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: October 2010; 5(10)

October 2010

Key competences for lifelong learning: The case of prospective teachers

  This study aims to determine the level of prospective teachers in terms of lifelong learning key competences. Lifelong learning is an extensive educational approach receiving much attention not only by educational politics of European Union but also by the rest of the world. Lifelong learning competence requires an active and constant usage of knowledge. The items of “The Scale of Key Competences for...

Author(s): Mehmet Sahin, Sait Akbasli and Tugba Yanpar Yelken

October 2010

Structural modeling of variables related to parental support in Mexican children´s perfomance on reading and writing

This paper aims at analysing the structural relationships among some latent and observed variables related to the assessment of written language performance in 139 fourth grade students of Elementary School selected from nine public schools of the northwest of Mexico. Questionnaires were also applied to the children’s parents and teachers. The resulting model confirmed the structure of five...

Author(s):   Aldo Bazán-Ramírez, Doris Castellanos-Simons and Mercedes López-Valenzuela  

October 2010

Literacy programs and non-formal education of Bangladesh and India

  In both Bangladesh and India expand non-formal education (NFE) programs for unenrolled and drop-out children and adults (8 - 45 year cohort) for ensure comparable standard with the primary curriculum, establish equivalency of NFE with primary education and overall competency, raise qualification and training level of teachers for effective delivery of lessons, make arrangements to carry the children and...

Author(s): Mohammad Saidur Rahman, Farzana Yasmin, Monzil Ara Begum, Jesmin Ara  and Tapan Kumar Nath

October 2010

The experimental teaching in some of topics geometry

  The aim of this study is to compare the experimental teaching method (ETM) with the teacher centered traditional teaching method based on students’ success. This study is conducted with 54 students, randomly divided into two groups; an experimental group and a control group. Experimental teaching method was used for the experiment group and traditional teaching method was used for control group. The...

Author(s): Adem Duru

October 2010

Analogy of lower and capital letters of vertical and italic handwriting in first grade literacy

  This study has been carried out in order to determine the status of the analogy drawn with the capital and lower letters in vertical and italic handwriting by teachers working in the first grade classes of primary schools. The research has been conducted on 151 first grade teachers working in Turkey. The data was acquired by means of a questionnaire which was developed by the researcher.  In data...

Author(s): Mehmet Turan

October 2010

A comparative study of verbal discourse practices in traditional and inquiry-based undergraduate biology labs for non-science majors

  This qualitative interpretative study serves to identify and compare the verbal discourse practices exhibited by students in traditional and inquiry-based undergraduate labs for non-science majors and to identify factors in both lab contexts that would facilitate and / or inhibit student participation in the discourse practices of the labs. Participants included 15 students and 4 teaching assistants. Audio...

Author(s): Ratna Narayan

October 2010

How can we teach the mother tongue without creating a competitive environment? A comparative study on teaching of punctuation marks using the jigsaw technique

  This study aims to determine the effect/contribution of the use of the jigsaw technique in the teaching of punctuation marks in mother tongue education on/to the academic improvement of students. The functionality of reading, speaking and writing skills falling within the understanding and expression domains of learning is dependent upon the proper use of punctuation marks so as to strengthen the meaning. Use...

Author(s): A. Halim UlaÅŸ

October 2010

An earthquake education program with parent participation for preschool children

  The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the earthquake education program which was prepared for 5 to 6 year old children and to draw attention to the importance of parent participation. The earthquake education program was applied to 93 children and 31 parents in the province of Denizli situated in the first degree seismic zone in Turkey. The study included two experimental groups and one...

Author(s): Hulya Gulay

October 2010

The relationship between epistemological beliefs and teaching anxiety in mathematics

  The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the anxiety of teaching mathematics and epistemological beliefs of prospective teachers. Research was carried out on 279 teacher candidates studying in the primary education mathematics teaching, secondary education mathematics teaching and class teaching programs. A 23-item Mathematics Teaching Anxiety Scale and a 35-item Epistemological...

Author(s): Erhan Ertekin, Bülent Dilmaç, Ersen Yazıcı and Murat Peker