teaching and learning...

Author(s): Ulas Kayapinar

Applicability of the learning organisation idea to universities in Kenya

December 2018

The concept of the learning organisation is now gaining more prominence globally, yet there are few organisations that assert to be learning organizations, or identify with organizational learning. On the same breath, the learning organisation concept and practice is voiced more in the developed nations than in the developing ones, more so, Africa. Further, the learning organization appears to be more practical in...

Author(s): Abenga Elizabeth Sarange B.      

The effect of pattern-based mathematics education program (PMEP) on 61-72-month-old preschoolers’ early academic and language skills

November 2018

Pattern activities have a crucial role in supporting early academic and language skills related to cognitive development, as they play a key role in understanding mathematical ideas and relationships, and in understanding the order, logic and concepts of mathematics. From this point of view, the research was conducted to investigate the effect of the Pattern-based Mathematics Education Program on the early academic and...

Author(s): Adalet Kandir, Feride Gök Çolak and Özgün Uyanik Aktulun

Bibliometric analysis of the studies in the field of mathematics education

November 2018

The purpose of this study is to perform bibliometric analysis of the scientific researches published in mathematics education subject area between 1980 and 2018, to find out the general layout of the scientific knowledge and communication structure of the field using an objective method, driven from the data. The publications were analyzed according to publication year, type of publication, language of publication,...

Author(s): Ali ÖZKAYA

The effect of cooperative learning on the academic achievement and attitude of students in Mathematics class

November 2018

In the axis of basic skills and values, students' enjoyment of mathematics lesson and the realization of learning by taking a certain distance depend on the appreciation of the effort of the individual. Cooperative learning provides this requirement with a great deal of reward and success. Success increases individual's self-confidence and making him/her more powerful and positive in mathematical learning. By...

Author(s): Yalçin Karali and Hasan Aydemir         

Use of technology in constructivist approach

November 2018

Over the course of history, the structures of societies have changed at certain periods depending on technological and scientific developments. In today’s societies, such mental processes as information processing and production have become prominent and the educational systems are revised according to the constructivist approach, which focuses on mind and is based on developing cognitive skills. Technological...

Author(s): Ayse Derya Isik

Secondary school students’ positive and negative perfectionism as a predictor of career development

October 2018

The purpose of this research is to examine secondary school students’ positive and negative perfectionism as a predictor of career development. 487 students from five different secondary schools in a city located in Turkey's Eastern Mediterranean Region participated in this study. Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale (PNPS) and Childhood Career Development Scale (CCDS) were used as data collection tools...

Author(s): OÄŸuzhan Kirdök      

Communication skills of students in fine arts departments of education faculties

October 2018

Communication plays a very important role in music and art teaching as well as in all other teaching fields. The ability to communicate strongly in the mental, emotional, and behavioural areas play an important role in providing students with knowledge and skills. Empathy, empowerment and understanding approach will always be the factors that increase success in collective and individual studies. Successful...

Author(s): Ismet Arıcı     

Investigation of prospective Math teachers’ perceptions about the use of technology in mathematics teaching

October 2018

This study aims to examine whether there are significant differences in the perception of prospective Mathematics teachers about the use of technology in teaching mathematics based on their gender and grade level.  The study group is consisted of 271 prospective elementary mathematics teachers studying at Balıkesir University and selected by means of a simple random sampling method. Data were gathered using the...

Author(s): Emine Özdemir

An appraisal of needs and access of in-service education and training for teachers in basic ‘Schools for the Deaf’ in Ghana

October 2018

Teachers like all other professionals need to undergo continuous professional development through in-service training to upgrade their skills and the competencies in the profession. This paper examined the availability of in-service training to teachers of the deaf in Ghana as well as the requirements for the provision of in-service education. To achieve this, ninety-four teachers and four administrators from the...

Author(s): Cecilia Alimatu Issaka        

The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the teacher efficacy for Inclusive practices (TEIP) scale

September 2018

The aim of this study was to adapt inclusive education teacher efficacy scale in to Turkish population. The Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices (TEIP) scale needed to be translated into Turkish, as no scales were available to evaluate the efficacy of pre-service teachers in inclusive settings. The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the TEIP scale (Sharma et al., 2012). The scale was...

Author(s): Arzu Tanrıverdi and Osman Özokçu  

Teaching Turkish as a second language to Syrian refugees

September 2018

The aim of this qualitative study is to reveal the condition involved in teaching Turkish as a second language to Syrian refugees. Participants were selected using a criterion-based sampling technique; they were six (6) instructors and forty (40) Syrian students. The data of the research were compiled using open-ended questionnaire developed by the researchers for the students, and semi-structure interview developed for...

Author(s): Åžerife Dilek, Belet Boyaci and Ecmel YaÅŸar   

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