Research Papers/Topics in Educational Foundation

A Study Into The Effectiveness Of The Intervention Approaches Being Used In Behavior Modification Among Ece Learners: The Case Of The Tshabalala Cluster In Mzilikazi

AbstractChildren are experimental beings who rely on their environments. Through active interaction with their surroundings, they are able to make sense of their actions. According to Karcher (2004) this is mostly seen in kindergarten where children learn by touching, seeing and tasting objects so that they become aware of meanings derived from the objects they interact with. Piaget was of the opinion that the educational environment should promote learning through mediums that allow the...

Teachers’ Views About Early Childhood Education (ece) Learners’ Participation in Sporting Activities in Gweru Urban Primary Schools.

ABSTRACT The study sought to find out teachers’ views about ECE learners’ participation in sporting activities with reference to Gweru urban primary schools. This study emphasized the role of teachers in teaching sporting activities. Teachers, nationally, regionally and globally indicated that sporting activities reduce ECE learners’ deviant behaviours. The same teachers indicated that sporting activities among ECE learners relieve stress, depression and anxiety. These teachers fu...

Teachers’ Conception Towards The Use Of Social Networks As A Tool For Professional Development In Tanzania Government Secondary Schools: The Case Of Dodoma Municipality, Tanzani

Abstract: The study sought to assess teachers’ conception towards the use of social networks as a tool for professional development in Tanzania government secondary schools in Dodoma Municipality. Thus, the specific objectives of this study were to assess teachers’ conception of the available social network opportunities that can support professional development and to examine the limitations that hinder teachers’ use of social networks available for professional development. The paper ...

Effects Of Reality Therapy And Assertiveness Training On The Psychosocial Problems Of Female Prisoners In Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effects of Reality Therapy and Assertiveness Training on selected Psychosocial Problems of female prisoners in Lagos, Nigeria. It is equally important to note that the psychosocial problems in this study refer to low self-esteem, depression, unassertiveness social maladjustment and aggressiveness.A quasi-experimental Pre-test, post-test, control group design was adopted for the study. The initial sample consisted of 244 females comprising all the 122 ...

Economic Returns To Investment In Technical Teacher Education In Southern Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined the economic profitability of investment in technical teacher education in Southern Nigeria by comparing the costs of and benefits from the programme. The target populations for the study were NCE students and workers within the location of the study. The stratified random sampling technique was used to select workers and students from the sub-groups. The students' sample of 2,610 was drawn from a total population of 10,576 much up of NCE years I, II and ...

The Experiences And Perceptions Encountered By Young Carers Of Visually Impaired Adult Beggars In Tanzania: Implications For Access To Basic Education

Abstract: This paper examines the experiences and perceptions encountered by Young Carers of Visually Impaired Adult Beggars (YCVIAB) in Tanzania with a goal to understand their plight and suggest more helpful practices in supporting their access to basic education. Data was generated in Dodoma Municipality in which begging phenomenon using children as guides is deeply rooted. Through intensive interviews with Young Carers of Visually Impaired “dult ”eggars family members YCVI“”FMs, i...

Dewey’s Philosophy And Contemporary Education In Nigeria: Implications For Democracy And Education

ABSTRACT The central problem addressed in this study is the extent to which Dewey‘s philosophy can influence contemporary education in a democratic Nigeria. There is in recent times an outcry that the desire to build a democratic society through education has not been fully realized. This is because of contemporary issues that have plagued the Nigerian educational system such as the challenge of educational curriculum that can promote democratic education, equal educational opportunit...

Determinants Of Brain Drain In Nigerian Universities: Implications For Personnel Policy

ABSTRACT Universities are no doubt the repository of expertise in various professional fields. Furthermore, high level human resources in any modern economy is a product of universities or similar tertiary level institutions. Yet, there is a general belief in Nigeria that the academics who are responsible for the production of these high level human resources suffer absolute and relative deprivation vis-a-vis their counterparts in the other sectors or countries where conditions are c...

Correlates Of Harmful Widowhood Practices In South East Nigeria Effects Of Counseling Intervention

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effectiveness of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Therapy on managing abused widows' psychosocial problems such as depression and anxiety. A total of 200 widows with age not more than fifty and must have been widowed for not more than 5 years were drawn from South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria and used for the final sample. They were made up of 40 widows from each of the states i.e. Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States ...

The Impact of Authoritative Parenting Style on Children’s Academic Achievements in Domboshava Community. (Zimcrodo cluster)

Abstract The impact of authoritative parenting style on children’s academic achievements in Domboshava community was the prime focus of this research. The descriptive research design was used in the collection of data. The research questions highlighted and addressed the challenges which are faced by students who live in an authoritarian family. Research questions also assessed the impact of authoritative parenting on children’s performance. From the interviews conducted it was seen...

Understanding Illness Behaviour, Death And Bereavement In Adulthood

ABSTRACT To aid our understanding of the ways various individuals perceive, evaluate, and respond to symptoms of illness, the literature on illness behaviour was reviewed. Two competing hypotheses (the linking hypotheses and the " substitution hypothesis) and two theoretical paradigms (the health belief model and the behavioural model) which attempt to explain illness behaviour were presented. Kastenbaum's (1975) conceptualisation of death, kubler - Ross's (1969) five stage theory of ...

Experiences of Early Childhood Learners With Physical Challenges Within The Mainstream Classroom Room? : The Case of a Primary School in chegutu.

ABSTRACT Inclusion is a fairly recent practice that has been brought about by the Salamanca Statement of 1994. Various local, regional and international instruments promoting inclusion of people living with disabilities have been conducted however it is the researchers‟ opinion that most of the researches carried out on inclusion have focused more on policy, practice and educators‟ perspectives and the experiences of the child with physical disabilities in the mainstream have not be...

Total Quality Management And Educational Outcomes In Colleges Of Education In South-West Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined the relationship between Total Quality Management (as measured by the level of compliance of management of Colleges of Education with the NCCE minimum standards for NCE teachers) and educational outcomes in Colleges of Education in south west, Nigeria. Eight research questions and eight hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The sample consisted of 612 lecturers (out of which 192 were...

Influence Of Iso 9001:2008 Quality Management System On Academic Staff’s Service Delivery In Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe implementation of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) in education has become a debated trend on whether or not the certification is appropriate for the Education sector. Some scholars consider its adoption as a strategic decision by educational institutions to ensure delivery of quality service therein while others do not. Complaints by some academic staff and students in public universities in Kenya on the impact of ISO ...

An Investigation Into The Effectiveness Of The Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam)In Reducing Dropout Rate In Mberengwa District Primary Schools

Abstract  A study to investigate the effectiveness of BEAM in reducing dropout rate was carried out in Mberengwa North Cluster. The sample size had five school heads ,ten school teachers, five School Development Committee Chairperson, ten Community Selection Committee (CSC) members and thirty OVCs at school, which were selected at five different schools. Thirty parents and thirty orphans and vulnerable children from the communities surrounding the school were also chosen for the stu...


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