Education News Archive - June 03, 2008

By Cheng, Kai-Wen I. Introduction "Innovate or die" is a widespread slogan among various industries. In the academic arena, this is also taken as a motto when implementing comprehensive innovation in curricula for sustainable management.

By Okecha, Rita Ebele Grassroots education is imperative if economic development is to be actualized. Therefore, it becomes necessary to study the primary school teachers' perception of the Universal Basic Education (UBE).

By Potts, Glenn Schultz, Brian The goals of increasing student retention and developing effective learning communities led the College of Business and Economics faculty to experiment with freshmen learning communities.

By Hassan, Karma El The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of college on student goals and aspirations, in addition to identifying the determinants of overall quality of instruction, satisfaction with college in general, and the predictors of various aspects of student self-reported growth (intellectual, personal, social, preparation for further study, and preparation for a career).

By AlKandari, Nabila This article addresses the factors that affect students' retention at Kuwait University. Five hundred seventy students participated in the study. A survey of 22 retention factors was designed to measure student perceptions.

By Lorence, Jon Data based on all eligible Texas public school students reveals that scores from the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading and mathematics tests are more valid than Klein, Hamilton, McCaffrey, and Stecher (2000) implied.

By Okoye, Nnamdi S Okecha, Rita Ebele The study examined the interaction of logical reasoning ability (cognitive development) and socio-economic status on achievement in genetics amongst secondary school students in Nigeria.

By Rachal, John R Shelley, Kyna; David, William W V Journal publication productivity has for several decades been a commonly used index of program quality within numerous fields.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.