Research Papers/Topics in Educational Foundation

Role Of University Education In Fostering National Values Among The Youth In Private And Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe trends in national universities in Kenya reveal that all is not well with regard to education that is offered and and values acquired by the students. There are cases of manifestation of breakdown of law and order, and an outright neglect of moral values by university students on issues such as human dignity, national unity, sharing and personal responsibility. This study therefore sought to ascertain the role of university education in fostering national values among the youth in...

Influence Of Institutional Factors On Students Performance In Osun State Secondary Schools

ABSTRACTA major economic policy of the first military regime in Nigeria, 1966-79, was the indigenisation of the national economy. The aim was to put Nigerians, to a greater extent, in control of the economy of the nation. The history of the nation's indigenisation policy, close to policy flirtation by the colonial masters, was broached in 1946, and again in 1956. In 1964, under a post-colonial government, the policy was mooted, but a concrete formulation, perhaps delayed because of the ...

Financial Management And Quality Assurance In Federal Government Colleges In South-West Zone Of Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis work examines how Federal Government Colleges in Nigeria obtain, allocate, utilize resources and evaluates the influence this has on the academic performances of the students. The study employed a descriptive research design. Data was collected from a sample of 745 respondents selected from 12 schools located in South West geo-political zone of Nigeria. The respondents were students in SSS3, teachers, Vice Principals and Principals, and the Director General in charge of Fin...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Prevalence Of Drug Abuse And Its Relationship To Academic Motivation Among Secondary School Students In Lagos Metropolis

ABSTRACTThe literature shows that many studies on the problem of drug abuse have not only been carried out among Nigerian Secondary school students but also among undergraduates in Nigerian Universities. Uen studies, however, focussed mainly on the magnitude or the epidemiological nature of the problem and paid little attention to the relationship between drug abuse and students learning. The present study investigated the prevalence of drug abuse and its relationship to academic motiva...

Professional Aspiration And Success Anxiety Among Some Female Workers In Imo State

ABSTRACTThis study aimed at investigating the professional aspiration and success anxiety of teachers, nurses, lawyers and medical doctors. Some available literature were reviewed and ten hypotheses formulated. They are as follows:(1) There is a significant difference in the(a) success anxiety(b) Professional aspiration(c) Self concept of female teachers, nurses, lawyers and medical doctors(2) Female lawyers and medical doctors would attribute their success more to effort and ability tha...

Perspectives On Contribution Of The Catholic Church To Management Of Public Catholic Sponsored Secondary Schools In Kisii Central Sub - County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe Kenya’s Basic Education Act 2013 empowers religious sponsors to participate in appointment of principals, provision, of instructional, financial and infrastructural resources to the schools they sponsor. In Kisii Central Sub-County, the Catholic Church participates in management of 29(39.7%) secondary schools. However, queries were being raised on the current contribution of the church as it had come to the fore that most sponsored schools were experiencing crises that had tende...

Preretirement Counselling And Retirement Stress Perception Of Selected Secondary School Teachers In Lagos

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the impact of preretirement counselling and retirement Stress perceptions of selected Secondary School teachers in Lagos. A quasi experimental pre-test post-test control group design was adopted for the study. Six research hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level. Four of the hypotheses were accepted while two were rejected. One hundred and fifty (150) teachers from Education District IV made up of Apapa, Mainland and Surulere in Lagos State public schoo...

Impact Of Intervention Programmes On The Emotional Intelligence Skills And Academic Achievement Of Senior Secondary School Students In Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study investigated the impact of intervention programmes on emotional intelligence skills and academic achievement of senior secondary school students in Lagos, Nigeria. Emotional intelligence skills in this study are interpersonal,  leadership, self-management and intrapersonal skills. The intervention programmes are Emotional Learning System (ELS) and Peer Mentoring (PM). A quasi-experimental pre-test/ post-test, control group design was adopted for the study. The i...


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