Research in Education

Research in Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from No. 73, May

A Factor-Analytic Study of Some of the Nigerian Science Teachers' Needs Assessment
BackgroundIt has been the concern of patriotic Nigerians that students' enrolment and performance in the science subjects at the secondary school level should improve regularly, and it is believed that the non-improvement may slow down our pace in the...
An Approach to Analysing Professional Discourse in a School Self-Evaluation Project
A necessary part of providing high quality and learning in schools is the process of quality control. Self-evaluation in the school context is a powerful approach to auditing what is going on in a school with regard to teaching and learning, since it...
Conceptions and Misconceptions of Inclusive Education: A Critical Examination of Final-Year Teacher Trainees' Knowledge and Understanding of Inclusion
IntroductionThe beginning of the twenty-first century has witnessed the evolution of inclusive educational practice within England. The present government through a raft of policy initiatives, legislation and the implementation of a revised National...
Home Variables as Correlates of Senior Secondary Students' Achievement in History
This study examined eight home environmental variables as they predict students' academic attainment in history. The variables considered included warmth and democracy in the home, interactions between parents and children, the language of communication...
Literacy in Malta: The National Literacy Survey of Year 5 Pupils (Aged 9-10)
The Maltese nation recognises the importance of assessing the literacy situation in schools in both English and Maltese. For this reason, the Malta National Literacy Surveys on all Year 2 pupils in 1999 and on all Year 5 pupils in 2002 were carried out....
Reasons for Choosing a Teacher Training Course
There are very few studies which consider why students choose to take a PGCE one-year teacher training course and there seem to be none at all which looks at different reasons students from different disciplines may have for deciding to enter teacher...
Research in Education into the Twenty-First Century
Editorials seldom appear in this journal. When I became joint editor with James Rushton in 1981 we wrote one entitled 'Research in Education approaching 1984' (No. 28) which, having reviewed the field, called for papers that (1) spanned the contributory...
Teacher Concerns and Teacher Life Stages
Teachers have concerns in their teaching. From the immediate management of classroom discipline and subject teaching to the broader and long-term processes in professional development and school-wide changes, teachers have to respond and act upon outside...
What Are the Benefits for Pupils Participating in Arts Activities? the View from the Research Literature
Currently, an increasing belief in the power of the arts to effect change (beyond the honing of arts skills in themselves and learning in aesthetic arenas for the sake of cultural education) means that educational advocacy and polemic contained in policy...