Research in Education

Research in Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 89, May

A Diagnostic Study of Pre-Service Teachers' Competency in Multiple-Choice Item Development
Background to the problemAssessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. It is a crucial aspect of the teacher's task since its outcome is employed in making key decisions that may make or mar a student. The role of testing in assessment is...
Can My Perceptions of the 'Other' Change? Challenging Prejudices against Migrants Amongst Adolescent Boys in a School for Low Achievers in Malta
This paper evaluates the change in students' attitudes stemming from school-based interventions which were carried out at a boys' school in Malta. The interventions were based on bringing the (Maltese) students who attended this school and a group of...
Comparison of Occupational Stress among Academics in Federal and State Universities in Nigeria
Introduction and backgroundIn the workplace, both the managers and the subordinates are confronted with job stressors, and if not properly handled, there will be a telling effect on productivity. Effiom et al. (2007) had asserted that the desire of every...
Correlates of Unemployed Graduates' Perceptions of the Importance of Entrepreneurial Education in Poverty Alleviation in Cross River State, Nigeria
Drawing from the empirical research on unemployment among young graduates and the question of economic relevance of curricula of the tertiary education in Nigeria, this investigation will be carried out to answer the following research question: Will...
Enhancement of Pedagogical Skills in Nigerian Schools through Information and Communication Technology (Ict): Issues for the Future
The history of information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigerian schools is patchy. The first experience of Internet services started about 1990 with University of Ilorin through the assistance of McMaster University in Canada. Currently, though,...
Measuring Attitude toward Theistic Faith: Assessing the Astley-Francis Scale among Christian, Muslim and Secular Youth in England
Empirical research within the social scientific study of religion in general and within the psychology of religion in particular remains very conscious of the complex nature of its subject matter. Empirical research in this field needs to take cognisance...
Teachers' and Pupils' Perceptions of Creativity across Different Key Stages
Creativity has been a topic for discussion in education for several decades (Craft, 2006). Education in England changed following the introduction of a rigid National Curriculum in 1989 (Wellington and Ireson, 2008). A consequence of the National Curriculum...
The Role of Counselling and Parental Encouragement on Re-Entry of Adolescents into Secondary Schools in Abia State, Nigeria
Counselling is a process of helping an individual overcome obstacles to his/her personal growth. The assistance rendered could be educational, vocational or personal-social, ensuring that the individual achieves optimal development of his/her potentials...
Understanding a Text from the 1980s Unrest in South Africa: A Teacher-Led Reading of a Novel at a Rural School
In South Africa, the new curriculum policy proposes that, amongst other outcomes, when learners are taught English First Additional Language (EFAL) or L2 fiction or non-fiction texts at grades seven to nine, they should be able to identify purpose, audience...