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: July 2010; 5(7)

July 2010

Effect of constructivist-based teaching strategy on academic performance of students in integrated science at the junior secondary school level

  Integrated science plays vital role in Nigerian science education programme because it prepares pupils at the Junior Secondary School level for the study of core science subjects at the Senior Secondary School level which in turn brings about students’ interest in science oriented courses at the tertiary institutions. Despite government’s efforts to encourage science teaching and learning among...

Author(s): Oludipe Bimbola and Oludipe I. Daniel

July 2010

The application of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis for managing vocational and technical education (VTE) programmes for improved efficiency in Nigeria

  This paper reviews the current status of vocational and technical education programmes (VTE) in Nigeria and the major innovations of the Nigerian Government in the recent times in the sector vis-à-vis the demands of the modern world for vocational and technological development. It therefore, proposes a paradigm shift in the operation of VTE programmes in institutions of learning in Nigeria for improved...

Author(s): T. L. Adepoju and Olu Adesola Famade

July 2010

Statistical measurement of educational development of school education at state level

  Education especially school education is one of the very important components of social development. Since independence, education has been visualized in government policies as a precursor to national development as well as to better quality of life. Due to the initiative taken by the states and centre, education system in India has expanded exponentially over the past years, but its current achievement is...

Author(s): Vishal D. Pajankar, Pranali and P. G. Khot

July 2010

Piaget’s theory of intellectual development and its implication for instructional management at pre- secondary school level

  Instructional management focuses on planning, execution and evaluation of learning experiences. For teachers in pre-secondary schools to plan, execute and evaluate learning experiences effectively, they need to have good understanding of the process of cognitive development in children. Piaget has postulated that children progress through a series of four stages beginning with rudimentary reflex responses and...

Author(s): Enose M. W. Simatwa

July 2010

Factors in students’ ability to connect school science with community and real-world life

  The ability to relate school and home science as a way of enhancing students’ performance in chemistry prompted this investigation. 200 high school chemistry students drawn from an urban center in Ondo State, Nigeria constituted the sample. They were made to respond to validated structured questionnaire that sought to discover the ability of students to relate chemistry concepts they learned in school...

Author(s): K. O. Oloruntegbe,  Adakole Ikpe and J.D. Kukuru

July 2010

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

July 2010

Using IRT approach to detect gender biased items in public examinations: A case study from the Botswana junior certificate examination in Mathematics

  This is a quantitative study, which attempted to detect gender bias test items from the Botswana Junior Certificate Examination in mathematics. To detect gender bias test items, a randomly selected sample of 4000 students responses to mathematics paper 1 of the Botswana Junior Certificate examination were selected from 36,000 students who sat for the examination. Out of which 2,000 were males and 2000 were...

Author(s): O. O. Adedoyin

July 2010

Niger Delta youth restiveness and socio-economic development of Nigeria

  This paper examines youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, and the challenges it posed to Nigeria democracy and foreign investment. Non-parametric statistical and content analyses were essentially used as tools of analysis. The results showed that dissatisfaction of the people of Niger Delta especially the youths on the level of attention given to the development of their region and the...

Author(s): Emma E. O. Chukwuemeka and V. N. O. Aghara

July 2010

Secondary school headteachers’ quality assurance strategies and challenges in Gucha district, Kenya

  he desire to provide quality education for all Kenyan children was one of the major objectives of the struggle for independence. The government is currently implementing measures to improve the quality of education in secondary schools. The Kenya Education Staff Institute is strengthening capacities of education managers and reviewing staffing norms in order to ensure the equitable distribution of teachers...

Author(s): Florence Osiri Mobegi, A. Benjamin Ondigi and Paul Odhiambo Oburu

July 2010

Teachers and administrators’ views on the implementation of career stages in the teaching profession (case of Turkey – Ankara)

  The criteria for teachers’ climbing the career steps have been determined with the Law No. 5204, which was enacted in 2004 after long debates about making a career in the teaching profession. In the preamble of the law, it is stated that “teachers’ professional and personal development should be ensured on the basis of their seniority, education, and job performance” since “a...

Author(s): Murat Gurkan Gulcan