American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

  • Engaging Adolescent Readers: Flipped Learning at an Urban High School

    Engaging Adolescent Readers: Flipped Learning at an Urban High School Michael Schulte1 and Matthew D. Campbell2 1Memphis Teacher Residency 2University of North Alabama This study examines the efficacy of the flipped learning model within a secondary English classroom at a large, urban high school in the Southeastern United States. To understand the effectiveness of the flipped learning model, the primary author conducted an action research study designed to answer the following research question: will students see more growth than their…

  • Rubrics 101: What, When and How

    Rubrics 101: What, When and How Larry Beard, Joesph Akpan, Charles E. Notar (Emeritus), Larry Beard Jacksonville State University Alternative assessment is any type of assessment other than standardized tests/ achievement tests. Alternative assessments include observations, interviews, record reviews, and performance reviews that are less structured than formal assessments and may not be validated or tested for reliability. Examples of alternative assessments include portfolios, interest inventories, work samples, journals, observations, checklists, teacher made tests, and anecdotal records. This article pertains…

  • The Positive Influence of Professional Practice on the Professional Identity of Social Work Major Students

    The Positive Influence of Professional Practice on the Professional Identity of Social Work Major Students Juan Li Department of Ethnology and Sociology, Inner Mongolia University, No. 235 University West Road, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia,China Based on the in-depth interviews with ten social work major students in Inner Mongolia university, a qualitative research was conducted on the positive impacts of professional internship on their professional identity. The research results show that professional practice can significantly affect the professional identity of social worker…

  • PhD Students Participate in the Worlds Highest Academic Conference A Study on the Difference Between Taiwan and Croatia

    PhD Students Participate in the World’s Highest Academic Conference- A Study on the Difference Between Taiwan and Croatia Biing-Huei Chen, Fei-Chuan Chen, Kuei-Chih, Chuang Graduate School of Technological and Vocational Education National Yunlin University of Science and Technology In this study, as doctoral graduate students who participated positive action in international academic presentation between the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE2015), and 2015 International Symposium on Cultural Differences (ISCD2016) and 2016 International Symposium on Urban Construction of Rural Culture (ISUCRC2014)….

  • Class Size and Quality Academic Achievement Among Girls in Mathematics in Secondary Education in Kisumu County

    Class Size and Quality Academic Achievement Among Girls in Mathematics in Secondary Education in Kisumu County Josephine Adhiambo Agunda, Henry Onderi, Jack Ajowi Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Female students tend to take fewer mathematical courses at higher education level due to low performance in mathematics at secondary school level. A number of studies both qualitative and quantitative have attempted to find out causes of low achievement in mathematics among females, Researchers have majorly focused on school…

  • Acquisition of New Competencies of Science Teachers and Pre-graduate Physics Teachers in the Community of Practice

    Acquisition of New Competencies of Science Teachers and Pre-graduate Physics Teachers in the Community of Practice Renata Holubova Science Faculty, Palacky University, Czech Republic The aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of the project that is solved at the Faculty of Science in Olomouc, Czech Republic. One of the key activities of the project is to find critical themes of secondary school science subjects and prepare methodological materials according a deep analysis in the frame of the…

  • Extent of Implementation of ECE Programme by County Governments: The Case of Public Preschools in Eldoret West Sub-County, Kenya

    Extent of Implementation of ECE Programme by County Governments: The Case of Public Preschools in Eldoret West Sub-County, Kenya Selina J. Koskey, Hellen N. Inyega, Mulwa Peter K. University of Nairobi Kenya Constitution (2010) devolved the management of Early Childhood Development Education (ECE) to county governments. The 2014 County ECE Education Bill mandated the Country Governments with several responsibilities of managing ECE services. These included ensuring: all schools have a functional feeding programme; safety of all children; more teachers are…

  • Instructors Responsiveness to Peer Led Team Learning pedagogical Initiative and Its Contributing Factors in Higher Education Institutions

    Instructors’ Responsiveness to Peer Led Team Learning pedagogical Initiative and Its Contributing Factors in Higher Education Institutions Ayetenew Abie Policy and Leadership in Education. BDU This manuscript was intended to investigate instructors’ responsiveness to cooperative learning or PLTL change initiative and its contributing factors such as instructors’ attitude, work culture, leadership styles, and instructional delivery models. The study employed mixed method research design. 91 instructors were participated to fill in 5 point Likert and rating scale item questionnaires. An interview…

  • Neuroanatomy teaching: an example of active teaching applied to medical formation

    Neuroanatomy teaching: an example of active teaching applied to medical formation Sophia Kelly Abreu de Castro1; Hisao Nishijo3; Tales Alexandre Aversi-Ferreira2,3 1School of Medicine, Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas-MG, Brazil. 2Biomathematics and Physical Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Anatomy, Biomedical Institute, Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas-MG, Brazil. 3System Emotional Science, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan. The paradigm shift from traditional teaching to new methodologies faces the challenges of current implementation in universities, especially in…

  • Perspective of Teachers on the Influence of Textbook Ratio on Quality Academic Achievement among Girls in Secondary Education in Kisumu County

    Perspective of Teachers on the Influence of Textbook Ratio on Quality Academic Achievement among Girls in Secondary Education in Kisumu County Josephine Adhiambo Agunda, Henry Onderi, Jack Ajowi Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University Of Science And Technology A number of studies both quantitative and qualitative have attempted to find out causes of challenges of low achievement in mathematics among girls. There was therefore need to conduct a study to establish the influence of textbook ratio as an independent variable on academic…