Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1964

ERR Articles

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   

An investigation of prospective teachers’ views on concept teaching: A case of History

September 2018

Numerous studies have been carried out to provide active and permanent learning in History teaching. However, the importance of concept teaching which is essential for active learning literally has been ignored. An effective History teaching can only be measured by teaching the concepts involved in the program in an effective way. An effective History teaching is not possible without learning definitions of concepts...

Author(s): Hali Servet     

An investigation of fine arts students’ attitudes towards art education based on some variables

September 2018

The purpose of the present study is to examine fine arts students’ attitudes towards art education based on some variables. The data were collected through the “Attitude Scale towards Art Education” developed by Ayaydın and Kurtuldu and “Personal Information Form” developed by the researcher. Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient of the 32-item-scale is .90. The research consists...

Author(s): Ceren SAYGI GERÇEKER

Examining the relationship between empathy for others and self-compassion in college students

September 2018

This study examined the correlation between self-compassion and empathy for others in college students in order to better inform clinical work and outreach programming in university counseling centers. Preliminary analyses indicated that gender identity was a confounding variable; therefore, the main analyses were run distinctly for male and female identified participants. There was no important association between...

Author(s): Rachel M. Daltry , Kristin E. Mehr, Lindsay Sauers and Janelle Silbert

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

August 2018

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...

Author(s): Sabri Becerikli and Sevda GülÅŸah Yıldırım  

The frequency of using idioms in writing for the students learning Turkish as a foreign language

August 2018

In foreign language teaching, the transmission of the culture within which the target language grows is as important as teaching new words and grammar. All elements of the culture have their own special places within the vocabulary of the language. Reflecting not only the linguistic structure but also the culture of the society to which they belong, idioms pose utmost importance for foreign language teaching. The aim of...

Author(s): Fatma Bolukbas Kaya and Mehmet Yalcin Yilmaz  

The examination of the link between academic and sports performance in competing rhythmic gymnasts in secondary school

August 2018

This study, investigating whether sports has a positive impact on students’ academic life’ aims to compare the grade point averages of competing rhythmic gymnasts and 7th grade students not engaged in any branch of sports. The study was conducted with female secondary school students (n=80). The study group was divided into two: The first group (n=40) comprised top 40 rhythmic gymnasts (height:...

Author(s): Sezen Çimen Polat             

Indicators of characteristics of Learners Autonomy in English Language of Primary 6 students in the Northeast of Thailand

August 2018

This study aims to develop indicators of characteristics of Learners Autonomy in English Language of Primary 6 students in the Northeast of Thailand. The researcher used a mixed research methodology. The samples were divided into 2 categories which are qualitative and quantitative samples. On qualitative sample, 7 experts in humanities and social were interviewed to assess the development of indicators of...

Author(s): Unjana Suphandee, Sunan Sripai, Jamloong Woonprasert, Narumon Saengprom, Sirisak Ardwichai and Terdsak Suphandee    

Assessment of information and communication technology (ICT) competence and literacy skills among undergraduates as a determinant factor of academic achievement

August 2018

Almost every human endeavor is supported or driven by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including education. Teaching, learning, assessment, course registration, payment among other things are now ICT-based. Humans have attempted to use technology to improve their life span and quality, and education is not excempted in this great paradigm shift. This paper focuses on the Information and Communication...

Author(s): Nwosu J. C., John H. C., Izang A. A. and Akorede O. J.  

Determinants of students’ vulnerability to attrition in higher education: Evidence from Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

August 2018

This study aimed at assessing the level and determinants of students’ vulnerability to attrition in Arba Minch University, Southern Ethiopia using a random sample of 547 students. The study revealed that, out of 547 sample students, 207 (38%) students were found highly vulnerable to attrition, 51 (9%) students were moderately vulnerable and the remaining 289 (53%) were not vulnerable. From highly vulnerable...

Author(s): Fassil Eshetu, Adem Guye, Getahun Kelemework and Sileshi Abebe

Explaining the requirements for teacher’s development based on professional competencies approach

July 2018

As teacher competencies and skills play a major role in their performance and thus the achievement of school and educational goals, teachers need to equip themselves with a variety of competencies to educate children who are potentially future leaders of the community. In this context, the present study aimed to find the correlation between each of the main dimensions of professional competencies and the main components...

Author(s): Leila Moghtadaie and Maryam Taji  

Analysis of preschool curriculum in East Gojjam Zone: Implication to quality early childhood education

July 2018

Developmentally appropriate curriculum is a component for quality early childhood care and education. This study was conducted in Debre Markos town, East Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia. The study aimed to evaluate if the textbooks implemented by private preschools are developmentally appropriate or not. Qualitative case study approach was employed and Mathematics and Environmental Science textbooks for upper kindergarten class...

Author(s): Wohabie Birhan  

Pedagogical development level of pre-service primary school teachers for science teaching

July 2018

In this study, the pedagogical development level of pre-service primary school teachers for science teaching was examined. The participants of the study consist of 135 pre-service teachers from Primary School Teaching Department in Faculty of Education at Pamukkale University. After removing the invalid forms, a total of 128 pre-service teachers participated in the study. Data were collected with “Pre-service...

Author(s): Ümran Åžahin  

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

July 2018

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, Said Mohammed, Endris Yimam, Worku Wolde, Negasi Akalu, Abubekir Seid, Genene Shiferaw, Tesfaye Teka and Solomon Mulaw  

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

July 2018

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 Abdullah Al Jaddou  

Comparative study of Turkey and Germany Life Science teaching programs

July 2018

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

The effect of physical education and sports departments on behavioral changes towards exercising

July 2018

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 to 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 MenevÅŸe

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

July 2018

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, a district of Adana a city in the south of Turkey in the fall semester of 2014 to 2015 academic...

Author(s): Işıl Taş

English language achievement among Ethiopian public secondary school students: Associated factors

June 2018

This study investigated attribution related factors in English language performance among grade nine students (n=147) in Ethiopia. Three public secondary schools were selected from Adama town using census sampling techniques. Sixty attribution items (that is, had 30 items of perceived reasons for success, and 30 items for perceived reasons for failure) were developed by the research team. The degree of influence for...

Author(s): Geberew T., Tigist T., J-F, Pullen D. and Swabey K.    

Dimensions of personality and emotional intelligence as predictors of high school students’ career decision difficulties

June 2018

This study aims to examine the predictability of emotional intelligence and five factor personality traits on career decision difficulties. The study group consisted of 432 students (246 women, 186 men) who participated in five different high schools in Adana and voluntarily participated in the study. Data collection tool were composed of Career Decision Difficulties Questionnaire, Emotional Intelligence Assessment...

Author(s): OÄŸuzhan Kırdök and Ozan Korkmaz

Teachers’ opinions of human resources management functions in private schools

June 2018

In this research, teachers’ opinions are determined based on human resources management functions in a private school. The research determined study groups with a purposive sampling method which is conducted with a qualitative research design, in the academic year, 2016 to 2017. Six teachers who work in a private school in Famagusta in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) participated in the study. The...

Author(s): Merve Uysal and ÇaÄŸda Kıvanç ÇaÄŸanaÄŸa  

The world Islamic sciences and education university students' attitudes towards the inclusion of handicapped students within campus main stream

June 2018

This study aims to examine the World Islamic Sciences and Education University students' attitude toward the inclusion of handicapped students within the university environment. The sample of the study consists of 247 male and female undergraduate students of the World Islamic and Education University at the academic year 2017/2018. To achieve the objectives of the study, a valid and reliable scale of World Islamic...

Author(s): Esam Abdullah Al Jaddou

Content analysis of Civic Education curriculum in senior secondary schools in Osun State, Nigeria

June 2018

This study investigated the extent of implementation of the Civic Education curriculum content in senior secondary schools in Osun State. It also determined the adequacy of curriculum content as provided in selected Civic Education textbooks in the schools. It finally assessed the adequacy, availability and utilization of the instructional facilities used for the teaching of Civic Education in schools. The study...

Author(s): B. A. Adeyemi  

Investigation of music teacher candidates’ individual instrument burnout, perceived family support in instrument training and individual instrument training habits with regard to various variables

June 2018

In the research, “Questionnaire on Individual Instrument Course Burnout” developed by Girgin, “Questionnaire on Individual Instrument Training habits” developed by KüçükosmanoÄŸlu, Babacan, Babacan and Yüksel, and “Questionnaire on Perceived Family Support for Individual Instrument Course” developed by Girgin were used.  Statistical package for social...

Author(s): Ceren Saygı Gerçeker  

Global citizenship training program for teacher candidates

June 2018

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Global Citizenship Training Program (GCTP) prepared for teacher candidates. The training program lasted for 13 sessions and 32 volunteering Turkish teacher candidates participated in the program. The mixed method was utilized for this study. The pre-test and post-test scores of teacher candidates from “Global Citizenship Competency Perception...

Author(s): Derya GÖÄžEBAKAN-YILDIZ  

The perceptions of modern sports of students in the department of physical education and sports in Turkey

June 2018

The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of modern sports of the students studying at the departments of physical education and sports in Turkey, and to examine them based on different variables such as age, gender, department, grade, academic gross domestic product (GPA) and the habit of actively doing sports. In terms of the data analysis process, the descriptive statistics were presented with the values...

Author(s): Ahmet Atalay  

Availability and accessibility of ICT- based instructional tools in medical colleges in Ogun State, Nigeria

June 2018

This study assessed the availability and use of ICT-based Instructional tools in selected medical colleges in Ogun State, Nigeria. This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population to be studied is medical lecturers (328), clinical instructors (42) and laboratory technologist (92) from Ben Carson Snr. Medical School, Babcock University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, and Olabisi...

Author(s): Nwosu, Jonathan Chinaka, John, Henry Chukwudi and Akorede, O. J.  

A research on the attıtude of eight grade students towards earthquake

June 2018

The aim of this study is to determine the attitudes of eighth-grade students in  secondary schools towards earthquake. For this purpose, the attitude test towards earthquake was applied to 240 eighth grade students (107 females and 133 males) from five secondary schools in Istanbul. Quantitative method was used in the study. Also, to analyze the dataset collected from this study,  t-test and variance analysis...

Author(s): Hülya Kayalı  

The school image in children’s books

June 2018

Literary works for children help the child to acquire reading habits and to be a helpful citizen in the society. Therefore, individuals obtain quality children's literature from the very beginning of childhood. In this context, the study aims to determine the reflection of the school concept in literary works prepared for children. No other individual study has been reported on the reflection of the school concept...

Author(s): Yasin Mahmut YAKAR  

The perceptions of King Abdullah II School for Excellence teachers about the importance of using flipped learning for the development of students’ reflective thinking in Jordan

June 2018

The study aims to reveal the perceptions of  King Abdullah II School for Excellence teachers about the importance of using flipped learning in developing the reflective thinking of their students in Jordan. The population of the study consists of  227 male and female teachers. The sample of the study consists of  180 teachers: 87 males and 93 females  selected using  simple random method from...

Author(s): Mohammed Bader ALYousef, Ibrahim Ali Naanah and Awad Mufleh AL Khazam

Determining the readiness levels of pre-service teachers towards mobile learning in classroom management

May 2018

Mobile Technologies are used in many areas of education, but they can be used for many purposes towards mobile learning such as the most supporting and developing learning, accessing information, being independent from time and space, increasing motivation, conducting research and preparing for examinations. The fact that mobile technology and mobile learning are independent from time and space means that they are...

Author(s): Muhammet BaÅŸ and Okan Sarıgöz

Turkish adaptation of children’s perceived use of self-regulated learning inventory

May 2018

This research aims to adapt the Children’s Perceived Use of Self-Regulated Learning Inventory developed by Vandevelde. The inventory was developed to understand children’s self-regulated learning. The sampling in this research included 500 children who are attending primary school at Ä°stanbul in Turkey. First of all, the inventory was translated into Turkish. After the data collection, to understand the...

Author(s): Muhammet Fatih DoÄŸanand ÇiÄŸdem Åžahin-TaÅŸkın

Effect of nature-activities education program on the multiple intelligence level of children in the age group of 8 to 12 years

May 2018

Research population consists of 15 children who attended a 5 week (3 days a week) nature-activities course with the consent of their parents during the summer term of 2016 - 2017 academic year. Participants were selected from children who had never taken part in a nature activity before. Measurement tool of this study was “Development of Self-Assessment Scale in Multiple Intelligence Fields” of which...

Author(s): Merve Ceylan

Assessment of ‘Fx’ grading system and modular curriculum implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia

May 2018

Fx grading system is a newly incorporated grading system in the Ethiopian higher education curriculum. The system started to apply in 2013, as an element of the modular curriculum, with the intention to a give second chance for students. Currently, this grading system is being implemented in Samara University, Afar, Ethiopia. This study has been conducted using a cross-sectional approach that applying a combination of...

Author(s): Mohammed Motuma Hassen and Mesud Mohammed Akmel

A look at mother tongue education in the context of the right to education

May 2018

In Turkey, education in state schools can be delivered in foreign languages such as German, French and English. However, mother tongue education cannot be provided in the languages of minorities or local groups other than those officially accepted as minorities (that is, according to the Treaty of Lausanne). In this regard, the primary aim of this study was to reveal the views of postgraduate students (Masters (MA)/PhD)...

Author(s): Idris Åžahin  

Challenges of research conduct among postgraduate research students in an African University

May 2018

Postgraduate research students often experience various problems during the course of their programmes which hamper the timely completion of the MPhil/PhD and full doctoral (PhD) programmes. However, there is limited documented information on these barriers among Nigerian postgraduate students in Nigeria. This study was conducted to assess the barriers to research and training needs of these students at the University...

Author(s): Adeyimika Titilayo Desmennu and Eme Theodora Owoaje  

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

May 2018

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 ÖÄŸretim Merkezi [Center of Turkish...

Author(s): Behice Varisoglu  

Investigation of art literacy levels of fine arts education students

April 2018

The purpose of this study is to examine the art literacy levels of fine arts education students. The study group consists of 111 music teacher candidate and 90 art teacher candidate, 201 students in total from Nigde Omer Halisdemir University, Fine Art Education Branch. The data of the work were collected by "Art Literacy Scale". The study was designed in a causal-comparative research model. In data analysis,...

Author(s): Aylin MENTÄ°Åž KÖKSOY  

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

April 2018

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 ,  

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

April 2018

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...

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

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

April 2018

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....

Author(s): Charles Gbollie and Shaoying Gong,  

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

April 2018

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...

Author(s): Esra Altintas  

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

April 2018

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...

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

School resources and student achievement: A study of primary schools in Zimbabwe

April 2018

This study analyses the effects of school resources on student mathematics achievement in Zimbabwe using a 3-Level Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM). The major findings of the research are that a teacher trained in the relevant subject, class size, having a highly qualified school head and having a generally high resource endowment at school level improve student test scores. However, text book possession was seen as an...

Author(s): Ntobeko Ndlovu  

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

April 2018

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...

Author(s): Esra Altintas  

Mental health and inclusion seen from the children’s and teachers’ perspectives: A case study in Spain

March 2018

Inclusive school requires the coexistence of what is perceived as normal and what is seen as pathologically different. Considering the growing pathologization of childhood, attempt is made to know the view of the students that do not have any diagnosed mental disorder on the ones that do have and the teachers’ view on the inclusion of these children. A case study was conducted in a Spanish public primary school...

Author(s): Míriam Pérez-Parreño and Paulo Padilla-Petry  

Meaning that social studies teacher candidates give to value concept and their value rankings*

March 2018

This work determines the role that value education plays in shaping people’s personal and social life. This research aims to put forward meaning that social studies teacher candidates give to value concept and its value ranking. To achieve this aim, the opinions of 12 social studies teacher candidates were obtained. During the data collection period, phenomenology pattern, that is, one of the qualitative research...

Author(s): Tural Aysegül  

The pre-service teachers' value orientations

March 2018

It is important to note that social scientists have recently concentrated on the issue of values. People's thoughts, decisions, behaviors etc. values that have an important place in the explanations constitute the subject of this research. The main purpose of the research is to analyze whether the value orientations of the pre-service teacher’ differ according to gender and branch variables. In the context...

Author(s): Mehmet Ali Akın  

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