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Nenty, H. J.; Moyo, Sello; Phuti, Fiji – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Though the professionalism of teaching is still a debatable issue, teaching provides an indispensable service to every society and civilization. The service provided by teaching seems to be more indispensable to any society than services provided by any other profession. To those that teach, the way they perceive themselves and the value of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Magogwe, Joel M. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
This research explored metacognitive knowledge of the University of Botswana (UB) students taking the Advanced Writing Skills course, and related this knowledge to their writing performance. The specific objectives of this study were: (a) To explore the metacognitive knowledge of the Botswana students taking the Advanced Writing Skills (GEC…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Adedoyin, O. O. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
This is a quantitative study, which attempted to detect gender bias test items from the Botswana Junior Certificate Examination in mathematics. To detect gender bias test items, a randomly selected sample of 4000 students responses to mathematics paper 1 of the Botswana Junior Certificate examination were selected from 36,000 students who sat for…
Descriptors: Test Items, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Gender Bias
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Agolla, Joseph E.; Ongori, Henry – Educational Research and Reviews, 2009
This research finding is based on the responses obtained from the undergraduate students at a higher learning institution (University) in Botswana. This paper investigated the stressors, symptoms and effects that are likely to be experienced by the undergraduate students in higher institutions (Universities). Stressors related to time, academic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Career Counseling, Student Motivation, Coping
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Adedoyin, O. O.; Nenty, H. J.; Chilisa, B. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2008
This is a quantitative empirical research study validating the invariance of item difficulty parameters estimates based on the two competing measurement frameworks, the classical test theory (CTT) and the item response theory (IRT). In order to achieve the set goal, one fifty five (155) different independent samples were drawn from the population…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Ability Grouping, Foreign Countries, Computation
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Nenty, H. J.; Adedoyin, O. O.; Odili, John N.; Major, T. E. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2007
More than any other of its aspects, assessment plays a central role in determining the quality of education. Quality of primary/basic education (QoE) can be viewed as the extent to which the process of education at the primary education level maximizes desirable outcomes in terms of cognitive, affective and psychomotor behaviour of the learners.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Statistical Analysis