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Ayanwale, Musa Adekunle; Adeleke, Joshua Oluwatoyin; Mamadelo, Titilayo Iyabode – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2019
A scoring framework that does not reflect true performance of an examinee would ultimately result in an abnormal score. This study assessed invariance person estimates of 2017 Nigerian National Examinations Council Basic Education Certificate Examination Mathematics Multiple Choice using classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT)…
Descriptors: Test Theory, Item Response Theory, Scoring, National Competency Tests
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Oladipo, Adenike Julianah; Osokoya, Modupe; Udeani, Uchenna – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2019
In this explorative study, a diagnostic test on diffusion and osmosis (DTDO) was developed and used to assess pre-degree students' conceptual understanding and application of diffusion and osmosis in biology. The 25-item DTDO is a two-tier test--adapted from Odom and Barrow's (1995) Diffusion Osmosis Diagnostic Test (DODT)--developed and validated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Biology, Concept Formation
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Ariyo, Simeon O.; Adeleke, Joshua O. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2018
Importance of mathematics in technological development of any nation requires that more attention be given to students with consistent failure in the subject. This study established the effectiveness of an after school programme among low learners in mathematics. Pre- and post-test, control group quasi-experimental design was used for the study.…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement, Grade 10
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Agi, Ugochukwu Kysburn – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2018
Effective administration is a must in the dynamic centres of education: teaching and learning are required to effectively interpret and deploy the nation's education policy and execute curriculum realities that respond to the fatigues of the present and the challenges of the future. The paper, therefore, critically examined the administrative…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, School Administration, Secondary School Teachers
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Osokoya, Modupe M.; Nwazota, Chinwe C. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2018
The study assessed effects of problem-based learning approach on senior secondary school students' practical skills in chemistry and the role of school type as a moderating variable. A pretest, posttest control group quasiexperimental setting with non-equivalent groups design was adopted. A total of 124 students (54 from coeducational and 70 from…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Science Education, Problem Based Learning
Agi, Ugochukwu Kysburn – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
The challenge of improving secondary education to achieve the goals defined in the National Policy on Education (FRN, 2013) remains a daunting task. This study addressed the role of school development planning as a strategic tool for the improvement of secondary education in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning
Pepple, Tamunosisi Furo; Ogologo, Gift A. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigated how the Niger Delta crisis affected students' access to educational resources, attitude to schooling, and academic achievement in basic science. An ex post facto design was used for the study. Participants included 400 students and 16 principals from 16 secondary schools drawn from four local government areas of Rivers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Attitudes, Science Achievement
Omotayo, Stephen Akinyemi; Adeleke, Joshua Oluwatoyin – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
The numerous and varied applications of mathematics to all human endeavours justifies placing emphasis on the teaching and learning of the subject. This study established the effectiveness of the 5E instructional model (Bybee, Taylor, Gardner, Scotter, Powell, Westbrook, & Landes, 2006) for enhancing learning outcomes in mathematics. The study…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Amusan, Mosunmola A. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
Researchers have opined that pedagogical skill of the teacher is a powerful force. This study investigated variables that are required to cultivate effective pedagogical skills for teaching basic science and technology (BST) in Ogun State Primary Schools in Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted. A total of 148 teachers across the state…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Skills, Inservice Teacher Education, Predictor Variables
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Odinko, Monica Ngozi – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
Preschool children could be helped to make early adjustment to a school environment before normal schooling begins. Transition from home to school represents one of the biggest changes that children undergo in the first eight years of life. This change may be likened to that which a seedling undergoes when transplanted from one place to another.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
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Elemure, Ehis V.; Elemure, Clement Boluwaji – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
The role of quality education in nation building cannot be overemphasized as no nation can grow beyond the level of education it offers its citizenry. In the same vein, no country can develop meaningfully without a well-developed vocational education programme. Business Education is geared towards the attainment of skills, values, and abilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Finance, Business Education
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Falaye, Folajogun V.; Okwilagwe, Eugenia A. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
Changes in weather patterns result in devastating natural disasters that affect human beings and the environment. Ironically, climate change is man induced. This study investigated the knowledge, attitude, and practices of 1,103 senior school students on climate change and related issues. The study also determined the influence of students' age,…
Descriptors: Weather, Climate, Ecology, Environment
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Agoro, Aminat Aderonke – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
The declining rate of pre-service teachers' performance in integrated science has continuously engaged the attention and concern of stakeholders in Nigeria. Many reasons have been adduced, but effectiveness of instructional strategies adopted by lecturers and other student variables stand out. As panacea, researches have focused on collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Gender Differences
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Ajitoni, Sunday Olukayode; Gbadamosi, Tolulope Victoria – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
The environmental issues we face as individuals and as a society are pervasive and ingrained in our cultural ways of being so that we can no longer look to science and technology to solve these problems alone. Instead, educators have been charged with providing students with environmental education through community-based service learning and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, School Location, Community Education
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Adesoji, Francis Adewunmi; Idika, Mabel Ihuoma – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of 7E learning cycle model, which is based on constructivist theory and case-based learning (CBL), on students' achievement in and attitude to chemistry. A total of two hundred and eight (208) SSII chemistry students drawn from some selected secondary schools in three local government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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