International Journal of Education

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 4, 2012

Accounting Students' Perception on Pursuing Professional Examination
AbstractPrior studies indicate that people's perception have an important influence on their career decisions. This study explores the accounting students' perceptions on professional examination and the factors that influence their decisions to take...
A Model for Presenting Threats to Legitimation at the Planning and Interpretation Phases in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Components of a Dissertation
AbstractThe assessment of validity-or more appropriately known as legitimation-is the most important step in all research studies, whether the research study represents a quantitative research study, a qualitative research study, or a mixed research...
A Monograph On: Educational Linguistics, Its Origin, Definitions and Issues It Accounts For
AbstractPurpose: To present argumentatively Spolsky's proposed idea of exempting the field of applied linguistics from his proposed field educational linguistics and Hult's view that only the history of educational linguistics can be inextricably linked...
A Structural Equation Model of Factors Influencing the Quality Culture of the Workforce in Thailand Public Higher Education Institutions
AbstractThis research aimed at developing a structural equation model of factors influencing the quality culture of the workforce in Thailand public higher education institutions. The subjects were 765 workforce from 60 public higher education institutions...
Career Advancement, School Relations and Support Service Factors as Determinant of Teacher Productivity in Public Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria
AbstractThis study investigated the extent to which these factors determine teacher productivity in public secondary schools. The study revealed among others the composite contribution of career advancement factor (ß = 0.36; t=6.82; p < .05); and...
Change Management in the Higher Education Context: A Case of Student-Centred Learning Implementation
AbstractThis paper is concerned with the process of change in the university context and examines it through an Indonesian case study. It starts with a review of literature on higher education as an organization, its characteristics, and change management...
Child Labour & Inclusive Education in Backward Districts of India
AbstractIndia has five million working children which is more than two percent of the total child population in the age group of 5-14 years. Despite existence of legal prohibitions, several socio-economic situations ranging from dearth of poverty, over-fertility,...
Chinese Doctoral Students' Perceptions of Their University Instructors in the United States
AbstractThis study examines Chinese doctoral students' perceptions regarding their U.S. university instructors' academic and interactive behaviors. The author interviewed ten Chinese doctoral students from two universities in the Midwest. Participants...
Economics Recession and Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Analysis of Factors Impacting Historically Black Colleges and Universities
AbstractThe primary purpose of this research study is to know how recession affected Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Analysis was based on data obtained from the schools' fact books. The HBCU's chosen were Grambling State University, Southern...
Effects of Task Reasoning Demand and Task Condition on Learner Written Output in ESL Classrooms
AbstractConsidering the growing interest in task-based language teaching, classroom-based research that investigates the effects of task complexity on L2 development is needed. Despite the inclusion of task reasoning demand (TRD) as a dimension of task...
Ethical Perspectives on Sámi School Research
AbstractWhat is topical in indigenous research is to view ethical guidelines and principles from their own premises and discuss the control over research activities and research findings when it comes to various disciplines and methods. The article is...
Evaluation of Student Teachers Grouped According to Teaching Subjects: Students' Perception
AbstractThe purpose of this paper was to test if there was a significant difference between students' evaluation of their student teachers grouped according to teaching subjects. It also tested if there was a significant difference between evaluation...
Finding the Purpose in Education: Assessing the Goals and Ideals of Education from the Perspective of Canadian Elementary Students
AbstractThe focus of this action research project was to discern elementary students' views regarding the goal or purpose of their education. Participants included 24 students in a grade four/five split classroom from a middle class neighbourhood in...
From South Florida to South Africa: A Collaborative Approach for Making Science Sensible to Learners in Informal and Formal Settings
AbstractThis paper presents two innovative programs in the learning of science by schoolchildren and youth: Science Made Sensible (SMS) and Science Cafés (SC). In South Florida, the SMS program invites graduate students in science, technology, engineering...
How to Unite Scientific Reasoning and Practical Knowledge in Teacher Education: As Illustrated by a Postgraduate Course
AbstractIn this article the question of how to unite scientific reasoning and practical knowledge is brought to the fore Experiences from a postgraduate course in special education are discussed, since attempts to make different vocational education...
Investigation of the Predictive Validity of Communication Skills Examination on University Students' Overall Academic Performance in Tanzania
AbstractThis article is about the Predictive Validity of the University Communication Skills (CS) examination on the Students' Overall Academic Performance. It is based on the study which was conducted at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)....
Mathematics Learning Management at Elemantary School Post Merapi Eruption
AbstractThis first year study is aimed at describingmathematics learning management done by elementary school teachers. Specifically it is acted to describe room and media management, teaching learning materials, and their interaction in teaching learning...
Teacher-Related Factors in Educational Crises: The Way Forward in Nigeria's Case
AbstractThat educational system in Nigeria is plagued by crises cannot be doubted. The system has often been criticized for its glaring failure, particularly in ensuring the turnaround of the country which has been the basis for the commitment of financial,...
The Effects of Increased Workloads on Online Instruction
AbstractThe workload increase for California State University instructors has been significant, as has been the reduction in resources and support. Online instructors are facing the same set of circumstances as their campus-based peers, yet the impact...
The Reasons for Joining the English Department
AbstractThis study is investigating the nature of the reasons of the students for joining the Department of English. The study took place in the College of Sciences and Arts (boys) (affiliated with King Khalid University Al-namas Town, Saudi Arabia)....
The Role of Teacher Leaders in School Improvement through the Perceptions of Principals and Teachers
AbstractThese researchers examined the perceptions of fifteen principals and 96 classroom teachers regarding the role of teacher leadership in school improvement. The data revealed significant differences in how principals and teachers perceive teachers'...
Towards a Better English Classroom: Implementing Effective Classroom Management Strategies
AbstractThis paper investigated to what extent EFL staffat Al-Balqa'a Applied University implement appropriate classroom management elements from the perspective of their students'. The results showed that students believed that their English teaching...
Using Popper's Philosophy of Science to Build Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge
AbstractOver a series of influential publications, the philosopher of science, Karl Popper, developed an account of how scientific knowledge grows. This article explores the use of Popper's account, referred to here as the Objective Knowledge Growth...
"Whole Teacher" Crisis: Examining Pre-Service Student Teachers' Perceptions of Professionalism
AbstractThe changing nature of teacher professionalism presents an important challenge to teacher education programs. Teacher professionalism can be broadly defined as the set of teachers' professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. However, with...
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