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: November 2010; 5(11)

November 2010

The development of a student’s behaviors’ self-evaluation scale (SBSS) in multicultural physical education class settings

  The purpose of this study is to develop and validate the structural validity and reliability of a student’s behaviors’ self-evaluation scale (SBSS) in the physical education class. The SBSS was created in order to evaluate the effect of a physical education program in the context of the multicultural composition of the student population in the Greek elementary schools. First, the...

Author(s): Kellis I., Vernadakis N., Albanidis E., Derri V. and Kourtesses T.

November 2010

The perceptions of Senior Management Teams’ (SMTs) dominant leadership styles in selected Botswana primary schools

  This study, which was funded by the office of research and development (ORD) in the University of Botswana, surveyed 65 primary schools in South Central region in Botswana, which aimed at establishing the perceptions of senior management teams dominant leadership style. The study was done in three phases; the first phase started in June 2008 to May 2009. Data was collected using questionnaires filled by a...

Author(s): Mhozya C. M.

November 2010

Assessment of validity, reliability and difficulty indices for teacher-built physics exam questions in first year high school

  The purpose of the research is to determine high school teachers’ skill rate in designing exam questions in physics subject. The statistical population was all of physics exam shits for two semesters in one school year from which a sample of 364 exam shits was drawn using multistage cluster sampling. Two experts assessed the shits and by using appropriate indices and z-test and chi-squared test, the...

Author(s): Gholamreza Jandaghi

November 2010

A survey study to find out the relationship between leadership styles and demographic characteristics of elementary and secondary school teachers

  This article reports a study aiming to investigate the leadership styles of elementary and secondary school teachers’ in Public Sector schools in Lahore, Pakistan. The study also explored if there was any correlation between demographic characteristics of teachers and their leadership styles. A survey was conducted using Task-oriented and People-oriented T_P leadership styles questionnaire comprising 35...

Author(s): Ijaz Ahmed Tatlah, Uzma Quraishi and Ishtiaq Hussain

November 2010

Turkish primary school pupils’ views on punishment

  Teachers meet with unwanted behavior when they are acting as facilitators of the learning process and they resort to certain tactics to deal with them. One of these tactics is punishment. This study aimed to identify the views held by Turkish primary school pupils on punishment. According to the results of the study, pupils were punished for different reasons by their teachers, who used different types of...

Author(s): Bahri Aydın

November 2010

Social justice perceptions of teacher candidates

  This study aims to determine the social justice perceptions of teacher candidates being trained in an education faculty. For this purpose, national and international literature was reviewed by the researcher and a 32-item questionnaire was developed and implemented on 237 senior year education faculty students. Data from the questionnaires were analyzed and social perception judgment was concluded to have a...

Author(s): Muhammed Turhan

November 2010

Educator’s pedagogy influencing the effective use of computers for teaching purposes in classrooms: Lessons learned from secondary schools in South Africa

  The use of computers in the classroom could allow both educators and learners to achieve new capabilities. There are underlying factors, however, that are obstructing the adoption rate of computer use for instructional purposes in schools. This research focused on these problems with a view to determining which critical success factors promote a higher adoption rate of computer usage in education. To...

Author(s): Visvanathan Naicker

November 2010

Primary trainee teachers’ attitudes to and use of computer and technology in mathematics: The case of Turkey

  This study explores Turkish primary mathematics trainee teachers’ attitudes to computer and technology. A survey was conducted with a self constructed questionnaire. Piloting, factor and reliability (α = 0.94) analyses were performed. The final version of the questionnaire has three parts with a total of 48 questions including a Likert type attitude scale which contains 39 statements. The sample...

Author(s): Mustafa Dogan

November 2010

The effect of soil education project on pre-school children

  The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of the first two group applications of the project named “We are Learning about the Soil with Tipitop and His Friends” within the scope of the project group activities of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) “Schools of Nature and Science- code number 4004”. The aim of the project is to introduce...

Author(s): Hulya Gulay, Sevket Yilmaz, Esin Turan Gullac and Alev Onder

November 2010

Metaphors developed by secondary school students towards “earthquake” concept

  This research was conducted to reveal the metaphors of Secondary school students about “earthquake” concept. About 105 students in two schools in Karabük city centre participated in the research within 2009 - 2010 academic year. The research Data were obtained by students’ completing the statement “Earthquake is like ....... ,because........”. Content Analysis...

Author(s): Hüseyin Kaya

November 2010

High school students’ metaphors towards “climate” concept according to gender variable

  This research was carried out to determine the metaphors of high school students towards “climate” concept according to gender variable. A total of 108 students in two high schools in Karabük City participated in the research in 2009 - 2010 academic years. The data of the research were gathered from the students’ completing the expressions: “climate is...

Author(s): Mücahit CoÅŸkun