Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Table of Content: August 2020; 15(8)

August 2020

Exploring challenges of preparing authentic English language tests in secondary and preparatory schools: The case of Gamo, Gofa and Konso zones in Southern Ethiopia

The main objective of this research was to study challenges of preparing authentic English language tests in Ethiopian six secondary schools. The focus was to assess current challenges in the preparation of authentic and communicative language tests. To this end, interviews and FGD with English language teachers were made and hence, 61 teachers were taken as the sample for the study from six secondary schools: Arba...

Author(s): Mohammed Shure Wado and Abdurehman Osman Seid

August 2020

Development of the choir team perception scale

The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable scale to measure the team perception levels of choir members. In the first step, a draft scale comprising 54-items was administered to 332 choir members. With the KMO (Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin) test for sampling adequacy, KMO value was found to be 0.936. Factor analysis on the scale items showed that the scale comprised 34 items and 5 factors, namely choir and...

Author(s): Duygu Piji Küçük  

August 2020

Assessment of stakeholders’ views on accessing quality and equity of basic education in rural communities of Abia State, Nigeria

This study aims to analyze the views of stakeholders on access to quality and equity in Basic Education in selected rural communities of Abia State, Nigeria.  The study used mixed method design (quantitative and qualitative) in drawing views of a stratified sample of 432 stakeholders in the quantitative study and 72 participants of six focus group discussions. The study found out that access to quality and equity...

Author(s): Helen A. Ama, Fazlur R. Moorad and Sourav Mukhopadyay

August 2020

Performance ranking in school mathematics in Kenya: A device that conceals and naturalizes inappropriate teaching strategies

Teaching strategies have a significant influence on students’ academic performance. This paper presents results from a qualitative study that examined the effects that performance ranking in Mathematics has on teaching strategies employed in Mathematics classrooms. In particular, the paper demonstrates how performance ranking disguises and legalizes inappropriate Mathematics teaching strategies. The participants...

Author(s): Samson Murithi Njiru, Simon Karuku and Milcah Nyaga

August 2020

Effects of teacher mentoring on the classroom practices of lower grade primary school teachers in Kwale County, Kenya

Teacher classroom practices have been identified as the key contributing factor to the low learning outcomes of primary school grades in Kenya. Teacher mentoring has the potential to improve classroom practices and this study sought to determine its effects on the classroom practices of primary school teachers in Kwale County, Kenya. Using One Group Repeated Measures Quasi-Experimental Design, one cohort of 40 teachers...

Author(s): Daniel Ngaru Muraya and Esther Nyaguthii Wairimu  

August 2020

Students’ transition from face to face learning to online learning at higher education: A case study in Trinidad and Tobago

This action research highlights the experiences of undergraduate students as they transit from face to face learning to online learning at a higher education institution in Trinidad and Tobago. A review of the existing literature within the local context indicated that there exists a dearth of information about the experiences of these students. It is imperative that policy makers pay more attention and consideration to...

Author(s): Gabriel Julien and Rhonda Dookwah

August 2020

Influence of classroom environment on senior secondary school students’ academic achievement in mathematics in Calabar Nigeria

This study examined classroom environment and mathematics achievement of senior secondary school (SS2) students’ in the Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto quasi-experimental research design was used to test two hypotheses on the influence of two classroom variables, class size and instructional materials on students’ academic achievement in mathematics. A sample of 700 students was selected...

Author(s): Meremikwu Anne Ndidi and Ibok Ekpenyong Effiong  

August 2020

Use of online collaborative learning strategy in enhancing postgraduates’ learning outcomes in science education

Most postgraduates in Nigeria Universities are family and working-class students. They rarely have time to stay and study in the classroom due to pressures at home and work-place. To enhance their outcomes in the program despite their tight schedule, the use of online collaborative learning strategy was employed. Pretest-posttest, control quasi-experimental research design was used on 38 postgraduates in Science...

Author(s): Peter Oladeji Ajayi and Lois Folasayo Ajayi

August 2020

Development model of competencies for teachers of Early Childhood Development Center under the local administrative organization with application of empowerment evaluation

This research focuses on synthesizing concepts and needs for the development of teachers' competencies and studying the performance in accordance with the development model of competencies for teachers of the Early Childhood Development Center with application of empowerment evaluation. The research was divided into 3 stages. In the first stage, the needs for the developments of teachers’ competencies were...

Author(s): Rattiya Hansena, Sirisak Ardwichai, Paitoon Sinlarat, Nakhonchai Chan-urai, Terdsak Suphandee and Sunan Siphai  

August 2020

Effect of art education program given to gypsy children on children's creativity

In the study, the effect of art education program given to gypsy children on children's creativity was examined. The study group of the study consisted of 51 gypsy children in the 5 to 6 years age group who show normal development and who attend private, official, independent kindergartens and kindergartens in primary schools under the Ministry of National Education in the DoÄŸanlar district of Karatay county of...

Author(s): Canan YILDIZ ÇÄ°ÇEKLER and Neriman ARAL