International Journal of Education

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 3, 2014

"By the Numbers:" Language-Based and Competency Enhancing Math Instruction to Alleviate Older Women's Math Stereotype Threat Reactions
AbstractHaack (1979) purported that the use of language in math-related statistics instruction (i.e., "statistical literacy") is a good instructional approach to teach introductory statistics to learners. Extending current stereotype threat research...
Development Microteaching Handbook for Lecturer, Student, and Learning Laboratory Crew of Science and Mathematic Faculty
AbstractThe purpose of this research is for developing the microteaching handbook for lecturer, student and learning laboratory crew in faculty of science and mathematic. The handbook should be has feasible content. The type of research is development...
Effect of a Computer Mediated Systems Teaching Approach on Mathematics Anxiety of Engineering Students
AbstractThe effect of a Computer Mediated Systems Teaching Approach (CMSTA) on engineering students' mathematics anxiety was investigated and reported in this paper. Specifically, the study determined (a) if the mean Mathematics Anxiety Level (MAL) of...
Excellent Mentor Teachers' Skills in Mentoring for Pre-Service Teachers
AbstractThis study aims to identify the performances of 76 Taiwanese awarded mentor teachers in mentoring pre-service teachers by analyzing their written reports related to mentoring processes. An inductive content analysis method was used to construct...
Gender Access Gap in Basic Education: Can Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Provide A Panacea in the Northern Region of Ghana?
AbstractFundamentally, the question is no longer whether NGOs should play a role in education in Northern Region but how they are most likely to improve quality and access to basic education. This paper examines comprehensively whether NGOs in Northern...
How to Outsource Coaching in School-Based Extracurricular Sports Activities: Evaluating Perceptions of External Coaches
AbstractParticipating in school-based extracurricular sports activities is valuable for the healthy development of children and adolescents. The use of external coaches (outsourcing human resources) has been suggested to support teachers in coaching...
Improvements to Student Learning through Multidisciplinary Perspectives Reviewed from the Dimensions of Analytical Psychology
AbstractIn this paper, we look at some previously presented improvements to student learning through multidisciplinary perspectives (Watagodakumbura, 2012, 2013a, 2013b) from the viewpoints of analytical psychology. Diverse psychological and neurological...
Love-Based Leadership at School as a Way to Well-Being in Pupils-Theoretical and Practical Considerations
AbstractTeachers' authority relies partly on the mastery of substance but that is not enough if the purpose is to enhance students' overall growth, self-knowledge and well-being. In today's schools, a variety of new phenomena (e.g., multiculturalism,...
Medical Students' Perceptions and Satisfaction with Under-Graduate Medical Hybrid Problem-Based Learning Curriculum in a Saudi Medical School
AbstractProblem-based learning (PBL) is an innovative educational approach. Any innovative curriculum needs to be evaluated for proper implementation. While it is laborious and time consuming to study the whole course curriculum, focusing on the academic...
No Southern Comfort: Three Georgia Colleges and the New Normal in Higher Education
AbstractAmerican institutions of higher education currently face a myriad of new challenges as a result of recessions and larger macroeconomic issues. Current changes to the higher education landscape include: increased enrollments by underrepresented...
Oral History Project: Lithuanian Students Study the Past to Gain Skills for the Future
AbstractThis paper focuses attention on international school reforms that position students to gain critical 21st century work skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Special attention is given to a category of...
Reality Check: A Case Study of Teacher-Candidates' Music Practicum Experiences
AbstractThis case study examined music teacher-candidates' views on their practicum experiences by employing Integrated Inquiry, a multiple-perspectives methodology. Participants in the study completed Currere, a visioning exercise, prior to and after...
Relationship between High School Principals' Humor Styles and Teacher Leadership
AbstractThis study aimed at examining the relationship between high school teachers' perceptions of teacher leadership and school principals' humor styles. A total of 252 teachers employed in 12 high schools located in the city centre of Ankara, Turkey...
Representational Teaching in the L2 Classroom
AbstractThe author using research by McRae (1991) advocates the implementation of 'representational' materials when teaching reading skills to L2 learners. The paper puts forward the relevant research in this area and how it can be applied to L2 learning...
Stress, Anxiety Levels and Decision Making Styles of South African Senior Learners: Results of a Science Fair Project
AbstractThis study sought to determine the influence of stress and anxiety on the way in which senior learners make decisions. Although decision-making is generally important for senior learners, making decisions become more important because they are...
The Effect of Explicit Reading Strategy Instruction on Reading Comprehension of Upper Primary Grade Students
AbstractThis article describes a quasi-experimental study that adopted a pre-test-post-test design with a control group to examine the effect of an explicit reading strategy instruction on students' reading comprehension. Two intact eighth grade classes...
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