Educational Research and Reviews

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

Table of Content: December 2010; 5(12)

December 2010

Opportunities and challenges for mixed day secondary school headteachers in promoting girl-child education in Kenya: A case study of Kisumu municipality

  Despite Kenya Government’s commitment to enhancement of girl-child education, their participation rate at secondary school level is still notably low. Many studies on the girl-child education have concentrated in the rural populations with the assumption that the situation in the urban setting is nearly ideal. This was not the case as was evidenced in the period 2004-2007 whereby, mixed day...

Author(s): Jane-Irene A. Dawo and Enose M. W. Simatwa

December 2010

State, schooling and society: Contemporary debates

  The paper articulates debates surrounding schools and schooling in the contemporary era with a view of showing some granted assumptions about schools and schooling by some educationists. The paper further shows that schools are always arenas or sites of struggle where ideological hegemonic control is fought for by various actors, such as: the state, church, teachers, parents or students. This, therefore,...

Author(s): Tanakie Khalanyane

December 2010

“Me? Teach science?” Exploring EC-4 pre-service teachers’ self efficacy in an inquiry-based constructivist physics classroom

  In this qualitative and interpretive study, we investigated factors that influenced elementary preservice teachers’ self-efficacy in a constructivist, inquiry-based physics class. Bandura’s (1977) theory of social learning was used as a basis to examine preservice teacher’s self-efficacy. Participants included 70 female EC-4 preservice teachers enrolled in two sections of PHYS 3400. Data...

Author(s): Ratna Narayan and David Lamp

December 2010

An exploratory study on measuring educators’ attitudes toward educational research

  This article reports a study intended to develop a scale that measures attitudes of PreK-12 in-service educators toward educational research. A major part of the study was an exploratory factor analysis of the educators’ attitudes toward educational research scale. The scale was given to 193 PreK-12 in-service educators (teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, etc.) working at schools in a...

Author(s): Mehmet Ali Ozturk

December 2010

The effect of Jigsaw IV on the achievement of course of language teaching methods and techniques

  The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of Jigsaw-IV and the conventional teaching on the academic achievement of Turkish pre-service teachers as for the language teaching methods and techniques. In this study “pretest–post test with the control group model” was used. The subjects of the study are 62 undergraduate students at the Department of Turkish Language. The control group...

Author(s): Sedat Maden

December 2010

Effects of jigsaw II technique on academic achievement and attitudes to written expression course

  This study aims to explore the effects of a cooperative technique Jigsaw II (experimental group, n=42) and instructional teacher-centered teaching method (control group, n=38) on Turkish language teacher education department students’ attitudes to written expression course (a course in which writing skills were taught), their academic achievement, retention and their views, in 2009 to...

Author(s): Abdullah Åžahin

December 2010

Turkish geography student teachers’ concerns towards the teaching profession

  The aim of this study is to determine the levels of concern of Turkish geography student teachers towards the teaching profession. The study was conducted with 293 geography student teachers who are enrolled in the last class of the Geography Student Teachers Program of the Faculties of Education and enrolled in a Non-Thesis Master's Degree Program of Geography Student Teachers of Social...

Author(s): Adem Sezer

December 2010

Education of the elderly in Turkey: their educational needs, expectations of educational programmes, and recommendations to the related sectors

  The world population is getting older especially in the developed countyand this phenomenon causes health, social, cultural, economical, and educational problems and needs.  The ageing population shows a similar trend in Turkey too. This study aims to determine, using the survey model, the educational needs and expectations of the educational programmes to be organized for the education of the aged...

Author(s): Yavuz EriÅŸen

December 2010

Education in human values (EHV): Alternative approach for a holistic teaching

  A good and comprehensive education system is expected to create the necessary human capital and knowledge workers who will bring the country to greater heights. In this regards, a holistic education programme is needed which can equip students with both the hard and soft skills required as well as human values. However, the main emphasis in education today lies in acquiring large amounts of information,...

Author(s): Maniam Kaliannan and Suseela Devi Chandran

December 2010

Study methods for improving quality learning and performance in higher education

  Education is an investment to development and poor study methods should not compromise the mandate of higher education institutions to generate, preserve and disseminate knowledge and produce high quality graduates. Universities admit students with varying backgrounds in terms of learning/study styles, levels of preparedness and concepts of university education. Some were “drilled“, spoon fed,...

Author(s): S. N. Mutsotso and E. S. B. Abenga