Education Journal

Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014

  • Anecdotal Records as Tools for Assessing Learners’ Progress in the Universal Basic Schools in Ekiti and Oyo States, Nigeria

    Samuel Oye Bandele, Matthew Femi Omodara, James Ayodele Oluwatayo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 122-127
    Received: Jan. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 16, 2014
    Published: Apr. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.11
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    Abstract: The study assessed teachers’ knowledge and the use of anecdotal records as tool for assessing pupils’ progress in basic schools in Ekiti and Oyo States of Nigeria. Participants were 200 teachers selected from 100 schools in Ekiti and Oyo State using stratified random sampling technique (Ekiti, N=100, Oyo, N=100) and (lower basic, N=100, upper basic... Show More
  • The Application of Network Automated Essay Scoring System in College English Writing Course

    Zhang Qiang

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 128-132
    Received: Feb. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 09, 2014
    Published: Apr. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.12
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    Abstract: With the innovation of computer technology and the application of the new network technology, many auxiliary network teaching and learning software and programs related to English teaching has emerged. Automated essay scoring system is a revolutionary innovation network system, in recent years, it makes the reform of English essay teaching mode mor... Show More
  • SW-HP Model for Formulating Environmental Education Strategies for Environmental Experts of Tehran Municipality

    Shaho Karami, Seyed Mohammad Shobeiri, Vafa Ghaemmaghami

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 133-139
    Received: Mar. 29, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 12, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.13
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    Abstract: Environmental Education (EE) refers to organized efforts to teach about how natural environments function and, particularly, how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystems in order to live sustainably. One of the important aspects of the city is the urban environment. For this reason, Environmental experts in municipal should be trained ... Show More
  • Educational Universalization in the Brazil

    Wellington Amâncio da Silva

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 140-145
    Received: Apr. 06, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 20, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.14
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    Abstract: This article aims to present some critical considerations about possibilities for democratization and universalization of education in Brazil, in historical and sociological perspectives. We know that correct this seizure study object can only occur through the analysis of historical and ideological formation of Brazilian education. It is concluded... Show More
  • Emerging Issues on Child Abuse: Voices of Student Teachers

    Ephias Gudyanga

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 146-152
    Received: Apr. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 16, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.15
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    Abstract: This study sought to find out issues emerging from student teachers pertaining to how they conceptualise child abuse. The study was premised on the qualitative design methodology. It was conducted when participants were now in the University after completing their teaching practice in the schools. The main data collecting tool was through the essay... Show More
  • Academic Self-Efficacy in First Year Students College of Health Sciences

    Yunuen Socorro Rangel, Humberto Blanco, José René Blanco, Jeanette Lopez-Walle, Martín Alonso González, Gerónimo Mendoza

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 153-158
    Received: Mar. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 18, 2014
    Published: Apr. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.16
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    Abstract: Self-efficacy learning is an important component of learning for college. Academic self-efficacy refers to the degree of confidence that health sciences students could successfully complete on college-task. The purpose of this research lies on the specific characteristics of health sciences students according to their academic self-efficacy by comp... Show More
  • Convoluted Path, Invisible Force and Girls’ Education in Ghana

    Emmanuel Wedam, Irene Akobour Debrah, Joseph Yaw Dwamena Quansah

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 159-169
    Received: Apr. 12, 2014
    Accepted: May 04, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.17
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    Abstract: The prognosis in tomorrow’s crowded competitive economic environment will be for people to sharpen their skills, build their capacities and obtain the requisite succours that can enable them achieve their dreams especially, those already disadvantaged by natural collage and human disarrangements. Even though local or indigenous knowledge is appropr... Show More
  • Deep Swimming and Murky Waters: Phenomenological Interviewing - Reflections from the Field

    David King

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 170-178
    Received: Apr. 16, 2014
    Accepted: May 04, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.18
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    Abstract: The overall aim of this exercise is to reflect on the merits and caveats of phenomenological interviewing as an educational research tool. To this end, I endeavor to conduct small-scale research using phenomenological interviewing and analysis and to reflect on the process. The phenomenon being researched is junior secondary pupils’ (13-16) lived e... Show More
  • Concept Images of Trapezoid: Some Cases from Turkey

    Elif Türnüklü

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 179-185
    Received: Apr. 21, 2014
    Accepted: May 09, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.19
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    Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine the concept images of individuals regarding trapezoid. In order to attain this objective, this research was designed based on qualitative approach. A total of 156 students attending 5th through 8th grade middle school and 36 middle school Mathematics teacher candidates from Turkey were chosen as particip... Show More
  • An Alternative Learning through Open Course Ware (OCW) in Indonesia

    Safitri Yosita Ratri

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 186-189
    Received: Apr. 06, 2014
    Accepted: May 13, 2014
    Published: May 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.20
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    Abstract: A new learning model that has attracted the attention of Indonesian people is OpenCourse Ware (OCW). This study discusses the concept of OCW as an alternative means of delivering educational services to improve and broaden innovative distance education in Indonesia. It first reviews the underlying philosophy of OCW, followed by its history in the I... Show More
  • Comparison of Teacher Licensing between the United States of America and Malaysia: Implementation and Practical Implication

    Kahirol Mohd Salleh, Nor Lisa Sulaiman, Heidi Frederiksen

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 190-194
    Received: Mar. 24, 2014
    Accepted: May 13, 2014
    Published: May 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.21
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    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to address a conceptual challenge that arises to implement and the practical implication of teacher licensing. This paper will compare the practices of teacher licensing programs in Colorado, United States of America and similar teaching programs in Malaysia. It also addresses the challenge ahead to frame the teacher li... Show More
  • The Concept of Pedagogical Innovation in Higher Education

    Anne Mai Walder

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 195-202
    Received: May 01, 2014
    Accepted: May 20, 2014
    Published: May 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.22
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    Abstract: The valorization of university teaching is of key concern to this institution’s academic and political actors and is a foundation of pedagogical innovation. In this qualitative research I explored how thirty-two professors, recipients of the Université de Montréal excellence in teaching award, define their conception of pedagogical innovation. An a... Show More