Research Papers/Topics in Educational Studies

Primary Education Policy Formulation And Implementation In Selected States Of Nigeria (1981-1996)

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to analyse primary school policy formulation and implementation in some selected states (Lagos, Kwara, Imo, Kano and Adamawa) in Nigeria with a view to providing information that could enhance future policy decisions which affect primary education in NigeriaAn ex post facto research design was adopted for the study. The study population consisted of the 10 zones of the National Primary Education Commision (NPEC) (the government parastatal on primary ...

A Path-Analytic Study Of Socio-Psychological Variables And Academic Performance Of Distance Learners In Nigerian Universities

ABSTRACT The level of academic performance of distance learners in Nigerian universities has generated concern among stakeholders owing to the vital roles which distance learning programmes play in the overall educational development of the country. Several studies have been carried out on conventional students’ academic performance, but not much on distance learning students. This study, therefore, provided a causal explanation of distance learners’ academic performance through the...

Challenges Of Inclusion Of Learners With Visual Impairments To School Management: A Case Study Of Gabriel Taapopi Secondary School In The Oshana Education Region In Namibia

ABSTRACT This study presented a qualitative case study which focused on exploring challenges facing school management of an urban inclusive school for learners with visual impairments in northern Namibia. A stratified-purposive sampling technique, which was a mixture of approaches in which the aim was to select groups that displayed variation on a phenomenon but fairly homogenous, was used. Sixteen (16) participants composed of the school principal, three (3) heads of departments, six (...

Mother And Daughter Communication On Sexual Issues In Namibia

The study describes how mothers and daughters communicate about sex and sex related matters by focusing on four underlying dimensions – content, style, timing, and frequency of communication. A sequential mixed method research design was utilized to gather data from participants. Data analyses of questionnaires were based on a random sample of 32 mothers and 204 teenage daughters from four secondary schools. Results from analysis of questionnaires revealed that sexual communication am...

Factors Affecting The Development Of Number Sense And Its Influence On Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In Mathematics In The Oshana Education Region

ABSTRACT Education in Namibia after independence remains a challenge, despite deliberate efforts made by the government. Many of the learners under perform in their Grade 12 Mathematics examinations, especially in the Oshana Education Region. This is allegedly because of a numerical deficiency. However; none of existing studies explain the influence of numerical deficiency on academic performance in Mathematics.

Literacy Practices At Home And In Preschool Settings In The Khomas Education Region In Namibia

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate whether pre-school children came from homes to pre-schools already exposed to writing and reading skills and whether there was a gap between the home and pre-school literacy events and practices. The study used a mixed methodology, qualitative and quantitative research designs. Six Preschool teachers were interviewed from three pre-schools in Khomas education region. The researcher combined the two research methods in this study becau...

Instructional Strategies Used By Teachers In Teaching Reading Comprehension To Grade Five And Seven Learners In Selected Schools In Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia

ABSTRACT Since 2009, Grade five and seven learners in Namibia have been writing the National Standardized Achievement Tests (NSATs), where one grade writes at the end of one year and the other writes at the end of the following year (Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment, DNEA, 2013). This study was conducted based on the performance of the Grades five and seven learners at selected schools in Khomas Region. The purpose of this study was to find out which reading comprehe...

An Investigation Of The Support Rendered To Teachers Of Learners With Visual Impairments In An Inclusive Secondary School In The Oshana Region In Namibia

ABSTRACT This study explored the support rendered by education stakeholders to teachers of learners with visual impairments. This study was conducted at an inclusive secondary school in the Oshana region. The purposeful criterion sampling technique was used to select seven teachers who were teaching learners with visual impairments at the time of research to participate in the study. The interview guide was used as an instrument to collect data from the participants. With the permission...

Academic Writing In English: Challenges Experienced By Bachelor Of Education Primary Level Students At The University Of Namibia, Katima Mulilo Campus

ABSTRACT This study investigated the academic writing challenges experienced by Bachelor of Education undergraduate students in using English at the University of Namibia, Katima Mulilo Campus. The study focused on the following research questions: what challenges did students face in academic writing at this campus? What were the students’ and lecturers’ perceptions of the possible causes of these academic writing challenges; were there any differences in writing challenges faced a...

Principal Managerial Capacity As A Correläte Of Teacher Productivity In Kwara State Secondary'schools

ABSTRACTIn Kwara. State and in many other States of the Federation, students’ poor acadejnic performances were usually blamed on poor scho'ol management by principals and bad teaching by teachers respectively. The final output in terms of General Certificate of Education or West African School Certificate Examination results had älways been used as yardsticks for assessing the failure or success of schools.Critics wpre not mindful of "the process" to the final output. This study had taken ...

Factors Influencing Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In English Second Language In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Omusati Education Region

ABSTRACT According to the National Examiners’ Report for ESL for 2007 to 2011, Namibian students performed poorly in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary level (NSSCO) ESL examinations. The poor performance of Grade 12 learners in the ESL NSSCO examinations in the Omusati education region (OER) has been noted in the DNEA reports. The number of ungraded ESL learners in 2011 final examination at the NSSCO level at one of the selected senior secondary schools in this study w...

Influence of Achievement Motivation And Demographic Characteristics on Academic Performance of Nomadic Fulani Girls of Adamawa State

ABSTRACT The present study was designed to determine the influence of achievement motivation and demographic characteristics on academic performance of nomadic Fulani primary school girls’ in Adamawa State. The survey and expost-facto designs were employed for the study which used a sample of 300 primary six nomadic Fulani girls from 38 schools. Random sampling technique was used to select the sample. The instruments for data collection were Achievement Motivation Rating Scale (AMRS...

Performance Appraisal System in Ghana Education Service And its Effectiveness on Teachers Performance in The Ada East District

ABSTRACT Performance Appraisal helps to improve the performance of individuals and institutions thereby increasing their productivity, quality of performance and encouraging positive work. This research is about Performance Appraisal System in the Ghana Education Service and its effectiveness on teachers’ performance using Ada East District (AED) as a case study. The purpose of the study seeks to examine stakeholder’s perspective on the practices of appraisal of teachers in Ghan...