Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1957

Table of Content: 23 August 2013; 8(16)

August 2013

Views of prospective teachers about the seven principles of effective teaching and learning, using social studies as a case

  This study focuses on the extent the seven principles are utilized on social studies. The research model utilized in this study is a descriptive method. The sample of the study consists of 85 social studies prospective teachers. A scale or measure consisting of 49 questions was used as data collection tool. It has 7 principles with 7 items. The total internal reliability coefficient of scale was calculated as...

Author(s): Ufuk SÄ°MSEK

August 2013

Oral reading and handwriting miscues which appear in the literacy period and solution offers

  In this research, literacy miscues and the solution offers are taken stock by teachers and parents. 50 first grade teachers and 50 parents form the study group of this qualitative action research. The teachers are the ones who claim that one or more of their students have literacy miscues and the parents are the students’ parents. Students’ notebooks were also used as different data sources. In...

Author(s): Murat BAÅžAR

August 2013

Ethnomathematics in Anatolia-I (in Turkey): Geometry perception in multiculturalism

  Ethnomathematics pursues the goal of viewing mathematics from a multicultural perspective by enlarging its historical background. Culture and mathematical thoughts are in contact and they, together, form an indivisible whole. Therefore, ethnomathematics not only helps us understanding the nature of mathematics but also contributes to understanding of one’s self as well as the other people sharing the...

Author(s): Ahmet KÜÇÜK

August 2013

A phenomenological study on lack of motivation

  The aim of this research is to point out the underlying reasons about the lack of motivation at academic activities concerning Attribution Theory. Attribution Theory trys to understand how the people answer ‘why’ question and how they do casual explanations. This research is a qualitative based research. It is used the phenomenological design. The subject, one undergraduate student, for the study...

Author(s): Mehmet Akif SOZER

August 2013

Psychological help-seeking attitudes of helping professional candidates and factors influencing them

  This study was designed as descriptive to identify psychological help-seeking attitudes of helping professional candidates and factors influencing them. The research population consisted of 447 first and fourth grade students studying in the Departments of Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Psychology or Nursing at Ondokuz Mayis University. 365 of them who was reached, and accepted to participate in the...

Author(s): Hatice Kumcagiz

August 2013

Argumentation based bioethics education: Sample implementation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and genetic screening tests

  Nowadays, there is a need in science education to consider scientific research and its applications alongside ethical consensus. Even though classroom debates of value issues have been demonstrated to significantly contribute to the raising of social consciousness and awareness, research shows that neither academics in higher education nor teachers in primary and secondary education deal with these issues...


August 2013

How do high-school students perceive the concept of ‘map’: A case study from Istanbul

  The main aim of this study is investigating metaphors developed by the students regarding the concept of ‘map’ at private institutions which provide them with specialized courses (Dershane). About 338 students in one of these private courses in Istanbul city center accepted to participate in the research within 2012 to 2013 academic year. The research data were obtained from the following...

Author(s): Adem ÖZDER

August 2013

Confirmatory factor analysis for testing validity and reliability of traditional knowledge scale to measure university students’ attitudes

  This study focuses on the confirmatory factor analysis for testing validity and reliability of Traditional Knowledge Attitude Scale (TKAS) to measure university students’ attitudes. The items in the TKAS were developed initially from the responses to two open-ended items by 30 university students and literature review on traditional knowledge. This initial form was pilot tested...

Author(s): Ilker UGULU

August 2013

Developing an attitude scale for cursive handwriting: Validity and reliability study

  The aim of this study is to develop an attitude scale for designating the attitudes of primary school pre-service teachers towards cursive handwriting. In the process of developing draft scale a 57-item draft scale on cursive handwriting has been formed. While developing the scale, related literature was searched, pre-service teachers’ opinions were asked and experts’ ideas were benefited. ...

Author(s): Ruhan KARADAÄž

August 2013

Teaching activity-based taxicab geometry

This study aimed on the process of teaching taxicab geometry, a non-Euclidean geometry that is easy to understand and similar to Euclidean geometry with its axiomatic structure. In this regard, several teaching activities were designed such as measuring taxicab distance, defining a taxicab circle, finding a geometric locus in taxicab geometry, and real life problems. These activities were carried out for five weeks...

Author(s): Tuba ADA

August 2013

Effectiveness of leisure time activities program on social skills and behavioral problems in individuals with intellectual disabilities

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of leisure time activities program in individuals with intellectual disabilities in terms of developing social skills and reducing behavioral problems. Social skills assessment scale, behavioral assessment form for children and young adults, and teacher’s report forms were used in the quasi-experimental design. The data analysis revealed significant...

Author(s):   Emine ERATAY

August 2013

The availability and utilization of school library resources in some selected Secondary Schools (High School) in Rivers State

  This study investigates the availability and utilization of school library resources by Secondary School (High School) Students. Eight Selected Secondary Schools in Rivers State, Nigeria were chosen based on their performance in external examinations and geographic locations. In carrying out the research, questionnaires were administered to both teachers and students of the schools. Findings revealed that...

Author(s): Owate, C.N. and Okpa Iroha

August 2013

A comparative study on the practice of continuous assessment between Addis Ababa and Unity Universities

This paper aims to explore the practice of continuous assessment at Unity University College and Addis Ababa University. It has also investigated constraints instructors say they have been facing in implementing continuous assessment. Students’ attitudes about the practice of this assessment mode towards their course achievements were explored. Course materials, continuous assessment modalities, randomly selected...

Author(s): Aytaged Sisay Zeleke

August 2013

Children’s rights in life sciences textbooks in primary education in Turkey

  In the most general sense children’s rights can be defined as benefits which are protected by legal rules so that the child can grow up in a healthy, normal way and in freedom and dignity with the aspects of physical, cognitive, sensual, social and moral. The most important document regulating children’s rights is the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” accepted by United Nations....

Author(s): Fatma ÜNAL

August 2013

The effect of using computer games in teaching mathematics on developing the number sense of fourth grade students

  The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using computer games in teaching mathematics on developing the number sense of fourth grade students. To achieve this purpose a study sample of (81) students was selected from the fourth grade. This sample was divided into two groups. One group was randomly chosen to be the experimental group that studied mathematics using computer games; the other...

Author(s): Khamis Mousa Nejem and Wafa Muhanna

August 2013

The impact of teachers’ organizational trust perceptions on organizational cynicism perception

  The aim of this study is to present the impact of primary school teachers’ organizational trust perceptions on organizational cynicism. The research is based on descriptive survey model, with its population consisting of teachers working in primary schools1 in Körfez District of Kocaeli Province. Sampling was not needed and preferred as it was possible to reach all the teachers in the...

Author(s): Soner POLAT

August 2013

High school English teachers' and Students’ perceptions, attitudes and actual practices of continuous assessment

  This study examined high school teachers’ and students’ perceptions, attitudes and actual practices of continuous assessment. The participants of the study were 41 teachers and 808 students in Injabara General and Preparatory, Tilili General Secondary, Mengesha Jembere General Secondary, and Dangila Preparatory schools in West Gojjam, Ethiopia. Multiple instruments that included questionnaires,...

Author(s): Abiy Yigzaw

August 2013

The reasons for information technologies pre-service teachers to prefer teaching profession and their attitudes towards the profession

  This study was carried out to determine the reasons for information technologies pre-service teachers for preferring teaching profession and whether their attitudes towards the profession differ according to the variables of gender, graduated high school, order of department preference, class level, the profession wanted to be worked and attitude of the lecturer. The study was carried out upon 160 pre-service...

Author(s): Mustafa AKDAÄž