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

A study on young Turkish students’ living thing conception

March 2018

The aim of this study is to find out young Turkish students’ opinions about living thing concept in detail and to investigate the criteria used by the students to define this concept. The study sample consisted of randomly selected 140 students studying at the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in four different primary and middle schools located in the western part of Turkey. The data of the study were collected with the...

Author(s): Sami ÖZGÜR  

Maximize the mobile learning interaction through project-based learning activities

March 2018

Mobile learning implementation at school is a must and meets what students currently need. To facilitate those conditions, teachers also need to have competencies in managing online learning. This research is a descriptive research to find out the experience of students who are prospective teachers when attending the mobile learning course supporting Moodle open source application on the topic of ‘designing online...

Author(s): Dwi Sulisworo and I Wayan Santyasa  

Latent profile analysis of the good teacher characteristics in the 21st Century in the Northeastern Region of Thailand

February 2018

This research aimed to analyze the Latent Group Profile, hereafter (LPA) of good teacher characteristics’ in the 21st century in the Northeastern region of Thailand. The samples were 4 groups, viz; 10 expert teachers for interviewing on the draft of the variable to develop the indicators; 12 teachers who won Guru Awards from Teachers Council for in-depth interviewing and use the data to adjust the variable to...

Author(s): Sunan Sripai and Ketkanok Wanawan  

Adaptation of the PERMA well-being scale into Turkish: Validity and reliability studies

February 2018

Seligman’s “well-being scale” PERMA evaluates people’s level of well-being in five dimensions: P: Positive and Negative emotions, E: Engagement, R: Relationships, M: Meaning, A: Accomplishment, N: Negative Emotion and H: Health.  This scale measures a person’s level of well being using five components. The measurement scale developed consists of 23 items with a scoring interval from 0...

Author(s): EliüÅŸük Bülbül AyÅŸe  

Humility and forgiveness as predictors of teacher self-efficacy

February 2018

This study explores the predictive influence of teachers’ humility and forgiveness on their self-efficacy perceptions. The population of this research consists of teachers who work at public primary and secondary schools located in the central districts of Ankara, Turkey. The sample of the study is composed of 303 primary and secondary school teachers working in central districts of Ankara, Turkey. The research...

Author(s): Ferudun Sezgin and Onur ErdoÄŸan  

Public Perceptions and the Situation of Males in Early Childhood Settings

February 2018

The main focus areas of this research are pointing out the public perceptions and beliefs about male preschool teachers, fear of child sexual molestation, moral panic, and power relations in the society. The sample of the study composed of one white, female preschool teacher with a single interview transcript, working in the city of Tempe, Arizona. Qualitative method was used for the research. A semi-structured...

Author(s): Mumin Tufan

Effects of sports on the attention level and academic success in children

February 2018

The aim of the study is to examine the difference between attention deficit (AD) and academic success (AS) of children who enrolled in sports activities and those who did not. A total of 920 voluntary subjects aged between 10 and 14 years (506 who participate in sports activities and 414 who do not) participated in the study. The children’s mathematics, Turkish language and science courses grades were assessed at...

Author(s): Serkan Ibis and Zait Burak Aktug

Primary school students’ views about science, technology and engineering

January 2018

Some of the main goals of science education are to increase students’ knowledge about the technology and engineering design process, and to train students as scientifically and technologically literate individuals. The main purpose of this study is to find out primary students’ views about science, technology and engineering. For this aim and in order to increase students’ knowledge and understanding...

Author(s): Esin Pekmez  

An evaluation of occupational ethical values of geography teacher candidates in Turkey

January 2018

Geographers can be influenced by the occupational ethical values in their cultures. In this research, the opinions of the geography teaching candidates were determined according to occupational ethical values at Marmara University, Faculty of Education, Department of Geography Teaching. Occupational ethical values identified are used to collect data by help of survey which ethical values are seen as important by...

Author(s): Mehmet ÜNLÜ  

Achievement goals of medical students and physicians

January 2018

In achievement settings, the types of motivation individuals develop are crucial to their success and to the ways in which they respond to challenges. Considering the competitive nature of medical education and the high stakes of medical practice, it is important to know what types of motivation (conceptualized here as achievement goals) medical students and physicians adopt and how these may differ depending on the...

Author(s): Oksana Babenko, Lia M. Daniels, Jonathan White, Anna Oswald and Shelley Ross  

Examination of attitudes to learning and educational stress in prospective primary school teachers: Ä°zmir-Buca sample

January 2018

Many factors interact with each other in learning and internalizing a subject along with performing a new task. Attitudes and stress are the two of these factors. The aim of this study was to examine attitudes to learning and educational stress in third and fourth year students as prospective primary school teachers. The relational model was used and data were collected with Educational Stress Scale for Adolescents and...

Author(s): Hülya HAMURCU

The difficulties experienced by teacher candidates in their own process of elementary reading and writing education, and their current solution

January 2018

The purpose of the current research is to identify the difficulties which teacher candidates studying elementary school teaching experienced in their past elementary reading and writing education and which cannot be forgotten, and to find out their solution for eliminating these difficulties. The study group of the research is composed of 118 teacher candidates selected by criterion sampling as a type of purposive...

Author(s): Hatice DeÄŸirmenci GündoÄŸmuÅŸ

Relationship between teachers' perceptions of mobbing and their problem solving skills

January 2018

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between classroom teachers' perception of mobbing phenomenon and their problem solving skills. The sample of the study is composed of 208 classroom teachers working in the primary schools in the Osmangazi district of Bursa during the 2013-2014 educational year. The data required for the study was collected using a data collection tool, with the first...

Author(s): Nejla MUTLU GÖÇMEN and Selma GÜLEÇ

An analysis of 1926 inspection legislation document, named: “Law about inspectors of education ministry and their authorization”

January 2018

In this study, 1926 official legislation document was analyzed taking the role and duties of inspectors at that time in mind. These roles and duties were explained based on the authorization, investigation, interrogation methodology, and employment of inspectors. This study was carried out by implementing documentary research methods. Like other early Republican legislations, the inspectorate document was prepared at...

Author(s): Mehmet Emin Usta

Unpacking activities-based learning in kindergarten classrooms: Insights from teachers’ perspectives

January 2018

Even though previous research points to the significance of kindergarten teachers’ practices which consider the nature of children and how they learn, there is still limited research regarding how learning activities impact children’s development. To address this gap in literature, a qualitative multi-case study into teachers’ perceptions of classrooms practices of four kindergarten teachers’ in...

Author(s): Charles Nyarko Annobil and Mumuni Thompson

Construction of academic success and failure in school memories

January 2018

The idea of ‘Apprenticeship of Observation’, proposing that pre-service teachers’ early academic experiences might have effects on their professional development, has been a concern in teacher education in the last forty years. Early success or failure experiences of pre-service teachers in school may have a role in their professional identity development. This study aimed to understand the role of...

Author(s): Gamze Inan Kaya

Conceptualizing group flow: A framework

January 2018

This literature review discusses the similarities in main themes between Csikszentmihályi theory of individual flow and Sawyer theory of group flow, and compares Sawyer’s theory with existing concepts in the literature on group work both in education and business. Because much creativity and innovation occurs within groups, understanding group collaboration characteristics, including group flow, is critical...

Author(s): Jana Duncan and Richard E. West

Evaluation of teacher candidates writing skills

December 2017

In this study, 200 volunteer students who were in Faculty of Education printed free essay compositions and the compositions were evaluated by descriptive statistics and content analysis. Content analysis is to interpret similar data within specific contexts and themes. The students were free to choose their own writing topic. The reason for this is the possibility that the person writing in freelance writing is feeling...

Author(s): Bilge BAÄžCI AYRANCI and Filiz METE

Examining teaching of professional concepts in teacher training and investigating students’ cognitive structures regarding professional concepts

December 2017

The study aims to determine education faculty students’ cognitive structures regarding professional concepts, and to reveal the views of the students and faculty members about conceptual teaching. The participants of the study, which was designed as a case study, were determined using the criterion sampling method. In the study, which was carried out with a total of 69 education faculty second grade students and...

Author(s): Memet KarakuÅŸ and Fatma KarakuÅŸ

Investigating female pre-service preschool teachers’ attitudes towards sport

December 2017

The purpose of this study was to investigate female pre-service preschool teachers’ attitudes towards sport in relation to the variables of grade level, the state of having done sport in the past, the reason for not doing sport in the past, the state of doing sport regularly, the level of interest in sport and the existence of a family member doing sport. Participants included 383 pre-service preschool teachers...

Author(s): Osman Dalaman

Assessment of in-service training activities for junior high mathematics teachers

December 2017

The current education system aimed to train active deliberative individuals who learn to learn with the adoption of the constructivist educational approach. Based on this objective, there have been significant changes in the roles of teachers. To assist the development of teachers, the Ministry of Education organizes several in-service training activities every year. The present study aimed to assess an in-service...

Author(s): Eyup Izci and Özlem GöktaÅŸ

Views of pre-service teachers following teaching experience on use of dynamic geometry software

December 2017

The study aims to determine the views of final-year pre-service mathematics teachers towards their experience of the use of dynamic geometry software in teaching, following the implementation processes that they carried out when using this software in a real classroom environment. The study was designed as a case study, which is one of the qualitative research methods. The study was conducted with four pre-service...

Author(s): Kardelen Günes and Menekse Seden Tapan-Broutin

Unpacking instructional strategies of early childhood teachers: Insights from teachers’ perspectives

December 2017

Even though previous research points to the significance of early childhood teachers’ practices that take into consideration the nature of children and how they learn, there is limited research regarding how instructional strategies impact children’s development in diverse ways. To close this gap in literature, a qualitative multi-case study into the perceptions and classroom practices of four kindergarten...

Author(s): Mumuni Thompson

Predicting effective course conduction strategy using Datamining techniques

December 2017

Data analysis techniques can be used to analyze the pattern of data in different fields. Based on the analysis’ results, it is recommended that suggestions be provided to decision making authorities. The data mining techniques can be used in educational domain to improve the outcome of the educational sectors. The authors carried out this research study by devising a mathematical model and tool to determine...

Author(s): Parkavi A, K. Lakshmi, K.G. Srinivasa

Observing the technological pedagogical and content knowledge levels of science teacher candidates

December 2017

This study was planned to observe the technological pedagogical and content knowledge of teacher candidates. The study group consists of 4th grade students of Firat University Faculty of Education who were asked to describe any desired topic in the secondary school science curriculum, using the methods and techniques of their choosing. Teacher candidates talked about topics they had chosen in front of their peers with...

Author(s): Gonca Keçeci and Fikriye KırbaÄŸ Zengin

Teachers’ attitudes towards liquid crystal display (LCD) panel interactive board applications

December 2017

This study determined the viewpoints of teachers from different branches on using the interactive boards placed in classrooms in high schools, which are expected to replace the classical boards in the context of FATIH Project by the Ministry of National Education. Single Review Model was used in the present study where 21 teachers participated from different branches of high schools and the installation of interactive...

Author(s): Eyup Ä°ZCÄ° and Volkan DARMAZ

Self-determined motivation, achievement goals and anxiety of economic and business students in Indonesia

December 2017

Anxiety is a natural thing and can happen to everyone; it is a reaction to the inability to overcome problems or lack of security. However, excessive anxiety can impede one's function in life. Anxiety experienced by students can also hinder them in performing better. Setting goals that are difficult to achieve can cause students to experience anxiety or fear of not being able to achieve them. This study aims to...

Author(s): Dorothea Wahyu Ariani

The aims and learning attainments of secondary and high school students attending science festivals: A case study

December 2017

This study was conducted to determine the aims and learning attainments of secondary school and high school students participating in science festivals. A case study approach which is one of the qualitative research methods was used in the research. This study was carried out in the science festival held in Elazığ, Turkey. The sampling consists of 39 students; 19 secondary school students and 20 high school students...

Author(s): Gonca KEÇECÄ°

A study on the reduction of the depression level and improvement of the psychological adjustment level of university students through a counseling programme, using Beck's theories of depression

December 2017

This study aims to investigate the reduction of university students' depression level as well as improvement of their psychological adjustment level through a counseling programme, using Beck's Theories of depression. The sample of this study was randomly selected, and categorized into two groups: experimental and control groups. The former consists of 15 students, who were counseled in a session per week, while...

Author(s): Ibraheem Malii and Basma Alshareef

Spanning professional and academic: The changing identity of professional administrators and managers in Hong Kong’s higher education context

December 2017

This paper builds on Whitchurch’s notion of the ‘blended professional’ which aims to examine how mixed professional activity affects professional administrators and managers’ identity disposition in universities in Hong Kong. In response to complex missions and demands of contemporary higher education globally, diverse projected-oriented professional managers have emerged in universities and are...

Author(s): Cheng Tak-lai

Disciplinary lenses model: A new approach to collegiate-level general education

December 2017

This work aims to study and promote a motivational model, Collegiate-level General Education that enhances students’ motivation to have self-fulfillment and inherent desire to acquire diverse knowledge. In this way, students would not see Collegiate-level General Education as an obstacle to their undergraduate education, but as a great and priceless opportunity for them to be generalist lifelong learners. The...

Author(s): Mohammad Makhmaltchi, Seyed Mahdi Sajjadi, Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast and Hashem Fardanesh

Evaluation of use of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) animations in mathematics education

December 2017

This study investigates opinions of Grade 12 students about the use of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) animations in mathematics lessons. It explores the ways of making mathematics easier and more understandable for students by demonstrating whether or not GIF animations that emerged from the integration of technology into mathematics education appeal to students both visually and educationally, and how mathematics...

Author(s): Esra Altintas, Åžukru Iigun and Soner Kucuk

Emotional intelligence and self-esteem as predictors of teacher self-efficacy

November 2017

Teacher self-efficacy is related to teachers or pre-service teachers feeling competent in their profession. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy perceptions and their emotional intelligence and self-esteem. The study group of the current research comprised a total of 212 pre-service teachers of whom 141 are females (66.5%) and 71 are males (33.5%)...

Author(s): Harun Åžahin

A comparison of pre-service, in-service and formation program for teachers’ perceptions of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) in English language teaching (ELT)

November 2017

In view of the rapid advancement of technology, technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) has been extensively studied. However, research on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) in teaching English appear to be scarce and addressed either pre-service or in-service teachers, but not their comparison. Additionally, although teacher-certificate programs are employed in many countries, none of the...

Author(s): Yıldız Turgut

Economics of quality education and paths leading into and out of quality education: Evidence from Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

November 2017

The difference in economic development among nations entirely emanates from difference in human capital development as it is the priority pathway out of poverty, diverse socio-economic and environmental crises. Although, huge investment in human capital development has long been made, mere investment will never lead to quality labor force unless paths for quality education are well substantiated. This study identifies...

Author(s): Tsegaye Molla

Examining the behavior and thinking levels of secondary school students (6th-8th GRADES) towards the environment according to gender

November 2017

The aim of this study is to examine the behavior and thinking levels of secondary school students towards the environment according to grade and gender. Relational screening model was used for the study. The sample includes a total of 958 (512 females and 446 males) secondary school students. Of the participants, 261 (27.2%) are in 6th grade, 461 (48.1%) are in 7th grade, and 236 (24.6%) are in 8th grade. The sample was...

Author(s): Nazmi Durkan

Effectiveness of constructivist approach on academic achievement in science at secondary level

November 2017

The present study investigated the effectiveness of constructivist approach on academic achievement in science at secondary level using pre-test, post-test, experimental and control group design, with 58 samples grouped as experimental group (29) and control group (29) on the basis of matching by intelligence test. The investigators conducted this experiment over three weeks by using both traditional and constructivist...

Author(s): Samaresh Adak

The use of Orff-based music activities for educational and therapeutic purposes with disadvantaged group of Romani children

November 2017

"Romani people" are a disadvantaged group of people due to their socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. This situation makes them poor and thus cannot afford education. As Romani people have the tendency to love music, it is considered that music activities may encourage their children who generally have negative attitudes towards school to attend school systematically. Therefore, this work aims to...

Author(s): Bilgehan Eren and Gülnihal Gül

Teacher perceptions of professional role and innovative teaching at elementary schools in Taiwan

November 2017

The purpose of the study is to explore the association between primary school teachers’ perceptions of professional role and their innovative teaching in Central Taiwan. Quantitative research methods were employed, and data were collected from 554 Central Taiwanese teachers. The results of the present study indicated that elementary school teachers have highly perceived professional services and professional...

Author(s): Chih-Lun Hung and Feng-Chin Li

Teaching students with intellectual disabilities: Constructivism or behaviorism?

November 2017

Many teaching strategies have been postulated over the past years by various scholars in an effort to enhance the education system among students with intellectual disabilities. There is much debate on the application of constructivist and behaviorist perspectives for teaching students with intellectual disabilities as addressed in this paper. Many scholars have advocated for exclusivity with regards to the use of the...

Author(s): Faris Algahtani

Relationship level of individual value perceptions and competence beliefs of classroom teachers

November 2017

The main aim of this study is to reveal classroom teachers’ personal value perceptions and the level of their efficiencies. The quantitative research method was used in the research. The target population of the research consisted of 335 classroom teachers in Kars. Multi stage sampling model was selected in order to determine the sampling in the research. First, Kars City Center and its boroughs were accepted as a...

Author(s): YaÅŸar Kop, Murat TaÅŸdan and Aytekin AlibeyoÄŸlu

The effect of the pedagogical Formation Education process in Turkey on self-efficacy beliefs of students in teaching

November 2017

In light of the recent ongoing debates in Turkey, the Formation Education, which is provided to students who graduated from faculties other than Educational Faculties, targets to make graduate students acquire the requirements and efficacy criteria of the teaching profession, which are defined in the Turkish National Education Basic Law 1739, Item 32? However, there have been a great deal of serious debates on several...

Author(s): Hasan AYDEMÄ°R

The effectiveness of teacher work between permanent and non-permanent teachers on the implementation of school-based management in Muhammadiyah Metro elementary school

October 2017

The study aims to obtain empirical evidence of the differences in the effectiveness of work on several aspects, including preparing and planning learning activities, the implementation of public administration, responsibility, and task. The study was carried out between the two groups, which were permanent and nonpermanent teachers in Muhamamdiyah Metro Elementary School. The research was conducted in Muhammadiyah Metro...

Author(s): Juhri A. M., Tri Y. H. and Agus S.

The relationship between principals’ cultural intelligence levels and their cultural leadership behaviors

October 2017

This study aimed to identify school administrators’ views on school administrators’ cultural intelligence and cultural leadership behaviors. The study employed relational screening model, a descriptive research method, since it set out to determine the existing situation. “Cultural Intelligence Scale” and “Cultural Leadership Scale” were used in the study as data collection tools....

Author(s): Süleyman Göksoy

Teachers’ attitude towards implementation of learner-centered methodology in science education in Kenya

October 2017

This study aims to evaluate teachers’ attitude towards implementation of learner-centered methodology in science education in Kenya. The study used a survey design methodology, adopting the purposive, stratified random and simple random sampling procedures and hypothesised that there was no significant relationship between the head teachers’ attitudes, the teachers’ attitudes and the level of...

Author(s): Caroline Ndirangu

Teacher opinions on Ministry of National Education 2002, 2006, and 2013 preschool education curricula in Turkey

October 2017

This study was aimed to make a historical review by collecting and comparing teachers’ opinions on target-behaviors/learning-objectives outcomes, content, plans, activities, practices and assessment of the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Turkey 2002, 2006, and 2013 preschool education curricula (PEC) in six categories. The sample group of the study was selected by easily accessible technique from eight...

Author(s): Mine Canan Durmusoglu

Effects of the types of error, proficiency level of the learners and nature of the recasts on the uptake of learners

October 2017

This current study examined the effects of the type of errors learners make (that is, phonological, lexical and grammar), proficiency level of the learners (that is, A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1) and nature of the recasts (that is, long and short) on the uptake of the learners. The data of this study came from the video-recordings of A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1-level of Turkish as a Second Language (TSL) classes. 60-h data have been...

Author(s): Dogan Yuksel, Banu Inan-Karagul and Dilek Fidan

Exploring the opinions about the concepts of “formula” and “rule” in mathematics

October 2017

The purpose of this study is to draw attention to the concepts of “formula” and “rule” in mathematics, thereby revealing the views of pre-service teachers relating to these concepts by exploring their knowledge in, and their capacity to exemplify these concepts. The study is important in that it would reveal how pre-service teachers see the concepts of “formula” and...

Author(s): Esra AltıntaÅŸ and Åžükrü Ä°lgün

Promoting active participation of children with intellectual disabilities in social activities through citizenship education in disability centers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

October 2017

This study evaluates the positive impact of citizenship education in students with an intellectual disability in disability centers in Saudi Arabia. The understanding of citizenship rights is widely perceived to be helpful for the successful integration of disabled students in a diverse society. A qualitative close-ended questionnaire was used as a data collection tool to evaluate the citizenship knowledge of...

Author(s): Mohammed Ali Alkahtani and Hanadi Hussain Al-Qahtani

Opinions of teachers and preservice teachers of social studies on geo-literacy

October 2017

The purpose of this study is to investigate the opinions of teachers and preservice teachers of social studies on geo-literacy. The study used the qualitative research design of phenomenology to collect data. The study consisted of 20 teachers and 30 prospective teachers of social studies. The purposive sampling method of criterion sampling was taken as a basis. Descriptive analysis method was used to analyze the data...

Author(s): Hatice MEMÄ°ÅžOÄžLU

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