International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 243

IJEAPS Articles

Academic mentorship leadership practice and productivity of academics in public universities in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria

April 2024

The study explores the relationship between academic mentorship and the productivity of academics in universities. Two questions and a hypothesis were raised to guide the study. The research design employed ex-post-facto methodology with a population of 3,492 academic staff. The stratified random sampling technique was used to determine the sample size of 676 academics. The questionnaire served as the main instrument...

Author(s): Patience Okoro, Nelson Ejiro Akpotu and Romina Ifeoma Asiyai

Compliance toward ethical leadership among school principals: A synthesis of qualitative research-based evidences

February 2024

Ethical leadership has proven to be pivotal in fostering efficiency and effectiveness across various organizations. It cultivates employees' confidence, commitment, job satisfaction and enhances their performance, thereby contributing to organizational stability and competitiveness. Given its significance, ethical leadership has become a global priority, garnering attention from both organizations and educational...

Author(s): Kennedy Dastan Kaduma

Effect of transformational leadership on data-informed instruction and student achievement

January 2024

The purpose of the study was to better understand the extent to which middle school principals' transformational leadership styles affect teachers' data-informed instruction, the influence of teachers' data-informed instruction on middle school student achievement, and the extent to which transformational leaders affect student achievement through data-informed instruction. Therefore, for this study, survey...

Author(s): Beverly Cheri Neal

Investigating the challenges facing effective implementation of free primary education in Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone

December 2023

This paper aims to examine the obstacles hindering the successful implementation of Free Primary teaching in Kakua chiefdom, Bo district, Southern Sierra Leone, focusing on the adequacy of funding and provision of educational resources to schools. The research employed a survey design with a cross-sectional approach, involving the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data from various respondents...

Author(s): Tony Patrick George

Factors affecting on students’ university choice in the tertiary education in Sri Lanka

July 2023

Education boosts any nation's economy. Sri Lankan higher education is competitive. Because only 15% of students who take the General Certificate Examination in Advanced Level (G.C.E A/L) are qualified to enter public universities, every student struggles to get into university. Some ineligible public college students attend private universities, vocational schools, or are migrant students. 15% of students qualify...

Author(s): Lakshmi Ranwala, Sampath Siriwardena, Veronica Kurukulaarachchi and Lalith Edirisinghe

A literature review on students’ university choice and satisfaction

July 2023

Recently, many researchers have found that education systems in many nations are very comprehensive and competitive. They revealed that the primary goal of many universities is to increase the number of students’ enrolment as much as possible. In students’ perspective, they also consider different factors when they make their higher education decision. Therefore, this article aims to investigate the factors...

Author(s): Dimali Wijesinghe, Lakshmi Ranwala, Sampath Siriwardena, Lalith Edirisinghe and Veronica Kurukulaarachchi

School dropout and early marriage affects youth agribusiness employment

July 2023

This article focused on uncovering the background of the youth lamenting unemployment in the presence of agribusiness employment opportunities. A phenomenological qualitative design was employed to generate in-depth information. The sample frame was formed of youth agribusiness clubs from the district agribusiness office. Purposive and snowball sampling was used to recruit participants doing different agribusinesses....

Author(s): Komani Augustine Tembo, Mavuto Tembo and Dominic Mapopa Ndengu

Processes, products and lessons in translating policies into practice: The case of IGAD teacher training initiative in refugee and host community secondary schools

July 2023

This paper describes the role of regional institutions in translating regional policy instruments into practical action using the experience of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in training teachers for refugee and host community secondary schools in three pilot member states: Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda. The paper raises questions about the regional organizations could be engaged in developing...

Author(s): Kebede Kassa Tsegaye

Higher education for refugees, returnees and host communities: Reflections on the Djibouti declaration of IGAD and its ramifications for sustainable development

July 2023

This paper argues that access to quality education and skills development programs for refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is not only one of the fundamental human rights that states and non-state actors have obligations to fulfill; it is also an integral part of sustainable development efforts which will have significant contributions to socio-economic transformation in host countries, countries...

Author(s): Kebede Kassa Tsegaye

Development of 21st century skills during preschool period: A phenomenological study in Türkiye

May 2023

The aim of this qualitative study is to investigate experiences of master’s students regarding children’s development of 21st century skills during preschool period in Türkiye. This is a phenomenological study. Purposeful sampling technique was applied in the forms of convenience sampling and criterion sampling. The data for this study was collected from four preschool teachers who were also...

Author(s): Duygu ÇETINGÖZ  

Contextualizing Fayol's 14 principles in managing school systems in Tanzania

May 2023

This paper provides a modest contribution to understanding how Fayol's principles can be contextualised and applied in the administration of school systems in Tanzania and beyond. A qualitative approach is adopted to review journal articles that analyse Fayol's 14 principles and compares their suitability to the current management of school systems in Tanzania. A descriptive analysis was conducted to examine the...

Author(s): Majiyd Hamis Suru and Yazidu Saidi Mbalamula

The impact of work-family conflict on work engagement of female university teachers in China: JD-R perspective

April 2023

This paper takes work-family conflict as the independent variable, work engagement as the dependent variable, and perceived organizational support and emotional exhaustion as the mediating variables, and studies the influence of work-family conflict on work engagement and the mechanism of perceived organizational support and emotional exhaustion of female university teachers in China, based on the job demand-resource...

Author(s): Qiaolan Su, and Man Jiang

Necessity for a paradigm shift in tertiary education in Sri Lanka: An Approach for Introducing the Conceptual Framework of a Paradigm Shift

April 2023

Paradigm shift is a significant modification of the core assumptions and methods of experimentation in a scientific discipline. The field of education, at all levels, has undergone tremendous change recently, precipitated by extraordinary demand for high quality and meaningful sustainable education at all levels across the globe. The national education system is segregated into five main categories: primary, junior...

Author(s): Lakshmi Ranwala, Sampath Siriwardena, Lalith Edirisinghe, Veronica Kurukulaarachchi and Dimali Wijesinghe

Entrepreneurial education: An overview of alternative and effective school practices and actions in Cyprus and Greece educational system

April 2023

This conceptual paper aims to annotate the existing practices and actions of entrepreneurial education in Cyprus and Greece educational organizations taking into account the centralized school contexts. At the same time, it presents the literature background regarding the new principal's role in the 21st century in order to provide adequate school practices and actions in recent years. Specifically, it seeks to...

Author(s): Mariandri Kazi, Maria Charalambous, Athanasoula Reppa Anastasia and Reppa Glykeria

Reimaging of basic education; panacea for catalyzing change for inclusion and access during pandemics

March 2023

The worldwide health epidemic has glinted serious challenges on the vulnerabilities. However, on the other hand it has given a glimpse of existing disparities and a wakening call on what mitigations are needed to be considered. At the top-most is the need to address the education of over one point five billion learners whose education has been interrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis. As the world globally navigates the...

Author(s): George Areba Ngwacho

Effect of household income and expenditure on tertiary school enrolment in Nigeria

December 2022

The bounds testing (augmented autoregressive distributed lag, ARDL) technique to cointegration was used in this study to investigate the effect of household income and expenditure on tertiary school enrolment in Nigeria from 1970 to 2020. The model was employed to estimate the relationship between these three variables while also accounting for interactions with total education expenditure. When the dependent variable...

Author(s): Ihugba O. A., Obiukwu S., Akobundu P. L., Osunkwo T., Oyalede O. and Okonkwo K.

Parents’ involvement and students’ academic performance in Ryakasinga centre for higher Education-Sheema District, Uganda

July 2022

The study examined parents’ involvement (PI) and students’ academic performance (SAP) in Ryakasinga Centre for Higher Education (RCHE) - Sheema district - Uganda. The objectives were to examine the effect of parenting, learning at home, and volunteering on students’ academic performance in RCHE. The study was underpinned by Systems theory. The sample size was 117 with 43 teachers and 74 Form 4 students...

Author(s): Mugumya Duncans, Basheka Benon, Mwesigye Adrian Rwekaza, Atibuni Dennis Zami, Aduwo Jennifer Rose and Ahimbisibwe Emmanuel Karoro

Creating a psychological paradigm shift in students’ choice in tertiary education in Sri Lanka through education vertical integration

July 2022

Tertiary education is a turning point in anybody's life. Students' choice of tertiary education is crucial for them, their family members, and the country. All parents would like to see their children reach the heights in education and develop many career prospects. In Sri Lanka, critical job profiles are limited to medical doctors, engineers, accountants, and lawyers. However, the fact remains that this type of...

Author(s): Edirisinghe Lalith, Siriwardena Sampath and Ranwala Lakshmi 

The implementation of complementary subjects for English Course in teacher training institutes

July 2022

In 2007, some curricular changes of teacher training system were initiated in Mozambique with teacher training course model 10+1. The changes included the teaching of English together with other new subjects that required the training of teachers capable of implementing them to meet the needs of primary education curriculum. In order to examine the implementation of the curricular changes in primary teachers’...

Author(s): Cuane Geraldo Joel 

Conservatism and social justice: Why do some teachers strive harder for social justice while others do not?

June 2022

Teachers are seen as change agents in the world of social justice because they embody the educational ideals of equality and fair treatment. The aim of this study is to examine the more conservative personal and social attitudes of teachers that may affect how their social justice beliefs play out in the classroom. The research findings reveal important results about the relationship between the attitudes of resistance...

Author(s): Öngel Gülay and TabancalI Erkan

E-library and quality assurance in federal government colleges in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Nigeria

February 2022

This study was to determine the relationship between e-library and quality assurance in the Federal Government Colleges (unity schools) in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Nigeria. The population comprised of the teachers and students (SS3 and JS3) of the six unity schools in Rivers and Bayelsa States Nigeria numbering 3186 (teachers 1019, students 2167). A research sample of 637 was used through proportional stratified...


Lecturers’ perception of contributory pension scheme implementation and job commitment in South-South Nigerian Universities

February 2022

This study investigated lecturers’ perception of contributory pension scheme implementation and job commitment in South-South Nigerian universities. To guide the study, two research questions and one hypothesis were raised. A descriptive survey research that adopted correlational design. The population of the study was all the lecturers in the six federal universities in South-South Nigeria. The sample consisted...

Author(s): James Nwabianke Onukwu

Determinants of teachers’ motivation and professional development in public secondary schools in Kenya

January 2022

Teacher motivation is by and large the major determinant of students’ success during the schooling process. This is primarily because a motivated teacher is likely to be more engaged and enthusiastic in the workplace. Kenya’s education sector has in the recent past experienced industrial disharmony which has been occasioned by teachers’ demand for higher remuneration. This demand, however, could be a...

Author(s): Orina J. Oyiego, Kiumi J. Kanjogu and Githae P. Kaboro 

Refugee education: Refugees’ perceptions of educational challenges in Uganda

January 2022

This brief report article presents the current educational challenges refugees face in Uganda based on their perceptions. The perceptions of the refugees were collected through an approach that ensured that refugee leaders, students, and non-students commented on the education of refugees in Uganda. 15 individual interviews with refugee students in Kampala in 2021 were complemented by data collected from 2 Focus Group...

Author(s): Paul Ogwang Tulibaleka

Creating a psychological paradigm shift in students’ choice for tertiary education in Sri Lanka: The influence of socioeconomic factors

January 2022

This paper investigates the potential influence of socioeconomic factors in the students’ choice for tertiary education. The approach of this study combines an opinion survey, desk research and a case study.  Shifting of a psychological paradigm is easier said than done. It may need social awareness about the existing problems, gaps, significance and negative/positive impact of different scenarios, and...

Author(s): Lalith Edirisinghe, K. A. P. Siddhisena, Sampath Siriwardena and Lakshmi Ranwala

Challenges in organisation of college-based departmentalised continuous professional development in colleges of education for academic staff: A case study in selected colleges of education in the Volta Region

November 2021

Continuous professional development for workers is a sure way of keeping staff with up-to-date knowledge, skills and values for effective and efficient delivery on their jobs. The case of colleges of education, the trainers of teachers, cannot be underrated. Every major decision taken by the tutor on what to teach and how to teach it, when to teach could be positively impacted if the tutor is updated on trends of events...

Author(s): Benedicta Awusi Atiku

A paradox in the supervision of doctoral candidates in Ugandan higher education institutions (HEIs)

September 2021

The paper examines the dynamics and complex dimensions in doctoral supervision in different disciplinary contexts in higher education institutions (HEIs), given that institutional success and reputation depends on ‘research output,’ which creates visibility and competitive advantage. However, traditional doctoral supervision, which frequently results in research output, has remained contradictory and complex...

Author(s): Maria Kaguhangire-Barifaijo and James L. Nkata

Contextual analysis of performance appraisal models in HEIs in developed and developing countries–a review of literature

September 2021

This paper carried out a contextual analysis of different models of performance appraisals in both developed and developing countries on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). First, it conducted a thorough examination of the contextual implications of performance appraisal models in developed and developing countries. Secondly, to better understand the various performance appraisal models for HEIs in both developed and...

Author(s): Richard Kodi and K. M. Sharath Kumar

Data mining in education: Children living or working on the street with lost data problem

September 2021

Data mining in education predictions are made about other groups based on the big data of education. However, the extent to which training data can be accessed is relative. A group that can be described as missing data is children living or working on the street. For this reason this study aimed to deal with children working or living on the street. Children who have to live or work on the street before they can...

Author(s): Reyhan Sekerci, Süleyman Karatas, Beyhan Güven, Levent Demir and Alper Güven

Influence of characteristics of work-life balance on teachers’ levels of job satisfaction in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya

September 2021

Work-life balance has always been concerned with those interested in the quality of working life and its relation to broader quality of life. This study sought to establish the influence of characteristics of work-life balance on teachers’ levels of job satisfaction in public secondary schools in Nairobi County, Kenya. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of supervisor support and gender on the...

Author(s): Odisa Alfred Mathews, Kalai Mutuku Jeremiah and Okoth Achieng Ursulla

Graduates’ Employability: Has the Expansion of the University Sector in Uganda improved Employment Prospects for Graduates? ‘Employers’ and Lecturers’ Perspective’

January 2021

Given the increasing private and public cost of university education, households and nations are getting more interested in that type of education which has high potential for employment. This study explores how the expansion of the university sector in Uganda is related to graduates’ employability.  The study was guided by three objectives, namely: To find out whether expansion of the university sector in...

Author(s): Godfrey Bagonza, Maria Goretti Kaahwa and Edith G.M. Mbabazi

Equity in higher education of Nepal

January 2021

University education enables people to have better socio-economic return, engage in critical reflection of political affairs, social practices, and inequalities which subsequently strengthens democracy. The educational opportunities for disadvantaged people help them to break the vicious cycle of poverty, marginalization, and discrimination by enabling them to improve the social and economic status. The Government of...

Author(s): Yogendra Gandhari  

Demystifying the Ivory tower syndrome in universities through the use of transformational leadership

January 2021

One of the major criticisms of top management in universities in most African countries is arguably the isolation of both top management team and intellectuals from the real problems and issues of the real world and business of universities. This disconnect, often referred to as the Ivory tower syndrome, has become a source of concern. Based on experience, observations over the years on administrative practices of vice...

Author(s): V. F. Peretomode  

Factors influencing the choice of higher education institutions in Angola

January 2021

Higher education (HE) plays a predominant role in the development of any society. The expansion of HE all over the country (Angola) through the creation of new public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), as well as the creation of internal and external scholarships, have been some of the policies aimed at increasing access to HE, especially the increase in women’s access to HE. Giving the growing...

Author(s): Adília Mendonça da Costa e Silva Gaspar and José Miguel Aragão Celestino Soares

Performance appraisal training of employees: A strategy to enhance employees’ performance in public teacher training colleges in Kenya

January 2021

Human Resource (HR) practices like performance appraisal (PA) training are meant to ensure that employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for the attainment of organisational goals. However, gaps still exist on the relationship between PA employees’ training and employees’ performance. This study aimed to establish the relationship between PA training and employees’ performance in...

Author(s): Justine Majau Miriti, Lucy K. Kirima, Mirriam M. Nzivo, Simon Thuranira and Nancy L. M. Budambula

Duties of educators and administrators in adapting immigrant students to school

January 2021

In this study, the roles of teachers and school administrators in the adaptation of immigrant students to the school organization were investigated. For this purpose, the opinions of teachers and school administrators were taken for the adaptation of immigrant students to the school organization. The interview form used in the research was created by the researcher with the help of field experts. Participants consist of...

Author(s): Mustafa Kabatas

Critical success factors for public-private partnership in universal secondary education: Perspectives and policy lessons from Uganda

July 2020

There is a dearth of phenomenological interpretive studies in public-private partnership (PPP) policy in education service delivery. The limited extant literature on PPPs in education hardly explores insights into how stakeholders understand them, and what they perceive as critical success factors (CSFs) for their implementation in the context of developing countries. The overarching purpose of this study is to explore...

Author(s): Ivan Kiiza Twinomuhwezi and Chaya Herman  

Examining motivation theory in higher education among tenured and non-tenured faculty: Scholarly activity and academic rank

July 2020

The pursuit of tenure in higher education is arguably the dominant focus of tenure track faculty throughout the United States’ higher education environment, if not a world-wide phenomenon. By applying Vroom’s Expectancy theory of motivation, this study intends to investigate the relationship between research productivity and motivation to conduct such activities at higher education institutes by examining...

Author(s): Niloofar Nickol Agah, Theodore Kaniuka and Miriam Chitiga  

Structural modification challenges facing the implementation of inclusive education policy in public secondary schools in Tharaka-Nithi County

July 2020

Educational policy guidelines mandate that all learning institutions, adopt, design and embrace programs that are conducive to learners with disabilities. In spite of inclusive education policy guidelines, disability remains a major course of discrimination in Kenyan schools. This study therefore, examined the structural modification challenges on the implementation of inclusive education policy in schools. The study...

Author(s): Bibiana Ruguru Ireri, Madrine King’endo, Eric Wangila and Simon Thuranira

Semiotic procedural knowledge model on solution of problems and problem-solving analysis

July 2020

This study aims to use problem solving techniques in solving problems at different stages step by step. The theoretical and experimental semiotic model was developed by using the semiotic model method, which can be established with the relation of priority-recency, and an analysis of the problem solving skills of the students was made. Given that the procedural knowledge questions are used as the type of question to be...

Author(s): Ismail Yılmaz  

Challenges facing continuing professional development (CPD) of academic staff of the colleges of education in Ghana

July 2020

Professional development is critical in the life of every organization in positioning workers to meet changing trends of globalization. This study seeks to look at a critical analysis of the challenges facing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of academic staff of the colleges of education in Ghana. The exploratory, descriptive and evaluative case study approach that combined both qualitative and quantitative...

Author(s): Entsie Nasir Yaqub, Clement Owusu-Cole and Clara Frempong Ofosua  

Ladder of citizen participation: Insights into female student representatives on public university councils in Uganda

July 2020

Globally, there has been a campaign to promote participation of females in the entire development agenda in general, but specifically in the higher education sector. Public universities in Uganda have attempted to ensure that female stakeholders are given a platform to participate in leadership and governance of their respective universities, though still seemingly scanty. The study therefore explored perceptions of...

Author(s): Christopher Samuel Mayanja  

Teachers’ decisional participation and job satisfaction in secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria

February 2020

This study investigated the relationship between teachers’ decisional participation and job satisfaction in secondary schools in Ekiti State. The study also examined the level of teachers’ participation in decision making and level of job satisfaction. A descriptive research design of correlation type was adopted for the study while the population for the study comprised all the teachers’ teaching in...

Author(s): Ayegbusi Emmanuel Taiwo and Lucas Akin Ogunlade  

Balancing work, family and personal life: Perspectives of female staff at the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

February 2020

The study examined how female staff of the College of Distance Education (CoDE), University of Cape Coast (UCC) balance work, family and personal life roles, amidst their busy work schedules.  A 21-item well-structured questionnaire was developed to collect primary data. Using the convenient sampling technique, 32 female staff was selected for the sample. Statistical tools such as percentages, mean, standard...

Author(s): Clara Akuamoah-Boateng  

Participatory monitoring and evaluation for quality programs in higher education: What is the way for Uganda?

February 2020

Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) is an approach that higher education institutions should use to ensure achievement of objectives especially quality academic programs, research, consultancies, outreach services and administrative functions. Indeed, over the past 10 years PME has gained increased prominence over more conventional approaches to monitoring and evaluation in public management, corporate...

Author(s): Christopher Samuel Mayanja  

How school climate predicts teachers’ organizational silence

February 2020

This study aims to explore the relationships between school climate constructs and teachers’ organizational silence (OS) and to analyze how school climate predicts teachers’ OS. The study population comprised all teachers (2,237) working in private primary schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of 329 responses, which represented 14.7% of the original population. Structural equation modeling...

Author(s): Saleh Ali Y. Alqarni  

Policy strategies for effective implementation of inclusive education in Kenya

February 2020

Educational frameworks mandate schools to adopt, design and implement strategies that support inclusive education.  Despite the inclusive education policy, disability remains a major course of exclusion in learning institutions. The paper discusses the impact of school strategies in overcoming physical barriers that hinder the implementation of inclusive education. The actual sample constituted 151 respondents. The...

Author(s): Bibiana Ruguru Ireri, Madrine King’endo, Eric Wangila and Simon Thuranira  

The teacher-parent nexus in the competency based curriculum success equation in Kenya

February 2020

Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is based on learners demonstrating the ability to apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they acquire as they progress through their education. Despite initial resistance, this curriculum is now under implementation in Kenya after a pilot study conducted across counties. Successful implementation of this curriculum requires the concerted efforts of teachers and parents. The...

Author(s): Jane Amunga, Dinah Were and Irene Ashioya  

Developing necessary leadership characteristics indicators of Secondary Basic School Administrators in Thailand

June 2019

This research aimed to develop the necessary leadership characteristics indicators of the secondary basic school administrators in Thailand. The samples were grouped into four including: (1) 10 specialists in the secondary educational administration, (2) 10 secondary school administrators of the educational quality assessment and its result with the best level, (3) 120 participants in the exploratory group and (4) 986...

Author(s): Itsarapong Tanadka, Panitan Wannawan, Sunan Sriphai and Prayoon Charoensuk

Strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small- sized schools

April 2019

This research is aimed to study the direct, indirect and total influence of strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small-sized schools. The samples were 1,396 administrators of small-sized schools under the primary educational service area office, the Basic Education Commission in the academic year 2017. The population was 15,999 small-sized school administrators who are...

Author(s): Torsak Singphen, Piangkhae Poopayang, Sunan Siphai and Prayoon Charoensuk

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