IJER-International Journal of Educational Research 2020-11-30T10:58:10+00:00 Dr. FALODE, OLUWOLE CALEB Open Journal Systems <p>IJER - Journal of Educational Research publishes a wide range of high quality research&nbsp; articles in the field (but not limited to) given below: <br>Academic Advising and Counselling, Adult Education, Art Education, Business Education, Counsellor Education, Cross-disciplinary Areas of Education, Curriculum, Research and Development, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, etc.</p> Recruitment of Distance Learning Graduates: Survey of Labour Market Employers’ Readiness in Niger State, Nigeria 2020-11-30T10:58:10+00:00 Ogunje Blessing Fausat <p>This study investigated the readiness of employers of labour toward distance learning graduates in Niger State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research approach was adopted and employers of labour in both private and public sectors within the study area constituted the sample. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. A 22-item researchers’ developed questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The instrument was considered suitable after undergoing experts’ validation and reliability checks. Data gathered were analyzed in which Mean and Standard Deviation was used to provide answers to the four research questions while t-test statistics were used to test the two hypotheses. Findings revealed that employers of labour are ready to offer distance learning graduates job opportunities in their organizations. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that individuals willing to attend distance learning institutes but are scared because of the fear of not being able to secure job should be sensitized and made aware that employers of labour consider graduates of such institutes employable and are ready to offer them jobs in their organizations.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2020-11-30T10:10:20+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Pre-service Teachers’ Frequency of Use and Attitude towards Social Media Utilization for Educational Purposes in Tertiary Institutions in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria 2020-11-30T10:58:10+00:00 Tukura, C. Saidu Falode, Modupe Esther <p><span style="color: #0e101a; background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" data-preserver-spaces="true">This study examined pre-service teachers’ frequency of use and attitude towards social media utilization for educational purposes in tertiary institutions in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. The influence of gender was also examined. The study employed a descriptive survey design. Five research questions and two hypotheses were answered and tested respectively. A multi-stage sample technique was used to select 1,200 pre-service teachers from two tertiary institutions. A researcher-developed questionnaire was used to elicit responses from respondents. The questionnaire is made up of two sections and its’ items were validated by two educational technology experts and two test and measurement experts. The reliability of the questionnaire was determined as 0.89 using the Cronbach alpha formula in a single administration during the pilot study. Data gathered were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric test statistics. Based on the findings that emanated from the study, it was therefore recommended that educational tasks that will help the pre-service teachers should be carried out on social media platforms to encourage them to use such for educational purposes.</span></p> 2020-11-30T10:37:15+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Science Teaching: Issues of Classroom Management in Nigerian Secondary Schools and Lessons from Novel COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-11-30T10:58:10+00:00 Gana, Baba Kubo Ibrahim, Rebecca Ugbonji <p><em>This paper, </em><em>Science Teaching: Issues of Classroom Management in Nigerian Secondary Schools and Lessons from the Novel COVID-19 pandemic was an attempt to address the major issue (class size) of Classroom Management in Science teaching as an effort to enhance effective teaching and improved performance during and after the ravaging novel COVID-19 in Science in Nigerian Secondary Schools. It explains classroom management issues in Nigerian Secondary Schools; it also shed light on novel COVID-19 nature and nurture as well as lessons from novel COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerian Secondary Schools. The paper then concluded that class size should be reduced in Nigerian secondary schools in order to allow social distancing to prevent COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and also for effective science teaching. And therefore, suggested that Government should invest in education sector to make it more befitting for Small class sizes in Secondary Schools for efficient classroom management and effective Science teaching and Science teachers should be advocates of Social distancing policy between and within seat rows.</em></p> 2020-11-30T10:38:48+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A NARRATIVE INQUIRY EXPLORING THE ROLE OF WRITING IN MATHEMATICS TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING 2020-11-30T10:58:10+00:00 Quincy Kameda <p>In recent years, there has been a growing trend in mathematics education research circles, advocating for more opportunities to allow students to be able to communicate their mathematical reasoning process with their peers. This paper takes readers through a narrative inquiry into the role of writing in mathematics, and how creating opportunities for students to writedown their mathematical ideas and the procedures they undergo in solving a problem ‘in their own words’ can increase motivation and interest in the study of mathematics and at the same time help students with developing a deeper understanding of concepts in mathematics, and the skills associated with ‘learning how to learn’ in a safe and collaborative learning environment.</p> 2020-11-30T10:56:20+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##