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Abakós     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Academic Voices : A Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Accounting Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Science Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Calculus of Variations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Complex Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Difference Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fixed Point Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Materials Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Pure and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Pure Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Algebra Colloquium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Algorithmic Operations Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Algorithms     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Algorithms Research     Open Access  
American Journal of Biostatistics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Mathematical Analysis     Open Access  
American Journal of Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Mathematical Monthly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Matematica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Analysis Mathematica     Full-text available via subscription  
Annales Mathematicae Silesianae     Open Access  
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annales UMCS, Mathematica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Mathematica     Open Access  
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Discrete Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Mathematics     Open Access  
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of West University of Timisoara - Mathematics     Open Access  
Annuaire du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Mathematics - A Journal of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Mathematics Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Numerical Analysis & Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Arab Journal of Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arabian Journal of Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archive of Numerical Software     Open Access  
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arnold Mathematical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Artificial Satellites : The Journal of Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Algebra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Current Engineering & Maths     Open Access  
Asian-European Journal of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Automatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Axioms     Open Access  
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BIBECHANA     Open Access  
BIT Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
BoEM - Boletim online de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana     Hybrid Journal  
Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Bruno Pini Mathematical Analysis Seminar     Open Access  
Buletinul Academiei de Stiinte a Republicii Moldova. Matematica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin des Sciences Mathamatiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Communications in Mathematical Modeling and Differential Equations Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society, New Series     Hybrid Journal  
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society     Hybrid Journal  
Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Carpathian Mathematical Publications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Catalysis in Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CAUCHY     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
CHANCE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ChemSusChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Chinese Annals of Mathematics, Series B     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Mathematics     Open Access  
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cogent Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Collectanea Mathematica     Hybrid Journal  
College Mathematics Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Contemporary Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Communications in Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications On Pure & Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Complex Analysis and its Synergies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Complexus     Full-text available via subscription  
Composite Materials Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Comptes Rendus Mathematique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Computational Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computational Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computational Methods and Function Theory     Hybrid Journal  
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Concrete Operators     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Confluentes Mathematici     Hybrid Journal  
COSMOS     Hybrid Journal  
Cryptography and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Cuadernos de Investigación y Formación en Educación Matemática     Open Access  
Cubo. A Mathematical Journal     Open Access  
Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Demonstratio Mathematica     Open Access  
Dependence Modeling     Open Access  
Design Journal : An International Journal for All Aspects of Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Developments in Clay Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Developments in Mineral Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dhaka University Journal of Science     Open Access  
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Discrete Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science     Open Access  
Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Doklady Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Duke Mathematical Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Edited Series on Advances in Nonlinear Science and Complexity     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Graph Theory and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Elemente der Mathematik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Energy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Enseñanza de las Ciencias : Revista de Investigación y Experiencias Didácticas     Open Access  
Ensino da Matemática em Debate     Open Access  
Entropy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ESAIM: Control Optimisation and Calculus of Variations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Combinatorics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Experimental Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Expositiones Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Mathematics and Informatics     Open Access  
Fasciculi Mathematici     Open Access  
Finite Fields and Their Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Fixed Point Theory and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formalized Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences
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  • The effect of graphing software on students’ conceptual
           understanding of quadratic functions
    • Authors: PH Armah, W Osafo-Apeanti
      Abstract: This study investigated the effects of graphing software in teaching mathematics at senior secondary level in  Ghana. The purpose was to determine the extent to which the effective use of graphing software as an instructional technology could improve the performance of students in mathematics. It also examined the effect of gender on these outcomes. An action research design with quantitative data was used. The sample consisted of 43 Form 2 students of Adiembra Senior High School, 13 males and 30 females. The sample was taught the concept of  quadratic functions in accordance with the Senior High School core mathematics teaching syllabus for two weeks using the graphing software. The students were pretested and posttested. A t-test analysis revealed a significantly high performance in the posttest than the pretest. Thus, the use of technology improved academic performance in Mathematics. However, there was no significant difference between the performance of males and females. The  study has therefore provided some empirical evidence about the effectiveness of graphing software in the cognitive gains of students in Mathematics. Research with larger samples is hereby recommended before any major  implementation of the intervention.
      PubDate: 2013-09-09
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Improving science, technology and mathematics education in Nigeria: A case
           study of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
    • Authors: OA Sofowora, B Adekomi
      Abstract: The study assessed the impact of a World Bank Assisted Project “STEP-B” on teaching and learning of Science,  Technology and Mathematics Education (STM) in Nigeria. It also described the contribution of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to the improvement of STM through research development, utilization of ICT, human resources and Educational Technology infrastructure in Post Basic Education Institutions (PBEIs) in Nigeria. A sample of 360 participants was used. They were selected from all the PBEIs through stratified sampling technique based on  gender, course, department, unit and job prescription. Data was collected using a-34 item questionnaire designed by the researcher with six sections. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that there was a remarkable improvement in the teaching and learning of STM in PBEIs (F(4,233) =  6.112, P<0.00). A new creative, participatory and competency based learning method that is flexible, robust that incorporate web-based instruction (F(4,235)=2.248, p<0.04) was used. There was an increase in female enrolments in STM as a result of the different motivation and sensitization workshops (F(4,231) =8.109 , p<0.01). The project was effective in building staff and students capacity to utilize WBLS (F(4,234)=5.569 , p<0.01). There was also a reduction in the drop-out and failure rates among female students (F(4,233) =7.360 ,p<0.05).
      Keywords: post-basic education, science, technology and mathematics, competency-based training, web-based learning, gender disparity
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • The effect of Ghanaian pre-service teachers’ content knowledge on their
           mathematical knowledge for teaching basic school mathematics
    • Authors: JN Asante, DK Mereku
      Abstract: This study measured pre-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) basic school mathematics and found the relationship between the content knowledge and their Mathematical knowledge for teaching. MKT multiple-choice test was administered to 100 pre-service teachers from two colleges to assess their mathematical knowledge for teaching basic school mathematics in three content domains – fractions, number operations and number patterns. The results of the tests revealed that the general performance of the pre-service teachers on the MKT test was low. The responses were analysed using SPSS. The mean scores in the three content domains were – fractions (44.0%), number operations (40.4%) and number patterns (50.2%). The study revealed a moderate relationship (ñ=0.388; p<0.05) between the content knowledge and MKT of pre-service teachers. It was observed that the poor performance was due to the inadequate opportunities pre-service teachers have to practice what they learn in their pedagogy courses in college. Since pre-service teachers MKT is related to their content knowledge more has to be done for the pre-service teachers to see the inter relatedness of the two. It is recommended that the mathematics pedagogy courses should be made more practical, that is, pre-service teachers given ample opportunity to practice what they are going to teach at the basic schools.
      Keywords: content knowledge, mathematical knowledge for teaching, preservice mathematics teachers, teaching basic mathematics
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Cooperative learning, problem solving and mediating artifacts
    • Authors: F Bahmaei, NN Sadeghi
      Abstract: The present study deals with the influence of cooperative learning on the ability of students to solve the problems. The study also concerns the introduction of mathematical mediating artifacts as factors which effect the learning of mathematics by students. Experimental research method of pre-test and post-test types was carried out. Before the beginning of the study a questionnaire was given to students to elicit information about their accessibility to mediating artifacts, and the information gathered was effective for grouping the students. Doing so, 32 of the  final-terms of BA Mathematics students were selected and were grouped into two equal peer-groups (groups of 16 pupils). After pre-test, the control group passed 15 sessions of traditional teaching (i.e. largely lectures), and  experiment group carried out cooperative learning in the end, post-test was done and by analyzing the tests it was concluded that cooperative learning approach that involved the use of the dialectical method is much better than giving lectures, and it effects students` problem solving much more efficient.
      Keywords: cooperative learning, dialectical method, problem solving abilities, mathematical mediating artifacts
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Misconceptions of undergraduate chemistry teachers about hybridisation
    • Authors: R Hanson, A Sam, V Antwi
      Abstract: The research looked into the misconceptions held by prospective teachers about atomic orbitals and hybridization. A total of 88 undergraduate students were used in the study in the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. The participants responded to multiple choice and constructed response questions on hybridization at the start of the research. They answered the same set of questions at the end of a three week treatment period. The responses were analyzed and response categories established on their misconceptions. The post-test was to assess their gain in conception at the end of the treatment period. Results indicated that pre-service teachers had gross misconceptions about atomic orbitals and hybridization. Suggestions have been made for more effective teaching approaches to ensure better understanding of the concept.
      Keywords: atomic orbitals, hybrid orbitals, hybridization
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • The contribution of attitudes of students and teachers to junior high
           school students’ achievement in mathematics
    • Authors: EM Wilmot, JE Otchey
      Abstract: This study investigated the extent to which Ghanaian junior high school students’ attitude towards mathematics and the attitude of their teachers contribute to students’ achievement in mathematics. In all, 400 junior high school students in their third year (i.e., the ninth grade), comprising 230 boys and 170 girls, randomly selected from twenty junior high schools in the Central Region of Ghana, participated in the study. The results of the study indicated that, in general, each of the two independent variables, students’ attitude towards mathematics and their teachers’ attitude towards mathematics, contributes significantly to junior high school student’s achievement in mathematics in Ghana. The study recommended, among other things, that both in-service and pre-service junior high school mathematics teachers should be made aware of the impact of their  attitudes on students’ achievement in mathematics.
      Keywords: students’ attitude, teachers’ attitude, mathematics achievement
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Water quality of fresh water bodies in the lower Volta Basin: A case study
           of lakes Kasu and Nyafie
    • Authors: H Bobobee, D Carboo, R Akuamoah, WJ Ntow
      Abstract: The study was carried out on water from lakes Kasu and Nyafie, two of the fresh water bodies situated near Asutsuare, an agricultural town in the lower Volta basin of Ghana to determine the level of water quality  parameters. To be able to this, water samples were taken from designated points in both lakes. Sampling was done over a period of seven months (January to July) and the determination of the water quality parameters was carried out using GEMS Water Operational Guide as well as APHA’s Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater. The parameters measured were; temperature, pH, dissolve oxygen (DO), biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), conductivity, turbidity, suspended solids, dissolved solids and total solids. Others were nutrients and ions such as; nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, chlorides, sodium and potassium. The rest came under hardness of water, such as calcium, magnesium and total hardness. Though most of the values of the parameters fall within the acceptable limits of WHO values for potable water, turbidity values i.e. 68.0 NTU (Kasu) and 25.2 NTU (Nyafie) as well as BOD values of 73.8 mg/L for Kasu and 49.7 mg/L for Nyafie, were far beyond the WHO guideline limits (5 NTU – turbidity and < 3 mg/L – BOD) for drinking water, thereby reducing the potability,  recreational and aesthetic values of the water in these lakes. Also, despite the fact that the mean DO values for the lakes (5.4 mg/L for Nyafie and 7.0 mg/L for Kasu) fall short of the WHO minimum value of 8.0 mg/L, the lakes cannot be said to be polluted to signal the unset of eutrophication.Keywords: water quality parameters, runoff water, fresh water bodies
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • The relationship between hyperactivity dyslexia disorder and emotional
           intelligence and success
    • Authors: B Odabasi
      Abstract: Hyperactivity and dyslexia disorder, which was discovered at begining of the the twentieth century, also affects academic life negatively. In this study, the relationship between hyperactivity/dyslexia disorder and emotional intelligence and success has been analysed. In this study, the first-year students of primary schools in the Istanbul Florya school district, who are diagnosed as dyslexic and hyperactive, were purposefully sampled the research. In total, 70 students were involved. The results of the study showed that academic success level of the dyslexic and hyperactive students is low. Yet, there is not any success level difference among dyslexic and hyperactive students themselves. Moreover, positive relationship between hyperactivity and emotional intelligence was found.
      Keywords: dyslexia disorder, hyperactivity, emotional intelligence
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Pre-service secondary school science teachers science teaching efficacy
    • Authors: EID Ngman-Wara
      Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to explore pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs regarding science teaching. The study also compared pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs with regard to gender and educational level. Data were collected by administering the science teaching self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire to 210 pre-service secondary science teachers. Statistical techniques such as mean scores, t-test and ANOVA were used to analyse the data. Results of the study showed that the pre-service secondary science teachers have very high level of secondary science teaching self-efficacy beliefs. The pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and personal science teaching efficacy were gender-related with the males having higher selfefficacy beliefs towards science teaching than the females and the latter having higher personal science teaching efficacy than their male counterparts. It was also observed that the current science education programme of the University of Education Winneba has made little impact on the pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs towards science teaching.
      Keywords: pre-service secondary science teachers, self-efficacy beliefs,
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Regular classroom assessment as a means of enhancing Teacher Trainees’
           understanding of concepts in electricity and magnetism
    • Authors: KD Taale
      Abstract: This study was an action research which employed regular classroom tests to help students learn and understand some concepts in electricity and magnetism. The participants of the study were 35 Level 200 B.Ed. (Basic Education, JSS Option) pre-service science teachers of the University of Education, Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana. The first phase of the study consisted of a pre-intervention test to gauge the level of the pre-service teachers. The second phase was the implementation of the intervention. The pre-service science teachers were taught for twelve weeks and made to take an essay-type test fortnightly on the concepts they have learnt within the week and the previous weeks. The study used qualitative and quantitative data gathering instruments, pre-service teachers’ fortnightly tests and end-of-semester examination. The test items used were teacher-constructed based on the cognitive level of the students and the instructional objectives stipulated in the course outline. Most of the responses the pre-service science teachers provided in the fortnightly tests reflected understanding of the concepts learnt. The tests motivated the pre-service teachers to learn which resulted in an  improvement in their  understanding of concepts in the concepts being taught. The outcome of the study shows that pre-service science teachers should be tested regularly in the classroom in order to maximize their learning output.Keywords: pre-service science teachers, regular classroom tests, concept of electricity and magnetism
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
  • Effects of dialogic peer and teacher guided discourse patterns on students
           interest in biology in Yola Educational Zone of Adamawa State
    • Authors: OR Ugwuadu
      Abstract: This study determined the effects of dialogic, peer and teacher – guided discourse patterns on students’ interest in biology. The study also determined the influence of the discourse patterns on male and female students’ interest in biology. Three research questions and five null hypotheses, tested at 0.05 level of significance, guided the study. The design of the study was quasi-experimental of non-equivalent comparative group design. A sample of 164 SSII students (94 males and 70 females) from three intact classes in Yola educational zone of Adamawa State participated in the study. The three intact classes were drawn from three Secondary Schools selected through purposive sampling technique. Discourse patterns were randomly assigned to intact classes in the sampled schools. The main instrument used for data collection was a Biology Interest Scale (BIS) which was both face and construct validated. The internal reliability coefficient of BIS was 0.84 established with Cronbach alpha method. The  coefficient of stability was 0.75 and 0.75 for the first and second administration of the test respectively determined with test – retest method and calculated using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Method. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while ANCOVA was used to test the hypotheses. Result of the study shows that the three discourse patterns enhanced students’ interest in biology. There is no significant difference in the mean interest scores of male and female students taught biology using the three discourse patterns. It was recommended among others that three discourse patterns be adopted for effective teaching of biology in Secondary Schools.
      Keywords: guided discourse patterns, students’ interest in biology, cooperative learning strategy
      PubDate: 2013-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013)
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