Volume 1 : Issue 1, December 2011

Table of Content, 5 December 2011

Research Title/ Field

Article (Abstract)


Examining the Internal-school Factors Contributing to Predict the Academic Performance of the High School Students in Hormozgan

Original Research, A1

Zarei E, Zainalipour H and Fooladi A.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 01-07, 2011

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is the recognizing share of the affective of inside school factors (with emphasis on schooling elements) in prospecting of schooling function of governmental excellent third grade high schools in Hormozgan province in final examinations and offering the model of noted elements. For this purpose among 926 students in governmental excellent third grade high school in Hormozgan province in the schooling year 1389-90, a sample around 300 persons consisting of 168 girls and 132 boys were selected by category random with proportionate pickup way. The used tool in this research is the short form of 31 question questionnaire of provocative guidelines for learning that was calculated, provocative score of schooling improvement of students. It is used of statistic descriptive ways such as: frequency, average, standard deviation of deductive statistic ways such as Regression multiple variable analyses for offering the model and the survey of proportion of perspective variables in recognition of criterion variable. The results of Regression analysis showed that perspective variables around 63 percent of criterion variable. For meaningful recognition R2 is calculated, the magnitude of F is also counted which is 127.936 that is meaningful in the level of 0.05. In general, the students with higher educational progress motivation score (the predictive variable) had higher written GPA in the final exams compared with the students with lower scores of educational progress motivation.
Key words: 
inside school factors, schooling function, high school students, Hormozgan province.


The Effectiveness of Rhythmic Movement Games on Attention in Children with Mental Retardation

Original Research, A2

Taghi Pour Javan A, Faramarzi S, Hassan nattaj F and Sabetimani M.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 08-15, 2011

ABSTRACT: Children afflicted by intellectual disabilities are the neediest groups deserving to receive such services as games. The importance of games as an intervention (mediator) is significant since research has revealed the effect of games on cognitive, social, emotional and language development, the development of motor skills, creativity and problem solving. This study was to Efficacy of rhythmic play’s (dancing) on mentally retarded children’s Attention problems in Children at the age group of 9 to 16. The experimental method used in the study from the pretest - posttest control group. For these purpose 20 children with Mentally Retardation that were selected using multistage random cluster sampling (each group consists of 10 children). The researcher gave rhythmically bodily movements (dancing) as an intervening program to experimental (case) group twice a week (45 minutes for each session) for three months. The instrument of this research included Canners neuropsychological test of NEPSY, Raven Colored progressive matrixes for children and Vinland adaptive behavior scale questionnaire. Data was analyzed by Multivariate. The results from the present study showed that rhythmic exercises affected the attention problems on scales of their attention function (focus of attention, constant attention, shift of attention, divided attention and attention span) impartially mental Retardation children who were teachable.
Key words:
attention, mental retardation, rhythmic game.


Studying the Relationship between Teaching Models and Research-based Thinking Development

Original Research, A3

Araghieh A, Barzegar N, Borzabadi Farahani N, Inanloo A and Behjati Ardakani F.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 16-24, 2011

ABSTRACT: Curricula expert believe that a superficial perspective incurring ignorance about the human beings and their essence which in turn empty the mental vision and conceiving of human complexities should be set aside and evaded because the output will be prescribed and directive-factory curricula and teaching methods. And the learners will be conditioned to a kind of unstable education/training with no sustainability. In this article, the questions below are raised considering inefficiency of directive and prescribed-factory curricula encountered with globalization process, information explosion, teaching complications and life styles opportunities: How can learning opportunities and developing research-based logical thinking in conformity with globalization be provided through curricula? How can the ability to adopt correct and valid information and dismiss invalid information along with proper selectivity be instituted in learners? The objective of this article is to explain the relation between four categories/families of teaching models as follows: Information processing, social, personal(individual), and behavioral systems studied in a format of 28 patterns with cognitive training plus developing bearing in mind the major duty of Teaching-Training system which shall be instructing the learners as "how to Learn". The research results indicate that the teaching methods above - already formulized tested and surveyed in the modern era of educational research - do not function passively facing the desired development of research-based logical thinking and enhancing the judgment capacity of the learners. Moreover, the three dimensions of stimulating teacher, teacher' command over various teaching models and taking into account the individual differences of each learner shape a triangle in the middle of which research-oriented logical thinking is to be born.
Key words:
models of information processing, social, personal /individual, behavioral systems, logical thinking.


Personality Traits as Predictors of General Health among High school Female Students in Bandar Abbas

Original Research, A4

Zainalipour H, Tayebisough, M, Adli M, and Tayebisough A.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 25-31, 2011

ABSTRACT: The current research has been performed due to evaluation of tie personality traits and general health. 205 students have been selected through multi stage random sampling. In order to collect data, NEO personality inventory (1985) and Goldberg & Hiller (1972) general health questionnaire have been applied. Research data were analyzed by Pearson’s correlation and Regression analysis. The results have indicated that there is a positive and significant relationship between personality traits of extraversion, openness (flexibility), agreeableness, conscientiousness and general health of students and there is a negative relationship (p < 0.05) between Neuroticism and general health of students. Neuroticism predicts 0.452 % of variance of general health.
Key words:
Personality Traits, General Health, Female Students


Relationship between the academic self-efficacy and creativity with the critical thinking in the university students

Original Research, A5

Shaabani F, Maktabi G, Shehni Yeylagh M and Morovati Z.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 32-37, 2011

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between academic self-efficacy and creativity with critical thinking in undergraduate students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. The statistical population of this study consisted of all the undergraduate students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz within the academic years of 2011-2012. The sample of this study included 240 students (115 male, 125 female) who were selected using a multi-stage random method. Data were collected using the Abedi’s creativity questionnaire, the academic self-efficacy questionnaire, and the B form of California Critical Thinking Skills Test. The results of the simple correlation showed that the creativity and its components i.e., flexibility, fluency and elaboration (except for originality) as well as academic self-efficacy had a positive and significant relationship with critical thinking. The results of regression analysis also showed that such variables as flexibility, fluency, elaboration and academic self-efficacy played a major role in predicting critical thinking.
Key words:
creativity, academic self-efficacy, critical thinking, university students


Qualifying education in two present and ideal situations: a case study in the province of Isfahan

Original Research, A6

Babadi Akashe Z, Mostafa Sharif S and Jamshidian A.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 38-51, 2011

ABSTRACT: During past two decades the quality change in education has grasped the attention of specialists. The present study has investigated the present and ideal policies of qualifying education in educational system in the province of Isfahan. It was a descriptive-survey study. All the managers, assistants, principal experts and the province experts formed the study’s statistical population. From forty educational zones, seven of them including zones 2, 3, 4, and Jey of Isfahan, as well as the towns Najaf Abad, Shahreza and Kashan have been selected as the statistical sample of the study. From these zones, 126 people were selected as the sample. The data collection instrument includes semi-structured interview and researcher-made closed-ended and open-ended questionnaires. Through Cronbach alpha coefficient, the reliability of the questionnaire in the present and ideal situation has sequentially been estimated 0.88 and 0.94. The results of the study indicated that the proposed guidelines in present and ideal situations of this research are effective more than average level for qualifying education. The achieved results from the interview and open-ended questionnaires showed that “delegating the planning responsibilities from basic departments to provincial units” are the most important qualifying policy to the education. The results of the study proved that there is no significant difference between the respondents’ viewpoints in case of demographic, working records and rank regarding proposed guidelines in two present and ideal situation of qualifying the education; however, there is a significant difference between their viewpoints regarding educational degree in case of present guidelines of qualifying education and the gender in ideal situation. In other words, from the viewpoint of the respondents having BA degree, the proposed guidelines in the present situation of qualifying the education has been higher. Moreover, from the viewpoint of male respondents the proposed guidelines of qualifying in ideal situation is higher than female respondents.
Key words:
guideline, qualifying education, present and ideal situation


The impact of dynamic classroom on increasing educational motivation

Original Research, A7

Khorshidi A, Tahmanesh R, Tahmanesh M and Tahmanesh A.

J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 1(1): 52-64, 2011

ABSTRACT: The present study examines the effect of dynamic classrooms on improvement of educational motivation among the students at high school in Tehran Department of Education, Tehran City. To test the following hypotheses: 1. Dynamic classrooms may lead to rising educational motivation among high school students; 2. Female teachers administer more dynamic classrooms than male teachers; 3. Educational motivation in female is greater than in male students. The participants in this study include all principals and their training assistants and students in high schools in Tehran City that comprise our statistical populations; according to simple randomized sampling technique and H.S. Bola formula for determination of sample space, 100 principals and educational assistants (separately 25 female principals and 25 male principals as well as 25 female assistants and 25 male assistants) and 300 high school students (separately 150 female students and 150 male students) have been elected for this study and then two questionnaires were administered for them respectively 40- questions dynamic classroom questionnaire for principals and their assistants and 50- question educational motivation questionnaire for students and the results of data have been calculated and based on statistical T-tests, Pearson correlation Test and regression that suggest the following outcomes: 1. Dynamic classrooms may lead to rising educational motivation among high school students; 2. There is no difference between educational motivation in females and males; 3. There is no significant difference among classrooms administered by female teachers and male teachers in terms of educational dynamism.
Key words:
dynamic classrooms, motivation, educational progress