Tag: Primary and Secondary Education,


Changing Perspectives: Contemporary Art Practices in Primary and Secondary Art Classrooms

This presentation will be a literature review of research on Contemporary art practices in primary and secondary schools. The ability to understand and translate visual data is vital to one’s ability to navigate through a complex world (Thulson, 2013), therefore, acquainting students with Contemporary art practices is essential for a broader literacy. The ability to


Needed Interventions for More Effective Counsellors’ Role Performance in the School System in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria

This study investigated teachers’ opinions about principals needed interventions for more effective counselling services in schools. The purpose of the study was to ascertain teachers’ opinion on what principals should do towards improving counselling services in schools. This study adopted the expo factor descriptive survey research design. The population of this study consisted of all


Innovative Pupils! Documentary Research on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for Innovativeness

The aims of the German educational system are crossed by claims for participation (cf. KMK 2007; Schulentwicklung NRW 2008). In the interdisciplinary subject ‘Sachunterricht’ (Primary Social and Science Education), pupils shall be enabled to assess, question and change their environment (GDSU 2013; MSW 2008; Weis 2016). This claim marks a starting point within innovation processes


Does the Economic Crisis Affect Greek Adolescents’ Academic Performance? An EST Approach

The enduring economic crisis across several countries has sparked a growing amount of research interest regarding its potential impact on various aspects of life, including adolescent academic achievement. However, there is not enough empirical evidence regarding the impact of a national-level economic crisis as a potentially traumatic experience on student populations (Bronfenbrenner, 2005; Elder, 1996).


Computer Science Education for All: The Code.Org Movement in the United States

Code.org is a United States non-profit organization that started a computer science education movement with advocating its vision that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science”. This movement has changed the concepts of computer science education in many aspects. The current study examines the Code.org movement which has quickly


Student Attribute Correlates of Academic Achievement in High School Chemistry Between Grade 9 & 10 Students

This study examined three student attributes namely; level of mathematics anxiety, learning style, and attitude toward Chemistry that generated information on their effect on student achievement in Chemistry. The study employed the causal-comparative descriptive research method. Instruments used included an achievement test to measure performance involving mathematical concepts in Chemistry, level of mathematics anxiety scale to


Parental Home-Based Support and Educational Outlook Towards Primary School Children in Urban Mongolia

For the past decades, the enrollment rate of primary school has been increasing in developing countries. Unfortunately, due to problems such as lack of classrooms, textbooks, and school facilities, as well as qualified human resources, a quality education can be difficult to obtain. Providing quality education is a key issue especially in rural areas and


Keep Smile Book: An Instrument of Students’ Affective Evaluation

This study aims to describe the use of “Keep Smile Book” as an instrument of students’ affective evaluation and factors affecting its implementation. “Keep Smile Book” is a diary consists of students’ book and teachers’ column. This book combined observation and self-assessment technique of evaluation. The students actively involved to assess their-self by a cute


Creating Opportunities for Change: Non-Cognitive Skills Instruction in the Classroom

To address the demands of accountability mandates such as data-driven, evidence based instruction and the need for 21st century skills, educators have revisited practice looking for ways to nurture student motivation, increase time on task and promote learner autonomy. Classrooms have been digitized, material made accessible and initiative implemented to create positive, school-wide environments. Yet,


Relationship between Teacher’s Interpersonal Communication Skills and Students’ Achievement in Science at Primary Schools in Sidoarjo

This study aims to determine the relationship between interpersonal communication abilities of teachers and learning achievement students. The study used quantitative research methods conducted at Primary School (PS) in Sidoarjo. The population in this study were students PS Sidoarjo district in academic year 2014/2015. The sampling technique used was 100 students. The technique of collecting


Changing Instructional Practice with a Science Center Workshop: The Journey of Six Elementary Science Teachers

The purpose of this qualitative case study research was to ascertain the significance of the professional development workshops organized by a science center in a Midwestern city of the United States. The research investigated the effect the workshop had on the instructional practice of the participating elementary science teachers. This study was guided by the


The Role of Indonesian School in Singapore in Developing Students’ Patriotic Character

Globalization brings changes in many aspects of Indonesian life including some Indonesian residents who lived in foreign countries such as Singapore. Singapore is a meeting place of various foreign cultures directly or indirectly. The clash because of globalization and foreign cultures are feared can affect the nationalism of Indonesian in Singapore, especially children. School is


The Concept of Measurement in Pre-Service Teachers

This paper presents the results of phase 1 of the research project “pre-service mathematics teachers’ mathematical conception in the context of lesson study and problem solving approach”. The objective of this research was to explore mathematical concepts of pre-service mathematics teachers for fourth grader prior teaching in schools. The participants to the research included 121


The Influence of Political Economy Context on Policy Reform: Primary Education Curricula Reform in Egypt

The main research statement the current paper will try to examine is; how the turbulent political and economic conditions that Egypt has been passing through since 25th January 2011 affected the trends of reform in primary education? more specifically curricula reform trends. The main hypothesis of this research is that the Egyptian successive governments perceived curricula


Friends with Benefits: Causes and Effects of Learners’ Cheating Practices During Examination

One of the major cognitive contents of educational system concerning examinations is the prevailing fraudulent culture–copying other learner’s answers during examination. (Smith,1994) The impact of this issue is consistently appalling and pervasive in this contemporary setting especially in secondary schools. This alarming kind of culture in the academe makes every learner know and do what


Achieving the Goal of Universalization of Education: A Situational Analysis of Chhattisgarh State, India

Chhattisgarh is one of the developing Indian states that is yet to taste the fruits of development like other states of the country. The State’s Human Development Index is 0.430, the lowest of all states and literacy rate is 71.04%, which is below the national average of 74.04%. Under the flagship program of Sarva Shiksha


High Scope Project Evaluationthe Impact of Congruency Between Preferred and Actual Learning Environments on Tenth Graders’ Science Literacy

This study explored how the congruency between preferred and actual learning environment (PLE & ALE) impacted on students’ scientific literacy in the innovative Sci-Tech Mind and Humane Heart (STMHH) curricula as part of the High Scope Project sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan. A pre-/post-treatment experiment was conducted with 34 tenth graders. We


The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Attitude Toward Inclusive Education in Public Inclusive Elementary School

This research is conducted to find about the relationship between teacher efficacy and dimensions of teacher efficacy with attitude toward inclusive education in public inclusive elementary school. The instruments of this study were Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (to measure teacher efficacy) and Multidimensional Atitude toward Inclusive Education Scale (MATIES) (to measure attitude teacher toward


Realistic Mathematics Education: An Approach for Overcoming Math Anxiety of Junior High School Students in Semarang, Indonesia

There are some different levels of students’ achievement in Mathematics across various skills such as understanding, communicating, critical thinking, and problem solving. It implies that the low-achieving students get the most consideration to be evaluated what factors affecting it. In fact, the research has shown that mathematics achievement cannot be influenced by cognitive factors but


Cultural Differences on an Educational Intervention Program of Prosocial Behaviour and Metacognitive Strategies

Japan and Denmark have two different educational cultures. Where Danish students score high on Quality of Life (QoL) Japanese children score low. An intervention consisting of children’s prosocial experience, and metacognitive strategy which was planning, acting and evaluating prosocial behavior themselves in school setting were administered to children 11-12 year of age in Japan and


A Survey of Critical Thinking Skill of Matthayomsueksa 5 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this research was to survey the critical thinking skill of Matthayom Sueksa 5 Students. The participants were 120 students of academic year 2015 from Roi-et Wittayalai School, Muang, Roi-et which selected by using the purposive sampling technique. The research instrument was the 30 items of critical thinking test which measured in 5


Development of Problem-Solving Ability, Using Problem-Based Learning of Mathayomsuksa 5/8 Students at Borabuwittayakhan School, Mahasarakham, Thailand

This action research aims to develop the problem-solving ability and – scientific attitude, using the Problem-based Learning (PBL) in Physics. The target students are 27 students in Matthayomsuksa 5 from Borabuwittayakham School, Mahasarakham, Thailand. The research process is divided into 2 main periods. Each period is consisted of 4 cycles having 4 steps; planning, acting,


Send Kids to the World: A Study on Using Postcards to Improve Students’ Writing Skills

English Learning and Teaching (ELT) deals with four language skills, i.e., reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Of all these skills, writing is often considered as the most difficult one (Widiati & Cahyono, 2006). Mukminatien (2003) finds that many problems arise with regard to the development of productive skills, especially in the area of writing as


The Perception of Science Secondary School Teachers Towards the Science Learning Problems of Lower Secondary School Students in Thailand

The purposes of this study are; 1) to find the science learning problems of lower secondary school students in terms of science teachers’ perception. 2) to find the issues that science secondary school teachers need to solve in science learning. The open-ended questionnaire was responded by thirty-six science teachers from nine areas in Thailand in


The Comparison of Children’s Caloric Expenditure During Elementary Physical Education Class and Free-Choice Recess Time

The physical benefits of structured physical education (PE) classes and free-choice recess time in elementary school and how they compare to each other is unknown. National health objectives encourage 50% of PE class time being spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), while no set standards for elementary recess exist. PURPOSE: To determine if