Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Table of Content: February 2011; 6(2)

February 2011

Demystifying concepts of epidemic and causal association for public health students - A pedagogical approach to promote critical and analytical thinking

  Epidemiology is a difficult but an important subject in public health curriculum. As teachers, we need to be very innovative in teaching the core concepts in epidemiology since it is basically a research oriented subject  that calls for enormous application of logic and mathematical skills. Very often, complex epidemiological concepts need to be communicated in simple language with the help of...

Author(s): Rajan R. Patil

February 2011

Systematic analysis and interpretation of collected data for a research study: A practical methodological framework for writing research report

  Two basic data sources required for research studies have been secondary and primary. Secondary data collection helps the researcher to provide relevant background to the study and are, in most cases, available for retrieval from recorded sources. Primary data collection requires the researcher to venture into the field where the study is to take place; armed with the relevant instruments - questionnaire,...

Author(s): Nana Adu-Pipim Boaduo,

February 2011

Establishing quality assurance in Nigerian education system: Implication for educational managers

  The importance of quality education in nation building cannot be over emphasized. There have been several calls on the educational managers on how to make the educational system to be more vibrant in the quality of its products after several quantity of mass failure and half baked products from our various educational institutions in the country. These over the years have generated a lot of debate and...

Author(s): Sunday O. Adegbesan

February 2011

The main reasons of declining educational standards at secondary level in Karachi, Pakistan

  The cause of this investigation was to identify the main reasons which decline the educational standards at secondary level in Karachi, Pakistan. It was carried out through survey. The population of the study was both “government and private” schools students and teachers. The views of male and female students and teachers were sought out. One hundred respondents were randomly selected....

Author(s): Waqar-un-Nisa Faizi, Anila Fatima Shakil and Farida Azim Lodhi

February 2011

Curbing examination dishonesty in Nigeria through value education

  Examination dishonesty is one of the most devastating and conspicuous forms of indiscipline in Nigeria. It has become a cankerworm in the Nigerian education system over the years. It has graduated from being an educational issue to an educational crisis. It has many forms, causes and consequences and the Nigerian government has tried on many occasions to put an end to it but to no avail. It is a...

Author(s): Alice Arinlade Jekayinfa, E. O. Omosewo, A. A. Yusuf and U. A. Ajidagba

February 2011

An examination of multiple intelligence domains and learning styles of pre-service mathematics teachers: Their reflections on mathematics education

  The present study aims to identify pre-service mathematics teachers’ multiple intelligence domains and learning style profiles, and to establish relationships between them. Employing the survey model, the study was conducted with the participation of 243 pre-service mathematics teachers. The study used the “multiple intelligence domains inventory for educators” and “learning style...

Author(s): Kemal Özgen, Berna TataroÄŸlu, and Hüseyin Alkan

February 2011

A comparison of the life satisfaction and hopelessness levels of teacher candidates in Turkey

  This study aims to explore the level of hopelessness and life satisfaction of teacher candidates from the view points of gender and branch variables. With this aim, the “Beck Hopelessness Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale” has been applied to a total of 278 teacher candidates, of which 133 were females and 145 were males. According to the results of the Independent Samples t-test, there was no...

Author(s): Selçuk Gençay and ÖkkeÅŸ Alpaslan Gençay

February 2011

Using student group leaders to motivate students in co-operative learning methods in crowded classrooms

  This study examines the effects of employing student group leaders on the motivation of group members during co-operative learning activities in a secondary school classroom in Turkey. The study was carried out in a period of eight weeks in biology classes during which “living things” and “ecology” topics were taught to a class of 45 students (Year 9, 14 to 15 years old) by using...

Author(s): Rifat Efe and Hulya Aslan Efe

February 2011

Prospective primary school teachers’ misconceptions about states of matter

  The purpose of this study was to identify prospective primary school teachers’ misconceptions about the states of matter. The sample of the study was 227 fourth-year prospective primary school teachers in a Department of Primary Education in Turkey. Researcher asked from every participant to write a response to an open ended question about differences among solid, liquid and gaseous...

Author(s): Erdal Tatar

February 2011

Science student teachers’ preferences for ways of learning: Differences and similarities

  Knowing an individual’s learning style is considered important because it can help educators to prepare and develop learning environments in which the individual can enhance his/her learning. In this study, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Primary science student teachers’ learning styles were investigated. The participants were 387 student teachers in a teacher education course during the...

Author(s): Rifat Efe, Selahattin Gonen, A.Kadir Maskan and Murat Hevedanli

February 2011

Researching the relationship between the influence of games on elementary school students, their gender and lesson success variables and their game preferences

  This research is a descriptive research with scanning method. It aims to define the relationship between the gender and academic success of secondary school students and their play preferences. The population of the research is composed of the secondary schools of Burdur city centrum and the sample group is composed of the students who are studying at the secondary schools. The data of the research were...

Author(s): Kadir Pepe

February 2011

Evaluation of elementary school inspectors’ occupational helps and guidance to teachers about new curriculum

  In this research, ministry inspectors’ occupational helps and guidance to the teachers regarding a new primary school curriculum’s implementation were assessed. For this purpose, a semi-structured questionnaire has been developed to gather data. It was applied to the teachers working in the Ministry of National Education owned and operated public schools by the researcher. The data was interpreted...

Author(s): Haci Ismail Arslantas

February 2011

Speaking and speaking education as physical process in Turkish education

  Speaking is sending the message which is desired to be transferred to another one with vocal organs and produced by complicated operations in the brain. Speaking, which is a complicated process, is the most common and important means of communication among people. Speaking, which has essential place both individually and socially, affects success and failure in people’s lives. In this study, sound and...

Author(s): Mehmet Kurudayıoğlu

February 2011

The influence of self-compassion on academic procrastination and dysfunctional attitudes

  In the present study, aims were (1) to determine gender differences in self-compassion, academic procrastination, and dysfunctional attitudes and (2) to examine the relationships between selfcompassion, academic procrastination, and dysfunctional attitudes. Participants were 251 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Self-Compassion Scale, the Academic Procrastination...

Author(s): Murat Ä°skender

February 2011

The Turkish geography teaching program (2005) and technology use in Geography courses: An overview of high school teachers’ approach

  This study aims at assessing the importance and use of technology in geography courses, what the 2005 geography teaching program changed in terms of technology and some of the factors preventing the effective use of technology from teachers’ perspectives. The research outcomes suggested that, despite the fact that there is a common consensus among geography teachers that the use of technology is highly...

Author(s): Süleyman Incekara