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

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.

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

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

Effects of family educational background, dwelling and parenting style on students’ academic achievement: The case of secondary schools in Bahir Dar

September 2017

This study predominantly focuses on investigating the respective impacts of family educational background, dwelling background and parenting styles on students’ overall academic performance with respect to governmental secondary schools in Bahir Dar town, Ethiopia. A descriptive survey method was employed. ’A 42-item questionnaire was constructed and pilot tested. The computed reliability coefficient was...

Author(s): Melaku Anteneh Mekonnen

Value tendency differences between pre-service social studies teachers within the scope of the East and the West

September 2017

This study aims to comparatively examine the values that the students of the Department of Social Studies in Education Faculty at two universities located in the Eastern and Western parts of Turkey desire to find in people they interact with. Multiple methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods, were used in this study. The research was first shaped through content analysis method based on the qualitative...

Author(s): Ahmed Emin OsmanoÄŸlu

The effectiveness of using group story-mapping strategy to improve reading comprehension of students with learning disabilities

September 2017

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using group story-mapping of English as a second language (ESL) on students with learning disability while reading comprehension. The researcher focused on a specific graphic organizer in this study, called group story-mapping. This strategy required students with learning disabilities involving reading comprehension to identify the five main areas for...

Author(s): Nada Alturki

The predictive power of adult attachment patterns on interpersonal cognitive distortions of University Students

September 2017

The purpose of this study is to determine the explanatory power of the anxious and avoidant dimensions of attachment to explain the interpersonal cognitive distortions. The research was conducted on correlational pattern, one of the quantitative research models. A total of 413 volunteer undergraduates students, from Selçuk University were research samples. Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions Scale (ICDS),...

Author(s): Hatice Deveci Åžirin

Analysis of dream in Gholamhossein Sā'edi's short stories: A model for dream analysis in literary works

September 2017

Gholam Hussein Sā'edi is one of the greatest Iranian writers of short stories in the present era. Sā'edi’s stories are based on the existence of fanciful and dreamlike settings in which he attempts to establish the endings of the stories to be the direct result of the characters' psychological reaction against their dreams. The linguistic and psychological analyses of the stories show that dreams...

Author(s): Hassan Veskari, Shokrollah Pouralkhas, Ramin Moharrami and Ebrahim Ranjbar

The effect of healthcare transformatıon ın a Turkısh medıcal school

September 2017

In Turkey there are 83 medical schools and the oldest six are regarded as the best institutions. Marmara University School of Medicine (MUSM) is one of the 6 leading institutions. MUSM Hospital was delivered to Turkish Ministry of Health (TMoH) for its operational management in 2010. In this study, we aim to assess the current status and trend of productivity and attractiveness of MUSM, by comparing them to other...

Author(s): Ahmet O. Aktan and Bahadir M. Gulluoglu

Effect of pop music on students’ attitudes to music lessons

September 2017

This study aims to identify whether the use of popular music in teaching song creates a significant difference in attitudes of middle school students to music lessons. “Pretest-posttest design” from experimental models was used. The experimental and control groups consists of 8 classes of continuing education from four different middle schools in Burdur province which were selected randomly. The music lesson...

Author(s): Gökhan Özdemir and M. Can Çiftçibaşı

Teachers and students’ perceptions of communicative competence in English as a foreign language in Indonesia

September 2017

This article is an attempt to formulate and design a comprehensive rationale in formulating standard of communicative competence of English for Indonesian learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The study focuses on the perceptions of teachers and students on what communicative competence means, and how they perceive each component of the communicative competence of English. This research is a quantitative...

Author(s): Hery Yufrizal

Student perception on group work and group assignments in classroom teaching: The case of Bule Hora university second year biology students, South Ethiopia: An action research

September 2017

Group learning has become a common practice in schools and tertiary institutions. It provides more comfortable and supportive learning environment than solitary work. It fosters critical thinking skills, develops individual accountability, increases levels of reasoning and positive interdependence, improves problem-solving strategies and internalizes content knowledge. But many factors influence the group relation, such...

Author(s): Tolessa Muleta Daba, Sorale Jilo Ejersa and Sultan Aliyi

Primary school pre-service teachers' self-assessed competency level of teaching how to read in Turkey

September 2017

Learning to read is an important step for a child’s academic and social success. Meaningful and fluent reading skills are linked to children’s progress in their thinking and criticizing abilities. The knowledge and skills required for effective reading are initially taught in primary schools. The main responsibility of primary school teachers’ is to teach pupils how to read. The purpose of this study...

Author(s): Aybala Çayır

Examination of test and item statistics from visual and verbal mathematics questions

September 2017

The aim of this research is to determine whether students’ test performance and approaches to test questions change based on the type of mathematics questions (visual or verbal) administered to them. This research is based on a mixed-design model. The quantitative data are gathered from 297 seventh grade students, attending seven different middle schools in Cankaya, Ankara. Of all the students who participated in...

Author(s): Cagla Alpayar and H. Deniz Gulleroglu

A study on the barriers to participation of females in science, mathematics and technology education in Imo State the way forward

September 2017

A study was carried out to ascertain the barriers to effective participation of females in surface-mount technology (SMT) in Imo State. Four purposes and four research questions guided the study. The study adopted the survey research design. The population of the study consists of all the female science students and lecturers in six tertiary institutions in Imo state. The simple random sampling technique was adopted...

Author(s): Iwu R. U. and Azoro A. V.

Mechanism for promoting motivation, confidence, and autonomy through synchronic communication sessions in virtual learning environments

September 2017

This study presents a mechanism which explains the effect of synchronous communication on students’ perception of the training process in virtual learning methodology used in a postgraduate programme at the University of Santander. We use System Dynamics to design a mechanism that integrates motivation, confidence, trust, and autonomy in students. The results suggest that this mechanism explains why teachers...

Author(s): Jorge Andrick Parra Valencia, Adriana Rocío Lizcano Dallos and Eliécer Pineda Ballesteros

The relationship between sportsmanship level of secondary school students and their success regarding the religious culture and knowledge of ethics course

August 2017

This study aims to exhibit how the sportsmanship level of secondary school students relates to their success regarding the religious culture and knowledge of ethics course (RCKEC). The research was made on 609 students attending public schools in Erzincan city center during 2016 to 2017 academic year. “Physical Education Course Sportspersonship Behavior Scale” (PECSBS), a form for collecting personal details...

Author(s): Yakup Koç and Ahmet Alper Tunga Karabudak

Mind frames are more important than structures: Questions of educational reform and people as the answer

August 2017

A lot of structural reforms of education system have been and are being discussed at length in the general public and among experts. Many hope this discussion will lead to progress in the form of structural measures and frequently point to Pisa as evidence in support of this hope. However, educational research beyond Pisa shows that in many cases, this hope remains just that, a hope, and that there is no causal...

Author(s): Klaus Zierer

Examination of children decision making using clues during the logical reasoning process

August 2017

Logical reasoning is the process of thinking about a problem and finding the most effective solution. Children's decision-making skills are part of their cognitive development and are also indicative. The purpose of this study was to examine children's decision-making skills using clues in logical reasoning based on various variables. The study was conducted according to the relational screening model. A...

Author(s): Meryem Çelik

The evaluation of prospective teachers' attitudes towards citizenship and citizenship education

August 2017

This study aims to determine the attitudes of prospective teachers studying pedagogical formation education towards citizenship and citizenship education based on  their gender, area of specialization, ethnicity and geographical area. This study explains the global implications of the concepts of citizenship, and citizenship education. A quantitative approach using questionnaire survey was adopted for this...

Author(s): Özbek Ramazan and Susam Ezlam

Evaluation of the physical education and sports curriculum in Turkish schools

August 2017

This study assesses the vocational education courses given in schools of physical education and sport at Turkish universities and their use in the life of professionals. This study investigates 55 male and 25 female participants, aged 24 to 49, randomly selected from among the physical education and sport teachers in government and private schools in the cities of Edirne, Tekirdag, and Kırklareli of the Trakya region...

Author(s): Ahmet Sadan Okmen

Classroom teacher candidates’ perceptions of teacher self-efficacy in developing students’ reading, writing and verbal skills: Scale development study

August 2017

This work uses exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to study Verbal Skills Development Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (VSDTS), Reading Skills Development Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (RSDTS) and Writing Skills Development Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (WSDTS) developed to identify classroom teacher candidates’ perceptions of teacher self-efficacy in developing students’ verbal, reading and writing skills....

Author(s): AyÅŸe Nur Kutluca Canbulat

Using Valsiner’s zone theory for identifying the forms of students’ pseudo responses in mathematics teaching process

August 2017

Various methods of teaching had been implemented to create an active and fun teaching process by teachers for students. Teachers’ actions during class could lead to different responses from students. However, those actions are not always well accepted by students. Valsiner suggested a theory on a set of teachers’ actions for promoting students’ response called zone of promotion action (ZPA). The...

Author(s): Jauhara Dian Nurul Iffah, Akbar Sutawidjaja, Cholis Sa’dijah and Subanji

Secondary school teachers’ perceptions on their school’s openness to change

August 2017

Any possible difference to occur in the subsystems or dimensions of the organization or the interrelations between them is called organizational change. Organizational change means an organization’s adapting a new way of thinking or an action. In this sense, change is such a comprehensible term that includes all events and phenomena related to creativity, renovation, growth and development. The purpose of this...

Author(s): Rüyam KüçüksüleymanoÄŸlu and Cem TerzioÄŸlu

Cul-de-sac from diehard traditions: The demise of action research in teacher education

August 2017

Reflective practice has become the global prime educational trend expected of education practitioners but some teacher educators tend to stifle its development. It is strongly believed in critical pedagogy, the theoretical framework of action research theorists that reflective practice is inherent in an introspective disposition and is developed through participatory action research. Reflective practice is the...

Author(s): Davison Zireva

An instructional design model with the cultivating research-based learning strategies for fostering teacher students’ creative thinking abilities

August 2017

Designing the instructional model with the innovative the Research-Based Learning Strategy Lesson Plans of the effectiveness of the processing performance and the resulting performance (E1/E2) with the IOC value determining standardized criteria of 80/80 were developed. Students’ perceptions were assessed with the 30-item Research-Based Learning Strategies (RBLS) in six scales. Students’ creative thinking...

Author(s): Khwanchai Khuana, Tanthip Khuana and Toansakul Santiboon

Fathers in Turkey: Paternity characteristics, gender role, communication skills

August 2017

Objective of this study is to examine the correlation the quality of paternity, gender roles and communication skills of fathers. The scores in the scale of supporting developmental tasks were used in order to determine the quality of paternity. The other data collection tools were the BEM sex role ınventory and the communication skills ınventory. The study included a multiple regression analysis for predicting the...

Author(s): Perihan üNüVAR

Students’ conception of learning environment and their approach to learning and its implication on quality education

July 2017

Quality of education in higher institutions can be affected by different factors. It partly rests on the learning environment created by teachers and the learning approach students are employing during their learning. The main purpose of this study is to examine the learning environment at Mizan Tepi University from students’ perspective and their approach to learning, and evaluate its implication on quality...

Author(s): Matheas Shemelis Belaineh

An alternative educational method in early childhood: Museum education

July 2017

According to the preschool education program that came into effect by Turkish Ministry of Education in Turkey in 2013, teaching should be offered not only in classrooms but also in places outside classrooms likely to boost learning. The program required utilizing learning techniques, and environments different from conventional ones. The aim of the present study was to raise awareness about history through a museum...

Author(s): Güzin Özyilmaz Akamca, R. Gunseli Yildirim and A. Murat Ellez

Exploring the lifeworlds of children in Hong Kong: Parents’ report on after school time use

July 2017

This study aims to discuss the findings of a survey completed by 335 parents of children in Kindergarten 1 (3 to 4 years), Primary 1 (6 to 7 years) and Primary 5 (10 to 11 years) in Hong Kong, about their children’s out of school time use. We wanted to explore the widely held notion that Asian students spend much of their time studying, with little leisure time, and there is scant information about Asian...

Author(s): N. J. Yelland, S. Muspratt and C. L. Gilbert

Determining the variables that affect the reading motivation of educational faculty students

July 2017

Reading motivation has a significant contribution to acquire the necessary reading skills, and it has an indisputable effect on continuing to read. When the importance of the role model effect of school teachers in acquiring reading skills is considered, it is expected that reading motivation of the students will be high whose teachers also have a high reading motivation. Considering these issues, this study aimed to...

Author(s): Vafa SavaÅŸkan and Atilla Özdemir

Complementing lecturing as teaching pedagogy and students’ learning styles in universities in Tanzania: State of issues

July 2017

Lecturing remains a popular and predominant teaching pedagogy in Higher Education Institutions and Tanzanian universities are no exception. However, due to increase in enrollments, lecturing encounters serious challenges as burgeoning diverse nature of students’ learning needs associated with physiological, psychological, professional and biographic factors. This study employed cross-sectional survey to...

Author(s): Yazidu Saidi Mbalamula

The effect of teaching methods and learning styles on capabilities of writing essays on elementary school’s students in East Jakarta

June 2017

The objective of this research was to discover the effect of teaching methods and learning styles on the student’s ability to write essays. This study was conducted in elementary school in East Jakarta. The population of this studies was 3rd-grade elementary school students who study in East Jakarta. Samples were taken with stratified cluster random sampling technique with 32 students as the respondents. Results...

Author(s): Wuryani and  Yufiarti

Evaluating the Fatih project applications in the Turkish educational system according to teachers’ viewpoints (Turkey)

June 2017

The purpose of this study was to analyze teachers’ perspectives on the usage of smart boards and Tablet PCs in the Fatih Project using some variables (gender, branches, school types, educational status etc). The measurement scale of the study was developed and applied with the high school teachers in Düzce. Quantitative research methods were used in the study and screening model was applied. The SPSS 20.0...

Author(s): Erol Sozen and Mücahit CoÅŸkun

The study of validity and reliability of the perceived value scale of prospective teachers in terms of teaching profession

June 2017

The aim of this study was to develop "Perceived Value Scale in regard to Teaching Profession of Prospective Teachers ". The validity and reliability analysis of the scale, developed for prospective elementary school teachers, was performed. In order to determine the values of the teaching profession, first of all, the related literature was scanned and an essay about the values related to the profession was...

Author(s): Engin Demir, Yusuf Budak and Cennet Gologlu Demir

The strategies of using a special kind of number patterns in different stages of education

June 2017

Patterns and generalization are one of the most fundamental aspects of mathematics, which makes  recent decades, mathematical tasks which include patterns, whether they are numerical or graphical, are mostly used, for example researching generalization. The aim of this paper is to investigate how a special kind of task concerning well-known palindromes can diversify the process of generalization in three different...

Author(s): Joanna Jureczko

The relations among musical instrument performance self-efficacy, self-esteem and music performance anxiety in pre-service music teachers

June 2017

This study investigated the relations among pre-service music teachers' musical instrument performance self-efficacy, music performance anxiety and self-esteem. This study was designed as a correlative survey, and was conducted with a total of 527 pre-service music teachers. The data were collected by using the Musical Instrument Performance Self-Efficacy Scale, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and the Kenny...

Author(s): Demet Girgin

The mediating role of scientific attitudes in the relationship between teacher candidates’ scientific epistemological beliefs and approaches to scientific research

June 2017

The study aims to analyze scientific attitudes’ effect on the relationship between teacher candidates’ scientific epistemological beliefs and their approach to scientific research. The research model of the study is relational survey, a type of descriptive model. The study group is comprised of 647 pre-service teachers from Balıkesir University Necatibey, Faculty of Education. “Scientific...

Author(s): Hasan Hüseyin ÅžAHAN 

Self-values of pre-school teachers working in Turkish public schools

June 2017

This study aims at describing the self-values held by pre-school teachers working in public schools and at determining whether or not those values differ on the basis of seniority, marital status and having children. This research employs a descriptive method. The research population comprised 278 pre-school teachers working in public pre-school education institutions and in public primary education schools. The Rokeach...

Author(s): Ä°lknur Maya

A study on reading habits of social studies and history teachers in Turkey

May 2017

The development of reading habits in the society is influenced by both the family and school environment. Teachers are the most effective element within the school environment. Social studies teachers at the primary education level and history teachers at the secondary education level can be said to be branch teachers who should have an "advanced" reading habits both in terms of their fields and their...

Author(s): Åžengül Bircan Tuba

Study habit and its impact on secondary school students’ academic performance in biology in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

May 2017

Study habits is how one studies. That is, the habits which students form during their school years. Without good study habits, a student cannot succeed. Thus, this study investigated the impact of study habits on secondary school students’ academic performance in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The study was guided by one null hypothesis. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design as its plan....

Author(s): Ebele Uju F. and Olofu Paul A.

A systematic review of research into rare diseases in the educational sphere

May 2017

Rare diseases (RDs) represent a wide, varied group of illnesses characterised by their low prevalence among the population. Moreover, they can appear at any time of life, including in infancy. For this reason, the aim of this article was to review and analyse research in the field of education to find out what kind of educational response is offered by schools to pupils with RDs. The following databases were used to...

Author(s): Leire Darretxe, Zuriñe Gaintza and Javier Monzon-Gonzalez

Publication productivity of academics in Jigjiga University, Ethiopia

May 2017

This descriptive cross-sectional survey examined faculty publication productivity at Jigjiga University, Ethiopia. It, specifically, aimed at exploring the factors and barriers that may influence publication productivity among academic staffs while also comparing variations across academic disciplines. The survey employed self-administered questionnaire distributed to 120 faculties randomly selected from nine academic...

Author(s): Teka Feyera, Habtamu Atelaw, Najib Abdi Hassen and Gemechu Fufa

Observational learning on industry work practices toward job readiness

May 2017

This research aims to find out the influence of observational learning on job readiness based on some indicators and variables. This is a quantitative research in which Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used. The research method is survey. The participants of this research are the Grade XII students of Accountancy Department of State Vocational High School, Tangerang regency, Banten in the 2016-2017 academic year....

Author(s): Subkhan Rojuli, Agus Rahayu and Disman

Education and school leavers’ unemployment saga: Implication for educational planning in Nigeria

May 2017

This paper reviewed the relationship between the type of education and school leavers’ unemployment with the view to highlighting its implications for educational planning in Nigeria. The concept of education, reasons for steady increase in the number of unemployed school leavers and what to do in order to curb educated unemployment were discussed. The reviewed works show that the rapid extension of formal...

Author(s): Aja Sunday Nwambam and Prisca Ijeoma Eze

Expectation returns and households’ decision in the schooling of their children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

April 2017

This study aims to study households’ expectations for their children’s academic performance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Education has a significant role in increasing the productivity and income level of an individual in a society. Household education, income, distance from school, gender discrimination within household and cost of education can affect parents’ expectations of their children. The...

Author(s): Shahzad KHAN, Puangkaew LURHATHAIOPATH and Shusuke MATSUSHITA

Clusters and factors associated with complementary basic education in Tanzania mainland

April 2017

Complimentary Basic Education in Tanzania (COBET) is a community-based programme initiated in 1999 to provide formal education system opportunity to over aged children or children above school age. The COBET program was analyzed using secondary data collected from 21 regions from 2008 to 2012. Cluster analysis was applied to classify the 21 regions in terms of enrolments by cohort, dropouts, gender, and regional per...

Author(s): Paul Edwin, Msengwa S. Amina and Naimani M. Godwin

Evaluation of sport mental toughness and psychological wellbeing in undergraduate student athletes

April 2017

This study aims to evaluate the relationships between sport mental toughness (SMT) and psychological wellbeing (PWB) of undergraduate student athletes. Mental toughness represents the ability of a person to cope with the demands of training and competition, increased determination, focus, confidence, and maintain control under pressure. Mental toughness has been explained as the ability of an athlete to cope with the...

Author(s): Bulent Okan Micoogullari, Ugur Odek and Ozkan Beyaz

Challenges facing Chinese International students studying in the United States

April 2017

Chinese international students often find it challenging to adjust to attending college in the United States (US). There is limited research addressing Chinese international college students’ adjustment in the US. Drawing on what literature exists combined with research addressing Chinese immigrants’ transition and international students’ transition, this article examines strategies to help Chinese...

Author(s): Yuerong Ching, Susan L. Renes, Samantha McMurrow, Joni Simpson and Anthony T. Strange

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