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McFarlane, Donovan A. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper explores the challenges faced by teachers and educators in the online classroom, especially in light of existing learner differences among students stemming from intelligence, socioeconomic status (SES), culture, gender, among other factors. The author examines the characteristics of the online classroom and looks at learner differences…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Student Characteristics
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Safdar, Muhammad; Hussain, Azhar; Shah, Iqbal; Rifat, Qudsia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper describes the procedure of developing an instructional tool, "concept mapping" and its effectiveness in making the material meaningful to the students. In Pakistan, the traditional way of teaching science subjects at all levels at school relies heavily on memorization. The up-to-date data obtained from qualitative and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Tataroglu, Eylem – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Primary education (1-8 Grades) Visual Arts Instruction Schedule is a program built up and constituted by a commission composed of academicians and specialist teachers in their fields within the body of Ministry of National Education in year 2006 on the basis of "constructivist approach" philosophy of education. Instruction Schedule…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Psychomotor Skills, Constructivism (Learning), Affective Behavior
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Huang, Chin-Fei; Liu, Chia-Ju – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate how mental rotation strategies affect the identification of chemical structural formulas. This study conducted event-related potentials (ERPs) experiments. In addition to the data collected in the ERPs, a Chemical Structure Conceptual Questionnaire and interviews were also admin-istered for data…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, College Students, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes
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Mäensivu, Kati-Tuulia; Uusiautti, Satu; Määttä, Kaarina – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The contribution of special needs assistants (SNA) is becoming increasingly important in inclusive and special classrooms. However, the profession itself has remained unexplored. The purpose of this article is to describe special needs assistants' perceptions on their education, professional competence, the content and significance of their work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Teacher Aides, Questionnaires
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Joseph, Tenibiaje Dele – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The study investigated the present position of literacy, information and communication technology (ICT) in prisons by examining the perception of inmates. The study adopted a descriptive survey using structured questionnaire and observation guides on a randomly and purposively drawn sample of 664 inmates out of a population of 47,628 inmates…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Technology, Institutionalized Persons, Recidivism
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Šorgo, Andrej – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Creativity is regarded as one of the cornerstones for economic and social progress in every society. There are two possible ways to get creative people to work for an enterprise or community. The first is by attracting creative employees by good working conditions--a solution for those who can afford such an approach. For communities that are not…
Descriptors: Science Education, Creativity, Scientists, Entrepreneurship
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Bulawa, Philip – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Different forms of the performance management system have been implemented in many countries for some years. As in other countries, in 1999 the government of Botswana took a decision to implement a performance management system (PMS) across the entire public service including schools. The government explained the purpose for which this reform was…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Administrator Attitudes
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Mhlauli, Mavis B. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The major purpose of this study was to explore the social studies teachers' perceptions and understandings of citizenship education in primary schools in Botswana. The study adopted a post colonial lens by using the notions of the pedagogy of imperialism and contrapuntal criticism to interrogate the teachers' perceptions of citizenship education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Social Studies
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Uusiautti, Satu; Määttä, Kaarina – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Due to Finnish pupils' achievements in international comparisons, also Finnish teacher training has been widely acknowledged. Today's educational policies aim at making teacher training more effective in Finland. However, in order to realize this in practice, not only reforms in educational policy or institutions are enough. More attention should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Habits, Learning Processes, Teacher Educators
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Mapoma, Christopher C.; Masaiti, Gift – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper reflects part of the wider outlook on ageing in general in Zambia and was intended to investigate perceptions of and attitudes towards the aged and ageing in Zambia by members of the community who, by definition and chronologically are not classified as aged i.e. not yet 60 years and over. Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Social Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Okere, Mark I. O.; Ndeke, Grace C. W. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of gender and knowledge on scientific creativity among form three biology students (third year in secondary school cycle) in Nakuru district in Kenya. The cross- sectional survey research was employed. A sample of eight schools with a total of 363 students was selected from the population…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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Ogunkola, Babalola J. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The concerns of this article are the unacceptable status of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Education in the Caribbean and how to improve the students' achievement in the subjects involved through the instrumentality of better preparation of teachers by the Colleges and University faculties training teachers in the region. The index for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Science Achievement, Educational Improvement
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Ugur, Gokhan; Dilber, Refik; Senpolat, Yasemin; Duzgun, Bahattin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This study investigated the effects of analogy on the elimination of students' misconceptions about direct current circuits, students' achievement and the attitudes towards physics lessons. The sample of this study consisted of 51 11th grade students from two different classes. While one of the classes was the experimental group where analogy was…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Okere, Mark I. O.; Keraro, Fred N.; Anditi, Zephania – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Emerging evidence indicates that culture influences pupils learning of science. However, the influence of culture on science learning is usually not considered when developing science curricular for both primary and secondary schools. This study investigated the extent to which primary and secondary school pupils believe in cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Heat
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